Strike Zone

© Patrick Rouzes

Strike Zone

Anita N. Hogue Student 2/26/2011 1:49:00 PM

Beautiful colors, details and design, Patrick! #1356454

Bobby Ray Goodman 2/26/2011 1:52:46 PM

Hi Patrick,Awesome macro and beautiful color.I think you have a winner my friend.Been very busy day,getting ready for a dust storm!!! #9263323

Tammy M. Anderson 2/26/2011 1:57:48 PM

Excellent details, colors and comp. Patrick. Perfect!! #9263335

Gord MacEachern 2/26/2011 2:16:26 PM

Fantastic capture Paddy, great lighting, colors, and textures, cute title also!! #9263361

Kerry Hill 2/26/2011 2:20:16 PM

Awesome colours and details Patrick, great capture!! #9263367

David Phalen 2/26/2011 3:14:22 PM

Fabulous light, colors and textures!! Love It!! #9263393

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 2/26/2011 3:34:40 PM

Your colors and details are eye catching and AWESOME! #9263411

Patricia A. Coblentz 2/26/2011 5:16:48 PM

Wow, Patrick...amazing close up detail...love the deep, rich, vivid colors...great great great!! #9263577

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 2/26/2011 5:28:37 PM

You are unique and so are your awesome images, Paddy! This is fabulous in every way...even the title! :-) Ma #9263593

Joanna Madloch 2/26/2011 8:06:35 PM

Unique colors and eye-catching image, Patrick. #9263743

rony sagy 2/26/2011 11:01:49 PM

Fantastic texture and color. #9263829

Kathy Salerni 2/26/2011 11:06:01 PM

Holy cow, Paddy! What an awesome macro capture! Wonderful complimentary colors, exquisite detail and stunning POV! #9263831

Mariann Kovats 2/26/2011 11:09:20 PM

Fantastic macro, colors and details, Patrick! It just pops up from my monitor. Excellent! #9263835

Dick W. Wyatt 2/27/2011 12:29:47 AM

Great colors and details, Patrick.

A very good macro. #9263880

Michelle Alton 2/27/2011 3:43:10 AM

I love the way you've composed this shot, Paddy. Now I know how people become pyromaniacs...this is so beautiful! #9263957

Ray Thoms 2/27/2011 4:47:37 AM

Great shot Patrick...always creative and thinking...well done! #9264017

John Benway 2/27/2011 6:30:51 AM

Fantastic color and detail Paddy. Excellent work.
John #9264210

Douglas Perry 2/27/2011 6:46:50 AM

This is very cool. Wonderful lighting and colors. #9264241

Lorraine A. Cook 2/27/2011 7:16:47 AM

WOW! AWESOME color, detail and lighting, Patrick!!! SUPER MACRO, My Friend!!!<:)) #9264268

Debra R. Harder 2/27/2011 8:27:34 AM

I agree...this is soooooooo AWESOME, Patrick!! Amazing details, colors, lighting and composition. I love how the one matchstick is separated ever so slightly from the others. BRILLIANT...as always!!! Deb #9264332

Tiia Vissak 2/27/2011 8:39:12 AM

a cool macro indeed! #9264349

Marijana Fajgl 2/27/2011 11:17:37 AM

Amazing macro, Patrick! Fantastic colours, details and clarity! #9264484

John Connolly 2/27/2011 11:59:35 AM

Magic light, color and clarity here Patrick! This is really an amazing macro capture!
Maybe you could go ice skating on your pool? #9264516

Mike Clime 2/27/2011 12:09:10 PM

Never seen a book of matches that looked this good, Patrick! #9264531

Tony Ebben 2/27/2011 1:23:20 PM

Never seen matches so colourful before. Actually I have some relos over your way who own a match making company, what brand are they? Great Macro work mate. #9264648

Tammy Espino 2/27/2011 3:02:03 PM

I think our packs come in red, I like the blue better :) Awesome, outstanding,perfect capture! #9264753

Tammy Espino 2/27/2011 3:02:03 PM

I think our packs come in red, I like the blue better :) Awesome, outstanding,perfect capture! #9264754

Amanda J. Tanner 2/27/2011 4:08:25 PM

Wonderful Close-up presenting the talent you have. Nicely done Patrick! Hope you are doing well. #9264830

Rona L. Schwarz 2/27/2011 4:18:03 PM

Fabulous macro, Paddy! The colors, detail and clarity are just marvelous! And perfect title! Haven't forgotten about you either, my friend - just very busy and now my back went out - so it's been slow catching up! #9264847

Susan Weisensel 2/27/2011 5:43:08 PM

WOW, now this a macro, so full of outstanding detail Patrick. Way cool. #9264955

Carol L. Fowler 2/27/2011 5:43:11 PM

Great array of colors- Creaitve ! #9264956

Nadia Paul 2/27/2011 5:52:14 PM

Gorgeous colours and details - superb macro my friend! #9264985

Freddy Bland 2/27/2011 6:38:29 PM

Awesome details and colors in this cool capture, Patrick! I like the one match that is leaning to the left. #9265059

Phyllis Burchett 2/27/2011 8:49:57 PM

Fabulous! #9265158

Sabrina Ryan 2/28/2011 4:58:42 AM

Fabulous color, textures, detail, composition and light, Patrick! #9265578

Emile Abbott 2/28/2011 7:11:42 AM

A real hot macro #9265852

Ujjwal Mukherjee 2/28/2011 9:00:03 AM

A superb macro,Patrick!! Details,clarity,composition are fantastic here, as always!! #9266001

Kathleen K. Parker 2/28/2011 9:10:11 AM

Ditto everyone else's comments. I particularly like the one on the left that is going his own way! Very good macro, Patrick!!
KK #9266006

Kathleen K. Parker 2/28/2011 9:11:05 AM

Ditto everyone else's comments. I particularly like the one on the left that is going his own way! Very good macro, Patrick!!
KK #9266008

Steve J. Schoolcraft 2/28/2011 6:15:44 PM

Absolute masterpiece Patrick! #9266868

Allen O. Howard 3/4/2011 3:56:09 PM

WOW! and backwards WOW! Colors, details and textures are awesome Buddy!!! #9273924

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 3/20/2011 5:13:12 PM

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WOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist!
Best of luck in the next round!

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Patricia A. Coblentz 3/20/2011 5:15:43 PM

Congratulations, Patrick...a very cool finalist!! Good luck next round, my friend :)) #9301535

Bobby Ray Goodman 3/20/2011 5:44:57 PM

A big Congratulations,Patrick!!!! #9301782

Raymond Pauly 3/20/2011 5:47:30 PM

Fantastic close-up with great colors and detail, Patrick! Big congratulations on your finalist! #9301809

Tammy Espino 3/20/2011 5:47:59 PM

Big congrats on this wonderful finalist!! :) NOW you can light one ~ #9301813

Tammy Espino 3/20/2011 5:47:59 PM

Big congrats on this wonderful finalist!! :) NOW you can light one ~ #9301814

Tammy M. Anderson 3/20/2011 5:51:23 PM

Congrats on your great finalist, Patrick. #9301862

Rolando Rosito 3/20/2011 5:56:32 PM

Congratulations Patrick, great finalist! #9301925

Lydia Williams 3/20/2011 6:02:05 PM

What a neat photo, Paddy...Hapyy to see the finalist badge on it. Congratulations! #9301986

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 3/20/2011 6:03:35 PM

Congratulations on your finalist!!! Awesome Patrick!! #9301998

JO ANN CLEVELAND 3/20/2011 6:09:09 PM

Congrats on this super finalist Patrick!

jo ann c. #9302057

Freddy Bland 3/20/2011 6:37:04 PM

Many congratulations, Patrick, on a wonderful finalist! #9302256

Phyllis Burchett 3/20/2011 7:19:14 PM

HUGE congrats Paddy on this fantastic finalist! #9302503

Nancyj Hovey 3/20/2011 7:28:24 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #9302570

Rona L. Schwarz 3/20/2011 7:28:29 PM

I knew we'd see this one again, Paddy!!!CONGRATULATIONS on your superb FINALIST and Good luck in the next round! #9302571

Lois J. Adomite 3/20/2011 8:07:24 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, love the detail. great job. #9302760

Mariann Kovats 3/20/2011 8:32:13 PM

Congrats Patrick on your wonderful finalist! Awesome! #9302836

Kathy Salerni 3/20/2011 8:37:02 PM

Huge congrats on your well deserved finalist, Paddy! WTG! #9302858

Terry Cervi 3/20/2011 8:45:13 PM

Congrats on this awesome Finalist, Patrick! #9302890

Merna L. Nobile 3/20/2011 10:23:52 PM

Yes, you heard right! Congratulations you are a winner! Merna #9303267

Bojan Bencic 3/21/2011 12:13:16 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Patrick. #9303481

Jeff W. Robinson 3/21/2011 3:59:03 AM

Congrats Patrick on your Outstanding Finalist!! #9303937

Tamara K. Walker 3/21/2011 4:48:13 AM

Magnificent finalist, congratulations. #9304098

Courtenay Vanderbilt 3/21/2011 4:55:00 AM

CONGRATULATIONS, Paddy! #9304129

Jack Ryan 3/21/2011 5:48:46 AM

Excellent choice...congratulations. #9304410

Ellen Hodges 3/21/2011 5:53:22 AM

Huge congrats and very best luck on a fabulous finalist, Patrick!! #9304430

Melissa Gurdus 3/21/2011 6:33:07 AM

Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist!! #9304625

Lorna Shutter 3/21/2011 8:29:13 AM

WTG, Paddy!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist Award for this AWESOME image!!!!! Good luck in the next round, my friend!!! :)
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Emile Abbott 3/21/2011 8:48:23 AM

Huge congratulations Paddy #9305118

Debra R. Harder 3/21/2011 8:49:49 AM

I knew we'd see this brilliant image again, Patrick! Huge congratulations on your superb finalist!! Deb #9305124

Usman Bajwa 3/21/2011 9:21:27 AM

CONGRATZ on the Finalist!!!

UB. #9305253

Allen O. Howard 3/21/2011 9:24:49 AM

A winner any way you look at this outstanding image Patrick! Congratulations!!! #9305268

Ann H. Belus 3/21/2011 1:26:03 PM

Huge congratulations on this awesome finalist, Paddy!!! #9305941

Karen Celella 3/21/2011 1:37:32 PM

Congratulations on your superb finalist, Patrick! #9306003

Barbara Mason 3/21/2011 1:43:04 PM

Sooo pleased this image struck the judges as a Finalist Patrick - Congratulations - hot stuff !!! #9306032

Dr Silly 3/21/2011 3:11:39 PM

Patrick, congrats on your Finalist. :O) #9306386

Carol L. Fowler 3/21/2011 4:14:01 PM

Congrats on this creative Finalist! #9306575

Nadia Paul 3/22/2011 4:38:00 AM

Congrats on this wonderful finalist Patrick! #9308003

Jeana Clark 3/22/2011 9:34:16 AM


Congratulations on your fantastic finalist!!! Best of luck in the next round!!!

~J~ #9309040

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 3/22/2011 5:07:26 PM

WTG on this wonderful winner!!! :-) k #9309887

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 3/22/2011 5:08:28 PM

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WOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HUGE CONGRATS on your Win!

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Patricia A. Coblentz 3/22/2011 5:15:50 PM

Yea, Pads!! Big congratulations on your fantastic gold winner!! #9309950

Courtenay Vanderbilt 3/22/2011 5:24:54 PM

There you go, Paddy! CONGRATULATIONS! #9310039

Liz Bullock 3/22/2011 5:26:44 PM

Congratulations on your win! #9310051

Lorna Shutter 3/22/2011 5:28:09 PM

Woo Hoo!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your 2nd Place Win for this AWESOME image, my friend!!!!! :) #9310062

Val Feldman 3/22/2011 5:35:01 PM

WTG, Paddy! Biggest and Best congrats on this superb Gold Win! #9310134

Tammy M. Anderson 3/22/2011 5:36:26 PM

Congrats on your winner, Patrick. #9310150

Nancy J. Locke 3/22/2011 5:43:47 PM

SUPER CONGRATS!!! SOOOO proud of you, Paddy!!! WOOT!!!

Cheers, Nancy #9310218

Terry Cervi 3/22/2011 5:48:45 PM

Congrats on your awesome win, Patrick! #9310254

Nancyj Hovey 3/22/2011 6:03:10 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving WINNER!!! #9310389

Kay Beausoleil 3/22/2011 6:15:30 PM

Confratulations, Patrick, on this colourful winner! #9310511

Renata Gusciora 3/22/2011 6:18:51 PM

HUge congratulations on your awesome winner,Patrick!!!:-) #9310531

Phyllis Burchett 3/22/2011 6:32:21 PM

BIG Congrats Paddy on this fantastic winner!!! #9310620

Tammy Espino 3/22/2011 6:32:39 PM

Congrats on your WIN!!! :) LIGHT ONE! #9310621

David Phalen 3/22/2011 6:32:43 PM

BIG Congrats on a fabulous Winner!! #9310623

Mariann Kovats 3/22/2011 6:46:45 PM

A big congrats Patrick on your win! Awesome! #9310696

Sabrina Ryan 3/22/2011 6:56:14 PM

Congratulations on your fabulous Winning image, Patrick! WTG! #9310763

Freddy Bland 3/22/2011 6:59:10 PM

Awesome win, Patrick! Many congratulations to you!! #9310781

Cindy Bendush 3/22/2011 7:06:03 PM

Big congrats on your fabulous win! #9310822

Ellen Hodges 3/22/2011 7:07:34 PM

Huge congrats on a fabulous and creative winner, Patrick!! #9310830

Kathy Salerni 3/22/2011 7:15:59 PM

Congrats on winning the Gold, Paddy! #9310870

Michelle Alton 3/22/2011 7:26:44 PM

Paddy, the matches had no match! This is fabulous...Congratulations on your wonderful winner! #9310887

Lois J. Adomite 3/22/2011 8:05:02 PM

Congratulations on your gold, great macro image. #9310941

rony sagy 3/22/2011 8:41:11 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful win. #9310996

Bojan Bencic 3/23/2011 1:02:47 AM

Congratulations on your win, Patrick. And they said you shouldn't play with matches... :o) #9311246

Tiia Vissak 3/23/2011 1:23:36 AM

Congratulations! #9311291

Mary K. Robison 3/23/2011 1:29:15 AM

Outstanding macro, Patrick!
Congratulations on your well earned win! #9311307

Marilyn Cornwell 3/23/2011 1:41:51 AM

Congratulations Patrick! A wonderful winner! #9311336

Renee Doyle 3/23/2011 1:48:07 AM

Very cool capture Patrick!!! Congratulations on this wonderful winner!! #9311349

Alan L. Borror 3/23/2011 1:49:03 AM

Congratulations on this amazing winner, Patrick! #9311350

Stefania Barbier 3/23/2011 3:51:17 AM

gorgeous winner.... huge congrats! #9311516

frank w. degenhardt 3/23/2011 6:16:37 AM

Beautiful, creative, and a Winner. Congratulations on the Second Place Win my friend. #9312008

Emile Abbott 3/23/2011 6:54:35 AM

Way to go my friend with this winning image. Congratulations Bobby. #9312094

Emile Abbott 3/23/2011 6:55:44 AM

Way to go my friend with this winning image. Congratulations Patrick, Excuse the last entry have not had my coffee yet. #9312102

Jack Ryan 3/23/2011 7:44:22 AM

Outstanding...congratulations!!! #9312287

Debra R. Harder 3/23/2011 9:17:40 AM

WTG, Patrick!! Very happy to see GOLD under this brilliant image!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!! Deb #9312482

Rona L. Schwarz 3/23/2011 10:05:23 AM

YEA Paddy! I'm thrilled to see this a Winner, but I knew it would be so! A brilliant creation, masterfully executed and so representative of your amazing talent! MANY, MANY CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS WELL-DESERVED GOLD WINNER! #9312568

Susan M. Campbell 3/23/2011 12:07:19 PM

Awesome shot Patrick. Congrats on your win!! #9312707

Marijana Fajgl 3/23/2011 12:34:22 PM

Huge congratulations, Patrick on your amazing winner! #9312771

Mike Clime 3/23/2011 12:48:05 PM

Congratulations on this great winner, Patrick! #9312815

Claudia Kuhn 3/23/2011 2:17:00 PM

Great title and macro Patrick, congrats on your win #9312997

John Connolly 3/23/2011 2:28:58 PM

Congratulations on your win Patrick! A very deserving award! #9313015

Lydia Williams 3/23/2011 5:09:32 PM

So happy for you Paddy! Well done and well deserved. CONGRATULATIONS! WTG! #9313228

Gail Vitikacs 3/23/2011 5:24:59 PM

Clever, creative, and colorful...well done Patrick! #9313247

Deborah C. Lewinson 3/23/2011 8:32:35 PM

Wowie, what a fabulous winner, Paddy!

Hardy Congrats!
Debby #9313536

Karen Celella 3/24/2011 7:39:55 AM

Huge Congratulations on your spectacular winner, Patrick!!!!! #9314441

Randy D. Dinkins 3/24/2011 2:45:13 PM

Just getting around to viewing all the great winning photos; and always find yours among them - Great Job - Congratulations!! #9315068

Nancy L. Green 3/24/2011 3:01:09 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Paddy on this WONDERFUL finalist, WTG!! <>< #9315103

Dave Montero 3/24/2011 3:20:17 PM

Congratulations on your win Patrick! Great macro. #9315150

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas 3/24/2011 8:42:24 PM

Big congratulations on your win Patrick!,
Amalia #9315686

Usman Bajwa 3/25/2011 2:37:28 AM

Happy to see this get in the Golden circle, Patrick. CONGRATZ!

UB. #9315914

Datha Y. Thompson 3/26/2011 8:40:53 PM

Congratulations!! AWESOME WINNER Patrick :) WTG #9319151

Barbara Mason 3/27/2011 7:51:41 PM

Huge Congratulations !!! on this winning image Patrick. #9321152

Nadia Paul 3/28/2011 12:07:19 AM

Congrats on your wonderful winner Patrick! #9321340

Ann H. Belus 3/29/2011 3:50:09 PM

Huge congratulations on this awesome winner, Paddy!!! #9324614

Patricia A. Coblentz 3/29/2011 3:54:17 PM

Where did your gallery go, Patrick?? #9324623

Allen O. Howard 3/29/2011 5:21:51 PM

Awesome winner my friend! Congratulations Patrick! #9324757

Carol Teal 4/3/2011 7:15:57 PM

Really awesome capture Patrick! And a huge congrats on your win! #9333002

Irene Colling 4/4/2011 8:09:22 AM

You are the master at creating art from the ordinary Patrick.

Congratulations on your winning image. #9333892

isabel C. Zepeda 4/4/2011 9:06:04 PM

Patrick

Sorry im late but a big congratulations

Ysa.... #9334855

Patricia A. Coblentz 4/9/2011 4:43:17 AM

Where did you go, Patrick?! #9341873

Kaye Burazin 6/23/2011 12:23:01 PM

I love the simplicity of your subjects. Your gallery is a delight #9479251

Erika G. Gossett 6/29/2011 9:29:33 AM

Congratulations!! Terrific macro Patrick! The colors and detail are awesome #9494814

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Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/1250 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 7.40 mm, Model: Canon PowerShot G9

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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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