Heart of a Lotus

© Val Feldman

Heart of a Lotus

Jeff W. Robinson level-deluxe 7/30/2009 4:48:53 AM

You have captured this Lotus Beautifully! Jeff #1161163

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 7/30/2009 4:57:37 AM

Stunning details, light and composition, Valarie. Beautiful capture. #7796478

Bonnie C. Lackey level-deluxe 7/30/2009 5:00:39 AM

This is extraordinary, Valarie! I just know this will be a winner! #7796494

Bobby Ray Goodman level-deluxe 7/30/2009 5:03:19 AM

Hi Valarie,WOW!!!very beautiful indeed.I agree with Bonnie,a true winner!!!!!! #7796502

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe 7/30/2009 5:06:27 AM

Beautiful colors and clarity...I love the upward curl of the one petal! :) #7796511

Mary L. Graham level-deluxe 7/30/2009 5:12:33 AM

Valarie this is Gorgeous...excellent soft color and details!! =) #7796532

Michael Khoury level-deluxe 7/30/2009 5:13:44 AM

Extraordinary...deserves gold!
mk #7796535

Amy M. Wilson level-deluxe 7/30/2009 5:18:00 AM

Stunning comp, details, lighting; just beautiful, Valarie! #7796554

Cathy Barrows 7/30/2009 5:39:08 AM

gorgeous...just love the curly petal #7796588

Patricia Seidler level-deluxe 7/30/2009 6:11:33 AM

Absolutely gorgeos Valarie. Great color and detail. #7796663

Eugenio Diaz 7/30/2009 6:27:13 AM

Absolutely stunning image! The clarity is incredible, excellent capture Valarie! #7796725

Margaret R. Barry level-deluxe 7/30/2009 7:13:47 AM

Beautiful colors, composition and clarity, Valarie! #7796874

Kathleen M. Rinker 7/30/2009 7:16:46 AM

Exceptional capture Valerie, outstanding color, detail and lighting, fabulous work!! #7796883

Ron McEwan 7/30/2009 7:28:33 AM

What a spectacular close up Valarie, the depth and detail are amazing. Love the crisp color too. #7796902

Sabrina Ryan level-deluxe 7/30/2009 7:31:25 AM

Outstanding macro photo, Valarie! Just Beautiful! Beautiful colors, details, light and composition. Well done! #7796908

Cheryl E. Molennor 7/30/2009 8:45:03 AM

Absolutely awesome!!!!! #7797084

Sam Britt level-deluxe 7/30/2009 8:54:48 AM

Gorgeous lotus, great color & detail, Valarie. I've never actually seen these flowers, just photographs of them. #7797124

Marty Straub 7/30/2009 8:56:23 AM

Oh, my, I've never seen a better photo of this beautiful flower. Outstanding work, Valarie. #7797132

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 7/30/2009 9:28:24 AM

Spectacular shot of this exquisite flower taken with amazingly sharp detail, vivid color and terrific lighting, Valarie!! #7797274

John Benway level-deluxe 7/30/2009 9:30:29 AM

Simply beautiful Valarie, with amazing color and detail. Outstanding.
John #7797285

Ann Coates level-deluxe 7/30/2009 10:18:29 AM

Brilliant Valarie, fantastic colours and POV of this beautiful flower. #7797414

Dianna Murphy level-deluxe 7/30/2009 10:57:04 AM

Wow, girl... you got some skills this week! This is gorgeous, the colors are awesome. I love how that petal seems to be out of order... like a renegade. #7797487

Anita Hogue level-deluxe 7/30/2009 11:07:26 AM

WOW, I sure hope we see this fabulous image again Valarie! Stunning details! #7797530

Kathy Cline level-deluxe 7/30/2009 11:32:21 AM

WOW is right Anita!! A fav of mine. LOVE THIS VALARIE!! God Bless!! #7797582

Val Feldman level-deluxe 7/30/2009 12:25:25 PM

A big thanks and appreciation to all of you for your very kind comments! Thanks for stopping by! #7797703

Carol Sawyer 7/30/2009 2:29:45 PM

Gorgeous macro, colors and details, Valarie!! #7798031

Kim Kleinschmidt level-deluxe 7/30/2009 2:55:37 PM

Incredible close up Valarie!
Those details just pop right off the page.
Gorgeous colors and exquisite composition! #7798102

Julianne Bradford level-deluxe 7/30/2009 3:00:30 PM

Beautiful eye popping color Valarie! #7798118

Gord MacEachern level-deluxe 7/30/2009 3:52:58 PM

Hope to see this beauty again Valarie!!! #7798239

Mark Dodge 7/30/2009 4:18:21 PM

Out of the ballpark, Valarie! Excellent floral macro. I love the curled petal and where you placed it in the shot. Awesome colors and details. A real winner... way to go! #7798283

Barbara Waldoch level-deluxe 7/30/2009 4:52:06 PM

It's a beauty, Valarie! #7798388

Monnie Ryan level-deluxe 7/30/2009 6:46:10 PM

Awesome macro, Valarie -- everything is just perfect! #7798673

Howard B. Cheek 7/30/2009 7:02:57 PM

Just beautiful Valarie,
This lotus flowers intricate structure is shown in expert fashion.
Fine work :)
#7798724

Tommy E. Burgess 7/30/2009 10:52:57 PM

Very beautiful floral Valarie!! The colors, details and composition are all outstanding!! #7799009

Val Feldman level-deluxe 7/31/2009 4:56:01 AM

To Carol. Kim, Julianne, Gord, Mark, Barbara, Monnie, Howard and Tommy - Thanks so much for your comments! #7799793

Debra K. Johnson level-deluxe 7/31/2009 5:41:08 AM

Wow.... Really Beautiful! Amazing colors & detail. #7799929

Melissa Olsen level-deluxe 7/31/2009 7:44:18 AM

What can I say that everyone else hasn't said...simply fantastic and hope to see again! #7800305

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-deluxe 7/31/2009 11:21:34 AM

OMGOSH...I'm speechless!!! WINNER!!! :-) k #7801034

Carol L. Fowler level-deluxe 7/31/2009 3:45:55 PM

Gorgeous colors and detail- perfect! #7801542

Gina M. Savage level-deluxe 8/1/2009 4:09:41 PM

Amazing macro with such beautiful detail. #7804926

Maria A. Gonzalez 8/2/2009 5:14:06 AM

Wow,this is such a wonderful capture of this lotus flower..
The colors,composition,detail and lighting are awesome...
Love the curled up petal,it gives more personality to this incredible capture...
Stunning job,Valarie. #7806700

Becky J. Parkinson level-deluxe 8/3/2009 7:57:20 PM

This is perfection! Beautiful! #7813209

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 8/5/2009 3:48:11 PM

Beautiful colors and detail, Valarie! #7820531

Anita Tykwinski 8/5/2009 7:45:34 PM

Valarie, perfection as usual!! Well done my friend! #7821141

Shelly A. Van Camp level-deluxe 8/10/2009 8:53:28 AM

One of my favorite flowers as you have seen in my gallery! Beautiful capture and details!! #7834897

A P 8/13/2009 6:29:55 PM

WoWzEr Stunning Valarie. Congratz on a well deserved EfP #7846090

Courtenay Vanderbilt 8/17/2009 2:27:37 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist, Valerie! #7857333

Ron McEwan 8/17/2009 3:34:39 PM

I am happy to come back to congratulate you on this beautiful finalist, well done Valerie. #7857745

Amy M. Wilson level-deluxe 8/17/2009 3:37:32 PM

Congratulations on this GORGEOUS Finalist, Valarie! #7857769

Melissa Gurdus level-deluxe 8/17/2009 4:24:24 PM

Congratulations on this stunning Finalist,
Valarie!!! #7858097

Carol L. Fowler level-deluxe 8/17/2009 4:43:30 PM

Again! Congratulations! #7858281

Anita Hogue level-deluxe 8/17/2009 5:32:22 PM

WOW, BEAUTIFUL!!!
Congratulations Valarie! #7858638

ROLAN NARMAN 8/17/2009 5:35:09 PM

Huge Congrats on this gorgeous finalist Valarie! #7858661

Ann Coates level-deluxe 8/17/2009 6:23:34 PM

I must have missed this one earlier Valarie but I see the Judges didn't. Huge congratulations on this outstanding finalist. #7859134

Julianne Bradford level-deluxe 8/17/2009 6:29:03 PM

Oh Yeay! Congratulations! #7859204

Bonnie C. Lackey level-deluxe 8/17/2009 6:38:45 PM

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this gorgeous work of art is a winner! Congrats on ALL your finalists, Val! #7859304

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 8/17/2009 7:07:46 PM

Congratulations on your stunning finalist, Valarie! #7859540

Sabrina Ryan level-deluxe 8/17/2009 7:26:52 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this Awesome Finalist photo, Valarie! #7859698

Debra R. Harder level-deluxe 8/17/2009 7:37:48 PM

Talk about perfection!! Valerie, this is superb. Congratulations on your beautiful finalist!!! Deb #7859800

Lana Arcemont level-deluxe 8/17/2009 7:58:45 PM

Congratulations!
Outstanding color and detail! #7859968

Barbara Waldoch level-deluxe 8/18/2009 12:31:46 AM

Congratulations on this gorgeous Finalist, Valarie! #7860750

Tommy E. Burgess 8/18/2009 1:33:31 AM

Big congratulations on your gorgeous finalist Valarie!! #7860979

Carol Sawyer 8/18/2009 4:38:04 AM

Congratulations on your finalists, Valarie!! #7861492

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 8/18/2009 5:35:59 AM

Congratulations on your finalist!!! Best of luck in the next round! #7861809

Jeana Clark level-deluxe 8/18/2009 6:50:03 AM


Fabulous Finalist Valerie!!!
Much Deserved Congratulations!!!

~J~ #7862258

Eugenio Diaz 8/18/2009 7:07:53 AM

Congratulations on this gorgeous Finalist, Valarie! #7862373

Margaret R. Barry level-deluxe 8/18/2009 9:11:25 AM

Congratulations on this awesome finalist, Valarie! #7862952

Debra K. Johnson level-deluxe 8/18/2009 2:52:32 PM

Congratulations Valarie! #7864073

Val Feldman level-deluxe 8/18/2009 3:20:03 PM

Thanks so much, all of you, for your kind words and congratulations - you're the best!!! Val #7864224

Jeff W. Robinson level-deluxe 8/18/2009 3:48:15 PM

Congrats on your Finalist Valarie!! Jeff #7864374

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 8/18/2009 3:56:03 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible finalist, Valarie!!! #7864416

Cathy Barrows 8/18/2009 6:12:45 PM

Congrats on your finalist...stunning #7864964

Becky J. Parkinson level-deluxe 8/18/2009 6:15:22 PM

Yes, I knew we would see this one again!! Congratulations on the finalist!! #7864977

Usman M. Bajwa level-deluxe 8/18/2009 11:22:22 PM

Beautiful florals here, WTG. CONGRATS. #7865645

Maria A. Gonzalez level-deluxe 8/19/2009 4:16:51 AM

Congratulations,Valarie on your amazing and beautiful finalist...This is and incredibly beautiful capture...Good luck in the next round....Gold I hope... #7866513

Shawn Jennings level-deluxe 8/19/2009 6:29:46 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Valarie! #7867070

Val Feldman level-deluxe 8/19/2009 11:23:30 AM

Thanks so much Jeff, Cathy, Becky, Patrick, Usman, Maria and Shawn!! Val #7868179

Bonnie C. Lackey level-deluxe 8/19/2009 3:51:23 PM

You got robbed!!! #7868997

Diane E. Deming level-deluxe 8/19/2009 4:46:43 PM

I agree with Bonnie. This photo should have been a winner in my opinion. It is beautiful! #7869342

Kathy Cline level-deluxe 8/19/2009 7:42:45 PM

I AGREE WITH BONNIE ALSO. IM MAD
I HAVE THIS SAVED IN MY FAVORITES.
ITS A WINNER IN MY BOOK.
GOD BLESS
#7870040

Val Feldman level-deluxe 8/20/2009 4:17:32 AM

Thanks so much Bonnie, Diane and Kathy for your support. I appreciate it very much but at this point, it is what it is... and there's always another month...:) Warm Regards - Val #7871042

Nadya Johnson 9/19/2009 8:52:01 AM

A belated congratulations on this stunning finalist!! Can't believe I missed this earlier! Rather glad I caught you today before you posted anything, as it gave me a chance to browse your gallery. Valarie, this is just sublime!!! Fantastic work! #7955814

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Photo taken at Zilker Botanical Gardens in Austin, TX.

Exif: F Number: 11, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/1000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 320, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 34.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300

Uploaded on 7/30/2009 4:29:17 AM

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