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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: 2008-05-23
Categories: Seascape, Sky
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Anatidae photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-08 9:58
Viewed: 4393
Points: 94
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello to my TN friends,
Sharing with you the simplicity of the French bay in a calm autumn day with the ducks going to one direction and enjoying the warm autumn sun!
Hope you like it and many thanks for viewing!
have a great week ahead everyone

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Hi Tony,
this is a marvelous looking photo and the ducks even though all that well detailed add so much to the beauty of this photo.I very much like the light you have captured and the colours are wonderful.Tony you have a knack for getting things right in your photos and this one is no exception as really I see nothing that needs to be modified as this photo is just so inviting.Thank you for sharing and giving us all yet an other reason to visit New Zealand as your photos are amongst the best I have ever seen. Bob

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-06-08 10:11]

Hi Tony . When i saw your picture i thought it must be your winter now. but your shot of the calm water and blue skys with a little white clouds is a good winter to me. I like the wat you have captured the Duck all heading the same way. good detail and colours. well done TFS.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-06-08 10:12]

Hi Tony,this time you show us a different scene,whit beautifulls ducks and fantastics clouds,the light and the reflections are very impressive,excellent work as your style,have a nice week,Luciano

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-06-08 10:20]

Hello Tony,
What a beautiful capture of the smooth sea, the fluffy clouds and the party of ducks swimming along the coastline. A lovely peaceful scene in beautiful light and colours and very well composed.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

Hello Tony,
this is a very nice capture, colours are just fantastic, I like the scene and moove of mallards
excellent lighting and very nice composition,
cheer my friend,

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-06-08 10:50]

Hello Tony,

Superb picture of this wonderful typical autumnal seascape with low sun lighting. Excellent DOF. The sky is wonderful. Great reflection of the clouds in the water. Very peaceful atmosphere.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-06-08 10:57]

Hi Tony,

A beautiful seascape with the added bonus of the ducks. Colors are magnificent. The title is perfect. A wonderful linear composition with the shore, the water, the ducks, the land in the distance and the clouds.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-06-08 11:33]

Hello Tony,
A lovely peaceful scene of a group of Mallards enjoying a calm autumn day as they swim along the shore. The clouds and the almost waveles water oozxe with tranquility, somethin we all need now and then.
TFS this delightful image,

Hello Tony,

Nice seascape from the ducks in the bay.
Very beautiful dutch sky with trough the whole picture beautiful colours.
The reflections are also very good.


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-06-08 12:05]

Wonderful capture, Tony!
The fluffy clouds are great!
Superb composition and a brilliant POV.
The ducks in the FG add excellent interest to the shot.

Fine work!
Well done,

Hi Tony, splendid composition with a lot of birds, fantastic sky, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Tony, another splendid landscape and also bird capture from your beautiful country my nfriend. The clouds are amazing! TFS.


The clouds may not be moving but because of the unique depth and angel, they appear to be moving the opposite direction of the birds....it is a perceptual thing Tony...and if you don't see it, perhaps it is just me being a bit more philosophical today. but it does create a VERY interesting picture...which alone without aviaries would have been fine, but then the icing and the touche'!

Hi Tony
A lovely peaceful image with interest in the picture from foreground to background. Good colour and composition.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-06-08 15:02]

Hola amigo,
bella panorámica y excelente pov y dof,
la luz es preciosa y las nubes,
color y detalles perfectos.
saludos Tony

Pleasing image Tony, great contrast & color..
Good thing the ducks R in there, otherwise I would've said give me some more sky please ;-}
Well done & TFS!

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-06-08 23:02]

Hi Tony

The lines in this composition are wonderful - especially as they are made up of contrasting elements. Great light and colour too.


Hi Tony, Another beauty from New Zealand. The lines and contrast of land , water and clouds makes this serene scene a marvelous. As usual your composition makes this one special :) TFS

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-06-09 1:28]

Hi Tony,
Exposure control, colors, POV, composition and the view look very good. TFS
Have a nice week

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-06-09 2:23]

Hello Ho, Lovely what a landscape shot. Three layers in the shot. just fantastic. Ganesh

Dear Tony,
simplicity and serenity. Very pleasant calm atmosphere - it shows great artistic competence and autority to draw the visitors' attention by silence, and very little action.
Thank you! My best regards,

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-06-09 5:55]

Hello Tony, another fantastic seascape of yours, with those ducks at the foreground. I love the wide angle usedand the beautiful layered cumulus in the sky. The water reflects beautifully the sky on its smooth silky surface. It almost looks like those seascapes on the St.Lawrence estuary... I took some shots similar to yours but for the beautiful light you caught in this one. Thanks again for the beauty of your country being shared,


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-06-09 8:07]

Hi good friend Tony,
Another outstanding shot with such wonderful colours and exquisite details. The calm water and the wooly clouds create a magical impression with the swiming ducks. Superbly handled light and exposure makes the image so pleasing to the eyes. Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Kudos.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-06-09 9:37]

Hello Tony

I love the sky and puffy clouds.Wonderful rich colours.
Great use of the lighting.
Well focused with excellent sharpness.
Good job.

Hi Tony,

A beautiful seascape of this calm autumn day by French Bay. The clouds are beautiful. This line of clouds call we in Holland (and maybe in the hole world) streets. I like the light and the reflections are very impressive,excellent work my friend. A beautiful compo.

Greetings and TFS BOB

hello Tony

very beautiful and atmospheric image of the water,
the sky and clouds and the ducks on one direction,
lovely luminosity and beautiful colours,
excellent sharpness and details, i am including
your image on one of my themes, TFS


Siempre tienen cosas en común todas tus tomas pero también tienen siempre algo diferente. En este caso has animado la captura con unas aves que dan vitalidad al conjunto. Muy buena profundidad la que has conseguido. También me gustan la luz y los colores.
Un abrazo Tony: Josep Ignasi Tejedor.

Hello Tony,
marvellous landscape shot with excellent details,superb composition and pov,lovely colours,everything is perfect in this shot.
very well done.

Hi My Dear Friend TONY,

Beauty from your dear land..
Your composition makes this special, as always.
Am always inspired by your frame concepts ....
With admirations,


Hello Tony. What a beautiful capture of these disciplined ducks. Excellent perspective and I like the cloud in particular. Another stunning contribution to TN and very well done. Best regards. Jusni

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-06-10 12:12]

Hi Tony

This is a lovely calm scene. The large fluffy clouds look great and the water looks very calm. I love the way the ducks are passing peacefully by.



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  • dkaved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
  • [2008-06-10 12:14]

Hi Tony,
It certainly is a cracking skyline my friend. I do think it is a shame that the cut is 50/50 as difficult to determine the main subject...which is the sky in my opinion.The sense of expanse here is quite amazing and you can really feel the peace and quiet....nice to end my busy day with.Take care my friend.
Regards, David

Hello Tony,

You are no stranger to producing very beautiful seascapes with excellent composition! This fits the credentials exactly!
However, this time, you have given us the added interest of the delightful, swimming ducks!

The light, shimmering on the water, and that puffily, clouded sky, are very good additions.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Splendido paesaggio marino con anatre, stupenda composizione con un senso del movimento creato dalle nuvole e dalle anatre, eccellente nitidezza, magnifici i colori. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

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  • Amadeo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 755] (3323)
  • [2008-06-10 17:25]

Hola Tony, muy bonita fotografia, color y la luz agradables, la sensación de profundidad en la toma esta muy bien captada. Un saludo

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-06-10 23:04]

Good morning Tony!

Well, at least it's a good morning for me, guess it's evening in your country! Thank you for this magnificient and so peaceful picture. It will help me to have a good start at work... I like the clarity of the atmosphere very much and the sky is wonderful!

Kind regards


Un beau ciel qui fait rêver.
Bonne journée.

Hello Tony, wonderful landcape capture. TFS. Regards,

Hi Tony!

Good to see your shot again, especially a good one like this! The parallel lines make it very very attracting to the eye, with the color tones going from cold to warm from the up side. TFS!


Excelent compo. Beatiful cut, amazing reflections with maginifcent lightning cloudy sky.


hello Tony,
I have seen your this post now. From title to lighting all details great. thanks for sharing and your nice critiques on my posts.
my best regards to you and your family, my friend

Hi Tony,
A nice and simple captured shot of this beautiful sea view. Excellent composition by adding the ducks in it. Excellent details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Wonderful landscape capture with lovely colours. TFS. Regards,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-06-18 0:41]

Hello Tony,
I missed this one. Very interesting construction with four different layers succeeding horizontally: shore, ducks, water-horizon and clouds. Really well seen.
Bonne journée et merci

Hi Tony,
Excellent seascape. Colors, clouds, tranquil sea and especially ducks makes together a perfect composition. Thanks

What a nice shot!
All ducks are in a amazing peace!

Hi Tony again,
Another wonderful shot of You. Quite minimalistic scene, but the capture's very effective at the same time. Great exposure, no OE on the clouds. Perfect shot.
Tfs, regards, László

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