Mauve fantasy

By ColleenA
Good morning....
Thank you for your votes and comments and a special thank you to Jukka (Kuvailija) and Brian65 for their User awards....much appreciated.
Our gardens are ablaze with these mauve flowers called Plectranthus

I went browsing in our local camera shop yesterday...the new Nikon D5300 was launched worldwide yesterday....yes I came home with have to learn to use it...GrinGrinGrin an upload tomorrowGrin
Enjoy your day...

Tags: Flowers and plants

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bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2013 5:52AM
Lovely subtle colour Colleen nicely focused .

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S_Psharma 5 1 India
19 Nov 2013 6:29AM
A super image.
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2013 6:40AM
Wow a new toy eh... have fun. Super image again Colleen.
Andysnapper 10 109 25 England
19 Nov 2013 6:41AM
Oooh new camera, I believe the sensor in the D5300 is the same as in my D7100, sharper than a sharp thing, you'll love it.

Anyway, more lovely flowers Colleen, you have really mastered the art of good flower shots.

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2013 6:50AM
wonderful colour and comp colleen brilliant detail a real beauty nice one Wink
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2013 7:06AM
Yet another botanical beauty Colleen - you could illustrate a book with these fab images. Smile

ronboy 8 2 Scotland
19 Nov 2013 7:07AM
Love the colour and tones almost looks like mother of pearl.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2013 7:19AM
Beautiful, subtle colours, lovely use of DOF.
19 Nov 2013 7:22AM
Very well done with the new-one! - A beautiful line sloping down from left to right! That makes a good composition. And the beautiful C. bokeh of course !- Lovely image , Colleen!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile
Subtle colours and great composition, Colleen.
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2013 7:31AM
Lovely capture, enjoy your new toy.Smile
Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2013 8:19AM
Lovely sheen to these gorgeous flowers in your beautiful composition.GrinGrin Peter.
jdinne 15 16 England
19 Nov 2013 8:21AM
Excellent Colleen I do think this is one of your best. Love the colour and expert use of dof.

9 10 10 England
19 Nov 2013 8:26AM
Lovely as ever.Smile
Ray12 Plus
5 137 1 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2013 8:38AM
WOW another great shot, great colours & details. Macau daytime y/day was warm Grin but late afternoon it starts to cool off, as for HK its getting a lot colder now Sad between 19 & 22 deg.
Getting prepared for the UK weather when I return at the end of Dec bbbrrrr.
Wish our gardens were ablaze with colour, sadly not! It seems we are both in the same position of learning how to use a new camera, always a bit daunting, good luck.

Mary Grin
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2013 9:00AM
New toy, I hope that you will have endless fun and carry on taking such great images Colleen

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2013 9:17AM
Beautiful shades of colour in these flowers Colleen and again that wonderful out of focus background sets them off so well.

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2013 9:28AM
Lovely image Colleen, fabulous colours and excellent dof

19 Nov 2013 9:35AM
Beautiful Colleen, gorgeous colours.
You lucky lady, enjoy your new toy. So wish I could have one, an unreachable luxury at the moment.
Look forward to the results GrinGrinGrin

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2013 9:44AM
A lovely flower image here Colleen using your great skills with the camera
now you are going to have fun trying the new camera...
but can you better this?Grin
gwynn56 6 87 England
19 Nov 2013 10:06AM
nice capture Smile
Beautiful Colleen, wonderful colours and detail...enjoy that new camera..GrinGrin

Lynette Grin
ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
19 Nov 2013 10:30AM
Top notch, Colleen.
Especially with your new equipment - steep learning curve for you.
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2013 10:34AM
Gorgeous colour tones and great dof - enjoy your new toySmile
Richsr 11 91 223 England
19 Nov 2013 10:39AM
the flower head stands out well from the back ground Colleen
Regards Richard
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
19 Nov 2013 11:11AM
Excellent DOF use here Colleen.
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
19 Nov 2013 11:22AM
Beautiful control over the DOF - Excellent Image Colleen!!
great colour and compo well taken.

19 Nov 2013 12:00PM
A brilliant composition Colleen, with superb colour and light.
EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2013 12:25PM
Nice image, have fun with your new toy SmileSmile

19 Nov 2013 1:42PM
A beautiful image, Colleen - wish we were moving into summer now!!

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
19 Nov 2013 2:01PM
I think you will love that new camera---good choice!
19 Nov 2013 2:02PM
Good image with beautiful color. Enjoy your new toy. (TOY?). A
CHRISB911 12 54 1
19 Nov 2013 2:37PM
beautiful bokeh, lovely image
6 3 8 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2013 2:54PM
Beautiful image as per usualWink. Great news about your new toy!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
19 Nov 2013 3:59PM
Good shot Colleen.
I feel the problem with cameras nowadays is there are far too many features on them.
Some of them I doubt we would use.
Best to pick out the ''useful bits'' and concentrate on them !!
19 Nov 2013 4:19PM
Great details of this beautiful plant which has been very well observed and captured, Colleen!
Trev_B 11 151 68 England
19 Nov 2013 4:47PM
Very nice Collen… best of luck with the new toy… you lucky girlWink

ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
19 Nov 2013 4:48PM
Excellent focus and colour and I like that diagonal Smile cam! Enjoyyy Grin

JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2013 4:52PM
A beautiful shot with those soft colours.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
19 Nov 2013 4:52PM
A very lovely capture, Colleen, excellent work here Smile
Hope you enjoy your new camera as much as I'm enjoying my new D7100 - and if it's as many features and menus as mine, then that 'll keep you busy for a week or two! Grin
Trev Smile
mistere Plus
4 4 3 England
19 Nov 2013 5:15PM
Lovely shot colleen, Have fun with your new toy.

19 Nov 2013 5:58PM
A Beauty
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2013 7:02PM
Great work, lucky you on the new toy, now what's Santa going to bring you, let me think oh yes a new lens WinkWink, have fun,

Ali SmileSmile
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2013 7:11PM
You girls and your new toysWink

ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
19 Nov 2013 7:29PM
Sadly Ali, I am not allowed to ask for anything photographic for Christmas, but rest assured I will arrive home from Australia with a new lensGrin
19 Nov 2013 8:20PM
wonderful colour and brilliant detail
19 Nov 2013 9:35PM

Quote:Oooh new camera, I believe the sensor in the D5300 is the same as in my D7100, sharper than a sharp thing, you'll love it.

Anyway, more lovely flowers Colleen, you have really mastered the art of good flower shots.


Lovely shot Colleen. I am so pleased with my D7100 so you will definitely love it. Cathy
Jocelia 6 2 1 Australia
20 Nov 2013 2:03AM
So pleased to hear you have a new baby, have fun with her.
Your Mauve Fantasy looks so interestingly different. Just lovely…
Yes, IrishKate will not be able to put her camera down she will be going
crazy with it…..WinkWinkWink
20 Nov 2013 9:23AM
Beautiful image great DOF with great colour well captured.
Allen, Smile
24 Nov 2013 3:31AM
A stupendous shot Colleen, very well captured and presented!


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