Drenched Water Lily

© Melissa Gurdus

Drenched Water Lily

12/7/2009 7:32:51 AM

Stunning B/W Flower image here Melissa. Great lighting and composition.

Brian #1213589

Monnie Ryan 12/7/2009 8:19:15 AM

Exceptionally beautiful in B&W, although I'll bet the color version is a stunner as well! #8198218

Jeff W. Robinson 12/7/2009 9:34:22 AM

Great job with this macro Melissa! Jeff #8198438

Val Feldman 12/7/2009 9:55:53 AM

So beautiful in b/w, Melissa - wonderful lighting and as always, your fine attention to detail is at work here! Superb work! #8198469

Jack Ryan 12/7/2009 11:33:16 AM

Beautiful work...excellent detail...perfect in B/W. Well done. #8198615

Kathleen Brennan 12/7/2009 12:34:07 PM

Beautiful detail and water drops! #8198764

Marty Straub 12/7/2009 12:52:19 PM

Glorious conversion, Melissa. the black bg really accentuates the wonderful tones you've captured. There are at least 256 shades of gray in there. #8198824

Tammy Espino 12/7/2009 6:33:23 PM

Fantastic!!! #8199543

David Phalen 12/7/2009 6:36:26 PM

Fantastic conversion with excellent tones and details!! #8199557

Stefania Barbier 12/8/2009 12:53:43 AM

gorgeous!!! #8199970

Gina Cormier 12/8/2009 7:55:10 AM

Beautiful black and white floral Melissa!!!! #8200990

Sabrina Ryan 12/9/2009 7:20:50 AM

Beautiful black and white drenched Water Lily photo, Melissa! Nice tones and details! #8203479

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 1/18/2010 2:55:30 PM

Congratulations on your well deserved finalist, Melissa! Beautiful! #8306543

Stefania Barbier 1/18/2010 2:57:09 PM

huge congrats! #8306565

Courtenay Vanderbilt 1/18/2010 4:04:01 PM

Big Congrats, Melissa! #8307243

Tammy Espino 1/18/2010 4:13:29 PM

Congrats, Best of luck in the next round :) #8307387

Tammy Espino 1/18/2010 4:13:30 PM

Congrats, Best of luck in the next round :) #8307388

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 1/18/2010 4:27:25 PM

HUGE Congrats, Best of luck in the next round :) #8307591

Amy M. Wilson 1/18/2010 4:45:27 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Melissa!! #8307810

Nancyj Hovey 1/18/2010 6:08:16 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your wonderful FINALIST!

Photobucket #8308525

Carol Eade 1/18/2010 6:09:43 PM

Congratulations, Melissa, on your beautiful Finalist! #8308538

Renee Doyle 1/18/2010 6:17:57 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Melissa!! #8308607

Debra R. Harder 1/18/2010 6:24:36 PM

WOW...love this in black and white, Melissa! Huge congratulations on another excellent finalist!! Deb #8308676

Leslie McLain 1/18/2010 6:44:33 PM

Congrats on another beautiful finalist, Melissa. #8308896

Monnie Ryan 1/18/2010 6:51:25 PM

Love this one, Melissa -- congratulations once again! #8308984

Sherran Andersen 1/18/2010 9:16:01 PM

Congrats. #8309718

Mary K. Robison 1/19/2010 1:32:03 AM

Striking in b&w, Melissa! Congratulations on its making finalist! #8310393

Usman M. Bajwa 1/19/2010 2:40:16 AM

Gorgeous B&W floral, Melissa. CONGRATZ on the FINALIST Award!

UB. #8310512

Jessica Jenney 1/19/2010 5:36:44 AM

Congratulations, Melissa on your beautiful finalist! #8311050

Linda Blair 1/19/2010 6:02:13 AM

Congrats on this stunning b&w finalist!!!!!! #8311168

Allen O. Howard 1/19/2010 9:05:38 AM

The details are stunning and it is great in B&W Melissa! Congratulations! #8311794

Janet McNeil 1/19/2010 9:28:36 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist!! #8311860

Nancy L. Green 1/19/2010 9:38:58 AM

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS dear friend on this OUTSTANDING finalist, WTG!!! <>< #8311898

James N. Carpenter 1/19/2010 11:24:28 AM

Congrats Melissa on your finalist, just beautiful. James #8312162

Barbara Waldoch 1/19/2010 4:50:05 PM

Huge congratulations on your fantastic Win! #8313023

Tammy Espino 1/19/2010 5:03:56 PM

Congrats on your win :) #8313091

Sam Britt 1/19/2010 5:30:00 PM

Congratulations on this second place win, Melissa! #8313225

Claudia Kuhn 1/19/2010 6:29:17 PM

Beautiful, congrats on your win! #8313556

Mary Beth Aiello 1/19/2010 6:38:49 PM

Just gorgeous, Melissa. Huge congrats on this outstanding GOLD. #8313609

Agnes Fegan 1/19/2010 6:57:06 PM

Congratulations Melissa on your winning image! #8313708

Mary K. Robison 1/19/2010 6:59:05 PM

Congratulations on your well-deserved win, Melissa! #8313719

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 1/19/2010 7:17:08 PM

WTG on this awesome win, Melissa!!! :-)♫♪♫ k #8313822

Erica Murphy 1/19/2010 8:22:50 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner Melissa! #8313985

Evy Johansen 1/19/2010 8:35:50 PM

Big congratulations on your win, Melissa!! Well deserved!! #8314038

Cindy Bendush 1/19/2010 9:40:10 PM

Congrats on your beautiful winner! #8314127

Jennifer L. Alder 1/19/2010 10:13:43 PM

I love black and white floral! Congrats, Melissa, on your winning work. #8314208

Bojan Bencic 1/19/2010 10:55:24 PM

Congratulations on your win, Melissa. #8314347

Usman M. Bajwa 1/19/2010 11:00:17 PM

Many CONGRATZ on getting Golden, Melissa!

UB. #8314368

Stefania Barbier 1/19/2010 11:51:29 PM

huge congrats on your win!!!! #8314491

Robert K. Bemus 1/20/2010 12:01:17 AM

Congratulations on your Win, Melissa!! #8314512

Renee Doyle 1/20/2010 12:32:46 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful winner Melissa!! #8314576

Leland N. Saunders 1/20/2010 3:30:42 AM

Great work, Melissa ... congratulations !!

Lee #8314821

Ujjwal Mukherjee 1/20/2010 3:55:00 AM

HUGE congratulations on your wonderful Winner,Melissa!! #8314925

Val Feldman 1/20/2010 4:45:50 AM

Warm and sincere Congratulations, Melissa on this well-deserved Gold!! #8315060

Carol Eade 1/20/2010 5:36:09 AM

Congratulations, Melissa, on your Second Place...beautiful work! #8315218

Courtenay Vanderbilt 1/20/2010 5:38:32 AM

Congratulations on your well-deserved gold, Melissa! #8315228

David Phalen 1/20/2010 6:23:46 AM

BIG Congrats on a terrific Winner!! #8315392

Linda Blair 1/20/2010 7:11:23 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful winner!!!!!!!!! #8315517

Margaret R. Barry 1/20/2010 8:28:04 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Melissa! #8315738

Jack Ryan 1/20/2010 8:28:59 AM

Way to go, Melissa! Congratulations! #8315742

Lydia Williams 1/20/2010 9:50:56 AM

Gorgeous Melissa...Congratulations and well done! #8315881

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 1/20/2010 11:03:24 AM

Great work!! Congratulations on your Winner Melissa! #8316013

Marijana Fajgl 1/20/2010 12:27:37 PM

Big congratulations, Melissa! #8316208

Ivan Chacon 1/20/2010 2:28:29 PM

Gorgeous B&W!!! Big Congrats! ! ! :) #8316496

Kathleen Brennan 1/20/2010 3:23:00 PM

Congratulations on your win! #8316663

Dianna Murphy 1/20/2010 4:25:59 PM

A big warm hearted congratulations to you on your fantastic winner!!! I wish you continued success in the future.
Dianna #8316887

Dominick M. Dimacale 1/20/2010 4:34:06 PM

Congratulations Melissa on your Wonderful Winner!!!

Dominick #8316925

Eivor Kuchta 1/20/2010 5:00:38 PM

Congratulations on your winner, Melissa! #8317031

Renata Gusciora 1/21/2010 5:55:24 AM

Congratulations on your winner,Melissa!!!:-) #8318541

Kay Beausoleil 1/21/2010 9:24:23 AM

Congratulations, Melissa, on this superb winner! #8318973

Nikki McDonald 1/21/2010 6:04:43 PM

This is just a beautiful winner, Melissa. I love the crispness and the tonal range is wonderful #8319802

Sabrina Ryan 1/21/2010 8:03:42 PM

Congratulations on this awesome winning photo, Melissa! Just Beautiful! #8320112

M.Christine Duncan 1/22/2010 6:11:23 AM

Awesome!!!! Congrats on this stunning winner Melissa, this is exceptional! #8321040

Alison Krylowski 1/22/2010 7:38:46 AM

Congratulations, Melissa!! This is a beautiful capture with amazing clarity!! #8321268

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 1/22/2010 1:43:37 PM

Gorgeous Melissa! Congratulations on your win! #8321972

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 1/23/2010 6:00:30 PM

Congratulations on your fabulous win, Melissa! #8324862

Kara Hendricks 1/25/2010 4:14:00 AM

Congratulations Pictures, Images and Photos #8327723

Patrick Rouzes 2/2/2010 6:12:49 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible masterpiece, Melissa! Well deserved! #8351400

Christine R. Lobsinger 4/9/2010 8:20:16 AM

Simply Spectacular Melissa!!!! A wonderful beauty in b/w! The detailing and light are fantastic...
A big CONGRATS TO YOU on your WINNER!!!!!

CHRISTINE
SMILING
WOW! #8522219


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Description

This was taken in September 2009 after a heavy rainfall and converted into black and white with Photo Shop CS4.

Entered into Flowers.

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/900 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 77.40 mm, Model: FinePix S100FS

Uploaded on 12/7/2009 7:29:59 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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