Study of Color

© Melissa Olsen

Study of Color

Eivor Kuchta level-classic 1/28/2009 6:26:09 AM

Thank you for bringing some spring into my life today! I need it, after the snowy and cold weather, and fighting off a cold. Fascinating details, and wonderful effects! #1074860

Ken Smith level-classic 1/28/2009 6:31:33 AM

I'm ready for Spring too! Cool shot, Melissa! #7097940

Ron McEwan 1/28/2009 6:34:13 AM

You sure got the job done with this image Melissa. such stunning detail and rich color, I love it. COME ON SPRING!! #7097954

Sabrina Ryan 1/28/2009 6:40:34 AM

Beautiful macro photo, Melissa. Great vibrant colors and nice detail. Well done. #7097985

Leslie Carson Wolfe level-classic 1/28/2009 6:50:03 AM

Very springlike and warm, nice deep colors, shadows and composition, Melissa! Yes, having flowers around the house makes the winter not quite so dark and long! Have a great day! #7098029

Jeana Clark level-classic 1/28/2009 7:03:49 AM

This is Beautiful Melissa!!!!
I am so ready for spring as well!!!
We got a tad of snow out of this
past storm...first snow this
winter that we can actually see!!!
Thanks for bringing some warmth
and beautiful color to us all!!!

~J~ #7098063

Janet Daniel 1/28/2009 7:06:43 AM

Lovely floral, Melissa! Wonderful color & detail. Spring can't come soon enough for me! #7098074

Marty Straub 1/28/2009 7:10:00 AM

Ah, thanks, Melissa. I feel much better now. It's snowing here again. This is a very delicate exposure of a very delicate subject, and you've done a brilliant job of controlling the light. #7098087

Mike Clime 1/28/2009 7:13:07 AM

Beautiful and colorful full frame capture, Melissa! #7098103

Melissa G. Meiselman level-classic 1/28/2009 7:17:48 AM

Melissa we are on the same page as far a "red" goes, today!! I love this full frame capture of the inner life of this red tulip taken with sharp detail and great effects!!!

Once I left Denver it got very cold. I have always brought great weather when I come for a visit!! #7098122

Sam Britt level-classic 1/28/2009 7:45:12 AM

Lovely close-up of this tulip, Melissa. #7098198

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 1/28/2009 10:38:26 AM

Beautiful deep colors and effects Melissa! #7098705

Karen Engelbreth level-classic 1/28/2009 10:46:48 AM

Beautiful m #7098720

Jessica Jenney level-classic 1/28/2009 10:58:51 AM

Beautiful, vivid color, detail and lighting, Melissa! I'm longing for spring myself! #7098751

Vitor Dias level-classic 1/28/2009 11:00:55 AM

Wonderful pic Melissa, love it.

rgs Vitor #7098761

Kerry Hill level-classic 1/28/2009 11:03:33 AM

Beautiful colours and details, Melissa!! Lovely floral capture!! #7098768

SaMi Martin level-classic 1/28/2009 11:10:57 AM

Amazing detail & beautiful colors! #7098802

Tiia Vissak level-classic 1/28/2009 11:14:19 AM

great colors, details & framing! #7098820

ROLAN NARMAN 1/28/2009 11:47:39 AM

Fantastic macro Melissa! Love the vibrant colors and the composition! Excellent work! #7098970

Judy A. Lawhon 1/28/2009 12:47:26 PM

Really beautiful color, detail and effects, Melissa!! I'd be glad to capture yur daughters pink flamingo. #7099119

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 1/28/2009 1:06:15 PM

Spring will soon be here, Fantastic detail lighting and color Melissa!!!
Beautiful! #7099168

Carol Sawyer 1/28/2009 1:52:56 PM

Beautiful floral image, Melissa!! #7099281

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 1/28/2009 2:56:44 PM

Gorgeous colors, effects, lighting and presentation, Melissa!!!!! :-) k #7099478

Pamela Shane 1/28/2009 3:27:53 PM

Love the rich color, crop, & light in this very lovely floral Melissa. #7099579

Deb Koskovich 1/28/2009 3:29:58 PM

Well, that pop of color feels great on a day like today...nice work, Melissa! #7099588

Gord MacEachern level-classic 1/28/2009 4:55:34 PM

Colors are beautiful Melissa,great job.
Gord #7099853

Susan Weisensel level-classic 1/28/2009 5:18:47 PM

Oh how I love red tulips on a warm sunny day. Heck we have at least 3 months to go yet. Now I will have to go to the store and get some myself.
Wonderful capture Melissa. #7099912

David Phalen level-classic 1/28/2009 6:32:04 PM

Fantastic light, colors and details in an awesome macro!! #7100092

Annie Booth 1/28/2009 8:11:55 PM

FANSTATIC macro of this beautiful Tulip, Melissa. Love the full frame and the deep red of the petals, the circle of yellow takes your eye right to the center of the Tulip. My daffodils are starting to bloom.

Have a wonderful evening my friend. #7100264

Jorgen Jensen 1/29/2009 3:11:10 AM

Successful macro capture. Beautiful colors and details. #7101193

Gina Cormier 1/29/2009 5:43:50 AM

Very pretty color and floral image! #7101581

Melissa Olsen level-classic 1/29/2009 6:23:02 AM

I am so glad that my tulip brought so much color into your day.
Thanks for you comments. :-) #7101768

frank w. degenhardt level-classic 1/29/2009 6:36:57 AM

Melissa- You always know when the thumbnail dazzles you that when you open it up to full size, your in for a treat. Brilliant colors with the dazzling red, the yellow, and the almost black. I in particular love the pov and the look you give us inside the flower. Gorgeous features of this pretty flower.
Fabulous work.
Have a beautiful day my dear friend. #7101830

Terri L. Scribner 1/29/2009 6:44:49 AM

Beautiful rich color!! I'm ready for spring! #7101851

Marcel J. Fernandez 1/29/2009 7:35:32 AM

Beautiful red and gold plus great composition. #7102016

Melissa Olsen level-classic 1/29/2009 12:29:39 PM

It is always good to hear from all of you. Thanks so much for taking your time to comment. :-) #7102955

Patricia A. Stalter level-classic 1/29/2009 2:24:28 PM

Well done! Hang in there, spring is just a short distance. Of course it's closer for me than you... nah, nah! #7103441

Sirsendu Gayen level-classic 1/30/2009 2:20:42 AM

Lovely floral image. #7104980

Melissa Olsen level-classic 1/30/2009 5:11:28 AM

Thanks Pat and Sirsendu! #7105561

Kimi A. Phillips level-classic 1/30/2009 6:48:40 AM

Gorgeous and uplifting image, my friend! Have a wonderful weekend!:) #7105936

Gina M. Savage level-classic 1/30/2009 10:05:31 AM

So pretty and I love the effects, Melissa. #7106450

Rajeev 270293 Kashyap level-classic 1/30/2009 11:30:07 AM

Excellent image, Colours, composition, detail and lighting.....Melissa! #7106675

Melissa Olsen level-classic 1/30/2009 1:41:31 PM

Thank you so much Kimi, Gina and Rajeev. #7107050

Lynne Morris level-classic 1/30/2009 3:10:04 PM

Beautiful floral Melissa, what a great capture with lovely details. #7107326

Melissa Olsen level-classic 1/30/2009 4:42:32 PM

Thank you very much Lynne! #7107734

Bill Knaps level-classic 1/31/2009 4:36:05 AM

Oh Wow Melissa, this is very beautiful. Bill #7108861

Melissa Olsen level-classic 1/31/2009 6:26:06 AM

Bill as always...thanks for your kind words :-) #7109299

Nadya Johnson level-classic 1/31/2009 9:32:15 AM

Fabulous macro, Melissa! #7110032

Courtenay Vanderbilt level-classic 1/31/2009 11:46:18 AM

Beautiful macro Melissa, love the color and details! #7110506

Linda M. Walker level-classic 1/31/2009 1:05:19 PM

A beautiful full frame image #7110796

Sandy Powers level-classic 1/31/2009 6:00:41 PM

I love this photo so much! It is so beautifully composed, and the macro affect is so beautiful. Matter of fact, I'm amazed that it is a tulip. I thought it was a pansy.

I wish we could trade seasons for a time. I love winter so much, and we hardly have any of it. #7111583

Kathy Cline level-classic 1/31/2009 7:07:08 PM

Hi Melissa Boy oh Boy your beautiful red tulip brought so many folks such joy today! Congratulations for having a billion BP friends! It sure was fun reading all their sweet notes on your amazing red flower. Blessings from FLORIDA Kathy #7111711

Hendrik Storme level-classic 2/1/2009 3:52:05 AM

Gorgeous image in anyway! Great shot Melissa! #7112446

Melissa Olsen level-classic 2/1/2009 1:06:34 PM

Thanks Nadya, Courtenay, Linda, Sandy, Kathy and Hendrik! I appreciate your comments very much. #7114545

Janet McNeil level-classic 2/2/2009 4:49:07 AM

Gorgeous floral with beautiful color and detail!! #7116992

Melissa Olsen level-classic 2/2/2009 5:27:03 AM

Thanks Janet! #7117199

Boyd L. Alexander level-classic 2/2/2009 6:09:48 AM

Simply stunning and wonderful strong colors!! #7117476

Melissa Olsen level-classic 2/2/2009 3:48:15 PM

Thank you Boyd! #7119099

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 2/3/2009 7:00:51 AM

Beautiful color and detail, Melissa!
Oh, how I long for springtime...
~♥~Lisa #7121487

Melissa Olsen level-classic 2/3/2009 7:08:50 AM

You and me both...thanks Lisa! #7121511

Kaye Burazin level-classic 2/3/2009 6:04:31 PM

Hurry Spring! What beauty. #7123281

Susan M. Campbell level-classic 2/7/2009 9:57:12 PM

So vibrant. Wonderful detail. Nice work girl!! #7139707

Melissa Olsen level-classic 2/8/2009 7:21:50 AM

Thanks Kaye, and Susan! #7141360

Tiia Vissak level-classic 2/23/2009 10:25:36 AM

Congratulations! #7198237

Janet Daniel level-classic 2/23/2009 10:27:56 AM

Congratulations, Melissa! #7198265

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 2/23/2009 10:45:23 AM

Big congratulations!
~♥~ #7198579

Sue Marshall level-classic 2/23/2009 10:52:47 AM

Congratulations Melissa!! :-) #7198710

Karen Engelbreth level-classic 2/23/2009 10:55:36 AM



Christian Rosito level-classic 2/23/2009 11:05:47 AM

Congratulations Melissa, great floral! #7198930

Marijana Fajgl level-classic 2/23/2009 12:11:18 PM

Big congratulations, Melissa! #7199780

Bojan Bencic level-classic 2/23/2009 1:17:10 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Melissa! #7200342

Eivor Kuchta level-classic 2/23/2009 1:19:11 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Melissa! Good luck in the next round!!!! #7200361

Colette M. Metcalf level-classic 2/23/2009 1:33:01 PM

Congrats!!!! #7200515

Sam Britt level-classic 2/23/2009 1:37:46 PM

Congratulations, beautiful finalist, Melissa! #7200577

Melissa G. Meiselman level-classic 2/23/2009 1:53:12 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Melissa!!! #7200776

Monnie Ryan level-classic 2/23/2009 2:02:41 PM

Well done, Melissa -- congratulations! #7200886

Debbra Bailey level-classic 2/23/2009 2:59:28 PM

Congratulations Melissa! This is beautiful! #7201550

Colleen Farrell level-classic 2/23/2009 3:05:33 PM

Beautiful! Congratulations, Melissa! #7201603

Patricia A. Stalter 2/23/2009 3:07:17 PM

Look at you go girl!!! I am so happy for you! Hope it wins! #7201618

Michelle L. Frick level-classic 2/23/2009 3:28:33 PM

Congratulations Melissa! Tulips are my favorites! #7201773

Annie Booth 2/23/2009 3:32:06 PM

WTG girl. A BIG CONGRATS. on the finalist for this beautiful floral. Good luck in the next round. I will have my fingers crossed for you, my friend. #7201791

MELODIE C. ROBERTS level-classic 2/23/2009 3:39:31 PM

Congratulations Melissa! #7201826

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 2/23/2009 4:51:05 PM

Fantastic finalist, Melissa!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!! :-) k #7202531

Courtenay Vanderbilt 2/23/2009 4:55:47 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, Melissa!!! #7202577

Deb Koskovich 2/23/2009 5:09:24 PM

Major congrats, my friend! #7202683

Cathy Barrows 2/23/2009 5:29:14 PM

Congrats on your finalist...very pretty #7202888

Susan Weisensel 2/23/2009 5:35:27 PM

Congrats Melissa. #7202948

Randy D. Dinkins level-classic 2/23/2009 5:42:21 PM

Congratulations!!!! #7203012

Kathy Cline level-classic 2/23/2009 5:50:30 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your well deserved finalist award!! Im so happy for you!
GOD BLESS Kathy #7203075

Sabrina Ryan level-classic 2/23/2009 6:48:21 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist, Melissa! #7203664

Becky J. Parkinson level-classic 2/23/2009 7:17:26 PM

Congratulations, Melissa, on this very beautiful finalist!!! #7204068

Denny E. Barnes level-classic 2/23/2009 8:05:38 PM

Excellent!!! Congratulations on your very beautiful and well deserved finalist, Melissa!! Good luck in the next round!! #7204528

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 2/23/2009 8:10:11 PM

Lovely floral capture, Melissa. Congrats. on the Finalist and good luck in the next round.

Usman. #7204552

Melissa Olsen level-classic 2/23/2009 8:10:51 PM

I really appreciate all of your comments and well wishes...I am so late in commenting...just know that all who got finalist...I am so happy for you and wish you all the best!
There are so many great images...I am sure it is so hard to pick a winner. #7204571

Susan M. Campbell level-classic 2/23/2009 8:42:30 PM

Whoo hoo Melissa!! Way to go. Congrats!! #7204815

ROLAN NARMAN 2/23/2009 8:57:55 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist Melissa! #7204926

frank w. degenhardt level-classic 2/23/2009 9:02:13 PM

Melissa- Well sweet lady, you have done it again with your amazing talent. Beautiful work my dear friend. Congratulations on the Finalist. I'm hoping to see it bring you the gold. #7204942

Jessica Jenney level-classic 2/23/2009 11:12:15 PM

Congratulations, Melissa on your beautiful finalist! #7205508

Stefania Barbier level-classic 2/24/2009 3:00:20 AM

congratulations on your SPECTACULAR finalist Melissa! #7206137

Laurence Saliba level-classic 2/24/2009 4:42:36 AM

Lovely finalist Melissa!!! Congrats!!! #7206676

Ken Smith level-classic 2/24/2009 4:59:16 AM

Excellent, Melissa. congrats to you!! #7206748

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 2/24/2009 11:14:22 AM

Congratulations Melissa, hope to see this again in the gold!

jo ann c. #7208499

Mike Clime level-classic 2/24/2009 12:15:26 PM

Congratulations on your finalist! #7208960

Sharon Sawyer level-classic 2/24/2009 10:06:25 PM

Melisa, congratulations on this beautiful finalist!!!!!!!!!!!!! #7211572

Corinne M. Thompson level-classic 2/25/2009 9:41:49 AM

Congrats on your Finalist for this fabulous image! #7213785

Melissa Olsen level-classic 2/25/2009 3:42:44 PM

Thank you again everyone! #7215146

Leslie Carson Wolfe level-classic 2/26/2009 6:48:08 AM

Looks like I missed some excitement here! Wow! Congratulations, Melissa!!! #7217293

Melissa Olsen level-classic 2/26/2009 7:05:22 AM

Thanks Leslie! #7217343

Alex T. Mizuno level-classic 2/26/2009 11:46:25 PM

Such a radiant floral image Melissa! Striking color contrast too. Very impressive work! Congratulations on your Finalist!!! #7220518

Karen Kessler level-classic 3/1/2009 9:19:51 AM

Congrats on the EP & Finalist awards for this amazing photo, Melissa! WTG! #7228788

Melissa Olsen level-classic 3/1/2009 9:26:30 AM

Thank you very much Alex and Karen! #7228806

Jorgen Jensen level-classic 3/2/2009 6:36:37 AM

Great congrats on your Finalist for this tulip image Melissa. Bravo.... #7232623

Melissa Olsen level-classic 3/2/2009 6:39:13 AM

Thank you Jorgen! #7232635

Nancy (Peaches) Harker level-classic 3/5/2009 2:13:59 PM


HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist!



Melissa Olsen level-classic 3/5/2009 2:48:07 PM

Why thank you so much Nancy...what a fun comment! I hope you are doing well these days. #7248098

Marisol Pastor level-classic 3/6/2009 10:33:49 AM

A stunning image Melissa. Congrats on your finalist. #7251714

Melanie D. Fuelling level-classic 3/8/2009 9:11:03 AM

What an awesome capture Melissa!! Congratulations on this deserved finalist!


Melissa Olsen level-classic 3/8/2009 9:27:36 AM

Thanks so much Marisol and Melanie! #7258154

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic 3/8/2009 10:03:40 PM

Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist,Melissa!! #7260517

Gina M. Savage level-classic 3/31/2009 6:36:33 AM

I had a feeling this might get something. Congrats to you!!! #7355865

Jean Lechleiter level-classic 5/2/2009 2:10:18 PM

Congratulations on your Finalist award Melissa. This is a truly stunning image. #7477241

Melissa Olsen level-classic 5/2/2009 2:12:51 PM

Thanks Ujjwal, Gina and Jean! #7477251

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