Study of Color

© Melissa Olsen

Study of Color

Uploaded: January 28, 2009 05:59:37


"A Picture of many colors proclaims images of many Thoughts.” ~Donna A. Favors

Exif: F Number: 4.5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/125 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 35.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III


Eivor Kuchta January 28, 2009

Thank you for bringing some spring into my life today! I need it, after the snowy and cold weather, and fighting off a cold. Fascinating details, and wonderful effects! #1074860

Ken Smith level-classic January 28, 2009

I'm ready for Spring too! Cool shot, Melissa! #7097940

Ron McEwan January 28, 2009

You sure got the job done with this image Melissa. such stunning detail and rich color, I love it. COME ON SPRING!! #7097954

Leslie Carson Wolfe level-classic January 28, 2009

Very springlike and warm, nice deep colors, shadows and composition, Melissa! Yes, having flowers around the house makes the winter not quite so dark and long! Have a great day! #7098029

Jeana Clark January 28, 2009

This is Beautiful Melissa!!!!
I am so ready for spring as well!!!
We got a tad of snow out of this
past storm...first snow this
winter that we can actually see!!!
Thanks for bringing some warmth
and beautiful color to us all!!!

~J~ #7098063

Janet Daniel January 28, 2009

Lovely floral, Melissa! Wonderful color & detail. Spring can't come soon enough for me! #7098074

Marty Straub January 28, 2009

Ah, thanks, Melissa. I feel much better now. It's snowing here again. This is a very delicate exposure of a very delicate subject, and you've done a brilliant job of controlling the light. #7098087

Mike Clime January 28, 2009

Beautiful and colorful full frame capture, Melissa! #7098103

Melissa G. Meiselman January 28, 2009

Melissa we are on the same page as far a "red" goes, today!! I love this full frame capture of the inner life of this red tulip taken with sharp detail and great effects!!!

Once I left Denver it got very cold. I have always brought great weather when I come for a visit!! #7098122

Sam Britt January 28, 2009

Lovely close-up of this tulip, Melissa. #7098198

Claudia Kuhn level-classic January 28, 2009

Beautiful deep colors and effects Melissa! #7098705

Karen Engelbreth January 28, 2009

Beautiful m #7098720

Jessica Jenney January 28, 2009

Beautiful, vivid color, detail and lighting, Melissa! I'm longing for spring myself! #7098751

Vitor Dias January 28, 2009

Wonderful pic Melissa, love it.

rgs Vitor #7098761

Kerry Hill January 28, 2009

Beautiful colours and details, Melissa!! Lovely floral capture!! #7098768

SaMi Martin January 28, 2009

Amazing detail & beautiful colors! #7098802

Tiia Vissak January 28, 2009

great colors, details & framing! #7098820

ROLAN NARMAN January 28, 2009

Fantastic macro Melissa! Love the vibrant colors and the composition! Excellent work! #7098970

Judy A. Lawhon January 28, 2009

Really beautiful color, detail and effects, Melissa!! I'd be glad to capture yur daughters pink flamingo. #7099119

Nancy (Peaches) Harker January 28, 2009

Spring will soon be here, Fantastic detail lighting and color Melissa!!!
Beautiful! #7099168

Carol Sawyer January 28, 2009

Beautiful floral image, Melissa!! #7099281

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna January 28, 2009

Gorgeous colors, effects, lighting and presentation, Melissa!!!!! :-) k #7099478

Pamela Shane January 28, 2009

Love the rich color, crop, & light in this very lovely floral Melissa. #7099579

Deb Koskovich January 28, 2009

Well, that pop of color feels great on a day like today...nice work, Melissa! #7099588

Gord MacEachern January 28, 2009

Colors are beautiful Melissa,great job.
Gord #7099853

Susan Weisensel January 28, 2009

Oh how I love red tulips on a warm sunny day. Heck we have at least 3 months to go yet. Now I will have to go to the store and get some myself.
Wonderful capture Melissa. #7099912

David Phalen January 28, 2009

Fantastic light, colors and details in an awesome macro!! #7100092

Annie Booth January 28, 2009

FANSTATIC macro of this beautiful Tulip, Melissa. Love the full frame and the deep red of the petals, the circle of yellow takes your eye right to the center of the Tulip. My daffodils are starting to bloom.

Have a wonderful evening my friend. #7100264

Jorgen Jensen January 29, 2009

Successful macro capture. Beautiful colors and details. #7101193

Gina Cormier level-classic January 29, 2009

Very pretty color and floral image! #7101581

Melissa Olsen January 29, 2009

I am so glad that my tulip brought so much color into your day.
Thanks for you comments. :-) #7101768

frank w. degenhardt January 29, 2009

Melissa- You always know when the thumbnail dazzles you that when you open it up to full size, your in for a treat. Brilliant colors with the dazzling red, the yellow, and the almost black. I in particular love the pov and the look you give us inside the flower. Gorgeous features of this pretty flower.
Fabulous work.
Have a beautiful day my dear friend. #7101830

Terri L. Scribner January 29, 2009

Beautiful rich color!! I'm ready for spring! #7101851

Marcel J. Fernandez January 29, 2009

Beautiful red and gold plus great composition. #7102016

Melissa Olsen January 29, 2009

It is always good to hear from all of you. Thanks so much for taking your time to comment. :-) #7102955

Patricia A. Stalter January 29, 2009

Well done! Hang in there, spring is just a short distance. Of course it's closer for me than you... nah, nah! #7103441

Sirsendu Gayen January 30, 2009

Lovely floral image. #7104980

Melissa Olsen January 30, 2009

Thanks Pat and Sirsendu! #7105561

Kimi A. Phillips January 30, 2009

Gorgeous and uplifting image, my friend! Have a wonderful weekend!:) #7105936

Gina M. Savage January 30, 2009

So pretty and I love the effects, Melissa. #7106450

Rajeev 270293 Kashyap January 30, 2009

Excellent image, Colours, composition, detail and lighting.....Melissa! #7106675

Melissa Olsen January 30, 2009

Thank you so much Kimi, Gina and Rajeev. #7107050

Lynne Morris level-classic January 30, 2009

Beautiful floral Melissa, what a great capture with lovely details. #7107326

Melissa Olsen January 30, 2009

Thank you very much Lynne! #7107734

Bill Knaps January 31, 2009

Oh Wow Melissa, this is very beautiful. Bill #7108861

Melissa Olsen January 31, 2009

Bill as always...thanks for your kind words :-) #7109299

Nadya Johnson January 31, 2009

Fabulous macro, Melissa! #7110032

Courtenay Vanderbilt January 31, 2009

Beautiful macro Melissa, love the color and details! #7110506

Linda M. Walker January 31, 2009

A beautiful full frame image #7110796

Sandy Powers January 31, 2009

I love this photo so much! It is so beautifully composed, and the macro affect is so beautiful. Matter of fact, I'm amazed that it is a tulip. I thought it was a pansy.

I wish we could trade seasons for a time. I love winter so much, and we hardly have any of it. #7111583

Kathy Cline January 31, 2009

Hi Melissa Boy oh Boy your beautiful red tulip brought so many folks such joy today! Congratulations for having a billion BP friends! It sure was fun reading all their sweet notes on your amazing red flower. Blessings from FLORIDA Kathy #7111711

Hendrik Storme February 01, 2009

Gorgeous image in anyway! Great shot Melissa! #7112446

Melissa Olsen February 01, 2009

Thanks Nadya, Courtenay, Linda, Sandy, Kathy and Hendrik! I appreciate your comments very much. #7114545

Janet McNeil level-classic February 02, 2009

Gorgeous floral with beautiful color and detail!! #7116992

Melissa Olsen February 02, 2009

Thanks Janet! #7117199

Boyd L. Alexander February 02, 2009

Simply stunning and wonderful strong colors!! #7117476

Melissa Olsen February 02, 2009

Thank you Boyd! #7119099

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic February 03, 2009

Beautiful color and detail, Melissa!
Oh, how I long for springtime...
~♥~Lisa #7121487

Melissa Olsen February 03, 2009

You and me both...thanks Lisa! #7121511

Kaye Burazin February 03, 2009

Hurry Spring! What beauty. #7123281

Susan M. Campbell February 07, 2009

So vibrant. Wonderful detail. Nice work girl!! #7139707

Melissa Olsen February 08, 2009

Thanks Kaye, and Susan! #7141360

Tiia Vissak February 23, 2009

Congratulations! #7198237

Janet Daniel February 23, 2009

Congratulations, Melissa! #7198265

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic February 23, 2009

Big congratulations!
~♥~ #7198579

Sue Marshall February 23, 2009

Congratulations Melissa!! :-) #7198710

Karen Engelbreth February 23, 2009



Christian Rosito February 23, 2009

Congratulations Melissa, great floral! #7198930

Marijana Fajgl February 23, 2009

Big congratulations, Melissa! #7199780

Bojan Bencic level-classic February 23, 2009

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Melissa! #7200342

Eivor Kuchta February 23, 2009

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Melissa! Good luck in the next round!!!! #7200361

Colette M. Metcalf February 23, 2009

Congrats!!!! #7200515

Sam Britt February 23, 2009

Congratulations, beautiful finalist, Melissa! #7200577

Melissa G. Meiselman February 23, 2009

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Melissa!!! #7200776

Monnie Ryan February 23, 2009

Well done, Melissa -- congratulations! #7200886

Debbra Bailey level-deluxe February 23, 2009

Congratulations Melissa! This is beautiful! #7201550

Colleen Farrell February 23, 2009

Beautiful! Congratulations, Melissa! #7201603

Patricia A. Stalter February 23, 2009

Look at you go girl!!! I am so happy for you! Hope it wins! #7201618

Michelle L. Frick February 23, 2009

Congratulations Melissa! Tulips are my favorites! #7201773

Annie Booth February 23, 2009

WTG girl. A BIG CONGRATS. on the finalist for this beautiful floral. Good luck in the next round. I will have my fingers crossed for you, my friend. #7201791

MELODIE C. ROBERTS February 23, 2009

Congratulations Melissa! #7201826

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna February 23, 2009

Fantastic finalist, Melissa!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!! :-) k #7202531

Courtenay Vanderbilt February 23, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS, Melissa!!! #7202577

Deb Koskovich February 23, 2009

Major congrats, my friend! #7202683

Cathy Barrows February 23, 2009

Congrats on your finalist...very pretty #7202888

Susan Weisensel February 23, 2009

Congrats Melissa. #7202948

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe February 23, 2009

Congratulations!!!! #7203012

Kathy Cline February 23, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS on your well deserved finalist award!! Im so happy for you!
GOD BLESS Kathy #7203075

Becky J. Parkinson level-deluxe February 23, 2009

Congratulations, Melissa, on this very beautiful finalist!!! #7204068

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe February 23, 2009

Excellent!!! Congratulations on your very beautiful and well deserved finalist, Melissa!! Good luck in the next round!! #7204528

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic February 23, 2009

Lovely floral capture, Melissa. Congrats. on the Finalist and good luck in the next round.

Usman. #7204552

Melissa Olsen February 23, 2009

I really appreciate all of your comments and well wishes...I am so late in commenting...just know that all who got finalist...I am so happy for you and wish you all the best!
There are so many great images...I am sure it is so hard to pick a winner. #7204571

Susan M. Campbell February 23, 2009

Whoo hoo Melissa!! Way to go. Congrats!! #7204815

ROLAN NARMAN February 23, 2009

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist Melissa! #7204926

frank w. degenhardt February 23, 2009

Melissa- Well sweet lady, you have done it again with your amazing talent. Beautiful work my dear friend. Congratulations on the Finalist. I'm hoping to see it bring you the gold. #7204942

Jessica Jenney February 23, 2009

Congratulations, Melissa on your beautiful finalist! #7205508

Stefania Barbier level-addict February 24, 2009

congratulations on your SPECTACULAR finalist Melissa! #7206137

Laurence Saliba level-classic February 24, 2009

Lovely finalist Melissa!!! Congrats!!! #7206676

Ken Smith level-classic February 24, 2009

Excellent, Melissa. congrats to you!! #7206748

JO ANN CLEVELAND February 24, 2009

Congratulations Melissa, hope to see this again in the gold!

jo ann c. #7208499

Mike Clime February 24, 2009

Congratulations on your finalist! #7208960

Sharon Sawyer February 24, 2009

Melisa, congratulations on this beautiful finalist!!!!!!!!!!!!! #7211572

Corinne M. Thompson February 25, 2009

Congrats on your Finalist for this fabulous image! #7213785

Melissa Olsen February 25, 2009

Thank you again everyone! #7215146

Leslie Carson Wolfe level-classic February 26, 2009

Looks like I missed some excitement here! Wow! Congratulations, Melissa!!! #7217293

Melissa Olsen February 26, 2009

Thanks Leslie! #7217343

Alex T. Mizuno February 26, 2009

Such a radiant floral image Melissa! Striking color contrast too. Very impressive work! Congratulations on your Finalist!!! #7220518

Karen Kessler March 01, 2009

Congrats on the EP & Finalist awards for this amazing photo, Melissa! WTG! #7228788

Melissa Olsen March 01, 2009

Thank you very much Alex and Karen! #7228806

Jorgen Jensen March 02, 2009

Great congrats on your Finalist for this tulip image Melissa. Bravo.... #7232623

Melissa Olsen March 02, 2009

Thank you Jorgen! #7232635

Nancy (Peaches) Harker March 05, 2009


HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist!



Melissa Olsen March 05, 2009

Why thank you so much Nancy...what a fun comment! I hope you are doing well these days. #7248098

Marisol Pastor March 06, 2009

A stunning image Melissa. Congrats on your finalist. #7251714

Melanie D. Fuelling March 08, 2009

What an awesome capture Melissa!! Congratulations on this deserved finalist!


Melissa Olsen March 08, 2009

Thanks so much Marisol and Melanie! #7258154

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic March 08, 2009

Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist,Melissa!! #7260517

Gina M. Savage March 31, 2009

I had a feeling this might get something. Congrats to you!!! #7355865

Jean Lechleiter level-classic May 02, 2009

Congratulations on your Finalist award Melissa. This is a truly stunning image. #7477241

Melissa Olsen May 02, 2009

Thanks Ujjwal, Gina and Jean! #7477251

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