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See the Coral Atoll

See the Coral Atoll
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-11
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Tamron 28-300 XR
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Fun in the Sun at Fiji
Theme(s): Seascapes; Sea Views; Coastal Views [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-08-19 4:46
Viewed: 7046
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Fiji is a country and an archipelago in the southern Pacific Ocean, consisting of about 330 islands and 510 islets and atolls of volcanic origin, spread in an area of 3 million km˛. Only about 100 islands are inhabited by the 832,000 residents. It is a tropical paradise with beautiful beaches. Its clear waters and reefs are ideal for diving and fishing.

The land in the distance is Castaway Island in the Mamanuca group of Fiji islands. It is located due west of Nadi international airport. The island's 174 acres are covered with lush tropical vegetation, surrounded by white sand beaches and encircled by vibrant coral reefs. And there is a really super Resort on this island too – we stayed there last time we came here, but not this time.

Here in the foreground is another of the many atolls that are often just below the surface. This is one area of water that I would not like to sail around without a capable map and compass, and a good skipper as well! There were many of these tiny and larger atolls in the waters. Often we could see waves breaking over some of them from the shore. On our way back to the airport we caught a helicopter and we could see many of these the beautiful green patches like this one in the photo.

I have not changed any colours in this photo; all I have done is to crop and sharpen it, reduce it in size, and place the frame around it. I hope you like it. I wanted to show you the beautiful and different colours that are seen in these Fijian waters.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-08-19 4:58]
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Hello Janice!
Very nice scane from Fiji.I want to swim there;).Blue colors,POV,DOF and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

Hello janice!
Lovely capture.Colors,POV,DOF and composition are perfect.Thanks for sharing.

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  • Sneza Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 94 W: 27 N: 16] (672)
  • [2005-08-19 6:17]

Amazing colours of ocean.
Nice composition and POV.

Jancie, No time this am to comment, but well deserved :-)

it's a nice one from the atoll Janice,
the view is realy nice it's good composing and the colours are very nice, very good job,
gr. Jaap

Hey Janice,

Seems like you had a rough week ... oh well I guess someone had to do it. WOW !!!! Stunning !!!!

I think, that what you really wanted Janice, is to taunt us with this tempting morsel of an idyllic vacation spot! ;-))

As a fish, in a former life, I just want to jump in with both fins...

Sensational colors, great job and TFS.

Superb shot Janice!
Colours are really amazing and the whole photo has great mood.
I like it very much.

Lovely detail and colours. I love the movement of the waves.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-08-19 15:27]

Yeah! Bula Janice! Coral atolls, tropical islands, sun and drinks on beach :-) You are lucky :-) Lovely landscape - colours, POV and composition are superb.

ps. your postcard just arrived - impressive - piece of paper which few days ago was on Fiji now lays on my desk. world is amazing.
Joanna shouts [from kitchen ;-)] thank you! and I shout - thank you!!!! too ;-)

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-08-19 21:17]

Hi Janice, I do not have the time to write a decent comment. I give to you the well deserved smiley. It seems you got great 'souvenirs' (memories) to show to us.

Thank you for sharing pictures and notes and for the enjoyment which they give to me.

Have a wonderfull weekend!

This is amazing, Janice. I was so surprised to read that this is all natural color. I had not heard of atolls so I learned something new. Were you on shore or on a boat? You captured this beautiful natural area gloriously!!! Just stunning. :-)

Hi Janice

Another top shot. I love the colours. What a paradise. Good POV and a lovely level horizon. Well done. Look forward to more. Thanks.

A rushed weekend critique I'm afraid,
Great capture Janice, thanks for posting.
Have a great weekend

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-08-23 14:14]

Beautiful view, Janice. I like the colours of sea, nice lines. Good work.
Rgs, Aleksander

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