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  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Horses and PeacockPanasonic Lumix DMC FZ35

    Horses and Peacock
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6952 W: 592 N: 13004] (61453)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10647 W: 1001 N: 20504] (102789) [2015-07-04 4:52]
    Hi Ike,

    The fg peacock is stealing the show here. It occurred to me that in its native habitat it has hungry tigers to contend with rather than herbivore horses, so that would explain why it is so bright and colorful to draw attention away from the female with chicks. If the tiger gets too close then the tailfeathers go up with a startling array of eyes to scare off the big cats. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: A view towards the lighthouseCanon EOS 1100D

    A view towards the lighthouse
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6785 W: 63 N: 19449] (88383)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10647 W: 1001 N: 20504] (102789) [2015-07-04 4:44]
    Hi Stephen,

    The sharpness looks fine to me but then again I just cleaned my glasses beforehand! The lighthouse makes a fine focal point near the vanishing point in the distance, despite its small relative size. The blue sky and water look lovely. Interesting textures in the old buildings at right. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Unusual pulpit

    Unusual pulpit
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5900 W: 90 N: 15213] (84169)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10647 W: 1001 N: 20504] (102789) [2015-07-04 4:38]
    Hello Malgo,

    I like the ornate decorations in the facade of the old stone church and the graphic elements of the striped door and upper terrace floor. The pulpit at right certainly is unusual. Good sharpness and the people animate the scene and provide scale. The little narrow alley at right provides lead in lines and perspective. Tfs.

  • ArgentinaArgentina
    Title: Winter in Argentina

    Winter in Argentina
    nikkitta Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1999 W: 17 N: 4048] (16230)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10647 W: 1001 N: 20504] (102789) [2015-07-04 4:30]
    Hola Maria,

    Nice reflections in the tranquil water with good repetition of the evenly spaced trees. A splendid warm cold color contrast between the blue sky and faded red bricks and roof of the bg building as well as the bright yellow striped boat at right. Tfs.

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Here I amCanon EOS 60D

    Here I am
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3090 W: 18 N: 7522] (26567)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10647 W: 1001 N: 20504] (102789) [2015-07-04 4:23]
    Hi Noel

    We don't often get to see children depicted with mental illness as the focus is more on adults. Good to see that that has been addressed here. Perhaps with loving and supportive parents it would be better to focus on the children first, rather than wait for problems to emerge when they become adults often without that backup and support of friends and family. Good sharpness and repetition of the stands. The old stone castle makes a superb backdrop. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Eglise Sainte-Marie-MadeleineCanon G3

    Eglise Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11834 W: 886 N: 21243] (89122)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10647 W: 1001 N: 20504] (102789) [2015-07-04 4:16]
    Hello Philippe

    I like the angled pov showing 2 facades. Good sharpness and shadow detail. The strong backlight has been well managed. The purple flowers and green shrubs add a nice splash of colour. Tfs.

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Blue Voyage 2015 - IXNikon D 5000

    Blue Voyage 2015 - IX
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5750 W: 492 N: 16130] (88186)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10647 W: 1001 N: 20504] (102789) [2015-07-03 14:24]
    Hi Mesut

    The ubiquitous pink oleander flowers of the Mediterranean region are self evident here. The splash of yellow from the less familiar tree at right compliments the scene. I have been through Gochek but did not stop. It looks nice. Good repetition of the boats in the harbour. Excellent reflections. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: A good mealCanon Powershot A640

    A good meal
    gildasjan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4099 W: 287 N: 6318] (42200)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10647 W: 1001 N: 20504] (102789) [2015-07-03 14:16]
    Bonjour Gildas,

    It's possible to buy this cheese in Australia. The cow that laughs looks happy enough. Good sharpness and striking warm color splashes added by the bright yellow and red packaging of the circular container. The chair with the invisible seat looks like a potential problem! Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Paris - 2012 - 87Nikon D300

    Paris - 2012 - 87
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7272 W: 108 N: 12688] (59370)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10647 W: 1001 N: 20504] (102789) [2015-07-03 14:12]
    Hello Pierre,

    Nice reflections in the still, tranquil water of the fountain with the golden flowers in the stone pots adding a welcome bright splash of color and the fg ducks in the water animating the scene. Good sharpness and well framed and composed with superb lead in lines and perspective. Tfs.

  • SloveniaSlovenia
    Title: The Sun Breaks through..Canon 60D

    The Sun Breaks through..
    Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7849 W: 324 N: 16011] (56456)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10647 W: 1001 N: 20504] (102789) [2015-07-03 14:10]
    Hi Angshuman

    I am hoping to visit Slovenia when I return to Schengen in September. A fine high pov with good sharpness and an amazing turquoise colour of the water. The little castle on the island makes a fine focal point. Tfs.

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Time for Transhumance - IIIFujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    Time for Transhumance - III
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5358 W: 64 N: 9755] (39894)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10647 W: 1001 N: 20504] (102789) [2015-07-03 14:07]
    Hi Ana.

    A splendid daily life scene of the shepherd carrying the adorable lamb, and the resting goats in the shade. Good sharpness and attractive warm colours. Excellent density levels and tonal contrasts. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Entrance to the harbourPentax K10D

    Entrance to the harbour
    chrisnet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2873 W: 110 N: 5483] (21522)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10647 W: 1001 N: 20504] (102789) [2015-07-03 14:02]
    Hello Christian,

    I like the cauliflower clouds on the horizon and their texture and tonal range. Good sharpness and a nicely framed harborside scene. The big fg tour boat adds an excellent focal point. The old stone tower at right adds a complimentary focal point. Excellent color saturation and the red orange roofs contrast well against the blue sky. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Bienvenue a CollioureNikon D80

    Bienvenue a Collioure
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11606 W: 154 N: 20360] (110295)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10647 W: 1001 N: 20504] (102789) [2015-07-03 13:56]
    Salut Christiane,

    The vivid red colors of the sea of roofs contrast well against the blue sky. I like the wide angled panoramic format and the superb sharpness and nice reflections in the water. The fg branches add depth and layering. Tfs.

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Sea of sunflowers-VIFujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    Sea of sunflowers-VI
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5358 W: 64 N: 9755] (39894)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10647 W: 1001 N: 20504] (102789) [2015-07-03 13:52]
    Hello Ana,

    I could not resist this striking ensemble of gold and blue with the yellow sunflowers juxtaposed against the cyan blue sky. Good sharpness and the stone building on the horizon adds interest. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Flowers carpetCanon 50D

    Flowers carpet
    Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8413 W: 4413 N: 14734] (58432)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10647 W: 1001 N: 20504] (102789) [2015-07-03 13:49]
    Bonjour, cher ami Didi,

    The white ducks and swan animate the scene and I like the low shooting angle looking up at the bridge. The warm color of the bridge contrasts well against the blue sky and water. Good sharpness and amazing repetition of the white flowers in the water. Tfs.

  • SpainSpain
    Title: OLÉ

    OLÉ
    Mikas-2011 Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 37 W: 0 N: 68] (339)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10647 W: 1001 N: 20504] (102789) [2015-07-03 13:46]
    Hello Miguel,

    I love the exaggerated motion blur of the lower part of the dancing woman's dress. Good sharpness elsewhere and the warm colors of golden yellow and red add mood. The seated guitar playing person at left adds symmetry to the composition. Tfs.

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Bach or BuxtehudeNikon D200

    Bach or Buxtehude
    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6197 W: 468 N: 10832] (36493)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10647 W: 1001 N: 20504] (102789) [2015-07-03 13:41]
    Hello Bülent,

    These human statues are common around European squares and tourist attractions but rare in Australia and the US. Good sharpness and lighting contrasts with minimalist colors of silver and gold trim with gray and black tones. Tfs.

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Blue hell

    Blue hell
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5900 W: 90 N: 15213] (84169)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10647 W: 1001 N: 20504] (102789) [2015-07-03 13:36]
    Hello Malgo,

    I like the warm cold color contrast between the turquoise hot water spring in the fg and the red torii gate. The steam denotes goethermal heat. I mainly visited Nagasaki and Fukuoka in Kyushu. I will have to go back to see Aso volcano and Beppu. Tfs.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: West & Chicago nº 179 - OLD & NEW!Nikon D7000 DSLR

    West & Chicago nş 179 - OLD & NEW!
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9313 W: 58 N: 12677] (69146)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10647 W: 1001 N: 20504] (102789) [2015-07-03 13:28]
    Ola Neyvan

    A striking contrast between the old and new architectural styles with good sharpness and a nice additional graphic element in the fg with the darker toned double street lamp against the lighter toned bg skyscraper. Smart choice of a vertical format to emphasise the height. Tfs.

  • PolandPoland
    Title: BastionFujifilm FinePix HS30EXR

    Bastion
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1155 W: 0 N: 2865] (26798)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10647 W: 1001 N: 20504] (102789) [2015-07-03 13:13]
    Hello Ryszard,

    I like the striking warm vs cold colour contrast between the orange red bricks of the double arched gate and the blue sky. The arch at left nicely frames the bg tower. Good sharpness and framing. The people add scale and animate the scene. Tfs.

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