Up Close and Personal!


Up Close and Personal!

Sanjay Kumar 1/30/2009 1:19:13 PM

WOW Gorgeous!! Amazing colours and details!! Super shot!! #1075924

Joan Powell 1/30/2009 1:34:44 PM

very pretty , looks like a stained glass window ! #7107027

Jeff Robinson 1/30/2009 2:22:31 PM

An Outstanding macro Jo Ann! Jeff #7107139

Monnie Ryan 1/30/2009 2:34:28 PM

Fantastic, Jo Ann! Outstanding work! #7107204

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 1/30/2009 2:40:32 PM

HOLY MOLY, Jo Ann!!!!! This is sensationally beautiful!!!!! Wonderful work on it!!!!! ;-) k #7107235

Bill Knaps 1/30/2009 3:18:21 PM

Wow Jo Ann, What a beautiful Macro. Bill #7107349

Ron McEwan 1/30/2009 3:31:37 PM

Most beautiful image Jo Ann, you sure have yourself a winner here in my book #7107383

Tammy M. Anderson 1/30/2009 3:52:28 PM

This is the most beautiful macro I have ever seen, Jo Ann. Amazing!!!!! #7107499

JO ANN CLEVELAND 1/30/2009 4:15:51 PM

Ohhhh my goodness, what wonderful comments friends! And I certainly do appreciate it too....

jo ann c. #7107611

A P 1/30/2009 4:34:50 PM

Almost looks like a kaleidescope It is totally beautiful and totally cool, JoAnn #7107704

Shelly A. Van Camp 1/30/2009 7:32:07 PM

Very Pretty and creative, Jo Ann....Love it!! ♥ #7108140

Stefania Barbier 1/31/2009 12:40:04 AM

gorgeous kaleidoscope-type image Jo Ann!!! #7108563

JO ANN CLEVELAND 1/31/2009 5:22:39 AM

Thanks so much, I didn't do any effects on it, just removed a dust or pollen on a couple of places and cropped it, but thanks anyway! :) I used extension tubes to get even closer with 105 mm, f2.8

jo ann c. #7109004

Kathy L. Clark 1/31/2009 6:01:57 AM

Wow Jo Ann this is perfect. I would have said it was a kaleidoscope. What a great job. #7109143

Mike Clime 1/31/2009 6:20:28 AM

Excellent macro and perfectly composed! #7109273

Stephen Zacker 1/31/2009 7:00:08 AM

Very Cool, colorful and creative #7109485

Linda Blair 1/31/2009 7:26:02 AM

Gorgeous macro Jo Ann!!!!! #7109583

Max Aureli 1/31/2009 8:02:08 AM

Amaze capture and wonderful work in this flower, Jo Ann!!! #7109694

JO ANN CLEVELAND 1/31/2009 8:05:55 AM

Kathy and Ann, went back and checked and I did use Kaleidoscope! I did crop, and remove 2 spots though...:)

jo ann c. #7109708

Agnes Fegan 1/31/2009 8:09:31 AM

Just beautiful Jo Ann ... and the perfect flower for Valentine's Day! #7109717

Rajeev 270293 Kashyap 2/1/2009 10:42:30 AM

Beautiful Floral image capture Jo Ann! #7113994

Linda D. Lester 2/1/2009 8:34:01 PM

Straight into my favorites! Great job! #7115795

Cathy Barrows 2/2/2009 4:59:51 AM

this is very cool...great job #7117035

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas 2/2/2009 1:51:41 PM

Great macro and effects Jo Ann!,
Amalia #7118736

Courtenay Vanderbilt 2/2/2009 5:38:36 PM

Fantastic image Jo Ann! Love this! #7119427

Gary Lange 2/3/2009 12:40:29 PM

I love your abstracts, Jo Ann!! Well done here! #7122327

Nikki McDonald 2/5/2009 7:17:20 PM

Gorgeous result, Jo Ann. I love the symmetry and repeated patterns. #7131592

Mitch Spence 2/7/2009 9:31:17 AM

Beautiful design creation, Jo Ann. #7137738

Dr. Harmeet Singh 2/8/2009 7:29:45 AM

Gorgeous ..A winner here... #7141430

Elida Gutierrez 2/15/2009 3:57:38 PM

This is AWESOME!!! #7169093

A P 2/23/2009 10:18:19 AM

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CONGRATULATIONS on your outstanding finalist. Best of Luck in the next round. #7198167

Tiia Vissak 2/23/2009 10:22:11 AM

Congratulations! #7198203

Linda D. Lester 2/23/2009 10:43:29 AM

Winner.......Congratulations on your finalist....good luck in the next round! #7198544

Sirsendu Gayen 2/23/2009 11:08:38 AM

Congratulations! #7198966

Mitch Spence 2/23/2009 11:13:13 AM

Good for you, Jo Ann. My congratulations! #7199025

Max Aureli 2/23/2009 11:17:25 AM

Congratulations Jo Ann!!! :-)))) #7199061

Mark Stevens 2/23/2009 11:22:03 AM

Well done Jo Ann! Mark #7199130

Jeana Clark 2/23/2009 11:31:35 AM

Oh so Happy Jo Ann!!!!
Congratulations on this Awesome
Finalist!!! WTG & Best of Luck in the Next Round!!!!!!!

~J~ #7199269

Shawn Jennings 2/23/2009 11:55:49 AM

WTG Jo Ann! Congratulations on your finalist! #7199598

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 2/23/2009 12:18:12 PM

FANTASTIC finalists, Jo Ann!!!!! WTG!!!!! :-) k #7199854

JO ANN CLEVELAND 2/23/2009 12:20:37 PM

OMG! I didn't know,gotta go check all of them out! Thank you sooooooo much!
Well, you know I liked it, I made it my picture when I comment

jo ann cl #7199871

Tammy M. Anderson 2/23/2009 12:28:48 PM

Congratulations, Jo ANN!!!!!! #7199942

Renee Doyle 2/23/2009 12:41:35 PM

Woo Hoo!!!!!!!! Big congrats on this awesome finalist Jo Ann!!!! Best of luck in the next round! #7200028

Shelly A. Van Camp 2/23/2009 12:54:18 PM

Beautiful! Congrats and best wishes! #7200143

Colette M. Metcalf 2/23/2009 1:27:24 PM

WTG! Congrats!!!! #7200441

Alex T. Mizuno 2/23/2009 1:41:51 PM

Mother nature is a great designer and you perfected mother nature's work. Congratulations on your Finalist Jo Ann!!! #7200636

Monnie Ryan 2/23/2009 2:00:22 PM

Hey, congratulations, Jo Ann -- quite an honor! #7200861

Susan Fox 2/23/2009 2:05:08 PM

Congratulations! #7200923

Tamara K. Walker 2/23/2009 2:28:36 PM


Candice C. Calhoun 2/23/2009 2:32:57 PM

Congratulations for your marvelous finalist, WTG!

ccc #7201293

Kerry Hill 2/23/2009 2:45:56 PM

Huge congratulations, Jo Ann!!! #7201423

Colleen Farrell 2/23/2009 3:00:41 PM

WOW!! FABULOUS! Congratulations, Jo Ann! #7201561

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 2/23/2009 3:20:41 PM

HUGE Congratulations Venus!! #7201724

Nikki McDonald 2/23/2009 3:21:04 PM

Wonderful job on this one, Jo Ann -- congratulations on your finalist and good luck in the next round. #7201725

Tammy Scott 2/23/2009 4:16:45 PM

Congratulations on this AWESOME finalist! #7202105

Elida Gutierrez 2/23/2009 4:20:07 PM

I always knew this one will make it.
Congatulations on your FINALIST!!!! #7202137

Cathy Barrows 2/23/2009 5:02:47 PM

Congrats on your finalist...i knew this one would make it #7202640

Deb Koskovich 2/23/2009 5:08:03 PM

Congrats, Jo Ann...gorgeous!! #7202673

Gail Vitikacs 2/23/2009 5:15:41 PM

You go girl!!! Big Congratulations! #7202740

Courtenay Vanderbilt 2/23/2009 5:21:24 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, Jo Ann!!! #7202804

Teresa A. Burnett 2/23/2009 6:15:44 PM

Huge congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Jo Ann!! #7203295

David Phalen 2/23/2009 6:47:50 PM

BIG Congrats on a great Finalists!! #7203658

Judy V. Kennamer 2/23/2009 7:01:50 PM

Congrats on your Finalist for this beauty JoAnn!!!! WTG Girl!!! #7203856

Usman M. Bajwa 2/23/2009 7:32:09 PM

Terrific capture, Jo Ann. Congrats on the Finalist award.

Usman. #7204267

frank w. degenhardt 2/23/2009 8:50:19 PM

Jo Ann- This is just the most gorgeous work my dear friend and neighbor. Congratulations on the Finalist. I am hopeful that we wil see it again. #7204873

ROLAN NARMAN 2/23/2009 8:55:38 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist Jo Ann! #7204910

Evy Johansen 2/23/2009 11:13:13 PM

Wonderful finalist!! Big congratulations Jo Ann!! #7205515

Stefania Barbier 2/24/2009 2:54:45 AM

congratulations on your SPECTACULAR finalist Jo Ann!!! #7206100

Ken Smith 2/24/2009 4:02:28 AM

That's a very cool shot, Jo Ann. Congrats to you!!! #7206482

Carla Metzler 2/24/2009 5:44:01 AM

Congratulations, Jo Ann! :) #7206967

Jeff Robinson 2/24/2009 6:24:13 AM

Congrats Jo Ann on this Excellent Finalist! Jeff #7207091

Melissa Olsen 2/24/2009 8:35:26 AM

A BIG congrats to you for your finalist!
WTG Jo Ann! #7207631

JO ANN CLEVELAND 2/24/2009 8:55:07 AM

Thank you to all of the welcomed comments!

jo ann c. #7207762

Mike Clime 2/24/2009 12:09:55 PM

Congratulations on your finalist! #7208906

Barbara Waldoch 2/24/2009 3:24:02 PM

Wonderful Finalist, congratulations! #7210081

Corinne M. Thompson 2/24/2009 5:52:05 PM

Fabulous image, Congrats on your Finalist! #7210631

Lisa J. Boulden 2/25/2009 6:25:12 PM

Such a gorgeous, GORGEOUS finalist!!!
Congratz, JoAnn!
♥Lisa #7215704

Kathy L. Clark 2/28/2009 5:38:05 AM

Jo Ann I knew you would do well with this one. Big congrats to you my friend. #7225076

Linda Blair 2/28/2009 7:40:22 AM

This is gorgeous....congratulations!!!! #7225660

Cheryl E. Molennor 3/1/2009 1:43:44 PM

Congratulations on your excellent win! #7229805

Patrick Rouzes 3/1/2009 7:28:14 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this Phenomenal finalist, Jo Ann!!! Beautiful as your mini pic also!!! #7230887

JO ANN CLEVELAND 3/1/2009 8:23:11 PM

Thanks y'all so very much for your kind comments, needless to say I was thrilled, I had made this my mini pic before it won because I really liked it too, thanks again, have a wonderful week

jo ann c. #7231017

Sharon Sawyer 3/1/2009 11:06:36 PM

Jo Ann, congratulations on yur fabulous finalist!!!!!!!!!!! #7231231

Eugenio Diaz 3/2/2009 5:07:58 PM

Huge Congratulations on your beautiful finalist! #7234965

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 3/5/2009 1:46:50 PM


HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist!



Gary Lange 3/6/2009 9:35:04 AM

Many belated congrats on this wonderful Finalist, Jo Ann! #7251479

Lawrence W. Pray III 3/22/2009 6:09:00 AM

One of my favorites for sure!!! More proof that Mother Nature is truly the greatest artist out there! Great job! #7314070

Karen Kessler 4/18/2009 6:46:15 PM

This really is cool - especially the hearts in the middle! Wonderful job & congrats on the Finalist! #7418157

Luigi Di Serio 4/22/2009 9:56:48 AM

Unbelievable symmetry that nature provides! You have shot, composed and cropped this to perfection! #7431748

Cindy Bendush 4/24/2009 9:00:38 PM

Very cool effects and presentation Jo Ann! Congratulations! #7446857

Janet Daniel 4/30/2009 11:19:23 AM

Spectacular macro, Jo Ann! Love the effects! Belated congrats! #7469273

Christine Lobsinger 4/2/2010 9:02:22 PM

Oh JO ANN.. again... you impress me! My God... simply outstanding work! Very beautiful!

CONGRATS AGAIN.. a lovely Finalist Image you made here!


Marty Straub 8/25/2010 8:13:47 AM

Love your mandala florals, Jo Ann. Actually I enjoy your whole gallery, and I never fail to stop to admire these gorgeous circles. Outstanding detail and comp. Very pleasing personality. #8860746

Laura E. Swan 10/17/2012 12:45:06 AM

Your creativity and talents seem to know no limits. This is beautiful, Jo Ann! I'd love to see how you have decorated your home. :) !!

Great job and big congrats!

-Laura :D #10372897

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Macro of the center of flower, it looks like little hearts in the center

Effects are Kaleidoscope, had to go back to original to see what I did...lol

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/10000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 180, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80

Uploaded on 1/30/2009 1:12:48 PM

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Camera: Nikon D80 Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist

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