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Irene Colling level-classic 7/29/2008 5:56:46 AM

Very pretty. The blured background flowers add greatly to the impact of the main flower. #969536

Debbie E. Payne 7/29/2008 8:17:39 AM

Irene, I can't tell you how many coneflower pics I have. I need to "weed" a bunch out. I liked the implied movement in this one as well as "her" being surrounded by her "court". Post some coneflowers for us to see of your garden. #6245012

Aimee C. Eisaman 3/16/2009 10:38:46 AM

Fantastic DOF for this flower! Love how the petals are flowing like a grass skirt! Beautiful exposure....I always seem to get these flowers too bright! Congrats on a well deserved EP! :~) #7291746

Debbie E. Payne 3/16/2009 4:25:43 PM

Thanks, Aimee. I liked this one for that very reason. It looks like the other flowers are forming a skirt around the main flower. Put it in last year and thought I should try again. I'm glad it made the cut. #7292967

M.Christine Duncan 4/22/2009 1:30:40 PM

Congrats Debbie on this sweet finalist floral m'dear!!! Beautiful! #7432834

Sam Britt 4/22/2009 3:22:13 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Debbie! #7433928

Joan E. Hoffman 4/22/2009 3:35:26 PM

WTG Debbie.... Huge Congratulations! Best of luck next round #7434041

Debbie E. Payne 4/22/2009 5:19:02 PM

Thank you, Joan. Have you been on another trip. Haven't seen much of you lately. Probably trying to get back to "normal", right?

And Christine and Sam -- congratulations to both of you for your finalists. I saw a few for each of you didn't I? I really wish there was a way that they would do a list with links so we could be looking for our favorite people as well as seeing them by pictures. #7434925

Debbra Bailey level-classic 4/22/2009 5:35:48 PM

Congratulations Debbie! #7435090

Aimee C. Eisaman level-classic 4/22/2009 7:21:25 PM

Whoohooo finalist baby! Way to go! :~) #7435959

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 4/22/2009 8:29:43 PM

Congratulations, Debbie! #7436366

Debbie E. Payne 4/22/2009 9:26:43 PM

Thank you Debbra, Aimee and Kelly.

Debbra - which of yours made Finalist? Was it one that you submitted to Phellos last month?

Aimee -- Thank you for your support! Now, if you could only teach me how to get my photos to link in the Accomplishment thread so I could share with you all without re-creating the wheel...

And Kelly, thank you for your comments. I visited your gallery and you have lots of amazing images in there; especially your florals. I am flattered that mine caught your eye! #7436640

Sherry McClead 4/23/2009 6:18:03 AM

Great Image Debbie... congrats on the finalist!

Sherrybear #7438821

Debbie E. Payne 4/23/2009 11:01:08 AM

Thank you, Sherry. Didn't I notice, in my quick run-though that you had one as well? Congrats! Which category was it? Your new icon image is quite cute! #7440439

Aimee C. Eisaman 4/27/2009 5:25:01 PM

There you are....in the winners circle where you belong! Way to go girl! :~) CONGRATS! #7457926

Freddy Bland 4/27/2009 7:24:29 PM

Congratulations, Debbie, on your beautiful win! Very pretty! #7458567

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 4/27/2009 7:38:02 PM

Gorgeous, Debbie, congratulations on your win! #7458620

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 4/27/2009 7:48:11 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful win, Debbie!! #7458656

Debbie E. Payne 4/27/2009 8:02:07 PM

Thank you, Aimee, Freddy, Deborah and Kelly - Thank you all for taking the time to congratulate me on this one. I love coneflowers and have a LOT of them in my backyard. Hope they come back "in force" this year as well. #7458732

Kathleen Nealon level-classic 4/28/2009 5:28:00 AM

Congratulations Debbie, Stunning color and lovely in it's simplicity. Your photos are inspiring. #7460096

Sherry McClead level-classic 4/28/2009 6:03:23 AM

Congratulations on the gold Debbie!

Sherrybear #7460180

Eugenio Diaz level-classic 4/28/2009 6:49:31 AM

Congratulations on your Wonderful Winner Debbie! #7460439

Elida Gutierrez level-classic 4/28/2009 8:10:36 AM


 "Purple Crystal Trophy"

A Special Trophy for

"August Winners"


Elida Gutierrez level-classic 4/28/2009 9:32:18 AM


 "Purple Crystal Trophy"

A Special Trophy for

"MARCH Winners"

Sorry!!! #7461413

Sabrina Ryan level-classic 4/28/2009 6:48:36 PM

*CONGRATULATIONS* on your Awesome winning photo, Debbie! #7462837

Debbie E. Payne 4/29/2009 7:35:40 AM

Thank you, Sherry, Eugenio, Kathe, Elida and Sabrina. It's always fun to hear from new people and people I haven't heard from or "spoken" to in a long time. #7464285

Cathy Barrows 4/29/2009 5:12:36 PM

Congrats on your 2nd place win...very pretty #7466085

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 4/30/2009 7:19:40 PM

Gorgeous Debbie, congratulations on your win! #7470492

Linda Blair 5/2/2009 3:40:32 PM

A fantastic winning image....congratulations!!!!!!! #7477563

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 5/20/2009 1:50:37 AM

Congratulations Debbie on your Win!!!

Dominick #7538968

Karol Grace level-classic 5/26/2009 3:07:46 PM

Congratulations, Debbie. It's beautiful. -k- #7561246

Debbie E. Payne 5/26/2009 3:39:48 PM

It's very evident that I haven't been on this thread for a very long time. So apologies are in order for not thanking all of you for stopping in to congratulate me on this one. Soon it will be coneflower time and I will be out in my backyard shooting my own flowers and the neighbors will sigh and say, "There she goes again...what could possibly be that interesting in your own backyard.

So thank you, Kathe, Sherry, Eugenio, Sabrina for your special trophy, Cathy, Donna, Linda, Dominick and Karol. And by the way, Karol, I figured out how to do painterly images without Painter. It's called SnapArt2 and I LOVE it for it's ease. Certainly can't replace what you do but it's fun and quick! #7561656

Dianna Murphy 5/26/2009 6:07:40 PM

Congratulations! #7563116

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Although the DOF could have been shallower, I wanted the most foreground coneflower to stand out above the rest but still have the viewer be able to see what was "behind and around" her, having enough separation between the "queen" and her "court". Set-up: ISO 100, f 2.5 and a fast shutter speed of 1/1600 as this was hand-held.

Exif: F Number: 2.5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/1600 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 50.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 30D

Uploaded on 7/26/2008 10:14:18 PM

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Camera: Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR

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