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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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Votes:89
Voters:Ray12 · Chinga · cabbie · CarolG · Olga_June · stuart1963 · Mollycat · ddolfelin · kathrynlouise · lifesnapper · goso · tomcat · andylea · dven · kuvailija · LynneJoyce · Lillian · RysiekJan · fentiger · netta1234 · mex · GeorgePlatis · User_Removed · 213hardy · Caziwinkles · EileenH · Badgerfred · marshfam19 · capto · Alan_Baseley · viscostatic · Derek_Fearn · NaturesHaven · CaroleS · Philip_H · pentony · saltireblue · Stuart1956 · HarrietH · mistere · RobertTurley · Bzox · morpheus1955 · DicksPics · ChiliMan · bobsblues · gary_d · Nigeve1 · EMJAYCEE · annettep38 · prabhusinha · Rende · Irishkate · JuBarney · Hermanus · JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY · williamsloan · TrevBatWCC · Fefe · myrab · ali63 · sweetpea62 · NDODS · Nikonuser1 · basith · barbarahirst · rontear · xwang · marktc · Silverzone · Quoise · scrimmy · leontari · Franko59 · cheesey · Holmewood · Tish1 · ValeryAst · SteveMackay · georgiepoolie · Lynniesefforts · Potra · jovanovic · mommablue · DilysT · lesliea · digital_boi · jacquig · Glostopcat ·
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Ray12
Ray12 Plus Member 2101 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 Plus Member 4Chinga 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 Plus Member 8184 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 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 Plus Member 2270 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 Plus Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 6:23 AM

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

ddolfelin
ddolfelin Plus Member 371 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 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 Plus Member 3421 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 Plus Member 9lifesnapper 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 Plus Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
10 Nov 2013 - 7:38 AM

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

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 7:40 AM

Very pretty.

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

Another wonderful macro Colleen
really beautiful
Lillian

netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3236 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 7:52 AM

Another beautiful macro ColleenSmileSmileSmile
NettaSmile

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis Plus Member 2GeorgePlatis 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 Plus Member 8Badgerfred 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 Plus Member 468 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  3 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2013 - 8:55 AM

Lovely!

P.

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 44674 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 9:06 AM

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

Malc

mistere
mistere Plus 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 Plus Member 371 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 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 Plus Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 10:09 AM

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

richard

ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus 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  5 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 Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 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 Plus Member 21067 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom101 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 10:49 AM

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

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE 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 Plus Member 2270 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 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 11:16 AM

beautifully composed - wonderful bokeh!

prabhusinha
prabhusinha Plus Member 7prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 11:22 AM

A splendid view.

Rende
Rende Plus Member 837 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 11:39 AM

Lovely background Colleen!
Rende

Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 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 Plus Member 4williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 1:17 PM

a super image well taken..


billy

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus 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 Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 1:51 PM

Lovely Colleen!
Diane

myrab
myrab Plus 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 Plus Member 3658 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 4:15 PM

Beautiful image Colleen,

Ali Smile

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

Another beauty Colleen..Lin

NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 43921 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom108 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 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 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 Plus Member 460 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2013 - 5:51 PM

Beautiful indeed

Quoise
Quoise Plus Member 2499 forum postsQuoise vcard United Kingdom
10 Nov 2013 - 7:06 PM

Beautiful

leontari
leontari Plus Member 2leontari vcard Greece
10 Nov 2013 - 7:28 PM

Brilliant macro Colleen and so delicate!!!
Effrossini

Holmewood
Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood 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
11 Nov 2013 - 12:24 AM

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

Lynette Grin

Potra
Potra Plus Member 2Potra 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
jacquig  1 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2013 - 10:30 PM

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

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