Lilac

Stefania Barbier Student 2/3/2010 10:07:20 PM

delicate and beautiful! #1234705

Sheri Camarda 2/4/2010 9:54:43 AM

Thank you Stefania,
This has to be the most beautiful rose garden in the world. I had no tripod and two dogs with me that day. I was visiting Portland, went on a drive no knowing where I would go and I ended up there! What a pleasant surprise.
Thank you for your kind comment. I should add more of what I took there. There was a young lady who sat outside playing her harp and singing. It was so beautiful and serene. #8356141

Debra R. Harder 2/17/2010 8:30:05 AM

OMG, Sheri! This is really STUNNING! Beautiful tones, lighting, colors and details. SUPERB!! Deb #8389322

Sheri Camarda 2/17/2010 8:21:11 PM

Well, thank you Deb. That means a lot to me. #8390639

Sheri Camarda 2/17/2010 8:21:52 PM

Well, thank you Deb. That means a lot to me. #8390640

Sheri Camarda 2/17/2010 8:22:10 PM

Well, thank you Deb. That means a lot to me. #8390642

Dan W. Dooley 3/26/2010 3:07:41 PM

Beautiful rose, Sheri. We had one of that color here last year. Great job you did on the picture. Worthy of the Finalist. Congratulations.

Dan, #8483607

Sheri Camarda 3/26/2010 3:12:37 PM

Thank you Dan and congratulations on your finalist as well.

ps

sorry for the three posts in a row. It said there was an error so I posted it again and again. Ooops!
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Susan Reynolds 3/26/2010 4:15:37 PM

Stunning! Kudos on placing finalist and good luck in the next round :) #8484124

Tammy M. Anderson 3/26/2010 4:29:11 PM

Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist, Sheri. Good luck in the next round. #8484238

Sheri Camarda 3/26/2010 4:32:24 PM

Thanks so much Susan and Tammy! I appreciate it so much. #8484262

Margie R. Kirby 3/26/2010 5:41:36 PM

An absolutely stunning and gorgeous photograph! Good blessings on the next round! #8484813

Pamela Frost 3/27/2010 5:22:08 AM

congrats! it's gorgeous!! #8486617

Nadine A. Lewis 3/27/2010 7:17:27 AM

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS, and so deserving of a finalist! Would LOVE to see this in the next round. CONGRATULATIONS and blessings to you, my friend. <>< #8486950

Sheri Camarda 3/27/2010 7:45:11 AM

Thank you Margie, Pam and Nadine. It is a huge honor and a surprise. Thank you so much for your kind words and well wishes. Many blessings to you all as well. #8487053

Shelly A. Van Camp 3/27/2010 12:53:52 PM

A Beauty.....Congrats! I did a rose the same color! :) #8487983

Kathy L. Clark 3/27/2010 8:40:02 PM

What a fabulous image Sheri. Big congrats to you. #8489034

Sheri Camarda 3/27/2010 8:57:59 PM

Thank you so much for your kind comments, really means a lot to me. What a surprise that was!! Glory To God!!

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Mary K. Robison 3/27/2010 9:57:56 PM

Congratulations on this lovely macro making finalist, Sheri! Best of luck in the next round! #8489091

Angie Brewer 3/28/2010 10:41:45 AM

Wow, congrats Sheri!!!! Well deserved!! You go girl!! #8490272

Sheri Camarda 3/28/2010 10:55:06 AM

Thanks so much Angie & Mary!!!! I am totally honored.

Appreciate you both and all who were so kind to comment. God bless each one of you! #8490286

Sam Britt 3/28/2010 8:39:20 PM

Congratulations, beautiful finalist, Sheri! #8491804

Mary K. Robison 3/29/2010 1:06:03 AM

Congratulations on your well deserved win, Sheri! #8492254

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 3/29/2010 1:14:24 AM

Congratulations on your win! Very nice Sheri! #8492278

Tammy M. Anderson 3/29/2010 4:43:55 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Sheri. WTG. #8492779

anonymous 3/29/2010 5:02:52 AM

Congratulations Sheri! Beautiful winning image! #8492885

Dan W. Dooley 3/29/2010 5:05:20 AM

Ah! I see the silver has turned to gold. Congratulations Sheri. #8492898

Kathy L. Clark 3/29/2010 6:05:14 AM

I am so happy for your Sheri. This is certainly a deserving winner. Huge congrats. #8493183

Sheri Camarda 3/29/2010 6:50:28 AM

Wow! Who would have ever known. I am so humbled and excited at the same time. I truly give God all the glory and thanks. This rose has so much meaning as I have told, I took this photo just after my Dad's funeral. He was a freelance photographer who is now in the Lord's Presence. I honor Dad with this. He would be so proud.

And the Lord is so awesome. Life has had it's challenges lately and I have just stayed close to the Lord - He knows how to wrap His arms around us and bless us - this is a huge hug from my Lord and Savior.

Thank you all for your lovely, kind words - you are so kind and I appreciate each one of you. God's abundant blessings upon you all.

And a wonderful happy spring shooting. It's been a long winter!!!! #8493343

Pamela Frost 3/29/2010 12:21:16 PM

Wow how awesome! What a great feeling it must be! Congrats on your win! #8494498

Usman M. Bajwa 3/30/2010 12:15:38 AM

CONGRATZ. on your gorgeous GOLD WINNER!

UB. #8496349

Dianna Murphy 3/30/2010 5:11:16 PM

Congratulations on your fabulous winner!!! #8498607

Sheri Camarda 3/31/2010 6:25:49 AM

Thanks so much Pam, Usman & Diane for taking the time to view and comment. It is a huge honor and just at the right time for me. I am still in shock though! :) #8499989

Angie Brewer 4/1/2010 2:53:45 AM

Wow a big win!! Congratulations!!! How exciting for you! And thank you for Honoring God with your talent!!
God Bless! #8501786

Sheri Camarda 4/1/2010 5:44:48 AM

Awww, thanks Angie! Yes, it is all Glory to God. It is He and He alone that keeps me each day. Without Him I am nothing. I celebrate His continual love for all mankind!!! #8502182

Russell E. Smith 4/6/2010 10:17:26 PM

Something so simple and yet so stunning, great job Sheri! #8516010

Sheri Camarda 4/7/2010 5:52:16 AM

My thoughts exactly Russell. But what can compare to God's beautiful perfection in a rose. Each petal so perfectly orchestrated and simply captured on camera to share. Thank you so much Russell. #8516793

Bill Houghton 2/5/2012 1:56:53 PM

Sheri, this beautiful rose is outstanding. It just goes to show us that God's beautiful creation is unmatched. God bless, Bill

If you have time, check out my website:
Bill Houghton Photography #9966905


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From the Portland, Oregon Rose Garden June 2009.

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/80 seconds, Flash: did not fire, auto mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 50.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL

Uploaded on 2/3/2010 3:40:00 PM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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