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Hi....thank you to all of you for your concern about Rob hopefully he will be able to get his back fixed soon and we can carry on with our holiday. The doc says he put his back out and the Chiropractor worked on his back and he is feeling a bit more mobile. We won't go to Perth for the next test we will stay here to continue treatment . However we will continue to Melbourne and Sydney.
As I was miserable yesterday I thought I would cheer myself up and walked into a camera shop....15 minutes later walked out with a Nikon 105mm macro lens.... cheered me up no endGrinGrinGrinGrin...this is my first attempt at using it on a very dark late afternoon.
Have a great day.....

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:105mm f/2.8 G VR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:8 Dec 2013 - 5:30 PM
Focal Length:105mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.0
Aperture:f/3.0
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:A whiter shade of pale
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:9 Dec 2013 - 1:29 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants
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gwynn56
gwynn56  252 forum posts England
9 Dec 2013 - 1:36 AM

not bad for first attempt , this would of been as good as my 50th attempt , hope Rob soon better , and gets to enjoy things a bit more

Last Modified By gwynn56 at 9 Dec 2013 - 1:38 AM
taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 2:18 AM

Good job on this pretty flower!

Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 2Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
9 Dec 2013 - 2:43 AM

A stunner Colleen... so beautiful..I am so pleased you can/might continue your holiday... big back rubs for Rob, keep up the good nursing ! Grin

Lynette Grin

lesliea
lesliea e2 Member 4lesliea vcard Australia
9 Dec 2013 - 3:07 AM

Glad he's on the mend beautiful image Great detail well captured. Glad the cricket in Adelaide was not washed out great out come. Smile Smile Wink
Cheers Allen,

S_Psharma
S_Psharma  1 India1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 3:48 AM

Exceedingly beautiful image well captured.

SimonFletch
SimonFletch e2 Member SimonFletch vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 3:55 AM

Good news about Rob. A new Macro lens is a great consolation for missing part of your holiday! Sad
Love the image of the Rose, peeking through the leaves.

Simon

WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 2WesternRed vcard Australia
9 Dec 2013 - 4:00 AM

Beautiful Colleen well done.
WesternRed.

Hermanus
Hermanus  1 South Africa
9 Dec 2013 - 4:25 AM

Morning Colleen ! Great that Rob will be OK soon and that your holiday can proceed !! Greet my sister in Melbourne for me will you Smile Grin A lovely image - trust the new lens will bring you much pleasure!

kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 2kuvailija vcard Finland
9 Dec 2013 - 5:04 AM

I hope very quick recovery to Rob too. GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Very beautiful ,that first image with the 105 mm N .- As i once mentioned,i have one of those too. Nikon"goodies" , haaaa!Tongue - The famous C. bokeh is there verry well visible too ! --- Have a good time ! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32366 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 5:23 AM

Beautifully subtle, subtly beautiful Colleen

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 6:15 AM

Good news, Colleen, and your pocket is now lighter, too Wink A beautiful low light image, the new toy is already working well for you Smile Carol

Caziwinkles
9 Dec 2013 - 6:19 AM

Superb shot with this new lens Colleen - many more to come.
I am glad Rob's back is bit better - maybe his wallet was too heavy and you helped lighten the load buying your new lens!! Tongue Grin

Carol

Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 6:43 AM

Shopping is great therapy, and has giving you this beautiful delicate picture. GrinGrinGrin Peter.

Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 596 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 6:44 AM

Ah, retail therapy amazingly effective, I'm in the process of buying a camera I thought I would never be able to afford, a Rolleiflex 3.5F model 3 TLR. Would have cost 6 months wages when I was a lad.

It looks to be a lovely sharp lens and you have used it to good effect here, a lovely shot.

Andy

ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 233 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 7:00 AM

Love the promise of nectar for any passing bug in this image.
Great picture!
Pleased at your news.

SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 5SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 7:31 AM

Great capture and enjoy your new toy, good news about Rob here's hoping he keep's improving. Take care both of you.Smile

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 5barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 7:34 AM

nice buy...
Cant believe it about the back....
What on earth did he do ????
At least you are in a great country ...WinkWinkWink

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 5LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom95 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 7:36 AM


Quote:
I am glad Rob's back is bit better - maybe his wallet was too heavy and you helped lighten the load buying your new lens!! Tongue Grin

Carol

Maybe you should relieve his wallet of some more burdensome coinage?

Nice shot, enjoy the new toy.

Last Modified By LynneJoyce at 9 Dec 2013 - 7:37 AM
ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 1123 forum postsColleenA vcard South Africa3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 7:40 AM


Quote: Cant believe it about the back....
What on earth did he do ????
At least you are in a great country ...WinkWinkWink

Just old age creeping up very fast and too many stairs at the cricket...Grin he has to have a hip replacement in the new yearSad

viscostatic
9 Dec 2013 - 8:32 AM

So glad to hear Rob's back is on the mend Colleen. I hope to see many more images like this with your new lens. The tones and soft colours here are first class.

Phil.

moiral
moiral e2 Member 3moiral vcard Scotland
9 Dec 2013 - 8:54 AM

You have captured this very well Colleen. Took me forever to learn to use my macro.
Glad to hear that hubby's back is improving. I will have to remember this - next time my hubby puts his back out - I am off the the shops for a nice landscape lens. Wish I had thought of it sooner - he has put his back out 3 times since last december TongueTongueTongueTongueGrinGrinGrinGrin. Moira

bobsblues
bobsblues e2 Member 4bobsblues vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 8:58 AM

Nice shot Colleen glad to make it 30
Rob

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 9:33 AM

Don't know how you get away with it...new lens!!Wink
a beautifully captured rose for your first attempt at lens too
hope Rob continues to get better
lillian

Mike_Young
9 Dec 2013 - 9:33 AM

Great first shot, enjoy your new lens, its a cracker Smile

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 10:11 AM

Excellent capture Colleen, enjoy your new lensSmile


Cliff

NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2246 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 10:18 AM

Great song title...............GrinGrinGrin

Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 2Ayoob vcard Australia
9 Dec 2013 - 10:36 AM

Excellent photography , Colleen....Grin

ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2449 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 10:46 AM

A beauty Colleen, I hope you have lots of fun with your new toy,

Ali SmileSmile
ps glad you can continue with your holiday plans Smile

xwang
xwang  431 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 11:01 AM

Nice shot, enjoy your new lens.. some people say what lens takes what picture..
Best wishes to you both.

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 329 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 11:51 AM

So glad you found a good chiropractor, as my Nick knows, a bad back is so miserable, hope Rob continues to improve. So glad you were able to cheer yourself up, looks a gem of a lensWink

AlexAppleby
9 Dec 2013 - 12:05 PM

That's the lens the butterfly boys recommend (so must be pretty good). Looking forward to seeing some more excellent results.

leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
9 Dec 2013 - 1:01 PM

Excellent low light capture Colleen. Enjoy your new lens!
Effrossini

williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 1:08 PM

a nice image and happy new lens.


billy

prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 1:17 PM

Lovely .

Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 4Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 - 2:20 PM

Hope Rob will soon feel better Colleen. Lovely shot, its not easy with a new lens but it looks like you have the hang of it already.
Brian

EileenH
9 Dec 2013 - 2:34 PM

Beautiful imageSmile

Eileen

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 2:59 PM

Yes,promising news about Rob Colleen.
Hope he is on his feet soon.
Good shot with your ''cheery'' lens !!
Mick.

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 33384 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway22 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 3:28 PM

I am now banned by 'er indoors from being miserable and in need of this type of cheering upBlush
Mind you, she has bought me a Canon EF100mm f/2.8 L USM macro for xmasGrin Must have done something rightWink

Shame about the cricket, if you're English. Being a Scot, I take the side of the Aussies, or whoever is playing the English.Grin

Malc

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 3:43 PM

Beautiful macro capture in low light conditions, Colleen !
Regards,
George

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 3:59 PM

Glad hubby is on the mend Colleen. A beautiful image. Have fun with the new lens and look forward to seeing the results GrinGrin

Kathryn

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 5TrevBatWCC vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 4:40 PM

A lovely capture, Colleen - if your macro is as good as my Nikon 85mm macro, you'll get many more stunning images! Wink
Trev Smile

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2110 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 5:22 PM

Glad to hear the good news about Rob,and this image is FantasticSmile
NettaSmile

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 7lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 6:09 PM

Lovely image Colleen, I like the subdued Light.

John Smile

Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 699 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 7:03 PM

Beautiful picture Colleen, pleased to hear Rob is a bit better. Your like me a new lens always cheers you up lol

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 7:19 PM

You seem to have mastered it straight off Colleen.Smile Good news about Rob - and he must be over the moon with the cricket results!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SmileSmileSmileFor him - SadSadSad For me. Wink
Joan.

richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 8:39 PM

Pretty good image for a first, Colleen!! Two nil up must help the pain for Rob!! Have a good one!!

JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 2JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 9:26 PM

A really lovely shot.
Ju

BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 9:28 PM

Tell your husband not to go jumping around when Australia reclaim the ashes next week!Tongue
A lovely image and what a great way to cheer yourself up!Grin
Ryan

jacquig
9 Dec 2013 - 9:30 PM

I am glad your husband will hopefully be mending and I hope you enjoy your new lens, Colleen. This is a beautiful rose, with a very unusual centre formation. A great first shot. Smile

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 1123 forum postsColleenA vcard South Africa3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 9:32 PM


Quote: Tell your husband not to go jumping around when Australia reclaim the ashes next week!Tongue
Ryan

Rob says sadly he won't be able to jump as he can hardly walk at the moment....but yes he is extremely happy with the results so far...GrinGrin

Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 - 10:07 PM

Lovely shot Colleen. Glad to hear the news about Rob's back and a brilliant cheer up present! Cathy

Last Modified By Holmewood at 9 Dec 2013 - 10:08 PM
sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 11:05 PM

A beauty Colleen..Lin

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom72 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 11:34 PM

Stunning macro image Colleen, enjoy your new lens.
So glad you can continue with most of your holiday -I do
Hope Rod's back eases off so that you can both enjoy your trip.
KateGrinGrinGrin

ValeryAst
ValeryAst  1 Russian Federation
10 Dec 2013 - 7:56 AM

Very soft and beautiful picture, Colleen!Smile
Regards Valery

termite53
termite53 e2 Member 1termite53 vcard United Kingdom
10 Dec 2013 - 8:32 AM

Excellent first attempt, Colleen, lovely...and I do hope that Robs back improves rapidly

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2013 - 5:25 PM

An exquisite image Colleen, a very pleasing start with your new lens

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