Spring is Golden

© frank w. degenhardt

Spring  is  Golden

Mary K. Robison 2/27/2009 12:48:31 AM

Stunning floral, Frank! The clarity and colors are superb, and the lighting's perfect! Wonderful work, my friend! #1089895

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 2/27/2009 12:55:57 AM

Stunning was also the word I'd use, Frank. Very different from the other one but as beautiful. Fantastic work!!! #7220734

Usman M. Bajwa 2/27/2009 2:12:16 AM

Exquisitely brilliant capture and work, Frank. Love the details and texture of the b/g too.

Usman. #7220935

Michelle Alton 2/27/2009 2:29:41 AM

Wow...you've found a gold mine!!! These recent flowers are in a class of their own, Frank! #7220946

Cathy Barrows 2/27/2009 2:40:45 AM

you turned shriveled to gorgeous #7220964

Tammy M. Anderson 2/27/2009 3:05:15 AM

Beautiful gold colors, light and details. Just gorgeous, Frank. #7221071

Stephanie Frey 2/27/2009 3:45:44 AM

Gorgeous, Frank! The tones and lighting are beautiful! #7221203

Dominick M. Dimacale 2/27/2009 4:31:07 AM

This is so lovely Frank, love the tones.

Dominick #7221420

Ron McEwan 2/27/2009 4:35:40 AM

Love to be able to change the background on some of mine. This is a superb shot Frank everything about it seems to be perfect. #7221452

Melissa Olsen 2/27/2009 6:37:01 AM

Well, you sure picked the right b/g for this lovely creation. Simply outstanding in everyway!
PS. I miss Annie's images! #7221873

Nadya Johnson 2/27/2009 6:50:48 AM

Wow! Frank, this is Absolutely Fabulous!! #7221949

Linda D. Lester 2/27/2009 6:58:00 AM

LOVE IT....excellent job!!!! #7222009

Ellen Hodges 2/27/2009 8:29:13 AM

Awesome color and detail and bg, Franks! Soooo beautiful!! #7222262

Tiia Vissak 2/27/2009 8:33:43 AM

great tones, details, effects & framing! #7222287

A P 2/27/2009 8:42:06 AM

You are knocking them out of the park Frank with your texture work. Awesome my dear man. Keep them coming. #7222334

Roxanne M. Bubar 2/27/2009 10:53:46 AM

Frank I love the golden tones. Outstanding work and effects. #7222799

Tammy Espino 2/27/2009 3:53:35 PM

Excellent! How long did you take photo's before they asked you to stop? LOL #7223641

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 2/27/2009 6:45:03 PM

This is most glorious with incredible lighting!!!!!!! :-) k #7224092

ROLAN NARMAN 2/27/2009 7:33:49 PM

This is gorgeous Frank! Great background and effects! #7224148

Gina Cormier 2/28/2009 5:43:49 AM

Stunning image Frank. Love the tone on tone. Really striking!! #7225106

Judy A. Lawhon 2/28/2009 7:54:15 AM

Magnificent work on this Frank...beautiful color, light and effects!! #7225714

Laura L. Gonzales 2/28/2009 10:20:33 PM

You really outdid yourself, Frank!! I love the warm color and superb details!!! A fave for me!!! Your work just keeps getting better and better!!! I love the floral series, and hope to see more! Laura #7227620

Carol Sawyer 3/1/2009 10:36:42 AM

Gorgeous image and work, Frank!! #7229135

Max Aureli 3/1/2009 12:30:52 PM

Fantastic image Frank!! Great light and the tones are so vivid!! Fantastic details and clarity!! Great closeup my friend!!! #7229615

Gerri R. Jones 3/1/2009 5:34:06 PM

Gorgeous yellow tones and lighting Frank, such a beautiful presentation for this flower! #7230622

Karen Engelbreth 3/2/2009 3:16:35 AM

Wonderful macro, Frank.... #7231761

Ellen Hodges 3/2/2009 11:11:16 AM

Had to comment again, Frank! Such a wonderful color and awesome details!! #7233717

Nina Shields 3/2/2009 3:43:36 PM

Frank, this is outstanding and a great tribute to your artistic talent; I love that the presentation is so consistent with the subject; beautiful detailing; truly elegant! #7234683

Shelly A. Van Camp 3/2/2009 3:45:03 PM

Beautiful!!! I love the colors! What is the name of the flower? #7234689

Jennifer L. Alder 3/3/2009 5:54:03 AM

WOW! This is such a beauty, Frank.
Gorgeous presentation and artistic treatment my friend. A fav for me :) #7237013

frank w. degenhardt 3/3/2009 7:01:38 AM

Mary, Kristen, Usman, Michelle, Cathy, Tammy A., Stepanie, Dominick, Ron, Melissa, Nadya, Linda, Ellen, Tiia, Ann, Roxanne, Tammy E., Kitty, Rolan, Gina, Judy, Laura, Carol, Max, Gerri, Karen, Ellen, Nina, Shelly, Jenifer-

Wow. What a response that just leaves me feeling wonderful about what I try to do. Thank you all so much for all the wonderful comments that certainly made my day. You guys and gals are the best. Your works continue to be my tutor and I cherish your friendships.
Have as beautiful day as you have made mine. Take care, be safe. #7237324

Rajeev 270293 Kashyap 3/3/2009 10:23:32 AM

Beautiful gold colors, light and details Frank! Well done! #7238212

Gail Vitikacs 3/3/2009 7:00:23 PM

A stunning piece of art Frank! This should be in a book! Love it! #7239725

frank w. degenhardt 3/4/2009 6:43:32 AM

Rajeev, Gail- Good morning. Thank you so much for your kind comments. They are heart warming and appreciated. Its always an honor to be able to get such encouragement from artist who's works are so beautiful and done with such artist flair.
You have a great day, enjoy it to the full. #7241746

Eugenio Diaz 3/5/2009 6:16:43 PM

Brilliant shot and composition! great texture and effects applied to it...well done Frank!!!
A lovely work here! #7248795

Sirsendu Gayen 3/7/2009 1:54:00 AM

Outstanding floral image.Perfect light,composition and clarity. #7253515

frank w. degenhardt 3/8/2009 7:39:46 AM

Eugenio, Sirsendu- Good morning my friends. Thank you so much. I have been busy studying on line from different web sights to try to learn all I can when I get my new camera. I would also love to join the BP classes and improve my works. Someday I hope to be as good as you guys are.
I know if I work hard, practice hard, and never get down or discouraged, that I can be. I look for that day.
Have a wonderful day my friends, take care. #7257828

Kathleen Rinker 3/11/2009 6:45:24 AM

Gorgeous image Frank, love the color and texture, fabulous work!! #7271305

Barbara Waldoch 3/14/2009 3:39:41 AM

How wonderful, Frank! #7282774

Boyd L. Alexander 3/22/2009 4:54:32 AM

This is a real winner! Great macro, spot on focus, beautiful color and background!! Excellent work Frank!! #7313889

Carolyn J. Connolly 3/22/2009 6:30:33 AM

Wow, Frank - this is an absolutely gorgeous floral presentation!! The flower is just glowing golden, and the textures, details, lighting, tones, point of view and composition here all are just outstanding, too!! It's no wonder at all to me that the judges noticed this image...AND awarded you an Editor's Pick for it!! I wish you ALL the best in the next stages of judging, my friend!! :o) #7314169

Debbra Bailey 3/25/2009 9:56:38 AM

Congratulations Frank! GORGEOUS! #7327405

Eivor Kuchta 3/25/2009 10:04:43 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Frank! #7327437

Vladan D. Djordjevic 3/25/2009 10:11:02 AM

Congratulations on your terrific finalist! #7327479

Melissa G. Meiselman 3/25/2009 10:18:52 AM

Congratulations on this stunning finalist, Frank!! #7327550

Ruth Grimm 3/25/2009 10:23:20 AM

Congratulations Frank!! WTG!! #7327608

Lisa J. Boulden 3/25/2009 10:24:34 AM

An OUTSTANDING finalist, Frank!!!
~♥~ #7327628

A P 3/25/2009 10:44:34 AM

Congratulations on your outstanding Finalist Frank!!


Tiia Vissak 3/25/2009 10:58:55 AM

Congratulations! #7328048

Bojan Bencic 3/25/2009 11:09:15 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Frank. Great DD work. #7328186

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 3/25/2009 11:29:41 AM


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


Daniella Puente 3/25/2009 11:37:43 AM

Very beautiful, congrats Frank! #7328485

Max Aureli 3/25/2009 11:41:58 AM

Congratulation Frank!!! :-)))) #7328525

Mary Beth Aiello 3/25/2009 12:01:30 PM

Just beautiful, Frank. Huge congrats on your well deserved finalist. #7328689

Eugenio Diaz 3/25/2009 12:11:27 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist!!!
Well done, Frank...Good luck in the next round! #7328767

Kathleen Rinker 3/25/2009 12:34:03 PM

Huge congratulations on this beautiful finalist Frank!!! #7328950

ROLAN NARMAN 3/25/2009 12:46:45 PM

Huge congrats on your superb finalist Frank! #7329083

Tammy Espino 3/25/2009 12:48:47 PM

Congrats :) #7329106

Kerry Hill 3/25/2009 12:55:26 PM

Congratulations Frank!!!!! #7329183

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 3/25/2009 2:15:12 PM

Congratulations on this AWESOME finalist, Frank. #7329801

Patrick Rouzes 3/25/2009 2:25:12 PM

Frank, CONGRATULATIONS on this amazing finalist!!! #7329882

Tammy M. Anderson 3/25/2009 2:26:16 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Frank. #7329889

Cathy Barrows 3/25/2009 2:50:08 PM

Congrats on your finalist #7330050

Colleen Farrell 3/25/2009 3:02:37 PM

Wow, Frank, this is amazing! I love the gorgeous light and colors here--and your background is perfect! It not only enhances the beauty of the flower, it gives the whole image a 3-D effect! Big congratulations on a most well-deserved finalist! #7330117

Nadya Johnson 3/25/2009 3:27:48 PM

Way to go, Frank! Superb! Congratulations on your outstanding finalist! #7330286

Carol Sawyer 3/25/2009 3:33:54 PM

Congratulations, Frank!!! #7330331

Debra R. Harder 3/25/2009 4:31:24 PM

This is really BEAUTIFUL, Frank! SUPERB textures, lighting, colors and details. Congratulations on your GORGEOUS finalist! Deb #7330777

Judy V. Kennamer 3/25/2009 4:49:13 PM

Gorgeous Frank! Congrats on your well-deserved Finalist! #7330925

Sharon Sawyer 3/25/2009 5:55:01 PM

Frank, congratulations on your fabulous finalist!!!!!!!!!!! #7331302

Sabrina Ryan 3/25/2009 6:04:17 PM

Congratulations on your well deserved Finalist, Frank! WTG! #7331388

Michelle Alton 3/25/2009 6:05:33 PM

Frank...congratulations on this hugely crowd pleasing finalist! Congratulations! #7331400

Annie Booth 3/25/2009 6:31:12 PM

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Frankie, on your beautiful FINALIST. Best of luck on the next round. #7331595

Cary Rogers 3/26/2009 12:16:48 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on this wonderful image, Frank!! delightful colors, lighting and textures!! #7332681

Laurie Daily 3/26/2009 3:49:03 AM

Congratulations, Frank, on this golden beauty...a fabulous finalist and so well deserved! #7333312

Nadine A. Lewis 3/26/2009 7:19:04 AM

I am so thrilled to see this AWESOME and much deserved finalist, Frank!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! <>< #7334295

Ellen Hodges 3/26/2009 10:42:26 AM

Huge congrats, Frank! Best of luck in the next round!! #7335186

Jeana Clark 3/26/2009 11:19:59 AM

Very Well Done Frank!!!
Outstaning Finalist!!!!


~J~ #7335309

frank w. degenhardt 3/26/2009 10:51:29 PM

Thank you all for the congrats. I am blessed to be in a club like BP and see some of the most beautiful images. You are all gifted artist.
Have a wonderful day, take care. #7338159

Kathy L. Clark 3/27/2009 6:16:34 AM

Wow Frank this is a real beauty. Congrats on your gorgeous finalist. #7339476

Shelly A. Van Camp 3/27/2009 7:05:48 AM

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats, my friend!!!!!! #7339634

JO ANN CLEVELAND 3/27/2009 11:55:44 AM

Absolutely gorgeous Frank, well deserving of the gold!

jo ann c. #7340860

Joanne E. Bohenstengel 3/28/2009 9:46:02 AM

Frank, what can I say that hasn't already been said--Simply put--BEAUTIFUL! CONGRATULATIONS!! HOORAH!!
BRAVO!! WELL DONE!! SUPERB!! So well deserved, Frank. Joanne #7344286

Lorna Shutter 3/28/2009 11:09:45 AM

Congratulations on your FINALIST award for this absolutely stunning image, Frank!!!!! Photobucket #7344643

Sam Britt 3/28/2009 3:08:46 PM

Congratulations, Frank! #7345449

AEK 3/29/2009 12:25:27 PM

it was well worth the scroll to get down here to add my congratulations for such a well deserved award for this gorgeous fine-art image. my best, - a. #7348799

Sirsendu Gayen 3/30/2009 2:23:26 AM

Congratulations! #7351058

Roxanne M. Bubar 3/31/2009 9:49:49 PM

A well deserved winner here. Congrats on this elegant photo. #7358227

Carolyn J. Connolly 4/17/2009 2:39:45 AM

Wow, Frank - I feel really bad that I missed congratulating you earlier for this MAGNIFICENT Finalist...but I'm here to do it now!! Bravo, my friend on a most wonderful achievement - it was SO-O deserved!! I absolutely LOVED this image from the first moment I saw it!! :o) #7413112

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Another flower from the nursery we visited.
Background done to reflect the colors and textures of the flower.

Exif: F Number: 4.5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/2400 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 64, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 6.30 mm, Model: FinePix S5700 S700

Uploaded on 2/27/2009 12:43:51 AM

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