Rain Kissed

© Melissa Gurdus

Rain Kissed

Bobby Ray Goodman Student 6/28/2009 7:46:26 AM

WOW!!!Hi Melissa,Stunning macro.That is a very beautiful capture!!!!! #1147201

Judy A. Lawhon 6/28/2009 7:56:39 AM

Beautiful color, DOF and detail, Melissa!! #7686403

Nadya Johnson 6/28/2009 8:52:48 AM

I have to echo Bobby here, and give this another Big WOW!! This is just exquisite! Nature's ballet skirt, set with little diamonds! So well seen, with amazing clarity, light, color and composition. Love this. Straight into my Faves! #7686515

Martha R. Mazon 6/28/2009 9:22:08 AM

I have to agree with the previous WOWs! The color, composition, lighting and focus are all perfect. #7686562

Amy M. Wilson 6/28/2009 9:30:32 AM

Me too - WOW!!! Great colors, clarity, lighting and focus, Melissa! #7686567

Melissa Gurdus 6/28/2009 9:36:23 AM

Thanks so much, Bobby, Judy, Nadya, Martha and Amy for looking and leaving these great comments!! #7686583

Doug Pignet 6/28/2009 9:37:00 AM

Very nice capture Melissa, love the softness here. #7686588

Patrick Rouzes 6/28/2009 9:40:54 AM

Melissa,when I think it cannot get better you prove otherwise!!! This , my friend, is incredible again!!! I cannot belive the focus, detail, dof, clarity & beauty you capture!!! WTG!!! #7686604

Tiia Vissak 6/28/2009 9:44:32 AM

a fantastic macro! #7686613

Melissa Gurdus 6/28/2009 9:52:07 AM

Thanks so much Douglas, Patrick and Tila for taking a look and leaving these wonderful comments!! #7686639

Cathy Barrows 6/28/2009 9:57:24 AM

gorgeous...love the soft colors #7686659

ROLAN NARMAN 6/28/2009 10:11:18 AM

Wonderful composition and colors, and great dof Melissa! #7686699

Tammy M. Anderson 6/28/2009 10:26:57 AM

Lovely details and capture, Melissa. Love the peach colour. #7686738

Carol Sawyer 6/28/2009 10:31:16 AM

Beautiful image, color and details, Melissa!! #7686753

Melissa Gurdus 6/28/2009 10:35:17 AM

Thanks so much Cathy, Rolan, Tammy and Carol for your wonderful comments!! #7686767

Monnie Ryan 6/28/2009 10:51:09 AM

Beautiful, Melissa -- lovely color and unique perspective! #7686794

Rajeev 270293 Kashyap 6/28/2009 11:19:27 AM

Beautiful details and capture Melissa! #7686837

Melissa Gurdus 6/28/2009 11:49:28 AM

Thanks so much Monnie and Rajeev for your great comments!!! #7686911

Ron McEwan 6/28/2009 12:20:57 PM

Love this color shade Melissa, terrific macro well done for sure. #7686965

Janet Daniel 6/28/2009 12:35:36 PM

Oh my, Melissa, this floral is absolutely gorgeous!
Color, clarity, and dof are incredible! #7686992

Margaret R. Barry 6/28/2009 12:39:16 PM

Beautiful, Melissa. Great colors, clarity, light and dof! #7687005

Renee Doyle 6/28/2009 1:10:59 PM

Such beautiful soft curves!! Gorgeous colour, comp and dof Melissa!!! #7687074

Anita N. Hogue 6/28/2009 2:06:26 PM

Very GORGEOUS Melissa! #7687190

Sabrina Ryan 6/28/2009 2:16:29 PM

Pretty colors, composition and details, Melissa. #7687213

John Connolly 6/28/2009 2:18:32 PM

Marvelous DOF and color here Melissa! Delightful work! #7687218

Ruth Grimm 6/28/2009 2:53:59 PM

This is so very beautiful, Melissa! Soft, romantic and so very pretty! #7687311

Melissa Gurdus 6/28/2009 3:19:21 PM

Thanks so much Ron, Janet, Margaret, Renee, Anita, Sabrina, John and Ruth for taking a look and leaving these wonderful comments!! #7687369

Jack Ryan 6/28/2009 3:54:54 PM

Excellent close up with excellent detail and color. Quite beautiful. #7687480

Nancy L. Green 6/28/2009 3:58:31 PM

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING Melissa, this is so beautiful in every way!!! Outstanding soft color and lighting, great focus, BEAUTIFULLY done!!! <>< #7687500

Eugenio Diaz 6/28/2009 4:20:00 PM

Splendid colors and DoF - a great beauty this composition!
awesome work, Melissa #7687571

Marilyn Cornwell 6/28/2009 4:34:49 PM

I join the crowd on this! #7687612

Melissa Gurdus 6/28/2009 4:38:56 PM

Thanks so much Jack, Nancy, Eugenio and Marilyn for leaving these great comments!! #7687630

Daiana Kelly 6/28/2009 5:09:15 PM

Gorgeous macro, colors and composition. #7687673

Julianna J. Collett 6/28/2009 6:02:31 PM

Everything has already been said - how I envy those macro lenses of yous! GORGEOUS! #7687778

Sam Britt 6/28/2009 6:41:11 PM

Beautiful color & lighting, great DOF, Melissa. #7687865

Melissa Gurdus 6/28/2009 8:02:31 PM

Thanks so much Daiana, Julianna and Sam for your wonderful comments!! #7687976

Carrie M. Groseclose 6/28/2009 9:03:35 PM

Outstanding macro, Melissa! Love the detail, DOF, and color on this!! #7688055

Michael Khoury 6/29/2009 4:41:00 AM

great selective focus on this lovely floral Melissa
mk #7688978

Linda D. Lester 6/29/2009 5:29:48 AM

Wonderful shot...love the water drops! #7689152

Melissa Gurdus 6/29/2009 10:53:55 AM

Thanks so much Carrie, Michael and Linda for looking and leaving these wonderful comments!! #7689901

Patricia Ronan 6/29/2009 2:14:18 PM

Beautiful colour and detail in this gorgeous macro Melissa:) #7690561

Candice C. Calhoun 6/30/2009 5:10:53 AM

GORGEOUS hibiscus macro...excellent capture of the center detail and water drops!

ccc #7692419

A P 6/30/2009 8:27:33 PM

So very pretty Melissa Congratz on your EfP #7695029

Melissa Gurdus 6/30/2009 9:42:24 PM

Thanks so much Patricia, Candice and Ann for your wonderful comments!! They are very much appreciated!! #7695204

Laura E. Swan 6/30/2009 9:44:44 PM

What a fun surprise to open this up and see the little roundies (Pistols? Stamen?) in the middle of the gorgeous flower.

So unique and pretty!!!

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ON YOUR EFP, Melissa! -Laura :)

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Sunae G. Fosmark 7/14/2009 8:35:59 PM

Oh my, I love the color and detals. You did it again! I enjoy looking through your work, Melissa. :) #7740260

Colleen Farrell 7/21/2009 4:25:23 PM

Absolutely stellar, Melissa! Big congrats on your finalist! #7763791

Val Feldman 7/21/2009 4:32:38 PM

Huge congratulations, Melissa on this fine Finalist - Wishing you the best in the upcoming rounds! #7763862

Amy M. Wilson 7/21/2009 4:53:41 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Melissa, best of luck in the next round! #7764072

Eivor Kuchta 7/21/2009 5:06:14 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa! #7764199

Tammy Espino 7/21/2009 5:06:57 PM

Congrats on a great finalist!! :) #7764206

Daniella Puente 7/21/2009 5:19:11 PM

Congratulations on this beauty Melissa! #7764337

Sherran Andersen 7/21/2009 5:25:36 PM

Congrats Melissa. #7764412

Gail Vitikacs 7/21/2009 5:46:32 PM

Lovely congrats Melissa! #7764582

Nancyj Hovey 7/21/2009 5:47:05 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your well deserving FINALIST... 8O) #7764585

Ann Coates 7/21/2009 5:49:43 PM

Huge congratulations on this superb finalist Melissa. #7764610

Janet Daniel 7/21/2009 5:52:16 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Melissa! #7764633

Deborah C. Lewinson 7/21/2009 5:54:12 PM

Gorgeous macro, Melissa! Congratulations on your finalist!

Debby #7764648

ROLAN NARMAN 7/21/2009 5:56:06 PM

Huge Congrats on this gorgeous finalist Melissa! #7764669

Sabrina Ryan 7/21/2009 6:03:42 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful Finalist photo, Melissa! #7764763

Cassie L. Woodlee 7/21/2009 7:18:39 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Melissa!!! #7765436

Patrick Rouzes 7/21/2009 7:28:23 PM

Melissa, CONGRATULATIONS on this amazing finalist!!! WTG,my friend!!! #7765525

Sam Britt 7/21/2009 7:36:51 PM

Congratulations, terrific finalist, Melissa! #7765608

Max Aureli 7/21/2009 7:48:04 PM

Congratulations Melissa on this fantastic Finalist!!!! Great work my friend!!!! :-)))) #7765736

A P 7/21/2009 7:50:39 PM


Congratulations on your finalist Melissa. Best of luck in the next round. #7765754

Teresa A. Burnett 7/21/2009 8:07:16 PM

Huge congratulations on this gorgeous finalist, Melissa!! #7765889

Kerry Hill 7/21/2009 8:12:13 PM

A huge CONGRATULATIONS to you on your gorgeous finalist, Melissa!!! #7765919

Melissa Gurdus 7/21/2009 8:18:51 PM

Thanks so much, everyone!!!!!! #7765945

Carol L. Fowler 7/21/2009 8:39:20 PM

Congrats on this wonderful finalist! #7766044

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 7/21/2009 8:55:11 PM

Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist!! WTG Melissa! #7766104

Marcel J. Fernandez 7/21/2009 9:06:23 PM

Congratulations Melissa on your lovely Finalist. #7766160

Jessica Jenney 7/21/2009 9:11:55 PM

Congratulations, Melissa on your gorgeous finalist! #7766195

Debra R. Harder 7/21/2009 9:12:26 PM

Congratulations, Melissa, on your BEAUTIFUL finalist! Deb #7766198

Bojan Bencic 7/21/2009 10:32:51 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa. Fantastic details. #7766574

Renee Doyle 7/21/2009 11:12:25 PM

Gorgeous Melissa!! Big congratulations to you!! #7766654

Ujjwal Mukherjee 7/22/2009 1:30:38 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist,Melissa! #7766938

Betsy Labuschagne 7/22/2009 2:08:16 AM

Absolutely gorgeous!! Congratulations Melissa!! #7766987

Tammy Scott 7/22/2009 2:42:16 AM

Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist! #7767041

Leslie McLain 7/22/2009 4:59:45 AM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist, Melissa. #7767490

Mary K. Robison 7/22/2009 5:05:31 AM

Congratulations, Melissa, and best of luck next level with this lovely finalist! #7767532

Joy Rector 7/22/2009 5:35:01 AM

gorgeous #7767687

Eugenio Diaz 7/22/2009 6:12:36 AM

Congratulations on your Amazing Finalist…Well done Melissa, good luck in the next round! #7767892

Laurence Saliba 7/22/2009 6:29:59 AM

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist!!! #7768007

Erica Murphy 7/22/2009 6:40:42 AM

Beautiful finalist Melissa!! Congratulations!! #7768088

Marty Straub 7/22/2009 6:41:46 AM

You ARE an inspiration, Melissa. Congrats. #7768097

Melissa Gurdus 7/22/2009 7:10:11 AM

Thanks so much for these wonderful congratulatory remarks!! I appreciate each and every one!! #7768284

Margaret R. Barry 7/22/2009 7:15:40 AM

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Melissa! #7768314

Jeff W. Robinson 7/22/2009 7:18:20 AM

Congrats Melissa on your excellent Finalist! Jeff #7768336

Bobby Ray Goodman 7/22/2009 7:35:50 AM

A big congratulations Melissa!!!! #7768468

Anne M. Young 7/22/2009 7:38:42 AM

WOW beautiful finalist - Congratulations! #7768491

Melissa Gurdus 7/22/2009 7:40:16 AM

Many thanks for all of these wonderful comments!!! #7768499

Derek D. Dafoe 7/22/2009 8:03:29 AM

This is beautiful! Congrats Melissa! #7768685

Cathy Barrows 7/22/2009 10:28:53 AM

Congrats on your finalist...beautiful #7769475

Nadya Johnson 7/22/2009 10:29:54 AM

A Fave for me! Glad to see it in the finals! Congratulations Melissa! #7769481

Melissa Gurdus 7/22/2009 10:32:17 AM

Thanks so much Derek, Cathy and Nadya!!! #7769493

Cheryl E. Molennor 7/22/2009 10:37:57 AM

CONGRATULATIONS :)! #7769521

Karen Kessler 7/22/2009 11:15:37 AM

Fantastic detail & colors! Congrats on the Finalist!!! #7769732

Carolyn Morgan 7/22/2009 11:20:57 AM

here is the voice of the echo - Congratulations Melissa #7769769

Raymond Pauly 7/22/2009 2:17:39 PM

Congratulations on this lovely finalist, Melissa! #7770656

Melissa Gurdus 7/22/2009 2:26:06 PM

Thanks so much for your comments, Cheryl, Karen, Carolyn and Raymond!!! #7770704

Patricia Ronan 7/22/2009 2:37:00 PM

Gorgeous finalist Melissa, congratulations again:) #7770761

Melissa Gurdus 7/22/2009 2:50:33 PM

Thanks so much, Patricia!!! #7770810

Linda Blair 7/22/2009 4:03:26 PM

Congratulations!!!!!! #7771069

Judy V. Kennamer 7/22/2009 4:55:05 PM

Congrats on your beautiful Finalist Melissa!!! #7771258

Martha R. Mazon 7/22/2009 5:38:15 PM

Congratulations on your terrific finalist, Melissa! #7771446

Melissa Gurdus 7/22/2009 8:18:07 PM

Thanks so much Linda, Judy and Martha for commenting!! So glad you like this photo!! #7772268

Tammy Espino 7/22/2009 9:13:00 PM

Congrats on this fantastic finalists :) #7772375

Alexis Yobbagy 7/22/2009 9:30:54 PM

Gorgeous DOF! Congrats on this beauty!!! #7772421

Arnie Horwitz 7/22/2009 9:38:03 PM

Congratulations on this great finalist, Melissa! #7772443

Datha Y. Thompson 7/22/2009 9:54:13 PM

Congratulations!! BEAUTIFUL Melissa!! :0) #7772510

Usman M. Bajwa 7/22/2009 11:48:45 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Melissa, on this beautiful Finalist!

UB. #7772699

Kathy Reeves 7/23/2009 3:48:37 AM

Stunning! #7773301

frank w. degenhardt 7/23/2009 4:28:16 AM

Congratulations from Annie and myself on your beautiful Finalist. Way to go girl. #7773451

Debra K. Johnson 7/23/2009 5:58:11 AM

Congrats Pictures, Images and Photos #7773784

Allen O. Howard 7/23/2009 8:34:27 AM

Oh, Melissa! Better and better and better! Congratulations for your outstanding finalist! Should have been a winner! #7774438

Melissa Gurdus 7/23/2009 10:03:53 AM

Thanks so much for your wonderful comments!! I appreciate them very much!! #7774824

Julianne Bradford 7/23/2009 10:35:48 AM

Outstanding finalist Melissa!! Kudos! #7774916

Dianna Murphy 7/23/2009 1:13:06 PM

WTG girl... two this month! #7775278

Nancy L. Green 7/23/2009 2:54:00 PM

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS Melissa on this GORGEOUS and very well deserved finalist, WTG!!!! <>< #7775531

Melissa Gurdus 7/23/2009 3:26:05 PM

Thanks so much Julianne, Dianna and Nancy for your great comments!! #7775617

Michael Khoury 7/23/2009 4:00:04 PM

A Big CONGRATS on ALL your beautiful work Melissa and thanks for the encouragement ;)!!!
mk #7775709

Kathy Cline 7/24/2009 4:54:06 PM

Just beautiful and a BIG congratulations

glitter-graphics.com #7778938

Melissa Gurdus 7/25/2009 8:10:45 PM

Thanks Michael and Kathy for your wonderful comments!!

Michael your encouraging words mean a lot to me. Thanks so much!! #7781810

Laurie Daily 7/28/2009 2:46:55 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful winner Melissa...I love just the hint of drops from that summer shower...so lovely and delicate! #7791389

Melissa Gurdus 7/29/2009 4:31:47 PM

Thanks so much Laurie for your wonderful comment!! #7794963

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Description

This was taken yesterday after a rain fall in a shaded area. I used my 150mm Sigma Macro Lens with a wide open aperture.

Entered into Details and Macro.

Have a great Sunday!!

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/1000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 150.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Uploaded on 6/28/2009 7:25:33 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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