A whiter shade of pale

By ColleenA
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.....

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gwynn56 6 87 England
9 Dec 2013 1:36AM
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

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taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
9 Dec 2013 2:18AM
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
9 Dec 2013 3:07AM
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 5 1 India
9 Dec 2013 3:48AM
Exceedingly beautiful image well captured.
9 Dec 2013 3:55AM
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 5 4 South Africa
9 Dec 2013 4:25AM
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
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 5:23AM
Beautifully subtle, subtly beautiful Colleen

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
9 Dec 2013 6:15AM
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
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 6:19AM
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

Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 6:43AM
Shopping is great therapy, and has giving you this beautiful delicate picture. GrinGrinGrin Peter.
Andysnapper 10 109 25 England
9 Dec 2013 6:44AM
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.

ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
9 Dec 2013 7:00AM
Love the promise of nectar for any passing bug in this image.
Great picture!
Pleased at your news.
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 7:31AM
Great capture and enjoy your new toy, good news about Rob here's hoping he keep's improving. Take care both of you.Smile
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 7:34AM
nice buy...
Cant believe it about the back....
What on earth did he do ????
At least you are in a great country ...WinkWinkWink
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 7:36AM

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.
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
9 Dec 2013 7:40AM

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
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 8:32AM
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 8 12 Scotland
9 Dec 2013 8:54AM
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 8 10 2 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 8:58AM
Nice shot Colleen glad to make it 30
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 9:33AM
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
Mike_Young Plus
11 12 9 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 9:33AM
Great first shot, enjoy your new lens, its a cracker Smile
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 10:11AM
Excellent capture Colleen, enjoy your new lensSmile

NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
9 Dec 2013 10:18AM
Great song title...............GrinGrinGrin
Ayoob 7 Australia
9 Dec 2013 10:36AM
Excellent photography , Colleen....Grin
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 10:46AM
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 9 56 8
9 Dec 2013 11:01AM
Nice shot, enjoy your new lens.. some people say what lens takes what picture..
Best wishes to you both.
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 11:51AM
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 12:05PM
That's the lens the butterfly boys recommend (so must be pretty good). Looking forward to seeing some more excellent results.
9 Dec 2013 1:01PM
Excellent low light capture Colleen. Enjoy your new lens!
a nice image and happy new lens.

9 Dec 2013 1:17PM
Lovely .
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 2:20PM
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 4 1 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 2:34PM
Beautiful imageSmile

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
9 Dec 2013 2:59PM
Yes,promising news about Rob Colleen.
Hope he is on his feet soon.
Good shot with your ''cheery'' lens !!
saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
9 Dec 2013 3:28PM
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

9 Dec 2013 3:43PM
Beautiful macro capture in low light conditions, Colleen !
9 Dec 2013 3:59PM
Glad hubby is on the mend Colleen. A beautiful image. Have fun with the new lens and look forward to seeing the results GrinGrin

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
9 Dec 2013 4:40PM
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
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
9 Dec 2013 5:22PM
Glad to hear the good news about Rob,and this image is FantasticSmile
9 Dec 2013 6:09PM
Lovely image Colleen, I like the subdued Light.

John Smile
Mike_Smith Plus
10 490 1 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 7:03PM
Beautiful picture Colleen, pleased to hear Rob is a bit better. Your like me a new lens always cheers you up lol
9 10 10 England
9 Dec 2013 7:19PM
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
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
9 Dec 2013 8:39PM
Pretty good image for a first, Colleen!! Two nil up must help the pain for Rob!! Have a good one!!
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 9:26PM
A really lovely shot.
6 3 8 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 9:28PM
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 4 3 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 9:30PM
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
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
9 Dec 2013 9:32PM

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
9 Dec 2013 10:07PM
Lovely shot Colleen. Glad to hear the news about Rob's back and a brilliant cheer up present! Cathy
9 Dec 2013 11:05PM
A beauty Colleen..Lin
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2013 11:34PM
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.
10 Dec 2013 7:56AM
Very soft and beautiful picture, Colleen!Smile
Regards Valery
termite53 5 8 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2013 8:32AM
Excellent first attempt, Colleen, lovely...and I do hope that Robs back improves rapidly
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
10 Dec 2013 5:25PM
An exquisite image Colleen, a very pleasing start with your new lens

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