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  • FranceFrance
    Title: La petite FranceNikon D-300

    La petite France
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7567 W: 0 N: 8289] (90325)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6732 W: 479 N: 11993] (40675) [2017-05-27 11:00]
    Bonjour Serge,

    Despite the thick cloud laden sky, the light on the half-timbered buildings is excellent. Strasbourg remains high on my bucket list. The composition, colors, sharpness, and depth-of-field are all exquisite.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Four TowersCanon 5D Mark III

    Four Towers
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 22621 W: 523 N: 37260] (161933)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6732 W: 479 N: 11993] (40675) [2017-05-27 10:57]
    Dear John,

    It's a lovely photo of the spring foliage and the skyline seen through the trees. I'm glad you mentioned that there were four towers, I might have missed the one on the right. Technically a first rate photo with sharpness and depth-of-field.

    Have a good weekend, John,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Fonte di Piazza

    Fonte di Piazza
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12667 W: 132 N: 25758] (155321)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6732 W: 479 N: 11993] (40675) [2017-05-23 20:20]
    Hello Silvio,

    Over the years you have made a wonderful case for how many worthwhile sites there are in Spoleto, hundreds of photos and rarely a repetition. I am glad you included the cover of the book Fountains of Spoleto. It gives us a detail shot of the fountain and a chance to see your book.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Witte HuisCanon PowerShot G1 X

    Witte Huis
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4980 W: 83 N: 9123] (65834)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6732 W: 479 N: 11993] (40675) [2017-05-23 20:08]
    Hello Daniel,

    Augmented by an informative note, you've given us an excellent architectural portrait of the Witte Huis in Rotterdam. The reflections in the mirror-like water of the tall and slender structure are highly dramatic. Including the post in the foreground was wise, it gives us a chance to appreciate the depth-of-field also.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: Capuchin MonkeySony Cybershot DSC-F828

    Capuchin Monkey
    gervaso Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2736 W: 39 N: 3983] (17047)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6732 W: 479 N: 11993] (40675) [2017-05-23 20:00] [+]
    Hello Alexandre,

    A superb example of nature photography! No matter how large or small, as you look into the face of a primate, you feel a relation. Is this creature actually in the wild?

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Death of a PainterSony ILCE6300

    Death of a Painter
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3884 W: 311 N: 5303] (21396)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6732 W: 479 N: 11993] (40675) [2017-05-23 19:43]
    Hello Rob,

    We share a mutual interest in works of art at a museum, and the way visitors interact with them. I put this in the group theme where you have many contributions. There is excellent depth-of-field, revealing the knit of the visitor's sweater and the details of the paintings.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Petit soleilNikon D800

    Petit soleil
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 11934 W: 0 N: 15376] (153256)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6732 W: 479 N: 11993] (40675) [2017-05-23 19:35]
    Bonjour Nicolas,

    I am amazed by the management of light in this photo, considering the detail that we can see in the backlit mountain shot.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Windmill...Canon EOS 30D

    Windmill...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7667 W: 157 N: 11748] (108585)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6732 W: 479 N: 11993] (40675) [2017-05-23 19:27]
    Hello Krzysztof,

    As a technical person, I am delighted to see details of engineering paraphernalia, gears changing the direction of rotation from horizontal to vertical. I am surprised, however, that this device is only from 1900 and not 1700.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Ati ti AsellCanon PowerShot SX60 HS

    Ati ti Asell
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3904 W: 163 N: 8257] (30628)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6732 W: 479 N: 11993] (40675) [2017-05-23 19:10]
    Merhaba Murat Bey,

    A fascinating note complements this excellent shot of a "long house." I've lived in Virginia most of my life and I did not know about these structures near Natural Bridge.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Miles of Golden SandNikon D200

    Miles of Golden Sand
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4848 W: 256 N: 11005] (44621)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6732 W: 479 N: 11993] (40675) [2017-05-23 19:07]
    Hello Bev,

    Crosby beach indeed appears endless, evocative of salt flats in Utah but with a little more humidity. Liverpool is one area of UK that I know so little about, except for its "favorite sons" from 50 years past.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: 70414Canon EOS 60D

    70414
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9647 W: 616 N: 17792] (80134)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6732 W: 479 N: 11993] (40675) [2017-05-23 18:55] [+]
    Hello Ike,

    Fascinating note complementing the legendary locomotive. I wonder what the date of manufacture of this machine is, and whether they fire it up from time to time. The photo captures the totality of the machine.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ColombiaColombia
    Title: The wax palmCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    The wax palm
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3496 W: 17 N: 7822] (33389)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6732 W: 479 N: 11993] (40675) [2017-05-23 18:50]
    Hello Paul,

    What an astonishing site of vertically growing palms trees, virtually a forest of Watusis and Dinkas of their species, in distinction to those on beaches all bending in the direction of the sea.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ArgentinaArgentina
    Title: Argentina 2017 nr. 007 - RUTA 7!Nikon D7000 DSLR

    Argentina 2017 nr. 007 - RUTA 7!
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10244 W: 58 N: 14430] (79213)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6732 W: 479 N: 11993] (40675) [2017-05-23 18:00]
    Hello Neyvan,

    This is breathtaking in its beauty, and indeed the fresh air at this altitude must be pristine. The long and winding road, you should have been listening to THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD by the Beatles.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Group 1Nikon D3100

    Group 1
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4157 W: 5 N: 9202] (47894)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6732 W: 479 N: 11993] (40675) [2017-05-23 16:44]
    Hello Angel,

    I love this image with resplendent colors that the ladies are wearing. Do they play horse-music at the fair, perhaps Zarzuela? Your note is first class as usual,

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Onbashira fest 2017#5Canon 5D Mark3

    Onbashira fest 2017#5
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2057 W: 0 N: 3648] (45605)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6732 W: 479 N: 11993] (40675) [2017-05-23 15:17]
    Hello dear Takero,

    Photo after photo, you give us such captivating views. The celebrants of Onbashira Festival have lined up in similar poses. This is as always a very good quality photo.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • HungaryHungary
    Title: Misty Miskolc

    Misty Miskolc
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 420 W: 3 N: 934] (7961) *



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6732 W: 479 N: 11993] (40675) [2017-05-23 15:14] [+]
    Hello Gyorgy,

    There is a dreamy atmosphere in this skyline under a thick soup of fog. Well done,

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Syrian Tragedy - IVNikon D 5000

    Syrian Tragedy - IV
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6132 W: 495 N: 17584] (97900)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6732 W: 479 N: 11993] (40675) [2017-05-23 15:11]
    Merhaba sevgili Mesut,

    Sahane bi isikla bu afacanlarin gurup portresini yakalamissin. Buralari ben hic gormedim ama hakikaten gormek isterim.

    Sevgi ve saygilarimla,

    Bulent

  • Dominican RepublicDominican Republic
    Title: The beauty of rainforestSony DSC HX200v

    The beauty of rainforest
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10135 W: 124 N: 18645] (98911)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6732 W: 479 N: 11993] (40675) [2017-05-23 11:24]
    Ciao Luciano,

    What a beautiful macro shot of the butterfly. I am not familiar with Lycorea halia (tropical milkweed butterfly), but to me it looks like the Monarch or Viceroy. From the very distant past when I was in high school and first heard about "mimicry in nature," I learned about the similar appearance of the two the Viceroy which tasted delicious to birds, and the Monarch which was toxic. Birds avoided the former lest they inadvertently bite on the latter.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • LithuaniaLithuania
    Title: Postcard from Trakai

    Postcard from Trakai
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2765 W: 2 N: 4260] (23506)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6732 W: 479 N: 11993] (40675) [2017-05-23 10:58]
    Hello Piotr,

    In 2010 I visited Vilnius by ship but did not have the opportunity to see this ancient edifice on the water. Although backlit, the light display very good management and the shimmering quality of the reflections in the water is especially welcome.

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Per le strade di Firenze

    Per le strade di Firenze
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4409 W: 29 N: 5343] (56510)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6732 W: 479 N: 11993] (40675) [2017-05-22 19:53]
    Ciao Carlo,

    This is an excellent candidate for the group theme Compelling Backdrops.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

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