From the Heart

Joan Powell 1/30/2008 6:19:08 PM

Very pretty , great idea ! #842908

aaaaa bbbbb 1/30/2008 6:35:05 PM

Beautifully done. Love the composition, lighting, colors and DOF. #5420711

Tiia Vissak 1/30/2008 11:57:30 PM

a beautiful image! #5421509

Cyn D Valentine 1/31/2008 4:11:34 AM

Beautiful..wonderful comp..very creative!!! #5422174

Elizabeth J. Bernier 1/31/2008 3:53:04 PM

Thank you so much to Joan,Vicki,Tiia and Cyn for your wonderful encouraging words...much appreciated!!! #5425014

Ellen Hodges 2/1/2008 9:29:44 AM

Very beautiful comp and color, Elizabeth!! #5428194

Jim Huffield 2/1/2008 12:15:30 PM

Lovely composition, Elizabeth. Jim #5428898

Ronald F. Fischer 2/2/2008 7:05:53 AM

Great idea and very well captured! #5432377

Megan p 2/2/2008 11:13:22 AM

This is so beautiful Beth!!! Very nice! #5433522

Elizabeth J. Bernier 2/3/2008 7:48:32 PM

Thank you Ellen,Jim,Ronald,and Megan for your kindness and support!!! #5438925

Daniella Puente 2/8/2008 7:38:44 AM

This is so precious Elizabeth! Excellent idea, composition and light, GREAT photo!!!!!! #5464229

Kristi A. Howson 2/10/2008 9:59:07 PM

This is so beautiful with the heart shaped design, beautiful colors and soft mood. Love this one Bethie! #5476238

Nick Lagos 2/14/2008 12:26:46 AM

Huge huge congratulations on this Giant POTD on such an apt day Bethy....good to see this showcased here too.... #5492560

Toni Riggs 2/14/2008 12:34:59 AM

Gorgeous image, congrats! #5492599

Laura L. Gonzales 2/14/2008 12:42:35 AM

Very beautiful! Great capture. Love the colors. Congrats on your POTD!! Laura #5492631

Dominick M. Dimacale 2/14/2008 12:45:15 AM

CONGRATULATIONS ELIZABETH ON YOUR MAGNIFICENT POTD WIN!!!!!


DOMINICK #5492634

Mary K. Robison 2/14/2008 12:47:23 AM

Really creative work with a wonderful result, Elizabeth ~
Congratulations on your well-earned POTD! #5492636

Lynne Morris 2/14/2008 2:00:55 AM

Wow this is stunning Elizabeth, huge congratulations on your POTD! #5492773

Bill Houghton 2/14/2008 2:27:49 AM

This is beautiful Elizabeth. Congratulations. Bill

Check out my personal website at:

Bill Houghton Photography

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Les Rhoades 2/14/2008 2:33:11 AM

Congrats on your POTD! #5492832

Joan Kocak 2/14/2008 3:31:11 AM

Elizabeth, Congrats on this great image and POTD! #5493007

Wendy Stevenson 2/14/2008 4:18:40 AM

Beth this is really gorgeous! Big Congrartulations on such a well deserved and timely POTD!!! Happy Valentine Day! #5493271

Dawn M. Schneider 2/14/2008 4:28:32 AM

what a great idea, very beautiful, congrats on POTD!! #5493324

Joy Rector 2/14/2008 4:38:29 AM

congrats on the POTD #5493408

Leslie Carson Wolfe 2/14/2008 4:54:14 AM

Lovely! What an inspired idea! #5493536

Megan p 2/14/2008 5:03:52 AM

Perfect for Valentines day, Congratulations Beth on your POTD!! #5493595

Claudia Kuhn 2/14/2008 5:11:21 AM

Woo Hoo! Happy V Day and congrats on your potd! #5493631

Eve Sweatman 2/14/2008 5:57:01 AM

Very, very beautiful Beth! Congratulations!
Eve #5493918

Christine Welsand 2/14/2008 6:09:21 AM

Fabulous photo! Congrats on your recognition! Well done! Christine #5494007

Amy Jackson 2/14/2008 6:10:03 AM

Excellent image! Congratulations on POTD! #5494011

Cathy Barrows 2/14/2008 6:11:36 AM

Congrats on your POTD...love the roses ina heart shape #5494022

Elida Gutierrez 2/14/2008 6:37:33 AM

Congrats on your POTD!!!! #5494176

Lynne Fried 2/14/2008 6:40:59 AM

Great Valentine POTD! Comgratulations.
I really like the effect. #5494195

Danielle Fuller 2/14/2008 6:41:31 AM

Congrats on you POTD!!! Wonderful job! #5494202

Kathy L. Clark 2/14/2008 6:52:31 AM

Congratulations Elizabeth on your lovely POTD #5494256

Jill Flynn 2/14/2008 6:52:43 AM

What a wonderful way to showcase roses! Creative and beautiful presentation. Congratulations on your POTD Beth! #5494257

Cheryl Meisel 2/14/2008 7:27:25 AM

Oh so pretty. BIG CONGRATS on your wins with this pretty! Happy Valentines day to you too!
Cheryln #5494380

Leslie McLain 2/14/2008 7:32:45 AM

Congrats on your Photo of the Day, a well deserved award for this beautiful photo. #5494395

Laura E. Swan 2/14/2008 8:30:02 AM

We're seeing the word PRETTY here a lot but OH MY GOSH! ISN'T THIS PRETTY!?!

So soft and beautiful around the edges JUST LIKE VALENTINES DAY SHOULD BE! I hope these flowers were a gift to you because you gave US a gift in sharing them with us!

-Laura Swan #5494659

Christian Rosito 2/14/2008 9:01:15 AM

Excellent POTD for today, Congratulations, it is very nice. #5494787

Colleen Farrell 2/14/2008 9:09:42 AM

Very beautiful and creative, Elizabeth! Congratulations on your POTD! #5494827

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 2/14/2008 9:11:00 AM

A lovely Valentine's potd, congrats! #5494832

Elizabeth J. Bernier 2/14/2008 9:31:07 AM

How exciting :)...thank you to the judge that chose this for today!!!! Also a big thank you to all of you for your wonderful words of congratulations and a very Happy Valentine's Day to all!!! #5494914

Laura E. Swan 2/14/2008 9:42:14 AM

Same to you Elizabeth! :) #5494947

Gail R. Schuett 2/14/2008 10:02:06 AM

Fantastic!!! #5495021

Lorri Shank 2/14/2008 10:20:36 AM

So very pretty for Valentines' Day, or any day! Congrats! #5495107

Gerry Boughan 2/14/2008 10:21:44 AM

I review the PHOTO OF THE DAY newsletter and regularly view it for both enjoyment and a learning experience. I have noticed lately that the winning photogs often do not state any camera/lens settings and details, but simply a title for the shot. I have always carefully examined these winning entries for enlightenment and further practical education. I have learned a lot in the past with a quick review each morning. Without the setting information, the exercise seems reduced to a "beauty" contest. Comments? Thank you. (BTW Elizabeth, great creativity. Excellent Bokeh!) #5495115

Paul D. 2/14/2008 11:34:04 AM

Wonderful work Elizabeth! The judges picked the right image for Valentine's Day, for sure.

Is it OK to ask what you used to get that terrific blur for the background? #5495317

Kristi A. Howson 2/14/2008 11:41:40 AM

Big Congratulations to you Luv for this marvelous win! Awesome having this win on Valentines Day...and very well deserved. I just love everything about it!!! WTG Bethie! #5495347

Angie Sidles 2/14/2008 12:20:18 PM

Oh Elizabeth, this is GORGEOUS!! What a wonderful and creative idea! Perfect V-Day POTD!! Congrats to you! :) #5495456

Amy Weiland 2/14/2008 12:28:41 PM

This is one of the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen! Wonderful work! #5495485

Jeff W. Robinson 2/14/2008 1:48:34 PM

Congrats Beth and your Beautiful and Well Deserved POTD!! Jeff #5495797

Patricia Ronan 2/14/2008 3:33:08 PM

Lovely image, congrats on your POTD:) #5496191

Ivan Chacon 2/14/2008 6:16:34 PM

Great POTD! Big Congrats Elizabeth!
Beautiful work! :) #5496727

Corinne M. Thompson 2/14/2008 9:15:31 PM

Congrats on your POTD! This is beautiful and how creative! #5497165

Jane Tweedy 2/15/2008 10:44:09 PM

Beautiful image. Great concept and well executed. Deserving POTD. Congratulations. #5501101

RC Fritz 2/18/2008 9:42:40 AM

Vey creative!! Congratulations on your POTD, Elizabeth!! #5511727

Nick Lagos 2/22/2008 3:45:32 PM

Big big congrats on your finalist matey... good luck !!!!!!!! #5533842

Monika Sapek 2/22/2008 5:29:33 PM

Lovely idea and execution! Many congratulations on your POTD and finalist, Beth!
Monika
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Kristi A. Howson 2/22/2008 5:31:50 PM

Big Congratulations to you Luv. I'm so happy to see this one win here. Very exciting. Best of luck!!!! #5534705

Danielle Fuller 2/22/2008 5:41:01 PM

Loved this when I saw it in POTD!!! Bet it gets gold! Good luck!!!! #5534787

Claudia Kuhn 2/22/2008 7:28:57 PM

Beautiful Beth, congrats and good luck! #5535681

Dawn M. Schneider 2/22/2008 8:33:17 PM

congrats on the finalist, everyone else as well as the judges love it!! good luck with the win!! #5536236

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar 2/23/2008 6:33:42 AM

so beautiful finalist, a winner in my books! CONGRATS!! #5538301

Cary Rogers 2/23/2008 10:07:54 AM

BIG CONGRATS, Elizabeth! wonderful idea, lighting, details and BG treatment! #5539676

Virginia Leone 2/24/2008 6:03:39 AM

I love this..well done...very pretty! #5543261

Jeff W. Robinson 2/24/2008 6:06:53 AM

Congrats Beth on your Outstanding Finalist! Jeff #5543274

Cyn D Valentine 2/25/2008 7:34:09 AM

Congratualtions Elizabeth! #5548944

Elida Gutierrez 2/26/2008 1:36:07 PM

Congratulations on your Win!!!!

Trophy:

http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/dynoGallDetail.asp?photoID=5690310 #5556185

Lynne Fried 2/26/2008 1:45:27 PM

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR 2nd PLACE! MUCH DESERVED.
Lynne #5556243

Joan Kocak 2/26/2008 1:57:39 PM

Congrats Elizabeth, a beautiful win! #5556350

Claudia Kuhn 2/26/2008 2:20:59 PM

Wonderful work Beth, congratulations to you on your 2nd place!! #5556572

Nick Lagos 2/26/2008 2:33:44 PM

Super big congrats matey....this continually keeps winning ..and deservedly so... #5556704

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar 2/26/2008 2:49:09 PM

THIS IS QUALITY PHOTOGRAPHY!! EXCELLENT WINNER!!! CONGRATS, my friend!! #5556823

Kay E. Mahoney 2/26/2008 4:12:36 PM

Congratulations on your second place winner. #5557513

Anna Diederich 2/26/2008 6:07:20 PM

Congratulations! This is beatiful! #5558190

Deborah C. Lewinson 2/26/2008 6:35:50 PM

Stunning winner, Elizabeth, congratulations!!
-Debby #5558348

Corinne M. Thompson 2/26/2008 7:38:07 PM

Congrats on your win! #5558689

Dr. Harmeet Singh 2/26/2008 8:05:34 PM

Heartiest congrats... #5558839

Cindy Bendush 2/26/2008 11:06:01 PM

Awesome winner Elizabeth! Congratulations!!! #5559419

Colette M. Metcalf 2/27/2008 4:08:45 AM

Congratulations!!!! #5560508

Kristi A. Howson 2/27/2008 9:21:33 AM

Big Big Congratulations to you Luv on this marvelous Winner. I'm so glad to see it..I just knew it had to be a winner. Just fabulous Beth. I'm so happy for you! #5562008

Jill Flynn 2/27/2008 9:52:05 AM

So happy to see this beautiful, artistic and creative image here! A big congratulations on your win Beth!! #5562184

Kcalpesh B. Ajugia 2/28/2008 4:23:57 AM

Beautifully done... very nice photograph... great work... & Congrats on being a winner... #5566094

Sue (Kane) Wilson 2/28/2008 4:49:59 AM

Beautiful buddy...belated congrats to you...stunning work!!! #5566290

Carol Teal 2/28/2008 7:50:39 AM

Beautiful roses and presentation! Congrats on your POTD and win!! #5567275

Dominick M. Dimacale 3/2/2008 7:36:58 PM

Congratulations Elizabeth on your Win.

Dominick #5583886

Teresa P.Pelaez 3/15/2008 4:11:05 PM

Congratulations Beth on this beautiful and romantic image, beautiful work as usual. #5647031

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Description

I used the bottom half of a box of valentine candy which I punched holes into and then pushed the flower stems through to keep the roses in this heart shape.Window light only.

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/25 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 24.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D

Uploaded on 1/30/2008 5:56:39 PM

Made With

Camera: Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE WinnerBetterPhoto.com Photo of the Day


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