Dying to be blue

© Courtenay Vanderbilt

Dying to be blue

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic December 28, 2008

WOW, Courtenay, what a great BLUE chrysanthemum.... and I am honored to be the first to comment on this beauty! (unless someone else sneaks in while I write...lol) Another winner... 8o) #1057773

Kerry Hill December 28, 2008

Beautiful floral capture, the colour is just gorgeous Courtenay!! #6949712

Carol Sawyer December 28, 2008

Outstanding color and beautiful image, Courtenay!! #6949774

Mike Clime December 28, 2008

Stunning, Courtenay! #6949905

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe December 28, 2008

Just gorgeous, Courtenay. Love the blue colors. #6949945

December 28, 2008

Beautiful macro Courtenay!! #6950036

Melissa G. Meiselman December 28, 2008

WOW that blue is totally striking and the shot is taken with sharp detail, great lighting and wonderful composition, Courtenay!! #6950230

MELODIE C. ROBERTS December 28, 2008

Va Va Va Voom!!!
She sure did Make an Entrance!!!!!
Stunning Color Courtenay and The detail is Fantastic!!
Wonderful Work...I can see why you made the purchase!!! #6950506

Nancy (Peaches) Harker December 28, 2008

WOWZA, AWSOME color lighting pov and floral capture Cortenay, so BEAUTIFUL! #6950544

Ron McEwan December 28, 2008

Courtenay I was dazzled by the brilliant blue, I never got to the kind of flower it was. Beautiful for sure, nice work with your macro #6951025

A P December 28, 2008

I think you have a winner here honey. It's gorgeous!! #6951104

Gina Cormier level-classic December 28, 2008

WOW....THAT is gorgeous!!! I have never seen such a blue flower presented so well!!! #6951135

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna December 28, 2008

Oh, WOW, Courtenay, this is soooooo beautiful!!!!!! Wonderful colors and awesome details!!!!!! ;-) k #6951158

Margaret R. Barry December 28, 2008

Beautiful detail, colors, composition and lighting, Courtenay! #6951182

Courtenay Vanderbilt December 28, 2008

You are all so very kind in your comments and they mean so much, THANK YOU! #6951208

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict December 28, 2008

This is so lovely, Courtenay, love that blues!!!

Dominick #6951322

Max Aureli December 28, 2008

Courtenay... my dear friend... you are doing a good job on your flower collections!!! Photographing them and taking care of them!!!!!.. (Maybe Joe the slave?)
WOW!!! Great colors are coming out from this beautiful blue petals!! The yellow corolla has great details and beautiful matching tones with the petals, harmonic tones!!! Love the angle!!
Fantastic work my friend!!! We should see this one next month!!!

Good evening Court, what's up doc? #6951483

Courtenay Vanderbilt December 28, 2008

Thank you for your very kind comments Dominick!

Hello my dear friend Max! You are so gracious with your comments, thank you very much! They mean so much to me! What's up? Just watching a movie! LOLOL! Lights out soon! #6951631

Max Aureli December 28, 2008

:-)) Lights out soon! Is it the title of the movie that are you watching?? ...:-) #6951650

Courtenay Vanderbilt December 28, 2008

No! Fargo, my friend! :-* #6951654

Jessica Jenney December 28, 2008

Gorgeous color, detail and presentation, Courtenay! What an amazing blue! #6951877

Deb Koskovich December 28, 2008

Now that is some eye popping color -- gorgeous, Courtenay! #6951893

Nancy L. Green level-classic December 28, 2008

Fantastic macro work Courtenay, this is absolutely BEA"U"TIFUL, WTG!! <>< #6951998

Lorna Shutter December 28, 2008

Wow, Courtenay! This is stunning! Your composition is fantastic! I love that beautiful blue colouring and your title is perfect! Excellent capture with your macro lens! :) #6952090

Barbara Waldoch level-classic December 28, 2008

Beautifully captured, Courteney!
Thank you for the birthday wishes :-) #6952253

Nadya Johnson December 29, 2008

Not natural I suppose, but what a stunning blue! Beautiful capture, Courteney! #6954144

Sherran Andersen level-classic December 29, 2008

Great macro Courtenay. Sherran #6955457

Dave Ombrello December 29, 2008

Beautiful color and detail Courtenay. #6955627

Sam Britt December 29, 2008

Very beautiful floral, Courtenay. I love the shade of blue, not natural but neither are most blondes! #6955694

Courtenay Vanderbilt December 29, 2008

Long day today! Y'all bear with me! Thank you all so very much!!! :-)))
LMAO Sam you said it, you are so right!!!! #6955745

Lorna Shutter December 29, 2008

Good one, Sam! LOL! :) #6955938

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic December 29, 2008

lol - you all are making me have a sore tummy from laughing.... blondes...oh my! Great points on that one Sam! 8O) #6956118

Joan Powell December 29, 2008

I wish more flowers came in blue . This is so pretty ! #6956413

Courtenay Vanderbilt December 30, 2008

~LOL Sam's a hoot isn't she?
Thank you Joan, I do too!

ROLAN NARMAN January 01, 2009

Ohh! What a lovely image! Everything is exquisite here!!! I'd love to see this image again! Makes me wanna pick up my guitar and sing you the blues!!! #6968160

Courtenay Vanderbilt January 01, 2009

Thank you Rolan and welcome back Blues Brother! Hope you've nursed that hangover back to health! LOL! #6969139

Mary E. Lake January 02, 2009

Holy CR&#!!!! A W E S O M E!!!
B E A U T I F U L!!!!!!!! Your macros are wonderful!!! :) #6974403

Courtenay Vanderbilt January 03, 2009

What a smile you bring to my face Mary! Thank you so much! #6976228

John Connolly January 04, 2009

Beautiful work, and a great title Courtenay! Your color here is startling, to say the least! #6981764

Courtenay Vanderbilt January 04, 2009

Thank you so very much John!! #6982370

Lorna Shutter January 07, 2009

Choo! Choo! Congratulations on your EFP for this gorgeous, blue image, Courtenay!!!!! ... This one was a given! :) #6994117

Max Aureli January 07, 2009

Congrats Court!!! #6994252

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic January 07, 2009

on your EFP dance.... 8o) #6994842

Courtenay Vanderbilt January 07, 2009

Thank you, Lorna the ENGINE!
Max, I wondered when we might see some Animax on here??? :-))) Thank you!
And you too Nancy, thanks for being such a faithful stalker!


Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic January 21, 2009



DO THE BP FINALIST Dance Court...8o) #7062592

Courtenay Vanderbilt January 21, 2009

Thank you Nancy! I think I'll be up all night now catching up with everyone! #7062607

A P January 21, 2009

Congratulations on a well deserved Finalist Courtenay. You know I HAD to do the dance of joy for YOU!!


Mary E. Lake January 21, 2009

Congrat girl, awesome, and so deserved, best of luck in the next round!!! I hope we see this again!!! Wish I could make those little happy dancers on my comment. So much to learn, so little time. :) #7062690

ROLAN NARMAN January 21, 2009

Courtenay! Huge Congrats on your beautiful finalist and best wishes in the next round! #7062815

January 21, 2009

WOW! How cool is this!! Best wishes next round Courtenay!! #7062868

Max Aureli January 21, 2009


Congratulations Court!!!!! ha ha ah ha ha ha #7062964

Nancy (Peaches) Harker January 21, 2009

HUGE Congrats on your finalist, Best of luck in the next round! #7063036

Deb Koskovich January 21, 2009

Way to go, Courtenay...huge congrats! #7063250

Sam Britt January 21, 2009

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Courtenay! #7063621

Courtenay Vanderbilt January 21, 2009

THANK YOU Ann, Mary, Rolan, Millie, Max, Peaches, Deb and Sam! I'm getting around to your galleries to congratulate you too!!!! #7063921

Ken Smith level-classic January 21, 2009

Woo hoo...congrats, Courtenay!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #7064062

Lorna Shutter January 21, 2009

Yay!!!!! Congratulations on your Finalist Award for this incredible image, Courtenay!!!!! :) Photobucket #7064091

Joan Powell January 21, 2009

a big congrats ! #7064389

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic January 21, 2009

Awesome floral here. Congrats. on this beautiful Finalist.

UB. #7065470

Margaret R. Barry January 21, 2009

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Courtenay! #7065938

Barbara Waldoch level-classic January 21, 2009

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Courtenay! #7066066

Carol Sawyer January 22, 2009

Congratulations, Courtenay!! #7066877

Jessica Jenney January 22, 2009

Congratulations, Courtenay on your fabulous finalist! #7067474

Nadya Johnson January 22, 2009

Congratulations on your outstanding finalist! #7068107

Colleen Farrell January 22, 2009

Isn't it a shame there aren't more blue flowers in nature? Wonderful floral, Courtenay! Congratulations on an awesome finalist! #7068221

Melissa G. Meiselman January 22, 2009

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist!!!! #7068305

MELODIE C. ROBERTS January 22, 2009

Congratulations Courtenay!!
This Is Excellent! #7068503

Mitch Spence level-classic January 22, 2009

Congratulations to you, Courtenay! #7068600

Stefania Barbier level-addict January 22, 2009


Courtenay Vanderbilt January 22, 2009


Dave Ombrello January 22, 2009

Beautiful image and well deserving of a Finalist Courtenay. Congratulations! #7069095

Mike Clime January 22, 2009


Patrick Rouzes level-classic January 22, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS on this amazing finalist, Courtenay!!! #7069640

Laurie Daily level-deluxe January 22, 2009

What an amazing color and a beautiful finalist...congratulations, Courtenay! #7069653

Allen Hughes January 22, 2009

First time I saw this I knew we'd be seeing it again. Congratulations Courtenay #7069825

Sharon Sawyer January 22, 2009

Welcome back, Courtenay!!! What a nice surprise for you to come back to another finalist this month. WTGG!!!!! HUGE Congratulations & all the best in the next round!!! #7071347

Dianna Murphy January 23, 2009

Congratulations on your fabulous image! #7076083

Max Aureli January 23, 2009


Congratulations Court!!! :-)) #7076127

Courtenay Vanderbilt January 23, 2009

Thank you Dianna and Max! Your comments mean a lot! #7076287

Jeana Clark January 24, 2009

So Gorgeous Courtenay!!!!
Excellent Finalist!!!!

~J~ #7081789

Laura E. Swan level-classic January 26, 2009

So gorgeous! No wonder you got such a high honor! TOTALLY COOL Courtenay!!! -Laura :) #7087611

John Connolly February 09, 2009

How on earth did I ever miss your finalist award here Courtenay! Congratulations, it is a well deserved award! #7146400

Courtenay Vanderbilt February 15, 2009

Gosh, I feel badly not thanking you Jeana and Laura!
John, thank you so much for bring this to my attention and your very kind comments. I'm afraid I have been a bit too busy of late! #7169526

Max Aureli February 15, 2009

he he he :-) Court,... what's up?? #7169543

Max Aureli February 23, 2009

he he he :-))) Court What's up again???? Congratulations my friend of this big blue!!!! :-))))) #7198875

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1/3, f 14.0, 105 mm, ISO 400, tripod, window light
Wanted to buy some flowers to play with my macro lens. I was struck by the stunningly blue dyed chrysanthemums and had to have them. Mums come in just about every color except blue!

Exif: F Number: 14, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/30 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80

Uploaded on December 28, 2008

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