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Unfolding Drama


 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner   Unfolding Drama
Unfolding Drama

...at the lotus pond at Zilker Botanical Gardens in Austin. After 2 years of no lotuses due to the drought (which we are still enduring), unusual recent July rains gave these wonderful, over-the-top flowers a kick-start to blooming. I'm a happy camper! :)

~Flowers~

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Oh Val! What an exquisite capture and presentation! Just beautiful!


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August 06, 2013

 
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  Hi Valarie,Beautiful capture my friend.It's been raining here all day my friend,Wet monsoon this year!!!


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August 06, 2013

 

Michelle Alton
  These are almost certainly the most beautifully photographed lotuses (loti?) I have ever beheld.


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August 06, 2013

 
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  Stunning capture, Val.


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August 06, 2013

 

Don Christiana
  WOW...Val. The colors and detail just POP off my screen. Perfection at its best. I hope you and I can get more rain soon before we dry up and float way. LOL :)


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August 06, 2013

 

Gord MacEachern
  Michelle and Donald pretty much sum this image up Val, I love perfection!!!


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August 06, 2013

 
lindasolariphotos.com - Linda M. Solari

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  Val this is a stunning capture of two lotus flowers!! I love the POV and the details, as well as the wonderful lighting. It is exquisite!
Linda


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August 06, 2013

 
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  Gorgeous light, comp. and capture, Val.


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August 06, 2013

 

Thomas E. Hinds
  Stunning light, detail, and color, as this beauty is unfolded for us to see! My, My! Fab work, Val!


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August 06, 2013

 
- R. J. Laudenbacher

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  Some I am going to say to you...the light...the light...the light. Beautiful work Val!


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August 06, 2013

 
- Nancy L. Green

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  This is over-the-top beautiful Val, I have not been there yet this year,m, guess I'll need to, WTG!!! <


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August 06, 2013

 
- Kathy Salerni

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  Love that you have shot 2 lotus flowers, Val! Usually, everyone shots a single blossom. This is gorgeous light, detail and comp!


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August 06, 2013

 

Carol L. Fowler
  Now I am a happy camper too since I can gaze in awe at your photo!


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August 06, 2013

 
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  Absolutely beautiful, Val...excellent image with superb light and detail!


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August 06, 2013

 
- Terry Cervi

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  You have outdone yourself, Ms.V!!! Outstanding light, color and detail in this beauty of a capture. Pass me your smelling salts if you have any to spare, please!!


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August 06, 2013

 
- Patrick Rouzes

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  Colors,lighting, clarity & b/g make for a winning photo, Val. Good luck, my friend.


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August 06, 2013

 

Colette M. Metcalf
  I see a winner here!! Absolutely beautiful, Val! Wow!!!


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August 07, 2013

 
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  I need to get back there and shoot when there are flowers. Not many when I was there in January this year. Gorgeous Val.


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August 07, 2013

 
valfeldmanphotos.com - Val Feldman

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  Thanks everyone - appreciate your stop-by!


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August 07, 2013

 
- Laura E. Swan

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  e are ALL Happy Campers to be able to view this over the top Lotus bouquet!

Val if you do not get GOLD for this I will personally write to J.M....And I mean that!

This is SO, SO, SO beautiful. I hope this very image makes you a famous photographer, because it really could.

Miss you!
LOTW's :)))


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August 08, 2013

 
valfeldmanphotos.com - Val Feldman

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  Thank you, Ms. Laura...I've been remiss hopping on over to your gallery lately but made up for it just a few minutes ago. Had a great time looking thru all your SP's - I think BP made this months theme especially for you! :) :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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August 08, 2013

 
- Laura E. Swan

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  I miss our visits. I will try harder after August (camp trips) to visit you more, too. Thanks Miss Val! It was really great seeing you today! xo


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August 08, 2013

 
- Laura E. Swan

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  P.S. I replied to your comments just now on my threads. :)))


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August 08, 2013

 

Tammy Espino
  WOW!


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August 08, 2013

 
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  Stunning!!!


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August 09, 2013

 

Julie Burnett
  I bow down to you, Cuz!! Ditto all the above, stunning clarity and light!!


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August 12, 2013

 
- Dayna Cain

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  Winner!!!!!!!


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August 12, 2013

 
- Jill Odice

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  Absolutely incredible!!! I agree with the others, this has Winner written all over it! Into my favs!


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August 12, 2013

 

Nadia Paul
  The lighting here is just gorgeous, as is your comp - beautiful work Val!


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August 15, 2013

 
valfeldmanphotos.com - Val Feldman

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  Appreciate all your stop-bys - thanks so much!


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August 17, 2013

 
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  Zoweeeee......well next to cactus blooms, lotus and water lilies are my favorite flowers....hardly any in Phoenix of course cause we're always in drought...this is so stunning...glad you had some rain to bring this to life! I call this a winner!!!


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August 21, 2013

 
- Rudi Reiner

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  This is superb - see a gold here! Love the pov, sharp detail and the lighting!


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August 26, 2013

 
- Michele Peterson

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  Wow, this is definitely a winner! Congratulations on the finalist, it is so pretty!


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July 30, 2014

 
- Laura E. Swan

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  This is so lovely! :D I'm very happy for you young lady!! :))))))

-LOTW


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July 30, 2014

 

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  Excellent image


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July 30, 2014

 
- Peggy Pfister

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  Another amazing photo, Val! Big congrats!


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July 30, 2014

 
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  OH MY GOSH TEXAS GIRL I FOUND YET ANOTHER HUGE CONGRATULATION VAL.


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July 31, 2014

 

JO ANN CLEVELAND
  Congrats on this wonderful finalist Val!
I ditto the Judge!

jo ann c.


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July 31, 2014

 

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  Nice back light.


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July 31, 2014

 
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  They are beautiful! Congratulations again, Val!


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July 31, 2014

 
- Kathy Salerni

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  Huge congrats on this beautiful Gold Winner, Val!


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July 31, 2014

 
- Kathy Salerni

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  Huge congrats on this beautiful Gold Winner, Val!


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July 31, 2014

 

Michelle Alton
  This was a winner from the gitgo! Congratulations, Val.


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July 31, 2014

 
- Cindy Bendush

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  Wow Val - this is crazy beautiful! Congratulations on your outstanding gold!


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July 31, 2014

 
- Laura E. Swan

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  :))))))) Huge congrats!!!!!!!!!!!


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July 31, 2014

 
- Ujjwal Mukherjee

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  Huge congratulations on your excellent Winner,Val!!


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August 01, 2014

 

Karen Bacon
  This is stunning Val! Congratulations!


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August 01, 2014

 

Colette M. Metcalf
  HUGE congrats on this beautiful WIN, Val!!!


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  Congrats Val on your Stunning Win!


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  Beautiful winner. Congrats!


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  What a beauty! Congratulations!


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August 01, 2014

 
lesliesphotographs.com - Leslie McLain

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  Congrats on a beautiful winner, Val.


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- Terry Cervi

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  WTG, Ms.V! Congrats on your beautiful win!!


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August 01, 2014

 

Monnie Ryan
  Fabulous!!! Congratulations on a well-deserved winner, Val!


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August 01, 2014

 
- Patrick Rouzes

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  Big congrats on this incredible WINNER, Val. AMAZING.


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August 01, 2014

 
- Bojan Bencic

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  Beautiful photo, Val. Congratulations on your win!


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August 01, 2014

 
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  Huge congrats on a fabulously composed WINNER, Val!!!


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August 01, 2014

 

Orsi
  Congratulations,Val!!!
Stunning!!


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August 01, 2014

 

Gord MacEachern
  Val, your photography never ceases to amaze me!! Big congrats on your gold and finalists, photography at it's finest my friend!!


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  Congratulations Val on your gold place winner.


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  This is truly a striking and outstanding winner, Val!

Huge Congrats!!!


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August 01, 2014

 
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  Lotus are among my favorites. Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Val!


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August 01, 2014

 
- Joannie Bertucci

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  Ms. Tex, you have just set the standard for shooting lotus flowers and it is a very lofty goal for anyone! I've never shot a lotus and now I'm nervous about it! :-) Congrats on your amazing gold badge win!


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August 01, 2014

 
valfeldmanphotos.com - Val Feldman

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  Thanks so much everyone for your kind congratulations and comments - and thank you, BP Judges!


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August 01, 2014

 
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  The light and colour of this image is spectacular Val. Congrats on a well deserved winner.


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August 01, 2014

 

Carol L. Fowler
  Gorgeous Winner! Love your lighting and color saturation.


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August 01, 2014

 

JO ANN CLEVELAND
  Congratulation on this super 2nd Place Winner Val!

I love this!

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August 01, 2014

 
- Dayna Cain

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  Most definitely a stunning image Val. Congrats!


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August 01, 2014

 
- Kathy Shogren

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  Beautiful light and shadows, gorgeous color. Big congrats Val on your win!


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August 01, 2014

 

Debbie Bray
  Miss Val, what a superb win! I love the light shining through those gorgeous lotus petals, so soft and quite exquisite!! A very beautiful image, and very fitting of a gold badge! :)


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August 01, 2014

 
- Marijana Fajgl

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  Huge congratulations on your gold, Val!


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August 02, 2014

 
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  Big Congratulations on your beautiful win!!!!


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August 03, 2014

 

Nadia Paul
  Wonderful comp and stunning lighting Mz Val - gorgeous work as always my friend - congrats!


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August 05, 2014

 
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  Wow, Val! Your lotus is absolute lovely actually breath taking. I love your work!


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August 06, 2014

 
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