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My 4th Birthday - It's Purple Of Course

My 4th Birthday - It's Purple Of Course
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Copyright: Anna Eksteen (Miss_Piggy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2285 W: 5 N: 5300] (18714)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10-05
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX1, Sony G lens 20x Optical zoom, Digital ISO 160
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Purple Obsession 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-01-05 8:02
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Unknown flower My 4th birthday

Today, 4 years ago, I joined Trek Nature. Never in my wildest dreams, had I expected this hobby to become such a passion and part of my life. Each time I open an image no matter what the subject; there is something of educational value waiting for me. Trek Nature has been an exciting adventure and an incredible educational experience, but I would not have been able to achieve any of this if it was not for Loot's incredible knowledge in the technical aspects of photography, his encouragement and the love he has for nature and the Creation that rubbed off on me.

Thank you my friends for making this place so special, and for showing me all the beauty of our world right in the comfort of my own home.

I think many of you have come to know that I love the colour purple very much. No matter if the tint is violet, lilac, lavender, periwinkle, grape, plum or mauve. Any shade of purple makes me ecstatic; therefore it has now become a habit that I share my birthday posting with something purple. Unfortunately I do not have the identification of this flower that I captured while walking along the Otters trail at the Stormsriver Mouth, but I wanted to share it as part of my 4th celebration. If there is anybody that knows the identity, I would appreciate you're feedback in this regard.

I hope you enjoyed looking at this photo as much as I took pleasure in taking it.

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and with a BEAUTY of an flower
Super sharpness and great details with beautiful blue colours
Thanks greeting lou

Congratulations on your your 4th birthday in TN, Anna. You have provided us with excellent images and critiques that are intriguing.
The catchlight on this flower is glorious and you have done a very good job in making this image pops. Fine graphism and well crafted image for your anniversary :-)
Looking forward to more great shots and thanks for sharing.
Greetings from Malaysia.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-01-05 8:12]

Hello Anna,
What a fantastic photo to celebrate your 4th birthday here on TN. Congratulations.
Light and colours are splendid. And so is the sharpness. Great DOF.
Thanks for all the beauties and
I hope we can see a lot more of your splendid photos in the next years.
Kind regards,

Ciao Anna.
Innanzitutto buon compleanno,hai scelto proprio un bellissimo fiore,con una nitidezza incredibile,stupendi i colori, una composizione molto curata complimenti.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

Hello Anna,
Wonderful photo, great macro. Very beautiful and interesting inflorescence, beautiful colors, perfect sharpness. Congratulations on perseverance, I admire passion.

Hello Anna,
thanks a lot for visiting my wife's site. It was very kind of you. :)
This is a really excellent photo of these beautiful flowers. Amazing colours. Perfect sharpness and details.
Thanks for sharing,
Congratulations for being here for 4 years. Thanks for your all beautiful and perfect photos!!

you are so young :) amazing picture, TFS Ori

Ciao Anna, congratulations for your four year on TN, splendid light on lovely flower, beautiful blurry BG, excellent sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-01-05 10:20]

Hallo Anna,
for 4th year, Congratulations ..
The colours and sharpness are amazing. Nice composition too . , POV and DOF.
Best wishes,

Hallo Anna,
Firstly, congratulation on completing your 4th year on TN and thanks for sharing your images with us. Secondly, I am burning up to find out what this flower is called and thirdly, your photograph is a clear proof of your capability of professional photography! A perfectly sharp and detailed image, excellent light balance and a great POV and DOF.
Best regards,

Ciao Anna. Magnificent light and colours. Excellent sharp/details. Great gift for the 4th birhtday! TFS.


Hi Anna,
Congratulations on your 4th birthday with TN. Yes, this hobby can become such a passion that one wants to snap anything around one. Fantastic image with beautiful vibrant purple colours. Fantastic sharpness and detail. Stunning!!

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-01-05 13:21]

The colours and the light of this image are splendid, Anna!
Excellent sharpness and fine detail; great depth and POV.
A beauty!
Congratulations on your 4th birthday with TN!!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-01-05 14:41]

Hi Anna,nothing better to celebrate this anniversary,beautiful flower and a great capture whit the best sharpness and point of view...Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-01-05 17:16]

Hello Anna,
Congratulations!! What a spectacular image you have posted on your 4th. anniversary here on TN. The colors are sooo beautiful and the intricate features of the tiny blooms are stunning to view. Superb shot!!
I asked Rosie to come look at your photo to see if she could identify it, but she could not. She works part time at a local greenhouse during the spring and summer months and knows alot about flowers.

We must thank Loot for your induction into the world of Nature Photography, Anna. Happy 4th Birthday on TN! Without you, we would have been deprived of a very sensitive and humane nature artist. Your beautiful images accompanied by notes written from the heart leave long-lasting impact on us.
The purple flowers presented so beautifully today are symbolic of your persona of a vivacious, optimistic and compassionate human being.
Best regards.

Hello Anna

Congratulations for your 4th TN anniversary

Beautiful wild flower presentation with fine POV,
great focus sharpness and details, beautful light,
great contrast of the color tones, TFS


Hello Anna! Congratulations for your 4 years in TN.
Great photo with very good composition and fantastic purple colour. The sharpness and the DOF are impressive!

Hello Anna!
NIce shot to celebrate your 4th anniversary here in TN. Many congratulations for being such a special and talented photographed and also a very kind person.This site is wonderful because it has people like you!Hope you continue sharing your lovely photos with us for so long time.
Best wishes,

PS: thanks for visiting my gallery! I appreciated it!

Hello Anna ,
Congratulation for your 4th birthday here on TN. Amazing sharpness and fantastic focus.
Outstanding details and clarity. Your Sony G lens works with a superb accuracy.
I can not remember to see in the past months such a fantastic sharp image......
The blue colors of this flower are wonderful.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Anna,
A gorgeous capture taken from a great POV with vivid colours, great sharpness and fine details. The flowers stand out very well on the green BG. Congratulations for your 4th anniversary on TN!!

A superb photo, with excellent detail of the beautiful petals. A wonderfully coloured flower, sadly haven't been able to discover its name

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2012-01-07 13:45]

Hi Anna,
I like the way you managed to take this beauty out from its nebulous context, .. remarkable DOF indeed, .. details and colour rendering are just enviable ..

congrats for your 4th year day event

best wishes

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-01-07 21:41]

Congratulations Anna!
On completing 4 years on TN. I have enjoyed viewing your images with the wide variation of subjects and their high technical and esthetic quality. I hope you continue to be active on TN for a long time to come!
This is a fine representation of your skills, a superb capture of the purple-blue flowers of this attractive leguminous plant.
Thanks and best regards,

Hello Anna,
this is truly a spectacular photo to celebrate 4 years,a beautiful flower with lots of detail in a perfect setting.
Best wishes Les.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-01-08 8:46]

Hello Anna,
a perfect celebration picture. The composition, pov and colours are very good.
I like the DOF too, the subject is well seen from the BG.Congratulations for your four year on TN! Best regards Siggi

Welcome Anna
and congratulations on your 4th birthday on TN. Flower unknown but very spectacular. The unusual color and proper contrast. Nice composition.
Regards - Slawek

Hallo Anna,
congratulations on your 4th birthday on TN, a superb image, excellent point of view and composition, fantastic colours
Best regards

Beautiful wildflower Anna! The blue colors pop and this cluster stands out well from the soft BG nicely. Very good details, like all those little fuzzy flower parts too ;-}
Well done & congrats!

Congratulations Anna,
Super capture to celebrate your birthday in on TN!!!
TFS, Cheers, Ferran

Happy 4th birthday!
And what a lovely photo so celebrate it with.
I wish you many more years at TN

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-01-19 9:45]

Hi Ana!
First of all congratulations on your 4th Anniversary on TN: a great goal!
A wonderful flower (I like the colour purple, violet, ecc.. me too). The POV that you chosen is perfect to show the flower. Superb details and great DOF. I especially like the brightness of the image.
Congratulations on your splendid composition.
Ciao! Vanda

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2012-01-21 5:44]

Firsts, HAPPY BIRTHDAY Anna and what a surprise that you recall your birthday with treklens, seconds the beautiful flower with all its beauty and composition, TFS.
Have a nice weekend with regards,

Happy TN birthday Anna!
Excellent shot of these purple flower captured with great sharpness & lovely green BG.
Taken from a perfect top view. Well done & TFS.

Hello Miss Piggy, dear Anna.

Thank you for that picture of that nice purple flower, which celebrate very well the fourth years of your "Purple obsession" on treknature.

Attractive composition and good point of view.
The sharpness and depth of field are excellent and very appropriate to the subject.
The colours and contrast very brilliant.

Thank you for the sharing. See you soon on trek nature for other pictures.

Best greetings.


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