Fuzzy

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 2/12/2012 9:01:51 AM

Outstanding color, light, tones, and details on these 'fuzzy buds'.
Beautifully captured and presented, Merna!
~♥~lisa #1442899

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 2/12/2012 9:27:05 AM

Thank you very much, some times it is hard to decide. Merna #9978880

Martha R. Mazon level-classic 2/12/2012 10:34:58 AM

Very beautiful, Merna! The repeating curved lines really make this striking image. #9978984

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 2/12/2012 10:36:26 AM

This is Outstanding Merna!! #9978988

Amalia Sylvia Ms Arriaga Salinas level-classic 2/12/2012 12:43:24 PM

Fantastic details and colors Merna!,
Amalia #9979167

Monica Mermoz level-classic 2/12/2012 4:21:59 PM

Wonderful, Merna! #9979501

Neal D. Hatcher level-classic 2/13/2012 4:54:02 AM

Outstanding--Beautiful capture -Love the treatment #9980234

Neal D. Hatcher level-classic 2/13/2012 4:54:16 AM

Outstanding--Beautiful capture -Love the treatment #9980235

Dianne level-classic 2/14/2012 8:40:03 PM

Love these Merna! I just bought some of these myself!
Very nice capture. #9983195

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 2/16/2012 9:50:28 AM

Hi Dianne: This happens to be my favorite flower and does well in my location. Thanks for the comment. Merna #9985645

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 2/16/2012 10:17:13 AM

Thank you so much Neal, Merna #9985687

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 2/16/2012 10:18:15 AM

Hi Monica: I appreciate your comment so much. Merna #9985689

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 2/16/2012 10:22:31 AM

Hello Amalia: Thank you for your kind words, Merna #9985694

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 2/16/2012 10:23:33 AM

Hello Jeff: Thank you for the comment and support, Merna #9985695

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 2/16/2012 10:25:57 AM

Hello Martha: I consider it an honor to have you comment on my image. Merna #9985697

Nancy Marie Ricketts 2/16/2012 8:04:49 PM

Perfect placement of your focus on these wonderfully hairy buds! #9986437

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 2/18/2012 10:46:21 AM

I always look forward to your comments. Thank you, Marie. Merna #9989188

Karen Celella level-classic 2/22/2012 5:28:57 AM

Wonderful capture, Merna. #9995748

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 2/22/2012 2:31:11 PM

Hi Karen: Thank you for the thoughtful notes you send to me. Merna #9996483

Phyllis A. Houghton level-classic 2/27/2012 1:03:25 PM

This is so cool, Merna. I love the colors, with the deep blue fuzz. Great macro detail. The S shaped curve of the stems make it too. I expect to see this again. Hope you are okay. I think of you often. #10008418

Kathy Salerni level-classic 2/27/2012 1:27:43 PM

A wonderful capture, Merna! I love the color and your selective focus! Well done! #10008531

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 2/29/2012 7:34:03 AM

Thank you Phillis, it is always so nice to hear from you. Merna #10013599

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/1/2012 8:04:14 AM

Hi Kathy: Thank you for your very nice comment. Merna #10015674

Rita Hill level-classic 3/25/2012 6:53:31 PM

Congratulations on the Finalist! I love this and knew it had to be a winner. So proud of you. Yippi! #10054174

Nancy Marie Ricketts 3/25/2012 7:12:51 PM

HUGE congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Merna! #10054315

Neal D. Hatcher level-classic 3/25/2012 7:20:42 PM

"CONGRATULATIONS"---Good luck on the next round #10054396

Peggy J. Pfister level-classic 3/25/2012 7:37:13 PM

Just beautiful! Congratulations on a well deserved finalist! #10054623

Bobby Ray Goodman level-classic 3/25/2012 7:44:20 PM

A big Congratulations on your beautiful finalist my friend!!!! #10054727

Wm Nosal level-classic 3/25/2012 7:51:30 PM

Beautiful Image, Marna!
Congratulations #10054850

Wm Nosal level-classic 3/25/2012 7:52:05 PM

Beautiful Image, Marna!
Congratulations #10054859

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com level-classic 3/25/2012 7:59:50 PM

I like having the pair rather than the single image. Makes for a stronger image. #10054972

Dianne level-classic 3/25/2012 9:26:38 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Merna! #10055529

Louisa Hancock level-classic 3/25/2012 11:50:52 PM

Congratulations Merna a wonderful finalist #10055857

Mary K. Robison level-classic 3/26/2012 4:26:56 AM

Outstanding detail in this macro, Merna. Congratulations on its making Finalist, and best of luck in the next round.
#10056344

Stefania Barbier level-classic 3/26/2012 4:48:52 AM

CONGRATULATIONS!!! #10056447

Carol Eade level-classic 3/26/2012 6:52:49 AM

Congratulations on another beautiful finalist, Merna! #10056913

Lorri Shank level-classic 3/26/2012 7:29:58 AM

And, another one, Merna! So beautiful--I love the balance and color in this. Great job. Good luck.... #10057039

Agnes Fegan level-classic 3/26/2012 10:56:32 AM

Beautiful details and greens ... congratulations!!! #10057848

Rony Sagy level-classic 3/26/2012 12:09:39 PM

Congratulations. Wonderful work. #10058134

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 3/26/2012 1:00:57 PM

Terrific macro, Merna; congratulations! #10058305

Tammy Espino level-classic 3/26/2012 1:52:21 PM

Congrats on your wonderful finalist! #10058507

Gord MacEachern level-classic 3/26/2012 2:57:19 PM

Wonderful finalist Merna, good luck next round!! #10058648

Emile Abbott level-classic 3/26/2012 3:07:51 PM

Congrats again on another outstanding finalist, Merna. #10058687

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/26/2012 3:48:11 PM

Rita : Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna: #10058846

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/26/2012 3:52:21 PM

Nancy Marie: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna #10058861

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/26/2012 3:53:20 PM

Neal: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna #10058863

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/26/2012 3:55:56 PM

Hi Peggy: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna #10058873

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/26/2012 3:58:04 PM

Hi Bobby Ray: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna #10058880

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/26/2012 4:03:34 PM

Hi Wm. Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna #10058903

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/26/2012 4:08:17 PM

The Better Photo Judges: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna #10058921

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/26/2012 4:09:22 PM

Hi Dianne: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna #10058924

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/26/2012 4:10:26 PM

Hi Louisa: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna #10058927

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/26/2012 4:15:20 PM

Hi Mary: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna #10058938

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/26/2012 4:19:50 PM

Hi Stefania: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna #10058958

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/26/2012 4:22:34 PM

Hi Carol: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna #10058976

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/26/2012 4:23:40 PM

Hi Lorri: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna #10058981

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/26/2012 4:25:39 PM

Hi Agnes: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna #10058988

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/26/2012 4:27:27 PM

Hi Rony: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna #10058996

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/26/2012 4:31:43 PM

Hi Christopher: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna #10059011

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/26/2012 4:33:27 PM

Hi Tammy: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna #10059015

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/26/2012 4:34:06 PM

Hi Gord: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna #10059016

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/26/2012 4:34:48 PM

Hi Emile: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna #10059019

Lydia Williams level-classic 3/26/2012 5:05:33 PM

Oh my, do I love these guys! very well done, Merna..Congratulations! #10059141

Phyllis Burchett level-classic 3/26/2012 6:58:15 PM

FABulous Merna, congrats! #10059515

PATRICIA A. CASEY level-classic 3/27/2012 8:27:36 AM

Congratulations Merna....lovely capture...very interesting macro...the colors and textures are terrific! All the very best in the next round! Cheers =^..^= #10061069

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 3/27/2012 9:01:13 AM

Congratz & good luck, Merna! #10061141

Patricia Seidler level-classic 3/27/2012 9:21:56 AM

Wonderful capture and well deserved finalist Merna! #10061193

Randy D. Dinkins level-classic 3/27/2012 4:04:48 PM

Congratulations Merna, very nice shot. Good luck. #10061903

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 3/27/2012 4:43:04 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic Finalist Merna!


jo ann c. #10061970

David M. Montero level-classic 3/27/2012 9:22:39 PM

Just the right amount of focus. Congratulations Merna!!! #10062422

Allen O. Howard 3/28/2012 10:21:06 AM

Exceptional finalist Merna! Congratulations!!! #10063272

Terry A. Stoa level-classic 3/28/2012 7:22:49 PM

Congrats on the Winner, Merna! And thanks for looking at my gallery. Yours is inspiring, to say the least. #10063854

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 3/28/2012 7:26:51 PM

Congratulations on this super First Place Win Merna!

jo ann c. #10063873

Peggy J. Pfister level-classic 3/28/2012 7:34:37 PM

Bog congrats, Merna! Well done! #10063905

Susan D. Royce level-classic 3/28/2012 7:39:12 PM

Congratulations Merna! I love everything about this shot. A very deserving winner! #10063916

Phyllis A. Houghton level-classic 3/28/2012 7:39:16 PM

A huge congratulations on your wonderful 1st place. It is unique, well done and has such clarity!! #10063917

Yulianto Soeroso level-classic 3/28/2012 7:47:45 PM

congratulation
#10063944

Ann Coates level-classic 3/28/2012 7:48:08 PM

Congratulations on your fabulous Gold. #10063947

Carmody Baker level-classic 3/28/2012 7:48:10 PM

A great job. Way to go Merna!!! #10063948

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/28/2012 8:00:01 PM

I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10063975

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/28/2012 8:00:05 PM

I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10063976

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/28/2012 8:05:50 PM

Hi Yulianto: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10063997

Rona L. Schwarz level-classic 3/28/2012 8:07:21 PM

Merna, this is magnificent! A spectacular macro capture with details so sharp you could cut them with a knife - and what spectacular color! I don't have anything more poetic to add except a hearty HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on a really brilliant First Place Winner! #10063999

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/28/2012 8:07:23 PM

Hi Ann: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10064001

Michelle Alton level-classic 3/28/2012 8:08:44 PM

What a magnificent winning image, Merna.
Heartiest congratulations! #10064004

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/28/2012 8:09:16 PM

Hi Phyllis: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10064006

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/28/2012 8:11:50 PM

Hi Michelle:I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10064012

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/28/2012 8:13:25 PM

Hi Rona: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10064018

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/28/2012 8:23:45 PM

Hi Susan: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna #10064048

Martha R. Mazon level-classic 3/28/2012 8:25:38 PM

Congratulations on this well deserved first place winner, Merna!! I'm very glad to see this again. #10064053

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/28/2012 8:26:09 PM

Hi Peggy: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna #10064054

Charles C. Berkeley level-classic 3/28/2012 8:28:46 PM

Big congratulations on your First Place winner! Charles #10064067

Ellen Hodges level-classic 3/28/2012 8:31:27 PM

Huge congrats on a fantastic winner, Merna!!! #10064078

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/28/2012 8:36:35 PM

Hi Martha: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna #10064090

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic 3/28/2012 8:37:41 PM

AMAZING image and winner!!Huge congratulations,Merna!! #10064092

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/28/2012 8:37:58 PM

Hi Charles: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna #10064094

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/28/2012 8:41:35 PM

Hi Ellen:Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna #10064105

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/28/2012 8:48:13 PM

Hi Ujjwal: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna #10064116

Phyllis Burchett level-classic 3/28/2012 8:49:51 PM

BIG congrats Merna on this stunning winner!!! #10064120

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/28/2012 8:53:05 PM

Hi Phyllis: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna #10064129

Wm Nosal level-classic 3/28/2012 9:10:50 PM

:) Congratulations Again! #10064166

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/28/2012 9:18:17 PM

Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna #10064184

Mariann Kovats level-classic 3/28/2012 9:34:08 PM

Congratulations on your awesome 1st place win, Merna! #10064230

Erica Murphy level-classic 3/28/2012 9:39:10 PM

Congratulations on this gorgeous winner Merna!! Awesome color, comp and details!! #10064241

Kathy Salerni level-classic 3/28/2012 10:00:58 PM

Congrats on your well deserved First Place win, Merna! #10064288

Irene Colling level-classic 3/28/2012 10:06:21 PM

Wonderful photography Merna of this compelling subject. Your composition, color and detail are just perfect.

Congratulations on your Gold award for this winning image. #10064300

Lyn Darlington level-classic 3/28/2012 10:08:23 PM

Congrats on your gold win! Well deserved! #10064302

Stefania Barbier level-classic 3/28/2012 10:41:41 PM

congratulations on your beautiful winner!!! #10064347

FERNANDA KINGSLEY-THOMAS level-classic 3/28/2012 10:55:28 PM

Hi Merna

I am so sorry I have missed it the first time. I have not had time to look at any of the wonderful photos you and other photographers have posted.

This is so amazing. Absolutely outstanding. It almost pops out of the screen. Despite all your troubles you can produce something of this quality. You are an example for me. I just hope I can use you as my role model and have your strength.

I am so happy for you my dear friend. #10064372

Lauren Simmons level-classic 3/28/2012 11:07:44 PM

Congratulations. This image is just beautiful. I love the symmetry. Well deserved winner!
#10064387

Carrie M. Groseclose level-classic 3/29/2012 12:26:12 AM

Congratulations Merna on your gorgeous WINNER!
#10064455

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic 3/29/2012 12:38:10 AM

Congratulations Merna for this wonderful gold! #10064462

Sandra J. Anderson level-classic 3/29/2012 1:23:20 AM

Congratulations on an outstanding win Merna. Beautiful work. #10064478

Inge Linden level-classic 3/29/2012 2:32:10 AM

Congratulations! #10064535

Kathy Wesserling level-classic 3/29/2012 2:42:13 AM

Merna - Congratulations on your fabulous Gold! #10064558

Randy D. Dinkins level-classic 3/29/2012 2:47:35 AM

Congratulations Merna, great shot, well deserved. #10064577

Tiia Vissak level-classic 3/29/2012 2:51:30 AM

Congratulations on your Winner! #10064592

Pat Abbott level-classic 3/29/2012 3:08:25 AM

Beautiful colors and details! Congrats on your winner! #10064635

Renee Doyle level-classic 3/29/2012 3:10:39 AM

Congratulations on your excellent First Place Winner Merna! #10064649

Mary K. Robison level-classic 3/29/2012 3:39:42 AM

Congratulations on your richly deserved First Place Winner, Merna! #10064750

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 3/29/2012 4:15:26 AM

Wonderful winner Merna, congratulations! #10064824

Agnes Fegan level-classic 3/29/2012 4:17:57 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful winning image Merna. #10064836

Neal D. Hatcher level-classic 3/29/2012 4:31:28 AM

----"CONGRATULATIONS"-FANTASTIC-BEAUTIFUL----WELL DESERVED FIRST PLACE
WINNER------"WAY TO GO" #10064875

Ruth Grimm level-classic 3/29/2012 5:13:37 AM

Oh, my goodness, Merna! Congratulations on this well deserved first place win!! SO proud of you! So proud!! #10064965

Dayna Cain level-classic 3/29/2012 5:14:37 AM

WTG Merna! Fantastic and deserving first place win! #10064968

Lois J. Adomite level-classic 3/29/2012 5:23:54 AM

This is a fantastic photo, congratulations on the gold. #10064986

Linda D. Lester level-classic 3/29/2012 6:00:47 AM

Congratulations on your first place win! Just beautiful! #10065095

Gina Cormier level-classic 3/29/2012 6:48:08 AM

Congrats Merna on this wonderful maco image!!! WTG!!! #10065179

Tammy Espino level-classic 3/29/2012 7:26:44 AM

Congrats on your win :) #10065246

Anita Hogue level-classic 3/29/2012 8:07:56 AM

Congratulations on your outstanding First Place Win! #10065326

Nancy Marie Ricketts 3/29/2012 8:32:59 AM

Congratulations,my friend on this wonderful 1st place win. Look at your following-that's because you always respond to others and you really care,and they know it. #10065396

Naomi Weiser level-classic 3/29/2012 8:41:05 AM

wow, amazing shot, congrats! #10065411

Diane Underwood level-classic 3/29/2012 9:10:37 AM

Wow , I love how you captured these best buds :) a very rare find. A well deserving winner Merna. I Shout! Congrats! #10065429

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 3/29/2012 9:46:17 AM

Hue CONGRATZ on your stunning First Place Winner, Merna. WTG!!!

UB. #10065451

Memoriee G. Sconce 3/29/2012 10:03:43 AM

Congrats nice detail.
Memoriee #10065480

Lydia Williams level-classic 3/29/2012 10:12:11 AM

Congratulations, Merna...I love this one too as the judges did...Yay #10065493

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/29/2012 10:45:32 AM

Hello Lydia: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and I am honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10065541

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/29/2012 10:48:03 AM

Hi Memoriee: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and I am honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10065544

Christine Czernin level-classic 3/29/2012 11:01:55 AM

Many congratulations on your wonderful gold win, Merna.
You can be proud. #10065552

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/29/2012 11:12:33 AM

Hi Christine: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and I am honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10065558

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/29/2012 11:14:09 AM

Hi Usman: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and I am honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10065560

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/29/2012 11:21:57 AM

Hi Diane: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and I am honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10065573

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/29/2012 11:24:07 AM

Hi Naomi: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and I am honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10065575

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/29/2012 11:28:54 AM

Hello Nancy Marie: Your kindness and support has been an inspiration to me, I sincerely hope that you know how much it means to have a wonderful and giving friend like you. Sincerely, Merna #10065584

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/29/2012 11:32:12 AM

Hi Anita: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10065591

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/29/2012 11:33:33 AM

Hi Tammy: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10065594

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/29/2012 11:36:54 AM

Hi Gina: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10065599

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/29/2012 11:38:26 AM

Hi Linda: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10065602

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/29/2012 11:42:11 AM

Hi Lois: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10065609

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/29/2012 11:44:07 AM

Hi Dayna: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10065611

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/29/2012 11:45:33 AM

Hi Ruth: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10065612

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/29/2012 11:46:32 AM

Hi Neal: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10065614

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/29/2012 11:47:26 AM

Hi Agnes: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10065615

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/29/2012 11:48:52 AM

Hi Claudia: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10065617

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/29/2012 11:50:42 AM

Hi Mary: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10065618

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/29/2012 11:51:30 AM

Hi Renee: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10065620

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/29/2012 11:52:20 AM

Hi Pat: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10065621

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/29/2012 11:53:12 AM

Hi Tiia: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10065622

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/29/2012 11:54:14 AM

Hi Randy: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10065623

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/29/2012 11:55:11 AM

Hi Kathy: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10065625

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/29/2012 11:56:20 AM

Hi Inge: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10065626

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/29/2012 11:57:09 AM

Hi Sandra: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10065627

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/29/2012 11:58:38 AM

Hi Reynaldo: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10065628

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/29/2012 11:59:32 AM

Hi Carrie: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10065629

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/29/2012 12:01:13 PM

Hi Lauren: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10065632

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/29/2012 12:02:21 PM

Hi Fernanda: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10065633

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/29/2012 12:04:12 PM

Hi Stefania: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10065636

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/29/2012 12:05:31 PM

Hi Lyn: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10065637

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/29/2012 12:06:34 PM

Hi Irene: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10065638

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/29/2012 12:07:38 PM

Hi Kathy: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10065642

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/29/2012 12:08:40 PM

Hi Erica: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10065645

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/29/2012 12:09:33 PM

Hi Mariann: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10065646

Terry Cervi level-classic 3/29/2012 12:35:15 PM

Congrats on your beautiful First Place win, Merna!! Gorgeous work! #10065683

Bobby Ray Goodman level-classic 3/29/2012 12:51:09 PM

A Big Congratulations on this beautiful win Merna!!! #10065708

Janet McNeil level-classic 3/29/2012 1:23:44 PM

Congratulations Merna on your First Prize Win!! A beautiful capture!! #10065769

Allen O. Howard 3/29/2012 1:43:57 PM

I knew this image had it "goin on" Merna! Congratulations!!! #10065800

Lindley Johnson level-classic 3/29/2012 2:36:06 PM

Big congratulations on your outstanding First Place Win, Merna! #10065900

Maria Coulson level-classic 3/29/2012 5:13:05 PM

This is beautiful Merna. Huge congratulations! #10066171

Carol Eade level-classic 3/29/2012 5:54:22 PM

Warm congratulations on your First Place, Merna! #10066244

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic 3/29/2012 6:35:14 PM

Beautiful First Place win, Merna. Congratulations. #10066326

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic 3/30/2012 5:19:29 AM

Wow what an unusual plant, and you made a gorgeous macro out of it. CONGRATULATIONS on your First Place Win!!! #10066881

Glenn E. Traver level-classic 3/30/2012 8:10:58 AM

Congratulations Merna on your First Place winner, a beautiful winner ~ GT #10067049

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/30/2012 8:41:03 AM

I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10067062

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/30/2012 8:42:14 AM

Hi Amanda: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10067063

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/30/2012 8:49:44 AM

Hi R. J. I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10067073

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/30/2012 8:51:00 AM

Hi Carol: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10067075

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/30/2012 8:51:57 AM

Hi Maria: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10067076

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/30/2012 8:52:48 AM

Hi Lindley: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10067077

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/30/2012 8:53:49 AM

Hi Allen: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10067078

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/30/2012 8:54:47 AM

Hi Janet: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10067079

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/30/2012 8:57:06 AM

Hi Bobby Ray: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10067080

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 3/30/2012 8:58:02 AM

Hi Terry: I debated with myself about this image because it was not sharp all over. My friend, Rita encouraged me to have faith and enter it; I learned a lesson about wanting perfection and to expect this in a Macro shot. A lesson learned and honored and thankful for the award thank you, thank you! Merna #10067081

Tarun Bose 3/30/2012 9:51:40 AM

Big congrats Mirna for your winner. #10067167

Bill currier level-classic 3/30/2012 10:56:08 AM

Well done Myrna!! Congrats. This is a wonderful picture. Love everything about it. A work of art! #10067323

Debbie Bray level-classic 3/30/2012 7:19:04 PM

Merna, beautiful image, and well deserved! Your encouragement is being repaid with a first place winner!! Congratulations!! #10068043

Dianne level-classic 3/30/2012 8:26:22 PM

Congratulations on your winning image Merna! :) #10068109

Robert K. Bemus level-classic 3/30/2012 9:39:40 PM

Huge congratulations on a beautiful and well deserved First Place Win, Merna!! #10068143

Karen Celella level-classic 3/31/2012 7:41:42 AM

Congratulations on your fabulous first place winner, Merna! #10068655

Lorna Shutter level-classic 3/31/2012 8:52:37 AM

Wow, Merna!!! This is absolutely gorgeous!!! ... and I love the way it isn't sharp (as you put it) all over! Very beautiful and well-deserving of your 1st Place Award!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! :)
Photobucket #10068746

Andre Larose level-classic 3/31/2012 6:20:04 PM

Beautiful photography Merna!

Congratulations! Well done.

André #10069384

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 3/31/2012 9:58:33 PM

Uniquely beautiful Merna, a super image. Congratulations on your BIG win! #10069611

Gary R. Smith level-classic 4/1/2012 8:34:20 AM

Outstanding shot, Merna and Congratulations! Well deserved. #10070165

Emile Abbott level-classic 4/1/2012 10:56:35 AM

Congrats Merna on a well deserved gold medal. #10070382

Rudi Reiner level-classic 4/1/2012 11:26:54 AM

What a superb marco shot, congraduations Merna! #10070459

Steve D. Hinkle level-classic 4/1/2012 5:36:27 PM

Hi Merna, fantastic capture, well done.
A big congrats with many more to come!
Steve #10070927

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 4/2/2012 3:06:17 PM

Hi Steve: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna #10072212

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 4/2/2012 3:14:44 PM

Hi Tarun: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna #10072234

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 4/2/2012 3:15:54 PM

Hi Bill: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna #10072238

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 4/2/2012 3:16:44 PM

Debbie: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna #10072240

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 4/2/2012 3:17:58 PM

Hi Diane: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna #10072242

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 4/2/2012 3:18:48 PM

Hi Robert: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna #10072243

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 4/2/2012 3:20:10 PM

Hi Karen: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna #10072246

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 4/2/2012 3:21:29 PM

Hi Lorna: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna #10072249

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 4/2/2012 3:22:15 PM

Hi Andre: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna #10072250

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 4/2/2012 3:23:10 PM

Hi Donna:Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna #10072252

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 4/2/2012 3:23:53 PM

Hi Gary: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna #10072255

Monica Mermoz level-classic 4/2/2012 3:24:27 PM

Big congratulations on this excellent First Prize Winner, Merna!! Thank you for your comments in my iris photos, I appreciate it very much!! #10072256

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 4/2/2012 3:24:46 PM

Hi Emile: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna #10072258

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 4/2/2012 3:26:08 PM

Hi Rudi: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna #10072264

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 4/2/2012 3:39:09 PM

Hi Monica: Though the words are simple, they come from the heart, thank you. Merna #10072310

Sabrina Ryan level-classic 4/2/2012 6:24:30 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Merna on this excellent macro image capture! #10072568

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 4/3/2012 9:14:37 PM

Thank you so much Sabrina, you are always very supportive. Merna #10074290

David M. Montero level-classic 4/4/2012 3:29:11 PM

This is really a fantastic macro. Love the comp. Well done and a huge congratulations on your win Merna!!! #10075277

Nancyj Hovey level-classic 4/5/2012 4:20:17 PM

OUTSTANDING MACRO, Merna

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving 1st Place WINNER! 8o) #10076970

Bojan Bencic level-classic 4/7/2012 6:12:59 AM

This is fantastic. Congratulations on your win, Merna! #10079457

Karen Bacon level-classic 4/7/2012 1:07:54 PM

Congratulations Merna on a this fantastic winner! #10079981

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic 4/8/2012 4:24:39 PM

Congratulations Merna on this wonderful 1st place winner. Wonderful macro work! #10081452

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 4/9/2012 10:46:53 AM

Thank you Amanda! Merna #10082510

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 4/9/2012 10:48:00 AM

Thank you Karen! Merna #10082511

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 4/9/2012 10:49:01 AM

Thank you Bojan: Merna #10082514

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 4/9/2012 10:49:47 AM

Thank you Nancyj! Merna #10082515

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 4/9/2012 10:50:30 AM

Thank you Dave! Merna #10082517

Summer A. Kozisek level-classic 4/15/2012 12:58:11 AM

Lovely macro Merna, congratulations on your well deserved gold!! #10091267

Linda S. Smith level-classic 4/19/2012 3:05:11 PM

Congrats Merna on this outstanding capture!!! WTG!!! #10099438

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 4/21/2012 1:01:19 PM

Thank you Summer for your support and nice comment. Merna #10102904

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 4/21/2012 1:04:45 PM

Thank you Linda: I am still enjoying the thrill. Merna #10102911

Laura D. Greene level-classic 4/23/2012 6:49:41 PM

Merna, Wow! This is quite an interesting and incredible shot. You really deserved the first place! #10106561

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 4/25/2012 4:57:15 PM

Hi Laura: It is always so nice to hear from you and you always offer very nice comments. Merna #10109320

Kim Andelkovic (Kovic) level-classic 5/3/2012 2:51:04 AM

Outstanding Win Merna :-) Congrats #10120395

Laura Millet R. level-classic 5/3/2012 4:52:34 PM

Querida Merna, FELICIDADES! Maravillosa imagen! #10121527

Paul D. 5/3/2012 9:57:12 PM

Outstanding image. Congrats!! #10121890

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 5/5/2012 1:43:07 PM

Hello Kim: Thank You! Just two small words to express so much gratitude, Merna #10125056

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 5/5/2012 1:43:57 PM

Hello Laura: Thank You! Just two small words to express so much gratitude, Merna #10125059

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 5/5/2012 1:44:50 PM

Hello Paul: Thank You! Just two small words to express so much gratitude, Merna #10125062

Liz Bullock level-classic 6/4/2012 6:32:47 PM

My favorite flower and you have captured their buds beautifully,congratulations! #10168482

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 6/5/2012 12:12:37 PM

Hi Liz: Thank you for the lovely comment regarding my Fuzzy's. Merna #10169522

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 6/25/2012 2:41:51 PM

This is lovely, Merna! #10199891

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 6/26/2012 6:01:38 PM

Hello Shelly: Your very nice comment is appreciated. Merna #10201730

Sharon level-classic 6/30/2012 6:42:28 AM

Merna, HUGE congratulations on your outstanding and well deserved FIRST PLACE WIN!!! #10207351

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 6/30/2012 3:03:58 PM

Sending you heartfelt thanks. Merna #10207861

LeAnn Wood level-classic 2/13/2013 5:32:17 PM

Oh, wow, Merna! I just saw this spectacular photo. The range of your photography- in style and subject, is vast. What incredible work! #10567105

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 2/25/2013 11:40:44 AM

Thank you very much for all the nice comments, your support means so much to me. Merna #10584247

Linda L. Mayfield level-classic 12/18/2014 2:11:39 PM

Love the in and out focus...even more effective that way! #11208823

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).

Description

The fuzzy down on an Icelandic poppy bud is one of the very prominent features of this magnificent flower.
Settings: f/5.0 1/80 ISO 200
Sunny
Lens: 105 mm
Effects: Onone
Uploaded: 2-12-2012
CATEGORY: Details & Macro

Exif: F Number: 5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.67, ExposureTime: 125/10000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D700

Uploaded on 2/12/2012 8:40:17 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner


Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Merna L. Nobile. Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.
Contact photographer via gallery.
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.