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What a day!
My youngest son's UCAS application went in three days ago. He received confirmation of it arriving and we sat back ready for a long wait. He has spent the last few days constantly checking his emails and the UCAS site for any news. I told him it could be a good while before we hear anything. Thankfully, how wrong I was.
This morning all hell broke loose in our house when he checked his emails. Edge Hill university, his first choice have come forward with an offer, how's that for service. We couldn't believe it was so quick. Everyone was jumping around in excitement. The neighbors must have thought we were starting a party at 6.30 this morning.
He then went to college where he was to sit his English assessment. We received a text message telling us he had passed with flying colours. That was Gill and I jumping around again.

Personal Message: Well done Sam, you got the one you wanted and we are so proud of you.

I have managed to stop jumping and screaming long enough to type this. What a day! Superb!!!!!!!!

Right, just a little about the image whilst I am composed....ish.
I purchased Gill an advanced cookery course at Betty's in Harrogate for her birthday. We both went down, I dropped her off for the day and then headed for the RHS garden Harlow Carr for a wander round.
Autumn was everywhere, but you know, i just couldn't get any shots I liked of all the leaves on the ground and trees. It was then I put my beloved macro lens on and began shooting, my camera display came to life with shots that I was finally happy with, this being one.
The rain started so I entered a glasshouse which contained beautifully planted beds of Alpines, the majority of them were in flower. I began shooting the flowers of the small delicate plants, I had to use a bit of flash as it was so dull. I found the walls of the glasshouse to be brilliant for bouncing the flash giving perfect illumination.

I hope you like this one, thanks for looking and for any comments.

Camera:Nikon D700 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:105.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:3 Nov 2012 - 12:23 PM
Focal Length:105mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.1
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Return detected
White Balance:Daylight
Title:During The Rain
Username:Hop-A-Long Hop-A-Long
Uploaded:8 Nov 2012 - 3:09 PM
Tags:Alpine, Close-up / macro, Flash, Flower, Glasshouse, Rain
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Voters:canonfan · CarolG · Badgerfred · NaturesHaven · franken · SlowSong · helenlinda · CaroleS · Hermanus · pluckyfilly · morpheus1955 · christinecilia · woolybill1 · mrswoolybill · jaktis · mikbee · AnneWorner · fentiger · gwynn56 · AnnChown · akh · Herge88 · WhiteRose1 · Glostopcat ·
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CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2012 - 3:29 PM

What a beauty, Andy, perfect dof, a wonderful capture. Very well done to Sam, too Smile Carol

helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2012 - 3:53 PM

Well done Sam SmileSmileHelen

Hermanus  3 South Africa
8 Nov 2012 - 3:59 PM

Excellent ! I like the soft feel of this image !! Great photo - and congrats on Sam's acceptance , it must be a great relief and now the future starts Smile

pluckyfilly Plus Member 9343 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2012 - 4:16 PM

Well done to your son - and this a fine shot

8 Nov 2012 - 4:17 PM

Excellent shot, superb detail and spot on DOF


christinecilia Plus Member 3christinecilia vcard England
8 Nov 2012 - 4:34 PM

great macro shot well done. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2012 - 5:03 PM

Congratulations to all concerned!!!!!

jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
8 Nov 2012 - 6:28 PM

Great DOF and congratulations


mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2012 - 7:11 PM

Good d.o.f. here Andy.
Super shot.
And great news about Sam too !!

8 Nov 2012 - 7:33 PM

Well done to Sam Smile

I like this - good detail and superb dof. Nice idea to use the glass for bouncing the flash light.


fentiger Plus Member 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2012 - 10:11 PM

A delightfully beautiful Macro shot.


AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2012 - 7:57 AM

Congratulations to Sam! This is a beautiful shot - love the dof. Lovely delicate colouring and detail of this unusual plant.

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