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johnke 3 223 15
11 May 2013 5:29AM
Superb Dof stands out so well against your BG, and with lovely colors...John

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S_Psharma 4 1 India
11 May 2013 5:30AM
Beautiful picture with lovely colours.
Rasoul 3 1 Iran, Islamic Republic Of
11 May 2013 5:32AM
debu 6 India
11 May 2013 5:39AM
Lovely colorful image but it seems to me if crop some portion of right side of the main object would look better.
ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
11 May 2013 5:43AM
Thanks Debu...I left the right side uncropped as I feel the colourful bokeh adds to the beauty of the image....
Rasoul 3 1 Iran, Islamic Republic Of
11 May 2013 5:46AM
Whit respect about your idea dear debu i have to say all the image before we saw from a flower is in the view that you suggest.a flower in the center.but about this picture the point that make this shot special is exactly about the angeling of pic.means flower is the seems so special and nice
11 May 2013 5:56AM
An artistic presentation with lots of room on RHS, out if focus area looks blended with soothing colors . I agree to the comp.
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
11 May 2013 6:00AM
Greetings from the frozen mountain dwellers Smile I have to take my son to the hockey in 10 minutes in this freezing weather Smile This image is totally excellent Colleen. The colours are amazing!! really a stunner Smile
This is wonderful picture of the flower but I would like to make a point about
about the background although its out of focus its a little strong in colour.
Backgrounds should add to the subject not distract from it.
Your border is good, but it applies for any other border as well.
Well done. WesternRed.
11 May 2013 6:54AM
Super-extra fine, Colleen!GrinGrinGrin So this was with your new lens. I see from the exif that it is 70 -300 mm. I have one 70-300 made by Nikon,what might yours be? In any case it seems to work very well,and most important is what is behind the lens and the camera, and in this case.... Well everybody can see; -first classGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka. P.S. Always that wonderful BOKEH. S.A.
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
11 May 2013 6:57AM
Extremely well complimented by the OOF background

User_Removed 12 386 2 United Kingdom
11 May 2013 7:43AM
Beautiful colours & composition.

11 May 2013 7:54AM
When i read all those comments concerning Colleens "Standing proud" image,one thing came to my mind. People are so used to that 1/3 rule, that they always want to see the composition made that way. It is absolutely unnecessary to always use it. Rules are therefore that you can break them! If there is a good reason to break them ,please do. Smile Jukka.
netta1234 Plus
4 371 2 Wales
11 May 2013 8:27AM
This is Beautiful with lovely light and bg.It's like another winter 's day here raining at the momment
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
11 May 2013 8:36AM
I like your composition, Colleen, makes a feature of the background colours which complement the flower so well. Lovely light.

11 May 2013 8:58AM
Beautiful image. Love the colours and background Smile
jdinne 13 16 England
11 May 2013 9:23AM
Perfect Colleen great colour and superb dof. Love it

11 May 2013 9:36AM
Beautiful image Colleen, excellent colour and composition
widtink 4 406 2 Scotland
11 May 2013 9:38AM
This is fantastic Colleen , the colours are sumptuous the bg beautiful and the image is so well composed SmileSmileSmile

Caziwinkles 4 3 1 United Kingdom
11 May 2013 9:55AM
Superb image Colleen - fab light and colours and I like the composition. 10/10!! Smile

gwynn56 4 87 England
11 May 2013 10:17AM
nice capture Smile
gary_d 8 576 13 Wales
11 May 2013 10:28AM
''we have a predicted sunny 23 deg in Cape Town, not bad for early winter...''

Now that's just showing off, its cold dull and wet hereSadSadSad

This is a lovely shot of a very pretty flower. - gary
11 May 2013 10:51AM
Lovely image, love the colours.
11 May 2013 11:22AM
Super photo, well composed with good background Colleen
Regards Brian
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 98 14 United Kingdom
11 May 2013 12:33PM
A great image Colleen. Like the way you place the flower to the left of the image, well capturedSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

11 May 2013 12:43PM
This is a beauty Colleen and the presentation is excellent.
11 May 2013 1:12PM
A truly beautiful capture Colleen, I am a keen fan of leaving space by a flower, the soft bokeh colours work well with it Smile
User_Removed 6 48 1 United Kingdom
11 May 2013 1:52PM
A lovely image Colleen.
Take-a-View 12 293 5 United Kingdom
11 May 2013 2:00PM
Super shot and like the positioning and background mirroring the main flower.
Mrsbass 3 2 1 United Kingdom
11 May 2013 2:41PM
Superb composition and I really love how the background compliments the main subject - a very beautiful image Colleen.
11 May 2013 2:56PM
Beautiful image well captured
capto Plus
4 4.0k 8 United Kingdom
11 May 2013 3:20PM
That's a lovely bg, sets off the flower nicely.Smile

11 May 2013 3:33PM
23c early winter grrrr lovely capture Colleen love your positioning in frame fine work

Trevhas Plus
4 992 3 United Kingdom
11 May 2013 5:51PM
Excellent capture with good bokeh, great light and lovely blend of colour. Went for a walk this afternoon 8c..................
11 May 2013 6:02PM
Excellent capture!
Tish1 Plus
3 16 2 United Kingdom
11 May 2013 6:04PM
Love the complimentary bokeh, great DOF and as always, presented with style.

jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
12 May 2013 6:05AM
I agree completly with above

TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
12 May 2013 2:59PM
Very lovely shot, Colleen, the crop works fine for me Wink
Trev Smile
ali63 Plus
4 756 1 United Kingdom
12 May 2013 8:42PM
A great image,

xwang 7 55 8
12 May 2013 11:12PM
Superb! A great beauty.
Morpyre Plus
11 1.6k 8 Wales
13 May 2013 3:36PM
beautiful piece and the composition works for me. I love how the tones and colours are very similar for the foreground & background and how the soft back makes the sharp focus flower jump out of the image GrinGrinGrin

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