Wake Up Call

© Laurie Daily

Wake Up Call

Margy McMennamy 9/30/2007 5:06:16 AM

Sunflowers a such great subjects--you did a very nice job with this one. Love the offset and the way the flower seems to be playing peek-a-boo. #750337

Cyn Valentine 9/30/2007 5:09:40 AM

Fantastic Laurie..awesome clarity comp and color!!! #4863750

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 9/30/2007 5:25:37 AM

Hey SiS!!!!!
Good Morning!!!!
This is Another Stunner!!!!
I am Awake NOW...;0) #4863793

Linda M. Walker 9/30/2007 5:32:11 AM

Fantastic shot!! #4863797

Anna Diederich 9/30/2007 5:48:09 AM

What a stunning image,Laurie!! #4863840

Donna K. Kilcher 9/30/2007 7:26:45 AM

stunning and the clarity is wonderful! #4864192

Sandra R. Alvey 9/30/2007 10:10:27 AM

It's winking at me! Beautiful capture Laurie! Such clarity and the color against the black BG is amazing!

Sandi #4864769

Kay E. Mahoney 9/30/2007 11:10:17 AM

Nice capture, Laurie. Beautiful colors. #4864964

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 9/30/2007 12:35:42 PM

Such a beautiful image, Laurie!!!! Love the colors and the details are super!!!!! ♫ k #4865310

Nikki McDonald 9/30/2007 1:17:05 PM

What a terrific find, Laurie. Love Sandi's description--it's winking at us. This may just be a winner, my dear. It's very unusual the way we get practically the entire bloom cycle in this one image. The details, clarity and color are super. And the diagonal composition is oh so pleasing. Yep, it's a winner. #4865438

Erin Appelbaum 9/30/2007 3:45:25 PM

Awesome composition, clarity and colors on this Laurie. Beautiful image. Peter #4866036

Colleen Farrell 9/30/2007 9:50:11 PM

LOL .. I love "I removed the boiler room and pipes from the background." It's so hard to imagine such a gorgeous flower could be anywhere but a gorgeous garden! Outstanding floral, Laurie--it's just beautiful!!! #4867214

Stefania Barbier 9/30/2007 10:43:08 PM

outstanding.... GORGEOUS! #4867346

Aimee S. McMaster 10/1/2007 3:53:50 AM

....so very beautiful Laurie...I do love sunflowers...Aimee #4867982

Su Sana E. P 10/1/2007 5:40:17 AM

Laurie, exceptional details, colors and lighting in this gorgeous macro!!

Stephen Zacker 10/4/2007 10:15:49 AM

Stunning. Like the way it is half open. #4882183

Nikki McDonald 10/7/2007 2:21:45 PM

Well, it's on its way, Laurie. Congrats on the EP. #4894363

Tamera S. Phillips 10/24/2007 9:00:50 PM

Congratulation on this well deserved Finalist. #4974963

Su Sana E. P 10/24/2007 9:07:43 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Laurie!! A Winner in my view. #4975052

Nikki McDonald 10/24/2007 9:07:56 PM

And now congratulations on the finalist button, Laurie. I really really like this. Good luck--I hope it goes all the way. #4975057

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 10/24/2007 9:14:58 PM

Congtatulations Sis....;0) #4975151

Colleen Farrell 10/24/2007 10:03:48 PM

WTG, Laurie! Big congratulations on this well-deserved finalist! #4975650

Phil Stith 10/25/2007 2:23:46 AM

Congratulations on a beautiful finalist!!! #4976482

Carol Sawyer 10/25/2007 3:46:36 AM

Congratulations, Laurie! #4976822

Joan Kocak 10/25/2007 4:17:41 AM

simply OUTSTANDING Laurie, CONGRATS! #4977004

Barbara Waldoch 10/25/2007 4:28:00 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Laurie! #4977095

Elizabeth J. Bernier 10/25/2007 4:33:33 AM

What a lovely flower and you've captured it well Laurie...many congrats!!! #4977143

Cheryl E. Molennor 10/25/2007 6:13:18 AM

Laurie this is Killer! Congratulations! #4977917

Jessica Jenney 10/25/2007 6:38:42 AM

Congratulations, Laurie on this gorgeous finalist! #4978230

Erin Appelbaum 10/25/2007 7:09:17 AM

Congratulations again, Laurie. Peter #4978583

Holly Shao 10/25/2007 7:53:40 AM

Congratulations on such a gorgeous Finalist, Laurie!! Awesome details and beautiful color!

Holly #4978933

Cyn Valentine 10/25/2007 7:57:20 AM

Congratulations Laurie! #4978963

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar 10/25/2007 7:59:05 AM


Jenny Bosmans 10/25/2007 8:24:05 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Laurie! :) #4979138

Gail Vitikacs 10/25/2007 9:35:47 AM

Stunning! Congratulations! #4979638

Stephen Zacker 10/25/2007 10:19:14 AM

Amazing macro. Congratulations #4979915

Sam Britt 10/25/2007 11:07:40 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Laurie. #4980239

Anita Hogue 10/25/2007 11:40:44 AM

Congratulations, Laurie! This is a beauty! #4980454

Stefania Barbier 10/25/2007 2:42:02 PM

congrats Laurie on your spectacular finalist! #4981326

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 10/25/2007 2:46:17 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful image as well as the other finalists, Laurie!!!! Good luck in the next round!!!!! ♫ k #4981362

Laurie Daily 10/25/2007 3:27:43 PM

Thanks so much everyone! #4981665

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 10/25/2007 3:38:17 PM

Outstanding design and colors. Congratulations on a beautiful finalist! #4981745

Claudia Kuhn 10/25/2007 5:48:46 PM

So beautiful, congratulations Laurie! #4982402

Cary Rogers 10/25/2007 6:25:08 PM

WOW! Wonderfully composed, magnificent lighting and detail, Laurie!! BIG congrats on this Finalist!! #4982614

Aimee S. McMaster 10/26/2007 1:54:28 AM

....congratulations on your beautiful finalists Laurie....Aimee #4983992

Ron Roberts 10/26/2007 2:44:57 AM


Laurie Daily 10/26/2007 3:46:56 AM

Thanks so much Donna, Claudia, Cary, Aimee, and Ron! #4984197

Nikki McDonald 10/26/2007 2:15:14 PM

WooHoo, Laurie!! So glad to see a second place button on this. Congratulations on a very deserving win. #4986712

Phil Stith 10/26/2007 2:26:31 PM

Congratulations, Laurie!!! #4986812

Anita Hogue 10/26/2007 2:28:33 PM

Congratulations, Laurie! Gorgeous image! #4986830

Jennifer L. Alder 10/26/2007 3:09:59 PM

Huge congrats on this fantastic winner, Laurie! :) #4987167

Jessica Jenney 10/26/2007 3:40:43 PM

Congratulations, Laurie on this gorgeous win! #4987298

Cyn Valentine 10/26/2007 3:41:51 PM

Beautiful,,congratulations on your win Laurie!! #4987301

Terry L. Ellis 10/26/2007 3:59:51 PM

Laurie, congratulations on your awesome Second Place win! #4987377

Erin Appelbaum 10/26/2007 4:14:54 PM

Congratulations, Laurie. Awesome winner. Peter #4987471

Jeana Clark 10/26/2007 4:28:20 PM

Congratulations Laurie!!

~J~ #4987542

Sam Britt 10/26/2007 4:42:39 PM

Congratulations on this terrific winner, Laurie! #4987589

Claudia Kuhn 10/26/2007 5:20:01 PM

Big congrats on your 2nd pl. win Laurei!! #4987748

Raymond Pauly 10/26/2007 5:22:42 PM

Lovely winner! Congratulations, Laurie! #4987756

Su Sana E. P 10/26/2007 6:28:19 PM

Huge Congratulations on this beautiful and outstanding Winner, Laurie!! #4988002

Patrick Rouzes 10/26/2007 6:42:59 PM

Congratulations, Laurie!!! Very happy for you, my friend!!! #4988076

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar 10/26/2007 6:50:33 PM

huge CONGRATS on this beautiful win, Laurie!! #4988109

Agnes Fegan 10/26/2007 7:14:48 PM

Congrats on this beautiful winning photo Laurie ! #4988265

Joan Kocak 10/26/2007 7:15:34 PM

CONGRATS Laurie!!!! so well deserved~ #4988272

Anna Diederich 10/26/2007 8:07:12 PM

Congrats, Laurie! #4988455

anonymous 10/26/2007 8:07:49 PM

Congratulations Laurie on your Beautiful second place win! B- #4988459

Evy Johansen 10/26/2007 8:41:14 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful win, Laurie!! #4988571

Nadya Johnson 10/26/2007 11:39:37 PM

Exquisitely seen and captured, Laurie! Congratulations on your gorgeous winner! #4988906

Stefania Barbier 10/26/2007 11:41:47 PM


Mary K. Robison 10/27/2007 1:18:52 AM

Glorious macro, Laurie!
CONGRATULATIONS on your win! #4989096

Barbara Waldoch 10/27/2007 1:56:08 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful win, Laurie! #4989137

Tarun Bose 10/27/2007 3:16:15 AM

Big congrats Laurie for your excellent second place winner. #4989270

Aimee S. McMaster 10/27/2007 3:38:15 AM

...much congratulations Laurie on your beautiful winner Laurie....Aimee #4989332

Laurie Daily 10/27/2007 4:29:49 AM

Thanks so much to you all. I am so appreciative of all your kind congrats! #4989392

Jeff Robinson 10/27/2007 5:29:21 AM

Congrats Laurie on your Beautiful 2nd Place Win! Jeff #4989618

Holly Shao 10/27/2007 5:51:21 AM

Congratulations on your win, Laurie!! Just excellent!

Holly #4989747

Stephen Zacker 10/27/2007 6:11:26 AM

Congratulations #4989868

Eugenio Diaz 10/27/2007 9:45:47 AM

Well done, congratulations on your beautiful finalist. #4990917

Cary Rogers 10/27/2007 10:08:05 AM

BIG CONGRATS Laurie!!! A well-deserved winner! #4991018

Cheryl E. Molennor 10/27/2007 11:31:05 AM

You rock Again!!Congratulations!! #4991325

Linda Blair 10/27/2007 3:00:47 PM

Congratulations!!!!! ☺ #4991955

Colleen Farrell 10/27/2007 9:18:07 PM

Congratulations on your WIN, Laurie!! #4992922

Laurie Daily 10/28/2007 4:12:23 AM

Thanks so much Jeff, Holly, Stephen, Eugenio, Cary, Cheryl, Linda, and Colleen! #4993588

Bill Wyatt 10/28/2007 5:21:27 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner!! #4996375

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 10/28/2007 10:18:47 PM

Congratulations on your win!!! This is one of my favorite florals this month Laurie!!!! Excellent work!! #4997370

Laurie Daily 10/29/2007 3:42:51 AM

Thanks so very much Bill and Donna! #4998268

Emile Abbott 10/29/2007 10:18:46 AM

Congratulations, Laurie on a supurb capture and winner. #4999946

Pranay Koka 11/5/2007 10:21:55 PM

great sharpness and clarity....congrats! #5033453

Laurie Daily 11/6/2007 3:53:52 AM

Thanks so very much Emile and Pranay! #5033995

Danielle Fuller 11/8/2007 1:11:49 PM

Such a cool comp on this. Great job and a well deserved congrats!!! I've tried this shot, but it has never looked this clear! #5046204

Laurie Daily 11/8/2007 3:15:19 PM

Thanks Danielle! #5046582

Amanda Chapman 11/26/2007 4:15:35 AM

I saw your winning image on BP's home page this morning!
I just added it to my FAVS!!!
The detail is AMAZING! #5124476

Laurie Daily 11/26/2007 2:28:02 PM

Thanks so much Amanda! #5127215

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A sunflower from our garden at school early one morning. I removed the boiler room and pipes from the background. 1/200s at f/3.5 ISO 30 50mm macro lens

Uploaded on 9/30/2007 4:56:26 AM

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Finalist
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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