Out of the Darkness

© Melissa Gurdus

Out of the Darkness

Melissa Olsen level-deluxe 7/23/2008 7:55:19 AM

Beautiful color and pov Melissa...this is just stunning! #965932

Nadine A. Lewis level-deluxe 7/23/2008 8:03:40 AM

BEAUTIFUL, Melissa...LOVE the rich color!!! <>< #6221124

Vitor Dias 7/23/2008 8:29:45 AM

Master work Melissa, as usual.


Rgs Vitor #6221213

Jessica Jenney level-deluxe 7/23/2008 8:53:42 AM

WOW! Stunningly brilliant color!!! Beautiful lighting and shallow DOF! #6221284

Randy A. Myers level-deluxe 7/23/2008 9:07:58 AM

Nicely done. It has a 3D look to it. #6221339

Bobby Ray Goodman level-deluxe 7/23/2008 9:25:39 AM

Melissa,you captures are always so beautiful.Stunning image!!!! #6221414

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 7/23/2008 9:40:29 AM

Thanks so much, Melissa, Nadine, Vitor, Jessica, Randy and Bobby for your great comments!! They are very much appreciated!!! #6221452

Cyn D Valentine level-deluxe 7/23/2008 9:49:26 AM

WOW..beautiful..love the color!!! Stunnning image Melissa!! #6221476

Jeff W. Robinson level-deluxe 7/23/2008 10:12:19 AM

Very beautifully captured Melissa! Jeff #6221575

Tiia Vissak level-deluxe 7/23/2008 10:22:17 AM

a beautiful floral! #6221618

Nancy (Peaches) Harker level-deluxe 7/23/2008 10:35:07 AM

WOW, BEAUUUUUUUUTIFUL Melissa, awsome color!!! #6221651

Nadya Johnson level-deluxe 7/23/2008 11:15:29 AM

This is just exquisite! High-Def! And I love the deep magenta. Stunning work, Melissa! #6221755

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 7/23/2008 11:25:38 AM

Thanks so much Cyn, Jeff, Tila, Nancy and Nadya for your great comments!!! #6221786

Bojan Bencic level-deluxe 7/23/2008 1:08:03 PM

Beautiful soft image, Melissa. Great colors. #6222128

Margaret R. Barry level-deluxe 7/23/2008 1:22:32 PM

Stunning, Melissa. Great composition and the colors just pop off the screen! #6222164

Janet Daniel level-deluxe 7/23/2008 1:42:05 PM

Fabulous color & lighting, lovely floral, Melissa! #6222244

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-deluxe 7/23/2008 2:46:21 PM

OH!!!!! What a Gorgeous glowing glorious image, Melissa!!!!!! Superb colors and DOF!!!!!! ♫ k #6222435

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 7/23/2008 3:01:48 PM

Thanks so much Bojan, Margaret, Janet and Kitty for your great comments!!! #6222507

David Phalen level-deluxe 7/23/2008 5:53:07 PM

Love the soft beauty of this image!! Very well done!! #6223028

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 7/23/2008 7:27:23 PM

Brillaint colors/combo, detail, SF, beauty, dof, pov, & presentation here!!! Exceptional work,as always, Melissa!!! Have a great night,my friend!!! #6223323

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 7/23/2008 7:46:06 PM

Thanks so much David and Patrick for taking a look and leaving these great comments!! #6223365

Evy Johansen level-deluxe 7/23/2008 8:05:53 PM

This is lovely, Melissa!! Beautiful color!! #6223418

frank w. degenhardt level-deluxe 7/23/2008 10:40:38 PM

Melissa- Good morning my friend. Oh girl, I love the look of this. The title saids it all and I love the way it is coming out of the dark. Fabulous composition and DOF. Love the look of the natural background. Its colors really enhance the colors of the flowers. That royal purple is a treat for the eyes. Lighting and clarity excellent. If I'm not mistaken, these are very small flowers, but your defintions and details done to perfection.
Beautiful work
Have a wonderful day, take care, enjoy #6223682

Stefania Barbier level-deluxe 7/24/2008 1:24:30 AM

exquisite.... truly special Melissa! #6223914

Eugenio Diaz level-deluxe 7/24/2008 4:54:09 AM

wonderful image, my dear friend....lovely light and colours.... #6224556

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 7/24/2008 6:43:52 AM

Thanks so much Evy, Frank, Stefania and Eugenio for your great comments!!! #6225034

Bill Knaps level-deluxe 7/24/2008 9:34:08 AM

Beautiful capture and great DOF Melissa. Bill #6225690

Nikki McDonald level-deluxe 7/25/2008 7:19:17 AM

Love the way these seem to float in the background, Melissa. The colors are great. #6229118

A P level-deluxe 7/25/2008 2:41:33 PM

Lovely floral capture, Melissa #6230955

Sharon level-deluxe 8/6/2008 9:51:44 PM

Beautiful image, Melissa. Love your POV & congrats on your well deserved EFP. #6281587

Vladan D. Djordjevic level-deluxe 8/6/2008 10:16:48 PM

A very beautiful image! The colors are superb! #6281640

Nadya Johnson level-deluxe 8/21/2008 3:39:49 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Melissa!!! (Didn't I say???) #6343688

Karen Engelbreth level-deluxe 8/21/2008 3:40:18 PM

Congrats on your finalist, Melissa! #6343693

Jessica Jenney level-deluxe 8/21/2008 3:48:56 PM

Congrats, Melissa on your stunning finalist! #6343776

Margaret R. Barry level-deluxe 8/21/2008 3:51:16 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Melissa! #6343810

Nikki McDonald level-deluxe 8/21/2008 4:02:53 PM

I thought the DOF was particularly lovely here, Melissa. Congratulations on the finalist badge and good luck in the next round. #6343931

Debbra L. Bailey level-deluxe 8/21/2008 4:37:13 PM

Beautiful image Melissa - congratulations! #6344463

Colleen Farrell level-deluxe 8/21/2008 4:48:48 PM

Absolutely gorgeous, Melissa! Congratulations on your finalist! #6344662

Jennifer L. Alder 8/21/2008 4:52:10 PM

Big congrats, Melissa, on this beautiful finalist image :) #6344716

Judy V. Kennamer level-deluxe 8/21/2008 4:55:08 PM

Beautiful Melissa!!! Congrats!!!! #6344764

A P 8/21/2008 4:58:42 PM

Congrats Melissa. Good luck in the next round #6344803

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 8/21/2008 4:59:39 PM

WHOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOO
HUGE Congrats and best of luck in the next round! #6344814

Janet Daniel 8/21/2008 5:13:32 PM

Congratulations, Melissa! :-) #6345016

Barbara Waldoch level-deluxe 8/21/2008 5:19:56 PM

Congratulations on this outstanding Finalist, Melissa! #6345084

Sharon level-deluxe 8/21/2008 5:34:59 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Melissa !!! #6345251

Sam Britt level-deluxe 8/21/2008 5:37:19 PM

Congratulations on this finalist, Melissa! #6345276

Mary Beth Aiello level-deluxe 8/21/2008 6:04:47 PM

So soft and dreamy, Melissa. Congrats on this wonderful finalist. #6345657

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-deluxe 8/21/2008 6:13:31 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Melissa!
Go on and go for the gold!

jo ann c. #6345794

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe 8/21/2008 6:38:34 PM

Congratulations Melissa ! #6346099

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-deluxe 8/21/2008 6:59:12 PM

Another WOOHOO!!!! Congratulations on this finalist too, Melissa!!!!! #6346343

Bill Knaps level-deluxe 8/21/2008 7:15:53 PM

Melissa congrats on your well deserved Finalist. Bill #6346550

Bill Knaps level-deluxe 8/21/2008 7:15:57 PM

Melissa congrats on your well deserved Finalist. Bill #6346552

Terry L. Ellis level-deluxe 8/21/2008 7:22:46 PM

A beautiful finalist, Melissa! Congratulations! #6346634

Pamela Shane level-deluxe 8/21/2008 7:40:24 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist Melissa. #6346859

Debra R. Harder level-deluxe 8/21/2008 7:59:58 PM

Congratulations, Melissa, on this GORGEOUS finalist! Deb #6347057

Evy Johansen level-deluxe 8/21/2008 8:20:57 PM

Big congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Melissa!! #6347246

Eugenio Diaz level-deluxe 8/21/2008 8:30:20 PM

CONGRATULATIONS one more time!!!
AWESOME FinalisT! #6347375

Amalia Sylvia Ms Arriaga Salinas level-deluxe 8/21/2008 8:43:05 PM

Big Congratulations Melissa!,
Amalia #6347511

Renata Gusciora level-deluxe 8/21/2008 10:56:57 PM

Big congratulations again,Melissa!!! #6348072

Vladan D. Djordjevic level-deluxe 8/22/2008 1:46:39 AM

Congratulations on your terrific finalist, Melissa! #6348581

Derek D. Dafoe 8/22/2008 2:33:50 AM

Fantastic Melissa!! Congrats again on a super Finalist!! #6348766

Sue Marshall 8/22/2008 3:42:13 AM

Congrats Melissa on this gorgeous Finalist!! :-) #6349026

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 8/22/2008 7:14:41 AM

Thanks so much everyone for these great congratulatory remarks!! They are all very much appreciated!!!! #6350067

Susan M. Campbell level-deluxe 8/22/2008 7:21:48 AM

Way to go!! This is beautiful. Congrats. #6350111

Cyn D Valentine level-deluxe 8/22/2008 7:26:57 AM

Congratulations Melissa!! #6350151

Daniella Puente level-deluxe 8/22/2008 7:41:08 AM

WOW Melissa this is excellent, congrats!!! #6350241

Stan Kwasniowski 8/22/2008 7:59:07 AM

Melissa, congratulations #6350367

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 8/22/2008 9:07:02 AM

Thanks Susan, Cyn, Daniella and Stan for your contrats on this finalist!! #6350853

Eivor Kuchta level-deluxe 8/22/2008 9:53:52 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Melissa! #6351171

Muriel Jackson level-deluxe 8/22/2008 12:11:42 PM

A very beautiful floral Melissa! Congrats on your finalists! #6351669

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 8/22/2008 1:11:19 PM

Thanks Eivor and Kate for your great comments!! #6351968

Laurie Daily level-deluxe 8/22/2008 1:27:30 PM

This is such a beauty, Melissa, a big congratulations on your wonderful finalist! #6352104

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 8/22/2008 1:28:30 PM

Thanks so much, Laurie!!! #6352115

Patricia Ronan level-deluxe 8/22/2008 2:13:55 PM

Congrats again Melissa on your great finalists:) #6352458

Tiia Vissak level-deluxe 8/22/2008 2:24:23 PM

Congratulations! #6352507

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 8/22/2008 2:35:04 PM

Thanks Patricia and Tila!!!!! #6352539

Wendy Moghadam level-deluxe 8/22/2008 4:42:07 PM

Congratulations on your finalist #6352913

Amy M. Wilson level-deluxe 8/22/2008 5:03:39 PM

Gorgeous colors Melissa, congratulations on your finalist! #6352980

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 8/22/2008 6:11:55 PM

CONGRATULATIONS again,Ma!!! #6353358

Ken Smith level-deluxe 8/22/2008 6:32:00 PM

Beautiful colors, Melissa. Congrats to you! #6353487

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 8/22/2008 7:52:12 PM

Thanks so much Wendy, Amy, Patrick and Ken for your great comments!!! #6353777

frank w. degenhardt level-deluxe 8/22/2008 8:20:19 PM

You made it to the finals! Iím so happy for you and wish you the best of luck in the next round. Fabulous work #6353915

Jeff W. Robinson level-deluxe 8/23/2008 4:22:43 AM

Congrats on your Beautiful Finalist Melissa! Jeff #6354809

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 8/23/2008 7:18:45 AM

Thanks Frank and Jeff for your great comments!! #6355304

Mitch Spence level-deluxe 8/23/2008 8:33:29 AM

Congratulations, Melissa! #6355459

eileen bedford level-deluxe 8/23/2008 10:14:35 AM

Congrats on you finalist win Melissa, well done.... #6355785

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 8/23/2008 10:21:28 AM

Thanks so much, Mitch and Eileen for your great comments!!! #6355812

Jennifer L. Taranto 8/23/2008 10:55:46 AM

~congratulations~ #6355976

Nancyj Hovey level-deluxe 8/23/2008 12:53:57 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S on your well deserved Finalist Award. Outstanding! 8o) #6356375

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 8/23/2008 2:12:38 PM

Thanks so much Jennifer and Nancy for your great comments!! #6356546

Erica Murphy level-deluxe 8/24/2008 9:18:02 AM

Beautiful colors and image Melissa!! Congratulations! #6359299

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-deluxe 8/24/2008 9:43:38 PM

Congratulations on your finalist! This is captivating, I LOVE the colors! #6362191

Tarun Bose 8/25/2008 9:48:46 AM

Big congrats for your finalist, Melissa. #6364652

Alison Krylowski level-deluxe 8/25/2008 11:05:05 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Melissa! #6365206

Kathy L. Clark level-deluxe 8/25/2008 7:25:57 PM

Such a beauty Melissa. Congratulations. #6367886

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 8/26/2008 7:56:21 AM

Thanks so much for your great comments!! #6370292

Cassie L. Woodlee level-deluxe 8/26/2008 8:47:58 AM

Congratulations Melissa!!! #6370591

Allen O. Howard 8/27/2008 11:26:17 AM

Congratulations Melissa! #6376670

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 8/27/2008 1:21:33 PM

Thanks so much Cassie and Allen for your great comments!! #6377180

Gail Vitikacs level-deluxe 8/27/2008 2:31:33 PM

Big congratulations Melissa! #6377437

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Description

Taken at Busch Gardens in a shaded location.
ISO 200, speed 1/640, Av. 2.8.

Shot in RAW and edited/developed in Adobe RAW editor. Otherwise this is straight from the camera.

Congratulations to all the finalists and winners for June.

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/640 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 100.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D

Uploaded on 7/23/2008 7:37:52 AM

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