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Good morning... found this flower in our Biodiverity park down the road from where I live .Have no idea what it is but was attracted to it.
Cape Town 17 deg today with wind and rain, our Autumn has arrived...London 19 today... Spring has finally arrived...GrinGrin

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:55-200mm f/4-5.6 G VR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:15 Apr 2013 - 9:58 AM
Focal Length:125mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.8
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:A touch of colour
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:17 Apr 2013 - 7:00 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants
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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 7:04 AM

A lovely color slash Colleen and your composition is spot on with a great BG...John

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Hermanus
Hermanus  1 South Africa
17 Apr 2013 - 7:06 AM

This is a stunning image of this most common flower Colleen !! I know it so well but never learnt its name though Smile You have done well here !! Cold and very windy here with rain Smile

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Caziwinkles
17 Apr 2013 - 7:19 AM

This is certainly a stunner Colleen - it looks like it could belong to the flowering cactus range. Smile

Carol

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 7:27 AM

About 15 degrees here this morning, Colleen, and damned cold, with rain and a strong northerly wind blowing, think spring is taking a rest again Sad A beautiful image, what an unusual flower, hope you get an ID for it. Carol

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  1 India1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 7:32 AM

A super study.

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anglingandyq
anglingandyq e2 Member 1anglingandyq vcard England
17 Apr 2013 - 7:36 AM

Lovely light and detail super pic.SmileSmile

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capto
capto e2 Member 2603 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 7:40 AM

Lovely image, nice one.Smile

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callaby
callaby  1 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2013 - 7:41 AM

Great shot Colleen, lovely colours

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 5barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 7:44 AM

What an unusual bloom.....
It's lovely.

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canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 3canonfan vcard United Kingdom
17 Apr 2013 - 8:49 AM

A superb and colourful image Colleen. Its pouring with rain here
Jim

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 8:51 AM

A great image ColleenSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


Cliff

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 9:03 AM

Is that a variety of Sweet Pea ? Well I am not sure.

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
17 Apr 2013 - 9:14 AM

No idea about the ID. Composition , colour and presentation are superb, Colleen.
Effrossini

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 9:23 AM

Nice detail, colour and presentation !! Nice Image!! I like it a lot!!

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 9:24 AM

A lovely jumble of reds and greens, Colleen. Only 12deg in London at the moment, and drizzling!!

Dave

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User_Removed
17 Apr 2013 - 9:44 AM

What a lovely plant, looks like a wild pea, your Autumn sounds like our summer.
Regards, Alf.

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2013 - 10:28 AM

Absolutely... brilliant

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Tish1
Tish1 e2 Member 1Tish1 vcard United Kingdom
17 Apr 2013 - 10:33 AM

Initially, I thought these were chillies, love the composition.

Tish

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2449 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 10:50 AM

Sorry can't help with the ID but who cares Wink it's such a great image it speaks for itself I love it ..
Ali SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 11:20 AM

Stunning shot, fabulous colours and excellent detail

Hugh

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6510 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 12:42 PM

Love the colours in this. - gary

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BURNSIE
BURNSIE e2 Member 525 forum postsBURNSIE vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 12:44 PM

Lovely image and very well presented.
Kindest Regards
Burnsie

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Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 1:35 PM

Lovely colours and composition.
Rende

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 5TrevBatWCC vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 1:36 PM

Well, we've got 14°C here today! Smile No rain, but very windy...
And whatever this is, it's very colourful and beautiful, Colleen Smile
Trev Smile

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digital_boi
17 Apr 2013 - 1:50 PM

a touch of colour and class here Colleen well captured indeed

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 3:52 PM

Beautiful capture, Colleen !
George

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Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 4:57 PM

Once again you present us with a beautiful flower with beautiful composition and colours Colleen.

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saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 6:06 PM

Beautiful and colourful capture,
saeid

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NDODS e2 Member 32335 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 6:07 PM

A wonderfully crisp and fresh image with a beautiful burst of colour.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
17 Apr 2013 - 6:53 PM

Superb!
JNC

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1080 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
17 Apr 2013 - 7:55 PM

We had 13C today and finally has the spring arrived. Very late but it is here

Peter

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 8:24 PM

Think spring is here!!
and this is so beautifully captured Colleen
Lillian

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JuBarney e2 Member 2JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 8:48 PM


Quote: About 15 degrees here this morning, Colleen, and damned cold, with rain and a strong northerly wind blowing, think spring is taking a rest again Sad A beautiful image, what an unusual flower, hope you get an ID for it. Carol

Feels even colder here with almost gale force winds!

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 2186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2013 - 9:33 PM

a fascinating plant.. it reminds a bit of a sweet pea indeed.

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gwynn56
gwynn56  252 forum posts England
17 Apr 2013 - 10:11 PM

nice capture , is this your pod cast Smile

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madshutter
18 Apr 2013 - 3:35 AM

lovely color! wish I knew what it was.
Hate to say it but we it 86F today....

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
19 Apr 2013 - 12:10 PM

Very pretty! GrinGrin
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