Come a Little Bit Closer

Uploaded: January 30, 2014 08:24:30


From the beautiful water lily pond at Zilker Botanical Gardens in Austin, TX.


Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/50 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 200.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D


JO ANN CLEVELAND January 30, 2014

Fannnn...tastic Val, love the clarity and colors!

jo ann c. #1561585

Susan M. Campbell January 30, 2014

Beautiful flower with wonderful details. #10960268

David Phalen January 30, 2014

This beauty glows!! Love it!! #10960273

Monnie Ryan January 30, 2014

Beautiful composition and detail, Val! #10960327

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe January 30, 2014

Yes it does glow. Amazing details and colors. Perfect! #10960329

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic January 30, 2014

Very beautiful image Val!,
Amalia #10960335

Kathy Shogren level-classic January 30, 2014

Lovely floral Val. #10960367

Nancy L. Green level-classic January 30, 2014

OH MY GOSH Val, this is SPECTACULAR, a winner in my book!!! <>< #10960443

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe January 30, 2014

Wowza! The colors are so beautiful, Val! Perfect comp, clarity and light on this soon to be a gold winning image! #10960489

Michelle Alton January 30, 2014

The deep, rich hues are brilliant, Val, and the light and textures take it even a few steps up the ladder. It's a winner, and a Favorite. #10960551

Carol L. Fowler January 30, 2014

Gorgeous water lily- love those blue ones! #10960563

Tammy Espino February 01, 2014

Winner, winner chicken dinner! #10963255

Nadia Paul February 01, 2014

It does seem to be beckoning! Gorgeous light, comp and detail - stunning work my friend - fave! #10963271

Dayna Cain level-classic February 03, 2014

Yep, it's a winner! GORGEOUS! #10965126

Emile Abbott level-deluxe February 03, 2014

It glows from within. I remember shooting these there last January. #10965291

Lana Arcemont February 04, 2014

WOW! Val, Gorgeous Color, Detail and Composition! #10966663

Terry Cervi level-classic February 09, 2014

What a stunning floral with impeccable composition and color, Ms.V!! #10971033

Debbie Bray February 19, 2014

A very beautiful waterlily, Val! Lovely to be looking at your beautiful works again. The colours are just divine! #10980363

Colette M. Metcalf February 20, 2014

What a beauty!!!!! Fav! #10980571

Thomas E. Hinds February 20, 2014

This is as pretty as it can be, Val! Fantastic photography! Fav, too! #10980626

Liz blahh February 23, 2014

Stunning! #10983395

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe February 24, 2014

Huge congrats on your 2 Staff Finalists and good luck in the next round! #10984667

Nadia Paul February 24, 2014

Congrats on this stunning SF my friend - so deserving of this and more! #10984936

Thomas E. Hinds February 25, 2014

Of course I am not shocked this is at least an SF, Val! I am in awe! Congrats! #10985631

Nadia Paul February 26, 2014

One more step on the way to gold - congrats Val! #10985892

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe February 26, 2014

Beautiful finalist. congrats, Val. #10985949

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict February 26, 2014

Gorgeous finalist, Val!

Congrats! #10985993

JO ANN CLEVELAND February 26, 2014

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Val! Total beauty!

jo ann c. #10986092

February 26, 2014

Beautiful image #10986256

Kathy Shogren level-classic February 26, 2014

Beautiful color and nicely composed Val. Congrats on your finalist! #10986618

Eivor Kuchta February 26, 2014

Very striking image, Val! I like the composition and the colors are fantastic. Congratulations on your finalist #10986736

Robert R. Goodman February 26, 2014

A big congratulations on your beautiful finalist my friend!! #10986774

Jane Hirst February 26, 2014

The color is so very striking and the detail and composition are compelling. Congratulations. #10986780

Lana Arcemont February 26, 2014

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist! #10986851

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe February 26, 2014

Big congrats on all of your Finalists, Val! #10986896

Ellen Hodges February 26, 2014

Huge congrats and very best luck on your gorgeous finalists, Val! Exquisite detail!! #10986925

Carol L. Fowler February 26, 2014

Gorgeous Finalist! Congrats! #10986974

Joannie Bertucci level-classic February 26, 2014

Only in Texas can you find the plumpest, most beautiful water lilies! Congrats on your finalist Val, it's gorgeous! #10987105

Michelle Alton February 27, 2014

As always, your work is phenomenal, Val. Congratulations on getting this far; Surely this will be a winner. #10987534

Emile Abbott level-deluxe February 27, 2014

Congratulations Val on this wonderful finalist I always love to shoot at this location when an Austin #10987746

Thomas E. Hinds February 27, 2014

Scintillating photography! Bravo, Val! #10987793

Nikki McDonald level-classic February 28, 2014

Wonderfully found and composed not to mention captured - superb focus, color, clarity. And I love the title. Congratulations on the Finalist, Val. #10988059

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe February 28, 2014

Beautiful winning capture, Congrats, Val. #10988427

Monnie Ryan February 28, 2014

A well-deserved win, Val - congratulations! #10988460

Carrie M. Groseclose level-classic February 28, 2014

Congratulations Val on your breathtakingly beautiful winner! It is just wonderful! #10988527

Michele Peterson level-classic February 28, 2014

Stunningly beautiful! I love the bottom left petal doing it's own thing. :-) Congratulations on the win! #10988532

Carol Eade level-addict February 28, 2014

Beautiful, Val, it glows. Congratulations! #10988729

Peggy Pfister level-classic February 28, 2014

Congrats on this beautiful winner, Val! #10988748

Tammy Espino February 28, 2014

Congrats on your beautiful win, Ms. Val! :) #10988852

Thomas E. Hinds February 28, 2014

Congratulations on this beautiful Winner, Val! WTG! #10988860

Lana Arcemont February 28, 2014

Congratulations, Val!

Don Christiana February 28, 2014

A HUGE CONGRATS Val on your stunning Gold Winner. The vibrant colors and detail clarity makes the a winning beauty. Truly masterful work. #10988892

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict February 28, 2014

Congrats on your superb winning image, Val!!!

Debby #10988898

Kathy Shogren level-classic February 28, 2014

Big congrats on your win Val! #10988926

Terry Cervi level-classic February 28, 2014

So happy to see this here, Ms.V!! Congrats on your beautiful win! #10988976

Debbie Bray February 28, 2014

Miss Val! A well earned win! How very beautiful, and congratulations!!!

Ujjwal Mukherjee February 28, 2014

Congratulations,Val!! #10989062

Joannie Bertucci level-classic March 01, 2014

Ms. Tex, congrats on your wonderful gold badge win! #10989105

Mary K. Robison March 01, 2014

Exceptional clarity and gorgeous colors, Val.
Congratulations on your well deserved Gold Winner!


Colette M. Metcalf March 01, 2014

So glad to see this get GOLD! Congrats to you on your WIN, Val!!! #10989269

Bojan Bencic level-classic March 01, 2014

Beautiful. Congratulations, Val! #10989415

Liz blahh March 01, 2014

Congratulations, Val! #10989935

JO ANN CLEVELAND March 01, 2014

And now...Congratulations on this fabulous GOLD 2nd Place Winner Val!

jo ann c. #10990032

Val Feldman level-deluxe March 01, 2014

Warmest and heartfelt thanks to all of you!! #10990103

Stephen Zacker March 01, 2014

Congratulations, Val #10990104

Carol L. Fowler March 01, 2014

Gorgeous Win!! Wish I were in Texas about now for this beautiful color! #10990146

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe March 02, 2014

Congrats on your well deserved Winning image, Val! #10990546

Robert R. Goodman March 02, 2014

A big Congratulations my friend!!! #10990722

Julie Burnett March 02, 2014

Congratulations on this stunning Gold Winner, Val!! #10990754

Emile Abbott level-deluxe March 02, 2014

Congratulations on and outstanding gold badge winner Val. #10991212

Phyllis H. Burchett March 03, 2014

BIG congrats Val on this gorgeous winner!!! #10991811

Linda D. Lester level-classic March 03, 2014

Congratulations on your beautiful gold! #10991886

Nadia Paul March 03, 2014

So glad to see this gorgeous floral sporting gold - congrats my friend! #10992442

Val Feldman level-deluxe March 03, 2014

Thank you all so much! #10992446

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic March 04, 2014

Glad to see the golden badge beneath it, Val. CONGRATZ!!!

UB. #10992662

Chris Budny level-deluxe March 04, 2014

Congratulations on your beautiful winner! #10993058

Dayna Cain level-classic March 04, 2014

No surprise here! This is just beautiful Val! Congrats! #10993136

Julianne Bradford March 11, 2014

Such a beauty Val with that inner glow that reminds me of you. I hope all is well with you. #10997880

Ellen Hodges March 23, 2014

Huge congrats on this absolutely gorgeous winner, Val. Thought I had commented on this after it won! So sorry about that!! #11006822

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe April 07, 2014 I sit doing a whole bunch of stuff and needed an eye-candy break. Started going through some of my favorite photographers at BP, which I've been away from for a bit....anyway....had to see what Val is up to....up to her usual self with stunning images....congrats on the win my friend....well deserved...beautiful submission. =^..^= #11019194

Emile Abbott level-deluxe March 11, 2016


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