Eight Matches

© Ken Smith

Eight Matches

Uploaded: April 30, 2008 03:54:09


We bought this little flower on Saturday. OK...I will admit it...I bought this flower...first time I've ever purchased a flower, with the primary purpose to photograph it. What's wrong with me?? :-) I'm not looking for response to that question!

Sigma 105mm macro lens

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/60 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 30D


Ken Smith level-classic April 30, 2008

Ok...I purchased two flowers! #911631

Claudia Kuhn level-classic April 30, 2008

LOL, too funny Ken, what next a house full of flowers for an indoor studio? Beautiful macro! #5861456

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict April 30, 2008


DOMINICK #5861463

Carla Metzler April 30, 2008

LOL! Beautiful shots, Ken! #5861487

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe April 30, 2008

What's wrong with you?? LOLOLOL...Don't get us started!
No, you're not the only guy who does this sort of stuff. And you picked the right ones, because the shots are great! #5861494

Colette M. Metcalf April 30, 2008

What's wrong with you?? I'm not even going to try to answer that:) LOL It's a beauty, Ken!! #5861560

Nikki McDonald level-classic April 30, 2008

Great shots, both of them, with amazing detail. I'm sure you will be glad you bought these. #5861606

Lynne Morris level-classic April 30, 2008

Wow Ken, two beautiful images, the colours and details are fantastic. Hmmm buying flowers what next hehe! #5861611

Renee Doyle level-classic April 30, 2008

Are you sure that question was retorical????
Awesome floral images Ken! #5861645

Gail Vitikacs level-classic April 30, 2008

Wonderful flower...can't believe you are purchasing flowers Ken...but you certainly did a fabulous job on this! #5861881

Murry Grigsby April 30, 2008

Ken you can shoot these for free at the nursery without bringing them home in a plain brown wrapper :0) Nice shots though of these wonderful African daisies!! #5862270

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna April 30, 2008

You asked for a response by asking not to respond to that question, Ken!!! Silly young man that you are! That being said...you did a super fantastic job of capturing the beauty of these flowers!!!!! Love the selective focus on the first one and the awesome details on the second one plus the wonderful colors on both of them!!!! You ROCK man!!!! :-) ♫ k #5862441

Christie R. Bielss April 30, 2008

LOLOL! Beautiful images of such wonderful plants! The colors and detail are fantastic! #5862452

David Phalen April 30, 2008

LOL Next thing we know you'll be building your own greenhouse. LOL Excellent work! love the colors and selective focus!! #5862581

Karen E. Michaels level-deluxe April 30, 2008

Ken, you manning-up to buy the flower pays off a thousand fold in this piece you created. Great eye for the match title. Peace, karen #5863010

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe April 30, 2008

You're funny Ken!! I love this image, your selective focus is superb, the colors and composition wonderful!!! Enjoy your flowers and you weekend!!

Donna #5863359

Robyn A. Terrell April 30, 2008

Outstanding macro, Ken. And, Yes, purchasing flowers for photography is a disease. Hold on to your wallet, it gets worse! The other day I went to florest to purchase a flower. They wanted $175.00 for one stem of an orchid! Needless to say, I got the gerber daisy...LOL
Robyn #5863759

Kathleen Rinker April 30, 2008

Stunning image Ken, as for what's wrong with you..., great work!!!! #5864008

Patrick Rouzes level-classic April 30, 2008

What's becoming of this world? A man buying flowers?

Exceptional job here,Ken!!! #5864506

Patrick Rouzes level-classic April 30, 2008

After much internal deliberation I have chosen the 2nd as my favourite!!! Both are exceptional though!!! #5864518

Mike D. Perez level-deluxe April 30, 2008

Beautiful image, Ken! #5864899

Tamera S. Phillips April 30, 2008

There is nothing wrong with a man buying flowers - just remember that one! Great shot Ken. I love the detail and color. They will look beautiful in the garden. #5865274

Stefania Barbier level-addict May 01, 2008

so beautiful..! #5865797

Deb Koskovich May 01, 2008

You are too funny, Ken -- and a big man to admit the truth!! Just kidding, there's no problem with buying your subjects -- hey, if I could buy a TBird just to shoot it, I sure would, LOL! Wonderful image, just spectacular! #5866683

Linda D. Lester level-classic May 01, 2008

LOL! I"m going to be nice!!! You did a great job!! Keep working on them there are lots of shots with this flower! #5867210

Shawn Jennings level-classic May 01, 2008

Don't you know men are expected to buy flowers? Valentines, anniversary, just because.....

Great captures here and like Linda said, keep working them, there are a lot of shots with this kind of flower. #5867243

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe May 01, 2008

Sensational macro, Ken...we can work out your problems when we get together :) GREAT work!

ccc #5867667

Cathy Barrows May 01, 2008

sounds like you are missing dennis to me...lol...very pretty #5868458

Bill Knaps May 01, 2008

A beautiful shot Ken and congrats on the well deserved EP. Bill #5870731

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic May 02, 2008

Yep - gotta step outside your comfort zone Ken! Wasn't it worth it?? I think so - gorgeous!!!! #5872737

Dianna Murphy May 02, 2008

totally normal is what you are, espcially when you plant them!! This is REALLY beautiful and well composed. #5873568

Beverly A. Wright May 02, 2008

And what a beauty you chose to photograph Ken! Both are gorgeous!

Kathy L. Clark May 04, 2008

Stunningly beautiful Ken. #5884320

Corinne M. Thompson May 12, 2008

Excellent captures Ken! #5914642

Elida Gutierrez May 19, 2008

Congratulations on your FINALIST!!!! #5942241

Jeana Clark May 19, 2008

Congrats on this FABULOUS finalist!!!
Luck in the next round!!!

~J~ #5942246

Stefania Barbier level-addict May 19, 2008

congrats on your finalist!!!!! #5942413

Alex T. Mizuno May 19, 2008

Congratulations Ken on your first purchase of the flower and this beautiful eight matching Finalist :) It's not easy to find all eight matching, you know! #5943399

Patrick Rouzes level-classic May 19, 2008

Congratulations on this amazing finalist,Ken!!! Good luck!!! #5943539

Mitch Spence level-classic May 19, 2008

Congratulations, Ken. A lovely exercise in selective focus. #5943853

Kara L. Hendricks May 19, 2008

Congrats Ken on ALL your wonderful finalists.. And I saw MANY!!! #5943957

Nadya Johnson May 19, 2008

Congratulations on your outstanding finalist, Ken! #5945655

Bill Knaps May 19, 2008

Congratulations on your well deserved finalist Ken. Bill #5945768

Shawn Jennings level-classic May 19, 2008

Congratulations again, Ken! #5946853

Carla Metzler May 19, 2008

Congratulations, Ken! #5947012

David Phalen May 19, 2008

Congratulations!! #5947196

Tamera S. Phillips May 19, 2008

Congratulations Ken. I really like this one! #5947344

Kathy L. Clark May 19, 2008

Congrats Ken on this beautiful finalist. #5947880

John Connolly May 20, 2008

Huge congratulations on your finalist award, Ken! WTG! #5953440

Sam Britt May 20, 2008

Congratulations again, Ken! #5953771

Katarina Mansson May 21, 2008

Absolutely nothing wrong with buying flowers for the sole purpose of photographing them...especially not when the picture turn out like this! Lovely - congratulations! #5955756

Cheryl E. Molennor May 22, 2008

Beautiful Congratulations! #5963375

Cassie L. Woodlee May 25, 2008

Congratulations!!!!!! #5974442

Nikki McDonald level-classic June 01, 2008

I missed congratulating you on this. Great job, Ken. I told you you wouldn't regret buying them. BTW, how are they doing? #6006684

Shawn Jennings level-classic June 19, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist, Ken! #6078562

Mitch Spence level-classic June 19, 2008

Congratulations, Ken! #6078602

A P June 19, 2008

Well worth its purchase Ken. Congrats on this finalist also. #6078666

Corinne M. Thompson June 19, 2008

Congrats Ken! #6078828

Nikki McDonald level-classic June 19, 2008

Just a lovely finalist, Ken. Congratulations and good luck. #6079035

Alex T. Mizuno June 19, 2008

Congratulations Ken! Your floral images are one of a kind!! #6079270

Linda D. Lester level-classic June 19, 2008

How do you have two finalist on the same thread! LOL!

Congratulations!!! #6079598

Elida Gutierrez June 19, 2008

Again in the same thread?
Congratulations for your Finalist!!! #6080073

Renee Doyle level-classic June 19, 2008

You did good on these!!!! Fantastic finalist and belated congrats on the other one!!! #6080776

Sam Britt June 19, 2008

Congratulations, Ken! #6081113

Jeana Clark June 19, 2008

Two finalists in one thread.....

~J~ #6081251

Eivor Kuchta June 19, 2008

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Ken! #6081314

Colleen Farrell June 19, 2008

Gorgeous! Congratulations on your finalist, Ken! #6081969

Stefania Barbier level-addict June 19, 2008

another huge congrats Ken!!! #6083040

David Phalen June 20, 2008

BIG Congrats on another well earned Finalist!! #6083765

JO ANN CLEVELAND June 20, 2008

Congrats on all 3 finalist! Now on to the gold! Uhhhh ohhh! You had 4!!! Way to go Superman!

jo ann c. #6085515

Colette M. Metcalf June 21, 2008

Congratulations, Ken!!!! #6089089

Kathy L. Clark June 24, 2008

Congrats again Ken. WTG. #6103314

Shirley A. Kinney July 21, 2008

Stunning Image, Ken. (even if you did purchase it. Sometimes those are the best). Great job here! #6210305

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