Elegant Lily

© Melissa Gurdus

Elegant Lily

Jodi Zimmer 3/25/2010 7:18:40 AM

GORGEOUS!! #1251993

Jack Ryan 3/25/2010 7:31:42 AM

"Elegant" is the right word...beautiful image. Very, very well done. #8479667

Jack Ryan 3/25/2010 7:33:27 AM

Spectacular floral image here Mellisa..great details and colors that are so vivid..

Brian #8479678

Dr Silly 3/25/2010 7:38:39 AM

Beautiful. :O) #8479701

Jeff W. Robinson 3/25/2010 8:07:15 AM

What a Beautiful macro - Great job Melissa! Jeff #8479762

Melissa Olsen 3/25/2010 8:11:49 AM

Beautiful Melissa.
What a contrast to my last 2 days of posts...keep that spring coming...I need it. ;-) #8479772

Amy M. Wilson 3/25/2010 8:13:47 AM

Stunning capture... love the colors and clarity, Melissa! #8479777

Jessica Jenney 3/25/2010 8:16:16 AM

Beautiful lighting, detail and composition, Melissa! #8479784

Bobby Ray Goodman 3/25/2010 8:22:09 AM

Hi Melissa,I was just reading up on this camera,Beautiful image.Great color and detail,looks like a great camera to!!!! #8479798

Ron McEwan 3/25/2010 8:33:57 AM

Melissa you sure captured this beauty. So well composed and the perfect light with dof and sharpness, WTG #8479825

Val Feldman 3/25/2010 8:47:45 AM

Beautiful...against the dark of the water and lily pads, this finely detailed, beautifully lit, water lily pops. Terrific highlights and shadows captured with the perfect light - adds such depth to this grand flower...well done, Melissa! #8479845

Kathleen Brennan 3/25/2010 9:22:32 AM

Elegant indeed! Wonderful capture! #8479925

Hal Bambrick 3/25/2010 9:23:19 AM

WOW!,Very WELL Done Melissa!!!!!!. #8479927

Monnie Ryan 3/25/2010 9:48:14 AM

Elegant, lovely, beautiful and all those good things! Fabulous, Melissa! #8480034

Kay E. Mahoney 3/25/2010 11:22:41 AM

Nice capture, Melissa. beautiful flower. #8480233

Sabrina Ryan 3/25/2010 12:56:32 PM

Veery beautiful image, Melissa! #8480359

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 3/25/2010 1:43:29 PM

A breathtaking beauty, Melissa!!! :-)♫ k #8480452

Patrick Rouzes 3/25/2010 7:52:53 PM

INCREDIBLE tones, detail, clarity, lighting, focus, dof, b/g, beauty & presentation here, Melissa! Spectacular & inspirational work, as always! WTG! #8481065

Marilyn Cornwell 3/26/2010 6:14:52 AM

So very beautiful, Melissa!! #8481820

Gina Cormier 3/26/2010 6:46:54 AM

HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!
WOWIE!!!!!

what Patrick said..........really!!! #8481937

Thomas E. Hinds 4/18/2010 5:04:03 PM

Beautiful and well deserved Finalist, Melissa! Congratulations! #8543809

Linda D. Lester 4/18/2010 6:12:31 PM

Congratulations on your awesome finalsit! #8544316

Carol Eade 4/18/2010 6:22:46 PM

Warm congratulations, Melissa, on your finalist, a very beautiful lily! #8544418

Amy M. Wilson 4/18/2010 6:25:38 PM

Big congratulations on your beautiful Finalist, Melissa!!! #8544452

Carrie M. Groseclose 4/18/2010 6:27:26 PM

Congratulations Melissa on your gorgeous Finalist! #8544471

Nancyj Hovey 4/18/2010 6:27:39 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your Fantastic FINALIST
of this gorgeous image! 8o) #8544473

Deborah C. Lewinson 4/18/2010 6:44:09 PM

Stunning image, Melissa!

Congratulatios on your finalists!
Debby #8544672

Erica Murphy 4/18/2010 7:18:06 PM

Beautiful finalist Melissa! Congratulations! #8545013

Freddy Bland 4/18/2010 7:19:05 PM

Very beautiful image, Melissa!! Love the colors and the details. Congratulations on a fantastic finalist!! #8545026

Cathy Barrows 4/18/2010 7:31:37 PM

Congrats on your finalist...gorgeous #8545153

Michael G. Marshall 4/18/2010 7:35:13 PM

Beautiful finalist, Melissa! Congratulations! Michael #8545186

Kathleen Brennan 4/18/2010 7:59:35 PM

Congrats on you finalist, Melissa! #8545392

Sherran Andersen 4/18/2010 8:29:30 PM

Congrats Melissa. #8545753

Renee Doyle 4/18/2010 8:53:30 PM

Beautiful!!! Big Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Melissa! #8545956

Kathy Salerni 4/18/2010 10:45:33 PM

A well deserved finalist, Melissa, congratulations!! #8546451

Bojan Bencic 4/18/2010 10:56:22 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa. #8546489

Stefania Barbier 4/18/2010 11:19:20 PM

gorgeous finalist... congratulations, Melissa! #8546579

Patricia Seidler 4/19/2010 2:51:39 AM

Congratulations Melissa! #8547077

Linda Blair 4/19/2010 6:39:24 AM

Beautiful finalist....congratulations!!!!! #8548395

Margaret R. Barry 4/19/2010 6:56:35 AM

Congratulations on a fantastic finalist, Melissa! #8548513

Jill Odice 4/19/2010 9:30:39 AM

Congrats on this beautiful finalist!!!Gorgeous piece of work! #8549524

Renata Gusciora 4/19/2010 10:15:02 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist,Melissa!!!:-) #8549700

Lydia Williams 4/19/2010 11:11:17 AM

Well done Melissa! Congratulations!!!

Best, Lydia #8550037

Daniella Puente 4/19/2010 1:00:08 PM

Congratulations!!! #8550549

Sam Britt 4/19/2010 1:18:53 PM

Big congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Melissa! #8550671

Melissa Gurdus 4/19/2010 1:21:21 PM

Thanks so much for all of your wonderful comments!! I appreciate each and every one!! #8550689

Valentin M. Armianu 4/19/2010 2:08:12 PM


Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist, Melissa! #8550935

Jeana Clark 4/19/2010 5:25:59 PM


This is incredible Melissa...
Stunning color and details!!!
Awesome Finalist!
Many congratulations!!!!

~J~ #8551759

Phyllis Burchett 4/19/2010 7:05:20 PM

Stunning Melissa! CONGRATS on your finalist! #8552199

Courtenay Vanderbilt 4/19/2010 7:46:26 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Melissa! #8552398

Mary K. Robison 4/20/2010 12:26:22 AM

Congratulations on your lovely floral Finalists, Melissa! Best of luck next level with them!
#8552897

Jack Ryan 4/20/2010 7:07:15 AM

Very deserving finalist...congratulations. #8553904

Sabrina Ryan 4/20/2010 2:12:51 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on All your Beautiful Finalists, Melissa! #8554950

Murry Grigsby 4/20/2010 3:11:24 PM

Beautiful Melissa! Congrats on all your finalists!! #8555144

Jodi Zimmer 4/20/2010 4:19:31 PM

Man...how did I miss this beauty?! Congrats Melissa..this is incredibly beautiful. #8555441

Michelle D. Allen 4/20/2010 6:01:57 PM

Congratulations, Melissa! Very deserving of a finalist! #8556035

Debra R. Harder 4/21/2010 9:29:58 AM

WOW...what a beauty, Melissa! Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist! Deb #8558423

Cyndy Doty 4/29/2010 3:03:40 PM

Absolutely wonderful capture! Congratulations on your Finalist! #8578712

Melinda B. Shiflet 5/1/2010 2:27:26 PM

Melissa, this is LOVELY!! So well captured! #8582775

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Description

Taken at the Water Gardens in Spring Hill, Florida during the month of September 2009.

Developed in Adobe RAW Editor, cropped just a bit and cloned out some, but not all dark spots on the right lily pad.

Entered into Flowers.

Exif: F Number: 6.4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/500 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 7.10 mm, Model: FinePix S100FS

Uploaded on 3/25/2010 7:15:47 AM

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