© Bill Houghton


Joy Rector 8/21/2009 7:04:34 AM

wow this is gorgeous #1170833

Carolyn Morgan 8/21/2009 1:19:02 PM

Fantastic! #7875261

Paula Showen 8/21/2009 9:18:27 PM

This is awesome! #7876449

Connie L. Publicover 8/22/2009 2:56:03 PM

Great capture ,well done . #7878287

Kim Lund 8/25/2009 6:31:44 AM

Super photo. You've got a great eye Bill. #7886078

Becky J. Parkinson 9/19/2009 10:11:12 PM

Congratulations, Bill!! What a beautiful image and a well-deserved finalist! #7956962

Courtenay Vanderbilt 9/20/2009 5:52:11 AM

Big congratulations, Bill! #7958840

Nancyj E. Hovey 9/20/2009 6:40:43 AM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #7959366

Paula Showen 9/20/2009 8:26:38 AM

Congratulations on your finalist! #7960282

Carla Metzler 9/20/2009 9:34:07 AM

Beautiful, Bill! Congratulations! #7960943

Jeana Clark 9/20/2009 11:32:21 AM

Excellent Capture!!
Congratulations on this
fantastic finalist!!
Best of luck in the next round!!!

~J~ #7961519

Melissa G. Meiselman 9/20/2009 1:01:47 PM

Fantastic shot!! Congratulations, Bill on this wonderful finalist!! #7962009

Patrick Rouzes 9/20/2009 1:03:16 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible finalist, Bill!!! #7962025

Connie L. Publicover 9/20/2009 4:23:21 PM

Congratulations on your finalist ,great capture . #7963267

ALLEN O. HOWARD 9/20/2009 7:31:51 PM

Magical... Congratulations, Bill!!! #7964172

Mary K. Robison 9/21/2009 12:13:03 AM

What a GEM, Bill!
Congratulations on a very well earned finalist. This HAS to be headed for the next level!! #7964847

Bob D. Hall 9/21/2009 6:16:44 AM

Magical indeed, Bill! Best of luck in the next round! #7966106

Margaret R. Barry 9/21/2009 6:59:56 AM

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Bill! #7966279

David A. Simons 9/21/2009 12:26:01 PM

Beautiful capture, Bill #7967414

Carol L. Fowler 9/21/2009 1:25:23 PM

Congrats! #7967579

Amy M. Wilson 9/21/2009 3:40:24 PM

Big congratulations on this FABULOUS Finalist, Bill!!! #7968211

Mitch Spence 9/22/2009 2:10:43 PM

Magical indeed, and beautiful choices you made for your composition. Congratulations, Bill. #7971887

JO ANN CLEVELAND 9/24/2009 8:36:59 AM

Now how did I miss this?!

I love it, been wanting to do some drops of this kind, got to start looking more often.

jo ann c. #7979527

JO ANN CLEVELAND 9/24/2009 8:37:37 AM

duhhhh....forgot to say congratulations! :o)

jo ann c. #7979529

Melissa G. Meiselman 9/26/2009 1:05:27 PM

Congratulations on this extraordinary finalist, Bill!!! #7985919

Yulianto Soeroso 9/29/2009 1:57:31 AM

congratulation nice shot #7992981

Usman M. Bajwa 9/30/2009 12:24:12 AM

Superb macro shot. Congrats on the Finalist and POTD Award, Bill!

UB. #7996419

Ujjwal Mukherjee 9/30/2009 12:26:38 AM

Outstanding!! Huge congratulations,Bill!!! #7996422

Karen Engelbreth 9/30/2009 12:28:59 AM

A big congrats on your wonderful POTD, Bill... #7996424

Heather Thorsen 9/30/2009 12:47:04 AM

This is truly magnificent Bill, and a very worthy POTD.
This is one of my favourie quotations, and it really sums up the way you have described spotting this image.

Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.

Henry David Thoreau


Katarina Mansson 9/30/2009 12:57:32 AM

Congratulations on your excellent POTD! #7996448

Susie Peek-Swint 9/30/2009 1:00:20 AM

Simply stunning Bill ~ many congrats on your finalist and POTD! #7996450

Ray Clarke 9/30/2009 1:11:28 AM

Congrats on this wonderful POTD Bill.!!!(R) #7996452

Saji Antony 9/30/2009 1:11:39 AM

Great capture there.... #7996454

Tressie Davis 9/30/2009 2:02:03 AM

Beautiful image, congrats on POTD! #7996486

Avril Young 9/30/2009 2:10:43 AM

wow stunning....quite magical. #7996491

Max Aureli 9/30/2009 3:12:18 AM

Great capture, Bill!! Congratulations on your POTD!!!! #7996612

Lori Carlson 9/30/2009 3:56:35 AM

Way to go, Bill!!! This is fantastic!! Congrats on all your deserved recognition! And enjoy your day! =) #7996791

Lisa J. Boulden 9/30/2009 3:59:28 AM

Beautiful and creative, Bill!
Congratulations on your POTD!
~♥~Lisa #7996801

Tammy M. Anderson 9/30/2009 4:07:10 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful POTD, Bill. #7996843

Pamela K. Barrett 9/30/2009 4:41:42 AM

This is why we should always carry our camera. I love the way my eye traveled from the bud, to the drops, to the flower in the background, and then back up to the rest of the flower in the top right corner. #7996933

Amy JACKSON 9/30/2009 4:44:36 AM

Wonderful image, Bill! Congratulations on your POTD!!! :) #7996944

Robert Baer 9/30/2009 4:45:00 AM

congrats Bill on this wonderful find. so glad you had your camera with you. congrats on your potd. #7996945

Cathy Barrows 9/30/2009 4:58:54 AM

congrats on your potd...when I first looked at it I thought the yellow flower in front was a fish...i need a nap #7996973

Louie Zaninovich 9/30/2009 4:59:09 AM

Beautiful set-up for this macro shot! Congrats on POTD and your gallery is full of great shots also! Louie #7996974

Eivor Kuchta 9/30/2009 5:10:24 AM

Beautiful, Bill! Congratulations on your POTD! #7996997

Mary Beth Aiello 9/30/2009 5:15:13 AM

Magical it is. Huge congrats, Bill, on this outstanding and well-deserved POTD. Just beautiful. #7997013

Mary K. Robison 9/30/2009 5:22:31 AM

No surprise to see this lovely reflection capture as a POTD, Bill ~

Christine Pentecost 9/30/2009 5:24:45 AM

Awesome shot! I'm glad you included your settings/lens as well. #7997047

Linda D. Lester 9/30/2009 5:25:32 AM

Beautiful....Congratulations on your POTD!!! #7997053

Courtenay Vanderbilt 9/30/2009 5:27:10 AM

Big congrats go out to you again Bill!!! #7997062

Shelly A. Van Camp 9/30/2009 5:40:19 AM

Magical it is! Very pretty, my friend and congrats on the POTD!! #7997120

Christie R. Bielss 9/30/2009 5:50:32 AM

Beautiful! Congrats on your Finalist and POTD! #7997157

Lydia Williams 9/30/2009 6:02:03 AM

Amazing and awesome photo Bill. Congratulations on being a finalist and having the POTD! Beautiful! #7997194

Terry L. Ellis 9/30/2009 6:04:53 AM

An excellent POTD and Finalist, Bill! Congratulations! Fine work as always. #7997201

Anthony L. Mancuso 9/30/2009 6:05:03 AM

Great image Bill..congrats! #7997202

JO ANN CLEVELAND 9/30/2009 6:26:09 AM

What a wonderful POTD and finalist Bill....very well deserved too!

jo ann c. #7997256

Cheryl E. Molennor 9/30/2009 6:38:14 AM

Awesome Bill Congratulations! #7997291

Pamela Koch 9/30/2009 6:38:20 AM

Bill this is beautiful. Congratulations on POTD and finalist. It is magical! #7997292

Yulianto Soeroso 9/30/2009 6:38:24 AM

wow congratulation well #7997293

Nancy L. Green 9/30/2009 6:46:51 AM

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS Bill, this is AWESOME!!! <>< #7997309

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 9/30/2009 6:49:15 AM

INCREDIBLE and WTG on your POTD, Bill!!! :-)♫♪♫♪ k #7997313

Janice Mezzacappa 9/30/2009 6:59:02 AM

Wow what a spectacular capture Bill, huge congrats on your POTD and finalist!! #7997329

Joy Rector 9/30/2009 7:32:26 AM

congrats on the POTD #7997365

Erica Murphy 9/30/2009 8:10:26 AM

Congratulations on your lovely POTD Bill!! #7997439

Debra R. Harder 9/30/2009 8:11:44 AM

This is FABULOUS, Bill!! CONGRATULATONS on your BRILLIANT POTD!!! Deb #7997444

Laura E. Swan 9/30/2009 8:40:39 AM

Wonderful POTD, Bill. It's really beautiful and a big round of applause for you!


-Laura Swan #7997507

Ann Myers 9/30/2009 8:42:49 AM

Fabulous capture,Bill! Going in my faves! #7997511

Robert Mann 9/30/2009 8:45:44 AM

Beautiful image, Bill! Great DOF. Many congrats on your POTD! #7997517

Anne McKinnell 9/30/2009 8:50:35 AM

Beautiful shot Bill. Congrats on your POTD!! #7997528

Colleen Farrell 9/30/2009 10:00:44 AM

Wonderful capture, Bill! Big congrats on your finalist and POTD! #7997686

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 9/30/2009 10:58:39 AM

A double congratulations Bill, unique and beautiful work! #7997830

Summer A. Kozisek 9/30/2009 11:16:51 AM

Beautifully seen and captured Bill, gorgeous macro! Congrats on your POTD! #7997869

A P 9/30/2009 12:48:37 PM

AWESOME reflection captured Bill. CONGRATULATIONS on your POTD #7998022

Jeff Robinson 9/30/2009 1:59:45 PM

Congrats Bill on your Outstanding POTD!! Jeff #7998165

Richard D. Love 9/30/2009 3:12:58 PM

Congratulations, Bill. Just a beautiful image. The reflections are awesome.

Rick #7998440

John Connolly 9/30/2009 3:39:23 PM

Huge congratulation on your finalist and POTD awards, Bill! A bonza floral image! #7998530

Lindley Johnson 9/30/2009 3:40:07 PM

Outstanding image, Bill! The reflections in the dew drops are awesome! Congratulations on your well-deserved POTD. #7998532

Dianna Murphy 9/30/2009 3:55:11 PM

Congratulations on your POTD and Finalist. #7998551

Gerri R. Jones 9/30/2009 5:05:29 PM

Congratulations Bill on your potd and beautiful finalist! Gorgeous focus, subject and result!!! #7998754

Shirley A. Kinney 9/30/2009 5:14:39 PM

Bill, this is just awesome. Great capture. Love this one. Congratulations on your POTD. Well deserved. #7998779

Margie R. Kirby 9/30/2009 5:21:49 PM

Congratulations! A truly amazing photograph. Beautiful eye! Great work and a well deserved win! #7998794

Carolyn Morgan 9/30/2009 6:13:05 PM

More congratulations on this wonderful image #7998907

Guy D. Biechele 9/30/2009 8:48:42 PM

Fantastic! Congratulations on your POTD, Bill. #7999169

Tommy E. Burgess 9/30/2009 11:11:57 PM

Huge congratulations on your stunning POTD Bill!! #7999230

Emile Abbott 10/1/2009 6:57:00 AM

One of the most magical and fantastic photographs I have seen in ages. Great eye to spot this and to have the expertise to capture and share it with us Bill. Congrats on the POTD and Finalist and a true winner. Emile #8000170

David A. Simons 10/1/2009 8:40:32 AM

Congratulations Bill #8000467

Lana Arcemont 10/1/2009 1:29:34 PM

Fabulous Image, Bill!
Congratulations on your POTD! #8000943

Nancyj E. Hovey 10/1/2009 2:14:51 PM

on your POTD!!!! 8o) #8001016

Patricia A. Casey 10/2/2009 8:00:24 AM

Magical indeed.....congratulations on the POTD....beautiful macro....Cheers! #8002830

Denny E. Barnes 10/2/2009 10:37:20 AM

Outstanding, Bill!! Congratulations on your beautiful and well deserved POTD!! They don't get any better than this!! Exceptionally well done!!! #8003197

Alex T. Mizuno 10/2/2009 1:31:06 PM

This is indeed magical! Amazing macro shot Bill! Congratulations on POTD!!! #8003432

Kathy Cline 10/3/2009 7:04:48 AM

Good Morning Bill and congratulations again on your well deserved award!! I would love to visit this church garden. What a wonderful blessing to find this beautiful place. GOD BLESS!! #8004676

Greg McCroskery 10/3/2009 8:18:56 AM


As is often the case with your work, this is an outstanding image! Congratulations on winning POTD honors. I hope the Lord is pouring His blessings upon you and your family.

God Bless,
Greg #8004822

JudyAnn Rector 10/9/2009 4:32:07 PM

Oh, yes, truly magical, Bill... CONPhotobucketGRATULATIONS!!! #8023155

Julianne Bradford 10/11/2009 6:06:08 PM

Stunning capture! How excited you must have been to see the reflections! Congratulations on this outstanding capture. #8028216

Michael Umbreit 10/21/2009 7:43:13 PM

Bill - Congratulations on your POTD! What a great find and shot! - Mike #8057102

Inge S. Lasmana 1/16/2010 3:39:45 PM

Amazing work, Bill. Congratulations on your POTD & finalist. You really deserved it! #8302479

Phyllis A. Houghton 2/17/2010 11:14:11 PM

Incredible photo. #8390740

Karen Bacon 3/19/2010 1:46:20 PM

Magical indeed!! Fantastic image Bill! Congrats!!! #8466530

Dorann Weber 4/19/2010 6:50:26 PM

Wow, I am amazed..Beautiful photo Bill... #8552129

Joyce S. Court 6/6/2011 5:31:16 AM

What an awesome capture of this! Sometimes we look, and then there is that special time when we really see with our heart.

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As I was out in the country at an old country church garden, I noticed
some honeysuckle vines. As I got closer I could see dew drops hanging from
one of the honeysuckle buds. I got even closer and I could see the
reflection of the flower in the rear in the dew drops. I set my camera up
and took the shot. It turned out to be a most magical shot.

Canon D60, Canon EF100mm 2.8 macro lens, 1/6 sec., F16.0, ISO 100

Uploaded on 8/21/2009 5:29:44 AM

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