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Don Christiana December 02, 2013

Fantastic macro capture Val. Perfect detail and wonderful colors. Love the bright yellow background. #1554622

Kathy Salerni level-classic December 02, 2013

Since I am not comfortable with BUGS, it totally would have unerved me also, Val!! You did a beautiful job with this. Your colors, focus and comp are awesome! #10913553

Thomas E. Hinds December 03, 2013

Amazing detail in this macro, Val! Your subject does look a bit menacing and one can't be too careful these days. Love the flowers, the color, and really everything about this image! #10914322

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe December 04, 2013

LOL....this is great! wonderful title too....one day I'll have to get to this wonderful garden I've seen so many photos of....Yayyyyyy Lady Bird!!!! She did some lovely things to improve the face of this country. Need more like her around.... #10914618

Nadia Paul December 06, 2013

A gorgeous sunny macro Val - so nice to see you back my friend! #10915863

Terry Cervi level-classic December 07, 2013

I'll bet that wildflower center is a wonderful place to shoot, Ms.V. So you let him get to you? LOL. At least not before you got your fantastic close-up! Hope you're doing well, Ms.V!! #10916699

Colette M. Metcalf December 09, 2013

Wonderful capture!!!! Terrific details and colors, Val. #10918275

Dayna Cain level-classic December 10, 2013

So nice to see bright, sunny colors and the detail is amazing! #10919003

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 15, 2013

FACE OFF! HeeHee...YES! He DOES look a bit like John Travolta! These eyes look like John's Hairline! Ahahahaha!

LOVE IT, Val! You're so funny! :))))

John Travolta hair photo: John Travolta and His Glorious Facial Hair chinstrap.jpg #10922603

Joannie Bertucci level-classic January 01, 2014

Stupendous details, colors, composition and NERVE Val! :-) Congrats on your gold badge! #10933418

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic January 01, 2014

CONGRATZ on the Second Place Gold Winner, VAl!!!

UB. #10933470

Michelle Alton January 01, 2014

As far as I am concerned, Val, every photo you enter is a winner. Congratulations on the gold winner badge awarded to this golden image! #10933528

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe January 01, 2014

Huge congrats on a fabulous winner, Val!! #10933624

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict January 01, 2014

Awesome image, Val!

Huge congrats on your win!

Happy New Year!
Debby #10933721

Tammy Espino January 01, 2014

Congrats on your win! Happy New year dear one!!! :) #10933847

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic January 01, 2014

This is fabulous, Val. A big congrats to you on your win! #10933950

Carol L. Fowler January 01, 2014

Congrats on this fabulous Win! #10934076

Diane E. Deming level-classic January 01, 2014

Beautiful composition, Val. Congrats! #10934137

Laura E. Swan level-classic January 01, 2014

What a great way to Start The Year, Val!

Happy New Year photo: Happy New Year happynewyear.jpg

-Laura :D #10934156

Michele Peterson level-classic January 01, 2014

Wow, what incredible details you captured, and the colors are so pretty. A fabulous capture, Val! Congratulations on your win!! #10934184

Orsi January 01, 2014

Beautiful!!Congratulations and Happy New Year,Val!! #10934200

Rona L. Schwarz January 01, 2014

Love the comp and color on this wonderful macro, Val! He really does stand out - even if it was a bit unsettling to see him staring back at you! Big Congrats on your win and Happy New Year! #10934224

Thomas E. Hinds January 01, 2014

Fantastic Winner, Val Congratulations to you! #10934276

Stephen Zacker January 01, 2014

Great macro and colors. Congratulations and Happy New Year! #10934355

Monnie Ryan January 01, 2014

Ah, you've done it again, my friend - congratulations (and hope you'll get up here to the park this summer to do your thing...)! #10934459

Carrie M. Groseclose level-classic January 01, 2014

Huge Congratulations Val on your exceptional, well deserved GOLD! #10934470

Lindley Johnson level-classic January 01, 2014

Fantastic detail and DOF, Val - congratulations on your terrific winner! #10934528

Terry Cervi level-classic January 01, 2014

Congrats on your very well deserved win, Ms.V!! WTG, my friend! #10934743

Barbara Waldoch level-classic January 02, 2014

Congratulations, Val! #10934824

Colette M. Metcalf January 02, 2014

A BIG congrats to you on your Win!!!! #10934894

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe January 02, 2014

A Huge congrats on this awesome macro! #10935077

Don Christiana January 02, 2014

A HUGE CONGRATS Val on your stunning macro GOLD WINNER. It has it all, perfect sharp detail, clear vibrant colors, and wonderful background. A well deserved winner. #10935176

Katherine Kuhn level-classic January 02, 2014

Congratulations on your beautiful gold winner! Just perfect! #10935648

JO ANN CLEVELAND January 03, 2014

Congratulations on your outstanding 2nd Place Gold winner Val!

jo ann c. #10936124

Nadia Paul January 04, 2014

A superb macro capture and a most deserving gold badge my friend - congrats! Happy New Year! #10936584

Kathy Salerni level-classic January 04, 2014

Congrats on this awesome Winner, Val! Happy New Year to you and yours! #10937071

Robert R. Goodman level-addict January 04, 2014

Hi Valrie,Congratulations on your beautiful finalist my friend!!!! #10937378

Lydia Williams level-deluxe January 05, 2014

Wow, this is a magnificent shot...and well deserved winner...congratulations! #10938029

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe January 05, 2014

Wow, what a winner Ms. Val, this is amazing! #10938337

Rosemary Sampson level-classic January 06, 2014

Great DOF and color. Well done and congratulations! #10939240

Emile Abbott level-deluxe January 07, 2014

Hi Val I am finally trying to catch up some. Fabulous detail on this amazing macro capture. HUGE TEXAS CONGRATULATIONS on your gold winner my friend. #10939709

Cindy Bendush level-classic January 08, 2014

Fabulous color and detail! Big congrats on your outstanding gold! #10940559

Merna L. Nobile January 14, 2014

I recently opened my e-mail and found an announcement from Better Photo that the month of November award winners were basking in the glory of finding their name beside their beautiful entry. CONGRATULATIONS!

Nancy L. Green level-classic February 01, 2014

CONGRATULATIONS Val on this WONDERFUL winner, WTG!!! <>< #10962469

Thomas E. Hinds February 01, 2014

So happy to see this Winner, Val! Big congrats! #10962861

Julie Burnett March 02, 2014

The details, composition and colors are to die for!! Congratulations on this well deserved Gold, Val!! #10990793

Emile Abbott level-deluxe March 11, 2016


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I got my shot but "backed down" first..the unwavering eye contact was a bit unnerving.. lol Taken at the beautiful Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, TX.


Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/320 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 250, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 60.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300

Uploaded on November 09, 2013

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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