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Good morning.........
Thank you for your continued support and a special thanks to Steve (Sparrohawk) and CaroleS for their UA's which I dedicate to all the fallen soldiers....
Today an image of our Agapanthus emerging from their bud.
Have a nice day.....

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:40mm f/2.8 G
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:3 Nov 2013 - 8:57 AM
Focal Length:40mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.1
Aperture:f/3.2
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:+1
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Beautiful beginnings
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:10 Nov 2013 - 5:26 AM
Tags:Agapanthus, Flowers & plants
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Ray12
Ray12 e2 Member 174 forum postsRay12 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 5:30 AM

A lovely soft image, great take, they look better on my plate with some melted butter, mmmmmmmmmmmGrin

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
10 Nov 2013 - 5:35 AM

Stunning... Looks like a mum with lots of babies inside! Very well seen... IBGrin

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 5:52 AM

Another gorgeous image, Colleen, you can now produce a wonderful triptych from this and previous agapanthus bud uploads Smile Carol

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2168 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 6:16 AM

That's exactly what I have planned to do Carol.

Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 6:23 AM

Lovely image. Like your dedication, nice thought. Peter.

ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 6:27 AM

Yes - one of the best in this series I think, Colleen.
Love the insight into the opening outer case.

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 6:32 AM

Loving your macro series Colleen. Just beautiful GrinGrin

Kathryn

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 6:39 AM

I love new beginnings, especially the Spring time of a new relationship.

John Smile

kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 2kuvailija vcard Finland
10 Nov 2013 - 7:38 AM

Great! --- About everything essential is said above,so no need to repeat ! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- JukkaSmile

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 7:40 AM

Very pretty.

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 7:43 AM

Another wonderful macro Colleen
really beautiful
Lillian

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2177 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 7:52 AM

Another beautiful macro ColleenSmileSmileSmile
NettaSmile

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 7:57 AM

Excellent macro photography, Colleen !
George

Caziwinkles
10 Nov 2013 - 8:19 AM

Brilliant macro image Colleen - love those muted colours. Smile
Look forward to the triptych.

Carol

EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2013 - 8:21 AM

Another beautiful imageSmile

Eileen

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
10 Nov 2013 - 8:22 AM

Another fine addition to this excellent series Colleen,
Fred.

viscostatic
10 Nov 2013 - 8:36 AM

Very beautiful Colleen.

Phil.

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 8:52 AM

Love the softness and light in this one Colleen.

Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2013 - 8:55 AM

Lovely!

P.

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43855 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway24 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 9:06 AM

New life and the promise of another spring and summer...eventually!

Malc

mistere
mistere e2 Member 1mistere vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 9:23 AM

Beautiful, as our gardens are ready themselves for winter yours springs into life.

Dave.

ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 9:24 AM


Quote: I love new beginnings, especially the Spring time of a new relationship.
John Smile

Don't we all.

Not tried eating agapanthus, though.

DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 10:09 AM

A beautiful capture of a bud bursting into life, Colleen!

richard

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 10:16 AM

I love this kind of shot. The celebration of new beginnings Smile

Andrew

bobsblues
bobsblues e2 Member 4bobsblues vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 10:25 AM

Wonderful Colleen just to remind us spring is round the corner Smile
Rob

gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6527 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 10:35 AM

The beginning of life at a time we think of death, a lovely image. - gary

Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1708 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom81 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 10:49 AM

Great image with creative use of DOF and good bokeh.
Nigel

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 11:10 AM

I agree with all the above Colleen and just add my humble "Beautiful."
Joan.

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2168 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 11:13 AM

Yes Gary...none of us can ever forget...South Africa and many other African countries also fought these Wars, including my late Grandfather... A very sad day indeed

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 11:16 AM

beautifully composed - wonderful bokeh!

prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 11:22 AM

A splendid view.

Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 11:39 AM

Lovely background Colleen!
Rende

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 11:49 AM

Taken with your usual flare an gorgeous bokeh.
KateGrinGrinGrin

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
10 Nov 2013 - 12:36 PM

A quick visit Colleen Smile Thanx for your pm ! My white Agapanthus did not flower last year but they are pushing buds this year !! This is a lovely image !!

williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 1:17 PM

a super image well taken..


billy

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 1:42 PM

A beautifully lit subject, and beautifully captured and presented too, Colleen Smile
Trev Smile

Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 1:51 PM

Lovely Colleen!
Diane

myrab
myrab e2 Member 8myrab vcard United Kingdom
10 Nov 2013 - 2:22 PM

Just looked back at the flowers you have uploaded while ihave been on holiday, they are fabulous.

Myra

ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 4:15 PM

Beautiful image Colleen,

Ali Smile

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 4:18 PM

Another beauty Colleen..Lin

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33146 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 4:25 PM

This is just another great example of how beautiful your photography is...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 4:27 PM

Excellent ColleenSmile

Cliff

xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 5:11 PM

Beautiful shot, the background works so well...

marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 5:51 PM

Beautiful indeed

Quoise
Quoise e2 Member 1238 forum postsQuoise vcard United Kingdom
10 Nov 2013 - 7:06 PM

Beautiful

leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
10 Nov 2013 - 7:28 PM

Brilliant macro Colleen and so delicate!!!
Effrossini

Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
10 Nov 2013 - 9:47 PM

Beautiful Colleen. Cathy

ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
10 Nov 2013 - 9:55 PM

Stunning macro shot, Colleen! Very gentle colour!Smile
Regards Valery

SteveMackay
10 Nov 2013 - 10:02 PM

Great composition and I love that background, lovely shot Colleen!Smile

Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
11 Nov 2013 - 12:24 AM

Another stunner Colleen..Grin And I agree with all of the above GrinGrin

Lynette Grin

Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
11 Nov 2013 - 4:20 AM

Your macros are gorgeous Colleen! You have good taste choosing the flowers and an excellent choice of backgrounds.
M

jacquig
17 Nov 2013 - 10:30 PM

Great contrast of intense detail on the pod, with soft background bokeh. Beautiful. Smile

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