Uploaded: November 23, 2012 03:42:25


This was one of the contestants in the Fiddling Competition (Howell Living History Farm, last August) getting ready for her performance.

Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/250 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 125, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 246.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D


Colette M. Metcalf November 23, 2012

Wonderful capture and image!! #1499848

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe November 23, 2012

Outstanding perspective, clarity and capture!!

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe November 23, 2012

Fabulous comp. timing and dof. Michelle. #10429921

Monnie Ryan November 23, 2012

Terrific job, Michelle! I haven't seen a hatpin in many moons. #10429979

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic November 23, 2012

Wonderful comp and great capture, Michelle. #10430053

Alan L. Borror November 23, 2012

Wonderful image...great POV, Michelle! #10430071

Jack Gaskin November 23, 2012


Jack #10430082

frank w. degenhardt November 23, 2012

Talk about perfect timing. This is so cool the way shes holding that hat down and we see the hat pin that shes about it put in. I love the colors and the design of the hat and her blouse. Its as artful and pretty as I be her performance was. A wonderful event for some foot tapping music and photo shoots. Wonderful dear friend. #10430106

JO ANN CLEVELAND November 23, 2012

What an unique find it!

jo ann c. #10430220

David Phalen November 23, 2012

Wouldn't do to have one's bonnet flying off during vigorous fiddling.:)

Traffic POV, timing and capture!! #10430412

Barbara Waldoch November 23, 2012

Fantastic capture, Michelle! #10430904

Lorna Shutter November 24, 2012

Hope she sticks that Hatpin in the right place! It looks like a dangerous feat! Glad I don't wear hats! Very cool capture, Michelle! Wonderful clarity ... and I love the Bokeh in the background ... or is it the foreground since she's facing the other way? Ha! Ha! Excellent work either way! :) #10431498

Daniel Ruf November 24, 2012

Wonderful POV. #10431583

Thomas E. Hinds November 24, 2012

Great capture, Michelle! I bet she was nervous! #10431924

Vicki Hunt November 25, 2012

Great capture! You're the BEST! #10432685

Emile Abbott level-classic November 26, 2012

Stick it to her. Great timing, Michelle. #10433966

Ken Smith level-classic November 27, 2012

That's a cool shot...nicely done, Michelle! #10434966

Rona L. Schwarz November 27, 2012

You have some fabulous candids from this event, Michelle! Here is another one that grabbed me - very compelling and something different. Love the action here and the print dress and bokeh in the BG! #10436055

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe December 06, 2012

Wow...terrific series Michelle! I ditto everyone's comments above.... #10453306

Carolyn McIntosh December 07, 2012

I just love your heritage shots . .. fabulous detail here . . . and love the story this tells. #10454981

Nancy Marie Ricketts December 07, 2012

Great shot! I never thought to wear a hat at any of the fiddle contests I participated in- might
Have won more often ;)). #10455022

Lynne Morris December 07, 2012

This is fabulous Michelle, great capture. #10455024

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