© Val Feldman


Gord MacEachern level-deluxe 9/9/2012 4:39:58 AM

Hi Val, stunning remarkable work as always!!! #1485389

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 9/9/2012 5:10:31 AM

Excellent details and macro. Great colors. #10315118

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 9/9/2012 6:18:01 AM

That is a real Texas showdown! Outstanding color and detail!! #10315177

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe 9/9/2012 6:54:06 AM

Jeff said it best! Fabulous in every way, Val!!! #10315250

Dayna Cain level-deluxe 9/9/2012 7:47:31 AM

I've been trying for some time now to get a photo of flowers and bees. Still no luck but this is fantastic! #10315336

Julie Burnett 9/9/2012 8:20:04 AM

As always, over the top gorgeous color and detail, Val!! #10315381

Robert R. Goodman level-deluxe 9/9/2012 8:50:30 AM

Hi Valarie,Absolutely beautiful my friend.Stunning capture!!! #10315444

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe 9/9/2012 11:56:53 AM

Gorgeous shot, Val! I can never get the bees with this much clarity and detail! Great job, my friend!! #10315610

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 9/9/2012 1:05:28 PM

Tres Amigos. Outstanding details, color and focus Val.
Love the title too. #10315731

Anita Hogue 9/9/2012 1:06:36 PM

Just absolutely perfect, Val! Love that orange and details! #10315738

Julianne Bradford 9/9/2012 2:41:43 PM

Must "Bee" all that glorious color and poppy dust that attracts them Val:-)
Works for us too! This is just lovely! #10315889

Carol L. Fowler 9/9/2012 6:35:35 PM

A particularly delectable flower, I think! The skippers do the same around here. Too few flowers, so little time! #10316118

Tammy Espino 9/9/2012 7:03:35 PM

They are just little piggies!! :) A super capture, be careful not to get stung getting close to them! #10316155

Val Feldman level-deluxe 9/9/2012 8:03:35 PM

LOL, Tammy - piggies, for sure! Thanks everyone for the stop-by... thoroughly enjoyed your company! :) #10316213

Douglas Pignet level-deluxe 9/10/2012 2:37:54 AM

very nice capture with wonderful colors and comp...nicey done #10316441

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-deluxe 9/10/2012 4:14:35 AM

Gorgeous macro with great details,Val!! #10316538

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe 9/10/2012 9:29:19 AM

Amazing detail and gorgeous color, Val! #10316904

Don Christiana level-deluxe 9/10/2012 10:57:46 AM

WOW...Val, great image of a hard subject to really capture. The macro photo has it all, color, comp, and wonderful detail. #10316964

Terry Cervi level-deluxe 9/10/2012 6:17:54 PM

Hey, Ms.V! Looks like I've missed some beauties from you!! This is wonderful! I love how you've managed to capture 3 bees on that poppy! And the color and detail are fantastic too!! Superb work! #10317347

Sabrina Ryan 9/10/2012 6:53:13 PM

3 bees, wow! Wonderful macro image with sharp detail and pretty color, Val! #10317445

Rona L. Schwarz 9/10/2012 9:41:21 PM

WOW! Three bees on one flower, and all of them sharp with excellent detail and clarity, not to mention the vivid eye-popping color of the poppy! We've had almost no butterflies this year to speak of and so I have focused on bees - have found them much harder to shoot than I thought - they don't stay still for a moment! This is an amazing capture! #10317620

Rony Sagy 9/11/2012 7:28:37 AM

Your capture of the bee-party in a yellow poppy is just amazing. fantastic colors, dazzling clarity and a good story. #10318238

Val Feldman level-deluxe 9/11/2012 9:48:57 AM

Thanks so much everyone! Enjoy your day! #10318424

Stephen Zacker level-deluxe 9/12/2012 3:23:21 AM

What a macro. Like your title also :-) #10319352

Antonio Amen level-deluxe 9/12/2012 4:35:57 AM

Very good, well done. #10319466

Nina Shields level-deluxe 9/12/2012 6:59:56 AM

Val, it's a bee "Carousel"; great eye on your part, all captured with wonderful detailing; keep up the good work! #10319631

Nadia Paul level-deluxe 9/12/2012 10:36:47 PM

Bold and beautiful with bright and cheering colour (it's wet and windy today) - wonderful macro Val! #10320577

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-deluxe 9/14/2012 1:33:00 PM

Love this Val, really beautiful!

jo ann c. #10322989

Val Feldman level-deluxe 9/17/2012 10:25:31 AM

Thanks so much everyone! #10326519

Joannie Bertucci level-deluxe 9/19/2012 12:54:08 PM

My bet is one the third bee who is going to gather all the pollen while the other two duke it out! :-) Love the wonderful composition and the gorgeous virbrante colors Val! #10329378

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-deluxe 9/20/2012 7:31:13 PM

Who could resist such beauty and their sense of purpose is so admirable. It's a wonderful trait that we should all emulate. Great work here VAl. #10331125

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe 10/28/2012 9:54:30 PM

Such a wonderful closeup with great detail val. Congrats on this finalist image and good luck in the next round. #10388904

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-deluxe 10/29/2012 12:04:49 AM

Congratulations on yet another gorgeous Finalist,Val!! #10389120

Nadia Paul level-deluxe 10/29/2012 2:21:01 AM

Another gorgeous finalist - congrats Val! #10389346

Julie Burnett level-deluxe 10/29/2012 5:14:04 AM

What a great month for you, Val!! :) Congratulations yet again, and best of luck!! #10389715

Robert R. Goodman level-deluxe 10/29/2012 6:23:41 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist my friend!!! #10389961

Terry T. Ruvalcaba level-deluxe 10/29/2012 7:11:56 AM

great macro, congrats on finalist! #10390153

Don Christiana level-deluxe 10/29/2012 7:53:09 AM

Congrats Val on your wonderful Finalist. #10390263

Julianne Bradford level-deluxe 10/29/2012 8:15:51 AM

And one more time!! Congratulations Val!! #10390369

Phyllis A. Houghton level-deluxe 10/29/2012 9:02:28 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist #10390659

Rona L. Schwarz 10/29/2012 9:16:02 AM

I had a feeling we would see this one again, Val! Superb in every way! Hope to see it again with more GOLD! CONGRATULATIONS, my friend! #10390723

Carol L. Fowler 10/29/2012 11:18:22 AM

Beautiful! Great color and detail. Well deserved! #10391299

Rony Sagy 10/29/2012 11:24:02 AM

Congratulations Val on this spectacular finalist. I think that Rona is right. We are going to see it again. #10391353

Dayna Cain level-deluxe 10/29/2012 11:24:27 AM

Congrats Val!!! Incredible image and very deserving finalist! #10391357

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe 10/29/2012 12:26:23 PM

Woo Hoo! Another well deserved and gorgeous Finalist, Val! Good luck!! #10391686

Nancy L. Green level-deluxe 10/29/2012 1:10:30 PM

This is AWESOME Val, CONGRATULATIONS on this wonderful finalist, WTG!!! <>< #10391876

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 10/29/2012 1:31:56 PM


Nancyj E. Hovey level-deluxe 10/29/2012 2:21:29 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #10392217

Terry Cervi level-deluxe 10/29/2012 2:31:54 PM

What a fantastic macro, Ms.V!! Congrats!! #10392268

Tammy Espino 10/29/2012 4:53:51 PM

Way to go, Val!! :) #10392856

Thomas E. Hinds 10/29/2012 5:27:17 PM

This is an incredible capture, Val, with detail, color, and the whole boat of adjectives that are realities! Love it! Congratulations again! #10393032

Ann Coates level-deluxe 10/29/2012 8:50:33 PM

This is a brilliant image Val, congratulations on your finalist. #10393569

Carol Flisak level-deluxe 11/2/2012 7:49:42 AM

Outstanding color and details... congrats on another beautiful finalist, Val! #10400774

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe 11/3/2012 5:50:12 AM

Congrats on your triple play Val!! Outstanding! #10401905

Merna L. Nobile 11/13/2012 10:06:39 AM

Receiving an award from Better Photo is just like unwrapping a gift, the thrill is always the same! It is also exciting to be able to send my personal congratulations to each and every one of you and I look forward to seeing the gold though out the galleries. Merna #10417171

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What is it about poppies and bees? They go absolutely mind-lost crazy tumbling over each other to get to the pollen around the center edges of the flower. Always a good show to watch! :)


Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/500 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 100.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist

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