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Lower Nihotupu Reservoir

Lower Nihotupu Reservoir
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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: 2008-08-31
Categories: Seascape, Mountain, River
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure: f/2.7, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-09-01 12:16
Viewed: 4839
Points: 70
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello to my TN friends,
Sharing with you one of the five Reservoirs from the Waitakere Ranges,west Auckland that looking at it from the Arataki Visitor Centre! it supply the drinking water to the whole region of Auckland from one of this reservoir - Lower Nihotupu Reservoir! Here you can see our rain forest around the reservoir!
To the far horizon, that is Awhitu Peninsula, Manukau of South Auckland divided by the Manukau Harbour!
Thank you for your time and hope you can enjoy it!
Best regards to everyone!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-09-01 12:21]

Hi Tony. A good view of this beautiful looking place from high up POV. Looking down over the reservir then on out to sea, Surounded by the lush green trees. All with good colour and detail. well done TFS.

Hi Tony, wonderful picture of this Reservoir fromm NZ. Very well composed and superb colours. The clouds are captured perfectly. TFS and Cheers,

Hi Tony,

neigbour above me, colourful picture with beautiful light.
Nice pov.


From this wide angle view, I get a wide AND deep perspective. Wow! It is quite the scape shot..That certainly looks like eh place to stand or even sit, have a smoke, oooops..scratch that (old old days) and just relax.....take in the scenery all day long...then exhale! If you remember eh 60's you weren't there:-) It's an old joke we hippies used to say..but then this is eh kind of view we would have wanted as well..and still do for that matter. John Denver would have had a second home here...of course he could have afforded it..

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-09-01 13:12]

Hello Tony,
A spectacular and well composed panaoramic view of this reservoir and its outflow into the bay. The rainforest and its rounded tree-tops looks inviting in the superb lighting.
You should be working for the Aukland Tourist Board as your landscapes certainly would invite me as a tourist!
TFS this beautiful view,

Hello Tony, wonderful landscape capture of this beautiful site. TFS.

good morning Tony.
what a nice landscape shot from the reservoir. Although winter period, everywhere green. Very beautiful scene. Cloudy sky nice for composition. POV and composition wonderful. Splendid colors. Thanks so much for sharing with us. best regards to you and all NZ.

Hi Tony,
Yet another beautiful landscape with very beautiful colours and composition, real feeling of depth and good DOF.

Hi Tony,

This looks like a really beautiful area, so lush and green and also has such long vistas. The shape of the reservoir is dynamic and the distant clouds look like they are sweeping along in the wind. I think the image could use a bit of a rotation to the left as those flat bottomed clouds are generally horizontal.

Evelynn : )

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-09-01 16:42]

Hi Tony,

I'm drooling - this is so beautiful. My traveling companion son was here today and I had him look at your pictures. Now he just can't wait until we get to New Zealand. There are a few places on Earth that seem to have very special colors - NZ must be one of them. The blues and shades of green are exquisite.


Hi Tony,
Amazing photograph !!! It has all the essential elements of a great landscape. Your inner eye for creating such beauties deserves more words of praise than my vocabulary is capable of. So the 3 !!! and 5 ***** to you.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-09-01 23:17]

Hi Tony

A great shot - excellent composition with great use of light and colour.


Hello Tony,

I guess you're happy now as you're approaching summer!
Interesting change with a lake, or as you say reservoir of drinking water...
A well composed view with fine details, the colour palette is outstanding!

Pablo -

Hello Tony. I like this reservoir with the light catching across the green giving out contrasting colors with the sea and horizon in view. Well done and thanks for sharing Tony - I like it! Regards. Jusni

Hello Tony,
Perfect landscape. Very nice POV and colours. You captured it perfectly. TFS.
Best Regards

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-09-02 0:27]

Hello Tony
Wonderful image of this beautiful place.
The lighting and colours are excellent.
Well composed in the frame.The POV and DOF are excellent.Great job.
Best regards Siggi

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-09-02 0:45]

hello Tony,
A non usual view of your country. And a very interesting note. Amazing to read that this Reservoir can provide water to a whole region. Excellent point of view chosen to show us this landscape with rain forest.
Thanks a lot
Best regards

Ciao Tony, lovely and peaceful landscape with superb sky, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Tony,

A lovely, high level view, showing us some more of the varied and beautiful scenery of N.Z.
The reservoir, with its natural borders, creates a good lead-in to the sea and vast horizons beyond.
Lovely colours.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hi Tony,

Nice landscape shot from the high level. The light towards the green is so beautiful and its create a nice tone to the horizon.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-09-02 6:43]

Hello Tony,
Excellent panorama showing this lovely view across the reservoir to the sea beyond and fringed by the beautiful rainforest. I like your POV and the light and colours are wonderful.
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-09-02 9:23]

Hi Tony.
I like the pictured place a lot. Vegetation on the hills, attractive curve of the river (if I am not mistaken), amazing cloudy sky are looked perfectly. I like impressive sunlight and shadows, wonderful farming of the scene. Your note is very nice as an image. Well done and kind regards.

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-09-02 11:18]

Mrhaba Tony,
Muhteşem bir landscape. İnsanın hemen orada olası geliyor. Bu harika yeri kusursuz sunmuşsunuz. Elinize sağlık.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-09-02 12:43]

Hi Tony!

Your pictures are so refreshing! They are the reflection of pure nature, and - like this one here - they are eye candies. Even more than that, they are candies for our soul and mind...

Kind regards


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-09-02 13:12]

Hi Tony, a great seascape,nice and different point of view and fantastic sky as background,i like a lot this moment,the light is perfect! Have a nice day,il tuo amico italiano,Luciano

Hi Tony
Wonderful landscape. Great POV,color and detail. I really like the depth in this too. Very well done and TFS

Hi Tony,
A nice capture of this beautiful scenic reservoir. Very well composed with lovely colors. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Tell me Tony, how many days of stunning skies do you Kiwis have? Its just not fair that I have to live with grey skies most of the time.
Your high vantage point gave this photo a wonderful view on your part of the world. I love to see that many trees and the soft rolling hills. The low level clouds add a lot of depth to the photo.

Hi Tony,

Another place that I've also seen. It's there so beautiful. Green hills. A perfect view to the see. You made a spectacular and well composed panoramic view. You can see very well the cloudbase, amazing.

I did a little WS. Just for fun to show the TN members the little difference between 2005 and your shot. I hope you (and they) like it.

Cheers and TFS BOB

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-09-03 20:45]

Hello Tony,
Fantastic capture, this is a great POV. You composed very well
and the image is sharp and colorful.. Well done!
Ps.. Nice to see your photos again after being gone for a


Hello Ho,
It's getting late here, so this won't take too long...
Nicely done! Lovely view you share here.
I already learned a lot (I guess;-) about New Zealand here due to these kind of images. You did very well.
Thanks for sharing this vista.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-09-06 22:52]

Hello Tony, a great landscape shot of a reservoir. TFS.

Hello Tony

A lovely capture of this water reservoir.
The colours of the sky are brilliant.
Beautiful puffy white clouds.
The POV is terrific


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-10-23 12:54]

Hi Tony,
I like the scenery a lot. Exposure control, composition, DOF, POV and light look so nice. TFS
All the best,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-01-14 5:46]

Hi Tony,
your endless production of this beauty is excellent. a lovely landscape of brilliant sky and puffy dramatic clouds. The meandering river is just impressive with the mountaind to make it perfect elements of geography.


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