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Joy Rector August 21, 2009

wow this is gorgeous #1170833

Carolyn Morgan August 21, 2009

Fantastic! #7875261

Paula Showen August 21, 2009

This is awesome! #7876449

Connie L. Publicover August 22, 2009

Great capture ,well done . #7878287

Kim Lund level-classic August 25, 2009

Super photo. You've got a great eye Bill. #7886078

Becky J. Parkinson level-deluxe September 19, 2009

Congratulations, Bill!! What a beautiful image and a well-deserved finalist! #7956962

Courtenay Vanderbilt September 20, 2009

Big congratulations, Bill! #7958840

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic September 20, 2009

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #7959366

Paula Showen September 20, 2009

Congratulations on your finalist! #7960282

Carla Metzler September 20, 2009

Beautiful, Bill! Congratulations! #7960943

Jeana Clark September 20, 2009

Excellent Capture!!
Congratulations on this
fantastic finalist!!
Best of luck in the next round!!!

~J~ #7961519

Melissa G. Meiselman September 20, 2009

Fantastic shot!! Congratulations, Bill on this wonderful finalist!! #7962009

Patrick Rouzes level-classic September 20, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible finalist, Bill!!! #7962025

Connie L. Publicover September 20, 2009

Congratulations on your finalist ,great capture . #7963267

ALLEN O. HOWARD September 20, 2009

Magical... Congratulations, Bill!!! #7964172

Mary K. Robison September 21, 2009

What a GEM, Bill!
Congratulations on a very well earned finalist. This HAS to be headed for the next level!! #7964847

Bob D. Hall level-classic September 21, 2009

Magical indeed, Bill! Best of luck in the next round! #7966106

Margaret R. Barry September 21, 2009

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Bill! #7966279

David A. Simons September 21, 2009

Beautiful capture, Bill #7967414

Carol L. Fowler September 21, 2009

Congrats! #7967579

Amy M. Wilson September 21, 2009

Big congratulations on this FABULOUS Finalist, Bill!!! #7968211

Mitch Spence level-classic September 22, 2009

Magical indeed, and beautiful choices you made for your composition. Congratulations, Bill. #7971887

JO ANN CLEVELAND September 24, 2009

Now how did I miss this?!

I love it, been wanting to do some drops of this kind, got to start looking more often.

jo ann c. #7979527

JO ANN CLEVELAND September 24, 2009

duhhhh....forgot to say congratulations! :o)

jo ann c. #7979529

Melissa G. Meiselman September 26, 2009

Congratulations on this extraordinary finalist, Bill!!! #7985919

Yulianto Soeroso September 29, 2009

congratulation nice shot #7992981

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic September 30, 2009

Superb macro shot. Congrats on the Finalist and POTD Award, Bill!

UB. #7996419

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic September 30, 2009

Outstanding!! Huge congratulations,Bill!!! #7996422

Karen Engelbreth September 30, 2009

A big congrats on your wonderful POTD, Bill... #7996424

Heather Thorsen September 30, 2009

This is truly magnificent Bill, and a very worthy POTD.
This is one of my favourie quotations, and it really sums up the way you have described spotting this image.

Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.

Henry David Thoreau


Katarina Mansson September 30, 2009

Congratulations on your excellent POTD! #7996448

Susie Peek-Swint September 30, 2009

Simply stunning Bill ~ many congrats on your finalist and POTD! #7996450

Ray Clarke September 30, 2009

Congrats on this wonderful POTD Bill.!!!(R) #7996452

Saji Antony September 30, 2009

Great capture there.... #7996454

Tressie Davis September 30, 2009

Beautiful image, congrats on POTD! #7996486

Avril Young September 30, 2009

wow stunning....quite magical. #7996491

Max Aureli September 30, 2009

Great capture, Bill!! Congratulations on your POTD!!!! #7996612

Lori Carlson September 30, 2009

Way to go, Bill!!! This is fantastic!! Congrats on all your deserved recognition! And enjoy your day! =) #7996791

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic September 30, 2009

Beautiful and creative, Bill!
Congratulations on your POTD!
~♥~Lisa #7996801

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe September 30, 2009

Congratulations on this beautiful POTD, Bill. #7996843

Pamela K. Barrett September 30, 2009

This is why we should always carry our camera. I love the way my eye traveled from the bud, to the drops, to the flower in the background, and then back up to the rest of the flower in the top right corner. #7996933

Amy JACKSON level-classic September 30, 2009

Wonderful image, Bill! Congratulations on your POTD!!! :) #7996944

Robert Baer September 30, 2009

congrats Bill on this wonderful find. so glad you had your camera with you. congrats on your potd. #7996945

Cathy Barrows September 30, 2009

congrats on your potd...when I first looked at it I thought the yellow flower in front was a fish...i need a nap #7996973

Louie Zaninovich September 30, 2009

Beautiful set-up for this macro shot! Congrats on POTD and your gallery is full of great shots also! Louie #7996974

Eivor Kuchta September 30, 2009

Beautiful, Bill! Congratulations on your POTD! #7996997

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic September 30, 2009

Magical it is. Huge congrats, Bill, on this outstanding and well-deserved POTD. Just beautiful. #7997013

Mary K. Robison September 30, 2009

No surprise to see this lovely reflection capture as a POTD, Bill ~

Christine Pentecost September 30, 2009

Awesome shot! I'm glad you included your settings/lens as well. #7997047

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe September 30, 2009

Beautiful....Congratulations on your POTD!!! #7997053

Courtenay Vanderbilt September 30, 2009

Big congrats go out to you again Bill!!! #7997062

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic September 30, 2009

Magical it is! Very pretty, my friend and congrats on the POTD!! #7997120

Christie R. Bielss September 30, 2009

Beautiful! Congrats on your Finalist and POTD! #7997157

Lydia Williams level-deluxe September 30, 2009

Amazing and awesome photo Bill. Congratulations on being a finalist and having the POTD! Beautiful! #7997194

Terry L. Ellis level-classic September 30, 2009

An excellent POTD and Finalist, Bill! Congratulations! Fine work as always. #7997201

Anthony L. Mancuso September 30, 2009

Great image Bill..congrats! #7997202

JO ANN CLEVELAND September 30, 2009

What a wonderful POTD and finalist Bill....very well deserved too!

jo ann c. #7997256

Cheryl E. Molennor September 30, 2009

Awesome Bill Congratulations! #7997291

Pamela Koch September 30, 2009

Bill this is beautiful. Congratulations on POTD and finalist. It is magical! #7997292

Yulianto Soeroso September 30, 2009

wow congratulation well #7997293

Nancy L. Green level-classic September 30, 2009

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS Bill, this is AWESOME!!! <>< #7997309

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna September 30, 2009

INCREDIBLE and WTG on your POTD, Bill!!! :-)♫♪♫♪ k #7997313

Janice Mezzacappa September 30, 2009

Wow what a spectacular capture Bill, huge congrats on your POTD and finalist!! #7997329

Joy Rector September 30, 2009

congrats on the POTD #7997365

Erica Murphy level-deluxe September 30, 2009

Congratulations on your lovely POTD Bill!! #7997439

Debra R. Harder September 30, 2009

This is FABULOUS, Bill!! CONGRATULATONS on your BRILLIANT POTD!!! Deb #7997444

Laura E. Swan level-classic September 30, 2009

Wonderful POTD, Bill. It's really beautiful and a big round of applause for you!


-Laura Swan #7997507

Ann Myers September 30, 2009

Fabulous capture,Bill! Going in my faves! #7997511

Robert Mann level-classic September 30, 2009

Beautiful image, Bill! Great DOF. Many congrats on your POTD! #7997517

Anne McKinnell September 30, 2009

Beautiful shot Bill. Congrats on your POTD!! #7997528

Colleen Farrell September 30, 2009

Wonderful capture, Bill! Big congrats on your finalist and POTD! #7997686

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe September 30, 2009

A double congratulations Bill, unique and beautiful work! #7997830

Summer A. Kozisek September 30, 2009

Beautifully seen and captured Bill, gorgeous macro! Congrats on your POTD! #7997869

A P September 30, 2009

AWESOME reflection captured Bill. CONGRATULATIONS on your POTD #7998022

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 30, 2009

Congrats Bill on your Outstanding POTD!! Jeff #7998165

Richard D. Love September 30, 2009

Congratulations, Bill. Just a beautiful image. The reflections are awesome.

Rick #7998440

John Connolly September 30, 2009

Huge congratulation on your finalist and POTD awards, Bill! A bonza floral image! #7998530

Lindley Johnson level-classic September 30, 2009

Outstanding image, Bill! The reflections in the dew drops are awesome! Congratulations on your well-deserved POTD. #7998532

Dianna Murphy September 30, 2009

Congratulations on your POTD and Finalist. #7998551

Gerri R. Jones September 30, 2009

Congratulations Bill on your potd and beautiful finalist! Gorgeous focus, subject and result!!! #7998754

Shirley A. Kinney September 30, 2009

Bill, this is just awesome. Great capture. Love this one. Congratulations on your POTD. Well deserved. #7998779

Margie R. Kirby September 30, 2009

Congratulations! A truly amazing photograph. Beautiful eye! Great work and a well deserved win! #7998794

Carolyn Morgan September 30, 2009

More congratulations on this wonderful image #7998907

Guy D. Biechele level-classic September 30, 2009

Fantastic! Congratulations on your POTD, Bill. #7999169

Tommy E. Burgess September 30, 2009

Huge congratulations on your stunning POTD Bill!! #7999230

Emile Abbott level-deluxe October 01, 2009

One of the most magical and fantastic photographs I have seen in ages. Great eye to spot this and to have the expertise to capture and share it with us Bill. Congrats on the POTD and Finalist and a true winner. Emile #8000170

David A. Simons October 01, 2009

Congratulations Bill #8000467

Lana Arcemont level-classic October 01, 2009

Fabulous Image, Bill!
Congratulations on your POTD! #8000943

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic October 01, 2009

on your POTD!!!! 8o) #8001016

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe October 02, 2009

Magical indeed.....congratulations on the POTD....beautiful macro....Cheers! #8002830

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe October 02, 2009

Outstanding, Bill!! Congratulations on your beautiful and well deserved POTD!! They don't get any better than this!! Exceptionally well done!!! #8003197

Alex T. Mizuno October 02, 2009

This is indeed magical! Amazing macro shot Bill! Congratulations on POTD!!! #8003432

Kathy Cline level-classic October 03, 2009

Good Morning Bill and congratulations again on your well deserved award!! I would love to visit this church garden. What a wonderful blessing to find this beautiful place. GOD BLESS!! #8004676

Greg McCroskery level-deluxe October 03, 2009


As is often the case with your work, this is an outstanding image! Congratulations on winning POTD honors. I hope the Lord is pouring His blessings upon you and your family.

God Bless,
Greg #8004822

JudyAnn Rector level-deluxe October 09, 2009

Oh, yes, truly magical, Bill... CONPhotobucketGRATULATIONS!!! #8023155

Julianne Bradford October 11, 2009

Stunning capture! How excited you must have been to see the reflections! Congratulations on this outstanding capture. #8028216

Michael Umbreit October 21, 2009

Bill - Congratulations on your POTD! What a great find and shot! - Mike #8057102

Inge S. Lasmana level-classic January 16, 2010

Amazing work, Bill. Congratulations on your POTD & finalist. You really deserved it! #8302479

Phyllis A. Houghton level-deluxe February 17, 2010

Incredible photo. #8390740

Karen Bacon March 19, 2010

Magical indeed!! Fantastic image Bill! Congrats!!! #8466530

Dorann Weber April 19, 2010

Wow, I am amazed..Beautiful photo Bill... #8552129

Joyce S. Court June 06, 2011

What an awesome capture of this! Sometimes we look, and then there is that special time when we really see with our heart.

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As I was out in the country at an old country church garden, I noticed
some honeysuckle vines. As I got closer I could see dew drops hanging from
one of the honeysuckle buds. I got even closer and I could see the
reflection of the flower in the rear in the dew drops. I set my camera up
and took the shot. It turned out to be a most magical shot.

Canon D60, Canon EF100mm 2.8 macro lens, 1/6 sec., F16.0, ISO 100

Uploaded on August 21, 2009

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