Golden Glory

© Melissa Gurdus

Golden Glory

Sharon F. Morris level-classic 8/15/2009 4:56:59 AM

Beautiful Macro Melissa. Love the composition. #1168403

Dr Silly level-classic 8/15/2009 5:07:58 AM

Beautiful. :O) #7849674

Kathy L. Clark 8/15/2009 5:08:14 AM

How beautiful Melissa. Lovely color, light and focus. #7849675

David Pratt 8/15/2009 5:21:47 AM

Awesome macro shot. Well done! #7849715

Gina Cormier 8/15/2009 5:42:38 AM

Gorgeous macro! #7849766

Ron McEwan 8/15/2009 5:55:24 AM

A terrific shot Melissa, love the sharp detail and crisp color, well done. #7849795

John Anderson 8/15/2009 6:05:27 AM

Superb macro! Excellent color and detail... #7849820

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic 8/15/2009 6:30:17 AM

Just gorgeous, Melissa, with wonderful details. #7849884

Monnie Ryan 8/15/2009 6:53:15 AM

Ah, like rays of golden sunshine! Beautiful, Melissa! #7849960

Candice C. Calhoun level-classic 8/15/2009 7:18:27 AM

Extraordinary macro of this awesome flower...superb selective focus and detail!

ccc #7850042

Eugenio Diaz level-classic 8/15/2009 7:21:35 AM

What a beautiful flower close up and great colours here. Love the yellow!
Nice work, Melissa! #7850052

Janet McNeil level-classic 8/15/2009 7:24:16 AM

Beautiful floral with lovely details, color and comp!!! #7850065

Jack Ryan level-classic 8/15/2009 7:32:39 AM

Excellent detail and color...quite beautiful. #7850084

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 8/15/2009 8:33:37 AM

Gorgeous macro and details, Melissa!

UB. #7850247

Nadya Johnson level-classic 8/15/2009 8:41:55 AM

Another superb macro, Melissa! Wonderful light, colors, and selective focus! #7850271

Bobby Ray Goodman level-classic 8/15/2009 8:43:01 AM

Hi Melissa,That is gorgeous.Beautiful macro!!!! #7850273

Jodi Zimmer level-classic 8/15/2009 9:17:52 AM

beautiful image #7850339

Janet Daniel level-classic 8/15/2009 9:17:52 AM

Exquisite floral with lovely color & lighting, Melissa! #7850340

Carol Sawyer level-classic 8/15/2009 10:25:02 AM

Beautiful macro, detail and color, Melissa!! #7850446

Lorna Shutter level-classic 8/15/2009 11:16:49 AM

Wow! Your images of these flowers are simply gorgeous! Awesome colour, clarity and detail! Love the blurred edges and your fantastic POV! An exquisite macro, Melissa! :) #7850502

Nancy L. Green level-classic 8/15/2009 12:31:31 PM

OUTSTANDING macro Melissa, love the POV and the wonderul clarity!! I SO want a 100 macro, a great lens, especially in the hands of such a talented photographer such as yourself!! <>< #7850589

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 8/15/2009 3:05:46 PM

Exceptional clarity, focus, detail, lighting, pov, beauty & presentation here, Melissa!!! #7850852

Tammy Espino level-classic 8/15/2009 3:16:16 PM

Outstanding! :) #7850884

Ellen Hodges level-classic 8/15/2009 3:38:11 PM

Wonderful capture, Melissa! #7850952

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic 8/15/2009 3:52:58 PM

This is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS, Melissa...PERFECT in EVERYWAY!!!! <>< #7850970

Randy A. Myers level-classic 8/15/2009 5:18:02 PM

Nice detail and color. Good job. #7851101

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 8/15/2009 7:06:36 PM

Another outstanding flower, with beautiful lighting, details, and color... perfect, my friend! 8o) #7851282

ROLAN NARMAN 8/15/2009 7:37:40 PM

Wonderful macro Melissa! Lovely colors and composition! #7851340

Sam Britt 8/15/2009 8:17:12 PM

Beautiful color, light & focus, Melissa. #7851394

Nikki McDonald level-classic 8/15/2009 9:00:07 PM

Excellent detail and comp, Melissa #7851434

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 8/15/2009 9:47:22 PM

Beautiful macro and gorgeous colors, Melissa! #7851508

Stefania Barbier level-classic 8/16/2009 12:17:53 AM

gorgeous floral and colors, Melissa! #7851715

Amy M. Wilson level-classic 8/16/2009 4:56:59 AM

Beautiful comp, colors and clarity, love this pov, Melissa! #7852158

Ray Thoms level-classic 8/16/2009 5:24:55 AM

Wonderful colour and detail Melissa.....well composed! #7852216

Margaret R. Barry level-classic 8/16/2009 5:43:30 AM

Beautiful colors, details and dof, Melissa! #7852294

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 8/16/2009 9:29:52 AM

Thanks so much to everyone who has dropped by to comment on this photo!! I appreciate each and every comment!!! #7852990

Dianna Murphy level-classic 8/16/2009 11:41:26 AM

I can see such an improvement in your photography Melissa over the months/years. This is stunning and a winner if you ask me. #7853426

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 8/16/2009 2:31:53 PM

Thanks so much for your observation and compliment on this image!! I really appreciate the support!! #7853778

Tiia Vissak level-classic 8/17/2009 12:26:52 AM

a wonderful floral! #7854629

Sunae G. Fosmark level-classic 8/22/2009 11:13:15 AM

Love it! Detail, color and composition!
Great work! #7877829

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 8/23/2009 8:26:27 PM

Thanks so much Tiia and Sunae for commenting!! I appreciate it very much!! #7882046

Daniella Puente level-classic 8/28/2009 6:06:15 PM

Melissa this photo is superb! love it, is an excellent macro and hope to see it again :))) have a good night... #7897146

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 8/28/2009 8:08:22 PM

So glad you like this, Daniella!!! #7897383

Marisol Pastor level-classic 9/6/2009 9:56:54 AM

Excellent macro Melissa. Love the frame, color and comp. #7919891

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 9/6/2009 12:09:14 PM

Thanks so much, Marisol!! I appreciate your comment!!! #7920123

Lois J. Adomite level-classic 1/20/2010 7:51:22 PM

lovely macro shot. #8317509

ALLEN O. HOWARD level-classic 1/21/2010 7:17:50 PM

absolutely stunning, Melissa! The composition, focus, colors and details are awesome! #8320032

Ivan Chacon 1/22/2010 6:15:39 PM

I agree with Allen! Lovely!!! :) #8322606

Carolyn Morgan level-classic 2/19/2010 8:51:12 AM

Congratulations on reaching the finalist level Melissa. This is so lovely! #8394664

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 2/19/2010 9:28:35 AM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8395006

Kathleen Brennan level-classic 2/19/2010 9:31:00 AM

Another congratulations to you! #8395024

Shawn Jennings level-classic 2/19/2010 11:08:28 AM

This is beautiful, Melissa! Congratulations on your finalist! #8395893

Renee Doyle level-classic 2/19/2010 1:45:14 PM

And another beauty!! Congratulations again Melissa!! #8397078

Courtenay Vanderbilt level-classic 2/19/2010 1:59:52 PM

CONGRATS again, Melissa! #8397208

Agnes Fegan level-classic 2/19/2010 2:02:31 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalists Melissa! #8397234

Amy M. Wilson level-classic 2/19/2010 3:09:11 PM

Just beautiful... big congrats, Melissa!!! #8397616

Nikki McDonald level-classic 2/19/2010 3:16:51 PM

Such excellent detail, Melissa. Congratulations on your finalist and good luck in the next round. #8397653

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 2/19/2010 4:18:44 PM

Stunning finalist, Melissa!

Debby #8397999

Sam Britt level-classic 2/19/2010 6:58:16 PM

Another fantastic finalist, Melissa! #8398739

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 2/19/2010 7:11:59 PM

Many thanks for all of your wonderful comments!! I appreciate them all very much!! #8398820

Sabrina Ryan level-classic 2/19/2010 8:24:39 PM

Another Beautiful Finalist photo! Congratulations, Melissa! #8399217

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic 2/19/2010 8:56:21 PM

Wow Melissa did you do good this month as several months before. :) A big congratulations to you and best of luck to you in the next round on all of your finalist. #8399306

frank w. degenhardt level-classic 2/19/2010 9:07:36 PM

Melissa- Your gallary just becomes more and more beautiful as each day passes. Congratulations on all your acheivements, its easy as you study each picture like this one why you have accomplished so much. Gorgeous colors, the details are so incredible and sharp. Love the composition to.
Amazing work my friend.
Have a wonderful day, do take care. #8399332

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic 2/19/2010 10:04:36 PM

Congratulations on ALL your well deserved finalists Melissa - WTG.
JP #8399479

Stefania Barbier level-classic 2/19/2010 11:56:56 PM

congratulations on your spectacular finalist!!!! #8399783

Nancy L. Green level-classic 2/20/2010 4:24:26 AM

CONGRATULATIONS Melissa, VERY well deserved finalist!!! <>< #8400178

Renata Gusciora level-classic 2/20/2010 5:39:45 AM

Big congratualtions on this lovely finalist,Melissa!!!:-) #8400389

Debra R. Harder level-classic 2/20/2010 10:10:06 AM

Your florals are superb, Melissa! Congratulations on another BEAUTIFUL finalist!! Deb #8401287

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 2/20/2010 1:24:52 PM

Congratulations on your finalist! So pretty Melissa! #8401707

Phyllis Burchett level-classic 2/20/2010 7:19:40 PM

Beautiful macro work, congrats on your finalist! #8402670

Brett Dolsen 2/20/2010 7:27:28 PM

Congratulations on your beautifull floral and macro finalists Melissa! #8402696

Husain Akhtar level-classic 2/21/2010 12:10:26 AM

Big congratulations! #8403002

Betsy Labuschagne 2/21/2010 6:57:41 AM

Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist Melissa!! #8403630

Melissa McCabe 2/21/2010 9:44:57 AM

Nicely done, congrats on finalist -mm #8404041

Heidi Knight 2/21/2010 11:55:18 AM

Stunning! Congratulations on all your finalists! #8404413

Linda M. Walker level-classic 2/21/2010 1:03:49 PM

Beautifully captured....congratulations #8404557

Gina Cormier 2/21/2010 2:32:43 PM

Another outstanding image. COngrats@@@ #8404790

Eivor Kuchta level-classic 2/21/2010 5:26:59 PM

Congratulations on your finalist! #8405197

Erica Murphy level-classic 2/21/2010 6:20:10 PM

Congratulations on your lovely finalist Melissa! #8405342

Sunae G. Fosmark level-classic 2/21/2010 8:07:07 PM

Congratulations on your finalist! :) #8405458

Margaret R. Barry level-classic 2/22/2010 7:57:38 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Melissa! #8406930

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 2/22/2010 8:02:53 AM

Congratulations, Melissa! Gorgeous image! #8406955

Leslie McLain level-classic 2/23/2010 9:54:57 AM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist. #8409943

Ronald F. Fischer level-classic 2/24/2010 12:32:59 PM

What a spectacular capture!!! #8413156

Stefania Barbier level-classic 2/25/2010 11:40:08 AM

congratulations on your gorgeous win!!! #8415271

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 2/25/2010 11:49:06 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful win, Melissa! #8415329

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 2/25/2010 11:54:03 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful win, Melissa! #8415365

Marilyn Cornwell level-classic 2/25/2010 11:56:15 AM

Well titled! Golden Glory indeed! Congratulations on a wonderful win! #8415383

Shawn Jennings level-classic 2/25/2010 12:09:02 PM

Congratulations on your win, Melissa! #8415472

Linda D. Lester level-classic 2/25/2010 12:29:30 PM

Congratulations on this awesome win! #8415614

Jeana Clark level-classic 2/25/2010 12:34:38 PM

Huge Congrats for this
Fantastic Winner Melissa!!!

~J~ #8415641

Mitch Spence level-classic 2/25/2010 12:40:08 PM

Congratulations on your winner, Melissa. #8415667

Sharon F. Morris level-classic 2/25/2010 12:48:25 PM

Congrats Melissa on your Winner. :D #8415701

Amy M. Wilson 2/25/2010 12:50:17 PM

Huge congratulations on your fantastic WIN, Melissa!!! #8415706

Sheila D. Robertson 2/25/2010 12:54:29 PM

Congratulations Melissa. This is awesome! #8415726

Renata Gusciora level-classic 2/25/2010 1:01:45 PM

Huge congrataultions on your wonderful winner,Melissa!!!:-) #8415773

Tiia Vissak level-classic 2/25/2010 1:03:59 PM

Congratulations! #8415788

Bojan Bencic level-classic 2/25/2010 1:10:02 PM

Congratulations Melissa! #8415825

Courtenay Vanderbilt 2/25/2010 1:13:33 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, Melissa! #8415843

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 2/25/2010 1:24:06 PM

on your very deserving Second Place WINNER! 8o) #8415890

Heidi Knight 2/25/2010 1:45:59 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic WINNER!!! #8416000

Val Feldman level-classic 2/25/2010 1:48:27 PM

Congratulations, Melissa, on this beautiful Gold Win!!! #8416013

Janet McNeil level-classic 2/25/2010 2:02:46 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful winner!! #8416077

Gina Cormier level-classic 2/25/2010 2:05:10 PM

Hugh COngrats!!!!! #8416085

Jack Ryan level-classic 2/25/2010 2:17:31 PM

Way to go, Melissa. Congratulations!!! #8416126

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 2/25/2010 2:25:46 PM

Beautiful Melissa, congratulations! #8416165

Monnie Ryan level-classic 2/25/2010 2:30:08 PM

Super job -- so happy for you! Congratulations! #8416185

Debra R. Harder level-classic 2/25/2010 2:48:47 PM

WTG, Melissa! Huge congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL GOLD WINNER!! Deb #8416272

Renee Doyle level-classic 2/25/2010 2:52:11 PM

Big congratulations to you Melissa on this wonderful winner!! #8416285

Lydia Williams level-classic 2/25/2010 3:15:51 PM

Ohhhh, Wow!!! outstanding, congratulations! Well done! #8416331

Nikki McDonald level-classic 2/25/2010 3:21:43 PM

Congratulations on the win on this stunning image, Melissa. #8416344

Carol L. Fowler level-classic 2/25/2010 4:36:33 PM

Congratulations! #8416450

Jessica Jenney level-classic 2/25/2010 4:51:53 PM

Conratulations, Melissa on your gorgeous win! #8416486

Agnes Fegan level-classic 2/25/2010 5:04:27 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful winning image Melissa! #8416560

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-classic 2/25/2010 5:22:33 PM

WTG on this fantastic winner, Melissa!!! :-) k #8416635

Sabrina Ryan level-classic 2/25/2010 5:45:08 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, Melissa! #8416740

Lorna Shutter level-classic 2/25/2010 7:52:16 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your Second Place Win for this gorgeous image, Melissa!!!!! WTG!!!!! :)
Photobucket #8417023

Joannie M. Bertucci level-classic 2/25/2010 9:34:04 PM

Melissa, may you and your Canon 100mm macro lens never be seperated! Congratulations on your stunning gold badge! #8417133

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 2/25/2010 11:57:36 PM

Gorgeous floral capture, Melissa. CONGRATZ on your beautiful WIN!!

UB. #8417353

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic 2/26/2010 2:20:59 AM

Huge congratulations,Melissa!!!! #8417485

Patricia Seidler level-classic 2/26/2010 3:04:13 AM

Congratulations Melissa! #8417550

Gerri R. Jones level-classic 2/26/2010 5:18:10 AM

Congratulations Melissa! Beautiful golden frame filling flower! #8417828

Tess L. Yee 2/26/2010 8:01:52 AM

Congrats on the gold badge for this golden beauty, Melissa. #8418286

David Phalen level-classic 2/26/2010 9:08:18 AM

BIG Congrats on a spectacular Winner!! #8418403

Carol Eade level-classic 2/26/2010 5:12:10 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Melissa! #8419021

Sam Britt level-classic 2/26/2010 9:14:47 PM

Big Congrats on this beautiful second place win, Melissa! #8419320

Kathleen K. Parker level-classic 2/27/2010 7:13:58 AM

Congratulations on your macro win, Melissa. Lovely!
KK #8420090

Kay Beausoleil level-classic 2/27/2010 2:14:55 PM

Congratulations, Melissa, on your lovely win!! #8420738

Datha Y. Thompson level-classic 2/27/2010 8:59:56 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Melissa :) WTG!!! #8421260

Nick Lagos level-classic 2/28/2010 5:37:27 AM

Congratulations on a fine image and win Melissa....very well done indeed... #8421668

Sharon Day level-classic 2/28/2010 6:14:05 PM

Beautiful image, Melissa!!! Congratulations! #8422821

Leland N. Saunders level-classic 3/2/2010 10:19:17 AM

Congratulations, Melissa on this great shot. Well-deserved Gold !!

Lee #8427204

ALLEN O. HOWARD level-classic 3/15/2010 6:06:24 AM

Gold is perfect! Congratulations! #8456502

Susan Candelario 3/24/2010 11:43:19 AM

Beautiful image, Melissa! big congrats and very well deserved indeed. #8477869

Marisol Pastor 4/25/2010 8:51:55 AM

Congratulations! (better late than never ....) #8568344

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 5/4/2010 11:43:04 PM

Congratulations Melissa on your Win!!!

Dominick #8589747

Robert Jensen level-classic 8/22/2010 2:35:19 PM

absolutely gorgeous #8855133

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Taken in Denver, Colorado in Washington Park with my Canon 100mm Macro Lens.

Entered into Details and Macro.

I will be out for the day and will catch up as time permits.

Exif: F Number: 3.2, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/100 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 100.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Uploaded on 8/15/2009 4:53:24 AM Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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