Foamflower Bloom

© Courtenay Vanderbilt

Foamflower Bloom

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe November 20, 2008

Such beautiful colors, composition and details, Courtenay. Lovely!!! #1038791

Nancy (Peaches) Harker November 20, 2008

Fantastic floral capture Courtenay, I never have seen one of these. #6781538

Courtenay Vanderbilt November 20, 2008

Thank you Tammy!
Peaches you should be able to grow this in WI. Check out Dave's garden for details Thank you too!
Take care both of you! #6781559

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic November 20, 2008

WOW what a beautiful flower, and you have captured it with perfection, Courtenay. Awesome back ground, lighting, and composition. The color is unique and true. I love it. 8o) #6781738

Sam Britt November 20, 2008

Beautiful floral, great color, composition & DOF, Courtenay. #6781917

Joan Powell November 20, 2008

very pretty macro ! #6782063

Courtenay Vanderbilt November 20, 2008

Thank you so very much Nancy, Sam, Sabrina and Joan! Admittedly this is a rather small flower but it is very intricate! The foliage is quite appealing too. #6782179

Kerry Hill November 20, 2008

Fabulous detail and dof, beautifully captured, Courtenay!! #6782239

A P November 20, 2008

Truly beautiful Courtenay. Wonderful clarity and details, color and light. Beautiful BG as well. #6782298

Colleen Farrell November 20, 2008

Wow, this is sensational, Courtenay! You've got a winner here, imo! #6782635

Courtenay Vanderbilt November 21, 2008

Wow! Thank you guys so much! What a treat to wake up to these wonderful comments. #6783470

Mike Clime November 21, 2008

Very beautiful capture, Courtenay! So did you go with the new lens? #6783504

Courtenay Vanderbilt November 21, 2008

I did Mike! I got the Nikkor 105mm VR 2.8. Ouch! I got it on Tuesday but haven't had a chance to play with it yet. VERY windy today but I hope to take it for a spin this weekend. Thank you and thanks for asking! #6783726

Deb Koskovich November 21, 2008

This is beautiful, Courtenay! Hope you get to play with your new lens soon :) #6783960

Courtenay Vanderbilt November 21, 2008

Thanks Deb, me too! When are you coming to Atlanta???? #6784409

Patti Coblentz November 21, 2008

Very pretty and unusal flower...wonderful capture of it's colors and details! Patti #6787160

Courtenay Vanderbilt November 22, 2008

Thank you so much Patti! #6789404

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna November 22, 2008

GORGEOUS, Courtenay!!!!! :-) ♫ k #6790143

Courtenay Vanderbilt November 22, 2008

Many thanks Kitty! #6790200

Sherran Andersen level-classic November 23, 2008

Wonderful colours in this great floral Courtenay. Sherran #6792545

Courtenay Vanderbilt November 23, 2008

Thank you so much Sherran! #6793053

Keith Butler November 23, 2008

Beautiful floral Courtenay! #6794445

Courtenay Vanderbilt November 23, 2008

Thanks BP buddy! #6794458

Allen Hughes November 23, 2008

What can I say... another stunning composition. #6794876

Courtenay Vanderbilt November 24, 2008

Wow Allen, thank you so much! Your comments mean a lot! #6796332

Max Aureli November 25, 2008

It must be beautiful your yard, Courtenay!! Great shot of a fantastic and unique flower!! Great macro with wonderful details!! Love the bouquet!! #6803505

Courtenay Vanderbilt November 25, 2008

Well hello my friend! I'm glad to see you! #6803612

Sharon Sawyer November 25, 2008

Hi ya Courtenay. I've never seen this beauty before and you did a fabulous job of capturing it's detail & colors. Well done, girlfriend !!!! #6805627

Jessica Jenney November 30, 2008

Beautiful capture, Courtenay! Gorgeous color and detail!!! #6831767

Courtenay Vanderbilt November 30, 2008

Hi Sharon! Thank you! I have been busy with Thanksgiving so I'm sorry not to have responded sooner.
Jessica hope you had a nice Thanksgiving, thank you too! #6831832

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic December 02, 2008

on your EFP for this beauty, Courtenay. I kept checking your gallery yesterday, in wait for this EFP to appear, and yep, this morning there it is... Awesome. 8o) #6838198

Lorna Shutter December 02, 2008

Here comes the caboose! I'm behind Nancy this morning! Congratulations on your EFP for this very lovely image, Courtenay!!!!! Have a great day! :) #6838652

Courtenay Vanderbilt December 02, 2008

You two are soooo funny! Thank you! I am grateful to the editors this month for their generosity! #6838875

Sharon December 04, 2008

Perfectly beautiful!! The color & details are amazing! Very nice :) #6848558

Courtenay Vanderbilt December 04, 2008

Thank you so much Sharon! #6848894

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic December 07, 2008

This is a great macro shot with lovely details and beautiful composition, Courtenay.

UB. #6862664

Courtenay Vanderbilt December 07, 2008

Many thanks Usman!! #6863612

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic December 21, 2008

for the FINALIST.... 8o) #6921614

Gail R. Schuett December 21, 2008

Yes..congrats on ALL your Finalist!! wow. GAIL #6921706

ROLAN NARMAN December 21, 2008

Congrats on this masterpiece finalist Courtenay! Best luck in the next round! #6922184

A P December 21, 2008

CONGRATULATION Sweetie. One of my favorite florals of yours. #6922270

Nancy (Peaches) Harker December 21, 2008

HUGE CONGRATS on ALL your finalist!!!
Best of luck in the next round!!! #6922593

Stefania Barbier level-addict December 21, 2008

Congrats on you gorgeous finalist Courtenay! #6922771

Patti Coblentz December 22, 2008

Congratulations, Courtenay!
Patti #6924802

Jessica Jenney December 22, 2008

Congrats, Courtenay on your gorgeous finalist! #6924859

Lorna Shutter December 22, 2008

WOW! WOW! WOW! You got so many Finalist Awards this month, Courtenay! ... and you deserved ALL of them! What a great Christmas gift! WTG, girl!Congratulations!!!!! :) #6925435

Vladan D. Djordjevic December 22, 2008

Congratulations on your terrific finalist. #6925864

Max Aureli December 22, 2008

Congratulations on your great Finalist, Court!!!!! :-)) #6926546

Margaret R. Barry December 22, 2008

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Courtenay! #6927037

Colleen Farrell December 22, 2008

Woohoo! Congratulations, Courtenay! #6927093

Dave Ombrello December 22, 2008

A big congrats Courtenay, well deserving of recognition. #6927998

Keith Butler December 22, 2008

Congratulations Courtenay! wtg #6928130

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna December 22, 2008

Congratulation on this wonderful finalists!!!!! :-) k #6928633

Joan Powell December 22, 2008

Congrats !!! #6929324

Courtenay Vanderbilt December 22, 2008

Thank you all sooooo much for your congratulations!
I appreciate every one! #6929599

Mike Clime December 22, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist! #6929729

Sam Britt December 22, 2008

Congratulations, terrific finalist, Courtenay!! #6930529

Daniella Puente December 22, 2008

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist :))) #6931203

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic December 22, 2008

Gorgeous Florals. Congratulations and good luck in the next round.

UB. #6931262

Courtenay Vanderbilt December 23, 2008

Thank you so much Mike, Sam, Daniella and Usman. Happy Holidays to everyone! #6933163

Sharon Sawyer December 23, 2008

WTG, Courtenay!!! Congratulations on your three finalists, what a wonderful gift for Christmas. Happy Holidays, my friend! #6934756

Courtenay Vanderbilt December 23, 2008

Thank you Sharon and Merry Christmas! #6934871

JO ANN CLEVELAND December 26, 2008

Big Congratulations Courtenay!

It's beautiful, I have a yellow flower posted that looks kinda like this, I don't know what kind it is! lol

Hope you had a lovely Christmas, I've been "chillin" for a few days from posting!

jo ann c. #6945226

Dave Ombrello January 27, 2009

Everytime I look at this I get amazed at the clarity you captured so well Courtenay. Excellent work all around. #7096411

Courtenay Vanderbilt January 28, 2009

Many thanks Dave, you are so kind! #7097563

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1/500, 5.6, 60mm, ISO 400
I was hoping to play with my new 105mm lens this week, but have been too busy learning the 'back of the house' of our website. This is from spring of this year in my yard. It is the bloom of Tiarella wherryi, more commonly known as Foam Flower.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/5000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 400, FocalLength: 60.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80

Uploaded on November 20, 2008 Photo Contest Finalist

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