Michelle Alton level-classic 4/2/2010 3:34:46 AM

Love your title...It's a great capture with wonderful lighting....

A snail? #1254480

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 4/2/2010 3:46:41 AM

Looks like and elephant to me. Details, dof and colors are superb, Courtenay. Great composition too. #8504361

Kennen White 4/2/2010 3:47:42 AM

Excellent composition, color and detail! #8504364

Jack Gaskin 4/2/2010 3:48:01 AM

Great Elephant Capture

& the Plants not bad either !!!!1

Now it's Coffee Time

Happy Shooting
Jack #8504365

Lela Johnson 4/2/2010 4:07:20 AM

What an interesting plant. fantastic shot, love the depth and the richness. #8504407

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic 4/2/2010 4:08:42 AM

Reminds me of a seahorse! Cool shot!! #8504410

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 4/2/2010 4:13:59 AM

Beautiful find, colors and composition, Courtenay!

UB. #8504426

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic 4/2/2010 4:38:01 AM

Good morning Courtenay. Great details and composition. Well done.
JP #8504491

Gina Cormier level-classic 4/2/2010 4:38:14 AM

Are these the ones that are in the stores every spring? I like to eat them! lol Beautiful detail and image! #8504492

Jeff Robinson level-classic 4/2/2010 4:43:43 AM

Most people never would have seen the Elephant in their garden and you nailed it!! Fantastic work Courtenay! Jeff #8504510

Linda D. Lester level-classic 4/2/2010 4:48:18 AM

Leave it to you to find an elephant in your garden! LOL! But this is a beautiful shot! #8504524

Candice C. Calhoun level-classic 4/2/2010 5:16:49 AM

I see an elephant AND a seahorse...awesome macro of this fabulous plant! A winner!

ccc #8504641

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 4/2/2010 5:18:07 AM

Definitely an elephant I can see, excellent clarity and details, Courtenay!

Dominick #8504645

Robert R. Goodman level-classic 4/2/2010 5:23:12 AM

That is a beautiful macro,Courtenay.Great capture of that Fiddleneck.It grows everywhere out here!!! #8504672

Julie Burnett level-classic 4/2/2010 5:31:54 AM

Outrageous composition, detail, and color, Courtenay. I also love your title, and I agree, an elephant!! #8504714

Douglas Pignet level-classic 4/2/2010 5:39:09 AM

I love the way these ferns open up...Like a little show...Well seen and capture. #8504740

Marilyn Cornwell level-classic 4/2/2010 6:49:54 AM

Gorgeous image! What a fabulous pov!

The elephant, seahorse and caterpillar... #8504897

Melissa G. Meiselman level-classic 4/2/2010 8:42:41 AM

Fantastic macro with ultra sharp detail, terrific light and wonderful shallow DOF, Courtenay!! #8505078

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 4/2/2010 8:58:17 AM

LOL Could be a dragon, elephant or seahorse.....Nice capture, DOF and lighting! #8505103

Debra R. Harder 4/2/2010 10:31:31 AM

Spring is coming...yippee!! This is gorgeous, Courtenay!! So perfectly composed...and excellent Dof and lighting. WOW! jsb #8505283

Mike Clime 4/2/2010 11:00:58 AM

I see a sea horse! Great capture and background! #8505418

Ann H. Belus level-classic 4/2/2010 11:30:46 AM

Perfect title, Courtenay! Excellently composed with great lighting! #8505464

Kerry Hill level-classic 4/2/2010 11:36:05 AM

Wonderful composition and details, Courtenay!! #8505475

John Connolly level-classic 4/2/2010 12:47:25 PM

An elephant playing the bass fiddle? A well lit, beautifully detailed capture Courtenay! Nice work! #8505610

MELODIE C. ROBERTS level-classic 4/2/2010 2:04:48 PM

I see supper ;0)

Wonderful Find Court
Fabulous Detail and Light #8505772

Renee Doyle level-classic 4/2/2010 2:21:58 PM

Great close up Courtenay!! Excellent detail, comp and find and your dof is spot on!! #8505814

Courtenay Vanderbilt level-classic 4/2/2010 3:40:58 PM

I LOVE all your comments and visions! I immediately thought of an elephant, but some of you have much more vivid imaginations than me and they are all equally creative! Thank you! #8505961

Anita Hogue 4/2/2010 4:49:19 PM

This is awesome with fabulous details, Courtenay! I kept looking for a worm or an ant or something that meant you needed to get to your gardening. I'm crazy! LOL! I now see the seahorse! #8506066

Ron McEwan 4/2/2010 4:59:45 PM

This a WOW! jaw dropping shot Courtenay. If that is a fiddle fern, I have eaten a lot of it in various oriental foods. It is good. #8506102

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 4/2/2010 6:24:56 PM

Awesome Courtenay! Winner!

jo ann c. #8506312

Patti Coblentz level-classic 4/2/2010 7:00:05 PM

What a gorgeous capture of this fiddle fern, Courtney..light, details and comp are wonderful...I saw caterpillar!

Happy Easter!

Patti #8506413

Ken Smith level-classic 4/2/2010 7:16:51 PM

Let me have a couple of extra drinks, then I'll look again for that animal! :-) Very nice details, Courtenay! #8506461

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-classic 4/2/2010 7:37:38 PM

Incredible shot, Courtenay!!! I see the elephant, seahorse and caterpillars!!! :-) k #8506511

Sam Britt level-classic 4/2/2010 8:18:59 PM

Terrific detail, color & composition, Courtenay. I might have thought this was some sort of worm if I hadn't seen a photo of one on BP before! #8506601

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic 4/2/2010 9:39:08 PM

What a fabulous macro capture, Courtenay!! The details and selective depth of field here both are outstanding!! :o)

I see a dinosaur - can anyone else see one, too?!! ;o) #8506722

Cindy Bendush level-classic 4/2/2010 10:18:14 PM

Fantastic detail, line and composition Courtenay -- awesome!!! #8506755

Aimee S. McMaster 4/3/2010 3:44:49 AM

...this is awesome Court....I see chameleon & and seahorse... #8506982

Jessica Jenney level-classic 4/3/2010 6:25:21 AM

I see a gorgeous macro caputure, with amazing detail and light, Courtenay! #8507323

Danny B. Head level-classic 4/3/2010 7:45:08 AM

Excellant marco of the fiddlehead. #8507459

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 4/3/2010 8:23:14 AM

AH, the old fiddlehead! Beautiful detail, colors, clarity, focus, dof, b/g & comp here, Courtenay! Wonderful work, as always! Have a lovely day, Courtenay! #8507545

Carol Flisak level-classic 4/3/2010 5:16:18 PM

Creatiive title, great clarity and DOF. I see the elephant... and a winner! Love it! #8508284

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 4/3/2010 7:22:15 PM

A beautiful flowing image! #8508535

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 4/3/2010 7:30:27 PM

I knew I had seen this somewhere before!!! It's a Dr. Seuss animal, right?!!! :-) k #8508554

Barbara Waldoch level-classic 4/3/2010 8:00:07 PM

Very beautiful, Courtenay! #8508607

Tommy E. Burgess 4/4/2010 9:43:38 PM

Outstanding capture of this beautiful frond Courtenay!! Outstanding light, color, details, dof, and composition!! #8510449

Sabrina Ryan 4/5/2010 2:42:06 PM

Very cool find and capture, Courtenay! #8512518

Ruth E. Foster-Lindsay level-classic 4/5/2010 4:44:39 PM

Gorgeous capture Courtenay! Looks like an elephant and a snail! #8512744

Randy D. Dinkins level-classic 4/7/2010 3:15:52 PM

Nicely seen and captured. I will go with two caterpillars for my animals :-).... Nothing like a good fiddlehead meal.... #8517802

Laura E. Swan level-classic 4/7/2010 8:23:07 PM

10/10 for me Courtenay! Superb macro image! Makes me realize I have a long way to go to becoming a pro photographer. No wonder I never win!

This is a perfect image in my book! :) !!!

-Laura #8518443

Wm Nosal 4/7/2010 9:40:25 PM

Mmmmm! Fiddleheads
Great Shot!
I'm Hungry! #8518527

Daniella Puente level-classic 4/8/2010 5:05:09 PM

Very beautiful! #8520760

Liz blahh 4/9/2010 9:32:43 PM

Quite beautiful! #8523245

Jack Ryan 5/24/2010 2:47:30 PM

Congrats...again! #8633828

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 5/24/2010 3:15:44 PM

HUGE CONGRATS on your AWSOME finalist,
Best of luck in the next round!!! #8634104

Wm Nosal 5/24/2010 4:28:12 PM

Congratulations #8634841

Patti Coblentz level-classic 5/24/2010 4:29:45 PM

Love this image, Courtenay...big congratulations on your finalist!! Patti #8634855

Melissa G. Meiselman level-classic 5/24/2010 4:52:47 PM

Big congratulations on this stunning finalist!!! Simply beautiful!! #8635086

Danny B. Head level-classic 5/24/2010 4:54:03 PM

Another beautiful finalist! #8635094

Shawn Jennings level-classic 5/24/2010 4:57:44 PM

WTG Courtenay! Congratulations on your finalist! #8635130

Randy D. Dinkins level-classic 5/24/2010 5:20:49 PM

Beautiful shot and well deserved, congrats! #8635301

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 5/24/2010 5:58:33 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8635707

Laura E. Swan level-classic 5/24/2010 6:37:27 PM

I see an Aardvark, Ant Eater and Elephant! :D


On You Wonderful Finalist!

Good Luck In The Next Round, Courtenay!!!

-Laura :D

Sharon Sawyer level-classic 5/24/2010 6:43:40 PM

Brilliant, Courtenay!!! HUGE congrats on another fantastic finalist!!! #8636172

Phyllis H. Burchett level-classic 5/24/2010 7:01:00 PM

Congrats again Courtenay! #8636369

ROLAN NARMAN 5/24/2010 8:32:32 PM

Huge congrats on another gorgeous finalist Court! #8637086

Sam Britt 5/24/2010 8:40:24 PM

Congratulations, terrific finalist, Courtenay! #8637144

Cindy Bendush level-classic 5/24/2010 9:16:38 PM

Awesome macro finalist Courtenay - congratulations! #8637361

Tommy E. Burgess 5/24/2010 9:19:28 PM

Huge congratulations on this beautiful finalist my friend!! Best of luck in the next round! #8637372

Renee Doyle level-classic 5/24/2010 10:06:27 PM

Congratulations Courtenay on this beautiful macro finalist! #8637608

Stefania Barbier level-classic 5/25/2010 12:14:23 AM

congratulations again, Court, beautiful finalist!!! #8638318

Linda D. Lester level-classic 5/25/2010 5:36:13 AM

Awesome macro....congrats again! #8639523

Amy M. Wilson level-classic 5/25/2010 6:56:52 AM

Congratulations on your excellent Finalist and best of luck in the next round, Courtenay!!! #8639971

Sabrina Ryan level-classic 5/25/2010 7:04:30 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your excellent Finalist image, Courtenay! #8640024

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 5/25/2010 8:26:01 AM

Outstanding color, details and clarity, Wow. CONGRATZ on the FINALIST Award!!

UB. #8640383

Val Feldman level-classic 5/25/2010 10:41:38 AM

A terrific Finalist, Courtenay and a fabulous image...I love your title!! Congratulations, master gardener/photographer and all the best in the upcoming round! ~Val #8640745

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 5/25/2010 12:54:33 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Courtenay, you are on a roll girl!

jo ann c. #8641233

Daniella Puente level-classic 5/25/2010 2:20:01 PM

Big congrats!!! this is a wonderful capture :))) #8641531

Sherran Andersen level-classic 5/25/2010 5:35:40 PM

Congrats. #8642150

Cindy Bendush level-classic 5/25/2010 10:26:34 PM

Perfect image -- perfect winner! Congratulations Courtenay - WTG! #8642863

Renee Doyle level-classic 5/25/2010 10:54:02 PM

Double GOLD - AWESOME!!! Congratulations Courtenay!! #8643000

Stefania Barbier level-classic 5/25/2010 10:57:56 PM

gorgeous win, congratulations!!! #8643038

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 5/26/2010 1:27:18 AM

WTG, Courtenay. Huge CONGRATZ. on another fantastic GOLD!

UB. #8643379

Courtenay Vanderbilt level-classic 5/26/2010 3:25:17 AM

Thanks everyone, for your kind comments! What a surprise this morning! Congrats back to everyone! #8643548

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 5/26/2010 3:32:00 AM

Congratulations, Courtenay on your beautiful win. #8643560

Marilyn Cornwell level-classic 5/26/2010 4:22:05 AM

Congratulations, Courtenay! What a Win!! #8643718

Anita Hogue 5/26/2010 4:34:13 AM

Congratulations on this fabulous winner Courtenay! #8643802

Leslie McLain level-classic 5/26/2010 4:40:40 AM

Congrats on another beautiful winner, Courtenay. #8643827

Amy M. Wilson level-classic 5/26/2010 4:44:46 AM

Big congratulations on your fantastic Second Place win, Courtenay!!! #8643845

Shawn Jennings level-classic 5/26/2010 5:16:37 AM

WTG Courtenay! Congratulations again! #8643964

Candice C. Calhoun level-classic 5/26/2010 5:18:00 AM

Glad to see the Judges agreed with me :) Congrats on all your recognition this month! Still love this one!

ccc #8643971

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic 5/26/2010 5:33:43 AM

Gorgeous Winner Courtenay! Congrats!!! #8644052

Judy V. Kennamer 5/26/2010 5:52:34 AM

Another big congrats to you Courtenay for this outstanding Gold Award image.

Brian #8644175

Jessica Jenney level-classic 5/26/2010 5:55:46 AM

Congratulations, Courtenay on your beautiful win! #8644205

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 5/26/2010 6:24:23 AM

What a great month, Courtenay!
~♥~Lisa #8644359

Jack Ryan 5/26/2010 6:24:51 AM

And again...congratulations! #8644361

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 5/26/2010 7:13:37 AM

on your 2nd Place Winner
for this outstanding image! 8o) #8644642

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 5/26/2010 8:03:16 AM

WTG on this magnificent win! :-)♫♪ k #8644816

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 5/26/2010 8:51:07 AM

Congrats on this awesome Winner Courtenay!

jo ann c. #8644990

Jeana Clark 5/26/2010 8:53:37 AM

For this well deserved Winner!!!!

~J~ #8645010

Debra R. Harder 5/26/2010 8:54:03 AM

WTG, Courtenay! CONGRATULATIONS on another OUTSTANDING GOLD WINNER!! I'm doing an Irish River Dance in celebration (and it's not pretty)! jsb #8645012

Mitch Spence level-classic 5/26/2010 9:52:55 AM

Congratulations, Courtenay, on your beautiful macro gold. #8645182

Ken Smith level-classic 5/26/2010 10:14:57 AM

Glad I haven't eaten yet...ref JSB's comment. :-) Congrats again!! #8645255

Mike Clime 5/26/2010 12:45:42 PM

Congratulations on your winner! #8645612

Randy D. Dinkins level-classic 5/26/2010 1:12:34 PM

Another big congrats Courtenay, Great job!!! #8645654

Linda D. Lester level-classic 5/26/2010 1:26:03 PM

Love this macro....Congrats on your gold! :) #8645678

Sabrina Ryan level-classic 5/26/2010 2:52:07 PM

WOW! CONGRATULATIONS, Courtenay! #8645859

Carol Eade level-classic 5/26/2010 3:41:46 PM

Another warm congratulations, Courtenay! #8645964

Sharon Sawyer level-classic 5/26/2010 4:45:11 PM

Whooooooooooo Hooooooooooooo!!! WTG, Courtenay! HUGE congratulations on your outstanding & well deserved Second Place Winner!! #8646033

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 5/26/2010 5:02:46 PM

Beautiful macro, congratulations! #8646074

Phyllis H. Burchett level-classic 5/26/2010 5:42:50 PM

Congratulations Courtenay on this gorgeous winner!!! #8646270

Sam Britt level-classic 5/26/2010 6:03:52 PM

Big congrats on this excellent 2nd place win, Courtenay! #8646370

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic 5/27/2010 12:21:33 PM

This is just amazing, Courtenay. Huge congrats on this outstanding winner. #8647950

Ann H. Belus level-classic 5/27/2010 1:06:01 PM

Congratulations, Courtenay on this wonderful winner! #8647988

Monica Mermoz level-classic 5/27/2010 3:36:16 PM

Congratulations, Courtenay, on this fantastic winner! #8648160

Tommy E. Burgess 5/27/2010 10:25:26 PM

Huge congratulations on another outstanding winner Courtenay!! #8648602

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 5/28/2010 9:03:58 AM

Congratulations Courtenay on your Win!!!

Dominick #8649542

Heather Thorsen level-classic 5/29/2010 1:09:14 AM

A very belated congratulations Courtenay.
I love your "elephant fern" #8650612

Margaret R. Barry level-classic 5/30/2010 12:16:00 PM

Congratulations on another beautiful winner, Courtenay! #8653384

Liz blahh level-classic 5/31/2010 8:26:23 PM

Beautiful image, congrats on your winner! #8656314

Dianna Murphy 6/4/2010 2:37:35 PM

A great month for you,congratulations on your outstanding Winner!!!! #8665838

John Connolly level-classic 6/4/2010 2:38:13 PM

Congratulations on your win, Courtenay! Well done indeed! #8665839

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 6/5/2010 9:32:49 AM

Congratulations on another fantastic win, Courtenay! #8667280

Mick Burkey level-classic 6/26/2010 1:52:04 PM

Belated congratulations on this wonderful winner, Courtenay! Beautiful work. #8718353

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