The Poser

© Val Feldman

The Poser

R. J. Laudenbacher Student 10/18/2011 4:33:43 AM

WOW Ms V....MASTER of ALL! LOL :) This is fabulous, and I am blinded by the gold radiating off of it. A sure fire...top notch...winners circle all the way...capture and a fav for me! #1416231

Tammy M. Anderson 10/18/2011 4:41:33 AM

I love this, Val. Hope to see it again. #9742301

Jeff W. Robinson 10/18/2011 4:46:28 AM

Great pose and capture Val!! You should have lots of Monarchs coming you way - Thousands have been passing through here!! #9742307

Sabrina Ryan 10/18/2011 4:53:38 AM

Beautiful colors, light and detail. Excellent macro capture, Val! #9742320

Agnes Fegan 10/18/2011 5:57:23 AM

A dreamy look but nice details too! Love the soft colors and light! #9742431

Avril Mrs Young 10/18/2011 6:00:56 AM

he looks so gentle, beautiful capture, soft light and colours.. #9742439

Monnie Ryan 10/18/2011 6:05:26 AM

He looks very sweet, Val - wonderful capture! #9742444

Bobby Ray Goodman 10/18/2011 6:18:19 AM

Hi Valarie,You nailed this one my friend.WOW!!!Stuning detail and color.Trade all my shots for a beautiful macro like this!!!! #9742473

Jack Ryan 10/18/2011 6:28:11 AM

Love the POV/comp..great shot!!! (It's not easy being green...or so the song says.) #9742494

Karen E. Michaels 10/18/2011 7:16:08 AM

Not an easy shot, and yet, you make it look so.
Impressive eye for the treatments.
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Candice C. Calhoun 10/18/2011 7:39:57 AM

You sure hit a home run with this one! WOW!

ccc #9742669

rony sagy 10/18/2011 8:54:19 AM

Amazing capture of this calm poser. Love the detail and dreamy colors. #9742784

Julianne Bradford 10/18/2011 9:33:02 AM

Boy this is just beautiful Val. I bet you were talking to him. He looks like he likes your voice. What incredible detail and bokeh! A fav for me :-) #9742849

Ann Coates 10/18/2011 10:35:01 AM

Green on green on green, just fantastic Valarie and such an interesting little character as well. Incredible shot! #9742965

Dave Montero 10/18/2011 10:44:18 AM

Very nice capture Val! Nice when they cooperate. #9742983

Leslie McLain 10/18/2011 11:04:30 AM

Amazing capture and detail, Val. #9743023

Tammy Espino 10/18/2011 11:50:01 AM

Awesome capture. Hard to find mellow lizards :) #9743102

Val Feldman 10/18/2011 12:02:17 PM

Ha! This one was practically comatose, Tammy! :) Thanks everyone for your comments - always glad for the company! Have a great day! #9743140

Shelly A. Van Camp 10/18/2011 12:36:13 PM

What a beauty!! Thanks for the nice comment on the Harrisburg capital....it is a beautiful building. #9743223

Reynaldo D. Reyes 10/18/2011 1:51:07 PM

Perfect composition and such an iteractive pose that shows off the beautiful details and features. Would stay motionless for a while as if to say, "this is my best side, make me look pretty will ya?" And with your skillful dof control, you have obligingly done so. #9743357

Gord MacEachern 10/18/2011 2:44:58 PM

What a cool little dude Val,and you photographed him perfectly!!!
Super photography as usual! #9743404

Terry Cervi 10/18/2011 3:46:42 PM

Gorgeous selective focus, Ms V! This really is a stunning macro and you do have a knack for it without a doubt!! Superb work, Ms Macro Master! LOL! #9743466

Barbara Waldoch 10/18/2011 3:51:14 PM

Beautifully captured, Val! #9743481

Carol L. Fowler 10/18/2011 4:46:34 PM

Love this little guy- he seems to float out of the page #9743593

Thomas E. Hinds 10/18/2011 5:12:09 PM

Beautiful work, Val! #9743771

Nadia Paul 10/18/2011 6:32:12 PM

And what a gorgeous little poser he is! Love the lighting here Val and also the DOF - stunning work my friend! #9744492

Ann H. Belus 10/18/2011 10:14:10 PM

Fantastic close-up of this cute little creature, Val...he's adorable! #9745427

Val Feldman 10/19/2011 7:17:01 AM

Thanks so much everyone! #9746867

Doug Pignet 10/19/2011 9:11:15 AM

lovely capture and nice comp...well done #9747263

Mary Dimitriw 10/20/2011 5:10:30 AM

A perfect capture Val!! Your macro works are amazing. #9749929

Patrick Rouzes 10/20/2011 3:34:41 PM

All the elements of a winner, Val! Clarity, detail, lighting, focus, dof, lighting & pose are exceptional! Good luck! #9751081

Julie Burnett 10/21/2011 5:42:05 AM

Simply amazing, Cuz, not only incredible light and color, the detail in the eye is almost unreal!! You are the Queen of the macros!! #9752121

Don Christiana 10/21/2011 11:54:50 AM

Val, this goes straight to my favorites. Perfect macro in everyway. This is a winner and we will see this again in GOLD. Have a great day. #9752701

Orsi 10/21/2011 5:44:31 PM

Beautiful macro,Val!!WOOW!! #9753319

Heather Loewenhardt 10/21/2011 7:42:19 PM

Wonderful positioning within the frame Val. I love the dreamy like soft background. #9753500

Emile Abbott 10/22/2011 11:52:45 AM

How much did you pay the model, Val. Great detail and excellent Bokeh. #9754586

Val Feldman 10/22/2011 1:50:59 PM

A few bugs and a pat on his little head, Emile! lol! Thanks everyone - appreciate your stopping by and comments very much! ~Val #9754754

Deborah C. Lewinson 10/22/2011 6:06:47 PM

Superb and very beautiful image, Val, the comp, colors, SF, image design, lighting, and subject, are all outstanding!!!

Debby #9755321

Lana Arcemont 10/25/2011 8:04:01 PM

Incredible detail and background!
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Bonnie C. Lackey 10/26/2011 10:04:34 AM

I ADORE this, Val! #9764190

Kathy Salerni 10/27/2011 10:02:08 AM

Your POV and focus on this little POSER is so outstanding, Val! Everything is perfect!! Winner! #9766455

Melissa Olsen 10/28/2011 12:28:47 PM

Ding, ding...winner here! #9768718

Patricia A. Coblentz 11/1/2011 6:46:59 AM

So cute peeking out of his abode...wonderful pose he gave you, Val! Great comp and wonderful dof. Ding ding from here, too! #9776466

Phyllis Burchett 11/4/2011 7:57:40 AM

A W E S O M E #9783370

Nancy L. Green 11/4/2011 8:20:26 AM

He certainly was cooperative!! Wonderful capture Val, I love the presentation!! <>< #9783436

Nikki McDonald 2/26/2012 4:16:51 PM

Like everyone else, I cannot predict how far this wonderful capture will go, Val -- but I know it will be far. Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round. #10003428

Kathy Salerni 2/26/2012 5:25:55 PM

Huge congrats on your well deserved Finalist and good luck in the next round, Val! #10004061

Bobby Ray Goodman 2/26/2012 5:32:27 PM

Hi Valarie,Big Congratulation on this beautiful finalist!!!! #10004140

Amy M. Wilson 2/26/2012 5:47:28 PM

Huge congratulations on your absolutely AWESOME Finalist... LOVE this, Val!!! #10004303

Ellen Hodges 2/26/2012 5:48:02 PM

Huge congrats and very best luck with this gorgeous finalist, Val!!! #10004311

Tammy Espino 2/26/2012 5:48:28 PM

Congrats on your finalist!! :) #10004316

Monnie Ryan 2/26/2012 5:54:02 PM

Congratulations, Valarie! #10004374

JO ANN CLEVELAND 2/26/2012 5:57:38 PM

Way to go Val!

Congrats on your awesome finalist!

jo ann c. #10004405

Terry Cervi 2/26/2012 6:25:28 PM

Congrats on your fantastic finalist, Ms V! #10004556

Carol Eade 2/26/2012 6:34:35 PM

Beautiful finalist, Val, congratulations! #10004602

rony sagy 2/26/2012 7:27:02 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist, Val. #10004894

Julianne Bradford 2/26/2012 8:02:57 PM

I'm so pleased to see this adorable cutie get a silver Valarie! Hope he goes gold for you :-) #10005147

Heather Loewenhardt 2/26/2012 8:05:16 PM

Lol spent my day photographing these little tykes. Congrats on this fabulous image receiving a finalist award. Good luck in the next round. #10005163

Renee Doyle 2/26/2012 8:23:47 PM

I hope we see this beauty again Val! Congratulations! #10005282

Reynaldo D. Reyes 2/26/2012 9:35:47 PM

It surely is a beauty. A huge congratulations on this well deserved commendation Val. Hope to see this get the gold. #10005482

Ann Coates 2/26/2012 10:28:24 PM

This is stunning Valarie, congratulations on your finalist. #10005580

Phyllis Burchett 2/27/2012 5:47:50 AM

Fabulous! BIG congrats on your finalist Val! #10006491

Don Christiana 2/27/2012 5:52:52 AM

As I mentioned before, perfect capture and perfect macro. This is a winner and I predict GOLD. A HUGE CONGRATS on your Finalist. #10006516

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 2/27/2012 7:05:23 AM

Wow! #10006730

Karen Bacon 2/27/2012 7:08:57 AM

congrats on a fantastic finalist Val! #10006746

Usman M. Bajwa 2/27/2012 8:07:55 AM

Great bokeh. CONGRATZ!!!

UB. #10007009

Phyllis A. Houghton 2/27/2012 8:25:21 AM

Love the expression on his face, the detail, depth of field and tones. Congratulations Val on a terrific finalist! #10007086

Lorna Shutter 2/27/2012 8:30:01 AM

Ooooh, Val!!! I see GOLD in your future with this one ... perhaps even the GRAND PRIZE?!!! Even the judges said, "WOW!" What an honour! It's definitely a big FAVE for me!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist Award, Ms. America!!!!! WTG!!! :)
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Bojan Bencic 2/27/2012 10:05:49 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Val. #10007739

Sabrina Ryan 2/27/2012 10:24:57 AM

Congratulations on this Wonderful Finalist, Val! #10007840

Emile Abbott 2/27/2012 10:43:44 AM

Congratulations Val on this wonderful finalist and hope your mom gets well soon. #10007920

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 2/27/2012 11:24:11 AM

Great selective focus! #10008030

Carol L. Fowler 2/27/2012 2:58:08 PM

Beautiful as always! Congrats Val! #10008888

Lisa J. Boulden 2/27/2012 5:32:06 PM

Looks like a winner to me!
~♥~Lisa #10009370

Val Feldman 2/27/2012 6:04:14 PM

Thank you so much everyone! I appreciate more than I can put into words your kind support - a big thanks to all of you........Val #10009466

Patrick Rouzes 2/27/2012 6:27:06 PM

Heyyyyyyyy, Val, CONGRATZ & good luck, my friend! WTG! #10009545

Thomas E. Hinds 2/27/2012 6:45:31 PM

Big congratulations, Val! Hope you are doing great! #10009603

Mary Dimitriw 2/27/2012 7:14:03 PM

Yeah Miss Val...congrats on your AMAZING Finalist!! #10009639

Eivor Kuchta 2/27/2012 7:47:42 PM

Amazing is the right word here, Val! The light is just fantastic! Congratulations on your excellent finalist and good luck in the next round! #10009684

Patricia A. Coblentz 2/27/2012 9:20:54 PM

Woo hoo...congratulations on this awesome winner, Val!!! #10009873

Kathy Salerni 2/27/2012 9:24:58 PM

Woo hoo hoo! Good going girl! Congratulations on your Gold Winning image, Val! #10009882

Ann Coates 2/27/2012 9:49:32 PM

Congratulations on your stunning gold Valarie. #10009943

Julianne Bradford 2/27/2012 10:10:43 PM

Yay! Congrats on this golden boy Valarie! #10009978

Heather Loewenhardt 2/28/2012 12:13:49 AM

Congrats on your gold win Val. #10010104

Mary K. Robison 2/28/2012 3:03:34 AM

Downright regal-looking, Val ~
Congratulations on your well earned Gold Winner!
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Tammy M. Anderson 2/28/2012 3:40:37 AM

Congrats on your wonderful winner, Val. #10010288

Stefania Barbier 2/28/2012 3:43:16 AM

superb winner, congratulations Val!!! #10010307

Ellen Hodges 2/28/2012 3:53:08 AM

Huge congrats on a fabulous winner, Val!!! Yea!!! #10010352

Bobby Ray Goodman 2/28/2012 4:13:21 AM

Hi Valarie,Congratulations my friend.Should have been grand prize if you ask me!!!!!! #10010407

Lorna Shutter 2/28/2012 4:26:28 AM

I agree with Bobby!!! ... but 2nd Place ain't bad at all!!! LOL! CONGRATULATIONS, Ms. America!!!!! AWESOME!!! :)
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R. J. Laudenbacher 2/28/2012 4:50:06 AM

I wont say I told you so but.....! LOL A huge congrats Ms V on this outstanding winner. #10010526

Dayna Cain 2/28/2012 5:09:29 AM

WTG Val!!!!! An amazing image for sure. congrats! #10010586

Sabrina Ryan 2/28/2012 5:16:50 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your Winning photo, Val! #10010612

Jack Ryan 2/28/2012 5:24:48 AM

Outstanding! Congratulations! #10010641

Danny B. Head 2/28/2012 5:26:32 AM

Outstanding capture! Congrats on your win! #10010652

Terry Cervi 2/28/2012 5:37:59 AM

Congrats on this awesome and very well deserved win, Ms. V!!! WTG!! #10010702

Don Christiana 2/28/2012 6:04:45 AM

Congrats Val... Super Gold Win for a Superb Photo. Have a great day. #10010786

Christopher J. Budny 2/28/2012 6:27:26 AM

Great macro work, Val; love the shades of green throughout. Congratulations! #10010843

Lisa J. Boulden 2/28/2012 6:56:16 AM

WTG!
Big congratulations!
~♥~Lisa #10010910

Anita N. Hogue 2/28/2012 7:39:49 AM

Love the colors, dof and composition, Val! Congratulations! #10011040

Usman M. Bajwa 2/28/2012 7:58:55 AM

No surprise here, Val. Glad to see this get Golden!

UB. #10011139

Patricia Seidler 2/28/2012 7:59:49 AM

Congratulations Val on this wonderful winner! Love the color. It will be perfect for next months's contest category too! #10011144

ROBIN-LEE M. Vieira 2/28/2012 8:00:26 AM

The Poser...had a very talented "composer" This is a stunning capture...like so much of your work!! Big congratulations on this gorgeous win!!! :) #10011150

Irene Colling 2/28/2012 8:08:26 AM

Amazing shot Val.

Congratulations on your gold award. #10011206

Nancyj Hovey 2/28/2012 10:08:54 AM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your WINNER! 8o) #10011528

Lydia Williams 2/28/2012 11:11:17 AM

Wow, this is so amazing Val! Looks like I am looking at him LIVE! Yikes...well done. Congratulations on your golden win! #10011673

rony sagy 2/28/2012 12:11:41 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic winner, Val. Your work is amazing. #10011764

Tammy Espino 2/28/2012 12:49:00 PM

I love seeing you get gold, congrats!! :) #10011872

Patrick Rouzes 2/28/2012 12:57:47 PM

WTG, Val! BIG Congratulations on this well-deserved Winner, my friend! #10011921

Thomas E. Hinds 2/28/2012 2:10:13 PM

Fantastic Winner! Very deserving, Val! #10012103

Deborah C. Lewinson 2/28/2012 2:18:53 PM

Huge congrats on your awesome winner, Val- love this image!

Debby #10012138

Val Feldman 2/28/2012 2:32:08 PM

There's no way I could thank you all enough for your support and encouragement ...wouldn't even know where to begin - a HUGE TX thanks from the bottom of this ol' heart is about the best I can do. You people are just the BEST! (And thank you, Judges, also!) #10012193

JO ANN CLEVELAND 2/28/2012 2:34:39 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful 2nd Place Gold Winner Val!

jo ann c. #10012202

Rona L. Schwarz 2/28/2012 3:18:53 PM

WOW, Val!!! This is positively exquisite! It could be in National Geographic, it is so perfect. Incredible selective focus and I love all the marvelous shades and tones of green. Even thought the detail and clarity is exceptional, there is still a gentle softness to the whole image - I just can't stop staring at it. Amazing, woman, you just dazzle me! #10012272

Carol Eade 2/28/2012 7:25:47 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Val! #10012802

Phyllis Burchett 2/28/2012 7:40:07 PM

BIG congrats Val!!! #10012840

Renee Doyle 2/28/2012 9:36:32 PM

Knew it!! COngratulations on this wonderful winner Val! #10012967

Bojan Bencic 2/29/2012 8:02:45 AM

Congratulations on your win, Val. #10013694

Mary Beth Aiello 3/1/2012 7:59:58 AM

A perfect capture, Val. Huge congrats on this spectacular winner. #10015652

Dave Montero 3/1/2012 11:18:06 AM

Congratulations on this fantastic shot and well deserved win Val! #10016104

Shawn Jennings 3/1/2012 12:09:38 PM

Fantastic capture! Congratulations on your win! #10016205

Carol Flisak 3/2/2012 1:11:28 PM

Fantastic image, Val... love the detail, dof and shades of green! Huge congratulations on your winner! #10018222

Julie Burnett 3/3/2012 8:20:29 AM

HUGE congratulations on this fabulous, and well deserved win, Cuz!! #10019479

Gary Enloe 3/5/2012 7:53:49 AM

Very cool capture and a big CONGRATS on being a winner Val #10022904

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Another very cooperative, very mellow and chilled-out little guy found at Zilker Botanical Gardens here in Austin...

Happy Tuesday!

Resubmit into D&M 01/12

Exif: F Number: 9, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 3125/1000000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D7000

Uploaded on 10/18/2011 4:25:22 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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