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Good morning....
Apologies to those whose images I missed yesterday, will endeavour to catch up today....GE duties are very time consuming
We have these minute flowers growing in our garden, ( the size of a pinkie nail) no idea what they are called but was attracted to them....have quite a few images and cannot make up my mind which i prefer....
Have a nice day...Grin

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:40mm f/2.8 G
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:3 Feb 2014 - 5:51 PM
Focal Length:40mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.1
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Budding beauties
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:25 Apr 2014 - 5:08 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants
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Voters:CarolG · Len1950 · ddolfelin · ugly · andylea · Andysnapper · 213hardy · HarrietH · Badgerfred · mjparmy · Bzox · Nikonuser1 · SUE118 · LynneJoyce · barbarahirst · netta1234 · ali63 · morpheus1955 · ChiliMan · RobertTurley · EMJAYCEE · pentaxpatty · AlexAppleby · Jenny-D · georgiepoolie · SteveMoulding · Irishkate · williamsloan · mex · digital_boi · Mollycat · Sheddy · marshfam19 · ukgubbi · Fefe · stub197 · gss · briantjjones · TrevBatWCC · Quoise · DilysT · kuvailija · Alan_Baseley · tomcat · sparrowhawk · MikeGillingham · kojak · kathrynlouise · jovanovic · stuart1963 · prabhusinha · Niknut · Fred263 · lblythe · Philip_H · lifesnapper · ChristineD · DicksPics · Rock · Maiwand · senn · saltireblue · mistere · marktc · brandish · jaktis · Mike_Young · capto · BIGRY1 · Holmewood · annettep38 · cheesey · kfrances · paulb20 · Glostopcat · slan57 ·
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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8177 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2014 - 5:17 AM

Each and every one is beautiful in its own right, Colleen, what an attractive little flower. Carol

Last Modified By CarolG at 25 Apr 2014 - 5:17 AM

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ddolfelin
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25 Apr 2014 - 6:01 AM

Lovely range of colours in these little blossoms.

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2014 - 6:22 AM

wonderful set colleen brilliant colours and detail super dof v1 for me today a beauty nice one Wink
andy

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Andysnapper
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25 Apr 2014 - 6:27 AM

A very attractive set of pretty flowers Colleen, they are all lovely.

Andy

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HarrietH
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25 Apr 2014 - 6:58 AM

All beautiful. I love these little flowers which are so often overlooked.

Maureen

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colijohn
colijohn  338 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2014 - 7:13 AM

Beautiful set of images all superb in there own right. If i had to choose then is it v1.
colin

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Nikonuser1
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25 Apr 2014 - 7:22 AM

Great set of images Colleen, like them allSmile

Cliff

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781969
781969  1 India
25 Apr 2014 - 7:22 AM

Lovely close up ,beautiful capture.

Vikram.

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SUE118
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25 Apr 2014 - 7:27 AM

They are all beautifully captured and I love the backgrounds.Smile

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LynneJoyce
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25 Apr 2014 - 7:33 AM

Beautiful and delicate with great use of DOF.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2014 - 7:34 AM

What a great set
I bet you never want to see another photo ever again....Wink

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netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3227 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2014 - 8:17 AM

A beautiful set,I hope you've enjoyed being GE,you must have spent a long tome looking at all the photos.
NettaSmile

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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3645 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2014 - 8:57 AM

A superb set of floral images Colleen SmileSmile

Ali

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2014 - 9:04 AM

Wow...I love your lens...and so well wielded by you, Colleen. The focus and clarity here are WONderful...and I see what you mean about difficulty finding a favourite. For me, my order would be 2-5-1-4-3 Smile

Andrew

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2014 - 9:22 AM

They are all worthy winners Colleen.Smile
Joan

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pentaxpatty
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25 Apr 2014 - 9:24 AM

All little beauties V 1 if I had to choose. Have a good day,
Patty Grin

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AlexAppleby
25 Apr 2014 - 9:32 AM

Have to admit I am also finding it hard to choose, but I think V5 wins out just slightly for me. Lovely shots all of them.

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Jenny-D
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25 Apr 2014 - 9:42 AM

Beauties indeed Colleen.

Jenny Smile

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2014 - 10:10 AM

A very hard choice here if forced to choose - beautifully photographed Colleen.
V5 is lovely with the colour more prominent in main flower, but they others all have a charm
of their own.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
P.S. Loving your choices for GEA's.

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williamsloan
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25 Apr 2014 - 10:27 AM

Very sweet and well presented



Billy

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mex
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25 Apr 2014 - 11:23 AM

Good dof, lovely.
cheers phil.

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Mollycat
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25 Apr 2014 - 11:39 AM

Each and everyone a beauty Colleen. Such pretty little buds.
Peter GrinGrinGrin

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Sheddy
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25 Apr 2014 - 11:41 AM

Very nice set,The first picture,really stands out,well,Nice work.

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marshfam19
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25 Apr 2014 - 11:44 AM

A lovely set of images Colleen with great light.

Mary Grin

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ukgubbi
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25 Apr 2014 - 1:00 PM

Lovely, very well presented.

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Fefe
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25 Apr 2014 - 1:05 PM

My least fave is V3......love all the restGrinGrin
Diane

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stub197
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25 Apr 2014 - 1:10 PM

Hi colleen these type of shots I really like it 's out of focus
or bokea back ground that lets the main image stand out
also a narrow depth of field produced in some shot's
awesomeSmile

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briantjjones
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25 Apr 2014 - 1:32 PM

Colleen I like everyone of those images all are well composed with great DoF and bokeh.

Brian J.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2014 - 2:04 PM

A lovely set of your little buddies, Colleen! Smile Good use of depth of field, which really lifts them from the background Smile
Trev Smile

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Quoise
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25 Apr 2014 - 2:58 PM

A very lovely set Smile

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kuvailija
kuvailija Plus Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
25 Apr 2014 - 3:23 PM

Five very beautiful images with a great dof in all of them. - Cant tell the favorite one . Yes , and the famous C. bokeh is there too ! Grin --- Jukka.

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tomcat
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25 Apr 2014 - 3:27 PM

Something about V3 that draws my eye

Maybe because it looks like a wee Christmas tree light

Adrian

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kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise Plus Member 3421 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2014 - 4:36 PM

A beautiful set Colleen, love them all but if had to pick a favourite its V1 GrinGrin

Kathryn

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gss
gss  1 Romania1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2014 - 4:45 PM

You have very nice flowers in your garden, and also you master very well the art of flowers shooting
Silviu

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prabhusinha Plus Member 7prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2014 - 4:59 PM

Did U try time exposure . A fine observation

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Fred263 Plus Member 3Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
25 Apr 2014 - 5:23 PM

Superb set of images, Colleen. Great DOF & detail.

Fred

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lblythe
lblythe  1 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2014 - 5:25 PM

There's a subtlety to this one which appeals to me. Love the limited DOP as well.
L

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Philip_H
Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2014 - 5:42 PM

V1 stands out for me - great abstract qualities.

P.

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lifesnapper
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25 Apr 2014 - 6:07 PM

A really lovely set Colleen, of a very interesting little flower, excellent.

John Smile

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DicksPics
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25 Apr 2014 - 6:50 PM

Stunning photography, Colleen!

Richard

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ChristineD
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25 Apr 2014 - 6:51 PM

A very attractive set of flowers

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Maiwand
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25 Apr 2014 - 7:24 PM

Excellent series of macro shots of this lovely flower.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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25 Apr 2014 - 7:51 PM

pretty elegant a take, .. like the remarkable DOF management with this

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mistere
mistere Plus Member 1mistere vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2014 - 7:56 PM

Gorgeous images Colleen, that Guest editor should give you an award for these SmileSmile

Dave.

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25 Apr 2014 - 8:38 PM

Have gone a long way down the list Colleen,great detail,even better bokeh.
Martyn.

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jaktis
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25 Apr 2014 - 9:04 PM

Great DOF

Peter

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25 Apr 2014 - 10:26 PM

Small is beautiful.Smile

ivor

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BIGRY1
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25 Apr 2014 - 11:24 PM

A lovely but interesting little flower. All the images are great but V2 and 5 are my favsWinkGrin
Ryan

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26 Apr 2014 - 12:03 AM

Love them all Colleen. Cathy

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2014 - 11:34 AM

very cute tiny flowers! Strangley enough, I found a similar one near the orchids and I have got no ID either.

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kfrances
kfrances  1 United States
26 Apr 2014 - 10:29 PM

What a pretty set, good find....Kathleen

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slan57
slan57  1 United States
14 May 2014 - 3:45 AM

great detail and subdued colors in every shot

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