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Photographer  Mary Sue Hayward {Karma:17558}
Project #48 Best Picture of 2004 Camera Model Canon EOS 10D
Categories Macro
Florals
Film Format
Portfolio
Lens Canon  100 mm f/2 USM
Uploaded 8/24/2004 Film / Memory Type digital
    ISO / Film Speed 0
Views 6534 Shutter 1/60
Favorites 23  Aperture f/2.8
Critiques 110 Rating Critique Only Image
Location City - 
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Country - United States   United States
About Shot in RAW format in partly cloudy late afternoon light on a covered porch. Used zebra reflector to boost light.

Actual info: ISO 100, f2.8 @ 1/90.

PS used to correct for color and contrast, one bit of cloning to correct a blemish. One-pixel border added just because I could :)
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pasquale ale angelini pasquale ale angelini   {K:2543} 5/10/2015
fabulous, how nice!
pasquale angelini fotopan

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Fatima Hasoumi   {K:373} 2/14/2015
So beautiful

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Suvro Datta Suvro Datta   {K:4892} 7/31/2010
Awesome macro work with beautiful vibrant colors og the flowers. Great job. / suvro at SlideFilmScan.com

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Julie Salles Julie Salles   {K:22654} 11/1/2008
Absolutely stunning. Well deserved awards!
Best,
Julie.

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A. G. DODO   {K:203} 11/1/2008
Wonderful color. Great shot.

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Abolfazl Erfani Abolfazl Erfani   {K:7431} 7/2/2008
Really great shot! I like it.
Welcome to my portfolio.
Regards; Abolfazl.

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Hussam AL_ Khoder   {K:79545} 8/2/2007
*** charming ***

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Oscar E.  Flores H.   {K:7850} 6/13/2007
Bella foto. Magnífica

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Kerry Nobbs Kerry Nobbs   {K:2800} 6/13/2007
Nicely done good work on the PS. Great picture. Kerry

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Lydia Nel   {K:3579} 6/12/2007
The most interesting perspective on a rose I've seen in a long time, Mary Sue - stunning result -exquisite colours - please fill me in: what do you mean by "one-pixel border added" ? I asume it has something to do with PS, but I have no experience of that program at all, and adding borders sounds like something one should be able to do ;-) Regards

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Riny Koopman Riny Koopman   {K:102908} 6/12/2007
Perfect! Gongrats!

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Mehul Chimthankar Mehul Chimthankar   {K:18655} 6/12/2007
Hi Mary,

This is fantastic work, nice use of DOF here and the tones are amazing

Mehul

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Igor Sivjakov Igor Sivjakov   {K:4671} 6/12/2007
SUPERB PHOTO
WOW
Congs for awards.
Igor

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Martin Marcinkiewicz   {K:643} 3/1/2007
Congratulations on the awards, each and every one of them is well earned! Great shot, and unusual way to see it, many would be tempted to shot it differently, more conventionally, I'd say. Well done! Keep up the good work, as rest of your work is impressive too!

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Mehul Chimthankar Mehul Chimthankar   {K:18655} 3/1/2007
Hi Mary,

Wonderful presentation of the petals, liked the effective use of DOF

Mehul

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Riny Koopman Riny Koopman   {K:102908} 3/1/2007
Exellent!

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Alpay Yalcinkaya Alpay Yalcinkaya   {K:223} 11/25/2006
very Beautiful colors!

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Leonie Fitzpatrick Leonie Fitzpatrick   {K:40551} 11/13/2006
Imageopolis Featured Photo Critique Superb... Stunning... The colour is magnificent... Reminds me of fresh summer peaches...

The DoF, petal edges grab the eye and then draw you on into the photo...

Excellent Mary Sue... Your three awards well deserved...

Onie...

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Roberto Arcari Farinetti Roberto Arcari Farinetti   {K:209486} 11/13/2006
and other award for this... congrats mary!!
cheers
roby

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Sotiris Porevis Sotiris Porevis   {K:72} 9/20/2006
Impressive composition amazing image!! To my favs!

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Luis  Steinberg (EFIAP) Luis  Steinberg (EFIAP)   {K:21250} 9/2/2006
Hahahaha is a floral macro or is surrealistc image...it's a subjective question...you see...I'm writing a short documment -maybe an essay- about my response of your comments of Quijote Essay's I love these debating...is passionate for me....WARM CHEERS AND REGARDS. Luis

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Cathy Carroll Cathy Carroll   {K:28144} 7/25/2006
A delicious feast of colour, so exciting to the eye. Inspiring work. Cathy

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Armend Nimani Armend Nimani   {K:1005} 6/22/2006
great macro pic

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 6/22/2006
Wow Mary . . . I'm so glad this made the front page so we could get a chance to see it. Stunning . . . beautiful . . . and amazingly well done. A triple award winner . . . and deserving too . . .

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Sheila Carson Sheila Carson   {K:5924} 6/21/2006
Congratulations on making the front page Mary Sue! A beautiful photo indeed!

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Alberto Di Gangi   {K:2375} 6/21/2006
Excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Brava Mary
Alberto Di Gangi

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Dino Lupani Dino Lupani   {K:15142} 6/21/2006
Absolutely SUPERB!!!!
Dino

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Hakan AKIRMAK Hakan AKIRMAK   {K:15913} 6/4/2006
Excellent abstract macro work! I like it very much!
You have a wonderful portfolio Mary! Congratulations!

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Susan Hernandez Susan Hernandez   {K:6487} 5/8/2006
Absolutely gorgeous, love the color, excellent work and congrats on all the awards

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. .   {K:2743} 4/26/2006
holy cra p hadnt seen this one before..

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narabia   narabia     {K:9563} 4/23/2006
well deserved awards! congratulations

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Giuseppe Guadagno Giuseppe Guadagno   {K:34002} 3/27/2006
It's splendid Mary!
Bravissima!
Cheers.

Giuseppe

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Gayle's Eclectic Photos Gayle's Eclectic Photos   {K:91109} 3/25/2006
Congrats for FP today,march 24,2006! All awards well deserved for this high impact floral image,Mary Sue....such warmth with the palette and the petal edge detail is very appealing...wonderful vibrant image and hope you blow this one up HUGE to hang on your wall!
regards,gayle
(Thanks for forum and image comments)

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Susie OConnor Susie OConnor   {K:34798} 2/16/2006
Congrats on the wheelbarrow full of awards on this shot Mary Sue. Well deserved...this is gorgeous. Keep up the great work!
Susie

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John Nobody John Nobody   {K:4914} 2/16/2006
Wow very good details and use of DOF. Congrats for the "POD" well deserved. My best regards.

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Joel Aron Joel Aron   {K:14920} 2/16/2006
Wow!

Stunning! Our work looks very similar! You've captured the color beauty of this, and amazingly well in natural light.

Well done! I lov eyour choice of focus, and composition.

well done!

cheers,
-Joel

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Partha Pal Partha Pal   {K:11619} 1/22/2006
WOW, exceptionally well.Good control over dof.
7+
Partha

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Ayşe Sanem Çolak Ayşe Sanem Çolak   {K:4516} 1/2/2006
fantastic macro, lovely tones, congrats Mary Sue.

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Silvia Festa Silvia Festa   {K:6008} 6/22/2005
how beautiful portfolio you have! this is a masterpiece! I love colors and dof!

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Saqib Zulfiqar   {K:2745} 6/20/2005
Looks brilliant. A flower macro which also an abstract. Well done.

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Nour El Refai Nour El Refai   {K:12481} 5/22/2005
wow, this is beyond imagination, so wonderful shot, it deserve the best, yes

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steven carter   {K:2140} 4/12/2005
well i see this one won best in project. I can not disagree. the colors, the background and creativty is wonderful.

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Raphael Günther   {K:586} 1/20/2005
Very very good. Congratulations.

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Erik Neldner Erik Neldner   {K:10846} 1/19/2005
Stunning in such a delicate way. The colors bring you in, then the eye moves to the delicate shapes. Nice work!
erik

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Salvatore Rossignolo   {K:13559} 1/19/2005
I like it.Great pic.

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Shane Finnigan Shane Finnigan   {K:1990} 1/6/2005
Sue,

What could possibly be written in praise that hasn't already! Bravo my dear, bravo. You have not only provided a magnificent image, but inspiration as well.
Thank you.

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Marcia . Marcia .   {K:16108} 12/19/2004
Wonderful!!!
I loved the colors and the abstract composition.
Congrats for the awards.

Márcia

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Roberto Arcari Farinetti Roberto Arcari Farinetti   {K:209486} 12/19/2004
woooooww Mary Sue..
I see an impressive depth, a dof and an exposure, on the red one, colour difficult, excellent and they are right in two deserved awards!
Seen Inside, what it interns almost to be intimate.
roby

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Istvan VARKONYI   {K:3770} 12/19/2004
Amaizing play with form and the worm colors.
Masterwork,
Congratulation

Istvan

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Harry Eggens Harry Eggens   {K:14804} 12/11/2004
Beautiful as beautiful cn be Mary Sue. Most wonderful soft lighting and curved lines of the patels. Perfect use of DOF. Congratulations....Best regards, Harry

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RC. Dany RC. Dany   {K:64104} 12/6/2004
Magnificent !!!!!!!

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Fabio Keiner   {K:80524} 12/5/2004
really a very fine one

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Rawabi Al-Nuaimi   {K:15659} 12/5/2004
very beautiful... love the dof and colors :)

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Guido Tweepenninckx Guido Tweepenninckx   {K:20076} 12/3/2004
its very beautiful Mary Sue

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Mary Sue Hayward   {K:17558} 12/2/2004
Thank you for all the recent comments on this image. It is a favorite of mine. I can say that being lucky enough to have an image on the front page really can get a lot of traffic on your work!

I appreciate you all taking the time to comment.

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Nicole Marcisz Nicole Marcisz   {K:10268} 12/2/2004
lovely image, excellent detail in petals against soft blurred background.

cheers,
nicole

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Krystian Frahn   {K:805} 12/2/2004
superb shot!!!!! i'm impressed! regards K.

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Shehabeldin Mostafa   {K:1163} 12/2/2004
B R A V O

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Lukasz Rzeszotarski   {K:45} 12/2/2004
nice warm colours, very nice, when winter is outside me :)

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Roberto Okamura   {K:22851} 12/2/2004
Amazing composition!!
Congratulations!

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Ian McIntosh Ian McIntosh   {K:42997} 12/2/2004
Flowers become flames. Amazing

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Dina Marie Dina Marie   {K:-1410} 12/2/2004
phenominal

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Tim Long Tim Long   {K:9228} 12/1/2004
Absolutely beautiful. I love floral macros and am so impressed by this one. Wow is right. Great job!

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z z   {K:7231} 11/30/2004
Absolutely beautiful! bold yet delicate

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Lori Stitt   {K:75282} 11/30/2004
Congrats on both awards!
Most well deserved,
this is spectacular indeed!
Incredible DOF!
Lori :)

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Mark Stein   {K:6210} 11/30/2004
This is incredible! Too wonderful for words!
Mark

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ferry INDRAWANG   {K:244} 11/30/2004
wow..
great DOF Selection Sue..
the picture brings gives a very dinamyc effects

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Mari Mar   {K:11469} 11/30/2004
Preciosa! congratulationes, brava!!

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Antonia BauerleinSehnert   {K:30599} 11/30/2004
Gorgeous. Nicely done. Into favorites. Toni

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Daniel O'Byrne   {K:1157} 11/30/2004
Very beautiful floral macro it has an intimacy with the wonderful POV and those gorgeous colours!!

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Angelo Villaschi Angelo Villaschi   {K:49617} 11/29/2004
A beautiful festival of colours. Lovely flower macro.

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Marco Maresca Marco Maresca   {K:14418} 11/29/2004
Splendid macro,Mary Sue!Wonderful photo!! Ciao

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Kurt Zoglmann   {K:1373} 11/29/2004
This is simply short of amazing. Usually the largest possible DOF is preferable when taking macro shots. The tiny DOF is spot on for this composition. The color and saturation could not have been better.

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Jaroslav Dole?al   {K:785} 11/29/2004
Woow, excelent photo!!!

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Jocelyn Fong   {K:1380} 11/29/2004
Absolutely fantastic! The softness and the colour of the petals are enhanced by the light. It would look wonderful as a wall hanging. Very sensual.

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Jeanette Hägglund Jeanette Hägglund   {K:59855} 11/29/2004
Hi! Nice macro shot - in my taste! Cool DOF and lovely colours. Congrats for all awards.

Jeanette

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Arun Madisetti Arun Madisetti   {K:1145} 11/21/2004
Superb!!!
brava. What more can be said looking at the comments, wonderful job and great image as a result.
A

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Kim Culbert   {K:37070} 10/6/2004
I can't beleive I haven't commented on this yet... truly, I have looked at it so many times, but I honestly thought that I had already commented!
Anyways, GORGEOUS as usual! DOF is perfect and the colours have captured so much of the spirit of the flower!

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Annika Ekebert   {K:1741} 9/13/2004
So beautiful.
I love the photo.
My compliments!

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Larry Tiefenbrunn Larry Tiefenbrunn   {K:153} 9/7/2004
Dear Mary Sue,
Great technique. I've seen you use it a few times to pick out one element for a flower & let the rest dissolve in the background. I have got to try this myself.
Thanks for sharing,
Larry

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Hugo de Wolf Hugo de Wolf   {K:185110} 9/2/2004
Hi MS. Wow! Another SC! I keep on stumbling on SC images today...But this one is BIP-ed too!Perfectly abstract, and i love the deep, rich tones. Excellent shot. Simple, but very well balanced.

Cheers,

Hugo

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mustafa sky   {K:200} 8/27/2004
Very beautiful

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audra  erin audra  erin   {K:3837} 8/26/2004
My first instinct is to take a bite of this...I know...wierd...It just looks so...edible. Wonderfully rich and sweet...such vivid color and detail...really beautiful.

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Roger Williams Roger Williams   {K:86139} 8/26/2004
It took me a moment to work out just what this macro shows--the colour was what hooked me and made me want to know! Just goes to show that macros don't have to be all crystal clear with razor-sharp focus... the focus is just sharp enough where it needs to be, and delightfully soft and smooth elsewhere. The overall effect is just gorgeous. I have to have this among my favourites, Mary Sue!

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jeff lynch jeff lynch   {K:4770} 8/26/2004
Very well done!
It pays to break macro rules sometimes and this is a great example of that. The colors are snappy and the focus really makes this one work!
Sweet!

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Terrence Kent   {K:7023} 8/26/2004
beautiful marysue, the flute doeth sing~

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rharyanto photo's   {K:18} 8/25/2004
lovely color, great pic

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Lori Stitt   {K:75282} 8/25/2004
Absolutely beautiful!!!
Everything about this image is
EXCELLENT!

Congrats on your award!
Lori :)

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Miluxa Patricio   {K:6060} 8/25/2004
Wonderful picture.
The colors are great.
It`s lovely to paint it in the wall!
Loved it
Confrats

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Ingrid Mathews   {K:7277} 8/25/2004
Mary Sue, this is excellent. The focused fore-ground fading into the blurry background works very well. Love the colors. Would make a wonderful enlargement to grace our walls. First-rate all the way!

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atalay karacaorenli atalay karacaorenli   {K:1557} 8/25/2004
really nice photo.

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Samuel Downs   {K:7290} 8/25/2004
Wow. What wonderful color and how smooth. I love it. Well done.

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Burak Tanriover Burak Tanriover   {K:16610} 8/24/2004
very beautiful picture ,the details colors and lighting are excellent,best regards

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Frank Sala   {K:2643} 8/24/2004
Mary sue,
Beautiful colours and shapes,just like flames in the foreground with red hot embers behind.Well done.
Frank

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Dirck DuFlon   {K:35779} 8/24/2004
Wow! Or should I say 'Yum' :) this is just so rich and sumptuous! Excellent job keeping just the edges of the petals in sharp focus while the rest of the colors wrap themselves around them.
This one definitely goes into my favorites, too! Congratulations on a well-deserved Staff Choice!

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Mark Beltran   {K:32612} 8/24/2004
This is the result of having everything under control and knowing what one wants to achieve. I think you went beyond the usual and into something new and unconventional.

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Jim Christensen   {K:18843} 8/24/2004
And now !! Congrates on the SC award. the image jumped at me when I first saw it. Kinda had that special look :-) Good for you !
jimc

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Elzbieta     {K:3153} 8/24/2004
Great macro Mary Sue. Beautiful colours and softnes. Congrats on SC!
Best regards, Ela

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Lukasz Kuczkowski Lukasz Kuczkowski   {K:14687} 8/24/2004
lovely colors and softness;
great work;
congtatulation on SC!!!
regards
Lukasz

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Rodulf Gomez   {K:1243} 8/24/2004
What a lovely firey color. Beautifull macro shot. Congrats on the SC award!
Regards -ray

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cessy karina   {K:14205} 8/24/2004
woww.... stunning beauty !! very nice macro, beautiful color

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Rose Martin   {K:4696} 8/24/2004
Beautiful shot. It makes me think of candy.
Sweet

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Mary Sue Hayward   {K:17558} 8/24/2004
Thanks to everyone for their kind remarks and especially to the SC elf!

Jim, the zebra reflector is one of those round reflectors that have a zigzag pattern of silver and gold on one side. It provides a slightly warm cast to the reflected light.

I saw this on a different monitor than my own, and it nearly burned my retinas out. I don't know if it is my color calibration (a laptop) or the other monitor (a flat screen), but on my monitor the image color matches the actual flower. I'll look at it on a CRT tomorrow and see if there is a difference there as well.

Thanks again for the comments.

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Jim Gamble   {K:12164} 8/24/2004
CONGRATS on the SC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It is well deserved for a great pic.
Jim Gamble

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Cary Shaffer   {K:9269} 8/24/2004
Interesting Mary Sue, looks like flames!

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Robert Stokes   {K:4509} 8/24/2004
The DOF and colors combine to create an intense image, with wonderful focus and composition. Your interpretation of natural elements is very well done. Splendid photo.

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Sue O'S Sue O'S   {K:12878} 8/24/2004
Whoa! Is this what you were striving for? You made in sound in chat like you had no idea how to get it! Well, it looks like you really did!

Magnificent!

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Bill Ciavarra   {K:10216} 8/24/2004
very beautiful macro...amazing softness and glowing colors.

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Jim Christensen   {K:18843} 8/24/2004
Wonderful image
love the colors and the edges of the flower being in focus. gives it a strong abstract look.
jimc

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Jim Gamble   {K:12164} 8/24/2004
WOOOOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mary Sue, this is awsome!!!!!!!
Its like an explosion of colours, as a matter of fact when I first saw the thumbnail thats what I thought.
Going into my favs.
BTW, what is a zebra reflector??? Never heard of one.
Great job,
Jim Gamble

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