Grand Lotus 2

© Melissa G. Meiselman

Grand Lotus 2

Uploaded: August 27, 2009 00:23:12


I am still in the hospital but am hoping to get released....maybe today. Still, I want this to get another look so am resubmitting it today into Flowers.

This was taken in Spring Hill, Florida on a rainy day with overcast skies.

I used my Canon 100mm Macro Lens set at a small aperture of 18 to obtain as much detail as possible in this low light situation.

Entered into Details and Macro.

Exif: F Number: 18, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/100 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 100.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II


Kerry Hill August 27, 2009

Just gorgeous Melissa, wonderful colour, details and clarity!! Lovely shot!! #1173115

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic August 27, 2009

How beautiful this is, Melissa. The colors and details are awesome!!! #7891773

Melissa G. Meiselman August 27, 2009

Thanks so much Kerry and Kirsten for commenting!!! #7891782

Paul E. Earl August 27, 2009

It is really beautiful! A lovely image, Melissa! #7891804

Brenda Sides level-classic August 27, 2009

Very pretty capture, Melissa! #7891850

Ray Clarke August 27, 2009

Beautiful floral, gret clarity and detail Melissa.!!!(R) #7891855

Barbara Waldoch level-classic August 27, 2009

Very grand, Melissa! #7891871

Dr Silly level-classic August 27, 2009

Winner. :O) #7891921

Michelle Alton August 27, 2009

This is gorgeous, Melissa. #7891933

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe August 27, 2009

This is perfect, Melissa. Gorgeous!!!! #7892127

Carol Sawyer August 27, 2009

Gorgeous capture, colors and details, Melissa!!! #7892149

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe August 27, 2009

Beautiful in every way Melissa! Color, comp, detail, lighting - It has it all! Jeff #7892190

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe August 27, 2009

Beautiful capture and colors...I love those details! #7892238

Leslie McLain level-deluxe August 27, 2009

Stuning capture, colors, and details, Melissa. A winner for sure. #7892278

Ruth Grimm August 27, 2009

This is a FAB?ULOUS image, Melissa! Gorgeous color and clarity!
(great selection for your early submission!) #7892306

Carolyn Morgan August 27, 2009

You did it again - Lovely #7892335

Erin Appelbaum August 27, 2009

Stunning!!! Peter #7892344

Robert R. Goodman level-addict August 27, 2009

Hi Melissa,beautiful color,lighting and detail.Stunning capture!!!! #7892456

a2o akmal aini othman level-classic August 27, 2009

very beautiful close-up Melissa! great detail & colour #7892642

Amy M. Wilson August 27, 2009

Stunning....the colors and clarity are superb, Melissa! #7892645

Monnie Ryan August 27, 2009

The details and colors jump off the page with this one, Melissa -- outstanding! #7892760

Margaret R. Barry level-classic August 27, 2009

Beautiful detail, colors and composition, Melissa! #7892776

Nadya Johnson August 27, 2009

Another spectacular! This is aptly titled - grand, indeed! Superb capture, Melissa! #7892836

Marty Straub August 27, 2009

Ya gotta love those overcast skys for the diffused light. Fine detail, Melissa. I like how the center seems to be popping out. #7892957

Jack Ryan August 27, 2009

Outstanding detail...beautiful that is an interesting center!!! Great shot!!! #7893053

Melissa G. Meiselman August 27, 2009

Thanks so much for these wonderful comments!! I am glad you all like this photo!!! #7893060

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic August 27, 2009

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS, Melissa!!!! <>< #7893064

Tiia Vissak August 27, 2009

a fantastic floral! #7893130

Melissa G. Meiselman August 27, 2009

Thanks so much Nadine and Tiia for your wonderful comments!! #7893143

Julianne Bradford August 27, 2009

Spectacular capture in this exceptional macro Melissa! #7893166

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe August 27, 2009

Outstanding image, Melissa! Very beautiful!!!! #7893338

Debra K. Johnson level-classic August 27, 2009

BeauTiFuL! Stunning indeed. #7893362

Melissa G. Meiselman August 27, 2009

Thanks so much Julianne, Ellen and Debra for your terrific comments!!! #7893478

Max Aureli August 27, 2009

Wonderful floral macro, Melissa!! Great colors and beautiful details on those gorgeous petals!!! #7893527

Carol L. Fowler August 27, 2009

Great detail on this gorgeous flower #7893905

Tammy Espino August 27, 2009

Fantastic capture and details! :) #7893948

Julianna J. Collett August 27, 2009

Incredibly beautiful Melissa #7894066

Debra R. Harder August 27, 2009

OH WOW, Melissa! This is truly SUPERB!! The details and clarity are exceptional...and the vivid colors, lighting and perfect composition are excellent. BEAUTIFUL image!!! Deb #7894109

Melissa G. Meiselman August 27, 2009

Thanks so much Max, Sabrina, Carol, Tammy, Julianna and Debra for your wonderful comments!! So glad you all like this photo!! #7894136

David Phalen August 27, 2009

Spectacular low light capture with excellent comp, colors and clarity!! #7894211

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna August 27, 2009

A magnificent macro, Melissa!!! Wonderful colors and details!!! :-) k #7894238

Jessica Jenney August 27, 2009

Gorgeous color, detail and composition, Melissa! #7894267

Kelly S. Cavanaugh August 27, 2009

Beautiful details, color, comp and lighting, Melissa!

Melissa G. Meiselman August 27, 2009

Thanks so much David, Kitty, Jessica and Kelly for looking and leaving these wonderful comments!! #7894438

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic August 27, 2009

Stunning, beautiful, and perfect... wow. a fav. 8o) #7894494

Melissa G. Meiselman August 27, 2009

Thanks so much, Nancy!! I really appreciate this comment coming from you!! #7894507

Heidi Knight August 27, 2009

Never seen a Grand Lotus like this before. Very cool looking. Beautiful.. Great clearity, colors and details here, Melissa ;) #7894531

Kathy Reeves August 28, 2009

Stunning image color and detail!! I hope we see this again! #7895056

Eugenio Diaz August 28, 2009

Awesome Lotus!!!!! Gorgeous capture and colours!

Melissa G. Meiselman August 28, 2009

Thanks so much Heidi, Kathy and Eugenio for looking and leaving these wonderful comments!! #7895714

Douglas Pignet level-addict August 28, 2009

Melissa: That is a grand Lotus indeed...what a shot....good job.

Diane Pignet #7896665

Daniella Puente August 28, 2009

Another FANTASTIC flower image, you did great!!! #7897149

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic August 28, 2009

Excellent details and colors Melissa!,
Amalia #7897203

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe August 28, 2009

Wonderful color and detail!! Great shot. #7897227

Melissa G. Meiselman August 28, 2009

Thanks so much for all of your wonderful comments and I am glad you all like this photo!! #7897347

frank w. degenhardt level-classic August 28, 2009

Melissa- There are so many beautiful florals presented here on BP, but I must say girl, this ranks right up there with the best. I was so fasinated with the detailed features of the flower, a joy to study. Then when we talk about colors, well this combiation of pink, yellow, and white is so beautiful. Love the rain drops as a bonus. Excellent lighting, clarity, pov, and presentation.
Gorgeous work my friend.
Have a wonderful weekend, get out and enjoy. #7897474

Melissa G. Meiselman August 29, 2009

Thanks so much Frank for this wonderful review of my post. I appreciate your words very much!! #7898483

Emile Abbott level-deluxe August 29, 2009

Nice work on this floral macro Melissa. Like a bad penny I show up again. Emile #7899115

Melissa G. Meiselman August 29, 2009

Emile, so glad you paid a visit to my gallery and thanks for your wonderful comment!! #7899249

Sam Britt August 29, 2009

Gorgeous floral, great color & detail. Congrats on this EFP, Melissa. #7899483

Melissa G. Meiselman August 29, 2009

Thanks so much, Sam!!! #7899785

Karacan Salkuci (Kalacay) August 31, 2009

Fantastic detail,color and composition. #7905351

Melissa G. Meiselman August 31, 2009

Thanks so much Karacan for your comment and appreciation of this floral composition!!! #7905432

Mitzie Loland September 22, 2009

Great photo Melissa :) #7969602

Melissa G. Meiselman September 22, 2009

Thanks so much, Mitzie!! #7971333

Summer A. Kozisek October 09, 2009

This is a gorgeous macro Melissa, you have a beautiful gallery! #8020772

Melissa G. Meiselman October 09, 2009

Thanks so much, Summer for this wonderful comment and I am glad you got a chance to look at my gallery!! #8022105

ALLEN O. HOWARD January 26, 2010

A fantastic resubmit Melissa! Get well and out soon!!!, Allen #8332617

Nikki McDonald level-classic January 26, 2010

Stunning lighting, color, clarity and detail, Melissa. Take care of yourself when you get out. Best to you. #8333062

Stefania Barbier level-addict January 26, 2010

GORGEOUS, Melissa! #8333294

Michael Kroth level-classic January 27, 2010

Beautiful capture, Melissa! Fabulous detail. #8334352

Nancy L. Green level-classic January 27, 2010

VERY worthy of a second look Melissa!!! Glad to hear you are feeling better, you are in my thoughts and prayers!!! <>< #8335855

Kathleen Brennan January 28, 2010

Gorgeous color and detail! #8337693

Julianne Bradford January 28, 2010

Great work Melissa! I hope today finds you well and out of the hospital and capturing great shots like this! #8338376

Dianna Murphy February 05, 2010

Hospital... I hope all is well and that you're out soon.

HOL E COW... this is gorgeous. Wow that color and the comp is super! #8358562

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic February 19, 2010

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8395016

Kathleen Brennan February 19, 2010

Congratulations,Melissa! #8395021

Bojan Bencic level-classic February 19, 2010

Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa! #8395146

Tiia Vissak February 19, 2010

Congratulations! #8395983

Renee Doyle level-classic February 19, 2010

Stunning!! Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Melissa!! #8397069

Linda D. Lester level-classic February 19, 2010

Congratulations on your awesome finalist! #8397139

Courtenay Vanderbilt February 19, 2010

Beautiful Finalist, Melissa! CONGRATULATIONS! #8397202

Amy M. Wilson February 19, 2010

Huge congratulations on your GORGEOUS Finalist, Melissa!!! #8397606

Nikki McDonald level-classic February 19, 2010

I hope I'll be back to congratulate you again on this one, Melissa. Congratulations on your finalist and good luck in the next round. #8397623

Raymond Pauly level-classic February 19, 2010

Really outstanding and deserving Finalist, Melissa! Congratulations again! #8397741

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict February 19, 2010

Another awesome finalist, Melissa!

Debby #8398003

Carol L. Fowler February 19, 2010

Congrats on this Finalist #8398160

Lois Adomite level-classic February 19, 2010

Absolutely beautiful with great detail. congratulations. #8398713

Sam Britt February 19, 2010

Congratulations, fantastic finalist, Melissa!! #8398735

Melissa G. Meiselman February 19, 2010

Thanks so much for all of your wonderful comments!! I appreciate each and every one!!! #8398811

Stefania Barbier level-addict February 19, 2010

huge congrats! #8399784

Nadia Paul February 20, 2010

This is gorgeous Melissa - congrats on your finalist! #8399832

Nancy L. Green level-classic February 20, 2010

Not at all surprised to see this beauty again!!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS dear friend!!! <>< #8400181

Renata Gusciora February 20, 2010

Huge congratulations on this awesome finalist,Melissa!!!:-) #8400388

Janet McNeil level-classic February 20, 2010

Congratulations on this stunning Finalist!! #8400425

Debra R. Harder February 20, 2010

Another BEAUTIFUL image, Melissa! Huge congratulations on your SUPERB finalist! Deb #8401283

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe February 20, 2010

Incredible Melissa! Congratulations on your finalist! #8401853

Phyllis H. Burchett February 20, 2010

Stunning capture, congrats on your finalist! #8402668

Linda M. Walker February 21, 2010

Awesome! Congratulations #8404554

Gina Cormier level-classic February 21, 2010

COngrats on this gorgeous image Melissa!! Very well deserved!!!! #8404789

Eivor Kuchta February 21, 2010

Excellent details and a perfect composition! Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa and good luck in the next round! #8405195

Erica Murphy level-deluxe February 21, 2010

Congratulations Melissa! This is a beautiful image and a very interesting flower. #8405341

Margaret R. Barry level-classic February 22, 2010

Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist, Melissa! #8406943

Kelly S. Cavanaugh February 22, 2010

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Melissa! #8406948

Leslie McLain level-deluxe February 23, 2010

Congrats on your stunning finalist. #8409949

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic February 25, 2010

Gorgeous colors in this beautiful floral, Melissa. CONGRATZ. again on the Finalist!

UB. #8414227

ALLEN O. HOWARD March 15, 2010

Big congratulations Melissa! This is beautiful! #8456499

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