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Alder – The Habitat

Alder – The Habitat
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Copyright: Pablo Minto (pablominto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3879 W: 192 N: 3835] (14563)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-28
Categories: Trees, River
Camera: Nikon D50, HOYA 52 mm PL-CIR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-02-20 2:25
Viewed: 6049
Points: 100
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
As I mention in my former posting “ALDER” this tree seems to thrive on the banks of rivers and streams.

Looking through my files I was able to find some images to show this, but unfortunately none of them satisfy my requirement to TN postings that they ideally shall not show any result of human activity…

This time however I find the overall view to be more important than the details. Here we see river Gaula bordered with alder, in bands of varying width. You can even see two guys fishing salmon down there!

I also include a workshop showing the alder close up, where the silvery bark stands out nicely in the greenery reminding of the rain forest.

rcrick, Juyona, Miss_Piggy, Heaven, Royaldevon, pierrefonds, haraprasan, Alex99, marhowie, horia, bobcat08, JPlumb, izler, NellyD, Tobias__Ortmann, jmp, jhm, Jamesp, XOTAELE, oscarromulus, japiey, Hormon_Manyer, AiresSantos, maurydv has marked this note useful
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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-02-20 2:35]

I like this view, it looks like the village of hobbits or somebody like them.
Wonderful perspective and nice color, detail is very good

Dear Pablo,
What a stunning view just beautiful, excellent POV that leads your eye from the left of screen all the way along the river to the final bend, stunning colours, amazing d.o.f, really beautiful work, all the best Cheers Rick :)

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-02-20 2:47]

Hola Pablo.
bonito trabajo, espléndido habitat,
cuidado entorno y bello workshop.

Hallo Pablo
An enjoyable landscape presentation. The bush around the river and the green green grass gives this scene a wonderful depth of field. One gets such a warm and peaceful countryside feeling looking at this sight. The magnificent mountains in the back ground add a special touch to this eye catching photo and round it of well.Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-02-20 5:04]

Hello Pablo,
magnificent view of this stunning scene.
The winding river bordered with white sand is beautiful!
Lush, vibrent colours and lovely soft lighting.
Perfect composition.
Very well done,

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-02-20 7:03]

Hi Pablo,
a very well composed documentative shot, showing exactly how rivers sculpt and dominate a landscape. I really like your workshop too, the greens and silver of the bark make a very nice combination.

hello pablo,
lovely ladscape, the grrnery is so soothing, beautiful colours, well composed shot, effective framing,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hello Pablo,
From this posting, we see the Alder in their rightful place along the banks of rivers!
they really formed a beautiful pattern and adds a lot of beauty towards the whole area!
I loved the pov to see the BIG S of the river with so much greenery!
many thanks for sharing

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-02-20 12:31]

Hi Pablo!

Shall we forgive you that you present us a picture that shows the result of human activity?

After a (very) long reflection I come to the conclusion that we should ...


I'm kidding, of course you are right to show us that picture. It's the logical suit of what you want to show us. And it's also the demonstration of the difficulty to take a picture of pure nature. Oh, and thanks to this picture we can - once more - start the discussion of we, the human beings and our activities, are entire part of the nature or if we are apart...

Guess what my opinion is...

By the way, your picture pleases due to the fact that it shows the alder's habitat very well; also for the clarity, the depth of field and the superb colors.

Kind regards


Hello Pablo,

This is a lovely pastoral scene with the river leisurely leading the eye around the different areas! Good, natural colours!

The w/s shows a good photograph too! The silvery bark does make a pleasing contrast with the green grass!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Many thanks for your kind comments on 'These are females!'

Hi Pablo,

A nice country scenery which is shaped by the river. The point of view is giving depth to the photo. It is clear and precise. there is a good contrast between the colors. The picture is receiving a good luminosity which brings out the colors. Well done, have a nice day.


Hi Pablo,
A beautiful landscape. Very well captured with very good composition and excellent light work and exposure. Thanks a lot for sharing.

P.S. - Your previous posts are also lovely. I will try to critique those later when get sufficient time and Pts.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-02-21 9:29]

Hi Pablo.
What a transparence of the image, what a richness of the colours, what an sharpness of the image and what a fantastic 3D-effect. But the main "What" is beautifulness of the pictured place, POV and composition of the shot. Once more work of great landscape writer. Thanks a lot and congratulations.

Hi Pablo,
Excellent long view showing the bands of "alder" and well composed..Looks Great!

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-02-21 11:38]

Hi Pablo

Indeed a photo with not only nature in it, but one in which nature is definitely dominant!
The "S" shaped of the river here is absolutely wonderful and creates a superb composition. Moreover, the border of alders near it enhances this shape and creates a bonus in contrast. Very well seen and captured here.
Beside the composition, i find this shot very well balanced in terms of light and colors.
To be honest, i'd love to have a little cottage of my own somewhere there :) I'm sure it's just a pleasure to wake up with such a view and smell that lovely clean air from all the green around you :)
Nicely done!

Bravo and TFS

Hello Pablo,

What a beautiful landscape from the Alder. A very nice meandering river. I'm agree what Alex99 said to you:" What a transparence of the image, what a richness of the colours, what an sharpness of the image and what a fantastic 3D-effect" Greetings and TFS BOB

Hi Pablo, splendid river, great composition with wonderful landscape, fascinating atmosphere, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Pablo,
très jolie photo, le point de vue est splendide, j'aime bien la rivière qui serpente dans la vallée, les couleurs sont magnifique et la photo est superbement composée,

You live in a beautiful country. I wish I would have known the uses of alder before, itis interstin g.

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2008-02-21 20:33]

Hi Pablo, very nice colour in this shot with great sharp detail. Yes you have some civilization in it, but it very nicely shows us what you were telling us in your notes on this tree. Workshop is great, nicely compliments your initial shot and gives us a good view of the tree.

Thanks, John

Hi dear Pablo ,
What a nice scenery.It has lovely composition .
amazing colours and nice sharpness.

Thanks for sharing

my best wishes

Magnifique paysage, superbe composition, une très belle réussite.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-02-21 21:12]

selam my friend
another wonderful landscape photo from your beautiful country
i learn many beautiful and impressive places via your photos
composition, POV, lighting, colours, sharpness and details are great

Hello pablo !
What a wonderful landscape ! At first I was a bit surprise to find some'human activity' on the picutre, but well it is getting more and more dificult to find landscpaes without it - at least it is like that in Alsace. The river surrounded by meadows and trees and hills is very beautiful, it is the kind of place I widh I could live in ! :-) Excellent composition and POV, natural colors, beautiful place. Very well done !

Hello Pablo,

Thanks for sharing this beautiful Norway. I like the patches of green pastures fenced by thick bushes giving pleasant view and the river make the composition a good high angle perspective. The colorful houses and the distant hill is so scenic with tiers of layers you have created in this composition.

Best regards,


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-02-23 7:50]

Hello Pablo, very nicely composed with a great technique. Great overall quality, thanks!


Hi Pablo,

I like this landscape view very much, especially how you've captured the curves. It's a beautiful scenery with lovely colours, good details, composition and POV. I also enjoyed your WS.

Greetings, Nel

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-02-23 11:10]

Hi Pablo,
Wonderful shot and I like the the way the rivers bends its way through as the central figure here. Lovely green environment and fresh ambience. Great DOF and POV to portray this charming scene. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hi Pablo,
Very sharp,nice colors.Beautiful place and photo.

Hi pablo
great shot
very nice pov and good colours
I often told you about the beatifull landscape
this is a very beatifull one
tfs Toba

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-02-24 11:06]

Hi Pablo

I think this is fine for TN as you are showing us the glorious landscape. It is difficult to avoid all human activity. I think this is a wonderful view with the winding shape of the river.



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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2008-02-24 13:42]

Hi Pablo,
Here the human activity wasn't too bad. A very nice view and a beautiful workshop.
TFS, José M.

What a beautiful scene --- looks like a place to call home. So green and scenic. Wonderful vibrant color and amazing landscape.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-26 20:03]

Hello Pablo

A very well composed shot of this serpentine river.
The focus is sharp and well detailed.
Wonderful lighting and colours.


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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2008-02-27 23:20]

Hello Pablo,

The swinging river lead us very nice through the splendid nature.
Very lovely landscape picture with a excellent panorama view about this landscape.
Thanks for sharing.

Best regards,

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-02-27 23:33]

Hi Pablo

Great view showing the habit of alders. There are almost no habitats have not been altered by human activity. Even the seemingly pristine Amazon Rainforest has been 'managed' for thousands of years. Likewise in most of Europe and Asia wildlife only survives by cohabiting with people.


Hi Pablo,
Wonderful to see this beautiful scenery from a vantage point. The alders are well seen along the winding river bank. Your pov and composition are great. TFS,

Hola Pablo.
Un hermoso lugar con ese meandro en primer término.
Bellos tonos y gran composición.
Un saludo, JL.

A breath-taking landscape.(Did see your W/S.)
You live in PARADISE.
Friendly greetings from,

I almost stopped at the lichens, Pablo, and perhaps will another time, because they are striking. But there’s something beguiling about a river. I love the way you’ve caught it meandering through the green. A fine composition, especially in terms of scope and color and contrast.
Charming! A great setting in which to show us these alders.


Hi Pablo,

great nature! Excellent vivid colors and very interesting river shape.



Hi Pablo,
Beautiful view very well captured with excellent composition.

Hi Pablo!
Wow what a great view! I love the curve of the river and the mountains curves and the beautiful green color..oh I can't wait til move to vermont and I can show you a world sooooo close to yours! TFS

Hi Pablo,

Amazing view, with a cascading stream, and life springing...
All the best, dear friend.


Hi Pablo,
Fantastic compo, lovely landscape with the river having an "S" format well seen. Yes, there are some human-made structures on it, but they aren't dominant, therefore not disturbing here at all. Very fine and elegant work - I always find something to wonder and learn from in Your galleries. You're my No. 1. inspiration when it comes to this type of landscapes.
Big thx as always, greetings from Hungary, László

Hi Pablo
Amazing landscape with magnificent details. Nice colours and soft light
Best Regards

A fine perspective, the S-flowing of the river and the quiet green plain are so peaceful. The typical red houses are so beautiful.
Wishes, Diana

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-08-18 0:11]

Hello Pablo,
a very stunning shot of this meandering river. great colours and greens in the distance, making this landscape a very dramatic representation of the natural beauty.
Excellent composition and well planned to get this scenery wonderful.


Ciao Pablo,
bellissima prospettiva di questa vallata, molto bella la composizione con le anse del fiume, magnifici i colori e la luce.

Privet, Pablo,
I like this landscape. I like a landscapes more than any single subjects. Wonderful view! Thanks!
I hope you will stay here and on TE?

Greetings from Ural,

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