Heart of a Lotus

Uploaded: July 30, 2009 04:29:16


Photo taken at Zilker Botanical Gardens in Austin, TX.

Exif: F Number: 11, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/1000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 320, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 34.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300


Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 30, 2009

You have captured this Lotus Beautifully! Jeff #1161163

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe July 30, 2009

Stunning details, light and composition, Valarie. Beautiful capture. #7796478

Bonnie C. Lackey July 30, 2009

This is extraordinary, Valarie! I just know this will be a winner! #7796494

Robert R. Goodman level-addict July 30, 2009

Hi Valarie,WOW!!!very beautiful indeed.I agree with Bonnie,a true winner!!!!!! #7796502

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe July 30, 2009

Beautiful colors and clarity...I love the upward curl of the one petal! :) #7796511

Mary L. Graham July 30, 2009

Valarie this is Gorgeous...excellent soft color and details!! =) #7796532

Michael Khoury July 30, 2009

Extraordinary...deserves gold!
mk #7796535

Amy M. Wilson July 30, 2009

Stunning comp, details, lighting; just beautiful, Valarie! #7796554

Cathy Barrows July 30, 2009

gorgeous...just love the curly petal #7796588

Patricia Seidler July 30, 2009

Absolutely gorgeos Valarie. Great color and detail. #7796663

Eugenio Diaz July 30, 2009

Absolutely stunning image! The clarity is incredible, excellent capture Valarie! #7796725

Margaret R. Barry level-classic July 30, 2009

Beautiful colors, composition and clarity, Valarie! #7796874

Kathleen Rinker July 30, 2009

Exceptional capture Valerie, outstanding color, detail and lighting, fabulous work!! #7796883

Ron McEwan July 30, 2009

What a spectacular close up Valarie, the depth and detail are amazing. Love the crisp color too. #7796902

Cheryl E. Molennor July 30, 2009

Absolutely awesome!!!!! #7797084

Sam Britt July 30, 2009

Gorgeous lotus, great color & detail, Valarie. I've never actually seen these flowers, just photographs of them. #7797124

Marty Straub July 30, 2009

Oh, my, I've never seen a better photo of this beautiful flower. Outstanding work, Valarie. #7797132

Melissa G. Meiselman July 30, 2009

Spectacular shot of this exquisite flower taken with amazingly sharp detail, vivid color and terrific lighting, Valarie!! #7797274

John Benway July 30, 2009

Simply beautiful Valarie, with amazing color and detail. Outstanding.
John #7797285

Ann Coates level-classic July 30, 2009

Brilliant Valarie, fantastic colours and POV of this beautiful flower. #7797414

Dianna Murphy July 30, 2009

Wow, girl... you got some skills this week! This is gorgeous, the colors are awesome. I love how that petal seems to be out of order... like a renegade. #7797487

Anita Hogue July 30, 2009

WOW, I sure hope we see this fabulous image again Valarie! Stunning details! #7797530

Kathy Cline level-classic July 30, 2009

WOW is right Anita!! A fav of mine. LOVE THIS VALARIE!! God Bless!! #7797582

Val Feldman level-deluxe July 30, 2009

A big thanks and appreciation to all of you for your very kind comments! Thanks for stopping by! #7797703

Carol Sawyer July 30, 2009

Gorgeous macro, colors and details, Valarie!! #7798031

Kim Kleinschmidt level-classic July 30, 2009

Incredible close up Valarie!
Those details just pop right off the page.
Gorgeous colors and exquisite composition! #7798102

Julianne Bradford July 30, 2009

Beautiful eye popping color Valarie! #7798118

Gord MacEachern July 30, 2009

Hope to see this beauty again Valarie!!! #7798239

Mark Dodge July 30, 2009

Out of the ballpark, Valarie! Excellent floral macro. I love the curled petal and where you placed it in the shot. Awesome colors and details. A real winner... way to go! #7798283

Barbara Waldoch level-classic July 30, 2009

It's a beauty, Valarie! #7798388

Monnie Ryan July 30, 2009

Awesome macro, Valarie -- everything is just perfect! #7798673

Howard B. Cheek July 30, 2009

Just beautiful Valarie,
This lotus flowers intricate structure is shown in expert fashion.
Fine work :)

Tommy E. Burgess July 30, 2009

Very beautiful floral Valarie!! The colors, details and composition are all outstanding!! #7799009

Val Feldman level-deluxe July 31, 2009

To Carol. Kim, Julianne, Gord, Mark, Barbara, Monnie, Howard and Tommy - Thanks so much for your comments! #7799793

Debra K. Johnson level-classic July 31, 2009

Wow.... Really Beautiful! Amazing colors & detail. #7799929

Melissa Olsen July 31, 2009

What can I say that everyone else hasn't said...simply fantastic and hope to see again! #7800305

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna July 31, 2009

OMGOSH...I'm speechless!!! WINNER!!! :-) k #7801034

Carol L. Fowler July 31, 2009

Gorgeous colors and detail- perfect! #7801542

Gina M. Savage August 01, 2009

Amazing macro with such beautiful detail. #7804926

Maria A. Gonzalez August 02, 2009

Wow,this is such a wonderful capture of this lotus flower..
The colors,composition,detail and lighting are awesome...
Love the curled up petal,it gives more personality to this incredible capture...
Stunning job,Valarie. #7806700

Becky J. Parkinson level-deluxe August 03, 2009

This is perfection! Beautiful! #7813209

Kelly S. Cavanaugh August 05, 2009

Beautiful colors and detail, Valarie! #7820531

Anita Tykwinski August 05, 2009

Valarie, perfection as usual!! Well done my friend! #7821141

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic August 10, 2009

One of my favorite flowers as you have seen in my gallery! Beautiful capture and details!! #7834897

A P August 13, 2009

WoWzEr Stunning Valarie. Congratz on a well deserved EfP #7846090

Courtenay Vanderbilt August 17, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist, Valerie! #7857333

Ron McEwan August 17, 2009

I am happy to come back to congratulate you on this beautiful finalist, well done Valerie. #7857745

Amy M. Wilson August 17, 2009

Congratulations on this GORGEOUS Finalist, Valarie! #7857769

Melissa G. Meiselman August 17, 2009

Congratulations on this stunning Finalist,
Valarie!!! #7858097

Carol L. Fowler August 17, 2009

Again! Congratulations! #7858281

Anita Hogue August 17, 2009

Congratulations Valarie! #7858638

ROLAN NARMAN August 17, 2009

Huge Congrats on this gorgeous finalist Valarie! #7858661

Ann Coates level-classic August 17, 2009

I must have missed this one earlier Valarie but I see the Judges didn't. Huge congratulations on this outstanding finalist. #7859134

Julianne Bradford August 17, 2009

Oh Yeay! Congratulations! #7859204

Bonnie C. Lackey August 17, 2009

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this gorgeous work of art is a winner! Congrats on ALL your finalists, Val! #7859304

Kelly S. Cavanaugh August 17, 2009

Congratulations on your stunning finalist, Valarie! #7859540

Debra R. Harder August 17, 2009

Talk about perfection!! Valerie, this is superb. Congratulations on your beautiful finalist!!! Deb #7859800

Lana Arcemont level-classic August 17, 2009

Outstanding color and detail! #7859968

Barbara Waldoch level-classic August 18, 2009

Congratulations on this gorgeous Finalist, Valarie! #7860750

Tommy E. Burgess August 18, 2009

Big congratulations on your gorgeous finalist Valarie!! #7860979

Carol Sawyer August 18, 2009

Congratulations on your finalists, Valarie!! #7861492

Linda D. Lester level-classic August 18, 2009

Congratulations on your finalist!!! Best of luck in the next round! #7861809

Jeana Clark August 18, 2009

Fabulous Finalist Valerie!!!
Much Deserved Congratulations!!!

~J~ #7862258

Eugenio Diaz August 18, 2009

Congratulations on this gorgeous Finalist, Valarie! #7862373

Margaret R. Barry level-classic August 18, 2009

Congratulations on this awesome finalist, Valarie! #7862952

Debra K. Johnson level-classic August 18, 2009

Congratulations Valarie! #7864073

Val Feldman level-deluxe August 18, 2009

Thanks so much, all of you, for your kind words and congratulations - you're the best!!! Val #7864224

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe August 18, 2009

Congrats on your Finalist Valarie!! Jeff #7864374

Patrick Rouzes level-classic August 18, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible finalist, Valarie!!! #7864416

Cathy Barrows August 18, 2009

Congrats on your finalist...stunning #7864964

Becky J. Parkinson level-deluxe August 18, 2009

Yes, I knew we would see this one again!! Congratulations on the finalist!! #7864977

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic August 18, 2009

Beautiful florals here, WTG. CONGRATS. #7865645

Maria A. Gonzalez August 19, 2009

Congratulations,Valarie on your amazing and beautiful finalist...This is and incredibly beautiful capture...Good luck in the next round....Gold I hope... #7866513

Shawn Jennings level-classic August 19, 2009

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Valarie! #7867070

Val Feldman level-deluxe August 19, 2009

Thanks so much Jeff, Cathy, Becky, Patrick, Usman, Maria and Shawn!! Val #7868179

Bonnie C. Lackey August 19, 2009

You got robbed!!! #7868997

Diane E. Deming level-classic August 19, 2009

I agree with Bonnie. This photo should have been a winner in my opinion. It is beautiful! #7869342

Kathy Cline level-classic August 19, 2009


Val Feldman level-deluxe August 20, 2009

Thanks so much Bonnie, Diane and Kathy for your support. I appreciate it very much but at this point, it is what it is... and there's always another month...:) Warm Regards - Val #7871042

Nadya Johnson September 19, 2009

A belated congratulations on this stunning finalist!! Can't believe I missed this earlier! Rather glad I caught you today before you posted anything, as it gave me a chance to browse your gallery. Valarie, this is just sublime!!! Fantastic work! #7955814

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