Graceful Dancer

© Cindy Bendush

Graceful Dancer

Joannie Bertucci level-classic May 01, 2008

Cindy, this is just beautiful!
Excellent macro work with sharp details and perfect selective focus!
Composition is flawless and the colors dance off the screen! #912314

Jennifer L. Alder May 01, 2008

Dreamy and beautiful!! Wonderful color, light and selective focus, Cindy. BEAUTIFUL!!! #5865922

May 01, 2008

Wonderful capture here. #5865937

Barbara Waldoch level-classic May 01, 2008

Gorgeous, Cindy! #5865951

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict May 01, 2008

They are lovely, Cindy.

Dominick #5865987

Michelle Alton May 01, 2008

Best dogwood I've seen this Spring, Cindy. You've really captured all of their grace and beauty! #5866014

Sam Britt May 01, 2008

Beautiful dogwood image, Cindy. Our titles are exactly the same for our entries today. I uploaded mine last night. I guess we were thinking alike! #5866095

Anna Diederich May 01, 2008

I think we have a winner here, Cindy! Beautiful image with a perfect title! #5866121

Renee Doyle level-classic May 01, 2008

WOW!! Incredible detail and use of dof Cindy!!! Beautiful work! #5866380

Renata Gusciora May 01, 2008

So graceful,Cindy!Beautiful! #5866639

Mike D. Perez level-deluxe May 01, 2008

Awesome colors, Cindy! #5866740

Colette M. Metcalf May 01, 2008

LOVELY!!!! #5867129

Nancy (Peaches) Harker May 01, 2008

Fantastic detail and colors Cidy, really beautiful! #5868149

Linda Blair May 01, 2008

Perfect title for this beauty....love it!!!!! ☺ #5868244

Alex T. Mizuno May 01, 2008

Well, well, Pink Lady, this is a very graceful dancer from Hoosier state! Wonderful details wrapped in sweet warm bokeh. It sure has a scent of spring. #5869441

Kathleen Rinker May 01, 2008

Oh my gosh this is gorgeous, wonderful color and presentation, I love it!! #5869479

Dianna Murphy May 01, 2008

Oh wow, I've been really happy with my macros lately but you're puttin me to shame. Wow, this is beautiful! #5869808

Colleen Farrell May 01, 2008

Breathtaking beauty, Cindy!! This has got to be a winner! #5870067

Cindy Bendush level-classic May 01, 2008

Joannie, Jennifer, Gary, Barbara, Dominick, Michelle, Sam, Anna, Renee, Renata, Mike, Colette, Peaches, Linda, Alex, Kathleen, Dianna, and Colleen - thank you all so much! I really appreciate such warm and enthusiastic feedback! :-) #5870684

Susan Fox May 01, 2008

Perfection! Love the selective focus. This is definitely a winner Cindy :-) #5870706

Kristy A. Keene May 02, 2008

A Winner!!! Beautiful!!! #5871124

Brett Dolsen May 02, 2008

A beautifull stunning composition Cindy!!Brett #5872233

Evy Johansen level-classic May 02, 2008

Wow.. very graceful indeed!! Wonderful image, Cindy! #5876362

Cindy Bendush level-classic May 03, 2008

Thanks so much Susan, Kristy, Brett and Evy! Your kind comments are appreciated! :-) And Susan - I'm officially naming you as one of the judges! #5876378

Toni Riggs May 03, 2008

Beautiful image! #5876505

Vladan D. Djordjevic May 03, 2008

Terrific photo with incredible details. Love the composition and lines, lighting and soft energy!

Great work! #5876527

Cindy Bendush level-classic May 04, 2008

Thank you Toni and Vladan :-) #5883973

Daniella Puente May 05, 2008

Really like the pastel colors here and the beautiful soft effect on the part that round the flower :) #5886945

Michelle L. Frick May 08, 2008

Incredibly beautiful Cindy! I expect we will see this one again!! #5902457

Lois Adomite level-classic May 08, 2008

Very graceful, beautiful image. #5902720

Cindy Bendush level-classic May 08, 2008

Daniella, Michelle, and Lois - thanks for stopping by and commenting! #5902751

Tamera S. Phillips May 18, 2008

This is just beautiful. Wonderful detail and dof. #5939883

Cindy Bendush level-classic May 18, 2008

Thanks Tamera! #5940071

Debbie E. Payne May 23, 2008

I love the shallow DOF in this image. Just stunning! I can see that you love to take flower photography as much as I do! #5967314

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe May 25, 2008

Absolutely gorgeous Cindy! #5975667

Sherry L. Davis June 07, 2008

Outstanding, gorgeous macro! Excellent! #6031978

Cindy Bendush level-classic June 07, 2008

Thank you Debbie, Donna and Sherry! #6032124

Colleen Farrell June 19, 2008

Congratulations on your awesome finalist, Cindy!!! #6078268

Margaret R. Barry June 19, 2008

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Cindy! #6078642

Jennifer L. Alder June 19, 2008

Big congrats, Cindy, on this well deserved finalist! Hope to see it again :) #6078764

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic June 19, 2008

OMGOSH!
Absolutely breathtaking!
Congrats Cindy!
~♥~Lisa #6078855

Alex T. Mizuno June 19, 2008

Wow wow, Pink Lady, Congratulations on this striking beauty! We'll see this again!! #6079233

Michelle L. Frick June 19, 2008

Gorgeous Cindy - so happy to see this one again!! #6080125

Alexandra Hankova June 19, 2008

Very pretty. Beautifully done! :-) #6080138

June 19, 2008

Lovely photo! It is rich in color and I can almost feel it's texture. Good work. Congratulations on your success with a wish for much more to come.

#6080318

anonymous June 19, 2008

Congratulations Cindy on you Lovely finalist! B- #6080344

Kathy Shogren level-classic June 19, 2008

Big congrats Cindy on this gorgeous finalist! #6081043

Sam Britt June 19, 2008

Congratulations, Cindy! #6081118

Lois Adomite level-classic June 19, 2008

Congratulations, this is gorgeous. #6081376

Nancy (Peaches) Harker June 19, 2008

WHOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
BIG Congrats on your finalist!
Best of Luck in the next round! #6081660

Barbara Waldoch level-classic June 19, 2008

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Cindy! #6081784

Debra R. Harder June 19, 2008

Congratulations, Cindy, on this BEAUTIFUL finalist!! Deb #6082529

Stefania Barbier level-addict June 19, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS BEAUTIFUL FINALIST #6083035

Michelle Alton June 20, 2008

Dogwood Brilliance! Hearty congratulations on this finalist! #6083452

Alex T. Mizuno June 20, 2008

Congratulations on your win, Pink Lady! So happy to see this with Gold!! #6085844

Jennifer L. Alder June 20, 2008

*** GORGEOUS WINNING IMAGE!!! ****
Huge congrats, Cindy :) #6085926

Tiia Vissak June 20, 2008

Congratulations! #6086001

Stefania Barbier level-addict June 20, 2008

CONGRATS FOR YOUR WIN!!! #6086255

Brett Dolsen June 20, 2008

Congratulations Cindy another great winner!!Brett #6086444

Susan Fox June 20, 2008

Congratulations Cindy!!! #6086930

Margaret R. Barry June 20, 2008

Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Cindy! #6087227

Jill Flynn level-classic June 20, 2008

So beautiful! Congratulations on your win Cindy! #6087440

Elida Gutierrez June 20, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
The Golden Cup
A Special Trophy for
"The May Winners" #6087832

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic June 20, 2008

Love this WINNER!
Congratulations!
~Lisa #6088014

Renee Doyle level-classic June 20, 2008

Congratulations on this beautiful winner Cindy!!! #6088087

Michelle Alton June 21, 2008

Gorgeous winner, Cindy. Your work on this is stunning! #6088692

Colette M. Metcalf June 21, 2008

Congratulations on your WIN!!!! #6088814

Laurence Saliba level-classic June 21, 2008

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS Cindy!!! #6088985

Colleen Farrell June 21, 2008

I was right--it's a winner! :D Big congratulations, Cindy!! #6090541

Terry L. Ellis level-classic June 21, 2008

A dramatic and beautiful winner, Cindy! Congratulations! #6090748

Laura L. Gonzales June 21, 2008

WTG Cindy!!!! Congrats on your beautiful and well deserved win!!!! Laura #6090751

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic June 21, 2008

Huge congratulations on your beautiful Winner,Cindy!! #6091952

Anna Diederich June 22, 2008

Congratulations, Cindy! #6092793

Michael G. Marshall June 22, 2008

Congratulations on this beautiful winner Cindy! Michael #6094501

Cindy Bendush level-classic June 22, 2008

Thank you all so much - I really appreciate your warm congrats!!! #6094537

Keith Butler June 24, 2008

Congratulations Cindy! Beauty #6103078

Laurie Daily level-deluxe June 25, 2008

Just beautiful! Congratulations, Cindy, on your lovely winner!!!
#6106963

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict July 06, 2008

Congratulations Cindy on your Win.

Dominick #6146713

Cindy Bendush level-classic July 06, 2008

Thank you Keith, Laurie and Dominick! #6147407

Carol Teal July 08, 2008

Cindy, I made it about halfway thru the finalists/winners for May and didn't do the flower category yet. So I just saw this. This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the colors and BG and the clarity and detail of the center. Congrats on your win my friend! I have to add this to my favs! #6152526

Cindy Bendush level-classic July 08, 2008

Thank you Carol - your compliments made my night! :-) #6152639

Steven E. Ray October 18, 2008

This is one of those perfect pictures a photographer wishes they could realize frequently. Everything about it is perfect... can't do any better. Congratulations! #6620421

John Rivera level-deluxe July 22, 2010

Excellent Cindy! #8779788

Toni A. Martin November 10, 2011

Ahhhhh, I love this one. Beautiful light, color. #9795847

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Welcome May!

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Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/400 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 320, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300

Uploaded on May 01, 2008


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