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Good morning...
Once again thank you to the wonderful response to my Pincushions....
Thank you also to Jukka (Kuvailija) Nathan and Trev (TrevbatwingWCC) for their UA's
Another flower image from the beautiful Kirstenbosch gardens. The slopes of the mountains are covered at this time of the year in a blaze of purple. Today I decided to lead with the bigger picture instead of my usual close ups. Saturday was a really dark cloudy day.
Have a nice 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:28 Sep 2013 - 2:12 PM
Focal Length:32mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.1
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:+1
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:A profusion of purple
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:3 Oct 2013 - 6:19 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants
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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 6:33 AM

As you say "a profussion of purple" indeed. Lovely colour V2 for me.GrinGrinPeter.

ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 354 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 6:34 AM

I will come back to study the others, Colleen, but V1 is beautifully presented.
Impressive splashes of colour.

Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6106 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 6:37 AM

A beautiful set of images Colleen, really nice.

Andy

S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 6:40 AM

Bright and beautiful colours well captured images.

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
3 Oct 2013 - 6:53 AM

Five lovelies Colleen !! I think the yellow flower in V5 is the same as the ones that grows profusely at our dam. Must still get a good shot of one Smile

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 7:10 AM

A wonderful set, Colleen, such a beautiful colour. I am pleased to say that I have this particular flower in my garden, too, and also in the pink variety, now I know it originates from SA Smile Carol

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2212 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 7:12 AM

Colleen,I 've only enough time to see v1 before going to work but I will try and have time when I come home to see the rest before I am out again.
This is so beautiful and I will be looking foreward to see the rest,have a great daySmileSmileSmile
NettaSmile

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 44277 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 7:13 AM

Have to go for V2, Colleen. Very clever use of dof and a real screen-filler.

Malc

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 7:15 AM

Five fascinating shots. I keep changing my mind about which one is my favourite.

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 7:17 AM

A great set of floral images Colleen, has to be V2 for meSmile

Cliff

Caziwinkles
3 Oct 2013 - 7:21 AM


Quote: Five fascinating shots. I keep changing my mind about which one is my favourite.

I agree with Lynne - so hard to choose any fave - they are all fab. Smile

Carol

SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 7:31 AM

All of the images are beautiful but I think my favourite is V5

canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 - 7:47 AM

A fantastic and colourful set of images Colleen. Its difficult to choose any particular one over another but V5 appeals to me
Jim

fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 8:08 AM

Overall a beautiful set of images.

Albert

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 8:12 AM

Not fair ......
Never get anything like that in South Leeds..WinkWink
Funnily for me just love V1 best...
such a lush image

User_Removed
3 Oct 2013 - 8:17 AM

V1 & V4 for me, but they are all beautiful captures.

Jenny-D
Jenny-D e2 Member 4Jenny-D vcard United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 - 8:43 AM

Such a beautiful set of images Colleen, V2 being my favourite.

Jenny Smile

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 8:46 AM

A beautiful set - lovely colour in each of them
Helen

digital_boi
3 Oct 2013 - 8:57 AM

the bigger picture does it for me Colleen a fine sight and capture

GrahamGrinGrinGrinGrin

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 9:02 AM

A very beautiful set Colleen,Smile
Joan.

Danny1970
Danny1970 e2 Member 148 forum postsDanny1970 vcard United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 - 9:19 AM

A beautifully captured set Colleen V3 is my favouriteSmile

Danny

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 437 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 10:04 AM

We have a similar flower that grows on the rugged coastline of Cornwall - the flowers have such a lovely vibrant colour and sheen - well captured Colleen.

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 732 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 11:34 AM

Great splash of colour in this fine set Colleen,
Geoff.

Last Modified By FeatherFriend at 3 Oct 2013 - 11:34 AM
NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 3260 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 11:40 AM

The colour is quite intense......javascript:;........GrinGrin

EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 - 12:25 PM

Beautiful setSmile

Eileen

kathrynlouise
3 Oct 2013 - 12:29 PM

A beautiful set Colleen, V2 is my favourite GrinGrin

Kathryn

Kingfisher8
3 Oct 2013 - 12:46 PM

Superbly taken Colleen V2 but all very beautiful well taken

Keith.

leontari
leontari e2 Member 2leontari vcard Greece
3 Oct 2013 - 1:55 PM

A wonderful set of images Colleen. I slightly prefer V5.
Effrossini

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 2:05 PM

Well coloured these ones Colleen.
And yes,like me,you do favour the close up view of things too !!
Mick.

raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 - 2:13 PM

superb set colleen,great colour captured here,well done.ray

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 2:27 PM

A feast for the eyes, this brilliant mass of purple daises!

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 2:41 PM

The Kirstenboch Gardens must be a dream to see judging by all your uploads so far.
All five of these are stunning, well considered images.I like your use of colour contrast in V5.
V3 is fiendishly clever and hard to get this sort of image just right.
Seeing beauty like this makes me want to live my life over again.
KateGrinGrinGrin

ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2527 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 3:27 PM

Excellent work Colleen,

Ali SmileSmile

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 3:58 PM

Well, Colleen, these gardens certainly are beautiful - and what wonderful colours displayed here Smile Excellent set of images Wink
Trev Smile

BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 4:03 PM

There is some lovely colourful images coming out of your country now. A cracking set all full of eye catching colours.Grin
Ryan

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 4:16 PM

Excellent captures Colleen!
George

Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 4:21 PM

Simply Wonderful Work.

Rock

kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
3 Oct 2013 - 5:02 PM

Very very beautiful indeed, Colleen!GrinGrinGrinGrin Those colours! V1,if one has to be chosen!Grin --- Jukka.

Last Modified By kuvailija at 3 Oct 2013 - 5:02 PM
ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 5:12 PM

Thanks Kate, I was going to lead with V3....

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43660 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 5:58 PM

You are indeed becoming a photographic master capturing another extremely fine and beautiful set of floral image Colleen. I particularly like image number three. Great depth of field, pin sharp focusing, great colour and such a pleasure to view.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 - 6:13 PM

V2 stands out for me, Colleen.

P.

richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5279 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 6:24 PM

Good work Colleen- V2 and V3 are my favorites!!

mistere
mistere e2 Member 1mistere vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 6:28 PM

nice work, lovely set Colleen.
Dave.

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 6:39 PM

What a gorgeous comp' V1 is, love the Title too.

John Smile

capto
capto e2 Member 21455 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 7:04 PM

What a glorious eye watering colour.Smile

ivor

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
3 Oct 2013 - 8:21 PM

I do love the contrasting colours in v5

Peter

TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9199 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 8:53 PM

Wonderful set of shots.Love the color
Ty

Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 - 9:28 PM

Lovely set Colleen. What a truly amazing colour. V2 for me today. Thank you so much for your GEA. Much appreciated. Cathy

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 11:10 PM

Excellent work Colleen, stunning colours..Lin

LuDa
LuDa  1 United States
4 Oct 2013 - 3:45 AM

Colleen, wow! what a gorgeous set you have here, congratulations, I really like all themSmileSmileSmileSmile
Regards,
LuDa

prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 9:25 AM

A most challenging Shades of color to record as perfect as these.

agednovice
4 Oct 2013 - 12:00 PM

Wonderful .Wish I were there at this time of the year.

Frank

Craggwildlife
Craggwildlife e2 Member 690 forum postsCraggwildlife vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 12:21 PM

A lovely set of images.

David

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
4 Oct 2013 - 12:33 PM

Marvelous set! V1 and V2 are my favorites! Grin
IB

Quoise
Quoise e2 Member 1337 forum postsQuoise vcard United Kingdom
4 Oct 2013 - 1:04 PM

Wonderful colourful set Smile

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10495 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 2:09 PM

You are on a purple patch now Coleen. A superb set.

ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
4 Oct 2013 - 7:35 PM

You, Colleen, took these pictures of these flowers (by the way, they are blooming here, in Russia, at the moment, too!) very, very beautifully!Smile
Regards Valery

vickyf
vickyf e2 Member 9vickyf vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 7:52 PM

Lovely shots and fantastic colour. I'd be tempted to knock the saturation down a tad, but that's probably just my screen Smile What is the name of the flower?

Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
4 Oct 2013 - 7:55 PM

Wonderful set Colleen.
Brian

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8246 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 11:43 PM

It has to be v2 that fantastic framefiller for me, what vibrant colour, it was so bright I had to put my shades on to view it!Grin

AlexAppleby
5 Oct 2013 - 6:35 PM

V2 for me - stunning colour, and beautiful flowers.

Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
13 Oct 2013 - 4:48 AM

V2 and V3 are amazing shots.
M

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