Dare to Be Different

© Monnie Ryan

Dare to Be Different

Uploaded: July 28, 2010


This bright pink zinnia really stood out amid a bed of golden yellow blooms in the Family Garden at Mill Creek Park in Youngstown, Ohio. Happy Hump Day, everyone!


Jeana Clark July 28, 2010

Hi Neighbor!!!
This is delighfully beautiful!!!
Wonderful vibrant color and excellent details!!! Gorgeous Work!!

~J~ #1292524

Val Feldman level-deluxe July 28, 2010

Things are lookin' good at Mill Creek, Monnie - The BEST metro park in the world!! :) Standing out in the crowd sure paid off for this zinnia, it's beautifully captured in great light and wonderful detail and now on BP! He did alright!!...and so did you!! #8790977

Patricia Seidler July 28, 2010

I love zinnias. They are so colorful!

Beautiful capture Monnie! #8790989

Mary Timman July 28, 2010

Good eye! Love the colors and DOF! #8791133

David Phalen July 28, 2010

Love the colors, details and use of DOF in this beauty!! #8791163

Jessica Jenney July 28, 2010

Beautiful vibrant color and lighting, Monnie! Terrific DOF! #8791173

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe July 28, 2010

Lovely capture, Monnie. #8791176

Mitch Spence level-classic July 28, 2010

Pretty contrast of the bright colors, Monnie, and very nicely framed. #8791254

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 28, 2010

Excellent color and capture Monnie! Jeff #8791261

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe July 28, 2010

Very beautiful capture of the color and scene, Monnie! Excellent composition and focus!! Gorgeous image!! #8791278

Jack Gaskin July 28, 2010

Your really enjoying yourself with the blooms.
Another Fantastic presentation.

Happy Shooting
Jack #8791333

Mike Clime July 28, 2010

Pretty capture and nice dof! It sure does stand out from the rest of them! #8791489

Pamela Shane July 28, 2010

Like your title, super DoF, lovely colors, & details Monnie. I haven't been up there for a while, do they still have the handprinted wall in the Family Garden?

Nancy L. Green level-classic July 28, 2010

BEAUTIFULLY done Monnie, I love the SF here, WTG!! <>< #8791687

Joy Rector July 28, 2010

awesome, love the comp #8791696

John Connolly July 28, 2010

Wonderful light and color here Monnie! A beautiful floral summer scene! #8791724

Gord MacEachern July 28, 2010

Very beautiful floral capture Monnie, well done!! #8791794

Patti Coblentz July 28, 2010

Beautiful lighting and detail of this pink zinnia amongst the yellow...love the receding focus...very pretty! #8791873

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna July 28, 2010

Very lovely image with wonderful selective focus, Monnie! :-) k #8792027

Tammy Espino July 28, 2010

VEry, very ,very ,very pretty! :) #8792125

Sam Britt July 28, 2010

I love zinnias! I see you captured a bud in this photo too! I think the buds are almost as pretty as the flowers. Very pretty floral image, Monnie. #8792385

Susan Weisensel July 28, 2010

Just beautiful Monnie, we had a cool front come through tonight and it is wonderful outside except for the skeeters. Hope you get less humid soon. #8792602

Dick W. Wyatt July 29, 2010

This is great Monnie. #8792697

Susie Peek-Swint July 29, 2010

Lovely vibrant colours Monnie ~ great title too! #8792709

Ray Thoms July 29, 2010

Great collection of colour Monnie!!! #8792855

Nancy J. Locke July 29, 2010

Gorgeous vivid capture, Monnie!!! Love the title too.

Cheers, Nancy J Locke

"Visual ideas combined with technology combined with personal interpretation equals photography. Each must hold it's own; if it doesn't, the thing collapses." Arnold Newman #8792899

Nikki McDonald level-classic July 31, 2010

Beautiful colors and details in this one, Monnie. #8797125

frank w. degenhardt level-classic August 02, 2010

Monnie- I bet that stood out like a sore thumb as it to say, hey I'm different from the rest of the flowers, take a picture of me. It does stand out from the yellow zennia and you brought out the gorgeous colors and fantastic details of the flower. Love the dof, composition, and depth of the picture. A gorgeous floral my friend.
Have a wonderful day and enjoy. #8801904

Patricia Seidler August 13, 2010

Congratulations Monnie on this well deserved finalist! #8825252

Douglas Pignet August 13, 2010

Congrat's on this wonderful finalist image #8825295

Val Feldman level-deluxe August 13, 2010

WTG, Monnie - sure did pay off being a little different and standing out from the rest, which this wonderful photo did right and proper! Wonderful Finalist, Monnie!! #8825382

Patricia A. Stalter August 13, 2010

Good on You!!! I would say this is a most deserving finalist! #8825514

Gina Cormier level-classic August 13, 2010

WTG!!! Congrats!!!! #8825696

Datha Y. Thompson August 13, 2010

Congratulations Monnie :) WTG #8826485

Melissa G. Meiselman August 13, 2010

Simply beautiful, Monnie!! Congratulations!! #8826488

Sam Britt August 13, 2010

Big Congrats on this beautiful finalist, Monnie! #8826612

Nancy J. Locke August 13, 2010


Cheers, Nancy J Locke #8826822

Tammy Espino August 13, 2010

A huge congrats on this awesome finalist!! :) #8827138

Susan Weisensel August 13, 2010

Wonderful finalist Monnie, congrats. #8828437

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe August 13, 2010

Beautiful shot, big congrats on your finalist here! #8828733

Patti Coblentz August 13, 2010

Big congratulations on another beautiful finalist, Monnie!! #8828813

Carol L. Fowler August 13, 2010

Lovely Finalist! Congrats and WTG! #8829050

Graham Robards level-classic August 14, 2010

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Monnie, best of luck in the next round. Pat #8829960

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic August 14, 2010

Huge CONGRATZ on the fab Finalist!

UB. #8830026

Carol Eade level-addict August 14, 2010

Warm congratulations, Monnie! #8830244

Millie A. Talarico level-classic August 14, 2010

Wonderful Finalist, Monnie!! #8831354

Nancy L. Green level-classic August 14, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS Monnie on this WONDERFUL finalist, WTG!! <>< #8831635

Antonio Amen August 14, 2010

Excellent DOF, well done.
Thank you for comment my photo.
Kind regards
António #8832267

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic August 14, 2010

Monnie, Congratulations on the beautiful flora Finalist!!! #8832427

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic August 14, 2010

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8832779

Julie Burnett August 14, 2010

Congratulations on this WONDERFUL finalist, Monnie!! #8832822

Rona L. Schwarz August 14, 2010

Congratulations on this terrific Finalist, Monnie! Great DOF, and wonderful colors and detail. Perfect title, too! #8832937

Courtenay Vanderbilt August 14, 2010

Just beautiful Monnie! Big Congrats! And I apologize if I don't get around to all of them! #8833289

Amanda Haddox August 14, 2010

Congratulations Monnie on your finalist selection!!! Just like this single bright pink zinnia, its nice to stand out from the crowd and you certainly did this month with 3 finalist picks!!! Congrats, congrats, congrats!!! #8833798

Kathy Cline level-classic August 14, 2010


glitter-graphics.com #8833922

Dianna Murphy August 15, 2010

Warmest congratulations on your wonderful finalist. Good luck in the next round. #8836402

Tamara K. Walker level-classic August 15, 2010

A beauty, congratulations! #8837982

Karen Celella level-deluxe August 16, 2010

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Monnie! #8838766

Eivor Kuchta August 16, 2010

Congratulations on your finalist, Monnie! #8839304

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe August 17, 2010

Huge congratulations, Monnie! #8843666

MELODIE C. ROBERTS August 17, 2010

Warm congratulations Monnie on your wonderful finalist!! #8844406

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