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I captured this image last year at Chiddingstone Castle whilst out and about with my Support Worker. I remember it being a beautifully fresh Spring Day, the Daffodils were in full bloom, and the crisp new buds were starting to emerge heading towards the beautiful light.

Thank you all for your most wonderful caring comments and messages over the past week, I have fallen foul to the dreaded flu virus, so I feel that I have had three rounds with the great Muhammad Ali. Looking at and commenting on your photographs whilst tucked up in bed is no easy task. Kizmet wants to play with the duvet, and Julie well, she just wants to play...

I hope that you all have a great day ahead, for me I'm staying put for the time being.

Catch up with you all soon

Take care, Nathan Grin

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:5 Apr 2012 - 2:22 PM
Focal Length:44mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.8
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:On, Fired
White Balance:As Shot
Title:New life, old memories...
Username:NDODS NDODS
Uploaded:9 Feb 2013 - 8:14 AM
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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2013 - 8:18 AM

brilliant detail and light nathan wonderful colours and comp a beauty nice one Wink
andy

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woolybill1
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9 Feb 2013 - 8:23 AM

Very thoughtfully composed using the twig to frame itself! The promise of Spring in those delicate buds is so refreshing.
Regards
Bill

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platzy
platzy  2 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 - 8:32 AM

Can't wait for spring all that Cherry Blossom, fantastic colour and detail.

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Philip_H
Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 - 8:33 AM

Lovely image, Nathan.

P.

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8183 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2013 - 8:41 AM

A wonderful reminder of things to come, Nathan. Keep warm, and use Kizmet as a live hot water bottle Smile Carol

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netta1234 Plus Member 3232 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2013 - 8:47 AM

Lovely image Nathen,I love to see the new growth in spring.
You take care and look after yourself and keep warm.
NettaSmile

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
9 Feb 2013 - 8:54 AM

I love this image Nathan !! Excellent ! it is wise to stay in bed and fight for possession of the duvet !!

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51258 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England142 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2013 - 9:01 AM

I think I remember some of your Chiddingstone images from last year. Excellent use of dof, Nathan.

Dave

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2013 - 9:07 AM

I love this Nathan nicely composed and those subtle pinks are beautiful . Spring is not too far away actually SmileSmile

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
9 Feb 2013 - 9:10 AM

Lovely delicate colours with a beautiful shape. Keep well!Smile

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helenlinda Plus Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2013 - 9:12 AM

An unobtrusive shadow on the grass, a hint of daffodil and a lovely reminder of blossom to come - take care and rest up Nathan SmileSmile
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Badgerfred Plus Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
9 Feb 2013 - 9:21 AM

Like this Nathan, excellent composition and detail captured,
Fred.

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2013 - 9:35 AM

Such a great crisp image Nathan,
and the thought that this is about to 'spring' in soon!!Wink
keep feeling better, and stay warm
Lillian

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Quoise Plus Member 2488 forum postsQuoise vcard United Kingdom
9 Feb 2013 - 9:41 AM

Wonderful detailed image Smile
Hope you're feeling much better soon, keep warm Smile

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JohnChambersPhotography

O memories now you talking Nathan we all have good ones and some not so good we create them everyday so I'm with you there, crisp and clean capture spring will be with us again soon and more memories will return . keep warn keep tucked in time is a good healer .

John

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gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2013 - 9:53 AM

It won't be long now, a lovely shot. - gary

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5147 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2013 - 9:53 AM

Nice life emerging after winter's rest: take care, plenty of rest if Kizmet permits such.
Ronnie.

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
9 Feb 2013 - 9:56 AM


Quote: Very thoughtfully composed using the twig to frame itself! The promise of Spring in those delicate buds is so refreshing.
Regards
Bill

I think this youngster said it for me Nathan, nice one like it, regards Leon. hope your back on your feet soon spring is on the way.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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9 Feb 2013 - 10:08 AM

Poignant title.....

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digital_boi
9 Feb 2013 - 10:16 AM

like the dof and the detail Nathan a fine capture with excellent texture as well flu nothing worse stay warm

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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DicksPics
DicksPics Plus Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2013 - 10:18 AM

Fabulous image, Nathan - pin sharp subject and excellent blurry background!Smile
And a reminder of what's to come!

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morpheus1955
9 Feb 2013 - 10:41 AM

Excellent shot Nathan, superb detail , great dof, hope your feeling better soon my friend

Hugh

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2013 - 10:44 AM

A title which works perfectly with this very lovely image. The Flu doing the rounds at the moment is hard on the fittest, so take care. Sounds as though Julie and Kizmet are doing a fine job! Tongue Wink

Ann

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9 Feb 2013 - 11:12 AM

Super image Nathan, great comp'.
Regards, Alf.

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RuthyJ
RuthyJ  8 England
9 Feb 2013 - 11:17 AM

Beautiful spring blossom. we have a tree on our lawn absolutely full of flower ( Early flowering cherry ) It makes you feel so much better when spring starts to appear. hope you feel better soon .

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WesternRed Plus Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
9 Feb 2013 - 12:08 PM

Time to look ahead Nathan on things to come. Nice capture of last years spring buds.
April is a special time of the year the time when both my girls where born.
Well done. WesternRed.

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2013 - 12:27 PM

An image of beauty and hope.
My hope for you is a better week ahead.
Those pets must be fun but tiring when you're not up to par.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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leontari
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9 Feb 2013 - 1:06 PM

Superb use of light and pov. Excellent detail
Effrossini

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2013 - 1:09 PM

And here I thought this was taken today. So it's not Spring til April. Lovely capture......Sandy

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achieverswales

Stunning photography Nathan, excellent DOF used.

Regards

Trev.

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2013 - 1:49 PM

Simply beautiful Nathan - keep safe.

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Rende
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9 Feb 2013 - 2:02 PM

Wonderful use of shallow DOF Nathan. Get well soon!
Rende

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2013 - 3:34 PM

Particularly fine choices made, the focus is excellent

Get well soon!

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2013 - 3:44 PM

A very beautiful shot, Nathan, and the good use of depth of field really makes it stand out from the background Smile
Hope you're soon on the mend and feeling better Sad
Trev Smile

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9 Feb 2013 - 4:02 PM

So sorry you have flu Nathan - but being in bed is the best option! Your image is a sign of things to come - and one we are all now looking forward to.
Ann

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lonely_oryx
9 Feb 2013 - 4:04 PM

Great DOF in the image.

Take great care of yourself

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williamsloan Plus Member 4williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2013 - 4:14 PM

great shot it will soon be spring and you will feel brighter. Keep well.

billy

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9 Feb 2013 - 4:24 PM

Very well composed image

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tonyng Plus Member 5tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2013 - 4:27 PM

and rightly so, especially that tomorrow (10th) is the Chinese New Year.

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9 Feb 2013 - 4:36 PM

Well composed image Nathan,lovely colours and dov.
Elena

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RobinF
RobinF  883 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2013 - 4:43 PM

Great focus and detail in this lovely shot Nathan. Makes me long for Spring to arrive! Try and hold onto your part of the duvet my friend.
kind regards,
Robin

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9 Feb 2013 - 5:05 PM

Hope you feel better soon. A great image which makes me think of the lovely spring to come.

Mary

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9 Feb 2013 - 5:14 PM

This is a most delightful shot and I love it - so sorry to hear you have the flu and hope you are soon better again, I have had a better day myself - such a relief, thanks for your message on my kayak pic

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9 Feb 2013 - 5:47 PM

And not long hopefully before we see this again, a beautiful reminder that Spring is around the corner.

Albert

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xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2013 - 6:31 PM

Superb! Really beautiful.. wonderful colour and light.

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9 Feb 2013 - 6:54 PM

Looking at this makes me think that spring is just around the corner.

Do take care Nathan.

myra

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
9 Feb 2013 - 7:14 PM

Superb Nathan, stunning detail and excellent dof. Stay warm.

John

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ali63 Plus Member 3658 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2013 - 7:47 PM

A welcome sign of spring,
Ali

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milky Plus Member 11milky vcard Wales
9 Feb 2013 - 8:31 PM

Excellent detail Cracking capture Nathan--------MilkyWink

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9 Feb 2013 - 9:27 PM

A lovely detailed shot.
Hope you soon feel better.
Ju

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fificat100
9 Feb 2013 - 9:42 PM

Lovely. Superb detail of those pretty new buds.

Lavina

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footloose  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2013 - 9:59 PM

Uplifting image that we need to spur us on for the spring event,great stuff!
Dennis

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thedon1941
9 Feb 2013 - 11:30 PM

Beautifully captured close up Nathan. Makes you look forward to better times. Don

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10 Feb 2013 - 12:09 AM

Beautiful image well captured.
Allen, Smile

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Deep_Bhatia
10 Feb 2013 - 3:00 AM

Awesome!!!

Deep

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10 Feb 2013 - 9:59 AM

Great title for this lovely image Nathan.

John Smile

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17 Feb 2013 - 4:53 PM

Blooming marvellous Nathan spring is on its way, hip hip hooray!GrinGrinGrinGrin

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