Golden Crown Revised

© Melissa Gurdus

Golden Crown Revised

Bobby Ray Goodman level-classic 11/27/2006 6:49:53 AM

Now this is a beautiful capture,stunning image Melissa!!!! #563324

Su Sana E. P level-classic 11/27/2006 6:51:55 AM

Wow!! Melissa, you've catured the true essence of this grgeous flower perfectly here!! What an awesome macro!!! #3637359

Tamera Phillips level-classic 11/27/2006 6:52:58 AM

Beautiful macro shot Melissa. I love the deep colors. #3637369

Anne D. Eigen 11/27/2006 6:59:57 AM

Magnificent macro, Melissa! Gorgeous colors!!! #3637419

Paul Michko 11/27/2006 7:01:55 AM

Stunning detail, Melissa. #3637433

Carla Metzler 11/27/2006 7:02:46 AM

Very beautiful, Melissa! #3637437

Nancy L. Green level-classic 11/27/2006 7:03:39 AM

Beautiful rich color Melissa!! Very well composed with wonderful lighting!! I do like the full frame!! <>< #3637444

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 11/27/2006 7:25:29 AM

Thanks Robert, Susana, Tamera, Anne, Paul, Carla and Nancy for your terrific comments!!!! #3637592

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic 11/27/2006 7:43:12 AM

OUTSTANDING, Melissa!!! I can see why it's one of your favorites...well worth the resubmit!!! <>< #3637693

Nadya Johnson level-classic 11/27/2006 7:59:00 AM

This one is breath-taking, Melissa! Really, the more I look at it the more astounding it becomes! The crop is perfect; you have put the viewer "into" the heart of the flower. The result is sheer magic! Glad you re-submitted this VERY spectacular shot! #3637764

Stacy Lankford level-classic 11/27/2006 8:10:56 AM

Powerful and exciting image, colors are fantastic!

stacy #3637826

Karen Engelbreth level-classic 11/27/2006 8:13:07 AM

Beautiful macro shot, Melissa! #3637843

Joy Rector level-classic 11/27/2006 8:16:16 AM

awsome
#3637859

Autum Rhoades level-classic 11/27/2006 8:17:05 AM

Definitely a beautiful image, Melissa! The detail, the deep color, the way the flower just looks so elegant and flowing. Awesome!!! #3637864

Kaye Burazin level-classic 11/27/2006 8:18:18 AM

I can see why it's your favorite melissa. It's gorgeous. Love the backlighting! #3637873

Janine Russell level-classic 11/27/2006 8:49:32 AM

Melissa, excellent colors, detail, lighting and DOF. #3638088

Karen Bacon level-classic 11/27/2006 9:47:33 AM

Beautiful Melissa! #3638473

John Caruso level-classic 11/27/2006 10:25:01 AM

Luscious photograph, Melissa. The colors and composition are top notch. #3638625

Raymond Pauly level-classic 11/27/2006 10:26:14 AM

Truly beautiful, Melissa! Fantastic full frame macro! Love it! #3638629

Girish Vaghela level-classic 11/27/2006 11:00:00 AM

Very pretty, Melissa! #3638827

Ronald F. Fischer level-classic 11/27/2006 11:02:04 AM

Fantastic macro, Melissa! The lighting, color, clarity and composition are perfect! #3638840

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 11/27/2006 11:03:43 AM

Thanks Nadine, Nadya, Stacy, Karen, Joy, Autum, Kaye, Janine, Karen, John, Raymond, Girish and Ronald for taking a look at this image and leaving your wonderful comments!!! #3638847

Joy Rector level-classic 11/27/2006 12:48:41 PM

awsome #3639098

Colleen Farrell level-classic 11/27/2006 12:56:10 PM

Beautiful detail and colors, Melissa! :D #3639116

Amalia Sylvia Ms Arriaga Salinas level-classic 11/27/2006 1:28:47 PM

Very beautiful colors and details Melissa!,
Amalia #3639249

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 11/27/2006 1:42:57 PM

Beautiful colors and lighting!! #3639316

Kathy Reeves level-classic 11/27/2006 1:51:37 PM

Absolutely gorgeous Melissa!!! Colors, comp, details and lighting are fantastic!! #3639351

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 11/27/2006 2:04:21 PM

Thanks Joy, Colleen, Amalia, Shelly and Kathy for taking a look and leaving your great comments!! #3639394

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 11/27/2006 2:18:56 PM

The following comment got stuck on a different thread. Thanks Chastity for your wonderful comments.


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G*O*R*G*E*O*U*S!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love this full frame and I think it is wonderfully captured and presented! The colors just explode with their vibrance! Love this!!!!!
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Barbara Waldoch level-classic 11/27/2006 4:09:30 PM

It is a fantastic shot, Melissa! #3639789

Stan Kwasniowski 11/27/2006 4:12:56 PM

Melissa, what a beautiful resubmit, #3639807

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-classic 11/27/2006 4:28:12 PM

WOW!!! This is gorgeous, Melissa!!!!! ^.^ Kitty #3639837

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 11/27/2006 4:55:16 PM

Thanks Barbara, Stan and Kitty for your great comments!!! #3639892

Elisabeth A. Gay level-classic 11/27/2006 5:43:55 PM

Gorgeous Melissa! #3640004

eileen bedford level-classic 11/27/2006 5:51:00 PM

AWESOME Melissa, AWESOME.... #3640025

Kenneth Mucke 11/27/2006 6:52:28 PM

Just an awesome image Melissa...I love the hues, colors and light #3640253

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 11/27/2006 8:14:33 PM

Thanks Ann, Eileen and Kenneth for taking a look and leaving these fine comments!!! #3640643

Arnie Horwitz level-classic 11/27/2006 8:36:40 PM

Beautiful capture, Melissa! #3640742

Brian Lobdell level-classic 11/27/2006 9:17:07 PM

This is really unique and stiking, Melissa! I love the deep colors and shadows, which compliment the bold elements of the blossom perfectly in this wonderful composition! Kudos! #3640858

Marijana Fajgl level-classic 11/28/2006 1:01:54 AM

Stunning capture Melissa! A queen in your gallery! #3641169

Ray Thoms level-classic 11/28/2006 4:03:32 AM

Very nicely done Melissa.... #3641649

Tonya R. Boles 11/28/2006 4:43:41 AM

Beautiful job. #3641809

Paula Dwyer 11/28/2006 6:28:30 AM

Absolutely beautiful Melissa!!! :) #3642206

Bill Wyatt 11/28/2006 8:08:27 AM

Gorgeous lighting and colors! Love the details and full frame! #3642644

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 11/28/2006 8:53:44 AM

Thanks Arnie, Brian, Marijana, Ray, Tonya, Paula and Bill for dropping by and leaving these terrific comments!!! #3642801

Stephen Zacker level-classic 11/28/2006 10:32:20 AM

Like the full frame of color. Uplifting #3643197

Graeme Chow level-classic 11/28/2006 11:59:43 PM

Stunning macro and lighting. Very nicely composed, Melissa. #3644988

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic 11/29/2006 6:40:36 AM

Totally AWESOME capture, Melissa. Composition, lighting, colors, details - a totally beautiful combination for a winner!!
Congratulations on all your finalists!! #3646108

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 11/29/2006 10:18:31 AM

Thanks Stephen, Graeme and Kirsten for your terrific comments!!! #3647090

Swati Gavde level-classic 11/30/2006 5:42:17 AM

Awesome macro Melissa! #3650036

Nadya Johnson level-classic 12/1/2006 9:16:37 AM

In my book, #1 for November, Melissa! I think it's #1 on both lists I talked about! I am partial to nature-shots and florals, as you know: but in ALL respects, this is stellar work! Not only is it technically SUPERB, it conveys a rich nostalgic mood to me and I could look at this for hours. I would definitely hang this on my wall! #3654531

Sue L. Cullumber level-classic 12/2/2006 7:28:41 AM

Melissa, Just gorgeous, beautiful colors and comp.! #3657719

Tarun Bose level-classic 12/2/2006 10:05:34 AM

Outstanding full frame shot and fantastic colours. Well done Melissa. #3658255

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 12/2/2006 3:04:26 PM

Thanks Swati, Nadya, Sue and Tarun for your great comments!!! #3659004

Lynne Morris level-classic 12/2/2006 4:35:04 PM

This is stunning Melissa, wonderful colours and details - an awesome macro, well captured! #3659245

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett 12/6/2006 10:00:14 AM

This is a beautiful shot, Melissa ... Love the colors!


Steve #3673976

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 12/6/2006 12:06:15 PM

Thanks Lynne and Steve for your great comments!! #3674352

JOHN V. ROSCICH level-classic 12/9/2006 10:09:00 PM

STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL MELISSA
GREAT FULL FRAME
JOHN #3685984

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 12/10/2006 9:00:51 PM

Thanks John for your wonderful comment!!! #3689176

Jenny Bosmans level-classic 12/29/2006 8:58:07 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Melissa! :) #3750956

Marijana Fajgl level-classic 12/29/2006 9:00:15 AM

Melissa, congratulations on your awesome finalist! #3750992

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic 12/29/2006 9:00:46 AM

Wonderful capture Melissa!! Congrats on your Finalist!! Judy #3751001

SaMi Martin 12/29/2006 9:03:47 AM

Beautiful macro with beautiful colors; Congratulations Melissa! #3751044

Janine Russell level-classic 12/29/2006 9:07:33 AM

Melissa, congratulations on your finalist. #3751115

Paula Dwyer level-classic 12/29/2006 9:08:30 AM

Congratulations Melissa!! :) #3751135

Kara Hendricks level-classic 12/29/2006 9:11:44 AM

Congratulations to you and best of luck!! #3751195

Carla Metzler level-classic 12/29/2006 9:14:00 AM

Congratulations, Melissa! #3751236

Nadya Johnson level-classic 12/29/2006 9:14:25 AM

Congratulations on this GORGEOUS finalist, Melissa! So glad to see it here - kind of "knew" it! Very well deserved! Best of luck in the second round! #3751242

Ken Jarvis level-classic 12/29/2006 9:21:29 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa! #3751368

Mary Clarke level-classic 12/29/2006 9:22:47 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist Melissa #3751387

Allen O. Howard 12/29/2006 9:41:12 AM

Way to go, Melissa! #3751648

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 12/29/2006 9:55:24 AM

Thanks everyone for your best wishes on this finalist!!! #3751918

Kenneth Mucke 12/29/2006 10:00:48 AM

Congrats on this awesome finalist #3752020

Husain Akhtar level-classic 12/29/2006 10:09:38 AM

Very well deserved finalist - big congratulations my friend! #3752166

Milan Banik 12/29/2006 10:28:29 AM

deserved finalist,congrates. #3752473

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 12/29/2006 10:33:53 AM

Thanks Kenneth, MH and Milan for your best wishes!! #3752575

Ray & Audrey Clarke level-classic 12/29/2006 10:43:05 AM

Congratulations Melissa #3752699

JOHN V. ROSCICH level-classic 12/29/2006 11:02:10 AM

CONGRATULATIONS MELISSA
JOHN #3752904

Girish Vaghela level-classic 12/29/2006 11:07:37 AM

Congratulations on this LOVELY Finalist, Melissa!

#3752948

Denise M. Snyder level-classic 12/29/2006 11:15:25 AM

Congrats Melissa on this stunning finalist! #3753007

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 12/29/2006 11:21:34 AM

Thanks Ray, Audrey, John, Girish and Denise for your best wishes!! #3753064

Stan Kwasniowski level-classic 12/29/2006 11:37:55 AM

Melissa, a big congratulations #3753190

Glenn E. Urquhart level-classic 12/29/2006 11:41:39 AM

A big Congratulations on your Finalist Award, Melissa!!! Well Deserved! Cheers, Glenn. #3753224

Sheryl A. Hudson level-classic 12/29/2006 12:22:49 PM

Congratulatoins Melissa! #3753611

Revonda L. Gentry level-classic 12/29/2006 12:24:27 PM

So beautiful!! A big congratulations on this well deserved finalist!! #3753632

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 12/29/2006 1:17:45 PM

Melissa, congratulations on this very fine and beautiful finalist! #3754215

Raymond Pauly level-classic 12/29/2006 1:26:03 PM

Congratulations Melissa on this very fine finalist! #3754271

Susan Fox level-classic 12/29/2006 1:52:45 PM

Beautiful macro! Congratulations on your finalist win Melissa!!! #3754472

Bill Wyatt 12/29/2006 2:07:40 PM

Gorgeous work Melissa! Congratulations on your finalist! #3754556

Cheryl E. Molennor 12/29/2006 2:17:41 PM

Knew I liked this for a reason Melissa Congratulations #3754619

Patricia Ronan 12/29/2006 2:26:44 PM

Congrats Melissa :) #3754695

Chastity Abbott 12/29/2006 2:31:56 PM

YYYIIIIIPPPPPEEEEEEEEEEEE! I am so proud of you!!!!!! Congrats on your beautiful winnings! #3754744

Colleen Farrell level-classic 12/29/2006 2:34:58 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa! :D #3754772

Laurie Daily level-classic 12/29/2006 3:06:12 PM

Congratulations Melissa on your beautiful Dahlia finalist! #3755039

Jessica Jenney level-classic 12/29/2006 3:22:54 PM

Beautiful finalist, Melissa! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! #3755146

Ray Thoms level-classic 12/29/2006 3:32:01 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Melissa! #3755191

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 12/29/2006 3:34:44 PM

Beautiful work, Melissa! I won't be surprised to see this one again! Congratulations! #3755209

Paula L. Mackey level-classic 12/29/2006 4:24:41 PM

The tones and shadowing on this image are just stunning. I love it. Congrats on your finalist! #3755474

Cesar J. La Rosa level-classic 12/29/2006 4:37:19 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Melissa!!! Wonderful work!!! #3755515

Anne D. Eigen level-classic 12/29/2006 4:44:49 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Melissa! Best wishes with it!!! #3755547

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 12/29/2006 4:46:07 PM

Wow Melissa! What a beautiful image. Congrats on your finalist!

jo ann c. #3755553

Barbara Waldoch level-classic 12/29/2006 5:12:44 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Melissa! #3755636

Monika Sapek level-classic 12/29/2006 5:32:50 PM

Well done, Melissa! Congratulations and good luck in the next round!
Monika
#3755729

Candice C. Calhoun level-classic 12/29/2006 5:37:35 PM

Big congratulations, and Happy New Year!

ccc #3755760

Cathy M. Gromball level-classic 12/29/2006 5:58:52 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Melissa!

Cathy :) #3755891

Tamera Phillips level-classic 12/29/2006 6:29:46 PM

Congratulations on your well deserved finalist Melissa. Happy New Year.

#3756085

Su Sana E. P level-classic 12/29/2006 6:30:33 PM

Congratulations on your Finalist and Happy New Year, Melissa!! #3756091

Sam Britt level-classic 12/29/2006 8:01:53 PM

Congratulations Melissa! #3756662

Lorraine A. Cook 12/29/2006 8:15:59 PM

Congratulations, Melissa!<:)) #3756792

Kristi A. Howson 12/29/2006 8:35:12 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist and best of luck in the next round Melissa. Love this presentation! #3756959

Evy Johansen level-classic 12/29/2006 9:44:05 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Melissa!! #3757419

Robert K. Bemus level-classic 12/29/2006 10:35:46 PM

Congratulations, Melissa...best of luck in the next round!!! #3757610

Datha Y. Thompson level-classic 12/29/2006 11:10:08 PM

SO Very Beautiful Melissa!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! :0) #3757709

Michael Khoury level-classic 12/30/2006 2:13:06 AM

Congratulations Melissa
take care
M #3758047

Paul G Slate level-classic 12/30/2006 4:17:12 AM

Congratulations on your Finalist! what a wonderful photo! #3758277

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 12/30/2006 5:02:18 AM

Congrats Melissa on your beautiful Finalist! Jeff #3758473

RC Fritz level-classic 12/30/2006 5:16:48 AM

Stunning detail, Melissa. Congrats on your Finalist! #3758534

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 12/30/2006 5:43:13 AM

Thanks to all of you for your wonderful wishes and congratulations!! #3758670

Kathy Reeves level-classic 12/30/2006 8:15:04 AM

Outstanding finialist Melissa!! Congratulations and good luck in the next round! #3759459

Cyn D Valentine level-classic 12/30/2006 9:01:32 AM

Congratulations Melissa..great image! #3759682

Jennifer Rennison 12/30/2006 10:41:08 AM

Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist, Melissa! Best of luck in the next round! #3760132

Nancy L. Green level-classic 12/30/2006 11:37:00 AM

Congratulations Melissa on this wonderful finalist!! <>< #3760300

Virginia Leone level-classic 12/30/2006 12:13:33 PM

Big congrats on your fine finalist photo! Good luck! #3760454

Stan J. Contrades 12/30/2006 1:42:07 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, Melissa and best of luck in the next round with this beauty of a Finalist!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #3760741

Linda D. Lester level-classic 12/30/2006 3:19:01 PM

Congratulations on your awesome finalist! Good luck in the next round! #3761054

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 12/30/2006 8:19:03 PM

I wish to thank everyone who has commented on this image. Works cannot express how much I appreciate your comments!! #3762226

Pamela Shane level-classic 12/31/2006 2:09:39 PM

Don't know how I missed this one! Exquisite floral image Melissa - I really love this. Congratulations on it
being chosen a finalist!! :) #3763919

Emile Abbott level-classic 12/31/2006 4:24:03 PM

Awesome detail and tones on this supurb finalist, Melissa. Happy New Year to you and your family my friend. #3764472

randy dannheim level-classic 12/31/2006 7:00:52 PM

Congratulations. #3764983

Hendrik Storme level-classic 1/1/2007 12:05:28 PM

Congrats Melissa!!! And a Happy New Year!!! #3767877

Steve M. Harrington level-classic 1/1/2007 2:57:49 PM

Congratulations, Melissa. This is a compelling image. It's one of the few flower shots that I want to sit and explore.
Steve #3768456

Susan J. Allen level-classic 1/2/2007 10:18:32 AM

Wow, fantastic image! Congrats, Melissa! #3772087

Graeme Chow level-classic 1/2/2007 2:31:44 PM

Congratulations ! on this striking image. Wish a Happy new year and more good winners ahead! Melissa #3773018

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 1/2/2007 2:33:24 PM

Thanks Pamela, Emile, Randy, Hendrik, Steve, Susan and Graeme for your great comments!! #3773021

Harris Qazi level-classic 4/23/2007 3:11:33 PM

View of this image gives thrilling and excitement feelings #4201059

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 4/23/2007 5:50:51 PM

Thanks Harris!! #4201463

Val Feldman level-classic 3/5/2009 5:57:33 PM

I made a note earlier to browse your gallery after seeing a few of your beautiful submissions. But I don't know where to begin after going thru it!! I chose this one because I love dahlias but really, Melissa, they are all so remarkably, fantastically outstanding! There aren't enough adjectives! :) :) #7248719

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Description

This Dahlia is a resubmit. It is one of my favorites. I cropped it a bit to make this a full frame floral.

This was taken at the Botanic Gardens in Denver, CO.

Entered into Flowers

Uploaded on 11/27/2006 6:44:47 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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