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Good morning....
The agapanthus are starting to open now....a blaze of blue
Have a nice Tuesday....a very hot day in Cape Town

Apologies if I missed your image yesterday, our internet was playing up last night...it's also harder now with us being 2 hours ahead of the UK...I will catch up later

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:40mm f/2.8 G
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:9 Nov 2013 - 6:04 PM
Focal Length:40mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.0
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:+1
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Centre stage
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:12 Nov 2013 - 6:13 AM
Tags:Agapanthus, Flowers & plants
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Votes:91
Voters:CarolG · ddolfelin · cabbie · Andysnapper · ikett · andylea · ali63 · Caziwinkles · WesternRed · Nikonuser1 · Nigeve1 · Stuart1956 · mistere · SUE118 · Bzox · LynneJoyce · User_Removed · KBan · Lillian · viscostatic · goso · Mollycat · Badgerfred · HarrietH · kuvailija · ugly · Tish1 · morpheus1955 · barbarahirst · Ayoob · gary_d · Derek_Fearn · JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY · Brian65 · NaturesHaven · Jocelia · mex · Irishkate · EileenH · Alan_Baseley · richmowil · SlowSong · RobertTurley · mommablue · NDODS · WhiteRose1 · williamsloan · xwang · marshfam19 · fentiger · Ray12 · alligatorpants · mikbee · taggart · scrimmy · prabhusinha · Quoise · ChristineD · stuart1963 · TrevBatWCC · GeorgePlatis · JuBarney · capto · kathrynlouise · saltireblue · lifesnapper · BIGRY1 · myrab · Philip_H · Silverzone · jdinne · tomcat · 213hardy · Fred263 · rontear · Jenny-D · Holmewood · EMJAYCEE · netta1234 · Ridgeway · jaktis · dven · BarbaraR · lesliea · ChiliMan · digital_boi · georgiepoolie · AnnChown · kel55 · fazzer · Glostopcat ·
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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2013 - 6:15 AM

A perfect presentation, Colleen. Have a wonderful day, the sun is shining here, too, but a very strong wind blowing, giving it a chilly feel. Carol

ddolfelin
ddolfelin Plus Member 371 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2013 - 6:15 AM

Beautiful blue image, Colleen.
Think I'll post something blue tomorrow.
Good job on this picture!

Andysnapper
Andysnapper Plus Member 7109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England25 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2013 - 6:34 AM

Another simple but simply beautiful shot. Very nice indeed.

Andy

andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2013 - 6:50 AM

brilliant detail colleen wonderful colours and comp v1 just nicks it for me today a real beauty nice one Wink
andy

ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3660 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2013 - 6:58 AM

Lovely images Colleen

Ali Smile

Caziwinkles
12 Nov 2013 - 7:04 AM

Two beautiful images here Colleen - amazing detail - esp V1. Smile

Carol

WesternRed
WesternRed Plus Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
12 Nov 2013 - 7:06 AM

A lovely capture with V1 technically correct in composition. Well done Colleen.
WesternRed.

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2013 - 7:06 AM

2 great captures Colleen, V1 for meSmile


Cliff

Nigeve1
Nigeve1 Plus Member 21096 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom101 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2013 - 7:10 AM

Two well observed and presented images, with V1 being my favourite.
Nigel

mistere
mistere Plus Member 1mistere vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2013 - 7:21 AM

Lovely images. Striking colour.

Dave.

SUE118
SUE118 Plus Member 7SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2013 - 7:27 AM

Beautiful striking colour.

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2013 - 7:29 AM

Lovely colour, V2 for me.

Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2013 - 7:41 AM

Two lovely images Colleen, and both work well but V1 for me
Lillian

viscostatic
12 Nov 2013 - 7:47 AM

Great use of selective focus and beautiful colours Colleen. It is not hot in Inverness!

Phil.

Mollycat
Mollycat Plus Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2013 - 7:50 AM

Frame V1 and hang it on my wall. Beautifully taking Colleen. GrinGrinGrin Peter.

Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
12 Nov 2013 - 8:05 AM

Two super images Colleen, V2 my favourite,
Fred.

kuvailija
kuvailija Plus Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
12 Nov 2013 - 8:26 AM

Beautiful blue with the C. bokeh. V2 if i had to choose ,but both are very beautiful. GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile

barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2013 - 8:35 AM

It's beckoning us into the image in V 1...

Ayoob
Ayoob Plus Member 4Ayoob vcard Australia
12 Nov 2013 - 8:40 AM

Two beautiful shots with lovely colour and glad to make it 30.....GrinGrinGrin

gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2013 - 8:51 AM

When it comes to flowers blue is the colour for me, this is beautiful. - gary

Brian65
Brian65 Plus Member 6Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
12 Nov 2013 - 9:10 AM

2 beautiful images Colleen, love V1.
Brian

Jocelia
Jocelia Plus Member 3Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2013 - 9:23 AM

I was only telling my husband how you were taking your Agapanthus
petal by petal, with lovely close up results and brilliant colours.
Great impact here Colleen…...WinkWinkWink

Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom80 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2013 - 9:39 AM

The colour is most striking - lots of fun with these beautiful flowers.
Hard to choose between these two.
KateGrinGrinGrin

EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2013 - 9:41 AM

Two beautiful imagesSmile

Eileen

richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6307 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2013 - 9:50 AM

Two Beautiful images Colleen. V1 just edges it for me!!

SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 65069 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2013 - 10:04 AM

Beautiful compositions and super focussing.
x

NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 44062 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom111 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2013 - 10:33 AM

A pair of very well observed, composed, exposed and captured botanical images with beautiful light, colour and detail Colleen. For me the pick of the bunch is image number one, "Stunning"

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Last Modified By NDODS at 12 Nov 2013 - 10:34 AM
williamsloan
williamsloan Plus Member 4williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2013 - 10:46 AM

very skilful capture and lovely colour.


billy

xwang
xwang  631 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2013 - 11:02 AM

I prefer V1..beautifully captured image.

Ray12
Ray12 Plus Member 2102 forum postsRay12 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2013 - 11:47 AM

Brilliant images as usual, fantastic colour and details. Love them Grin

mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2013 - 1:30 PM

A lovely shade of blue Colleen.
Good shots.
Mick.

taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2013 - 1:49 PM

such a pretty flower~

prabhusinha
prabhusinha Plus Member 7prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2013 - 2:43 PM

Superb

Quoise
Quoise Plus Member 2520 forum postsQuoise vcard United Kingdom
12 Nov 2013 - 2:55 PM

Soooo beautiful

ChristineD
12 Nov 2013 - 3:35 PM

simply beautiful shot

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2013 - 5:02 PM

Two beautiful presentations, Colleen - after much toggling, I can't decide which I prefer, they are equally delightful Smile
Trev Smile

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis Plus Member 2GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2013 - 5:29 PM

Beautiful images, Colleen !
George

JuBarney
JuBarney Plus Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2013 - 5:40 PM

Two beautiful shots and its V2 for me.
Ju

capto
capto Plus Member 32388 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2013 - 5:53 PM

Agapanthus are really the most beautiful blue.Smile

ivor

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise Plus Member 3421 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2013 - 5:58 PM

Two beauties Colleen. V1 for me also. Beautiful colours, can see why they are my aunts favourite flowers GrinGrin

Kathryn

lifesnapper
lifesnapper Plus Member 9lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2013 - 6:10 PM

Gorgeous!

John Smile

BIGRY1
BIGRY1 Plus Member 3BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2013 - 6:17 PM

You have certainly got your own unique style when it comes to these flower images. They have all been fantastic but this one (V1) is my fav so far. Just keep 'em coming!WinkGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

Philip_H
Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2013 - 6:27 PM

A little star Grin

P.

jdinne
jdinne  12 England
12 Nov 2013 - 6:59 PM

Think Ryan sums it up rather nicely Colleen

Quote: You have certainly got your own unique style when it comes to these flower images.

I really do love v2.

John

tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96345 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2013 - 7:36 PM

An excellent piece of floral close-up

Adrian

Fred263
Fred263 Plus Member 3Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
12 Nov 2013 - 7:56 PM

A stunning set of images, Colleen. V1 is my favourite.
Fred

Last Modified By Fred263 at 12 Nov 2013 - 7:57 PM
Holmewood
Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
12 Nov 2013 - 10:05 PM

Beautiful shots Colleen. Amazing colour. Cathy

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2013 - 10:38 PM

They are both my favourite.Smile
Joan.

netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3241 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2013 - 10:45 PM

A beautiful set of this lovely flower Colleen with brilliant bgSmileSmileSmileSmile
NettaSmile

Ridgeway
Ridgeway  8222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2013 - 12:56 AM

No,1 for mw thanks,the dof is spot on and the colours are just right.

Aidan,,

BarbaraR
BarbaraR  9 England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2013 - 4:31 PM

Very beautiful.

B.

AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2013 - 8:55 PM

I like the composition Colleen and that lovely Agapanthus blue.

fazzer
fazzer Plus Member 644 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2013 - 9:05 PM

love V1 Colleen , the composition is excellent...stunning floral shotSmileSmile

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9250 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2013 - 9:42 PM

Such a beautiful shade of blue and excellent focusing

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