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Carla Capra level-classic February 23, 2012

I had to pick up my camera and 'try' a few shots. Look'n pretty shakey :) #1445138

Beth Spencer February 23, 2012

Welcome back Carla!! I am glad you are getting better!! I like this one, the colors are great and I think you did a good job with the focus. What kind of flower is this? #9998487

Jeff E Jensen February 23, 2012

I love the rich pink colors, Carla.

It's good to have you back! #9998500

Dale Hardin February 23, 2012

It's so good to see your creations again Carla. Beautifully balanced with just a touch of crisp focus to tickle the senses. Very nice. #9998663

Sue C. Cole February 23, 2012

Yes, welcome back. Sometimes the pain is when you can't do want you love more than the pain of the injury itself. I love pink and I love the dark pink that flows into the light. Just lovely:) #9998668

Stephen Shoff February 23, 2012

Great composition with great leading lines. If this is "shakey" for you, I'm way out-classed! #9998699

Kristin Duff February 23, 2012

I love the lead in line with the focused petal pushing my eye right to the stamens. Also love the shades of pink and to echo B9th S. what type of flower is this? #9998706

Jeanine M. Bailey February 24, 2012

Loving this as it makes me anxious for spring and summer!! Miss seeing colors like this!! Just beautiful!! :) #9999257

Carla Capra level-classic February 24, 2012

Thank you all.
I've missed my hobby, which Sue has described well, and participating.
Beth and Kristin this is a pink magnolia. My parents have also called it a tulip tree.
Jeanine, when my parent's tree starts flowering I know spring is around the corner. The tree is bare of leaves and all you see are these large gorgeous flowers. #9999390

Arthur Bohlmann February 24, 2012

Welcome back my friend. I can see by this fine image that you have not lost your touch #9999407

Aimee C. Eisaman February 24, 2012

Glad to see you picking up the camera...you go girl! :~) I can't see any shakes in this one...you nailed a focus on a super narrow DOF! I love the composition on it too. I think it could use brightened up a tad though. #9999455

Emile Abbott level-deluxe February 24, 2012

OH MY GIRL IT IS SOO SOO GOOD TO SEE YOU POSTING AGAIN. NO SHAKE HERE JUST PURE PERFECTION. LET THE HEALING BEGIN! #10000015

Debbie E. Payne February 24, 2012

Carla - I am so glad to see your beautiful images coming back into view. And I'm with Stephen, if this is shaky then so am I. #10000274

Kristin Duff February 24, 2012

Magnolia...awwwww...we can't grow these in our zone so it is lovely to see the blossoms here, thank you! #10000360

Anthony L. Mancuso February 24, 2012

Great to see you back Carla...love the limited DOF and leading line of the edge of the petal on this one.. #10000395

Stephen Shoff February 24, 2012

I hadn't recognized this as a tulip tree. I was down in your neck of the woods (or orchards) last weekend. I'm kicking myself now. I passed up opportunities for orchard blossoms and for these tulip trees blossoms. #10000480

Aimee C. Eisaman February 25, 2012

O this is a tulip tree??? We have them here and they don't look like this. This looks more like the magnolia trees my neighbor has. #10000843

Rita K. Connell level-classic February 25, 2012

this is beautiful, I love the tones and the placement of the bud. good to have you back #10001016

Karen Celella level-deluxe February 25, 2012

Lovely Carla! Welcome back! #10001026

Peter W. Marks February 25, 2012

The Liriodendron (popular name 'Tulip tree') is been hybridized (is that a word?)so they don't necessarily have the pink blossom we see in Carla's fine image. We see them in some folk's yard around here but in one of Mother Nature's strange quirks they come into bloom too early and invariably get hit by late frosts so we only get to enjoy them for a short time.
Welcome back Carla. #10001109

John Connolly February 26, 2012

Welcome back to BP Carla! This is a glorious flower and capture, you certainly haven't lost your touch while you have been sick! #10002871

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe February 26, 2012

A rockin' image, Carla!!!! Welcome back, friend!!! #10003116

Carla Capra level-classic February 29, 2012

Thank you. #10013719

Teresa H. Hunt March 04, 2012

Welcome back Carla!! As usual this is a beautiful image. I love the soft pink color and the narrow DOF :) #10021958

lisa anderson March 23, 2012

what a lovely, elegant shot. I love it #10050535

Robert R. Goodman level-addict March 25, 2012

A big Congratulations on your beautiful finalist my friend!!!! #10054434

Tiia Vissak March 25, 2012

Congratulations! #10054585

Arthur Bohlmann March 25, 2012

Congradulations #10054739

Beth Spencer March 25, 2012

Congratulations!!! #10054877

Lyn Darlington March 25, 2012

Congrats on your beautiful finalist! #10055139

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe March 25, 2012

So beautiful ... congratulations on your finalist! #10055263

Dale Hardin March 25, 2012

Congrats on the finalist Carla. :o) #10055595

Carol Eade level-addict March 26, 2012

So beautiful, Carla, congratulations on your finalist! #10056727

Lois Adomite level-classic March 26, 2012

beautiful congratulations on your finalist. #10057481

Kristin Duff March 26, 2012

congratulations Carla #10057512

Lydia Williams level-deluxe March 26, 2012

Beautiful Carla...congratulations! #10057704

Aimee C. Eisaman March 26, 2012

Congrats on your Phinalist!!!! :~) See you could go years without picking up the camera and the day you do will be amazing! #10057917

Emile Abbott level-deluxe March 26, 2012

Hi Carla, Be sure to tell your Doc you got a finalist when you first picked up your camera after surgery.
Huge Texas congratulations and I bet this helps the healing. #10058053

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic March 26, 2012

C O N G R A T Z !!!

UB. #10060102

Carla Capra level-classic March 27, 2012

Thank you. #10060865

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe March 27, 2012

Congrats on a super gorgeous finalist, Carla!! Very best luck!! #10061253

Debbie E. Payne March 27, 2012

Loved this one when it first was posted. Good luck, Carla. #10061276

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe March 28, 2012

Gorgeous Finalist Carla!! Pretty awesome for just getting back into it! #10062665

Carla Capra level-classic March 30, 2012

Thk u, Ellen, Debbie and Mary. #10066992

JO ANN CLEVELAND April 07, 2012

Congratulations on the fabulous finalist Carla, your gallery is beautiful!

jo ann c. #10079742

Carla Capra level-classic April 12, 2012

Thank you, Jo Ann. #10087278

Martha R. Mazon level-classic May 02, 2012

Wonderful lines and details in this beauty, Carla! #10118543

Dale Hardin May 02, 2012

No question about this becoming a finalist. WTG Carla. #10118684

Anita Hogue May 02, 2012

Absolutely gorgeous!
Congratulations on this beautiful finalist!

(Sorry to hear you have been ill) #10119302

Carla Capra level-classic May 04, 2012

Thks everyone.
Thanks Anita, I'm doing well. #10122334

Beth Spencer May 04, 2012

CONGRATULATONS!!! Way to go girl!
#10122366

Carla Capra level-classic May 06, 2012

Thk u, Beth. #10126191

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Exif: F Number: 3.5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/100 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 320, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D70

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