Laurie Daily level-deluxe 6/3/2008 3:09:58 PM

Now this is what I have been trying to get my dandies to do for me, Patrick! Stand up, pay attention and be perfectly still! This is dead on sharp, great detail and color...POPS. FABULOUS, my friend! #934663

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 6/3/2008 3:19:23 PM

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW, AWSOME color and detail Patrick, AWSOME capture my friend! #6014688

Kathleen Rinker 6/3/2008 3:19:58 PM

Outstanding, I ditto what Laurie said, great work my friend!! #6014692

Jodi Zimmer 6/3/2008 4:18:25 PM

Very lovely color and detail. Fantastic shot Patrick! #6014869

Jessica Jenney level-deluxe 6/3/2008 4:32:35 PM

WOW! Patrick! Stunning detail, lighting and DOF!!!! A Winner!!! #6014894

Christian Rosito level-deluxe 6/3/2008 4:39:59 PM

Excellent colors and depth Patrick, outstanding! #6014905

Mike Clime 6/3/2008 5:20:37 PM

Beautiful, Patrick! I like the composition with the other one slightly in the back and out of focus! #6014975

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 6/3/2008 6:24:12 PM

What incredible details, LR1!!!! As much as I dislike dandelions, I'll have to admit this on is GLORIOUS!!!!! What a magnificent shot!!!!! ♫ k #6015152

Donna C. Arnold 6/3/2008 6:36:19 PM

Outstanding shot Patrick!! This is just amazing. Love the colors,lighting and great detail. Wonderful job!!!! #6015197

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 6/3/2008 6:40:34 PM

Thank you Laurie, Nancy(Peaches),Kathleen,Jodi,Jessica, Christian, Mike, Kitty, & Donna!!! #6015214

Bill Knaps level-deluxe 6/3/2008 6:58:37 PM

Very beautiful Patrick. Bill #6015290

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-deluxe 6/3/2008 7:03:09 PM

Beautiful details and colors Patrick!,
Amalia #6015307

Tammy Espino level-deluxe 6/3/2008 7:30:25 PM

Glorious! :o) #6015402

Tamara K. Walker level-deluxe 6/3/2008 8:21:14 PM

Wow, I have never seen a dandelion look so beautiful. #6015556

David Van Camp level-deluxe 6/3/2008 8:33:15 PM

This is stunning, Patrick, lovely color and detail and comp! #6015601

Vladan D. Djordjevic level-deluxe 6/3/2008 8:51:01 PM

Is the yellow your favorite color? :)

This is a fantastic photo with terrific color, amazing details and great composition. Super work, my friend! #6015649

Kate Jackson level-deluxe 6/4/2008 1:37:27 AM

Stunning detail on this glorious bloom Patrick! A big WOW from me! #6016135

Brett Dolsen 6/4/2008 1:57:46 AM

Awesome clarity and details Patrick!!Colours,composition and DOF are superb!!
Brett #6016191

Margaret R. Barry level-deluxe 6/4/2008 3:18:00 AM

Fantastic, Patrick. Beautiful colors, clarity and composition! #6016379

Bill Wyatt 6/4/2008 3:33:41 AM

Beautiful details and colors. Excellent light as well!! #6016443

Hendrik Storme 6/4/2008 3:56:27 AM

WOW fantastic details,colors and comp,Patrick!!!! #6016561

Cassie L. Woodlee 6/4/2008 4:10:09 AM

Beautiful floral Patrick, the detail, colors and lighting are wonderful my friend!!! #6016614

Renata Gusciora 6/4/2008 5:46:59 AM

Fantastic details,great composition,Patrick! #6016941

Kumiko Parkinson 6/4/2008 6:10:53 AM

Great details and colors, nice POV, Patrick! #6017059

Lorraine A. Cook 6/4/2008 6:48:04 AM

I have a 'gazillion' of these growing in my backyard but not ONE looks this BEAUTIFUL, Patrick!<:)) #6017273

Nadine A. Lewis level-deluxe 6/4/2008 6:52:53 AM

FANTASTIC, Patrick!!! This is the best picture of a Dandilion that I have ever seen!!! <><

Gail Vitikacs level-deluxe 6/4/2008 6:59:38 AM

Wow...the clarity and colors on this beauty are terrific! #6017368

Martie Last 6/4/2008 7:14:39 AM

You have really captured nature's perfection in this simple, common object. Also, it is so sharp! #6017460

Eivor Kuchta 6/4/2008 7:39:47 AM

Beautiful in its simplicity. Very colorful and with awesome clarity! Outstanding job, Patrick!! #6017596

Joerg Schlagheck 6/4/2008 7:53:27 AM

Super sharp, Patrick! Excellent light and detail! #6017697

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-deluxe 6/4/2008 9:23:10 AM

Patrick, I'm so envious of your G9 with all the outstanding captures so much sharper and clearer than my EOS shots...or is it simply because you are so talented and exceptional at post processing? Either way, this is such a lovely capture taken with outstanding colors, sharpness and clarity. Great work as always my friend! #6017976

Stefania Barbier level-deluxe 6/4/2008 9:26:24 AM

gorgeous... love the scale between the 2 flowers... well done! #6017986

Heidi Knight level-deluxe 6/4/2008 9:44:51 AM

Gergeos yellow floral. Shapness and details are outstanding! Well done Patrick! #6018072

Amber Kennedy level-deluxe 6/4/2008 9:52:26 AM

You are an amazing photographer. How do you produce such great work without using high tech programs? Picasa?wow, Patrick, you have some great talent, thanks for sharing. #6018114

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 6/4/2008 9:56:24 AM

Thank you again, everyone!!!
Reynaldo, I do like the G9 for close ups & I appreciate your compliments also. I am beginning to think I have a steady hand too,lol, for I do not have a tripod. I hope to get one soon. Every shot is handheld. If it sounds like I am bragging well maybe I am a little but I do not usually do that. I usually put myself down and downplay my abilities but am trying to learn not to do that.
Again, thanks everyone!!!!!!!!!!!! #6018138

Stephen Zacker level-deluxe 6/4/2008 10:16:57 AM

Pops off the screen... Stunning #6018227

Rajeev 270293 Kashyap level-deluxe 6/4/2008 10:59:21 AM

GORGEOUS vivid colors, Patrick!! Details and lighting are wonderful too! FABULOUS WORK..............Rajeev #6018388

Kathy L. Clark level-deluxe 6/4/2008 12:12:58 PM

OMG Patrick this is the prettiest dandy I've ever seen. Your clarity is spot on and the color and comp magnificent. Wonderful work. #6018678

Jennifer L. Alder level-deluxe 6/4/2008 12:31:36 PM

Superb! :) #6018778

Susan M. Campbell level-deluxe 6/4/2008 12:35:13 PM

You made this weed look so beautiful. Detail is superb. #6018798

Amber J. Skene 6/4/2008 1:42:48 PM

Such a beautiful weed! The color, lighting, DOF, clarity, and details are FANTASTIC! Awesome capture Patrick!! #6019061

Carol Sawyer 6/4/2008 2:05:06 PM

Beautiful sharp image, color and detail, Patrick!! #6019142

John Connolly level-deluxe 6/4/2008 3:18:48 PM

What a superb floral image, Patrick! Unbelievable detail and color! #6019328

anonymous 6/4/2008 3:55:36 PM

WOW! Amazing detail and color Patrick! Who would have thought that a weed could look so good! B- #6019425

Nina Shields level-deluxe 6/4/2008 4:15:29 PM

Patrick, the detailing is so incredible that I think your image is getting pollen on my monitor! :) Truly outstanding in all aspects! #6019513

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 6/4/2008 4:23:04 PM

Thanks again everyone for the incredible comments!!! #6019537

Anita Hogue 6/4/2008 5:52:21 PM

Absolutely beautiful image, Patrick!!!! #6019813

JO ANN CLEVELAND 6/4/2008 6:55:11 PM

Ohhh Patrick, Ilove the colors, comp and framing! Now I gotta check out picasa!

jo ann c. #6020002

Teresa A. Burnett level-deluxe 6/4/2008 7:03:39 PM

Patrick, my friend, you have out done yourself on this one!! I have never seen a dandilion look so beautiful!!! Wonderful comp, dof, clarity, color and lighting!! WINNER in my book!! #6020029

Dave Ombrello level-deluxe 6/4/2008 8:27:35 PM

Such detail Patrick, you have really made this weed look so good it will be added on the endangered species list. lol
Well done. #6020275

Janet Daniel level-deluxe 6/5/2008 4:24:19 AM

Absolutely gorgeous, Patrick! A favorite!!! :-) #6021180

Christie R. Bielss level-deluxe 6/5/2008 6:19:32 AM

WOW! Great shot, Patrick! You make me actually want to like this weed! #6021568

Sam Britt level-deluxe 6/5/2008 7:21:46 AM

Beautiful color, great details, Patrick. #6021798

Craig C. Ebel level-deluxe 6/5/2008 2:05:17 PM

I agree with everybody else, Amazing! #6023222

frank w. degenhardt level-deluxe 6/5/2008 9:12:48 PM

Patrick- Good evening my friend. Hope all is well for you. You certainly have taken the dandelion to a new level. This would compete against any rose for beauty. Who knew that the lowly dandelion, that thing people are always trying to kill in their yards could actually have such stunning beauty? This fabulous macro shows that nothing we look at as photographers should be overlooked. There is alot of marvelous things to see if we take the time to.
DOF is sensational as is the composition. Colors so alive and they pop. The presentation is awesome. Lighting superb. Details that hone in on the fabulous features of the dandelion with perfection. You took a weed and elevated it to the status of a rose with your amazing talents.
A winner as far as I'm concerned.
Master level work
I to apologize for not getting back to your works sooner. Guess we all get busy, but must remember the support of each other.
You take care my friend. Have a wonderful night, a day of laughter and joy tomorrow. #6024463

Candice L. Carter 6/6/2008 1:31:33 PM

This is so different than the dandilions I have in my yard! What a brillantly exquisite shot! #6027645

Theresa M. VanderStaay 6/7/2008 8:27:38 AM

Wow Patrick...I will never look at a dandelion the same way again...They are quite beautiful little flowers even though they are a weed...The focus is crystal clear and the color is brillant....Excellent job Patrick...Great capture!...Tessa #6030261

Lynn Haack 6/7/2008 11:25:37 AM

Hi Patrick....this is one beautiful floral!!! Well done....perfect clarity, color and comp....winner!!!! Lynn #6030751

Angela Pound 6/7/2008 7:44:40 PM

I always knew dandelions were a BEAUTIFUL flower and you just proved it. This is amazing. #6031928

eileen bedford 6/8/2008 9:09:34 AM

AWESOME Patrick. Question, when I use Picasa shrpening, I get it to sharp. Is there an adjustment to it or have I got an older (free of web) version? #6033776

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 6/8/2008 10:43:36 AM

Thank you for the encouragening comments, everyone!!!

Eileen,I have the older free version of Picasa. I will try my best to describe so I hope you can understand. I find that with Picasa the sharpening tool will only sharpen a slightly "off" or "slightly blurrd" shot. If it is blurrd a bit too much then the sharpening tool woll not correct it & it will only add noise to the shot. I also find that if you do not get the sharpness after ONE touch of the sharpening tool then it will just cause noise & more blurring. I also think the the more pixels your camera has the bigger the chance of sharpening without noise. So what I am say is that Picas will not sharpen a blurred shot unless it is only "off" the slightest bit. Now I am repeating myself so Ill leave it there. Pls let me know if you understand this or if it is of any help to you. If not I will try another explanation,lol. Boy, that's long winded but im not,lol. Let me know & have a nice day, Eileen!!! #6034057

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 6/8/2008 10:46:58 AM

Oh, eileen, I am not sure of what you mean about "getting it too sharp". Is that what you are trying to achieve- sharpness?
Maybe your def. of sharp is different that mine. #6034071

Deborah C. Lewinson level-deluxe 6/8/2008 5:33:39 PM

Wow, Patrick, stunning image- eye catching and sharp!

Debby #6035130

Michael Umbreit level-deluxe 6/9/2008 6:20:11 AM

Patrick - Stunning shot!!! Love it! - Mike #6037589

Gordon . level-deluxe 6/11/2008 10:19:19 AM

amazing shot Patrick!! #6048108

Z. Banu level-deluxe 6/11/2008 9:59:30 PM

Very Beautiful flower and excellent capture! #6050157

Susan M. Hembree level-deluxe 6/12/2008 4:03:12 AM

Wow, Patrick! This is elegantly beautiful! Great lighting and colors! You've done a superb job on this, my friend! #6050977

Deon level-deluxe 6/12/2008 8:25:14 AM

Oh my goodness. The details and clarity are incredible. Great lighting and pov Patrick. Excellent work. #6052133

Susan Weisensel level-deluxe 6/12/2008 7:01:02 PM

Still scrolling, OOpppppps I'm here finaly. Super wonderful detail and color on this outstanding image. #6054071

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 6/13/2008 6:36:01 PM

Amazing details Patrick, wow! #6057757

Mike D. Perez level-deluxe 6/13/2008 6:58:08 PM

Great clarity, details, colors and background, Patrick! Excellent! #6057796

ALLEN O. HOWARD 6/20/2008 9:40:28 AM

Brilliant yellow and incredible detail Patrick! WOW! #6085211

Marisol Pastor 6/24/2008 10:40:42 AM

Wow! I missed out on this one. Beautiful color and fantastic detail. #6101556

Mitch Spence level-deluxe 7/12/2008 1:01:16 PM

Dandelions can be beautiful, and this one definitely is, Patrick. #6171803

Patricia Ronan 7/12/2008 4:50:21 PM

WOW!! Beautiful image of a dandelion Patrick, love your comp and clarity:) #6172288

JO ANN CLEVELAND 7/23/2008 4:43:13 AM

that is gorgeous Patrick! I love those colors and great detail

jo ann c. #6220047

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Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/125 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 80, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 7.40 mm, Model: Canon PowerShot G9

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