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© Randy Cottingham
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Don't follow the crowd. You are who you are. Be proud.

45 responses

  • Roberto Larrazolo

    Roberto Larrazolo gave props (9 Apr 2011):

    Excellent capture,great catch!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (9 Apr 2011):

    Fantastic!! Well done

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (9 Apr 2011):

    beautiful the black background.

  • Randy Cottingham

    Randy Cottingham said (10 Apr 2011):

    Thanks, you guys. Actually, the black background isn't black at all. It's more flowers. The depth of field was so deep that it just faded out. But it's real. Not Photoshopped. The gardener must have grabbed and planted the wrong bulb.

  • misha otaared

    misha otaared gave props (11 Apr 2011):

    lovely catch, randy

  • Merike Mäll

    Merike Mäll gave props (12 Apr 2011):

    väga hea-kõik on paigas

  • Randy Cottingham

    Randy Cottingham said (14 Apr 2011):

    Aitäh, Merike. Vahel ma lihtsalt õnnelik.

  • Randy Cottingham

    Randy Cottingham said (14 Apr 2011):

    Thanks, Misha.

  • Muhammad Qurban

    Muhammad Qurban gave props (1 May 2011):


  • Margan Zajdowicz

    Margan Zajdowicz (Deleted) gave props (7 May 2011):

    Great capture!!!!

  • Sara Valencia

    Sara Valencia gave props (14 May 2011):

    Aw :D

  • Mona-Marie Kuceluk

    Mona-Marie Kuceluk gave props (15 May 2011):

    Oh this is great!!....and the title is perfect for this!

  • Anupama Satyasai

    Anupama Satyasai said (17 May 2011):

    Love the perspective! :D

  • Randy Cottingham

    Randy Cottingham said (17 May 2011):

    Thanks you guys. But I have to give credit to the gardener who screwed up by putting the wrong bulb in with the reds. Glad I caught it.

  • Tamie Brueggemann

    Tamie Brueggemann gave props (17 May 2011):


  • Robin Perkins

    Robin Perkins gave props (19 May 2011):

    fabulous color and capture

  • Muhammad Qurban

    Muhammad Qurban gave props (24 May 2011):

    still randy its amazingly great

  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi gave props (31 May 2011):


  • Margan Zajdowicz

    Margan Zajdowicz (Deleted) gave props (18 Jun 2011):

    Nicely done!!!

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (19 Jun 2011):

    Love it!

  • Randy Cottingham

    Randy Cottingham said (27 Jun 2011):

    Thanks, everyone. The more I look at it the less insecure I am about the shot.

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (29 Jun 2011):

    great colour of nature!!!

  • Raymond Fausel

    Raymond Fausel gave props (3 Jul 2011):

    cool shot

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (3 Jul 2011):

    beautiful shot.

  • Alicia Aguirre

    Alicia Aguirre gave props (6 Jul 2011):

    Oh, I absolutely love this photo!

  • Ann Janbay

    Ann Janbay gave props (17 Jul 2011):

    outstanding :-)

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira gave props (9 Aug 2011):


  • Janet Gerbutavich

    Janet Gerbutavich said (16 Aug 2011):

    Beautiful photo

  • Min Chai Liu

    Min Chai Liu gave props (21 Aug 2011):


  • Meg Kennedy

    Meg Kennedy gave props (21 Aug 2011):

    love it!

  • Randy Cottingham

    Randy Cottingham said (22 Aug 2011):

    Thanks, you guys. You're very kind. We're in the dead of summer here in NC and it's sad to think that these guys are no longer around.

  • Jeff Miller

    Jeff Miller (Deleted) gave props (8 Sep 2011):

    Love this!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (22 Feb 2012):

    Excellent dof and pov---Great variety of lines and textures and colours---dramatic light awesome

  • Michael F. OBrien

    Michael F. OBrien gave props (22 Feb 2012):


  • Trish Ramos

    Trish Ramos gave props (23 Feb 2012):

    great capture! voted :)

  • David Jeffries

    David Jeffries gave props (23 Feb 2012):


  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (24 Feb 2012):


  • carmen rugel

    carmen rugel (Deleted) gave props (24 Feb 2012):


  • Yaz Hawkins

    Yaz Hawkins gave props (26 Feb 2012):


  • Robin Perkins

    Robin Perkins gave props (1 Mar 2012):

    Back to vote!

  • Sassy

    Sassy gave props (15 Apr 2012):


  • Marcus Hammerschmitt

    Marcus Hammerschmitt   gave props (16 Apr 2012):


  • Randy Cottingham

    Randy Cottingham said (20 Aug 2012):

    Thanks again. This is just one of those right place, right time photos. I don't think anyone even noticed while strolling the garden.

  • Ma. Dolores Guillén Solí­s

    Ma. Dolores Guillén Solí­s gave props (20 Aug 2012):

    Great color! Beautiful image!

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