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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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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 338 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 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 e2 Member 8141 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 e2 Member 2kel55 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 6:06 AM

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

termite53
termite53 e2 Member 1termite53 vcard United Kingdom
1 Nov 2013 - 6:10 AM

Lovely colours, both great images

prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 6:22 AM

Great use of DOF.

Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6105 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England21 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 6:30 AM

2 beautiful shots in gorgeous light Colleen, beautiful.

Andy

fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 6:35 AM

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

Lavina

mistere
mistere e2 Member 1mistere vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 6:37 AM

lovely DOF beautiful images.

Dave.

Mollycat
Mollycat e2 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 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 7:29 AM

Beautifully captured.

Danny1970
Danny1970 e2 Member 1Danny1970 vcard United Kingdom
1 Nov 2013 - 7:32 AM

beautifully done Colleen, great dofSmile

Danny

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 7:43 AM

Two beauties..

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 3370 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 e2 Member 6marshfam19 vcard United Kingdom
1 Nov 2013 - 8:47 AM

A lovely pair of images. Love the shallow DoF.

Mary Grin

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2209 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 8:51 AM

Two lovely images with beautiful bg and presentationSmile
NettaSmile

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 9:09 AM

Two really well captured images Colleen
Lillian

ronboy
ronboy  4 Scotland
1 Nov 2013 - 9:11 AM

Nice captures

ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2481 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 e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 9:43 AM

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

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 9:45 AM

2 great images Colleen, well capturedSmile


Cliff

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 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  6556 forum posts Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 10:48 AM

I like the simplicity in V1. - gary

Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
1 Nov 2013 - 11:06 AM

Beautiful Colleen, you do superb flowers !!! GrinGrin

Lynette Grin

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom74 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 e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 11:28 AM

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

Richard

kuvailija
kuvailija e2 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 e2 Member 3williamsloan 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 e2 Member 1042 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 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 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 e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 12:39 PM

Two splendid shots with perfect DoF.
Ju

Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 1:22 PM

Two lovely shots Colleen, lovely presentationGrin
Diane

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 2:18 PM

Two beautifully taken and presented images Colleen.

johnlw
johnlw e2 Member 7johnlw vcard 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 e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 2:48 PM

Both beautiful.
Joan

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

Nice composition work!!,,, Ian

myrab
myrab e2 Member 8myrab vcard United Kingdom
1 Nov 2013 - 3:58 PM

2 very nice images Colleen.

Myra

capto
capto e2 Member 21323 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 e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 5:15 PM

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

moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
1 Nov 2013 - 5:21 PM

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

ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
1 Nov 2013 - 6:07 PM

Two very pretty images beautifully captured

fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts 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 e2 Member 448 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 7:17 PM

very beautiful pair of images Colleen

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95951 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2013 - 7:33 PM

A well thought out image

Adrian

Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
1 Nov 2013 - 10:38 PM

Lovely shots Colleen. Cathy

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64595 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 e2 Member 2135 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 e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
4 Nov 2013 - 11:12 PM

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

Jocelia
Jocelia e2 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 e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
5 Nov 2013 - 5:33 AM

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

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