Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

Blooming marvelous

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

Add Comment

Good morning.....
Another macro image from Sunday at Kirstenbosch gardens...up close with a white agapanthus
Have a nice dayGrinGrinGrin

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:40mm f/2.8 G
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:3 Nov 2013 - 8:57 AM
Focal Length:40mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/3.5
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Blooming marvelous
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:5 Nov 2013 - 5:17 AM
Tags:Agapanthus, Flowers & plants
VS Mode Rating 100 (50% won)
These stats show the percentage of wins and the rating score that your photo has achieved. You can go to the VS Mode by clicking on this icon.

Signup to Plus

Become a plus member to see which photo this has won or lost against in the vs mode
Votes:86
Voters:Chinga · CarolG · jovanovic · ddolfelin · cabbie · Andysnapper · fotobee · 213hardy · ugly · Mozzytheboy · Buffalo_Tom · ronboy · Caziwinkles · Nikonuser1 · kel55 · netta1234 · gary_d · ChiliMan · ali63 · abeeror2 · Nigeve1 · Stuart1956 · SUE118 · User_Removed · Bzox · mistere · Mollycat · Badgerfred · kuvailija · Fred263 · User_Removed · fentiger · lblythe · helenlinda · barbarahirst · morpheus1955 · moiral · viscostatic · NaturesHaven · DicksPics · marshfam19 · Sheddy · Lillian · AnnJ · Derek_Fearn · Alan_Baseley · SlowSong · Irishkate · SteveMackay · Ray12 · widtink · EileenH · mikbee · richmowil · ChristineD · EMJAYCEE · NDODS · BarbaraR · taggart · saltireblue · williamsloan · kathrynlouise · tomcat · Richsr · Silverzone · Fefe · JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY · Philip_H · annettep38 · Jenny-D · GeorgePlatis · capto · Holmewood · Lynniesefforts · handlerstudio · jaktis · BIGRY1 · mommablue · AnnChown · georgiepoolie · CHRISB911 · Franko59 · Dave_Henderson · Potra · digital_boi · Glostopcat ·
Views:267
Unique Views:98

Comments

Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
5 Nov 2013 - 5:39 AM

This is superb... Love all the different colour shades...
Wonderful greens! GrinGrinGrin
Have a lovely day, IB

CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 5:49 AM

Simply beautiful, Colleen Smile Carol

ddolfelin
ddolfelin Plus Member 372 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 6:24 AM

Worth crawling about for, Colleen.
Would look great on a wall.

ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 3302 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 6:28 AM

Not sure about that Peter, I have 11 spider bites on my arm from the experienceSad

Andysnapper
Andysnapper Plus Member 7109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England25 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 6:31 AM

A very subtle and interesting shot Colleen, I like it.

Andy

fotobee
fotobee Plus Member 1fotobee vcard South Africa3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 6:32 AM

Beautiful photograpf!
Regards
Martin

213hardy
213hardy Plus Member 6688 forum posts213hardy vcard England
5 Nov 2013 - 6:39 AM

Beautifully simple and simply beautiful.

Den

Mozzytheboy
Mozzytheboy Plus Member 4710 forum postsMozzytheboy vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 6:49 AM

This is such a dreamy image Colleen. Stunning composure and focus. Like the green EPZ background, nice touch on colour match Smile

Mozzy

Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom Plus Member 92322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 6:51 AM

Lovely exposure.
Tom.

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 7:05 AM

Great image Colleen, like the effectSmile


Cliff

Caziwinkles
5 Nov 2013 - 7:05 AM

This is a beauty Colleen - could almost be a painting. A fabulous presentation. Smile

Carol

kel55
kel55  3 United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 7:07 AM

Beautiful .

netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3252 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 7:07 AM

A beautiful Macro ColleenSmile
NettaSmile

gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 7:12 AM

So delicate. - gary

ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 7:13 AM


Quote: Not sure about that Peter, I have 11 spider bites on my arm from the experienceSad

Yikes! Nasty Sad

Wonderful composition you've got here, Colleen, and of course I just love the background. Such a surreal blur and you can make out the shapes too. Perfect Smile

Andrew

ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3662 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 7:14 AM

This is so beautiful Colleen,I. Love the soft floaty feel of the image,

Ali

Nigeve1
Nigeve1 Plus Member 21165 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom101 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 7:18 AM

Beautiful image, very well concieved.
Nigel

SUE118
SUE118 Plus Member 7SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 7:23 AM

Beautifully captured.

mistere
mistere Plus Member 2mistere vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 7:31 AM

Lovely image, looks like an oil painting. Nice work.

Dave.

Mollycat
Mollycat Plus Member 2Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 7:37 AM

Your title says it all. GrinGrinGrin Peter.

Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
5 Nov 2013 - 7:39 AM

Beautiful Colleen,
Fred.

Fred263
Fred263 Plus Member 3Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
5 Nov 2013 - 7:42 AM

Outstanding & breathtaking, Colleen. Perfectly captured macro. Wow!
Fred

kuvailija
kuvailija Plus Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
5 Nov 2013 - 7:47 AM

Very beautiful composition , colours and bokeh ! Who could ask more?!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin Nice work , Colleen!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin ------ P.S. Do you know where Hermanus alias Herman is ? ---- Jukka.

barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 8:28 AM

Blooming beautiful......

moiral
moiral  5 Scotland
5 Nov 2013 - 8:51 AM

That is so beautiful Colleen. Love everything about it. Moira

viscostatic
5 Nov 2013 - 8:54 AM

This is really beautiful Colleen. The composition works so well with the and the light and exposure is perfect.

Phil.

DicksPics
DicksPics Plus Member 4DicksPics vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 9:01 AM

Such a delicate image, Colleen - beautiful.

Richard

marshfam19
marshfam19 Plus Member 6marshfam19 vcard United Kingdom
5 Nov 2013 - 9:05 AM

A truly stunning macro image Colleen.

Mary Grin

Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 9:32 AM

So very beautiful Colleen,
like the DOF you have...superb
Lillian

AnnJ
AnnJ  3 Scotland
5 Nov 2013 - 9:34 AM

What a stunner! Love it. Ann.

Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom84 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 10:30 AM

Absolutely beautiful Colleen - this approach to macro is quite different to
our macro mentor in our club who stacks images for sharpness front to back.
This is much more subtle and a wonderful result.
KateGrinGrinGrin

SteveMackay
5 Nov 2013 - 11:15 AM

Beautiful shot with great comp and DOF!Smile

ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 3302 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 11:17 AM

Kate...those techniques are way beyond me....I do not have a clue about Photoshop or Lightroom, my images are straight from the camera, I use Picasa for straightening, cropping and framing....a novice at anything technical...that is why I said yesterday that I do not want to do true macro photography , prefer my dreamy images....

Last Modified By ColleenA at 5 Nov 2013 - 11:18 AM
widtink
widtink  3406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 12:06 PM

Beautiful Colleen keep dreaming SmileSmile

Rod

EileenH
EileenH  2 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2013 - 12:16 PM

Lovely image:

Eileen

mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 12:58 PM

Another splendid macro shot Colleen.
Mick.

richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6307 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 1:06 PM

Simple, soft and beautiful Colleen!!

ChristineD
5 Nov 2013 - 2:20 PM

simply beautiful

NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 44245 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom116 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 2:46 PM

Beautifully done Colleen, a real pleasure to view..

Nathan GrinGrinGrin

BarbaraR
BarbaraR  9 England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 2:59 PM

Really lovely.
Like a painting, and that appeals greatly.

B.

taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 3:27 PM

Good choice of focus and aperture for aa wonderful dreamy image!

williamsloan
williamsloan Plus Member 4williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 5:09 PM

a lovely shot lovely soft look.

billy

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise Plus Member 3421 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 5:51 PM

A gorgeous image Colleen GrinGrin

Kathryn

tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96361 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 6:39 PM

Are you sure you needed a macro workshop?Wink

Adrian

Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 6:45 PM

Like the soft tones in this Colleen

Fefe
Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 6:51 PM

Just lovely!
Diane

Philip_H
Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2013 - 7:00 PM

This is delightful, Colleen.

P.

annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 4204 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica34 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 8:33 PM

wonderful, creamy bokeh!

Jenny-D
Jenny-D Plus Member 5Jenny-D vcard United Kingdom
5 Nov 2013 - 8:51 PM

Beautiful....

Jenny Smile

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis Plus Member 2GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 9:14 PM

Superb capture Colleen, fabulous dof and great presentation !
George

Last Modified By GeorgePlatis at 5 Nov 2013 - 9:15 PM
capto
capto Plus Member 32612 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 9:44 PM

Lovely, delicate and dreamy.Smile

ivor

Holmewood
Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
5 Nov 2013 - 9:51 PM

Beautiful Colleen. Cathy

Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts Plus Member 4Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
5 Nov 2013 - 11:48 PM


Quote: This is a beauty Colleen - could almost be a painting. A fabulous presentation. Smile

Carol

This is so lovely Colleen, subtle, dreamy..all the adjectives used above by fellow admirers of this image, just about covers it..GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin

handlerstudio
handlerstudio Plus Member 3handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 2:42 AM

What a soft, beautiful photo, Colleen.

Peter

AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2013 - 8:57 PM

Stunning! Smile

CHRISB911
CHRISB911  954 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2013 - 4:15 PM

very very nice bokeh to die for
chris

Potra
Potra Plus Member 2Potra vcard Venezuela
11 Nov 2013 - 4:27 AM

Delightful image. It is absolutely lovely.
M

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.