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Gord MacEachern level-deluxe 6/23/2011 3:04:34 AM

Hi neighbor, this is just so good Mary, the comp, colors, and detail are outstanding, hope to see this one again! #1387481

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe 6/23/2011 3:13:48 AM

See even on my recovery I can' stay away. Took this one yesterday afternoon. LOL #9477499

Jack Gaskin level-deluxe 6/23/2011 3:59:49 AM

WONDERful Clarity it the detail & color which is a great pairing. NICE WORK..

Happy Shooting
JAck #9477668

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe 6/23/2011 4:48:49 AM

Thanks so much; Gord and Jack! #9477893

Robert R. Goodman level-deluxe 6/23/2011 5:31:47 AM

Hi Mary,WOW!!!That is awesome macro.Beautiful color and detail my friend.Can't wait until the start of the monsoon,I'll have something to shoot!!!! #9478022

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-deluxe 6/23/2011 8:19:55 AM

WOW! Look at those matching colors!!! Amazing macro image, Mary. #9478637

Tiia Vissak level-deluxe 6/23/2011 10:42:58 AM

a cool close-up! #9478905

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe 6/23/2011 6:36:50 PM

Thanks; Bobby, Kiki and Tiia! #9480810

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe 6/23/2011 6:37:54 PM

Thanks; Bobby, Kiki and Tiia! #9480815

Dwayne R. Johnson level-deluxe 6/23/2011 6:47:11 PM

Great detail and color. #9480854

Robert K. Bemus level-deluxe 6/23/2011 7:19:40 PM

Beautiful detail and color contrast, Mary!! #9480973

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe 6/23/2011 9:05:42 PM

Gorgeous detail and color, Mary!! Great the garden is close so you can get out to see all the beauty in an easy trip!! #9481131

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe 6/24/2011 3:34:07 AM

Thank you; Dwayne, Robert and Ellen!
Yes it's close and always changing. #9481646

Wendy Stevenson level-deluxe 6/24/2011 7:44:48 AM

Speaking of captured perfectly - this is fantastic Mary! And you couldn't have wished for a better colour combo!!

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe 6/24/2011 2:13:51 PM

Thanks so much Wendy! #9483085

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe 6/24/2011 5:58:33 PM

I don't know what you did to get this fantastic macro image but I guess I am going to have to come and visit you and follow you around. I am speechless with this detailed image. #9483500

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 6/24/2011 6:37:41 PM

This is amazing, Mary. Very beautiful!!!

-Laura #9483586

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe 6/24/2011 7:11:34 PM

Thank you Heather and Laura!

I'll tell you Heather! My daughter found this little inch worm and I knew that I had to get him in a pic. It was windy outside again so I propped him in my vase of wilting peonies and he tried to burrow into the center. At this point he was very still so I used the tripod mounted 100mm macro lens with the timer and focused the best that I could. Don't forget I was on those Tylenol #3's so I'm actually amazed at the hairy detail on his body LOL. I took at few at different F-stops and this one turned out the best. A little post processing and voila!
Cheers, Mary #9483658

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 6/27/2011 7:20:53 PM

Winning material here, Mary! Where's the Tylenol?
Exceptional in every way! #9490702

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe 6/28/2011 7:27:10 PM

LOL...thanks Patrick! #9493310

Carla Capra level-deluxe 6/30/2011 10:20:12 AM

So cool, Mary.
Love the vibrant colors of the flower and caterpillar. Great eye.
;) CC #9497009

Songbird Cline level-deluxe 6/30/2011 7:28:29 PM

spectacular!! #9498134

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe 6/30/2011 7:45:28 PM

Thank you Carla and Songbird! #9498181

Sabrina Ryan level-deluxe 6/30/2011 8:07:58 PM

Fantastic and beautiful macro image with bold color and sharp details, Mary! #9498225

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 6/30/2011 9:12:34 PM

(Lol @ Patricks comment!!!) BTW- I stayed attached to congratulate you later. I, too, see this as a WIN!

-Laura :) (Again!) #9498334

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe 7/2/2011 4:26:24 AM

Thank you Sabrina!

Thanks for your optimism Laura! Really, I think those Tylenol #3's made me see much clearer. LOL #9501370

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe 7/28/2011 6:56:37 PM

Congratulations my dear friend. I knew this image would be a finalist. I hope it goes all the way to the top. Very best of luck to you. #9560958

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe 7/28/2011 7:14:03 PM

Huge congrats and very best luck with this awesome finalist, Mary!!! #9561178

Robert R. Goodman level-deluxe 7/28/2011 7:16:07 PM

A big congratulations my friend.WTG Mary!!! #9561204

Amy M. Wilson level-deluxe 7/28/2011 7:16:53 PM

Huge congratulations on your amazing Finalist and best of luck in the next round, Mary!! #9561215

Usman M. Bajwa level-deluxe 7/29/2011 1:29:54 AM

CONGRATZ on the Finalist, Mary!!! Good luck up next.

UB. #9562467

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-deluxe 7/29/2011 1:50:32 AM

A stunning macro, Mary. No doubt we'll see this one with gold on soon. It so deserves it. #9562508

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe 7/29/2011 3:20:39 AM

Awwww....thanks everyone!!! I'll try and get caught up on posts tonight, off on a long road trip today! #9562678

Courtenay Vanderbilt level-deluxe 7/29/2011 4:43:57 AM

Superb Finalist Mary! Congratulations! #9562920

Freddy Bland 7/29/2011 5:08:08 AM

Awesome Finalist, Mary! Many, many congratulations! Have a safe and great trip!! #9563071

Carla Capra level-deluxe 7/29/2011 6:12:10 AM

Hi Mary;
Congrats on this outstanding Finalist.
;) CC #9563453

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 7/29/2011 6:21:07 AM

Congratulations & good luck in the next round, Mary! #9563512

Val Feldman level-deluxe 7/29/2011 8:41:12 AM

Gorgeous, gorgeous color contrasts, Mary! This is one I evidently missed in my on again, off again BP mode I seem to be in! :) Gonna fave it this very minute and wish you all the very best in the upcoming round...Congratulations!!! #9564405

Lorna Shutter level-deluxe 7/29/2011 8:42:18 AM

Woo Hoo!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist Award for this awesome colourful close-up, Mary!!!!! WTG!!! :)

Photobucket #9564414

Courtenay Vanderbilt level-deluxe 7/29/2011 1:49:37 PM

So happy to see this Win, Mary! Congratulations! #9565856

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe 7/29/2011 2:44:30 PM

Congrats on your image getting gold Mary. Very well done! #9566153

Val Feldman level-deluxe 7/29/2011 3:43:50 PM

WTG, Mary...this one spoke winner words to me as soon as I opened it and took a gander! :) Warmest congrats on a fine Gold Win!! #9566413

Debra R. Harder 7/29/2011 4:06:53 PM

WTG, Mary! Huge congratulations on your OUTSTANDING GOLD WINNER!! Deb #9566509

Nadia Paul 7/29/2011 4:24:55 PM

Congrats on your wonderful winner Mary! #9566623

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe 7/29/2011 6:25:56 PM

Thank you so much; Usman, Kiki, Courtenay, Freddy, Carla, Patrick Val, Lorna, Heather, Debra and Nadia!! #9567290

Amy M. Wilson level-deluxe 7/29/2011 7:11:06 PM

HUGE congratulations on your AWESOME Gold win, Mary!!! WTG #9567438

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe 7/29/2011 7:33:23 PM

Thanks so much Amy!! #9567530

Sabrina Ryan level-deluxe 7/29/2011 7:38:38 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this Awesome Winning image, Mary! Just Beautiful! #9567549

Robert K. Bemus level-deluxe 7/29/2011 10:04:34 PM

Congratulations on great Win, Mary!!! #9567841

Mary K. Robison 7/30/2011 12:16:07 AM

Congratulations on your Second Place Gold Winner, Mary! Well earned! #9568123

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-deluxe 7/30/2011 3:36:26 AM

Congratulations on this well deserved gold, Mary. #9568367

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe 7/30/2011 3:36:47 AM

Thank you; Sabrina, Robert and Mary!
Have a great weekend everyone! #9568368

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe 7/30/2011 5:12:31 AM

Thanks as well Kiki, I think we were posting at the same time! #9568545

Carla Capra level-deluxe 7/30/2011 5:43:04 AM

Hi Mary;
Congratulations on the Gold!
;) CC #9568672

JO ANN CLEVELAND 7/30/2011 7:18:54 AM

Fannnnn.....tastic Mary!
Congratulations on this awesome Gold Winner!

jo ann c.

Robert R. Goodman level-deluxe 7/30/2011 7:22:33 AM

Hi Mary,A very big congratulations on this beautiful win!!!! #9568929

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe 7/30/2011 8:03:41 AM

Thank you; Carla, Jo Ann and Bobby! #9569099

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 7/30/2011 9:29:45 AM

Got to get some Tylenol!
Congratulations on this incredible Winner, Mary! WTG! #9569339

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe 7/30/2011 11:14:31 AM

Thanks Patrick...I've got lots of extras! #9569491

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe 7/30/2011 7:01:45 PM

Huge congrats on this extra fabulous winner!!! WTG!!!! So happy to see this!!! #9570437

Freddy Bland 7/31/2011 1:24:57 AM

Congratulations, Mary, on your Gold winner!!! #9570782

adrifil 7/31/2011 8:28:00 AM

The colors are amazing!
It's a gorgeous photo and a well deserved winner.

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe 7/31/2011 3:53:28 PM

Thanks so much; Ellen, Freddy and Adrifil! #9572170

Avril Young level-deluxe 7/31/2011 8:42:00 PM

congrats on your outstanding winner...wow, it is awesome...well deserved win Mary.. #9572704

Dominick M. Dimacale level-deluxe 8/1/2011 12:58:52 AM

Congratulations Mary on your Win!!!

Dominick #9572955

Usman M. Bajwa level-deluxe 8/1/2011 3:46:21 AM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S.......on this terrific Winner!!!!

UB. #9573229

David M. Montero 8/1/2011 4:32:05 PM

More than likely Hide and Eat. Congratulations on your win Mary! #9575022

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe 8/2/2011 4:38:02 AM

Thanks so much; Avril, Dominick, Usman and Dave! Much appreciated. #9576140

Lorna Shutter level-deluxe 8/3/2011 5:30:14 PM

Woo Hoo!!! Belated CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved 2nd Place Win, Mary!!!!! Way to represent CANADA!!! :)
Photobucket #9580176

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 8/3/2011 7:03:01 PM

I stayed attached to this one to congratulate you! I'm not surprised at ALL!!!

Sorry I'm late getting here. I've been camping all week. Just got home.

This is SO deserving, Mary!


-Laura :))) #9580307

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe 8/4/2011 7:40:05 AM

Thank you so much Lorna and Laura!! You two are too kind! #9581458

Lydia Williams level-deluxe 8/5/2011 1:07:03 PM

Wow, fantastic macro Mary. Love the colors. Congratulations on your golden win! #9584010

Merna L. Nobile 8/5/2011 2:18:15 PM

Imagine it. Feel it. Receive it. Congratulations, your entry was very special and thanks for sharing it with all of us. Merna Nobile


Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe 8/14/2011 7:32:57 PM

Thanks; Lydia and Merna. #9604081

Christine Lobsinger level-deluxe 10/27/2011 4:57:33 PM

Fantastic SHOT Mary!!! WOW! LOVE it! Your comp, colours and clarity are "SPOT ON." A+++++
Congratulations to you on your fabulous WINNER!
Smiling Christine #9767226

Jill Odice level-deluxe 11/8/2011 9:21:45 AM

Congrats !!! #9791390

Robert R. Goodman level-deluxe 7/30/2013 7:09:28 AM

Big Congratulations on this beautiful finalist my friend!!! #10786984

Nancy L. Green level-deluxe 7/30/2013 2:54:00 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Mary on this OUTSTANDING finalist, WTG!!!! <>< #10788239

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 8/1/2013 4:02:40 PM

And WHAT did I tell you??? (I should be a Judge!) :D Pass the Tylenol!


-Laura :) #10792567

Carol Eade level-deluxe 8/3/2013 5:59:47 PM

Beautiful finalist and color combination, Mary, congratulations! #10795088

Merna L. Nobile 8/17/2013 9:51:50 PM

To my photo friends:
On August 23, 2013 I will be 75 years old and I have decided to celebrate my birthday with all of you by going to the “Better Photo Gallery” and enjoy going through all the categories for the month of June and Congratulate you for the beautiful and elegant photographs that has made you a winner in a special group artists. I have had the honor and the privilege of doing this almost every month since 2003 and hope that I can continue for many more years.
My best to all of you, Merna Nobile

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Originally a Second Place Winner, re-submitted for Finalist.

Exif: F Number: 9, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/8 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 125, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 100.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D

Uploaded on 6/23/2011 3:01:31 AM

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Camera: Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR

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