Bed of Red

Patricia Seidler Student 4/20/2009 7:48:32 AM

Beautiful full frame macro Melissa with great detail and rich color! #1116222

Linda D. Lester 4/20/2009 7:52:14 AM

Beautiful full frame!!!!!! #7423193

Bobby Ray Goodman 4/20/2009 8:04:41 AM

Hi Melissa,I would really like see that garden.Beautiful color and detail!!!! #7423233

Jessica Jenney 4/20/2009 8:14:12 AM

Beautiful color, lighting, sharp detail and selective focus, Melissa! #7423258

Monnie Ryan 4/20/2009 8:14:43 AM

Beautiful blooms, Melissa -- I have no idea what they are, but you've captured them perfectly! #7423262

Nadya Johnson 4/20/2009 8:27:43 AM

This is a stunning close up with extraordinary depth and focus, Melissa! Beautiful! #7423312

Melissa Gurdus 4/20/2009 9:05:56 AM

Thanks so much Patricia, Linda, Bobby, Jessica, Monnie and Nadya for your terrific comments!! #7423433

Jeff W. Robinson 4/20/2009 9:26:42 AM

Very Nice - Excellent color and detail! Jeff #7423474

Melissa Gurdus 4/20/2009 10:13:07 AM

Thanks Jeff for taking a look and leaving this wonderful comment!! #7423563

Julianna J. Collett 4/20/2009 10:24:17 AM

Beautiful ful frame with great detail - I was taking similar shots yesturday - isn't spring wonderful! #7423620

Beverly A. Wright 4/20/2009 10:52:42 AM

Glorious color and design in this great
full frame of flowers!! #7423728

Melissa Gurdus 4/20/2009 11:01:11 AM

Thanks so much Julianna and Beverly for your terrific comments!! #7423754

Tiia Vissak 4/20/2009 11:28:21 AM

a lovely floral! #7423797

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 4/20/2009 11:39:26 AM

Beautiful full framed image with wonderful reds, Melissa!!! :-) k #7423822

Melissa Gurdus 4/20/2009 11:42:16 AM

Thanks Tila and Kitty for looking and leaving these great comments!! #7423826

Melissa Olsen 4/20/2009 12:14:38 PM

Gorgeous floral Melissa! #7423889

Judy A. Lawhon 4/20/2009 12:34:38 PM

Lovely red capture with terrific DOF and great detail, Melissa!! #7423948

Ruth Grimm 4/20/2009 1:06:32 PM

Wow!! LOVE this red floral image, Melissa! #7424066

Carol Sawyer 4/20/2009 2:16:49 PM

Beautiful full frame image, colors and detail, Melissa!! #7424306

Melissa Gurdus 4/20/2009 2:17:22 PM

Thanks so much Judy, Ruth and Carol for your terrific comments!! #7424307

Daniella Puente 4/20/2009 2:25:23 PM

You must have such a great photos from the park :o)) Wonderful close up Melissa! #7424324

Walter H. Wiesbeck 4/20/2009 2:41:15 PM

Very beautiful color and detail and capture,Melissa! #7424370

Patrick Rouzes 4/20/2009 3:35:04 PM

Exceptional clarity, detail, colors, lighting, focus , & full frame here, Melissa!!! Absolutely brilliant work here,my friend!!! #7424550

Melissa Gurdus 4/20/2009 4:27:29 PM

Thanks so much Daniella, Walter and Patrick for your terrific comments!! #7424728

David Phalen 4/20/2009 4:51:07 PM

Love the full frame color, details and DOF in this beauty!! #7424796

Sam Britt 4/20/2009 5:32:23 PM

Beautiful, Melissa. Excellent color & detail. #7424913

Sabrina Ryan 4/20/2009 7:16:45 PM

Beautiful full frame photo, Melissa with nice color and great detail. Well done. #7425218

Melissa Gurdus 4/20/2009 8:15:45 PM

Thanks so much David, Sam and Sabrina for your terrific comments!! #7425335

Nancy L. Green 4/20/2009 8:47:30 PM

Spectacular floral Melissa, wonderful collection fo reds, they can be so difficult to capture!! superb tones and textures my friend!! <>< #7425411

Ujjwal Mukherjee 4/21/2009 12:47:24 AM

Lovely colours,beautiful composition and capture,Melissa!! #7425719

Margaret R. Barry 4/21/2009 2:03:46 AM

Gorgeous full frame, Melissa. Great light, detail and composition! #7425844

Kathy L. Clark 4/21/2009 5:44:29 AM

Very pretty Melissa. Wonderful color and light. #7426512

ROLAN NARMAN 4/21/2009 8:30:32 AM

Fantastic full frame Melissa! Wonderful colors and composition! #7427138

Melissa Gurdus 4/21/2009 9:27:07 AM

Thanks so much Nancy, Ujjwal, Margaret, Kathy and Rolan for your great comments!! #7427347

Courtenay Vanderbilt 4/21/2009 1:18:27 PM

Absolutely gorgeous colors and details, Melissa! #7428125

Tamara K. Walker 5/26/2009 1:25:03 PM

CONGRATULATIONS! #7559666

Ruth Grimm 5/26/2009 1:31:21 PM

Congratulations, Melissa! This is a wonderful image! #7559759

Tiia Vissak 5/26/2009 1:35:42 PM

Congratulations! #7559826

Janet McNeil 5/26/2009 1:36:56 PM

Congratulations!!! #7559847

A P 5/26/2009 1:46:32 PM


Congratulations Melissa and I'm cheering for this outstanding capture to go...... ALL THE WAY!!! #7560009

Jennifer L. Alder 5/26/2009 2:01:39 PM

Soooo beautiful, Melissa! Big congrats :) #7560330

Linda D. Lester 5/26/2009 2:05:21 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist! Good luck in the next round! #7560416

Jeana Clark 5/26/2009 2:10:12 PM


Excellent Melissa!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Fabulous Finalist!!!
Best Of Luck In The Next Round!!!

~J~ #7560507

Stefania Barbier 5/26/2009 2:16:44 PM

congratulations on your wonderful finalist! #7560608

Kim Kleinschmidt 5/26/2009 2:25:22 PM

Congratulations on your fabulous finalist, Melissa! Best of luck to you! #7560720

Nadya Johnson 5/26/2009 2:35:38 PM

Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist, Melissa! So glad to see it in the silver - and I hope it makes the gold! #7560844

Val Feldman 5/26/2009 2:40:45 PM

Congratulations, Melissa - so well deserved - this is a beauty! Good luck in the next round! #7560908

Marcel J. Fernandez 5/26/2009 2:47:26 PM

Congratulations Melissa on your delightful Finalist. #7560978

ROLAN NARMAN 5/26/2009 2:50:37 PM

Huge Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist Melissa! #7561015

Sabrina Ryan 5/26/2009 3:28:02 PM

Congratulations on this Beautiful Finalist photo, Melissa! #7561530

Nancy L. Green 5/26/2009 3:30:51 PM

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS MELISSA, beautifully done!! <>< #7561571

Patricia Seidler 5/26/2009 3:50:08 PM

Congratulations Melissa. I knew I would see this again! #7561761

Eugenio Diaz 5/26/2009 4:17:05 PM

Huge Congratulations Melissa!!!
That is an AWESOME image!
Well done! #7562000

Sherran Andersen 5/26/2009 4:20:51 PM

Congrats Melissa. Sherran #7562032

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 5/26/2009 4:32:49 PM

Beautiful colors and detail, Melissa! Congratulations!! #7562120

frank w. degenhardt 5/26/2009 4:50:01 PM

Fantastic my friend. Congratulations on the Finalist. #7562306

Julianne Bradford 5/26/2009 4:57:04 PM

Beautiful color and composition! Congrats!! #7562393

Melissa Gurdus 5/26/2009 5:03:39 PM

Thanks so very much all my Better Photo Friends!!! #7562444

Barbara Waldoch 5/26/2009 5:05:25 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Melissa! #7562456

Renee Doyle 5/26/2009 5:07:45 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Melissa!! #7562470

Jessica Jenney 5/26/2009 5:29:03 PM

Congratulations, Melissa on your beautiful finalist! #7562697

Judy V. Kennamer 5/26/2009 5:32:33 PM

Beautiful!!! Congrats on your Finalist!! #7562740

Claudia Kuhn 5/26/2009 5:56:29 PM

Beautiful Melissa, congratulations! #7562986

Ken Smith 5/26/2009 6:05:25 PM

That's very nice, Melissa. Congrats!! #7563095

Susan M. Campbell 5/26/2009 7:14:50 PM

Way to go Melissa!


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Tammy Espino 5/26/2009 7:39:36 PM

Congrats!!! :) #7563689

Evy Johansen 5/26/2009 7:59:45 PM

Congratulations, Melissa!! Beautiful finalist! #7563865

Robert K. Bemus 5/26/2009 11:04:12 PM

Congratulations on your Finalists, Melissa-- best of luck!! #7564576

Betsy Labuschagne 5/26/2009 11:22:44 PM

Gorgeous finalist Melissa, Congratulations!!! #7564611

Bojan Bencic 5/27/2009 1:15:27 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa. #7564869

Tarun Bose 5/27/2009 4:01:46 AM

Congrats Melissa for your finalist. #7565476

Eivor Kuchta 5/27/2009 5:59:05 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa! #7565903

Cyn D Valentine 5/27/2009 6:01:38 AM

Congratulations Melissa..beautiful!!! #7565918

Margaret R. Barry 5/27/2009 6:24:19 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Melissa! #7566035

Kay Beausoleil 5/27/2009 6:35:42 AM

Congratulations on your lovely finalist, Melissa! #7566086

Jeff W. Robinson 5/27/2009 7:07:30 AM

Congrats Melissa on your Finalist! Jeff #7566191

Janet Daniel 5/27/2009 7:08:33 AM

Hi Melissa - Congratulations on this beautiful & outstanding finalist! #7566196

Gina M. Savage 5/27/2009 7:27:32 AM

Cograts on such a stunning finalist! #7566281

Cheryl E. Molennor 5/27/2009 8:16:48 AM

Gorgeous Melissa Congratulations on this great finalist! #7566565

Melissa Gurdus 5/27/2009 8:48:02 AM

Thanks everybody. I really appreciate your good wishes and comments!! #7566793

Usman M. Bajwa 5/27/2009 10:20:24 AM

Huge Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist. Hope it gets GOLDEN !!

Usman. #7567259

Alison Krylowski 5/27/2009 10:30:02 AM

Beautiful color and clarity, Melissa. Congrats on your great finalist! #7567307

Ellen Hodges 5/27/2009 10:45:10 AM

Too awesome, girl!!! Best of luck with your beautiful finalists!!! #7567365

Patricia Ronan 5/27/2009 1:04:21 PM

Congrats on your 2 beautiful finalists Melissa:) #7567927

Melissa Gurdus 5/27/2009 1:33:52 PM

Thanks so much for these wonderful comments!!! #7567971

Daniella Puente 5/27/2009 3:04:21 PM

Congrats on this beauty Melissa! #7568321

Sam Britt 5/27/2009 3:13:00 PM

Congratulations again, Melissa! #7568373

Dianna Murphy 5/27/2009 4:21:25 PM

Wonderful image, congratulations on your finalist. Dianna #7568627

Sharon 5/27/2009 5:27:52 PM

Melissa, HUGE congratulations on your outstanding finalist and all the best in the next round!!! #7568893

Melissa Gurdus 5/27/2009 7:45:22 PM

Thanks so much Daniella, Sam, Dianna and Sharon for your wonderful comments!! #7569460

Erica Murphy 5/27/2009 8:27:33 PM

Congratulations on this lovely finalist Melissa!! #7569605

Laurie Daily 5/28/2009 3:40:00 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Melissa! #7570426

Renata Gusciora 5/28/2009 4:49:12 AM

Lovely finalist,Melissa,big congratulations!! #7570692

Colleen Farrell 5/28/2009 10:17:35 AM

Sensational color and detail, Melissa! Big congrats on your finalist! #7571824

Melissa Gurdus 5/28/2009 10:23:44 AM

Thanks so much Erica, Laurie, Renata and Colleen for your wonderful comments!!! #7571849

Terry L. Ellis 5/28/2009 10:52:31 AM

Very lovely finalist, Melissa! Wonderful DOF! Congratulations, again! #7571969

JO ANN CLEVELAND 5/28/2009 11:52:25 AM

Congrats on your wonderful finalist Melissa

jo ann c. #7572130

Melissa Gurdus 5/28/2009 12:40:27 PM

Thanks so much Terry and Jo Ann!! #7572401

Raymond Pauly 5/28/2009 7:06:59 PM

Congratulations, Melissa! Lovely finalist! #7574002

Kathy Cline 5/29/2009 3:44:12 AM

Good Morning Melissa and a BIG GIGANTIC congratulations on your finalist. Your flowers are all very beautiful. I hope you are celebrating. Blessings Kathy #7575425

Arturo Guerra 5/29/2009 9:29:25 PM

Exquisite! Lovely colors and great dof, Melissa.
Congratulations on your finalist! #7578078

Linda Blair 6/3/2009 5:21:51 PM

Beautiful full frame finalist...congratulations!!!!! #7594680

Kathy L. Clark 6/11/2009 1:48:25 PM

HUGE CONGRATS MELISSA. #7620650

Melissa Gurdus 6/13/2009 11:49:46 PM

Thanks so much Raymond, Kathy, Arturo, Linda and Kathy for your wonderful remarks!! #7627717

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Description

This is a close up taken at Busch Gardens in early March.

This was taken with my Canon 100mm macro lens with an aperture of 2.8, ISO 400 and shutter speed of 1/500.

Entered into Details and Macro.

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, 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 4/20/2009 7:30:49 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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