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Dennis Flanagan 7/19/2006 4:06:42 AM

I trust you'll figure it out. Good POV on this one. #486885

Roxanne M. Bubar 7/19/2006 4:08:25 AM

Fantastic colors, lighting and image. Great POV. I bet your garden is beautiful #3048342

Carolyn M. Fletcher 7/19/2006 4:15:04 AM

Very pretty. I don't have a clue about all those stops and stuff, so don't ask me! LOL #3048367

Kathy Radford 7/19/2006 4:18:14 AM

Excellent POV Ken. Wish I had those in my garden. Kathy in NH #3048384

Ray Thoms 7/19/2006 4:22:37 AM

Excellent capture Ken, don't know the falloff with extension tubes....still learn the bellows myself but it is a lot of fun. Great colour in this one!!! #3048407

Anita Hogue 7/19/2006 4:23:29 AM

Love the blue sky with the pink! Nicely done, Ken! #3048411

Bill Wyatt 7/19/2006 4:29:52 AM

I have never used one Ken. Wonderful selective focus, colors and details! #3048443

Judyann Plante 7/19/2006 4:37:55 AM

Beautiful shot, Ken! Wonderfyl color, detail and POV.

Judyann ><> #3048489

Marcie A. Fowler 7/19/2006 4:38:34 AM

Didn't Gail V just get extension tubes for her camera . . . bet she could help.

Love the unique perspective on this Ken!! #3048491

Terri L. Scribner 7/19/2006 4:49:44 AM

Great perspective and use of selective focus! Beautiful! #3048565

Armando -. Arturo 7/19/2006 5:09:17 AM

terrific shot Ken. great perspective.hope you get your answer . #3048671

Bobbie Davis 7/19/2006 5:36:13 AM

Grea POV Ken! #3048771

Roger Bernabo 7/19/2006 5:49:55 AM

I look forward to your shots with tubes. This looks like an exciting venue! #3048824

Suzy Betancourt 7/19/2006 6:00:54 AM

LOVE LOVE LOVE this photo

Suzy #3048867

Kate Jackson 7/19/2006 6:08:24 AM

At least you are not wasting film Ken! Fantastic results with this! #3048912

Darren K. Fisher 7/19/2006 6:17:00 AM

Very well done Ken. Great POV and the blue sky as a bg really takes this over the top. #3048951

Gail Vitikacs 7/19/2006 6:23:57 AM

Well, if this is your FIRST with your extension tube.....I can't wait to see more beautiful captures after you learn more about it! The colors are fabulous...well done Ken! #3048989

Cathy Barrows 7/19/2006 6:26:27 AM

beats me but it turned out great #3048998

Bridgette B 7/19/2006 6:33:24 AM

Awesome perspective!! Great capture, Ken! #3049023

Linda D. Lester 7/19/2006 7:19:50 AM

Did you buy the 3 set....I have been thinking of getting some. I bet Nina could explain what your talking about better than I could. We have had this in our class.
Wonderful shot! #3049201

Life Expressions 7/19/2006 8:24:15 AM

Lovely Ken! #3049472

Nadine A. Lewis 7/19/2006 8:47:40 AM

Beautiful macro, Ken!!!!

<>< #3049568

Carla Metzler 7/19/2006 9:04:11 AM

Very beautiful, Ken! #3049662

Tamara K. Walker 7/19/2006 9:48:48 AM

Very unique, stunning results. #3049803

Kenneth Mucke 7/19/2006 11:30:02 AM

Awesome perspective and POV...Great macro shot and details...Wonderful colors too #3050238

Ronald F. Fischer 7/19/2006 12:33:20 PM

Fantastic job with this, Ken! I often will bracket my shots as well in difficult light conditions. I think that is the best way to assure a good image! It isn't a waste at all, as this awesome capture reflects! #3050507

Nina Shields 7/19/2006 1:35:13 PM

Ken, this shot definitely made all of the hard work worthwhile; awesome perspective, really adds so much strength to the image; enjoy your new extension tubes; definitely an element of experimentation to them! #3050711

Stephen Zacker 7/19/2006 1:43:59 PM

Super perspective, lighting, and detail. #3050748

William C. Raco 7/19/2006 2:44:51 PM

I love the perspective and color in this photo.
Very pretty!
I use extension tubes quite a bit, Ken
I haven't noticed any effect on exposures.
I try to take macros in late evening with as even light as possible.
The tubes do tend to reduce DoF quite a bit, though


Renee Doyle 7/19/2006 4:32:56 PM

Congratulations on your new toy - Beautiful colours and wonderful composition Ken!! #3051181

Ken Smith 7/19/2006 6:59:24 PM

THanks so much for all the awesome comments. I will keep practicing. #3051540

Nancy L. Green 7/19/2006 7:33:03 PM

Lovely colors and POV Ken!! I love the pink against the blue sky, well done!! <>< #3051592

Su Sana E. P 7/19/2006 7:57:05 PM

Ken, I really love the selective focus and the details you've captured here. Personally I find extension tubes wonderful with bright light. Under low light condition, I felt it very hard to focus. My lenses start hunting and I go #3051635

Tressie Davis 7/20/2006 3:40:26 AM

Love the POV on this, and your colors are wonderful!! I think you've done beautifully with your extension tube on the first try!! #3052768

Shelly A. Van Camp 7/20/2006 10:57:59 AM

Great job!! Love the POV and the colors!!! #3054775

Marijana Fajgl 7/23/2006 1:00:02 AM

Very beautiful image Ken! #3064698

Linda D. Lester 8/23/2006 2:48:34 PM

Very Pretty :) #3205087

Cathy Barrows 8/23/2006 3:35:16 PM

Did you use Dennis's book on this one? #3205272

Bill Wyatt 8/26/2006 12:52:16 PM

Congratulation on your finalist it is very beautiful, Ken! #3218358

Kenneth Mucke 8/26/2006 1:08:18 PM

Congrats on this georgous finalist Ken #3218504

Kristi A. Howson 8/26/2006 1:26:38 PM

Congratulations on your Finalist Ken and Best Of Luck in the next round! Love this perspective!!! #3218697

Carla Metzler 8/26/2006 1:46:32 PM

Congratulations, Ken! :D #3218846

Candice C. Calhoun 8/26/2006 2:04:03 PM


ccc #3219050

Kathy Radford 8/26/2006 2:31:23 PM

Congrats, Ken, well deserved. Kathy in NH #3219392

Dennis Flanagan 8/26/2006 2:42:52 PM

WTG Flower Boy! #3219543

Kara L. Hendricks 8/26/2006 2:50:33 PM

Congrats and best of luck!!! #3219616

Jenny Bosmans 8/26/2006 3:06:36 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Ken! :) #3219832

Ray Clarke 8/26/2006 3:08:10 PM

Big congrats Ken #3219850

Gail Vitikacs 8/26/2006 3:47:28 PM

Hooray on this beautiful finalist Ken!!!! #3220305

Kaye Burazin 8/26/2006 4:40:13 PM

I am so happy to see your outstanding work in the finals Ken. A big congrats! #3220682

Robyn Mackenzie 8/26/2006 4:45:04 PM

Awesome job! Congratulations, Ken! #3220719

Ronald F. Fischer 8/26/2006 5:05:02 PM

Ken, congratulations on your well deserved finalists and good luck in the next round!! #3220856

David Phalen 8/26/2006 5:19:20 PM

First time use of an extension tube becomes a Finalists. How cool is that! Congrats! #3220951

Nancy L. Green 8/26/2006 5:33:59 PM

Congratulations Ken!! <>< #3221041

Tamera S. Phillips 8/26/2006 6:25:32 PM

Great shot and well deserved finalist! #3221521

Judyann Plante 8/26/2006 7:09:31 PM

Congratulations, Ken!!!

Judyann ><> #3221998

Amy JACKSON 8/26/2006 7:57:19 PM

Congratulations Ken!! #3222524

Pat Gamwell 8/26/2006 8:02:33 PM

Gorgeous! Big CONGRATS, Ken! #3222590

Su Sana E. P 8/26/2006 8:43:08 PM

Ken, Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist!! #3223005

Nadya Johnson 8/26/2006 8:53:55 PM

Congratulations, Ken!! And best of luck in the final round! #3223085

Leonard Pierce 8/26/2006 10:51:29 PM

Congratulations Ken! #3223493

Julie Robinson 8/27/2006 12:07:27 AM

Congrats on this wonderful finalist! #3223674

Paul Michko 8/27/2006 2:22:12 AM

Congratulation on a great finalist, Ken. #3224146

Jack R. Perry 8/27/2006 4:41:14 AM

Congrats Ken. #3224702

Tammy Scott 8/27/2006 6:01:48 AM

One of my favorites. Congratulations #3225160

Cyn Valentine 8/27/2006 6:02:53 AM

Congratulations Ken!! Great work! #3225166

Jeff Robinson 8/27/2006 6:47:05 AM

Congrats Ken on your excellent Finalist! Jeff #3225460

Bobbie Davis 8/27/2006 10:52:32 AM

Congrats Ken! #3226635

Crossroad Photography 8/27/2006 11:06:08 AM

A BIG congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Ken. Good luck in the next round. #3226712

Emile Abbott 8/27/2006 12:37:18 PM

congratulation on another beautiful finalist, Ken. #3227182

John Matthews 8/27/2006 12:39:18 PM

well done! this is pretty awesome #3227194

Jill Odice 8/27/2006 3:07:10 PM

Congrats Ken, hope to see this in the next round:-) #3227914

Sharon Day 8/27/2006 6:18:58 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Ken!!! Good luck next round! #3228983

Stephen Zacker 8/27/2006 6:22:10 PM

Super perspective and dof. Congratulations #3228998

Bridgette B 8/28/2006 3:29:18 AM

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist!! #3230528

Marie Fields 8/28/2006 8:28:13 AM

Fantastic image, Ken! Congratulations! #3232583

Susan Jane Allen 8/28/2006 10:48:33 AM

Congrats on your finalist! Always something new...! #3233499

Terry L. Ellis 8/28/2006 11:03:28 AM

Congratulations, again, Ken! This is a beautiful finalist! #3233591

Laura Clay-Ballard 8/28/2006 11:55:39 AM

long way to the bottom here! LOL LOVE this shot. congrats! #3233891

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One of many in my yard. I used an extension tube; first time ever.

However, I must shoot at four stops less than normal exposure. I start at minus two, then go to bracket mode to do + / - two again. Seems like a waste. But maybe it's a limitation in bright light. If anyone has ideas to get the exposure more normal, please let me know.

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