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Janet Daniel 8/30/2009 5:06:35 PM

WOW!!! Incredibly gorgeous & stunning floral, Nancy!
The color, clarity, & lighting are superb! A favorite! #1174541

Melissa Gurdus 8/30/2009 5:09:28 PM

WOW!!! This is an awesome shot of this gorgeous lotus taken with fine detail, beautiful composition vivid color and wonderful lighting, Nancy!!! #7901782

Ron McEwan 8/30/2009 5:14:23 PM

This is so perfect that it almost doesn't look real Nancy. Excellent sharp detail and crisp color, I love it. #7901788

Nancyj Hovey 8/30/2009 6:02:58 PM

Janet
Melissa
Ron

THANK YOU my friends, for your wonderful words of encouragement and continued positive support. 8o) #7901870

Sabrina Ryan 8/30/2009 6:06:40 PM

Awesome macro photo of this Beautiful Lotus, Nancy!! #7901884

Nancyj Hovey 8/30/2009 6:20:44 PM

Sabrina
Thank you so much my friend... have a nice evening! 8o) #7901917

Nancy J. Locke 8/30/2009 6:34:45 PM

Glorious, NancyJ!!!

Hugs, Nancy J Locke #7901927

Nancyj Hovey 8/30/2009 7:01:42 PM

NancyL
THANK YOU so much my friend...8o) #7901997

Daniella Puente 8/30/2009 8:04:34 PM

Precious photo Nancy! #7902153

Nancyj Hovey 8/30/2009 8:11:26 PM

Daniella
THANK you so much.. 8o) #7902167

Laura E. Swan 8/30/2009 8:24:51 PM

This PUTS US IN A DIFFERENT world! A different REALITY! Wow, Mumj! Your title is soooooo fitting. Even two of the inner most parts are touching, not just the many many little fingers there! I don't have the words to say it but this is utterly fantastic...I FEEL THIS IMAGE! TOTALLY!

BRAVO! I see Gold.

-Laura


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Nancyj Hovey 8/30/2009 8:31:50 PM

Laura
You are so kind with your description, thank you so much... it means a lot! 8o) #7902199

Laura E. Swan 8/30/2009 10:19:18 PM

:) !!! #7902292

Liz Bullock 8/30/2009 11:15:44 PM

Beautifully captured! #7902339

Nancyj Hovey 8/31/2009 7:04:49 AM

Laura
Liz

THANK YOU so much for your kindness, and support! 8o) #7903322

Julianna J. Collett 8/31/2009 10:16:30 AM

Incredible!!!! #7903970

Nancyj Hovey 8/31/2009 10:20:41 AM

Julianna
THANK YOU so much! 8o) #7903984

Michelle Alton 8/31/2009 10:58:29 AM

Your photos are eliciting sounds from me that I can't spell...and would be banned from radio! (gasping) #7904117

Nancyj Hovey 8/31/2009 11:02:41 AM

Michelle,
Thank you, my friend... 8o) #7904133

Gina Cormier 8/31/2009 11:29:25 AM

Aweinspiring!!! Brilliant floral with awesome detail, color and comp.
Fav'd!!!!!!!! #7904247

Nancyj Hovey 8/31/2009 11:38:25 AM

Gina
THANK you so much... 8o) #7904273

Eugenio Diaz 8/31/2009 5:18:21 PM

Lovely capture and colors!!! So beautiful to view. Thanks. #7905116

Nancyj Hovey 8/31/2009 5:41:42 PM

Eugenio
Thank you! 8o) #7905202

Nadya Johnson 9/2/2009 7:51:55 PM

Wow! This photo is astounding and spectacular!! I am awestruck. Straight into my Faves!! And I doubt if I'll be posting any lotuses. LOL! Seriously... this is Sheer Perfection, Nancy. Magnificent and magical! #7910875

Nancyj Hovey 9/2/2009 8:11:27 PM

Nadya, lol, thank you for your wonderful encouragement, and you definately put some smiles on my face after a long day...tyty...8o) #7910900

Lisa K. Pullen 9/7/2009 6:24:28 PM

What an incredible capture Nancy! Such poetry, beauty, and elegance! Well done!!! #7923490

Nancyj Hovey 9/7/2009 6:38:27 PM

Lisa
THANK YOU SO MUCH, I appreciate your comments... 8o) #7923541

Fax Sinclair 12/17/2009 7:55:18 AM

i just wandered throught your images. Wow on top of Wow! #8226417

Nancyj Hovey 12/17/2009 7:13:41 PM

Fax
THANK YOU so much for your very supportive comment! I appreciate it very much! 8o) #8227977

Freddy Bland 1/18/2010 2:44:29 PM

HUGE Congratulations on your beautiful FINALIST, Nancy! Spectacular image!! :}} #8306421

Stefania Barbier 1/18/2010 3:12:45 PM

congratulations on your beautiful finalist! #8306778

Teri Klinger 1/18/2010 3:19:42 PM

WOWWW - what a beautiful macro! congrats on your finalist!!! #8306855

Ann Myers 1/18/2010 3:26:34 PM

Congratulations, Nancy!!! #8306911

Julie Burnett 1/18/2010 3:27:53 PM

I agree, WOWWW Nancy!! Gorgeous!! Congrats on this well deserved finalist!! Good luck!! :) #8306923

Sabrina Ryan 1/18/2010 3:28:34 PM

Congratulations Nancy on this Gorgeous Finalist! #8306930

Linda A. Braddock 1/18/2010 3:48:02 PM

Nancy, Congratulations on this beautiful Capture!! #8307089

Ellen Hodges 1/18/2010 3:52:41 PM

Congrats on a very WOW finalist, Nancy!!! Best luck!! #8307125

Gail Vitikacs 1/18/2010 4:03:49 PM

No doubt an awesome finalist! Way to go! #8307240

Patrick Rouzes 1/18/2010 4:04:00 PM

HEYYYYYYY, NancyJ,CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible finalist, my friend! Good luck in next round!! !!!!!!!!! #8307242

Linda L. Ruiz 1/18/2010 4:04:28 PM

This is fantastic. Can you tell me what lens you used? Great details. #8307249

Tammy M. Anderson 1/18/2010 4:14:10 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Nancy. I think we will see it one more time. #8307397

Chris Henning 1/18/2010 4:19:01 PM

Congrats, Nancy!! This is a fantastic macro, gorgeous! Thanks for the special congrats:) #8307469

Tammy Espino 1/18/2010 4:19:11 PM

Congrats, Best of luck in the next round :) #8307472

Marcel J. Fernandez 1/18/2010 4:21:33 PM

Congratulations, Nancy on your delightful Finalist. #8307506

Pat and Graham Robards 1/18/2010 4:25:26 PM

Oh well done Nancy, congratulations! I just got home! ~Pat #8307560

Terry Cervi 1/18/2010 4:28:42 PM

Stunning work, Nancy! Congrats on your finalist! #8307609

Courtenay Vanderbilt 1/18/2010 4:42:38 PM

Beautiful, Nancy! Congratulations!! #8307772

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 1/18/2010 4:43:48 PM

HUGE Congrats, Best of luck in the next round :) #8307790

Dick Jenkins 1/18/2010 4:54:47 PM

You have many lovely images in your gallery Nancy, and I applaud you on this Finalist selection. I believe I'd have to take a lot of handheld macro shots to get one as well focused, if at ever. Very nicely done. Good luck to you in this contest. #8307898

Linda Blair 1/18/2010 5:02:10 PM

Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist...outstanding capture!!!!!!! #8307954

Lorna Shutter 1/18/2010 5:11:16 PM

Woo Hoo!!! CONGRATULATIONS on this awesome Finalist, Nancyj!!!!! ... Good luck in the next round!!! :)
TJ dancing Pictures, Images and Photos #8308013

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 1/18/2010 5:25:50 PM

WHOA!!! AGAIN be still my heart!!! WTG on this awesome finalist, Nancy!!! :-) k #8308136

Debra R. Harder 1/18/2010 5:34:50 PM

This is a stunning image, Nancy! Congratulations on your beautiful finalist!! Deb #8308209

Amy M. Wilson 1/18/2010 5:41:18 PM

Huge congratulations on this OUTSTANDING Finalist, Nancy!! #8308261

Deborah C. Lewinson 1/18/2010 5:53:47 PM

Wow, congratulations, Nancy, on your stunning finalist!

Debby #8308387

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 1/18/2010 6:10:07 PM

Congratulations on your stunning finalist, Nancy!! #8308540

Dianna Murphy 1/18/2010 6:13:57 PM

A great big warm hearted congratulations to you !!! #8308572

Renata Gusciora 1/18/2010 6:18:22 PM

Huge congratulations on this stunning finalist,Nancy!!!:-) #8308611

Janet Detota 1/18/2010 6:21:24 PM

Exceptional work! Congratulations! #8308639

Diane E. Deming 1/18/2010 6:35:26 PM

Congratulations on your outstanding photo, Nancy. I see a winner in this one. Good luck. #8308780

Dawn M. Schneider 1/18/2010 6:37:28 PM

wonderful finalist nancy!!! on to the next round!!!! #8308807

Edgar A. Monzon 1/18/2010 6:49:24 PM

Its like discover a new Universe, its like get close to love, to get close to beauty, its like get close to the real things. I enjoyed your image. Its beautiful. #8308968

Patricia A. Coblentz 1/18/2010 6:53:36 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Nancy J!

Patti #8309005

Randall J. Scholten 1/18/2010 6:56:49 PM

Incredible beauty captured here! What a stunner! Congrats!

And thanks for the comment on my December finalist “The Pinnacle”! I appreciate it! #8309039

Zsuzsanna M. Szugyi 1/18/2010 6:58:28 PM

Nancy, big congratulation on your finalist! This is gorgeous! #8309060

Steve M. Harrington 1/18/2010 7:04:10 PM

Good on you, Nancy! Well deserved!
Steve #8309117

Karen Kessler 1/18/2010 7:14:40 PM

WTG on the Finalist, NancyJ! This is just gorgeous! #8309187

Kaye Burazin 1/18/2010 7:22:56 PM

Beyond exceptional....Grand prize material here. #8309243

Valentin M. Armianu 1/18/2010 7:38:10 PM


Congrats on your fantastic finalist,Nancy!! #8309309

Laura E. Swan 1/18/2010 7:47:42 PM

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ON YOUR FINALIST, MUMJ!!! Just getting home! Sorry I am late! This is WONDERFUL!

And Sooooooooooo deserving!!!

Yeeeewhooooooooooo!

-Laura #8309356

Gilbert W. Covington 1/18/2010 8:01:59 PM

Congratulations on your finalist,Nancy. Outstanding capture. #8309413

kerby lee pfrangle 1/18/2010 8:25:23 PM

Congratulations on a fine finalist. It is very beautiful. #8309488

Nancy L. Green 1/18/2010 8:54:34 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this spectacular finalist Nancy, WTG!!! <>< #8309632

Ron McEwan 1/18/2010 9:05:30 PM

I remember this one, Nancy congrats and good luck in the next round. #8309681

Sherran Andersen 1/18/2010 9:29:20 PM

Congrats Nancy. #8309761

Pamela L. Moore 1/18/2010 9:35:39 PM

congrats on your finalist - this is just stunning!! Very well deserved. #8309780

Ann Coates 1/18/2010 11:08:37 PM

Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist Nancy. #8310022

Bojan Bencic 1/18/2010 11:49:22 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, NancyJ. #8310126

Mary K. Robison 1/19/2010 12:15:30 AM

Outstanding macro in every way, Nancy!
Congratulations on its selection as a finalist, and best of luck next level! #8310188

Baqer Mohd Jawad 1/19/2010 12:37:02 AM

Wow .. Yhis amazing shot very nice details ,, super colors . Congratulations Nancy on its selection as a finalist .. best regards,,, Baqer #8310239

Muriel Jackson 1/19/2010 12:48:00 AM

A very beautiful and fascinating macro Nancy! Congratulations! #8310273

Lynn M. Whitt 1/19/2010 12:58:45 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist... This is amazingly beautiful! #8310304

hayden Cannon 1/19/2010 1:10:40 AM

Fantastic capture Nancy, a well deserved finalist and hopefully winner : ) stunning shot! #8310348

Toni Riggs 1/19/2010 1:15:13 AM

Wow, amazing clarity, congrats! #8310364

Tiia Vissak 1/19/2010 1:39:13 AM

Congratulations! #8310402

Deborah H. Benoit 1/19/2010 1:49:28 AM

Nancy this is simply stunning!!! Congratulations on being a Finalist!!!! #8310425

Robert K. Bemus 1/19/2010 2:31:36 AM

Congratulations on your Finalist, Nancy!! #8310468

Usman M. Bajwa 1/19/2010 2:57:21 AM

Stunning capture, Nancy. CONGRATZ!!

UB. #8310580

Maria A. Gonzalez 1/19/2010 3:51:27 AM

Congratulations,Nancy on your beautiful finalist.. #8310715

Jessica Jenney 1/19/2010 6:10:42 AM

Congratulations, Nancy on your beauutiful finalist! #8311209

Ujjwal Mukherjee 1/19/2010 6:55:06 AM

BIG congratulations on your excellent Finalist,Nancy!! #8311366

Shelly A. Van Camp 1/19/2010 7:11:24 AM

A Beauty!! Congrats! #8311428

Karen Bacon 1/19/2010 7:34:02 AM

A big congratulations on this incredible finalist Nancy! #8311500

Karen Engelbreth 1/19/2010 8:04:51 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Nancy... #8311628

Janet McNeil 1/19/2010 9:38:05 AM

Congratulations on this stunning macro Finalist!! #8311896

Monika Sapek 1/19/2010 10:13:05 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Nancy!
Monika #8311986

Max Aureli 1/19/2010 10:13:59 AM

Just GOLD!!!! Magnificent flower closeup, Nancy!!!! WOW if it's great!!!! #8311989

Margaret R. Barry 1/19/2010 10:33:38 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Nancy! #8312032

Susan Fox 1/19/2010 1:49:39 PM

Congratulations #8312567

Kathy Coombs 1/19/2010 1:58:51 PM

I'm on Vacation..but I saw this and had to say..WOW!!!!!!!!! How amazing! A gold for sure!!!!! #8312593

Carol L. Fowler 1/19/2010 2:56:07 PM

Specatcular Finalist! Congratulations! #8312724

Rony Sagy 1/19/2010 3:26:23 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Nancy. #8312790

Amy M. Wilson 1/19/2010 4:49:53 PM

Big congratulations on your gorgeous, well-deserved First Place win, Nancy!!! #8313022

Tammy Espino 1/19/2010 4:57:44 PM

Super big Congrats Nancy! #8313056

Max Aureli 1/19/2010 4:59:05 PM

LOL... I knew it!! :-))
Congratulations for your Gold Nancy!!! #8313066

Barbara Waldoch 1/19/2010 4:59:38 PM

Huge congratulations on your fantastic Win! #8313069

Sam Britt 1/19/2010 5:19:15 PM

Congratulations on this first place win, Nancy! #8313162

Phyllis Burchett 1/19/2010 5:19:32 PM

Congratulations on this stunning winner Nancy!! ☺ #8313163

Valentin M. Armianu 1/19/2010 5:26:35 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic win! #8313204

Randy L. Quast 1/19/2010 5:38:42 PM

Great photo and Congrats on the EP and the Win. #8313277

Debra R. Harder 1/19/2010 5:42:13 PM

WHOOOOO-HOOOOO, Nancy!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your BEAUTIFUL FIRST PLACE WIN!! Deb #8313298

William C. Raco 1/19/2010 5:58:51 PM

Fantastic clarity, beautiful color and fine detail
Congratulations, Nancy #8313388

Val Feldman 1/19/2010 6:04:52 PM

Congratulations, Nancy - the only thing bigger and better than this beautiful FIRST PLACE capture and win, is your wonderfully generous and loving heart! #8313421

Lisa J. Boulden 1/19/2010 6:22:49 PM

This is BEAUTIFUL, Nancy!!!
Big congratulations on your 1st Place Win!
~♥~~lisa #8313517

Mary Beth Aiello 1/19/2010 6:23:50 PM

I missed this earlier, but this is absolutely spectacular, Nancy. Huge congrats on this outstanding First Place Gold. Just stunning, in every way. #8313520

Mary K. Robison 1/19/2010 6:25:28 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your well-earned First Place Win, Nancy! #8313534

Lorna Shutter 1/19/2010 6:28:24 PM

This is totally awesome, Nancyj!!!!! No one deserves a FIRST PLACE WIN more than you do!!! I know you've been dreaming about this moment for quite a while now and I couldn't be happier for you!!! CONGRATULATIONS, my dear, sweet friend!!!!! You're working your way up to the GRAND PRIZE!!! ;)
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Nancyj Hovey 1/19/2010 6:28:51 PM

OH MY GOSH......THANK YOU SO MUCH EVERYONE..... and thank you BP!
am still in shock, and humbly pleased! 8o) #8313552

Jessica Jenney 1/19/2010 6:29:38 PM

Congratulations, Nancy on your fabulous First Place Win! #8313558

Agnes Fegan 1/19/2010 6:34:59 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful winning photo! #8313584

Laura E. Swan 1/19/2010 6:41:42 PM

OM GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MUMJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YOU GOT FIRST PLACE!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is SO SO SO SO SO Cool!!!!!!

I bet you haven't stopped smiling all DAY!

This is SUCH a beautiful image and so deserving!

BRAVO!!! Huge smiles here!!!

-Laura


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Elaine Baker 1/19/2010 6:45:04 PM

AMAZING image! Congratulations! #8313646

Nikki McDonald 1/19/2010 6:55:05 PM

Superb detail, Nancy. Such a wonderful image. Congratulations on your first place win! #8313703

Janice Mezzacappa 1/19/2010 6:56:32 PM

Magnificent Gold Winner Nancy Huge Congrats!! #8313706

Ellen Hodges 1/19/2010 7:03:55 PM

Huge congrats on your win, Nancy!!!!! Yeah!!! #8313743

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 1/19/2010 7:06:46 PM

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! This is no surprise in my mind!!! LOL

FANTASTIC 1st place win, NancyJ!!! :-)♫♪♫ k #8313760

Sabrina Ryan 1/19/2010 7:11:34 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your fantastic Win, Nancy! #8313785

ROLAN NARMAN 1/19/2010 7:27:44 PM

Huge Congratulations to you Nancy on this awesome First place winner! I'm so happy for you and I hope to see more of it in the future! #8313856

Marvil J. LaCroix 1/19/2010 7:33:24 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic macro image. It is the best flower macro that I have ever seen. Hard to believe you hand held the camera! #8313868

Marvil J. LaCroix 1/19/2010 8:20:58 PM

No Surprise here. Another Classic image from you Nancy. Congrats on your 1st place finish for this awesome image.

Brian #8313975

Evy Johansen 1/19/2010 8:21:20 PM

Big congratulations on your win, Nancy!! #8313978

LUCIA VELICU 1/19/2010 8:22:34 PM

Excellent picture of an unique flower, Nancy!
A WELL DESERVED AWARD! #8313984

Freddy Bland 1/19/2010 9:03:29 PM

Enormous congratulations to you, NancyJ, on this excellent image!! I'm thrilled for you and it is so deserved!! #8314081

Patricia A. Coblentz 1/19/2010 9:07:59 PM

Big congratulations to you Nancy...this is truly an incredible image and certainly deserves top awards...so glad it was indeed awarded gold 1st!!!!!
I'm so happy for you :)

Patti #8314085

Cindy Bendush 1/19/2010 9:22:33 PM

Beautiful Nancy! Congrats on your beautiful winner! #8314100

Usman M. Bajwa 1/19/2010 9:59:58 PM

Many Congratz. on your First Place Winner image, Nancy. WTG!

UB. #8314157

Rona L. Schwarz 1/19/2010 10:23:32 PM

Sorry I missed this earlier, Nancy. It is an absolutely spectacular image - beautiful macro detail and clarity. A terrific First Place Winner! CONGRATULATIONS! #8314236

Steve M. Harrington 1/19/2010 10:32:59 PM

Better on you, Nancy! :) I am truly pleased for you.
Steve #8314265

Bojan Bencic 1/19/2010 10:37:25 PM

Congratulations on your win, Nancy. #8314283

Kerry Hill 1/19/2010 11:24:36 PM

Congratulations on your gorgeous winner, Nancy!! #8314435

Robert K. Bemus 1/19/2010 11:38:17 PM

Congratulations on your First Place Win, Nancy!! #8314454

Stefania Barbier 1/19/2010 11:47:05 PM

huge congrats on your win!!!! #8314469

Renee Doyle 1/20/2010 12:07:38 AM

Gorgeous work Nancy!!! Huge congratulations on this excellent first place win!! #8314524

Toni Riggs 1/20/2010 1:04:49 AM

Congrats on your win! #8314644

Baqer Mohd Jawad 1/20/2010 1:12:52 AM

Heartly congrats Nancy on your win.
Wish you all the best ,,, Regards
Baqer #8314656

Tammy M. Anderson 1/20/2010 3:17:01 AM

Congrats on your beautiful winner, Nancy. #8314777

Maria A. Gonzalez 1/20/2010 3:41:26 AM

Big congratulations Nancy on this beautiful winner. #8314873

Ujjwal Mukherjee 1/20/2010 3:44:08 AM

HUGE congratulations on your wonderful Winner,Nancy!! #8314885

Stephen Zacker 1/20/2010 3:59:57 AM

The detail is amazing. A Stunning image. Congratulations #8314934

Tammy L. Newcomb 1/20/2010 4:12:50 AM

Congrats Nancy... Awesome Job... #8314975

Anita Hogue 1/20/2010 4:13:35 AM

WOW, this is sooooooo gorgeous Nancy! Congratulations on your first place win! #8314976

Karen Celella 1/20/2010 4:44:29 AM

Congratulations on your impressive first place winning image Nancy. #8315055

Karen Bacon 1/20/2010 5:00:14 AM

A big congrats on your first place win Nancy! #8315114

Julie Burnett 1/20/2010 5:07:02 AM

A HUGE congratulations on this VERY impressive FIRST place win, Nancy!! WTG!!! #8315145

Courtenay Vanderbilt 1/20/2010 5:23:55 AM

Yea, Nancy!!! Huge Congratulations to you! #8315189

Diane E. Deming 1/20/2010 5:38:35 AM

Nancy-This is a well-deserved first place. A Big Congratulations! #8315229

Linda Blair 1/20/2010 6:59:26 AM

Congratulations on your first place win....well deserved...it's awesome!!!!!!!! #8315483

Cathy Barrows 1/20/2010 7:10:22 AM

Congrats on your 1st place win...gorgeous...love the way the pistols? are hanging on to the center #8315511

Nancyj Hovey 1/20/2010 8:16:04 AM

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TO ALL of you for the great support, encouragement, and BP Family! 8o) #8315697

Margaret R. Barry 1/20/2010 8:22:31 AM

Congratulations on your fantastic winner, Nancy! #8315720

Lydia Williams 1/20/2010 9:38:07 AM

Awesome Nancy...CONGRATULATIONS!! #8315850

Cyndy Doty 1/20/2010 1:27:31 PM

Nancy, Congratulations on a well deserved 1st Place Winner! #8316359

Summer A. Kozisek 1/20/2010 2:24:05 PM

Stunning macro Nancy, congratulations on your win! #8316489

Laurie Daily 1/20/2010 3:11:35 PM

WoW!!! A fabulous winner, Nancy...congrats to you!!! #8316611

Ann Myers 1/20/2010 3:18:22 PM

Sincere congratulations, Nancy! #8316643

Randy D. Dinkins 1/20/2010 4:16:29 PM

Beautiful macro shot, well done; and congratulations. #8316840

Dianna Murphy 1/20/2010 4:39:30 PM

A big warm hearted congratulations to you on your fantastic winner!!! I wish you continued success in the future.
Dianna #8316956

JO ANN CLEVELAND 1/20/2010 4:41:04 PM

Ohhh Nancy! So glad this was a 1st Place Winner and very well deserved!

jo ann c. #8316965

Claudia Kuhn 1/20/2010 4:46:13 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful winner Nancy! #8316981

Dominick M. Dimacale 1/20/2010 5:32:02 PM

Congratulations Nancy on your Wonderful Winner!!!


Dominick #8317150

Mike Umbreit 1/20/2010 5:56:17 PM

Nancy - Congratulations!! - Mike #8317241

Hosey M. Harrell III 1/20/2010 6:05:31 PM

Congratulations Nancy! What an absolutely beautiful shot. #8317278

Amanda Cass 1/20/2010 7:11:13 PM

congrats Nancy what an amazing looking flower centre this is ! #8317433

Monika Sapek 1/20/2010 10:11:42 PM

Many congratulations on your amazing and beautiful First Place Winner, Nancy!
Monika #8317709

Bill Houghton 1/21/2010 5:09:41 AM

Nancyj, this is such s great shot. Beautiful job. Congratulations on your win. Have a wonderful day, Bill

If you have time, check out my website:

Bill Houghton Photography



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Renata Gusciora 1/21/2010 5:51:33 AM

Huge congratulations on your First Place Winner,Nancy!!!:-) #8318525

Nancyj Hovey 1/21/2010 6:11:16 AM

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH.... for all of your wonderful comments & congrats....I am so honored!

Photobucket #8318591

Nadia Paul 1/21/2010 2:24:52 PM

Breathtakingly beautiful! Many congrats on your win Nancyj! #8319467

Nancyj Hovey 1/21/2010 2:58:23 PM

Nadia
THANK YOU so much for your wonderful comment.... have a great evening! 8o) #8319511

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 1/21/2010 3:55:02 PM

Incredible beauty Nancy! Congratulations!!! #8319595

Allen O. Howard 1/21/2010 7:33:53 PM

Outstanding! A belated congratulations! #8320078

Nancyj Hovey 1/22/2010 5:45:03 AM

THANK YOU so much for your wonderful congrats, and support! Have a great creative day! 8o) #8320979

Kathy Coombs 1/22/2010 1:58:29 PM

TOO Beautiful NOT to win!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #8322034

Patrick Rouzes 1/22/2010 5:26:41 PM

A GIGANTIC CONGRATULATIONS on this phenomenal First Place WINNER, NancyJ! I am delighted for you & this is a wonderful moment for you & by the many comments, for a lot of other people too! Must be a great thrill ,my friend!WTG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #8322430

Nancyj Hovey 1/22/2010 6:50:30 PM

Kathy
Patrick

THANK you so much for your wonderful continued support, congrats, and encouragement! I so appreciate all of the BP family... thanks again! 8o) #8322708

Wm Nosal 1/23/2010 4:53:55 PM

WOW AGAIN!!!! Beautiful!
BIG CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!

It Almost looks like a ...Should I say It........Cake.....??? #8324728

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 1/23/2010 5:53:21 PM

Congratulations on your fabulous win, Nancy!! #8324842

Nancyj Hovey 1/23/2010 5:59:44 PM

WmN
lol - caake?!!! THANK you so much, and I love your humor...it does look like cake! 8o)

Kelly
THANK YOU for your congrats, and visiting my image... have a great evening! 8o) #8324859

Boyd L. Alexander 1/24/2010 5:47:35 AM

Congratulations on your well deserved win Nancy!! #8325439

Nancyj Hovey 1/24/2010 6:41:45 AM

Boyd
THANK you so much for the congrats! Have a wonderful day! 8o) #8325604

Nancy J. Locke 1/24/2010 6:01:30 PM

SUPER SUPER CONGRATS NANCYJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WOOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What a beautiful win. Soooooo proud of you!!!!!!

Hugs, Nancy J Locke #8327010

Nancyj Hovey 1/24/2010 6:42:21 PM

NancyL
THANK YOU so much for the congrats, I always appreciate your support & continued encouragement! 8o) #8327058

Paula Showen 1/25/2010 9:17:59 PM

Georgeous winner! Congratulations! #8330386

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 1/26/2010 1:03:06 PM

AWSOPME, Congrats on your win!!! #8332135

Nancyj Hovey 1/26/2010 1:57:57 PM

Paula
THANK you for the congrats... and for visiting my image!have a great day!!! 8o)

Peaches
Hey, thank you so much for the congrats... glad you like this one... appreciate you! 8o) #8332315

Chris Schlosser 1/26/2010 3:59:24 PM

Nancy, Congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL winner!!! #8332587

Nancyj Hovey 1/26/2010 4:52:12 PM

Chris...
Oh,thank you..for the congrats, and your wonderful comment... have a great evening!8o) #8332674

Songbird Cline 1/28/2010 8:57:57 AM

spectacular.. this looks like a Lotus blossom.. is it? #8337310

Nancyj Hovey 1/28/2010 4:59:16 PM

Songbird
Yes, the sacred Lotus blossom....
glad you like this ... and understand! Have a blessed evening! 8o) #8338236

Michael Kroth 2/2/2010 10:09:47 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Nancy! #8350471

Nancyj Hovey 2/2/2010 11:02:13 AM

Michael
THANK YOU so much for the congrats...have a wonderful day! 8o) #8350552

Salwa Afef 2/9/2010 3:52:25 PM

Congratulations ,Nancy on your wonderful winner :) #8369527

Nancyj Hovey 2/9/2010 4:47:40 PM

Salwa
THANK YOU greatly for the congrats! 8o) #8369581

Christine R. Lobsinger 2/11/2010 4:28:15 AM

Momj, THIS IS ALMOST EDIBLE.. it is AMAZING... I've NEVER EVER SEE ANY FLOWER LIKE THIS BEFORE...
SIMPLY SPECTACULAR!!!

SUPERB!!!!!

A GIGANTIC CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR EP, FINALIST AND FIRST PLACE WINNER>>>>>

OUTSTANDING SHOT!!!!!


CHRISTINE
SMILING BIG #8373447

Nancyj Hovey 2/11/2010 4:30:06 AM

THANK YOU so much dear Christine...for the congrats...and your continued encouargementive support! 8o) #8373454

Deborah H. Benoit 2/11/2010 4:49:26 AM

Congratulations Nancy for your win!!!! Outstanding work!!! I am heading for florida In March for two weeks. I hope I can find my gems while I am there. #8373512

Nancyj Hovey 2/11/2010 5:07:40 AM

THANK YOU Deborah, for the congrats....
and hope you will enjoy FL, and it warms up by the time you get here! 8o) #8373541

Gina M. Savage 2/13/2010 8:50:47 AM

I just saw this...WOW...huge congrats. It is stunning and beautiful. #8379041

Nancyj Hovey 2/13/2010 9:07:40 AM

THANK YOU Gina.... for the congrats and beautiful comment! 8o) #8379088

Pu Chen 2/18/2010 9:04:31 PM

Congratulations! Wonderfully done! I have always been attracted by lotus and tried many times to capture those stamen. It is the perfect interpretation! Great job! #8393241

Nancyj Hovey 2/19/2010 5:13:57 AM

Pu C
THANK YOU so much, and welcome to my gallery.... hope you have a wonderful day. Am going to your gallery right now! 8o) #8393853

Crystal Young 2/20/2010 3:20:01 PM

This is such an amazing such! It's so clear and very interesting! Congrats on your win! #8401955

Nancyj Hovey 2/20/2010 5:46:55 PM

Crystal
THANK YOU so much for your wonderful comments & congrats. Glad you like this image! 8o) #8402349

Gina Cormier 2/21/2010 2:21:26 PM

Nancy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations on this outstanding winner!!!! WTG!!!! So happy for you!!!!!! #8404754

Nancyj Hovey 2/21/2010 2:27:42 PM

Gina C
THANK you soooooo much for the congrats! ... I truly appreciate you! 8o) #8404776

Tommy E. Burgess 2/21/2010 11:57:36 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful and well deserved win Nancy!!! #8405733

Nancyj Hovey 2/22/2010 4:32:08 AM

Tommy
THANK YOU for the congrats, and so nice to hear from you! Have a wonderful day! 8o) #8406285

adrifil 2/22/2010 2:46:45 PM

Astonishing! I've never seen nothing like this, looks from another world.
Congratulations on your 1st prize, this photo is really wonderful. #8407735

Nancyj Hovey 2/22/2010 4:38:07 PM

Adrifil
THANK YOU so much for your kind comments and congrats! Have a wonderful evening! 8o) #8407974

Sam Britt 2/22/2010 5:14:55 PM

Big Congrats on your first place win, Nancy! #8408058

Sam Britt 2/22/2010 5:33:13 PM

...oops, this is for January, February winners haven't been posted yet! #8408133

Sam Britt 2/22/2010 5:38:36 PM

I meant January winners haven't posted yet this month...sorry! #8408169

Nancyj Hovey 2/22/2010 5:46:10 PM

That's ok Sam - THANK YOU anyway... and have a great evening... 8o) #8408219

Max Aureli 2/22/2010 5:49:24 PM

Hum... did you Win again?? Congratulations and congratulations again Nancy !! :-)) LOL #8408236

Nancyj Hovey 2/22/2010 7:54:12 PM

Max
lol, no, this is December's win...but thank you thank you! 8o) #8408441

hayden Cannon 2/23/2010 1:51:16 AM

Hey Nancy huge congrats on your 1st place win and a be-lated congrats at that, absolutly superb image and a well deserved winner congratulations again! #8408710

Nancyj Hovey 2/23/2010 4:33:33 AM

Hayden
THANK YOU so much for your congrats, and continued support...nice to see you here again! 8o) #8409067

Carol Teal 2/23/2010 10:47:13 PM

Very beautiful! Congrats on the big win! And I am interested in this place in Spring Hill where this was taken. Where are the Suncoast Water Gardens? #8411376

Nancyj Hovey 2/24/2010 5:08:35 AM

Carol
THANK YOU for your wonderful comments...the garden is close to the botanical gardens! 8o) I will email you the site! 8o) #8411950

Sharon Smith 2/26/2010 2:00:15 PM

Congrats on your awesome first place win, Nancy! #8418841

Nancyj Hovey 2/26/2010 3:59:33 PM

Sharon
Thank you for the congrats, have a wonderful day! 8o) #8418957

Nadya Johnson 2/27/2010 8:14:20 AM

Sorry I haven't been here in SO long, Nancy! I don't even have a computer at the moment (died) so I have to steal time. lol! Your gallery is a knock out! HUGE congrats on the GORGEOUS 1st Place Winner! Wow, it is GLORIOUS!!! WAY TO GO!! #8420249

Nancyj Hovey 2/27/2010 8:28:36 AM

OMGosh, SO good to hear from you Nadya, my friend! Sorry to hear about your computer 8o(. Hope you get a new one sooner than not! ... THANK YOU for your kind connments here, and continued friendship! 8o) #8420274

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 2/27/2010 4:28:43 PM

I just found this awesome image and had to add it to my favs, NancyJ.
Totally amazing image. I can't even believe my own eyes. What a well deserved win!
I'm sorry I haven't been around for so long. Work work work like 12 hours a day for almost 3 months.
Thank you so very much for your birthday greeting. I didn't even have time to have a birthday and you thinking of me really warmed my heart. Thank you dear friend. #8420910

Nancyj Hovey 2/27/2010 4:36:19 PM

Kiki
Hey girl, so glad to hear from you. THANK you for the congrats, and as always, kind support of my work... glad you are working! Take care, and come chat when you can! 8o) #8420919

Sharon 3/11/2010 9:53:32 PM

Nancy, belated congratulations on your outstanding First Place Win!!! #8449494

Nancyj Hovey 3/12/2010 3:29:22 AM

Sharon, THANK YOU so soo much...I appreciate your continued support and encouragement! 8o) #8449915

Annette Carr 6/22/2010 4:52:28 PM

This is beautiful. I've never seen anything like it. You have clarity throughout, the colors are striking, and the way the little stringy thing lie, it looks like dancing.

AND you got FIRST PLACE!!!!!! WOW.
HUGE HUGE HUGE CONGRATULATIONS! #8711667

Nancyj Hovey 6/22/2010 4:55:05 PM

Annette
THANK you so much for your wonderful support. AM Pleased that you like this image.... Lotus flowers are special, and so interesting to capture by camera!!! Thanks for the congrats too! 8o) #8711676

Kathy Coombs 7/13/2010 9:40:54 PM

Boy am I late! Well I'm not surprised..it's just wonderful! #8760532

Nancyj Hovey 7/14/2010 6:41:55 AM

Hey, THANK YOU Kathy. Good to see you back! 8o) #8761205

Annette Carr 7/14/2010 3:38:44 PM

WOWZA! Congratulations on this very well deserved first place. I can see why it got first place. This image tells a story. The tendrils of the flower are so delicate, crisp, and flowing. WOWZA! #8763118

Nancyj Hovey 7/14/2010 7:24:46 PM

Hi Annette, am pleased you like this one...it is a special one for me! THANK YOU! 8o) #8764022

Rich Helmer 7/14/2010 10:01:05 PM

Wow!!! This is incredible!!! Very nice!!1 Great Gallery!!!! :) #8764380

Nancyj Hovey 7/15/2010 8:54:37 AM

THANK YOU bunches, Rich! and I am pleased you like my gallery 8o) #8765483

Marcel J. Fernandez 7/15/2010 5:11:50 PM

Nancy, A big congratulations on your Splendid First Place Winner! #8766351

Nancyj Hovey 7/16/2010 6:10:02 AM

Marcel,
Thank you so much... it was so unexpected when I got this...having not had one before...! 8o) #8767469

Rod Partington 7/22/2010 6:34:50 AM

Absolutely incredible image Nancy! I did an audible WOW! when I saw this. Really a phenomenal photo! Congrats on your your first place win. I think you made it easy for the judges. Cheers! #8779970

Nancyj Hovey 7/22/2010 4:07:20 PM

Rod
THANK you so much for such a nice comment... and congrats! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! 8o) #8780880

Sandy Stigliano 8/16/2010 3:46:06 PM

Absolutely breathtaking Nancy! Congratulations on your first place win! #8840298

Nancyj Hovey 8/16/2010 4:46:28 PM

Sandy
A HUGE THANK YOU.... 8o) #8840757

Joanna Madloch 10/17/2010 6:37:54 PM

Amazing image, Nancy. Huge congrats! #8978552

Nancyj Hovey 10/17/2010 7:07:12 PM

Thank you so much Joanna! That Lotus flower was even more beautiful in person! 8o) #8978675

Paula Showen 10/17/2010 8:08:37 PM

Excellent! Congratulations! #8978865

Nancyj Hovey 10/17/2010 8:49:00 PM

Thank you Paula! 8o) #8978959

Nikki McDonald 10/17/2010 8:53:23 PM

Superb image -- congratulations on the first place win, Nancy. #8978964

Nancyj Hovey 10/18/2010 4:46:20 AM

Nikki,
THank you so much.... 8o) #8979719

Christine R. Lobsinger 10/18/2010 4:56:06 AM

Spectacular Momj! I am so thrilled for you and your first place win!
Congratulations to you on your outstanding WINNER!!!!!!
Smiling Big,
Chris #8979743

Nancyj Hovey 10/18/2010 6:24:49 AM

Hey, THANK YOU Christine....
Have a wonderful day! 8o) #8980087

Keith P. Wagner 11/15/2010 5:59:14 PM

Nancy,

Fantastic shot; congratulations on your win!

Keith #9038916

Nancyj Hovey 11/16/2010 4:54:01 AM

THANK YOU SO MUCH Keith....
This is one of my personal favorites...even before the GOLD...lol! 8o) #9040759

Chris Schlosser 11/29/2010 6:49:55 PM

WOW, this is just amazing, Nancy! Congratulations on your beautiful first place winner!! #9070695

Nancyj Hovey 11/29/2010 8:26:17 PM

Chris, Thank you for the congrats, and kind visit to my gallery. 8o) #9070810

Michelle T. Hekle 12/13/2010 7:36:26 PM

I just love this picture - congrads.
I would like to thank you for making the kind comment on my picture - because of it - I got to see this great closeup! #9099660

Nancyj Hovey 12/13/2010 10:14:20 PM

Michelle,
THANK YOU so much for the congrats on this image. It IS one of my favorites, and was such a delight to shoot. One of those once in a lifetime Lotus flowers dancing for me! Just awesome to gaze at, and an honor to capture by camera.
Congrats on your finalist this month! 8o) #9100707

Niels Sandal 12/14/2010 2:27:13 PM

Congratulations on this deserved win. As a biologist I am also curious what is actually shown on this beautiful and very sharp flower macro. It seems that the male parts of the flower are leaning in on the female part of the flower. That the middle of the flower is not just symmetric makes it more interesting. Great picture. #9103156

Nancyj Hovey 12/14/2010 3:14:26 PM

Niels,
Thank you so much for your comments, and teaching me something new about the Lotus. wow! 8o) #9103228

Keith P. Wagner 12/14/2010 7:51:36 PM

Congratulations on your well deserved win; it is an awesome capture!

Keith #9103938

Nancyj Hovey 12/15/2010 9:56:04 AM

Keith,
THANK YOU so much! It was a great surprise, and joy! Getting Golds on BP isn't easy! AND I am sure GRATEFUL for this one! 8o) #9105779

Rita Jane Smith 12/20/2010 9:05:38 AM

Congratulations Nancy on your very well deserved win, your photo is beautiful!!! #9116170

Nancyj Hovey 12/20/2010 9:12:39 AM

Rita
Thank you so much for the congrats! Have happy Holidays! 8o) #9116182

Patricia White 12/31/2010 11:14:43 AM

I sure wish I could hold my camera this still. This is outstanding and congratulations. #9135252

Nancyj Hovey 12/31/2010 11:50:02 AM

Patricia,
THANK YOU, and Happy New Year to you! 8o) #9135307

Patricia A. Stalter 3/29/2011 10:03:35 AM

Well, better late than never on my congrats on this image. So deserving! #9324096

Nancyj Hovey 3/29/2011 12:14:44 PM

Patricia
THANK YOU so much. I appreciate it very much! Have a great day! 8o) #9324326

Bill Houghton 4/28/2011 8:24:33 PM

Nancyj, this is a beautiful winner. Thanks for your comment, Bill #9378651

Nancyj Hovey 4/29/2011 4:41:18 AM

Bill
THANK you so much. Hope you have a wonderful day! 8o) #9379198

Phyllis A. Houghton 5/19/2011 6:53:45 PM

Congratulations on this outstanding image. It is an amazing capture and the fact that this was taken hand held makes it even more amazing. #9415498

Nancyj Hovey 5/19/2011 7:03:48 PM

Phyllis
THANK YOU for the congrats. I wish I could get into the roll of those nice photos again. The Lotus blossoms just are not there this year! Maybe next year! Have a great evening! 8o) #9415521

Millie A. Talarico 6/2/2011 12:14:40 PM

I don't know how I missed this beauty! Congratulations on a perfect photo,Nancy! #9440734

Nancyj Hovey 6/2/2011 4:59:32 PM

Millieanne
THANK YOU so much for the congrats. I wish I could find another perfect Lotus like this one! 8o) #9441156

Mitch Spence 7/10/2011 11:36:21 AM

Belated but big congratulations, Nancy, on this gorgeous image and win. #9520364

Nancyj Hovey 7/10/2011 4:09:38 PM

Mitch
THANK YOU so much.... Am pleased you like this image! 8o) #9520868

Kim Lund 7/30/2011 6:48:07 AM

Perfect in every way and a most deserving winner! Congratulations! #9568824

Nancyj Hovey 7/30/2011 11:15:14 AM

Kim
THANK YOU so much for the congrats on this winner. I am not on BP much right now, so seeing this past winner puts a smile on my face! 8o) #9569494

Cassie L. Woodlee 8/4/2011 5:31:17 AM

TOTALLY AMAZING!!!!!!! #9581171

Nancyj Hovey 8/4/2011 5:59:19 AM

Cassie
THANK YOU. I totally loved this Lotus when I first saw it in the garden. Wish I had a water garden of my own...would be full of lotus flowers!!! butterflies, and dragonflies..(bees etc)
Have a great day! 8o) #9581258

Terry Cervi 9/2/2011 8:19:40 AM

I wish we had these beautiful flowers around here, Nancy! This is just stunning!! A very belated congrats on this beauty! #9648812

Nancyj Hovey 9/2/2011 4:04:31 PM

Terri
THANK YOU so much... yes, and I would love to see Lotus blossoms growing world wide!!! WWouldn't be wonderful? 8o) #9649496

Yulianto Soeroso 9/19/2011 2:50:09 PM

wow nice detail and wonderfuull #9680015

Nancyj Hovey 9/23/2011 3:30:46 PM

Yulianto
THANK YOU so much for your kind comments. 8o) #9687486

John Connolly 11/1/2011 12:17:06 PM

Huge congratulations on your first place win, Nancy! This is a brilliant close up capture! Well done! #9777078

Nancyj Hovey 11/1/2011 1:12:39 PM

Hi John
THANK YOU so much for your kindness regarding this image. 8o) #9777190

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 11/4/2011 7:57:38 AM

I often come and look and this incredible image, NancyJ.
But today I come to invite you to sign my BD card for Laura. Want to come? #9783369

Nancyj Hovey 11/4/2011 8:02:33 AM

Kiki...
THANK YOU for your wonderful visits, and of course I will BRT! 8o) #9783385

JO ANN CLEVELAND 4/17/2013 7:47:52 AM

Fannnnnn...tastic Nancy, just saw this in "macros" on BP..

Absolutely gorgeous!

jo ann c. #10656838

Nancyj Hovey 4/17/2013 11:29:22 AM

THANK YOU Jo Anne
One of my personal favs #10657018

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Description

Suncoast Water Gardens, Spring Hill FL

Hand held, natural morning light.

(Details & Macro 8/30/2009)
(resubmitted 12/2009)

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/1600 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 64, FocalLength: 9.22 mm, Model: SP590UZ

Uploaded on 8/30/2009 5:00:31 PM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner


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