A profusion of purple

By ColleenA
Good morning...
Once again thank you to the wonderful response to my Pincushions....
Thank you also to Jukka (Kuvailija) Nathan and Trev (TrevbatwingWCC) for their UA's
Another flower image from the beautiful Kirstenbosch gardens. The slopes of the mountains are covered at this time of the year in a blaze of purple. Today I decided to lead with the bigger picture instead of my usual close ups. Saturday was a really dark cloudy day.
Have a nice day....

Tags: Flowers and plants

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Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 6:33AM
As you say "a profussion of purple" indeed. Lovely colour V2 for me.GrinGrinPeter.

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ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
3 Oct 2013 6:34AM
I will come back to study the others, Colleen, but V1 is beautifully presented.
Impressive splashes of colour.
Andysnapper 10 109 25 England
3 Oct 2013 6:37AM
A beautiful set of images Colleen, really nice.

S_Psharma 5 1 India
3 Oct 2013 6:40AM
Bright and beautiful colours well captured images.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
3 Oct 2013 6:53AM
Five lovelies Colleen !! I think the yellow flower in V5 is the same as the ones that grows profusely at our dam. Must still get a good shot of one Smile
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
3 Oct 2013 7:10AM
A wonderful set, Colleen, such a beautiful colour. I am pleased to say that I have this particular flower in my garden, too, and also in the pink variety, now I know it originates from SA Smile Carol
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
3 Oct 2013 7:12AM
Colleen,I 've only enough time to see v1 before going to work but I will try and have time when I come home to see the rest before I am out again.
This is so beautiful and I will be looking foreward to see the rest,have a great daySmileSmileSmile
saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
3 Oct 2013 7:13AM
Have to go for V2, Colleen. Very clever use of dof and a real screen-filler.

LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 7:15AM
Five fascinating shots. I keep changing my mind about which one is my favourite.
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 7:17AM
A great set of floral images Colleen, has to be V2 for meSmile

Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 7:21AM

Quote:Five fascinating shots. I keep changing my mind about which one is my favourite.

I agree with Lynne - so hard to choose any fave - they are all fab. Smile

SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 7:31AM
All of the images are beautiful but I think my favourite is V5
3 Oct 2013 7:47AM
A fantastic and colourful set of images Colleen. Its difficult to choose any particular one over another but V5 appeals to me
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
3 Oct 2013 8:08AM
Overall a beautiful set of images.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 8:12AM
Not fair ......
Never get anything like that in South Leeds..WinkWink
Funnily for me just love V1 best...
such a lush image
User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 8:17AM
V1 & V4 for me, but they are all beautiful captures.
3 Oct 2013 8:43AM
Such a beautiful set of images Colleen, V2 being my favourite.

Jenny Smile
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 8:46AM
A beautiful set - lovely colour in each of them
3 Oct 2013 8:57AM
the bigger picture does it for me Colleen a fine sight and capture

9 10 10 England
3 Oct 2013 9:02AM
A very beautiful set Colleen,Smile
3 Oct 2013 9:19AM
A beautifully captured set Colleen V3 is my favouriteSmile

CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 10:04AM
We have a similar flower that grows on the rugged coastline of Cornwall - the flowers have such a lovely vibrant colour and sheen - well captured Colleen.
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
3 Oct 2013 11:34AM
Great splash of colour in this fine set Colleen,
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
3 Oct 2013 11:40AM
The colour is quite intense......javascript:;........GrinGrin
EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 12:25PM
Beautiful setSmile

3 Oct 2013 12:29PM
A beautiful set Colleen, V2 is my favourite GrinGrin

3 Oct 2013 12:46PM
Superbly taken Colleen V2 but all very beautiful well taken

3 Oct 2013 1:55PM
A wonderful set of images Colleen. I slightly prefer V5.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
3 Oct 2013 2:05PM
Well coloured these ones Colleen.
And yes,like me,you do favour the close up view of things too !!
superb set colleen,great colour captured here,well done.ray
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
3 Oct 2013 2:27PM
A feast for the eyes, this brilliant mass of purple daises!
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 2:41PM
The Kirstenboch Gardens must be a dream to see judging by all your uploads so far.
All five of these are stunning, well considered images.I like your use of colour contrast in V5.
V3 is fiendishly clever and hard to get this sort of image just right.
Seeing beauty like this makes me want to live my life over again.
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 3:27PM
Excellent work Colleen,

Ali SmileSmile
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
3 Oct 2013 3:58PM
Well, Colleen, these gardens certainly are beautiful - and what wonderful colours displayed here Smile Excellent set of images Wink
Trev Smile
6 3 8 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 4:03PM
There is some lovely colourful images coming out of your country now. A cracking set all full of eye catching colours.Grin
3 Oct 2013 4:16PM
Excellent captures Colleen!
Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
3 Oct 2013 4:21PM
Simply Wonderful Work.

Very very beautiful indeed, Colleen!GrinGrinGrinGrin Those colours! V1,if one has to be chosen!Grin --- Jukka.
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
3 Oct 2013 5:12PM
Thanks Kate, I was going to lead with V3....
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 5:58PM
You are indeed becoming a photographic master capturing another extremely fine and beautiful set of floral image Colleen. I particularly like image number three. Great depth of field, pin sharp focusing, great colour and such a pleasure to view.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
3 Oct 2013 6:13PM
V2 stands out for me, Colleen.

richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
3 Oct 2013 6:24PM
Good work Colleen- V2 and V3 are my favorites!!
mistere Plus
4 4 3 England
3 Oct 2013 6:28PM
nice work, lovely set Colleen.
3 Oct 2013 6:39PM
What a gorgeous comp' V1 is, love the Title too.

John Smile
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 7:04PM
What a glorious eye watering colour.Smile

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
3 Oct 2013 8:21PM
I do love the contrasting colours in v5

TyChee 13 275 1 United States
3 Oct 2013 8:53PM
Wonderful set of shots.Love the color
Lovely set Colleen. What a truly amazing colour. V2 for me today. Thank you so much for your GEA. Much appreciated. Cathy
3 Oct 2013 11:10PM
Excellent work Colleen, stunning colours..Lin
Colleen, wow! what a gorgeous set you have here, congratulations, I really like all themSmileSmileSmileSmile
4 Oct 2013 9:25AM
A most challenging Shades of color to record as perfect as these.
4 Oct 2013 12:00PM
Wonderful .Wish I were there at this time of the year.

A lovely set of images.

Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2013 12:33PM
Marvelous set! V1 and V2 are my favorites! Grin
User_Removed 5 920 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2013 1:04PM
Wonderful colourful set Smile
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
4 Oct 2013 2:09PM
You are on a purple patch now Coleen. A superb set.
4 Oct 2013 7:35PM
You, Colleen, took these pictures of these flowers (by the way, they are blooming here, in Russia, at the moment, too!) very, very beautifully!Smile
Regards Valery
vickyf 12 8 8 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2013 7:52PM
Lovely shots and fantastic colour. I'd be tempted to knock the saturation down a tad, but that's probably just my screen Smile What is the name of the flower?
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2013 7:55PM
Wonderful set Colleen.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
4 Oct 2013 11:43PM
It has to be v2 that fantastic framefiller for me, what vibrant colour, it was so bright I had to put my shades on to view it!Grin
V2 for me - stunning colour, and beautiful flowers.
Potra 5 Venezuela
13 Oct 2013 4:48AM
V2 and V3 are amazing shots.

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