Come Hither

© Val Feldman

Come Hither

Uploaded: November 25, 2009 04:10:03


~ Lotus ~

A rework of a favorite...Another lotus of the many found at the lotus pond at Zilker Park Botanical Gardens here in Austin. I love the folded-over petal - it gives such a beckoning, come closer look. These are such grand flowers...looking forward to next summer's crop!

~Happy Thanksgiving, One and All!~

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


Michelle Alton November 25, 2009

Absolutely brilliant work, Valarie. I love the title too. #1209248

Amy M. Wilson November 25, 2009

Gorgeous comp, colors and title, Valarie!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, my friend!!! #8165930

Julie Burnett November 25, 2009

Absolutely GORGEOUS, Val!! #8165937

Carol Sawyer November 25, 2009

Beautiful colors, detail and capture, Valarie!! #8165981

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict November 25, 2009

Absolutely lovely, Valarie.

Dominick #8165984

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic November 25, 2009

Terrific colors, details and title, Valerie!

UB. #8166016

Maria A. Gonzalez November 25, 2009

Just beautiful,Val..The colors are so beautiful and excellent detail and focus..You can feel the texture and the softness of the petals on this image...Great close-up and work on this beauty..Like the composition too.
Happy Thanksgiving to you too. #8166037

Gord MacEachern November 25, 2009

Beautiful image and wonderful Title Valarie, looks like this beauty is calling you over. Must have seen you had your camera, great job here!! #8166095

Ron McEwan November 25, 2009

Another great shot Valarie. The title certainly is fitting. Love the color and detail here. #8166170

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe November 25, 2009

A stunning macro - Happy Thanksgiving!! Jeff #8166200

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe November 25, 2009

I just love this...the colors and details are striking; it brightens the day! #8166236

Courtenay Vanderbilt November 25, 2009

You too, Valarie! This is a stunning lotus portrait! Love the colors and details, just beautiful! #8166262

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe November 25, 2009

This is perfect, Valarie. Composition. lighting, colors, details and title are superb. Happy Thanksgiving to you too. #8166349

Linda D. Lester level-classic November 25, 2009

Awesome.....These are so beautiful! #8166429

Monnie Ryan November 25, 2009

I agree the folded petal adds the perfect touch to this one, Valarie -- it's gorgeous! #8166430

Nikki McDonald level-classic November 25, 2009

Beautiful image, Valarie -- you are absolutely right about the one beckoning petal. What a nice whimsical touch it adds to this stunning capture. #8166549

Jack Ryan November 25, 2009

Excellent composition with wonderful color and detail...a really beautiful image. Excellent work. #8166586

Marty Straub November 25, 2009

Outstanding work, Valarie. That come-hither petal was the first thing I noticed. That, along with your exciting composition and dof make this a favorite. What a beautiful photo! #8166624

Melissa G. Meiselman November 25, 2009

Stunning full frame shot of this beautiful lotus, Valarie!! #8166694

Karen Bacon November 25, 2009

Well one word comes to mind-OUTSTANDING!!! This is a fabulous photo Valarie,and you should be very proud! #8166772

Sam Britt November 25, 2009

Terrific detail, color & clarity. Very beautiful image, Valarie. #8166887

Ellen Hodges November 25, 2009

Added to favs, Val! Just soooo gorgeous! Happy Thanksgiving! #8167794

Gina Cormier November 25, 2009

Spectacular macro Val!! Superb work as always. Love the color, detail and that come hither peddle! Love these flowers. I have yet to shoot one...

Patricia Seidler November 25, 2009

Fantastic all around Valarie. Great color, clarity and lighting. I hope to see this again. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. #8168664

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna November 25, 2009


Tell the GANG hi from me!!! LOL :-) k #8168754

Carol L. Fowler November 25, 2009

Rats- I really need a lotus flower to shoot! I am thoroughly jealous! Magnificent capture! Happy Thanksgiving! #8168881

Julianne Bradford November 25, 2009

Just Incredible Valarie!!! Happy Thanksgiving! #8169321

Ann Coates level-classic November 25, 2009

You have really nailed this beautiful flower Valarie. Stunning colours, composition and clarity. #8169356

Val Feldman level-classic November 26, 2009

Thanks to all of you for stopping by and commenting...and Happy Thanksgiving!!! ~Val #8169855

Douglas Pignet November 26, 2009

Wonderful macro with such find details, great colors and lighting, well done & Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family,Doug & Diane #8169900

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe November 26, 2009

WOW, a smashing macro of this gorgeous lotus! LOVE this one!

ccc #8170271

Kerry Hill November 26, 2009

Excellent composition and details Valarie, beautiful floral!! #8170648

Kelly S. Cavanaugh November 26, 2009

Wow, Valarie! Wonderful colors, lighting and detail! Simply gorgeous! #8171496

Debra R. Harder November 27, 2009

WOW, Valarie!! Everything you do is just perfect. Beautiful colors, details, lighting and composition. They are all winners to me!! Deb #8173010

November 28, 2009

Very beautiful image,love the color and detail,a fav for sure,Valarie!!
(Congrats on your beautiful Finalist) #8175536

Karen Engelbreth November 28, 2009

Wonderful flower and capture, Valarie... #8175639

Dianna Murphy December 01, 2009

Holly cow. a winner!!! #8182542

Marilyn Cornwell February 19, 2010

Valarie - this is such a masterful, splendid finalist! I bet it continues to travel to more awards! Congratulations! #8394555

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic February 19, 2010

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8395203

Ellen Hodges February 19, 2010

Congrats on your fabulous finalists, Val!!! Very best luck!!!! #8395246

Jack Ryan February 19, 2010

Wow! Another congratulations! #8395389

Douglas Pignet February 19, 2010

Again congratulations on being a finalist, very well deserved #8395392

Patti Coblentz February 19, 2010

This one is just awesome...congtratulations!!

Patti #8395620

Linda L. Ruiz February 19, 2010 #8395896

Julie Burnett February 19, 2010

It's hard to compete with the above, but congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Val!! #8396080

Courtenay Vanderbilt February 19, 2010

What a stunner, Valarie! CONGRATULATIONS! Well deserved! #8397048

Linda D. Lester level-classic February 19, 2010

Congratulations on your awesome finalist! #8397127

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe February 19, 2010

Congratulations Valarie...beautiful! #8397205

Dianna Murphy February 19, 2010

So glad you resubmitted this one. Its a bute! Should be a winner. #8397308

Stefania Barbier level-classic February 19, 2010

AMAZING finalist, congratulations! #8397453

Amy M. Wilson February 19, 2010

Gorgeous Finalist.... love, LOVE, love this; big congrats, Valarie!!! #8397496

Nikki McDonald level-classic February 19, 2010

Not just a finalist -- a winner, I hope. Congratulations, Valarie. #8397750

Anita Hogue February 19, 2010

WOW, Valarie, for sure a winner!!! I love this image! Congratulations..............Anita #8398052

Carol L. Fowler February 19, 2010

Spectacular details and color. WTG and Congrats! #8398145

Sam Britt February 19, 2010

Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist, Val! #8398728

Gord MacEachern February 19, 2010

Big congrats on your fabulous finalists, Valarie! Very best of luck on the next round!! #8398848

Bonnie C. Lackey level-classic February 19, 2010

Another big Hooray and this better win this time!!! #8398868

Jean-Pierre Ducondi February 19, 2010

Congratulations on your well deserved finalist Val. Well done.
JP #8399485

Debra R. Harder February 20, 2010

One word...PERFECTION!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS, Valarie, on another SUPERB finalist!! Deb #8401269

Donna La Mattino Pagakis February 20, 2010

Lovely Valarie! Congratulations on your finalist! #8401845

Ann Coates level-classic February 20, 2010

So beautiful Valarie. Congratulations on your finalist award. #8402645

Maria A. Gonzalez February 21, 2010

Can you believe I have never seen one of this up close and personal!!
Beautiful finalists,Val...Congratulations,it is a real beauty with excellent detail and colors.. #8403418

Nikki McDonald level-classic February 21, 2010

Exquisite work, Valarie. Congratulations on your finalist and good luck in the next round. #8404458

Val Feldman level-classic February 21, 2010

To all of you wonderful BP'er's, a huge and sincere thanks for stopping by and leaving your words of support and always, it's so appreciated! ~Val #8404843

Kelly S. Cavanaugh February 22, 2010

Such a beautiful finalist, Val! Congratulations! #8406915

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic February 25, 2010

Gorgeous colors in this beautiful floral, Val. CONGRATZ. on the Finalist and expect to see this again!

UB. #8414221

Stefania Barbier level-classic February 25, 2010

congratulations on your gorgeous first place win!!! #8415224

Michelle Alton February 25, 2010

Val...a particularly stunning floral and a winner from the gitgo! My sincere congratulations!

Michelle #8415272

Amy M. Wilson February 25, 2010

HUGE, HUGE, HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your FABULOUS well-deserved FIRST Place win, Valarie!!!! Way to go!!!! #8415301

Kelly S. Cavanaugh February 25, 2010

Congratulations on your fabulous 1st place win, Valarie!!!! #8415319

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic February 25, 2010

Glad to see this again, Val. CONGRATZ. on your First Place Win!

UB. #8415408

Linda D. Lester level-classic February 25, 2010

Congratulations on your awesome first place win!!!!! #8415494

Jeana Clark February 25, 2010

What an awesome First Place Winner!!!

~J~ #8415525

Mitch Spence level-classic February 25, 2010

Congratulations, Valarie, on your beautiful first place winner. #8415528

Kerry Hill February 25, 2010

Huge congratulatios on this awesome win Valarie!! Well done!! #8415536

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe February 25, 2010

Congratulations, Valarie on this beautiful winner. #8415615

Courtenay Vanderbilt February 25, 2010

So happy to see this in the winners circle, Valarie!

Bojan Bencic level-classic February 25, 2010

Congratulations Valarie! Fantastic photo. #8415730

Marilyn Cornwell February 25, 2010

It's just so great to be able to congratulate you on this truly wonderful winner! #8415839

Marilyn Cornwell February 25, 2010

It's just so great to be able to congratulate you on this truly wonderful winner! #8415840

Ellen Hodges February 25, 2010

Huge congrats on this outstanding WINNER!!!!!! Yeah!!! #8415881

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic February 25, 2010

on your very deserving First Place WINNER! 8o) #8415885

Gina Cormier February 25, 2010


Congrats!!!!!! #8416017

Jack Ryan February 25, 2010

Way to go, Valarie. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! #8416117

Karen Bacon February 25, 2010

Congratulations on this stunning winner Valerie! #8416149

Renee Doyle February 25, 2010

Beautiful!!! Big congratulations on this wonderful FIrst Place win Valerie!! #8416155

Cathy Barrows February 25, 2010

Congrats on your 1st place win...fantabulous #8416156

Monnie Ryan February 25, 2010

Congratulations on a much-deserved win, Valarie!! #8416164

Debra R. Harder February 25, 2010

WTG, Valarie!! Huge congratulations on your GORGEOUS FIRST PLACE WINNER!! Deb #8416199

Anita Hogue February 25, 2010

WOW, Valarie! This is absolutely fabulous! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! #8416338

Nikki McDonald level-classic February 25, 2010

I have loved this since I spotted it in Recent Entries the day of upload, Valarie. Congratulations on the big win!! #8416349

Carol L. Fowler February 25, 2010

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!! WTG Val! #8416400

Julie Burnett February 25, 2010

WHOO - HOOOOOO!!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS, VAL!!!!!! :) :) :) #8416405

Val Feldman level-classic February 25, 2010

Thank you all for your very kind congrats...think I'm a bit stunned - but happy! Once again, the BP Community has shown, by it's generosity of spirit and kindness, that we are all winners! Thank you all for making this day so special! ~Val #8416435

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe February 25, 2010

This is such a beautiful floral image...congrats on your first place win Valarie!!! Enjoy! #8416461

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna February 25, 2010

WTG on this fantastic winner, Val!!! :-) k #8416561

Barbara Waldoch February 25, 2010

Congratultaions on your beautiful Win, Valarie! #8416570

Lana Arcemont February 25, 2010


Phyllis H. Burchett February 25, 2010

Stunning capture, Congrats on your win! #8416822

Anne M. Young level-addict February 25, 2010

Congratulations on this super winner! #8417001

Patricia Seidler February 26, 2010


Maria A. Gonzalez February 26, 2010

Big Congratulations,Val on your first place win....Beautiful... #8417654

Boyd L. Alexander February 26, 2010

Congratulations on your stunning First Place Win Valarie!! #8417802

Diane E. Deming level-classic February 26, 2010

Valarie, This is just an exceptional photo. It is stunningly beautiful. Congratulations on your well-deserved first place win. #8417850

Connie L. Carpenter February 26, 2010

congratulations, it's wonderful! #8417879

Jean-Pierre Ducondi February 26, 2010

Congratulations on your win Valarie.
JP #8418020

Tess L. Yee February 26, 2010

Congrats on this beautiful winner, Valarie! #8418256

Jessica Jenney February 26, 2010

Congratulations, Valarie on your beautiful FIrst Place Win! #8418359

Val Feldman level-classic February 26, 2010

Warm and sincere thanks to all of you for your kind words...I appreciate them moe than words can convey. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend...and thanks again, BP'er's! ~Val #8418485

Bonnie C. Lackey level-classic February 26, 2010

Another huge HOORAY!!! This is a most deserved win!!! #8418510

Kathleen Rinker February 26, 2010

Huge, huge congrats my friends on this beautiful FIRST place win, whohooooo!!! #8418583

Ann Coates level-classic February 26, 2010

Congratulations to your outstanding First Place win Valarie. #8418965

Carol Eade level-addict February 26, 2010

Congratulations, Valarie...what a gorgeous lotus image! #8418990

Sam Britt February 26, 2010

Big Congrats on this beautiful first place winner, Val! #8419287

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe February 27, 2010

Gorgeous first place winner, Val, and a very suitable title!!
KK #8420008

Val Feldman level-classic February 27, 2010

Thanks so much for all your wonderful comments, BP always, each one is appreciated! ~Val #8420977

Lois Adomite February 28, 2010

Stunning flower photo, great detail. congratulations #8422841

Kristi A. Howson March 01, 2010

Congratulations Valerie. Stunning details and such beautiful color. #8425583

Anne McKinnell March 01, 2010

Beautiful detail. Congratulations on your first place winner!! #8425634

Nick Lagos March 02, 2010

Congratulations on winning the big Gold Valarie...well done #8426034

Donna La Mattino Pagakis March 02, 2010

I'm so happy for you Valarie! This image is incredible! Congratulations on your BIG win!!! #8427830

Summer A. Kozisek March 02, 2010

Gorgeous macro Valarie, congratulations on your win!! #8427842

Rosemary Sampson level-classic March 23, 2010

Awesome macro. A well deserved win! #8475142

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict May 04, 2010

Congratulations Valarie on your Win!!!

Dominick #8589764

Nadia Paul September 15, 2010

If perfection exists my friend, this must be it! An exquisite image of a very beautiful flower - huge congrats on your gold Val! #8901245

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 10, 2010



Your Gallery Is AMAZINGLY Beautiful!
-Laura :D #9091478

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