But a Dream

Uploaded: May 02, 2011 01:56:21


Continuing my Spring fixation on the graceful and gorgeous Dogwood...

Shot Raw, Manual settings: ISO:200, F6.3; 1/1600s;380mm(equiv), handheld. Tamron 18-270mm zoom (the original model).


Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/1600 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 238.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 50D


Barbara Waldoch level-classic May 02, 2011

I wish dogwood would grow here, but it's just too hot. #1373818

Gregory R. Gaskin May 02, 2011

I understand you fixation and we are all enjoying the pictures, especially this particular photo. #9383972

Avril Young May 02, 2011

what a beauty, great focus..stunning capture...great detail.. #9383984

Douglas Pignet May 02, 2011

lovely colors and capture...nicely done #9383985

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe May 02, 2011

Just magnificent! I love pink dogwood. Unfortunately, most of the ones in the park where I shoot went down in the ice storm a couple of years ago. They have maybe 2 left and they're damaged and you can't get up high enough to reach the blooms. So sad! #9384012

Gord MacEachern May 02, 2011

Just wonderful Michelle, a winner in my book!! #9384015

Alan L. Borror May 02, 2011

Beautiful image with exquisite light and a great composition, Michelle! #9384063

Claudia Kuhn level-classic May 02, 2011

So beautiful Michelle, a great sign of spring #9384097

Ray Thoms May 02, 2011

Beautiful colour and etail Michelle....wish we had some of these here... #9384102

Courtenay Vanderbilt May 02, 2011

Beautiful color and SF, Michelle! #9384140

Amy M. Wilson May 02, 2011

Simply beautiful, Michelle! #9384271

Monnie Ryan May 02, 2011

Just gorgeous, Michelle! #9384349

Linda D. Lester level-classic May 02, 2011

Pink Dogwood is my favorite....love this! #9384369

Jack Ryan May 02, 2011

Beautifully done!!! #9384455

Rony Sagy May 02, 2011

Fantastic capture, Michelle. Amazing clarity, light and composition. Indeed, Spring has sprung. #9384532

Tiia Vissak May 02, 2011

wonderful tones, details & dof! #9384592

David Phalen May 02, 2011

So beautiful!! The light, colors, details and DOF are perfect!! #9384605

Linda Blair May 02, 2011

Beautiful pink dogwood image...love it!! #9384683

Jorgen Jensen May 02, 2011

Excellent floral image with beautiful colors and composition. #9384875

Mike Clime May 02, 2011

I can see why you are fixated with them as this is really beautiful, Michelle! #9384909

Hendrik Storme May 02, 2011

Wonderful colors and DOF,so very beautiful,Michelle! #9384938

Anita Hogue May 02, 2011

Beautiful color tones and love your composition, Michelle! #9385119

Marijana Fajgl May 02, 2011

What a beauty! Just perfect, Michelle! #9385163

John Connolly May 02, 2011

Wonderful color and DOF here Michelle! An outstanding floral capture! #9385178

Ann Coates level-classic May 02, 2011

Such a natural and beautiful capture Michelle. #9385247

Tammy Espino May 02, 2011

Beautiful! BTW loving your blog :) #9385319

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna May 02, 2011

Breathtaking beauty, Michelle! :-) k #9385417

Jeffrey R. Bange May 02, 2011

Beautiful capture Michelle, love the lighting, composition and DOF. Hope all is going well with your job search and the selling of your house. #9385574

Daniella Puente May 02, 2011

Hi Michelle, wonderful image! #9385604

Robert K. Bemus level-classic May 02, 2011

Instant fav...wonderful color, tones and delicacy, Michelle!! #9385775

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe May 02, 2011

Exquisite shade of pink, Michelle; excellent image! #9385795

Brett Dolsen May 03, 2011

This is stunning Michelle!! #9385882

Gail Sullivan level-classic May 03, 2011

Michelle...the curvy petals give such a nice flow to this image! #9386347

Mark Dodge May 03, 2011

Very beautiful, Michelle. Fantastic detail and colors. I really like the soft lighting and your framing. Nice composition :o) #9386740

Kathy L. Clark May 03, 2011

So pretty Michelle. I love the light on this. #9386906

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe May 03, 2011

Beautiful dogwood flower capture! #9387519

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic May 04, 2011

Beautiful comp, light, color and DOF. #9388984

Aimee S. McMaster May 04, 2011

....STUNNING Michelle! #9389505

Rona L. Schwarz May 04, 2011

This is gorgeous, Michelle! I love the soft pink colors - have never actually seen a pink dogwood before. Your selective focus and soft light really bring out the detail so well. Terrific composition and wonderful work! #9389767

Shirley A. Kinney May 08, 2011

Awesome, Michelle. #9394764

Phyllis A. Houghton May 09, 2011

Wow, this is most beautiful. This deserves to be in a large frame. Your focus and the colors are outstanding. I will be back to look at this! #9397047

Phyllis A. Houghton May 11, 2011

Congratulations on your Editor's First Pick. #9400226

Patricia Seidler June 22, 2011

Congratulations on this beautiful and well deserved finalist Michelle! Our dogwoods could be twins. Good luck in the next round. #9473633

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe June 22, 2011

A beautiful image and worthy of the finalist round. Good luck. #9473677

Joseph T. Pilonero level-addict June 22, 2011

Really lovely, Michelle. Congratulations on Finalist. TED #9473826

Tiia Vissak June 22, 2011

Congratulations! #9473958

Renata Gusciora June 22, 2011

Big congratulations ,Michelle,on this beautiful finalist!!!:-) #9474009

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic June 22, 2011

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #9474016

Phyllis A. Houghton June 22, 2011

Beautiful Finalist, Michelle!!! Congratulations. #9474231

Diane E. Deming level-classic June 22, 2011

This is gorgeous, Michelle! Perfect composition with the right combination of clarity and softness. Congratulations on your finalist! #9474240

Marijana Fajgl June 22, 2011

Big congratulations on your amazing finalist, Michelle! #9474262

Nancy Bergeson level-classic June 22, 2011

Congratulations on your well Deserved Finalist! #9474325

Rona L. Schwarz June 22, 2011

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on marvelous Finalist, Michelle, and Good luck in the next round! #9474364

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe June 22, 2011

Big congrats Michelle! Just beautiful! #9474493

Renee Doyle June 22, 2011

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Michelle!! #9474965

Carol Flisak level-addict June 22, 2011

Beautiful floral image, Michelle... love the selective DOF and the lovely shade of pink! Congrats on your finalist! #9475106

Courtenay Vanderbilt June 22, 2011

Gorgeous Finalist, Michelle! Congratulations! #9475139

Donna La Mattino Pagakis June 22, 2011

That color is lovely Michelle, congratulations on your finalist! #9475164

Amy M. Wilson June 22, 2011

Beautiful Finalist... congratulations, Michelle!! #9475199

Carol Eade level-addict June 22, 2011

Very beautiful, Michelle, congratulations! #9475226

Mariann Kovats level-classic June 22, 2011

Gorgeous, Michelle! Congrats! #9475726

Lorna Shutter June 22, 2011

Wow!!! This one deserves GOLD!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist Award ... and Good Luck in the next round, Michelle!!!!! :)
Photobucket #9475746

Jeffrey R. Bange June 22, 2011

Congratulations Michelle on your finalist photo and best of luck in the next round. #9475770

Lois Adomite June 22, 2011

lovely colors and texture, beautiful, congratulations #9476022

Phyllis H. Burchett June 22, 2011

Congrats Michelle! #9476403

Monnie Ryan June 22, 2011

Congratulations once again, Michelle! #9476417

Lucy Abrao level-classic June 22, 2011

Beautiful, Michelle! Congrats! #9476419

Nancy (Peaches) Harker June 22, 2011


HUGE CONGRATS on your AWESOME finalist!
Best of luck in the next round!


Agnes Fegan level-deluxe June 22, 2011

Congratulations Michelle on your beautiful finalist! #9476526

Cindy Bendush level-classic June 22, 2011

Congratulations on your awesome finalist Michelle! #9476636

Graeme yew Chow June 22, 2011

Great finalists and congratulations! Michelle. #9476789

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic June 22, 2011

Congratulations Michelle on a well desrved finallist and good luck in the next round !! #9476943

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic June 23, 2011

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Michelle. #9477291

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic June 23, 2011

Terrific Finalist, CONGRATZ, Michelle!!!

UB. #9477634

Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe June 23, 2011

Congratulations, Michelle! This is a beautiful Finalist! #9477666

Karen Celella level-deluxe June 23, 2011

Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist, Michelle. #9478393

Katarina Mansson June 23, 2011

Lovely florals, light and color tones! Congratulations on your finalist! #9478469

Mary Timman June 23, 2011

Congratulations! Another Fantastic finalist! #9478582

Carla Capra Anderson level-classic June 23, 2011

Hi Michelle;
Fantastic image.
If I had the power to give out winners, this would be one for sure.
;) CC #9478747

Maria Coulson June 23, 2011

This is beautiful Michelle, congratulations and good luck! #9479008

Ann Coates level-classic June 23, 2011

Congratulations on your gorgeous Finalist Michelle. #9479177

Emile Abbott level-deluxe June 23, 2011

How did I miss this one Michelle. Just beautiful. Congratulation on another awesome finalist. #9480023

Erica Murphy level-deluxe June 24, 2011

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist Michelle!!! #9482420

Sharon Sawyer June 24, 2011

Absolutely beautiful, Michelle!!! HUGE congratulations on your well deserved finalist!!! I have had no success at photographing dogwoods. Do you use a ladder? They all seem to be out of my reach. LOL #9483800

ALLEN O. HOWARD June 24, 2011

A pure dream Michelle! The colors and details, the wonderful focus... CONGRATULATIONS!!! #9484074

Bojan Bencic level-classic June 26, 2011

Congratulations again, Michelle. Love this one. #9486532

Lydia Williams level-deluxe June 28, 2011

Beautiful image...love these dogwoods..Congratulations on your finalist award, Michelle! #9491761

Merna L. Nobile July 04, 2011

Congratulations to all of the Award Winners for May 2011. Merna


Carolyn McIntosh December 05, 2011

Another one of your beauties . . the color is divine and I love all the detail in the petals. #9848397

Karen Rosenblum level-deluxe January 08, 2012

Michelle, this is fabulous!!! A winning entry for sure! Congratulations! #9909787

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