The Last Hurrah

© Val Feldman

The Last Hurrah

Gord MacEachern level-deluxe 9/28/2010 4:10:56 AM

But what a grand Hurrah it is Valarie, very well done!! #1312383

R. J. Laudenbacher level-deluxe 9/28/2010 4:13:18 AM

Such gorgeous soft colors with great detail and comp Valarie. Truly a beauty Last Hurrah! #8934242

Ron McEwan level-deluxe 9/28/2010 4:26:08 AM

We look like Eskimos in the house around here. Just turned the AC off a few days ago. I refuse to have two utility bills LOL. This is a gorgeous shot Valarie like the softness you got here the color is right on I can almost smell int all the way here. #8934293

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-deluxe 9/28/2010 4:30:11 AM

Fantastic tones and colors. Gorgeous floral Valarie.
JP #8934310

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 9/28/2010 5:14:39 AM

Very-Very Beautifully captured Val! With this cooler weather our roses are really doing well! Jeff #8934401

Carol Eade level-deluxe 9/28/2010 5:25:00 AM

This is so soft and beautiful, Valarie! #8934433

Robert R. Goodman level-deluxe 9/28/2010 5:27:15 AM

Hi Valarie,This is a winner my friend.What a gorgeous flower,great color and lighting.Trying to stay out of the heat today,another warm one!!!!! #8934440

Maria A. Gonzalez level-deluxe 9/28/2010 5:40:53 AM

Hi,Val..This is just beautiful,elegant and love the pastels color tones and lighting.I like the softness you capture in this floral.Very well composed,my friend..Very pretty and delicate. #8934501

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe 9/28/2010 5:54:04 AM

Astoundingly beautiful, and captured to perfection, Val!!! Just gorgeous!! #8934533

Bojan Bencic level-deluxe 9/28/2010 6:16:19 AM

Great soft light and color, Valarie. Lovely rose. #8934601

Monnie Ryan level-deluxe 9/28/2010 6:47:40 AM

Lovely, soft rose, Valarie -- beautiful! Thankfully, it's cooled off here too! #8934681

Jack Ryan level-deluxe 9/28/2010 7:20:48 AM

Beautiful image...very well composed with excellent color and clarity. Well done. (Glad it has cooled of for you...but I am in no hurry for winter...!!!) #8934735

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 9/28/2010 7:22:12 AM

Beautiful soft tones, colors,lighting, clarity, b/g & presentation! Lovely image & outstanding work, Valarie! WTG! #8934738

Melissa G. Meiselman 9/28/2010 8:04:00 AM

Beautiful floral composition, Valarie!!

Melissa #8934828

Gina Cormier level-deluxe 9/28/2010 8:21:12 AM

Oh....I can smell it from here!!! Such a beautiful image with soft color and wonderful detail!!!!!!!!!! Another perfect image Val!!!! #8934847

Freddy Bland 9/28/2010 9:14:02 AM

Valarie, outstanding capture of this fragrant rose..sad to see summer go, but then again fall is nice, too! Wonderful comp and colors!! #8934941

Marty Straub 9/28/2010 9:52:22 AM

Wonderfully soft with an inner energy that has the power to create. A gorgeous floral macro, Valarie. a gorgeous expression of beauty. #8935001

Tammy Espino 9/28/2010 2:12:01 PM

Beautiful soft capture :) #8935360

Carol L. Fowler 9/28/2010 3:40:49 PM

Beautiful rose! Yes, our weather has cooled down too. Fall is not far away #8935509

Joannie Bertucci level-deluxe 9/28/2010 3:53:15 PM

Yee-ha! Only in Texas can you find the finest of everything! :-) Flawless composition Valarie with splended treatment and presentation! #8935548

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 9/28/2010 4:27:31 PM

GORGEOUS macro of this beautiful flower, Val! :-) k #8935648

Sam Britt 9/28/2010 5:40:24 PM

Beautiful rose, great color, detail & lighting, Val. #8935835

Val Feldman level-deluxe 9/28/2010 6:59:59 PM

Thanks BP People for stopping by and commenting - much appreciated! ~Val #8935916

Terry Cervi level-deluxe 9/29/2010 6:02:39 AM

What a grand exit it made, Val! Beautiful job! #8936665

Val Feldman level-deluxe 9/29/2010 6:25:24 AM

Thank you, Terry! #8936733

Julianne Bradford level-deluxe 9/29/2010 9:05:45 AM

What a beauty Val! So soft and lovely
:-) #8936999

Patricia Seidler level-deluxe 9/29/2010 9:58:29 AM

Stunning! How did I miss this? #8937109

Val Feldman level-deluxe 9/29/2010 11:25:05 AM

Why, thanks Julianne and Pat for stopping by - always nice to see you here...thanks for your wonderful comments! ~Val #8937212

Jim Baines level-deluxe 9/29/2010 11:46:04 AM

Man! Pistil Packin' Val sure put some texture on those pink petals!! You are just always outdoing yourownself, how do you stand it!?!? Mornin' air feels good, huh?? #8937240

Julie Burnett level-deluxe 9/30/2010 5:23:55 AM

Elegant, soft, beautifully composed, excellent clarity, this has VF written all over it!! Gorgeous, Val! #8938480

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 10/3/2010 1:37:30 PM

And a BIG Hurrah to you on this one Valarie! It's gorgeous!

I snickered at your title. I thought...HUMM! I BET SHE PLAYS BEJEWELED!

(If you dont, never mind. It's part of the game that is called this, is all!)

-Laura #8944660

Julie Burnett level-deluxe 10/15/2010 10:22:00 AM

Huge congrats on this fabulous finalist, Cuz!! I wish you the best of luck!! #8968374

Terry Cervi level-deluxe 10/15/2010 10:22:27 AM

No surprise here, Val! Gorgeous! Congrats on your Finalist! #8968380

Douglas Pignet 10/15/2010 11:03:51 AM

Congratulations on your Finalist Award!

Carol Eade level-deluxe 10/15/2010 11:13:18 AM

Beautiful finalist, Valarie, congratulations! #8968868

Tammy Espino level-deluxe 10/15/2010 11:25:57 AM

Congrats on this awesome finalist :) #8969009

Stefania Barbier level-deluxe 10/15/2010 11:35:34 AM

congratulations on your gorgeous finalist!!! #8969108

Jack Ryan level-deluxe 10/15/2010 12:10:01 PM

Congratulations...very much deserved. #8969426

Nancyj E. Hovey level-deluxe 10/15/2010 12:46:31 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8969689

Val Feldman level-deluxe 10/15/2010 1:15:54 PM

Thanks so much everyone - it's been a busy couple of weeks here but I hope to be back posting soon. In the meantime, thank you all very much for your kind always, you're the best! ~Val #8969854

Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe 10/15/2010 1:37:02 PM

Congratulations on this exquisite image! #8970012

Carrie M. Groseclose level-deluxe 10/15/2010 2:05:55 PM

Congratulations on your gorgeous Finalist Valarie! #8970164

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 10/15/2010 2:12:39 PM

Congrats on this beautiful finalist, Valarie. Think we will see this again. #8970205

Jim Baines level-deluxe 10/15/2010 3:51:22 PM

See ya at the Winners Circle munchin' Hors d'oeuvres and sippin' wine from the petals! CONGRATULATIONS, VAL!!! #8970719

Diane E. Deming level-deluxe 10/15/2010 4:25:09 PM

Congratulations, Valarie! Another gorgeous finalist. #8970983

Carol L. Fowler 10/15/2010 4:33:28 PM

Big Congrats Val! #8971056

Ann Coates level-deluxe 10/15/2010 4:34:37 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Valarie. #8971065

Rona L. Schwarz 10/15/2010 4:41:30 PM

Oh my, this is so spectacular, Val! The soft, delicate colors and tones coupled with exquisite detail and clarity makes this Last Hurrah very special indeed! MANY CONGRATULATIONS on this superb Finalist and Good Luck in the next round - I have a feeling we'll be seeing this one again! #8971128

Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 10/15/2010 6:15:57 PM

So graceful and gorgeous, Val...congratulations on your finalist :) #8971644

Sam Britt level-deluxe 10/15/2010 7:24:33 PM

Big Congratulations on this finalist, Val!! #8971834

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe 10/15/2010 9:47:38 PM

Congrats on a super fantastic and beautiful finalist, Val!! Very best luck in the next round!! #8972357

Barbara Waldoch level-deluxe 10/15/2010 10:19:11 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist, Valarie! #8972398

Joannie Bertucci level-deluxe 10/15/2010 11:24:55 PM

What a gorgeous rose Valarie, but of course it is, it's a Texas rose! Everything about your presentation of this rose is divine! Congrats on your "pink beauty" Finalist!

Did you watch the Texas Ranger game tonight? :-( #8972544

Debra R. Harder 10/16/2010 10:15:27 AM

Everything you do, Valarie, is absolutely breathtaking!! This is gorgeous! Huge congratulations on your beautiful finalist! Deb #8973878

Merna L. Nobile 10/16/2010 12:44:59 PM

Every month, with our camera in hand, we go out and find what we hope will be the “winning photo.”
Those of us that don’t get recognized, just continue to search for that special image, until one day the Congratulations come pouring in from some of the best artist and friends anyone could image.
So to the Better Photo winners for the month of September, I congratulate you on a job so well done.
My very best to all of you, Merna Nobile

Nadia Paul 10/16/2010 2:47:15 PM

So delicate and beautiful Val - congrats on your finalist! #8974795

Julianne Bradford 10/16/2010 2:49:44 PM

Congrats on this beautiful finalist Valarie! #8974799

Robert R. Goodman level-deluxe 10/16/2010 3:08:28 PM

Hi Valarie,And a big congratulations to you my friend!!! #8974834

Maria A. Gonzalez level-deluxe 10/16/2010 4:21:39 PM

Congratulations,Val on your beautiful finalist and good luck in the next round.. #8975030

Freddy Bland 10/16/2010 6:41:10 PM

Huge congratulations, Val!!! A most-deserving finalist!! #8975315

Gina Cormier level-deluxe 10/18/2010 5:47:53 PM

Congrats on this beauty!!!!!! :-) #8981676

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Zilker Botanical Gardens - Austin, TX

One of the last roses blooming in the Rose Garden at Zilker. Our first cold front poured thru yesterday - Goodbye 100 plus degree least for the time being...


Exif: F Number: 11, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 5/1000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 320, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300

Uploaded on 9/28/2010 3:57:16 AM Photo Contest Finalist

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