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Pohutukawa in red #

Pohutukawa in red #
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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: 2008-12-19
Categories: Trees, Seascape
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure: f/2.7, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-04 23:08
Viewed: 5648
Points: 78
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello to you all!
I take this opportunity to wish all my TN friends - THE BEST OF EVERYTHING TO COME IN THE YEAR OF 2009!
Sharing again our Pohutukawa (NZ Christmas Tree) in red captured along the Okoromai Bay in Whangaparaor!
My warmest regards to everyone of you in the year 2009!

bobcat08, matatur, eng55, haraprasan, Heaven, eqshannon, maurydv, CeltickRanger, scharan1, rousettus, Alex99, peter_stoeckl, jeanpaul, jusninasirun, smitha, valy67, iris, Dis. Ac., Hormon_Manyer, Juyona, boreocypriensis, MMM has marked this note useful
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Hello Tony,


I think the lines of the tree branches of the fascinating POHUTUKAWA. Colors are as usual NATURAL. POV, DOF and BG are perfect. And look through the branches to the hills is very relaxing. A perfect compo.

Best regards and TFS my friend.


Merhaba dostum Tony,
This beautiful tree and the clear looking waters of the Bay are such a nice venue for a Happy New Year wish. Thank you my friend, have a Happy, Healthy and productive New Year!...

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-01-05 0:48]

Hi Tony,
I wish you and your family Happy New Year too!
It' s very nice place and you caught it very well.I liked POV,colors,contrast and comosition a lot.
Thanks for posting.

Hello Tony,

Excellent capture of this seascape through the tortuous branches of this beautiful tree. Very good sharpness. Good light and colours.
Wish you all the best for this New Year.

Qué belleza Tony, y que original punto de vista.
Una buena composición con unos sobresalientes claroscuros aderezados con esas oportunas flores que dan un tono exótico y diferente al conjunto.
Siempre se habla de que Nueva Zelanda es precioso, pero yo puedo comprobarlo a través de tu objetivo, y eso es estupendo !!
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

Hi Tony,
HAPPY NEW YEAR. A nice capture of this beautiful seascape. Very well composed and well seen. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Tony!

This tree and the view it allows through its "windows" are amazing. I like the structure of that tree very much. I also would like to thank you for your good wishes and hope that the new year will offer you a lot of statisfaction and good health.

Kind regards


Merhaba TOny,ağacın güzelliğinin yanısıra kadrajın ve kompozisyonunda harika olmuş.Ağacın alt dallarına oturup ayakları suya batırmak şimdi çok güzel olurdu.Harika bir kare,müthiş bir ağaç,ellerine sağlık :)

Hi Tony, fascinating great tree with fantastic flowers, great colors, very well done, again a plendid 2009 to you, ciao Silvio

The best back to you. I hope you are enjoying a summer as colourful as this picture implies tony....always superior to glance on your images...you rarely miss a thing...the reds make the deal along with the nice patterns in curves!]

Hi Tony,
Happy newyear! The picture of NZ Xmas tree is captured by you in this glorious picture. As usual you have presented the tree in a different perspective. TfS

Ciao Tony,
anzitutto ricambio gli auguri di un Felice 2009 a te e ai tuoi familiari; oggi siamo anche vicini; un paesaggio leggermente diverso da quelli che ci proponi di solito, ma altrettanto suggestivo e catturato con straordinaria definizione, mi piace molto la composizione con l'albero che apre questa meravigliosa scenografia, magnifici i colori.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-01-05 17:06]

Hi Tony,welcome back on TN ! As you know i like a lot this pic,no better POV to show perfectly this incredible plant! Thanks for your work my friend,have a nice day,Luciano

hello Tony

i love your very beautiful composition, fine POV and DOF,
i love the way you framed by the foreground branches
the coast of the background, beautiful luminosity, excellent contrast, TFS

Happy and Healthy New Year


Olá Tony

Esta foto é um espetáculo...que cores lindas e uma composição maravilhosa...um show de imagem.
GA e feliz 2009!

merhaba Tony, my dear friend
where were you. I miss your great landscape shots. welcome again. I also wish a Happy New Year to you and your family too. I hope 2009 will be better than earlier years.
This is really great post as greeting card. As you know, in Northern Hemisphere, new year is symbolized by winter scene, e.g. snow and pine tree. But I know that it is different in South in mid summer. Thanks for sharing and thanks for your wishes

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-01-06 1:25]

Hi Tony.
You are true expert of POV selection. I am amazed with pictured scene a lot. Superb use of shadows and tree pattern from impressive tree for picture an amazing seascape view. Exposure and colours, crisp sharp details and 3D-effect are stunning and create a highest range piece of photo art.

Dear Tony,
thank you for these wonderful blessings for the New Year to come! What a mighty, powerful, unusual kind of Christmas tree.
I love its vitality, and the cheerfully powerful way you invite us to plunge into the sea in the mighty tree's sheltering shadows.
Thank you - and all the best to you!

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2009-01-07 14:22]

I hope you have a brilliant 2009 too, Tony!
A lovely shot once again.
Very well composed.
Superb sharpness.
Great exposure.

Well done,

Bonsoir Tony
Félicitation pour ce paysage qui est magnifique ! La composition et le POV sont superbes, les détails sont excellents, et les couleurs sont tout simplement magnifiques. J'aime beaucoup la surface calme de l'eau .Ce portrait me fait penser a mes vacance au San Salvador.
Bien joué et merci ...JP

Hi Tony,

Another beautiful capture of pohotukawa with the branch sinking on the high tide. Sharp details of this gorgeous view.

Regards and have a wonderful year ahead.


Hello tony,
Thank you very much for your new year wishes and wish you the very best in life for 2009 and for the years ahead.
Excellent composition that shows the silhouetted tree trunk and beautiful red flowers and the land in the horizon.
Thanks and greetings from India,

Hi Tony,

Beautiful nature from this POV.Good for our eyes and mind, so peaceful, TFS.


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  • livius Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 300 W: 0 N: 391] (1525)
  • [2009-01-08 10:30]

Hello Tony
beautiful release for all the variety of the captured subjects. More particular for the ignited red flowers on the dark tree tonalities.
Great light and details.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2009-01-09 13:43]

Hello Ho
Nice shot with good colors and details, the composition is amazing. This tree is really interesting and beautiful too.

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-01-09 15:05]

Hello Tony !
I love these twisted trees with bright red flowers, they loks gorgeous, they looks somewhat... very ancient - or well, I don't know how to explain it exactly, it's hard to put words on what I'm feeling about them. But the picture, at least, is easy to comment, as it is once a gain a wonderful one from you. All technical aspects are spot on. Very well done !

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2009-01-09 21:40]

Hi Tony,
To me January is just the beginning of another long year. So it is n'ver too late in Jan for
a wish.And i thnak you for your kind wishes.
The composition here is simple and beautiful, reminds me of several trees that hang their
way into water in an island near my home town.The like the little burst of red again on
Pohutukawa and shade and light playing on the tree branches.
Well done.
TFS & Cheers

Hi Tony,

nice seapicture of this tree.
Good pov, very nice place that you caught very well.
eautiful natural colours.


Hi Tony,
That's an amazingly shaped tree. I can't stop looking at all the different curves and twits. The red flowers are really eyecatchers. It would have been nicer if the light wasn't that harsh.

Hi Tony,
Very-very unusual and interesting (not to mention beautiful) Christmas tree, of course with great composition, perfect exposure and nice colors. We all wish You a very happy 2009, too, with lots of good photos You'll share with us here. Congrats for this spectacular pic.
Best regards from Hungary, László

Hello Ho,
this is a special place, I like this wonderful tree. You made a beautiful shot, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-01-22 23:46]

Dear amigo,
beautiful scene ...
NZ. believe that, in a beautiful garden:))
splendid composition, pov and dof.
saludos Tony.

I haven't looked at your work in a long today. Still beautiful with your great eye for composition and natural, but very rich, color.s :)

Hi Tony, a superb seacape shot. i also wish you a happy and healthy new Year (sorry for the delaying:().
TFS and cheers,

Hello Tony,

A very well chosen pov.
The details of the Christmas tree create a very interesting f/g through which to enjoy the rest of the shot.
The sunlight has enhanced the tree and the delightful ripples on the f/g water.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hello Ho.

Excellent image, nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

Selamlar usta,
Manzara fotoğraflarının harika ustası.
Elinize sağlık çok güzel bir portre daha eklemişsiniz.
En güzel dileklerimle hoşcakalın.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-03-31 5:31]

Hi Tony,
hope everything is fine over there. Lovely sxwnw in excellent clarity. Well taken with natural surroundings of the tree and sea.
So exciting and very psinting like with splashes of ripples and red flowers are really impressive.


A wonderful image. Very good light and sharpness. Excellent tree. Well done.
Best wishes,

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