Purple Passion

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Purple Passion

Val Feldman Student 3/25/2011 3:04:34 PM

Jeff W. Robinson
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member since: 10/17/2002 Outstanding - Amazing color and clarity Val!

3/25/2011 7:17:02 AM

Tammy M. Anderson
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Perfect as always, Val. Excellent details and colors. A beauty.

3/25/2011 7:57:21 AM

Douglas Pignet
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lovely floral capture...well done

3/25/2011 8:27:06 AM

Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Valarie,Beautiful my friend.The first time I ever saw one that color to.Excellent detail and color.Take it easy and don't over do it today!!!

3/25/2011 8:30:45 AM

Monnie Ryan
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Wow -- fabulous detail and beautiful composition, Val! I've never seen a purple one either!

3/25/2011 9:42:13 AM

Bojan Bencic
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Fantastic clarity and color, Val. Beautiful macro.

3/25/2011 10:32:58 AM

Kathy Salerni
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Oh, Val, this is one gorgeous poppy image! Your details, color and composition are outstanding!

3/25/2011 1:07:13 PM

Carol L. Fowler
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Gorgeous flower! I have seen these at UT Garden in the past- but not so far this year. They keep replanting new flowers each year!

3/25/2011 1:18:02 PM

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Happy Shooting

3/25/2011 1:25:40 PM

Julianne Bradford
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Exquisite detail Valarie! I love the purple ones!!

3/25/2011 2:48:16 PM

Julie Burnett 3/25/2011 3:25:29 PM

Glad I stopped by your gallery after work, and a ton of coffee, Ms. V! This is just exquisite, sheer perfection!! (Not having enough coffee will get ya every time!) #9317416

Val Feldman 3/25/2011 3:29:17 PM

LOL, Julie - you know me well and yep, you are sure right about that!! Thanks, again - I appreciate the "heads-up"! #9317420

Julie Burnett 3/25/2011 3:46:46 PM

:) :) :) #9317428

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 3/25/2011 4:42:05 PM

How utterly beautiful, Val! :-) k #9317522

Kay E. Mahoney 3/25/2011 5:53:32 PM

Nice capture, Val. Beautiful flower. Love the colors. #9317592

Amy M. Wilson 3/25/2011 7:02:50 PM

Stunning... love the colors, clarity and crop, Val! #9317640

Val Feldman 3/25/2011 7:41:50 PM

Thank you everyone for your comments and for taking the time to stop by - as always, much appreciated! (So good to see you back, Amy!) #9317655

Orsi 3/25/2011 8:59:24 PM

Beautiful macro,Val!!! #9317675

Rona L. Schwarz 3/25/2011 9:29:51 PM

Stunning macro, Val! Such incredible detail and clarity and I love the color! A very elegant composition. Sorry I haven't been around much these past two months - life gets in the way sometimes, but I'm back now and have some serious catching up to do! #9317693

Ann H. Belus 3/25/2011 10:16:58 PM

Outstanding macro, Val! This color is sooo beautiful as is the comp, detail and clarity...superbly created! #9317732

Michelle Alton 3/26/2011 4:20:50 AM

Val...of COURSE this is a magnificent work! I didn't see the earlier version, but it has happened to me SO MANY TIMES. While I'm concentrating on one feature, another escapes my attention. Sometimes they are REALLY bad! #9317912

Jack Ryan 3/26/2011 8:18:57 AM

Outstanding clarity...wonderful color...beautifully presented...so very well done. #9318193

Freddy Bland 3/26/2011 8:50:11 AM

Absolute TOTAL perfection, Val! I think the details, comp and color are off the chart in this beauty! I think we'll be seeing this one, again, too!! #9318234

Stephanie Halstead 3/26/2011 9:22:02 AM

Beautiful color and clarity. #9318265

Tammy Espino 3/26/2011 2:38:56 PM

Gorgegous capture!!! :) #9318738

Ellen Hodges 3/26/2011 8:13:57 PM

Absolutely gorgeous detail and color, Val!!! Love the way you composed this beauty!! Hope that your Mom had one of those winning lotto tickets! !! #9319119

Nadia Paul 3/26/2011 11:08:06 PM

Gorgeous colour, detail and comp Val! #9319246

Phyllis Burchett 3/27/2011 5:06:35 PM

Gorgeous PURPLE Poppy Val! #9320826

Val Feldman 3/27/2011 6:46:44 PM

Thank you very much everyone - I really appreciate the visit! :) ~Val #9321042

Terry Cervi 3/27/2011 9:44:05 PM

This is just stunning Ms Val!! The colors are beuatiful, the detail is superb and the comp perfect! Wonderful work my friend! #9321256

Patricia A. Coblentz 3/28/2011 12:28:35 AM

The color and detail are gorgeous in this wonderful macro, Val! Beautiful :) #9321353

Val Feldman 3/28/2011 8:01:00 AM

Two of my most favorite BP ladies - thanks for stopping by - the drop-in is appreciated!! ~Val #9322260

Gina Cormier 3/28/2011 9:21:53 AM

Spectacular work!!!! HOLY COW GIRL!!!!

(back to yelling) #9322364

Courtenay Vanderbilt 3/28/2011 11:43:57 AM

Fantastic comp and spectacular details, Val! Hope that PT is progressing well! #9322525

Kathleen M. Rinker 3/28/2011 1:42:09 PM

Gorgeous my friend, great color and detail!! #9322664

Patricia Seidler 3/29/2011 10:53:25 AM

Fabulous color and detail. A real eye catcher Val! #9324178

Sabrina Ryan 3/29/2011 2:50:06 PM

Outstanding macro image with sharp details, beautiful color and great light, Val! #9324518

JO ANN CLEVELAND 3/30/2011 7:23:52 AM

Looks like a winner to me Val!

jo ann c. #9325844

Leslie McLain 3/30/2011 12:26:13 PM

Beautiful capture and color, Val. #9326627

Val Feldman 3/30/2011 3:13:42 PM

Gina, Courtenay, Kathy, Pat, Sabrina, JoAnn and Leslie - Thanks!!! #9326797

Kathy Salerni 4/26/2011 7:14:12 PM

WooHoo! Huge congrats on this beautiful well-deserved Finalist, Val! #9371031

Patricia A. Coblentz 4/26/2011 7:15:33 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Val! #9371035

Tammy Espino 4/26/2011 7:31:24 PM

Congrats on your awesome finalist :) Woot woot!! #9371127

Amy M. Wilson 4/26/2011 7:48:58 PM

HUGE congrats on your gorgeous Finalist, Val!!! #9371217

Ellen Hodges 4/26/2011 8:00:37 PM

Huge congrats and very best luck with this GORGEOUS finalist, Val!! #9371291

Rona L. Schwarz 4/26/2011 9:00:45 PM

So happy to see this one again, Val - it really is perfection! The colors are just gorgeous and I love the incredible detail and clarity, particularly in the center. Huge Congrats and best of luck in the next round! #9371556

Ann Coates 4/26/2011 9:14:21 PM

Wowee, congratulations on your stunning finalist Valarie. #9371616

Julianne Bradford 4/26/2011 9:41:22 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Valarie! #9371686

Freddy Bland 4/26/2011 10:16:08 PM

Many HUGE congratulations to you on this most deserving Finalist, Val! One very fine image!!! #9371749

Heather Loewenhardt 4/26/2011 11:00:55 PM

Congratulations on becoming a finalist with this image. Well deserved. #9371817

Naomi Weiser 4/26/2011 11:15:15 PM

congrats! #9371853

Bojan Bencic 4/26/2011 11:23:11 PM

Very nice. Congratulations on your finalist, Val! #9371867

John Benway 4/27/2011 3:18:26 AM

Gorgeous flora Val, well deserved congratulations.
John #9372197

Leslie McLain 4/27/2011 5:00:55 AM

Congrats on a beautiful finalist, Val. #9372478

Courtenay Vanderbilt 4/27/2011 5:07:05 AM

Big Congrats, Val! #9372492

Patricia Seidler 4/27/2011 5:19:42 AM

Hugh congrats Val. Beauty of a finalist! #9372526

Nadia Paul 4/27/2011 5:19:53 AM

No surprise seeing this as finalist Val - just stunning - best luck next round! #9372528

Karen Bacon 4/27/2011 5:32:11 AM

A big congrats on this beautiful Finalist Val! I love that shade of purple! #9372583

R. J. Laudenbacher 4/27/2011 6:37:05 AM

Beautiful, Val! Congrats to you on this lovely finalist! #9372868

Terry Cervi 4/27/2011 6:37:14 AM

Congrats on your stunning Finalsit, Ms V!!! Very well deserved! #9372869

Bobby Ray Goodman 4/27/2011 6:55:49 AM

A big Congratulations,Valarie.WTG my friend!!!! #9372953

Carol Eade 4/27/2011 8:06:53 AM

So beautiful, Val, congratulations on your finalist! #9373263

Emile Abbott 4/27/2011 8:13:51 AM

WOW girl, really love the details and color on this stunning finalist. Huge congratulations Val #9373303

Jack Ryan 4/27/2011 8:25:26 AM

Beautiful...congratulations, Val. #9373341

Ann H. Belus 4/27/2011 8:29:16 AM

Huge congratulations, Val! Good luck in the next round! #9373349

Jane Holestine 4/27/2011 8:38:50 AM

Beautiful! Congrats on your finalist! #9373404

Tammy M. Anderson 4/27/2011 9:24:39 AM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist, Val. #9373559

Karen E. Baumann 4/27/2011 9:48:53 AM

Love these colors together, Val! This is just beautiful... congratulations and best of luck! #9373615

Val Feldman 4/27/2011 9:57:31 AM

Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments and encouragement...both are much appreciated! ~Val #9373630

Don Christiana 4/27/2011 10:52:07 AM

A "BIG CONGRATS" on a beautiful photo and being a FINALIST. #9373753

Michele Peterson 4/27/2011 11:31:30 AM

Wow, what a beautiful flower, and you made this close up with such wonderful details and light. Congratulations on this amazing finalist!! #9373852

Phyllis Burchett 4/27/2011 12:02:25 PM

BIG congrats to you Val on this gorgeous finalist, good luck! #9373932

Monnie Ryan 4/27/2011 12:57:58 PM

Congratulations on a well-deserved Finalist award, Valarie! #9374028

Merna L. Nobile 4/27/2011 2:40:18 PM

Take photo, Sleep
Edit photo, Sleep
Received award, stop sleeping

Deborah C. Lewinson 4/27/2011 3:00:54 PM

Gorgeous image, Val! Congrats on your finalist with best wishes for the next round!

Debby #9374447

Joannie M. Bertucci 4/27/2011 3:27:04 PM

Val, I jumped back when this beauty popped up! Breath-taking macro work and the hues are gorgeous! Congrats on your stunning finalist! #9374558

Jeana Clark 4/27/2011 3:46:42 PM

Fantastic Finalist!!!!

~J~ #9374600

Orsi 4/27/2011 4:26:16 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful Finalist!!!! #9374767

Christopher J. Budny 4/27/2011 6:05:16 PM

What a color! Terrific, and the details too. Congratulations! #9375062

Val Feldman 4/27/2011 7:29:26 PM

A heartfelt thanks to all for stopping by and commenting - so appreciated! :) :) #9375212

Sabrina Ryan 4/27/2011 7:57:30 PM

Congratulations on your Gorgeous Finalist, Val!! #9375338

Val Feldman 4/27/2011 8:29:03 PM

Thank you, Sabrina! #9375385

Julie Burnett 4/28/2011 5:01:36 AM

HUGE congratulations on this stunning finalist, Cuz!! #9376390

Val Feldman 4/28/2011 6:34:55 AM

My favorite Cuz! Thanks for stopping by!! :) :) #9376701

Patrick Rouzes 4/28/2011 9:24:31 AM

Congratulation on this exceptionally beautiful Finalist, Val! Winner in my book! #9377178

Gina Cormier 4/29/2011 5:49:43 AM

Simply Stunning work!!!!!!! Congrats!!!! #9379330

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~Purple Poppy - Zilker Botanical Gardens - Austin, TX~

Had to upload this one again after some corrections - funny, I didn't see the blooper this AM but an eagle-eyed BP Pal (big thanks Julie!) pointed it out to me and sure enough, it was there!

Exif: F Number: 11, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 3125/1000000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 800, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 85.00 mm, Model: NIKON D7000

Uploaded on 3/25/2011 3:04:00 PM

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