Closeness

Uploaded: August 30, 2009 17:00:30

Description

Suncoast Water Gardens, Spring Hill FL

Hand held, natural morning light.

(Details & Macro 8/30/2009)
(resubmitted 12/2009) FIRST PLACE WINNER, ALL TIME Editor's Pick, PHOTO OF THE DAY

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/1600 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 64, FocalLength: 9.22 mm, Model: SP590UZ

Comments

Janet Daniel level-classic August 30, 2009

WOW!!! Incredibly gorgeous & stunning floral, Nancy!
The color, clarity, & lighting are superb! A favorite! #1174541

Melissa G. Meiselman August 30, 2009

WOW!!! This is an awesome shot of this gorgeous lotus taken with fine detail, beautiful composition vivid color and wonderful lighting, Nancy!!! #7901782

Ron McEwan August 30, 2009

This is so perfect that it almost doesn't look real Nancy. Excellent sharp detail and crisp color, I love it. #7901788

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic August 30, 2009

Janet
Melissa
Ron

THANK YOU my friends, for your wonderful words of encouragement and continued positive support. 8o) #7901870

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic August 30, 2009

Sabrina
Thank you so much my friend... have a nice evening! 8o) #7901917

Nancy J. Locke August 30, 2009

Glorious, NancyJ!!!

Hugs, Nancy J Locke #7901927

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic August 30, 2009

NancyL
THANK YOU so much my friend...8o) #7901997

Daniella Puente August 30, 2009

Precious photo Nancy! #7902153

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic August 30, 2009

Daniella
THANK you so much.. 8o) #7902167

Laura E. Swan level-classic August 30, 2009

This PUTS US IN A DIFFERENT world! A different REALITY! Wow, Mumj! Your title is soooooo fitting. Even two of the inner most parts are touching, not just the many many little fingers there! I don't have the words to say it but this is utterly fantastic...I FEEL THIS IMAGE! TOTALLY!

BRAVO! I see Gold.

-Laura


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Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic August 30, 2009

Laura
You are so kind with your description, thank you so much... it means a lot! 8o) #7902199

Laura E. Swan level-classic August 30, 2009

:) !!! #7902292

Liz blahh August 30, 2009

Beautifully captured! #7902339

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic August 31, 2009

Laura
Liz

THANK YOU so much for your kindness, and support! 8o) #7903322

Julianna J. Collett August 31, 2009

Incredible!!!! #7903970

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic August 31, 2009

Julianna
THANK YOU so much! 8o) #7903984

Michelle Alton August 31, 2009

Your photos are eliciting sounds from me that I can't spell...and would be banned from radio! (gasping) #7904117

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic August 31, 2009

Michelle,
Thank you, my friend... 8o) #7904133

Gina Cormier level-classic August 31, 2009

Aweinspiring!!! Brilliant floral with awesome detail, color and comp.
Fav'd!!!!!!!! #7904247

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic August 31, 2009

Gina
THANK you so much... 8o) #7904273

Eugenio Diaz August 31, 2009

Lovely capture and colors!!! So beautiful to view. Thanks. #7905116

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic August 31, 2009

Eugenio
Thank you! 8o) #7905202

Nadya Johnson September 02, 2009

Wow! This photo is astounding and spectacular!! I am awestruck. Straight into my Faves!! And I doubt if I'll be posting any lotuses. LOL! Seriously... this is Sheer Perfection, Nancy. Magnificent and magical! #7910875

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic September 02, 2009

Nadya, lol, thank you for your wonderful encouragement, and you definately put some smiles on my face after a long day...tyty...8o) #7910900

Lisa K. Pullen level-classic September 07, 2009

What an incredible capture Nancy! Such poetry, beauty, and elegance! Well done!!! #7923490

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic September 07, 2009

Lisa
THANK YOU SO MUCH, I appreciate your comments... 8o) #7923541

Fax Sinclair level-deluxe December 17, 2009

i just wandered throught your images. Wow on top of Wow! #8226417

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic December 17, 2009

Fax
THANK YOU so much for your very supportive comment! I appreciate it very much! 8o) #8227977

Freddy Bland January 18, 2010

HUGE Congratulations on your beautiful FINALIST, Nancy! Spectacular image!! :}} #8306421

Stefania Barbier level-addict January 18, 2010

congratulations on your beautiful finalist! #8306778

Teri Klinger January 18, 2010

WOWWW - what a beautiful macro! congrats on your finalist!!! #8306855

Ann Myers January 18, 2010

Congratulations, Nancy!!! #8306911

Julie Burnett January 18, 2010

I agree, WOWWW Nancy!! Gorgeous!! Congrats on this well deserved finalist!! Good luck!! :) #8306923

Linda A. Braddock level-classic January 18, 2010

Nancy, Congratulations on this beautiful Capture!! #8307089

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe January 18, 2010

Congrats on a very WOW finalist, Nancy!!! Best luck!! #8307125

Gail Vitikacs level-classic January 18, 2010

No doubt an awesome finalist! Way to go! #8307240

Patrick Rouzes level-classic January 18, 2010

HEYYYYYYY, NancyJ,CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible finalist, my friend! Good luck in next round!! !!!!!!!!! #8307242

Linda L. Ruiz level-classic January 18, 2010

This is fantastic. Can you tell me what lens you used? Great details. #8307249

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe January 18, 2010

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Nancy. I think we will see it one more time. #8307397

Chris Henning January 18, 2010

Congrats, Nancy!! This is a fantastic macro, gorgeous! Thanks for the special congrats:) #8307469

Tammy Espino January 18, 2010

Congrats, Best of luck in the next round :) #8307472

Marcel J. Fernandez January 18, 2010

Congratulations, Nancy on your delightful Finalist. #8307506

Graham Robards level-classic January 18, 2010

Oh well done Nancy, congratulations! I just got home! ~Pat #8307560

Terry Cervi level-classic January 18, 2010

Stunning work, Nancy! Congrats on your finalist! #8307609

Courtenay Vanderbilt January 18, 2010

Beautiful, Nancy! Congratulations!! #8307772

Nancy (Peaches) Harker January 18, 2010

HUGE Congrats, Best of luck in the next round :) #8307790

Dick Jenkins January 18, 2010

You have many lovely images in your gallery Nancy, and I applaud you on this Finalist selection. I believe I'd have to take a lot of handheld macro shots to get one as well focused, if at ever. Very nicely done. Good luck to you in this contest. #8307898

Linda Blair January 18, 2010

Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist...outstanding capture!!!!!!! #8307954

Lorna Shutter January 18, 2010

Woo Hoo!!! CONGRATULATIONS on this awesome Finalist, Nancyj!!!!! ... Good luck in the next round!!! :)
TJ dancing Pictures, Images and Photos #8308013

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna January 18, 2010

WHOA!!! AGAIN be still my heart!!! WTG on this awesome finalist, Nancy!!! :-) k #8308136

Debra R. Harder January 18, 2010

This is a stunning image, Nancy! Congratulations on your beautiful finalist!! Deb #8308209

Amy M. Wilson January 18, 2010

Huge congratulations on this OUTSTANDING Finalist, Nancy!! #8308261

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict January 18, 2010

Wow, congratulations, Nancy, on your stunning finalist!

Debby #8308387

Kelly S. Cavanaugh January 18, 2010

Congratulations on your stunning finalist, Nancy!! #8308540

Dianna Murphy January 18, 2010

A great big warm hearted congratulations to you !!! #8308572

Renata Gusciora January 18, 2010

Huge congratulations on this stunning finalist,Nancy!!!:-) #8308611

Janet Detota January 18, 2010

Exceptional work! Congratulations! #8308639

Diane E. Deming level-classic January 18, 2010

Congratulations on your outstanding photo, Nancy. I see a winner in this one. Good luck. #8308780

Dawn M. Schneider January 18, 2010

wonderful finalist nancy!!! on to the next round!!!! #8308807

Edgar A. Monzon January 18, 2010

Its like discover a new Universe, its like get close to love, to get close to beauty, its like get close to the real things. I enjoyed your image. Its beautiful. #8308968

Patti Coblentz January 18, 2010

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Nancy J!

Patti #8309005

Randall J. Scholten January 18, 2010

Incredible beauty captured here! What a stunner! Congrats!

And thanks for the comment on my December finalist “The Pinnacle”! I appreciate it! #8309039

Zsuzsanna M. Szugyi level-classic January 18, 2010

Nancy, big congratulation on your finalist! This is gorgeous! #8309060

Steve M. Harrington January 18, 2010

Good on you, Nancy! Well deserved!
Steve #8309117

Karen Kessler January 18, 2010

WTG on the Finalist, NancyJ! This is just gorgeous! #8309187

Kaye Burazin January 18, 2010

Beyond exceptional....Grand prize material here. #8309243

Valentin M. Armianu January 18, 2010


Congrats on your fantastic finalist,Nancy!! #8309309

Laura E. Swan level-classic January 18, 2010

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ON YOUR FINALIST, MUMJ!!! Just getting home! Sorry I am late! This is WONDERFUL!

And Sooooooooooo deserving!!!

Yeeeewhooooooooooo!

-Laura #8309356

Gilbert W. Covington January 18, 2010

Congratulations on your finalist,Nancy. Outstanding capture. #8309413

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic January 18, 2010

Congratulations on a fine finalist. It is very beautiful. #8309488

Nancy L. Green level-classic January 18, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS on this spectacular finalist Nancy, WTG!!! <>< #8309632

Ron McEwan January 18, 2010

I remember this one, Nancy congrats and good luck in the next round. #8309681

Sherran Andersen level-classic January 18, 2010

Congrats Nancy. #8309761

Pamela L. Moore January 18, 2010

congrats on your finalist - this is just stunning!! Very well deserved. #8309780

Ann Coates level-classic January 18, 2010

Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist Nancy. #8310022

Bojan Bencic level-classic January 18, 2010

Congratulations on your finalist, NancyJ. #8310126

Mary K. Robison January 19, 2010

Outstanding macro in every way, Nancy!
Congratulations on its selection as a finalist, and best of luck next level! #8310188

Baqer Mohd Jawad January 19, 2010

Wow .. Yhis amazing shot very nice details ,, super colors . Congratulations Nancy on its selection as a finalist .. best regards,,, Baqer #8310239

Kate Jackson level-classic January 19, 2010

A very beautiful and fascinating macro Nancy! Congratulations! #8310273

Lynn M. Whitt January 19, 2010

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist... This is amazingly beautiful! #8310304

Hayden Cannon level-classic January 19, 2010

Fantastic capture Nancy, a well deserved finalist and hopefully winner : ) stunning shot! #8310348

Toni Riggs January 19, 2010

Wow, amazing clarity, congrats! #8310364

Tiia Vissak January 19, 2010

Congratulations! #8310402

Deborah Benoit January 19, 2010

Nancy this is simply stunning!!! Congratulations on being a Finalist!!!! #8310425

Robert K. Bemus level-classic January 19, 2010

Congratulations on your Finalist, Nancy!! #8310468

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic January 19, 2010

Stunning capture, Nancy. CONGRATZ!!

UB. #8310580

Maria A. Gonzalez January 19, 2010

Congratulations,Nancy on your beautiful finalist.. #8310715

Jessica Jenney January 19, 2010

Congratulations, Nancy on your beauutiful finalist! #8311209

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic January 19, 2010

BIG congratulations on your excellent Finalist,Nancy!! #8311366

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic January 19, 2010

A Beauty!! Congrats! #8311428

Karen Bacon January 19, 2010

A big congratulations on this incredible finalist Nancy! #8311500

Karen Engelbreth January 19, 2010

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Nancy... #8311628

Janet McNeil level-classic January 19, 2010

Congratulations on this stunning macro Finalist!! #8311896

Monika Sapek level-classic January 19, 2010

Congratulations on your finalist, Nancy!
Monika #8311986

Max Aureli January 19, 2010

Just GOLD!!!! Magnificent flower closeup, Nancy!!!! WOW if it's great!!!! #8311989

Margaret R. Barry January 19, 2010

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Nancy! #8312032

Susan Fox January 19, 2010

Congratulations #8312567

Kathy Coombs January 19, 2010

I'm on Vacation..but I saw this and had to say..WOW!!!!!!!!! How amazing! A gold for sure!!!!! #8312593

Carol L. Fowler January 19, 2010

Specatcular Finalist! Congratulations! #8312724

Rony Sagy January 19, 2010

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Nancy. #8312790

Amy M. Wilson January 19, 2010

Big congratulations on your gorgeous, well-deserved First Place win, Nancy!!! #8313022

Tammy Espino January 19, 2010

Super big Congrats Nancy! #8313056

Max Aureli January 19, 2010

LOL... I knew it!! :-))
Congratulations for your Gold Nancy!!! #8313066

Barbara Waldoch level-classic January 19, 2010

Huge congratulations on your fantastic Win! #8313069

Sam Britt January 19, 2010

Congratulations on this first place win, Nancy! #8313162

Phyllis H. Burchett January 19, 2010

Congratulations on this stunning winner Nancy!! ☺ #8313163

Valentin M. Armianu January 19, 2010

Congratulations on your fantastic win! #8313204

Randy L. Quast January 19, 2010

Great photo and Congrats on the EP and the Win. #8313277

Debra R. Harder January 19, 2010

WHOOOOO-HOOOOO, Nancy!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your BEAUTIFUL FIRST PLACE WIN!! Deb #8313298

William C. Raco level-classic January 19, 2010

Fantastic clarity, beautiful color and fine detail
Congratulations, Nancy #8313388

Val Feldman level-deluxe January 19, 2010

Congratulations, Nancy - the only thing bigger and better than this beautiful FIRST PLACE capture and win, is your wonderfully generous and loving heart! #8313421

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic January 19, 2010

This is BEAUTIFUL, Nancy!!!
Big congratulations on your 1st Place Win!
~♥~~lisa #8313517

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic January 19, 2010

I missed this earlier, but this is absolutely spectacular, Nancy. Huge congrats on this outstanding First Place Gold. Just stunning, in every way. #8313520

Mary K. Robison January 19, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS on your well-earned First Place Win, Nancy! #8313534

Lorna Shutter January 19, 2010

This is totally awesome, Nancyj!!!!! No one deserves a FIRST PLACE WIN more than you do!!! I know you've been dreaming about this moment for quite a while now and I couldn't be happier for you!!! CONGRATULATIONS, my dear, sweet friend!!!!! You're working your way up to the GRAND PRIZE!!! ;)
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Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic January 19, 2010

OH MY GOSH......THANK YOU SO MUCH EVERYONE..... and thank you BP!
am still in shock, and humbly pleased! 8o) #8313552

Jessica Jenney January 19, 2010

Congratulations, Nancy on your fabulous First Place Win! #8313558

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe January 19, 2010

Congratulations on your beautiful winning photo! #8313584

Laura E. Swan level-classic January 19, 2010

OM GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MUMJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YOU GOT FIRST PLACE!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is SO SO SO SO SO Cool!!!!!!

I bet you haven't stopped smiling all DAY!

This is SUCH a beautiful image and so deserving!

BRAVO!!! Huge smiles here!!!

-Laura


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Elaine Baker January 19, 2010

AMAZING image! Congratulations! #8313646

Nikki McDonald level-classic January 19, 2010

Superb detail, Nancy. Such a wonderful image. Congratulations on your first place win! #8313703

Janice Mezzacappa January 19, 2010

Magnificent Gold Winner Nancy Huge Congrats!! #8313706

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe January 19, 2010

Huge congrats on your win, Nancy!!!!! Yeah!!! #8313743

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna January 19, 2010

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! This is no surprise in my mind!!! LOL

FANTASTIC 1st place win, NancyJ!!! :-)♫♪♫ k #8313760

ROLAN NARMAN January 19, 2010

Huge Congratulations to you Nancy on this awesome First place winner! I'm so happy for you and I hope to see more of it in the future! #8313856

Marvil J. LaCroix January 19, 2010

Congratulations on this fantastic macro image. It is the best flower macro that I have ever seen. Hard to believe you hand held the camera! #8313868

January 19, 2010

No Surprise here. Another Classic image from you Nancy. Congrats on your 1st place finish for this awesome image.

Brian #8313975

Evy Johansen level-classic January 19, 2010

Big congratulations on your win, Nancy!! #8313978

LUCIA VELICU January 19, 2010

Excellent picture of an unique flower, Nancy!
A WELL DESERVED AWARD! #8313984

Freddy Bland January 19, 2010

Enormous congratulations to you, NancyJ, on this excellent image!! I'm thrilled for you and it is so deserved!! #8314081

Patti Coblentz January 19, 2010

Big congratulations to you Nancy...this is truly an incredible image and certainly deserves top awards...so glad it was indeed awarded gold 1st!!!!!
I'm so happy for you :)

Patti #8314085

Cindy Bendush level-classic January 19, 2010

Beautiful Nancy! Congrats on your beautiful winner! #8314100

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic January 19, 2010

Many Congratz. on your First Place Winner image, Nancy. WTG!

UB. #8314157

Rona L. Schwarz January 19, 2010

Sorry I missed this earlier, Nancy. It is an absolutely spectacular image - beautiful macro detail and clarity. A terrific First Place Winner! CONGRATULATIONS! #8314236

Steve M. Harrington January 19, 2010

Better on you, Nancy! :) I am truly pleased for you.
Steve #8314265

Bojan Bencic level-classic January 19, 2010

Congratulations on your win, Nancy. #8314283

Kerry Hill January 19, 2010

Congratulations on your gorgeous winner, Nancy!! #8314435

Robert K. Bemus level-classic January 19, 2010

Congratulations on your First Place Win, Nancy!! #8314454

Stefania Barbier level-addict January 19, 2010

huge congrats on your win!!!! #8314469

Renee Doyle level-classic January 20, 2010

Gorgeous work Nancy!!! Huge congratulations on this excellent first place win!! #8314524

Toni Riggs January 20, 2010

Congrats on your win! #8314644

Baqer Mohd Jawad January 20, 2010

Heartly congrats Nancy on your win.
Wish you all the best ,,, Regards
Baqer #8314656

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe January 20, 2010

Congrats on your beautiful winner, Nancy. #8314777

Maria A. Gonzalez January 20, 2010

Big congratulations Nancy on this beautiful winner. #8314873

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic January 20, 2010

HUGE congratulations on your wonderful Winner,Nancy!! #8314885

Stephen Zacker January 20, 2010

The detail is amazing. A Stunning image. Congratulations #8314934

Tammy L. Newcomb January 20, 2010

Congrats Nancy... Awesome Job... #8314975

Anita Hogue January 20, 2010

WOW, this is sooooooo gorgeous Nancy! Congratulations on your first place win! #8314976

Karen Celella level-deluxe January 20, 2010

Congratulations on your impressive first place winning image Nancy. #8315055

Karen Bacon January 20, 2010

A big congrats on your first place win Nancy! #8315114

Julie Burnett January 20, 2010

A HUGE congratulations on this VERY impressive FIRST place win, Nancy!! WTG!!! #8315145

Courtenay Vanderbilt January 20, 2010

Yea, Nancy!!! Huge Congratulations to you! #8315189

Diane E. Deming level-classic January 20, 2010

Nancy-This is a well-deserved first place. A Big Congratulations! #8315229

Linda Blair January 20, 2010

Congratulations on your first place win....well deserved...it's awesome!!!!!!!! #8315483

Cathy Barrows January 20, 2010

Congrats on your 1st place win...gorgeous...love the way the pistols? are hanging on to the center #8315511

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic January 20, 2010

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TO ALL of you for the great support, encouragement, and BP Family! 8o) #8315697

Margaret R. Barry January 20, 2010

Congratulations on your fantastic winner, Nancy! #8315720

Lydia Williams level-deluxe January 20, 2010

Awesome Nancy...CONGRATULATIONS!! #8315850

Cyndy Doty January 20, 2010

Nancy, Congratulations on a well deserved 1st Place Winner! #8316359

Summer A. Kozisek January 20, 2010

Stunning macro Nancy, congratulations on your win! #8316489

Laurie Daily level-deluxe January 20, 2010

WoW!!! A fabulous winner, Nancy...congrats to you!!! #8316611

Ann Myers January 20, 2010

Sincere congratulations, Nancy! #8316643

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe January 20, 2010

Beautiful macro shot, well done; and congratulations. #8316840

Dianna Murphy January 20, 2010

A big warm hearted congratulations to you on your fantastic winner!!! I wish you continued success in the future.
Dianna #8316956

JO ANN CLEVELAND January 20, 2010

Ohhh Nancy! So glad this was a 1st Place Winner and very well deserved!

jo ann c. #8316965

Claudia Kuhn level-classic January 20, 2010

Congratulations on your wonderful winner Nancy! #8316981

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict January 20, 2010

Congratulations Nancy on your Wonderful Winner!!!


Dominick #8317150

Michael Umbreit January 20, 2010

Nancy - Congratulations!! - Mike #8317241

Hosey M. Harrell III level-classic January 20, 2010

Congratulations Nancy! What an absolutely beautiful shot. #8317278

Amanda Cass January 20, 2010

congrats Nancy what an amazing looking flower centre this is ! #8317433

Monika Sapek level-classic January 20, 2010

Many congratulations on your amazing and beautiful First Place Winner, Nancy!
Monika #8317709

Bill Houghton January 21, 2010

Nancyj, this is such s great shot. Beautiful job. Congratulations on your win. Have a wonderful day, Bill

If you have time, check out my website:

Bill Houghton Photography



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Renata Gusciora January 21, 2010

Huge congratulations on your First Place Winner,Nancy!!!:-) #8318525

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic January 21, 2010

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH.... for all of your wonderful comments & congrats....I am so honored!

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Nadia Paul January 21, 2010

Breathtakingly beautiful! Many congrats on your win Nancyj! #8319467

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic January 21, 2010

Nadia
THANK YOU so much for your wonderful comment.... have a great evening! 8o) #8319511

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe January 21, 2010

Incredible beauty Nancy! Congratulations!!! #8319595

ALLEN O. HOWARD January 21, 2010

Outstanding! A belated congratulations! #8320078

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic January 22, 2010

THANK YOU so much for your wonderful congrats, and support! Have a great creative day! 8o) #8320979

Kathy Coombs January 22, 2010

TOO Beautiful NOT to win!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #8322034

Patrick Rouzes level-classic January 22, 2010

A GIGANTIC CONGRATULATIONS on this phenomenal First Place WINNER, NancyJ! I am delighted for you & this is a wonderful moment for you & by the many comments, for a lot of other people too! Must be a great thrill ,my friend!WTG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #8322430

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic January 22, 2010

Kathy
Patrick

THANK you so much for your wonderful continued support, congrats, and encouragement! I so appreciate all of the BP family... thanks again! 8o) #8322708

Wm Nosal January 23, 2010

WOW AGAIN!!!! Beautiful!
BIG CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!

It Almost looks like a ...Should I say It........Cake.....??? #8324728

Kelly S. Cavanaugh January 23, 2010

Congratulations on your fabulous win, Nancy!! #8324842

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic January 23, 2010

WmN
lol - caake?!!! THANK you so much, and I love your humor...it does look like cake! 8o)

Kelly
THANK YOU for your congrats, and visiting my image... have a great evening! 8o) #8324859

Boyd L. Alexander January 24, 2010

Congratulations on your well deserved win Nancy!! #8325439

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic January 24, 2010

Boyd
THANK you so much for the congrats! Have a wonderful day! 8o) #8325604

Nancy J. Locke January 24, 2010

SUPER SUPER CONGRATS NANCYJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WOOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What a beautiful win. Soooooo proud of you!!!!!!

Hugs, Nancy J Locke #8327010

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic January 24, 2010

NancyL
THANK YOU so much for the congrats, I always appreciate your support & continued encouragement! 8o) #8327058

Paula Showen January 25, 2010

Georgeous winner! Congratulations! #8330386

Nancy (Peaches) Harker January 26, 2010

AWSOPME, Congrats on your win!!! #8332135

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic January 26, 2010

Paula
THANK you for the congrats... and for visiting my image!have a great day!!! 8o)

Peaches
Hey, thank you so much for the congrats... glad you like this one... appreciate you! 8o) #8332315

Chris Schlosser January 26, 2010

Nancy, Congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL winner!!! #8332587

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic January 26, 2010

Chris...
Oh,thank you..for the congrats, and your wonderful comment... have a great evening!8o) #8332674

Songbird Cline level-classic January 28, 2010

spectacular.. this looks like a Lotus blossom.. is it? #8337310

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic January 28, 2010

Songbird
Yes, the sacred Lotus blossom....
glad you like this ... and understand! Have a blessed evening! 8o) #8338236

Michael Kroth level-classic February 02, 2010

Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Nancy! #8350471

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic February 02, 2010

Michael
THANK YOU so much for the congrats...have a wonderful day! 8o) #8350552

Salwa Afef February 09, 2010

Congratulations ,Nancy on your wonderful winner :) #8369527

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic February 09, 2010

Salwa
THANK YOU greatly for the congrats! 8o) #8369581

Christine Lobsinger level-classic February 11, 2010

Momj, THIS IS ALMOST EDIBLE.. it is AMAZING... I've NEVER EVER SEE ANY FLOWER LIKE THIS BEFORE...
SIMPLY SPECTACULAR!!!

SUPERB!!!!!

A GIGANTIC CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR EP, FINALIST AND FIRST PLACE WINNER>>>>>

OUTSTANDING SHOT!!!!!


CHRISTINE
SMILING BIG #8373447

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic February 11, 2010

THANK YOU so much dear Christine...for the congrats...and your continued encouargementive support! 8o) #8373454

Deborah Benoit February 11, 2010

Congratulations Nancy for your win!!!! Outstanding work!!! I am heading for florida In March for two weeks. I hope I can find my gems while I am there. #8373512

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic February 11, 2010

THANK YOU Deborah, for the congrats....
and hope you will enjoy FL, and it warms up by the time you get here! 8o) #8373541

Gina M. Savage February 13, 2010

I just saw this...WOW...huge congrats. It is stunning and beautiful. #8379041

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic February 13, 2010

THANK YOU Gina.... for the congrats and beautiful comment! 8o) #8379088

Pu Chen February 18, 2010

Congratulations! Wonderfully done! I have always been attracted by lotus and tried many times to capture those stamen. It is the perfect interpretation! Great job! #8393241

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic February 19, 2010

Pu C
THANK YOU so much, and welcome to my gallery.... hope you have a wonderful day. Am going to your gallery right now! 8o) #8393853

Crystal Young February 20, 2010

This is such an amazing such! It's so clear and very interesting! Congrats on your win! #8401955

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic February 20, 2010

Crystal
THANK YOU so much for your wonderful comments & congrats. Glad you like this image! 8o) #8402349

Gina Cormier level-classic February 21, 2010

Nancy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations on this outstanding winner!!!! WTG!!!! So happy for you!!!!!! #8404754

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic February 21, 2010

Gina C
THANK you soooooo much for the congrats! ... I truly appreciate you! 8o) #8404776

Tommy E. Burgess February 21, 2010

Congratulations on your beautiful and well deserved win Nancy!!! #8405733

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic February 22, 2010

Tommy
THANK YOU for the congrats, and so nice to hear from you! Have a wonderful day! 8o) #8406285

adrifil February 22, 2010

Astonishing! I've never seen nothing like this, looks from another world.
Congratulations on your 1st prize, this photo is really wonderful. #8407735

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic February 22, 2010

Adrifil
THANK YOU so much for your kind comments and congrats! Have a wonderful evening! 8o) #8407974

Sam Britt February 22, 2010

Big Congrats on your first place win, Nancy! #8408058

Sam Britt February 22, 2010

...oops, this is for January, February winners haven't been posted yet! #8408133

Sam Britt February 22, 2010

I meant January winners haven't posted yet this month...sorry! #8408169

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic February 22, 2010

That's ok Sam - THANK YOU anyway... and have a great evening... 8o) #8408219

Max Aureli February 22, 2010

Hum... did you Win again?? Congratulations and congratulations again Nancy !! :-)) LOL #8408236

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic February 22, 2010

Max
lol, no, this is December's win...but thank you thank you! 8o) #8408441

Hayden Cannon level-classic February 23, 2010

Hey Nancy huge congrats on your 1st place win and a be-lated congrats at that, absolutly superb image and a well deserved winner congratulations again! #8408710

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic February 23, 2010

Hayden
THANK YOU so much for your congrats, and continued support...nice to see you here again! 8o) #8409067

Carol Teal February 23, 2010

Very beautiful! Congrats on the big win! And I am interested in this place in Spring Hill where this was taken. Where are the Suncoast Water Gardens? #8411376

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic February 24, 2010

Carol
THANK YOU for your wonderful comments...the garden is close to the botanical gardens! 8o) I will email you the site! 8o) #8411950

Sharon Smith level-classic February 26, 2010

Congrats on your awesome first place win, Nancy! #8418841

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic February 26, 2010

Sharon
Thank you for the congrats, have a wonderful day! 8o) #8418957

Nadya Johnson February 27, 2010

Sorry I haven't been here in SO long, Nancy! I don't even have a computer at the moment (died) so I have to steal time. lol! Your gallery is a knock out! HUGE congrats on the GORGEOUS 1st Place Winner! Wow, it is GLORIOUS!!! WAY TO GO!! #8420249

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic February 27, 2010

OMGosh, SO good to hear from you Nadya, my friend! Sorry to hear about your computer 8o(. Hope you get a new one sooner than not! ... THANK YOU for your kind connments here, and continued friendship! 8o) #8420274

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic February 27, 2010

I just found this awesome image and had to add it to my favs, NancyJ.
Totally amazing image. I can't even believe my own eyes. What a well deserved win!
I'm sorry I haven't been around for so long. Work work work like 12 hours a day for almost 3 months.
Thank you so very much for your birthday greeting. I didn't even have time to have a birthday and you thinking of me really warmed my heart. Thank you dear friend. #8420910

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic February 27, 2010

Kiki
Hey girl, so glad to hear from you. THANK you for the congrats, and as always, kind support of my work... glad you are working! Take care, and come chat when you can! 8o) #8420919

Sharon Sawyer March 11, 2010

Nancy, belated congratulations on your outstanding First Place Win!!! #8449494

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic March 12, 2010

Sharon, THANK YOU so soo much...I appreciate your continued support and encouragement! 8o) #8449915

Annette Carr level-classic June 22, 2010

This is beautiful. I've never seen anything like it. You have clarity throughout, the colors are striking, and the way the little stringy thing lie, it looks like dancing.

AND you got FIRST PLACE!!!!!! WOW.
HUGE HUGE HUGE CONGRATULATIONS! #8711667

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic June 22, 2010

Annette
THANK you so much for your wonderful support. AM Pleased that you like this image.... Lotus flowers are special, and so interesting to capture by camera!!! Thanks for the congrats too! 8o) #8711676

Kathy Coombs July 13, 2010

Boy am I late! Well I'm not surprised..it's just wonderful! #8760532

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic July 14, 2010

Hey, THANK YOU Kathy. Good to see you back! 8o) #8761205

Annette Carr level-classic July 14, 2010

WOWZA! Congratulations on this very well deserved first place. I can see why it got first place. This image tells a story. The tendrils of the flower are so delicate, crisp, and flowing. WOWZA! #8763118

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic July 14, 2010

Hi Annette, am pleased you like this one...it is a special one for me! THANK YOU! 8o) #8764022

Rich Helmer July 14, 2010

Wow!!! This is incredible!!! Very nice!!1 Great Gallery!!!! :) #8764380

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic July 15, 2010

THANK YOU bunches, Rich! and I am pleased you like my gallery 8o) #8765483

Marcel J. Fernandez July 15, 2010

Nancy, A big congratulations on your Splendid First Place Winner! #8766351

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic July 16, 2010

Marcel,
Thank you so much... it was so unexpected when I got this...having not had one before...! 8o) #8767469

Rod Partington July 22, 2010

Absolutely incredible image Nancy! I did an audible WOW! when I saw this. Really a phenomenal photo! Congrats on your your first place win. I think you made it easy for the judges. Cheers! #8779970

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic July 22, 2010

Rod
THANK you so much for such a nice comment... and congrats! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! 8o) #8780880

Sandy Stigliano August 16, 2010

Absolutely breathtaking Nancy! Congratulations on your first place win! #8840298

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic August 16, 2010

Sandy
A HUGE THANK YOU.... 8o) #8840757

Joanna Madloch October 17, 2010

Amazing image, Nancy. Huge congrats! #8978552

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic October 17, 2010

Thank you so much Joanna! That Lotus flower was even more beautiful in person! 8o) #8978675

Paula Showen October 17, 2010

Excellent! Congratulations! #8978865

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic October 17, 2010

Thank you Paula! 8o) #8978959

Nikki McDonald level-classic October 17, 2010

Superb image -- congratulations on the first place win, Nancy. #8978964

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic October 18, 2010

Nikki,
THank you so much.... 8o) #8979719

Christine Lobsinger level-classic October 18, 2010

Spectacular Momj! I am so thrilled for you and your first place win!
Congratulations to you on your outstanding WINNER!!!!!!
Smiling Big,
Chris #8979743

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic October 18, 2010

Hey, THANK YOU Christine....
Have a wonderful day! 8o) #8980087

Keith P. Wagner level-classic November 15, 2010

Nancy,

Fantastic shot; congratulations on your win!

Keith #9038916

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic November 16, 2010

THANK YOU SO MUCH Keith....
This is one of my personal favorites...even before the GOLD...lol! 8o) #9040759

Chris Schlosser November 29, 2010

WOW, this is just amazing, Nancy! Congratulations on your beautiful first place winner!! #9070695

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic November 29, 2010

Chris, Thank you for the congrats, and kind visit to my gallery. 8o) #9070810

Michelle T. Hekle December 13, 2010

I just love this picture - congrads.
I would like to thank you for making the kind comment on my picture - because of it - I got to see this great closeup! #9099660

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic December 13, 2010

Michelle,
THANK YOU so much for the congrats on this image. It IS one of my favorites, and was such a delight to shoot. One of those once in a lifetime Lotus flowers dancing for me! Just awesome to gaze at, and an honor to capture by camera.
Congrats on your finalist this month! 8o) #9100707

Niels Sandal December 14, 2010

Congratulations on this deserved win. As a biologist I am also curious what is actually shown on this beautiful and very sharp flower macro. It seems that the male parts of the flower are leaning in on the female part of the flower. That the middle of the flower is not just symmetric makes it more interesting. Great picture. #9103156

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic December 14, 2010

Niels,
Thank you so much for your comments, and teaching me something new about the Lotus. wow! 8o) #9103228

Keith P. Wagner level-classic December 14, 2010

Congratulations on your well deserved win; it is an awesome capture!

Keith #9103938

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic December 15, 2010

Keith,
THANK YOU so much! It was a great surprise, and joy! Getting Golds on BP isn't easy! AND I am sure GRATEFUL for this one! 8o) #9105779

Rita Jane Smith level-deluxe December 20, 2010

Congratulations Nancy on your very well deserved win, your photo is beautiful!!! #9116170

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic December 20, 2010

Rita
Thank you so much for the congrats! Have happy Holidays! 8o) #9116182

Patricia White level-classic December 31, 2010

I sure wish I could hold my camera this still. This is outstanding and congratulations. #9135252

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic December 31, 2010

Patricia,
THANK YOU, and Happy New Year to you! 8o) #9135307

Patricia A. Stalter March 29, 2011

Well, better late than never on my congrats on this image. So deserving! #9324096

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic March 29, 2011

Patricia
THANK YOU so much. I appreciate it very much! Have a great day! 8o) #9324326

Bill Houghton April 28, 2011

Nancyj, this is a beautiful winner. Thanks for your comment, Bill #9378651

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic April 29, 2011

Bill
THANK you so much. Hope you have a wonderful day! 8o) #9379198

Phyllis A. Houghton level-deluxe May 19, 2011

Congratulations on this outstanding image. It is an amazing capture and the fact that this was taken hand held makes it even more amazing. #9415498

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic May 19, 2011

Phyllis
THANK YOU for the congrats. I wish I could get into the roll of those nice photos again. The Lotus blossoms just are not there this year! Maybe next year! Have a great evening! 8o) #9415521

Millie A. Talarico level-classic June 02, 2011

I don't know how I missed this beauty! Congratulations on a perfect photo,Nancy! #9440734

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic June 02, 2011

Millieanne
THANK YOU so much for the congrats. I wish I could find another perfect Lotus like this one! 8o) #9441156

Mitch Spence level-classic July 10, 2011

Belated but big congratulations, Nancy, on this gorgeous image and win. #9520364

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic July 10, 2011

Mitch
THANK YOU so much.... Am pleased you like this image! 8o) #9520868

Kim Lund level-classic July 30, 2011

Perfect in every way and a most deserving winner! Congratulations! #9568824

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic July 30, 2011

Kim
THANK YOU so much for the congrats on this winner. I am not on BP much right now, so seeing this past winner puts a smile on my face! 8o) #9569494

Cassie L. Woodlee August 04, 2011

TOTALLY AMAZING!!!!!!! #9581171

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic August 04, 2011

Cassie
THANK YOU. I totally loved this Lotus when I first saw it in the garden. Wish I had a water garden of my own...would be full of lotus flowers!!! butterflies, and dragonflies..(bees etc)
Have a great day! 8o) #9581258

Terry Cervi level-classic September 02, 2011

I wish we had these beautiful flowers around here, Nancy! This is just stunning!! A very belated congrats on this beauty! #9648812

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic September 02, 2011

Terri
THANK YOU so much... yes, and I would love to see Lotus blossoms growing world wide!!! WWouldn't be wonderful? 8o) #9649496

Yulianto Soeroso September 19, 2011

wow nice detail and wonderfuull #9680015

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic September 23, 2011

Yulianto
THANK YOU so much for your kind comments. 8o) #9687486

John Connolly November 01, 2011

Huge congratulations on your first place win, Nancy! This is a brilliant close up capture! Well done! #9777078

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic November 01, 2011

Hi John
THANK YOU so much for your kindness regarding this image. 8o) #9777190

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic November 04, 2011

I often come and look and this incredible image, NancyJ.
But today I come to invite you to sign my BD card for Laura. Want to come? #9783369

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic November 04, 2011

Kiki...
THANK YOU for your wonderful visits, and of course I will BRT! 8o) #9783385

JO ANN CLEVELAND April 17, 2013

Fannnnnn...tastic Nancy, just saw this in "macros" on BP..

Absolutely gorgeous!

jo ann c. #10656838

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic April 17, 2013

THANK YOU Jo Anne
One of my personal favs #10657018

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic March 22, 2016

A beauty....Congrats! #11450125

Lydia Williams level-deluxe March 22, 2016

Awesome and Conrtulaitons! Happy for you! :) #11450192

Yulianto Soeroso March 22, 2016

lovely macro and smooth #11450384

Yulianto Soeroso March 22, 2016

lovely macro and smooth #11450387

Yulianto Soeroso March 22, 2016

lovely macro and smooth #11450389

Yulianto Soeroso March 22, 2016

lovely macro and smooth #11450393

Patti Coblentz March 22, 2016

Outstanding image, NancyJ! I hope it wins the top of All Time Fav! Hope you are fixing well! #11450402

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic March 26, 2016

Thank you Lydia, Yulianto and Patti....8o) #11452070

Terry Cervi level-classic May 29, 2016

Congrats on your beautiful POTD, Nancy!! #11479353

Kathy Salerni level-classic May 29, 2016

Huge congrats on this spectacular PITD, Nancy! #11479359

Kathy Salerni level-classic May 29, 2016

Huge congrats on this spectacular POTD, Nancy! #11479360

Kathy Salerni level-classic May 29, 2016

Huge congrats on this spectacular POTD, Nancy! #11479361

Linda S. Smith level-classic May 29, 2016

What a beautiful and fantastic macro image Nancy! Huge Congrats on winning three well deserved Gold badges! #11479362

Lydia Williams level-deluxe May 29, 2016

An all time favorite. Congratulations on all your goldens!! :) #11479366

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe May 29, 2016

Congratulations on POTD NancyJ....stunning flower photo....and Cheers on all the Gold previously won....=^..^= #11479382

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic May 29, 2016

Thank you Terry Cervi, Kathy Salerni, Linda Smith, Lydia Williams, and Patricia Casey for the wonderful support of my Photo Of The Day winner... Thank you BP. 8o) #11479391

Michelle Alton May 29, 2016

Triple Play Gold Nancy. Hearty congratulations! #11479405

Millie A. Talarico level-classic May 29, 2016

Awesome, Nancy♥ #11479411

Millie A. Talarico level-classic May 29, 2016

Awesome, Nancy♥ #11479412

Nancy L. Green level-classic May 29, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS Nancy, VERY well deserved!!! <>< #11479434

Joy Bello May 29, 2016

Congrats on your POTD! Well deserved 1st place win! Wonderful colors, clarity & details! Gorgeous!! #11479476

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic May 29, 2016

Congratulations Nancyj on your Gorgeous POTD!!! #11479545

Sharon Sawyer May 29, 2016

Congratulations on all your Gold Winners Nancyj. #11479553

Cindy Bendush level-classic May 29, 2016

Wow - GORGEOUS! Congratulations on your triple golds! #11479566

Richard M. Waas level-addict May 30, 2016

Congrats on a well deserved POTD!! #11479612

Nadia Paul May 30, 2016

Congrats on this gorgeous POTD Nancyj! #11479615

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic May 30, 2016

Thank you to all above that I may have missed in thanking, and all others for your kind comments and congrats....I totally appreciate it. Thank you BP!!! #11479756

Sylvia Rourke level-classic June 03, 2016

Amazing and exceptional capture! Congrats on your 1st place win and POTD. #11481795

Mary K. Robison June 04, 2016

Nancy, CONGRATULATIONS on your Triple Gold! This gorgeous macro certainly deserves its place among the ALL-TIME Gold Awards!! #11482087

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic June 07, 2016

Thank you so much Sylvia and Mary....and all I might have missed thanking. Our internet service is the pits right now, as they were bought over by another company. Thank you BP....you are great. Illness is keeping me away more than not. #11483144

Terry Cervi level-classic July 08, 2016

Fantastic! Congrats, Nancy! #11493541

Joy Bello July 08, 2016

Wow! All Time Winner! Congrats!! #11493570

Nadia Paul July 08, 2016

Congrats on this gorgeous image getting AT winner Nancyj - so well deserved! #11493579

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic July 09, 2016

Thank you Terry, Joy, and Nadia.... #11493757

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