Graceful Beginnings or Seasonal Colors

© Melissa Gurdus

Graceful Beginnings or Seasonal Colors

Jack Ryan level-classic 11/27/2009 8:25:17 AM

Nicely composed...excellent color and detail...the closed-up flower is something a little different but still quite beautiful...well done. #1209924

Douglas Perry level-classic 11/27/2009 8:47:00 AM

I agree, nice comp and DOF. #8172750

Jodi Zimmer 11/27/2009 9:40:02 AM

pretty color with interesting detail #8172845

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 11/27/2009 9:41:49 AM

A fantastic macro Melissa! Jeff #8172848

Monnie Ryan level-classic 11/27/2009 9:50:09 AM

Wonderful macro once again, Melissa -- I've got to get in more practice with my lens. This one's just beautiful! #8172865

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 11/27/2009 10:12:31 AM

Outstanding macro image here, Melissa.

Dominick #8172916

Marty Straub level-classic 11/27/2009 11:09:45 AM

A wondedrful photo of seasonal colors, Melissa. Extraordinary detail in those anthers. #8172980

Marty Straub level-classic 11/27/2009 12:25:09 PM

Another great image from you as always. Great Composition, Details and Lighting. Well Done. This one is going in my favorites. #8173148

David Phalen level-classic 11/27/2009 6:42:38 PM

Terrific use of DOF with excellent color and details!! #8173743

Joannie M. Bertucci level-classic 11/27/2009 10:55:43 PM

Wonderful composition and beautiful selective focusing Melissa! #8174015

Manuel Barrera 11/28/2009 3:41:18 AM

great image, excellent colors and clarity #8174363

Heidi Knight 11/30/2009 5:49:23 AM

Fantastic focus! A stunner! ;) #8178938

Julianne Bradford level-classic 12/15/2009 2:14:23 PM

Congratulations Melissa!! Just stunning #8218186

Amy M. Wilson level-classic 12/15/2009 2:24:51 PM

Big congratulations on your wonderful Finalist, Melissa! #8218255

Heidi Knight 12/15/2009 2:27:22 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Melissa!!! #8218273

Karen Engelbreth 12/15/2009 2:34:07 PM

Congratulations on another finalist, Melissa... #8218316

Jack Ryan level-classic 12/15/2009 2:48:28 PM

Congratulations, Melissa...a very deserving finalist. #8218424

Tammy Espino 12/15/2009 3:13:59 PM

Big Congrats on this great capture!! :) #8218613

Dick Jenkins level-classic 12/15/2009 3:57:14 PM

Congratulations on your award Melissa. Very nice work. #8218867

Carrie M. Groseclose level-classic 12/15/2009 4:08:06 PM

Congratulations Melissa on your beautiful Finalist!! #8218953

Jessica Jenney level-classic 12/15/2009 4:32:43 PM

Congratulations, Melissa on your gorgeous finalist! #8219162

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic 12/15/2009 4:41:01 PM

Wow this is outstanding - Congrats on your finalist.
JP #8219231

Lydia Williams level-classic 12/15/2009 4:54:00 PM

Fantastic Melissa...keep em coming! Well done! #8219309

Julianna J. Collett level-classic 12/15/2009 5:21:28 PM

Congratulations! #8219520

Julianna J. Collett level-classic 12/15/2009 5:21:28 PM

Congratulations! #8219521

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 12/15/2009 5:23:12 PM

Congratulations, Melissa!

Debby #8219535

Leslie McLain level-classic 12/15/2009 5:25:32 PM

Congrats on your beaautiful finalist, Melissa. #8219560

Janet McNeil level-classic 12/15/2009 5:28:09 PM

Congratulations on this well deserving Finalist!! #8219590

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 12/15/2009 5:38:50 PM

Gorgeous finalist, Melissa!! Congratulations!! #8219661

Courtenay Vanderbilt 12/15/2009 6:08:18 PM

Big CONGRATS, Melissa! #8219846

Jodi Zimmer 12/15/2009 6:09:45 PM

Congratulations Mel! #8219856

Sharon level-classic 12/15/2009 6:11:02 PM

Melissa, HUGE congratulations on another beautiful & well deserved finalist. All the best in the next round. #8219864

ROLAN NARMAN 12/15/2009 6:41:33 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic Finalist Melissa! #8220015

Barbara Waldoch level-classic 12/15/2009 7:17:05 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Melissa! #8220233

Anne M. Young 12/15/2009 9:09:17 PM

CONGRATULATIONS - a fantastic finalist! #8220827

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 12/15/2009 10:16:52 PM

Gorgeous floral, Melissa. CONGRATZ on the Finalist Award!!

UB. #8221158

Stefania Barbier level-classic 12/15/2009 11:29:57 PM

spectacular finalist, Melissa... congratulations!!! #8221343

Tommy E. Burgess 12/15/2009 11:31:07 PM

Huge congratulations on your outstanding finalist Melissa!! #8221349

Agnes Fegan level-classic 12/16/2009 5:42:35 AM

Congratulations on all your beautiful finalists Melissa! #8222295

Gina Cormier level-classic 12/16/2009 6:00:40 AM

Congrats Melissa!!!!! #8222378

Allen O. Howard 12/16/2009 7:40:38 AM

Beautiful, Melissa!!! The color and the depth of field are awesome. Congratulations! #8222777

Margaret R. Barry level-classic 12/16/2009 9:01:23 AM

Congratulations on another beautiful finalist, Melissa! #8223109

Eivor Kuchta level-classic 12/16/2009 9:56:40 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Melissa! #8223304

Linda Blair 12/16/2009 12:53:44 PM

Beautiful finalist...congratulations!!!!! #8223842

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 12/16/2009 1:16:58 PM

Thanks so much for all of your wonderful comments!! I appreciate each and every one!! #8223886

Kathy Cline level-classic 12/16/2009 2:20:04 PM

Congrats Melissa #8223968

Nancyj Hovey level-classic 12/16/2009 3:26:43 PM


on your very deserving Finalist! 8o) #8224163

Daniella Puente level-classic 12/16/2009 3:28:55 PM

Congrats again Melissa :))) #8224176

maria I. Warren level-classic 12/16/2009 4:16:14 PM


Kathleen Brennan level-classic 12/16/2009 4:36:39 PM

Congratulations on all three of yoru gorgeous finalists, Melissa! #8224484

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 12/16/2009 6:09:37 PM

Melissa, CONGRATULATIONS on another incredible finalist, my friend!WTG! #8224782

Sam Britt level-classic 12/16/2009 7:40:24 PM

Congratulations again, Melssa! #8225117

Nikki McDonald level-classic 12/16/2009 9:42:43 PM

Wonderful focus, Melissa. Congratulations on your finalist and best of luck in the next round. #8225418

Nikki McDonald level-classic 12/16/2009 9:48:17 PM

Wonderful focus, Melissa. Congratulations on your finalist and best of luck in the next round. #8225428

Debra R. Harder level-classic 12/17/2009 8:56:21 AM

Congratulations, Melissa, on another SUPERB finalist!! Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! Deb #8226514

Daniel Ruf level-classic 12/19/2009 6:36:34 AM

Congrats on this beautiful macro. #8232835

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Taken outside my door with my Canon 100mm Macro Lens set at aperture 2.8 for maximum shallow DOF.

Entered into Flowers.

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/3200 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 500, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 100.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Uploaded on 11/27/2009 8:20:43 AM Photo Contest Finalist

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