Inspiration

© Sam Britt

<b>Inspiration</b>

Janet McNeil level-classic September 24, 2008

Gorgeous floral with beautiful color, detail and comp!! #1004164

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic September 24, 2008

Sam -- this is absolutely beautiful. WOnderful color and details. #6503961

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe September 24, 2008

Beautiful image. Wonderful details and colors. #6503973

Joseph N. DiGilio September 24, 2008

Magnificent, Sam. Great presentation, light, color and clarity against a stark black background. Fine work. #6504020

Carol Sawyer September 24, 2008

Beautiful floral image, detail and color, Sam!! #6504028

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict September 24, 2008

Amazingly beautiful florals here, Sam, love that Purple and Black BG.


Dominick #6504030

Claudia Kuhn level-classic September 24, 2008

Beautiful colors and lighting Sam! #6504074

Paul E. Earl September 24, 2008

Gorgeous image, Sam! I love the lighting. #6504089

Tiia Vissak September 24, 2008

a fantastic shot! #6504182

Joy Rector September 24, 2008

awesome #6504480

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic September 24, 2008

Great capture! #6504545

Lynn M. Whitt September 24, 2008

beautiful image... #6504614

Vitor Dias September 24, 2008

Hi Sam.
Very good shot and you have caught it with a very good sharpness. Wonderful colours and a good composition. I like your black background.

rgs Vitor #6505073

Liz blahh September 24, 2008

Absolutely beautiful! Great clarity, comp & color. #6505503

Debbra Bailey level-deluxe September 24, 2008

Just beautiful Sam! Awesome light, and love the black background! #6505730

Jodi Zimmer September 24, 2008

This is an amazingly beautiful shot! A true winner. #6505812

Karen Engelbreth September 24, 2008

Fantastic capture, Sam! #6506364

Amy M. Wilson September 24, 2008

Gorgeous comp, colors, lighting, clarity...beautiful, Sam! #6506412

Nancy (Peaches) Harker September 24, 2008

Must be purple flower day.
Beautiful Iris capture Sam, super color, lighting and detail! #6506517

Patricia Ronan September 24, 2008

Beautiful Sam, gorgeous lighting:) #6506824

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna September 24, 2008

INCREDIBLELY GORGEOUS, Sam!!!!!! Such awesome clarity and the colors...WOW!!!!!!!!!!! ♫ k #6506873

Daniella Puente September 24, 2008

Amazing clarity and sharpness Sam, this is EXCELLENT +++ #6506915

Tammy Espino September 24, 2008

It's electric! #6506922

Tammy Espino September 24, 2008

It's electric! #6506923

Janet Daniel level-classic September 24, 2008

Such a stunning, elegant floral, Sam! Excellent color, detail, & b/g! #6507137

Sam Britt September 24, 2008

Thank you Janet M, Mary Beth, Tammy A, Joseph, Carol, Dominick, Claudia, Paul, Tiia, Joy, Shelly, Lynn, Vitor, Liz, Jodi, Debbra, Karen, Amy, Peaches, Patricia, Kitty, Daniella, Tammy E & Janet D! #6507260

Barbara Waldoch level-classic September 24, 2008

BB, Margaret!

(brilliantly beautiful) #6507512

Eugenio Diaz September 24, 2008

very nice Floral and perfect colors and details...awesome background #6507830

Lorna Shutter September 24, 2008

Absolutely stunning, Sam! Love the clarity, beautiful colours, water droplets and black background! Simply gorgeous! :) #6507875

Max Aureli September 24, 2008

Amaze composition, texture details, little drops, wonderful flower colors and light Samantha!!!! Beautiful! #6507886

Sam Britt September 24, 2008

Thank you Eugenio, Lorna, Max & Sabrina! #6507969

Patrick Rouzes level-classic September 24, 2008

The beauty here is phenomenal ,Sam!!! Exceptional colors, lighting,detail, clarity, b/g, pov & presentation!!! Hope to see this again,my friend!!! #6508072

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe September 24, 2008

Awesome, Sam! Beautiful image. Congrats to you!! #6508112

Jessica Jenney September 24, 2008

WOW, Sam! Gorgeous color, dramatic lighting and incredible detail! #6508132

Teresa A. Burnett level-deluxe September 24, 2008

Of course you probably already figured I would love this color Sam!! This is incredibly beautiful Sam!! Wonderful comp, details, lighting and I love the water droplets!! #6508282

Courtenay Vanderbilt September 24, 2008

This is simply stunning! I don't have the words to justify what this image deserves! #6508459

A P September 24, 2008

AWESOME!! GORGEOUS!! WONDERFUL!! OUTSTANDING!! everything about it!! POV, light, color, clarity, details down to the lovely little water droplets. A real stunner Sam. #6508777

Dianna Murphy September 24, 2008

OMGosh Sam, the clarity is so outstanding! #6508792

Stefania Barbier level-addict September 25, 2008

sup0erb Sam, colors and clarity are amazing... a true beauty! #6509068

Brett Dolsen September 25, 2008

Beautifull colours,lighting and details Samantha!!Brett #6509243

Margaret R. Barry September 25, 2008

Gorgeous, Sam. Beautiful colors, detail and lighting! #6509249

Sam Britt September 25, 2008

Thank you Patrick, Ellen, Jessica, Teresa, Courtenay, Ann, Dianna, Stefania, Brett & Margaret! #6510414

Renata Gusciora September 25, 2008

This is perfect ,Sam!!Love it!!! #6510688

Karen E. Baumann September 25, 2008

What can I say that others haven't... hmmm nothing!!! It's great! Nicely done, Sam!
#6511055

Susan Weisensel September 25, 2008

WOW the color and detail is perfect, So Beautiful. #6512915

Sam Britt September 25, 2008

Thank you Renata, Karen & Susan! #6513250

Susan Fox September 26, 2008

Wonderful detail, lighting and clarity! I am certain this one is a winner!!! At least I think it should be :-) #6517235

anonymous September 27, 2008

Beautiful capture Sam! Outstanding color, clarity, lighting and detail! B- #6519533

Sam Britt September 27, 2008

Thank you Susan & Barbara! #6521145

Jane E. Kirn September 28, 2008

Great detail, and the colors are so bold and right on. Good job Sam! #6523555

Sam Britt September 28, 2008

Thank you Jane! #6524813

Raymond Pauly level-classic September 28, 2008

Beautiful flower, composition and clarity, Sam.
Beats me why it did'nt get EP... #6525460

Nikki McDonald level-classic September 28, 2008

Beautifully fresh, Sam. I think it hasn't gotten an EP because they aren't up to the 24th yet :) It is certainly deserving!! #6525608

Sam Britt September 29, 2008

Thanks Raymond & Nikki! #6529186

Ulysses A. Villamin September 29, 2008

Love your florals, my friend!!! Would you mind giving me some free lessons on floral photogaphy? #6530007

Sam Britt September 30, 2008

Thanks Ulysses! #6535679

Sherran Andersen level-classic September 30, 2008

Wonderful colour and lighting. Sherran #6535913

eileen bedford October 01, 2008

What a beauty and what detail..... #6537977

Sam Britt October 01, 2008

Thank you Sherran & Eileen! #6539728

Irene Colling level-deluxe October 01, 2008

Perfection Sam. Simply wonderful. #6540528

Lorna Shutter October 01, 2008

There's your well deserved EFP, Sam! Congratulations! :) #6540640

Sharon Sawyer October 01, 2008

Sam, congratulations on your absolutely beautiful EFP !!! I'm sure we will be seeing this one again. You go, girl! #6541183

Sam Britt October 03, 2008

Thanks Irene, Lorna & Sharon! #6547528

Mike D. Perez level-deluxe October 05, 2008

Awesome details and lighting, Sam. Looks like a Winner! #6555735

Courtenay Vanderbilt October 06, 2008

Congrats Sam! I checked earlier and didn't see an EFP and was really stumped! Glad to see the button on this one....I'm voting it's a winner!
#6562544

Bill Knaps October 06, 2008

Wow Sam, What a beautiful capture. Bill #6562737

Sam Britt October 06, 2008

Thank you Mike, Courtenay & Bill! #6562772

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe October 27, 2008

Wow, gorgeous iris...I am already ready for spring! Great work!

ccc #6667176

Tiia Vissak October 27, 2008

good luck this time! #6667521

John Connolly October 27, 2008

A Gorgeous flower, beautifully captured and presented Sam! #6668285

Patricia Ronan October 27, 2008

Very beautiful Sam, gorgeous light and clarity:) #6669389

Sam Britt October 27, 2008

Thanks Candice, Tiia, John & Patricia! #6669419

Judy A. Lawhon October 27, 2008

Dramatic and beautiful capture and presentation, Sam!! #6669909

frank w. degenhardt level-classic October 27, 2008

Sam- Elegant and royal colors that are so dazzling. Details and features that are so fasinating. Lighting so natural and enhances the beauty of the Iris. Against the black backgound it stands so elegantly.
Gorgeous work #6669920

A P October 27, 2008

This was passed over?? What were they thinking?? Good luck this time round, Sam. But I wouldn't think you'd need it. It is totally stunning as I said before. #6670469

Kerry Hill October 28, 2008

This is simply gorgeous, Sam!! #6671274

Bill Wyatt October 28, 2008

Gorgeous I am glad you re submitted it. Terrific details, color and light! #6672209

Sam Britt October 28, 2008

Thanks Judy, Frank, Ann, Kerry & Bill! #6672507

A P November 25, 2008

And CONGRATZ AGAIN to you Sam and your wonderful floral. #6805108

Sharon Sawyer November 25, 2008

Sam, congratulations on your awesome Finalist !!! All the best in the next round. #6805171

Gene Spears November 25, 2008

gorgeous image, Sam - congratulations!! #6805250

Jeanine M. Bailey November 25, 2008

Beautiful finalist Sam! Congrats!! #6805492

Teresa A. Burnett level-deluxe November 25, 2008

Huge congratulations on this stunning finalist Sam!! Best of luck in the next round!! #6805764

Melissa G. Meiselman November 25, 2008

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Sam!!! #6805783

Terry L. Ellis level-classic November 25, 2008

Another beautiful finalist, Sam! Huge congratulations! #6806097

Max Aureli November 25, 2008

Congratulations on your Finalist, Sam!!! #6806156

Karen E. Baumann November 25, 2008

A big Congrats on this lovely iris, floral finalist!!!! It's great! #6806242

Janet Daniel level-classic November 25, 2008

Congratulations, Sam! :-) #6806657

Nadya Johnson November 25, 2008

Glorious! Congratulations Sam, on your gorgeous finalist! #6806783

frank w. degenhardt level-classic November 25, 2008

Sam- Another beauty, another finalist. Thats how it works. Congratulations and best wishes for the next round. #6806876

Stefania Barbier level-addict November 25, 2008

another beauty Sam, congrats!!! #6807021

Tiia Vissak November 26, 2008

Congratulations! #6807938

Margaret R. Barry November 26, 2008

Congratulations on another beautiful finalist, Sam! #6807972

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic November 26, 2008

Lovely floral shot, Congrats. on the Finalist. Good luck.

UB. #6808681

Janet McNeil level-classic November 26, 2008

Congratulations and good luck!! #6808754

Amy M. Wilson November 26, 2008

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Sam! #6808891

Bill Wyatt November 26, 2008

Congratulations!! #6808948

Heidi Knight November 26, 2008

Congrats on this Amazing floral finalist, Sam ;0) #6809141

Leslie McLain level-deluxe November 26, 2008

Congrats on your beautiful finalist. #6809206

Marcel J. Fernandez November 26, 2008

Congratulations Sam on a most beautiful finalist. #6809975

Elida Gutierrez November 26, 2008

Congratulations for your FINALIST!!! #6810128

Irene Colling level-deluxe November 26, 2008

Congratulations on the FINALIST Sam. #6810450

Sam Britt November 26, 2008

Thank you all! #6810481

M.Christine Duncan November 26, 2008

Sam... your images are ALWAYS an inspiration to the rest of us!!! Congrats on this lovely finalist, the light, detail, and color is truly wonderful! #6810615

Jennifer L. Taranto November 26, 2008

WTG girl!! Beautiful colors & details!!! #6810619

Laurie Daily level-deluxe November 26, 2008

Congratulations on this striking finalist, Sam!!!
#6810858

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna November 26, 2008

WHOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
WTG, again Sam!!!! Congratulations on your finalist!!!!! Good luck in the next round!!!!! :-) ♫ k #6810935

anonymous November 26, 2008

WTG Sam! Congrats on this amazing finalist! B- #6810955

Debra R. Harder November 26, 2008

Stunning floral, Sam! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on another BEAUTIFUL finalist! Deb #6811006

Sandy Stigliano November 26, 2008

Congrats Sam!! #6811340

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic November 26, 2008

Gorgeous, Sam!
Big Congratz! #6811400

Anita Hogue November 26, 2008

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Sam! #6811434

Mitch Spence level-classic November 26, 2008

Congratulations, Sam! #6811501

Claudia Kuhn level-classic November 26, 2008

Beautiful, congrats Sam! #6811813

Patricia Ronan November 26, 2008

Congratulations Sam:) beautiful!! #6812155

Hendrik Storme November 26, 2008

Congrats Sam!!! Terrific colors and light here! #6812204

Vladan D. Djordjevic November 26, 2008

Congratulations, Sam! #6812470

Lorna Shutter November 26, 2008

Congratulations on your Finalist Award for this stunning image, Sam!!!!! :) #6812616

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe November 26, 2008

Congrats on an awesome finalist, Sam!! #6812619

Kathleen Rinker November 26, 2008

Congratulations Sam!! #6813000

Erin Appelbaum November 26, 2008

Gorgeous finalist Sam. Peter #6813013

Stephanie Frey November 26, 2008

Gorgeous! Congratulations Sam!! #6813101

Bill Knaps November 26, 2008

Congrats on this beautiful well deserved Finalist Sam. Bill #6813340

Wendy Moghadam November 26, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist! #6813675

Raymond Pauly level-classic November 26, 2008

Beautiful finalist. Congratulations, Sam. #6813682

Colleen Farrell November 26, 2008

Gorgeous floral, Sam!! Congrats again! #6814194

Rajeev 270293 Kashyap November 27, 2008

Congratulations Congratulations Congratulations Congratulations
Wonderful image, Colours, POV & Details here Sam! #6815351

Eugenio Diaz November 27, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist! #6816396

Sylvia Rossler November 27, 2008

Congrats on your awesome finalist :)  #6817068

Stephen Zacker November 27, 2008

Just Stunning. Congratulations #6817399

Jodi Zimmer November 27, 2008

Congratulations Sam! #6817730

Cindy Bendush level-classic November 27, 2008

Superb finalist Sam --- light and detail are especially striking! #6817975

KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S. November 27, 2008

SAM... MY CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR FINALIST.

KARU. #6818087

Michelle L. Frick November 28, 2008

Congratulations on your beautiful winner Sam!!! #6820488

Daniella Puente November 28, 2008

BIG congrats on this GOLD for you Sam!!!!!!! #6820500

Sam Britt November 28, 2008

Thank you all very much. I was really surprised to see that gold emblem! #6820542

Renata Gusciora November 28, 2008

Sam,huge congratualtions on this awesome win!!! #6820574

Douglas Pignet November 28, 2008

Congrats Sam...WTG,doug #6820623

Bill Wyatt November 28, 2008

Congratulations on your awesome WINNER!! #6820684

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna November 28, 2008

Congratulations on this awesome win, Sam!!!!! :-) ♫ k #6820703

Leslie McLain level-deluxe November 28, 2008

Congrats on your lovely win!! #6820732

Jessica Jenney November 28, 2008

Congratulations, Sam on your beautiful win! #6820827

Tiia Vissak November 28, 2008

Congratulations on your winner! #6820854

Vladan D. Djordjevic November 28, 2008

Congratulations on this excellent winner,Sam! #6821091

Brett Dolsen November 28, 2008

Congratulations on your beautifull winner Samantha!!Brett #6821148

Lorna Shutter November 28, 2008

Congratulations on your 2nd Place Win for this stunning image, Sam!!!!! :) #6821248

Beverley Scott November 28, 2008

Congratulations on your win for this beautfil image, Sam! #6821251

Tammy Espino November 28, 2008

Congrats on a beautiful win!!! #6821371

Debra R. Harder November 28, 2008

Congratulations, Sam, on your FANTASTIC GOLD WIN!! Deb #6821589

Anita Hogue November 28, 2008

Sam, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! #6821596

Sheila D. Bottoms November 28, 2008

Well deserved gold girl! Big congrats. #6821664

A P November 28, 2008

YYYEEEAAAAA!!! BIG CONGRATULATIONS Sam on this well deserved win #6821721

David Phalen November 28, 2008

BIG Congrats on a beautiful Winner!! #6821758

Colleen Farrell November 28, 2008

WTG, Sam!! Big congratulations on a most well-deserved win! #6821795

Hendrik Storme November 28, 2008

Big congrats Sam!!!!!!!!! #6821819

Laurie Daily level-deluxe November 28, 2008

Congratulations, Sam, on your fantastic win...this has to be one of the happiest Iris I have ever seen...into my favs it goes!

#6821954

Susie Peek-Swint November 28, 2008

Stunning floral Sam ~ many congrats on this beautiful winner! #6821965

Ulysses A. Villamin November 28, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS!!! #6822022

Patricia Ronan November 28, 2008

Congrats on your win Sam:) #6822140

Teresa A. Burnett level-deluxe November 28, 2008

YAYYYYYYYY!!!! Huge congrats on this well deserved win Sam!!!!! #6822143

Kathleen Rinker November 28, 2008

Congratulations Sam!!! #6822177

Claudia Kuhn level-classic November 28, 2008

So beautiful Sam, congratulations on your winner! #6822266

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe November 28, 2008

Congratulations Sam...beautiful!!! #6822416

Michael Umbreit November 28, 2008

Sam - Congratulations on your win!! - Mike #6822505

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe November 28, 2008

Absolutely gorgeous Sam, congratulations on your win! #6822586

Mary K. Robison November 28, 2008

Spectacular macro, Sam! Congratulations on your win!
#6822652

Heidi Knight November 28, 2008

Congrats on your win, Sam... I love it!!! #6822663

Sylvia Rossler November 28, 2008

WTG !! Big congrats on your stunning winner :o) #6822682

Stephen Zacker November 28, 2008

Jumps off the screen. Congratulations #6822870

Gary Jacobson November 28, 2008

Beautiful winner Sam! Congratulations! #6822983

Robert R. Goodman level-addict November 28, 2008

Congratulations on this beautiful win,Sam!!!! #6822984

Evy Johansen level-classic November 28, 2008

Congratulations on another wonderful win, Sam! #6823105

Sharon Sawyer November 28, 2008

WTG, Sam !!! Congratulations on this gorgeous win. #6823126

Renee Doyle level-classic November 28, 2008

WTG Sam!! Congratulations on this wonderful winner!! #6823412

Tommy E. Burgess November 28, 2008

Congratulations on this beautiful winner Sam!!! #6823453

Stefania Barbier level-addict November 28, 2008

CONGRATS ON YOUR GORGEOUS WIN SAM! #6823532

Barbara Waldoch level-classic November 28, 2008

Congratulations on this wonderful Winner, Sam! #6823539

Stefania Barbier level-addict November 28, 2008

CONGRATS ON YOUR GORGEOUS WIN SAM! #6823544

Margaret R. Barry November 29, 2008

Congratulations on your fantastic winner, Sam! #6823696

Arlene Krassner November 29, 2008

Congratulations for this lovely winner Sam. #6824128

Colette M. Metcalf November 29, 2008

Beautiful!!! Congratulations to you, Sam!!!!! #6824253

Linda M. Walker November 29, 2008

Wonderful colors and details....congratulations #6824407

Stephanie Frey November 29, 2008

Congratulations on this beautiful win, Sam! #6824458

Susan Candelario November 29, 2008

Big congrats, Sam! Well deserved win on this beautiful capture. #6824502

Irene Colling level-deluxe November 29, 2008

Time to celebrate!!!
Big, big Congratulations Sam. #6824696

Elida Gutierrez November 29, 2008


CONGRATULATIONS!!!


"KING'S TROPHY"


A Special Trophy for


"October Winners"

#6825532

Tarun Bose November 29, 2008

Big congrats Sam for your excellent winner. #6825684

Cary Rogers November 29, 2008

CONGRATS, Sam!!! wonderful lighting, colors, composition, and detail!! #6826075

Nadya Johnson November 29, 2008

Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Sam! #6826185

Courtenay Vanderbilt November 29, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS Sam! This is soooo well deserved! #6826784

Jennifer L. Alder November 29, 2008

I just love the light here! Big congrats, Sam, on this beautiful floral winner :) #6826823

Janet McNeil level-classic November 29, 2008

Congratulations on this well deserved WIN!! #6826899

Terry L. Ellis level-classic November 29, 2008

A very well deserved and beautiful win, Sam! Huge congratulations! #6827211

Sam Britt November 29, 2008

Thank you all very much!! #6827619

ROLAN NARMAN November 29, 2008

Congratulations on your beautiful winner Sam! #6827909

frank w. degenhardt level-classic November 30, 2008

Sam- The royal colors, the water beads, the intricate details brought a beauty that is remarkable. Congratulations on this well deserved win. Amazing work my friend. #6829329

Alison Krylowski November 30, 2008

Congratulations on your amazing winner, Sam! The colors, clarity and lighting are ourstanding :)! #6831321

Darryl Wilkinson December 01, 2008

The color and detail is outstanding, Sam! Congratulations on your win!! #6834376

Linda Blair December 01, 2008

A well deserved win...congratulations!!! #6835551

Janet Daniel level-classic December 02, 2008

A HUGE congrats on this well deserved win, Sam!!! #6840105

Sheryl A. Hudson December 03, 2008

Congratulations Sam! Awesome! #6846701

Sam Britt December 03, 2008

Thanks everyone!! #6847026

Karen Bacon December 19, 2008

I know this is late,but better late than never! Congratulations on this outstanding winner Sam! #6912326

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Description

Resubmitted to Flowers Category October 2008

Inspiration is the meaning of an Iris.



Exif: F Number: 29, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 15/1 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 60.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi

Uploaded on September 24, 2008


BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Staff Favorite BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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