Brilliant Plumage

© Melissa G. Meiselman

Brilliant Plumage

Uploaded: September 21, 2010

Description

Taken at Busch Gardens and shot with my Canon 100mm Macro Lens with a wide open aperture (2.8) for maximum shallow DOF and selective focus on the head of this parrot.

Animals

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/1250 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 1600, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 100.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Comments

Jessica Jenney September 21, 2010

What a gorgeous parrot! Such brilliant color! Beautiful color, lighting and shallow DOF, Melissa! #1310335

Karen Bacon September 21, 2010

Fantastic image Melissa! #8921712

Tiia Vissak September 21, 2010

a wonderful close-up! #8921874

Daniella Puente September 21, 2010

Great Melissa! what a beautiful photo and love that colors... #8921996

Carol Eade level-addict September 21, 2010

Beautiful macro, Melissa! #8922630

Jennifer L. Alder September 22, 2010

Really a fabulous result, Melissa! Awesome job :) #8923945

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic September 24, 2010

I love your selective focus. Beautiful work Melissa! The color and details are great. #8927490

Gary Enloe September 24, 2010

Great capture of this beautiful bird Melissa. Love the colors, detail #8927500

Tammy D. Ferren level-classic September 24, 2010

Wow! The colors, detail and dof are stunning, Melissa! #8927532

Lorna Shutter September 26, 2010

This bird could pass as a flower in your beautiful gallery collection! The vibrant colours are fabulous! Awesome detail and DOF! Outstanding work, Melissa! :) #8931550

Julie Burnett October 15, 2010

Stunning, Melissa!! Congratulations, and the best of luck! #8968484

Tiia Vissak October 15, 2010

Congratulations! #8968530

Nancy (Peaches) Harker October 15, 2010

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WOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist!
Best of luck in the next round!

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Carol Eade level-addict October 15, 2010

Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa! #8969016

Linda Blair October 15, 2010

Congrats on your beautiful and colorful finalist!!! #8969151

Cheryl Schneider October 15, 2010

Great image, Melissa. Congratulations! #8969160

Stefania Barbier level-addict October 15, 2010

congratulations on your gorgeous finalist!!! #8969239

Sherry L. Davis October 15, 2010

Excellent capture! Congratulations on your finalist!! :) #8969876

Lorna Shutter October 15, 2010

WTG, Melissa!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your beautiful Finalist!!!!! :)
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Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe October 15, 2010

Congratulations, Melissa on your beautiful and well deserved finalist!! #8970710

Carol L. Fowler October 15, 2010

Congrats on this Finalist! #8970836

Janet McNeil level-classic October 15, 2010

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist!!! Good luck in the next round!! #8970837

Lydia Williams level-deluxe October 15, 2010

What a beauty...congratulations! #8971080

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic October 15, 2010

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8971463

Sam Britt October 15, 2010

Big congrats on all your finalists, Melissa!! #8971919

Merna L. Nobile October 15, 2010

Every month, with our camera in hand, we go out and find what we hope will be the “winning photo.”
Those of us that don’t get recognized, just continue to search for that special image, until one day the Congratulations come pouring in from some of the best artist and friends anyone could image.
So to the Better Photo winners for the month of September, I congratulate you on a job so well done.
My very best to all of you, Merna Nobile
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Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe October 16, 2010

A gorgeous image, Melissa! Congratulations on this finalist! #8972810

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe October 16, 2010

Congrats on a superb finalist, Melissa! Very best luck in the next round!! #8973323

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic October 16, 2010

Beautiful capture, CONGRATZ on the Finalist Award!!

UB. #8973329

Debra R. Harder October 16, 2010

This is so awesome, Melissa! Love the DOF, lighting, colors, details and comp. Huge congratulations on your superb finalist! Deb #8974006

Erica Murphy level-deluxe October 16, 2010

I love this Melissa!! Congratulations! #8975526

Christine Czernin level-classic October 17, 2010

So beautiful, Melissa. The shallow DOF makes it special.
Congratulations on your finalist and good luck. #8976729

Natasa Mikuz level-classic October 17, 2010

Congratulation on this wonderful finalist! #8977073

Janet McNeil level-classic October 17, 2010

Super congratulations on your Grand Prize Win, Melissa!!! #8977569

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict October 17, 2010

This photo is awesome, Melissa, and the judges certainly know what they are doing by selecting this for the Grand Prize!

Hardy congrats!!!
Debby #8977576

Jessica Jenney October 17, 2010

Congratulations, Melissa on your stunning Grand Prize win! #8977578

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic October 17, 2010

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving GRAND PRIZE win, Melissa! Outstanding image! 8o) #8977583

Jennifer L. Alder October 17, 2010

Wow! Congrats on your GRAND PRIZE , Melissa! #8977601

Courtenay Vanderbilt October 17, 2010

Huge Congratulations, Melissa! A brilliant image! #8977612

Melissa Olsen October 17, 2010

A huge congrats on this deserving image. #8977714

Kara L. Hendricks October 17, 2010

HUGE congrats on the GP win Melissa! #8977723

Patti Coblentz October 17, 2010

Congratulations on your amazing grand prize win, Melissa!!! #8977727

Patrick Rouzes level-classic October 17, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS on this phenomenal & well-deserved Grand Prize Winner, Melissa! WTG! #8977735

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic October 17, 2010

Big congrats Melissa. An amazing finalist.
JP #8977762

Rolando Rosito October 17, 2010

Congratulations Melissa!! Great Grand Prize Winner!!!! #8977799

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic October 17, 2010

Huge congratulations for this outstanding GRAND PRIZE win, Melissa. I'm so happy for you. Spectacular. #8977807

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton October 17, 2010

Gorgeous Grand Prize Winner!! Big, big congratulations, Melissa!!!! #8977810

Guy D. Biechele level-classic October 17, 2010

Awesome photograph, Melissa!! Congratulations on your Grand Prize Win! #8977842

Lydia Williams level-deluxe October 17, 2010

Congratulations on your fanatastic Grand Prize win, Melissa. Well Deserved! #8977920

Danny B. Head level-deluxe October 17, 2010

Stunning image! Congrats on the BIG win! #8977933

Renata Gusciora October 17, 2010

Huge congratulations on your Grand Prize Winner,Melissa!!!:-) #8977950

Claudia Kuhn level-classic October 17, 2010

BIG CONGRATULATIONS!! Woo Hoo!! #8977970

Sandy Stigliano October 17, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS, just gorgeous!! #8978022

Carol Flisak level-addict October 17, 2010

Congratulations Melissa on your Grand Prize win!! What a lovely portrait image... the details, color and DOF make a wonderfully intimate image! #8978023

Millie A. Talarico level-classic October 17, 2010

Perfect composition, stunning Grand Winner, Melissa! #8978054

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic October 17, 2010

Huge CONGRATZ on your awesome GRAND PRIZE win, Melissa!!!!

UB. #8978073

Ken Smith level-classic October 17, 2010

Stunning, Melissa...congrats on your big win! #8978129

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe October 17, 2010

Congrats Melissa on the Grand Prize win. #8978156

Steve M. Harrington October 17, 2010

Good on you, Melissa! Wonderfully rich tones.
Steve #8978192

paul parent level-deluxe October 17, 2010

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S #8978236

R. J. Laudenbacher level-deluxe October 17, 2010

Congratulations Melissa on this outstanding Grand Prize Winner. Wonderful work. #8978271

Usha Ganesh October 17, 2010

Congratulations Melissa on your big win,
Usha #8978277

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe October 17, 2010

Congratulations on your Grand Prize win Melissa!!! #8978505

Lester A. Garcia October 17, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS, Melissa on a deserving GRAND PRIZE WINNER! #8978518

Murry Grigsby October 17, 2010

Congratulations of your wonderful photo and big win Melissa! Well done!! #8978526

Joannie Bertucci level-classic October 17, 2010

Congratulations on your stunning Grand Prize win Melissa! #8978543

Lorna Shutter October 17, 2010

Woo Hoo!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your GRAND PRIZE WIN for this awesome image, Melissa!!!!! You deserve it!!! :)
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Terry Cervi level-classic October 17, 2010

Congrats on your stunning Grand Prize Win, Melissa! #8978599

Chris Schlosser October 17, 2010

Congratulations on your beautiful, grand prize win, Melissa! #8978609

Debra Booth October 17, 2010

Many congrats for your grand prize on this excellent image, Melissa! #8978610

Inge S. Lasmana level-classic October 17, 2010

A huge congratulations on your grand prize win, Melissa! #8978613

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic October 17, 2010

Congratulations on your fantastic grand prize win:) #8978657

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe October 17, 2010

Outstanding, Melissa!! This awesome and so beautiful image well deserves the Grant Prize!! Congratulations!! #8978666

Rona L. Schwarz October 17, 2010

S U P E R C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S,
on winning the Grand Prize, Melissa!!!
Fabulous capture, the vibrant color, the shallow DOF, the detail and clarity and the lighting are all awesome! #8978672

Stanley C. Sims October 17, 2010

A wonderful composed shot Melissa. Big congrats on being the top winner. #8978678

Sam Britt October 17, 2010

Huge Congratulations on this fantastic Grand Prize winner, Melissa! #8978680

Sharon Sawyer October 17, 2010

WTG, Melissa!!! HUGE congratulations on your brilliant & well deserved GRANDE PRIZE WIN!!! #8978805

Debra R. Harder October 17, 2010

WTG, Melissa!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your AWESOME GRAND PRIZE WINNER!! WHOOOO-HOOOOO!! Deb #8978871

Graeme yew Chow October 17, 2010

Wow !well done and big congrats on your super grand winner, Melissa. You must be very surprise and exciting about the win. It really make your day! #8978956

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic October 17, 2010

Beautiful.......Congratulations! #8978963

Liz blahh October 17, 2010

Congrats on your Grand Prize Winner! #8979012

Renee Doyle level-classic October 17, 2010

Congratulations Melissa on your Grand Prize Winner!! #8979118

Yulianto Soeroso October 17, 2010

Congratulalion yihaaa grand PW lovely animal and shot #8979121

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic October 17, 2010

HUGE congratulations on your Grand Winner,Melissa!! #8979223

Paul E. Earl October 17, 2010

WOW!! Congratulations on this truly well deserved Grand Prize winner!! #8979239

Mary K. Robison October 18, 2010

What a well earned Grand Prize Winner!
CONGRATULATIONS, Melissa! #8979251

Debbie Hartley level-deluxe October 18, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS on your beautiful grand prize winner!!!! #8979253

Stefania Barbier level-addict October 18, 2010

WOOHOOOOOO WTG Melissa, huge congrats on you spectacular GP!!!!! #8979259

Katarina Mansson October 18, 2010

Congratulations on your beautiful, colorful and successful GP Winner Melissa! #8979348

Tiia Vissak October 18, 2010

Congratulations on your grand prize win! #8979392

Nadia Paul October 18, 2010

What a stunning macro Melissa - congrats on your Grand Prize win! #8979589

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe October 18, 2010

Ain't it always the way it goes? All those beautiful flower shots and then you get a GP with a bird! Congrats!! #8979614

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic October 18, 2010

A BIG CONGRATS Melissa!!!!! #8979672

Julie Burnett October 18, 2010

Congratulations on your Grand Prize Win, Melissa!! #8979685

Anita Hogue October 18, 2010

Beautiful grand winner, Melissa! Congratulations! #8979805

Irene Colling level-classic October 18, 2010

What a wonderfully colored bird; and you expertly captured the glorious details.

Huge Congratulations Melissa. #8979901

Linda Blair October 18, 2010

Congratulations on your beautiful Grand Prize winner!!!! #8979907

Gina Cormier level-classic October 18, 2010

Congrats on this outstanding image Melissa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #8980018

Linda D. Lester level-classic October 18, 2010

Awesome....Congratulations!!!! :) #8980047

Bojan Bencic level-classic October 18, 2010

Congratulations, Melissa. Fantastic photo. #8980050

Jack Ryan October 18, 2010

Congratulations on your win!!! Way to go!!! #8980161

Carla Capra level-classic October 18, 2010

Congratulations on your stunning image and win.
;) CC #8980199

Charlotte LaBarbera level-classic October 18, 2010

Wonderful and Colorful! Excellent choice in your settings. Gives one something to think about. Congratulations! #8980258

Margaret R. Barry October 18, 2010

Congratulations on your beautiful and well deserved GP win, Melissa! #8980361

Carmody Baker October 18, 2010

Great job Melissa. Congratulations! #8980419

Mitch Spence level-classic October 18, 2010

Way to go, Melissa. Congratulations to you on your Grand. #8980443

Monnie Ryan October 18, 2010

Wow -- huge congratulations are in order! WTG, Melissa! #8980475

Joseph M. Muench level-classic October 18, 2010

Congratulations, Melissa. Well-deserved!
-Joe #8980539

Karen Bacon October 18, 2010

A huge congratulations on this great winner! #8980558

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe October 18, 2010

I am so HAPPY for you Melissa! Congratulations on winning GRAND PRIZE!!! #8980560

Michael Kroth level-classic October 18, 2010

Congratulations on this beautiful Grand Prize winner, Melissa! #8980608

Julianne Bradford October 18, 2010

Melissa congratulations on this wonderful Grand Prise winner!! I'm so pleased that your talent was recognised :-) #8980621

David Phalen October 18, 2010

HUGE Congratulations on a spectacular Grand Prize Winner!! #8980697

Natasa Mikuz level-classic October 18, 2010

Big congratulation, Melissa! #8980772

David Stegmeir October 18, 2010

Congratulations. This is beautiful. #8980919

Val Feldman level-deluxe October 18, 2010

What an outstanding Grand Prize Winner!! Huge congratulations, Melissa! #8980930

Sarah A. Christian October 18, 2010

Congratulations, Melissa. Absolutely beautiful work.
Well deserved win!!! #8980949

Laurence Saliba level-classic October 18, 2010

A Big congratulations on your Grand prize winner Melissa!!!! #8980988

Tammy Espino October 18, 2010

Congrats :) #8981237

Becky J. Parkinson level-deluxe October 18, 2010

Congratulations on this wonderful Grand Prize photo, Melissa!!! #8981331

Daniella Puente October 18, 2010

Congratulations Melissa WOW!!! amazing photo and well deserved Grand Prize, hugs :))) #8981334

Jeana Clark October 18, 2010


A fantastic Grand Prize Winner!!!
Congratulations Melissa for this outstanding image!!!! WELL DONE!!!

~J~ #8981413

Carol Eade level-addict October 18, 2010

Very big congratulations on your beautiful grand prize image, Melissa!! #8981504

Maria Morrow October 18, 2010

Beautiful image, Melissa, and very deserving of the grand prize. Congratulations! #8981660

Michelle L. Frick October 18, 2010

Congratulations Melissa! What a gorgeous bird and beautiful image - love the details!!! #8981903

Anne McKinnell October 18, 2010

Sensational shot Melissa! Congratulations on your grand prize!!! #8981913

Shirley A. Kinney October 18, 2010

Awesome, Melissa. Congratulations on your win. #8981915

Nancy L. Green level-classic October 18, 2010

WOW WOW WOW!!! GRAND PRIZE!!! CONGRATULATIONS and VERY well deserved!!! <>< #8981997

Robert K. Bemus level-classic October 18, 2010

Beautiful color and portrait, Melissa...HUGE congrats on your Grand Prize gold!!! #8982032

Lynne Morris level-classic October 18, 2010

WTG Melissa, Huge Congratulations on your Grand Prize Win. #8982182

Bill Houghton October 19, 2010

Melissa, congratulations on your beautiful win. Have a great week, Bill #8982247

Karen Celella level-deluxe October 19, 2010

Huge congratulations on your amazing grand prize winner, Melissa! #8982317

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe October 19, 2010

Congrats Melissa on your GP Win!! Jeff #8982527

Dayna Cain level-classic October 19, 2010

Awesome photo and much deserved win! #8982902

Christine Czernin level-classic October 19, 2010

Many congrats on your fabulous and outstanding win, Melissa. #8983127

Jean E. Hildebrant October 19, 2010

Beautiful, Melissa! Congrat's to you! #8983193

Susan Jane Allen level-classic October 19, 2010

Huge congrats, Melissa! Wow! #8983611

Lindley Johnson level-classic October 19, 2010

Huge congratulations on this wonderful Grand Prize Winner, Melissa! #8983638

Carmody Baker October 19, 2010

Congratulations Melissa. Beautiful colors! #8983679

David M. Montero October 19, 2010

Grand indeed! Congratulations on your grand prize selection Melissa! #8983821

Susan M. Campbell October 19, 2010

Congrats Melissa on this grand prize winner. It's fabulous! #8984010

Mark Dodge October 19, 2010

Brilliant job on this, Melissa. Congratulations on your Grand Prize! Way to go! Love that lens :o) #8984079

Datha Y. Thompson October 19, 2010

WOW!!! Excellent detail Melissa!! HUGE CONGRATS to you!!! I too am a big fan of that lens and of this image!! WTG girl!!!! ;) #8984644

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic October 19, 2010

Big congratulations, Melissa!
Beautiful and vibrant!
~♥~Lisa #8984672

Aimee S. McMaster October 20, 2010

...warm congratulations on this brilliant winner Melissa! #8984827

Tarun Bose October 20, 2010

Big big congrats for your grand winner, Melissa. #8985450

ALLEN O. HOWARD October 20, 2010

Magnificent Melissa!!! Congratulations Grand Prize!!! #8986470

Marcel J. Fernandez October 20, 2010

Congratulations, Melissa on your wonderful Grand Prize Winner! #8986497

Nadya Johnson October 21, 2010

Hey there! Huge Congratulations on your Grand Prize winner, Melissa! So pleasantly surprised to see this here! Sorry for being out of touch... NO computer currently, but I will write you later when I can. Fabulous capture and Congrats again! #8988097

Kathleen Brennan October 21, 2010

Congrats on this fabulous grand prize winner! #8988287

Nancy J. Locke October 21, 2010

SUPER SUPER CONGRATS!!! WOOT!!! YAY!!! WTG MELISSA!!!

Blessings, Nancy #8988630

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe October 21, 2010

Huge congrats on this fabulous winner, Melissa!!! #8988646

Melissa Olsen October 22, 2010

I am so happy for you Melissa! I don't follow the contest too closely so I am sorry this congrats is late in coming to you. #8989601

Phyllis H. Burchett October 22, 2010

WONderful capture! Congratulations on your grand prize win! #8989804

Anne M. Young level-addict October 23, 2010

Congratulations - thrilled to see you win...!!! #8990784

Arnie Horwitz level-deluxe October 23, 2010

Congratulations, Melissa on this fantastic Grand Prize Winner!
#8992176

Nikki McDonald level-classic October 24, 2010

Congratulations on the GP win, Melissa. Wonderful detail and color here. #8993563

Cindy Bendush level-classic October 24, 2010

Simply stunning Melissa! Huge congratulations on your GPW!!! #8993717

Christine Lobsinger level-classic October 26, 2010

Congratulations Melissa on a beautiful catch! Congrats to you on your GRAND PRICE WINNER TOO.... I JUST SAW THIS IN JIM'S BLOG!!!
CHRIS
SMILING WITH YOU #8997138

Amy Wadley October 28, 2010

Congratulations Melissa!! I blogged about your win on our Team BetterPhoto blog. If you get a chance, feel free to comment there on how you got such a great shot or the story behind the image. Thanks! :) #9002089

Erica Murphy level-deluxe October 30, 2010

BIG CONGRATS to you Melissa on this beautiful GRAND PRIZE WINNER!!! How exciting for you! #9004968

Mick Burkey level-classic November 03, 2010

Congratuations on your wonderful Grand Prize winner! #9012270

Salwa Afef November 07, 2010

Wonderful shot ,congratulation . #9019133

Dianna Murphy November 10, 2010

I'm so behind on my commenting, forgive me for my belated congratulations! What a wonderfully composed and thoughtful image. #9025685

Mary Timman November 10, 2010

This is an amazing image! Very well deserved winner! A huge congratulations to you! #9025938

Kathy L. Clark November 16, 2010

Wow Melissa, I didn't know until today that you were the grand champion, but I sure see why. Sorry I didn't congratulate you sooner, just so busy.
hugs to you. #9042659

November 16, 2010

Have Not been on BetterPhoto for awhile and just noticed that it was you that win Grand Prize Gold for this outstanding image. A very well deserved win for a good person and a great photographer. Congrats to you Melissa..

Brian #9043510

Dick Jenkins November 28, 2010

Very nice macro work Melissa and congratulations on bringing home the big prize.

Dick #9067619

Katie W level-classic September 17, 2011

I've come across this image a few times and I absolutely love it! Finally commenting.... :) #9676997

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