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Good morning....
Thank you for your continued support and to Joan ( EMJAYCEE ) for her UA, much appreciated.
I would also like to thank Ju for dedicating his elephant mother and baby image to me yesterday, very thoughtful and appreciated.
V1... The seed head
V2 .... the scabious flower open

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Lens:70-300mm f/4-5.6 G
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:6 Sep 2013 - 8:47 AM
Focal Length:280mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.3
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Seeking the sun
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:1 Nov 2013 - 5:23 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants
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Votes:89
Voters:ddolfelin · CarolG · kel55 · goso · termite53 · prabhusinha · Andysnapper · fificat100 · mistere · Mollycat · phillG · sparrowhawk · SUE118 · Danny1970 · Bzox · mex · barbarahirst · kathrynlouise · Caziwinkles · User_Removed · HarrietH · 213hardy · Badgerfred · RobertTurley · RonnieAG · marshfam19 · netta1234 · morpheus1955 · Lillian · ronboy · Derek_Fearn · ali63 · rontear · helenlinda · Nikonuser1 · TrevBatWCC · gary_d · Lynniesefforts · Irishkate · DicksPics · kuvailija · boov · ugly · williamsloan · EileenH · taggart · BIGRY1 · JuBarney · Fefe · AnnChown · Alan_Baseley · johnlw · EMJAYCEE · AlexAppleby · Franko59 · dven · myrab · capto · cabbie · GeorgePlatis · moiral · Niknut · Philip_H · Ray12 · ChristineD · Quoise · fentiger · marktc · Mike_Smith · tomcat · saltireblue · alligatorpants · DilysT · Holmewood · SlowSong · ValeryAst · Mototaur · ChiliMan · jovanovic · Jenny-D · UrbaneMagick · georgiepoolie · Ayoob · Potra · Jocelia · Chinga · annettep38 · digital_boi · Glostopcat ·
Views:235
Unique Views:106
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ddolfelin
ddolfelin Plus Member 371 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 5:28 AM

I know how this plant feels, Colleen.
Striving for the sun.
Very precise dof.

CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 6:05 AM

A beautiful scabious, Colleen, I'm glad to see there are still some blooming in our meadows. Two wonderful captures. Carol

kel55
kel55  2 United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 6:06 AM

Very nice detail and colours , dof works , nice one Colleen

termite53
termite53 Plus Member 2termite53 vcard United Kingdom
1 Nov 2013 - 6:10 AM

Lovely colours, both great images

prabhusinha
prabhusinha Plus Member 7prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 6:22 AM

Great use of DOF.

Andysnapper
Andysnapper Plus Member 6109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England25 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 6:30 AM

2 beautiful shots in gorgeous light Colleen, beautiful.

Andy

fificat100
1 Nov 2013 - 6:35 AM

Two very pretty images; perfect focus and well taken in nice light.

Lavina

mistere
mistere Plus Member 1mistere vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 6:37 AM

lovely DOF beautiful images.

Dave.

Mollycat
Mollycat Plus Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 6:55 AM

Two lovely images with but a single thought. GrinGrin Peter.

SUE118
SUE118 Plus Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 7:29 AM

Beautifully captured.

Danny1970
Danny1970 Plus Member 252 forum postsDanny1970 vcard United Kingdom
1 Nov 2013 - 7:32 AM

beautifully done Colleen, great dofSmile

Danny

barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 7:43 AM

Two beauties..

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise Plus Member 3421 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 7:51 AM

Two beauties Colleen, fabulous colours and depth of field GrinGrin

Kathryn

Caziwinkles
1 Nov 2013 - 7:54 AM


Quote: Two beauties Colleen, fabulous colours and depth of field GrinGrin

Kathryn

My thoughts exactly! Superb photography Colleen. Smile

Carol

marshfam19
marshfam19 Plus Member 6marshfam19 vcard United Kingdom
1 Nov 2013 - 8:47 AM

A lovely pair of images. Love the shallow DoF.

Mary Grin

netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3236 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 8:51 AM

Two lovely images with beautiful bg and presentationSmile
NettaSmile

Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 9:09 AM

Two really well captured images Colleen
Lillian

ronboy
ronboy  5 Scotland
1 Nov 2013 - 9:11 AM

Nice captures

ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3658 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 9:18 AM

2 beautiful images Colleen, I hope your mum is making progress,

Ali Smile

helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 7342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 9:43 AM

I think they are uploaded in the right order SmileSmileSmile
Beautifully captured
Helen

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 9:45 AM

2 great images Colleen, well capturedSmile


Cliff

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 10:24 AM

Two equally beautiful shots, Colleen, very nicely captured and presented Smile
Trev Smile

gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 10:48 AM

I like the simplicity in V1. - gary

Lynniesefforts
1 Nov 2013 - 11:06 AM

Beautiful Colleen, you do superb flowers !!! GrinGrin

Lynette Grin

Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 11:09 AM

I love V1 Colleen - the scabious looks so intricate before opening out.
I wouldn't have known that's what is is.
Two lovely images.
KateGrinGrinGrin

DicksPics
DicksPics Plus Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 11:28 AM

Glad to make it 40, Colleen!
Such delicate images, beautifully presented.

Richard

kuvailija
kuvailija Plus Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
1 Nov 2013 - 11:46 AM

Simple and very beautiful , Colleen. GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin -Yes, and that bokeh again!SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.Smile

boov
boov  2 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2013 - 11:53 AM

Fabulous

williamsloan
williamsloan Plus Member 4williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 12:04 PM

V1 a super image well taken..

billy

EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2013 - 12:14 PM

Lovely setSmile

Eileen

taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 12:28 PM

We call them pin cushion flowers-- yours--done very nicely here!

BIGRY1
BIGRY1 Plus Member 3BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 12:35 PM

Two beautiful images, but the sharpness and the simplicity of V1 makes that my favGrin
Ryan

JuBarney
JuBarney Plus Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 12:39 PM

Two splendid shots with perfect DoF.
Ju

Fefe
Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 1:22 PM

Two lovely shots Colleen, lovely presentationGrin
Diane

AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 2:18 PM

Two beautifully taken and presented images Colleen.

johnlw
johnlw  8 United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 2:38 PM

Two lovely images with beautiful DOF love the simplicity of these shots.
Regareds John.

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 2:48 PM

Both beautiful.
Joan

Franko59
Franko59 Plus Member 3Franko59 vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 2:51 PM

Nice composition work!!,,, Ian

myrab
myrab Plus Member 8myrab vcard United Kingdom
1 Nov 2013 - 3:58 PM

2 very nice images Colleen.

Myra

capto
capto Plus Member 32237 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 4:01 PM

One of my favourite flowers. They are still flowering in my garden, but struggling with the rain and gales.Smile

ivor

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis Plus Member 2GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 5:15 PM

Stunning captures with great details and beautiful colours!
Regards,
George

moiral
moiral  4 Scotland
1 Nov 2013 - 5:21 PM

2 differnet shots, but both very beautiful - I couldn't decide on a favourite. Moira

ChristineD
ChristineD Plus Member 9ChristineD vcard England
1 Nov 2013 - 6:07 PM

Two very pretty images beautifully captured

fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 7:05 PM

Two quite beautiful images and you have led with the right one which gets my vote.

Albert

marktc
marktc Plus Member 460 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 7:17 PM

very beautiful pair of images Colleen

tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96326 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 7:33 PM

A well thought out image

Adrian

Holmewood
Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
1 Nov 2013 - 10:38 PM

Lovely shots Colleen. Cathy

SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 65015 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 10:57 PM

I really like V2. It looks as if the flower's really getting a blast of sunlight onto it.
x

ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
2 Nov 2013 - 10:32 AM

Two very beautiful macros! It's a real pleasure and relaxation for the eyes, Colleen!Smile
Regards Valery

UrbaneMagick
UrbaneMagick Plus Member 3153 forum postsUrbaneMagick vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2013 - 3:14 PM

Just tried to Genghisy user award , but am just too late to do so apparently :-( beautiful though!! Gareth.

Potra
Potra Plus Member 2Potra vcard Venezuela
4 Nov 2013 - 11:12 PM

I like them both. Half a vote to each!
M

Jocelia
Jocelia Plus Member 3Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 4:48 AM

Simply delightful, I do like V1 with the seed pod and the hint of the flower…..WinkWinkWink

Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
5 Nov 2013 - 5:33 AM

So delicate both flowers... Great light & DOF! Grin
IB

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