First Look

© Monnie Ryan

First Look

Uploaded: March 23, 2012 05:15:47


After finding quite a few magnolias in bloom during our visit to Columbus, Ohio, this past weekend, I'd hoped to find something similar on the trees in Mill Creek Park near us a day or two later. They're full of buds, but I found only a single one that had ventured forth. It's TGIF - hope it's a good one for all of you!

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/60 seconds, Flash: did not fire, auto mode, ISO: 80, FocalLength: 6.10 mm, Model: Canon PowerShot G10


Julie Burnett March 23, 2012

Beautiful pov and clarity, Monnie. I like the solitary bloom against the buds!! #1451383

Millie A. Talarico level-classic March 23, 2012

Very pretty,should be a good weekend for the rest of the buds to open, Monnie! #10050456

Monnie Ryan March 23, 2012

From somewhere in cyberspace: Gord MacEachern

Just a beautiful post of color and detail Monnie, love it!!
We seem at least 6+ weeks ahead this spring.

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe March 23, 2012

Excellent color, pov and capture! #10050518

frank w. degenhardt level-classic March 23, 2012

I think we all are enjoying the beauty of spring blossoms and the colors, the smells, the refreshing feeling it gives us after winter. Love the way you presented it with the composition, the pov where we look down into the heart of the flower. A real beauty. #10050541

Robert R. Goodman level-addict March 23, 2012

Hi Monnie,That is a beautiful flower I wish I could shoot.Absolutely stunning my friend,we don't see them down here!!! #10050611

Joy Rector March 23, 2012

beautiful shot #10050775

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe March 23, 2012

Beautifully captured, Monnie. #10050850

Nancy L. Green level-classic March 23, 2012

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS Monnie, I especially like the wonderful DOF, WTG!! <>< #10050921

John Connolly March 23, 2012

A wonderful capture of this beautiful pristine flower Monnie! The color and detail are absolutely delightful! #10050982

Mike Clime March 23, 2012

Cool capture, like the pov and all of the other buds around it, Monnie! #10051019

Julianne Bradford March 23, 2012

This is just gorgeous Monnie! #10051052

Carol L. Fowler March 23, 2012

Gorgeous magnolia! Love the delicate hue #10051416

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe March 23, 2012

Beautiful colour and detail. Love your floral images. #10051487

Anthony G. Comella March 24, 2012

Fantastic!! #10052262

Tammy Espino May 01, 2012

Congrats on your finalist!! :) #10117090

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe May 02, 2012

Congrats, Monnie. Beautiful finalist. #10117787

Mary Timman May 02, 2012

Congratulations on your great finalist! #10117826

Robert R. Goodman level-addict May 02, 2012

A big Congratulations on this beautiful finalist,Monnie!!! #10118039

Millie A. Talarico level-classic May 02, 2012

Wonderful, Monnie~! #10118308

Nancy L. Green level-classic May 02, 2012

CONGRATULATIONS on this AWESOME finalist, WTG Monnie!!!! <>< #10118460

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic May 02, 2012

Very soft and beautiful capture, Monnie. CONGRATZ!!!

UB. #10118508

Patricia Seidler May 02, 2012

Beautiful Monnie. Congratulations on getting a Finalist! #10118711

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict May 02, 2012

Congratulations Monnie!!!!!

Dominick #10118950

Gina Cormier level-classic May 02, 2012

Congrats on this fabulous image!! #10119001

Julianne Bradford May 02, 2012

What a beauty Monnie! Congrats on this gorgeous finalist! #10119260

Mitch Spence level-classic May 02, 2012

I love this, Monnie. The close up of the single bloom backed by the brethren is just beautiful. Congratulations. #10119305

Phyllis H. Burchett May 02, 2012

Beautiful Monnie, congrats! #10119798

Carol Eade level-addict May 02, 2012

Gorgeous finalist, Monnie, congratulations! #10119845

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe May 02, 2012

Congrats on this wonderful finalist Monnie. Good luck. #10119963

Carol L. Fowler May 02, 2012

Beautiful Finalist! Congrats! #10120143

Val Feldman level-deluxe May 02, 2012

...and I think I remember just where this beautiful tree is! Such wonderful shades of pink and I like that you gave us a peek of the heart of this delicate bloom. Congratulations on a beautiful Finalist, Monnie and all the best in the upcoming round...enjoy the springtime wonders of MCP - I know you will! :) #10120200

Patti Coblentz May 03, 2012

Such a delicate beauty, Monnie...a beautiful capture! Congratulations on your inalist! #10120879

Nancy (Peaches) Harker May 03, 2012

Congratulations on your awesome finalist, best of luck in the next round!!! #10121011


Congratulations Monnie!!

Beautiful finalist!! #10122169

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic May 04, 2012

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #10122608

Julie Burnett May 05, 2012

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Monnie!! #10124022

Carol Quina level-classic May 05, 2012

Congratulations Monnie on this very lovely finalist! #10124784

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic May 06, 2012

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Monnie! #10126467

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