Graceful Dancer

© Cindy Bendush

Graceful Dancer

Joannie Bertucci level-classic 5/1/2008 1:47:08 AM

Cindy, this is just beautiful!
Excellent macro work with sharp details and perfect selective focus!
Composition is flawless and the colors dance off the screen! #912314

Jennifer L. Alder 5/1/2008 1:50:13 AM

Dreamy and beautiful!! Wonderful color, light and selective focus, Cindy. BEAUTIFUL!!! #5865922

Gary Pond 5/1/2008 2:02:04 AM

Wonderful capture here. #5865937

Barbara Waldoch level-classic 5/1/2008 2:10:09 AM

Gorgeous, Cindy! #5865951

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 5/1/2008 2:29:14 AM

They are lovely, Cindy.

Dominick #5865987

Michelle Alton level-classic 5/1/2008 2:38:55 AM

Best dogwood I've seen this Spring, Cindy. You've really captured all of their grace and beauty! #5866014

Sam Britt level-classic 5/1/2008 3:04:25 AM

Beautiful dogwood image, Cindy. Our titles are exactly the same for our entries today. I uploaded mine last night. I guess we were thinking alike! #5866095

Anna Diederich level-classic 5/1/2008 3:10:13 AM

I think we have a winner here, Cindy! Beautiful image with a perfect title! #5866121

Renee Doyle level-classic 5/1/2008 3:58:52 AM

WOW!! Incredible detail and use of dof Cindy!!! Beautiful work! #5866380

Renata Gusciora level-classic 5/1/2008 4:49:31 AM

So graceful,Cindy!Beautiful! #5866639

Mike D. Perez level-classic 5/1/2008 4:59:50 AM

Awesome colors, Cindy! #5866740

Colette M. Metcalf level-classic 5/1/2008 5:52:35 AM

LOVELY!!!! #5867129

Nancy (Peaches) Harker level-classic 5/1/2008 10:10:13 AM

Fantastic detail and colors Cidy, really beautiful! #5868149

Linda Blair level-classic 5/1/2008 10:31:52 AM

Perfect title for this it!!!!! ☺ #5868244

Alex T. Mizuno level-classic 5/1/2008 3:23:07 PM

Well, well, Pink Lady, this is a very graceful dancer from Hoosier state! Wonderful details wrapped in sweet warm bokeh. It sure has a scent of spring. #5869441

Kathleen Rinker level-classic 5/1/2008 3:38:17 PM

Oh my gosh this is gorgeous, wonderful color and presentation, I love it!! #5869479

Dianna Murphy 5/1/2008 5:15:13 PM

Oh wow, I've been really happy with my macros lately but you're puttin me to shame. Wow, this is beautiful! #5869808

Colleen Farrell level-classic 5/1/2008 6:51:21 PM

Breathtaking beauty, Cindy!! This has got to be a winner! #5870067

Cindy Bendush level-classic 5/1/2008 9:51:38 PM

Joannie, Jennifer, Gary, Barbara, Dominick, Michelle, Sam, Anna, Renee, Renata, Mike, Colette, Peaches, Linda, Alex, Kathleen, Dianna, and Colleen - thank you all so much! I really appreciate such warm and enthusiastic feedback! :-) #5870684

Susan Fox 5/1/2008 10:01:48 PM

Perfection! Love the selective focus. This is definitely a winner Cindy :-) #5870706

Kristy A. Keene 5/2/2008 12:44:11 AM

A Winner!!! Beautiful!!! #5871124

Brett Dolsen 5/2/2008 5:01:33 AM

A beautifull stunning composition Cindy!!Brett #5872233

Evy Johansen level-classic 5/2/2008 11:54:00 PM

Wow.. very graceful indeed!! Wonderful image, Cindy! #5876362

Cindy Bendush level-classic 5/3/2008 12:06:44 AM

Thanks so much Susan, Kristy, Brett and Evy! Your kind comments are appreciated! :-) And Susan - I'm officially naming you as one of the judges! #5876378

Toni Riggs 5/3/2008 12:46:23 AM

Beautiful image! #5876505

Vladan D. Djordjevic 5/3/2008 12:53:01 AM

Terrific photo with incredible details. Love the composition and lines, lighting and soft energy!

Great work! #5876527

Cindy Bendush level-classic 5/4/2008 6:52:03 PM

Thank you Toni and Vladan :-) #5883973

Daniella Puente 5/5/2008 1:28:40 PM

Really like the pastel colors here and the beautiful soft effect on the part that round the flower :) #5886945

Michelle L. Frick 5/8/2008 7:59:46 PM

Incredibly beautiful Cindy! I expect we will see this one again!! #5902457

Lois Adomite level-classic 5/8/2008 9:22:31 PM

Very graceful, beautiful image. #5902720

Cindy Bendush level-classic 5/8/2008 9:37:13 PM

Daniella, Michelle, and Lois - thanks for stopping by and commenting! #5902751

Tamera S. Phillips 5/18/2008 9:15:00 PM

This is just beautiful. Wonderful detail and dof. #5939883

Cindy Bendush level-classic 5/18/2008 11:13:39 PM

Thanks Tamera! #5940071

Debbie E. Payne 5/23/2008 11:20:05 AM

I love the shallow DOF in this image. Just stunning! I can see that you love to take flower photography as much as I do! #5967314

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 5/25/2008 11:50:58 AM

Absolutely gorgeous Cindy! #5975667

Sherry L. Davis level-classic 6/7/2008 8:03:07 PM

Outstanding, gorgeous macro! Excellent! #6031978

Cindy Bendush level-classic 6/7/2008 8:43:09 PM

Thank you Debbie, Donna and Sherry! #6032124

Colleen Farrell level-classic 6/19/2008 8:51:15 AM

Congratulations on your awesome finalist, Cindy!!! #6078268

Margaret R. Barry level-classic 6/19/2008 9:25:16 AM

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Cindy! #6078642

Jennifer L. Alder 6/19/2008 9:35:36 AM

Big congrats, Cindy, on this well deserved finalist! Hope to see it again :) #6078764

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 6/19/2008 9:42:56 AM

Absolutely breathtaking!
Congrats Cindy!
~♥~Lisa #6078855

Alex T. Mizuno 6/19/2008 10:12:29 AM

Wow wow, Pink Lady, Congratulations on this striking beauty! We'll see this again!! #6079233

Michelle L. Frick 6/19/2008 11:36:28 AM

Gorgeous Cindy - so happy to see this one again!! #6080125

Alexandra Hankova 6/19/2008 11:37:37 AM

Very pretty. Beautifully done! :-) #6080138

Bernard J. Baca Ph.D. 6/19/2008 12:04:24 PM

Lovely photo! It is rich in color and I can almost feel it's texture. Good work. Congratulations on your success with a wish for much more to come.


anonymous 6/19/2008 12:08:25 PM

Congratulations Cindy on you Lovely finalist! B- #6080344

Kathy Shogren level-classic 6/19/2008 3:06:57 PM

Big congrats Cindy on this gorgeous finalist! #6081043

Sam Britt 6/19/2008 3:25:41 PM

Congratulations, Cindy! #6081118

Lois Adomite level-classic 6/19/2008 4:19:09 PM

Congratulations, this is gorgeous. #6081376

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 6/19/2008 5:11:29 PM

BIG Congrats on your finalist!
Best of Luck in the next round! #6081660

Barbara Waldoch level-classic 6/19/2008 5:32:34 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Cindy! #6081784

Debra R. Harder 6/19/2008 8:27:55 PM

Congratulations, Cindy, on this BEAUTIFUL finalist!! Deb #6082529

Stefania Barbier level-classic 6/19/2008 11:21:10 PM


Michelle Alton level-classic 6/20/2008 2:53:48 AM

Dogwood Brilliance! Hearty congratulations on this finalist! #6083452

Alex T. Mizuno level-classic 6/20/2008 12:39:53 PM

Congratulations on your win, Pink Lady! So happy to see this with Gold!! #6085844

Jennifer L. Alder level-classic 6/20/2008 12:47:46 PM

Huge congrats, Cindy :) #6085926

Tiia Vissak level-classic 6/20/2008 12:54:43 PM

Congratulations! #6086001

Stefania Barbier level-classic 6/20/2008 1:28:18 PM


Brett Dolsen 6/20/2008 1:59:51 PM

Congratulations Cindy another great winner!!Brett #6086444

Susan Fox 6/20/2008 4:13:53 PM

Congratulations Cindy!!! #6086930

Margaret R. Barry level-classic 6/20/2008 5:42:32 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Cindy! #6087227

Jill Flynn level-classic 6/20/2008 6:37:53 PM

So beautiful! Congratulations on your win Cindy! #6087440

Elida Gutierrez 6/20/2008 8:11:14 PM

The Golden Cup
A Special Trophy for
"The May Winners" #6087832

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 6/20/2008 8:57:48 PM

Love this WINNER!
~Lisa #6088014

Renee Doyle level-classic 6/20/2008 9:49:46 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful winner Cindy!!! #6088087

Michelle Alton level-classic 6/21/2008 3:02:26 AM

Gorgeous winner, Cindy. Your work on this is stunning! #6088692

Colette M. Metcalf level-classic 6/21/2008 3:45:14 AM

Congratulations on your WIN!!!! #6088814

Laurence Saliba level-classic 6/21/2008 4:38:57 AM


Colleen Farrell level-classic 6/21/2008 11:32:00 AM

I was right--it's a winner! :D Big congratulations, Cindy!! #6090541

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 6/21/2008 1:16:05 PM

A dramatic and beautiful winner, Cindy! Congratulations! #6090748

Laura L. Gonzales level-classic 6/21/2008 1:16:36 PM

WTG Cindy!!!! Congrats on your beautiful and well deserved win!!!! Laura #6090751

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic 6/21/2008 11:29:46 PM

Huge congratulations on your beautiful Winner,Cindy!! #6091952

Anna Diederich 6/22/2008 7:17:40 AM

Congratulations, Cindy! #6092793

Michael G. Marshall 6/22/2008 6:34:39 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful winner Cindy! Michael #6094501

Cindy Bendush level-classic 6/22/2008 6:45:35 PM

Thank you all so much - I really appreciate your warm congrats!!! #6094537

Keith Butler 6/24/2008 7:07:28 PM

Congratulations Cindy! Beauty #6103078

Laurie Daily level-classic 6/25/2008 5:12:17 PM

Just beautiful! Congratulations, Cindy, on your lovely winner!!!

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 7/6/2008 3:16:48 PM

Congratulations Cindy on your Win.

Dominick #6146713

Cindy Bendush level-classic 7/6/2008 7:20:54 PM

Thank you Keith, Laurie and Dominick! #6147407

Carol Teal level-classic 7/8/2008 1:07:26 AM

Cindy, I made it about halfway thru the finalists/winners for May and didn't do the flower category yet. So I just saw this. This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the colors and BG and the clarity and detail of the center. Congrats on your win my friend! I have to add this to my favs! #6152526

Cindy Bendush level-classic 7/8/2008 1:50:57 AM

Thank you Carol - your compliments made my night! :-) #6152639

Steven E. Ray level-classic 10/18/2008 8:27:55 PM

This is one of those perfect pictures a photographer wishes they could realize frequently. Everything about it is perfect... can't do any better. Congratulations! #6620421

John Rivera 7/22/2010 5:05:30 AM

Excellent Cindy! #8779788

Toni A. Martin 11/10/2011 7:37:02 AM

Ahhhhh, I love this one. Beautiful light, color. #9795847

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Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/400 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 320, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300

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