Emergence

Nadya Johnson 2/26/2009 7:26:59 AM

This is really lovely, Melissa! It's very magical and to me, it captures the Essence of Spring! Love the depth of field and the dreamy quality it has! Gorgeous shot! #1089578

Julianna J. Collett 2/26/2009 7:32:25 AM

Love the green and the dof. This is a great shot #7217437

Melissa Gurdus 2/26/2009 7:37:07 AM

Thanks Nadya and Julianna for your wonderful comments!! #7217460

Janet Daniel 2/26/2009 7:38:04 AM

Outstanding color, dof, and detail, Melissa! A wonderful macro! #7217465

Sam Britt 2/26/2009 7:38:52 AM

Beautiful macro, Melissa. Great color & DOF. #7217475

Jennifer L. Taranto 2/26/2009 7:39:05 AM

love that green & your pov & comp!! perfect focus & dof here!! #7217476

Melissa Olsen 2/26/2009 7:39:30 AM

Beautiful macro and wonderful color. I think everyone is thinking spring :-) #7217481

Jessica Jenney 2/26/2009 7:55:30 AM

What a gorgeous macro, Melissa! Fantastic detail, light and shallow DOF! #7217562

Vitor Dias 2/26/2009 8:07:43 AM

Super really a nice extra shot with excellent cropping and beatyfull tones, the frame is simple and and the sharpness is very good, well done Melissa.

rgds Vitor #7217595

Judy A. Lawhon 2/26/2009 8:15:49 AM

THIS IS A FANTASTIC MACRO WITH RICH DETAIL, MELISSA...A WINNER FOR SURE!! #7217616

Bojan Bencic 2/26/2009 8:18:45 AM

Fantastic macro, Melissa. Love it. #7217624

Monnie Ryan 2/26/2009 8:41:31 AM

Beautiful macro, Melissa! #7217701

Tamara K. Walker 2/26/2009 10:17:49 AM

Beautifully done, wonderful shades of green. #7217962

Kerry Hill 2/26/2009 10:48:30 AM

Beautifully captured, Melissa!! Fantastic colour and dof!!! #7218095

Ron McEwan 2/26/2009 10:53:45 AM

Outstanding macro Melissa, well composed with crisp color. #7218126

Ruth Grimm 2/26/2009 12:26:56 PM

This is stunning Melissa! I love the ethereal quality about it. I feel that if you panned out you'd see a beautiful garden and in it sprites and faeries hiding!
#7218471

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 2/26/2009 1:00:07 PM

GREAT and AWESOME selective focus, Melissa!!!!!! :-) k #7218617

Carol Sawyer 2/26/2009 1:53:45 PM

Beautiful macro and DOF, Melissa!! #7218812

Karen Engelbreth 2/26/2009 4:02:14 PM

Beautiful macro, Melissa..... #7219203

Walter H. Wiesbeck 2/26/2009 5:00:44 PM

Beautiful image,love the softness,Melissa! #7219378

David Phalen 2/26/2009 5:15:15 PM

Terrific light, color and details in this excellent macro!! #7219453

Sherran Andersen 2/26/2009 6:59:01 PM

Beautiful macro Melissa. Sherran #7219775

Jeana Clark 2/26/2009 8:16:43 PM


I want your camera and all your lenses!!
LOL!!!
Melissa...this is exquisite!!!
Beautiful color and awesome details!!
Outstanding macro!!!!

~J~ #7220021

Ronald F. Fischer 2/26/2009 8:41:31 PM

Very beautiful macro, Melissa! #7220107

Evy Johansen 2/26/2009 11:03:18 PM

Great focus and DOF, Melissa!! Beautiful macro! #7220418

Stefania Barbier 2/27/2009 12:28:27 AM

superb macro Melissa! #7220646

Melissa Gurdus 2/27/2009 8:21:02 AM

Thanks so much for all of your wonderful comments!! #7222238

Tiia Vissak 2/27/2009 10:42:03 AM

a wonderful close-up! #7222756

Melissa Gurdus 2/27/2009 11:21:45 AM

Thanks Tila!! #7222881

Allen O. Howard 3/1/2009 5:09:08 PM

It is purely beautiful, Melissa! The focus and details are awesome! #7230503

Kay Beausoleil 3/1/2009 5:17:59 PM

Beautifully simple, Melissa, with great detail! #7230555

Eugenio Diaz 3/2/2009 12:53:01 PM

Congrats!!! great macro.
AWESOME!!! #7234116

Dianna Murphy 3/16/2009 7:24:15 PM

Very nice macro work my friend. Awesome work. #7293591

Debbra L. Bailey 3/25/2009 10:02:41 AM

Congratulations Melissa! Well deserved! #7327421

Stefania Barbier 3/25/2009 10:05:47 AM

congratulations on your gorgeous finalist!!!! #7327443

Janet Daniel 3/25/2009 10:15:59 AM

Congrats on this well deserved finalist, Melissa! #7327522

Ruth Grimm 3/25/2009 10:17:06 AM

Congratulations Melissa! ! Way to go!! #7327534

Nancyj Hovey 3/25/2009 10:23:35 AM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your FINALIST...8o) #7327612

Vladan D. Djordjevic 3/25/2009 10:25:14 AM

Congratulations on your terrific finalist! #7327637

Courtenay Vanderbilt 3/25/2009 10:29:11 AM

CONGRATULATIONS,Melissa! #7327688

Tamara K. Walker 3/25/2009 10:49:05 AM

CONGRATULATIONS! #7327916

Julianna J. Collett 3/25/2009 10:51:21 AM

Yeah !! Congrats #7327947

Allen O. Howard 3/25/2009 10:53:06 AM

Well deserved, Melissa! Congratulations! #7327969

Tiia Vissak 3/25/2009 11:00:34 AM

Congratulations! #7328073

Bojan Bencic 3/25/2009 11:13:04 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa! #7328221

Hendrik Storme 3/25/2009 11:28:28 AM

Congratulations on your great finalist,Melissa! #7328388

Jessica Jenney 3/25/2009 11:31:28 AM

Congratulations, Melissa on your gorgeous finalist! #7328422

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 3/25/2009 11:35:26 AM

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WOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist!
Best of luck in the next round!

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Daniella Puente 3/25/2009 11:41:25 AM

BIG congrats Melissa! #7328519

Margaret R. Barry 3/25/2009 11:46:03 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Melissa! #7328567

Lynn M. Whitt 3/25/2009 11:54:18 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist.... #7328636

Eugenio Diaz 3/25/2009 11:59:13 AM

Congratulations on your Beautiful Finalist!
Well done! #7328672

Mary Beth Aiello 3/25/2009 12:04:47 PM

Huge congrats on your well deserved finalist, Melissa. #7328713

Nadya Johnson 3/25/2009 12:41:15 PM

Love this! Congratulations on your very stunning finalist, Melissa!! And best of luck in the second round! #7329035

Melissa Gurdus 3/25/2009 12:46:29 PM

Thanks so much for all of your congratulatory comments!! They are all very much appreciated!! #7329081

ROLAN NARMAN 3/25/2009 12:49:23 PM

Huge congrats on your superb finalist Melissa! #7329113

Tammy Espino 3/25/2009 12:49:39 PM

Congrats :) #7329115

Kerry Hill 3/25/2009 1:02:37 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Melissa!!!!!! #7329254

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 3/25/2009 2:17:53 PM

It's so beautiful, Melissa. Fantastic focus, colors and details. Congrats on a wonderful finalist. #7329819

Patrick Rouzes 3/25/2009 2:29:39 PM

I remember this well, Melissa!!! CONGRATULATIONS on this amazing finalist!!! #7329924

Carol Sawyer 3/25/2009 2:46:55 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist!!! #7330036

Deborah C. Lewinson 3/25/2009 2:49:49 PM

Congratulations, Melissa, on this fabulous finalist!

Debby #7330048

Cathy Barrows 3/25/2009 2:52:04 PM

Congrats on your finalist #7330063

Colleen Farrell 3/25/2009 3:07:22 PM

I love this, Melissa! Fantastic color, lighting and especially DOF. Big congrats on your finalist! #7330154

Sherran Andersen 3/25/2009 4:00:30 PM

Congrats Melissa. Sherran #7330509

Leland N. Saunders 3/25/2009 4:12:09 PM

Congrats on the Finalist, Melissa ... well done photo ... !!

Lee #7330591

Melissa Gurdus 3/25/2009 4:20:32 PM

Thanks so much everyone for your good wishes!! I really appreciate them so much. #7330654

Debra R. Harder 3/25/2009 4:35:58 PM

WOW, Melissa! This is breathtaking! Huge congratulations on your GORGEOUS finalist! Deb #7330822

Jeff W. Robinson 3/25/2009 4:47:21 PM

Congrats Melissa on this terrific Finalist! Jeff #7330914

Rhonda Burger 3/25/2009 4:52:53 PM

Congratulations Melissa. Rhonda #7330969

Sirsendu Gayen 3/25/2009 5:32:54 PM

Congratulations! #7331190

Terry L. Ellis 3/25/2009 5:55:40 PM

A very beautiful Finalist, Melissa! Love the DOF! Congratulations! #7331311

Sabrina Ryan 3/25/2009 6:05:31 PM

Congratulations on your well deserved Finalist, Melissa! WTG! #7331399

Annie Booth 3/25/2009 6:33:37 PM

Melissa- HUGE CONGRATS on your well deserved finalist. Good luck in the next round. #7331612

Susan M. Campbell 3/25/2009 7:14:09 PM

Congrats Melissa on this fabulous finalist! #7331902

Cary Rogers 3/25/2009 9:27:16 PM

CONGRATS on this great Finalist, Melissa!! really nice, shallow DOF, and focal point, in your composition! #7332450

Nancy L. Green 3/25/2009 9:30:44 PM

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS dear friend on this wonderful finalist, WTG!!!! <>< #7332459

Amalia Sylvia Ms Arriaga Salinas 3/26/2009 12:05:36 AM

Congratulations Melissa!,
Amalia #7332646

Graeme Chow 3/26/2009 12:21:19 AM

Congratulations ! Melissa. Beautiful detail. #7332692

Laurie Daily 3/26/2009 3:50:59 AM

Congratulations on this lovely finalist, Melissa! #7333322

Vitor Dias 3/26/2009 5:11:13 AM

Wonderful pic Melissa, congts.

rgds Vitor #7333760

Patricia Seidler 3/26/2009 6:10:49 AM

Congratulations Melissa. Good luck in the next round. #7333925

Cheryl E. Molennor 3/26/2009 7:24:19 AM

Perfect Melissa! Congratulations on this awesome finalist! #7334326

Christine Czernin 3/26/2009 8:24:19 AM

Many congrats, Melissa, on this wonderful finalist. #7334588

Eivor Kuchta 3/26/2009 8:24:31 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa! #7334589

Alison Krylowski 3/26/2009 9:03:55 AM

Congratulations, Melissa! This is such a beautiful capture with amazing softness and lighting. #7334771

Melissa Gurdus 3/26/2009 9:56:20 AM

Thanks so much everyone for these awesome comments!! They are all very much appreciated!! #7335006

Jeana Clark 3/26/2009 10:47:22 AM


Outstaning Finalist!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

~J~ #7335200

Max Aureli 3/26/2009 11:46:13 AM

Congratulations Melissa on this Fantastic Finalist!!! :-))) #7335403

Sam Britt 3/26/2009 2:28:18 PM

Congratulations, Melissa!!! #7335927

Terri L. Scribner 3/26/2009 2:52:24 PM

Wow, congrats on this finalist!! #7336057

Marijana Fajgl 3/26/2009 2:57:55 PM

Big congratulations, Melissa! #7336091

Sharon 3/26/2009 3:03:05 PM

Melissa, congratulations on your wonderful finalist!!!!!!!!!!! #7336111

Rachelle D. Carriere 3/26/2009 4:05:33 PM

Beautiful close-up! Congratulation Melissa! #7336381

Sue Marshall 3/26/2009 6:16:48 PM

Congrats Melissa on your beautiful finalist! :-) #7337245

frank w. degenhardt 3/26/2009 8:50:15 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist.Way to go Melissa. #7337811

Kathy L. Clark 3/27/2009 6:17:55 AM

Big congrats to you Melissa on your lovely finalist. #7339484

Marilyn K. Lincecum 3/27/2009 11:32:18 AM

Beautiful green tones and wonderful DOF. Congratulations Melissa on your finalist. #7340707

Melissa Gurdus 3/27/2009 1:46:42 PM

Thanks so much for all of your wonderful comments!!! #7341304

Bobby Ray Goodman 3/27/2009 8:12:55 PM

Congratulationson on this beautiful capture,Melissa!!!!! #7342245

Marcel J. Fernandez 3/28/2009 7:26:32 AM

Beautiful capture Melissa. Congratulations on you Finalist. #7343863

Jennifer L. Taranto 3/28/2009 7:29:21 AM

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! #7343874

Melissa Gurdus 3/28/2009 11:23:01 AM

Thanks so much Bobby, Marcel and Jennifer for looking and leaving these great comments!! #7344699

Barbara Waldoch 3/28/2009 11:54:30 PM

Congratulations, Melissa! #7346740

Boyd L. Alexander 3/30/2009 7:36:37 AM

Melissa, a big CONGRATULATIONS...for a much deserved award!! #7352244

Boyd L. Alexander 3/30/2009 7:36:42 AM

Melissa, a big CONGRATULATIONS...for a much deserved award!! #7352245

Boyd L. Alexander 3/30/2009 8:00:31 AM

Melissa, a big CONGRATULATIONS...for a much deserved award!! #7352317

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This was taken outside my door last Spring using my 100mm Canon Macro lens.

Entered into Details and Macro.

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: -1.00, ExposureTime: 1/50 seconds, Flash: fired, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 1000, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 100.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D

Uploaded on 2/26/2009 7:19:50 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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