Tiny beauty

By ColleenA
Today just a very small flower I spotted in Kirstenbosch gardens last week...
A perfect 24deg autumn day in Cape Town, blue skies and azure sea.....a wonderful day for a lunch down the coastGrinGrin
Have a great weekendGrinGrin


Tags: Flowers and plants Kirstenbosch gardens

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User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
18 May 2013 7:48AM
Beautifully composed and presented.


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18 May 2013 8:01AM
Beautiful image Colleen,
18 May 2013 8:14AM
An absolute beauty Smile
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
18 May 2013 8:15AM
Not sure about this one.. There is a lot on there that doesn't contribute to the composition. Methinks either more our in the b/g i.e. a larger opening such as 2.8 or longer focal length o simply get closer to your flower and make it bigger
ColleenA Plus
5 354 5 Australia
18 May 2013 8:22AM
Thanks Annette always appreciate the critique from you and Johnke...however he has given up on me.....maybe its time for me to look for a new hobby....am beginning to hate photography.....
fazzer 8 54 7 United Kingdom
18 May 2013 8:22AM
Beautiful colours and dof Colleen Smile
jdinne 14 16 England
18 May 2013 8:23AM
Wonderful light, colour and detail Colleen

Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
18 May 2013 8:41AM
Morning Colleen - at the end of the day it is about your own enjoyment and what you like to see in your own images. I for one have loved seeing your eclectic mix of images from boats to rope to flowers - all beautifully taken and superbly presented. I'm really going to miss seeing your photographs everyday. (and the update on the weather in your little part of the world)! I sincerely hope we may "meet" again in the future. Heather x (gorgeous image by the way).
ColleenA Plus
5 354 5 Australia
18 May 2013 8:44AM
Thanks heather, its friends like you who made epz funGrinGrin
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
18 May 2013 8:49AM
You enjoy photography, so take no notice of other's Colleen it is what
you like that you should put on!!!Grin and just go with it,
if at times you get help even better...go try changing settings
but for me today's image is lovely...like the simplicity of it
and it's natural!
Suzicoo 6 481 United Kingdom
18 May 2013 8:53AM
Great image, why not come back occasionally and dip your toe inWink
Jasper87 Plus
8 1.9k 150 England
18 May 2013 9:13AM
Delicate and simple, Colleen.

18 May 2013 9:21AM
Very fine Colleen! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin I hope sincerely that you have fun in Finland! I hope very much that the weathers will be favourable! Just now it is surprisingly warm, ower +20c every day,but you newer know! Just let me know if there is anything that i can do for you!!!!!!! ---- Jukka. GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
ColleenA Plus
5 354 5 Australia
18 May 2013 9:22AM
Thank you Dave that was what I thought...but one lives and learns
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
18 May 2013 9:22AM
Lovely image Colleen the light on the flower is so beautiful Smile Don't bother about the negative stuff , you will be missed if you leave SadSmile

Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
18 May 2013 9:39AM
Colleen - you can't go!! Sad Your images are fantastic and I, for one, and am sure many others, will really miss you on here. You are a VERY good photographer - don't put your camera down cos of some narrow-minded sceptics! Just remember - we all see things differently - beauty is in the eye of the beholder!! Smile oh yes - and great image today! Smile

18 May 2013 9:43AM
Yet again another lovely image, it would be a shame not to share your talent on epz. Hope you change your mind.

gwynn56 6 87 England
18 May 2013 10:29AM
nice image , sod what others think , I personally like it Smile
quick everyone over to Colleens , with the super glue so she can't leave SmileSmileSmileWink
18 May 2013 10:49AM
Beautiful image Colleen Nice light and DOF well captured.
Allen, Smile
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
18 May 2013 11:08AM
60+ votes, eh? I've only ever had that many on 14 single uploads since I joined EPZ, almost 5 years ago! A real beauty here, Colleen, even if it is only tiny Wink So sorry to hear you've become disillusioned on the site, and you're leaving us Sad Hope you change your mind and come back and share your beautiful images with us all Smile
Take care,
Trev Smile
18 May 2013 11:18AM
A real beauty, Colleen!
Amazing bokeh!

Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
18 May 2013 11:22AM
MY UA goes to you today Colleen - in recognition, not just of today's image, but your amazing photography skills and a talent that would be wasted if you were to put down your camera! Smile

Irishkate Plus
7 41 113 United Kingdom
18 May 2013 11:30AM
You're leaving just when I added you to my connections.
60 votes everyday is a fantastic following.
I haven't seen the criticisms which have upset you but
I can't imagine anyone having been nasty!
I love this tiny beauty - hope you'll be back with more.
18 May 2013 11:46AM
Good image with shallow DOF Colleen
Sorry to hear about you leaving EPZ because of a few peoples negative comments
Not everyone likes the same type of photo, but there is a difference between constructive comments & negative ones
Stick to what you like to photo
I will miss your photos
Regards Brian
Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
18 May 2013 12:31PM
Colleen, read these comments!!!!! They are saying exactly what I said in my message to you and I hadn't read these when I wrote it............. If I can survive 2 heart attacks in 2 months you can come back fighting and even stronger. Put your energies into proving that negative critiques are not welcome on this site, but we all welcome encouragement and helpful critiques; in addition to which all people with talent as in deed you have in bucket loads, will attract people who can not cope with it. Don't go Colleen, who will I have to aspire to if you do.

As for this image, as usual the quality shines through, it is presented in your usual sophisticated stylish composition, you certainly demonstrate your understanding of how effective a bokeh background is.

Remember I said I view images in terms of if I would hang them on my wall; I would hang this on my wall. I know this sounds selfish, but if you go, you will disappoint a lot of people, not least me.

Tell me you have changed your mind!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kel55 5 8 United Kingdom
18 May 2013 12:33PM
Very nice image colleen , nothing is set in stone , hope you change your mind please get back to me with the user names of the cowards who have made you feel this way .kel
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
18 May 2013 12:41PM
Afternoon Colleen !! I have corrected my spelling thanx - you were the first of many reprimands Smile A lovely sunshine but cool day here at 19C. I think this is one amazing image knowing just how small those flowers are !! Excellent stuff !!
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 151 16 United Kingdom
18 May 2013 12:57PM
Great image Colleen, a well captured image of this tiny flower. SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
I will miss your great images here. I totally agree with Brian 17302, STICK TO WHAT YOU LIKE TO PHOTOGRAPH.

It will be a very sad day if you leave, and a great loss to EPZ, I hope very much that you change your mind.


ColleenA Plus
5 354 5 Australia
18 May 2013 2:27PM
Wow..BlushBlush.thank you to all of you,what great support.... I will think about it overnight and get back to youGrinGrin
myrab 11 United Kingdom
18 May 2013 2:50PM
Love your work and the positive comments you always give me.

Don't leave us, just ignore unkind remarks, if you like what you produce that is all that matters.

Take care Myra
18 May 2013 3:24PM
Have just added you to my connections & see you are leaving! Lovely images. Take a break but don't give up on your photography. It is a very subjective hobby. If you like your images, sod what anyone else thinks. 60 plus votes.. Many of us aspire to get to the magical 30
18 May 2013 3:27PM
Colleen this is a wonderful image and IMHO as is everything you have uploaded on EPZ. I haven't been on site for the last few days and am shocked to read that you feel you have to leave. It is sad to think that there are abusive people everywhere and who enjoy inflicting pain on other people. I think you would be a great loss to this site as your work is excellent and the positive comments you give are so encouraging. I hope you stay
18 May 2013 4:15PM
Sorry you are going, I will miss your images that show off your talent beautifully


Quote:Colleen this is a wonderful image and IMHO as is everything you have uploaded on EPZ. I haven't been on site for the last few days and am shocked to read that you feel you have to leave. It is sad to think that there are abusive people everywhere and who enjoy inflicting pain on other people. I think you would be a great loss to this site as your work is excellent and the positive comments you give are so encouraging. I hope you stay

boov 5 2 United Kingdom
18 May 2013 5:00PM
Fabulous shot, should keep going, you have a recognized style , which I enjoy, as by the looks of it a lot of others do too, so think on please
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
18 May 2013 9:07PM
Tiny beauty--- huge impact
Like this a lot!
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
18 May 2013 9:24PM
A beautiful image Colleen, you've isolated this pale mauve flower so superbly
ColleenA Plus
5 354 5 Australia
18 May 2013 9:38PM
I am totally overwhelmed by all your support and comments and letters today. I have no idea what to say. How can I throw this all away....SadSadSad....I will sleep on it tonight. A huge thank you to Carol and Jukka for their UA's......Thank you so much to all of you above
18 May 2013 10:05PM
Excellent capture and beautiful depth of field !
18 May 2013 10:07PM
Beautiful so delicate Colleen..Lin..Ps DONT LEAVE OVER A FEW PEOPLE Colleen,stay with us and enjoy your photography..
19 May 2013 7:00AM
Cute little flower. I saw them at Treman park in ITHACA , USA, too.
xwang 8 56 8
19 May 2013 10:40AM
I see this kind of flowers in my garden every summer, but I never know what it is... beautiful color.
Oh Colleen I had not long found you and added you to my connections also...it would be awful if you left...so many of us ( your 60+) would be sorry not see your wonderful photos... and today's photo is just lovely !!! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

19 May 2013 4:00PM
a very pleasing image here Colleen love the softness and the hint of thins ina nd arounf good work with the shallow dof very pleasing to my eye

19 May 2013 7:39PM
Once again a real beauty, Colleen!. I read in your today upload, you've decided to stay and I am really gladSmileSmileSmile
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
19 May 2013 7:43PM
Superb image, your images are always top class, don't give them the satisfaction of winning ,chin up , dig deep you know you can do it,Grin

Jocelia 6 2 1 Australia
20 May 2013 2:13AM
I too think this tiny flower is a delight an so well captured.
Don't leave please, just look at the flowing you have and the hearts you will break.

Cheer upů..Jocelia...GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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