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Good morning,
Thank you so much for the wonderful comments and votes on my upload of Hermanus yesterday, I am so glad you are finding my beautiful country interesting.
Another big thank you to Sue (Sue118), Jukka (Kuvailija) and Kathryn (Kathrynloise) for their UA's....so valued.

Something completely different from me today....
As it was the Annual whale watchers carnival this weekend there were hundreds of people out on the clifftops looking out for whales with binnoculars and camera's. This image turned out to be one of my favourites as the sun had just come up and he was silhouetted against the bright light. I took quite a few different exposures until I was satisfied with the effect. My other versions are of more whale watchers from the previous afternoon.
V8.....There was one couple who were only interested in each other, all the wild flowers are out in the Cape at present, they are surrounded by them ....GrinGrinGrin
Have a great day

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:22 Sep 2013 - 8:02 AM
Focal Length:78mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/13.0
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
Exposure Comp:+1
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Whale watchers
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:25 Sep 2013 - 5:41 AM
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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2013 - 5:52 AM

A fascinating series from which V1 is the outstanding one for me.

S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2013 - 6:02 AM

Avery beautiful set of pictures v2 and v6 are outstanding ones.

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 3368 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2013 - 6:05 AM

A wonderful set Colleen. V1 my favourite, brilliant image, love the lighting GrinGrin

Kathryn

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7134 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2013 - 6:29 AM

V.1 is magical, Colleen, a fine set of images. It looks cold, though, how lively to see all the wild flowers in bloom. Carol

Jeddahknight111
Jeddahknight111 e2 Member 2Jeddahknight111 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2013 - 6:43 AM

V1is a great shot Colleen, great atmosphere and enough left in the shade to make the mind wotprk harder. Nice shot great picture. Smile



General comment to all readers: why does the rule of one photo a day always get broke. I know we all have lots of fantastic shot to show the world! But why break the rule! No insult or bad feeling intended. Just my viewSmile

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2201 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2013 - 6:53 AM

Why use my upload to voice your displeasure, rather send us rule breakers a pm....would you rather me spend a year on the same subject....boring...
My suggestion...just look at V1 and move on...better for your blood pressure and general well being

Caziwinkles
25 Sep 2013 - 7:13 AM

Interesting images Colleen - I do like to see additional images - it gives us an insight into that person daily life.
V1 is superb - you got the lighting spot on. Smile

Carol

HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4265 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
25 Sep 2013 - 7:15 AM

I especially like V2 but it is a great series showing a very interesting "other side"

Harriet

jdenman
jdenman  6 Spain5 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2013 - 7:19 AM

Cracking set of images, even from the thumbnail V1 stands out as a quality capture.................John

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

Super set and V1 is my fav.SmileSmile

ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2013 - 7:26 AM

A thrilling picture V1.
I'll enjoy getting to the rest later and personally I look forward to seeing anything Carol is willing to show us.

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2201 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2013 - 7:32 AM

Thanks Peter, but my name is ColleenGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2013 - 7:34 AM

No. 1 really stands out amongst this fine set of images.

Albert

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
25 Sep 2013 - 7:34 AM

When I saw the thumbnail I thought it was one of those amazing sculptures in Britain of the men standing in the seaSmile V1 is magical Colleen - and the rest I know so well having walked those paths and looked for the perfect sighting Smile Wise advice given to Jeddahknight Smile

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2013 - 7:44 AM

What an intriguing set.
Reminds me of train spotting over here.....

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2013 - 7:51 AM

A great set of candids Colleen, but my vote is for V1, a excellent captureSmile

Cliff

Ray12
Ray12 e2 Member 175 forum postsRay12 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2013 - 8:03 AM

A great all round set of images Colleen, Grin I will have to be with the majority V1

ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2013 - 8:13 AM


Quote: Thanks Peter, but my name is ColleenGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Yes, I did know and now realise it was a joke in bad taste.
Won't do it again.
Teach me to post silly remarks while I'm still asleep.

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2201 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2013 - 8:20 AM

No offence PeterGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43436 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2013 - 8:45 AM

Whilst the set has been wonderfully observed, captured and collated it is image one which really stand out against the crowd. A superb composition, and one which I rather admire. "Wish it were mine..."

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
25 Sep 2013 - 9:34 AM

A wonderful set of images of which V1 is my favourite Colleen
Jim

ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
25 Sep 2013 - 9:50 AM

I'll be brief: SUPERB!!!!SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Regards Valery

janenewhitty
25 Sep 2013 - 10:04 AM

Love V1 and glad you showed all the Versions/ Variances, after just traveling to SA loved seeing them all.Janene: ::

lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2013 - 10:05 AM

Nice set but v1 is outstanding. Beautiful mood and light

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2013 - 10:20 AM

It sums up all the sea means to me, watching the timeless waves, spray and light. Beautiful and well composed.

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2013 - 10:25 AM

The set tells the story - if we weren't allowed to add extras the facility wouldn't be there.
It is also useful if we need affirmation about which variation please most people.
I love V1 with the silhouette and the shimmering sea.
KateGrinGrinGrin

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2013 - 10:33 AM

Having a WhaleWink of a time Colleen.
Ron

digital_boi
25 Sep 2013 - 11:17 AM

for sure it has to be V1 Colleen as I'm sure you already know really nice one

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

WeeGeordieLass
WeeGeordieLass e2 Member 2344 forum postsWeeGeordieLass vcard England
25 Sep 2013 - 11:19 AM

Wonderful series...V1 is my favourite Grin

williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2013 - 11:59 AM

a beautiful set i will go for the peace full no 4 very natural....



billy

Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
25 Sep 2013 - 12:36 PM

V1 is a stunner Colleen, and thank you for sharing ALL your versions, as is your/our choice... GrinGrin

Lynette Grin

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2013 - 1:10 PM

I like V8 Colleen for a behind the scene look at things !!
Good set.
Mick.

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2013 - 1:24 PM

So lovely to see your beautiful scenery Colleen and people enjoying themselves (V8!). V1 is a very beautiful image - silhouette, mist, light, sparkle on the water - you name it it's there.
Joan.

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2013 - 2:22 PM

Looks a lovely place to explore, Colleen, and what more could you wish for than to be by the seaside watching whales (or anything else!) swimming by Wink A great set telling a story, but V1 stands out on it's own Smile
Trev Smile

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7134 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2013 - 2:24 PM


Quote: V1is a great shot Colleen, great atmosphere and enough left in the shade to make the mind wotprk harder. Nice shot great picture. Smile



General comment to all readers: why does the rule of one photo a day always get broke. I know we all have lots of fantastic shot to show the world! But why break the rule! No insult or bad feeling intended. Just my viewSmile

What rule? Any ePZ member can upload as many variants as he/she likes, so what's the problem with Jeddahknight 111?

Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
25 Sep 2013 - 2:40 PM

Great set of image......Grin

kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
25 Sep 2013 - 3:27 PM

V1 is Excellent at least, like many members have of course already noticed . The composition and the mist, and the whole atmosphere are all fantastic. V2 is very fine too,like allthe others, but because that V1 is so superb,they do not shine as much! But all in all, Fantastic, Colleen. GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.

Last Modified By kuvailija at 25 Sep 2013 - 3:28 PM
AlexAppleby
25 Sep 2013 - 3:41 PM

V1 is an amazing shot - I love it. Looking forward to following you on your travels wherever you go next (in a photographic sense that is - not planning on stalking you)!!! I love the way you involve us in your life and surroundings and make our lives better for it! I'm also very much enjoying your excellent wit and sense of humour and today, the feisty side of you made me think 'way to go girl'!

ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2481 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2013 - 3:41 PM

Great collection they are all special in their own right,

Ali SmileSmile

johnlw
johnlw e2 Member 7johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2013 - 3:45 PM

Hi Colleen I love the tones light and colour in V1 it's a outstanding image that would be enough to please anyone. At the same time I understand the others give some background to what the photographer is seeing. V1 not only outshines the other images but a lot of today's uploads.
Regards John.

richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2013 - 4:15 PM

A great series of Images Colleen!! V1 is exceptional!!

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2197 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2013 - 4:56 PM

Colleen I love this set verry much,and there were many people thereSmile
NettaSmile

JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2013 - 5:05 PM

A lovely set & esp. V1
Ju

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2013 - 5:17 PM

The whole point of having versions is to allow more than ome shot to be posted on any one day, so you have sone nothing amiss as far as I am aware.
And what a fine set documenting the watchers but there's no doubt in my mind that V 1 takes a lot of beating.......beautiful light expertly captured at thatbtime of day.
Ronnie.

ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2013 - 5:18 PM


Quote: not planning on stalking you)!!!

I was.
Then spent 48 hours up a tree with lions waiting to eat me.

capto
capto e2 Member 21228 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2013 - 6:00 PM

An interesting and enjoyable set, but v1 is an outstanding image in its own right.Smile

ivor

anglingandyq
anglingandyq e2 Member 1anglingandyq vcard England
25 Sep 2013 - 6:03 PM

Every one a winner Colleen especially V2 . Well capturedSmileSmile

Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2013 - 6:56 PM

V1 stands out for me Colleen.

P.

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 44028 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2013 - 6:59 PM

V1 is the one that really stands out here, Colleen, as many others have already stated. A great image to experiment with in B&W...so many possibilities.

Malc

Mike_Smith
25 Sep 2013 - 7:49 PM

Hi Colleen, cracking set of shots, i really like V1, but on saying that the rest are great too

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2013 - 8:10 PM

What an interesting set Colleen, V1 superb, well done..Lin

Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2013 - 8:41 PM

A superb series lass.

Rock

Jenny-D
Jenny-D e2 Member 4Jenny-D vcard United Kingdom
25 Sep 2013 - 8:44 PM

A wonderful set of images Colleen.

Jenny Smile

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2013 - 9:05 PM

Beautiful images, Colleen, especially V1!
George

Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
25 Sep 2013 - 9:43 PM

V1 is absolutely spectacular Colleen! I liked V7 and V2.
Great set, I really like the effort you put collecting, choosing and organizing the whole set.
M

Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
25 Sep 2013 - 9:50 PM

Great set Colleen but V1 for me although I do like the couple having a whale of a time! Or has someone else said that. Cathy

TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9188 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2013 - 1:15 AM

V1 andV7 for me. Great set of shots.
Ty

prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2013 - 4:21 AM

V 7 shows the magnitude of the event.

handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States6 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2013 - 5:07 AM

Great set of images, Colleen. Is this this tip of Africa?

Peter

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2201 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2013 - 5:26 AM

No Peter, up from the tip on the Indian ocean side.

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
26 Sep 2013 - 6:16 AM

V2, V4, and V8... Nice!
All others are great and most impressive event captured! Grin
IB

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2013 - 6:39 PM

V1 is definitely the stand out shot and the perfect choice as the lead

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