The Heart Of A Rose

© Nancy Marie Ricketts

The Heart Of A Rose

Uploaded: November 10, 2011

Description

Rework of previous photo: PP in Camera RawTopaz Adjust 4-Noise reduction, CS5-crop, and Nik Color Effects Pro. No sharpening was done to this rework.

F8.0-125, -1, ISO 200. Shot in the Portland, OR Rose Garden.

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: -1.00, ExposureTime: 1/125 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 288.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Comments

Nikki McDonald level-classic November 10, 2011

This is a stunning full frame floral, Nancy. The light is lovely, the colors rich and the focus excellent. It deserves to go on. #1421967

Mary Alston November 10, 2011

Amazing colors and details! #9796313

Mary Alston November 10, 2011

Amazing colors and details! #9796314

Nancy Marie Ricketts November 10, 2011

Thank you, Mary. I appreciate your comments! #9796595

Nancy Marie Ricketts November 10, 2011

Nikki, thank you for all your suggestions on this photo. Yours and others led me to this result, and I am very grateful for your input. #9796606

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic November 11, 2011

This is stunning Nancy Marie, and as Nikki says I think it deserves go higher! #9798805

Maria Coulson November 11, 2011

Marie, this is gorgeous! I love the clarity, detail and colors. I hope to see it again. #9798885

Nancy Marie Ricketts November 11, 2011

Thank you, Maria. I hope it will progress, too. And, I appreciate your help and others from FFFP. #9798915

Nancy Marie Ricketts November 11, 2011

Thank you, Amanda. I appreciate your comments, and your help on FFFP. #9798932

Nancy Marie Ricketts November 11, 2011

Thank you, Amanda. I appreciate your comments. I thought you were a member of FFFP, because they are a club of great photographers who help each other to greatness in photography, and I have seen your name so many times, I thought you were among them. If you are interested in joining, please send me an email through BP mail. #9798949

Diane Underwood November 27, 2011

Marie... I think this is so beautiful. A fantatic capture of the beauty of a rose. Love the colors. So rich!
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Nancy Marie Ricketts November 27, 2011

Diane! It is so nice to hear from you! I've been missing you and your abilities to bring me out of my doldrums. Thank you for your comments on this photo. I really do value your opinions on my work. I'm so glad you are back among us. #9834328

Diane Underwood November 28, 2011

Thankyou for the nice welcome :) Glad to be back. Miss you too!
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Sherran Andersen level-classic December 14, 2011

Congrats Marie. #9866372

Nancy Marie Ricketts December 14, 2011

Thank you so much Sherran for your help and support. It is very much appreciated. #9866670

Maria Coulson December 14, 2011

Not surprised to see it again. Congratulations and good luck in the next round. #9866734

Nancy Marie Ricketts December 14, 2011

Thank you, Maria,for your support! #9866783

Karen Celella December 15, 2011

Congratulations on your lovely finalist, Marie. #9868905

Nancy Marie Ricketts December 15, 2011

Thank you so much, Karen! #9869335

Rona L. Schwarz December 15, 2011

I remember this one well, Marie! It is truly outstanding with wonderful fire in its belly! A glorious capture with marvelous effects! Super congratulations on this finalist and good luck in the next round! #9869673

Nancy Marie Ricketts December 15, 2011

Thank you, Rona-still crossing my fingers! #9869705

Nikki McDonald level-classic December 16, 2011

I stand by my earlier comments, here and in the club, Marie. Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round. #9871037

Nancy Marie Ricketts December 16, 2011

Thank you so much, Nikki. I value all of your opinions. #9871087

Merna L. Nobile December 16, 2011

What could be more important in life than to know in our hearts that in everything we have tried to do, we have done our very best?
Congratulations for your magnificent contribution for the month of November, 2011.
Merna Nobile
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Nancy Marie Ricketts December 16, 2011

Thank you, Merna! I am so excited! #9871722

Terry Cervi level-classic December 16, 2011

Congrats on your beautiful win, Nancy!! #9871777

Nancy Marie Ricketts December 16, 2011

Thank you, Terry! #9871799

Nikki McDonald level-classic December 16, 2011

I am sooooo happy to see this very worthy result, Nancy. It's a fine image, beautifully processed. Congratulations on the first place win. #9871970

Nancy Marie Ricketts December 16, 2011

Thank you SO MUCH, Nikki! #9871976

Millie A. Talarico level-classic December 16, 2011

Congratulations,Nancy Marie!! #9871992

Nancy Marie Ricketts December 16, 2011

Thank you so much, Millieanne! #9872005

Phyllis H. Burchett December 16, 2011

Congrats on this gorgeous winner! #9872120

Rona L. Schwarz December 16, 2011

WTG Marie!! I am so very happy for you! It's a spectacular image and so deserving of this 1st Place Win! #9872150

Nancy Marie Ricketts December 16, 2011

Thank you, Phyllis! #9872178

Nancy Marie Ricketts December 16, 2011

Thank YOU Rona for your unfailing help and support! #9872193

Kathryn Wesserling December 16, 2011

What a spectacular floral! It looks lit up from within; amazing. Congratulations on getting a First Place Gold. #9872228

Nancy Marie Ricketts December 16, 2011

Thank you so much, Kathy! #9872258

Val Feldman level-deluxe December 16, 2011

It jumped off the winners page! Such rich vibrant color, glorious detail and with a "come-hither-for-a-closer-look" invitation (which I obliged happily!) :) :) Marvelous work, Marie! Congratulations on a beautiful First Place Win! #9872374

Peggy Pfister level-classic December 16, 2011

Congratulations, Nancy Marie! Beautiful photo! #9872380

Nancy Marie Ricketts December 16, 2011

Thank you Val for your expressive comments! It's like winning twice! #9872595

Nancy Marie Ricketts December 16, 2011

Thank you Peggy, for commenting- I appreciate it! #9872606

Nancy Marie Ricketts December 16, 2011

Thank you very much, Sabrina, for commenting- I do appreciate it. #9872622

Nancy Marie Ricketts December 16, 2011

Thank you very much, Sabrina, for commenting- I do appreciate it. #9872637

Renee Doyle December 16, 2011

Beautiful!! Congratulations Nancy! #9872665

Amy M. Wilson December 16, 2011

Congratulations on your stunning First Place Winner, Nancy!! #9872676

Liz blahh December 16, 2011

Congratulations on your First Place Winner! #9872680

Nancy Marie Ricketts December 16, 2011

Thank you, Renee, for commenting. I do appreciate it. #9872727

Nancy Marie Ricketts December 16, 2011

Thank you so much, Amy. I do so appreciate your comments! #9872750

Nancy Marie Ricketts December 16, 2011

Thank you so much, Liz, for your comments. I do appreciate them! #9872757

Maria Coulson December 16, 2011

Marie, I just knew this one would have gold, huge congratulations, I am so happy for you, first place!!! #9872825

Nadia Paul December 16, 2011

Just gorgeous Nancy - congrats on your win! #9873093

Nancy Marie Ricketts December 16, 2011

Thank you, Maria! I am so "pumped!" Makes me want to create some more. I'm going to find something to shoot "inside tomorrow. #9873159

Nancy Marie Ricketts December 16, 2011

Thank you, Nadia. I appreciate your comments. They mean a lot to me. #9873163

Bojan Bencic level-classic December 17, 2011

Beautiful. Congratulations on your win, Nancy! #9873451

Karen Celella December 17, 2011

Congratulations on your fabulous first prize winner, Marie! I'm so thrilled for you! #9873557

Nancy Marie Ricketts December 17, 2011

Thank you, Bojan, for your gracious response. I do appreciate it! #9873732

Nancy Marie Ricketts December 17, 2011

Thank you, Karen. I am extremely thankful for all the knowledgeable critiques at FFFP that put me on the right track with this photo, without which, I don't think there would be a badge of any kind. #9873751

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic December 17, 2011

Simply gorgeous, Nancy. Huge congrats on this beautiful GOLD. #9873909

Nancy Marie Ricketts December 17, 2011

Thank you, Mary Beth. I appreciate your comments very much! #9873952

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic December 17, 2011

Congratulations on this well deserved GOLD! #9873992

Carla Capra Anderson December 17, 2011

Congratulations #9874016

Nancy Marie Ricketts December 17, 2011

Thank you, Amanda. I do believe I owe a debt of gratitude to you and the other members of the FFFP Club who have helped me with this photo and others. I bless the day I was received as a Club member. #9874018

Patrick Rouzes December 17, 2011

Congratulations on your incredible Gold Winner, Nancy Marie! WTG! #9874258

Lindley Johnson level-classic December 17, 2011

Love the color in this outstanding image. Big congratulations on your beautiful First Place Win, Nancy Marie! #9874345

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe December 17, 2011

Great shot!!! Big congratulations on your win! #9874351

Nancy Marie Ricketts December 17, 2011

Thank you, Patrick, for your comments. I really do appreciate them. #9874704

Nancy Marie Ricketts December 17, 2011

Thank you, Lindley, for commenting. I do appreciate it. #9874706

Nancy Marie Ricketts December 17, 2011

Thank you so much, Randy, for commenting. I do so appreciate it! #9874707

JO ANN CLEVELAND December 18, 2011

CONGRATULATIONS on this outstanding FIREST PLACE WINNER Nancy!

jo ann c. #9875826

Nancy Marie Ricketts December 18, 2011

Thank you, Jo Ann, for commenting. I do appreciate it! #9876037

Nancy Marie Ricketts December 18, 2011

Thank you, Carla, I do appreciate your comments. #9876367

Cindy Bendush level-classic December 18, 2011

GORGEOUS!!! Huge congratulations on your beautiful winner Nancy! #9876519

Nancy Marie Ricketts December 18, 2011

Thank you, Cindy, for your comments. #9876523

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic December 18, 2011

CONGRATZ on the beautiful capture and First Place Gold Winner, Nancy!!!

UB. #9876834

Nancy Marie Ricketts December 18, 2011

Thank you, Usman, for your commenting. I do so appreciate it! #9876847

Ian M. Hill December 22, 2011

Big congratulations Nancy,on your gold win.A very delightful image. #9882777

Nancy Marie Ricketts December 22, 2011

Thank you very much, Ian! #9882869

David M. Montero January 01, 2012

Brilliant! Congratulations on your first place win Nancy!!! Happy New Year! #9896976

Nancy Marie Ricketts January 01, 2012

Thank you very much, Dave! #9897016

Laura Greene January 14, 2012

Nancy, Congratulations!!!! What a stunning piece of art with stunning colors and detail. #9920472

Nancy Marie Ricketts January 14, 2012

Thank you so much, Laura! #9920529

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