Optical Illusion

© Courtenay Vanderbilt

Optical Illusion

Tammy M. Anderson Student 7/25/2009 4:52:58 AM

This is gorgeous, Courtenay. Excellent details in the bee. Great SF. #1158973

Mary L. Graham 7/25/2009 5:32:57 AM

It does..its Beautiful!! =) #7780018

Linda D. Lester 7/25/2009 5:34:23 AM

What detail in this little guy!! Now I know why you were hanging out with him so long! LOL! Great job! #7780022

Janet Daniel 7/25/2009 5:39:55 AM

Wonderful detail, dof, & color, Courtenay! Beautiful macro! #7780041

Mike Clime 7/25/2009 6:23:19 AM

Nice macro and super details on the bee! #7780139

Carol Sawyer 7/25/2009 6:41:19 AM

Beautiful macro, colors and outstanding detail, Courtenay!! #7780184

Ken Smith 7/25/2009 6:43:23 AM

Very nice...I like the slant of the bee. Excellent dof on this one..a pretty shot, Courtenay! #7780191

Gina Cormier 7/25/2009 6:46:15 AM

WOWIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gorgeous color, comp, clarity and overall image!!! Love it!!! #7780194

Kim Kleinschmidt 7/25/2009 7:14:45 AM

Incredible capture, Courtenay!
Outstanding detail and beautiful DOF #7780253

Amy M. Wilson 7/25/2009 7:28:59 AM

Beautiful colors, details and clarity, Courtenay! #7780321

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 7/25/2009 7:38:03 AM

Excellent macro with great detail and colors, Courtenay! #7780360

Jeana Clark 7/25/2009 10:04:46 AM


Another Zinger from You!!!
Details and color are fabulous!!
You're right..does look as
though he's on glass!!!
Awesome shot BDB!!!

~J~ #7780716

Ron McEwan 7/25/2009 10:30:57 AM

OMG, now that is getting down into your work, a stunning image Courtenay; a beautiful job, well done. #7780773

Usman M. Bajwa 7/25/2009 10:35:11 AM

Awesome details of the bee and pov. Yes it looks as if it is parked on a glass, Courtenay!

UB. #7780779

Lynne Morris 7/25/2009 10:57:53 AM

Wow Courtenay, this is an awesome capture, incredible clarity and details. great work. #7780807

A P 7/25/2009 12:22:27 PM

Awesome macro, girl. Outstanding clarity and treatment. #7780915

Melissa Gurdus 7/25/2009 1:09:09 PM

Wonderful close up of the bee taken with sharp detail and vivid color, Courtenay!! I think you get that illusion because the bee is in sharper focus than the flower beneath. Great job!!! #7780989

Renee Doyle 7/25/2009 2:38:32 PM

Awesome close up and detail Courtenay!! He does look like he is floating above all that beautiful red!!! Excellent work! #7781176

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 7/25/2009 7:16:12 PM

OMGOSH, Courtenay!!!! This is an astounding image!!! I'm at a loss for words!!! :-) k #7781695

Doug Pignet 7/25/2009 7:34:29 PM

Beautiful macro here Courtenay...Great camera settings to get the effects you did,very well done. #7781736

Barbara Waldoch 7/26/2009 4:08:57 AM

Wonderful shot, Courtenay! #7782429

Walter H. Wiesbeck 7/26/2009 10:15:50 AM

Excellent capture,your realy nailing these marco image,Courtenay,a winner in my book!!!! #7783410

ROLAN NARMAN 7/26/2009 11:59:56 AM

Terrific details and excellent close-up Court! Outstanding work! #7783653

Deb Koskovich 7/26/2009 5:09:27 PM

You're right, it does look like that...and besides that...WOW!! #7784209

Monica Mermoz 7/26/2009 5:25:37 PM

Great selective focus and composition, Courtenay! #7784247

Jeff W. Robinson 7/26/2009 5:33:42 PM

Outstanding comp, color and detail - Very nice work Courtenay!! Jeff #7784269

Nancy L. Green 7/26/2009 7:49:41 PM

Beautifully done Court, he also looks like he is wearing shades, LOL!!! LOVE this dear friend!! <>< #7784612

Tommy E. Burgess 7/26/2009 11:40:27 PM

Fantastic capture Courtenay!! It certainly does look like the bee is suspended above the flower. Wonderful work!! #7784891

Judy V. Kennamer 7/27/2009 9:03:40 PM

Perfect capture of this little guy Courtenay!!! I love it!! #7788570

Lorna Shutter 7/28/2009 2:46:40 PM

Wow! The bee is so clear and it does look like he's sitting on glass! The flower is beautiful too! Awesome capture and presentation, Courtenay! :) #7791388

Shawn Jennings 7/30/2009 11:32:38 AM

Fantastic lighting and detail on this, Courtenay! #7797584

Laura E. Swan 8/1/2009 7:44:53 PM

Gee whiz. I thought the illusion was that it looks like he is whistling! I mean it! Look again!!

Fun one Courtenay! -Laura :) #7805517

Mary E. Lake 8/12/2009 3:45:31 AM

I have to agree with you Courtenay, it definately does look like he's on glass above the flower. Awesome, crisp, clear macro!! :) #7840992

Amy M. Wilson 8/17/2009 3:19:31 PM

A HUGE congratulations on this absolutely GORGEOUS Finalist, Courtenay! Here's hoping it goes all the way! ;o)Amy #7857644

Gina Cormier 8/17/2009 3:24:21 PM

Woooohooooooo!!!! Congrats!!!! WTG!!!! #7857682

JO ANN CLEVELAND 8/17/2009 3:32:50 PM

Big Congratulations on your wonderful finalist Courtenay!

jo ann c. #7857734

Ron McEwan 8/17/2009 3:42:07 PM

A whopping congratulations Courtenay on making silver, good luck in the next round. #7857809

Valentin M. Armianu 8/17/2009 3:45:54 PM

Congratulations, fantastic finalist! #7857838

Melissa Gurdus 8/17/2009 4:06:26 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Courtenay!!! #7857964

A P 8/17/2009 4:23:48 PM

Whoa yeah girlfriend. Congratulations on your awesome finalist. Here's to it going all....the....way. #7858091

Nancyj Hovey 8/17/2009 4:30:32 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your well deserving FINALIST. 8o) #7858156

Max Aureli 8/17/2009 4:41:43 PM

Congratulations my friend for this fantastic Finalist, Court!!!!! :-))) #7858262

Janet Daniel 8/17/2009 4:45:28 PM

Congratulations on your well deserved finalist, Courtenay! #7858298

Lorna Shutter 8/17/2009 4:48:15 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist Award for this beautiful image, Court!!!!! :) Photobucket #7858328

Julianne Bradford 8/17/2009 5:04:56 PM

Congratulations Courtenay...Well deserved for this marvelous shot! #7858466

Sharon 8/17/2009 5:15:36 PM

Congratulations!!! Excellent macro!! #7858533

ROLAN NARMAN 8/17/2009 5:42:29 PM

Huge Congrats on this gorgeous finalist Court! Hope you get the win dear! #7858736

Val Feldman 8/17/2009 5:42:34 PM

Congratulations, Courtenay! A stunning Finalist!! Best of luck in the upcoming rounds!! Val #7858737

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 8/17/2009 6:20:44 PM

Well Looky Here!!
No Illusion
Congrats Court!!
Awesome finalist!!
#7859101

Ken Smith 8/17/2009 6:58:10 PM

No surprise on this one. Congrats to you, Courteany...very well deserved...a stinging congrats to you!! #7859459

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 8/17/2009 7:18:58 PM

Congratulations, Courtenay!!!!! Excellent image! #7859633

Linda D. Lester 8/17/2009 7:25:14 PM

Awesome....Congratulations on your finalist! I watched you make this winner!!! #7859683

Mary E. Lake 8/17/2009 7:53:30 PM

YIPPEE!!! CONGRATULATIONS on this well deserved finalist Courtenay!! I hope we see this with a winners badge on it soon!! :) #7859919

Sabrina Ryan 8/17/2009 7:58:40 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this Awesome Finalist photo, Courtenay! WTG! #7859967

Teresa A. Burnett 8/17/2009 8:07:19 PM

Huge congratulations on this fantastic Finalist, Courtenay!! Best of luck in the next round!! #7860040

Sharon 8/17/2009 8:21:42 PM

WTGG!!! HUGE congratulations on your outstanding finalist, Courtenay! All the best in the next round! #7860161

Debra Booth 8/17/2009 8:31:46 PM

Big congrats to you, Courtenay! Outstanding finalist! #7860219

Stefania Barbier 8/18/2009 12:31:49 AM

huge congratulations on your SPECTACULAR finalist!!! #7860751

Barbara Waldoch 8/18/2009 12:37:00 AM

Congratulations on this gorgeous Finalist, Courtenay! #7860773

Tommy E. Burgess 8/18/2009 1:02:47 AM

Huge congratulations on your beautiful finalist Courtenay!! #7860907

Tommy E. Burgess 8/18/2009 1:02:48 AM

Huge congratulations on your beautiful finalist Courtenay!! #7860908

Laura E. Swan 8/18/2009 1:43:01 AM

Huge congratulations on this finalist Courtenay...We all love your 3D BEE!

-Laura #7860985

Jessica Jenney 8/18/2009 4:44:42 AM

Congratulatuions, Courtenay on your beautiful finalist! #7861529

Jeana Clark 8/18/2009 7:07:11 AM


Fabulous Finalist BDB!!!
Much Deserved Congratulations
are in order!!!

~J~ #7862368

Tamara K. Walker 8/18/2009 8:37:39 AM

CONGRATULATIONS! #7862841

Margaret R. Barry 8/18/2009 9:02:15 AM

Congratulations on this awesome finalist, Courtenay! #7862918

Colleen Farrell 8/18/2009 10:11:23 AM

Yes, it does look like he's above the flower! Awesome, Courtenay! Big congratulations on your finalist! #7863178

Mitch Spence 8/18/2009 10:32:51 AM

Congratulations to you, Courtenay, on a great macro finalist. #7863303

Daniella Puente 8/18/2009 10:39:21 AM

Fantastic! congratulations :))) #7863327

Nadya Johnson 8/18/2009 10:43:04 AM

Congrats Courtenay, on your outstanding finalist! #7863340

Courtenay Vanderbilt 8/18/2009 3:03:44 PM

Thanks everyone for your wonderful words and kind congrats! #7864136

Renee Doyle 8/18/2009 3:56:08 PM

WTG Courtenay!!! Big congratulations on this wonderful finalist and hope to see it again!!! #7864417

Patrick Rouzes 8/18/2009 5:50:59 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible finalist, Courtenay!!! #7864880

Usman M. Bajwa 8/18/2009 11:35:02 PM

CONGRATS......WTG #7865698

Randy D. Dinkins 8/19/2009 2:06:42 AM

Great job C, well deserved finalist! #7866050

Shawn Jennings 8/19/2009 6:34:54 AM

WTG Courtenay! Congratulations on your finalist! #7867096

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 8/19/2009 12:36:48 PM

Congratulations on your finalist! Awesome Courtenay! #7868343

Linda D. Lester 8/19/2009 3:23:56 PM

Congratulations on this awesome gold winner!!!!! WTG!!!!!! #7868844

Amy M. Wilson 8/19/2009 3:33:57 PM

WOOOHHOOOO!!!! Big CONGRATULATIONS on this gorgeous winner, Courtenay!!!!! #7868885

Valentin M. Armianu 8/19/2009 3:51:18 PM

Congratulations on your spectacular gold!!!!!! #7868996

Max Aureli 8/19/2009 4:00:10 PM

Congratulations my friend for your great Winner!!!!!!!! :-))))))))))))))))))))

Stunning Winner, Court!!!!! #7869060

Jessica Jenney 8/19/2009 4:00:26 PM

Congratulations, Courtenay on your fantastic win! #7869062

Janet Daniel 8/19/2009 4:05:53 PM

A big congratulations on your wonderful win, Courtenay!!! #7869095

Renee Doyle 8/19/2009 4:06:43 PM

So happy to see this beauty again!!!!! Big congratulations to you Courtenay!!!! #7869098

A P 8/19/2009 4:10:30 PM

Your first is always the best. CONGRATULATIONS honey on your wonderful WINNER!! #7869115

Michelle Alton 8/19/2009 4:26:26 PM

Absolutely wonderful winner, Courtenay. It's gorgeous! #7869206

Lorna Shutter 8/19/2009 4:26:32 PM

WTG, girl!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your first SECOND PLACE WIN, Court!!!!! :) Photobucket #7869207

Nancyj Hovey 8/19/2009 4:52:22 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your well deserving WINNER~!~ #7869375

Shawn Jennings 8/19/2009 4:55:22 PM

WTG Courtenay! Congratulations on your win! #7869393

Sabrina Ryan 8/19/2009 5:11:37 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Courtenay! #7869452

Sharon 8/19/2009 5:13:37 PM

WOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!!! WTG, Courtenay. Congratulations on your first SECOND PLACE WIN. It's soooooooo deserving and I am sooooooooo happy for you. #7869463

Tammy M. Anderson 8/19/2009 5:23:37 PM

Congratulations Courtenay on your beautiful win. #7869517

Sue Marshall 8/19/2009 5:35:34 PM

Congrats Courtenay on your WIN!!
This is really outstanding!!! :-) #7869565

ROLAN NARMAN 8/19/2009 5:38:56 PM

Huge Congrats dear on your well deserved win! I'll drink to that! Very happy for you! #7869580

Nadya Johnson 8/19/2009 5:51:24 PM

Big congrats on your gorgeous winner, Courtenay! #7869642

Tammy Scott 8/19/2009 6:03:37 PM

Gorgeous shot and great detail! Congratulations! #7869697

Courtenay Vanderbilt 8/19/2009 6:14:28 PM

Thank you all for your most wonderful comments. I am elated and humbled to be in such good company! Thanks too, to the judges for their kind recognition! #7869753

Ken Smith 8/19/2009 7:03:08 PM

No surprise here..and the first of many golds to come..way to go, Courtenay!! You rock!! :-) Be careful with that chair!! #7869889

Kathy Cline 8/19/2009 7:18:48 PM

CELEBRATE LOTS COURTENAY
AND A BIG GIGANTIC CONGRATULATIONS
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND MAY YOU BE REWARDED CONTINUALLY WITH BEAUTIFUL IMAGES.
#7869931

Gerri R. Jones 8/19/2009 8:05:00 PM

Beautiful macro Courtenay! The dof is just outstanding, congratulations on your win!!! #7870113

Carla Metzler 8/19/2009 8:12:26 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Courtney! #7870142

Melissa Gurdus 8/19/2009 8:29:31 PM

Congratulations, Courtenay on this stunning winner!!! #7870233

Teresa A. Burnett 8/19/2009 8:50:25 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic GOLD WINNER, Courtenay!! #7870320

Debra R. Harder 8/19/2009 9:05:10 PM

This is MAGNIFICENT, Courtenay!!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your OUTSTANDING GOLD WINNER!!! Deb #7870376

Mike Clime 8/20/2009 2:27:02 AM

WTG! Congratulations! #7870782

Stefania Barbier 8/20/2009 4:59:00 AM

HUGE congrats on your gorgeous winner!!! #7871181

Daniella Puente 8/20/2009 8:15:12 AM

Congratulations :)))) #7871914

Robyn A. Terrell 8/20/2009 8:28:33 AM

A truly amazing capture...congrats on your win!!! #7871970

Colleen Farrell 8/20/2009 9:00:13 AM

WTG, Courtenay! Big congrats on your win! #7872104

Linda A. Braddock 8/20/2009 11:43:46 AM

Courtenay, Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist! #7872468

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 8/20/2009 7:24:57 PM

Fantastic winning image, Courtenay!!! WTG!!! :-) k #7873542

Laurie Daily 8/21/2009 2:00:21 PM

Fabulous!!! Congratulations on your well deserved winner, Courtenay!!!
#7875383

Linda Blair 8/21/2009 2:25:27 PM

Fabulous capture....congrats on your win!!!!!!!!! #7875438

Sam Britt 8/21/2009 8:07:57 PM

Congratulations on this winner, Courtenay! #7876241

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 8/22/2009 8:24:45 PM

Congratulations on your win! WTG Courtenay! #7879020

Usman M. Bajwa 8/23/2009 6:33:26 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on this beautiful capture and glad to see this getting GOLDEN, Courtenay.

UB. #7879882

Margaret R. Barry 8/24/2009 7:51:01 AM

Congratulations on this awesome winner, Courtenay! #7883437

Patrick Rouzes 8/25/2009 6:13:34 PM

HEYYYYYYYYYYYYYY, Courtenay, CONGRATULATIONS on this phenomenal & well-deserved WINNER!!! WTG!!! #7887652

Dominick M. Dimacale 11/15/2009 7:12:16 AM

Congratulations Courtenay on your Win!!!


Dominick #8132882


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Description

1/200, f 8.0, 105 mm, ISO 400
It looks to me like this bee is sitting on a piece of glass above the flower!

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/200 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D700

Uploaded on 7/25/2009 4:49:11 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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