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The hidden beauty

The hidden beauty
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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: 2007-08-25
Categories: Rain Forest, Mountain, River
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure: f/7.1, 1 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-11 13:09
Viewed: 6564
Favorites: 1 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello to all TN friends,
Sharing something away from the coast this time, but from the inland of Waitakere Ranges! This is one the small falls that captured along the Upper Nihotupu walk towards the Dam! the water will eventually end up in the Upper Nihotupu reservoir! here you see our rainforest in the Ranges!

Hope you like it and many thanks for viewing
best regards, everyone!

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Hello Tony,

Good composition from this beautiful waterfall.
Nice the different colours of green leves.


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-06-11 13:21]

Hi Tony

Lovely capture- well balanced composition and superb blurred water and rich colours.


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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-06-11 13:22]

Hello Tony
superb landscape capture of this hidden beauty with excellent composition. TFS. Regards,

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  • Amadeo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 755] (3323)
  • [2008-06-11 13:28]

Hola Tony, el rincon que nos muestras es como un paraiso, un lugar y una fotografia preciosa. Un saludo

Bonjour Tony
Félicitation pour cette superbe composition. La Chute est parfaite dans sa descente parmi toute cette végétation,les couleurs et les détails sont très bons.

Merci et au revoir...JP

Hi My Dear Friend TONY,

From the wondrous seascapes, to another amazing land....
Beautifull capture.
Nature really smiles at you..
All the best:)


Hi Tony,

Excellent landscape with very beautiful view, good composition, nice colours.



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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-06-11 16:13]

Hi Tony,

I don't remember you posting a waterfall before! I love waterfalls and have traveled far and wide to see them. The blurred water is excellent. The centered composition is wonderful showing off the beautiful many shades of green leaves.


Bueno, tu País es el Paraíso, solo hay que ver tus fotografías para comprobarlo. Bien captado el ambiente del interior del bosque.

Saludos Tony.

Hello Tony. I like this shot. Beautiful capture of the fall through the threes as frame. Pleasant light and perfect shutter speed. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-06-11 18:05]

Hi Tony, your country is so beautiful that it makes us think that the people in New Zealand are beautiful too! The heart cannot do anything but grow bigger living in such beauty and fantastic landscapes. It soothes my eyes and soul to look at it and realize these places exist. Thank you!


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-06-11 21:20]

Hello Tony

Another awesome capture.
Love the cascading water.
The focus is sharp with lovely detail.
Well illuminated with natural colours.


What an awesome shot, Tony!
Great shot, Bro!
Sorry went home for the WE, and since Corbett was so close by, couldn't resist taking a peek there as well.

I sometimes want to say HO! Tony! My friend Jack Leung came over from China in the 1950's with his parents....and we had and hope to continue to have great fun...he is now married to Groucho Marx's daughter Melinda....just an FYI...Love you image and of course you moving waters which I will never do. I simply have not been able and perhaps it is the patience factor which you have as do some others..

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-06-12 0:37]

hello Tony,
A little corner of paradise. What a refreshing picture and what a natural place. Inland can also be fascinating! Thanks for this marvellous picture.
Have a nice day

Hello Tony,

Splendid a waterfall landscape shot with wonderful nature colours my friend. Great composition indeed. TFS.


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-06-12 1:25]

Hi Tony,
Magnificent landscape.Like a painting.Details,sharpness,POV and visual impact are also excellent.
Thanks for posting.

Hello Tony,

Beautiful picture of this watter fall. Excellent composition with the fall framed vertically by the trees. Excellent DOF. Beautiful colours with a huge variety of green tones.

HI Tony
A wonder image full of lush green colour. I like the nice slow shutter speed you have. TFS

Hi Tony,
A lovely capture of this beautiful water fall. Ofcourse its a hidden beauty. Excellent composition with very good DOF. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-06-12 2:54]

Hi Tony,

i see we both posted waterfalls! Yours is a real beauty, it looks like a slice of tropical paradise. Very nice POV through the trees, well done!

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-06-12 3:04]

Tucked away in the ranges and in the deep forest runs a gush of water...
It comes down like a fall as if in a stream of milk, frothy and white ...

Superb image Tony..and you know what is it about this waterfall?About this PoV that make it special..to me it is that slight tilt of the fall, that corner where the water takes a small turn and come crashing down moving from a narrow to a flared band...the woods and the green around add to the scene...the colours are perfect in every way...very well done.
TFS & Cheers

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-06-12 4:03]

Hello Tony,
This is great! I like the POV and the way you framed the waterfall by the natural vegetation. Though the lighting was poor you made good use of it without causing too much of a 'steamy' effect on the water. Lovely range of greens on the surrounding forest vegetation.
TFS this very nice image.
Best wishes, Ivan

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-06-12 5:16]

Hola Tony,
explosión de belleza,
hermoso lugar...
buenos colores.
composición y pov, hermosos,
saludos querido amigo,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-06-12 6:52]

Hi Tony.
This is really something different and it is great. Amazing waterfall, fine surroundings and excellent picture of the "hidden beauty". I like long exposure time and reproduction of the stream, wonderful rich colours and great sharpness of the static objects. May be some parts of the waterfall are OE a little bit but this is not a point. My compliments and best wishes.

Hello Tony,

I'v been there, Yes the Waitakere Range but not this fall. So you help me agan to explore the Northern island. Thanks for that.

It's a beautiful compo. So, the bush and the slow falling water. These blurred water is excellent. Perfect exposure time. The focus is sharp with lovely detail. Only I can say: A beauty, Tony.

See you my friend. Thanks and TFS BOB

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-06-12 8:40]

Hello my friend,
Colors, view, exposure control and composition look very good. TFS

Hi Tony,
I don't want to sound to harsh, but I am glad you moved away from the coast. Its just great to see more of your already beautiful country.
I really like this naturally framed falls. The S-curve of the falling water and the dense vegitation makes it a beauty. The slow shutter speed gives it the needed soft feel.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-06-12 10:40]

Hi Tony. You have come inland today. to show us this beautiful waterfall . Rich colours and a good compostion. all the vegitation looks so lush and green. well done TFs.

merhaba my dear friend, Tony
Sorry for my delay, I was again in field trip and meeting another part of Turkiye.
Well, this is really very bautiful and a part of hidden paradisea. Excellent scene waterfall among trees. Focus, composition and POV wonderful. superb coloration. Thanks for sharing this beauty. well done

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-06-12 11:10]

Hi good friend Tony,
What a marvellous waterfall and how beautifully you have portrayed it. Simply majestic and the silky effect on the water is just outstanding. Fantastic setting and you have captured it with great skill. You really excel inland too and have set up such a high standard. Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Kudos.

Splendido paesaggio con questa cascata dall'acqua come seta, eccellente composizione per questo ambiente rigoglioso di vegetazione, ottima nitidezza, bellissimi i colori e bellissima luce anche senza mare e cielo. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-06-12 12:46]

What a stunning capture, Tony!
I love the blur of the water.
Perfectly exposed with great light.
Very sharp.
Excellent composition.
One of your best!


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-06-12 16:00]

Hola Tony.
You find this Hidden beauty.
Lovely image. Beautiful colors and excellent sharpness.
Saludos My friend

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-06-13 2:03]

Hello Ho, you always come out with such a beautiful beauty. Excellent landscape Ganesh

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  • Swats Silver Star Critiquer [C: 37 W: 0 N: 3] (151)
  • [2008-06-13 2:40]

Wow! What a fantastic capture Tony! And amazing colours! Lovely composition as well! TFS!

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-06-13 5:03]

Hi Tony
this is very nice image
very well done.

Hi Tony, fantastic waterfall, great composition with splendid colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Tony,

You can make water interesting whether it be at the edge of the sea or the edge of a forest!
Good use of the vegetation for natural frames and the milky waterfall is simply splendid, cascading through the green bushes!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-06-14 10:19]

Helo Tony,
What a beautiful waterfall very nicely framed by lush vegetation. Excellent DOF, great sharpness and beautiful colours. A splendid capture and a lovely composition!
Many thanks and regards, lla

Beautiful waterfall into the green, Amazing and magic atmosphere.


Hello Tony, splendid landscape shot. TFS. Greetings,

hello Tony

wonderful image of this hidden beauty waterfalls, very fine POV,
i love the way the waterfalls is framed between the
image's foreground trees, in the same time this gives
the very fine DOF for the image, excellent sharpness and details,
i love the way the waterfalls it is frozen on the image, TFS


Hallo Tony
An absolute refreshing and peaceful scenery to look at and enjoy. I would have loved to be there to witness this view, to smell the freshness of the falling water, to feel the mist of the water tumbling to below. This waterfall is indeed a beautiful landscape, and I am sure you enjoyed photographing it, as much as I have admiring it. I think the water in the pool looks so refreshing and one would like to swim and splash in it. Very revitalizing to look at. The greenery surrounding the scenery makes the whole picture come alive so much more. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-06-17 11:17]

Hi Tony

Surely this is paradise? It certainly looks that way. Beautifully composed, excellent exposure with the soft water and wonderful lush greens.



Estas fotos son muy difíciles, sobre todo si el agua recibe mas luz que el entorno. Lo más difícil en ellas es conseguir un efecto agradable del agua sin que se queme.

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2008-06-19 23:18]

Jolie composition avec un bon dynamisme.
Bonne journée.

Hi Tony,
Beautiful waterfall photo, exactly with the exposure I like for this type of semi-action shots. Water's like flowing mist - this is one of the very few cases where a little OE doesn't disturb my sensitive eyes. :) Great capture, congrats and tfs. Best regards, László

Hi Tony..When I looked your picture and name, It"s reminded me Hidden Beauty in Turkey Near the OLU DENIZ Fethiye...Similar beautifull place I was there and its a fantastic journey for me, about five years ago...Your picture is wonderful natural landscapes which is worth to be visiting...Thanks to share on TN. Kind regards, Leyla.

Dear Tony,
what an inviting look into the amazing beauties of the depths of your rain forests! Must be a very romantical place to visit - and dreaming of taking a plunge into it. But, well, it's drinking waters - so let's go on dreaming, go for a swim in the sea intead, and have a sweet water's shower somewhere else. A most beautiful setting, once more very well presented. Thank you!
My best regards,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-07-04 5:30]

Hi Tony
sorry I had miss that beauty.Excellent POV and beautiful composition.It is so relaxing for the eye's
TFS Michel

Very nicely done, I live how you've created a border with the trees! Everything is in focus as well, good job!


Wow Tony, amanzing placeand wonderful waterfall.Beautiful view.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-01-02 3:42]

Hi Tony,
thanks for your rsponses to my shot. Really appreciate them.
This one is a well taken shot of this excellent pool and flowing water. Well frozen like silk. Very fresh and lush green. the moist could be felt and the natural colours of trees and leaves are brilliant.
Excellent composition and very captivating shot.


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