A Fine Web

Marty Straub 8/25/2009 7:40:58 AM

Looks like it could be a connect the dots with the web connecting to the bokeh. Outstanding detail on the spider, Melissa. Perfect comp giving him plenty of room to move. Well done all around. #1172383

Nancyj Hovey 8/25/2009 7:51:38 AM

OMGosh, this is a fav ...what outstanding details... and the web sure is exciting to see... exceptional capture, Melissa... 8o) #7886340

a2o aini 8/25/2009 7:53:10 AM

terrific macro shot Melissa! great detail & framing #7886345

Patricia Seidler 8/25/2009 8:29:23 AM

Great macro Melissa and perfect for the MT. #7886427

Cyn D Valentine 8/25/2009 8:37:28 AM

Awesome detail..great macro Melissa!! #7886447

Melissa Gurdus 8/25/2009 8:49:35 AM

Thanks so much Marty, Nancy, A2O, Patricia and Cyn for looking and leaving these terrific comments!!! #7886485

Bojan Bencic 8/25/2009 10:05:20 AM

Fantastic color and details, Melissa. Great macro. #7886683

Janet Daniel 8/25/2009 10:24:06 AM

Excellent macro, Melissa! Color, detail, & dof are spectacular! #7886720

Nadya Johnson 8/25/2009 10:27:12 AM

Outstanding close up of this fascinating spider, Melissa! Not to say I'd want to see him in my bedroom (!), but in their own outdoor habitats they really are amazing, strange and beautiful. And we need these guys -- without them we would all be knee-deep in bugs! Their webs are equally amazing, and you caught this very beautifully! #7886731

ROLAN NARMAN 8/25/2009 10:29:24 AM

Gorgeous macro Melissa! #7886736

John Benway 8/25/2009 10:30:58 AM

Beautiful color and detail Melissa. Excellent shot.
John #7886743

Tarun Bose 8/25/2009 10:56:07 AM

Fantastic close up capture of this beautiful spider. Lovely colours too. Great image Melissa. #7886793

Melissa Gurdus 8/25/2009 11:17:27 AM

Thanks so much Bojan, Janet, Nadya, Rolan, John and Tarun for looking and leaving these terrific comments!!! #7886835

Melissa Olsen 8/25/2009 11:20:48 AM

Love the full frame and the comp in this shot Melissa. Great job! #7886844

Nadine A. Lewis 8/25/2009 11:24:46 AM

GREAT detail in this AWESOME capture and image, Melissa! <>< #7886862

Jessica Jenney 8/25/2009 11:38:28 AM

Amazing macro, Melissa! Fantastic detail, down to the rain drops and beautiful background bokeh! #7886910

Melissa Gurdus 8/25/2009 11:39:34 AM

Thanks so much Melissa, Nadine and Jessica for your wonderful comments!! I appreciate them very much!!!! #7886914

Amy M. Wilson 8/25/2009 12:22:40 PM

Amazing capture, Melissa! Fantastic comp, colors, details, lighting and clarity...great job!!! #7887016

Val Feldman 8/25/2009 12:49:28 PM

Beautiful, Melissa...wonder what kind he is as I haven't seen the likes of him before...love the dew drops captured on his furry little legs!! Beautiful color and your usual fine attention to detail! Great shot! #7887059

Melissa Gurdus 8/25/2009 1:01:57 PM

Thanks so much Amy and Valarie for your wonderful comments!! #7887075

Carolyn Morgan 8/25/2009 1:15:40 PM

What an exciting capture :)
This is exceptional! #7887099

Tiia Vissak 8/25/2009 1:41:27 PM

a wonderful close-up! #7887152

Marcel J. Fernandez 8/25/2009 1:49:31 PM

The light, detail, and DOf, are excellent. Great work Melissa!

Marcel #7887176

Ruth Grimm 8/25/2009 2:10:21 PM

I HATE spiders, Melissa! But I love this image! (EWWWWWWW!) #7887224

Melissa Gurdus 8/25/2009 2:18:15 PM

Thanks so much Carolyn, Tiia, Marcel and Ruth for looking and leaving these wonderful comments!!

Ruth, I do not much like spiders, either, but do like them when they are in their own element especially when they pose for me. #7887243

Carol Sawyer 8/25/2009 2:52:32 PM

Outstanding macro, color and detail, Melissa!! #7887288

Bobby Ray Goodman 8/25/2009 4:37:49 PM

Hi Melissa,I've seen seen a lot of spider here in Az,but nothing like that.Excellent capture!!!! #7887487

Melissa Gurdus 8/25/2009 5:24:46 PM

Thanks so much Carol and Bobby!! Bobby, I think we might grow them bigger here in tropical Florida!!! #7887576

David Phalen 8/25/2009 6:01:57 PM

Terrific light, colors and details in an exceptional macro!! #7887627

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 8/25/2009 6:15:52 PM

Awesome capture of this beautiful spider, Melissa!!! :-) k #7887657

Sue Marshall 8/25/2009 6:44:27 PM

Outstanding macro, Melissa!!
The colours, details and DOF are excellent!
I like spiders!! :-) #7887733

Patrick Rouzes 8/25/2009 7:16:10 PM

Amazing detail, clarity, colors, dof, lighting & comp captrued here!!! Superb work ,as always, Melissa!!! WTG!!! #7887814

Melissa Gurdus 8/25/2009 8:01:34 PM

Thanks so much David, Kitty, Sue and Patrick for your terrific comment!! Glad you like this spider!! #7887932

Nancy L. Green 8/25/2009 9:23:34 PM

FANTSTIC lighting, clarity and colors Melissa, and a perfect MT entry!! <>< #7888097

Kirsten (Kiki) Kjaer 8/26/2009 2:23:36 AM

A little too detailed and sharp for me, Melissa. LOL!!
Fabulous capture!!! The details are amazing as well as the composition. Great one!! #7888453

Joy Rector 8/26/2009 5:55:13 AM

great capture #7889031

Debra K. Johnson 8/26/2009 6:34:44 AM

WoWzA! Now thats a macro. Wonderful capture Melissa. #7889218

Eugenio Diaz 8/26/2009 8:19:12 AM

wow! this is pure talent and patience!
love this!
AMAZING spider shot...well composed!
WTG Melissa. #7889578

Melissa Gurdus 8/26/2009 8:38:20 AM

Thanks so much Nancy, Kirsten, Joy, Debra and Eugenio for your terrific comments!! #7889621

Debra R. Harder 8/26/2009 10:08:16 AM

Holy Cow, Melissa!! You sure are a brave one!! Funny...I'd rather be near a bear than this little fellow. Excellent details, clarity, lighting and comp. SUPERB!!! Deb #7889834

Reynaldo D. Reyes 8/26/2009 10:34:18 AM

What an impressive shot with amazing details. Love this close-up against the gorgeous bg. Great capture Melissa. #7889893

Melissa Gurdus 8/26/2009 10:48:26 AM

Thanks so much, Debra and Reynaldo for looking and leaving these great comments!!

Debra, I am not afraid of a spider that I can see. It is those you cannot see that could be dangerous. As for bears...I would rather have a strong fence separating me from them. #7889918

Sabrina Ryan 8/26/2009 12:53:00 PM

I can't look at spiders too long, but I do know this is an excellent capture! Wonderful dof, color, light abd details, Melissa! #7890255

JudyAnn Rector 8/26/2009 1:51:15 PM

What a fantastic spider image, Melissa... wonderful macro work! #7890433

Melissa Gurdus 8/26/2009 1:57:04 PM

Thank you so much Sabrina and JudyAnn for your terrific comments!! #7890450

Daniel Ruf 8/26/2009 3:32:19 PM

Love this shot...the placement of the little friend and the web lines really tie this image together. #7890655

Melissa Gurdus 8/26/2009 4:12:31 PM

Daniel, thanks so much for your keen eye and great comment!!! #7890738

Carol L. Fowler 8/26/2009 4:30:21 PM

wonderful composition and detail #7890771

Ron McEwan 8/26/2009 4:36:35 PM

WOW! what detail, a great MT shot well done for sure. #7890794

Melissa Gurdus 8/26/2009 8:22:15 PM

Thanks Carol and Ron for commenting!! I appreciate it very much!!! #7891453

Ann Coates 8/27/2009 12:56:20 AM

I'm not crazy about spiders but I do find them fascinating as long as I'm a long way away. Fantastic capture Melissa with superb detail and composition. #7891793

Laura E. Swan 8/27/2009 9:24:19 AM

Intense macro, Melissa, and the clarity is wonderful!

-Laura #7892926

Nancyj Hovey 8/27/2009 10:53:38 AM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your EFP... 8o) #7893068

Melissa Gurdus 8/27/2009 10:57:27 AM

Thanks Ann, Laura and Nancy for looking and leaving these great comments!! #7893080

Ellen Hodges 8/27/2009 3:26:22 PM

Awesome capture, Melissa. Really stands out with the bg!! #7893740

Melissa Gurdus 8/27/2009 9:54:59 PM

Thanks so much, Ellen for this wonderful comment!! I appreciate it very much!! #7894511

Christian Rosito 9/19/2009 9:52:20 PM

Congratulations on your finalist!!!!! #7956897

Becky J. Parkinson 9/19/2009 9:59:13 PM

Congratulations, Melissa, on this fantastic finalist!! #7956925

Cesar J. La Rosa 9/19/2009 10:22:48 PM

Congratulations on this very well-deserved Finalist, Melissa!!!
Cesar #7957017

Stefania Barbier 9/19/2009 10:33:54 PM

huge congrats on your finalist!!! #7957088

Teresa A. Burnett 9/19/2009 11:06:32 PM

YAYYYY!!! Huge congratulations Melissa!!! #7957315

Barbara Waldoch 9/20/2009 12:50:56 AM

Huge congratulations, Melissa! #7957588

Tommy E. Burgess 9/20/2009 1:54:53 AM

Congratulations on this superb finalist Melissa!! #7957839

Nikki McDonald 9/20/2009 2:47:51 AM

Great macro, Melissa. Congratulations on the finalist badge and good luck in the next round. #7958054

Jean-Pierre Ducondi 9/20/2009 3:06:33 AM

Congrats on your finalist Melissa.
JP #7958133

Tiia Vissak 9/20/2009 3:10:07 AM

Congratulations! #7958143

Courtenay Vanderbilt 9/20/2009 5:06:21 AM

Congratulations on this cool image, Melissa! #7958612

Amy M. Wilson 9/20/2009 5:07:44 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist, Melissa!!! #7958616

Janet Daniel 9/20/2009 5:33:31 AM

Congratulations on your awesome finalist, Melissa! #7958716

Jessica Jenney 9/20/2009 5:49:15 AM

Congratulations, Melissa on your fantastic finalist! #7958806

Randy A. Myers 9/20/2009 6:00:44 AM

Congratulations on your finalist. Good job. #7958935

Bojan Bencic 9/20/2009 6:12:15 AM

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Melissa. #7959038

Nancyj Hovey 9/20/2009 6:23:32 AM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #7959161

R. J. Laudenbacher 9/20/2009 6:29:32 AM

Congratulations Melissa on your wonderful finalist. Good luck to you in the next round. #7959235

Ruth Grimm 9/20/2009 6:30:49 AM

congratulations Melissa! Quited deserved! Wonderful image!! Best of luck in the next round!! #7959254

Linda Blair 9/20/2009 6:39:18 AM

Congratulations on your finalist!!!!!!! #7959355

Nadya Johnson 9/20/2009 7:28:06 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Melissa! #7959773

Bobby Ray Goodman 9/20/2009 8:43:53 AM

Big congratulations,Melissa!!!!!!! #7960470

Val Feldman 9/20/2009 9:30:55 AM

Congratulations, Melissa! He's a beauty and a well-deserved Finalist!!! #7960914

Judy V. Kennamer 9/20/2009 9:31:42 AM

A big Congrats on your gorgeous Finalist Melissa!!!! #7960922

Debra R. Harder 9/20/2009 10:27:35 AM

WTG, Melissa! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your BRILLIANT finalist! WHOOO-HOOO!! Deb #7961205

Melissa Gurdus 9/20/2009 10:38:49 AM

Thanks everyone for your wonderful support, kindness and great comments!! I appreciate them all very much!! #7961271

Melissa Gurdus 9/20/2009 10:50:18 AM

Thanks, everyone so much for these fantastic comments!! I appreciate them all, very much!!! #7961326

Carol Sawyer 9/20/2009 10:55:13 AM

Congratulations on your finalists, Mellissa!! #7961349

Carolyn Morgan 9/20/2009 11:09:50 AM

More cheers for you and this fine spinner :) #7961407

Tarun Bose 9/20/2009 12:01:06 PM

Big congrats Melissa for your finalist. #7961665

Mike F. Anderson 9/20/2009 12:01:30 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa! #7961669

Jeana Clark 9/20/2009 12:02:07 PM


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

~J~ #7961672

Patrick Rouzes 9/20/2009 12:06:53 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible finalist, Melissa!!!!!! #7961704

Melissa Gurdus 9/20/2009 12:56:44 PM

Thanks so much Carol, Carolyn, Tarun, Mike, Jeana and Patrick for your terrific comments!! #7961978

Renee Doyle 9/20/2009 1:08:20 PM

Congratulations on this excellent finalist Melissa!! #7962063

Dianna Murphy 9/20/2009 1:10:27 PM

Awesome light. Congratulations on your outstanding finalist! #7962076

Melissa Gurdus 9/20/2009 1:55:39 PM

Thanks so much Renee and Dianna for your great comments!! #7962384

Ellen Hodges 9/20/2009 1:58:39 PM

Congrats on your two awesome finalists, Melissa! #7962405

Eugenio Diaz 9/20/2009 2:27:09 PM

Congratulations on your AWESOME finalist, Melissa! #7962583

Kerry Hill 9/20/2009 2:51:55 PM

Huge congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Melissa!! #7962778

Sabrina Ryan 9/20/2009 2:55:36 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful Finalist photo, Melissa!! #7962822

Valentin M. Armianu 9/20/2009 3:17:31 PM

Congratulations, fantastic Finalist,Melissa!!! #7962933

Margaret R. Barry 9/20/2009 3:33:26 PM

Congratulations on a fantastic finalist, Melissa! #7963009

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 9/20/2009 4:53:14 PM

Great details and beautiful macro Melissa, congratulations on your finalist! #7963391

Fran J. Jagger 9/20/2009 5:27:13 PM

Congrats on your fianlist, Melissa!!
Love the details, comp and colors!! :) #7963550

Melissa Gurdus 9/20/2009 6:32:35 PM

Thanks so much everyone for your great comments beneath this finalist. I appreciate each and every one!!! #7963814

Sam Britt 9/20/2009 6:40:05 PM

Congratulations, terrific finalist, Melissa!! #7963857

Sue Marshall 9/20/2009 7:05:41 PM

Big congrats to you, Melissa on your fantastic Finalist!! :-) #7964003

Susan Weisensel 9/20/2009 7:17:22 PM

Congrats and best of luck on this wonderful image. #7964072

Freddy Bland 9/20/2009 7:20:58 PM

Very nice image with sharp detail, color and dof! Congratulations, Melissa, on this beautiful finalist! #7964102

Randy D. Dinkins 9/21/2009 3:01:04 AM

Great shot Melissa; well deserved finalist - congrats. #7965074

Leslie McLain 9/21/2009 4:48:55 AM

Congrats on another wonderful finalist, Melissa. #7965500

M.Christine Duncan 9/21/2009 7:40:16 AM

Geez he's a big one... hope this becomes a big winner too Melissa! Congrats m'dear! #7966431

frank w. degenhardt 9/21/2009 8:25:12 AM

Fantastic clarity and details along with awesome colors make this a perfect Finalist. Congratulations my friend. #7966624

Melissa Gurdus 9/21/2009 8:36:37 AM

Thanks so much Sam, Sue, Susan, Freddy, Randy, Leslie, Christine and Frank for your wonderful comments!! #7966686

Mitch Spence 9/21/2009 9:20:47 AM

Melissa, congratulations both on your finalists and on this great macro shot. #7966844

Carrie M. Groseclose 9/21/2009 9:38:29 AM

Congratulations Melissa on your wonderful Finalist!! #7966952

Heidi Knight 9/21/2009 10:32:09 AM

Congratulations on both finalists! I especially LOVE this spider. Excellent! #7967106

Melissa Gurdus 9/21/2009 11:35:06 AM

Thanks so much Mitch, Carrie and Heidi for your wonderful comments!! #7967267

Carol L. Fowler 9/21/2009 1:14:33 PM

Congrats! #7967538

Kirsten (Kiki) Kjaer 9/21/2009 2:04:09 PM

Huge congrats on both your amazing finalists, Melissa. #7967829

Kay Beausoleil 9/21/2009 3:46:53 PM

Congratulations on this superb finalist, Melissa! #7968227

Judy A. Lawhon 9/21/2009 4:12:41 PM

Congrats on this fantastic macro image, Melissa...well done, indeed!! #7968284

Melissa Gurdus 9/21/2009 4:18:14 PM

Thanks so much Carol, Kirsten, Kay and Judy for leaving these wonderful comments!! #7968306

Howard B. Cheek 9/21/2009 8:54:23 PM

Congratulations Melissa! #7969200

Datha Y. Thompson 9/21/2009 9:59:11 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! ! #7969329

Melissa Gurdus 9/21/2009 11:50:27 PM

Thanks Howard and Datha!!! #7969465

Annie Booth 9/22/2009 5:50:03 AM

Even though I hate spiders, a big Congratulations on your Finalist girl. #7970342

ROLAN NARMAN 9/22/2009 6:59:18 AM

Congratulations Melissa on this gorgeous finalist! #7970547

Daniella Puente 9/22/2009 8:16:06 AM

Excellent capture Melissa Congrats :))) #7970895

Melissa Gurdus 9/22/2009 8:43:30 AM

Thanks so much, Annie, Rolan and Daniella for commenting!! I really appreciate this!! #7971000

Sirsendu Gayen 9/22/2009 11:34:32 AM

Congratulations! #7971512

Erica Murphy 9/22/2009 3:52:02 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist Melissa! #7972142

Melissa Gurdus 9/22/2009 4:15:16 PM

Thanks so much Sirsendu and Erica for your great comments!!! #7972192

Boyd L. Alexander 9/23/2009 7:14:52 AM

A huge congratulations on your finalist Melissa..well done!! #7974223

Allen O. Howard 9/23/2009 9:06:03 AM

Absolutely stunning, Melissa!!! I missed it. Congratulations! #7974713

Melissa Gurdus 9/23/2009 11:05:25 AM

Thanks Boyd and Allen for your terrific comments!!! #7975140

Max Aureli 9/23/2009 11:08:40 AM

Congratulations Melissa on this fine macro image Finalist!! Great shot my friend!!! #7975156

Nancyj Hovey 9/23/2009 1:47:43 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving WINNER! 8o) #7975734

Sabrina Ryan 9/23/2009 1:52:40 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, Melissa! WTG! #7975781

Kim Kleinschmidt 9/23/2009 2:04:09 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, Melissa on this wonderful winner! #7975879

Tiia Vissak 9/23/2009 2:15:06 PM

Congratulations! #7975993

Tammy Espino 9/23/2009 2:15:21 PM

Congrats on your win!! :) #7975995

Carrie M. Groseclose 9/23/2009 2:15:48 PM

Congratulations Melissa on your WINNER, Yay!!! #7976004

Melissa Gurdus 9/23/2009 2:19:54 PM

Thanks everyone for your congratulatory comments!! I appreciate them all so much!!! #7976036

Eivor Kuchta 9/23/2009 2:41:20 PM

Congratulations on your winner, Melissa! #7976220

A P 9/23/2009 2:43:29 PM

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR
WINNER Pictures, Images and Photos #7976236

Janet Daniel 9/23/2009 2:53:31 PM

A big congratulations on your fantastic win, Melissa! #7976309

Amy M. Wilson 9/23/2009 3:01:14 PM

Big congratulations on your wonderful win, Melissa!!! #7976344

Melissa Gurdus 9/23/2009 4:14:51 PM

Thanks Eivor, Ann, Janet and Amy for your great comments!! #7976619

Stefania Barbier 9/23/2009 4:15:12 PM

congratulations on your gorgeous winner!!!!!!! #7976622

Gina Cormier 9/23/2009 4:17:35 PM

WTG!!!! Congrats on this fabulous image!! #7976637

Jessica Jenney 9/23/2009 4:34:16 PM

Congratulations, Melissa on your fantastic win! #7976705

Lorna Shutter 9/23/2009 4:35:21 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your awesome 2nd Place Win, Melissa!!!!! Fantastic macro!!!!! :) #7976709

Max Aureli 9/23/2009 4:36:44 PM

Congratulations on your Winner Melissa!!!! #7976716

Melissa Gurdus 9/23/2009 4:54:58 PM

Thank you so much Stefania, Gina, Jessica, Lorna and Max for your wonderful comments!!! #7976810

Debra R. Harder 9/23/2009 4:59:32 PM

WTG, Melissa! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your SUPERB GOLD WINNER!!! Deb #7976850

Eugenio Diaz 9/23/2009 5:12:22 PM

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your AMAZING Win!!!
Wonderful Work, here!
WTG, Melissa! #7976904

Sue Marshall 9/23/2009 5:57:12 PM

Big congrats, Melissa on your fantastic Gold Winner!! :-) #7977135

Sam Britt 9/23/2009 5:58:14 PM

Big Congrats on this Second Place Winner, Melissa!! #7977142

R. J. Laudenbacher 9/23/2009 6:01:54 PM

A big congratulations Melisaa on this awesome winner. An amazing capture. #7977159

Renata Gusciora 9/23/2009 6:02:34 PM

Big congratulations on this fantastic winner,Melissa!!!:-) #7977164

Anita Tykwinski 9/23/2009 6:07:18 PM

Huge congrats on your well deserved winner!! #7977185

ROLAN NARMAN 9/23/2009 6:16:44 PM

Huge congrats on this gorgeous winner Melissa!

"A Fine Job"!!!!! #7977242

ROLAN NARMAN 9/23/2009 6:17:23 PM

Huge congrats on this gorgeous winner Melissa!

"A Fine Job"!!!!! #7977246

JO ANN CLEVELAND 9/23/2009 6:25:58 PM

Big Congratulations on the Gold Melissa, very well deserved!

jo ann c. #7977298

Jennifer L. Alder 9/23/2009 6:35:31 PM

Big congrats!!! :) #7977355

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 9/23/2009 6:36:14 PM

Congratulations on your win Melissa! #7977360

Leslie McLain 9/23/2009 6:40:10 PM

Congrats on your beautiful winner, Melissa. #7977382

Allen O. Howard 9/23/2009 6:49:21 PM

Congratulations, Melissa! #7977412

Melissa Gurdus 9/23/2009 7:04:01 PM

Thanks so much, everybody!!! I am thrilled to have received gold this month!!! #7977451

Teresa A. Burnett 9/23/2009 7:06:11 PM

Huge congratulations on winning the Gold Melissa!! A well deserved win!!! #7977460

Kara Hendricks 9/23/2009 7:35:10 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Pictures, Images and Photos #7977598

Evy Johansen 9/23/2009 7:37:39 PM

Big congratulations on this beautiful and well deserved win, Melissa!! #7977612

Ken Smith 9/23/2009 7:41:05 PM

Awesome details, Melissa. Congrats to you!! #7977630

Mike F. Anderson 9/23/2009 8:07:48 PM

Congratulations on your win, Melissa! #7977692

Val Feldman 9/23/2009 8:17:00 PM

Ah, Melissa, it looks so pretty with that pretty gold badge next to it...What a fine, well-deserved win! Huge Congrats!! ~ Val #7977711

Melissa Gurdus 9/23/2009 8:50:32 PM

Thanks Teresa, Kara, Evy, Ken, Mike and Valarie for your comments!! #7977775

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 9/23/2009 9:30:11 PM

Congratulations on your win, Melissa! This is a fantastic capture! Excellent work! #7977846

Freddy Bland 9/23/2009 10:13:41 PM

Big congratulations to you, Melissa, on your winner! #7977896

frank w. degenhardt 9/23/2009 10:31:24 PM

Melissa- I am so happy for you girl. Congratulations for the Win on this gorgeous work. Way to go girl. #7977925

Christine Czernin 9/23/2009 11:51:08 PM

A superb macro, Melissa.
Congratulations on this beautiful win. #7977981

Renee Doyle 9/24/2009 1:37:23 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful winner Melissa!!! #7978148

Nadya Johnson 9/24/2009 1:39:28 AM

The more I look at this beautiful photo, the more amazing it is! An outstanding winner, Melissa! Congratulations!! #7978157

Daniel Ruf 9/24/2009 2:38:04 AM

Congrats on the winner. #7978285

Ruth Grimm 9/24/2009 4:48:01 AM

Congratulations Melissa!! Stunning! #7978715

Jeff W. Robinson 9/24/2009 5:35:53 AM

Congrats Melissa on your Terrific 2nd Place Win! Jeff #7978866

Michael Kroth 9/24/2009 5:48:08 AM

Congratulations on this terrific photo, Melissa. #7978904

David Phalen 9/24/2009 5:53:43 AM

BIG Congrats on a well deserved Winner!! #7978920

Bojan Bencic 9/24/2009 6:17:28 AM

Congratulations, Melissa. Fantastic photo. #7979018

Courtenay Vanderbilt 9/24/2009 6:24:36 AM

YEA, Melissa! CONGRATULATIONS on the gold! #7979049

M.Christine Duncan 9/24/2009 6:24:52 AM

Whoo hoo! Congrats on the win Melissa, a round of applause in your honor m'dear!!! YAY! #7979050

Valentin M. Armianu 9/24/2009 6:26:40 AM

Big Congratulations on your stunning Winner!!! #7979056

Mary Beth Aiello 9/24/2009 7:21:25 AM

Just beautiful, Melissa. Huge congrats on this wonderful winner. #7979311

Ellen Hodges 9/24/2009 8:20:17 AM

Huge congrats, Melissa, on this awesome image! #7979487

Melissa Gurdus 9/24/2009 9:11:01 AM

Thanks so much, everyone for these terrific comments!! I really appreciate each and every one!! #7979637

Daniella Puente 9/24/2009 10:26:25 AM

Congrats Melissa!!! #7979806

Dianna Murphy 9/24/2009 10:57:20 AM

Hooray Melissa! I'm so happy for you! #7979912

Jean-Pierre Ducondi 9/24/2009 11:55:25 AM

Big congrats here Melissa.
JP #7980061

Denny E. Barnes 9/24/2009 2:08:18 PM

Congratulations, Melissa on your outstanding, beautiful and well deserved Win!! #7980421

Fran J. Jagger 9/24/2009 2:17:00 PM

Congrats on your GOLD winner Melissa!! :) #7980441

Fran J. Jagger 9/24/2009 2:20:21 PM

Congrats on your GOLD winner Melissa!! :) #7980452

Melissa Gurdus 9/24/2009 2:43:54 PM

Thanks so much Daniella, Dianna, Jean-Pierre, Denny and Fran for your great comments!!! #7980532

Nancy L. Green 9/24/2009 3:36:02 PM

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS Melissa on this OUTSTANDING winner, VERY well deserved!!!! <>< #7980651

Kathy Cline 9/24/2009 3:49:14 PM

congratulations

glitter-graphics.com #7980672

Kay Beausoleil 9/24/2009 6:26:22 PM

Congratulations on your fine winner, Melissa! #7981077

Maria Brown 9/24/2009 9:09:04 PM

Congratulations for this stunning winner!!!! Fascinating detail, light, color, clarity. Huge contrats. #7981455

Arnie Horwitz 9/24/2009 9:28:00 PM

Congratulations on this great winner, Melissa! #7981489

Margaret R. Barry 9/24/2009 10:30:19 PM

Congratulations on an awesome winner, Melissa! #7981567

Usman Bajwa 9/25/2009 4:38:06 AM

Many CONGRATS on this awesome Winner entry, Melissa.

UB. #7982218

Judy A. Lawhon 9/25/2009 6:05:20 AM

Really wonderful macro, Melissa, with such detail....congratulations....well deserved!!! #7982529

Kirsten (Kiki) Kjaer 9/25/2009 9:56:57 AM

Huge congrats on your winner, Melissa. #7983195

Melissa Gurdus 9/25/2009 2:34:42 PM

Thanks so much for your wonderful comments!! I appreciate them all very much!! #7983678

Janet McNeil 9/25/2009 3:26:21 PM

Great capture!!! Congrats on your win!!! #7983794

Terry L. Ellis 9/25/2009 6:31:28 PM

An awesome capture and Second Place win, Melissa! Congratulations! #7984084

Patrick Rouzes 9/25/2009 6:42:33 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible WINNER,Melissa!!!!!! WTG!!!!!!! #7984109

Jodi Zimmer 9/25/2009 7:34:56 PM

wow!!How did I miss this one!! Congratulations!! #7984239

Melissa Gurdus 9/25/2009 8:00:06 PM

Thanks so much Janet, Terry, Patrick and Jodi for your wonderful comments!! #7984278

Gord MacEachern 9/26/2009 11:54:28 AM

Congratulations on this so well deserved GOLD Melissa!! #7985769

Colleen Farrell 9/26/2009 6:45:22 PM

Awesome! Big belated congrats on your win! #7986624

Melissa Gurdus 9/26/2009 7:43:00 PM

Thanks Gord and Colleen for your wonderful comments!! #7986693

Ivan Chacon 9/27/2009 6:48:49 AM

Congrats on your excellent win Melissa! :) #7987582

Linda Blair 9/27/2009 7:00:52 AM

Amazing winner.....congratulations!!!!!! #7987632

Melissa Gurdus 9/27/2009 7:58:45 AM

Thanks Ivan and Linda for your great comments!! #7987734

Laurie Daily 9/27/2009 2:01:04 PM

A belated congratulations on this wonderful winner, Melissa...such an outstanding close up of this little guy!!!

#7988501

Leland N. Saunders 9/29/2009 1:31:35 PM

WTG Melissa ... fantastic photo ... !!

Lee #7995147

Ujjwal Mukherjee 9/29/2009 11:56:07 PM

Belated congratulations on this wonderful Winner,Melissa! #7996401

Datha Y. Thompson 9/30/2009 8:26:23 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! ! #7999142

Melissa Gurdus 10/1/2009 8:40:43 AM

Thanks so much Laurie, Leland, Ujjwal and Datha for your great comments!!! #8000468

David A. Simons 10/7/2009 5:41:21 PM

Congratulations Melissa #8017358

Melissa Gurdus 10/7/2009 5:47:50 PM

Thanks so much, David for looking and leaving this comment!! #8017378

Stanley C. Sims 8/16/2010 5:12:29 PM

This image appeared when I signed on today. I missed it before. Congratulations on your win Melissa. #8840905

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The creative power of a spider to establish a web even in the rain.

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Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: -1.00, ExposureTime: 1/200 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 800, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 100.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Uploaded on 8/25/2009 7:33:51 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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