Sun Goddess

© Val Feldman

Sun Goddess

Tess L. Yee September 14, 2009

Incredible colors & lighting, and fab comp, Valarie! A realy beauty! #1180300

Eric S. Rundle September 14, 2009

Stunning color clarity and POV Velarie #7941489

Eric S. Rundle September 14, 2009

Stunning color clarity and POV Velarie #7941492

Amy M. Wilson September 14, 2009

STUNNING capture, love the pov, colors, clarity...wonderfully done, Valarie!!! #7941584

Courtenay Vanderbilt September 14, 2009

Fantastic in every way, Valerie! Stunning colors, lighting, details and framing! #7941642

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 14, 2009

Very Beautifully captured!! Amazing color and detail! Jeff #7941674

Robert R. Goodman level-addict September 14, 2009

Hi Valarie,Now that is a beautiful winner.Excellent color and lighting!!! #7941754

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic September 14, 2009

Nice capture, Valarie. Beautiful flower. Love the colors and details. #7941756

Patricia Seidler September 14, 2009

Absolutely beautiful Valarie. What color, detail and composition. Great work. #7941792

Margaret R. Barry September 14, 2009

Beautiful color, composition, detail and light, Valarie! #7941795

Monnie Ryan September 14, 2009

I don't think I've ever seen one in person, but they're sure beautiful. Love the composition and perspective on this one, Valarie! #7941908

Ron McEwan September 14, 2009

The first time I saw some of these were in ponds (tanks for you Texans) out in the middle of the Wichita mountains in OK. You captured this one beautifully Valarie.

We rode the mules last spring over on the north side. Going down would be alright but going back up would put me out of the race for sure. #7941940

Douglas Pignet September 14, 2009

Wonderful capture of this lovely floral...Love the lighting and colors. #7941966

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe September 14, 2009

This is superb, Valarie. Light, details and composition are perfect. #7942017

Melissa G. Meiselman September 14, 2009

Exquisite portrait of this beautiful lotus taken with ultra sharp detail, dramatic lighting and vibrant color, Valarie!!

I really like the square format presentation, as well!! #7942092

Kim Kleinschmidt level-classic September 14, 2009

WOWZERS Valarie! This is an incredible capture. Fabulous is everyway! #7942123

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic September 14, 2009

Absolutely awesome lotus presentation... perfect! 8o) #7942204

Gord MacEachern level-deluxe September 14, 2009

Beautiful floral Valarie,love the detail,dark bg, wonderful colors,and the square format. So very well done!! #7942271

Julianne Bradford September 14, 2009

Fabulous presentation Valarie! Wonderful BG and vivid color with exceptional detail! #7942376

Cathy Barrows September 14, 2009 the angle on this one #7942392

Kathy Cline level-classic September 14, 2009

KILLER LOTUS I want to go to this lotus place of yours Val one day. hint hint
You are the LOTUS QUEEN!!!
GOD BLESS #7942425

Val Feldman level-deluxe September 14, 2009

Good of you-all to stop by and comment - as always, it's much appreciated! And Kathy, the welcome mat is always out!! #7942452

Ann Coates level-classic September 14, 2009

You do seem to find the most exquisite flowers Valarie. Beautifully captured, composed and presented Valarie. That sure is one pretty flower. #7942460

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna September 14, 2009

GORGEOUS and luscious shot, Val!!! :-) k #7942565

Marty Straub September 14, 2009

Over the weekend I saw a photo book with several shots of these, and I said (quietly to myself), "I've seen much better photos at BetterPhotos." This one should be on the cover, Valarie. What a beautiful diagonal composition, petal to petal-corner to corner. Love the black bg and faded green compliment, and especially the center of the flower focusing on the light. How appropriate for a lotus. #7942689

Kerry Hill September 14, 2009

Gorgeous shot Valarie, great composition with beautiful colour and details!! #7942731

Carol Sawyer September 14, 2009

Gorgeous capture, color lighting and details, Valarrie!! #7942776

Kelly S. Cavanaugh September 14, 2009

Excellent lighting, colors, clarity and composition, Valarie! Beautiful!! #7943009

Barbara Waldoch level-classic September 14, 2009

How beautiful, Valarie! #7943073

Chris Ebben September 14, 2009

Truly beautiful. Great POV, details, colour, good all around=^..^= #7943074

Anita Hogue September 14, 2009

Soooooo Beautiful!!!!! #7943176

Jeana Clark September 14, 2009

Remarkable clarity!!!
Beautiful Colors!!!
Awesome comp & lighting!!!
Very Beautiful Valerie!!

~J~ #7943311

Sam Britt September 14, 2009

Gorgeous, Valarie! Terrific color, light, detail & composition. #7943428

Anita Tykwinski September 15, 2009

Fabulous lighting, POV, sharp clarity...awesome job Val!...I love them also, but not long enough season to really bloom hoo #7944086

Maria A. Gonzalez September 15, 2009

Beautifully captured,Valarie...The colors and lighting are beutiful,but I love the composition...Well done. #7944180

Val Feldman level-deluxe September 15, 2009

Many thanks for your comments - as always, they are very much appreciated....Val #7944371

Kathleen Rinker September 15, 2009

Very beautiful lotus image Val, fabulous color, detail, lighting and clarity, great work!!! #7944827

Val Feldman level-deluxe September 15, 2009

Thanks so much, Kathleen! #7946127

Kelly S. Cavanaugh September 15, 2009

Stunning, Valarie! Gorgeous comp, colors, clarity and lighting! #7946489

Tommy E. Burgess September 15, 2009

Gorgeous Lotus capture with beautiful colors and excellent detail, light and composiiton Valarie!! #7946686

Jane E. Kirn September 16, 2009

Valarie, very stunning. Colors are WONDERFUL. Loving your gallery... #7947737

Val Feldman level-deluxe September 16, 2009

Thanks so much Kelly, Tommy and Jane! #7947792

Nadya Johnson September 16, 2009

Wow! Spectacular!! Straight into my Favorites, Valarie! I love lotuses. They grow here, in the marshes on the Mississippi River but are white in the wild, never pink. This is absolutely stunning! Perfect capture, done so beautifully! #7948078

Daniella Puente September 16, 2009

Agree Valarie a big WOW!!! Wonderful and so great capture :)) #7948296

Debra K. Johnson level-deluxe September 16, 2009

O'WOW! Ditto on all the above. This is spectacular for sure. #7948902

Val Feldman level-deluxe September 16, 2009

Thanks so much Nadya, Daniella and Debra! #7949430

Carol L. Fowler September 22, 2009

The lighting and colors are superb #7970630

Val Feldman level-deluxe September 22, 2009

Thanks, Carol! #7970721

Gina Cormier level-classic September 22, 2009

OMG that is gorgeous!! Stunning work!! wowie!!!
fAV'D!!!!! #7972410

Val Feldman level-deluxe September 24, 2009

Hello, Gina! Good to hear from you - been thinking of you... Thanks so much for your wonderful comment and fav'ing! #7979840

Diane E. Deming level-classic October 22, 2009

Congrats on your finalist.This is just beautiful. #8059685

Robert R. Goodman level-addict October 22, 2009

Congratulations,Valarie!!!! #8059814

Carol Eade level-addict October 22, 2009

Wonderful colors, glow and clarity...Congratulations! #8060036

Patricia Seidler October 22, 2009

Congratulations Tess. Well deserved. Good luck in the next round. #8060282

Sam Britt October 22, 2009

Congratulations, fantastic finalist, Valarie!! #8060289

Amy M. Wilson October 22, 2009

Big congratulations on this GORGEOUS and well-deserved Finalist, Valarie!!! #8060302

Valentin M. Armianu October 22, 2009

Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist! #8060435

Summer A. Kozisek October 22, 2009

Stunning floral Valarie, congratulations on your finalist!! #8060880

Eugenio Diaz October 22, 2009

AMAZING Finalist!!!
Wonderful image, really well presented…Good luck in the next round!

Tommy E. Burgess October 23, 2009

Congratulations on your stunning finalist Valarie!! #8062433

Melissa G. Meiselman October 23, 2009

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist!!!! #8062769

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic October 23, 2009

Wow...beautiful floral capture. Congratulations on this deserving Finalist, Valarie.

UB. #8062949

Barbara Waldoch level-classic October 23, 2009

Congratulations, very well done, Valarie! #8063146

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic October 23, 2009

on your deserving FINALIST!!! 8o) #8063638

Julie Burnett October 23, 2009

Congrats on this stunning finalist, Val!! #8063657

Mary L. Graham October 23, 2009

This is stunning...congratulations Valarie!! =) #8063889

Howard B. Cheek October 23, 2009

Congrats on this fine entry Valarie,
Best of luck :) #8063937

Kelly S. Cavanaugh October 23, 2009

Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist, Valarie! #8064164

Gina Cormier level-classic October 23, 2009

Congrats girlfriend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WTG!!!!!!!!!! #8064753

Debra R. Harder October 23, 2009

WOW, Valarie!! This is PERFECTION! Congratulations on your outstanding finalist!! Deb #8064997

Val Feldman level-deluxe October 23, 2009

Thank you, everyone, for your most kind comments and encouraging support! You are all the best! ~Val #8065088

Carol Sawyer October 23, 2009

Congratulations on your finalists, Valarie!! #8066377

Carol L. Fowler October 23, 2009

Congrats on this one- probably a clan favorite! It should be! #8066567

Anita Hogue October 23, 2009

WOW, this is absolutely gorgeous Valarie! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! #8066583

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna October 23, 2009

WTG on all your finalists, Val!!! :-) k
Tell the "gang" hi from me!!! LOL #8066614

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe October 23, 2009

Congratulations on all your beautiful finalists, Valarie. #8066789

Courtenay Vanderbilt October 23, 2009

Wonderful, Valarie! Congratulations!!! #8066954

Patrick Rouzes level-classic October 24, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS on this amazing finalist, Valarie! #8069598

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe October 25, 2009

Congrats Valarie on your Outstanding Finalist! Jeff #8070971

Anita Tykwinski October 25, 2009

Hello dear friend, congrats on all your beautiful finalist....this one's a winner for sure!! #8072394

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe October 26, 2009

Congrats on a fantastic capture, Valerie! Best luck! #8074218

Julianne Bradford October 26, 2009

This is so magnificent Valarie!! Congratulations on your finalist award..I sure hope this is a gold winner in the next round! #8074623

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe October 26, 2009

Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Valarie. #8075120

Mark Dodge October 26, 2009

Congratulations, Valarie! Way to go! #8075315

Amy M. Wilson October 26, 2009

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your STUNNING Winner, Valarie!!! WTG! #8075415

Maria A. Gonzalez October 26, 2009

Congratulation,Val..This is a very beautiful image of this Lotus...Very well done. #8075487

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe October 26, 2009

Congratulations Valarie...this is just beautiful! #8075536

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic October 26, 2009

on your 2nd Place Winner! 8o) #8075742

Jeana Clark October 26, 2009

Huge congrats for this most excellent

~J~ #8075794

Sam Britt October 26, 2009

Congratulations on this fantastic winner, Valarie! #8075980

Diane E. Deming level-classic October 26, 2009

I'm so happy for you, Valarie. Congratulations! #8076140

Carol L. Fowler October 26, 2009


Melissa G. Meiselman October 26, 2009

Big congratulations, Valarie on this most impressive winner!! Stunning shot of this lotus!! #8076436

Valentin M. Armianu October 26, 2009

Big congratulations for your excellent winner, Valarie!! #8076447

Gina Cormier level-classic October 26, 2009

You so deserve this!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Whiskey all around!!!!! #8076561

Debra R. Harder October 26, 2009

WTG, Valarie!! Congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL GOLD WINNER!!!! Deb #8076640

Bonnie C. Lackey October 26, 2009

Well, thank goodness!!! I'm still mad about last month! This is also a most deserving win, Valarie - huge congrats! #8076809

Mary K. Robison October 26, 2009

A glorious floral, Valarie, so perfectly captured!
CONGRATULATIONS on your well earned win! #8076834

Anita Hogue October 26, 2009

Absolutely gorgeous Valarie! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! #8076857

Eugenio Diaz October 26, 2009

WOW - what an incredible image! congrats on your awesome Win!!!
WTG! #8077107

Margaret R. Barry October 26, 2009

Huge congratulations on this gorgeous winner, Valarie! #8077249

Julie Burnett October 27, 2009

So well deserved, Val!! A HUGE congrats!!! :) #8078107

Tess L. Yee October 27, 2009

Congrats on this wonderful winner, Valarie! #8078254

Anita Bower October 27, 2009

Congratulations! What a glorious capture of this beautiful flower. It stands out beautifully against the dark BG. I'm impressed that you got such an excellent shot in full sun. #8078264

Karen Celella level-deluxe October 27, 2009

Congratulations on your stunning second place win Valarie. #8078303

Val Feldman level-deluxe October 27, 2009

To all of you, sincere and warm thanks for all your support and wonderful comments...they are all so very much appreciated... ~Val #8078476

Dianna Murphy October 27, 2009

How on earth did I miss this! Holly cow girl. WTG. So proud/happy for you. #8079168

Jim Baines October 27, 2009

Such a well-deserved WIN on this awesome display of talent, Valarie! #8079322

Gord MacEachern level-deluxe October 27, 2009

Congratulations on this so well deserved GOLD Valarie!! #8079508

Kelly S. Cavanaugh October 27, 2009

Congratulations, Valarie! I love this image!! Fantastic work and well deserved win!!! #8080132

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic October 28, 2009

Just outstanding capture, Valarie. Huge congrats on this wonderful and gorgeous winner. #8081786

Courtenay Vanderbilt October 28, 2009

What a beauty, Valarie! And, an outstanding win! #8083358

Val Feldman level-deluxe October 29, 2009

Thanks so much Dianna, Jim, Gord, Kelly, Mary Beth and Courtenay! #8085065

Kathy Cline level-classic November 01, 2009 #8094355

Val Feldman level-deluxe November 13, 2009

Awww, Thanks, Kathy! #8128875

Murry Grigsby April 29, 2010

What a grand floral image Valarie! I love your squarish crop, diagonal comp, bright light, dark background and oh those glorious colors!! #8578609

Laura E. Swan level-classic March 11, 2012

You gave this beautiful flower life that will live on for years! I think that is exactly what she was hoping for! :) Her wish come true!

Wonderful GOLD WIN, Val and VERY well deserved!

-LOTW :)))


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These flowers are just so grand to me - huge pink flowerheads growing on such long stalks - everything about them seems over-the-top.. This particular one was found at Zilker Botanical Gardens in Austin, TX, along with about 100 others! It was growing in full sun and stood heads above the others. Really seemed to stretch out as far as it could to soak up as much of that radiant, glorious light as possible...

Exif: F Number: 16, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/8000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 500, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 200.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300

Uploaded on September 14, 2009

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