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Cesar J. La Rosa 4/13/2008 11:25:00 PM

Wonderful composition, Debbie!!! Love the colors, the lighting and the textures. Great floral!!!
Cesar #900225

Debbie E. Payne 5/7/2008 10:14:27 PM

Cesar -- I'm not sure how I missed your lovely compliment! I really had fun with this bunch of roses and this is hands down my favorite one. Thank you for taking the time to comment and I apologize for just now noticing this. Where does the time go? #5898041

Aimee C. Eisaman 5/9/2008 12:27:39 PM

Congrats on your EP Debbie...perfect title and focus for this shot! I love the flow of the petals! #5905411

Debbie E. Payne 5/9/2008 1:35:58 PM

Thank you Aimee! I would like to see this one get a Finalist, but they are so very hard to come by with as much talent as BP has here. It's taught me so much just to browse through some of these accomplished photographers' and wonder how I can possibly get that good. Its such fun just to try!! #5905610

Eugenio Diaz 5/19/2008 4:23:32 PM

Congratulations on your Beautiful Winner!
Well done!!! #5946201

Daniella Puente 5/19/2008 4:37:31 PM

Not only a finalist but a WINNER seal, congrats!!! #5946383

Sam Britt 5/19/2008 6:24:49 PM

Congratulations, beautiful winner, Debbie! #5947206

Elida Gutierrez 5/20/2008 7:56:16 AM

The Weed Trophy
A Special Trophy for
"The April Winners" #5951202

Cindy Bendush 5/20/2008 10:51:16 PM

Congratulations on your gorgeous winner Debbie! #5955153

Renata Gusciora 5/21/2008 11:27:17 AM

My congratulations,Debbie!!! #5957878

Dominick M. Dimacale 5/22/2008 5:06:44 AM

Congratulations Debbie on your Fabulous Win.

Dominick #5961284

Debbie E. Payne 5/23/2008 12:13:44 PM

Thank you to all of you. I have just been to all of your galleries and saw some amazing things! I got inspiration from all of you! #5967535

Linda Blair 5/27/2008 4:53:00 AM

WOW...gorgeous Debbie...congratulations on your win!!!!! ☺ #5982465

Aimee C. Eisaman 6/5/2008 4:31:24 PM

See...not a finalist....a winner! Way to go! YOu are growing so much in your work.....well done! #6023566

Debbie E. Payne 6/5/2008 5:26:13 PM

Thank you both! I used to obsess because it took me over a year to get my first finalist. As I look through all the finalists I am amazed at my good fortune to even get that far. There is so much talent here that it boggles the mind and the more we look at each others work, the better the "gene pool" gets. Maybe one day I will get a First Place but I am happy with what I get and am delighted to be a Second Place winner considering the talent pool! I try to just compete against myself. When I look at my images from those first few classes I took I am amazed at how far BP has taken me. #6023680

Shelly A. Van Camp 6/6/2008 9:09:08 AM

This is so pretty!! Love your POV as well!! Great job! #6026908

Candice L. Carter 1/6/2009 6:50:22 PM


Debbie E. Payne 1/7/2009 8:49:11 AM

It's been quite a while since this thread popped up on my computer and Shelly, I apologize for not realizing that you had commented. This is probably my favorite of my placed EP's.

And Candice, it is always fun to hear from you. It's the simplicity that probably got my this far on this one! #6995431

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As beginning photographers we are taught the "Rule of Thirds". Taking that knowledge to its next logical step we learn to use the golden spiral, an aesthetic principle to create a symmetrical ,visual flow to our work. Call it what you will: phi, golden mean, divine proportion or the golden ratio - what it boils down to at the nature's most basic is the inside of a rose - that spiral nautilus shape we humans and all nature is drawn to.
Set-up: macro lens, f/4.5, ISO 400 at 1/80 of a second.

Exif: F Number: 4.5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/80 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 50.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 30D

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