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Good morning...
Thank you for all your votes and comments....now you know what fynbos is and how beautiful the Cape is at this time of the year.
This morning my set is about the wildlife I saw in Hermanus. This little guy was sitting on this branch chirping away. I am not a bird photographer nore do I have the lens power but am quite chuffed with this. We also saw a troop of baboons on the way home, not a great pic as shot through the windscreen, we had cars behind us so could not stop or slow down. I wanted to share it anyway....

I am rather excited today, I am attending a 2 day National geographic photographic boot camp being held today and tomorrow at our beautiful Kirstenbosch botanical gardens. Rather expensive but hopefully worth it as I get to meet top photographers and learn from them. Its a mix of lectures and practical.
Have a great day, will catch up this eveningGrinGrinGrin

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 - 8:22 AM
Focal Length:270mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.3
Aperture:f/10.0
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Feeling chirpy this morning
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:28 Sep 2013 - 5:47 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 5:53 AM

A fabulous picture, Colleen!
Top job.
I hear the NG boot camp is in tents.

S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 5:58 AM

v1 and v5 are excellent images.

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 6:25 AM

What a wonderful and varied set of images, Colleen, super captures. Have a wonderful weekend, sounds great fun, along with a lot of learning, no doubt Smile Carol

lesliea
lesliea e2 Member 4lesliea vcard Australia
28 Sep 2013 - 6:32 AM

Great variety of images Colleen well captured.
Allen, Smile

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

Good morning Colleen !! I am green with envy - wish I could do something like this too Smile It has just started raining here after strong winds for nearly two days ! V1 is a great capture - and the rest of the wild life family pics are great Smile

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 7:43 AM

What a lovely selection, such a treat to someone like myself from the Northern hemisphere. I love the orderly trope of baboons!

Jenny-D
Jenny-D e2 Member 4Jenny-D vcard United Kingdom
28 Sep 2013 - 7:48 AM

A wonderful set Colleen.... whatever you photograph, it's always superb!

Jenny Smile

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2173 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 8:18 AM

This is another Brilliant set from you Colleen,
Someone's not told one Baboon he should walk the other side of the yellow line.
A great image ,I love it ,all coming towards you in a neat row.
hope you will have a great weekend SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
NettaSmile

leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
28 Sep 2013 - 8:29 AM

A brilliant set of images Colleen. I have no choise, I love all of themSmile
Effrossini

Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2013 - 8:31 AM

V1 is the star of the show for me, Colleen.

P.

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 8:53 AM

Talk about the sun coming out of his b**

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 8:58 AM


Quote: V1 is the star of the show for me, Colleen.

P.

I agree.

Albert

HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4264 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
28 Sep 2013 - 9:08 AM

I really envy you Colleen, that 2 day boot camp sounds wonderful. Have a wonderful time among the best photographers in the world. NG

Harriet

Caziwinkles
28 Sep 2013 - 9:28 AM

Fabulous set of images Colleen. I do like V5 - follow my leader. Smile
Have a great time at your boot camp - will look forward to your photos. Smile

Carol

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 9:32 AM

Have a wonderful boot camp Colleen and love the variety you have uploaded today - especially V1.Smile
Joan.

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33120 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 10:08 AM

A cracking set of wonderfully interesting and very well observed and captured images Colleen. Image five is by far the best, and reminds me of the famous Johnny Cash song "I walked the line"

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 10:14 AM

A fine varied set and of them all it's V 2 that takes up my attention as I think it is a hyrax.........and if so, I am always surprised when I recall that these creatures are closely related to elephants.
Anf great that you were able to capture a whale.
Ronnie.

digital_boi
28 Sep 2013 - 10:30 AM

I was wondering what V2 was but think Ronnie has hit the nail on the head with his ID V1 maybe no power on you set up but a fine result Colleen also the line of baboons trooping home brought a smile, if you had not stopped to put on some make-up yesterday you might have beat to with the |UA awards on RonnAG's pic lol

GrahamGrin GrinGrinGrin

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 10:54 AM

A lovely set Colleen - enjoy your photographic session, lucky you what a wonderful opportunitySmile

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 11:24 AM

A great and varied set here, Colleen - I love V5, it really made me chuckle! Grin But V1 has to be the best here if I'd to pick a fave Wink
Trev Smile

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 11:29 AM

Your bird image is excellent Colleen with the singing pose and sun from the side.
The baboons are amazing - too bad you couldn't stop for more.
The boot camp sounds wonderful.
We'll await the resultant images from all that knowledge you'll learn.
KateGrinGrinGrin

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 11:53 AM

Morning Colleen. V1 and 2 for me GrinGrin
Have a wonderful couple of days and look forward to seeing the results Grin

Kathryn

TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9187 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 12:36 PM

Very happy shot. Excellent capture!
Ty

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 12:38 PM

A great set Colleen, like them all but the one that takes it for me is the baboons, walking in single file!!!!Smile


Cliff

ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
28 Sep 2013 - 12:51 PM

Superb set, Colleen! V1&V5 for me!Smile
Regards Valery

cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104015 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 2:38 PM

V5 Smile Smile

Kirstenbosch is a lovely garden....enjoy Smile Smile

ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
28 Sep 2013 - 3:37 PM

v1 and v5 for me, a great set of images

ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 3:38 PM

Great work Colleen I hope you enjoy your day out,

Ali SmileSmile

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 3:49 PM

A splendid set Colleen.
Love the line up in V5 !!
Mick.

williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 4:23 PM

5 great images well taken i will favour V1.

billy

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 4:46 PM

Beautiful images, Colleen !
George

DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 6:10 PM

A wonderfully chirpy image to begin the set, Colleen!
I love 'em all - great to see the troop towing the line in V5!
Hope you've had a good day at the boot camp!

Richard

CHRISB911
CHRISB911  854 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 6:38 PM

great shot colleen

Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7121 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 7:05 PM

Thats a cracking shot of the Bird Colleen and i like the Baboons walking down the road. Enjoy your photographic course

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 8:16 PM

Wonderfull series Colleen. It all sounds fantastic. Very envious of your photo course- sounds real top quality.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 2kuvailija vcard Finland
28 Sep 2013 - 8:31 PM

V1- look who is birding too !GrinGrinGrinGrin --- Excellent Colleen! --V4, ooopsBlush ---- The baboons seem to know the trafficrools ! SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile Very well spotted all in all ! The very best regards ! ---- Jukka.

anglingandyq
28 Sep 2013 - 9:25 PM

V1 all the way for me Colleen. You may not have he lense but you captured him beautifully and with lovely detailSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 10:21 PM

They are all very good, v1 is pectacular... But walk the line...has me in fits!

capto
capto e2 Member 21080 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2013 - 10:43 PM

Great set, loved the baboons.Smile

ivor

Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
30 Sep 2013 - 12:26 AM

Terrific set Colleen, I love baboons... V1 has great detail and wonderful pose... GrinGrin

Lynette Grin

BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2013 - 5:12 PM

A great collection of wildlife pics with V1 being my favGrin
Ryan

MichaelMelb_AU
1 Oct 2013 - 11:32 PM

Great mood in this image... Excellent capture!

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2013 - 6:51 PM

An interesting and eclectic set of images featuring the local wildlife, v5 is my favourite. I bet that gang of baboons are making their weary way home after a night of carnage in the local neighbhourhood!

Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
13 Oct 2013 - 4:38 AM

V5 is a cracker Colleen!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful collection of images with us.
They are all fantastic.
M

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