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Good morning ....
Thank you for all your great comments about my smiling elephant yesterday...
Today a flower to cheer me up....
I am on my way back to Cape Town this morning, my Mom is a lot better and hopefully will leave hospital today. She was so touched when I read her all your get well messages.
Have a nice day, will catch up this afternoonGrin

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 G VR
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:2 Aug 2013 - 2:23 PM
Focal Length:270mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.3
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Shades of Autumn
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:22 Oct 2013 - 4:38 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants
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Ray12
Ray12  165 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 4:51 AM

morning Colleen Grin
So very pleased to hear your Mum is in the mend, and to let us know you give us this beautiful flower.

Hermanus
Hermanus  1 South Africa
22 Oct 2013 - 4:59 AM

Good morning Colleen Smile Such great news that your mom is much better ! Enjoy the flight home to some sunshine before the cold and rain hits us again on Thursday Smile I think your image is stunning - very well taken Grin

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 6:11 AM

A gorgeous image Colleen. Beautiful colours Grin
Glad mum is feeling better GrinGrin

Kathryn

Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 6:12 AM

Beautiful floral composition. Good news about your mum, hope your OK. GrinGrinGrin Peter.

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 6:16 AM

A beautiful presentation, Colleen, and so glad to hear that your mom is well on the way to recovery. Have a safe journey home. Carol

Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 596 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 6:38 AM

That's a beauty Colleen, such lovely colours. I missed the smiling elephant, I shall go and have a look now and best wishes to your mum.

Andy

Caziwinkles
22 Oct 2013 - 7:00 AM

This is a lovely autumnal shade Colleen - perfectly captured. Glad to hear your Mum on the mend - best wishes to her and a safe flight home to you. Smile

Carol

SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 5SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 7:25 AM

A beautiful capture and do look after yourself.

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 7:35 AM

Glad to hear your mum is on the mend Colleen, super captureSmile


Cliff

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 12915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 8:01 AM

A truly beautiful image Colleen.

Albert

LucienH
LucienH e2 Member 9386 forum postsLucienH vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 8:19 AM

A beautifully captured flower. Smile

viscostatic
22 Oct 2013 - 8:34 AM

Glad to hear about your Mum. I like the subdued tones and colours of this flower. Many would be tempted to increase the contrast and saturation to make the sunflower appear brigher but you have controlled the lighting well here.

Phil.

johnlw
johnlw e2 Member 7johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 9:13 AM

A lovely shot great colour and DOF.

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 9:39 AM

Wonderfully captured Colleen, and like the angle you have chosen
Hope all gets better with the news on your mother
Lillian

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom72 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 10:10 AM

Delighted to hear that yourMom is much better.
Your flower - is it a Gazania? is beautifully taken and presented.
Perfectly isolated from b/g.
KateGrinGrinGrin

digital_boi
22 Oct 2013 - 11:06 AM

good news indeed Colleen another worry out of the way fine capture here the colours are of our autumn at the moment lovely well exposed nice soft and separated background

GrahamGrin GrinGrin

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 11:13 AM

Nifty bit of processing, Colleen, a lovely presentation.

Dave

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 4EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 11:33 AM

Good news about your Mum Colleen - This lovely flower image would be a nice present for her.Smile
Joan.

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4133 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 11:39 AM

A very fine shot and presentation of this flower.
R.

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 5LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 11:51 AM

Very beautiful profile shot.

Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom25 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 1:25 PM

Beautiful Colleen.
Diane

Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 4Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 - 2:01 PM

Spot on Colleen, love this shot, it looks like 3D. Good to hear mum is a bit better, have a safe journey home.
Brian

capto
capto e2 Member 2603 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 2:12 PM

Lovely rich autumnal shades.Smile

ivor

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 2:35 PM

A cheerful shot Colleen.
And cheerful news about your Mom too !!
Mick.

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 2:59 PM

Beautiful image and presentation, Colleen!
George

kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 2kuvailija vcard Finland
22 Oct 2013 - 4:01 PM

A very beautiful flower indeed ,Colleen,and one of your beautiful bokehs in it !GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- P.S. As to strawberries, i either cant eat them,they make me sick,so you are not the only one. Blush ---- JukkaSmile

williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 4:09 PM

a great take and super framing.

billy

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 5TrevBatWCC vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 4:11 PM

A very beautiful capture and presentation, Colleen, like it a lot Smile
Glad to hear your mum's feeling much better Smile
Trev Smile

anglingandyq
anglingandyq e2 Member 1anglingandyq vcard England
22 Oct 2013 - 5:06 PM

Beautiful Colleen great Dof

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1080 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
22 Oct 2013 - 5:21 PM

Perfect composition

Peter

SteveMackay
22 Oct 2013 - 5:39 PM

A lovely image of this pretty flower, great rich colours, light and dreamy background, lovely shot Colleen!!!Smile

Jenny-D
Jenny-D e2 Member 4Jenny-D vcard United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 - 5:43 PM

A lovely image Colleen.
Glad to hear your mum is much better.

Jenny Smile

Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 - 6:20 PM

Love the colour and arrangement of the petals, Colleen.

P.

myrab
myrab e2 Member 7myrab vcard United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 - 6:26 PM

A lovely shot Colleen, Love to your mum.

Myra

EileenH
22 Oct 2013 - 6:31 PM

Beautiful imageSmile

Eileen

ValeryAst
ValeryAst  1 Russian Federation
22 Oct 2013 - 7:13 PM

Superb, Colleen, it's just BEAU-TI-FUL!Smile
I was glad to hear that your mom is feeling much better!Smile
Regards Valery

Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 9:21 PM

Gorgeous colour and excellent detail Colleen. My best wishes for a speedy recovery to your Mum.
Ray

Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 - 9:26 PM

Fantastic shot Colleen. Brilliant news about your mum. Cathy

marktc
marktc e2 Member 342 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2013 - 9:31 PM

Beautiful

Jocelia
Jocelia e2 Member 2Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2013 - 12:34 AM

Another lovely profile of a different kind and the colour delightful.
I am trying to catch up with everyone today.
So please to hear that your dear Mum is on the mend……..WinkWinkWink

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore16 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2013 - 10:12 AM

*Phew*...SO good to hear your mum is a lot better, Colleen SmileSmile

Stunning shot you've got here, by the way. The defocused bits are particularly beautiful with that smooth blur. And what perfect focus on the flower.

This is such a pleasure to look at Smile

Andrew

BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2013 - 3:04 PM

Nicely focused and captured. So glad to hear your Mum is on the mend tooWink
Ryan

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4180 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2013 - 4:08 PM

Beautifully taken Colleen - I'm pleased to hear your news. Smile

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
24 Oct 2013 - 7:00 PM

Stunning image... IB

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2013 - 11:29 PM

What a gorgeous floral image Colleen, glad to hear that your mum is on the mendSmile

Potra
Potra e2 Member Potra vcard Venezuela
5 Nov 2013 - 12:02 AM

Oh wow, Colleen! This is stunningly beautiful, I am in awe of such a great shot.
M

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