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Julie Burnett 3/19/2012 4:44:39 AM

Gorgeous color, light and dof, Michele!! #1450539

Michele Peterson 3/19/2012 3:52:36 PM

Thanks, Julie! #10045239

Christopher Budny 3/19/2012 7:11:22 PM

What a beauty! #10045528

Michele Peterson 3/20/2012 9:20:56 PM

Thank you Chris! #10047199

Dayna Cain 3/21/2012 6:07:14 AM

Bet we see this one again Michele! This is gorgeous! #10047691

Michele Peterson 3/27/2012 3:18:12 PM

Thank you Dayna. :-) #10061770

Daniella Puente 4/12/2012 10:09:12 AM

Wonderful close up Michele #10087421

Michele Peterson 4/12/2012 10:44:48 AM

Thank you Daniella! #10087433

Usman M. Bajwa 5/2/2012 7:30:40 AM

Fabulously captured, Michele. CONGRATZ!

UB. #10118520

Michelle L. Frick 5/2/2012 8:34:31 AM

Ohhhh, so gorgeous!!! Love the delicate water drops on the purple petals! Congratulations Michele! #10118777

Naomi Weiser 5/2/2012 9:05:47 AM

great shot, congrats! #10118899

Dominick M. Dimacale 5/2/2012 9:40:33 AM

Congratulations Michele!!!!!

Dominick #10118954

Michele Peterson 5/2/2012 10:41:49 AM

Thank you so much, Usman, Michelle, Naomi, and Dominick! #10119088

Mitch Spence 5/2/2012 1:10:55 PM

An excellent close up of this delicate bloom, Michele. Congratulations to you. #10119321

Neal D. Hatcher 5/2/2012 5:09:18 PM


Donna La Mattino Pagakis 5/2/2012 7:19:50 PM

Congratulations Michele, this looks like a WINNER to me. Best of luck in the next round! #10120015

Patrick Rouzes 5/3/2012 8:11:34 AM

Congratulations on this super beautiful Finalist, Michele! #10120868

Patti Coblentz 5/3/2012 8:17:24 AM

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! Congratulations on your finalist!
This as to be one of my favorite flower images in a vey long time...just lovely! #10120888

Michele Peterson 5/3/2012 3:05:53 PM

Thanks so much, Mitch, Neal, Donna, Patrick, and Patti.... you have all made my day! :-) #10121401

Bob Cournoyer 5/4/2012 8:28:11 PM

Gorgeous Gold, Michele... :-) #10123496

Graham Robards 5/4/2012 9:01:00 PM

Wow Michelle, congratulations, stunning! pat #10123552

Val Feldman 5/4/2012 10:09:18 PM

I couldn't agree with Patti's above comment more. So very beautiful - light, color, detail, presentation - all top notch. Congratulations on your very superb Gold Win, Michele! #10123616

Katarina Mansson 5/4/2012 11:12:46 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner Michele! #10123724

Patti Coblentz 5/5/2012 7:07:30 AM

Congratulations on your win, Michele...always a favorite...so beautiful in al ways! #10124340

Carol Quina 5/5/2012 9:57:08 AM

Congratulations on your very deserving win Michele. It's a beauty! #10124758

Michele Peterson 5/5/2012 11:08:56 AM

Thank you SOOO much, everyone, I greatly appreciate your wonderful comments!! :-) #10124883

Bojan Bencic 5/5/2012 1:51:19 PM

This is magical, Michele. Congratulations on your win. #10125080

Neal D. Hatcher 5/5/2012 6:19:16 PM

Congratulations on your Gold #10125363

Michele Peterson 5/5/2012 8:56:08 PM

Thank you, Bojan and Neal!! #10125540

Leslie McLain 5/6/2012 5:27:44 AM

Congrats on a beautiful winner, Michele. #10125831

Christopher Budny 5/6/2012 8:08:08 AM

Congratulations, Michele! #10126049

Mitch Spence 5/6/2012 10:45:34 AM

Beautifully done, Michele. Congratulations. #10126230

Usman M. Bajwa 5/6/2012 10:42:52 PM

Huge CONGRATZ on a very well-deserved Gold Win, Michele. I know there are many more to come ;)

UB. #10127033

Michele Peterson 5/7/2012 10:13:35 AM

Thanks so much, Leslie, Chris, Mitch, and Usman!!! #10127631

Merna L. Nobile 5/9/2012 9:08:12 PM

Well here we are, through thick and thin. It is a joy to be able to be supportive and to congratulate each other for another month of magnificent photographs during May, 2012. I send all of you my very best, Merna Nobile #10131521

Michele Peterson 5/11/2012 3:40:39 PM

Thanks, Merna! :-) #10134160

David M. Montero 5/12/2012 3:30:08 PM

Congratulations on scoring gold with this beautiful capture Michele! #10134962

Amanda J. Tanner 5/15/2012 3:25:45 AM

Congratulations Michele on this beautiful winner! #10137706

Michele Peterson 5/15/2012 6:13:34 PM

Thanks Dave and Amanda!! #10138517

Val Feldman 1/29/2013 12:13:30 PM

This came up on the contest page, Michele, and once again, I was struck with the outstanding beauty of this capture. Perfect technicals, beautiful color, light and details - a text book example of how to do it right! Just had to comment and congratulate you again! #10544400

Michele Peterson 1/29/2013 6:31:50 PM

Thanks, Val, your comment makes my day! #10544962

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Exif: F Number: 3.2, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/250 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 100.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi

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