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Nature at it's best

Nature at it's best
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Copyright: Ho Tony (gracious) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1987 W: 0 N: 3151] (13068)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-08
Categories: Seascape, Ocean
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-11 11:47
Viewed: 5390
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 116
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello to my TN friends,
Sharing with you just another coastal scene with the roar of the sea on a high tide at Muriwai beach on a sunny autumn's day! may be this is nature at it's best!
Hope you like it and many thanks for viewing!
Have a great week ahead!

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Great image Tony, great use of the light to give such natural, clear sharp colours... excellent work... just don't go swimming there!!!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-05-11 11:56]

Hi Tony . May i say this is one of your best pictures on TN . Your low POV sets thee mood for the roaring sea. I like the wat the birds are looking for food after the water has gone back. Fantastic movement in the waves. and a bue sky with well deatil clouds. so very well done TFS. this is a favourite for me.

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-05-11 11:57]

Hello Tony,

What a beautiful coastal scene. I like the waves in the sea and the clouds in the sky which give a very liveful picture. Very good sharpness and wonderful colours. Motion is very well captured.

Hello Tony,

Good light and beautiful colours and coastal composition.
very nice pov.


Spettacolare immagine, eccellenti POV e DOF, meravigliosa composizione che esalta questi fenomeni dalla straordinaria bellezza, mi piace molto anche la presenza dei gabbiani, ottimaa nitidezza e colori superlativi. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-05-11 12:26]

Hi Tony,
glag to see you photo again. The nature is really great - and you help us too see it.

Hi Tony
Great image capturing the fury of nature. I like the way the patterns in the rock are almost mirrored in the clouds and the colours are great.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-05-11 12:58]

Hi Tony,
Looks wild, very natural and beautiful! Very well composed and exposed with an interesting foreground with the gulls, the waves add action to the photo,while the lovely cloud formations give an extra richness. Well done and TFS
All the best,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-05-11 13:02]

Hi Tony,

This looks so different from your summer seascapes. The waves look wicked and you have captured them perfectly. Beautiful sky with those wonderful clouds. The gulls seem to be riding the waves.


A beautiful, dramatic and dynamic seascape with a tremendous depth of field Tony, the clouds and the surf are in fine concordance my friend, TFS indeed!

Hello Tony,

A very nice coastal scene. I like the seaguls at the rocks and the very rough sea. Maybe a signal of the end of your summer (-: Nice colours and a beautiful sky. A very good result with such a very low shutterspeed. Well done. Regards and TFS BOB

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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2008-05-11 13:44]

Wow Tony , this is a fantastic photo , truly a powerful and artistic moment in time frozen. great job



Hi Tony,

I was almost saying that very well directed rather that composed as it it obviously is. The view is just amazing. Great colours and composition.



the scenery is so stunning, nice color combination in good harmony, the scaterred seagulls might seizing for a small fish entrained by the waves, and it make the picture even more dramatic, TFS

Hello Tony!
What a great title to this photo! I like it a lot!
The picture is also very good, has fantastic colours (no CL filter?), very nice DOF and panoramic POV. And - what is also a vey special element of this photo - the birds are not nervous or steressed! ;>
best regards and TFS!

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-05-11 14:45]

Hi Tony

Wonderful shot of this wave cut platform and breaking surf. The clouds are excellent too. The whole conveys a great sense of movement.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-05-11 15:37]

Hi Tony,it's simply fantastic,i haven't words to comment thsi beauty,juest my best compliments,Luciano

merhaba Tony, my dear friend
Here, summer is very close, I think autumn also almost finishes in New Zealand. When I see this wavies, I thought winter period. Your seascape wonderful. Blue and white on both sea and sky. Nicely composed. Great work of this beautiful scene. Thanks for sharing, best wishes to you and your family.

Hello Ho,
Well exposed image; good colors. Beautiful wave(with beach boys).
Well done

Hello Tony. This composition is brilliant. You have included many elements of nature splendidly capturing from low pov. I like the birds in the foreground with stunning texture of the rock. The rushing wave is perfectly fired against the beautiful sky. Very well done again and thanks for sharing. Best regards. Jusni


I am not a very good landscape photographer and have to refer to pictures such as yours to enjoy this type of photography. You've done an awesome job here with the lighting, colors and composition. Everything is just perfect here. Awesome! TFS.

Best Regards,


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-05-11 20:37]

Hi good friend Tony,
Outstanding shot and what a visual delight this image is. It looks like a painting. Very neat and sharp image with nice colours and details. The sky looks so charming and compliments the rock surface so well. The water flash adds so much energy and movement to the image. Excellent POV and very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hi Tony, amazing landscape shot! I loved each details (birds, waves on the rock & cloudy sky). TFS. Cheers,
Greetings from TR my friend!

Hallo Tony
A lovely combination of various aspects of nature in one image. Indeed a most appriopiate title "Nature at its best". The white fleece clouds in the clear blue sky, the foam of the water in the foreground and the waves in the background. Adding the birds in the scene makes the perfect recipe for a great image.Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day.
Kind regards.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-05-12 2:38]

Hello Tony,
Wonderful photo. There's so much to see in this photo. The contrasting colours are amazing. Not only the nature at its best, but also the photographer at its best.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-05-12 3:51]

Hello Ho, Simply superb. the landscape is amazing. lovely composition and superb angle and the focus. Well done. Ganesh

Hi Tony, wonderful landscape shot, great composition too. TFS. Regards,

Nature at her best, yes...but the waters look angry, Tony.
Very well seen and captured.

Hi Tony,
A wonderful frozen action where the impact of the wave shows the force of nature perfectly.
I really like the position of the gulls. It looks like five of them are in a protective position to guard the one in the center.

Hi Tony

Great autumn scene, but the gulls don't seem impressed.
Great exposure, love the sky and swashl great composition.


wow! Everybody is going for the golden moments today!!! And this is no exception. It looks almost as though you had some polarizing filter on...but no mention...What this means is that your camera can mimic the polarizing effect in some magical way...but with or without it is just super!

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-05-12 10:48]

Hi Tony

Fabulous Seascape shot of the Ocean
I really like the composition, with the waves, spray and clouds all adding atmosphere to the whole shot.
Wonderful colours and lovely light.


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-05-12 12:18]

Excellent capture, Tony!
The power of the sea is brought across superbly here!
I love the little gulls on the rocks.
Superb clarity and sharpness.
Very well done!


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  • degani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 322] (2607)
  • [2008-05-12 13:18]

hi Tony,
this picture is really very nice, in this picture nature gives the sense of its strongness, great colours, bravo
kind regards

Hello Tony
Wonderful scene you captured :O)
Perfect composition,exposure and POV.Welldone my friend.


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  • inked Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 132 W: 0 N: 249] (771)
  • [2008-05-12 22:44]

hi Tony,
wow, this is just awesome!!! the textures, the angles, the colors.. just a superb composition!! A+ my friend.. outstanding.

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2008-05-12 23:27]

On voit bien ici la puissance de la mer.
Bonne journée.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-05-13 0:41]

Hi Ho,
Magnificent seascape .Low level POV,colors,moment you caught,details and visual effect are perfect.Very well done!
Thanks for posting...

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-05-13 1:30]

Hi Tony,
Hope you didn't get too wet! A lively shot of foam and spray set off by the beautiful blue sky, well done.

Hello Tony,
Some parts of the world are richly endowed with natural beauty and your part seems like heaven to me at this time of the year when we are getting roasted in the summer heat in India.
Beautifully framed image of the coastal area with waves hitting the rocky coast forcefully. The white of the crashing waves makes a striking contrast with the deep blue sky.
Thanks for sharing this beautiful image and best regards.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-05-13 4:34]

Dear Tony,
Yes this has to be nature at its best. And you are lucky to be there to enjoy these bounties of nature. YOu are also a wonderful human being who captures these gifts in your frame and shares with your friends from around ther world.
Splendid capure of the crashing waves against the rocks, the spraying surf is just superb and the light bales floating in the sky is supremely uplifting.The presence of the gulls have an added effecet on the scene and makes it more lively.
Thank you so much for sharing this fantastic scene.
TFS & Cheers

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-05-13 4:52]

Hello Tony,
Amazing picture between sky and earth. And more amazing all these emerging birds, like in a dream.
Beautiful palette of greens and blues. Bravo

Hi Tony,
Very dramatic seas & sky, you've greated a "surreal" look with your post processing..How did you effect this look in your sky BTW?
Nothing in your notes..
Well done & TFS!

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  • Amadeo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 755] (3323)
  • [2008-05-13 12:23]

Hola Tony, otra imagen que te hace viajar, excelente profundidad y contraste de colores. una composición muy bonita y con muy buena luz. Un saludo

Hello Tony,

Sometimes the natural conditions really inspire you! I have a feeling that this was one such day!

I love how the waves are rising and exploding over the rocky shore and creating a separation line between the sky and the land.
Great colours!

kind regards,
Bev :-)

Al igual que ocurrió con tu "Autumn colour" vuelves a romper moldes con una foto espectacular y muy cuidada técnicamente con mucho dinamismo y sobre todo con gran realismo: te pone en escena !!
Saludos: J. Ignasi.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-05-14 9:50]

Hi Tony
Beautiful presentation.Well composed image and very sharp image.Incredible the action in that image it is outstanding.
TFS Michel

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-05-14 13:05]

Hi Tony

Both sky and water look wonderful. I love the drama of the water against the calm sky. Lovely blue tones as well



Hi My Dear Friend TONY,

This is amazing capture.
I can hear the waves roar...
I can feel the tides music...



Wowww Tony,
splendid seascape, I like the moove of water, splendid colours and great composition,
cheer my friend and have a wonderfull week-end

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-05-16 22:17]

Hello Tony

You captured wonderful motion and flow here.Very powerful.
The POV is superb.
One of your very best shots!It is artistic with a painting like quality.
National Geographic quality.
You have out done yourself here.
It is like the clouds are coming down to touch the waves.


Hi Tony,

This is an amazing powerful shot, and I love it. The composition is perfect and I really like the patterns caused by the foam in the foreground, which almost mirrors a very beautiful sky. Top shot.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-05-17 2:36]

Hola amigo,
perfecto disparo y bello ambiente,
panorama realmente magnífico...
buen trabajo Tony.

Hello Tony,
Truly spoken! Indeed it is nature at its best. I have only one word for it- "a master piece". Looks like a painting.
Thanks Tony for this beautiful picture,

Great shot! Excellent pov and the the waves breaking against the shore along with the sky looks wonderful.

Hi Tony,

i agree, this is the master piece! complete coastal composition, great movement at foreground with the 7 birds.TFS.


What a dynamic shot Tony. I like the timing and I am surprise how sharp is the shot with 1/60 shutter speed.Perfect place, POV and composition.TFS

Hi Tony,
It has been a while since I last dropped by.This is a super one.....the exposure is just perfect throughout.I like the low viewpoint as it has emphasised depth and given a sense of movement to the water.Great stuff.....TFS.
Regards, David

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