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Splendid habitat

Splendid habitat
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Copyright: Horia Bogdan (horia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-02
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS, 52mm HOYA Circular Polarizer
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: 2007 USA summer
Date Submitted: 2007-07-08 10:05
Viewed: 4993
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
After a very busy week here, i have a half-an-hour spare time to show you a MAGNIFICENT place i found here, at about a 20 minute walk from where i live now.

It's a series of smaller and bigger ponds that communicate o each other and sustain a wide variety of wildlife.

Among other animals, i managed to see wild ducks, beavers (even took some pictures...but nothing that terrific), a lot of birds, butterflies and of course a lot of different species of dragonflies and damselflies.

This is a stitch of 7 photos so the exact exif is lost. I used Arcsoft Panorama Maker (kindly recommended by Emma - aramok) to stick them together and i was quite happy with the result.
The photos were taken with a Circular Polarizer to balance the exposure and to give an extra touch to the saturation.

Hope you'll like it! :)

Again tons of apologizes for not having the time to reply to all your lovely critiques and comments :((
EXIF data :
Camera: Canon S2 IS
Filter: Hoya Circular Polarizer
Focal Length: 36mm (35mm equiv.)
Shutter Speed: N/A
Metering Mode: Pattern
Exposure Bias: -1/3
F-Stop: f/8
ISO: 100
Flash: No
Support: handheld
TOD: about 11 AM
Weather conditions: sunny

nglen, uleko, goutham_ramesh, ellis49, extramundi, SelenE, anel, Alex99, XOTAELE, PaulH, Matt-Bird, peter_stoeckl, undoredo, Michau has marked this note useful
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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-07-08 10:09]

Hi Horia. Nice to here from you. hope you are enjoying you new home. the landscape looks amazing.this is a well composed picture. my eye is taken up into the wood at the rear.very good colour and detail. very well done TFS. take care,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-07-08 10:15]

Hello Horia,
My last points today go to you for this splendid landscape panorama skillfully put together. Very nice depth of focus showing the forest and the hills/mountains beyond this lovely wetlands. Beautiful colours and sharp details. I hope you'll get free time to explore this for all the wildlife there.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Horia,
How is your new American life :) This is a beautiful and typical landscape from our side of the world :) This is superb with excellent exposure, DOF, details and colors. It remains me so much of my preferred place in Quebec, Mont-Tremblant National Park where I'm going on vacation at the end of the month. I hope you are doing well and that you enjoy your new life :) Thanks,

Hi Horia,
This is a wonderful place and u and a great photograph the panel composition is excellent and the technique is great
Goutham R

Hej Horia,
it's great to hear from you, I hope you have a good time and are a good student.
The picture is a great panaomara with 7 pictures sticked together. Canon S2 is good for that job, I use to use my old S1.
Well composed, fine details and nice deep.
Very well done, my friend.

Hi Horia

this POv is wonderfull, your new home is in a great place!!


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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-07-08 11:07]

Hi Horia,
Like being there! Excellent view with a perfect composition, natural colours and full of interest.
TFS and best regards,
José M.

Hi Horia,
that's a fantastic place, I love the view with the blue sky and the peaceful landscape so much. Wonderful shot and a nice format.
Bye and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-07-08 11:56]

Hello Horia,
Very nice landscape.Nicely exposed and composed.Framing,colors and visual impact are also exclelent.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-07-08 12:11]

Hi Horia,
a superb panorama.
Sharp with an excellant composition.
Well done,

Before I read your note I knew we will be looking at wonderful insects from this place in the future :)
It really looks a beautiful place, you are lucky, MF.
Your large post is a joy to see, thanks very much for this beautiful approach, Felipe.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-07-08 23:05]

Hi Horia

A great posting with lovely composition and colours.

Have a good time.


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-07-09 0:54]

Hi Horia,
This is a very nice panorama, you did a very good job with 7 photos :o) Colors and composition are lovely. TFS
Have a nice week

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-07-09 1:01]

Horia, lovely landscape. excellent trees behind and I can imagine the experience. TFS Ganesh

beautiful cool landscape shot,very well taken

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-07-09 1:06]

Hello Horia,
What a marvellous surprise when clicking on your picture the great panorama version appears. Magnifique! Just so natural and taken from an excellent point of view. And a lot of work to do for this picture. Excellent

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-07-09 5:52]

Hi Horia.
You have done a nice job. Place is really amazing as well as the quality of the panoramic picture. My compliments and best wishes at any your present activity.

Hola Horia.
Un hermoso lugar donde seguramente encontrarás mil motivos para fotografiar.
Buena panorámica que muestra las grandes posibilidades del paisaje y casi cada uno de los elementos que lo componen, para nuestro deleite.
Hermosos colores y acertada exposición.
Saludos amigo, JL.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-07-12 8:47]

Hi Horia,
wonderful big view, the colours are so vibrant and the whole scene is well lit. The pool of water really lifts the whole scene and gives it that extra something. Fine work.

Hi Horia, splendid landscape with wonderful colors, I like great composition, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Horia,
A very stunning panorama from a wonderful area. The stitch with Panaroma Maker worked perfectly. I am especially impressed with the exposure control and the lighting. The contrast of the sky with the fresh green colors in wonderful.

I hope you are having fun in the US.


Hi Horia,
Great job stiching they 7 shots together. Looks like a great area to take photos. The colours are nice and vivid and clear. A real nice landscape,

Dear Horia,
excellent panorama that draws me right into the place.
All the excitement that you felt at this extraordinary place comes over to me.
Fascinating result of technical skills, too. An invitation to give panoramas a try.
Thank you!
My best regards,

Hi Horia,
What a nice landscape you present here!!
In my thought, there are lots of dragonflies and frogs there. You know me, as an odonatist, I'm looking for such a place like your photo. :-)
This wide angle shot makes me feel free and lovely.
Beautiful and familiar! :-)
TFS and take care, my friend

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