Looking for the sun

By ColleenA
Good morning...

We had our first hot sunny day of Spring yesterday but it was raining awards for me. I was overwhelmed by your votes and comments yesterday, broke my record for number of votes and awards.
A heartfelt thank you to you all especially to Kate, Myra, Brian65, Briantjjones, Kathryn, Ju and Bill (Richmowil) for their UA's

This image was another lesson in looking for the unusual in a bed full of flowers. He got all 10 of us to lie on the ground and look into the flowers. I spotted this small flower below the taller flowers...it made for good diagonal lines. On the lighter side a small girl walked past holding her Dads hand and said...Dad why are all these people lying on the ground...he stopped and asked us what we were looking for...silly fella
have a nice dayGrinGrin

Tags: Flowers and plants

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SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2013 7:05AM
Excellent image and so pretty.

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
1 Oct 2013 7:08AM
Congratulations on yesterday's super innings Colleen - well deserved !! Today's photo is equally stunning !! have a lovely day !!
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2013 7:12AM
Another stunner Colleen. Well done! Smile

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
1 Oct 2013 7:15AM
Yes Colleen another stunnerSmileFANTASTICSmileSmileSmile
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
1 Oct 2013 7:18AM
Another oh so beautiful image, Colleen Smile I've a picture in my mind now of you all lying on your stomachs in a meadow, no wonder the little girl was bemused Grin Carol
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2013 7:36AM
Excellent image ColleenSmile

ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
1 Oct 2013 7:44AM
Why were you playing ring-a-ring-a-roses instead of paying attention?

This is a lovely study.
Is it OK to say I prefer the image you conjured up yesterday?
It probably added to my Cloud Nine feeling this morning - absolutely breathtaking and I still remember it.

Other flowers are available.
S_Psharma 5 1 India
1 Oct 2013 7:54AM
Lovely image well composed and captured.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
1 Oct 2013 7:55AM
Another Beauty Colleen.You have certainly taken your tuition on board.
Andysnapper 10 109 25 England
1 Oct 2013 8:13AM
Another excellently composed and taken shot Colleen. I like this one even more than yesterdays.

viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2013 8:14AM
A beautiful image Colleen. I like the overall colour and the way the background makes it look as though this flower is lost amongst so many others. Well seen and photographed.

helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2013 8:20AM
Very well isolated and great diagonal lines SmileSmile
1 Oct 2013 8:28AM
Stunning image and great presentation Colleen
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2013 9:02AM
the things people will do for that piccy!!!!!
9 10 10 England
1 Oct 2013 10:12AM
Colleen if I lay down on the ground I would probably sill be there!!!Blush A lovely image and delightful story.SmileWink
1 Oct 2013 10:13AM
Another Beautiful image Colleen well captured.
Allen, Smile
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
1 Oct 2013 10:19AM
Joan I didn't want to mention it, but if someone had captured me trying to get up it would have made a great silly Sunday imageBlush
1 Oct 2013 10:28AM
yes indeed the getting up is never a pleasing sight lol Wink anyway was well work it like you shallow dof nice again Colleen and very well derived all yesterday accolades

a good little capture.

LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2013 12:08PM
Nice work.

I'm stunned that the father of the child had to ask.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
1 Oct 2013 12:10PM
Like the limited d.o.f. here Colleen.
Works well.
Good shot.
EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2013 12:14PM
Lovely capture Smile

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2013 12:31PM
Another wonderful pov and lessons for all of us to learn.
Well deserved awards yesterday.
I'm wearing a sunshine yellow top to match your flower so you'll understand why I love
images with these warm colours!
TyChee 13 275 1 United States
1 Oct 2013 12:46PM
Stunning rich color.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
1 Oct 2013 1:29PM
A lovely image, love the background!
1 Oct 2013 1:35PM
Another beauty Colleen.

Jenny Smile
1 Oct 2013 3:08PM
Superb capture!
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
1 Oct 2013 3:43PM
Another cracking shot, Colleen....and very well done on all those Awards! Smile
Trev Smile
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2013 3:50PM
A beautiful image Colleen.

Ali SmileSmile
Stunning well done

Trev_B 11 151 68 England
1 Oct 2013 4:43PM
A lovely point of view and rich colours Colleen.

capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2013 5:33PM
A good sense of a little one among the larger.Smile

annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
1 Oct 2013 6:02PM
... and the little girl was the unusual one because she was standing up while everybody else was lying down!
Mike_Smith Plus
10 490 1 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2013 6:18PM
Another Beauty Colleen, i was once photographing in a disused railway station, the last train to have used it was 1964. Anyway i had camera on tripod photographing birds on a feeding station when a man came past, he said what you doing, i said i am waiting for the next train in to town, he called me allsorts of names for that but i thought it was funny.
Philip_H 6 1 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2013 6:23PM
Simply beautiful.

myrab 12 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2013 6:27PM
Another splendid shot Colleen.

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
1 Oct 2013 6:44PM
Another beauty

ginz04 14 281 20 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2013 6:45PM
hi Colleen - we went to Kenya on Safari last year and we cant wait to go again we thoroughly enjoyed it great photo opportunities around every corner. Looked through your portfolio you have some really good pictures there.

1 Oct 2013 7:18PM
A wonderful image Colleen. A lovely subject and great Dof
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2013 7:45PM
A beautiful photograph, one which you have observed and captured so very well. The diagonal positioning within the frame working particularly well Colleen.

Regards Nathan Grin
1 Oct 2013 8:09PM
Beautiful warm light, great details and fantastic dreamy surroundings, brilliant image!

Quote:Beautiful warm light, great details and fantastic dreamy surroundings, brilliant image!

Quote:A beautiful photograph, one which you have observed and captured so very well. The diagonal positioning within the frame working particularly well Colleen.

Regards Nathan Grin

--- Well Nathan and Steve said it ! - Very beautiful indeed !GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2013 9:45PM
Another cracker Colleen.
UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2013 10:04PM
beautiful & a beautiful concept .

Another outstanding capture. Well done Colleen.
Beautiful Colleen.. I am so far behind with looking,clicking and voting.. will never catch up..Grin

Lynette Grin
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2013 12:24PM
Beautiful focus work... Nice green shades in the BG as well! Grin
6 3 8 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2013 5:25PM
Very well taken and the 'diagonals' work really wellGrin
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
2 Oct 2013 6:54PM
I've been looking for the sun the past few days too, it has made a very brief appearance on occasions when it has attempted to poke its head out of the dark grey clouds!Wink Another fab image in this series and so beautifully composed
ZoeKemp 5 31 England
5 Oct 2013 1:58PM
Lovely dreamy photo and colours Smile
9 Oct 2013 2:22PM
Nice ShotGrin
Potra 5 Venezuela
13 Oct 2013 4:45AM
Wonderful shot. Thanks for sharing your insights about the course you took. Your thoughts are very reassuring to me. I have been tempted to get down to the ground and don't know why in the world haven't done it yet.

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