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Good morning everyone...thank you for all your c&c's yesterday....
Some thing a bit different from me today
Have a great Tuesday...OMG....sorry CarolBlushBlushBlushBlushBlush it is Wednesday after all lol...from 27 deg yesterday to an overcast day of 23...Sad

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70-300mm f/4-5.6 G
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:10 May 2013 - 9:43 AM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:The ant and the flower
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:22 May 2013 - 5:45 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants
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WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
22 May 2013 - 5:59 AM

Nice capture of the stamens with an unusual bug.
Well done Colleen. WesternRed,

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2013 - 6:02 AM

ANOTHER beautiful flower study nice compositoin.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
22 May 2013 - 6:09 AM

Morning Colleen !! Very unusual weather here for May !! was warm and humid yesterday Smile Rain last night too.
I really like this photo a lot !! It is excellent and the colours are superb Smile

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kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 2kuvailija vcard Finland
22 May 2013 - 6:22 AM

Thanks a lot for your c and v Colleen,they are very much appreciated !!!!! ---- You have the ability to surprise almost every time ! It is so refreshing and excitng time and time again.GrinGrinGrinGrin Superb. ----- Jukka.SmileGrinSmileGrin

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Caziwinkles
22 May 2013 - 7:09 AM

Beautiful Colleen - such lovely contrasting colours - and the ant is the icing on the cake. Smile

Erm Colleen - tis WEDNESDAY,! Although I am confused too cos thought it was Wednesday yesterday!! Wink

Carol

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2013 - 7:19 AM

This is so lovely and the ant adds to it.Smile

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lesliea
lesliea e2 Member 4lesliea vcard Australia
22 May 2013 - 7:46 AM

Very nice macro image Colleen well captured.
Allen, Smile

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Tish1
Tish1 e2 Member 1Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2013 - 8:38 AM

Sharp and vibrant, lovely image Colleen.

Tish

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2013 - 8:41 AM

A super image Colleen, great colour, love the ant, well capturedSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


Cliff

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5241 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2013 - 8:54 AM

Excellent image with super presentation!! Like it a lot!!

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
22 May 2013 - 9:01 AM

super macro

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2013 - 9:02 AM

Superb shot Colleen, fantastic colour and the added bonus of the Ant.

Hugh

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2013 - 9:02 AM

Great shot Colleen, and well done leaving the 'critter on'
he has a real glow to him
Lillian

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jackyp
jackyp e2 Member 3jackyp vcard United Kingdom
22 May 2013 - 9:02 AM

Great timing Colleen, superb detail on the little insect and stamens, beautiful image Smile

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pollisher
pollisher  1 Scotland
22 May 2013 - 9:04 AM

A superb macro image. Smile

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2013 - 9:06 AM

Many would have cropped in on the sharp flower and bug but the soft flower shapes in the background make a lovely composition.

Dave

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2013 - 9:17 AM

This is a real stunner, Colleen!
I love the presence of the 'wildlife'!

Richard

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brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2013 - 9:49 AM

Well composed image, the insect is a bonus in this shallow DOF image
Regards Brian

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2013 - 10:05 AM

Do U have the ID of this beauty ? Never seen before.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2013 - 10:07 AM

How gorgeous SmileSmile
Helen

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2013 - 12:30 PM

A super close-up, Colleen, with the ant really adding that bit extra to the shot. Perfectly focussed and captured, deserves my UA Wink
Trev Smile

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
22 May 2013 - 12:48 PM

Great dof

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2013 - 12:54 PM

The ant knows where the good stuff is! Nice image!

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2013 - 1:05 PM

Yet another lovely image - this flower looks like a ballet slipper in the thumbnail.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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raygregson
22 May 2013 - 2:02 PM

cracking macro image colleen,well done.ray

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Ray12
Ray12 e2 Member 174 forum postsRay12 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2013 - 2:32 PM

Great image Colleen...looks a little lost

Ray

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2013 - 2:34 PM

Stunning shot Colleen - great composition with super background. Your little ant is a star!

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capto
capto e2 Member 21067 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2013 - 3:01 PM

Without the ant it would have been a lovely image....................With the ant it is even better.Smile

ivor

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2013 - 3:34 PM

Brilliant capture !
George

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myrab
myrab e2 Member 8myrab vcard United Kingdom
22 May 2013 - 4:18 PM

Another lovely image Colleen,
Take care, Myra

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2013 - 4:27 PM

What beautiful and lovely image,very well done,
saeid

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
22 May 2013 - 4:37 PM

Beautifully captured Colleen. Moira

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CHRISB911
CHRISB911  854 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2013 - 4:38 PM

so sharp great capture
CornishChris

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anglingandyq
22 May 2013 - 5:25 PM

Super composition Colleen

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2173 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2013 - 6:37 PM

A Beautiful imageSmile
NettaSmile

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2013 - 7:37 PM

Fantastic composition Colleen sharp as a tac and the OOF bits are beautiful Smile

Rod

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1881
1881  2 India
22 May 2013 - 8:23 PM

Nice capture ,,,,

SANJEEV

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2013 - 8:37 PM

A beautiful image and presentation Carol..Lin

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2013 - 9:19 PM

Another stunner,

Ali Grin

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2013 - 9:48 PM

Superbly captured image.. how amazing.Smile

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
22 May 2013 - 9:53 PM

Colleen that is smashing. Cathy

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2013 - 6:49 AM

Great compo and DOF, super!

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digital_boi
23 May 2013 - 10:48 AM

excellent!!!!

Graham

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 9gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2013 - 9:12 PM

Great composition, light and detail.
-=\Walter

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
24 May 2013 - 9:31 PM

Beautiful....
IB

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2013 - 10:14 PM

great use of selective focus!
well composed,too.

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piperpics
piperpics e2 Member 4piperpics vcard United Kingdom
15 Jun 2013 - 5:55 PM

Your flower shots ar fantastic I like the sharp focus on the ant,very well done ,Andrew

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