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Good morning
Thank you for all your votes and comments and especially to Netta for her UA.
Another image from the weekend at Kirstenbosch gardens. The gardens were a profusion of colour with bushes of these pincushions in various colours. V2 is the bigger picture and v3 another closeup.
Have a nice dayGrinGrin

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:29 Sep 2013 - 1:11 PM
Focal Length:155mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.9
Aperture:f/9.0
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Pincushion
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:2 Oct 2013 - 6:03 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants
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Votes:86
Voters:kathrynlouise · ugly · Mozzytheboy · neilfuller · Andysnapper · Hermanus · CarolG · HarrietH · ddolfelin · Caziwinkles · User_Removed · netta1234 · ali63 · SUE118 · kuvailija · termite53 · mistere · S_Psharma · Nikonuser1 · iosatel · GeorgePlatis · Bzox · Quoise · fentiger · EileenH · HairyB · barbarahirst · morpheus1955 · NaturesHaven · canonfan · JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY · craggwildlifephotography · marshfam19 · Jenny-D · digital_boi · richmowil · leontari · NDODS · Irishkate · williamsloan · stuart1963 · mikbee · EG · Chinga · CaroleS · BarbaraR · TyChee · Trev_B · taggart · MalcolmM · TrevBatWCC · ChristineD · scrimmy · Alan_Baseley · jaktis · myrab · capto · georgiepoolie · EMJAYCEE · alligatorpants · BIGRY1 · mommablue · Mike_Smith · saltireblue · Glostopcat · Philip_H · JuBarney · tomcat · anglingandyq · Holmewood · jovanovic · Brian65 · robway · sweetpea62 · 213hardy · LynneJoyce · DilysT · pentony · martin174 · viscostatic · ValeryAst · AlexAppleby · lesliea · UrbaneMagick · Potra · coastem ·
Views:279
Unique Views:110
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kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise Plus Member 3421 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2013 - 6:12 AM

Morning Colleen. What a wonderful set. Love them all but think V2 my favourite, the sky and mountains behind look stunning Grin Grin

kathryn

Mozzytheboy
Mozzytheboy Plus Member 4707 forum postsMozzytheboy vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2013 - 6:16 AM

Both V1 & 2 cut the mustard for me. Can't call it as they are both so different. I'd vote for either so my vote is for both V1 & 2. Lovely colours.

Mozzy

Andysnapper
Andysnapper Plus Member 6109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England25 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2013 - 6:37 AM

Excellent set Colleen, I think 2 & 3 are my faves.

Andy

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
2 Oct 2013 - 6:38 AM

Lovely images Colleen !! So nice to see the bigger picture too Smile

CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8174 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2013 - 6:44 AM

All are so beautiful, Colleen, but for me, V.2 stands out as the winner, with the wonderful mountains in the background. Carol

ddolfelin
ddolfelin Plus Member 371 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2013 - 6:49 AM

All are very lovely with different attributes.
Like them all.
Take three votes for regular attendance and good conduct.
(Excellent choices for GE - not an easy job).

Caziwinkles
2 Oct 2013 - 7:02 AM

Superb images Colleen - pin sharp pincushions. The colours are fab! Smile

Carol

netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3227 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2013 - 7:14 AM

Waaaw!!!Colleen these are superb,I love the three of themSmile
NettaSmile

User_Removed
2 Oct 2013 - 7:14 AM

V2 for, but all are beautiful.

ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3637 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2013 - 7:21 AM

Wonderful images V2 for me today Colleen,

Ali Smile

SUE118
SUE118 Plus Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2013 - 7:22 AM

Wonderful V2 for me Smile

kuvailija
kuvailija Plus Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
2 Oct 2013 - 7:26 AM

V1 for me!The bokeh is excellent,-once again !GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.

mistere
mistere Plus Member 1mistere vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2013 - 7:29 AM

Lovely images, nice work.
Dave.

S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2013 - 7:39 AM

Great images v3 is the best for me.

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2013 - 7:43 AM

A great set of images Colleen, great looking plants, like all 3 imagesSmile


Cliff

iosatel
iosatel  1 Belgium
2 Oct 2013 - 7:51 AM

Great detailed macro, beautiful bokeh!

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis Plus Member 2GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2013 - 7:53 AM

Excellent captures, Colleen!
George

fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2013 - 8:14 AM

The bigger picture in No. 2 is the winner in a tight finish. Beautiful images Colleen.

Albert

EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2013 - 8:29 AM

Beautiful setSmile

Eileen

barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2013 - 8:36 AM

WHOAH!!!!
V2 IS AWESOME

flowerpower59
flowerpower59 Plus Member 2flowerpower59 vcard United Kingdom
2 Oct 2013 - 8:44 AM

Fabulous. V3 for me but I love them all. You are lucky to live in such a beautiful place.

canonfan
canonfan Plus Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
2 Oct 2013 - 9:05 AM

Three outstanding images Colleen
Jim

Jenny-D
Jenny-D Plus Member 5Jenny-D vcard United Kingdom
2 Oct 2013 - 9:35 AM

Three lovely images Colleen, V2 is stunning!

Jenny Smile

digital_boi
2 Oct 2013 - 9:48 AM

three very fine capture with V2 coming out on top for me Colleen the mountains make it for me excellent work

GrahamGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6304 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2013 - 9:52 AM

Colourful detailed images - all of them Colleen, but one shines!! V2 Excellent!!

vickyf
vickyf Plus Member 9vickyf vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2013 - 10:20 AM

Glorious images - I like them all Smile Brings back happy memories of our trip to the Cape some years ago.

Kingfisher8
2 Oct 2013 - 10:23 AM

All beautiful V2 stunning well taken

Keith

leontari
leontari Plus Member 2leontari vcard Greece
2 Oct 2013 - 10:47 AM

A superb set Colleen. All are so beautiful and I like them all.
Effrossini

NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 43883 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom108 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2013 - 11:04 AM

Three first glass floral compositions Colleen. I particularly like image number two, showing the beautiful environment which these wonderful blooms thrive in...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

rose1515
rose1515  4 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2013 - 11:14 AM

beautiful close up

Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2013 - 11:43 AM

Glorious!
V1 is so beautiful with b/g diffused flowers.
V2 with the mountains as a backdrop for those amzing flowers is stunning.
I prefer V1 to V3 but nevertheless a lovelu image.
KateGrinGrinGrin

williamsloan
williamsloan Plus Member 4williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2013 - 11:56 AM

3 great images well taken.

billy

mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2013 - 12:07 PM

Wonderful colours Colleen.
Super shots.
Mick.

EG
EG  5 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2013 - 12:12 PM

Love all variants and had a look at your portfolio absolutely superb.

Regards

Eddie

Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
2 Oct 2013 - 12:28 PM

Three stunning images... They are all a joy to the eye!
IB

CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 460 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2013 - 12:45 PM

All three are excellent captures - the composition is so good.

BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2013 - 12:49 PM

A beautiful set.
Lovely to see the stunning setting too.

B.

TyChee
TyChee Plus Member 10231 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2013 - 1:00 PM

Wonderful set of shots! Nice to see V2 for the setting.
Ty

Trev_B
Trev_B Plus Member 8138 forum postsTrev_B vcard England68 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2013 - 1:07 PM

Three super images Colleen... v2 does it for me, wonderful.

Trev

taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2013 - 1:59 PM

A very fine image, Love the sharp focus on the main flower and the soft bg!


Thank you for the GEA-- nice to wake up to that this morning!

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2013 - 3:12 PM

What beautiful flowers Smile A great set, Colleen, and nice to be shown the wider view in V2, but love both the close-ups, and each would merit my UA, but unfortunately I can only give you the one! Wink
Trev Smile

ChristineD
ChristineD Plus Member 9ChristineD vcard England
2 Oct 2013 - 3:34 PM

A fabulous trio, v1 for me is a beauty

Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley Plus Member 13336 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2013 - 4:13 PM

A fine trio Colleen,
alan

jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
2 Oct 2013 - 4:29 PM

Lovely rich colours and a great DOF

Peter

myrab
myrab Plus Member 8myrab vcard United Kingdom
2 Oct 2013 - 4:32 PM

My oh my Colleen,
3 super images, I love them all the colours are fantastic.

Myra

capto
capto Plus Member 22019 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2013 - 4:37 PM

I have seen them in the florist shops here, but to see them in their natural place must be wonderful.Smile

ivor

BIGRY1
BIGRY1 Plus Member 3BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2013 - 5:27 PM

I love V2 as I like the sense of their environment with the mountains in the bgWinkGrin
Ryan

mommablue
mommablue Plus Member 3mommablue vcard United Kingdom
2 Oct 2013 - 5:58 PM

Hi Colleen

Love V2 - great to see these flowers in their natural setting.

Trace

Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith Plus Member 7219 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2013 - 6:08 PM

Three cracking shots Colleen, i love V2

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 44568 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2013 - 6:23 PM

These are so good, Colleen. V2 made me think of inverted sea anemones. Gorgeous.

Malc

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9249 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2013 - 6:55 PM

Wow what a fab set, I think v2 deserves its time in the spotlight someday

anglingandyq
anglingandyq Plus Member 2anglingandyq vcard England
2 Oct 2013 - 8:29 PM

3 excellent images Colleen V2 just pips it for meSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

Holmewood
Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
2 Oct 2013 - 8:41 PM

What lovely flowers Colleen. V1 my favourite. Cathy

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 Plus Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2013 - 9:19 PM

All beautiful but V2 stunning Colleen..Lin

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 7:10 AM

Better late than never, three superb images, love them all.

DilysT
DilysT Plus Member 4DilysT vcard United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 - 7:53 AM

Stunning! I've been taking a peek at your portfolio ...... some fabulous images you have there. Thanks for sharing your beautiful part of the world Smile

Dilys

viscostatic
4 Oct 2013 - 7:36 PM

Three delightful compositions. If I had to choose V3 would be my favourite.

Phil.

ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
4 Oct 2013 - 7:39 PM

I could be wrong, but it seems to me that there are no such flowers, here...
Beautiful set, Colleen!Smile
Regards Valery

AlexAppleby
5 Oct 2013 - 6:33 PM

Wow - amazing flowers! I love V2 - absolutely fantastic shot.

UrbaneMagick
UrbaneMagick Plus Member 3153 forum postsUrbaneMagick vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2013 - 9:10 PM

Your'e depth of field is wonderful Colleen... I will take more time to go through your portfolio soon.

Gareth Smile

Potra
Potra Plus Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
13 Oct 2013 - 4:47 AM

Magnificent shots, all three of them. I am in love with those flowers.
M

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