Blue Silk

© Bill Wyatt

Blue Silk

Karen Slagle 10/1/2007 4:37:44 PM

Wow Bill, this is fabulous. What kind of flower is this? Love the blue and the darker blue bg. The few raindrops you captured paid off in this gorgeous image. #751589

Bill Wyatt 10/1/2007 4:44:42 PM

There was no sign at this bush/vine. The flowers were about the size of a nickel maybe that big. My focus was on the stamen it was so small like a fat hair lol. #4870896

Beverly A. Wright 10/1/2007 4:49:42 PM

Your timing was pretty good, at least you got this beauty!! Love the color of the flower, and the bg colors as well!!
That flower looks so soft & delicate!!
Sweet capture Bill!! #4870909

Carla Metzler 10/1/2007 4:51:36 PM

That's a beauty, Bill! I love the softness. #4870915

Patrick Rouzes 10/1/2007 5:11:18 PM

Magnificent focusing, detail, comp, colors, & b/g on this incredible capture!!! This is exceptional work here, Bill!!! WTG, my friend!!! #4870966

Stephen Zacker 10/1/2007 5:20:28 PM

Wow.. a truly stunning macro, Bill #4870993

Nancy L. Green 10/1/2007 6:16:08 PM

Wonderful presentation of this beautiful flower, very well done Bill!! <>< #4871176

Sharon King 10/1/2007 7:55:56 PM

Bill, I have to tell you, this is one of the most beautiful florals I have ever seen!!! This is stunning!!! #4871474

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 10/1/2007 8:02:05 PM

This is the best of the best, Bill!!!!! I have never seen such a magnificent image of a flower!!!! It is truly beyond words!!!!! ♫ k #4871502

Phillip R. Connolly 10/2/2007 12:42:00 AM

Bill, the composition, colour, details and shallow DOF make this a special image. Very nicely taken.


Jennifer L. Alder 10/2/2007 12:42:20 AM

This is a winning image!!!
STUNNING in every way, Bill
:) #4871910

Margaret R. Barry 10/2/2007 2:29:50 AM

Stunning macro, Bill. Absolutely gorgeous! #4872092

Carol Sawyer 10/2/2007 2:58:39 AM

Gorgeous macro, beautiful color, great DOF and details, Bill! #4872134

Glenn E. Urquhart 10/2/2007 3:36:04 AM

Like the Rich hues of blue, clarity, soft lighting and contrast, Well Composed and Quite Beautiful, Bill!!! Outstanding Work and VERY Well Done! Cheers, Glenn. #4872236

Robert R. Goodman 10/2/2007 4:35:35 AM

Stunning detail my friend.Awesome macro and great color!!!!!!! #4872455

Joy Rector 10/2/2007 4:42:37 AM

excellent, gorgeous #4872499

Cyn Valentine 10/2/2007 4:43:19 AM

Stunning capture the color and clarity! #4872506

Nina Shields 10/2/2007 4:43:29 AM

Bill, this is breath taking; gorgeous focus work and the composition and color shading are outstanding; terrific macro work! #4872508

Jeff Robinson 10/2/2007 4:57:57 AM

This is Beautiful Bill! Great comp, lighting and color! Jeff #4872561

Kathleen K. Parker 10/2/2007 5:26:02 AM

Hey Bill! Love this photo. The tones and gentleness of the flower really do appeal to me! Hope you kept all dry!
kk #4872681

Su Sana E. P 10/2/2007 6:17:26 AM

Wow!! Absolutely a captivating floral image and capture, Bill!! The more I look at it, more I love it. #4872875

Sam Britt 10/2/2007 6:49:26 AM

Very beautiful Bill! Great color & DOF. I like the water drops also. #4873007

Amy JACKSON 10/2/2007 7:03:04 AM

Beautiful image, Bill!! #4873048

Melissa G. Meiselman 10/2/2007 7:15:12 AM

This is breathtakingly beautiful, Bill! You'd have a gorgeous macro with ultra sharp detail, along with a soft feel of that beautiful blue flower! #4873100

Inge S. Lasmana 10/2/2007 7:20:11 AM

Very beautiful soft effects with excellent focusing, Bill! #4873126

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas 10/2/2007 8:50:26 AM

Very beautiful and soft Bill!,
Amalia #4873453

Sandra R. Alvey 10/2/2007 10:19:23 AM

...WOW! This capture is just SO stunning! Bill the details, selective focus, color, lighting, blur in the BG, PERFECTION! Great capture hon!

Sandi #4873650

Karen Engelbreth 10/2/2007 12:58:44 PM

Stunning macro, bill - wonderful color! #4874147

Nadine A. Lewis 10/2/2007 1:11:53 PM

WOW!!!!!! Bill, you keep out doing yourself!!! This is GORGEOUS! <>< #4874198

John Connolly 10/2/2007 2:00:59 PM

What a brilliant macro image Bill! Your color and petal detail are extraordinary! Fabulous work, my friend! #4874345

Emile Abbott 10/2/2007 2:06:32 PM

Blue on Blue for a perfect macro image, Great work, Bill. #4874368

eileen bedford 10/2/2007 2:08:22 PM

Awesome color and detail on this Bill, love the comp and softness of this. Glad you got the capture before 'the bottom fell out'... Well done... #4874376

Sandra M. High 10/2/2007 2:13:33 PM

This is beautiful! lovely and delicate wonderful color and clarity beautiful presentation! #4874402

Lynne Morris 10/2/2007 2:46:02 PM

Awesome macro Bill,wonderful colours and details! #4874572

ALLEN O. HOWARD 10/2/2007 2:47:02 PM

One of the most beautiful flower macros I have seen in a long, long time. I hope you get what you have coming to you with this Bill! Your pal, Allen #4874579

ALLEN O. HOWARD 10/2/2007 3:57:37 PM

EXQUISITE!!!! #4874895

Claudia Kuhn 10/2/2007 4:16:50 PM

This is such a beautiful macro Bill! Love the little water drops, the blues and your comp. #4874986

Cassie L. Woodlee 10/2/2007 5:22:18 PM

WOW bill, this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!! #4875161

Barbara L. Richardson 10/2/2007 6:12:09 PM

I love the background in this!!! Gorgeous macro floral!!! #4875326

Emily E. Bem 10/2/2007 7:37:21 PM

Holy Smokes! This is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!

Amazing clarity and focus....perfect colour! #4875646

Emily E. Bem 10/2/2007 7:37:22 PM

Holy Smokes! This is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!

Amazing clarity and focus....perfect colour! #4875647

Lorraine A. Cook 10/2/2007 9:08:50 PM

To obtain is beautiful shot....the rain was a 'blessing', Bill!<:)) #4875890

Marijana Fajgl 10/3/2007 12:10:20 PM

What a tender and delicate image, Bill! It is perfect, wonderful colours, details and composition. I love it! #4878448

Shelly A. Van Camp 10/3/2007 4:20:44 PM

Beautiful! Love the colors, drops and BG! #4879184

Mike D. Perez 10/3/2007 4:30:50 PM

Beautiful soft colors, raindrops and DOF, Bill! #4879218

David Phalen 10/3/2007 6:37:45 PM

Sorry about the rain. Happy you were able to get this beauty. #4879568

Laurie Daily 10/4/2007 4:30:50 PM

I would say you timed this beautifully. WOW! Gorgeous colors and dof, Bill! #4883345

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett 10/5/2007 3:50:38 AM

What a lovely floral presentation, Bill. This is beautiful! .. love the soft, satiny effects on this petal .. Steve #4884877

Alexandra Hankova 10/5/2007 2:50:11 PM

Georgeous! Wonderful colours, wonderful composition, wonderful softnes. :-) #4887359

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar 10/6/2007 8:30:50 PM

mesmerizing image, bill..great work on this one!! #4891673

Susan T. Evans 10/8/2007 10:06:00 PM

Stunning image Bill!!! wow #4900981

Tamera S. Phillips 10/9/2007 7:27:22 PM

Just beautiful. Love those shades of blue. #4905018

Toni Riggs 10/9/2007 11:53:10 PM

Beautiful image! #4905524

Revonda L. Gentry 10/11/2007 4:00:15 AM

This I would hang on my wall!! Simply superb you big brat!! #4910912

Kathy Reeves 10/12/2007 12:26:56 PM

Awesome!! #4917181

Janine Russell 10/12/2007 10:18:47 PM

Bill, great color, detail, clarity, lighting and DOF. #4918644

Kenneth Mucke 10/15/2007 4:57:45 AM

Your floral images are just georgous Bill...this is an excellent example of them #4927544

Ursula I. Abresch 10/15/2007 11:24:11 AM

Beautifully done! #4929134

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 10/20/2007 11:53:26 AM

Spectacular colors, clarity and depth Bill!! You really have some amazing floral captures in your gallery!! #4953441

Meg Voyzey 10/21/2007 2:24:30 PM

What a perfect title for this. Absolutely stunning. #4957688

Shawn Jennings 11/26/2007 3:47:28 PM

Excellent image, Bill! Congratulations on your finalist! #5127649

Revonda L. Gentry 11/26/2007 3:58:39 PM

I knew this was amazing when I first saw it!! Congrats on your finalist, BRAT!!:) #5127817

Margaret R. Barry 11/26/2007 4:05:21 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Bill! #5127926

Tammy Scott 11/26/2007 4:10:57 PM

Congratulations on another terrific finalist! #5128042

Nadya Johnson 11/26/2007 4:54:59 PM

Congratulations on another gorgeous finalist! #5128773

Judy V. Kennamer 11/26/2007 5:22:23 PM

Beautiful Bill! Congrats! #5129212

Susan T. Evans 11/26/2007 5:23:29 PM

Congrats Bill, WTG!!! #5129234

David Phalen 11/26/2007 5:32:33 PM

Congratulations!! #5129399

Cassie L. Woodlee 11/26/2007 5:55:22 PM

A huge congratulations Bill!!!!!! #5129736

Eugenio Diaz 11/26/2007 6:07:08 PM

Congratulations on your finalist!!! #5129979

Carla Metzler 11/26/2007 6:19:07 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Bill! #5130217

ALLEN O. HOWARD 11/26/2007 7:16:46 PM

I told you! CONGRATULATIONS!!! #5131091

Daniella Puente 11/26/2007 7:30:35 PM

This is to enjoy pure beauty Bill...congrats this is already a winner!!!!!
Daniella #5131298

Amy JACKSON 11/26/2007 8:04:29 PM

Congratulations, Bill!!! #5131784

Su Sana E. P 11/26/2007 8:12:06 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Bill!! #5131883

Crystal L. Craig 11/26/2007 8:13:07 PM

Congratulations Bill on this absolutely beautiful finalist! #5131899

Tamara K. Walker 11/26/2007 8:13:14 PM


Stan Kwasniowski 11/26/2007 8:52:56 PM

Bill,Congratulations #5132256

Sheryl A. Hudson 11/26/2007 9:45:06 PM

Congratulations on another well deserved finalist, Bill! #5132582

Stefania Barbier 11/27/2007 1:36:47 AM

congrats Bill, it;s a gorgeous finalist!!!!!!! #5133129

Barbara Waldoch 11/27/2007 1:45:02 AM

Congratulations again, Bill! #5133171

Kathy Reeves 11/27/2007 3:17:38 AM

Stunning Bill!! Congratulations!! #5133403

Sam Britt 11/27/2007 6:15:38 AM

Congratulations, Bill! #5134497

Emile Abbott 11/27/2007 7:23:57 AM

No suprise to see this blue on blue again. Huge congratulations on a wonderful finalist, Bill. Good luck next round my friend. #5135033

Lorraine A. Cook 11/27/2007 8:33:29 AM

WTG, Bill!! Congratulations on this beautiful finalist and Good Luck in the next round, my friend!<:)) #5135421

Cliff & Patti Smith 11/27/2007 9:12:06 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Bill! #5135641

Terry L. Ellis 11/27/2007 10:36:35 AM

A gorgeous finalist, Bill! WTG! Congrats! #5136188

Karen Engelbreth 11/27/2007 12:33:00 PM

Congratulations again, Bill!


Cyn Valentine 11/27/2007 12:55:39 PM

Congratulations Bill! #5136803

Gail Vitikacs 11/27/2007 1:46:57 PM

Stunning! Congratulations! #5137170

Sylvia Rossler 11/27/2007 2:46:36 PM

Big congrats on this awesome finalist Bill :O) #5137449

Laurie Daily 11/27/2007 5:14:03 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Bill! I have always loved these blues! #5138269

Ken Smith 11/27/2007 6:12:29 PM

Very nice shot, Bill. Congratulations!! #5138721

Jennifer Rennison 11/27/2007 6:39:07 PM

WOW!!! Gorgeous image with fabulous lighting and colors! Congratulations on your finalist and best of luck in the next round! #5138838

ronda chatelle 11/27/2007 7:00:07 PM

GORGEOUS image Bill! Congratulations!!! #5138934

Judy V. Kennamer 11/27/2007 7:04:08 PM

Congratulations on your WINNER Bill!!! WTG! #5138958

Nancy L. Green 11/27/2007 7:11:06 PM

WOW WOW WOW!!!! A Winner, CONGRATULATIONS my friend, WTG!! <>< #5139007

ALLEN O. HOWARD 11/27/2007 7:12:45 PM

I am really proud and happy for you Bill! C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S! #5139016

Carla Metzler 11/27/2007 7:15:45 PM

Congratulations on your win, Bill! Beautiful! #5139035

Tammy Scott 11/27/2007 7:18:23 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful win! #5139053

anonymous 11/27/2007 7:21:58 PM

Congratulations Bill on your beautiful second place win! B- #5139096

Colleen Farrell 11/27/2007 7:36:27 PM

Simply exquisite! Congratulations on your WIN, Bill! #5139226

Emily E. Bem 11/27/2007 7:55:28 PM


CONGRATS on your beautiful winner, Bill! #5139363

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 11/27/2007 7:57:21 PM

Stunning beauty Bill, the blue hues are amazing!! Congratulations!!!! #5139375

Ronald F. Fischer 11/27/2007 7:59:48 PM

Congratulations, my friend, on this awesome winner!! #5139389

Su Sana E. P 11/27/2007 8:35:12 PM

And the Winner is…………one and only Big Bill!!! Huge Congratulations and hugs to you, dear friend. #5139539

Agnes Fegan 11/27/2007 8:56:21 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful winning photo Bill ! #5139652

Stefania Barbier 11/27/2007 9:05:02 PM


Darryl Wilkinson 11/27/2007 9:09:47 PM

Gorgeous shot, Bill!! Congratulations on your win!! #5139719

Carol Teal 11/27/2007 9:48:00 PM

I missed this one Bill! Love the blue and the drops of rain. Excellent clarity and comp! Congrats on your winner! #5139906

Sheryl A. Hudson 11/27/2007 9:51:16 PM

A Big Congratulations on this winner, Bill!!! #5139921

Mike D. Perez 11/27/2007 10:12:13 PM

Congratulations on your great Winner, Bill! A truly remarkable capture. #5140022

Raymond Pauly 11/27/2007 10:22:04 PM

Hey Bill!! Huuge congratulations on this beautiful winner, my friend!! I see you are putting that new lens to good use!! #5140082

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar 11/27/2007 10:48:38 PM

hey my friend!!! you did it!! BIG CONGRATS!! #5140218

Evy Johansen 11/27/2007 10:49:01 PM

Big congratulations on your beautiful win, Bill!! #5140219

Jennifer L. Alder 11/27/2007 11:49:47 PM

See my first comment :)
CONGRATS on this beautiful win, Bill!
:) #5140348

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 11/28/2007 12:55:21 AM

Congratulations on your win, Bill!!! #5140510

Margaret R. Barry 11/28/2007 1:49:40 AM

Hugh congratulations, Bill! Well deserved! #5140650

Alexandra Hankova 11/28/2007 2:08:32 AM

Big congratulations! #5140698

Brett Dolsen 11/28/2007 2:13:37 AM

Congratulations Bill. This is stunning.
Brett #5140706

Bill Wyatt 11/28/2007 2:51:31 AM

Thank ya'll so much! #5140785

Robert R. Goodman 11/28/2007 3:52:10 AM

A very big congratulations,on this very beautiful win.WTG,my friend!!!!!!! #5140957

Robert R. Goodman 11/28/2007 3:53:04 AM

A very big congratulations,on this very beautiful win.WTG,my friend!!!!!!! #5140962

Stephen Zacker 11/28/2007 4:08:02 AM

Stunning macro. A Big congratulations., Bill #5141039

Revonda L. Gentry 11/28/2007 4:28:24 AM

Congrats on this well desereved win!! I hope you have this printed and hanging in your house..if not you can send one to me:) #5141133

Autum Rhoades 11/28/2007 5:02:45 AM

Congrats on your win, Bill! Beautiful! #5141341

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 11/28/2007 6:05:01 AM

Totally gorgeous, Bill!!! Big congratulations on your beautiful win. #5141727

Cyn Valentine 11/28/2007 6:06:07 AM

Congratulations Bill for this gorgeous winner!! #5141732

Emile Abbott 11/28/2007 6:18:16 AM

An a winner it is and huge congratulations on this most fantastic capture Bill. Well deserved my friend. #5141795

Nadya Johnson 11/28/2007 9:00:26 AM

WOWEE! WAY TO GO, Bill!! So glad this got the gold! Congrats! A beauty - well deserved! #5142741

Terry L. Ellis 11/28/2007 11:11:01 AM

A fabulous second place win, Bill! Congratulations, sir! #5143224

David Phalen 11/28/2007 12:05:21 PM

Huge Congrats on a well deserved Winner!! #5143409

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett 11/28/2007 12:57:17 PM

Super 2nd Place Win, Bill ... Congratulations my Friend ...

......................... Steve #5143535

Claudia Kuhn 11/28/2007 2:15:50 PM

So beautiful Bill, big congrats on your win! #5143878

Laurie Daily 11/28/2007 2:20:33 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Bill!!! #5143910

Stan Kwasniowski 11/28/2007 3:07:42 PM

Bill, congratulations #5144117

Cheryl E. Molennor 11/28/2007 6:05:38 PM

This is gorgeous! Congratulations! #5144687

Sam Britt 11/28/2007 8:37:18 PM

Big congratulations on this beautiful winner, Bill. #5145234

Datha Y. Thompson 11/28/2007 9:05:42 PM

Gorgeous Winner Bill!! Congratulations!! :0) #5145338

Sherry Sturgis 11/28/2007 9:24:06 PM

wow! Stunning!
Congratulations Bill, on your beautiful winner!!!! #5145367

Linda Blair 11/29/2007 4:53:31 PM

This is such a beauty...congratulations on your win!!!!! ☺ #5148998

Sharon King 11/29/2007 7:26:24 PM

Congratulations Bill on this most deserving winner!!! #5149528

Kathy L. Clark 11/29/2007 8:28:44 PM

Bill this is so.. perfect. Congrats and well deserved. #5149722

Morteza Safataj 11/30/2007 12:45:05 PM

Wonderful Macro, Bill!! #5152490

Sylvia Rossler 11/30/2007 1:12:14 PM

Big congrats on your wonderful winner Bill :o) #5152618

Susan M. Smith 12/1/2007 5:35:48 PM

Ditto to all of the above Bill! Just wanted to stop by and congratulate you on your win! Beautiful! Susan #5157507

Danielle Fuller 12/2/2007 7:47:00 AM

So well deserved Bill....Congrats on this awesome winner!!! #5159076

Amanda Chapman 12/4/2007 6:47:06 AM

I agree with EVERYONE!!!!!!!


Bill Houghton 12/4/2007 2:02:09 PM

This is an awesome shot Bill. Congratulations on your win. I hope you have a great week. Bill

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Susan T. Evans 12/4/2007 6:29:06 PM

Congrats Bill, not surprised, this is just awesome!!! WTG!!!!!!!!!!!! #5170112

Shirley A. Kinney 12/18/2007 8:08:48 PM

Awesome image, Bill. Colors and effects are beautiful. #5224775

Elida Gutierrez 12/20/2007 12:02:27 PM

My Favorite. So serene. I love it. #5235531

Andrea Gutierrez 1/1/2008 4:46:57 PM

wow its its beautifull #5278343

Avril Young 1/26/2008 12:12:09 AM

wow, congrats on your win...what a fantastic shot, and wow it sure was tiny...'as big as a nickel' well done Bill! #5397550

Niels Sandal 2/9/2008 1:48:09 PM

Beautiful #5469890

Niels Sandal 2/9/2008 1:48:34 PM

Beautiful #5469892

Lisa J. Boulden 2/27/2008 6:42:58 AM

This is such a spectacular macro!!!
Wonderful color, details, and softness!
Really well captured, Bill~
A well-deserved winner~
~Lisa #5561237

Gary Lange 3/19/2008 6:38:07 AM

WOW! I missed this beauty! Many belated congrats on this wonderful winner, Bill! #5662630

Kathleen Rinker 3/24/2008 3:44:38 PM

This is really pretty, congrats on your win, great macro!! #5690559

Jennifer A. Lambert 8/24/2008 6:12:18 PM

This is BEAUTIFUL ! CONGRATULATIONS on the WIN !! I LOVE all the blues and the green....It is so delicate and I LOVE the rqain drops. This is very deserving of the WIN !
Congrats again, Jenny

Got any NEW shots of Bands going up any time soon ? Let me know if you do ! #6361451

John Connolly 10/15/2008 2:32:43 PM

Congratulations on your finalist award Bill! A most deserving image! #6604732

Lauren P. Krajenta 12/28/2008 9:59:34 AM

Bill...I missed this shot...It is absolutely Gorgeous! The clarity is remarkable and the colors are beautiful! #6949587

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As I was shooting Sunday morning a light rain started and for a couple minutes it was glorious, then the bottom fell out.
I had to run for cover and the shoot was over.
Sigma 105mm macro lens, 1/25s @ F/8, ISO 200, tripod and manual focus.

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: +0, Exposure Time: 1/25, Flash: flash did not fire, ISO: 200, White Balance: manual white balance, Focal Length: 105mm, Camera Model: Canon EOS 30D

Uploaded on 10/1/2007 4:07:15 PM All Time Best Photo Contest Staff Favorite Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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