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  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Chertovo LakeCanon 20D

    Chertovo Lake
    abravorus Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 35] (1164)



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    mbravo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25 W: 10 N: 69] (393) [2007-10-04 2:33]
    I think the more appropriate translation of the lake name is Devil's Lake, and the version I heard is that it is called this way because of the shape - oval widening towards the upper side, and two small creeks there, all in all resembling devil's face with horns

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Magic swampCanon 20D

    Magic swamp
    abravorus Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 35] (1164)



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    mbravo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25 W: 10 N: 69] (393) [2007-04-17 4:46] [+]
    I think you meant something like this - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Marshes

    :)

  • LatviaLatvia
    Title: silencia

    silencia
    neosprint Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 44 W: 48 N: 27] (213)



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    mbravo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25 W: 10 N: 69] (393) [2007-04-11 11:32]
    very graphic and tranquil. excellent reflection in the water, and I like the sepia-like tones. Maybe cropping the trees along the upper edge would make it even better, but I am not sure.

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Winter postcardCanon 20D

    Winter postcard
    abravorus Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 35] (1164)



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    mbravo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25 W: 10 N: 69] (393) [2007-02-24 12:34]
    Good capture. I would change something in the cropping though, there is a wrong feeling to it somehow; maybe because the layout directs the eye to the empty/blurred left part of the picture. (perhaps even a mirror rotation would help)

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: RiverMarshPanasonic LUMIX FZ-7

    RiverMarsh
    adalfons Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 36 W: 13 N: 26] (281)



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    mbravo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25 W: 10 N: 69] (393) [2006-09-27 9:28]
    Nice play of colours on the weeds; however, a bit more sharpness there wouldn't hurt, and the sky is badly overexposed - you should try a similar shot with shorter exposure, or maybe with a skylight filter.

  • IranIran
    Title: Falling KingdomPanasonic DMC-FZ30

    Falling Kingdom
    CinA Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 3 N: 13] (162)



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    mbravo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25 W: 10 N: 69] (393) [2006-09-18 11:06]
    Very nice idea of the droplets and their shadows, technically very good; texture in the left upper corner may look extraneous at first but after some more viewing I think it adds more depth and needed eye distraction to the picture. And your note is definitely poetic.

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Lotus flowerPentax MZ-6

    Lotus flower
    tobotras Silver Star Critiquer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 5] (206) *



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    mbravo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25 W: 10 N: 69] (393) [2005-08-13 7:27] [+]
    an awesome macro shot - everything is just so - POV, DOF, the way light is falling

  • FranceFrance
    Title: barqueNikon D 70

    barque
    Bern (59)



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    gong (6) [2005-02-25 8:02]
    I'd correct the tone to more warmth and remove strange object in left (crop?).
    And maybe to do something to reflection of the top object, it distract from contemplation!

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Red windows2Canon PowerShot A85

    Red windows2
    skeelerik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 108 W: 32 N: 53] (763)



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    gong (6) [2005-02-25 7:46]
    Too high light contrast, may be use contrast masking technique (google for it)? In my monitor dark beams almost sunk in shadows (and yes, my monitor is well balanced).

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Canon PowerShot G2

    Sacré-Coeur
    Haymotion Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 435 W: 58 N: 188] (2761)



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    gong (6) [2005-02-25 7:31]
    Pro: presence of human figures in front let me realize a scale of the building.

    Contra: a tree branch completely covers a church cupola almost right at the time, right in the same place. Slight shift of the photographer to right would reveal details of roofing.

  • ChinaChina
    Title: Pleasure of readingOlympus C-5050Z

    Pleasure of reading
    Vagabond Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1063 W: 317 N: 409] (5848)



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    mbravo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25 W: 10 N: 69] (393) [2004-11-02 6:55]
    Excellent photo! Apart from the nice technicalities like sharpness and detail, I very much like the topical composition - the face as a starting point, and then an almost complete rectangle with the corner of the newspaper in upper left and the symmetric corner formed by her feet in the lower right.

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Treking the Trek ..Olympus C-5050Z

    Treking the Trek ..
    Vagabond Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1063 W: 317 N: 409] (5848) *



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    mbravo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25 W: 10 N: 69] (393) [2004-09-08 5:41]
    Great picture, it manages to transmit the humid, lush atmosphere perfectly.

    I haven't even been to Portugal proper yet (though I certainly plan to visit!), but your pictures make me think Azores are a neccessary addition :)

    Thank you for sharing.

  • MoroccoMorocco
    Title:

    Essaouira, ça ira!
    ste Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 10] (872)



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    mbravo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25 W: 10 N: 69] (393) [2004-09-07 6:17]
    Nice colours, impressive bird, and the whole picture is very painting-like.

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: PowerMinolta Dimage A1

    Power
    Genna7 Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 29 W: 7 N: 61] (417)



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    mbravo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25 W: 10 N: 69] (393) [2004-09-06 7:23]
    Great sharpness and detail, as well as contrasting colours, and I think it tells the title story nicely.

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Brazil is just there ..Olympus C-5050Z

    Brazil is just there ..
    Vagabond Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1063 W: 317 N: 409] (5848)



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    mbravo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25 W: 10 N: 69] (393) [2004-08-21 7:47]
    The range of colours you have managed to capture in the waves and the color of the girl's dress do rhyme perfectly, indeed. And her posture is very well caught. My compliments on the title, as well.

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Lump of the larchPentax MZ-6

    Lump of the larch
    tobotras Silver Star Critiquer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 5] (206)



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    mbravo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25 W: 10 N: 69] (393) [2004-07-08 3:05]
    Exquisite textures (and grain only adds to it), and warm tones. Well-chosen DOF, too. Very, very nice.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Light attacksNikon D70

    Light attacks
    zinchik Silver Star Critiquer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 2] (203)



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    mbravo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25 W: 10 N: 69] (393) [2004-06-11 6:17]
    Very nice, I thought it was a huge assemblage of butterflies at first! The top part is slightly out of focus, perhaps you could have cropped the top right part of it.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: ButterflyNikon D70

    Butterfly
    zinchik Silver Star Critiquer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 2] (203)



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    mbravo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25 W: 10 N: 69] (393) [2004-06-08 4:49]
    Excellent macro! Good DOF, and colors are very gentle.

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Broken linesOlympus C-5050Z

    Broken lines
    Vagabond Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1063 W: 317 N: 409] (5848)



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    mbravo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25 W: 10 N: 69] (393) [2004-06-07 5:11] [+]
    Excellent shot! I also like that there's an additional diagonal in the shot, so there are not only horizontals and verticals in it.

    By the way, you should add this to the Summer Scavenger Hunt, as this is a reflection, and not off a water surface :)

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Early morning in Syberian villageCasio qv3500ex

    Early morning in Syberian village
    sengir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 363 W: 51 N: 492] (4956) *



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    mbravo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25 W: 10 N: 69] (393) [2004-06-01 6:42]
    An excellent landscape! I like the additional dimension the fog (opr smoke?) adds to the middle horizontal layer, and the white of the horse's coat echoes the snow on the mountains above. Very picturesque.

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