First Look

© Monnie Ryan

First Look

Julie Burnett 3/23/2012 5:25:23 AM

Beautiful pov and clarity, Monnie. I like the solitary bloom against the buds!! #1451383

Millie A. Talarico 3/23/2012 5:39:29 AM

Very pretty,should be a good weekend for the rest of the buds to open, Monnie! #10050456

Monnie Ryan 3/23/2012 6:03:02 AM

From somewhere in cyberspace: Gord MacEachern

Just a beautiful post of color and detail Monnie, love it!!
We seem at least 6+ weeks ahead this spring.

Jeff Robinson 3/23/2012 6:18:02 AM

Excellent color, pov and capture! #10050518

frank w. degenhardt 3/23/2012 6:26:44 AM

I think we all are enjoying the beauty of spring blossoms and the colors, the smells, the refreshing feeling it gives us after winter. Love the way you presented it with the composition, the pov where we look down into the heart of the flower. A real beauty. #10050541

Robert R. Goodman 3/23/2012 6:58:54 AM

Hi Monnie,That is a beautiful flower I wish I could shoot.Absolutely stunning my friend,we don't see them down here!!! #10050611

Joy Rector 3/23/2012 9:27:47 AM

beautiful shot #10050775

Tammy M. Anderson 3/23/2012 10:41:58 AM

Beautifully captured, Monnie. #10050850

Nancy L. Green 3/23/2012 12:23:18 PM

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS Monnie, I especially like the wonderful DOF, WTG!! <>< #10050921

John Connolly 3/23/2012 1:03:47 PM

A wonderful capture of this beautiful pristine flower Monnie! The color and detail are absolutely delightful! #10050982

Mike Clime 3/23/2012 1:25:23 PM

Cool capture, like the pov and all of the other buds around it, Monnie! #10051019

Julianne Bradford 3/23/2012 2:02:49 PM

This is just gorgeous Monnie! #10051052

Carol L. Fowler 3/23/2012 8:35:27 PM

Gorgeous magnolia! Love the delicate hue #10051416

Heather Loewenhardt 3/23/2012 9:27:15 PM

Beautiful colour and detail. Love your floral images. #10051487

Anthony G. Comella 3/24/2012 12:13:09 PM

Fantastic!! #10052262

Tammy Espino 5/1/2012 8:38:39 PM

Congrats on your finalist!! :) #10117090

Tammy M. Anderson 5/2/2012 4:17:20 AM

Congrats, Monnie. Beautiful finalist. #10117787

Mary Timman 5/2/2012 4:28:11 AM

Congratulations on your great finalist! #10117826

Robert R. Goodman 5/2/2012 5:34:11 AM

A big Congratulations on this beautiful finalist,Monnie!!! #10118039

Millie A. Talarico 5/2/2012 6:40:35 AM

Wonderful, Monnie~! #10118308

Nancy L. Green 5/2/2012 7:17:08 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on this AWESOME finalist, WTG Monnie!!!! <>< #10118460

Usman M. Bajwa 5/2/2012 7:29:02 AM

Very soft and beautiful capture, Monnie. CONGRATZ!!!

UB. #10118508

Patricia Seidler 5/2/2012 8:19:36 AM

Beautiful Monnie. Congratulations on getting a Finalist! #10118711

Dominick M. Dimacale 5/2/2012 9:38:54 AM

Congratulations Monnie!!!!!

Dominick #10118950

Gina Cormier 5/2/2012 10:09:35 AM

Congrats on this fabulous image!! #10119001

Julianne Bradford 5/2/2012 12:27:58 PM

What a beauty Monnie! Congrats on this gorgeous finalist! #10119260

Mitch Spence 5/2/2012 12:55:35 PM

I love this, Monnie. The close up of the single bloom backed by the brethren is just beautiful. Congratulations. #10119305

Phyllis H. Burchett 5/2/2012 5:38:40 PM

Beautiful Monnie, congrats! #10119798

Carol Eade 5/2/2012 5:53:34 PM

Gorgeous finalist, Monnie, congratulations! #10119845

Heather Loewenhardt 5/2/2012 6:50:44 PM

Congrats on this wonderful finalist Monnie. Good luck. #10119963

Carol L. Fowler 5/2/2012 8:14:45 PM

Beautiful Finalist! Congrats! #10120143

Val Feldman 5/2/2012 8:48:37 PM

...and I think I remember just where this beautiful tree is! Such wonderful shades of pink and I like that you gave us a peek of the heart of this delicate bloom. Congratulations on a beautiful Finalist, Monnie and all the best in the upcoming round...enjoy the springtime wonders of MCP - I know you will! :) #10120200

Patti Coblentz 5/3/2012 8:14:56 AM

Such a delicate beauty, Monnie...a beautiful capture! Congratulations on your inalist! #10120879

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 5/3/2012 9:30:55 AM

Congratulations on your awesome finalist, best of luck in the next round!!! #10121011

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 5/4/2012 4:59:13 AM

Congratulations Monnie!!

Beautiful finalist!! #10122169

Nancyj E. Hovey 5/4/2012 11:10:46 AM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #10122608

Julie Burnett 5/5/2012 4:36:37 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Monnie!! #10124022

Carol Quina 5/5/2012 10:13:30 AM

Congratulations Monnie on this very lovely finalist! #10124784

Amanda J. Tanner 5/6/2012 1:58:03 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Monnie! #10126467

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After finding quite a few magnolias in bloom during our visit to Columbus, Ohio, this past weekend, I'd hoped to find something similar on the trees in Mill Creek Park near us a day or two later. They're full of buds, but I found only a single one that had ventured forth. It's TGIF - hope it's a good one for all of you!

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/60 seconds, Flash: did not fire, auto mode, ISO: 80, FocalLength: 6.10 mm, Model: Canon PowerShot G10

Uploaded on 3/23/2012 5:15:48 AM Photo Contest Finalist

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