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Puerto Egas

Puerto Egas
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Copyright: Selen Ediger (SelenE) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-26
Categories: Seascape, Ocean
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM, Hoya 77mm Super-HMC CPL MCPRO1
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Volcanoes and Volcanic Areas [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-09-17 12:55
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Something different than birds today...
One of the beautiful beaches of Santiago Island. This one was taken from James Bay in Egas Port (Puerto Egas). There is a long, flat, black lava shoreline where eroded shapes form lava pools, caves and inlets that house a great variety of wildlife.
The red spots on the rocks are the Sally Lightfoot Crabs

*Geomorphology of the Land
The Galápagos archipelago is formed by 19 large islands and many small islands that are much smaller and rocks arising from a platform that is relatively shallow except for Darwin and Wolf to the north. These islands may be divided into two groups with different origins.

The group from an older geological age which is in the highest part of the platform in water that is less than 200 meters deep.

These islands are: Española, Santa Fe, the North and South Plazas Islands, Baltra, Seymour and a tight strip along the Northeastern coast of Santa Cruz. All of the islands originated from a lava uprising originally dispersed by the bottom of the sea and currently with a low, flat or wavy aspect, with slopes often with precipices on the coasts.

In some cases the lava is interspersed with limestone and sandstone which together with small sedimentary deposits on Isabela and Santa Cruz Islands represent the only non-igneous rock in the archipelago.

Approximately 70% of the soil on the islands is made up of naked rock because of the volcanic characteristics and the predominating dry climate.

Soils are superficial and in humid zones reach about 3 meters deep.
They contain low concentrations of potassium, phosphorus and nitrogen and pH is characterized by its tendency towards neutral or slightly acid which means that there are territories which are not apt for intensive farming.

On some islands farming and cattle farming are developed that sustain the economy of some inhabitants and favor local consumption of traditional products: vegetables and fruits and grazing for animals.
(*Source: © Parque Nacional Galápagos )

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Selam Selen,
Great seascape with best pov!
good low pov with perfect sharpness, vivid colour and details
the texture and pattern of the coast and rocks well seen
thanks for sharing

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2007-09-17 13:29]

Hello Selen!

Gorgeous view! Colours of sea and shapes of rocks are remarkable. POV and composition are also very good but colours are best. Red spots of crabs perfectly fulfil composition. Fantastic photo.

Merhaba Selen I really like your series at the Galapogos Isles I wish someday I take a trip out there too. You captured a nice sharp image with fine light well composed shot, the angle of the sun helps give the sharp contrast in the rocks good note also. tfs selamlar Necip.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-09-17 13:34]

Hi selen. very rich colours captured in this seascape. the sea is so blue. you have captured good detail in the rocks. a very nice compostion all round. well done TFs. good notes to go with the picture.

Un lugar precioso que has recogido con tu cámara de manera soberbia.
Hermosos colores muy bien saturados y perfecto encuadre.
Saludos, JL.

Agaçları yeşili denizin mavisi kayaların doğallıgı çok çok güzel olmuş .ellerine saglık Selen

jolie composition , un ensemble parfait, de bellles couleurs et super POV
bravo et merci

Hi Selen,magnifique point de vue de ce petit coin de paradis.
Bravo et merci

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-09-17 15:53]

Hola Selen,
perfecto pov,
agradable paisaje y detalles,
saludos amiga

You managed some lovely saturated colors in this shot Selen. The striations in the rock are interesting. Perfect sharpness and exposure.

Evelynn : )

hello selen,
nice shot of the seascape, the marks made by the water on the rock looks great, beautiful natural colours,
well done,
tfs & regards

Muy buena foto de un sitio que debe de ser una pasada.

Hi Selen
Great picture and very nice place, the light is very good too the pov and composition.

Hello Selen
Excellent seascape,
Perfect composition,lighting and POV,Welldone.

Good Luck

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-09-18 3:34]

Selen, Lovely landscape and excellent sharp shot. The details are superb and composition ganesh Smiley soon

Merhaba Selen, que preciosidad de lugar. Es un lugar maravilloso, todo de origen volcánico. Bonito punto de vista y presentación.

Un cordial saludo.

José Luis

Hi Selen,

What a beautiful place you show here! Very fine composition and I love the deep blue colour of the sea. Thanks for sharing!

Regards, Peter

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-09-18 7:58]

Hello Selen,
Fine shoreline shot showing how lava can be deposited to look like sedimentary rocks. Good lighting and composition with a fine 'layered effect of sea, rocks, vegetation and sky.
Interesting to see!
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Hi Selen,
So wonderful to see the layers of lava all exposed to the elements. It is a great fact on how these islands were created. Your composition with the smaller rocks in the FG leading to the cliff is wonderful. You got some great details in the entire photo and the contrast of colors is perfectly captured.

Hola Selen,
Gracias por regalarnos este paisaje de gran belleza, con una luz y colores magníficos, interesante nota informativa, TFS. saludos
José Ramón

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  • jmirah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
  • [2007-09-18 14:16]

Hi Selen,
A very informative note and a beautifully rugged place. Great POV and exposure. Thanks for sharing.


çok ilginç kaya kıvrımlarını olabilecek en iyi şekilde yakalamışsınız. Ağır kontrast ve renkler çok iyi olmuş, çok beğendim. Elinize sağlık.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-09-18 15:28]

Hello Selen ! What a beauty you captured ! Well composed shot with very good technical qualities. A feast to the eyes. Well done ! Thanks,


Hi Selen, This is a departure from the norm, an absolute stunning landscape and the colours are amazing, very fine detail, as is the texture of the rocks showing the lava flows, certainly on my To Do List one day :) Cheers Rick

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2007-09-18 21:14]

What a nice piece of nature, Selen! Great details! I like the textures a lot and the colours are brilliant! Beautiful picture!

Hi Selen
Very interesting landscape. Great place. Galapagos! I envy you ;_) Great natural colors and good sharpnes I am waiting for more
Best wishes

These are really nice textures in the small cliff.
Your point of view is spectacular. I would love to see this place for real.
Superb colours too Selen.
Have a real good day!

Ola Selen,
Mais uma otima foto,Galápagos e um lugar fantastico.
Parabens e abraco.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-09-20 1:00]

Hi Selen,
Wonderful shot of this ragged beach with fine details and amazing shapes on the rocky surface. I like the blue colour of the waters and the 'red spots'. Excellent POV to illustrate this charming scene and very nicely composed. Kudos.

* Did you know that the Japanese spacecraft SELENE is launched from the Tanegashima Space Center on a mission to explore the Moon.

Hello Selen,
Interesting to get a view of the shoreline of Galapagos!
The structure of the rock formation and the special vegetation is well captured, great clarity in colours and fine details...
Pablo -

:-) OK-

Hi Selen,

I apologise for my long absence. The hectic pace of life leaves one little time for relaxation and hobbies.

A beautiful landscape from you. Perfect DOF for a landscape. I like it very much. Well done.


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