In the Cabbage Patch

© Val Feldman

In the Cabbage Patch

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe May 11, 2011

Outstanding details, pov and colors, Val. Just beautiful!!! The awards ceremony was a very well planned and beautiful formal event. We really enjoyed it. #1376148

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic May 11, 2011

Before I read your description I was going to ask if this was Mrs. Purple Head! LOL LOL It must be if we both think it looks like it! Great capture Val with excellent details and perfect colors. #9399199

Freddy Bland May 11, 2011

That's too funny! I think he is has to be Mrs. Purple Head! Wonderful light, details and color, Val! I didn't know Cabbage could be so pretty! #9399230

Gord MacEachern May 11, 2011

Hi Val, didn't know cabbage could be so beautiful, love that lighting. Anything that frilly has to be a Mrs. lol.. #9399256

Michelle Alton May 11, 2011

A wonderful description, Val. But the cabbage itself is photographed to perfection. And for some reason, I expect to see some hobbits in there somewhere. #9399258

Robert R. Goodman level-addict May 11, 2011

Hi Valarie,That is awesome my friend.Beautiful image,with great detail,color and lighting!!!!! #9399327

Gina Cormier level-classic May 11, 2011

Another purple gorgeous detail head with awesome lighting!!!!!!!!!!! We will see this again! #9399331

Nikki McDonald level-classic May 11, 2011

Excellent details, textures, colors and light, Val. Beautiful. #9399364

Julie Burnett May 11, 2011

Gorgeous color, lines, and light, Val, I'm going to be looking at food in a whole new light, lol!! #9399378

Courtenay Vanderbilt May 11, 2011

The back light, colors and details are simply awesome, Val! Super close-up! #9399388

Dayna Cain level-classic May 11, 2011

I never would have thought that cabbage could be so amazing! This image is AWESOME! #9399391

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe May 11, 2011

I think this is more beautiful than some flowers I have photographed. The colour, the details and that fabulous light make this a sure winner. #9399425

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic May 11, 2011

Wonderful details and capture Val! I love the light shinning thru the cabbage! Nice Work! #9399590

Marty Straub May 11, 2011

But you sure are an expert at capturing these in the best light, Val. Love that backlighting and all of the full frame detail. #9399774

Douglas Pignet May 11, 2011

beautiful colors and lighting...well done #9399780

Ron McEwan May 11, 2011

I have never seen one like this before. With all those bumps makes you wonder just how good it would taste LOL #9399801

John Benway May 11, 2011

Love the color, light and square crop, really beautiful Val.
John #9399807

Terry Cervi level-classic May 11, 2011

Well, I hope you didn't check her out too, Ms V. LOL! It is really a beautiful shot so I think it must be a Mrs. too! Fine work, Ms V!! #9400265

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe May 12, 2011

WOW the texture, details, lighting. I'd say Mrs. Purple Head as well, this is a beautiful cabbage. Never thought I'd ever state that but it truly is! #9400754

Amy M. Wilson May 12, 2011

Stunning work, Val... love the backlighting, clarity of detail and crop! #9401498

Joannie Bertucci level-classic May 12, 2011

In my personal opinion I believe that Red Drumhead Cabbage is Latin for Mrs. Purple Head! :-)
Val, this is a fantasticly radiant abstract image! The colors, exposure, contrasts all come alive at your hands! #9401529

Carol L. Fowler May 12, 2011

Simply gorgeous. The colors are eye-catching and the white tips decorate the Mrs nicely #9401795

Val Feldman level-deluxe May 13, 2011

Thanks, all, for your wonderful comments on Mrs. Purple Head - much appreciated! Good wishes for a super weekend to all - enjoy the beautiful Spring weather!! #9402862

Julianne Bradford May 13, 2011

Ms Purplehead is so lucky to be immortalized by you with this great backlit portrait Valarie! Beautiful work. #9402970

Nadia Paul May 13, 2011

Gorgeous lighting and beautiful comp and details Val - only you could turn the humble cabbage into a work of art my friend! #9403700

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe May 13, 2011

Most beautiful cabbage, ever, Val! The colors and light are awesome!! #9403883

Emile Abbott level-deluxe May 14, 2011

Excellent edible capture Val #9404694

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict May 14, 2011

Love both cabbage images, Val, the lighting on this one is superb!

Debby #9405022

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe May 15, 2011

Now whoever thought a cabbage head, whatever it's name, could be so beautiful! Very artistically presented, Val; great lighting! #9405490

Bill Houghton May 31, 2011

Val, this macro shows excellent detail and color. You did good on this one. Have a great day, Bill #9436650

Dayna Cain level-classic November 16, 2011

Congrats Val on this most amazing finalist! Next stop? GOLD!!! #9808641

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe November 16, 2011

Congratulations on your finalist award Val. Good luck. #9808895

Kathy Salerni level-classic November 16, 2011

Huge congrats on your well deserved Finalist, Val, and good luck in the next round! #9809006

Phyllis H. Burchett November 16, 2011

Congrats on this wonderful finalist Val! #9809344

Emile Abbott level-deluxe November 16, 2011

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Val #9809353

Robert R. Goodman level-addict November 16, 2011

A big congratulations my friend.WTG Valarie!!!! #9809534

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe November 16, 2011

Congrats on a beautiful finalist, Val. #9809538

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe November 16, 2011

Superb finalist, Val! Congratulations! #9809715

November 16, 2011

The story helps make the image, thanks! #9809827

Karen Bacon November 16, 2011

congrats on a fantastic finalist Val! #9809938

Jeana Clark November 16, 2011

Outstanding shot Val!!!
Congratulations on your Finalist!!!
Good Luck in the Next Round!!

~J~ #9809952

Phyllis A. Houghton level-deluxe November 16, 2011

Cute story Val and a big congrats #9809955

Carol L. Fowler November 16, 2011

Big Congrats Val- WTG! #9810051

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic November 16, 2011

WTG Ms V.....this is fabulous. Congrats to you on this well outstaning finalist. Hope to see it with the gold. #9810075

Terry Cervi level-classic November 16, 2011

Congrats on your gorgeous finalist, Ms V!! #9810111

Thomas E. Hinds November 16, 2011

This is a fantastic image, Val! Congratulations on the Finalist badge! #9810360

Julianne Bradford November 16, 2011

Wonderful finalist!! Congrats Valarie! #9810425

Ann Coates level-classic November 16, 2011

Congratulations Valarie, good luck in the next round. #9810509

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe November 16, 2011

Hey Miss Val, so glad to see this one again!! Congrats on your superb Finalist!! #9810715

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe November 16, 2011

Huge congrats and very best luck with this gorgeous finalist, Val!! Regards to Mom, too!!! #9810790

Tammy Espino November 16, 2011

How'd I miss one??? TELL ME HOW??? :) Congrats on this awesome capture and the cute story!! :) Psst a Bp judge noticed too!! #9810943

Bunny Snow level-classic November 16, 2011

WOW!!! What beautiful lighting you captured with this head of cabbage. It is a head of cabbage, isn't it?

The lighting is wonderful, as is the sharpness and clarity, composition, flow, and details. Your mastery in photoshop shows! This is deserving of a finalist, and more. It's an awesome image.


Rona L. Schwarz November 16, 2011

I thought I commented on this one the first time around, Val, but apparently not. I do remember it, though, how could I not - it is so unusual - the design, the colors, and the magnificent lighting! I love the edges - they remind me of string lights. Anyway, a wonderful image and capture! So glad you resubmitted (and the judges are too!). Congratulations - hope to see it again with Gold! (P.S. and thanks for the visit!) #9811283

Patti Coblentz November 16, 2011

Lol, what a story :)
Wonderful macro of this fantastic cabbage, Val ...congratulations on your finalist! #9811504

Renee Doyle level-classic November 17, 2011

Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist Val!! #9811694

Nadia Paul November 17, 2011

Just love this one Val - congrats on your very beautiful finalist my friend - hope to see it with gold! #9811752

Julie Burnett November 17, 2011

Congratulations on this outstanding finalist, and I'll keep my fingers crossed for you, Cuz!! #9812146

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict November 17, 2011

Congrats, Val, on this marvelous finalist!

Best wishes for the next round!
Debby #9812401

Don Christiana November 17, 2011

Congrats Val, another beautiful image. I will be looking forward to seeing this among the winners. Have a great day. #9812634

Patrick Rouzes level-classic November 17, 2011

Congratulations & good luck, Val! #9812996

Patricia Seidler November 17, 2011

I love cabbage and this wonderful Finalist Val. Good luck in th next round. #9813140

Val Feldman level-deluxe November 17, 2011

Thanks so much everyone!! :) :) #9813457

JO ANN CLEVELAND November 17, 2011

Congratulations on your awesome Finalist Val! I love this..

jo ann c. #9813827

Dayna Cain level-classic November 17, 2011

Gold it is!!! Woo hoo!! WTG VAL!!! #9813907

Ann Coates level-classic November 17, 2011

Congratulations on your beautiful Gold Valarie. #9813973

Kathy Salerni level-classic November 17, 2011

Woo Hoo!! Big congrats on winning the Gold, Val! #9813985

Julie Burnett November 17, 2011

WTG, Val, HUGE congratulations on your Gold Win!! #9814052

Terry Cervi level-classic November 17, 2011

WTG, Ms V! Congratulations on your well deserved gold!!! #9814071

Monnie Ryan November 17, 2011

No surprise here, Val - fabulous job. Congratulations! #9814127

Tammy Espino November 17, 2011

Skippy do da day ...Congrats on your gold win!! :) #9814184

Jack Ryan November 17, 2011

Way to go, Val. Congratulations!!! #9814191

Patti Coblentz November 17, 2011

Woo hoo, Val...congratulations on this spectacular winner!! #9814203

Karen Slagle November 17, 2011

Fantastic winning image, Val. Who woulda thought cabbages were this pretty, not me. Huge congrats on this beauty... #9814289

Nikki McDonald level-classic November 17, 2011

Such very pretty light and colors, Val. Great detail, too. Congratulations on the 2nd place win. #9814291

Chris Budny level-deluxe November 17, 2011

The little white bumps and the light through the green leaves make this pop; congratulations! #9814301

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict November 17, 2011

Who knew a cabbage could be a winner? But this is one spectacular cabbage, Val, and your capture made it an easy winner.

Hardy congrats on your win!
Debby #9814362

Anita Hogue November 17, 2011

Awesome details and the colors are fantastic! Congratulations, Val! #9814387

Val Feldman level-deluxe November 17, 2011

Whodathunkit?? Not me, for sure!:) Am glad Mrs. Purple Head did herself proud...but even more glad to have all the nice friends here at BP who have supported and encouraged me thruout. Thank you all very much! (I'm thinking stuffed cabbage for dinner tonight!) LOL! #9814417

Don Christiana November 17, 2011

I was correct Val...I told you this would be a winner. Huge Congrats...and yes stuffed cabbage sounds great. Have a reat day...and enjoy the meal. #9814452

Emile Abbott level-deluxe November 17, 2011

Glad to see the gold badge on this one Val. Congratulation and well deserved. #9814469

Bob Cournoyer level-classic November 17, 2011

Finally congrats on your Gold, Val. :-) #9814494

Courtenay Vanderbilt November 17, 2011

Fantastic Val! Congrats on your Gold! #9814505

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe November 17, 2011

Congrats Val on your winner. #9814574

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic November 17, 2011

WTG Ms. V. This is fabulous and so deserving of its gold win. Congratulations to you. LM :) #9814718

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe November 17, 2011

Awesome, Val!!! Congratulations on this winning image! #9814756

Carol Eade level-addict November 17, 2011

Congratulations on your beautiful gold winner, Val! #9814824

Amy M. Wilson November 17, 2011

So happy to see this... huge congratulations on your exceptional Gold winner, Val!!! #9814845

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna November 17, 2011

WTG in this incredible October winner, Val! :-) k #9814952

Thomas E. Hinds November 17, 2011

Congratulations, Val, on winning Gold for this wonderful image! Awesome! #9815412

Phyllis H. Burchett November 17, 2011

BIG congrats Val on this wonderful winner! #9815420

Nancy (Peaches) Harker November 17, 2011

HUGE Congratulations on your win!!! #9815423

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe November 17, 2011

SOOOOOO glad to see GOLD attached to this beauty, Val!!!!! Huge congrats!! #9815515

Renee Doyle level-classic November 18, 2011

Big Congratulations on this wonderful winner Val!!! #9815716

Michelle Alton November 18, 2011

As always your work is spot-on perfection as I see it. Thrilled to see this one with a Gold Badge, Val.
Congratulations! #9815817

Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe November 18, 2011

Congratulations on your Winner, Val! #9815869

Danny B. Head level-deluxe November 18, 2011

Congrats, Val (and Mr. Drumhead) on your win! #9815878

Val Feldman level-deluxe November 18, 2011

Thanks so much everyone!!! #9816187

Diane E. Deming level-classic November 18, 2011

Congrats on another beautiful winning image! #9816565

Rony Sagy November 18, 2011

Congratulations on this wonderful win, Val. #9817391

David M. Montero November 18, 2011

What I will call it is a Winner! Congratulations on scoring gold Val! #9817533

Rona L. Schwarz November 18, 2011

WTG, Val! I knew we'd see this with GOLD! How exciting - I am thrilled and so happy for you! Will think of you forever more whenever I have stuffed cabbage! Big Congratulations to you!!! #9818134

Katherine Kuhn level-classic November 19, 2011

Congratulations on your spectacular winner! And I love the story of the cabbage -- I've worked in the Children's Garden at Emanuel Hospital in Portland, OR--engaging children with nature is key to so much good. #9818827

Gina Cormier level-classic November 19, 2011

Congrats on this fab image!!!! You rock girl!!

No..No...I don't mean you're a rock...I mean you in....ya know...Elvis,...or something.

Anyway.....I have to go to the store now .....I'm thinking cabbage!!! #9818926

Bojan Bencic level-classic November 19, 2011

Amazing. Congratulations on your WIN, Val! #9819011

JO ANN CLEVELAND November 19, 2011

Big Congratulations on this awesome Gold 2nd Place Winner Val ... fantastic!!!

jo ann c.

Nadia Paul November 23, 2011

Woo Hoo!!! So happy to see this one with gold Val - totally gorgeous my friend - congrats on an outstanding image! #9827816

Karen Bacon November 30, 2011

congratulations on this glorious winner Val! #9840280

Merna L. Nobile December 02, 2011

You’re the kind of person who makes the world a better, brighter place…You worked hard for this, you made it happen, and you have a right to be proud. So enjoy these satisfying moments; you deserve every one! Merna

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Another from the Children's Garden at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens. Was told very seriously and proudly by a young boy helping in the garden that the PROPER name for this cabbage (isn't Mr. Purple Head, believe it or not :) but is Red Drumhead Cabbage...I don't know, with it's "frilly and girly" look, it definitely looks more like a Mrs. Purple Head to me but then, I'm no cabbage expert... :) :)

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Resubmitted into CatchAll 10/11

Exif: F Number: 13, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 2/100 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 560, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 38.00 mm, Model: NIKON D7000

Uploaded on May 11, 2011

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