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Annie Booth 7/8/2009 7:18:26 AM

Melissa- What a beautiful picture of these buds and flowers. I love the little curly things coming out of them. Gorgeous colors.

Have a wonderful day my friend. #1151451

Marty Straub 7/8/2009 7:36:00 AM

You're right, Melissa. Rain really brings out the best color, and you brought out the best of this tiny plant. Wonderful macro. #7717869

Sam Britt 7/8/2009 7:42:31 AM

Terrific details, great composition & lighting, Melissa. #7717903

Martha R. Mazon 7/8/2009 8:12:44 AM

Stunning macro, Melissa, with excellent lighting and clarity! I love the way the background color echoes the color of the stems. Beautiful. #7717990

Jessica Jenney 7/8/2009 8:27:28 AM

Beautiful, soft lighting, terrific detail and composition, Melissa! #7718017

Robert R. Goodman 7/8/2009 8:35:10 AM

Hi Milissa,I wish I could get detail like this.Stunning capture!!!!! #7718035

Melissa G. Meiselman 7/8/2009 8:40:01 AM

Thanks so much Annie, Marty, Sam, Martha, Jessica and Bobby for your great comments!!! #7718055

Dominick M. Dimacale 7/8/2009 9:13:35 AM

Lovely florals and details here, Melissa.

Dominick #7718140

Melissa Olsen 7/8/2009 9:56:42 AM

I love little delicate flowers like these. Wonderful image, Melissa! #7718250

Val Feldman 7/8/2009 10:37:21 AM

Wonderful shot of these beautiful white crepe myrtle florets - they really are very tiny and you've captured them perfectly with wonderful light and great detail...the b/g suits them perfectly! Great capture, Ms. Melissa! #7718320

Rajeev 270293 Kashyap 7/8/2009 11:07:11 AM

Absolutely beautiful image Melissa! #7718397

Daniella Puente 7/8/2009 11:26:19 AM

GORGEOUS capture Melissa, love it! #7718488

Ruth Grimm 7/8/2009 11:34:03 AM

Lovely Melissa! ! While there is nothing to indicate how small they are, it's firly plain that they are quite petite!! Wonderful capture, just wonderful! #7718539

Julianne Bradford 7/8/2009 11:34:27 AM

Beautiful macro Melissa! #7718541

Carrie M. Groseclose 7/8/2009 12:03:37 PM

Wonderful lighting and detail, Melissa. Beautiful capture of these delicate buds and blossoms! #7718697

Courtenay Vanderbilt 7/8/2009 1:03:17 PM

Beautifully captured crepe myrtle blossoms with fine details and lighting, Melissa! #7718815

Daiana Kelly 7/8/2009 1:14:06 PM

Beautiful macro, detail and lighting. Nicely done! #7718871

Nadya Johnson 7/8/2009 1:14:54 PM

This is so delicate and beautiful, with fascinating shapes and lines. I love the different stages of the flowers. Gorgeous macro, Melissa! #7718876

Melissa G. Meiselman 7/8/2009 1:28:56 PM

Thanks everyone for all of these great comments!!! They are very much appreciated!!!! #7718957

Tiia Vissak 7/8/2009 1:34:13 PM

a fantastic close-up! #7718984

Julianna J. Collett 7/8/2009 1:35:31 PM

Beautifully done Melissa! #7718991

John Connolly 7/8/2009 1:48:37 PM

Marvelous close up work here Melissa! Your color and detail is totally awesome! #7719057

Melissa G. Meiselman 7/8/2009 1:49:26 PM

Thanks so much Tila, Julianna and John for looking and leaving these great comments!!! #7719058

Patricia Ronan 7/8/2009 2:11:10 PM

Beautiful light, focus and clarity in this lovley macro Melissa:) #7719130

Tarun Bose 7/8/2009 2:12:29 PM

Excellent capture, like the selective focussing, Melissa. #7719134

Carol Sawyer 7/8/2009 2:26:41 PM

Outstanding details and beautiful macro, Melissa!! #7719188

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 7/8/2009 3:26:10 PM

Beautiful capture with excellent details, Melissa! #7719328

Jack Ryan 7/8/2009 4:05:48 PM

Excellent detail in this well composed image. Nicely done! #7719440

Melissa G. Meiselman 7/8/2009 4:10:42 PM

Thanks so much Patricia, Tarun, Carol, Kelly and Jack for your wonderful comments!!! #7719471

Anita Hogue 7/8/2009 4:31:57 PM

An absolutely gorgeous capture Melissa! #7719546

Tammy Espino 7/8/2009 4:33:29 PM

Stunning, I really like all the little curly q's :) #7719551

Deb Koskovich 7/8/2009 5:25:26 PM

Fabulous detail!! #7719697

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 7/8/2009 6:31:33 PM

Lovely image, Melissa, showing all the different stages of blooming!!! :-) k #7719921

Eugenio Diaz 7/8/2009 9:13:45 PM

Wonderful colors,details & dof!!! Excellent my friend, Have a great day!!!! #7720277

frank w. degenhardt 7/8/2009 9:47:29 PM

Melissa- A wonderful presentation of these flowers and buds done with outstanding composition. The flowers are beautiful and the details of the buds fabulous. I agree with everyone about the little curly Q's and how they add so much to the picture. Gorgeous colors and lighting.
Marvelous work my friend.
Have a wonderful day, you take care. #7720321

Karen Engelbreth 7/9/2009 1:25:12 AM

Beautiful macro, Melissa.... #7720644

Douglas Pignet 7/9/2009 2:48:26 AM

Very kewl floral macro here Melissa, very well done. #7720749

Joy Rector 7/9/2009 4:35:14 AM

beautiful #7721051

Nancy L. Green 7/9/2009 6:42:49 AM

FANTASTIC macro work Melissa, I love the wonderful soft shades of green and the soft lighting, WTG!! <>< #7721423

Melissa G. Meiselman 7/9/2009 9:06:21 AM

Thanks so much for all of your wonderful comments!! I appreciate each and every one!!! #7721893

Anita Tykwinski 7/9/2009 4:14:12 PM

Nice clear capture of these precious little flowers and buds. #7722885

Hayden Cannon 7/10/2009 4:09:45 AM

Fantastic capture Melissa stunning colors, lighting comp and details great photo! #7724303

Debra K. Johnson 7/10/2009 6:32:06 AM

This absolutely beautiful. Wonderful capture. #7724773

Melissa G. Meiselman 7/10/2009 2:51:39 PM

Thanks so much Anita, Hayden and Debra for your wonderful comments!! #7726165

Sunae G. Fosmark 7/14/2009 8:30:35 PM

Beautiful! You bring out beauty from common flowers with your technique. Awesome macro work, Melissa! #7740245

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This shot was taken right after a rain storm. While there are no obvious raindrops there is a sheen from the wetness.

These florets and buds are very tiny and the entire floral can fit into the palm of my hand.

This was taken using my Sigma 100mm Macro Lens with the aperture set at 7.1 to obtain more detail.

Entered into Details and Macros.

Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: -1.00, ExposureTime: 1/800 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 7/8/2009 7:07:25 AM Editor's Pick

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