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Lydia


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Challenge: Valentine's Photo II (Expert Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Date: Feb 15, 2013
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/25
Date Uploaded: Feb 14, 2013

I had another image in the first day... then decided it was much too cynical. It showed my disdain for tripling the cost of roses on this particular day of the year when you're a schmuck if you don't send them.

Any other day you send them, you get brownie points.

Why does commerce decide when we should tell someone we love them?

Anyway, I DO believe in love and romance and happily ever after... I'm living it (well, not ALL the time, of course).

But, here's my less cynical image.

I hope you like the sappiness romance. *grin*



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Statistics
Place: 2 out of 36
Avg (all users): 7.1963
Avg (commenters): 8.6667
Avg (participants): 7.1053
Avg (non-participants): 7.2159
Views since voting: 2250
Views during voting: 284
Votes: 107
Comments: 32
Favorites: 4 (view)


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02/27/2013 12:13:17 AM
Congratulations, Lydia. Beautifully romantic shot. I LOVE that bokeh. One of my top 2 (the other is beside you.)
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02/25/2013 03:14:25 PM
Lydia, sorry that I didn't comment on this one sooner to congratulate you on your ribbon! This image captures the dance of the heart quite well! ;-)
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02/24/2013 01:22:25 PM
Love the hearts!
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02/24/2013 08:19:44 AM
well done. congrats on the ribbon.
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02/24/2013 02:27:26 AM
Wonderful portrayal of love. Something we all need. This day, yesterday and Valentines day. Congrats
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02/23/2013 11:35:40 PM
Glad you avoided the cynical side. Leave that to those of us who are by nature less enthusiastic about romance... Congratulations on a wonderful Hallmark image some poor schmuck will have to go buy for his sweetie because the calendar says so. :-) (Seriously, another lovely 7 to add to your collection, along with another lovely ribbon. And red for a valentine's image is perfect!)
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02/23/2013 04:15:52 PM
I do agree with you on your sentiments about the flowers, but very glad you chose to enter this image. Sappy is good :)
Congats on the ribbon Lydia.
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02/23/2013 02:56:47 PM
I truly love this picture. Best one. Very artistic
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02/23/2013 02:07:20 PM
Congratulations Lydia! Wonderful shot!
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02/23/2013 01:06:08 PM
LoVerly, Lydia.
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02/23/2013 12:09:27 PM
Ok Take this as a total compliment... I didn't reconize this because it's Sooooo Artistic, I am blown away... I thought it'd be the blue (yes even with Gyban) Total Admireation (crap I can't spell that) any how you get the meaning! LYDIA ROCKS ART!!!!
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02/23/2013 11:19:16 AM
Congrats, Lydia. Most excellent bokeh and silhouettes. I love the pink and red tones. And sappiness romance.
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02/23/2013 10:47:49 AM
I do like it, Lydia. Very much. Congratulations on the ribbon.
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02/23/2013 10:38:12 AM
Oh, Lydia! This one was my favorite. Congratulations! So well done!
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02/23/2013 10:19:38 AM
Love the rich red and the bokeh... congrats on the red ribbon too!!
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02/23/2013 09:43:31 AM
Congratulations about your much deserved ribbon, the silhouette is very effective and the composition perfect. I do agree with you about the commercial aspect of that particular day.
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02/23/2013 08:00:56 AM
So glad this ribboned, one of my favs and I love your sappiness.
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02/23/2013 05:49:12 AM
Great stuff,just where I wanted it,Congratulations.
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02/23/2013 01:36:53 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. My favorite of the challenge.
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02/23/2013 01:05:19 AM
Cograts Lydia, I didn't vote this challenge but I looked through it and when I saw this image I knew immediately it would ribbon.
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02/23/2013 01:02:19 AM
this is beautiful Lydia.
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02/23/2013 12:09:50 AM
Wow... had no idea this was yours.... Well done and congratulations!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/22/2013 11:32:40 PM
Love the heart shaped bokeh. Great silhouette, such amazing edges to add detail.
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02/22/2013 07:26:43 PM
Can you feel the love...
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02/22/2013 05:20:31 PM
Bumping to an 8... love this. I wanted to use heart bokeh as well, but couldn't figure out how to work it in... you did and it works great!
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02/22/2013 03:20:23 PM
Very nice! So far (and I'm almost done), this is my favorite of all.
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02/22/2013 02:03:56 PM
Well done. Would make a nice background for a poster with a quote or saying.
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02/17/2013 06:14:03 PM
REALLY REALLY NICE
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02/17/2013 12:55:13 PM
what a "lovely" bokeh - this should win a ribbon
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02/17/2013 07:03:18 AM
Ribbon two or three.
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02/16/2013 10:41:53 PM
Top 3
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02/16/2013 04:23:57 PM
Very classy.
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