Out of the Darkness

© Melissa G. Meiselman

Out of the Darkness

Uploaded: July 23, 2008 07:37:52


Taken at Busch Gardens in a shaded location.
ISO 200, speed 1/640, Av. 2.8.

Shot in RAW and edited/developed in Adobe RAW editor. Otherwise this is straight from the camera.

Congratulations to all the finalists and winners for June.

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/640 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 100.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D


Melissa Olsen July 23, 2008

Beautiful color and pov Melissa...this is just stunning! #965932

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic July 23, 2008

BEAUTIFUL, Melissa...LOVE the rich color!!! <>< #6221124

Vitor Dias July 23, 2008

Master work Melissa, as usual.

Rgs Vitor #6221213

Jessica Jenney July 23, 2008

WOW! Stunningly brilliant color!!! Beautiful lighting and shallow DOF! #6221284

Randy A. Myers level-classic July 23, 2008

Nicely done. It has a 3D look to it. #6221339

Robert R. Goodman level-addict July 23, 2008

Melissa,you captures are always so beautiful.Stunning image!!!! #6221414

Melissa G. Meiselman July 23, 2008

Thanks so much, Melissa, Nadine, Vitor, Jessica, Randy and Bobby for your great comments!! They are very much appreciated!!! #6221452

Cyn Valentine level-classic July 23, 2008

WOW..beautiful..love the color!!! Stunnning image Melissa!! #6221476

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 23, 2008

Very beautifully captured Melissa! Jeff #6221575

Tiia Vissak July 23, 2008

a beautiful floral! #6221618

Nancy (Peaches) Harker July 23, 2008

WOW, BEAUUUUUUUUTIFUL Melissa, awsome color!!! #6221651

Nadya Johnson July 23, 2008

This is just exquisite! High-Def! And I love the deep magenta. Stunning work, Melissa! #6221755

Melissa G. Meiselman July 23, 2008

Thanks so much Cyn, Jeff, Tila, Nancy and Nadya for your great comments!!! #6221786

Bojan Bencic level-classic July 23, 2008

Beautiful soft image, Melissa. Great colors. #6222128

Margaret R. Barry level-classic July 23, 2008

Stunning, Melissa. Great composition and the colors just pop off the screen! #6222164

Janet Daniel level-classic July 23, 2008

Fabulous color & lighting, lovely floral, Melissa! #6222244

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna July 23, 2008

OH!!!!! What a Gorgeous glowing glorious image, Melissa!!!!!! Superb colors and DOF!!!!!! ♫ k #6222435

Melissa G. Meiselman July 23, 2008

Thanks so much Bojan, Margaret, Janet and Kitty for your great comments!!! #6222507

David Phalen July 23, 2008

Love the soft beauty of this image!! Very well done!! #6223028

Patrick Rouzes level-classic July 23, 2008

Brillaint colors/combo, detail, SF, beauty, dof, pov, & presentation here!!! Exceptional work,as always, Melissa!!! Have a great night,my friend!!! #6223323

Melissa G. Meiselman July 23, 2008

Thanks so much David and Patrick for taking a look and leaving these great comments!! #6223365

Evy Johansen level-classic July 23, 2008

This is lovely, Melissa!! Beautiful color!! #6223418

frank w. degenhardt level-classic July 23, 2008

Melissa- Good morning my friend. Oh girl, I love the look of this. The title saids it all and I love the way it is coming out of the dark. Fabulous composition and DOF. Love the look of the natural background. Its colors really enhance the colors of the flowers. That royal purple is a treat for the eyes. Lighting and clarity excellent. If I'm not mistaken, these are very small flowers, but your defintions and details done to perfection.
Beautiful work
Have a wonderful day, take care, enjoy #6223682

Stefania Barbier level-addict July 24, 2008

exquisite.... truly special Melissa! #6223914

Eugenio Diaz July 24, 2008

wonderful image, my dear friend....lovely light and colours.... #6224556

Melissa G. Meiselman July 24, 2008

Thanks so much Evy, Frank, Stefania and Eugenio for your great comments!!! #6225034

Bill Knaps July 24, 2008

Beautiful capture and great DOF Melissa. Bill #6225690

Nikki McDonald level-classic July 25, 2008

Love the way these seem to float in the background, Melissa. The colors are great. #6229118

A P July 25, 2008

Lovely floral capture, Melissa #6230955

Sharon Sawyer August 06, 2008

Beautiful image, Melissa. Love your POV & congrats on your well deserved EFP. #6281587

Vladan D. Djordjevic August 06, 2008

A very beautiful image! The colors are superb! #6281640

Nadya Johnson August 21, 2008

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Melissa!!! (Didn't I say???) #6343688

Karen Engelbreth August 21, 2008

Congrats on your finalist, Melissa! #6343693

Jessica Jenney August 21, 2008

Congrats, Melissa on your stunning finalist! #6343776

Margaret R. Barry level-classic August 21, 2008

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Melissa! #6343810

Nikki McDonald level-classic August 21, 2008

I thought the DOF was particularly lovely here, Melissa. Congratulations on the finalist badge and good luck in the next round. #6343931

Debbra Bailey level-deluxe August 21, 2008

Beautiful image Melissa - congratulations! #6344463

Colleen Farrell August 21, 2008

Absolutely gorgeous, Melissa! Congratulations on your finalist! #6344662

Jennifer L. Alder August 21, 2008

Big congrats, Melissa, on this beautiful finalist image :) #6344716

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic August 21, 2008

Beautiful Melissa!!! Congrats!!!! #6344764

A P August 21, 2008

Congrats Melissa. Good luck in the next round #6344803

Nancy (Peaches) Harker August 21, 2008

HUGE Congrats and best of luck in the next round! #6344814

Janet Daniel level-classic August 21, 2008

Congratulations, Melissa! :-) #6345016

Barbara Waldoch level-classic August 21, 2008

Congratulations on this outstanding Finalist, Melissa! #6345084

Sharon Sawyer August 21, 2008

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Melissa !!! #6345251

Sam Britt August 21, 2008

Congratulations on this finalist, Melissa! #6345276

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic August 21, 2008

So soft and dreamy, Melissa. Congrats on this wonderful finalist. #6345657

JO ANN CLEVELAND August 21, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist Melissa!
Go on and go for the gold!

jo ann c. #6345794

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe August 21, 2008

Congratulations Melissa ! #6346099

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna August 21, 2008

Another WOOHOO!!!! Congratulations on this finalist too, Melissa!!!!! #6346343

Bill Knaps August 21, 2008

Melissa congrats on your well deserved Finalist. Bill #6346550

Bill Knaps August 21, 2008

Melissa congrats on your well deserved Finalist. Bill #6346552

Terry L. Ellis level-classic August 21, 2008

A beautiful finalist, Melissa! Congratulations! #6346634

Pamela Shane August 21, 2008

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist Melissa. #6346859

Debra R. Harder August 21, 2008

Congratulations, Melissa, on this GORGEOUS finalist! Deb #6347057

Evy Johansen level-classic August 21, 2008

Big congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Melissa!! #6347246

Eugenio Diaz August 21, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS one more time!!!
AWESOME FinalisT! #6347375

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic August 21, 2008

Big Congratulations Melissa!,
Amalia #6347511

Renata Gusciora August 21, 2008

Big congratulations again,Melissa!!! #6348072

Vladan D. Djordjevic August 22, 2008

Congratulations on your terrific finalist, Melissa! #6348581

Derek D. Dafoe August 22, 2008

Fantastic Melissa!! Congrats again on a super Finalist!! #6348766

Sue Marshall August 22, 2008

Congrats Melissa on this gorgeous Finalist!! :-) #6349026

Melissa G. Meiselman August 22, 2008

Thanks so much everyone for these great congratulatory remarks!! They are all very much appreciated!!!! #6350067

Susan M. Campbell August 22, 2008

Way to go!! This is beautiful. Congrats. #6350111

Cyn Valentine level-classic August 22, 2008

Congratulations Melissa!! #6350151

Daniella Puente August 22, 2008

WOW Melissa this is excellent, congrats!!! #6350241

Stan Kwasniowski August 22, 2008

Melissa, congratulations #6350367

Melissa G. Meiselman August 22, 2008

Thanks Susan, Cyn, Daniella and Stan for your contrats on this finalist!! #6350853

Eivor Kuchta August 22, 2008

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Melissa! #6351171

Kate Jackson level-classic August 22, 2008

A very beautiful floral Melissa! Congrats on your finalists! #6351669

Melissa G. Meiselman August 22, 2008

Thanks Eivor and Kate for your great comments!! #6351968

Laurie Daily level-deluxe August 22, 2008

This is such a beauty, Melissa, a big congratulations on your wonderful finalist! #6352104

Melissa G. Meiselman August 22, 2008

Thanks so much, Laurie!!! #6352115

Patricia Ronan August 22, 2008

Congrats again Melissa on your great finalists:) #6352458

Tiia Vissak August 22, 2008

Congratulations! #6352507

Melissa G. Meiselman August 22, 2008

Thanks Patricia and Tila!!!!! #6352539

Wendy Moghadam August 22, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist #6352913

Amy M. Wilson August 22, 2008

Gorgeous colors Melissa, congratulations on your finalist! #6352980

Patrick Rouzes level-classic August 22, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS again,Ma!!! #6353358

Ken Smith level-classic August 22, 2008

Beautiful colors, Melissa. Congrats to you! #6353487

Melissa G. Meiselman August 22, 2008

Thanks so much Wendy, Amy, Patrick and Ken for your great comments!!! #6353777

frank w. degenhardt level-classic August 22, 2008

You made it to the finals! I’m so happy for you and wish you the best of luck in the next round. Fabulous work #6353915

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe August 23, 2008

Congrats on your Beautiful Finalist Melissa! Jeff #6354809

Melissa G. Meiselman August 23, 2008

Thanks Frank and Jeff for your great comments!! #6355304

Mitch Spence level-classic August 23, 2008

Congratulations, Melissa! #6355459

eileen bedford August 23, 2008

Congrats on you finalist win Melissa, well done.... #6355785

Melissa G. Meiselman August 23, 2008

Thanks so much, Mitch and Eileen for your great comments!!! #6355812

Jennifer L. Taranto August 23, 2008

~congratulations~ #6355976

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic August 23, 2008

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S on your well deserved Finalist Award. Outstanding! 8o) #6356375

Melissa G. Meiselman August 23, 2008

Thanks so much Jennifer and Nancy for your great comments!! #6356546

Erica Murphy level-deluxe August 24, 2008

Beautiful colors and image Melissa!! Congratulations! #6359299

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe August 24, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist! This is captivating, I LOVE the colors! #6362191

Tarun Bose August 25, 2008

Big congrats for your finalist, Melissa. #6364652

Alison Krylowski August 25, 2008

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Melissa! #6365206

Kathy L. Clark August 25, 2008

Such a beauty Melissa. Congratulations. #6367886

Melissa G. Meiselman August 26, 2008

Thanks so much for your great comments!! #6370292

Cassie L. Woodlee August 26, 2008

Congratulations Melissa!!! #6370591

ALLEN O. HOWARD August 27, 2008

Congratulations Melissa! #6376670

Melissa G. Meiselman August 27, 2008

Thanks so much Cassie and Allen for your great comments!! #6377180

Gail Vitikacs level-classic August 27, 2008

Big congratulations Melissa! #6377437

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