At the Mercy of the Winds

© Usman M. Bajwa

At the Mercy of the Winds

Raymond Pauly 5/12/2011 12:44:17 AM

Very unique macro work here, Usman. #1376331

Sarah A. Christian 5/12/2011 1:19:32 AM

Excellent macro, Usman, and an extraordinary subject! Well done. Exceptional work! #9400626

Avril Young 5/12/2011 2:30:35 AM

excellent work and macro Usman... #9400635

Michelle Alton 5/12/2011 3:10:23 AM

IMPRESSIVE mastery of your equipent, Usman. A very WOW macro. #9400692

Jack Gaskin 5/12/2011 3:39:32 AM


Happy Shooting
Jack #9400761

Joy Rector 5/12/2011 4:11:27 AM

gorgeous #9400841

Michele Peterson 5/12/2011 7:44:55 AM

Wow, Usman, that is cool!! A fantastic macro image, sharp details and really interesting to look at! #9401382

Brenda Sides 5/17/2011 11:02:57 PM

Cool macro, Usman:) #9409791

Nancyj E. Hovey 6/22/2011 1:53:50 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #9473908

Carol Eade 6/22/2011 2:14:43 PM

Congratulations on your terrific finalist! #9474063

Kathy Salerni 6/22/2011 2:56:06 PM

Congratulations on your well deserved Finalist, Usman! #9474271

Phyllis A. Houghton 6/22/2011 3:34:43 PM

Unique, terrific Finalist, Usman!!! Congratulations!! #9474511

Courtenay Vanderbilt 6/22/2011 3:40:42 PM

Outstanding macro, Usman! Congratulations! #9474570

Renee Doyle 6/22/2011 4:35:59 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Usman! #9475009

Amy M. Wilson 6/22/2011 5:26:15 PM

Beautiful Finalist... congratulations, Usman!! #9475328

Randy D. Dinkins 6/22/2011 6:04:22 PM

Great close up capture, congratulations! #9475545

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 6/22/2011 7:08:25 PM


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


Mukesh Srivastava 6/22/2011 7:13:56 PM

Big congrats on Finalist win, Usman!!!!! #9475992

Phyllis Burchett 6/22/2011 7:39:53 PM

Congrats on this amazing finalist Usman! #9476192

Monnie Ryan 6/22/2011 7:53:53 PM

Congratulations, Usman! #9476318

Michele Peterson 6/22/2011 8:33:37 PM

Congratulations on this finalist, Usman! Loved it from the beginning, and still do. Incredible close up, especially the way you did it! #9476601

Lisa D. Greer 6/22/2011 9:03:37 PM

Wonderful image! Congrats on making Finalist! #9476722

Ann Coates 6/22/2011 10:19:42 PM

A beautiful finalist, congratulations Usman. #9476981

Ellen Hodges 6/22/2011 10:28:44 PM

Huge congrats and very best luck with this FANTASTIC finalist, Usman!! #9477013

Marilyn K. Lincecum 6/23/2011 12:08:38 AM

Congratulations on this well deserved finalist !! Good luck in the next round. #9477195

Deborah C. Lewinson 6/23/2011 3:14:46 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Usman, for this amazing macro, Usman!

With best wishes for the next round!
Debby #9477505

Janet McNeil 6/23/2011 4:12:38 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist!!! Good luck in the next round!! #9477730

Sabrina Ryan 6/23/2011 4:41:23 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on this Fantastic Finalist, Usman! #9477862

Karen Celella 6/23/2011 6:16:59 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Usman. #9478209

Tammy L. Newcomb 6/23/2011 7:04:44 AM

Congratulations, what a unique and fabulous image!!! #9478397

Joanna Madloch 6/23/2011 7:24:40 AM

Wonderfully taken Usman. Huge congrats on your finalist! #9478484

Renata Gusciora 6/23/2011 7:35:46 AM

Huge congratulations on your awesome finalist,Usman!!!:-) #9478527

Lisa J. Boulden 6/23/2011 8:22:56 AM

Amazing work, Usman!
Love the details and your expertise!
~♥~Lisa #9478645

Carla Capra 6/23/2011 8:30:21 AM

A Fantastic, detailed Finalist, Usman.
;) CC #9478660

Rony Sagy 6/23/2011 9:36:48 AM

Congratulations on this well deserving finalist. #9478781

Christopher Budny 6/23/2011 10:25:40 AM

Superb close-up, Usman... congratulations; what a set up you went through to get this! #9478856

Maria Coulson 6/23/2011 11:22:03 AM

Usman, this is so interesting, congratulations! #9479024

Leslie McLain 6/23/2011 12:13:56 PM

Congrats on a terrific finalist, Usman. #9479207

Elida Gutierrez 6/23/2011 12:47:49 PM

And just after your Birthday, HUGE CONGRATS USMAN!!! #9479350

Robert Mann 6/23/2011 12:51:13 PM

By crickey your on fire these days! Big congrats on youf first place winnner, UB! #9479365

Robert Jensen 6/23/2011 1:01:45 PM

Congratulations on this spectacular macro shot #9479408

Phyllis Burchett 6/23/2011 1:05:47 PM

BIG C O N G R A T S Usman on your first place win!!! #9479425

Jessica Jenney 6/23/2011 1:13:04 PM

Congratulations, Usman on your fabulous First Place Win! #9479448

Anna Krukowska 6/23/2011 1:23:40 PM

Congratulation on your winner and thanks for description. #9479486

Monnie Ryan 6/23/2011 1:26:22 PM

WTG Usman! Congratulations on your well-deserved win!! #9479497

Karen Bacon 6/23/2011 1:29:50 PM

Congratulations on this fabulous winner Usman! #9479517

Millie A. Talarico 6/23/2011 1:31:02 PM

Congratulations on this deserving win,Usman!! #9479525

Marilyn K. Lincecum 6/23/2011 1:31:31 PM

Congratulations Usman on your First Place Win !! WTG #9479529

Daniella Puente 6/23/2011 1:31:39 PM

CONGRATS Usman!!! #9479530

Judy V. Kennamer 6/23/2011 1:33:54 PM

Congrats on your beautiful winner Usman!!! #9479538

Sarah A. Christian 6/23/2011 1:37:15 PM

Congratulations for you First Place Win! WTG! #9479551

Melissa Olsen 6/23/2011 1:54:34 PM


Christopher Budny 6/23/2011 1:55:06 PM

And now my congratulations for your beautiful winner! #9479612

Agnes Fegan 6/23/2011 1:59:49 PM

Congratulations on your first place win! #9479628

Kathy Wesserling 6/23/2011 2:08:52 PM

Well, isn't this just the best almost-birthday present! Congratulations, Usman - it's a wonderful Winner. #9479661

Ellen Hodges 6/23/2011 2:17:12 PM

Huge congrats on a fab winner, Usman!! #9479687

Sabrina Ryan 6/23/2011 2:31:39 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your Winning image, Usman! #9479718

David Phalen 6/23/2011 2:36:15 PM

Huge Congrats on a fabulous First Place Winner!! #9479740

JO ANN CLEVELAND 6/23/2011 2:50:21 PM

WOW!!! Amazing clarity. Beautiful capture Usman!!!! Hope to see gold on this next!

jo ann c.

Michelle Alton 6/23/2011 2:58:25 PM

This is a fantastic shot, Usman. A super well-deserving winner. Congratulations, big time! #9479837

Mike Umbreit 6/23/2011 3:13:36 PM

Usman - Congratulations! That is a great macro! - Mike #9479895

Nancyj E. Hovey 6/23/2011 3:39:18 PM

on your very deserving
FIRST PLACE WINNER! 8o) #9479985

Susan K. Snow 6/23/2011 3:56:18 PM

What an inexpensive way to create a really close macro image. You must have made an impact on Amazon today without I cannot download the information at their web site, which is overwhelmed.

Congratulations on your well deserved first place winner, Usman. You've come back big time!!!! #9480064

Claudia Kuhn 6/23/2011 4:12:06 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful winner Usman, love the detail. #9480152

Deborah C. Lewinson 6/23/2011 4:29:34 PM

Congratulations, Usman, on this superb first place winner! #9480219

Amy M. Wilson 6/23/2011 4:37:42 PM

Huge congratulations on your excellent First Place winner, Usman!! #9480272

Barbara Waldoch 6/23/2011 4:38:03 PM

Congratulations on your fabulous Win, Usman! #9480274

Michele Peterson 6/23/2011 4:39:01 PM

Woo-Hoo!! SO happy to see this get a first place badge!!
Congratulations Usman!! #9480279

marcia A. molnar 6/23/2011 4:51:32 PM

Congratulations on this incredible shot! Thanks for sharing your techniques! #9480368

Tammy L. Newcomb 6/23/2011 5:01:03 PM

Whoo Hooo..... Congrats!! #9480434

Terry Cervi 6/23/2011 5:10:27 PM

Congrats on your excellent First Place win, Usman!! #9480488

Carol Eade 6/23/2011 5:39:17 PM

Congratulations on your First Place, Usman, it's really a terrific macro. #9480593

Kay Beausoleil 6/23/2011 6:11:46 PM

Beautiful work, Usman -- congratulations on your first place win! #9480731

JO ANN CLEVELAND 6/23/2011 6:59:29 PM

Congratulations on this awesome Gold 1st Place Winner Usman!

jo ann c. #9480899

Marcel J. Fernandez 6/23/2011 7:02:28 PM

Usman, Congratulations to you on your splendid Winner. #9480914

Mukesh Srivastava 6/23/2011 7:27:57 PM

Huge congratulations for First place Win, Usman!!!! #9480985

Rona L. Schwarz 6/23/2011 8:14:12 PM


Joannie Bertucci 6/23/2011 8:43:39 PM

Congratulations Usman for your beautiful image receiving a gold badge! #9481087

frank w. degenhardt 6/23/2011 8:47:00 PM

Stunning colors and details. Congratulations on The First Place Win my friend. #9481092

Renee Doyle 6/23/2011 9:33:29 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful First Place Winner Usman!! #9481188

Usman M. Bajwa 6/23/2011 10:18:31 PM

Thank you for all the kind and encouraging comments and your time, I appreciate these very much.

This win came on my Birthday today (Its already June 24 here in Pakistan). What a wonderful gift from the judges, makes the Win so more special. Thank you judges!!!

UB. #9481272

Katarina Mansson 6/23/2011 11:06:44 PM

What a wonderful birthday present! Double congratulations Usman on YOUR day! #9481310

Raymond Pauly 6/23/2011 11:10:53 PM

Congratulations on your outstanding winner, Usman! #9481322

Alex T. Mizuno 6/23/2011 11:48:53 PM

Huge Congratulations on your First Place Usman! Excellent work!!! #9481367

Kim Andelkovic (Kovic) 6/23/2011 11:55:27 PM

Wonderful birthday pressie from BP Congrats on your wonderful 1st place win :-) #9481375

Dr Silly 6/24/2011 2:10:25 AM

Happy Birthday UB and Congratulations on your First Place win for the wonderful capture. :O) #9481467

Alan L. Borror 6/24/2011 2:45:57 AM

Congratulations on a wonderful first place image, Usman! #9481513

Stefania Barbier 6/24/2011 3:21:09 AM

gorgeous winner Usman, huge congrats! #9481580

Courtenay Vanderbilt 6/24/2011 3:50:32 AM

Huge Congrats, Usman and Happy Birthday! #9481683

Don Christiana 6/24/2011 5:44:31 AM

Congratulations on your win with your great macro image. Have a great day. #9482004

Boyd L. Alexander 6/24/2011 6:56:05 AM

A big congratulations on your wonderful and beautiful Gold Winner Usman! WTG!! #9482206

Patrick Rouzes 6/24/2011 7:28:55 AM

Incredible Winner, Usman! Congratulations! #9482301

Erica Murphy 6/24/2011 8:00:14 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful WINNER Usman!! #9482400

Ahmed S. Zaidi 6/24/2011 8:12:30 AM

Congratulations and Happy Birthday. Beautiful closeup and well-deserved. #9482443

Michael Robichaud 6/24/2011 10:02:55 AM

Beautiful macro, stunning details and colors, congrats on your first place winner. #9482572

Tarun Bose 6/24/2011 10:16:45 AM

Big congrats Usman for your winner. #9482602

Datha Y. Thompson 6/24/2011 10:38:04 AM

CONGRATULATIONS Usman on your First Place WINNER!!! WTG :) #9482665

Tiia Vissak 6/24/2011 10:53:24 AM

Congratulations on your Winner! #9482709

John Rivera 6/24/2011 1:10:34 PM

Congrats Usman on your great winner! #9482937

Monika Sapek 6/24/2011 3:16:00 PM

Congratulations on your Win, Usman! #9483208

Bill Johnson 6/24/2011 7:13:56 PM

Usman, Fantastic winner, congrats!! #9483666

Zsuzsanna M. Szugyi 6/24/2011 8:40:15 PM

Congrats on your gold winnerUsman!


Sharon Sawyer 6/24/2011 8:40:27 PM

Whooooooooo Hoooooooo!!! WTG, Usman! HUGE congratulations on your outstanding and well deserved FIRST PLACE WIN! #9483822

Waleed Al Maamari 6/24/2011 9:49:58 PM

Congratulations, Usman #9483934

Robert K. Bemus 6/24/2011 10:14:17 PM

Congratulations on a HUGE Macro First Place, Usman!! #9483978

Baqer Mohd Jawad 6/25/2011 12:13:32 AM

Daer Usman congrats on your first place winner and well deserved . Wish you all the best my friend . #9484115

Karen Celella 6/25/2011 4:25:43 AM

Congratulations on your first place winner, Usman! #9484348

Anita Hogue 6/25/2011 4:38:08 AM

A big congratulations, Usman! #9484375

Lynne Morris 6/25/2011 4:38:13 AM

Huge Congratulations on this beautiful winner Usman. #9484376

Maria Morrow 6/25/2011 8:16:45 AM

Outstanding Usman, Congratulations on your first place win! #9484680

Mary Beth Aiello 6/25/2011 9:01:48 AM

Huge congrats, Usman, on this beautiful FIrst Place Winner. Truly outstanding. #9484770

Debra R. Harder 6/25/2011 10:04:16 AM

This is truly BRILLIANT, Usman! Huge congratulations on your OUTSTANDING FIRST PLACE WINNER! Deb #9484862

Guy D. Biechele 6/25/2011 3:42:40 PM

Absolutely amazing image, Usman. Congratulations on your First Place Win! #9485433

Glenn E. Traver 6/25/2011 8:10:53 PM

Congratulations Usman on this Beautiful winner ~ GT #9485791

Evy Johansen 6/25/2011 9:23:59 PM

Beutiful, Usman!! Big congratulations on your win!! #9485902

Ujjwal Mukherjee 6/25/2011 10:33:17 PM

HUGE congratulations,Usman on your wonderful first place Winner!! #9485990

Stanley C. Sims 6/25/2011 11:26:59 PM

Stunning macro image, and how you achieved it Usman. Congrats on this well thought out winner. #9486034

Gail P. Sullivan 6/26/2011 2:53:04 AM

Congrats, Usman! #9486166

Janet Fikar 6/26/2011 5:25:04 AM

Brilliant shot! Congratulations on your well deserved win! #9486589

Bojan Bencic 6/26/2011 5:43:12 AM

Congratulations on your win, Usman! #9486645

Nancy Bergeson 6/26/2011 9:39:59 AM

What a fantastic Birthday Gift!! Congratulations on your well deserved win, and thank you for sharing your helpful information with us! Nancy #9487158

Heather Loewenhardt 6/26/2011 11:10:45 AM

What a fantastic image and well deserving of first place. Congratulations! #9487402

Leslie McLain 6/26/2011 3:46:11 PM

Congrats on an amazing winner, Usman. #9487913

Mike Clime 6/27/2011 2:17:04 AM

Congratulations on your winner,Usman! #9488741

Susan K. Snow 6/27/2011 6:17:53 PM

Happy birthday, belated, Usman. And, happy first place win on your interesting creation!!!! Congratulations!!!!! #9490593

Maria Coulson 6/27/2011 7:51:19 PM

Usman, I knew this was a winner, congratulations!! #9490772

Mary K. Robison 6/28/2011 12:19:51 AM

What a well deserved First Place Winner!
CONGRATULATIONS to you, Usman! #9490997

Lydia Williams 6/28/2011 5:02:01 AM

Wow, well done and well happy for you Usman! Congratulations! #9491468

Christine Czernin 6/28/2011 9:17:29 AM

Huge congrats on your fantastic win, Usman.
I was interested to read what you did, I did experiment with the revere ring too, but the results were very poor. #9492103

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 6/28/2011 1:57:36 PM

WTG Usman, fantastic details and win. A huge congrats!! #9492512

Karen E. Baumann 6/29/2011 8:09:59 AM

Usman, the details are so sharp and clear... loved the description too! Congratulations on your excellent WIN!!! #9494689

Nadia Paul 6/30/2011 11:26:30 PM

Stunning macro Usman - congrats on your winner! #9498492

Clare Wise de Wet 7/2/2011 2:01:11 AM

Congratulations Usman - very well deserved. This is a stunning macro. #9501168

Gerri R. Jones 7/8/2011 7:41:08 AM

Outstanding work on this, Usman! Congratulations!!! #9515772

Merna L. Nobile 7/8/2011 4:40:29 PM

Congratulations to all of the Award Winners for May 2011. Merna


JudyAnn Rector 7/13/2011 2:01:03 PM

Sensational, Usman... CONGRATULATIONS... all your hard work was well worth it!! #9527887

Stacy Lankford 7/16/2011 9:49:06 AM

Congratulations Usman! #9533989

Craig W. Myers 7/16/2011 8:40:22 PM

Brilliant work, Usman. Congratulations. #9534845

Wm Nosal 10/21/2011 4:12:46 PM

Beautiful Image, Usman!
Congratulations #9753112

Phyllis A. Houghton 10/21/2011 10:24:58 PM

Congratulations on your gold! Beautiful!! #9753674

Linda Jackman 10/28/2011 4:37:33 AM

This is magnificent.. so is your whole stream Usman. #9768050

Linda S. Smith 11/25/2011 6:01:54 PM

Unique capture of this flower Usman. Your gallery is amazing! Congrats! #9830610

Katherine Kuhn 12/30/2011 6:13:15 AM

Spectacular detail on this dandelion, Usman. You've turned it into a work of art -- beautiful! #9893117

Katherine Kuhn 12/30/2011 6:13:16 AM

Spectacular detail on this dandelion, Usman. You've turned it into a work of art -- beautiful! #9893118

Jeffrey M. Smith 12/30/2011 6:33:22 AM

FAN-BLOODY-TASTIC SHOT! Very well framed and composed, you picked the perfect place for your "center of focus" giving it EXCEPTIOAL DoF. Coupled with a unique PoV this photo is certainly deserved of the "GOLD"
Jeff #9893183

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Using a BR2-A reversing ring on my camera and attaching it with my 35mm Nikor in reverse enabled me to get up close to this dandelion seed base. Manual mode, camera on tripod, Shutter speed @ 1 sec, ISO 200, don't know the exact f/stop (probably f/16) as I used my fingers on the aperture clip on the reverse of the lens to slightly open the aperture ring and tried to keep it there for 1 sec. Shot in RAW, processed in PS CS2 and Topaz.

CATEGORY: Details & Macro (May 12, 2011)

Exif: Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/1 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, Model: NIKON D40

Uploaded on 5/12/2011 12:07:40 AM

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Camera: Nikon D40 Digital SLR Camera Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner

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