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Today just a very small flower I spotted in Kirstenbosch gardens last week...
A perfect 24deg autumn day in Cape Town, blue skies and azure sea.....a wonderful day for a lunch down the coastGrinGrin
Have a great weekendGrinGrin


I HAVE JUST DECIDED TO LEAVE EPZ AS FROM TODAY,I HAVE HAD A WONDERFUL TIME HER OVER THE LAST 6 MONTHS BUT I AM NO LONGER FINDING ANY ENJOYMENT FROM SHARING MY WORK WITH EPZ.....

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70-300mm f/4-5.6 G
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:13 May 2013 - 11:10 AM
Title:Tiny beauty
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:18 May 2013 - 7:46 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Kirstenbosch gardens
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User_Removed
18 May 2013 - 7:48 AM

Beautifully composed and presented.

Lucien.

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
18 May 2013 - 8:01 AM

Beautiful image Colleen,
Fred.

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pollisher
pollisher  1 Scotland
18 May 2013 - 8:14 AM

An absolute beauty Smile

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2013 - 8:15 AM

Not sure about this one.. There is a lot on there that doesn't contribute to the composition. Methinks either more our in the b/g i.e. a larger opening such as 2.8 or longer focal length o simply get closer to your flower and make it bigger

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2155 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2013 - 8:22 AM

Thanks Annette always appreciate the critique from you and Johnke...however he has given up on me.....maybe its time for me to look for a new hobby....am beginning to hate photography.....

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fazzer
fazzer e2 Member 528 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2013 - 8:22 AM

Beautiful colours and dof Colleen Smile

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jdinne
jdinne e2 Member 11jdinne vcard England
18 May 2013 - 8:23 AM

Wonderful light, colour and detail Colleen

John

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2013 - 8:41 AM

Morning Colleen - at the end of the day it is about your own enjoyment and what you like to see in your own images. I for one have loved seeing your eclectic mix of images from boats to rope to flowers - all beautifully taken and superbly presented. I'm really going to miss seeing your photographs everyday. (and the update on the weather in your little part of the world)! I sincerely hope we may "meet" again in the future. Heather x (gorgeous image by the way).

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2155 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2013 - 8:44 AM

Thanks heather, its friends like you who made epz funGrinGrin

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2013 - 8:49 AM

You enjoy photography, so take no notice of other's Colleen it is what
you like that you should put on!!!Grin and just go with it,
if at times you get help even better...go try changing settings
but for me today's image is lovely...like the simplicity of it
and it's natural!
Lillian

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Suzicoo
Suzicoo e2 Member 2382 forum postsSuzicoo vcard United Kingdom
18 May 2013 - 8:53 AM

Great image, why not come back occasionally and dip your toe inWink

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41018 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England132 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2013 - 9:13 AM

Delicate and simple, Colleen.

Dave

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kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 2kuvailija vcard Finland
18 May 2013 - 9:21 AM

Very fine Colleen! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin I hope sincerely that you have fun in Finland! I hope very much that the weathers will be favourable! Just now it is surprisingly warm, ower +20c every day,but you newer know! Just let me know if there is anything that i can do for you!!!!!!! ---- Jukka. GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2155 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2013 - 9:22 AM

Thank you Dave that was what I thought...but one lives and learns

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widtink
widtink  1406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2013 - 9:22 AM

Lovely image Colleen the light on the flower is so beautiful Smile Don't bother about the negative stuff , you will be missed if you leave SadSmile

Rod

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Caziwinkles
18 May 2013 - 9:39 AM

Colleen - you can't go!! Sad Your images are fantastic and I, for one, and am sure many others, will really miss you on here. You are a VERY good photographer - don't put your camera down cos of some narrow-minded sceptics! Just remember - we all see things differently - beauty is in the eye of the beholder!! Smile oh yes - and great image today! Smile

Carol

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georgiepoolie
18 May 2013 - 9:43 AM

Yet again another lovely image, it would be a shame not to share your talent on epz. Hope you change your mind.

George.

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gwynn56
gwynn56  259 forum posts England
18 May 2013 - 10:29 AM

nice image , sod what others think , I personally like it Smile
quick everyone over to Colleens , with the super glue so she can't leave SmileSmileSmileWink

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lesliea
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18 May 2013 - 10:49 AM

Beautiful image Colleen Nice light and DOF well captured.
Allen, Smile

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2013 - 11:08 AM

60+ votes, eh? I've only ever had that many on 14 single uploads since I joined EPZ, almost 5 years ago! A real beauty here, Colleen, even if it is only tiny Wink So sorry to hear you've become disillusioned on the site, and you're leaving us Sad Hope you change your mind and come back and share your beautiful images with us all Smile
Take care,
Trev Smile

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2013 - 11:18 AM

A real beauty, Colleen!
Amazing bokeh!

Richard

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Caziwinkles
18 May 2013 - 11:22 AM

MY UA goes to you today Colleen - in recognition, not just of today's image, but your amazing photography skills and a talent that would be wasted if you were to put down your camera! Smile

Carol

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2013 - 11:30 AM

You're leaving just when I added you to my connections.
60 votes everyday is a fantastic following.
I haven't seen the criticisms which have upset you but
I can't imagine anyone having been nasty!
I love this tiny beauty - hope you'll be back with more.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2013 - 11:46 AM

Good image with shallow DOF Colleen
Sorry to hear about you leaving EPZ because of a few peoples negative comments
Not everyone likes the same type of photo, but there is a difference between constructive comments & negative ones
Stick to what you like to photo
I will miss your photos
Regards Brian

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Tish1
Tish1 e2 Member 1Tish1 vcard United Kingdom
18 May 2013 - 12:31 PM

Colleen, read these comments!!!!! They are saying exactly what I said in my message to you and I hadn't read these when I wrote it............. If I can survive 2 heart attacks in 2 months you can come back fighting and even stronger. Put your energies into proving that negative critiques are not welcome on this site, but we all welcome encouragement and helpful critiques; in addition to which all people with talent as in deed you have in bucket loads, will attract people who can not cope with it. Don't go Colleen, who will I have to aspire to if you do.

As for this image, as usual the quality shines through, it is presented in your usual sophisticated stylish composition, you certainly demonstrate your understanding of how effective a bokeh background is.

Remember I said I view images in terms of if I would hang them on my wall; I would hang this on my wall. I know this sounds selfish, but if you go, you will disappoint a lot of people, not least me.

Tell me you have changed your mind!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tish

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kel55
kel55  2 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2013 - 12:33 PM

Very nice image colleen , nothing is set in stone , hope you change your mind please get back to me with the user names of the cowards who have made you feel this way .kel

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
18 May 2013 - 12:41 PM

Afternoon Colleen !! I have corrected my spelling thanx - you were the first of many reprimands Smile A lovely sunshine but cool day here at 19C. I think this is one amazing image knowing just how small those flowers are !! Excellent stuff !!

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2013 - 12:57 PM

Great image Colleen, a well captured image of this tiny flower. SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
I will miss your great images here. I totally agree with Brian 17302, STICK TO WHAT YOU LIKE TO PHOTOGRAPH.

It will be a very sad day if you leave, and a great loss to EPZ, I hope very much that you change your mind.


Regards

CliffSmile

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2155 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2013 - 2:27 PM

Wow..BlushBlush.thank you to all of you,what great support.... I will think about it overnight and get back to youGrinGrin

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myrab
myrab e2 Member 8myrab vcard United Kingdom
18 May 2013 - 2:50 PM

Love your work and the positive comments you always give me.

Don't leave us, just ignore unkind remarks, if you like what you produce that is all that matters.

Take care Myra

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jennialexander
jennialexander e2 Member 945 forum postsjennialexander vcard United Kingdom
18 May 2013 - 3:24 PM

Have just added you to my connections & see you are leaving! Lovely images. Take a break but don't give up on your photography. It is a very subjective hobby. If you like your images, sod what anyone else thinks. 60 plus votes.. Many of us aspire to get to the magical 30
Jenni

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mauriceegan
18 May 2013 - 3:27 PM

Colleen this is a wonderful image and IMHO as is everything you have uploaded on EPZ. I haven't been on site for the last few days and am shocked to read that you feel you have to leave. It is sad to think that there are abusive people everywhere and who enjoy inflicting pain on other people. I think you would be a great loss to this site as your work is excellent and the positive comments you give are so encouraging. I hope you stay
Maurice

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
18 May 2013 - 4:15 PM

Sorry you are going, I will miss your images that show off your talent beautifully

Christine



Quote: Colleen this is a wonderful image and IMHO as is everything you have uploaded on EPZ. I haven't been on site for the last few days and am shocked to read that you feel you have to leave. It is sad to think that there are abusive people everywhere and who enjoy inflicting pain on other people. I think you would be a great loss to this site as your work is excellent and the positive comments you give are so encouraging. I hope you stay
Maurice

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
18 May 2013 - 5:00 PM

Fabulous shot, should keep going, you have a recognized style , which I enjoy, as by the looks of it a lot of others do too, so think on please

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2013 - 9:07 PM

Tiny beauty--- huge impact
Like this a lot!

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2013 - 9:24 PM

A beautiful image Colleen, you've isolated this pale mauve flower so superbly

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2155 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2013 - 9:38 PM

I am totally overwhelmed by all your support and comments and letters today. I have no idea what to say. How can I throw this all away....SadSadSad....I will sleep on it tonight. A huge thank you to Carol and Jukka for their UA's......Thank you so much to all of you above

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2013 - 10:05 PM

Excellent capture and beautiful depth of field !
George

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2013 - 10:07 PM

Beautiful so delicate Colleen..Lin..Ps DONT LEAVE OVER A FEW PEOPLE Colleen,stay with us and enjoy your photography..

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2013 - 7:00 AM

Cute little flower. I saw them at Treman park in ITHACA , USA, too.

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2013 - 10:40 AM

I see this kind of flowers in my garden every summer, but I never know what it is... beautiful color.

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Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
19 May 2013 - 11:11 AM

Oh Colleen I had not long found you and added you to my connections also...it would be awful if you left...so many of us ( your 60+) would be sorry not see your wonderful photos... and today's photo is just lovely !!! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Lynette

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digital_boi
19 May 2013 - 4:00 PM

a very pleasing image here Colleen love the softness and the hint of thins ina nd arounf good work with the shallow dof very pleasing to my eye


GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
19 May 2013 - 7:39 PM

Once again a real beauty, Colleen!. I read in your today upload, you've decided to stay and I am really gladSmileSmileSmile
Effrossini

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2013 - 7:43 PM

Superb image, your images are always top class, don't give them the satisfaction of winning ,chin up , dig deep you know you can do it,Grin

Ali

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Jocelia
Jocelia e2 Member 3Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2013 - 2:13 AM

I too think this tiny flower is a delight an so well captured.
Don't leave please, just look at the flowing you have and the hearts you will break.

Cheer up…..Jocelia...GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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