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Good morning...
Once again thank you to the wonderful response to my Pincushions....
Thank you also to Jukka (Kuvailija) Nathan and Trev (TrevbatwingWCC) for their UA's
Another flower image from the beautiful Kirstenbosch gardens. The slopes of the mountains are covered at this time of the year in a blaze of purple. Today I decided to lead with the bigger picture instead of my usual close ups. Saturday was a really dark cloudy day.
Have a nice day....

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 G VR
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:28 Sep 2013 - 2:12 PM
Focal Length:32mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.1
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:+1
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:A profusion of purple
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:3 Oct 2013 - 6:19 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants
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Mollycat
Mollycat Plus Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 6:33 AM

As you say "a profussion of purple" indeed. Lovely colour V2 for me.GrinGrinPeter.

ddolfelin
ddolfelin Plus Member 371 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 6:34 AM

I will come back to study the others, Colleen, but V1 is beautifully presented.
Impressive splashes of colour.

Andysnapper
Andysnapper Plus Member 6109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England24 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 6:37 AM

A beautiful set of images Colleen, really nice.

Andy

S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 6:40 AM

Bright and beautiful colours well captured images.

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
3 Oct 2013 - 6:53 AM

Five lovelies Colleen !! I think the yellow flower in V5 is the same as the ones that grows profusely at our dam. Must still get a good shot of one Smile

CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8168 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 7:10 AM

A wonderful set, Colleen, such a beautiful colour. I am pleased to say that I have this particular flower in my garden, too, and also in the pink variety, now I know it originates from SA Smile Carol

netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3225 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 7:12 AM

Colleen,I 've only enough time to see v1 before going to work but I will try and have time when I come home to see the rest before I am out again.
This is so beautiful and I will be looking foreward to see the rest,have a great daySmileSmileSmile
NettaSmile

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 44502 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 7:13 AM

Have to go for V2, Colleen. Very clever use of dof and a real screen-filler.

Malc

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 7:15 AM

Five fascinating shots. I keep changing my mind about which one is my favourite.

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 7:17 AM

A great set of floral images Colleen, has to be V2 for meSmile

Cliff

Caziwinkles
3 Oct 2013 - 7:21 AM


Quote: Five fascinating shots. I keep changing my mind about which one is my favourite.

I agree with Lynne - so hard to choose any fave - they are all fab. Smile

Carol

SUE118
SUE118 Plus Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 7:31 AM

All of the images are beautiful but I think my favourite is V5

canonfan
canonfan Plus Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 - 7:47 AM

A fantastic and colourful set of images Colleen. Its difficult to choose any particular one over another but V5 appeals to me
Jim

fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 8:08 AM

Overall a beautiful set of images.

Albert

barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 8:12 AM

Not fair ......
Never get anything like that in South Leeds..WinkWink
Funnily for me just love V1 best...
such a lush image

User_Removed
3 Oct 2013 - 8:17 AM

V1 & V4 for me, but they are all beautiful captures.

Jenny-D
Jenny-D Plus Member 5Jenny-D vcard United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 - 8:43 AM

Such a beautiful set of images Colleen, V2 being my favourite.

Jenny Smile

helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 8:46 AM

A beautiful set - lovely colour in each of them
Helen

digital_boi
3 Oct 2013 - 8:57 AM

the bigger picture does it for me Colleen a fine sight and capture

GrahamGrinGrinGrinGrin

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 9:02 AM

A very beautiful set Colleen,Smile
Joan.

Danny1970
Danny1970 Plus Member 150 forum postsDanny1970 vcard United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 - 9:19 AM

A beautifully captured set Colleen V3 is my favouriteSmile

Danny

CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 460 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 10:04 AM

We have a similar flower that grows on the rugged coastline of Cornwall - the flowers have such a lovely vibrant colour and sheen - well captured Colleen.

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend Plus Member 738 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 11:34 AM

Great splash of colour in this fine set Colleen,
Geoff.

Last Modified By FeatherFriend at 3 Oct 2013 - 11:34 AM
NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven Plus Member 3275 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 11:40 AM

The colour is quite intense......javascript:;........GrinGrin

EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 - 12:25 PM

Beautiful setSmile

Eileen

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise Plus Member 3421 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 12:29 PM

A beautiful set Colleen, V2 is my favourite GrinGrin

Kathryn

Kingfisher8
3 Oct 2013 - 12:46 PM

Superbly taken Colleen V2 but all very beautiful well taken

Keith.

leontari
leontari Plus Member 2leontari vcard Greece
3 Oct 2013 - 1:55 PM

A wonderful set of images Colleen. I slightly prefer V5.
Effrossini

mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 2:05 PM

Well coloured these ones Colleen.
And yes,like me,you do favour the close up view of things too !!
Mick.

raygregson
raygregson Plus Member 7raygregson vcard United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 - 2:13 PM

superb set colleen,great colour captured here,well done.ray

taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 2:27 PM

A feast for the eyes, this brilliant mass of purple daises!

Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 2:41 PM

The Kirstenboch Gardens must be a dream to see judging by all your uploads so far.
All five of these are stunning, well considered images.I like your use of colour contrast in V5.
V3 is fiendishly clever and hard to get this sort of image just right.
Seeing beauty like this makes me want to live my life over again.
KateGrinGrinGrin

ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3626 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 3:27 PM

Excellent work Colleen,

Ali SmileSmile

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 3:58 PM

Well, Colleen, these gardens certainly are beautiful - and what wonderful colours displayed here Smile Excellent set of images Wink
Trev Smile

BIGRY1
BIGRY1 Plus Member 3BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 4:03 PM

There is some lovely colourful images coming out of your country now. A cracking set all full of eye catching colours.Grin
Ryan

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis Plus Member 2GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 4:16 PM

Excellent captures Colleen!
George

Rock
Rock Plus Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 4:21 PM

Simply Wonderful Work.

Rock

kuvailija
kuvailija Plus Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
3 Oct 2013 - 5:02 PM

Very very beautiful indeed, Colleen!GrinGrinGrinGrin Those colours! V1,if one has to be chosen!Grin --- Jukka.

Last Modified By kuvailija at 3 Oct 2013 - 5:02 PM
ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2239 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 5:12 PM

Thanks Kate, I was going to lead with V3....

NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 43835 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 5:58 PM

You are indeed becoming a photographic master capturing another extremely fine and beautiful set of floral image Colleen. I particularly like image number three. Great depth of field, pin sharp focusing, great colour and such a pleasure to view.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Philip_H
Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 - 6:13 PM

V2 stands out for me, Colleen.

P.

richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6304 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 6:24 PM

Good work Colleen- V2 and V3 are my favorites!!

mistere
mistere Plus Member 1mistere vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 6:28 PM

nice work, lovely set Colleen.
Dave.

lifesnapper
lifesnapper Plus Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 6:39 PM

What a gorgeous comp' V1 is, love the Title too.

John Smile

capto
capto Plus Member 21880 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 7:04 PM

What a glorious eye watering colour.Smile

ivor

jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
3 Oct 2013 - 8:21 PM

I do love the contrasting colours in v5

Peter

TyChee
TyChee Plus Member 10228 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 8:53 PM

Wonderful set of shots.Love the color
Ty

Holmewood
Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 - 9:28 PM

Lovely set Colleen. What a truly amazing colour. V2 for me today. Thank you so much for your GEA. Much appreciated. Cathy

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 Plus Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 11:10 PM

Excellent work Colleen, stunning colours..Lin

LuDa
LuDa  1 United States
4 Oct 2013 - 3:45 AM

Colleen, wow! what a gorgeous set you have here, congratulations, I really like all themSmileSmileSmileSmile
Regards,
LuDa

prabhusinha
prabhusinha Plus Member 7prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 9:25 AM

A most challenging Shades of color to record as perfect as these.

agednovice
4 Oct 2013 - 12:00 PM

Wonderful .Wish I were there at this time of the year.

Frank

craggwildlifephotography
craggwildlifephotography Plus Member 696 forum postscraggwildlifephotography vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 12:21 PM

A lovely set of images.

David

Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
4 Oct 2013 - 12:33 PM

Marvelous set! V1 and V2 are my favorites! Grin
IB

Quoise
Quoise Plus Member 2419 forum postsQuoise vcard United Kingdom
4 Oct 2013 - 1:04 PM

Wonderful colourful set Smile

danbrann
danbrann Plus Member 10512 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 2:09 PM

You are on a purple patch now Coleen. A superb set.

ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
4 Oct 2013 - 7:35 PM

You, Colleen, took these pictures of these flowers (by the way, they are blooming here, in Russia, at the moment, too!) very, very beautifully!Smile
Regards Valery

vickyf
vickyf Plus Member 9vickyf vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 7:52 PM

Lovely shots and fantastic colour. I'd be tempted to knock the saturation down a tad, but that's probably just my screen Smile What is the name of the flower?

Brian65
Brian65 Plus Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
4 Oct 2013 - 7:55 PM

Wonderful set Colleen.
Brian

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 8248 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 11:43 PM

It has to be v2 that fantastic framefiller for me, what vibrant colour, it was so bright I had to put my shades on to view it!Grin

AlexAppleby
5 Oct 2013 - 6:35 PM

V2 for me - stunning colour, and beautiful flowers.

Potra
Potra Plus Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
13 Oct 2013 - 4:48 AM

V2 and V3 are amazing shots.
M

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