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Hi....thank you to all of you for your concern about Rob hopefully he will be able to get his back fixed soon and we can carry on with our holiday. The doc says he put his back out and the Chiropractor worked on his back and he is feeling a bit more mobile. We won't go to Perth for the next test we will stay here to continue treatment . However we will continue to Melbourne and Sydney.
As I was miserable yesterday I thought I would cheer myself up and walked into a camera shop....15 minutes later walked out with a Nikon 105mm macro lens.... cheered me up no endGrinGrinGrinGrin...this is my first attempt at using it on a very dark late afternoon.
Have a great day.....

Camera:Nikon D5300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:105mm f/2.8 G VR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:8 Dec 2013 - 5:30 PM
Focal Length:105mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.0
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:A whiter shade of pale
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:9 Dec 2013 - 1:29 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants
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gwynn56  387 forum posts England
9 Dec 2013 - 1:36 AM

not bad for first attempt , this would of been as good as my 50th attempt , hope Rob soon better , and gets to enjoy things a bit more

Last Modified By gwynn56 at 9 Dec 2013 - 1:38 AM

Good job on this pretty flower!


A stunner Colleen... so beautiful..I am so pleased you can/might continue your holiday... big back rubs for Rob, keep up the good nursing ! Grin

Lynette Grin


Glad he's on the mend beautiful image Great detail well captured. Glad the cricket in Adelaide was not washed out great out come. Smile Smile Wink
Cheers Allen,

S_Psharma  3 India1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 3:48 AM

Exceedingly beautiful image well captured.


Good news about Rob. A new Macro lens is a great consolation for missing part of your holiday! Sad
Love the image of the Rose, peeking through the leaves.



Beautiful Colleen well done.

Hermanus  3 South Africa
9 Dec 2013 - 4:25 AM

Morning Colleen ! Great that Rob will be OK soon and that your holiday can proceed !! Greet my sister in Melbourne for me will you Smile Grin A lovely image - trust the new lens will bring you much pleasure!


I hope very quick recovery to Rob too. GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Very beautiful ,that first image with the 105 mm N .- As i once mentioned,i have one of those too. Nikon"goodies" , haaaa!Tongue - The famous C. bokeh is there verry well visible too ! --- Have a good time ! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile


Beautifully subtle, subtly beautiful Colleen

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin


Good news, Colleen, and your pocket is now lighter, too Wink A beautiful low light image, the new toy is already working well for you Smile Carol

9 Dec 2013 - 6:19 AM

Superb shot with this new lens Colleen - many more to come.
I am glad Rob's back is bit better - maybe his wallet was too heavy and you helped lighten the load buying your new lens!! Tongue Grin



Shopping is great therapy, and has giving you this beautiful delicate picture. GrinGrinGrin Peter.

9 Dec 2013 - 6:44 AM

Ah, retail therapy amazingly effective, I'm in the process of buying a camera I thought I would never be able to afford, a Rolleiflex 3.5F model 3 TLR. Would have cost 6 months wages when I was a lad.

It looks to be a lovely sharp lens and you have used it to good effect here, a lovely shot.



Love the promise of nectar for any passing bug in this image.
Great picture!
Pleased at your news.


Great capture and enjoy your new toy, good news about Rob here's hoping he keep's improving. Take care both of you.Smile


nice buy...
Cant believe it about the back....
What on earth did he do ????
At least you are in a great country ...WinkWinkWink


I am glad Rob's back is bit better - maybe his wallet was too heavy and you helped lighten the load buying your new lens!! Tongue Grin


Maybe you should relieve his wallet of some more burdensome coinage?

Nice shot, enjoy the new toy.

Last Modified By LynneJoyce at 9 Dec 2013 - 7:37 AM

Quote: Cant believe it about the back....
What on earth did he do ????
At least you are in a great country ...WinkWinkWink

Just old age creeping up very fast and too many stairs at the cricket...Grin he has to have a hip replacement in the new yearSad

9 Dec 2013 - 8:32 AM

So glad to hear Rob's back is on the mend Colleen. I hope to see many more images like this with your new lens. The tones and soft colours here are first class.


moiral  5 Scotland
9 Dec 2013 - 8:54 AM

You have captured this very well Colleen. Took me forever to learn to use my macro.
Glad to hear that hubby's back is improving. I will have to remember this - next time my hubby puts his back out - I am off the the shops for a nice landscape lens. Wish I had thought of it sooner - he has put his back out 3 times since last december TongueTongueTongueTongueGrinGrinGrinGrin. Moira

bobsblues  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 8:58 AM

Nice shot Colleen glad to make it 30


Don't know how you get away with it...new lens!!Wink
a beautifully captured rose for your first attempt at lens too
hope Rob continues to get better


Great first shot, enjoy your new lens, its a cracker Smile


Excellent capture Colleen, enjoy your new lensSmile



Great song title...............GrinGrinGrin


Excellent photography , Colleen....Grin


A beauty Colleen, I hope you have lots of fun with your new toy,

Ali SmileSmile
ps glad you can continue with your holiday plans Smile

xwang  632 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 11:01 AM

Nice shot, enjoy your new lens.. some people say what lens takes what picture..
Best wishes to you both.


So glad you found a good chiropractor, as my Nick knows, a bad back is so miserable, hope Rob continues to improve. So glad you were able to cheer yourself up, looks a gem of a lensWink

9 Dec 2013 - 12:05 PM

That's the lens the butterfly boys recommend (so must be pretty good). Looking forward to seeing some more excellent results.


Excellent low light capture Colleen. Enjoy your new lens!


a nice image and happy new lens.



Lovely .

Brian65  6 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 - 2:20 PM

Hope Rob will soon feel better Colleen. Lovely shot, its not easy with a new lens but it looks like you have the hang of it already.

EileenH  2 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 - 2:34 PM

Beautiful imageSmile


mikbee  8 Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 2:59 PM

Yes,promising news about Rob Colleen.
Hope he is on his feet soon.
Good shot with your ''cheery'' lens !!

saltireblue Site Moderator 55114 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway31 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2013 - 3:28 PM

I am now banned by 'er indoors from being miserable and in need of this type of cheering upBlush
Mind you, she has bought me a Canon EF100mm f/2.8 L USM macro for xmasGrin Must have done something rightWink

Shame about the cricket, if you're English. Being a Scot, I take the side of the Aussies, or whoever is playing the English.Grin



Beautiful macro capture in low light conditions, Colleen !


Glad hubby is on the mend Colleen. A beautiful image. Have fun with the new lens and look forward to seeing the results GrinGrin



A lovely capture, Colleen - if your macro is as good as my Nikon 85mm macro, you'll get many more stunning images! Wink
Trev Smile


Glad to hear the good news about Rob,and this image is FantasticSmile


Lovely image Colleen, I like the subdued Light.

John Smile


Beautiful picture Colleen, pleased to hear Rob is a bit better. Your like me a new lens always cheers you up lol


You seem to have mastered it straight off Colleen.Smile Good news about Rob - and he must be over the moon with the cricket results!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SmileSmileSmileFor him - SadSadSad For me. Wink


Pretty good image for a first, Colleen!! Two nil up must help the pain for Rob!! Have a good one!!


A really lovely shot.


Tell your husband not to go jumping around when Australia reclaim the ashes next week!Tongue
A lovely image and what a great way to cheer yourself up!Grin

jacquig  2 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 - 9:30 PM

I am glad your husband will hopefully be mending and I hope you enjoy your new lens, Colleen. This is a beautiful rose, with a very unusual centre formation. A great first shot. Smile


Quote: Tell your husband not to go jumping around when Australia reclaim the ashes next week!Tongue

Rob says sadly he won't be able to jump as he can hardly walk at the moment....but yes he is extremely happy with the results so far...GrinGrin


Lovely shot Colleen. Glad to hear the news about Rob's back and a brilliant cheer up present! Cathy

Last Modified By Holmewood at 9 Dec 2013 - 10:08 PM

A beauty Colleen..Lin


Stunning macro image Colleen, enjoy your new lens.
So glad you can continue with most of your holiday -I do
Hope Rod's back eases off so that you can both enjoy your trip.

ValeryAst  3 Russian Federation
10 Dec 2013 - 7:56 AM

Very soft and beautiful picture, Colleen!Smile
Regards Valery

termite53  2 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2013 - 8:32 AM

Excellent first attempt, Colleen, lovely...and I do hope that Robs back improves rapidly


An exquisite image Colleen, a very pleasing start with your new lens

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