Floral Composition 4

© Melissa Gurdus

Floral Composition 4

Melissa Olsen level-deluxe 10/24/2008 7:00:07 AM

Beautiful Melissa...I do find that "cloudy" does provide a certain amount of warmth. Wonderful full floral Melissa :-) #1022300

Mary Beth Aiello level-deluxe 10/24/2008 7:05:20 AM

I agree. I love the warm colors and comp. #6651973

Sherran Andersen level-deluxe 10/24/2008 7:06:35 AM

Great capture Melissa. Sherran #6651978

Jeanine M. Bailey 10/24/2008 7:07:39 AM

Those tones are beautiful!!! Great shot Melissa!!! #6651989

Janet Daniel 10/24/2008 7:15:59 AM

This is such a lovely floral, Melissa! #6652036

Cyn D Valentine level-deluxe 10/24/2008 7:17:02 AM

Beautiful..love the full frame of stripes..a wow Melissa! Great image! #6652048

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 10/24/2008 7:20:34 AM

Thanks so much Melissa, Mary Beth, sherran, Jeanine, Janet and Cyn for your outstanding comments!! #6652066

Kathy L. Clark level-deluxe 10/24/2008 7:28:55 AM

Amazing the difference that white balance makes Melissa. I love both shots. Lovely forals. #6652117

Nadine A. Lewis level-deluxe 10/24/2008 7:51:47 AM

GREAT color, lighting, detail, & image, Melissa! <>< #6652253

A P level-deluxe 10/24/2008 8:14:05 AM

Gorgeous light and colors, Melissa. I find ANYTHING works better then 'auto' WB. #6652359

Dominick M. Dimacale level-deluxe 10/24/2008 8:53:29 AM

Great florals here, Melissa.


Dominick #6652563

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 10/24/2008 8:56:12 AM

Thanks so much Kathy, Nadine, Ann and Dominick for looking and commenting!! #6652579

Gary Lange level-deluxe 10/24/2008 8:57:49 AM

I do enjoy the cloudy WB setting, Melissa. Both images are wonderful, this seems to make the blooms stand out more. Thanks for sharing! #6652592

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 10/24/2008 8:59:40 AM

This ia a beauty too, Melissa. I love the details and colors in both these images. Super! #6652607

Margaret R. Barry level-deluxe 10/24/2008 9:21:04 AM

Gorgeous, Melissa. Fantastic colors, details and composition! #6652735

Jennifer L. Taranto 10/24/2008 9:21:27 AM

i love the orange & yellow - so cheerful & pretty!! #6652737

Debbra L. Bailey level-deluxe 10/24/2008 9:45:28 AM

Beautiful full frame of color Melissa! #6652904

Sirsendu Gayen level-deluxe 10/24/2008 10:00:11 AM

Wonderful floral image. #6652987

Nadya Johnson level-deluxe 10/24/2008 10:06:22 AM

Oh, how pretty! This one's tinged in gold! Beautiful, Melissa! (Don't ask me to pick a favorite of the two. LOL!) These are both so beautiful! #6653035

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-deluxe 10/24/2008 11:34:15 AM

I agree with Nadya, Melissa!!!!! They are both stunning!!!!! ♫ k #6653444

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 10/24/2008 12:00:36 PM

Thanks so much for all of your wonderful comments!! They are very much appreciated!! #6653523

Lorna Shutter level-deluxe 10/24/2008 1:09:48 PM

Very beautiful, Melissa! I love both images! The colours are stunning and the clarity is superb! Wonderful work! :) #6653732

Judy A. Lawhon level-deluxe 10/24/2008 1:17:06 PM

Both images are lovely with beautiful color and detail, Melissa!! #6653754

Karen Engelbreth level-deluxe 10/24/2008 1:28:08 PM

Another wonderful floral, Melissa! #6653809

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 10/24/2008 1:49:28 PM

Thanks so much Lorna, Judy and Karen for your terrific comments!!! #6653996

Carol Sawyer level-deluxe 10/24/2008 2:10:53 PM

Another beautiful floral image, colors and details, Melissa!! #6654172

Sam Britt level-deluxe 10/24/2008 5:09:22 PM

Another beautiful capture of these flowers, Melissa. AWB doesn't work well on my camera, especially indoors. What type of lighting was actually available? #6655307

Sabrina Ryan level-deluxe 10/24/2008 6:44:16 PM

Beautiful colors, composition, and clarity, Melissa. #6655701

Bill Knaps level-deluxe 10/24/2008 9:24:17 PM

Wow Melissa, What a beautiful floral. Bill #6656362

Eivor Kuchta level-deluxe 10/24/2008 9:56:28 PM

Both the floral images are wonderful! Amazing what a big difference the setting made. #6656471

frank w. degenhardt level-deluxe 10/24/2008 10:34:24 PM

Melissa- Well its impossible for me to pick which one I like the best. So its a tie, their both the best. Same fasinating look and full frame of gorgous colors, fasinating shapes and designs of the petals. Lighting excellent. Think you have two winners on your hands.
Gorgeous work #6656546

Douglas Perry level-deluxe 10/25/2008 6:26:22 AM

Both are very good. #6657528

Ray Thoms level-deluxe 10/25/2008 6:46:20 AM

Great colour Melissa...I often change the White Balance to achieve different results....especially in the fall with all the trees changing..it makes things sometimes really POP!!! #6657616

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 10/25/2008 8:33:07 AM

Thank you all so much for all of your wonderful comments!!! #6658210

KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S. level-deluxe 10/25/2008 9:23:02 PM

IT'S A BEAUTIFUL IMAGE MELISSA.


KARU. #6660585

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 10/25/2008 9:39:08 PM

Thanks Karu for looking and leaving this great comment!! #6660631

Susan M. Campbell level-deluxe 10/26/2008 8:40:40 AM

Changing the balance gave these flowers a whole new look. Nice job of experimentation. #6662575

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 10/26/2008 9:01:03 AM

Thanks so much, Susan for looking and leaving this wonderful comment!! #6662665

isabel C. Zepeda level-deluxe 10/27/2008 6:21:40 AM

Melissa

Both are very good, you did a wonderful job with this pictures.


Ysa...
#6666611

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 10/27/2008 8:10:12 PM

Thanks so much, Isabel for your wonderful comment!! #6670165

Jeanine M. Bailey level-deluxe 11/25/2008 7:27:03 PM

Melissa ~ WTG on your finalist!! Best of luck in the next round!!! :) #6805145

Kay E. Mahoney level-deluxe 11/25/2008 7:33:59 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa. #6805215

Janet Daniel level-deluxe 11/25/2008 7:42:24 PM

Congratulations, Melissa! Wishing you the best! #6805305

A P level-deluxe 11/25/2008 7:50:38 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on all your wonderful Finalist, Melissa!! #6805399

Nadya Johnson level-deluxe 11/25/2008 8:12:19 PM

I loved this from the start! So glad to see it in the finals! Congrats again, Melissa! #6805653

Eivor Kuchta level-deluxe 11/25/2008 8:18:12 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa! #6805743

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-deluxe 11/25/2008 8:18:39 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalists!!!!!! Good luck in the next round!!!!! :-) k #6805750

frank w. degenhardt level-deluxe 11/25/2008 8:32:24 PM

Melissa- Beautiful eye popping colors and work with this fantastic floral. Congratulations on the finalist, good luck in the next round. #6805893

Terry L. Ellis level-deluxe 11/25/2008 8:34:33 PM

A lovely finalist, Melissa! Congratulations, again! #6805914

Deb Koskovich 11/25/2008 9:16:52 PM

Big congrats, Melissa! #6806347

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 11/25/2008 9:18:11 PM

Thanks so much for all of your kind and congratulatory comments!! They are very much appreciated!! #6806362

Larry L. Redmon level-deluxe 11/25/2008 9:24:25 PM

Great job, Melissa! Congratulations! #6806446

Stefania Barbier level-deluxe 11/25/2008 9:32:01 PM

CONGRATS on your spectacular finalist Melissa!!!! #6806536

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 11/25/2008 9:32:55 PM

Thanks Larry and Stefania!!! #6806550

Pat and Graham Robards level-deluxe 11/25/2008 9:36:10 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Melissa, best of luck in the next round! ~Pat #6806601

Teresa A. Burnett level-deluxe 11/25/2008 9:41:29 PM

Huge congratulations on this gorgeous finalist Melissa!! Best of luck in the next round!! #6806679

Susan M. Campbell level-deluxe 11/25/2008 9:42:16 PM

Way to go. Beautiful finalist! #6806692

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 11/25/2008 9:43:08 PM

Thanks so much Pat, Teresa and Susan for your wonderful remarks and best wishes!!! #6806704

Erica Murphy level-deluxe 11/25/2008 9:54:35 PM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist Melissa! #6806842

Usman M. Bajwa level-deluxe 11/25/2008 11:41:07 PM

WTG...Congrats. and good luck in the next round.

UB. #6807451

Margaret R. Barry level-deluxe 11/26/2008 1:15:27 AM

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Melissa! #6807848

Tiia Vissak level-deluxe 11/26/2008 1:38:43 AM

Congratulations! #6807948

Terri L. Scribner 11/26/2008 3:10:52 AM

Big congrats on this beautiful finalist!! #6808160

Sam Britt level-deluxe 11/26/2008 4:25:36 AM

Congratulations again, Melissa! #6808664

Bill Wyatt 11/26/2008 4:35:50 AM

Beautiful work Congratulations! #6808776

Vladan D. Djordjevic 11/26/2008 4:51:20 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Melissa! #6808899

Bobby Ray Goodman level-deluxe 11/26/2008 5:09:25 AM

Congratulations Melissa!!!!! #6809045

Datha Y. Thompson 11/26/2008 6:41:34 AM

Congratulations Melissa!!!! WTG :0) #6809753

Bojan Bencic level-deluxe 11/26/2008 7:22:35 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa. #6810025

Debra R. Harder level-deluxe 11/26/2008 7:47:05 AM

WTG, Melissa! CONGRATULATIONS again on another SUPERB finalist! Deb #6810233

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 11/26/2008 8:41:16 AM

Thanks so much for all of your great congratulations!! I appreciate each and every comment!! #6810571

Eugenio Diaz level-deluxe 11/26/2008 8:57:11 AM

Fantastic Finalist...Congratulations Melissa one more time, Good luck in the next round! #6810656

Jennifer L. Taranto 11/26/2008 9:03:33 AM

HUGE congrats!! #6810709

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-deluxe 11/26/2008 10:02:07 AM

Stunning finalist Melissa, Congrats! #6811117

Mary Beth Aiello level-deluxe 11/26/2008 10:07:19 AM

Huge congrats on your well deserved finalist, Melissa. #6811145

Mitch Spence level-deluxe 11/26/2008 11:14:17 AM

Congratulations, Melissa! #6811515

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 11/26/2008 11:36:54 AM

Thanks so much Eugenio, Jennifer, Reynaldo, Mary Beth and Mitch for congratulating me on this photo!!! #6811667

Dorann Weber level-deluxe 11/26/2008 12:00:55 PM

Congratulations Melissa.. This is stunning! #6811824

Patricia Ronan level-deluxe 11/26/2008 1:31:40 PM

Gorgeous Melissa! congrats again:) #6812192

Mike Umbreit level-deluxe 11/26/2008 2:00:53 PM

Melissa - Congratulations!! - Mike #6812355

Lorna Shutter level-deluxe 11/26/2008 2:16:20 PM

Congratulation on your Finalist Award for this fabulous image, Melissa!!!!! :) #6812469

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 11/26/2008 2:48:27 PM

Thanks so much Dorann, Patricia, Mike and Lorna for your best wishes!!! #6812710

Barbara Waldoch level-deluxe 11/26/2008 2:53:28 PM

Congratulations on making Finalists, Melissa! #6812747

Marijana Fajgl level-deluxe 11/26/2008 3:12:32 PM

Big congratulations for your fantastic finalist, Melissa! #6812852

Colleen Farrell level-deluxe 11/26/2008 6:42:10 PM

Gorgeous floral, Melissa!! Big congrats on your finalist! #6813465

Sabrina Ryan level-deluxe 11/26/2008 6:58:32 PM

Congratulations, Melissa on both your beautiful Finalists! #6813531

Naomi Weiser level-deluxe 11/27/2008 1:06:00 AM

great colors. congrats! #6814776

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe 11/27/2008 8:06:50 AM

Congratulation on your excellent finalist, Melissa!! It's well deserved!!....Denny

HAVE A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING #6816115

Hendrik Storme 11/27/2008 8:11:49 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Melissa! #6816139

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 11/27/2008 8:56:34 AM

Thanks so much for all of your wonderful best wishes!! I appreciate each and every one!!! #6816293

Derek D. Dafoe 11/27/2008 9:53:14 AM

Congrats on a great floral Finalist Melissa!! #6816517

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 11/27/2008 11:42:24 AM

Thanks so much, Derek!!! #6816705

Christine Czernin level-deluxe 11/27/2008 1:11:13 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Melissa. #6816814

Jeff W. Robinson level-deluxe 11/28/2008 5:39:20 AM

Congrats Melissa on your terrific Finalist! Jeff #6819198

Nikki McDonald level-deluxe 11/28/2008 6:20:13 AM

Congratulations on your finalist on this beautiful full frame floral, Melissa, and good luck in the next round. #6819336

Allen O. Howard 11/28/2008 12:49:32 PM

A beautiful finalist, Melissa! Congratulations as well! #6821175

isabel C. Zepeda level-deluxe 11/28/2008 8:54:27 PM

Melissa

Congratulations

Ysa... #6823188

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-deluxe 11/29/2008 8:47:55 AM

Big congratulations on this beautifully composed finalist Melissa

jo ann c. #6825153

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 11/29/2008 9:19:52 AM

Thanks so much Christine, Jeff, Nikki, Allen, Isabel and Jo Ann for looking and leaving these great comments!! #6825275

Guy D. Biechele level-deluxe 11/29/2008 9:17:48 PM

Brilliant color! Congratulations on this finalist, Melissa. #6827952

Courtenay Vanderbilt level-deluxe 11/30/2008 4:47:20 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful image, Melissa! #6828915

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 11/30/2008 10:06:03 AM

Thanks so much Guy and Courtenay for looking and leaving these great comments!! #6830063

Graeme Chow level-deluxe 11/30/2008 8:11:02 PM

Congratulations ! super detail and color, Melissa. #6832195

Linda Blair level-deluxe 12/1/2008 1:31:52 PM

Congratulations!!!!!!! #6835575

Rachelle D. Carriere level-deluxe 12/2/2008 3:50:34 PM

Congratulation on making finalist Melissa! #6841286

Nadya Johnson level-deluxe 12/21/2008 8:55:47 PM

Congratulations Melissa, on another fantastic finalist! #6921768

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Description

This is a shot of the same flowers as yesterday with a different white balance setting. Yesterday I set the white balance at "auto." For today's picture it is set at "cloudy."

This image was taken with the newly released Fuji S2000 HD.

Entered into Details and Macros.

Exif: F Number: 4.4, Exposure Bias Value: -1.67, ExposureTime: 10/1250 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 14.30 mm, Model: FinePix S2000HD

Uploaded on 10/24/2008 6:58:42 AM

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Camera: Miscellaneous Does Not Apply

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