At the Mercy of the Winds

© Usman M. Bajwa

At the Mercy of the Winds

Raymond Pauly level-classic May 12, 2011

Very unique macro work here, Usman. #1376331

Sarah A. Christian May 12, 2011

Excellent macro, Usman, and an extraordinary subject! Well done. Exceptional work! #9400626

Avril Young May 12, 2011

excellent work and macro Usman... #9400635

Michelle Alton May 12, 2011

IMPRESSIVE mastery of your equipent, Usman. A very WOW macro. #9400692

Jack Gaskin May 12, 2011

AWESOME MACRO

Happy Shooting
Jack #9400761

Joy Rector May 12, 2011

gorgeous #9400841

Michele Peterson level-classic May 12, 2011

Wow, Usman, that is cool!! A fantastic macro image, sharp details and really interesting to look at! #9401382

Brenda Sides level-classic May 17, 2011

Cool macro, Usman:) #9409791

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic June 22, 2011

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #9473908

Carol Eade level-addict June 22, 2011

Congratulations on your terrific finalist! #9474063

Kathy Salerni level-classic June 22, 2011

Congratulations on your well deserved Finalist, Usman! #9474271

Phyllis A. Houghton level-deluxe June 22, 2011

Unique, terrific Finalist, Usman!!! Congratulations!! #9474511

Courtenay Vanderbilt June 22, 2011

Outstanding macro, Usman! Congratulations! #9474570

Renee Doyle level-classic June 22, 2011

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Usman! #9475009

Amy M. Wilson June 22, 2011

Beautiful Finalist... congratulations, Usman!! #9475328

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe June 22, 2011

Great close up capture, congratulations! #9475545

Nancy (Peaches) Harker June 22, 2011

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

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Mukesh Srivastava June 22, 2011

Big congrats on Finalist win, Usman!!!!! #9475992

Phyllis H. Burchett June 22, 2011

Congrats on this amazing finalist Usman! #9476192

Monnie Ryan June 22, 2011

Congratulations, Usman! #9476318

Michele Peterson level-classic June 22, 2011

Congratulations on this finalist, Usman! Loved it from the beginning, and still do. Incredible close up, especially the way you did it! #9476601

Lisa D. Greer June 22, 2011

Wonderful image! Congrats on making Finalist! #9476722

Ann Coates level-classic June 22, 2011

A beautiful finalist, congratulations Usman. #9476981

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe June 22, 2011

Huge congrats and very best luck with this FANTASTIC finalist, Usman!! #9477013

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic June 23, 2011

Congratulations on this well deserved finalist !! Good luck in the next round. #9477195

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict June 23, 2011

Congratulations on your finalist, Usman, for this amazing macro, Usman!

With best wishes for the next round!
Debby #9477505

Janet McNeil level-classic June 23, 2011

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist!!! Good luck in the next round!! #9477730

Karen Celella level-deluxe June 23, 2011

Congratulations on your finalist, Usman. #9478209

Tammy L. Newcomb June 23, 2011

Congratulations, what a unique and fabulous image!!! #9478397

Joanna Madloch June 23, 2011

Wonderfully taken Usman. Huge congrats on your finalist! #9478484

Renata Gusciora June 23, 2011

Huge congratulations on your awesome finalist,Usman!!!:-) #9478527

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic June 23, 2011

Amazing work, Usman!
Love the details and your expertise!
~♥~Lisa #9478645

Carla Capra level-classic June 23, 2011

A Fantastic, detailed Finalist, Usman.
Congratulations.
;) CC #9478660

Rony Sagy June 23, 2011

Congratulations on this well deserving finalist. #9478781

Chris Budny level-deluxe June 23, 2011

Superb close-up, Usman... congratulations; what a set up you went through to get this! #9478856

Maria Coulson June 23, 2011

Usman, this is so interesting, congratulations! #9479024

Leslie McLain level-deluxe June 23, 2011

Congrats on a terrific finalist, Usman. #9479207

Elida Gutierrez June 23, 2011

And just after your Birthday, HUGE CONGRATS USMAN!!! #9479350

Robert Mann level-classic June 23, 2011

By crickey your on fire these days! Big congrats on youf first place winnner, UB! #9479365

Robert Jensen June 23, 2011

Congratulations on this spectacular macro shot #9479408

Phyllis H. Burchett June 23, 2011

BIG C O N G R A T S Usman on your first place win!!! #9479425

Jessica Jenney June 23, 2011

Congratulations, Usman on your fabulous First Place Win! #9479448

Anna Krukowska June 23, 2011

Congratulation on your winner and thanks for description. #9479486

Monnie Ryan June 23, 2011

WTG Usman! Congratulations on your well-deserved win!! #9479497

Karen Bacon June 23, 2011

Congratulations on this fabulous winner Usman! #9479517

Millie A. Talarico level-classic June 23, 2011

Congratulations on this deserving win,Usman!! #9479525

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic June 23, 2011

Congratulations Usman on your First Place Win !! WTG #9479529

Daniella Puente June 23, 2011

CONGRATS Usman!!! #9479530

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic June 23, 2011

Congrats on your beautiful winner Usman!!! #9479538

Sarah A. Christian June 23, 2011

Congratulations for you First Place Win! WTG! #9479551

Melissa Olsen June 23, 2011

CONGRATS ON THIS GREAT 1ST PLACE WIN! #9479609

Chris Budny level-deluxe June 23, 2011

And now my congratulations for your beautiful winner! #9479612

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe June 23, 2011

Congratulations on your first place win! #9479628

Kathryn Wesserling level-classic June 23, 2011

Well, isn't this just the best almost-birthday present! Congratulations, Usman - it's a wonderful Winner. #9479661

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe June 23, 2011

Huge congrats on a fab winner, Usman!! #9479687

David Phalen June 23, 2011

Huge Congrats on a fabulous First Place Winner!! #9479740

JO ANN CLEVELAND June 23, 2011

WOW!!! Amazing clarity. Beautiful capture Usman!!!! Hope to see gold on this next!

jo ann c.
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Michelle Alton June 23, 2011

This is a fantastic shot, Usman. A super well-deserving winner. Congratulations, big time! #9479837

Michael Umbreit June 23, 2011

Usman - Congratulations! That is a great macro! - Mike #9479895

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic June 23, 2011

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving
FIRST PLACE WINNER! 8o) #9479985

Susan K. Snow June 23, 2011

What an inexpensive way to create a really close macro image. You must have made an impact on Amazon today without I cannot download the information at their web site, which is overwhelmed.

Congratulations on your well deserved first place winner, Usman. You've come back big time!!!! #9480064

Claudia Kuhn level-classic June 23, 2011

Congratulations on your wonderful winner Usman, love the detail. #9480152

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict June 23, 2011

Congratulations, Usman, on this superb first place winner! #9480219

Amy M. Wilson June 23, 2011

Huge congratulations on your excellent First Place winner, Usman!! #9480272

Barbara Waldoch level-classic June 23, 2011

Congratulations on your fabulous Win, Usman! #9480274

Michele Peterson level-classic June 23, 2011

Woo-Hoo!! SO happy to see this get a first place badge!!
Congratulations Usman!! #9480279

marcia A. molnar June 23, 2011

Congratulations on this incredible shot! Thanks for sharing your techniques! #9480368

Tammy L. Newcomb June 23, 2011

Whoo Hooo..... Congrats!! #9480434

Terry Cervi level-classic June 23, 2011

Congrats on your excellent First Place win, Usman!! #9480488

Carol Eade level-addict June 23, 2011

Congratulations on your First Place, Usman, it's really a terrific macro. #9480593

Kay Beausoleil level-deluxe June 23, 2011

Beautiful work, Usman -- congratulations on your first place win! #9480731

JO ANN CLEVELAND June 23, 2011

Congratulations on this awesome Gold 1st Place Winner Usman!

jo ann c. #9480899

Marcel J. Fernandez June 23, 2011

Usman, Congratulations to you on your splendid Winner. #9480914

Mukesh Srivastava June 23, 2011

Huge congratulations for First place Win, Usman!!!! #9480985

Rona L. Schwarz June 23, 2011

A splendid macro, Usman! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS ON A SUPERB GOLD WINNER! #9481039

Joannie Bertucci level-classic June 23, 2011

Congratulations Usman for your beautiful image receiving a gold badge! #9481087

frank w. degenhardt level-classic June 23, 2011

Stunning colors and details. Congratulations on The First Place Win my friend. #9481092

Renee Doyle level-classic June 23, 2011

Congratulations on this wonderful First Place Winner Usman!! #9481188

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic June 23, 2011

Thank you for all the kind and encouraging comments and your time, I appreciate these very much.

This win came on my Birthday today (Its already June 24 here in Pakistan). What a wonderful gift from the judges, makes the Win so more special. Thank you judges!!!

UB. #9481272

Katarina Mansson June 23, 2011

What a wonderful birthday present! Double congratulations Usman on YOUR day! #9481310

Raymond Pauly level-classic June 23, 2011

Congratulations on your outstanding winner, Usman! #9481322

Alex T. Mizuno June 23, 2011

Huge Congratulations on your First Place Usman! Excellent work!!! #9481367

Kim Andelkovic June 23, 2011

Wonderful birthday pressie from BP Congrats on your wonderful 1st place win :-) #9481375

Dr Silly level-classic June 24, 2011

Happy Birthday UB and Congratulations on your First Place win for the wonderful capture. :O) #9481467

Alan L. Borror June 24, 2011

Congratulations on a wonderful first place image, Usman! #9481513

Stefania Barbier level-addict June 24, 2011

gorgeous winner Usman, huge congrats! #9481580

Courtenay Vanderbilt June 24, 2011

Huge Congrats, Usman and Happy Birthday! #9481683

Don Christiana June 24, 2011

Congratulations on your win with your great macro image. Have a great day. #9482004

Boyd L. Alexander June 24, 2011

A big congratulations on your wonderful and beautiful Gold Winner Usman! WTG!! #9482206

Patrick Rouzes level-classic June 24, 2011

Incredible Winner, Usman! Congratulations! #9482301

Erica Murphy level-deluxe June 24, 2011

Congratulations on your beautiful WINNER Usman!! #9482400

Ahmed S. Zaidi June 24, 2011

Congratulations and Happy Birthday. Beautiful closeup and well-deserved. #9482443

Michael Robichaud June 24, 2011

Beautiful macro, stunning details and colors, congrats on your first place winner. #9482572

Tarun Bose June 24, 2011

Big congrats Usman for your winner. #9482602

Datha Y. Thompson June 24, 2011

CONGRATULATIONS Usman on your First Place WINNER!!! WTG :) #9482665

Tiia Vissak June 24, 2011

Congratulations on your Winner! #9482709

John Rivera level-deluxe June 24, 2011

Congrats Usman on your great winner! #9482937

Monika Sapek level-classic June 24, 2011

Congratulations on your Win, Usman! #9483208

Bill Johnson level-deluxe June 24, 2011

Usman, Fantastic winner, congrats!! #9483666

Zsuzsanna M. Szugyi level-classic June 24, 2011

Congrats on your gold winnerUsman!

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Sharon Sawyer June 24, 2011

Whooooooooo Hoooooooo!!! WTG, Usman! HUGE congratulations on your outstanding and well deserved FIRST PLACE WIN! #9483822

Waleed Al Maamari June 24, 2011

Congratulations, Usman #9483934

Robert K. Bemus level-classic June 24, 2011

Congratulations on a HUGE Macro First Place, Usman!! #9483978

Baqer Mohd Jawad June 25, 2011

Daer Usman congrats on your first place winner and well deserved . Wish you all the best my friend . #9484115

Karen Celella level-deluxe June 25, 2011

Congratulations on your first place winner, Usman! #9484348

Anita Hogue June 25, 2011

A big congratulations, Usman! #9484375

Lynne Morris June 25, 2011

Huge Congratulations on this beautiful winner Usman. #9484376

Maria Morrow June 25, 2011

Outstanding Usman, Congratulations on your first place win! #9484680

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic June 25, 2011

Huge congrats, Usman, on this beautiful FIrst Place Winner. Truly outstanding. #9484770

Debra R. Harder June 25, 2011

This is truly BRILLIANT, Usman! Huge congratulations on your OUTSTANDING FIRST PLACE WINNER! Deb #9484862

Guy D. Biechele level-classic June 25, 2011

Absolutely amazing image, Usman. Congratulations on your First Place Win! #9485433

Glenn E. Traver June 25, 2011

Congratulations Usman on this Beautiful winner ~ GT #9485791

Evy Johansen level-classic June 25, 2011

Beutiful, Usman!! Big congratulations on your win!! #9485902

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic June 25, 2011

HUGE congratulations,Usman on your wonderful first place Winner!! #9485990

Stanley C. Sims June 25, 2011

Stunning macro image, and how you achieved it Usman. Congrats on this well thought out winner. #9486034

Gail Sullivan level-classic June 26, 2011

Congrats, Usman! #9486166

Janet Fikar June 26, 2011

Brilliant shot! Congratulations on your well deserved win! #9486589

Bojan Bencic level-classic June 26, 2011

Congratulations on your win, Usman! #9486645

Nancy Bergeson level-classic June 26, 2011

What a fantastic Birthday Gift!! Congratulations on your well deserved win, and thank you for sharing your helpful information with us! Nancy #9487158

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe June 26, 2011

What a fantastic image and well deserving of first place. Congratulations! #9487402

Leslie McLain level-deluxe June 26, 2011

Congrats on an amazing winner, Usman. #9487913

Mike Clime June 27, 2011

Congratulations on your winner,Usman! #9488741

Susan K. Snow June 27, 2011

Happy birthday, belated, Usman. And, happy first place win on your interesting creation!!!! Congratulations!!!!! #9490593

Maria Coulson June 27, 2011

Usman, I knew this was a winner, congratulations!! #9490772

Mary K. Robison June 28, 2011

What a well deserved First Place Winner!
CONGRATULATIONS to you, Usman! #9490997

Lydia Williams level-deluxe June 28, 2011

Wow, well done and well deserved...so happy for you Usman! Congratulations! #9491468

Christine Czernin level-classic June 28, 2011

Huge congrats on your fantastic win, Usman.
I was interested to read what you did, I did experiment with the revere ring too, but the results were very poor. #9492103

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe June 28, 2011

WTG Usman, fantastic details and win. A huge congrats!! #9492512

Karen E. Baumann June 29, 2011

Usman, the details are so sharp and clear... loved the description too! Congratulations on your excellent WIN!!! #9494689

Nadia Paul June 30, 2011

Stunning macro Usman - congrats on your winner! #9498492

Clare Wise de Wet July 02, 2011

Congratulations Usman - very well deserved. This is a stunning macro. #9501168

Gerri R. Jones July 08, 2011

Outstanding work on this, Usman! Congratulations!!! #9515772

Merna L. Nobile July 08, 2011

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


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JudyAnn Rector level-deluxe July 13, 2011

Sensational, Usman... CONGRATULATIONS... all your hard work was well worth it!! #9527887

Stacy Lankford level-addict July 16, 2011

Congratulations Usman! #9533989

Craig W. Myers level-addict July 16, 2011

Brilliant work, Usman. Congratulations. #9534845

Wm Nosal October 21, 2011

Beautiful Image, Usman!
Congratulations #9753112

Phyllis A. Houghton level-deluxe October 21, 2011

Congratulations on your gold! Beautiful!! #9753674

Linda Jackman October 28, 2011

This is magnificent.. so is your whole stream Usman. #9768050

Linda S. Smith level-classic November 25, 2011

Unique capture of this flower Usman. Your gallery is amazing! Congrats! #9830610

Katherine Kuhn level-classic December 30, 2011

Spectacular detail on this dandelion, Usman. You've turned it into a work of art -- beautiful! #9893117

Katherine Kuhn level-classic December 30, 2011

Spectacular detail on this dandelion, Usman. You've turned it into a work of art -- beautiful! #9893118

Jeffrey M. Smith December 30, 2011

FAN-BLOODY-TASTIC SHOT! Very well framed and composed, you picked the perfect place for your "center of focus" giving it EXCEPTIOAL DoF. Coupled with a unique PoV this photo is certainly deserved of the "GOLD"
GREAT Job!
Jeff #9893183

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Description

Using a BR2-A reversing ring on my camera and attaching it with my 35mm Nikor in reverse enabled me to get up close to this dandelion seed base. Manual mode, camera on tripod, Shutter speed @ 1 sec, ISO 200, don't know the exact f/stop (probably f/16) as I used my fingers on the aperture clip on the reverse of the lens to slightly open the aperture ring and tried to keep it there for 1 sec. Shot in RAW, processed in PS CS2 and Topaz.

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CATEGORY: Details & Macro (May 12, 2011)


Exif: Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/1 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, Model: NIKON D40

Uploaded on May 12, 2011

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner


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