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Good morning....
Thank you for your votes and comments and a special thank you to Jukka (Kuvailija) and Brian65 for their User awards....much appreciated.
Our gardens are ablaze with these mauve flowers called Plectranthus

I went browsing in our local camera shop yesterday...the new Nikon D5300 was launched worldwide yesterday....yes I came home with one...now have to learn to use it...GrinGrinGrin an upload tomorrowGrin
Enjoy your day...

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Lens:70-300mm f/4-5.6 G
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:27 Oct 2013 - 10:34 AM
Focal Length:220mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.8
Aperture:f/4.8
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Mauve fantasy
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:19 Nov 2013 - 5:41 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants
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Votes:78
Voters:bobsblues · goso · Bzox · ugly · 213hardy · S_Psharma · CarolG · marktc · Andysnapper · ikett · andylea · Caziwinkles · ronboy · kuvailija · LynneJoyce · Fred263 · SUE118 · Badgerfred · User_Removed · Mollycat · jdinne · EMJAYCEE · Ray12 · NaturesHaven · marshfam19 · NDODS · viscostatic · morpheus1955 · HarrietH · kathrynlouise · Derek_Fearn · Lillian · Alan_Baseley · gwynn56 · Lynniesefforts · widtink · ddolfelin · CaroleS · jovanovic · Richsr · rontear · richmowil · leontari · EileenH · SlowSong · georgiepoolie · stuart1963 · DicksPics · taggart · accipiter · CHRISB911 · BIGRY1 · mikbee · Trev_B · ChiliMan · JuBarney · TrevBatWCC · myrab · mistere · prabhusinha · sparrowhawk · Philip_H · ali63 · tomcat · Jenny-D · ChristineD · Holmewood · capto · Jocelia · jaktis · Nikonuser1 · lesliea · jacquig · pamelajean · Glostopcat · annettep38 · Chinga · SimonFletch ·
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bobsblues
bobsblues  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2013 - 5:52 AM

Lovely subtle colour Colleen nicely focused .
Rob

S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2013 - 6:29 AM

A super image.

marktc
marktc Plus Member 460 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2013 - 6:40 AM

Wow a new toy eh... have fun. Super image again Colleen.

Andysnapper
Andysnapper Plus Member 7109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England25 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2013 - 6:41 AM

Oooh new camera, I believe the sensor in the D5300 is the same as in my D7100, sharper than a sharp thing, you'll love it.

Anyway, more lovely flowers Colleen, you have really mastered the art of good flower shots.

Andy

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

wonderful colour and comp colleen brilliant detail a real beauty nice one Wink
andy

Caziwinkles
19 Nov 2013 - 7:06 AM

Yet another botanical beauty Colleen - you could illustrate a book with these fab images. Smile

Carol

ronboy
ronboy  5 Scotland
19 Nov 2013 - 7:07 AM

Love the colour and tones almost looks like mother of pearl.

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2013 - 7:19 AM

Beautiful, subtle colours, lovely use of DOF.

kuvailija
kuvailija Plus Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
19 Nov 2013 - 7:22 AM

Very well done with the new-one! - A beautiful line sloping down from left to right! That makes a good composition. And the beautiful C. bokeh of course !- Lovely image , Colleen!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile

Fred263
Fred263 Plus Member 3Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
19 Nov 2013 - 7:24 AM

Subtle colours and great composition, Colleen.
Fred

SUE118
SUE118 Plus Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2013 - 7:31 AM

Lovely capture, enjoy your new toy.Smile

Mollycat
Mollycat Plus Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2013 - 8:19 AM

Lovely sheen to these gorgeous flowers in your beautiful composition.GrinGrin Peter.

jdinne
jdinne  12 England
19 Nov 2013 - 8:21 AM

Excellent Colleen I do think this is one of your best. Love the colour and expert use of dof.

John

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2013 - 8:26 AM

Lovely as ever.Smile
Joan.

Ray12
Ray12 Plus Member 2102 forum postsRay12 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2013 - 8:38 AM

WOW another great shot, great colours & details. Macau daytime y/day was warm Grin but late afternoon it starts to cool off, as for HK its getting a lot colder now Sad between 19 & 22 deg.
Getting prepared for the UK weather when I return at the end of Dec bbbrrrr.

marshfam19
marshfam19 Plus Member 6marshfam19 vcard United Kingdom
19 Nov 2013 - 8:53 AM

Wish our gardens were ablaze with colour, sadly not! It seems we are both in the same position of learning how to use a new camera, always a bit daunting, good luck.

Mary Grin

NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 44015 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom110 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2013 - 9:00 AM

New toy, I hope that you will have endless fun and carry on taking such great images Colleen

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

viscostatic
19 Nov 2013 - 9:17 AM

Beautiful shades of colour in these flowers Colleen and again that wonderful out of focus background sets them off so well.

Phil.

morpheus1955
19 Nov 2013 - 9:28 AM

Lovely image Colleen, fabulous colours and excellent dof

Hugh

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise Plus Member 3421 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2013 - 9:35 AM

Beautiful Colleen, gorgeous colours.
You lucky lady, enjoy your new toy. So wish I could have one, an unreachable luxury at the moment.
Look forward to the results GrinGrinGrin

Kathryn

Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2013 - 9:44 AM

A lovely flower image here Colleen using your great skills with the camera
now you are going to have fun trying the new camera...
but can you better this?Grin
Lillian

gwynn56
gwynn56  380 forum posts England
19 Nov 2013 - 10:06 AM

nice capture Smile

Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts Plus Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
19 Nov 2013 - 10:19 AM

Beautiful Colleen, wonderful colours and detail...enjoy that new camera..GrinGrin

Lynette Grin

ddolfelin
ddolfelin Plus Member 371 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2013 - 10:30 AM

Top notch, Colleen.
Especially with your new equipment - steep learning curve for you.

CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 585 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2013 - 10:34 AM

Gorgeous colour tones and great dof - enjoy your new toySmile

Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2013 - 10:39 AM

the flower head stands out well from the back ground Colleen
Regards Richard

rontear
rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2013 - 11:11 AM

Excellent DOF use here Colleen.
Ron

richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6307 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2013 - 11:22 AM

Beautiful control over the DOF - Excellent Image Colleen!!

williamsloan
williamsloan Plus Member 4williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2013 - 11:54 AM

great colour and compo well taken.


billy

leontari
leontari Plus Member 2leontari vcard Greece
19 Nov 2013 - 12:00 PM

A brilliant composition Colleen, with superb colour and light.
Effrossini

EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2013 - 12:25 PM

Nice image, have fun with your new toy SmileSmile

Eileen

DicksPics
DicksPics Plus Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2013 - 1:42 PM

A beautiful image, Colleen - wish we were moving into summer now!!

Richard

taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2013 - 2:01 PM

I think you will love that new camera---good choice!

accipiter
accipiter Plus Member 5accipiter vcard England58 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2013 - 2:02 PM

Good image with beautiful color. Enjoy your new toy. (TOY?). A

CHRISB911
CHRISB911  954 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2013 - 2:37 PM

beautiful bokeh, lovely image
chris

BIGRY1
BIGRY1 Plus Member 3BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2013 - 2:54 PM

Beautiful image as per usualWink. Great news about your new toy!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2013 - 3:59 PM

Good shot Colleen.
I feel the problem with cameras nowadays is there are far too many features on them.
Some of them I doubt we would use.
Best to pick out the ''useful bits'' and concentrate on them !!
Mick.

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis Plus Member 2GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2013 - 4:19 PM

Great details of this beautiful plant which has been very well observed and captured, Colleen!
George

Trev_B
Trev_B Plus Member 8142 forum postsTrev_B vcard England68 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2013 - 4:47 PM

Very nice Collen… best of luck with the new toy… you lucky girlWink

Trev

ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2013 - 4:48 PM

Excellent focus and colour and I like that diagonal Smile

Ooh...new cam! Enjoyyy Grin

Andrew

JuBarney
JuBarney Plus Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2013 - 4:52 PM

A beautiful shot with those soft colours.
Ju

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2013 - 4:52 PM

A very lovely capture, Colleen, excellent work here Smile
Hope you enjoy your new camera as much as I'm enjoying my new D7100 - and if it's as many features and menus as mine, then that 'll keep you busy for a week or two! Grin
Trev Smile

mistere
mistere Plus Member 1mistere vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2013 - 5:15 PM

Lovely shot colleen, Have fun with your new toy.

Dave.

prabhusinha
prabhusinha Plus Member 7prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2013 - 5:58 PM

A Beauty

ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3660 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2013 - 7:02 PM

Great work, lucky you on the new toy, now what's Santa going to bring you, let me think oh yes a new lens WinkWink, have fun,

Ali SmileSmile

tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96342 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2013 - 7:11 PM

You girls and your new toysWink

Adrian

ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2271 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2013 - 7:29 PM

Sadly Ali, I am not allowed to ask for anything photographic for Christmas, but rest assured I will arrive home from Australia with a new lensGrin

ChristineD
19 Nov 2013 - 8:20 PM

wonderful colour and brilliant detail

Holmewood
Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
19 Nov 2013 - 9:35 PM


Quote: Oooh new camera, I believe the sensor in the D5300 is the same as in my D7100, sharper than a sharp thing, you'll love it.

Anyway, more lovely flowers Colleen, you have really mastered the art of good flower shots.

Andy

Lovely shot Colleen. I am so pleased with my D7100 so you will definitely love it. Cathy

Jocelia
Jocelia Plus Member 3Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Nov 2013 - 2:03 AM

So pleased to hear you have a new baby, have fun with her.
Your Mauve Fantasy looks so interestingly different. Just lovely…
Yes, IrishKate will not be able to put her camera down she will be going
crazy with it…..WinkWinkWink

lesliea
lesliea Plus Member 5lesliea vcard Australia
20 Nov 2013 - 9:23 AM

Beautiful image great DOF with great colour well captured.
Allen, Smile

SimonFletch
SimonFletch Plus Member 1SimonFletch vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2013 - 3:31 AM

A stupendous shot Colleen, very well captured and presented!

Simon

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