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Good morning.....
Thank you for your continued support and to Moira (Moiral) and Fred (Fred263) for their UA's....all much appreciated and treasured.
Another agapanthus, this one captured yesterday afternoon in our garden. Straight out of the camera and cropped to square. Hand held as I was getting funny looks from our Complex's security guard as I was poking my tripod into the flower beds.
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:5 Nov 2013 - 6:11 PM
Focal Length:40mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.0
Aperture:f/3.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Budding beauty
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:6 Nov 2013 - 6:26 AM
Tags:Agapanthus, Flowers & plants
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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 6:28 AM

Great picture, Colleen.
... and the full bloom is something to which we can look forward.

Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6102 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 6:33 AM

Another simple but beautiful image Colleen, lovely.

Andy

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7130 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 6:52 AM

A gorgeous presentation, Colleen, wish I could grow agapanthus, but have never had any luck with them. Carol

Caziwinkles
6 Nov 2013 - 6:54 AM

Stunning Colleen - it looks very elegant. Will eagerly await the opened flower. Smile

Carol

SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 7:20 AM

Gorgeous capture.

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41056 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 7:20 AM

I like the crop, Colleen, and the delicate light and colours looks very good against that background.

Dave

Fred263
Fred263 e2 Member 2Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
6 Nov 2013 - 7:30 AM

Stunning macro, Colleen. Ditto Dave's comments above which encapsulates my thoughts too.
Fred

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43282 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 7:47 AM

Beautifully contrived Colleen. I particularly like the colour combination..

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 7:51 AM

Beautifully composed and presented.

Albert

viscostatic
6 Nov 2013 - 8:07 AM

Beautiful Colleen and that trademark background is so good too.

Phil.

fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 8:12 AM

Truly delightful, Colleen. Lovely colours, well composed and presented. SmileSmile

Lavina

flowerpower59
flowerpower59 e2 Member 1flowerpower59 vcard United Kingdom
6 Nov 2013 - 8:15 AM

Mine (in a pot) has just been hit by the frost and moved into the (unheated) greenhouse in the hope it survives the winter. Fingers crossed.

Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 8:18 AM

Beautiful presentation Colleen. GrinGrin Peter.

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 8:18 AM

Worth the looks Colleen when you get results like this one is
great shot
Lillian

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 8:23 AM

you have security guards ????.... whoah!
This is perfect in every way

WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
6 Nov 2013 - 8:26 AM

Nice composition good position with magic colours. Well done Colleen.
WesternRed.

moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
6 Nov 2013 - 8:31 AM

This is beautiful again Colleen. Kind of reminds me of a finger going up to the lips to shhhh something Grin. Moira

ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 8:35 AM

Wonderful image Colleen,

Ali

DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 8:37 AM

The title says it all, Colleen!
SmileSmile
Richard

capto
capto e2 Member 21180 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 9:06 AM

A lovely delicate image, well placed in the frame. Smile

ivor

kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 2kuvailija vcard Finland
6 Nov 2013 - 9:11 AM

Some day , Colleen , you tell me how you get that bokeh. But we dont tell it anybody else !Wink--- Haaa ,only joking !TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue Very fine image. The same reasons as always ,idont need to tell them every time!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- JukkaSmile

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 9:15 AM

Simple but it sure works ColleenSmile

Cliff

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 9:44 AM

I love your POV despite having to have your b-- in the air to take it!
Your nieighbours will be taking photos of you!
I love the graduated colour then the real thing as the buds open.
Beautiful photography.
KateGrinGrinGrin

gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6539 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 9:46 AM

Positioned nicely, the space on the left adding to a lovely image. - gary

JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 10:29 AM

Lovely soft colours and BG and like the crop too.

On a wild wintry day this is torture!
Ju

Last Modified By JuBarney at 6 Nov 2013 - 10:32 AM
kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2367 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 11:55 AM

Fabulous macro image Colleen. Love it GrinGrin

Kathryn

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 12:33 PM

Like the shape to this Colleen.
Good colours too.
Super shot.
Mick.

EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2013 - 12:40 PM

Lovely imageSmile

Eileen

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 2:06 PM

A beauty Colleen,lovely crop..Lin

mistere
mistere e2 Member 1mistere vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 4:31 PM

BEAUTIFUL IMAGE.
Dave

williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 5:17 PM

very well taken and presented..


billy

ronboy
ronboy  4 Scotland
6 Nov 2013 - 5:24 PM

Lovely capture

Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7110 forum postsTrev_B vcard England64 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 6:00 PM

Lovely soft colours and a lovely presentation.

Trev

Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2013 - 6:28 PM

Gorgeous image, Colleen.

P.

Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
6 Nov 2013 - 7:53 PM

Beautiful Colleen.SmileSmile
Brian

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
6 Nov 2013 - 8:05 PM

Simply lovely

Peter

BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 8:34 PM

You are making me jealous with all these flower pics. Starting to get very wet, cold and grey here!Sad
Ryan

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2189 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 8:49 PM

Lovely image with a beautiful bgSmile
NettaSmile

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 8:56 PM

I really like the position in the frame. Shown off beautifully against the background.

brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 9:38 PM

Superb image & great background Colleen

Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
6 Nov 2013 - 9:48 PM

Really lovely shot Colleen. Cathy

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
7 Nov 2013 - 2:06 AM

Wow! Beautiful composition, very well executed! Congrats! IB

Jocelia
Jocelia e2 Member 3Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2013 - 3:25 AM

Our Agapanthus is coming out too. I doubt very much if I could take anything like this with
my little camera. Its a beauty…..WinkWinkWink

abeeror2
abeeror2 e2 Member 2abeeror2 vcard Australia
7 Nov 2013 - 6:12 AM

Stunning work!

termite53
termite53 e2 Member 1termite53 vcard United Kingdom
7 Nov 2013 - 7:16 AM

Simple superb

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2013 - 4:13 PM

I like that pointing finger a lot. lovely soft focus.

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

Wonderful capture, Colleen!
George

handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2013 - 8:03 PM

Wonderful color and a great eye to see this singular pointed flower. Beautiful, Colleen.

Peter

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