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Good morning.....
Another macro image from Sunday at Kirstenbosch gardens...up close with a white agapanthus
Have a nice dayGrinGrinGrin

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:40mm f/2.8 G
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:3 Nov 2013 - 8:57 AM
Focal Length:40mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/3.5
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Blooming marvelous
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:5 Nov 2013 - 5:17 AM
Tags:Agapanthus, Flowers & plants
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Votes:86
Voters:Chinga · CarolG · jovanovic · ddolfelin · cabbie · Andysnapper · fotobee · 213hardy · ugly · Mozzytheboy · Buffalo_Tom · ronboy · Caziwinkles · Nikonuser1 · kel55 · netta1234 · gary_d · ChiliMan · ali63 · abeeror2 · Nigeve1 · Stuart1956 · SUE118 · User_Removed · Bzox · mistere · Mollycat · Badgerfred · kuvailija · Fred263 · User_Removed · fentiger · lblythe · helenlinda · barbarahirst · morpheus1955 · moiral · viscostatic · NaturesHaven · DicksPics · marshfam19 · Sheddy · Lillian · AnnJ · Derek_Fearn · Alan_Baseley · SlowSong · Irishkate · SteveMackay · Ray12 · widtink · EileenH · mikbee · richmowil · ChristineD · EMJAYCEE · NDODS · BarbaraR · taggart · saltireblue · williamsloan · kathrynlouise · tomcat · Richsr · Silverzone · Fefe · JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY · Philip_H · annettep38 · Jenny-D · GeorgePlatis · capto · Holmewood · Lynniesefforts · handlerstudio · jaktis · BIGRY1 · mommablue · AnnChown · georgiepoolie · CHRISB911 · Franko59 · Dave_Henderson · Potra · digital_boi · Glostopcat ·
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Unique Views:98

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Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
5 Nov 2013 - 5:39 AM

This is superb... Love all the different colour shades...
Wonderful greens! GrinGrinGrin
Have a lovely day, IB

CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8184 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 5:49 AM

Simply beautiful, Colleen Smile Carol

ddolfelin
ddolfelin Plus Member 371 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 6:24 AM

Worth crawling about for, Colleen.
Would look great on a wall.

ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2270 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 6:28 AM

Not sure about that Peter, I have 11 spider bites on my arm from the experienceSad

Andysnapper
Andysnapper Plus Member 6109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England25 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 6:31 AM

A very subtle and interesting shot Colleen, I like it.

Andy

fotobee
fotobee  1 South Africa3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 6:32 AM

Beautiful photograpf!
Regards
Martin

213hardy
213hardy Plus Member 6665 forum posts213hardy vcard England
5 Nov 2013 - 6:39 AM

Beautifully simple and simply beautiful.

Den

Mozzytheboy
Mozzytheboy Plus Member 4709 forum postsMozzytheboy vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 6:49 AM

This is such a dreamy image Colleen. Stunning composure and focus. Like the green EPZ background, nice touch on colour match Smile

Mozzy

Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom Plus Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 6:51 AM

Lovely exposure.
Tom.

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 7:05 AM

Great image Colleen, like the effectSmile


Cliff

Caziwinkles
5 Nov 2013 - 7:05 AM

This is a beauty Colleen - could almost be a painting. A fabulous presentation. Smile

Carol

kel55
kel55  2 United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 7:07 AM

Beautiful .

netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3232 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 7:07 AM

A beautiful Macro ColleenSmile
NettaSmile

gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 7:12 AM

So delicate. - gary

ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 7:13 AM


Quote: Not sure about that Peter, I have 11 spider bites on my arm from the experienceSad

Yikes! Nasty Sad

Wonderful composition you've got here, Colleen, and of course I just love the background. Such a surreal blur and you can make out the shapes too. Perfect Smile

Andrew

ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3658 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 7:14 AM

This is so beautiful Colleen,I. Love the soft floaty feel of the image,

Ali

Nigeve1
Nigeve1 Plus Member 21058 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom101 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 7:18 AM

Beautiful image, very well concieved.
Nigel

SUE118
SUE118 Plus Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 7:23 AM

Beautifully captured.

mistere
mistere Plus Member 1mistere vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 7:31 AM

Lovely image, looks like an oil painting. Nice work.

Dave.

Mollycat
Mollycat Plus Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 7:37 AM

Your title says it all. GrinGrinGrin Peter.

Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
5 Nov 2013 - 7:39 AM

Beautiful Colleen,
Fred.

Fred263
Fred263 Plus Member 3Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
5 Nov 2013 - 7:42 AM

Outstanding & breathtaking, Colleen. Perfectly captured macro. Wow!
Fred

kuvailija
kuvailija Plus Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
5 Nov 2013 - 7:47 AM

Very beautiful composition , colours and bokeh ! Who could ask more?!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin Nice work , Colleen!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin ------ P.S. Do you know where Hermanus alias Herman is ? ---- Jukka.

barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 8:28 AM

Blooming beautiful......

moiral
moiral Plus Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
5 Nov 2013 - 8:51 AM

That is so beautiful Colleen. Love everything about it. Moira

viscostatic
5 Nov 2013 - 8:54 AM

This is really beautiful Colleen. The composition works so well with the and the light and exposure is perfect.

Phil.

DicksPics
DicksPics Plus Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 9:01 AM

Such a delicate image, Colleen - beautiful.

Richard

marshfam19
marshfam19 Plus Member 6marshfam19 vcard United Kingdom
5 Nov 2013 - 9:05 AM

A truly stunning macro image Colleen.

Mary Grin

Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 9:32 AM

So very beautiful Colleen,
like the DOF you have...superb
Lillian

AnnJ
AnnJ  3 Scotland
5 Nov 2013 - 9:34 AM

What a stunner! Love it. Ann.

Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 10:30 AM

Absolutely beautiful Colleen - this approach to macro is quite different to
our macro mentor in our club who stacks images for sharpness front to back.
This is much more subtle and a wonderful result.
KateGrinGrinGrin

SteveMackay
5 Nov 2013 - 11:15 AM

Beautiful shot with great comp and DOF!Smile

ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2270 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 11:17 AM

Kate...those techniques are way beyond me....I do not have a clue about Photoshop or Lightroom, my images are straight from the camera, I use Picasa for straightening, cropping and framing....a novice at anything technical...that is why I said yesterday that I do not want to do true macro photography , prefer my dreamy images....

Last Modified By ColleenA at 5 Nov 2013 - 11:18 AM
widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 12:06 PM

Beautiful Colleen keep dreaming SmileSmile

Rod

EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2013 - 12:16 PM

Lovely image:

Eileen

mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 12:58 PM

Another splendid macro shot Colleen.
Mick.

richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6305 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 1:06 PM

Simple, soft and beautiful Colleen!!

ChristineD
ChristineD Plus Member 9ChristineD vcard England
5 Nov 2013 - 2:20 PM

simply beautiful

NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 43897 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom108 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 2:46 PM

Beautifully done Colleen, a real pleasure to view..

Nathan GrinGrinGrin

BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 2:59 PM

Really lovely.
Like a painting, and that appeals greatly.

B.

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

Good choice of focus and aperture for aa wonderful dreamy image!

williamsloan
williamsloan Plus Member 4williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 5:09 PM

a lovely shot lovely soft look.

billy

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise Plus Member 3421 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 5:51 PM

A gorgeous image Colleen GrinGrin

Kathryn

tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96321 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 6:39 PM

Are you sure you needed a macro workshop?Wink

Adrian

Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 6:45 PM

Like the soft tones in this Colleen

Fefe
Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 6:51 PM

Just lovely!
Diane

Philip_H
Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2013 - 7:00 PM

This is delightful, Colleen.

P.

annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 8:33 PM

wonderful, creamy bokeh!

Jenny-D
Jenny-D Plus Member 5Jenny-D vcard United Kingdom
5 Nov 2013 - 8:51 PM

Beautiful....

Jenny Smile

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis Plus Member 2GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 9:14 PM

Superb capture Colleen, fabulous dof and great presentation !
George

Last Modified By GeorgePlatis at 5 Nov 2013 - 9:15 PM
capto
capto Plus Member 32172 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 9:44 PM

Lovely, delicate and dreamy.Smile

ivor

Holmewood
Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
5 Nov 2013 - 9:51 PM

Beautiful Colleen. Cathy

Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts Plus Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
5 Nov 2013 - 11:48 PM


Quote: This is a beauty Colleen - could almost be a painting. A fabulous presentation. Smile

Carol

This is so lovely Colleen, subtle, dreamy..all the adjectives used above by fellow admirers of this image, just about covers it..GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin

handlerstudio
handlerstudio Plus Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 2:42 AM

What a soft, beautiful photo, Colleen.

Peter

AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 8:57 PM

Stunning! Smile

CHRISB911
CHRISB911  954 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2013 - 4:15 PM

very very nice bokeh to die for
chris

Potra
Potra Plus Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
11 Nov 2013 - 4:27 AM

Delightful image. It is absolutely lovely.
M

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