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Ken Smith level-classic 4/28/2009 3:50:45 AM

One more... #1120036

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 4/28/2009 3:58:21 AM

Beautiful macro Ken, love the dof... you got down way low for these. Mine just started to bloom too. #7459798

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 4/28/2009 4:04:50 AM

Lovely dof, colors and composition, Ken. #7459834

Renee Doyle level-classic 4/28/2009 4:48:22 AM

This down low has offered up a great pov Ken!! Awesome comp and excellent dof!! Beautiful! #7459983

Lynne Morris 4/28/2009 4:50:49 AM

Fantastic macro with gorgeous colours and lovely dof Ken. #7459995

Jeff Robinson level-classic 4/28/2009 4:53:37 AM

Very nice lighting and capture Ken! Jeff #7460007

Gina Cormier level-classic 4/28/2009 4:56:37 AM

Lovely DOF and POV. They are little flowers but mighty in color!! #7460022

Mary L. Graham level-classic 4/28/2009 5:34:02 AM

Beautiful Macro Ken!! Love the dof and colors!! I can't wait until the flowers start popping out. =) #7460115

Dennis Flanagan level-classic 4/28/2009 6:31:21 AM

I'll bet just about anything that your wife had to help you with the names. :-) #7460289

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic 4/28/2009 6:35:46 AM

I just found a couple of these in my neighbor's yard, but I was a little too late..they were on the downside of life. #7460319

Shawn Jennings level-classic 4/28/2009 6:45:17 AM

These flowers smell great! Great composition and dof, Ken! #7460392

Linda D. Lester level-classic 4/28/2009 8:48:40 AM

Awesome macro Ken.....way to get low! #7461164

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-classic 4/28/2009 8:48:57 AM

BEAUTIFUL, Ken!!! Awesome colors and DOF!!! :-) k #7461167

Michelle Alton level-classic 4/28/2009 12:01:26 PM

So very pretty, Ken. #7461817

Darren K. Fisher level-classic 4/28/2009 12:54:23 PM

Nicely composed and captured Ken. #7461942

Debra R. Harder 4/28/2009 2:23:57 PM

Really BEAUTIFUL, Ken! Love your composition, lighting and DOF...and the gorgeous purple color stands out perfectly against the soft green background. Deb #7462174

Beverly A. Wright 4/28/2009 9:31:25 PM

Hey Ken I love getting down on the ground to get a shot like this!
the colors are wonderful and so good
to see! Great POV and detail! #7463137

Stefania Barbier level-classic 4/29/2009 4:18:21 AM

how gorgeous..... LOVE the use of graduated dof.... superb Ken! #7463853

A P level-classic 4/29/2009 5:16:01 PM

very beautiful Ken Congratz on your EfP #7466099

Jeana Clark 4/29/2009 6:45:09 PM

Well.....I was laying on
the ground when I took mine!!!!
YES...I even managed to get up ok..LMAO!
These are delicate and beautiful!!!!
Awesome shots Ken!!!

~J~ #7466358

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic 4/30/2009 11:29:42 AM

Gorgeous Ken! I had hundreds of these little guys in my yard -- didn't get anything that looked like this! Marvelous!!!! #7469300

Dianna Murphy 4/30/2009 7:56:38 PM

oh so pretty Ken. Beautiful color and DOF. #7470614

Nikki McDonald level-classic 5/1/2009 1:54:33 AM

I particularly like the DOF here, Ken -- never can quite get that. Great POV, too, and congrats on the EP #7471308

Tammy Scott 5/1/2009 3:22:27 AM

The color and DOF on this are PERFECT! #7471523

Tamara K. Walker level-classic 5/26/2009 1:16:06 PM


A P 5/26/2009 1:32:57 PM

Congratulations my dear friend and I'm cheering for this outstanding capture to go...... ALL THE WAY!!! #7559786

Linda D. Lester level-classic 5/26/2009 1:55:25 PM

I think you need to shoot more flowers....excellent job! Congratulations! #7560200

Jeana Clark 5/26/2009 1:58:11 PM


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

~J~ #7560257

Stefania Barbier level-classic 5/26/2009 2:01:04 PM

congratulations on your wonderful finalist Ken! #7560318

Renee Doyle level-classic 5/26/2009 2:18:37 PM

Who said you don't do flowers!!! Congratulations Ken on this beauty!! #7560632

Nadya Johnson 5/26/2009 2:48:52 PM

Ken, you captured this so beautifully! Congratulations on your outstanding finalist! (Just because I won't be entering the contest for a time, doesn't mean I can't cheer you on. LOL! So here's wishing you the best in the Winning Round, as well!) #7560997

Sharon Sawyer 5/26/2009 3:17:50 PM

Ken, HUGE congratulations on your outstanding finalist and all the best in the next round!!!!!!!!!!! #7561401

Karen Celella level-classic 5/26/2009 3:40:07 PM

Congratualtions Ken on this and your other outstanding finalists. I'll be back to congratulate you on your winners. #7561659

Melissa G. Meiselman 5/26/2009 4:03:28 PM

Huge congratulations on this stunning finalist!!! #7561891

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic 5/26/2009 5:19:31 PM

Beautiful!!! Congrats on your Finalist Ken!! #7562576

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 5/26/2009 5:30:05 PM

Simply beautiful Ken! Congratulations on your finalist! #7562709

Mary L. Graham 5/26/2009 5:42:20 PM

Congrats Ken on this beautiful finalist!! =) #7562844

JO ANN CLEVELAND 5/26/2009 7:11:35 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Ken...go for the gold!

jo ann c. #7563444

Evy Johansen level-classic 5/26/2009 7:43:08 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Ken!! #7563723

Debra R. Harder 5/26/2009 8:37:13 PM

I knew this was a winner when I first saw it! Beautiful, Ken! Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist! Deb #7564115

Tammy Scott 5/27/2009 1:05:05 AM

Congratulations on another fantastic finalist! #7564814

Tammy Scott 5/27/2009 1:05:06 AM

Congratulations on another fantastic finalist! #7564815

Jeff Robinson level-classic 5/27/2009 4:07:56 AM

Congrats Ken on your Excellent Finalist!! Jeff #7565506

Gina Cormier level-classic 5/27/2009 6:16:24 AM

Congrats!!!!!!!!!!! #7566001

Shawn Jennings level-classic 5/27/2009 9:30:57 AM

Wow, Ken - the new FB! :) Congratulations on your finalist! #7567075

Dianna Murphy 5/27/2009 11:10:48 AM

Beautiful finalist, Bravo! #7567493

Sam Britt 5/27/2009 2:05:21 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Ken! #7568046

Susan M. Hembree level-classic 5/27/2009 2:58:55 PM

I love flower shots like this, Ken! Excellent! Congratulations on your wonderful finalist! #7568302

Jessica Jenney 5/27/2009 5:04:58 PM

Congratulations, Ken on all your beautiful finalists! #7568809

Kathy Cline level-classic 5/27/2009 5:32:48 PM

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Colleen Farrell level-classic 5/27/2009 6:35:16 PM

So simple and beautiful! Congratulations on this and all your finalists, Ken! #7569158

Alex T. Mizuno 5/31/2009 4:08:50 PM

Excellent selective focus and composition Ken! Congratulations on your Finalist!! #7582816

Linda Blair 6/2/2009 2:02:57 PM

Congratulations Ken!!!!!! #7590109

Kathy L. Clark 6/11/2009 1:29:27 PM


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From my front yard the other day. These purple muscari (grape hyacinths )are only a couple of inches off the ground, so the camera was practically on the ground when I took it.

F3.2, 1/160th sec, ISO 400, 105mm macro lens

Exif: F Number: 3.2, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/160 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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