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Good morning......thanks for all your great support with yesterdays upload....
....I have an image I captured yesterday in the park on my walk....have a great Saturday....we have a predicted sunny 23 deg in Cape Town, not bad for early winter...GrinGrin

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70-300mm f/4-5.6 G
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:10 May 2013 - 10:23 AM
Focal Length:240mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.9
Aperture:f/10.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Standing proud
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:11 May 2013 - 5:27 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants
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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2013 - 5:29 AM

Superb Dof stands out so well against your BG, and with lovely colors...John

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2013 - 5:30 AM

Beautiful picture with lovely colours.

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Rasoul
Rasoul  1 Iran, Islamic Republic of
11 May 2013 - 5:32 AM

NICE PIC

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debu
debu  4 India
11 May 2013 - 5:39 AM

Lovely colorful image but it seems to me if crop some portion of right side of the main object would look better.
debu

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2013 - 5:43 AM

Thanks Debu...I left the right side uncropped as I feel the colourful bokeh adds to the beauty of the image....

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Rasoul
Rasoul  1 Iran, Islamic Republic of
11 May 2013 - 5:46 AM

Whit respect about your idea dear debu i have to say all the image before we saw from a flower is in the view that you suggest.a flower in the center.but about this picture the point that make this shot special is exactly about the angeling of pic.means flower is the corner.it seems so special and nice

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2013 - 5:56 AM

An artistic presentation with lots of room on RHS, out if focus area looks blended with soothing colors . I agree to the comp.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
11 May 2013 - 6:00 AM

Greetings from the frozen mountain dwellers Smile I have to take my son to the hockey in 10 minutes in this freezing weather Smile This image is totally excellent Colleen. The colours are amazing!! really a stunner Smile

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WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
11 May 2013 - 6:39 AM

This is wonderful picture of the flower but I would like to make a point about
about the background although its out of focus its a little strong in colour.
Backgrounds should add to the subject not distract from it.
Your border is good, but it applies for any other border as well.
Well done. WesternRed.

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kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
11 May 2013 - 6:54 AM

Super-extra fine, Colleen!GrinGrinGrin So this was with your new lens. I see from the exif that it is 70 -300 mm. I have one 70-300 made by Nikon,what might yours be? In any case it seems to work very well,and most important is what is behind the lens and the camera, and in this case.... Well everybody can see; -first classGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka. P.S. Always that wonderful BOKEH. S.A.

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 96178 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2013 - 6:57 AM

Extremely well complimented by the OOF background

Adrian

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User_Removed
11 May 2013 - 7:43 AM

Beautiful colours & composition.

Lucien.

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kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
11 May 2013 - 7:54 AM

When i read all those comments concerning Colleens "Standing proud" image,one thing came to my mind. People are so used to that 1/3 rule, that they always want to see the composition made that way. It is absolutely unnecessary to always use it. Rules are therefore that you can break them! If there is a good reason to break them ,please do. Smile Jukka.

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2212 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2013 - 8:27 AM

This is Beautiful with lovely light and bg.It's like another winter 's day here raining at the momment
NettaSmile

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41106 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2013 - 8:36 AM

I like your composition, Colleen, makes a feature of the background colours which complement the flower so well. Lovely light.

Dave

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pollisher
pollisher  2 Scotland
11 May 2013 - 8:58 AM

Beautiful image. Love the colours and background Smile

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
11 May 2013 - 9:23 AM

Perfect Colleen great colour and superb dof. Love it

John

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mauriceegan
11 May 2013 - 9:36 AM

Beautiful image Colleen, excellent colour and composition
Maurice

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2013 - 9:38 AM

This is fantastic Colleen , the colours are sumptuous the bg beautiful and the image is so well composed SmileSmileSmile

Rod

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Caziwinkles
11 May 2013 - 9:55 AM

Superb image Colleen - fab light and colours and I like the composition. 10/10!! Smile

Carol

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gwynn56
gwynn56  377 forum posts England
11 May 2013 - 10:17 AM

nice capture Smile

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gary_d
gary_d  7575 forum posts Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2013 - 10:28 AM

''we have a predicted sunny 23 deg in Cape Town, not bad for early winter...''


Now that's just showing off, its cold dull and wet hereSadSadSad

This is a lovely shot of a very pretty flower. - gary

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georgiepoolie
11 May 2013 - 10:51 AM

Lovely image, love the colours.

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brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2013 - 11:22 AM

Super photo, well composed with good background Colleen
Regards Brian

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2013 - 12:33 PM

A great image Colleen. Like the way you place the flower to the left of the image, well capturedSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


Cliff

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 2leontari vcard Greece
11 May 2013 - 12:43 PM

This is a beauty Colleen and the presentation is excellent.
Effrossini

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jackyp
jackyp e2 Member 3jackyp vcard United Kingdom
11 May 2013 - 1:12 PM

A truly beautiful capture Colleen, I am a keen fan of leaving space by a flower, the soft bokeh colours work well with it Smile

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11 May 2013 - 1:52 PM

A lovely image Colleen.
Alf.

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Take-a-View
11 May 2013 - 2:00 PM

Super shot and like the positioning and background mirroring the main flower.

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2013 - 2:41 PM

Superb composition and I really love how the background compliments the main subject - a very beautiful image Colleen.

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
11 May 2013 - 2:56 PM

Beautiful image well captured

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capto
capto e2 Member 21455 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2013 - 3:20 PM

That's a lovely bg, sets off the flower nicely.Smile

ivor

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digital_boi
11 May 2013 - 3:33 PM

23c early winter grrrr lovely capture Colleen love your positioning in frame fine work

Graham

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Trevhas
Trevhas e2 Member 2528 forum postsTrevhas vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2013 - 5:51 PM

Excellent capture with good bokeh, great light and lovely blend of colour. Went for a walk this afternoon 8c..................
Trevor.

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2013 - 6:02 PM

Excellent capture!
George

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Tish1
Tish1 e2 Member 1Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2013 - 6:04 PM

Love the complimentary bokeh, great DOF and as always, presented with style.

Tish

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
12 May 2013 - 6:05 AM

I agree completly with above

Peter

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2013 - 2:59 PM

Very lovely shot, Colleen, the crop works fine for me Wink
Trev Smile

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2527 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2013 - 8:42 PM

A great image,

Ali

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2013 - 11:12 PM

Superb! A great beauty.

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Morpyre
Morpyre e2 Member 101622 forum postsMorpyre vcard Wales8 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2013 - 3:36 PM

beautiful piece and the composition works for me. I love how the tones and colours are very similar for the foreground & background and how the soft back makes the sharp focus flower jump out of the image GrinGrinGrin

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