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Who wants to swim?

Who wants to swim?
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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: 2007-04-28
Categories: Seascape, Ocean
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, Hoya 77mm Super-HMC CPL MCPRO1
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 50 - 60 points (chapter two), Beaches, Seascapes; Sea Views; Coastal Views, Volcanoes and Volcanic Areas, Beautiful Landscapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-04 5:00
Viewed: 5424
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Consisting of 13 major islands, 17 smaller islands and more than 40 rocks the Galapagos National Park preserves this unique environment. The Galapagos comprises 3100 square miles, which includes 90% of the land surface and the entire ocean area within the region. Through this vast natural haven there are just 54 sites which welcome visitors. These ports of call are pre-determined by the the National Park Service in order to minimize the effect of tourism in the islands while creating an astonishing itinerary full of wonder.

Bartolomé Island
Bartolomé is a volcanic islet just off the east coast of Santiago Island. It is one of the 'younger' islands in the Galápagos archipelago.

The best known of the island's features is the Tuff Cone known as Pinnacle Rock. This large black partially eroded lava formation was created when magma expelled from the volcano reached the sea. When the seawaters cooled the hot lava it caused an explosion. The exploded particles eventually fasten together forming a rock composed of thin layers. Lying beside the Pinnacle Rock are twin half moon shaped beaches.

The northern beach is a popular snorkeling site where visitors have the opportunity to swim with fish, Sea Lions and Galapagos Penguins. Much larger animals can be found near the southern beach including stingrays, spotted eagle rays, white-tipped sharks, and black-tipped sharks.

Little vegetation grows in this barren place. Mangroves border the beach and the small shrub Tiguilia grows in the volcanic sands. The seeds and tiny white flowers of the Chamaesycae provide food for the island's finch. These plants are common to arid regions and are able to survive in these harsh volcanic conditions.
(source: Wikipedia + Galapagos Online)

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-05-04 5:09]

Merhaba Selen hanım,
çok fantastik bir mekan ve siz fotoğrafınızla burasını çok güzel aktarmışsınız. Çekim açısı,komp. ve renkler çok başarılı. Selamlar..

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-05-04 5:12]

Hello Selen,
What vivid colors you have captured in this beautifully composed landscape. It looks so peaceful and the water so inviting. What a goregous place you have captured here, thanks.

Diger fotoğraftan daha güzel Doğa ve kadraj harika. çok güzel bir fotoğraf .Ellerine sağlık Selen

Hola Selen, has estado en un sitio relamente maravilloso. Lo has captado perfectamente, preciosa composición. Buen POV y DOF. Gracias por compartir.

José Luis

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-05-04 5:36]

Hi Selen,

perfect seascape! From the clarity and colour of the water to the line of the shore leading the eye in to the dramatic rock formation - brilliant, one for my faves!

Many thanks,


Hi Selen,
I've seen a few documentaries about Galapagos but never seen this wonderful beach. It looks so much not like the rough coastline of some of the other islands. This is truly a marvelous photo of a wonderful deserted beach. The odly shaped cone in the distance does show the roughness of this island. Wonderful warm and saturated colors with excellent clarity and details. I sure wouldn't mind having a swing at this location.

P.S. Will you create a traveloque of this marvelous trip?

very nice shot....

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  • Bac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 93 W: 3 N: 33] (486)
  • [2007-05-04 6:24]


It looks marvelous, the colours are good, the water is so clean i want to go there straighaway, TFS this paradise.


Well presented and colorful shot, Selen!

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-05-04 7:50]

hi selen,
waooooo quel endroit paradisiaque !
le cadrage est top, et les couleurs saturées à souhait, moi je veux bien y aller :)


Hi Selen.
Very pure and sharp shot. Excellent composition. Very well done. tfs. Stev

Hi Selen,

What a beautiful scene. You have done this landscape really well. The composition is perfect. Very well done.


Hi Selene,
I want for sure!!!!
This is a wonderful seascape, with the Pinnacle Rock as the focus point!
I like very much the colour saturation here, as well as the the contrast.
The compostition is so carefully builded, just great.
My compliments and thanks for share it.
Best regards,

Hi Selene,
Very nice seascape.


What an amazing beach Selen. Lucky you! Looks like you also had fantastic weather. It is a beautifully sharp, saturated image.
Thanks for sharing this part of the world with us.

Evelynn : )

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-05-04 12:53]

Hello Selen, what a wonderful shot of this beach, amazing POV, great composition, and explendid BG..Well done..

Hi Selen

very nice.

I particularly like the white cloud on the horizon on the right. Glad to see its as clean as when I was last there in 1999.


Excellent colours and POV as well!!!

But now the galapagos governament it's thinking to restrict the visitors for preserving the envirorment!! Then, it's good that people like u share this really art pictures to show us how fantastic were this islands and mhy we must to protect them

sanırım ilk fırsatta gideceğim yeni ülke Ekvador olacak. Hayran hayran seyretmekten fırsat kalırsa yüzülebilir.
Işık, açı, netlik ve kompozisyon mükemmel. eline sağlık

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-05-04 23:36]

Beautiful,lovely beach..Nice POV&Composition.TFS!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-05-05 4:31]

Hi Selen,
Wonderful shot of this marvellous beach on Bartolome Island. With my husband and my son we have been exactly at the same place a few years ago. We were also swimming there. With this excellent picture you bring back a lot of wonderful memories.
Best thank

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-05-05 5:22]

I do!!! I do!!!
Hi Selen

What a magnificent composition of this simply breathtaking place! I'm really surprised not to see any people there!
The rock formationg in the BG here really capture one's eye and they attract a lot of attention to this post, but f one looks carefully, everything here is terrific: the crispy clear water, the beautifully colored vegtation...all of them!
The perspective is also amazing and exposure is purely ideal! Thanks to that all the colors and tones came out magnificently . I especially like that beautiful blue sky which has one sigle ellement on it that enriches the compo more than you think: that fluffy perfect white could!


Hi Selen

What a wonderful beach and a really great photo.

the bg is excellent really showing the galapagos isles and you are so lucky to have been there.


I do, I do Selen!!! :) This is paradise! What a beautiful and inspiring landscape. Those colors are just amazing and you did a great composition with excellent details and DOF. Oh, I wish I could see this place someday, this is wonderful! Thanks,

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  • lgfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 13 N: 279] (1536)
  • [2007-05-05 17:27]

WOnderfull composition, colours, using of light and saturation, TFS

Hi, Selen.
This is very nice place as well as photo. Exposure and colors are just perfect. Well composed and beautiful colors.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-05-06 14:25]

Hi Selen.
Amazing seascape.I like this beautiful composition with the curve water and very interesting hills on background.Great saturated colors,primarily blue sky as well as splendid colors tones on water.Superb view!!Well done,thank you for sharing.
Best greetings Milos.

I want, and I wish it was in Turkey

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-05-07 2:08]

So inviting between the clear water and the rock formations. I'd jump in without hesitation.

Kim yüzmek istemezki böyle bir sahilde,renkler ve netlik mükemmel.Tebrik ederim Selen.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-05-12 15:03]

Hi Selen.
It is really amazing picture. Pictured view and skillfulness of its reproduction are outstanding. Great is all components of the shot: impressive POV, beautiful, simply fantastic clolours, crisp sharpness and terrific transparency of the image, etc. Bravo and TFS of this true piece of photo art.

Hello Selen.

Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

Magnificient shot!! Great POV. I l;ike the beautiful mixture of colours.

Hello Selene,
Beautiful landscape, great saturated colours and excellent composition. This kind of picture makes Paradise :)

Selen merhaba , hoşgeldin , Galapagos fotoğraflarını yeni gördüm , çok değişik ve güzel bir Doğa parçası , ben yüzmek istemem çünkü köpekbalıkları olabilir :)

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