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Julie Burnett March 19, 2012

Gorgeous color, light and dof, Michele!! #1450539

Michele Peterson level-classic March 19, 2012

Thanks, Julie! #10045239

Chris Budny level-deluxe March 19, 2012

What a beauty! #10045528

Michele Peterson level-classic March 20, 2012

Thank you Chris! #10047199

Dayna Cain level-classic March 21, 2012

Bet we see this one again Michele! This is gorgeous! #10047691

Michele Peterson level-classic March 27, 2012

Thank you Dayna. :-) #10061770

Daniella Puente April 12, 2012

Wonderful close up Michele #10087421

Michele Peterson level-classic April 12, 2012

Thank you Daniella! #10087433

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic May 02, 2012

Fabulously captured, Michele. CONGRATZ!

UB. #10118520

Michelle L. Frick May 02, 2012

Ohhhh, so gorgeous!!! Love the delicate water drops on the purple petals! Congratulations Michele! #10118777

Naomi Weiser May 02, 2012

great shot, congrats! #10118899

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict May 02, 2012

Congratulations Michele!!!!!

Dominick #10118954

Michele Peterson level-classic May 02, 2012

Thank you so much, Usman, Michelle, Naomi, and Dominick! #10119088

Mitch Spence level-classic May 02, 2012

An excellent close up of this delicate bloom, Michele. Congratulations to you. #10119321

Neal D. Hatcher May 02, 2012


Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe May 02, 2012

Congratulations Michele, this looks like a WINNER to me. Best of luck in the next round! #10120015

Patrick Rouzes level-classic May 03, 2012

Congratulations on this super beautiful Finalist, Michele! #10120868

Patti Coblentz May 03, 2012

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! Congratulations on your finalist!
This as to be one of my favorite flower images in a vey long time...just lovely! #10120888

Michele Peterson level-classic May 03, 2012

Thanks so much, Mitch, Neal, Donna, Patrick, and Patti.... you have all made my day! :-) #10121401

Bob Cournoyer level-addict May 04, 2012

Gorgeous Gold, Michele... :-) #10123496

Graham Robards level-classic May 04, 2012

Wow Michelle, congratulations, stunning! pat #10123552

Val Feldman level-deluxe May 04, 2012

I couldn't agree with Patti's above comment more. So very beautiful - light, color, detail, presentation - all top notch. Congratulations on your very superb Gold Win, Michele! #10123616

Katarina Mansson May 04, 2012

Congratulations on your beautiful winner Michele! #10123724

Patti Coblentz May 05, 2012

Congratulations on your win, Michele...always a favorite...so beautiful in al ways! #10124340

Carol Quina level-classic May 05, 2012

Congratulations on your very deserving win Michele. It's a beauty! #10124758

Michele Peterson level-classic May 05, 2012

Thank you SOOO much, everyone, I greatly appreciate your wonderful comments!! :-) #10124883

Bojan Bencic level-classic May 05, 2012

This is magical, Michele. Congratulations on your win. #10125080

Neal D. Hatcher May 05, 2012

Congratulations on your Gold #10125363

Michele Peterson level-classic May 05, 2012

Thank you, Bojan and Neal!! #10125540

Leslie McLain level-deluxe May 06, 2012

Congrats on a beautiful winner, Michele. #10125831

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 06, 2012

Congratulations, Michele! #10126049

Mitch Spence level-classic May 06, 2012

Beautifully done, Michele. Congratulations. #10126230

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic May 06, 2012

Huge CONGRATZ on a very well-deserved Gold Win, Michele. I know there are many more to come ;)

UB. #10127033

Michele Peterson level-classic May 07, 2012

Thanks so much, Leslie, Chris, Mitch, and Usman!!! #10127631

Merna L. Nobile May 09, 2012

Well here we are, through thick and thin. It is a joy to be able to be supportive and to congratulate each other for another month of magnificent photographs during May, 2012. I send all of you my very best, Merna Nobile #10131521

Michele Peterson level-classic May 11, 2012

Thanks, Merna! :-) #10134160

David M. Montero May 12, 2012

Congratulations on scoring gold with this beautiful capture Michele! #10134962

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic May 15, 2012

Congratulations Michele on this beautiful winner! #10137706

Michele Peterson level-classic May 15, 2012

Thanks Dave and Amanda!! #10138517

Val Feldman level-deluxe January 29, 2013

This came up on the contest page, Michele, and once again, I was struck with the outstanding beauty of this capture. Perfect technicals, beautiful color, light and details - a text book example of how to do it right! Just had to comment and congratulate you again! #10544400

Michele Peterson level-classic January 29, 2013

Thanks, Val, your comment makes my day! #10544962

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Exif: F Number: 3.2, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/250 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 100.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi

Uploaded on March 18, 2012

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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