Prima Donna

Uploaded: May 26, 2011 04:01:07


Just one coneflower of so many found at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center here in Austin...There's no place quite like it during the months of April and May.

Nik Filters applied.

Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 4/1000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D7000


Robert R. Goodman level-addict May 26, 2011

Hi Valarie,Beautriful color and lighting my friend.We didn't have much of a wildflower seasone,lack of rain.We are having some beautiful cactus blossoms this year!!!! #1380259

Courtenay Vanderbilt May 26, 2011

Absolutely beautiful DOF and soft colors! Terrific isolation of the coneflower, Val! #9429139

Val Feldman level-deluxe May 26, 2011

and floating around in cyberspace:

Gord MacEachern
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Hi Val, very beautiful capture here, main subject looks so lovely against the ones in the b/g. Very well done!!

5/26/2011 4:09:40 AM
Carolyn Fletcher
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This is just glorious! I love it!! A fave!

5/26/2011 4:13:13 AM #9429150

Douglas Pignet May 26, 2011

lovely capture of this Echinacea...well done #9429202

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe May 26, 2011

Outstanding lighting and Beautifully captured!! #9429240

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe May 26, 2011

Beautiful color, comp. and treatment, Val. Love this too. #9429242

Gina Cormier level-classic May 26, 2011 beautiful!! Great DOF, soft colors and composition!!!! (sigh) I wish.........I wish..........I could be YOU! ;-) #9429264

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict May 26, 2011

Beautiful image, Val, love the tones and strength of the single flower in focus!

Well done,
Debby #9429349

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict May 26, 2011

Beautiful image, Val, love the tones and strength of the single flower in focus!

Well done,
Debby #9429351

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict May 26, 2011

Beautiful image, Val, love the tones and strength of the single flower in focus!

Well done,
Debby #9429352

Danny B. Head level-deluxe May 26, 2011

Beautiful detail in the foreground coneflower and I love the shallow DOF! #9429365

R. J. Laudenbacher level-deluxe May 26, 2011

Absolutely perfect DOF Val to create such a dreamy background for this gorgeous floral. Excellent work. #9429392

Kathy Cline level-classic May 26, 2011

Just beautiful Val. A very creative shot.
Have a blessed day! #9429403

John Benway May 26, 2011

Very pretty indeed Val, beautiful color and light, love the way the flowers fade into the BG.
John #9429618

Jillian Danielson May 26, 2011

Beautiful!! #9429775

Julie Burnett May 26, 2011

So soft and dreamy, love the composition and light, absolutely gorgeous, Val!! #9430023

Carol L. Fowler May 26, 2011

GORGEOUS! Another perfect capture! (And thanks for asking- I am safe and at work right now. And no, I am not sloughing off right now, but waiting for something.) #9430289

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna May 26, 2011

Gorgeous image, Val! :-) k #9430295

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe May 26, 2011

Sooooooo very pretty, Val!! Absolutely outstanding in every way!! #9430321

Ron McEwan May 26, 2011

Ours are now starting to bud. You sue did this one justice, great title. #9430405

Val Feldman level-deluxe May 27, 2011

Thanks, everyone, for your comments...much appreciated!! #9431016

Mary Dimitriw level-classic May 27, 2011

Just beautiful Val!! Love the lone coneflower with that beautiful softness! Well done.
BTW...I think ours come out in bloom in late in mid July. Right now mine are up about 2 inches. LOL #9431267

Emile Abbott level-deluxe May 27, 2011

Nice use of DOF Val to isolate the single flower. Well done #9431299

Lana Arcemont level-classic May 27, 2011

Beautiful image!
Great DOF! #9431639

Don Christiana May 28, 2011

Val, Awesome image... I love Texas Wildflowers. #9433036

Terry Cervi level-classic May 28, 2011

Oh, Ms V!! This is sooooo pretty! I love it! You just do the best close-up work!! #9433161

Tammy Espino May 28, 2011

What a beautiful delicate capture!! #9433187

Nadia Paul May 29, 2011

This has a beautiful painterly look to it Val - wonderful tones and DOF - utterly gorgeous! #9434213

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe May 30, 2011

Wonderful clarity and composition with an incredible DOF. #9436391

Kathy Salerni level-classic May 31, 2011

Oh, I love this, Val! The background flowers are just out of this world dreamy!! Perfect selective focus, clarity and comp! #9437104

Shirley A. Kinney June 02, 2011

Gorgeous,Val. Beautiful BG. #9440581

Julianne Bradford June 03, 2011

A stand alone beauty Val! Love it! #9443100

JO ANN CLEVELAND June 04, 2011

Excellent Val!

jo ann c. #9443591

Val Feldman level-deluxe June 05, 2011

Thanks y'all for stopping by and dropping a comment - as always, much appreciated! ~Val #9445311

Thomas E. Hinds June 10, 2011

Beautiful dof, composition, detail, and treatment! Love this, Val! #9454669

Tammy Espino October 18, 2011

Congrats on your wonderful finalist :)
((happy dance)) (Y) (/) (/) #9743825

Patrick Rouzes level-classic October 18, 2011

Congratulations & good luck on this gorgeous Finalist, Val! WTG, my friend! #9743845

Ann Coates level-classic October 18, 2011

Congratulations on your exquisite finalist Valarie. #9743963

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe October 18, 2011

Congrats on a beautiful finalist, Val. #9744051

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict October 18, 2011

Congrats on your finalist, Val, for this lovely image! #9744195

Orsi October 18, 2011

Love it!!Congratulations!! #9744392

Orsi October 18, 2011

Love it!!Congratulations!! #9744393

Nadia Paul October 18, 2011

Not surprised to see this beauty as finalist my friend - good luck in the next round! #9744603

Terry Cervi level-classic October 18, 2011

Congrats on your beautiful finalist, Ms V!! #9744658

Nikki McDonald level-classic October 18, 2011

Terrific depth of field, Val. Congratulations on the finalist for this lovely floral. #9744797

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic October 18, 2011

Congratulations on this outstanding finalist Val! #9744802

Amy M. Wilson October 18, 2011

Huge congratulations on your STUNNING Finalist... love it, Val!!! #9744844

Kathy Salerni level-classic October 18, 2011

Big congrats on your beautiful Finalist and good luck in the next round, Val! #9745022

Kathy Salerni level-classic October 18, 2011

Big congrats on your beautiful Finalist and good luck in the next round, Val! #9745023

JO ANN CLEVELAND October 18, 2011

Big Congratulations Val! I love this!

jo ann c. #9745038

Rony Sagy October 18, 2011

Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist. #9745042

Carol L. Fowler October 18, 2011

Beautiful creation- congrats on this well deserved honor! #9745296

Patti Coblentz October 18, 2011

This could not be any prettier, Val!! Congratulations on your beautiful finalist! #9745352

Rona L. Schwarz October 18, 2011

Stunning Finalist, Val! Striking composition with marvelous DOF and wonderful soft colors and selective focus! Super Congratulations - hope to see it with Gold next! #9745390

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe October 18, 2011

Awesome finalist, Val! Huge Congratulations! #9745424

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe October 18, 2011

Congrats Val on this gorgeous image getting a finalist award. Good luck in the next round. #9745638

Cheryl Winn October 19, 2011

So beautiful,Val. Congratulations & good luck in the next round. #9745884

Julie Burnett October 19, 2011

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Cuz!! #9746083

Monnie Ryan October 19, 2011

Just fabulous, Val! Congratulations!! #9746655

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe October 19, 2011

Fantastic congrats on a gorgeous finalist, Val!!! Very best luck!!! #9746813

Emile Abbott level-deluxe October 19, 2011

Huge Texas Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Val. WTG #9746828

Karen Bacon October 19, 2011

congrats on a fantastic finalist Val! #9746913

Jack Ryan October 19, 2011

A very deserving selection...congratulations. #9746952

Patricia Seidler October 19, 2011

Hugh congratulations Val on this well deserving and beautiful finalist! #9746998

Susan D. Royce level-classic October 19, 2011

Beautiful ... congratulations! #9747089

Carol Eade level-addict October 19, 2011

Gorgeous work, Val, congratulations on your finalist! #9747319

Gord MacEachern October 19, 2011

Big congratulations on your well deserved finalist Val, good luck next round! #9747423

Val Feldman level-deluxe October 19, 2011

Thanks so much everyone! Much appreciated!!! :) #9747428

Stephen Zacker October 19, 2011

Like the muted colors and vertical composition. Lovely and Congratulations #9747577

Nancy L. Green level-classic October 19, 2011

WONDERFUL capture Val!!! The center has some of the most beautiful cone flowers ever!! I understand they have some great fall displays, I hope to get down there in the next few days, prior to the 1st frost. WTG my friend!! <>< #9747664

Val Feldman level-deluxe October 19, 2011

Thanks, Stephen and Nancy! #9747887

Carol Flisak level-addict October 19, 2011

Beautiful image, Val... wonderful color, comp and DOF. Congrats on your finalist! #9748696

Lorna Shutter October 19, 2011

Hey Ms. Val!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist Award for this beautiful image!!!!! WTG!!! Good luck in the next round, my friend!!! :)
Photobucket #9748872

Thomas E. Hinds October 19, 2011

Fantastic Finalist, Val! Beautifully composed with wonderful soft colors! #9748953

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic October 19, 2011

Soooooo pretty! Congrats!!! I got one this month too. :) #9749108

Mary Dimitriw level-classic October 20, 2011

Gorgeous Finalist Val...a huge congrats!! A winner in my books.

Sorry I've been MIA...trying to catch up. #9749927

Courtenay Vanderbilt October 20, 2011

Thanks! Me too Val! I seem to be traveling at the wrong times lately. Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, girl. Off again in the morning! #9750056

Debra R. Harder October 20, 2011

This is so BEAUTIFUL, has to be a GOLD winner!! Love the colors, lighting, DOF and composition. Perfection! Huge congratulations on your GORGEOUS finalist! Deb #9750507

Val Feldman level-deluxe October 20, 2011

Thanks so much Carol, Lorna (love the dancing bear!!), Tom, Shelly, Mary, Courtenay and Deb! #9751035

Freddy Bland October 20, 2011

Isn't this a beautiful image and Finalist, Val! Has an etheral fantasy like feel to it. So very well done and so good to hear from you!! Hope to see a gold on this one!! #9751308

Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe October 21, 2011

What a beautiful image, Val! Congratulations! #9751942

R. J. Laudenbacher level-deluxe October 21, 2011

Congrats on this beautiful finalist Val. I love the dreamy like feel that this has to it. Best of luck to you in the next round. #9751972

Leslie McLain level-deluxe October 21, 2011

Congrats on a beautiful finalist, Val. #9752157

Don Christiana October 21, 2011

Val, A "HUGE" Congrats on your beautiful Texas Wildflowers Finalist. Beautiful capture and treatment. Have a great day. #9752710

Renee Doyle level-classic October 21, 2011

Just beautiful!! Congratulations Val! #9753306

Robert R. Goodman level-addict October 22, 2011

Hi Valarie,I'm very late and so very sorry for being late on this my friend.A big Congratulations on this beautiful finalist my friend!!! #9754706

Bojan Bencic level-classic October 22, 2011

Congratulations on this amazing finalist, Val! #9754818

Dayna Cain level-classic October 22, 2011

Val, this is awesome. HUGE congrats! #9755284

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic October 22, 2011

Congratulations Val on this beautiful finalist! #9755417

Christine Lobsinger level-classic October 25, 2011

Oh Val, this is such a BEAUTY!!!!!!
Wow, the soft colouring and dof is "SPOT ON"...
Gorgeous Finalist Image you MADE!
Smiling Big,
Chris #9761264

Merna L. Nobile October 31, 2011

May your heart catch the joy of the moment and soar!
I am so happy for you!

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