Delicate Balance

© Tamera S. Phillips

Delicate Balance

Judy A. Lawhon 4/28/2007 3:42:05 PM

Love the lighting and the color and composition are great, Tammy. #645894

Linda Kay Brintzenhofe 4/28/2007 4:29:45 PM

Totally awesome composition! Colors are fabulous on this as well as the lighting.---Linda #4225325

Tamera S. Phillips 4/28/2007 4:53:59 PM

Thank you Judy and Linda. #4225365

Janet McNeil 4/28/2007 4:56:56 PM

Just beautiful! Love the background - colors are great- nice work!! #4225372

Tamera S. Phillips 4/28/2007 4:59:20 PM

Thank you Janet. #4225379

Melissa A. Mannon 4/28/2007 5:17:22 PM

gorgeous color and light! truly beautiful! #4225415

Tamera S. Phillips 4/28/2007 5:43:55 PM

Thank you Melissa. #4225498

Sam Britt 4/28/2007 5:53:28 PM

Beautiful tulip image, Tamera. Great composition, color & lighting. #4225521

Bob Cournoyer 4/28/2007 6:04:20 PM

Stunning light/comp!!!

Bob #4225551

Tamera S. Phillips 4/28/2007 6:26:14 PM

Thank you Sam and Bob. This was taken in Puyallup Bob - I never made it to the Skagit Valley. How about you? #4225650

Ken Smith 4/28/2007 6:43:13 PM

It could be a lighthouse--beautiful shot, Tamera! #4225713

Iris Greenwell 4/28/2007 6:52:20 PM

Very beautiful and well composed. Great shot! #4225730

Bob Cournoyer 4/28/2007 6:56:25 PM

Nope, Tamera, didn't make it. Wife was out of town with "my" van and "her" car is too small for me.
Was this at Van Lierops (sp?) or the bulb farm off Pioneer west of Puyallup? #4225744

Sherry L. Davis 4/28/2007 6:59:22 PM

Gorgeous image, Tamera! Awesome comp, colors, lighting!! #4225754

Tamera S. Phillips 4/28/2007 6:59:58 PM

Thank you Ken and Iris. Yes Bob - my favorite local tulip place. Not much left in bloom though. #4225755

William C. Raco 4/28/2007 7:17:30 PM

Wow, this is gorgeous, Tamera
Wonderful color, light and DoF
Excellent work

Bill #4225816

Janine Russell 4/28/2007 7:31:47 PM

Tamera, great colors, detail, composition and lighting. #4225854

Renee Doyle 4/28/2007 7:55:06 PM

Fabulous lighting Tamera! Stunning colours and excellent composition - gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

Jessica Jenney 4/28/2007 8:00:34 PM

Stunning image, Tamera! I love the colors, lighting and tranlucency! #4225983

Tamera S. Phillips 4/28/2007 8:18:46 PM

Thank you Sherry, Bill, Janine, Renee and Jessica. #4226041

Arnie Horwitz 4/28/2007 11:12:50 PM

Great composition, lighting and colors, Tamera! #4226202

Hayden Cannon 4/29/2007 3:55:08 AM

Fantastic capture Tamera great comp, pov, lighting, colors and details great shot! #4226642

Tamera S. Phillips 4/29/2007 7:01:12 AM

Thank you Arnie and Hayden. #4227295

Ronald F. Fischer 4/29/2007 2:34:50 PM

WOW, Tammy, the lighting and colors are fantastic!! #4228289

Tamera S. Phillips 4/29/2007 4:58:27 PM

Thank you Ron. #4228642

Graeme yew Chow 4/29/2007 6:38:14 PM

Another wonderful colors , detail and I really like the composition, Tamera. #4228812

Tamera S. Phillips 4/29/2007 6:45:56 PM

Thank you Graeme. #4228848

Cheryl E. Molennor 4/30/2007 12:31:19 PM

Great lighting and colors #4231920

Tamera S. Phillips 4/30/2007 5:15:10 PM

Thank you Cheryl. #4232737

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 4/30/2007 8:14:07 PM

This is amazingly beautiful! #4233355

Lisa J. Boulden 4/30/2007 8:21:36 PM

Beautiful! Wonderful colors and backlighting. --Lisa #4233368

Tamera S. Phillips 5/1/2007 5:59:51 AM

Thank you Donna and Lisa. #4234844

Darren K. Fisher 5/1/2007 6:33:26 PM

I absolutely love this. The lighting makes the tulip glow and you composed it very well. #4236875

Tamera S. Phillips 5/1/2007 6:57:39 PM

Thank you Darren. #4236951

Sherri Gorman 5/9/2007 12:14:12 PM

Stunning!!!! #4264534

Tamera S. Phillips 5/9/2007 2:20:23 PM

Thank you Sherri. #4264792

Su Sana E. P 5/11/2007 9:35:10 PM

So very delicate and beautiful capture with fantastic colors, Tamara!! I love it!! #4274061

Tamera S. Phillips 5/12/2007 10:44:27 AM

Thank you SuSana. #4275433

Christopher Budny 5/13/2007 7:36:37 PM

Beautiful work, Tamera! I love the translucency you've captured. #4279758

Tamera S. Phillips 5/13/2007 7:45:19 PM

Thank you Chris. I'm really trying hard to work on lighting. You are the master of that! #4279778

Christopher Budny 5/13/2007 7:57:33 PM

I have to take exception! Believe me, I've not yet mastered anything about photography, except perhaps replacing the batteries. I've been more fortunate, than learned, I think! I'll be coming back to you when I want to perfect my flower macros and compositions. #4279797

Nikki McDonald 5/19/2007 6:51:02 AM

This is so lovely, Tamera--as are all your florals! Don't know how you can choose a favorite from among them but I love this one. The light is great and I especially like your treatment of the background; there's enough of the colors of the other flowers that it's almost like a very soft reflection-shadow of the bloom you focused on. Very nice. Also wanted to comment on your other fav which I absolutely love: the contrast in texture between the smoothness of the gulls and the rough board and the fun interaction between the birds--it does look as if they are having a little conversation, doesn't it. Anyway, best of luck with your April favorites and other entries this month. #4300436

Tamera S. Phillips 5/19/2007 8:26:20 AM

Thank you Nikki. #4300816

BILLY R. PARKER 5/23/2007 3:34:15 PM


Cassie L. Woodlee 5/23/2007 3:52:35 PM

Congrats Tamera!!! #4318213

Nikki McDonald 5/23/2007 4:06:04 PM

Congratulations, Tamera. Good luck in the next round. #4318350

Sharon King 5/23/2007 4:07:36 PM

This is so beautiful, I love the colors, Congrats on your finalist! #4318370

Arlene Krassner 5/23/2007 4:12:59 PM

Delicate and pretty. Congratulations Tamera. #4318449

Su Sana E. P 5/23/2007 4:58:27 PM

Congratulations on this beauty, Tamera!! #4318973

Tamera S. Phillips 5/23/2007 5:48:31 PM

Thank you all very much. #4319412

Mike D. Perez 5/23/2007 6:12:19 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist, Tamera! #4319609

Graeme yew Chow 5/23/2007 6:39:21 PM

Tamera, congratulation on your image. #4319841

Terry L. Ellis 5/23/2007 6:39:52 PM

Congratulations, Tamera, on your gorgeous finalist! #4319844

paul parent 5/23/2007 7:19:50 PM

I absolutely love this one.

Congratulation Tamera. #4320180

Cheryl E. Molennor 5/23/2007 7:28:14 PM

Love the lighting on this. Awesome! Congratulations #4320260

anonymous 5/23/2007 7:37:52 PM

Congratulations Tamera on your beautiful finalist! #4320344

Sharon Day 5/23/2007 8:05:59 PM

Simply gorgoues, Tammy!!! Congratulations and good luck! #4320622

Esther Smith 5/23/2007 10:57:02 PM

Just beautiful Tamera. It glows! Congratulations! #4321462

Colleen Farrell 5/23/2007 11:49:36 PM

Lovely soft pastels and awesome light in this floral, Tamera! Big congratulations on your finalist! #4321559

Katarina Mansson 5/24/2007 3:21:11 AM

Gorgeous light, colors and composition Tamera! Congratulations on the finalist! #4322116

Laurie Daily 5/24/2007 3:30:38 AM

Gorgeous Tamera! Congrats on this finalist! #4322192

Ronald F. Fischer 5/24/2007 5:54:40 AM

Congrats on this awesome finalist, Tammy! #4323155

Cyn Valentine 5/24/2007 6:14:42 AM

Congratulations Tamera..beautiful! #4323298

Jessica Jenney 5/24/2007 6:18:54 AM

Congratulations, Tamera on this lovely finalist! #4323323

Mary Timman 5/24/2007 6:26:35 AM

Fantastic. Seems to glow. Congratulations! #4323359

Alana Ibe 5/24/2007 6:46:49 AM

Beautifully composed! Congratulations! #4323480

Tamera S. Phillips 5/24/2007 6:59:52 AM

Thank you all very much. #4323574

Monika Sapek 5/24/2007 7:22:02 AM

Beautiful colors, Tamera! Many congratulations on your finalist and good luck in the next round!

Jenny Bosmans 5/24/2007 8:43:59 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Tammy! :) #4324172

Les Rhoades 5/24/2007 9:47:45 AM


Congratulations on making it to the finals! Sorry I missed one earlier. #4324372

Tarun Bose 5/24/2007 11:22:09 AM

Congrats on your finalist my dear Tamera. #4324688

Tamera S. Phillips 5/24/2007 12:25:49 PM

Thank you for the kind words! #4324884

Christopher Budny 5/24/2007 1:45:40 PM

Glad to see this one advance; congratulations, Tammy! #4325253

Karim Abiali 5/24/2007 2:17:50 PM

Congratualtions! #4325456

Shirley A. Kinney 5/24/2007 5:29:26 PM

Beautiful image, Tamera, colors are superb, composition greast. Congrats on your finalist. All your images are awesome. #4326024

Cathy Barrows 5/24/2007 7:12:08 PM

Congrats on your finalist...awesome lighting #4326404

Ken Smith 5/24/2007 8:23:56 PM

Congrats on your well deserved gold medal!! #4326643

Su Sana E. P 5/24/2007 8:28:26 PM

Tamera, Congratulations on this well deserving Winner!! #4326679

Nikki McDonald 5/24/2007 8:34:50 PM

A beautiful winning shot, Tamera. Congratulations. #4326728

Jessica Jenney 5/24/2007 8:40:50 PM

Congratulations, Tamera on this gorgeous win! #4326778

Sam Britt 5/24/2007 8:46:05 PM

Congratulations, Tamera!! #4326807

Dominick M. Dimacale 5/24/2007 9:32:23 PM

Congratulations Tamera on your win...Dominick #4326917

Esther Smith 5/24/2007 9:41:43 PM

Love this Tamera! Big congratulations on your Winner! #4326950

Darryl Wilkinson 5/24/2007 9:52:15 PM

Simply beautiful, Tammy! Congratulations on your win!! #4326968

Graeme yew Chow 5/24/2007 11:00:13 PM

Huge congratulation ! on your super win, Tamera. #4327108

Kay Beausoleil 5/25/2007 1:55:14 AM

So lovely -- cogratulations on your win, Tamera! #4327382

paul parent 5/25/2007 3:02:13 AM

cogratulations on your win, Tamera! #4327575

Claudia Kuhn 5/25/2007 3:58:27 AM

Gorgeous Tamera, congrats on your win!! #4327850

Christopher Budny 5/25/2007 5:39:29 AM

A well deserved win; congratulations, Tammy! #4328409

Kay E. Mahoney 5/25/2007 6:53:30 AM

Congratulations on your second place winner. #4328843

Monika Sapek 5/25/2007 7:48:27 AM

Big congratulations on your Second Place Winner, Tamera!

Mike D. Perez 5/25/2007 9:02:57 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful Winner, Tamera! #4329296

anonymous 5/25/2007 9:08:28 AM

CONGRATULATOINS Tamara on your Beautiful WIN!! B- #4329309

Nadya Johnson 5/25/2007 9:27:59 AM

Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations on your gorgeous winner, Tamera! #4329358

Tarun Bose 5/25/2007 9:35:38 AM

Huge congrats on your deserving winner my dear Tamera. #4329380

Raymond Pauly 5/25/2007 10:45:51 AM

Beautiful winner, Tamera!! Big congratulations! #4329521

Rakesh Syal 5/25/2007 2:03:23 PM

A huge congratulations on your Second Place Winner, Tammy!! #4329948

Laurie Daily 5/25/2007 2:45:13 PM

Congrats on your second place winner Tamera! #4330097

William C. Raco 5/25/2007 5:22:55 PM

So beautiful, Tamera

Bill #4330589

Cheryl E. Molennor 5/25/2007 5:51:06 PM

Congratulations!! #4330655

Tamera S. Phillips 5/25/2007 7:09:47 PM

Thank you all so much for your kind words. #4330814

Ken Grooms 5/25/2007 9:05:13 PM

Well-deserved, Tammy!
Really perfect! #4331053

Janine Russell 5/25/2007 11:09:31 PM


Renee Doyle 5/26/2007 12:11:27 AM

Just love this one!! Huge congrats on this wonderful win Tamera!

Jane M 5/26/2007 3:34:40 AM

Just a wonderful image. The details, light and color are great. Congrats on the win! #4331748

Wally Orlowsky 5/26/2007 3:38:03 AM

Congratulations on the subtle beauty of this winner, Tamera! #4331765

David Phalen 5/26/2007 5:10:38 AM

BIG congrats on a well deserved winner! #4332089

Cyn Valentine 5/26/2007 7:27:52 AM

Congratulations Tamera for this beautiful win! #4332562

Tamera S. Phillips 5/26/2007 9:52:45 AM

Thank you very much. #4332910

Mary Timman 5/27/2007 5:28:03 AM

Awesome winner Tamera. Congratulations. #4335256

Lynn Haack 5/27/2007 7:54:31 PM

I love how the light shines through the tulip...and the soft pastels are beautiful. Wonderful comp also. Congrats on your win. Lynn #4337412

Robert Baer 5/28/2007 7:23:12 AM

congratulations for this beautiful win! #4338805

Tamera S. Phillips 5/28/2007 12:33:13 PM

Thank you all very much! #4339708

Terry L. Ellis 5/28/2007 7:46:21 PM

A gorgeous Second Place win! Congratulations, Tamera! #4340726

Tamera S. Phillips 5/28/2007 8:09:31 PM

Thank you Terry. #4340782

AMALIA Veralli 5/29/2007 1:14:57 PM

Congrats on your second place win. . . beautiful! #4343678

Mick Burkey 5/29/2007 2:46:10 PM

Beautiful, delicate shot, Tamera. Big congrats on another winning image! #4343964

Tamera S. Phillips 5/29/2007 6:21:28 PM

Thank you Amalia and Mick. #4344612

Bill Houghton 5/30/2007 2:04:09 AM

This is such a great shot Tamera. You did a wonderful job capturing it. Bill

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Tamera S. Phillips 5/30/2007 7:12:50 AM

Thank you Bill. #4346765

Dolly L. Davis 6/10/2007 3:34:22 PM

Tamera, this is a beautiful image. The colors and backlighting are wonderful. Congrats on winning. #4384323

Tamera S. Phillips 6/10/2007 8:42:21 PM

Thank you Dolly. #4384938

M. Jo-Anne Rehill 10/28/2007 7:57:21 PM

Very beautiful and soft #4996912

Linda Kay Brintzenhofe 10/29/2007 4:38:02 AM

Congrats to you on this beautiful winning shot! #4998551

Lisa J. Boulden 3/22/2008 3:49:39 PM

These colors are really sooooooo pretty!
Such a wonderful winner!
Belated congrats!
~Lisa #5679299

Tamera S. Phillips 3/24/2008 9:46:18 PM

Thank you all very much. #5692789

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BetterPhoto Finalist for April 2007

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: +0, Exposure Time: 1/500, Flash: flash did not fire, ISO: 200, Focal Length: 300mm, Camera Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT

Uploaded on 4/28/2007 3:06:01 PM All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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