In the Cabbage Patch

© Val Feldman

In the Cabbage Patch

Tammy M. Anderson Student 5/11/2011 4:16:51 AM

Outstanding details, pov and colors, Val. Just beautiful!!! The awards ceremony was a very well planned and beautiful formal event. We really enjoyed it. #1376148

R. J. Laudenbacher 5/11/2011 4:21:57 AM

Before I read your description I was going to ask if this was Mrs. Purple Head! LOL LOL It must be if we both think it looks like it! Great capture Val with excellent details and perfect colors. #9399199

Freddy Bland 5/11/2011 4:31:37 AM

That's too funny! I think he is wrong...it has to be Mrs. Purple Head! Wonderful light, details and color, Val! I didn't know Cabbage could be so pretty! #9399230

Gord MacEachern 5/11/2011 4:42:29 AM

Hi Val, didn't know cabbage could be so beautiful, love that lighting. Anything that frilly has to be a Mrs. lol.. #9399256

Michelle Alton 5/11/2011 4:43:25 AM

A wonderful description, Val. But the cabbage itself is photographed to perfection. And for some reason, I expect to see some hobbits in there somewhere. #9399258

Bobby Ray Goodman 5/11/2011 5:15:19 AM

Hi Valarie,That is awesome my friend.Beautiful image,with great detail,color and lighting!!!!! #9399327

Gina Cormier 5/11/2011 5:17:47 AM

Another purple gorgeous detail head with awesome lighting!!!!!!!!!!! We will see this again! #9399331

Nikki McDonald 5/11/2011 5:28:10 AM

Excellent details, textures, colors and light, Val. Beautiful. #9399364

Julie Burnett 5/11/2011 5:31:58 AM

Gorgeous color, lines, and light, Val, I'm going to be looking at food in a whole new light, lol!! #9399378

Courtenay Vanderbilt 5/11/2011 5:35:32 AM

The back light, colors and details are simply awesome, Val! Super close-up! #9399388

Dayna Cain 5/11/2011 5:35:43 AM

I never would have thought that cabbage could be so amazing! This image is AWESOME! #9399391

Heather Loewenhardt 5/11/2011 5:48:33 AM

I think this is more beautiful than some flowers I have photographed. The colour, the details and that fabulous light make this a sure winner. #9399425

Amanda J. Tanner 5/11/2011 6:56:01 AM

Wonderful details and capture Val! I love the light shinning thru the cabbage! Nice Work! #9399590

Marty Straub 5/11/2011 9:19:11 AM

But you sure are an expert at capturing these in the best light, Val. Love that backlighting and all of the full frame detail. #9399774

Doug Pignet 5/11/2011 9:21:25 AM

beautiful colors and lighting...well done #9399780

Ron McEwan 5/11/2011 9:41:02 AM

I have never seen one like this before. With all those bumps makes you wonder just how good it would taste LOL #9399801

John Benway 5/11/2011 9:47:17 AM

Love the color, light and square crop, really beautiful Val.
John #9399807

Terry Cervi 5/11/2011 4:46:36 PM

Well, I hope you didn't check her out too, Ms V. LOL! It is really a beautiful shot so I think it must be a Mrs. too! Fine work, Ms V!! #9400265

Mary Dimitriw 5/12/2011 3:37:15 AM

WOW Val..love the texture, details, lighting. I'd say Mrs. Purple Head as well, this is a beautiful cabbage. Never thought I'd ever state that but it truly is! #9400754

Amy M. Wilson 5/12/2011 9:34:41 AM

Stunning work, Val... love the backlighting, clarity of detail and crop! #9401498

Joannie M. Bertucci 5/12/2011 10:22:05 AM

In my personal opinion I believe that Red Drumhead Cabbage is Latin for Mrs. Purple Head! :-)
Val, this is a fantasticly radiant abstract image! The colors, exposure, contrasts all come alive at your hands! #9401529

Carol L. Fowler 5/12/2011 3:33:44 PM

Simply gorgeous. The colors are eye-catching and the white tips decorate the Mrs nicely #9401795

Val Feldman 5/13/2011 7:19:57 AM

Thanks, all, for your wonderful comments on Mrs. Purple Head - much appreciated! Good wishes for a super weekend to all - enjoy the beautiful Spring weather!! #9402862

Julianne Bradford 5/13/2011 8:33:02 AM

Ms Purplehead is so lucky to be immortalized by you with this great backlit portrait Valarie! Beautiful work. #9402970

Nadia Paul 5/13/2011 4:07:15 PM

Gorgeous lighting and beautiful comp and details Val - only you could turn the humble cabbage into a work of art my friend! #9403700

Ellen Hodges 5/13/2011 6:18:15 PM

Most beautiful cabbage, ever, Val! The colors and light are awesome!! #9403883

Emile Abbott 5/14/2011 12:06:40 PM

Excellent edible capture Val #9404694

Deborah C. Lewinson 5/14/2011 5:19:21 PM

Love both cabbage images, Val, the lighting on this one is superb!

Debby #9405022

Ann H. Belus 5/15/2011 5:34:36 AM

Now whoever thought a cabbage head, whatever it's name, could be so beautiful! Very artistically presented, Val; great lighting! #9405490

Bill Houghton 5/31/2011 3:44:30 AM

Val, this macro shows excellent detail and color. You did good on this one. Have a great day, Bill #9436650

Dayna Cain 11/16/2011 2:36:55 PM

Congrats Val on this most amazing finalist! Next stop? GOLD!!! #9808641

Heather Loewenhardt 11/16/2011 3:09:01 PM

Congratulations on your finalist award Val. Good luck. #9808895

Kathy Salerni 11/16/2011 3:21:27 PM

Huge congrats on your well deserved Finalist, Val, and good luck in the next round! #9809006

Phyllis Burchett 11/16/2011 3:56:57 PM

Congrats on this wonderful finalist Val! #9809344

Emile Abbott 11/16/2011 3:57:41 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Val #9809353

Bobby Ray Goodman 11/16/2011 4:14:18 PM

A big congratulations my friend.WTG Valarie!!!! #9809534

Tammy M. Anderson 11/16/2011 4:14:31 PM

Congrats on a beautiful finalist, Val. #9809538

Ann H. Belus 11/16/2011 4:35:14 PM

Superb finalist, Val! Congratulations! #9809715

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 11/16/2011 4:48:05 PM

The story helps make the image, thanks! #9809827

Karen Bacon 11/16/2011 5:00:16 PM

congrats on a fantastic finalist Val! #9809938

Jeana Clark 11/16/2011 5:01:54 PM


Outstanding shot Val!!!
Congratulations on your Finalist!!!
Good Luck in the Next Round!!

~J~ #9809952

Phyllis A. Houghton 11/16/2011 5:02:19 PM

Cute story Val and a big congrats #9809955

Carol L. Fowler 11/16/2011 5:15:10 PM

Big Congrats Val- WTG! #9810051

R. J. Laudenbacher 11/16/2011 5:18:01 PM

WTG Ms V.....this is fabulous. Congrats to you on this well outstaning finalist. Hope to see it with the gold. #9810075

Terry Cervi 11/16/2011 5:23:17 PM

Congrats on your gorgeous finalist, Ms V!! #9810111

Thomas E. Hinds 11/16/2011 6:08:22 PM

This is a fantastic image, Val! Congratulations on the Finalist badge! #9810360

Julianne Bradford 11/16/2011 6:28:04 PM

Wonderful finalist!! Congrats Valarie! #9810425

Ann Coates 11/16/2011 6:43:24 PM

Congratulations Valarie, good luck in the next round. #9810509

Mary Dimitriw 11/16/2011 7:12:44 PM

Hey Miss Val, so glad to see this one again!! Congrats on your superb Finalist!! #9810715

Ellen Hodges 11/16/2011 7:19:51 PM

Huge congrats and very best luck with this gorgeous finalist, Val!! Regards to Mom, too!!! #9810790

Tammy Espino 11/16/2011 7:47:38 PM

How'd I miss one??? TELL ME HOW??? :) Congrats on this awesome capture and the cute story!! :) Psst a Bp judge noticed too!! #9810943

Bunny Snow 11/16/2011 9:11:48 PM

WOW!!! What beautiful lighting you captured with this head of cabbage. It is a head of cabbage, isn't it?

The lighting is wonderful, as is the sharpness and clarity, composition, flow, and details. Your mastery in photoshop shows! This is deserving of a finalist, and more. It's an awesome image.

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Rona L. Schwarz 11/16/2011 9:56:12 PM

I thought I commented on this one the first time around, Val, but apparently not. I do remember it, though, how could I not - it is so unusual - the design, the colors, and the magnificent lighting! I love the edges - they remind me of string lights. Anyway, a wonderful image and capture! So glad you resubmitted (and the judges are too!). Congratulations - hope to see it again with Gold! (P.S. and thanks for the visit!) #9811283

Patricia A. Coblentz 11/16/2011 11:03:56 PM

Lol, what a story :)
Wonderful macro of this fantastic cabbage, Val ...congratulations on your finalist! #9811504

Renee Doyle 11/17/2011 12:56:59 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist Val!! #9811694

Nadia Paul 11/17/2011 1:20:28 AM

Just love this one Val - congrats on your very beautiful finalist my friend - hope to see it with gold! #9811752

Julie Burnett 11/17/2011 3:52:46 AM

Congratulations on this outstanding finalist, and I'll keep my fingers crossed for you, Cuz!! #9812146

Deborah C. Lewinson 11/17/2011 5:17:10 AM

Congrats, Val, on this marvelous finalist!

Best wishes for the next round!
Debby #9812401

Don Christiana 11/17/2011 6:22:51 AM

Congrats Val, another beautiful image. I will be looking forward to seeing this among the winners. Have a great day. #9812634

Patrick Rouzes 11/17/2011 7:58:00 AM

Congratulations & good luck, Val! #9812996

Patricia Seidler 11/17/2011 8:38:59 AM

I love cabbage and this wonderful Finalist Val. Good luck in th next round. #9813140

Val Feldman 11/17/2011 10:09:11 AM

Thanks so much everyone!! :) :) #9813457

JO ANN CLEVELAND 11/17/2011 12:27:06 PM

Congratulations on your awesome Finalist Val! I love this..

jo ann c. #9813827

Dayna Cain 11/17/2011 12:50:55 PM

Gold it is!!! Woo hoo!! WTG VAL!!! #9813907

Ann Coates 11/17/2011 12:59:00 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful Gold Valarie. #9813973

Kathy Salerni 11/17/2011 1:02:11 PM

Woo Hoo!! Big congrats on winning the Gold, Val! #9813985

Julie Burnett 11/17/2011 1:24:56 PM

WTG, Val, HUGE congratulations on your Gold Win!! #9814052

Terry Cervi 11/17/2011 1:28:59 PM

WTG, Ms V! Congratulations on your well deserved gold!!! #9814071

Monnie Ryan 11/17/2011 1:36:34 PM

No surprise here, Val - fabulous job. Congratulations! #9814127

Tammy Espino 11/17/2011 1:44:16 PM

Skippy do da day ...Congrats on your gold win!! :) #9814184

Jack Ryan 11/17/2011 1:44:56 PM

Way to go, Val. Congratulations!!! #9814191

Patricia A. Coblentz 11/17/2011 1:47:36 PM

Woo hoo, Val...congratulations on this spectacular winner!! #9814203

Karen Slagle 11/17/2011 2:19:37 PM

Fantastic winning image, Val. Who woulda thought cabbages were this pretty, not me. Huge congrats on this beauty... #9814289

Nikki McDonald 11/17/2011 2:19:48 PM

Such very pretty light and colors, Val. Great detail, too. Congratulations on the 2nd place win. #9814291

Christopher J. Budny 11/17/2011 2:21:07 PM

The little white bumps and the light through the green leaves make this pop; congratulations! #9814301

Deborah C. Lewinson 11/17/2011 2:36:45 PM

Who knew a cabbage could be a winner? But this is one spectacular cabbage, Val, and your capture made it an easy winner.

Hardy congrats on your win!
Debby #9814362

Anita N. Hogue 11/17/2011 2:41:49 PM

Awesome details and the colors are fantastic! Congratulations, Val! #9814387

Val Feldman 11/17/2011 2:50:49 PM

Whodathunkit?? Not me, for sure!:) Am glad Mrs. Purple Head did herself proud...but even more glad to have all the nice friends here at BP who have supported and encouraged me thruout. Thank you all very much! (I'm thinking stuffed cabbage for dinner tonight!) LOL! #9814417

Don Christiana 11/17/2011 3:03:41 PM

I was correct Val...I told you this would be a winner. Huge Congrats...and yes stuffed cabbage sounds great. Have a reat day...and enjoy the meal. #9814452

Emile Abbott 11/17/2011 3:09:37 PM

Glad to see the gold badge on this one Val. Congratulation and well deserved. #9814469

Bob Cournoyer 11/17/2011 3:15:48 PM

Finally congrats on your Gold, Val. :-) #9814494

Courtenay Vanderbilt 11/17/2011 3:18:56 PM

Fantastic Val! Congrats on your Gold! #9814505

Tammy M. Anderson 11/17/2011 3:37:34 PM

Congrats Val on your winner. #9814574

R. J. Laudenbacher 11/17/2011 4:28:45 PM

WTG Ms. V. This is fabulous and so deserving of its gold win. Congratulations to you. LM :) #9814718

Ann H. Belus 11/17/2011 4:35:09 PM

Awesome, Val!!! Congratulations on this winning image! #9814756

Carol Eade 11/17/2011 4:44:48 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful gold winner, Val! #9814824

Amy M. Wilson 11/17/2011 4:48:04 PM

So happy to see this... huge congratulations on your exceptional Gold winner, Val!!! #9814845

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 11/17/2011 5:12:18 PM

WTG in this incredible October winner, Val! :-) k #9814952

Thomas E. Hinds 11/17/2011 7:55:43 PM

Congratulations, Val, on winning Gold for this wonderful image! Awesome! #9815412

Phyllis Burchett 11/17/2011 7:58:17 PM

BIG congrats Val on this wonderful winner! #9815420

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 11/17/2011 7:59:48 PM

HUGE Congratulations on your win!!! #9815423

Ellen Hodges 11/17/2011 9:38:20 PM

SOOOOOO glad to see GOLD attached to this beauty, Val!!!!! Huge congrats!! #9815515

Renee Doyle 11/18/2011 12:40:00 AM

Big Congratulations on this wonderful winner Val!!! #9815716

Michelle Alton 11/18/2011 2:53:36 AM

As always your work is spot-on perfection as I see it. Thrilled to see this one with a Gold Badge, Val.
Congratulations! #9815817

Marilyn Cornwell 11/18/2011 3:26:40 AM

Congratulations on your Winner, Val! #9815869

Danny B. Head 11/18/2011 3:29:06 AM

Congrats, Val (and Mr. Drumhead) on your win! #9815878

Val Feldman 11/18/2011 5:28:27 AM

Thanks so much everyone!!! #9816187

Sabrina Ryan 11/18/2011 6:06:23 AM

CONGRATULATIONS Val, on your Fabulous Winning image! #9816264

Diane E. Deming 11/18/2011 9:31:11 AM

Congrats on another beautiful winning image! #9816565

rony sagy 11/18/2011 4:18:45 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful win, Val. #9817391

David M. Montero 11/18/2011 5:04:23 PM

What I will call it is a Winner! Congratulations on scoring gold Val! #9817533

Rona L. Schwarz 11/18/2011 10:46:57 PM

WTG, Val! I knew we'd see this with GOLD! How exciting - I am thrilled and so happy for you! Will think of you forever more whenever I have stuffed cabbage! Big Congratulations to you!!! #9818134

Katherine Kuhn 11/19/2011 9:37:42 AM

Congratulations on your spectacular winner! And I love the story of the cabbage -- I've worked in the Children's Garden at Emanuel Hospital in Portland, OR--engaging children with nature is key to so much good. #9818827

Gina Cormier 11/19/2011 10:14:12 AM

VVVVAAAALLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Congrats on this fab image!!!! You rock girl!!

No..No...I don't mean you're a rock...I mean you rock....like in....ya know...Elvis,...or something.

Anyway.....I have to go to the store now .....I'm thinking cabbage!!! #9818926

Bojan Bencic 11/19/2011 11:10:59 AM

Amazing. Congratulations on your WIN, Val! #9819011

JO ANN CLEVELAND 11/19/2011 3:17:24 PM

Big Congratulations on this awesome Gold 2nd Place Winner Val ... fantastic!!!

jo ann c.
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Nadia Paul 11/23/2011 7:51:40 PM

Woo Hoo!!! So happy to see this one with gold Val - totally gorgeous my friend - congrats on an outstanding image! #9827816

Karen Bacon 11/30/2011 6:43:50 PM

congratulations on this glorious winner Val! #9840280

Merna L. Nobile 12/2/2011 2:25:01 PM

Congratulations!
You’re the kind of person who makes the world a better, brighter place…You worked hard for this, you made it happen, and you have a right to be proud. So enjoy these satisfying moments; you deserve every one! Merna
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Description

Another from the Children's Garden at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens. Was told very seriously and proudly by a young boy helping in the garden that the PROPER name for this cabbage (isn't Mr. Purple Head, believe it or not :) but is Red Drumhead Cabbage...I don't know, with it's "frilly and girly" look, it definitely looks more like a Mrs. Purple Head to me but then, I'm no cabbage expert... :) :)

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Resubmitted into CatchAll 10/11

Exif: F Number: 13, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 2/100 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 560, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 38.00 mm, Model: NIKON D7000

Uploaded on 5/11/2011 4:07:34 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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