Drenched Lotus

© Melissa Gurdus

Drenched Lotus

Paul E. Earl Student 8/22/2009 12:18:00 AM

Very beautiful, Melissa! #1171054

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 8/22/2009 12:19:40 AM

Great colors, beautiful flower Melissa! #7876654

Melissa Gurdus 8/22/2009 12:27:58 AM

Thanks so much Paul and Donna for looking and commenting!!! #7876675

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 8/22/2009 12:33:23 AM

Big WOW!! Melissa.
How beautiful. Fantastic job capturing this. I see a winner!!! #7876692

Teresa A. Burnett 8/22/2009 12:34:13 AM

Gorgeous, Melissa! Fantastic color and detail! #7876694

Karen Engelbreth 8/22/2009 12:36:57 AM

Wonderful flower and capture, Melissa... #7876706

Ann Coates 8/22/2009 12:37:03 AM

Absolutely gorgeous Melissa and what a fantastic colour. #7876707

Avril Mrs Young 8/22/2009 12:37:47 AM

Awesome!! fantastic macro shot Melissa..beautiful colour and detail! #7876710

Raymond Pauly 8/22/2009 12:55:36 AM

Lovely macro, Melissa. #7876754

Ron McEwan 8/22/2009 3:32:13 AM

A stunning, captivating image Melissa, the detail, color are superb well done. #7876875

Janet McNeil 8/22/2009 4:33:39 AM

Gorgeous capture with beautiful light!! #7876942

Peter Appelbaum 8/22/2009 4:33:43 AM

Gorgeous capture Melissa. Peter #7876943

Nancyj Hovey 8/22/2009 5:25:00 AM

WOW what a winner...excellent shade of deep pink, details, lighting, omGosh.. a winner here!!! and right into my favs! 8o) #7877042

Monnie Ryan 8/22/2009 5:48:58 AM

Gorgeous color and awesome detail, Melissa -- just beautiful! #7877103

John Benway 8/22/2009 6:40:19 AM

Gorgeous Melissa, love the colors and detail.
John #7877262

Amy M. Wilson 8/22/2009 7:00:41 AM

Wow, gorgeous comp, colors and details...so well done, Melissa! #7877321

Jack Ryan 8/22/2009 7:57:05 AM

Outstanding detail...beautiful color...well composed...excellent work. #7877441

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 8/22/2009 8:34:19 AM

Gorgeous colors and detail, Melissa! #7877518

Bobby Ray Goodman 8/22/2009 8:48:17 AM

Hi Melissa,That is absolutely beautiful.Stunning capture!!!! #7877557

Linda Blair 8/22/2009 9:02:03 AM

Beautiful...you'd never know it was noontime...great work!!!!! #7877595

Daniel Ruf 8/22/2009 9:28:51 AM

Very nice capture and crop. #7877653

Val Feldman 8/22/2009 10:05:21 AM

...and obtain more detail, you certainly did! Beautiful color and a gorgeous shot, Melissa...They're are a magnificent flower, aren't they?? You've done it full justice. #7877721

Nancy L. Green 8/22/2009 10:19:30 AM

WOW!!! This is FANTSTIC Melissa, a STUNNING floral and a winner in my book!! <>< #7877739

Tarun Bose 8/22/2009 11:42:16 AM

Outstanding capture with super details and colours. Good work Melissa. #7877889

Tiia Vissak 8/22/2009 12:17:14 PM

great colors, details & framing! #7877931

ROLAN NARMAN 8/22/2009 1:03:00 PM

Fantastic capture, colors, clarity and details Melissa! Well done! #7878000

Carol Sawyer 8/22/2009 1:13:07 PM

Beautiful capture, colors and details, Melissa!! #7878037

Janet Daniel 8/22/2009 3:04:20 PM

Oh so gorgeous, Melissa! Hope to see this one again! #7878297

Jessica Jenney 8/22/2009 3:11:10 PM

Gorgeous color, detail and lighting, Melissa! #7878311

Phillip R. Connolly 8/22/2009 3:25:58 PM

Love the colour and detail in this one, Melissa. Excellent!!

Phil #7878355

Melissa Gurdus 8/22/2009 4:38:36 PM

Thanks so much for all of these wonderful comments. I appreciate them all, very much!! #7878507

Tammy Espino 8/22/2009 5:26:08 PM

Spectatulor!! #7878613

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 8/22/2009 5:52:14 PM

OMGOSH...this is an awesomely gorgeous image, Melissa!!! Perfection!!! :-) k #7878687

Nadya Johnson 8/23/2009 10:17:49 AM

Yet another SPECTACULAR water lily, Melissa! And another Fave for me! The colors, clarity and light are absolutely awesome here. I don't believe I'll be posting flowers anymore... not until I get a macro lens!! This is Sheer Perfection! Wonderful! #7880589

Melissa Gurdus 8/23/2009 10:32:59 AM

Thanks so much Tammy, Kitty and Nadya for your wonderful comments!! A special thanks to Nadya for your very effusive comment and supportive remarks!! #7880631

Leslie McLain 8/23/2009 5:44:03 PM

Stunning colors, details, and comp, Melissa. #7881617

Patrick Rouzes 8/23/2009 7:35:09 PM

Spectacular colors, detail, clarity, lighting, dof, pov & comp here!!! Totally inspirational work indeed,Melissa!!!

For the past week I am not pleased with the output of my G9,Melissa. I thought it might be the battery but I researched it and it seems that a rechargeable battery will lose some of its effectiveness & will have to be charged more often but it does not affect the quality of the photos. I have spoken with people at a few camera shops & they told me the same thig. I have checked all the seettings on my camera & nothing seems different. I have not taken one good shot in 8 days so all my entries are quite old. The clarity is not there anymore nor is the vibrant colors or contrasts. Any idea what might be wrong,Melissa. I understand we aar all busy people so if you do not have time to respond I totally understand. Jst frustrated..........
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Melissa Gurdus 8/23/2009 8:22:40 PM

Thanks so much Leslie and Patrick for your great comment.

Patrick, I have given your problem more thought and I really think the sensor is worn out on your G9. I just do not think sensors are built to last over the course of thousands of photos. #7882041

Sabrina Ryan 8/24/2009 7:25:35 AM

Gorgeous photo, Melissa!!! #7883294

Melissa Gurdus 8/24/2009 9:37:44 AM

Thanks so much, Sabrina for your wonderful comment!! #7883776

Marty Straub 8/24/2009 2:09:22 PM

OUTSTANDING, Melissa. Or should I say outstanding, MELISSA? What a beautiful capture of controlled light. What fine detail and deep, rich color. No two ways about it, it's PERFECT. #7884319

Marty Straub 8/24/2009 2:10:50 PM

Oh, I meant What beautiful control of captured light. Still it's PERFECT. #7884324

Melissa Gurdus 8/24/2009 2:42:16 PM

Thanks so much, Marty for both comments!! I am really glad you like this shot!! #7884387

Carol L. Fowler 8/24/2009 4:01:24 PM

Wonderful lighting and detail and color #7884520

Melissa Gurdus 8/24/2009 5:00:33 PM

Thanks so much, Carol!!! #7884673

Carolyn Morgan 8/24/2009 9:02:52 PM

Melissa - I will leave all the technical comments to others and simply say I really like this! #7885121

Arnie Horwitz 8/24/2009 9:32:21 PM

Great composition and wonderful colors, Melissa! #7885155

Melissa Gurdus 8/25/2009 3:55:11 PM

Carolyn, so glad you like this and thanks for your wonderful comment!! Thanks, too, Arnie for looking and leaving your great comment!! #7887400

Nancyj Hovey 8/25/2009 4:14:30 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your EFP..8o) #7887431

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Description

Taken at the Lily Gardens in Spring Hill, Florida using my translucent filter to soften the harsh rays of the noontime sunlight.

I used my Canon 100mm Macro Lens set with a smaller aperture to obtain more detail.

Entered into Flowers.

Exif: F Number: 9, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/250 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 100.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Uploaded on 8/22/2009 12:17:12 AM

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