Mini Dahlias 2

Ruth Grimm 3/25/2009 7:03:21 AM

Gorgeous photo of this lovely blossom, Melissa! Very sharp and your DOF is fantastic! #1103815

Dominick M. Dimacale 3/25/2009 7:05:06 AM

This is lovely, Melissa.

Dominick #7326713

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 3/25/2009 7:08:36 AM

Beautiful colors, composition, and dof, Melissa! #7326727

Val Feldman 3/25/2009 7:25:30 AM

Melissa! This is just beautiful...details are outstanding, the color dazzling and you took it at Lowe's???? Cool! Definitely a favorite! #7326806

Melissa G. Meiselman 3/25/2009 7:25:48 AM

Thanks so much Ruth, Dominick and Kelly for your great comments!! #7326809

Sam Britt 3/25/2009 7:28:23 AM

Gorgeous floral, Melissa. #7326824

Melissa G. Meiselman 3/25/2009 7:45:09 AM

Thanks so much Valarie and Sam for your great comments!! You'd be surprised at what you can find at Lowe's!! #7326912

Julianna J. Collett 3/25/2009 7:45:25 AM

Melissa this is realy great - wonderful detail and color = I love the depth of field! #7326916

Karen Bacon 3/25/2009 7:47:00 AM

Gorgeous!!!! #7326925

Daniella Puente 3/25/2009 7:50:01 AM

Fabulous light, POV and colors Melissa, so beautiful! #7326945

Cindy Hamilton 3/25/2009 7:57:21 AM

Pretty, and you didn't have to water it, either! #7326987

Eugenio Diaz 3/25/2009 8:03:44 AM

"Outstanding", another fine work here...I love this one Melissa!. The colors makes me think of spring..Lovely light and very well composed. 10/10

Best regards, Eugenio


Jessica Jenney 3/25/2009 8:15:12 AM

What amazing lighting you're getting from the store, Mellissa! Absolutely gorgeous! #7327036

Ron McEwan 3/25/2009 8:41:10 AM

This is so stunning Mellissa, it appears to be neon, beautiful work here Love IT!! #7327199

Bandar Aljahmi 3/25/2009 8:44:38 AM

Great photo Melissa! #7327217

Nadya Johnson 3/25/2009 8:58:53 AM

WOW! The light and color here go beyond exquisite to - sublime! This is spectacular! Straight into my faves, and I do hope to see this wearing GOLD in not too long a time! Gorgeous job, Melissa! #7327268

Janet Daniel 3/25/2009 9:35:59 AM

Incredibly beautiful floral, Melissa! Wonderful color, detail, & lighting! #7327349

Joze vauh 3/25/2009 9:46:30 AM

Great shot,Melissa.
Rgds.Joze #7327373

Jeff Robinson 3/25/2009 10:19:08 AM

Outstanding color and detail - You are doing well at Lowe's!! Jeff #7327553

Melissa Olsen 3/25/2009 10:39:09 AM

Looks like a mirror image...just beautiful Melissa. Color, light and DOF all beautiful! #7327805

Margaret R. Barry 3/25/2009 11:47:26 AM

Beautiful colors, comp., light and dof, Melissa! #7328580

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 3/25/2009 2:20:06 PM

Beautiful with wonderful lighting and colors, Melissa!!!!! :-) k #7329845

Carol Sawyer 3/25/2009 2:51:18 PM

Beautiful details and colors, Melissa!! #7330058

Sirsendu Gayen 3/25/2009 5:31:41 PM

Beautiful floral capture. #7331185

Nancy L. Green 3/25/2009 9:31:58 PM

Simply GORGEOUS Melissa, excellent clarity, colors and lighting!! <>< #7332463

Stefania Barbier 3/26/2009 1:37:14 AM

gorgeous floral Melissa! #7332947

Anita Tykwinski 3/26/2009 4:00:00 AM

Stunning floral, lovely details #7333373

Sabrina Ryan 3/26/2009 6:12:18 AM

Gorgeous Dahlia's. Beautiful photo Melissa! Beautiful light, composition, dof, color and texture! Well done! #7333928

Melissa G. Meiselman 3/26/2009 11:27:12 AM

Thanks so much for all of your wonderful comments!! They are very much appreciated!! #7335339

Max Aureli 3/26/2009 11:50:57 AM

This is gorgeous!!! What colors and clarity on this flower!! I love the BG!!! Great work, Melissa!!!

The Canon 100 is a great leans!!! #7335418

ALLEN O. HOWARD 3/26/2009 12:40:28 PM

Breathtaking colors and details, Melissa! 5D MarkII? WOW! #7335589

Elaine Eastman 3/27/2009 8:36:26 PM

Stunning, so clear and soft at the same time. #7342298

Patricia A. Stalter 3/28/2009 7:28:12 AM

If I had to pick a favorite flower... The dahlia would be it. Nicely done! #7343871

Tiia Vissak 4/22/2009 12:26:14 PM

Congratulations! #7432199

Bojan Bencic 4/22/2009 1:03:34 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa! #7432581

Patricia A. Stalter 4/22/2009 1:29:52 PM

Be sure and thank Lowe's... congrats. Pat #7432829

Leslie McLain 4/22/2009 1:48:00 PM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist. #7432969

Sabrina Ryan 4/22/2009 1:53:14 PM

Congratulations on this awesome Finalist, #7433022

Rachelle D. Carriere 4/22/2009 1:57:14 PM

Congratulation on this stunning finalist Melissa! #7433059

Max Aureli 4/22/2009 2:20:15 PM

Yaaappppp!!!! Congratulations my friend!!!!! :-)))))) #7433260

SaMi Martin 4/22/2009 2:23:40 PM

Congratulations Melissa on this beautiful finalist! #7433292

Stefania Barbier 4/22/2009 2:35:57 PM


ROLAN NARMAN 4/22/2009 2:59:22 PM

Huge Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist Melissa! #7433700

Sam Britt 4/22/2009 3:00:47 PM

Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist, Melissa! #7433717

Nadya Johnson 4/22/2009 3:14:14 PM

And another big Congrats on your second gorgeous finalist, Melissa! #7433834

Jessica Jenney 4/22/2009 3:15:56 PM

Congrats, Melissa on your gorgeous finalist! #7433854

Daniella Puente 4/22/2009 3:20:42 PM

BIG congrats Mel!!! Is a stunning close up :) #7433908

Lois Adomite 4/22/2009 3:50:26 PM

Great image, I would not have thought to take my camera to Lowe's, congratulations on your finalist. Lois #7434199

Tammy Espino 4/22/2009 4:05:58 PM

Congrats on this fantastic finalist! :) #7434343

Robert R. Goodman 4/22/2009 4:10:38 PM

A big congratulations,Melissa!!!!! #7434392

Melissa G. Meiselman 4/22/2009 4:34:47 PM

Thanks everyone for your great comments!!! #7434560

A P 4/22/2009 5:04:19 PM

Outstanding Melissa

Best of luck in the next round.

Congratulations Pictures, Images and Photos #7434793

Linda A. Braddock 4/22/2009 5:08:50 PM

Melissa, Congradulations on this beautiful finalist, best of luck in the next round. Linda #7434829

Tammy M. Anderson 4/22/2009 5:26:41 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Melissa. #7434986

Cathy Barrows 4/22/2009 5:40:00 PM

Congrats on your finalist...gorgeous #7435131

Ken Smith 4/22/2009 5:41:41 PM

RAdiant! Congrats, Melissa! #7435143

Karen Celella 4/22/2009 5:51:16 PM

Congratulations Melissa on this wonderful finalist and thank you for showing us that such beauty can be found in eveyday places that most of us take for granted. #7435238

Courtenay Vanderbilt 4/22/2009 5:55:05 PM

Simply beautiful Melissa, CONGRATULATIONS! #7435267

Eivor Kuchta 4/22/2009 6:20:35 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa! #7435424

Carol L. Fowler 4/22/2009 7:32:18 PM

Congratulations! This is beautiful. #7436044

Teresa A. Burnett 4/22/2009 7:52:06 PM

Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist Melissa!! Best of luck in the next round!! #7436144

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 4/22/2009 7:56:33 PM

Congratulations, Melissa! #7436169

Margaret R. Barry 4/22/2009 9:01:14 PM

Congratulations on another fantastic finalist, Melissa! #7436521

Eugenio Diaz 4/22/2009 9:30:20 PM

Well done Meliss! #7436655

Karacan Salkuci (Kalacay) 4/22/2009 10:01:16 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist. #7436869

Tommy E. Burgess 4/22/2009 10:50:15 PM

Gorgeous finalist Melissa!!! Best of luck in the next round! #7437116

mark grandoni 4/22/2009 10:54:56 PM

Stunningly beautiful Melissa, Congratulations! #7437133

Datha Y. Thompson 4/22/2009 11:40:53 PM

Congratulations Melissa!!! BEAUTIFUL :0) #7437303

Husain Akhtar 4/22/2009 11:48:23 PM

Excellent image very cool indeed! Congratulations! #7437333

Betsy Labuschagne 4/23/2009 1:14:49 AM

Congratulations again on this gorgeous finalist Melissa!! #7437567

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 4/23/2009 2:48:46 AM

OHHH!!! This beauty sure deserves the win, Melissa. Big congratulations. #7437860

Vitor Dias 4/23/2009 3:41:50 AM

Congrats on your Finalist for this Fantastic image Melissa.

rgds Vitor #7438132

Laurie Daily 4/23/2009 3:52:33 AM

What a beauty!!! Congratulations on this lovely finalist, Melissa...may need to take a trip to Lowes with my camera in hand this wekeend! #7438186

Linda D. Lester 4/23/2009 5:09:24 AM

Congratulations on your finalist.....good luck in the next round!!! :) #7438547

Kathleen Rinker 4/23/2009 6:15:06 AM

Congratulations Melissa!! #7438814

Nancy L. Green 4/23/2009 6:29:06 AM

GORGEOUS floral Melissa, and congrats on your wonderful and well deserved finalists!! <>< #7438866

Ruth Grimm 4/23/2009 6:31:46 AM

Congratulations Melissa! WTG!! This is a beautiful image! #7438881

Melissa G. Meiselman 4/23/2009 7:36:42 AM

Thanks so much everyone for your great comments and wonderful support. I appreciate each and every comment!! #7439168

Christian Rosito 4/23/2009 7:56:34 AM

Congratulations on your finalist! #7439345

Melissa Olsen 4/23/2009 8:06:12 AM

Congratulations of this well deserved finalist, Melissa!
PS. Sorry I missed it the first time. #7439411

Debra R. Harder 4/23/2009 8:10:45 AM

Congratulations, Melissa, on another GORGEOUS finalist!! Deb #7439444

Anne M. Young 4/23/2009 8:42:04 AM

Fantastic - congratulations! #7439642

Colleen Farrell 4/23/2009 9:54:11 AM

Beautiful, Melissa! Congratulations! #7440080

Marilyn K. Lincecum 4/23/2009 11:55:58 AM

Gorgeous lighting and colors. Congratulations Melissa !! #7440626

Alison Krylowski 4/23/2009 12:37:08 PM

Congratulations, Melissa! #7440756

Val Feldman 4/23/2009 12:39:28 PM

Way back then, I picked this as a Fav - it's a beautiful shot, Melissa and a well-deserved Finalist. Congrats! #7440766

Leland N. Saunders 4/23/2009 12:58:27 PM

Well done ... Congratulations, Melissa.

Lee #7440835

Patrick Rouzes 4/23/2009 1:11:01 PM

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS on this amazing finalist, Melissa!!! #7440900

Melissa G. Meiselman 4/23/2009 3:09:45 PM

Thanks so much for all of your wonderful comments!! I appreciate each and every one!! #7441377

Sharon Sawyer 4/23/2009 6:49:18 PM

Melissa, congratulations on your outstanding finalist!!! All the best in the next round. #7442085

Mary Beth Aiello 4/23/2009 7:10:14 PM

Wow, Melissa, this brings new meaning to home improvement. Huge congrats. Beautiful. #7442163

Melissa G. Meiselman 4/23/2009 8:14:55 PM

Thanks so much Sharon and Mary Beth for your terrific comments!!! #7442417

Ujjwal Mukherjee 4/23/2009 9:08:41 PM

Another beautiful finalist! Congratulations,Melissa!!!! #7442511

Laurence Saliba 4/24/2009 5:06:10 AM

Gorgeous image!!! Congrats Melissa!!! #7443669

Vladan D. Djordjevic 4/24/2009 8:15:02 AM

Congratulations on your finalist!

Jeana Clark 4/24/2009 8:34:36 AM

Just Beautiful Melissa!!!!
congrats on this fabulous finalist!!!

~J~ #7444439

Melissa G. Meiselman 4/24/2009 10:02:22 AM

Thanks so much Ujjwal, Laurence, Vladan and Jeana for your great comments!! #7444814

Cheryl E. Molennor 4/24/2009 6:26:03 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful well deserved finalist!

Graeme yew Chow 4/24/2009 6:54:04 PM

A beautiful and well tone colors of nature. This camera really pop up the colors well. Congratulations ! Melissa. #7446444

Janet Daniel 4/25/2009 11:19:31 AM

A big congrats, Melissa! #7448738

Melissa G. Meiselman 4/25/2009 12:09:59 PM

Thanks so much Cheryl, Graeme and Janet for your terrific comments!!! #7448901

Susan Fox 4/25/2009 6:01:01 PM

Congrats on another lovely finalist :-) #7449749

Katarina Mansson 4/26/2009 4:03:57 AM

Melissa, congratulations on your finalist and good luck next! #7450933

ALLEN O. HOWARD 4/26/2009 7:37:19 AM

Congratulations, Melissa!!! Stunning colors and details and beautiful focus! #7451616

Leslie Carson Wolfe 4/27/2009 7:29:34 AM

Perfectly saturated color, amazing sharpness of detail, and lovely composition! Nice work, Melissa, and congratulations! #7455750

Linda Blair 5/2/2009 3:29:05 PM

Congratulations Melissa!!!!!! #7477511

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This was taken at Lowe's Home Improvement store with my Canon 100mm macro lens.

Entered into flowers.

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: -1.00, ExposureTime: 1/500 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 100.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Uploaded on 3/25/2009 6:56:50 AM Photo Contest Finalist

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