Come Hither

© Val Feldman

Come Hither

Michelle Alton 11/25/2009 4:17:23 AM

Absolutely brilliant work, Valarie. I love the title too. #1209248

Amy M. Wilson 11/25/2009 4:22:29 AM

Gorgeous comp, colors and title, Valarie!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, my friend!!! #8165930

Julie Burnett 11/25/2009 4:24:27 AM

Absolutely GORGEOUS, Val!! #8165937

Carol Sawyer 11/25/2009 4:31:45 AM

Beautiful colors, detail and capture, Valarie!! #8165981

Dominick M. Dimacale 11/25/2009 4:32:08 AM

Absolutely lovely, Valarie.

Dominick #8165984

Usman M. Bajwa 11/25/2009 4:39:11 AM

Terrific colors, details and title, Valerie!

UB. #8166016

Maria A. Gonzalez 11/25/2009 4:46:16 AM

Just beautiful,Val..The colors are so beautiful and excellent detail and focus..You can feel the texture and the softness of the petals on this image...Great close-up and work on this beauty..Like the composition too.
Happy Thanksgiving to you too. #8166037

Gord MacEachern 11/25/2009 5:06:56 AM

Beautiful image and wonderful Title Valarie, looks like this beauty is calling you over. Must have seen you had your camera, great job here!! #8166095

Ron McEwan 11/25/2009 5:25:30 AM

Another great shot Valarie. The title certainly is fitting. Love the color and detail here. #8166170

Jeff Robinson 11/25/2009 5:30:16 AM

A stunning macro - Happy Thanksgiving!! Jeff #8166200

Agnes Fegan 11/25/2009 5:35:57 AM

I just love this...the colors and details are striking; it brightens the day! #8166236

Courtenay Vanderbilt 11/25/2009 5:43:29 AM

You too, Valarie! This is a stunning lotus portrait! Love the colors and details, just beautiful! #8166262

Tammy M. Anderson 11/25/2009 6:03:58 AM

This is perfect, Valarie. Composition. lighting, colors, details and title are superb. Happy Thanksgiving to you too. #8166349

Linda D. Lester 11/25/2009 6:21:00 AM

Awesome.....These are so beautiful! #8166429

Monnie Ryan 11/25/2009 6:21:01 AM

I agree the folded petal adds the perfect touch to this one, Valarie -- it's gorgeous! #8166430

Nikki McDonald 11/25/2009 6:47:18 AM

Beautiful image, Valarie -- you are absolutely right about the one beckoning petal. What a nice whimsical touch it adds to this stunning capture. #8166549

Jack Ryan 11/25/2009 6:58:57 AM

Excellent composition with wonderful color and detail...a really beautiful image. Excellent work. #8166586

Marty Straub 11/25/2009 7:13:10 AM

Outstanding work, Valarie. That come-hither petal was the first thing I noticed. That, along with your exciting composition and dof make this a favorite. What a beautiful photo! #8166624

Melissa G. Meiselman 11/25/2009 7:30:47 AM

Stunning full frame shot of this beautiful lotus, Valarie!! #8166694

Karen Bacon 11/25/2009 7:58:01 AM

Well one word comes to mind-OUTSTANDING!!! This is a fabulous photo Valarie,and you should be very proud! #8166772

Sam Britt 11/25/2009 8:28:51 AM

Terrific detail, color & clarity. Very beautiful image, Valarie. #8166887

Ellen Hodges 11/25/2009 12:53:14 PM

Added to favs, Val! Just soooo gorgeous! Happy Thanksgiving! #8167794

Gina Cormier 11/25/2009 4:04:41 PM

Spectacular macro Val!! Superb work as always. Love the color, detail and that come hither peddle! Love these flowers. I have yet to shoot one...

Patricia Seidler 11/25/2009 5:38:27 PM

Fantastic all around Valarie. Great color, clarity and lighting. I hope to see this again. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. #8168664

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 11/25/2009 6:17:37 PM


Tell the GANG hi from me!!! LOL :-) k #8168754

Carol L. Fowler 11/25/2009 7:08:36 PM

Rats- I really need a lotus flower to shoot! I am thoroughly jealous! Magnificent capture! Happy Thanksgiving! #8168881

Julianne Bradford 11/25/2009 9:35:35 PM

Just Incredible Valarie!!! Happy Thanksgiving! #8169321

Ann Coates 11/25/2009 10:07:28 PM

You have really nailed this beautiful flower Valarie. Stunning colours, composition and clarity. #8169356

Val Feldman 11/26/2009 4:19:48 AM

Thanks to all of you for stopping by and commenting...and Happy Thanksgiving!!! ~Val #8169855

Douglas Pignet 11/26/2009 4:49:27 AM

Wonderful macro with such find details, great colors and lighting, well done & Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family,Doug & Diane #8169900

Candice C. Calhoun 11/26/2009 7:24:22 AM

WOW, a smashing macro of this gorgeous lotus! LOVE this one!

ccc #8170271

Kerry Hill 11/26/2009 11:25:04 AM

Excellent composition and details Valarie, beautiful floral!! #8170648

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 11/26/2009 11:13:57 PM

Wow, Valarie! Wonderful colors, lighting and detail! Simply gorgeous! #8171496

Debra R. Harder 11/27/2009 11:26:30 AM

WOW, Valarie!! Everything you do is just perfect. Beautiful colors, details, lighting and composition. They are all winners to me!! Deb #8173010

Walter H. Wiesbeck 11/28/2009 12:57:27 PM

Very beautiful image,love the color and detail,a fav for sure,Valarie!!
(Congrats on your beautiful Finalist) #8175536

Karen Engelbreth 11/28/2009 1:30:16 PM

Wonderful flower and capture, Valarie... #8175639

Dianna Murphy 12/1/2009 9:53:26 AM

Holly cow. a winner!!! #8182542

Marilyn Cornwell 2/19/2010 8:39:53 AM

Valarie - this is such a masterful, splendid finalist! I bet it continues to travel to more awards! Congratulations! #8394555

Nancyj E. Hovey 2/19/2010 9:49:47 AM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8395203

Ellen Hodges 2/19/2010 9:53:31 AM

Congrats on your fabulous finalists, Val!!! Very best luck!!!! #8395246

Jack Ryan 2/19/2010 10:07:52 AM

Wow! Another congratulations! #8395389

Douglas Pignet 2/19/2010 10:08:24 AM

Again congratulations on being a finalist, very well deserved #8395392

Patti Coblentz 2/19/2010 10:33:29 AM

This one is just awesome...congtratulations!!

Patti #8395620

Linda L. Ruiz 2/19/2010 11:08:50 AM #8395896

Julie Burnett 2/19/2010 11:36:18 AM

It's hard to compete with the above, but congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Val!! #8396080

Courtenay Vanderbilt 2/19/2010 1:41:14 PM

What a stunner, Valarie! CONGRATULATIONS! Well deserved! #8397048

Linda D. Lester 2/19/2010 1:50:55 PM

Congratulations on your awesome finalist! #8397127

Agnes Fegan 2/19/2010 1:59:12 PM

Congratulations Valarie...beautiful! #8397205

Dianna Murphy 2/19/2010 2:16:57 PM

So glad you resubmitted this one. Its a bute! Should be a winner. #8397308

Stefania Barbier 2/19/2010 2:45:47 PM

AMAZING finalist, congratulations! #8397453

Amy M. Wilson 2/19/2010 2:50:52 PM

Gorgeous Finalist.... love, LOVE, love this; big congrats, Valarie!!! #8397496

Nikki McDonald 2/19/2010 3:35:01 PM

Not just a finalist -- a winner, I hope. Congratulations, Valarie. #8397750

Anita Hogue 2/19/2010 4:32:42 PM

WOW, Valarie, for sure a winner!!! I love this image! Congratulations..............Anita #8398052

Carol L. Fowler 2/19/2010 4:51:59 PM

Spectacular details and color. WTG and Congrats! #8398145

Sam Britt 2/19/2010 6:56:06 PM

Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist, Val! #8398728

Gord MacEachern 2/19/2010 7:17:10 PM

Big congrats on your fabulous finalists, Valarie! Very best of luck on the next round!! #8398848

Bonnie C. Lackey 2/19/2010 7:20:03 PM

Another big Hooray and this better win this time!!! #8398868

Jean-Pierre Ducondi 2/19/2010 10:07:40 PM

Congratulations on your well deserved finalist Val. Well done.
JP #8399485

Debra R. Harder 2/20/2010 10:03:58 AM

One word...PERFECTION!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS, Valarie, on another SUPERB finalist!! Deb #8401269

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 2/20/2010 2:28:50 PM

Lovely Valarie! Congratulations on your finalist! #8401845

Ann Coates 2/20/2010 7:13:30 PM

So beautiful Valarie. Congratulations on your finalist award. #8402645

Maria A. Gonzalez 2/21/2010 6:01:19 AM

Can you believe I have never seen one of this up close and personal!!
Beautiful finalists,Val...Congratulations,it is a real beauty with excellent detail and colors.. #8403418

Nikki McDonald 2/21/2010 12:14:36 PM

Exquisite work, Valarie. Congratulations on your finalist and good luck in the next round. #8404458

Val Feldman 2/21/2010 2:52:54 PM

To all of you wonderful BP'er's, a huge and sincere thanks for stopping by and leaving your words of support and always, it's so appreciated! ~Val #8404843

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 2/22/2010 7:54:15 AM

Such a beautiful finalist, Val! Congratulations! #8406915

Usman M. Bajwa 2/25/2010 3:24:31 AM

Gorgeous colors in this beautiful floral, Val. CONGRATZ. on the Finalist and expect to see this again!

UB. #8414221

Stefania Barbier 2/25/2010 11:32:51 AM

congratulations on your gorgeous first place win!!! #8415224

Michelle Alton 2/25/2010 11:40:15 AM

Val...a particularly stunning floral and a winner from the gitgo! My sincere congratulations!

Michelle #8415272

Amy M. Wilson 2/25/2010 11:44:23 AM

HUGE, HUGE, HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your FABULOUS well-deserved FIRST Place win, Valarie!!!! Way to go!!!! #8415301

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 2/25/2010 11:48:00 AM

Congratulations on your fabulous 1st place win, Valarie!!!! #8415319

Usman M. Bajwa 2/25/2010 11:58:50 AM

Glad to see this again, Val. CONGRATZ. on your First Place Win!

UB. #8415408

Linda D. Lester 2/25/2010 12:12:15 PM

Congratulations on your awesome first place win!!!!! #8415494

Jeana Clark 2/25/2010 12:15:29 PM

What an awesome First Place Winner!!!

~J~ #8415525

Mitch Spence 2/25/2010 12:15:35 PM

Congratulations, Valarie, on your beautiful first place winner. #8415528

Kerry Hill 2/25/2010 12:16:26 PM

Huge congratulatios on this awesome win Valarie!! Well done!! #8415536

Tammy M. Anderson 2/25/2010 12:29:36 PM

Congratulations, Valarie on this beautiful winner. #8415615

Courtenay Vanderbilt 2/25/2010 12:52:53 PM

So happy to see this in the winners circle, Valarie!

Bojan Bencic 2/25/2010 12:55:13 PM

Congratulations Valarie! Fantastic photo. #8415730

Marilyn Cornwell 2/25/2010 1:12:34 PM

It's just so great to be able to congratulate you on this truly wonderful winner! #8415839

Marilyn Cornwell 2/25/2010 1:12:35 PM

It's just so great to be able to congratulate you on this truly wonderful winner! #8415840

Ellen Hodges 2/25/2010 1:21:32 PM

Huge congrats on this outstanding WINNER!!!!!! Yeah!!! #8415881

Nancyj E. Hovey 2/25/2010 1:22:05 PM

on your very deserving First Place WINNER! 8o) #8415885

Gina Cormier 2/25/2010 1:49:16 PM


Congrats!!!!!! #8416017

Jack Ryan 2/25/2010 2:14:26 PM

Way to go, Valarie. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! #8416117

Karen Bacon 2/25/2010 2:22:13 PM

Congratulations on this stunning winner Valerie! #8416149

Renee Doyle 2/25/2010 2:23:28 PM

Beautiful!!! Big congratulations on this wonderful FIrst Place win Valerie!! #8416155

Cathy Barrows 2/25/2010 2:23:42 PM

Congrats on your 1st place win...fantabulous #8416156

Monnie Ryan 2/25/2010 2:25:44 PM

Congratulations on a much-deserved win, Valarie!! #8416164

Debra R. Harder 2/25/2010 2:32:39 PM

WTG, Valarie!! Huge congratulations on your GORGEOUS FIRST PLACE WINNER!! Deb #8416199

Anita Hogue 2/25/2010 3:18:26 PM

WOW, Valarie! This is absolutely fabulous! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! #8416338

Nikki McDonald 2/25/2010 3:23:18 PM

I have loved this since I spotted it in Recent Entries the day of upload, Valarie. Congratulations on the big win!! #8416349

Carol L. Fowler 2/25/2010 3:59:39 PM

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!! WTG Val! #8416400

Julie Burnett 2/25/2010 4:02:44 PM

WHOO - HOOOOOO!!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS, VAL!!!!!! :) :) :) #8416405

Val Feldman 2/25/2010 4:19:36 PM

Thank you all for your very kind congrats...think I'm a bit stunned - but happy! Once again, the BP Community has shown, by it's generosity of spirit and kindness, that we are all winners! Thank you all for making this day so special! ~Val #8416435

Agnes Fegan 2/25/2010 4:43:47 PM

This is such a beautiful floral image...congrats on your first place win Valarie!!! Enjoy! #8416461

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 2/25/2010 5:04:42 PM

WTG on this fantastic winner, Val!!! :-) k #8416561

Barbara Waldoch 2/25/2010 5:07:49 PM

Congratultaions on your beautiful Win, Valarie! #8416570

Lana Arcemont 2/25/2010 5:45:25 PM


Phyllis H. Burchett 2/25/2010 6:09:50 PM

Stunning capture, Congrats on your win! #8416822

Anne M. Young 2/25/2010 7:27:55 PM

Congratulations on this super winner! #8417001

Patricia Seidler 2/26/2010 3:01:44 AM


Maria A. Gonzalez 2/26/2010 4:22:13 AM

Big Congratulations,Val on your first place win....Beautiful... #8417654

Boyd L. Alexander 2/26/2010 5:09:03 AM

Congratulations on your stunning First Place Win Valarie!! #8417802

Diane E. Deming 2/26/2010 5:26:42 AM

Valarie, This is just an exceptional photo. It is stunningly beautiful. Congratulations on your well-deserved first place win. #8417850

Connie L. Carpenter 2/26/2010 5:35:33 AM

congratulations, it's wonderful! #8417879

Jean-Pierre Ducondi 2/26/2010 6:03:29 AM

Congratulations on your win Valarie.
JP #8418020

Tess L. Yee 2/26/2010 7:55:21 AM

Congrats on this beautiful winner, Valarie! #8418256

Jessica Jenney 2/26/2010 8:40:33 AM

Congratulations, Valarie on your beautiful FIrst Place Win! #8418359

Val Feldman 2/26/2010 9:47:58 AM

Warm and sincere thanks to all of you for your kind words...I appreciate them moe than words can convey. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend...and thanks again, BP'er's! ~Val #8418485

Bonnie C. Lackey 2/26/2010 10:08:57 AM

Another huge HOORAY!!! This is a most deserved win!!! #8418510

Kathleen Rinker 2/26/2010 11:04:49 AM

Huge, huge congrats my friends on this beautiful FIRST place win, whohooooo!!! #8418583

Ann Coates 2/26/2010 4:11:03 PM

Congratulations to your outstanding First Place win Valarie. #8418965

Carol Eade 2/26/2010 4:50:01 PM

Congratulations, Valarie...what a gorgeous lotus image! #8418990

Sam Britt 2/26/2010 8:55:11 PM

Big Congrats on this beautiful first place winner, Val! #8419287

Kathleen K. Parker 2/27/2010 6:55:20 AM

Gorgeous first place winner, Val, and a very suitable title!!
KK #8420008

Val Feldman 2/27/2010 5:34:13 PM

Thanks so much for all your wonderful comments, BP always, each one is appreciated! ~Val #8420977

Lois Adomite 2/28/2010 6:19:11 PM

Stunning flower photo, great detail. congratulations #8422841

Kristi A. Howson 3/1/2010 8:09:00 PM

Congratulations Valerie. Stunning details and such beautiful color. #8425583

Anne McKinnell 3/1/2010 8:49:57 PM

Beautiful detail. Congratulations on your first place winner!! #8425634

Nick Lagos 3/2/2010 3:30:22 AM

Congratulations on winning the big Gold Valarie...well done #8426034

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 3/2/2010 3:42:02 PM

I'm so happy for you Valarie! This image is incredible! Congratulations on your BIG win!!! #8427830

Summer A. Kozisek 3/2/2010 3:52:16 PM

Gorgeous macro Valarie, congratulations on your win!! #8427842

Rosemary Sampson 3/23/2010 9:54:13 AM

Awesome macro. A well deserved win! #8475142

Dominick M. Dimacale 5/4/2010 11:47:31 PM

Congratulations Valarie on your Win!!!

Dominick #8589764

Nadia Paul 9/15/2010 2:19:32 AM

If perfection exists my friend, this must be it! An exquisite image of a very beautiful flower - huge congrats on your gold Val! #8901245

Laura E. Swan 12/10/2010 12:37:51 PM



Your Gallery Is AMAZINGLY Beautiful!
-Laura :D #9091478

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~ Lotus ~

A rework of a favorite...Another lotus of the many found at the lotus pond at Zilker Park Botanical Gardens here in Austin. I love the folded-over petal - it gives such a beckoning, come closer look. These are such grand flowers...looking forward to next summer's crop!

~Happy Thanksgiving, One and All!~

Exif: F Number: 11, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/1000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 320, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 34.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300

Uploaded on 11/25/2009 4:10:04 AM All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner

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