A New Day

© Patti Coblentz

A New Day

Uploaded: July 14, 2010


This is the huge bud of an even bigger Hibiscus flower...when they bloom the flowers are bigger than a face..amazing and beautiful.

Exif: F Number: 3.5, Exposure Bias Value: 1.00, ExposureTime: 10/800 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 60.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300


Nikki McDonald level-classic July 14, 2010

This has the looks of a finalist to me, Patti. It's absolutely gorgeous. The focus is perfect and the tones are very pleasing. #1288245

Patti Coblentz July 14, 2010

Thank you so much, Nikki! #8761431

Susie Peek-Swint July 14, 2010

Beautiful captures and focus Patti ~ I love them at this stage :) #8761438

Patti Coblentz July 14, 2010

Me, too, Susie...thank you :) #8761445

Les Rhoades level-classic July 14, 2010

I like the repeating patterns #8761449

Patti Coblentz July 14, 2010

Thank you, Les! #8761459

Robert R. Goodman level-addict July 14, 2010

Hi Patricia,Beautiful DOF and a gorgeous capture.Looks like a winner!!! #8761463

Patti Coblentz July 14, 2010

Good morning...and thank you, Bobby! #8761469

David Phalen July 14, 2010

Beautiful work Patti!! Love the shapes and DOF!! #8761480

Patti Coblentz July 14, 2010

Thank you, David! #8761483

Melissa G. Meiselman July 14, 2010

Fantastic selective focus and terrific shallow DOF, Patricia!! #8761518

Danny B. Head level-deluxe July 14, 2010

Very nice.. love the colors! #8761531

Jack Ryan July 14, 2010

Beautifully done...excellent work, Patricia. #8761670

Patti Coblentz July 14, 2010

Thank you very much Melissa, Danny, and Jack! #8761678

Steve M. Harrington July 14, 2010

A beautiful image, Patti. How nice for you that your rain clouds are over.
Steve #8761718

Patti Coblentz July 14, 2010

Such a sweet thing to say, Steve...I appreciate it very much :) #8761735

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic July 14, 2010

Lovely! #8761747

Monnie Ryan July 14, 2010

Just perfect, Patti! Now I can't wait to see those monster-size blooms! #8761823

Patti Coblentz July 14, 2010

Thank you Melinda, and Monnie!

Monnie...I am the worst at flower photography...need to take lessons from you...just can't ever get it right! #8761833

Bojan Bencic level-classic July 14, 2010

Love the soft color and amazing details, Patricia. Beautiful photo. #8761935

Patti Coblentz July 14, 2010

Thank you, Bojan :) #8761948

Joy Rector July 14, 2010

awesome #8761957

Val Feldman level-deluxe July 14, 2010

Such soft and delicate beauty captured here with wonderful detail and truly - the most marvelous, pleasing colors. Exceptional work, my friend...a definite winner...Bravo! #8762147

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe July 14, 2010

Absolutely beautiful, Patti; I love the softness of color and focus!


Patti Coblentz July 14, 2010

Thank you very much Joy, Val, and Ann! #8762178

Tiia Vissak July 14, 2010

a wonderful close-up! #8762293

John Connolly July 14, 2010

Beautiful floral close up work here Patricia! Your detail, lighting and depth are superb! #8762952

Carol L. Fowler July 14, 2010

Beautiful pastels- wonderful image! #8763074

Tammy Espino July 14, 2010

Give this a gold badge today, forget about the contest :) #8763107

Patti Coblentz July 14, 2010

Thank you Tiia, John, Carol, and Tammy!!

LOL..thanks, Tammy...I wish! #8763255

Renata Gusciora July 14, 2010

So wonderful,Patti!Excellent focus and fantastic feel ! #8763319

Patti Coblentz July 14, 2010

Thank you, Renata :) #8763423

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna July 14, 2010

Wonderful image with fantastic lighting and details, Patti! :-) k #8763517

Laura E. Swan level-classic July 14, 2010

This is such an unusual looking bunch of buds! WOW! I hope you have access to these so you can show us them again when they open! Imagine as big as a face! COOL! I bet an eccentric lady might wear one as a hat??? :)))

Great job, Patti!
-Laura #8763580

Patti Coblentz July 14, 2010

Thank you Kitty, and Laura!

I'll send you your very own, Laura...the Laura paper doll collection :) LOL #8763599

Laura E. Swan level-classic July 14, 2010

Hehe...Will be checking the mail DAILY.

P.S. I'll ALSO be looking for red shoes to match! HA! #8763613

Gord MacEachern July 14, 2010

Stunning image Patti, the detail is just super, very well done! #8763693

Patti Coblentz July 14, 2010

Thank you, Gord! #8763744

Val Feldman level-deluxe July 14, 2010

I now have the family gathered around the computer looking at this one, Patti...I insisted they have a look-see at what I believe to be a phenomena capture! Happy to report You have an additional 5 thumbs up on it! (and I'm happy it is a new day for you.) #8764002

Val Feldman level-deluxe July 14, 2010

Ooops, brain lagging behind typing fingers....PHENOMENAL, that should be! :) :) #8764010

Kathy Salerni level-classic July 14, 2010

This is such a beautiful capture, Patti! Love the selective focus, comp and DOF! #8764027

Lorna Shutter July 14, 2010

Wow! I'm with Tammy! This is definitely a big winner! The buds are so unique and beautiful! Can't wait to see the faces that bloom out of them! Maybe the flowers will look like us, eh Patti? Ha! Ha! Fabulous capture! :) #8764054

Patti Coblentz July 14, 2010

Thank you Val (and your family!!), Kathy, and Lorna! You guys are too much!!

Funny, Lorna...I'll have to give each bloom a name!! #8764099

Lorna Shutter July 14, 2010

Make sure you name one of them after me! LOL! :D #8764119

Patti Coblentz July 14, 2010

Yep...Bloomin' Lorna! #8764157

Stefania Barbier level-addict July 15, 2010

soft, delicate, and gorgeous! #8764735

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic July 15, 2010

JP #8764786

Lorna Shutter July 15, 2010

... and Bloomin' Patti! :) #8764911

John Rivera level-deluxe July 15, 2010

I love how you captured this! #8765022

Patti Coblentz July 15, 2010

Thank you Stef, JP, and John!

Hey Laura...nice new mini pic! #8765102

Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe July 15, 2010

A gorgeous image! Wonderful!! #8765271

Patti Coblentz July 15, 2010

Thank you, Marilyn! #8765306

Laura E. Swan level-classic July 15, 2010

Lorna Bloom.
Lorna Doone.

Close. #8765836

Lorna Shutter July 15, 2010

Hey Patti!

Were you referring to MY new mini pic? If so, thanks! ... but my name's Lorna, not Laura! LOL! Lorna Bloom or Lorna Doone! Ha! Ha! :) #8765936

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic July 15, 2010

It's not easy to achieve that razor thin dof ~ so beautifully done here. #8766297

Patti Coblentz July 15, 2010

Thank you, Reynaldo...I appreciate you!

Lorna..hmmm...sorry...I keep doing that! #8766400

Kathleen Brennan July 15, 2010

Love the selective DOF and soft color! #8766505

Patti Coblentz July 15, 2010

Thank you, Kathleen! #8766581

Lorna Shutter July 16, 2010

That's okay, Bloomin' Patti! Laura & I are one in the same anyway! LOL! :D #8767520

Patti Coblentz July 16, 2010

Good morning, Lorna...hope you have a great weekend...I'm off to a lake for the weekend...swimming time!! #8767535

Lorna Shutter July 16, 2010

Lucky you! Say "Hi!" to the Canadian Geese! :) #8767637

Patti Coblentz July 16, 2010

Lorna...you know they're shunning me after my pate comment..I'll say hello from you :) #8767643

Lorna Shutter July 16, 2010

:) #8767669

Thomas E. Hinds July 16, 2010

This is stunning, Patti! Perfect capture! Beautifully composed! Wow! #8767700

Patti Coblentz July 16, 2010

Thank you, Tom!! Have a great weekend! #8767719

Patrick Rouzes level-classic July 16, 2010

Exceptional focus, dof, & clarity, superb tones, colors, & comp here, Patti! Good luck with this, my friend! #8768748

Rona L. Schwarz July 18, 2010

WOW! A winner here, Patti! Perfect focus, love the selective DOF, the repeating patterns, and the lovely soft colors! An exceptional capture...sure to see this again! #8771558

Patti Coblentz July 18, 2010

Thanks very much Patrick, and Rona! #8772037

Daniella Puente July 18, 2010

What a wonderful photo Patti, the clarity is so great :) #8772340

Patti Coblentz July 18, 2010

Thank you, Daniella :) #8772359

Ken Smith level-classic July 20, 2010

Now that has a unique look to it...outstanding, Patti! #8776641

Patti Coblentz July 20, 2010

Thank you very much, Ken! #8776643

Phyllis H. Burchett July 22, 2010

Gorgeous Patricia, I have some of these in my yard. I think they are perennial hibiscus? #8780122

Patti Coblentz July 22, 2010

Hi Phyllis...thanks! Yes, they are perrenials and just about to bloom...so pretty, aren't they? #8781290

Dianna Murphy July 23, 2010

Hope to see them blooming too. Great shot #8782512

Patti Coblentz July 23, 2010

Thank you, Dianna! If the beatles don't get it then you shall :) #8782833

Kate Jackson level-classic August 02, 2010

How very unusual and beautiful Patricia! #8800545

Patti Coblentz August 02, 2010

Thank you, Kate :) #8800880

Beverley Scott August 04, 2010

A beautiful image, Patti! The colours, shapes and lines wonderful! #8805373

Patti Coblentz August 04, 2010

Hi Bev...thank you! #8805476

Karen Kessler August 12, 2010

Fantastic macro with dof, Patricia! These are lovely flowers! #8823659

Patti Coblentz August 12, 2010

Thanks, Karen :) #8823666

Lorna Shutter August 13, 2010

See ... I told you this was a winner, Bloomin' Patti! LOL! :D
CONGRATULATIONS on your very well-deserved Finalist Award!!!!! :)
Photobucket #8825598

Val Feldman level-deluxe August 13, 2010

Told ya so too, Patti, my dear! Excellent work, deserves the Finalist badge and then some! Huge congrats and all the best in the upcoming round! ~Val #8825937

Jack Ryan August 13, 2010

Way to go! Congrats! #8826520

Robert R. Goodman level-addict August 13, 2010

A Big Congratultions,Patricia.Beautiful image my friend!! #8827226

Renata Gusciora August 13, 2010

HUge congratulations on your lovely finalist,Patti!!!:-) #8827806

Tammy Espino August 13, 2010

A huge congrats on this awesome finalist!! :) #8827991

Danny B. Head level-deluxe August 13, 2010

Beautiful Patti, Congrats! #8828013

Sam Britt August 13, 2010

Big Congrats, Patti! Terrific finalist. #8828430

Monnie Ryan August 13, 2010

Wonderful, Patti -- congratulations! #8828490

Phyllis H. Burchett August 13, 2010

Fabulous, congrats on your finalist Patricia! #8828591

Thomas E. Hinds August 13, 2010

Just a beautiful image and so well deserving of a Finalist, Patti! So glad for you!

Tom #8828989

Cesar J. La Rosa August 13, 2010

Congratulations on this BEAUTIFUL and very well-deserved Finalist, Patti. Absolutely gorgeous!!!
Cesar #8829026

Steve M. Harrington August 13, 2010

A wonderfully rich and deserving finalist, Patti! Good good! :)
Steve #8829072

Laura E. Swan level-classic August 13, 2010

Photobucket, Patti!!!

Congrats on this VERY unique finalist!

Good Luck In The Next Round!!!



Kathy Salerni level-classic August 13, 2010

Huge Congratulations on both of your wonderful Finalists, Patti! Good luck in the next round! #8829526

Phillip R. Connolly August 13, 2010

Another beauty, Patti!! Congratulations yet again!!

Phil #8829609

Kerry Hill August 14, 2010

Huge congratulations on your beautiful finalists Patti!!! #8829854

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic August 14, 2010

CONGRATZ on your beautiful Finalist!!

UB. #8829884

Gord MacEachern August 14, 2010

Huge congratulations on your well deserved finalists Patti, good luck! #8829979

Bojan Bencic level-classic August 14, 2010

And congratulations again, Patricia. Like this one a lot. #8830339

Stefania Barbier level-addict August 14, 2010

fantastic finalist, congratulations! #8830403

Patti Coblentz August 14, 2010

Thank you so much...your nice comments mean a lot to me :) #8830489

Carol L. Fowler August 14, 2010

Congrats! Beautiful! #8830540

Leslie McLain level-deluxe August 14, 2010

Congrats on your terrific finalist. #8830543

Datha Y. Thompson August 14, 2010


Patti Coblentz August 14, 2010

Thank you very much Carol, Leslie, and Datha! #8831063

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic August 14, 2010

Love this image Pat. Big congrats on your finalist and best of luck.
JP #8831208

Carol Eade level-addict August 14, 2010

Beautiful image, Patricia, congratulations! #8831437

Patrick Rouzes level-classic August 14, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS on this, yet another, incredible finalist, Patti me girl! Good luck , indeed! #8831531

Nancy L. Green level-classic August 14, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS Patti on this WONDERFUL finalist, WTG!! <>< #8831793

Debra R. Harder August 14, 2010

This is incredibly BEAUTIFUL, Patti! Huge congratulations on your OUTSTANDING finalist! Deb #8832133

Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe August 14, 2010

Of all the Congratulations I've sent, this is the first time I've said this is a MAGICAL FINALIST!!! You've done something amazing here, Patti!!! #8832737

Julie Burnett August 14, 2010

Oh my, Patti, this is FABULOUS! Congratulations on this well deserved finalist, and the best of luck!! #8832968

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic August 14, 2010

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8833038

Nikki McDonald level-classic August 14, 2010

I know this was one of the contenders on my favorites from your July entries, Patti too lazy to scroll through allll those comments to see whether I told you so or not :) I do know I spotted it as a winner from the get-go. Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round. #8833286

John Connolly August 14, 2010

I was very impressed from the first moment I saw this wonderful image Patti!
Congratulations on your finalist award, well done! #8833606

Patti Coblentz August 14, 2010

Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments...and, yes, Nikki..you did tell me so :) #8833618

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe August 14, 2010

Beautiful, congratulations! #8833958

Patti Coblentz August 14, 2010

Thanks much, Randy! #8833972

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe August 14, 2010

Congratulations on your finalist Patti, awesome!!! #8834405

Kathleen Brennan August 14, 2010

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist! #8834508

Tommy E. Burgess August 14, 2010

Congratulatons on another really beautiful finalist Patti!!! #8834557

Patti Coblentz August 14, 2010

Thank you, Tommy! #8834563

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic August 15, 2010

This is gorgeous,Patti! Congrats!!!! #8835658

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict August 15, 2010

Gorgeous and unique image, Patti!

Congrats on another excellent finalist!
Debby #8836164

Patti Coblentz August 15, 2010

Thank you Ujjwal, and Debby! #8836277

Rona L. Schwarz August 15, 2010

No surprise here, Patti! I knew this had Finalist written all over it and I bet it goes Gold, too! CONGRATULATIONS on another outstanding Finalist, and good luck in the next round! #8836772

Cindy Bendush level-classic August 15, 2010

Gorgeous finalist Patti -- congratulations! #8837298

Robert K. Bemus level-classic August 16, 2010

Wonderful color and selective DOF, Patti-- congratulations and best of luck!! #8838169

Patti Coblentz August 16, 2010

Thanks so much Rona, Cindy, and Robert! #8838654

Daniella Puente August 16, 2010

Glad to see this again Patti :)))) CONGRATS!! #8838682

Patti Coblentz August 16, 2010

Thank you, Daniella! #8838690

Karen Celella level-deluxe August 16, 2010

Congratulations on another of your wonderful finalist, Patricia! #8838884

Patti Coblentz August 16, 2010

Thanks very much, Karen :) #8838972

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe August 16, 2010

Huge congratulations on this awesome finalist, Patti! #8839010

Patti Coblentz August 16, 2010

Thank you, Ann! #8839014

MELODIE C. ROBERTS August 16, 2010

Nikki is so smart!!! ;0)

I have one of those dinner plate hibiscus
They sure are beautiful

This is outstanding Patti!
Can easily see why it got a finalists badge
Scratchung my head why it didn't go further...or is it farther? LMAO #8840734

Patti Coblentz August 16, 2010

Thanks, Mel...LOL...I think it's farther :)


Claudine Grove August 17, 2010

congrats #8843529

Patti Coblentz August 17, 2010

Thanks, Claudine! #8844065

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