COLORIFIC

Nancy L. Green level-classic 7/17/2006 7:21:58 AM

Well done and well named Melissa!! I really like this! <>< #485691

Gail Vitikacs level-classic 7/17/2006 7:22:31 AM

Wonderful colors and effects! #3039957

Tamara K. Walker level-classic 7/17/2006 7:23:37 AM

Wonderful bold colors makes a great abstract. #3039968

Tressie Davis level-classic 7/17/2006 7:30:30 AM

Great in camera Zoom effect Melissa - beautiful colors! #3040012

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 7/17/2006 7:39:39 AM

Many thanks Nancy, Gail, Tamara and Tressie for your terrific comments!!!! #3040065

Paul Michko level-classic 7/17/2006 7:41:01 AM

WOW!!! Radical abstract capture, Melissa. Very creative and extremely colorful. Awesome job. #3040076

Paula Dwyer level-classic 7/17/2006 7:43:52 AM

Fantastic in-camera effect and awesome colors!! Nicely done!! :) #3040100

Kathy Reeves level-classic 7/17/2006 7:46:08 AM

You are so creative Melissa!! Beautiful image! #3040118

Joy Rector level-classic 7/17/2006 7:48:39 AM

love the colors and shapes #3040134

Joy Rector level-classic 7/17/2006 7:56:51 AM

Melissa, this is just gorgeous, very colorful and interesting. #3040178

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 7/17/2006 7:58:18 AM

Many thanks Paul, Paula, Kathy, Joy and Joyce for your most effusive comments!!! #3040188

Tamera Phillips level-classic 7/17/2006 8:04:56 AM

Very well done Melissa. Great colors. #3040254

Su Sana E. P level-classic 7/17/2006 8:14:04 AM

Wow!! Your creativity has no bounds, Melissa!! Awesome creation here!! I love it a lot. #3040321

Chastity Abbott 7/17/2006 8:24:58 AM

This is SOOOO cheerful looking! Love all the colors and you are so creative!! #3040356

Nadya Johnson 7/17/2006 8:32:59 AM

Excellent Melissa, and VERY aptly named! The colors really "jump!" You do leave me wondering what it was, you took... awesome work with zoom and great composition, too! #3040370

Sherry S. Boles 7/17/2006 9:00:07 AM

Pretty colors! #3040467

Bill Wyatt 7/17/2006 9:03:29 AM

Terrific creativity, the colors are wonderful! Excellent zooming work, Melissa! #3040477

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 7/17/2006 9:42:43 AM

Thanks Tamara, Susan, Chastity, Nadya, Sherry and Bill for your terrific comments!!! #3040606

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 7/17/2006 11:12:09 AM

Incredibly creative abstract image, Melissa! Great title! The unusual subject for this in-camera effect really makes this wonderful. #3040900

RC Fritz level-classic 7/17/2006 11:14:28 AM

Very creative composition, Melisse!! #3040909

Susie Peek-Swint level-classic 7/17/2006 11:33:38 AM

Very cool abstract Melissa ~ great vivid colours! #3040989

Sylvia Rossler level-classic 7/17/2006 12:59:57 PM

Super abstract and motion Melissa !! Looks great :O) #3041258

Nicole Kessel level-classic 7/17/2006 1:04:53 PM

I'm feeling a little dizzy... great shot, Melissa! #3041278

Tarun Bose level-classic 7/17/2006 1:28:38 PM

Excellent camera work and great colours. Well done Melissa. #3041374

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 7/17/2006 1:45:14 PM

Thanks Terry, RC, Susie, Sylvia, Nicole and Tarun for your terrific comments!!!!! #3041459

sharon K. King level-classic 7/17/2006 1:48:05 PM

Wonderful camera effects, beautiful colors! Great title too! #3041474

Corinne M. Thompson level-classic 7/17/2006 2:15:20 PM

Fantastic colors and image! #3041607

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 7/17/2006 2:26:42 PM

Thanks Sharon and Corinne for your terrific comments!!! #3041651

Manuel Barrera level-classic 7/17/2006 2:47:05 PM

Great choice of subject and excellent zoom effects. #3041732

Kenneth Mucke 7/17/2006 2:47:13 PM

Superb creativity again...I love the colors of this image so alive #3041733

Lynne Morris level-classic 7/17/2006 2:47:53 PM

Wonderfully creative Melissa, great colours and image! #3041739

Barbara Waldoch level-classic 7/17/2006 5:18:26 PM

Beautiful abstract, Melissa! #3042292

Ronald F. Fischer 7/17/2006 5:34:26 PM

Awesome creation, Melissa!! #3042357

Dan J. Holm level-classic 7/17/2006 5:38:21 PM

Colorful, original and all-round OUTSTANDING abstract, Melissa!! I love it! #3042374

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 7/17/2006 5:53:38 PM

Thanks Manuel, Kenneth, Lynne, Barbara, Ronald and Dan for your terrific comments!!! #3042414

Al G. Juniarsam level-classic 7/17/2006 6:01:22 PM

WOW!! It's an exceelent abstract image, Melissa!! Very well done!! Love the colors and composition!! #3042431

Anita Ott level-classic 7/17/2006 6:08:07 PM

AWESOME. This is great work Melissa. I love the coloring. Just perfect!! #3042453

Darryl Wilkinson 7/17/2006 6:29:20 PM

Awesome in-cam effects and dynamic range of colors, Melissa! #3042542

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 7/17/2006 7:03:47 PM

Thanks Al, Anita and Darryl for your terrific comments!!! #3042644

eileen bedford level-classic 7/17/2006 7:09:35 PM

Great colors and effect. Well done, Melissa. #3042658

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 7/17/2006 7:22:41 PM

Colorful and creative!! #3042712

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 7/17/2006 9:06:43 PM

Thanks Eileen and Shelly for your comments!!! #3043100

Rakesh Syal level-classic 7/17/2006 9:25:01 PM

Great idea and execution, love the matching title, too, Melissa! #3043132

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 7/17/2006 9:37:29 PM

Thank you so much, Rakesh for your great comment!!! #3043163

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic 7/18/2006 4:34:19 AM

WOW...awesome, Melissa! Unique, creative, and great use of technique!

<>< #3044041

Rajesh Arora level-classic 7/18/2006 8:53:54 AM

I'll say Excellent...Excellent...Excellent. For good photography one not need to find only beautiful/attractive objects. #3045156

Hendrik Storme level-classic 7/18/2006 9:03:22 AM

It looks great!!! #3045189

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 7/18/2006 9:04:01 AM

Thanks Nadine, Rajesh and Hendrik for your terrific comments!!!! #3045192

Darren K. Fisher level-classic 7/18/2006 9:46:45 AM

Awesome job. I love the colors and the zoom is perfect. I bet we see this one again. #3045368

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 7/18/2006 1:30:28 PM

Thanks, Darren for your terrific comment!!! #3046019

Amalia Sylvia Ms Arriaga Salinas level-classic 7/18/2006 1:54:42 PM

Wonderful effects and colors Melissa!,
Amalia #3046119

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 7/18/2006 2:15:46 PM

Thanks, Amalia for your great comment!!! #3046172

Judy S. Fung level-classic 7/18/2006 2:26:40 PM

Terrific colors and image, Melissa! #3046205

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 7/18/2006 2:40:12 PM

Thanks, Judy for your comment!!! #3046248

Zenon Toczek level-classic 7/18/2006 3:05:39 PM

Super, happy and and very artistic!
zenon #3046312

Pamela Shane level-classic 7/18/2006 4:38:11 PM

Such a vibrant abstract Melissa - love this one - super in camera effect! :) #3046512

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 7/18/2006 5:18:10 PM

Thanks Zenon and Pamela for your great comments!!!! #3046664

Evy Johansen level-classic 7/18/2006 6:06:02 PM

Wonderful shot, Melissa! Cool image! #3046822

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 7/18/2006 8:07:14 PM

Thanks, Evy for your encouraging comment!! #3047109

Ivan Chacon level-classic 7/18/2006 8:57:05 PM

Just gorgeous, amazing creation !!! #3047247

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 7/18/2006 9:13:17 PM

Thanks Ivan for your comment!!! #3047285

Amy Jackson 7/18/2006 10:16:32 PM

Great image, Melissa!! Very colorful and love the zoom effect on this! #3047445

Bridgette B 7/19/2006 8:17:14 AM

Wow.....this is fantastic! Wonderful effects!! #3049438

Joanne C. Anderson 7/19/2006 12:58:18 PM

Outstanding image, Melissa!! Fantastic colours! #3050608

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 7/19/2006 12:59:39 PM

Thanks Amy, Bridgette and Joanne for your great comments!!!! #3050615

Anne D. Eigen level-classic 7/19/2006 6:21:26 PM

Great camera work, Melissa! Amazing patterns in this stunning abstract! #3051428

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 7/19/2006 6:23:15 PM

Thanks, Anne for your terrific comment!!! #3051434

Debbie Hartley level-classic 7/20/2006 2:28:45 AM

Awesome effect Melissa, the colours are beautiful! #3052421

Ross Throndson level-classic 7/20/2006 2:48:01 AM

Fabulous Color & Zoom Effect, Melissa...Great Job!! :^) #3052486

Lorraine A. Cook level-classic 7/20/2006 8:27:26 AM

COOL! Love the colors, squares and circles. Great Zoom, Melissa!<:)) #3054236

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 7/20/2006 8:27:52 AM

Many thanks Debbie and Ross for your terrific comments!!! #3054238

Cindy Wong level-classic 7/20/2006 11:27:27 AM

Wow! The colors and effects are awesome! Love it! Excellent job, Melissa! #3054887

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 7/20/2006 12:59:35 PM

Many thanks, Cindy for your comment on this image!!! #3055235

Alana Ibe level-classic 7/21/2006 11:07:44 AM

VERY cool!!!! Wonderful, vibrant colors!!! #3059680

Alana Ibe level-classic 7/23/2006 6:45:10 PM

This is FANTASTIC Melissa! Love all the vivid colors and the zoom effect is COOL! :} #3067325

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 7/23/2006 7:19:34 PM

Thanks Alana and Angela for your terrific comments!!! #3067423

SaMi Martin level-classic 7/24/2006 12:19:31 PM

Very cool in camera zoom and what vibrant colors! #3070697

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 7/24/2006 12:45:37 PM

Thanks, SaMi for your wonderful comment!!! #3070767

Sharon Day level-classic 7/25/2006 9:24:46 AM

Totally awesome special effect image, Melissa!!! Gorgeous colors and in camera effects! What was the subject? #3077541

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 7/25/2006 10:00:16 AM

Thanks, Sharon for your terrific comment!!! #3077819

Souha Dooly level-classic 7/27/2006 11:01:18 PM

Wonderful effect!!grest colors,love this one, Melissa !!! #3092473

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 7/28/2006 8:30:13 PM

Thanks, Souha for your comments!!! #3097158

anonymous A. level-classic 7/30/2006 11:21:45 PM

Great use of the lens, the camera and the MIND! #3103815

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 8/2/2006 1:04:53 PM

Thanks, David for your terrific comments!!!! #3115650

Graeme Chow level-classic 8/2/2006 7:56:30 PM

Excellent camera skill ! I love the blur zoom, Melissa. #3117055

Kenneth Mucke 8/26/2006 1:21:37 PM

Many congrats on this amazing finalist #3218640

Bobby Ray Goodman level-classic 8/26/2006 1:28:23 PM

A big congratulations Melissa!!!!!! #3218717

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 8/26/2006 1:56:15 PM

Beautiful! Congrats! #3218955

Denise M. Snyder 8/26/2006 2:01:59 PM

Congrats Melissa!!! #3219020

Candice C. Calhoun level-classic 8/26/2006 2:08:01 PM

Congratulations!

ccc #3219119

Colleen Braun level-classic 8/26/2006 2:26:14 PM

Congratulations... #3219329

Bill Wyatt 8/26/2006 2:48:08 PM

Congratulation on your very creative and colorful finalist, Melissa! #3219592

Sylvia Rossler level-classic 8/26/2006 3:08:14 PM

Big congrats on this fantastic finalist Melissa :o) #3219854

Erica Murphy level-classic 8/26/2006 3:12:07 PM

Congratulations Melissa on this fabulous and colorful finalist!

Erica #3219899

Nancy L. Green level-classic 8/26/2006 3:14:54 PM

Congratulations Melissa on your wonderful finalist!! <>< #3219927

Ray & Audrey Clarke level-classic 8/26/2006 3:21:02 PM

Well done and congrats Melissa #3219992

Glenn E. Urquhart level-classic 8/26/2006 4:11:48 PM

Melissa, a BIG Congrats on being chosen a finalist!!! Well Deserved! Cheers Glenn #3220494

Tarun Bose level-classic 8/26/2006 4:31:41 PM

Big congrats Melissa for finalist. #3220610

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 8/26/2006 5:51:07 PM

Congratulations, Melissa, on this well deserved finalist win! #3221184

Tressie Davis level-classic 8/26/2006 6:05:15 PM

Congrats to you Melissa! #3221326

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 8/26/2006 6:22:23 PM

WOW...I just found out that I have this finalist...am on vacation in Colorado...Thanks to everyone who has left their best wishes!!!!! #3221492

eileen bedford level-classic 8/26/2006 6:55:47 PM

Congratulations Melissa on such great work..... #3221841

Jessica Jenney level-classic 8/26/2006 7:42:47 PM

Congratulations, Melissa on this beautiful finalist! #3222358

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 8/26/2006 7:55:10 PM

Very cool work, Melissa; Congratulations! #3222498

Lorraine A. Cook level-classic 8/26/2006 8:06:28 PM

COOL COLORS AND EFFECTS!

Congratulations and Good Luck in the next round, Melissa!<:)) #3222632

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 8/26/2006 8:30:55 PM

Thanks, eileen, Jessica, Christopher and Lorraine for your best wishes!!!! #3222890

Manuel Barrera level-classic 8/26/2006 8:49:05 PM

Congratulations Melissa #3223055

Alana Ibe level-classic 8/26/2006 8:57:50 PM

Congratulations on this great work!!!! #3223119

Su Sana E. P level-classic 8/26/2006 9:09:24 PM

Melissa, Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist!! #3223183

Nadya Johnson level-classic 8/26/2006 9:14:04 PM

Congratulations, Melissa!! So happy to see this in the finals! And best of luck in the next round! #3223213

level-classic 8/26/2006 10:21:09 PM

Great job Melissa
Congratulations on this beautiful finalist! #3223450

Julie Robinson level-classic 8/27/2006 12:20:46 AM

congratulations on your Finalist!!! #3223731

Marijana Fajgl level-classic 8/27/2006 1:46:38 AM

Congratulations Melissa and good luck! #3223938

Lynne Morris level-classic 8/27/2006 2:00:37 AM

Many congratulations Melissa, well deserved. #3224036

Paul Michko 8/27/2006 2:34:46 AM

Congratulation on a great finalist, Melissa. #3224202

Husain Akhtar level-classic 8/27/2006 2:54:53 AM

Warmest congratulations for being a finalist, Melissa! Very well deserved success! #3224295

Judyann Plante level-classic 8/27/2006 5:22:45 AM

congratulations on this terrific finalist, Melissa!!!

Judyann ><> #3224926

Graeme Chow level-classic 8/27/2006 5:38:21 AM

Melissa, congrats on this very cool finalist. #3225049

Sandy Stigliano level-classic 8/27/2006 6:50:54 AM

Congratulations! #3225482

Virginia Leone level-classic 8/27/2006 8:13:56 AM

Melissa...I knew I'd be seeing this as a finalist, great colors and pattern...good luck in the next round! #3225845

RC Fritz level-classic 8/27/2006 8:34:29 AM

Congratulations and good luck Melissa! #3225991

RC Fritz level-classic 8/27/2006 9:20:56 AM

Congrats. on this beautiful work! #3226236

Amalia Sylvia Ms Arriaga Salinas level-classic 8/27/2006 9:47:07 AM

Congratulations Melissa!,
Amalia #3226361

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 8/27/2006 11:19:48 AM

Thanks all my BP friends for your congratulations. I really appreciated it!!! #3226785

Emile Abbott level-classic 8/27/2006 1:09:47 PM

Your artistry is captivating and congratulation on finalist, Melissa. #3227319

Jill Odice level-classic 8/27/2006 3:54:43 PM

Congrats Melissa! #3228129

Linda M. Walker level-classic 8/27/2006 4:22:32 PM

Cool abstract...love the colors...congratulations #3228312

Lorri Shank level-classic 8/27/2006 4:35:35 PM

Congrats, Melissa! I think you have a knack for these colorful abstracts. Nice job!! #3228399

Hector Contreras 8/27/2006 5:22:15 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa
Heco #3228622

Ken Smith level-classic 8/27/2006 5:36:43 PM

Congrats, Melissa!! #3228701

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 8/27/2006 7:02:23 PM

Thanks Emile, Jill, Linda, Lorri, Heco and Ken for your terrific best wishes!!!! #3229165

Leonard Pierce level-classic 8/27/2006 9:49:23 PM

Congratulations again Melissa! #3229712

Kevin Burns level-classic 8/28/2006 5:30:59 AM

Nice finalist! Congrats #3231402

Liane Saliba level-classic 8/28/2006 7:04:57 AM

Congratulations Melissa on your wonderful finalist!! #3232054

Claudine Grove level-classic 8/28/2006 10:35:58 AM

Great abstract! Congrats! #3233387

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 8/28/2006 10:39:16 AM

Thanks Len, One, Liane and Claudine for your terrific comments!!! #3233417

Tonya R. Boles level-classic 8/28/2006 11:38:18 AM

Congrats Melissa.. #3233776

Rakesh Syal level-classic 8/28/2006 12:10:40 PM

Heartiest congratulations, Melissa! #3233988

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 8/28/2006 12:11:52 PM

Thanks, Tonya and Rakesh for your best wishes!!! #3233996

Alexandra Hankova level-classic 8/28/2006 1:25:32 PM

Striking colours! Great photo. Congratulations, Melissa #3234410

Kenneth Mucke 8/28/2006 1:51:17 PM

Way to go Melissa...congrats on your 2nd place #3234559

Bridgette B 8/28/2006 1:54:46 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic image! #3234580

Tressie Davis level-classic 8/28/2006 2:13:03 PM

All RIGHT Melissa! Congrats on your second place!! #3234735

Sylvia Rossler level-classic 8/28/2006 2:16:32 PM

Big congrats on your win Melissa :O) #3234764

Alana Ibe level-classic 8/28/2006 2:17:56 PM

This is so great!!!! Big congratulations on your winner!!! #3234776

Pamela Shane level-classic 8/28/2006 2:30:28 PM

Huge congratulations on your 2nd place
win Melissa!!!! :) #3234873

Denise M. Snyder level-classic 8/28/2006 2:34:08 PM

Congrats Melissa! #3234904

Ken Smith level-classic 8/28/2006 2:43:41 PM

Melissa, congratulations!! #3234993

Jessica Jenney level-classic 8/28/2006 2:55:01 PM

Congratulations on your Second place Win, Melissa! #3235064

Mary Clarke level-classic 8/28/2006 2:58:43 PM

Congratulations on second place Melissa. This is so colourful!! #3235095

Ray & Audrey Clarke level-classic 8/28/2006 3:06:45 PM

Congratulations Melissa #3235147

Jen M 8/28/2006 3:10:09 PM

Yeah!! CONGRATULATIONS!! #3235163

Jill Flynn level-classic 8/28/2006 3:18:26 PM

Congratulations on your win Melissa! #3235213

Kay Beausoleil level-classic 8/28/2006 3:25:33 PM

Congratulations, Melissa, on your win for this creative image! #3235270

Virginia Leone level-classic 8/28/2006 3:27:02 PM

Way to go Melissa....great win! #3235281

Jenny Bosmans level-classic 8/28/2006 3:27:53 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Melissa! :) #3235285

Glenn E. Urquhart level-classic 8/28/2006 3:37:13 PM

A Big Congratulations on your win, Melissa!!! Cheers, Glenn. #3235360

Lorri Shank level-classic 8/28/2006 3:42:02 PM

Melissa--Congratultions!!! This is so wonderful and a real "style" for you.
Lorri #3235386

Sandy Stigliano 8/28/2006 3:47:30 PM

Congratulations on your win! #3235408

Mary K. Robison level-classic 8/28/2006 4:04:52 PM

Congratulations on your colorful winner, Melissa! #3235485

Michael Khoury level-classic 8/28/2006 4:39:50 PM

Congratulations for getting in 2nd on this Mellissa!!
Michael #3235601

Anita Ott level-classic 8/28/2006 4:49:27 PM

A big congratulations on this Melissa. Well deserved! #3235652

Tarun Bose 8/28/2006 5:30:35 PM

Big congrats Melissa for being the winner for this lovely shot. #3235868

Judyann Plante level-classic 8/28/2006 6:25:31 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Melissa!!!

Judyann ><> #3236211

Rey Nocum level-classic 8/28/2006 6:30:27 PM

Hi Melissa,
!!! Congratulations !!!

#3236252

Su Sana E. P level-classic 8/28/2006 6:33:38 PM

Melissa, many Congratulations on this outstanding Winner!! #3236274

Hector Contreras level-classic 8/28/2006 7:02:27 PM

Way to go Melissa ,congratulations
Heco #3236431

William C. Raco level-classic 8/28/2006 7:05:43 PM

Beautiful photo, Melissa
Congratulations,

Bill #3236459

Lynn Crawford level-classic 8/28/2006 7:09:54 PM

This is beautiful Melissa, congrats on the Win :) #3236492

Janine Russell level-classic 8/28/2006 7:13:12 PM

Melissa, great colors and effects; congratulations on your Second Place Win. #3236520

Monika Sapek level-classic 8/28/2006 7:15:41 PM

Very creative and so colorful, Melissa! My heartfelt congratulations on your Second Place Win!
Monika
#3236540

Candy Avera level-classic 8/28/2006 7:30:27 PM

Congrats on this winner, Melissa! #3236622

Bobby Ray Goodman level-classic 8/28/2006 8:17:14 PM

A well deserved win,congratulations Melissa!!!!! #3236804

Esther Smith level-classic 8/28/2006 9:18:21 PM

Wonderful! Congratulations on your win, Melissa! #3236959

Graeme Chow level-classic 8/28/2006 9:25:13 PM

Congratulation Melissa. This is awesome win. #3236982

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 8/28/2006 9:31:38 PM

Just arrived home from my trip to Denver to find that I have a second place with this image. Thanks to all my BP friends for your congratulations!!!!!! #3237002

Erica Murphy level-classic 8/28/2006 11:12:43 PM

Congratulations Melissa!! This is such a cool winner!

Erica #3237171

Rakesh Syal level-classic 8/29/2006 2:11:49 AM

Congratulations, Melissa!! Well done! #3237380

Husain Akhtar level-classic 8/29/2006 2:13:05 AM

Warmest congratulations on this greatly deserved super win, Melissa! #3237382

Bill Wyatt 8/29/2006 2:48:57 AM

Congratulations Melissa on your beautiful winner! #3237462

Karen Bacon level-classic 8/29/2006 3:14:31 AM

Congratulations on this winner Melissa! #3237575

Marijana Fajgl level-classic 8/29/2006 3:21:51 AM

Congratulations Melissa! #3237620

Ross Throndson level-classic 8/29/2006 3:39:11 AM

Huge Congratulations, Melissa, on your WIN!!! :^) #3237687

Debbie Hartley level-classic 8/29/2006 4:05:12 AM

Congratulations on your stunning winner Melissa! #3237887

Wally Orlowsky level-classic 8/29/2006 4:33:59 AM

Congratulations on this colorific and terrific winner, Melissa! #3238120

Colette M. Metcalf level-classic 8/29/2006 5:10:32 AM

Congratulations on your WIN, Melissa!!! #3238465

Lorraine A. Cook 8/29/2006 6:20:02 AM

Congratulations on this stunning winner, Melissa!<:)) #3238761

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 8/29/2006 7:25:07 AM

Congrats Melissa on this outstanding winning image! Jeff #3239049

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 8/29/2006 8:58:24 AM

Thanks Erica, Rakesh, MH, Bill, Karen, Marijana, Ross, Debbie, Wally, Colette, Lorraine and Jeff for your best wishes!!!! #3239451

Ronald F. Fischer level-classic 8/29/2006 10:15:01 AM

Congratulations on this awesome winner!! #3239743

Ronald F. Fischer level-classic 8/29/2006 10:18:19 AM

Melissa, big congratulations on your wonderful creation! #3239760

Susan J. Allen level-classic 8/29/2006 10:20:20 AM

Great work! Congratulations, Melissa! #3239777

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 8/29/2006 10:24:09 AM

Thanks Ronald, Joyce and Susan for your best wishes. Much appreciated!!! #3239801

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 8/29/2006 11:05:34 AM

We all knew this was a winner! Congratulations, Melissa, on your exciting second place win! #3239995

Nadya Johnson level-classic 8/29/2006 11:12:30 AM

WAY TO GO, Melissa!! AWESOME work, and I am so glad to see this on the Winners' List!! FANTASTIC!!! I was kicked off the site last night or would have seen it sooner!! A HUGE congratulations on your outstanding, VERY well deserved Winning Image!! #3240037

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 8/29/2006 11:49:20 AM

Thanks Terry and Nadya for your great comments and best wishes on this image!!! #3240270

Melissa A. Mannon level-classic 8/29/2006 1:27:22 PM

congratulations Melissa! #3240620

David L. Luchowski level-classic 8/29/2006 2:41:00 PM

Great job,Melissa.This is a fantastic winner. #3240909

Mary Timman level-classic 8/29/2006 5:29:05 PM

Incredible in camera effects. Congratulations on this gorgeous winner. #3241455

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 8/29/2006 6:03:23 PM

Big congrats on your colorful 2nd place Melissa!! #3241632

Noel Baebler 8/29/2006 6:37:47 PM

Terrific work, Melissa! HUZZAH! #3241798

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 8/29/2006 6:51:56 PM

Thanks, David, Mary, Claudia and Noel for your great comments and best wishes!!!! #3241851

Cesar J. La Rosa level-classic 8/29/2006 8:35:51 PM

Congratulations on this very well-deserved Winner, Melissa!!! #3242091

RC Fritz level-classic 8/29/2006 9:14:02 PM

Congratulations on this W I N N E R, Melisa! #3242179

Donna Roberts level-classic 8/29/2006 11:30:14 PM

Great result Melissa - congrats to you on this excellent shot.
Love the way you've already made it your new mini pic.....very coool!
:-) ddu
#3242350

Kristi A. Howson level-classic 8/30/2006 8:30:07 AM

Congratulations Melissa on this fantastic winner...Awesome! #3244574

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 8/30/2006 11:26:50 AM

Thanks Cesar, RC, Donna and Kristi for your great comments and best wishes!!!! #3245287

Mary N C. Taitt level-classic 8/30/2006 6:04:27 PM

Congratulations Melissa on this wonderful win! Very colorful and fun! Mary :-D #3246690

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 8/30/2006 8:23:26 PM

Thanks, Mary for your best wishes!! #3247136

Navin Talwar level-classic 8/31/2006 9:28:19 AM

Congratulations. #3249874

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 8/31/2006 11:18:01 AM

Thanks Navin!!! #3250424

Hendrik Storme level-classic 8/31/2006 1:45:13 PM

Congratulations Melissa! Fantastic winner!!! #3251070

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 8/31/2006 2:54:18 PM

Fabulous Melissa! You are a creative artist! Love checking your gallery!

Congratulations on a well deserved win!
Jo Ann Cleveland #3251299

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 8/31/2006 3:13:27 PM

Thanks Hendrik and Jo Ann for your best wishes!!! #3251346

Nancy L. Green level-classic 8/31/2006 3:17:09 PM

Congratulations Melissa on your well deserved win!!! <>< #3251362

ADILSON F. FERREIRA level-classic 9/1/2006 9:59:06 AM

Congratulations on this fantastic win Melissa!!! #3254743

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 9/1/2006 10:11:53 AM

Thanks Nancy and Adilson for your best wishes on this win!!! #3254777

Leonard Pierce level-classic 9/2/2006 8:07:18 AM

Congratulations on a very well deserved Second Place win Melissa! #3257889

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 9/2/2006 9:15:03 AM

Colorful and creative, a great winning image!!!!!!! Congratulations! #3258139

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 9/2/2006 9:19:01 AM

Thanks Len and Donna for your terrific comments!!! #3258146

SaMi Martin level-classic 9/2/2006 9:53:46 AM

Melissa this is beautiful; love the colors. Designs like this fascinate me yet I have no clue how to do one. Congratulations! #3258239

Cheryl E. Molennor level-classic 9/2/2006 7:02:08 PM

Congratulations on your win Melissa. This is very creative! #3259380

Sharon Day level-classic 9/2/2006 7:28:13 PM

Congratulations on your 2nd place win, Melissa!!! #3259441

Stanley C. Sims level-classic 9/2/2006 7:40:47 PM

Boy, am I late. Big congratulations on this outstanding winner Melissa. Very creative and colorful. #3259478

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 9/2/2006 8:03:08 PM

Thanks, SaMi, Cheryl, Sharon and Stanley for your terrific comments!!! #3259508

Gerda Grice level-classic 9/2/2006 8:22:20 PM

Wow,I can certainly see why this was a winner, Melissa! It's wonderfully creative and a real joy to look at! The colours are exciting and so is the effect created by your zoom technique! Beautiful work! many congratulations on your very well deservedf win! #3259576

Tracey R. Hart level-classic 9/2/2006 8:33:45 PM

Wow and congratulations!!! There are so many incredible pieces in your gallery. #3259609

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 9/2/2006 8:35:33 PM

Thanks, Gerda and Tracy for your wonderful comments!! Thanks Tracey for taking the time to visit my gallery!! #3259614

Barbara Helgason level-classic 9/3/2006 7:20:48 AM

Wow Melissa, beautiful, congratulations!! #3260877

Darryl Wilkinson 9/7/2006 9:25:16 PM

Congratulations on your win, Melissa! #3281623

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 9/8/2006 9:54:09 AM

Thanks Barbara and Darryl for your terrific comments and best wishes!!! #3283821

Darren K. Fisher level-classic 9/8/2006 6:18:21 PM

What a great display of color, and so well worth the win. Congrats. #3285366

Rick Clark level-classic 9/11/2006 4:19:47 PM

Great use of in camera zoom to make a stunning image. Wonderful colors and patterns. Congratulations!!! #3296913

Alice Lero 9/17/2006 6:10:16 PM

Melissa...Just want to say I like the new picture you are using for your Mini pic..verrrrryyyy cooool! LOL! :) #3322147

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 9/18/2006 8:58:02 AM

Thanks Darren, Rick and Alice for commenting on this image!!! #3324846

JOHN V. ROSCICH level-classic 9/19/2006 11:52:02 AM

GREAT IMAGE MAKING
CONGRATS
JOHN #3330711

Umesh Bhatt level-classic 11/30/2006 11:50:18 AM

very nice...great pic #3651246

Emile Abbott level-classic 11/30/2006 12:01:11 PM

Super in camera and congrat on winner, Melissa #3651293

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 11/30/2006 7:18:35 PM

Thanks John, Umesh and Emile for your great comments!!! #3652576

Nikki McDonald level-classic 7/30/2007 3:30:55 PM

Just noticed this in your gallery (I was on vacation 2 weeks in June and another 2 in July and am hopelessly behind in looking at others' work!) and I can only add my WOW and my congratulations to everyone else's. This is stunning, Melissa. #4579647

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Description

This was created by in-camera zoom.
Camera was handheld and I used a small spotlight to provide lighting.

Shutter Speed 1/6, Aperture Value 5.0,
ISO 400.

No editing in PS.

Uploaded on 7/17/2006 7:20:15 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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