Unfolding Drama

© Val Feldman

Unfolding Drama

Julianne Bradford 8/6/2013 9:35:23 AM

Oh Val! What an exquisite capture and presentation! Just beautiful! #1539300

Robert R. Goodman 8/6/2013 10:00:41 AM

Hi Valarie,Beautiful capture my friend.It's been raining here all day my friend,Wet monsoon this year!!! #10798233

Michelle Alton 8/6/2013 10:19:23 AM

These are almost certainly the most beautifully photographed lotuses (loti?) I have ever beheld. #10798253

Leslie McLain 8/6/2013 10:29:44 AM

Stunning capture, Val. #10798268

Don Christiana 8/6/2013 10:45:27 AM

WOW...Val. The colors and detail just POP off my screen. Perfection at its best. I hope you and I can get more rain soon before we dry up and float way. LOL :) #10798290

Gord MacEachern 8/6/2013 11:20:46 AM

Michelle and Donald pretty much sum this image up Val, I love perfection!!! #10798347

Linda M. Solari 8/6/2013 12:25:01 PM

Val this is a stunning capture of two lotus flowers!! I love the POV and the details, as well as the wonderful lighting. It is exquisite!
Linda #10798446

Tammy M. Anderson 8/6/2013 2:21:20 PM

Gorgeous light, comp. and capture, Val. #10798563

Thomas E. Hinds 8/6/2013 5:13:09 PM

Stunning light, detail, and color, as this beauty is unfolded for us to see! My, My! Fab work, Val! #10798746

R. J. Laudenbacher 8/6/2013 5:20:25 PM

Some I am going to say to you...the light...the light...the light. Beautiful work Val! #10798761

Nancy L. Green 8/6/2013 5:29:53 PM

This is over-the-top beautiful Val, I have not been there yet this year,m, guess I'll need to, WTG!!! < #10798772

Kathy Salerni 8/6/2013 6:28:01 PM

Love that you have shot 2 lotus flowers, Val! Usually, everyone shots a single blossom. This is gorgeous light, detail and comp! #10798837

Carol L. Fowler 8/6/2013 6:31:11 PM

Now I am a happy camper too since I can gaze in awe at your photo! #10798842

Ann H. Belus 8/6/2013 6:48:14 PM

Absolutely beautiful, Val...excellent image with superb light and detail! #10798863

Terry Cervi 8/6/2013 7:11:58 PM

You have outdone yourself, Ms.V!!! Outstanding light, color and detail in this beauty of a capture. Pass me your smelling salts if you have any to spare, please!! #10798909

Patrick Rouzes 8/6/2013 10:03:37 PM

Colors,lighting, clarity & b/g make for a winning photo, Val. Good luck, my friend.

Colette M. Metcalf 8/7/2013 2:17:05 AM

I see a winner here!! Absolutely beautiful, Val! Wow!!! #10799119

Emile Abbott 8/7/2013 1:54:09 PM

I need to get back there and shoot when there are flowers. Not many when I was there in January this year. Gorgeous Val. #10799775

Val Feldman 8/7/2013 4:18:49 PM

Thanks everyone - appreciate your stop-by! #10799851

Laura E. Swan 8/8/2013 12:54:18 PM

e are ALL Happy Campers to be able to view this over the top Lotus bouquet!

Val if you do not get GOLD for this I will personally write to J.M....And I mean that!

This is SO, SO, SO beautiful. I hope this very image makes you a famous photographer, because it really could.

Miss you!
LOTW's :))) #10800839

Val Feldman 8/8/2013 1:50:44 PM

Thank you, Ms. Laura...I've been remiss hopping on over to your gallery lately but made up for it just a few minutes ago. Had a great time looking thru all your SP's - I think BP made this months theme especially for you! :) :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! #10800908

Laura E. Swan 8/8/2013 2:16:56 PM

I miss our visits. I will try harder after August (camp trips) to visit you more, too. Thanks Miss Val! It was really great seeing you today! xo #10800928

Laura E. Swan 8/8/2013 2:18:06 PM

P.S. I replied to your comments just now on my threads. :))) #10800929

Tammy Espino 8/8/2013 7:24:05 PM

WOW! #10801280

Deborah C. Lewinson 8/9/2013 9:17:13 PM


Julie Burnett 8/12/2013 5:40:02 AM

I bow down to you, Cuz!! Ditto all the above, stunning clarity and light!! #10805215

Dayna Cain 8/12/2013 9:17:19 AM

Winner!!!!!!! #10805444

Jill Odice 8/12/2013 8:22:03 PM

Absolutely incredible!!! I agree with the others, this has Winner written all over it! Into my favs! #10806014

Nadia Paul 8/15/2013 10:31:37 PM

The lighting here is just gorgeous, as is your comp - beautiful work Val! #10809564

Val Feldman 8/17/2013 3:46:15 PM

Appreciate all your stop-bys - thanks so much! #10811558

Patricia A. Casey 8/21/2013 4:54:41 AM

Zoweeeee......well next to cactus blooms, lotus and water lilies are my favorite flowers....hardly any in Phoenix of course cause we're always in drought...this is so stunning...glad you had some rain to bring this to life! I call this a winner!!! #10815577

Rudi Reiner 8/26/2013 10:19:33 PM

This is superb - see a gold here! Love the pov, sharp detail and the lighting! #10821837

Michele Peterson 7/30/2014 4:20:34 PM

Wow, this is definitely a winner! Congratulations on the finalist, it is so pretty! #11095521

Laura E. Swan 7/30/2014 6:09:01 PM

This is so lovely! :D I'm very happy for you young lady!! :))))))

-LOTW #11095881

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 7/30/2014 6:30:27 PM

Excellent image #11095905

Peggy Pfister 7/30/2014 7:27:40 PM

Another amazing photo, Val! Big congrats! #11095987

Emile Abbott 7/31/2014 8:54:50 AM


JO ANN CLEVELAND 7/31/2014 10:29:03 AM

Congrats on this wonderful finalist Val!
I ditto the Judge!

jo ann c. #11096904

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 7/31/2014 10:34:42 AM

Nice back light. #11096915

Carol Eade 7/31/2014 2:01:22 PM

They are beautiful! Congratulations again, Val! #11097320

Kathy Salerni 7/31/2014 8:24:20 PM

Huge congrats on this beautiful Gold Winner, Val! #11097680

Kathy Salerni 7/31/2014 8:25:01 PM

Huge congrats on this beautiful Gold Winner, Val! #11097682

Michelle Alton 7/31/2014 8:32:22 PM

This was a winner from the gitgo! Congratulations, Val. #11097697

Cindy Bendush 7/31/2014 9:43:59 PM

Wow Val - this is crazy beautiful! Congratulations on your outstanding gold! #11097790

Laura E. Swan 7/31/2014 11:02:58 PM

:))))))) Huge congrats!!!!!!!!!!! #11097882

Ujjwal Mukherjee 8/1/2014 12:40:33 AM

Huge congratulations on your excellent Winner,Val!! #11097931

Karen Bacon 8/1/2014 1:24:59 AM

This is stunning Val! Congratulations! #11097944

Colette M. Metcalf 8/1/2014 2:20:34 AM

HUGE congrats on this beautiful WIN, Val!!! #11097996

Jeff Robinson 8/1/2014 3:36:18 AM

Congrats Val on your Stunning Win! #11098067

Tammy M. Anderson 8/1/2014 3:49:03 AM

Beautiful winner. Congrats! #11098091

Linda D. Lester 8/1/2014 4:50:28 AM

What a beauty! Congratulations! #11098166

Leslie McLain 8/1/2014 6:26:29 AM

Congrats on a beautiful winner, Val. #11098296

Terry Cervi 8/1/2014 6:28:13 AM

WTG, Ms.V! Congrats on your beautiful win!! #11098299

Monnie Ryan 8/1/2014 6:29:53 AM

Fabulous!!! Congratulations on a well-deserved winner, Val! #11098305

Patrick Rouzes 8/1/2014 9:25:50 AM

Big congrats on this incredible WINNER, Val. AMAZING.

Bojan Bencic 8/1/2014 9:39:23 AM

Beautiful photo, Val. Congratulations on your win! #11098490

Ellen Hodges 8/1/2014 1:23:09 PM

Huge congrats on a fabulously composed WINNER, Val!!! #11098628

Orsi 8/1/2014 2:05:29 PM

Stunning!! #11098707

Gord MacEachern 8/1/2014 2:12:30 PM

Val, your photography never ceases to amaze me!! Big congrats on your gold and finalists, photography at it's finest my friend!! #11098716

Emile Abbott 8/1/2014 2:52:22 PM

Congratulations Val on your gold place winner. #11098745

Deborah C. Lewinson 8/1/2014 2:57:59 PM

This is truly a striking and outstanding winner, Val!

Huge Congrats!!! #11098755

Carol Eade 8/1/2014 3:09:48 PM

Lotus are among my favorites. Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Val! #11098779

Joannie Bertucci 8/1/2014 3:19:21 PM

Ms. Tex, you have just set the standard for shooting lotus flowers and it is a very lofty goal for anyone! I've never shot a lotus and now I'm nervous about it! :-) Congrats on your amazing gold badge win! #11098789

Val Feldman 8/1/2014 3:26:03 PM

Thanks so much everyone for your kind congratulations and comments - and thank you, BP Judges! #11098793

Heather Loewenhardt 8/1/2014 3:35:27 PM

The light and colour of this image is spectacular Val. Congrats on a well deserved winner. #11098799

Carol L. Fowler 8/1/2014 6:03:38 PM

Gorgeous Winner! Love your lighting and color saturation. #11098959

JO ANN CLEVELAND 8/1/2014 6:04:27 PM

Congratulation on this super 2nd Place Winner Val!

I love this!

jo ann c. #11098962

Dayna Cain 8/1/2014 6:38:23 PM

Most definitely a stunning image Val. Congrats! #11099060

Kathy Shogren 8/1/2014 6:40:23 PM

Beautiful light and shadows, gorgeous color. Big congrats Val on your win! #11099065

Debbie Bray 8/1/2014 9:14:32 PM

Miss Val, what a superb win! I love the light shining through those gorgeous lotus petals, so soft and quite exquisite!! A very beautiful image, and very fitting of a gold badge! :) #11099141

Marijana Fajgl 8/2/2014 3:08:33 PM

Huge congratulations on your gold, Val! #11099680

Robert R. Goodman 8/3/2014 6:42:36 AM

Big Congratulations on your beautiful win!!!! #11100129

Nadia Paul 8/5/2014 12:51:22 AM

Wonderful comp and stunning lighting Mz Val - gorgeous work as always my friend - congrats! #11101862

Dalne M. Dola 8/6/2014 4:20:41 AM

Wow, Val! Your lotus is absolute lovely actually breath taking. I love your work! #11102815

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...at the lotus pond at Zilker Botanical Gardens in Austin. After 2 years of no lotuses due to the drought (which we are still enduring), unusual recent July rains gave these wonderful, over-the-top flowers a kick-start to blooming. I'm a happy camper! :)


Exif: F Number: 11, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/400 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 300.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Uploaded on 8/6/2013 8:58:45 AM
Entered into contest on 6/4/2014 7:09:40 AM

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Camera: Canon 5D Mark III

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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