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The bush and the coast

The bush and the coast
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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: 2008-01-15
Categories: Trees, Seascape, Ocean
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure: f/2.7, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-23 11:44
Viewed: 5534
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 108
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello to TN friends,
Sharing with you another coastal scene from the high ground that looking across the ocean from the native bush!
Those trees at the left that almost touching the seawater are "POHUTUKAWA" better known as New Zealand Christmas tree, the tree will give little red flowers for about 6-8 months in the summer months especially close to Christmas time, and they mostly grown on the cliff and coastal area as you seen here!
As in fg, you see our NZ fern among the bush!
Many thanks for viewing and hope you can enjoy it!

Jamesp, jaycee, nglen, pekkavalo1, eqshannon, Luis52, Proframe, NinaM, Heaven, Dis. Ac., SelenE, Maite, ramthakur, boreocypriensis, matatur, bobcat08, maurydv, haraprasan, zulfu, rousettus, pablominto, mvdisco, goldyrs, earthtraveler, hester, japiey, marhowie, jmp, degani, Juyona, Hormon_Manyer has marked this note useful
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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-04-23 11:48]

Hi Tony

Great composition - well planned and executed, Great DOF and wonderful NZ colours :)


Hi Ho,
Veru beautiful view.


still me,
again a fantastic seascape, lovely colours and great point of view, excellent composition,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-04-23 12:28]

Hi Tony. This looks to good to be true. the colours and detail is first class. the sea looks so inviting. a very nice seascape. well done TFs.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-04-23 12:31]

Hi Tony,

Reminds me of a beautiful oil painting. Magnificent composition with the trees framing three sides of the picture. I have never seen so many different wonderful greens - the different shades of the trees are gorgeous and the green water is amazing. The pretty blue sky with the puffy clouds are the finishing touch. I love this!


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  • gondox Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 356 W: 65 N: 342] (1585)
  • [2008-04-23 13:16]

Hi Tony!

You have captured gorgeous color tones on the water my friend, this little bay here is paradise itself! Vegetation and clouds are also wonderful. Everything together gives a very peaceful place, witch you showed us in a wonderful composition, with very good contrast and colors. Hope I'll get to a place like this once. TFS!

Best regards,

Hi Tony, your pictures have such a clear vivid light, brings out the colours superbly. Great Depth to this and a lovely POV. regarfds h

Hi Tony,

Another one from the paradise islands. Very beautiful landscape with nice colours and composition, great DOF.



Ahhh so you are already wishing that summer were not leaving as soon eh? Perhaps you shall have as much fun as I did this winter in your hemisphere...I wish you all the luck in that. If there is anything you need for warmth...I've got it here...the US always thinks they need survival gear so if they make anything good it is that!

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-04-23 16:13]

Hola Tony.
Como esta Ud. es siempre un placer poder ver Tu fino trabajo de postales. Esta presentacion en especial tiene muy agradables combinaciones de color verde, finos detalles y hermosa vista.
Un saludo Tony.

Hello Tony,

Beautiiful land/sea/skyscape image you are showing us here.
Love the depth given by the tree top in the middle wich is leading the eye perfectly in to the lovely scene.
Most wonderful light, saturated colors and soft clouded sky.
Excellent composition.
A real joy to look at and I wished I would have been there to take a view myself.
Very well done. TFS!!!

Best regards, Harry

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-04-23 17:44]

Dear Tony, this is such a splendid view, this blue-green water is so inviting. I hope that you swim in it sometimes! It is luxurious, more than I thought New-Zealand was. It's a superb discovery and the distance doesn't help me getting there! But your picture is beautiful as usual, with a superb pov, wonderfully frame. Thank you!


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-04-23 20:21]

Hello Tony

A wonderful vista ,I love how it is framed by the trees and foliage.
Busy lately just marking the post


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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2008-04-23 20:57]

Hi Tony , wonderful landscape/ seascape photo , excellent color detail and depth , also a very nice balance to the composition , very nice work.



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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-04-23 21:29]

Hi Tony!

For me, it looks like paradise on earth. The picture could figure in any advertising or on postcards. Just beautiful! The composition with the opening on the sea and the sky is marvellous and gives a great depth of field. But much more important is the overall pleasant and peaceful atmosphere the picture generates.

Thank you for that, and kind regards!


Hi Tony,

lovely colours and great point of view, well composed.


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-04-23 23:26]

Hi good friend Tony,
Wow......simply majestic setting. Wonderful colours and bright sunlight makes this image so beautiful and charming. The lush green forest, green waters and blue sky looks attractive and fascinating. Great DOF and a well chosen POV to portray this scenic beauty. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-04-23 23:47]

Hi Tony,
Composition, POV, light, colors and DOF are very nice. TFS

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-04-24 1:09]

WOW!!! What a marvellous sight! I love the wonderful palete of colors and the grat depth of field. Magnificent and beautiful shot, Tony.
Thank you very much for sharing.
My best regards

Vegetation looks so opulent and rich on this coastal region, Tony. Very soothing to the eye.
The colour of the ocean also goes well with it.
Very charming POV and excellent framing.
TFS and regards.

Hi friend Tony,
What a beautiful coastal side. It seems nice place to search herptiles :-) Am I right? Your capture is excellent as usual my friend!
Greetings from Turkey! :)

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-04-24 4:10]

Hi Tony,just to mark,my comments about this beauty is on TE,thanks for share my friend,see you tomorrow,Luciano

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-04-24 4:16]

Hello Ho, Amazing shot and superb one. Excellent view and the angle is great. ganesh

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2008-04-24 4:26]

Hello Tony,
a wonderful place with such a lushes landscape.
Love the POV and division of space.
The different colors and textures makes this very interesting.

A fine seascape with lush vegetation Tony, a beautiful piece of untouched nature perfectly depicted here my friend. The water looks a little murky in the foreground, there must be a river or stream unloading some silt nearby, I think...

Hello Tony,

Your POV is wonderful. You have created a real depth in the photo. In the bay it is fascinating that you can see the changing of colors. From shallow to deep water. (light to darkgreen/blue)Again an excellent composition. Thanks. Have a nice day and TFS BOB

p.s. Tony when the POHUTUKAWA shows her red flowers, I hope you will post a photo.

Ciao Tony,
paesaggi come questo sono ormai quasi scomparsi in Europa.
In Italia poi esistono pochissime località dove la vegetazione arriva in contatto con il mare.
Sempre una gioia potere ammirare questi luoghi magnifici attraverso le tue splendide foto.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-04-24 10:03]

Gorgeous image, Tony!
The saturated colours are beautiful!
Very, very sharp with loads of detail.
Excellent composition.
Well done!


Un'altra splendida composizione di paesaggio marino, ottimi POV e DOF, magnifici i colori e grande ricchezza di sfumature tonali. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-04-24 11:38]

Hello Tony,
Excellent clear colours and composition. Great sharpness, POV and DOF.

Hi Tony,
A beautiful capture of this lovely seascape. Excellent composition with ferns in the foreground and the colorful sea in BG very well managed DOF here. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-04-24 12:23]

Hello Tony,

Sorry no time. Only marking.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-04-24 13:07]

Hi Tony,
Super landdscape! Great composition! TFS.

hello Tony,
now I am in Muğla, southwestern corner of Turkiye. Today I visited a beautiful island in famous bay. This beautiful place in your shot very similar to that here. Superb colors and great composition. Great scene form New Zealand nature.
best wishes my friend

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-04-24 23:06]

Hello Tony,

Fantastic capture my friend, vivid colors and excellent POV


Hello Tony,
Since we have spring here I assume your part has autumn now!
But this is from the height of summer, with wonderful rich colours in vegetation, sea and sky...
A fine well balanced composition with a good sense of depth, fine fluffy clouds in the horizon!
Pablo -

Hola Ho, Muy bonito el paisaje, sensación de profundidad y con buena luz. Un saludo

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-04-25 10:25]

Hi Tony
this is wonderfull image
very good sharp
very well done.

Hi Tony,
Beautiful landscape nicely composed and presented with great colors and sharpness, Excellent POV. and details, very well done my friend,

Gracias por publicar estas maravillas que me transportan _______ Que envidia me das !!
En esta destacaría un buen juego de verdes con un acertado contraste con el cielo. Un abrazo y buen fin de semana Tony: Josep Ignasi.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2008-04-26 15:55]

magnifica imagem uma paisagem exelente cheia de harmonia parabéns.

Hi Tony, Lovely shot of this gorgeous lush coastline in emerald greens and blue sky. Very nice
Thank you my friend, Richard

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-04-27 5:50]

Hi Tony

I love the range of blues and greens in this shot. Lovely POV and a good sharp image. It looks beautiful



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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-04-28 3:38]

Ho Tony, great range of marine colours throughout, well chosen POV and very good exposure, nice job.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2008-04-28 9:55]

Hello Tony,
Amazing shot, this post-card it is a pleasure for my eyes !
The "+++" : composition, lovely landscape, POV, sharpness, exposure, colors, useful complementary note...
The "-" : nothing, I am jalous ;-)
Congratulations and thanks for sharing,

Hi My Dear Friend TONY,

Fascinating is this land...
Good composition, and a dear image...
I wish i was there...


Hi Tony,
I do enjoy it, it's a spectacular view.
Everything looks great. The color, contrast, detail, and exposure are very nice..
Well done & Thank You for the ocean air :)

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2008-04-28 15:19]

Hi Tony,
What a views you have there! Wonderful colours and excellent composition.
TFS, José M.

Excellent shot,Tony!I love the colours and the beautiful composition!
Also, I'll be irregular till I get a new comp, Tony. The old one's declared it's down n out!can't even get to use the simplest of PP softwares!
Thanks a lot!

Hi Tony, beautiful seascape with splendid colors and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Tony,
the colours of this beautiful picture are really great, I would like to have thousand of points because two are not enough, bravo you give us a wonderful image
kind regards

Beautiful shot! Great colours and composition. The way the horizon touches the sea looks awsum.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-06-26 1:53]

Hola amigo,
sublimes colores y maravillosa iluminación...
agradable pov y ambiente,
exelente foto de la factoría Tony Ho. :))
saludos amigo.
please visit: Mi web site: www.victorcardoso.es.

Well, Tony, what can I say about such a fantastic image? I feel the smell of sea, the colors of summer, am wondered by the evergreen subtropical flora - too bad I only watch it on photo and not by myself personally. This image needs no further comments, this is gorgeous as it is. Bravo bravissimo. And of course, huge thanx for sharing this magical pic.
Best regards, László

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