Wind Blown Lotus

© Melissa Gurdus

Wind Blown Lotus

Tiia Vissak level-classic 10/28/2009 1:01:50 AM

wonderful colors, details & framing! #1197528

Renata Gusciora level-classic 10/28/2009 1:14:08 AM

Beautiful floral with wonderful details and delicate color,Melissa! #8081062

Paul E. Earl level-classic 10/28/2009 1:25:11 AM

Very beautiful and the raindrops just top it off perfectly! #8081084

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 10/28/2009 1:33:22 AM

Thanks so much, Tiia, Renata and Paul for looking and leaving these terrific comments!! #8081098

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic 10/28/2009 2:33:19 AM

WOW!!! Amazingly beautiful floral image, Melissa. The colors are so gorgeous and the details are fantastic. #8081148

Doug Pignet level-classic 10/28/2009 2:44:23 AM

Wow!!! What wonderful clarityu and colors...Love the rain drops. #8081163

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 10/28/2009 3:09:14 AM

Thanks so much, Kirsten and Douglas for looking and leaving these great comments!! #8081233

Tess L. Yee level-classic 10/28/2009 3:40:54 AM

Gorgeous color and detail, Melissa! This is a real beauty! #8081352

Linda M. Walker level-classic 10/28/2009 3:49:54 AM

Beautifully captured...love the rain drops #8081386

Nikki McDonald level-classic 10/28/2009 3:54:08 AM

Beautiful lines, color and detail, Melissa. #8081412

Leslie McLain level-classic 10/28/2009 4:34:19 AM

BEautiful colors, comp and background, Melissa. That's dedication to your art to stand in the rain to get the shot. #8081542

Annie Booth 10/28/2009 4:41:58 AM

Melissa- These are such beutiful flowers. Love the pink and the rain drops really give it a special look. So pretty.

Have a wonderful day my friend. #8081564

frank w. degenhardt level-classic 10/28/2009 5:12:52 AM

Melissa- I love the side by side view you gave us with the one open, the one here about to open. These are such beaitful flowers and I love the pink color of them. Gorgeous lighting and beautiful clarity, the rain drops gives it that special look.
Fantastic work my friend.
Have a wonderful day, do enjoy. #8081653

Bobby Ray Goodman level-classic 10/28/2009 5:14:51 AM

Hi Melissa,That is stunning macro.Beautiful color and detail!!!! #8081665

Amy M. Wilson level-classic 10/28/2009 5:18:30 AM

Gorgeous colors and details, Melissa!!! #8081688

Linda D. Lester level-classic 10/28/2009 5:48:09 AM

What a beauty...love the waterdrops! #8081830

Julie Burnett level-classic 10/28/2009 5:58:30 AM

How beautiful, Melissa!! The colors, lighting, and composition are really wonderful! #8081876

Monnie Ryan level-classic 10/28/2009 6:34:57 AM

Just gorgeous, Melissa -- your perspective really adds to the interest and gives that beautiful flower even more pizzazz! #8082019

Eugenio Diaz level-classic 10/28/2009 6:41:27 AM

Absolutely amazing and beautiful shot !
Love the raindrops on it and the wonderful colours!!!
Well done, Melissa!
Fabulous work! #8082049

Marty Straub level-classic 10/28/2009 7:34:23 AM

Ha, I'd like to see a picture of you walking the gardens under an umbrella taking rain-drenched flower shots. This is a real beauty, Melissa. It does look like it's wind-blown and certainly water-laden. You show with fine macro detail how beautiful and resilient life can be. #8082210

Jack Ryan level-classic 10/28/2009 7:43:21 AM

Another real beauty, Melissa...outstanding detail and wonderful color. Those raindrops are awesome!!! Excellent work as always. #8082247

Val Feldman level-classic 10/28/2009 8:11:12 AM

Oh, I love the deep saturated color on this, Melissa...and the curve of the bloom petals does give a windblown appearance - add the finely detailed raindrops and...perfect! #8082350

ROLAN NARMAN 10/28/2009 8:13:24 AM

Wonderful composition, colors and framing Melissa! #8082360

Margaret R. Barry level-classic 10/28/2009 8:32:02 AM

Gorgeous, Melissa. Fantastic clarity, composition, color and detail! #8082417

Sam Britt level-classic 10/28/2009 8:56:29 AM

Beautiful color, light & fine detail, Melissa. #8082486

Ann Coates level-classic 10/28/2009 10:31:38 AM

Great shot which I imagine couldn't have been the easiest to get in those conditions. Beautiful work Melissa. #8082687

Pat and Graham Robards level-classic 10/28/2009 10:40:36 AM

Beautil word in not the best of conditions!~Pat #8082710

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic 10/28/2009 1:25:18 PM

Beautiful comp and sense of motion. Fantastis lighting, colors and I love the water drops. #8083056

Carol Sawyer level-classic 10/28/2009 1:58:37 PM

Beautiful capture, color and detail, Melissa!! #8083130

Julianna J. Collett level-classic 10/28/2009 2:34:15 PM

Gorgeous - perfectly framed! #8083195

Randy D. Dinkins level-classic 10/28/2009 3:13:03 PM

Great job getting this shot!! Beautiful details and color. #8083252

Gina Cormier level-classic 10/28/2009 4:13:38 PM

WOW.....simply stunning Melissa!!!! #8083393

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 10/28/2009 5:40:14 PM

Fantastic colors, detail, clarity, dof & presentation here, Melissa! #8083562

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-classic 10/28/2009 6:43:27 PM

Oh, Melissa...this is GORGEOUS!!! :-) k #8083713

Carol L. Fowler level-classic 10/28/2009 8:35:56 PM

Gorgeous transverse composition and color #8083948

Stefania Barbier level-classic 10/29/2009 1:24:38 AM

exquisite!!!! #8084425

Nancyj Hovey level-classic 10/29/2009 8:25:15 AM

Awesome, perfect, and an instant fav! 8o) #8085554

Carolyn Morgan level-classic 10/29/2009 7:42:16 PM

Really special! #8087082

Ray Thoms level-classic 10/30/2009 5:00:44 AM

Not really sure how I missed this one Melissa.....very nicely done and kudos for being out in the rain...... #8087951

Allen O. Howard 10/30/2009 6:02:40 AM

The colors are so vivid and the details are extra sharp, Melissa. The background frames the flower perfectly! Well done! #8088111

Robyn A. Terrell 11/1/2009 8:59:15 AM

Goodness Melissa, this is a stunning macro capture! Exceptional detail, color and movement...just beautiful! #8093673

Nancyj Hovey level-classic 11/2/2009 4:54:51 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving EFP! 8o) #8098074

Mitch Spence level-classic 11/5/2009 9:10:21 AM

Love the sweep of the petals and that single one standing apart. #8106196

Ruth Grimm 11/23/2009 5:39:18 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist image, Melissa! #8154759

Jessica Jenney level-classic 11/23/2009 6:02:49 AM

Congratulations, Melissa on your beautiful finalist! #8154903

Bojan Bencic level-classic 11/23/2009 6:20:58 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa. Beautiful. #8154990

Jack Ryan level-classic 11/23/2009 6:21:16 AM

Congratulations, Melissa...very deserving!!! #8154991

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 11/23/2009 6:22:41 AM

Stunning finalist, Melissa!

Congratulations,
Debby #8155001

Amy M. Wilson level-classic 11/23/2009 6:42:03 AM

Congratulations on your fantastic Finalist, Melissa!!! #8155126

M.Christine Duncan 11/23/2009 6:48:52 AM

Congratulations Melissa!!! I'm so excited to see this gorgeous capture make finalist... and maybe more!!! Bravo m'dear, this is stunning to say the least! #8155183

Gina Cormier 11/23/2009 7:08:36 AM

CONGRATS ON THIS BEAUTIFUL IMAGE!! #8155324

Nancyj Hovey level-classic 11/23/2009 7:13:43 AM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST

on this outstanding gorgeous flower! 8o) #8155375

anonymous 11/23/2009 7:27:08 AM

Congratulations Melissa on your fabulous finalist. #8155483

Pat and Graham Robards level-classic 11/23/2009 7:31:13 AM

Congratulations Melissa, I KNEW I would see this one again! ~Pat #8155513

Heidi Knight level-classic 11/23/2009 7:35:59 AM

I always LOVED this! So I am happy that it went on to the finals. I am sure it will win aswell! Congratulations Melissa! ;) #8155562

Margaret R. Barry level-classic 11/23/2009 7:56:09 AM

Congratulations on an outstanding finalist, Melissa! #8155700

Tiia Vissak level-classic 11/23/2009 8:43:02 AM

Congratulations! #8156059

Karen Bacon level-classic 11/23/2009 8:52:10 AM

Congrats on this gorgeous finalist Melissa! #8156118

Allen O. Howard 11/23/2009 9:02:24 AM

Congratulations to you on your most excellent finalist, Melissa! #8156188

Marcel J. Fernandez 11/23/2009 9:46:24 AM

Congratulations Meliss on your most beautiful Finalist. #8156493

Carrie M. Groseclose level-classic 11/23/2009 9:55:54 AM

Congratulations Melissa on your gorgeous Finalist! #8156534

Christine Czernin level-classic 11/23/2009 10:03:31 AM

Many congrats on this fantastic finalist,Melissa. A beautiful floral with great color and clarity. #8156581

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 11/23/2009 10:14:52 AM

Gorgeous, Melissa! Congratulations!! :) #8156672

Betsy Labuschagne 11/23/2009 11:07:45 AM

Congratulations on your Finalist, Melissa!! Gorgeous!! #8156954

Ellen Hodges level-classic 11/23/2009 11:23:00 AM

Congrats on your awesome finalists!! Melissa, best luck!! #8157038

Stefania Barbier level-classic 11/23/2009 11:23:56 AM

gorgeous finalist, congratulations!!! #8157044

Monika Sapek level-classic 11/23/2009 11:24:31 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa!
Monika #8157047

Ellen Hodges level-classic 11/23/2009 11:25:40 AM

Congrats on your awesome finalists!! Melissa, best luck!! #8157050

Courtenay Vanderbilt level-classic 11/23/2009 12:16:59 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, Melissa!!! #8157381

Renee Doyle level-classic 11/23/2009 12:19:44 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Melissa!! #8157396

Linda M. Walker level-classic 11/23/2009 12:50:22 PM

A big congrats,Melissa! #8157524

Sharon level-classic 11/23/2009 12:54:40 PM

Melissa, HUGE congratulations on your beautiful finalist and all the best in the next round!!!! #8157549

Kathy Coombs level-classic 11/23/2009 1:08:11 PM

Cogratulations on a beautiful picture! #8157606

Sabrina Ryan level-classic 11/23/2009 1:35:11 PM

Congratulations on this Wonderful Finalist photo, Melissa! #8157687

Sharon Day level-classic 11/23/2009 1:59:09 PM

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Sam Britt level-classic 11/23/2009 2:10:57 PM

Congratulations, terrific finalist, Melissa! #8157917

Tammy Espino level-classic 11/23/2009 2:23:18 PM

Congratulations on a great capture! :) #8158063

Carol Sawyer level-classic 11/23/2009 2:37:34 PM

Congratulations, Melissa!! #8158225

Wendy Stevenson level-classic 11/23/2009 2:54:25 PM

Gorgeous macro Melissa! Congratulations on your finalist! #8158358

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic 11/23/2009 3:30:54 PM

Beautiful Melissa! Congrats on your wonderful Finalist! #8158596

Janet McNeil level-classic 11/23/2009 3:48:33 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist!!! #8158696

Mary K. Robison level-classic 11/23/2009 3:55:22 PM

Gorgeous macro, Melissa!
Congratulations on its selection as a finalist, and best of luck next level! #8158727

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 11/23/2009 3:55:38 PM

Thanks so much for all of these wonderful congratulatory remarks!! I appreciate each and every one very much!!! #8158729

Randy D. Dinkins level-classic 11/23/2009 4:05:17 PM

As commented previously, beautiful floral image. Congratulations. #8158791

frank w. degenhardt level-classic 11/23/2009 4:11:38 PM

Beautiful floral my friend. Gorgeous. Congratulations on being a Finalist with your amazing work here. #8158865

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 11/23/2009 4:17:53 PM

Thanks so much, Randy and Frank for these wonderful comments!!! #8158937

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 11/23/2009 5:18:23 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this amazing finalist, Melissa! WTG! #8159492

Nikki McDonald level-classic 11/23/2009 5:33:03 PM

I was sure we would see this again, Melissa. Beautiful! Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round. #8159621

Lois J. Adomite level-classic 11/23/2009 7:05:58 PM

So lovely, congratulations on a beautiful finalist. #8160287

Julianna J. Collett level-classic 11/23/2009 8:22:19 PM

Congratulations Melissa! #8160777

Carol L. Fowler level-classic 11/23/2009 8:23:28 PM

Congrats! #8160782

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 11/23/2009 8:53:51 PM

CONGRATZ on this stunning Finalist, Melissa.

UB. #8160894

Robyn A. Terrell 11/23/2009 9:21:14 PM

Congratulations on this lovely finalist, Melissa! #8161033

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic 11/24/2009 12:30:07 AM

Huge congrats on your awesome finalist, Melissa. #8161405

Marilyn Cornwell level-classic 11/24/2009 2:59:16 AM

Congratulations Melissa - a beautiful Finalist! #8161602

Terri L. Scribner 11/24/2009 3:15:07 AM

Beautiful, Melissa! Congratulations on your finalists! #8161644

Nadya Johnson 11/24/2009 3:25:48 AM

I have always loved this one! Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist, Melissa! #8161686

MELODIE C. ROBERTS level-classic 11/24/2009 3:49:08 AM

Sensational Melissa!!
Congratulations!! #8161806

Karen Celella level-classic 11/24/2009 4:12:15 AM

Congratualtions on your fantastic finalist Melissa. The details, sense of movement, raindrops and color are all wonderful. Good luck in the next round. #8161917

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 11/24/2009 4:39:40 AM

Congrats Melissa on your Fantastic Finalist!! Jeff #8162049

Carol Eade level-classic 11/24/2009 6:20:49 AM

So beautiful, Melissa! Congratulations! #8162535

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic 11/24/2009 7:47:21 AM

Such a beautiful finalist,Melissa! Congratulations!!! #8162848

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 11/24/2009 7:49:10 AM

Thanks so much for all these wonderful congratulatory remarks!! I have read each and every one and appreciate them all!! #8162855

Debbie E. Payne level-classic 11/24/2009 8:18:06 AM

Just beautiful, Melissa. So vivid, and refreshing! Good luck with Round Two! #8162954

Debra R. Harder level-classic 11/24/2009 10:24:40 AM

I always love your florals, Melissa! The details and lighting are perfect. CONGRATULATIONS on your BEAUTIFUL finalist!! Deb #8163418

Susan M. Campbell level-classic 11/24/2009 11:56:48 AM

Stunning image Melissa. Congrats on your well deserved finalist. #8163685

Val Feldman level-classic 11/24/2009 2:27:29 PM

I KNEW we would see this one again, Melissa and so glad we did! Let's hope we see it yet again!! Beautiful work - beautiful Finalist - Congratulations!! #8164085

Joannie M. Bertucci level-classic 11/24/2009 3:30:45 PM

Melissa, the things you can do with your macro lens is breath-taking! Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist! #8164204

Gail Vitikacs level-classic 11/24/2009 5:15:38 PM

Outstanding...best of luck!! #8164511

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic 11/24/2009 7:01:52 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Melissa. Great work.
JP #8164825

Izabela Zagaja-Florek 11/24/2009 8:01:27 PM

Congratulations on your Finalist, Melissa!
Your work is beautiful! #8164997

Nancy L. Green level-classic 11/24/2009 9:15:06 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Melissa, a true masterpiece!!! <>< #8165103

Karacan Salkuci (Kalacay) 11/25/2009 11:17:09 AM

Congratulations.Beautiful image. #8167641

AEK 11/30/2009 7:41:16 AM

melissa,
congratulations on this beautiful finalist. a wonderful image! -a. #8179287

Dianna Murphy level-classic 11/30/2009 6:08:46 PM

Congratulations on your outstanding work!!! Happy belated Thanksgiving! #8180519

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Description

Taken from beneath an umbrella during a pouring rain storm with my Canon 100mm Macro Lens closed down for more detail.

Entered into Flowers.

Exif: F Number: 10, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/400 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 10/28/2009 12:52:46 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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