A Single Bud

© Melissa Olsen

A Single Bud

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 5/29/2009 5:33:33 AM

Lovely details and composition, Melissa. #1134259

Dominick M. Dimacale level-deluxe 5/29/2009 5:35:33 AM

Lovely image and details, Melissa.

Dominick #7575838

Monnie Ryan level-deluxe 5/29/2009 5:42:55 AM

Very pretty, Melissa! #7575883

Emily Cook 5/29/2009 5:47:07 AM

Simple, subtle, yet strong Melissa - with great detail and color! #7575898

Douglas Pignet 5/29/2009 5:51:49 AM

Beautiful capture here Melissa, great colors and lighting,very nice,Doug #7575914

Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe 5/29/2009 5:59:11 AM

Both the perfect image and the perfect words! #7575941

Sue Marshall level-deluxe 5/29/2009 6:02:22 AM

Simplicity at it's best, Melissa!
Lovely details and light! :-) #7575958

Antonio Amen level-deluxe 5/29/2009 6:09:36 AM

This photo is just great, well done.
Have a nice day.
António #7575995

Eugenio Diaz level-deluxe 5/29/2009 6:11:14 AM

Totally agree with Sue!
Nice Work excellent colour Very Well Captured, Melissa.
Great quote!

Eivor Kuchta level-deluxe 5/29/2009 6:24:03 AM

Soft, elegant, and very wonderful, Melissa! #7576059

Patricia A. Stalter level-deluxe 5/29/2009 6:35:40 AM

Proving once again... A macro lens in the hand is worth.... A lot of fun!
Lovely what you've done here.xoxox Granny #7576094

Lorna Shutter level-deluxe 5/29/2009 6:47:28 AM

Gorgeous macro of this slender beauty, Melissa! Wonderful clarity and capture! Lovely quote too! :) #7576115

Jessica Jenney level-deluxe 5/29/2009 6:51:16 AM

Lovely macro capture, detail and color, Melissa #7576123

Anita Hogue 5/29/2009 7:02:20 AM

A most beautiful bud, Melissa!

Ruth Grimm 5/29/2009 7:29:48 AM

WOW!! How very pretty, Melissa! I keep going back to see if the blossom has opened yet. Lovely, just lovely! #7576190

Melissa G. Meiselman 5/29/2009 7:30:59 AM

Wonderful capture of this beautiful bud taken with sharp detail and great lighting, Melissa!! #7576195

John Benway level-deluxe 5/29/2009 7:43:25 AM

Very nicely composed Melissa, along with the beautiful BG.
John #7576240

Sam Britt 5/29/2009 8:18:15 AM

Simply beautiful, Melissa. #7576333

Julianne Bradford 5/29/2009 8:35:53 AM

Beautifully captured bud portraying great possibilities in this wonderful macro Melissa. Great color and DOF! #7576394

Julianna J. Collett 5/29/2009 9:02:54 AM

Simply lovely Melissa! #7576454

Jeana Clark 5/29/2009 9:11:24 AM

This is exquisite dear friend!!
What kind of flower will this be??
Stunning macro work with excellent details and wonderful lighting!!


~J~ #7576493

Patricia Seidler 5/29/2009 9:27:37 AM

Beautiful closeup Melissa with great detail, color and composition. #7576552

Debra R. Harder 5/29/2009 10:25:00 AM

Verrrrrry beautiful, Melissa! Love the DOF, colors and lighting. Simply stunning! Deb #7576729

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 5/29/2009 11:11:30 AM

I am sure it will be a pretty Flower ~J~
A wonderful Macro Melissa
I love simplicity that makes a statement #7576829

Melissa Olsen 5/29/2009 12:40:10 PM

Thanks so much everyone.
It is a clematis bud. #7576973

Carol Sawyer 5/29/2009 1:41:04 PM

Stunning image and details, Melissa!! #7577097

Karen Engelbreth 5/29/2009 2:33:42 PM

Wonderful macro, Melissa... #7577281

ROLAN NARMAN 5/29/2009 5:41:39 PM

I just read it was your anniversary Melissa! Happy anniversary! Wonderful composition and details! #7577664

Kim Kleinschmidt level-deluxe 5/29/2009 8:02:29 PM

Happy Anniversary, Melissa!
This is a gorgeous macro. Soft and subtle yet with exquisite detail! #7577935

Howard B. Cheek 5/29/2009 8:10:07 PM

Simple & effective comp Melissa, the bud is presented at a nice angle. I like the spiral look and lines, and the hint of color within..
So great lines in the photo, and great lines captioned = Job well done :) #7577941

Evy Johansen level-deluxe 5/29/2009 11:13:41 PM

Simple and beautiful!! Wonderful image, Melissa!! #7578245

Maria A. Gonzalez 5/30/2009 3:19:20 AM

Very well composed and great dof and colors..Well done,Melissa. #7578579

Bojan Bencic level-deluxe 5/30/2009 3:28:36 AM

Love the light and background, Melissa. Great macro. #7578604

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-deluxe 5/30/2009 5:17:53 AM

Absolutely lovely, Melissa. I'm sure we'll see this one again! #7578883

Gina Cormier level-deluxe 5/30/2009 5:29:37 AM

Very nice close-up and composition!! #7578914

Melissa Olsen 5/30/2009 6:01:01 AM

Thank you so much everyone! #7578984

frank w. degenhardt level-deluxe 5/30/2009 6:09:42 AM

Melissa- What a fabulous look at the bud. I always love these shots as it makes me wonder what it will look like when it opens. Wonderful composition, gorgeous colors. In particular I love the textures and then I love the slight twist of the lines.
Fantastic work my dear friend.
Have a wonderful day, a great weekend. #7579010

Judy A. Lawhon 5/30/2009 7:02:17 AM

Melissa....this is amazing. Beautiful DOF and detail!! Congrats on all your EP'S, too!! #7579100

Pamela Shane 5/30/2009 9:22:42 AM

Gorgeous shot Melissa; love the lighting, DoF, & details. #7579438

Susan Weisensel 5/30/2009 10:10:06 AM

Hi Melissa, this is really pretty, looks like it will make a huge flower. #7579510

Janet McNeil level-deluxe 5/30/2009 10:35:39 AM

Beautiful capture with lovely detail, color, light and comp!! #7579543

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 5/30/2009 10:39:54 AM

Beautiful image, Melissa!!! :-) k #7579556

Kathy Cline level-deluxe 5/30/2009 10:57:20 AM

Did I read aniversary??? How long??
Beautiful Macro!!
Kathy #7579608

Ron McEwan 5/30/2009 3:05:11 PM

Love your quotes Melissa, this is a real beauty. #7580131

Melissa Olsen 5/30/2009 3:36:28 PM

You are all so kind...thank you! #7580182

Martha R. Mazon level-deluxe 5/31/2009 8:23:18 AM

Gorgeous composition, Melissa, presented with lovely soft colors and lines! #7581864

Derek D. Dafoe 5/31/2009 8:32:36 AM

Nice capture of this Bud Melissa! I hope you post it when it opens too! #7581882

Val Feldman level-deluxe 6/1/2009 6:02:36 AM

A beautifully simple capture of a tightly wound but a soon-to-be flower...hope it opened to perfection! Wonderful capture, Melissa! #7584620

Annie Booth level-deluxe 6/1/2009 6:38:54 AM

Melissa- Hey girl. I'm always trying to do buds but none have turned out as good as this one. You got this one perfect girl. So pretty.

Have a wonderful day my friend. #7584732

Melissa Olsen 6/1/2009 6:58:33 AM

Thanks Martha, Derek, Valarie and Annie! #7584800

Jorgen Jensen 6/1/2009 7:45:24 AM

Again you present a very beautiful macro Melissa. Nice colors, perfect DOF and composition. #7584916

Melissa Olsen 6/1/2009 7:59:06 AM

Thank you Jorgen! #7584965

Tiia Vissak 6/1/2009 8:13:50 AM

a great macro! #7585025

Janet Daniel level-deluxe 6/1/2009 11:22:45 AM

Such a lovely bud, Melissa! Very beautiful close up! #7585740

Claudia Kuhn level-deluxe 6/1/2009 5:33:48 PM

Beautiful macro Melissa, wonderful curvy lines. #7586730

Melissa Olsen 6/2/2009 4:57:27 AM

Thank you Tiia, Janet, and Claudia! #7588049

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 6/2/2009 4:15:54 PM

R W A, one of my fave writers!!! BEAUTIFUL work here, Melissa, & congratulations on the well-deserved EFP!!! #7590621

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe 6/3/2009 4:47:48 AM

Beautiful macro with a marvelous quote!

ccc #7592325

Heidi Knight level-deluxe 6/3/2009 5:45:25 AM

Is this my bud??? LOL
Beautifully done, Melissa! #7592536

Susan M. Campbell level-deluxe 6/6/2009 3:47:17 PM

The simple things in life are the best. Wonderful close up. #7603675

Lauren P. Krajenta level-deluxe 6/9/2009 11:42:48 PM

Beautiful softness and colors! #7614668

Melissa Olsen 6/10/2009 5:32:49 AM

Thanks everyone! #7615443

Tiia Vissak 6/19/2009 12:39:57 PM

Congratulations! #7648694

Colleen Farrell level-deluxe 6/19/2009 1:30:59 PM

Oh, this is stunning, Melissa! Love the quote, too. Big congrats on a most well-deserved finalist! #7649113

Susan Weisensel 6/19/2009 2:16:24 PM

WTG Melissa, good luck in the next round. #7649438

Stefania Barbier level-deluxe 6/19/2009 2:43:49 PM

huge congrats Melissa! #7649683

Janet Daniel level-deluxe 6/19/2009 3:12:51 PM

Congratulations on this beauty, Melissa! #7650013

Daniella Puente level-deluxe 6/19/2009 4:04:55 PM

Congratulations Melissa! :) #7650419

Douglas Pignet level-deluxe 6/19/2009 4:10:09 PM

WTG. #7650454

Janet McNeil level-deluxe 6/19/2009 4:26:04 PM

Congratulations!! #7650579

Gina Cormier level-deluxe 6/19/2009 4:30:27 PM

WHOOOOHOOOOO....Congrats!!!! #7650617

Eivor Kuchta level-deluxe 6/19/2009 4:40:23 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa! #7650695

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 6/19/2009 4:59:41 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this amazing finalist, Melissa!!! #7650871

Cathy Barrows 6/19/2009 5:04:45 PM

Congrats on your finalist...beautiful...ralph waldo emerson the fifth use to work for me #7650952

Melissa G. Meiselman 6/19/2009 5:48:23 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Melissa!!! #7651376

ROLAN NARMAN 6/19/2009 5:48:42 PM

Huge congrats on your fantastic finalist, Melissa! #7651380

Sam Britt 6/19/2009 6:59:00 PM

Big congrats, Melissa! #7652015

Carol L. Fowler 6/19/2009 8:12:59 PM

A big Congrats! #7652550

Jennifer L. Alder 6/19/2009 9:22:47 PM

Congrats, Melissa! #7652937

Eugenio Diaz 6/19/2009 9:41:48 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this AMAZING finalist, Well done, Melissa! #7653072

Kim Kleinschmidt level-deluxe 6/19/2009 9:53:21 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your beautiful finalist, Melissa! Good luck in the next round ;) #7653173

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 6/19/2009 10:31:57 PM

Artistic and beautiful Melissa! Congratulations on your finalist! #7653397

Heidi Knight 6/19/2009 11:13:23 PM

WOW!!! Grongrat my friend. WTG. So happy for you! ;) #7653509

Lynne Morris 6/19/2009 11:44:36 PM

Huge Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Melissa. #7653580

Nadya Johnson 6/20/2009 2:30:12 AM

Very beautiful, Melissa! Congratulations on your outstanding finalist! #7654040

Maria A. Gonzalez 6/20/2009 4:14:09 AM

Congratulation on your finalist,Melissa....This is a beautiful image,well done. #7654415

Lorna Shutter 6/20/2009 4:22:04 AM

Congratulations on your Finalist Award for this gorgeous image, Melissa! :) Photobucket #7654470

Anita Hogue 6/20/2009 5:11:40 AM

A big congratulations on your beautiful finalist Melissa!

Anita #7654631

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 6/20/2009 5:25:12 AM

Congrats Melissa on your terrific POTD! #7654704

Sue Marshall level-deluxe 6/20/2009 6:07:52 AM

Big congrats to you, Melissa on this gorgeous Finalist!! :-) #7655018

Ruth Grimm level-deluxe 6/20/2009 7:14:12 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa! WTG!!! Whooot! Whooot! #7655366

Courtenay Vanderbilt level-deluxe 6/20/2009 8:20:18 AM

Congratulations, Melissa! #7655948

Julianna J. Collett level-deluxe 6/20/2009 8:44:15 AM

Congrats!!! #7656106

Patricia Seidler level-deluxe 6/20/2009 9:51:57 AM

Congratulations Melissa! Good luck in the next round. #7656522

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-deluxe 6/20/2009 10:25:27 AM

I'm not at all surprised to see this beauty again, Melissa. Big congrats. #7656797

Jessica Jenney level-deluxe 6/20/2009 12:37:29 PM

Congratulations, Melissa on your beautiful finalists! #7657281

Bojan Bencic level-deluxe 6/20/2009 12:38:37 PM

Congratulations, Melissa. #7657291

Debra R. Harder 6/20/2009 2:13:58 PM

Congratulations, Melissa, on your beautiful finalist! Deb #7657818

Boyd L. Alexander 6/20/2009 2:49:51 PM

Big , big congratulations Melissa...well done!!! #7657992

Melissa Olsen 6/20/2009 4:45:40 PM

Thanks so much everyone! #7658562

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 6/20/2009 5:32:42 PM

Awesome shot....Congratulations and good luck in the next round!!!! #7658732

Sherran Andersen level-deluxe 6/20/2009 9:44:11 PM

Congrats Melissa. Sherran #7659294

Laurence Saliba level-deluxe 6/21/2009 12:48:25 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist!!! #7659655

Kathy Cline level-deluxe 6/21/2009 7:37:10 AM



Melissa Olsen 6/21/2009 8:14:21 AM

Thanks again...you guys are the best! #7660827

Ken Smith level-deluxe 6/21/2009 1:34:28 PM

Congrats again, Melissa! A super month!! #7661562

Rachelle D. Carriere 6/23/2009 11:15:14 AM

Congratulation Melissa on this beautiful finalist! #7670580

Melissa Olsen 6/23/2009 11:48:58 AM

Thanks Ken and Rachelle! #7670646

ALLEN O. HOWARD 6/25/2009 10:53:11 AM

Extremely nice!!! Congratulations again, Melissa! #7677400

Susan M. Campbell 6/27/2009 10:20:59 PM

Another excellent capture Melissa....congrats. #7685238

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Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/1250 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 100.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

Uploaded on 5/29/2009 5:28:59 AM

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