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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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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga 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 e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 5:49 AM

Simply beautiful, Colleen Smile Carol

ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 233 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 6:24 AM

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

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2155 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 e2 Member 699 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 6:31 AM

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

Andy

fotobee
5 Nov 2013 - 6:32 AM

Beautiful photograpf!
Regards
Martin

213hardy
213hardy e2 Member 5540 forum posts213hardy vcard England
5 Nov 2013 - 6:39 AM

Beautifully simple and simply beautiful.

Den

Mozzytheboy
Mozzytheboy e2 Member 3550 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 e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 6:51 AM

Lovely exposure.
Tom.

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom7 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 Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 7:07 AM

Beautiful .

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2146 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 7:07 AM

A beautiful Macro ColleenSmile
NettaSmile

gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6519 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 7:12 AM

So delicate. - gary

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 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 e2 Member 2474 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 e2 Member 1624 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom74 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 7:18 AM

Beautiful image, very well concieved.
Nigel

SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 7:23 AM

Beautifully captured.

mistere
mistere e2 Member 1mistere vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 7:31 AM

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

Dave.

Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 7:37 AM

Your title says it all. GrinGrinGrin Peter.

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
5 Nov 2013 - 7:39 AM

Beautiful Colleen,
Fred.

Fred263
Fred263 e2 Member 2Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
5 Nov 2013 - 7:42 AM

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

kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 2kuvailija 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 e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 8:28 AM

Blooming beautiful......

moiral
moiral e2 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 e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 9:01 AM

Such a delicate image, Colleen - beautiful.

Richard

marshfam19
marshfam19 e2 Member 5marshfam19 vcard United Kingdom
5 Nov 2013 - 9:05 AM

A truly stunning macro image Colleen.

Mary Grin

Lillian
Lillian e2 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 e2 Member 2AnnJ vcard Scotland
5 Nov 2013 - 9:34 AM

What a stunner! Love it. Ann.

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 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 e2 Member 2155 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 e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 12:58 PM

Another splendid macro shot Colleen.
Mick.

richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 1:06 PM

Simple, soft and beautiful Colleen!!

ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
5 Nov 2013 - 2:20 PM

simply beautiful

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32873 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 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 e2 Member 942 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 e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 5:09 PM

a lovely shot lovely soft look.

billy

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 5:51 PM

A gorgeous image Colleen GrinGrin

Kathryn

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85856 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 e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 6:45 PM

Like the soft tones in this Colleen

Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 6:51 PM

Just lovely!
Diane

Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2013 - 7:00 PM

This is delightful, Colleen.

P.

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 8:33 PM

wonderful, creamy bokeh!

Jenny-D
Jenny-D e2 Member 4Jenny-D vcard United Kingdom
5 Nov 2013 - 8:51 PM

Beautiful....

Jenny Smile

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis 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 e2 Member 2982 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 9:44 PM

Lovely, delicate and dreamy.Smile

ivor

Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
5 Nov 2013 - 9:51 PM

Beautiful Colleen. Cathy

Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 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 e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 2:42 AM

What a soft, beautiful photo, Colleen.

Peter

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 8:57 PM

Stunning! Smile

CHRISB911
CHRISB911  854 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2013 - 4:15 PM

very very nice bokeh to die for
chris

Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
11 Nov 2013 - 4:27 AM

Delightful image. It is absolutely lovely.
M

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