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  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Flamingos......Panasonic Lumix DMC ZS7

    Flamingos......
    Sonata11 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2744 W: 59 N: 2896] (33223)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6029 W: 457 N: 10440] (35125) [2014-11-22 21:58]
    Greetings Barbara,

    You captured the flamingoes and in the extraordinary habitat created by the Houston Zoo. The colors are magnificent and the depth-of-field is perfect with both the birds and the tall grass in the foreground all very sharp.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • IranIran
    Title: Firoozkooh RoadNikon D90

    Firoozkooh Road
    aliabazari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1148 W: 102 N: 2216] (14093)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6029 W: 457 N: 10440] (35125) [2014-11-22 21:55] [+]
    Salam Ali,

    The photo of the towering mountain is superb. It captures the details of the crevasses and the deep snow clearly. I wonder if this is the same mountain that Gert posted recently.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Three buildings

    Three buildings
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1236 W: 218 N: 1598] (6715)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6029 W: 457 N: 10440] (35125) [2014-11-22 21:39]
    Hello Brenda,

    I just returned from a lengthy jaunt to the Pacific, and found several new photos in your rich gallery of New York City. This is a gem that we should place in the group theme, City reflections.

    Have a wonderful, rejuvenating Sunday.

    Bulent

  • ThailandThailand
    Title: My oldie for Gert

    My oldie for Gert
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5149 W: 81 N: 13231] (76213)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6029 W: 457 N: 10440] (35125) [2014-11-22 21:33]
    Dear Malgorzata,

    You captured the scene draped in mystery and mystique, but colorful and very interesting. The fog provides a spectacular veil for the background.

    We just returned from a lengthy "working vacation," and will pick up posting again. But I did not see such interesting scenes, although I did see spectacular scenes in the South Island of New Zealand.

    Warmest regards,

    Bulent

  • IranIran
    Title: The highest peak in the Middle East

    The highest peak in the Middle East
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3517 W: 301 N: 7556] (39415)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6029 W: 457 N: 10440] (35125) [2014-11-22 21:29]
    Hello Gert,

    In first viewing the thumbnail image, I thought this might be Mt. Ararat. But certainly you are correct, this is considerably higher than the Ararat, soaring to merely 5165 meters. You had excellent light for the photo.

    Have a good Sunday,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Bang, Bang Maxwell's Hammering Silver

    Bang, Bang Maxwell's Hammering Silver
    SnapRJW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2761 W: 81 N: 6768] (30639)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6029 W: 457 N: 10440] (35125) [2014-11-22 21:23]
    Hello Rosemary,

    For the poor lighting I can feel your frustration, but I admire the manner in which you managed the light. The B&W is a good choice in presenting this ancient technique.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • IcelandIceland
    Title: Geothermal powerNikon D90

    Geothermal power
    marabu61 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 62 N: 1372] (8037)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6029 W: 457 N: 10440] (35125) [2014-11-22 21:19]
    Hello,

    The brevity of our visit to Iceland made it impractical for me to see any power stations. The Icelanders have been extraordinarily resourceful in harnessing geothermal energy, and as a physicist, I am extraordinarily curious about the design of such plants. The color of the water, a turquoise blue-green appears inviting, but as you explain, local hot spots can be scaldingly hot. I found the similar effects last week while visiting Rotorua, New Zealand, where sulfur mud pools just look innocent... but are they ever deadly!

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Uig ViewpointCanon EOS 450D

    Uig Viewpoint
    Cloud__Warrior Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 65 W: 8 N: 48] (387)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6029 W: 457 N: 10440] (35125) [2014-11-22 21:12]
    Hello Andy,

    You captured the scene by the late afternoon light, showing an extraordinary atmosphere of tranquility. I just returned from the South Island of New Zealand, almost diametrically opposite this spot on the globe, 12,800 km below. With the Northern Hemisphere descending into autumn, while the Southern Hemisphere welcoming spring the temperatures are about the same right now... but not too much longer.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • IranIran
    Title: Room of Mirrors-Persian Brilliance

    Room of Mirrors-Persian Brilliance
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3030 W: 103 N: 5268] (23601)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6029 W: 457 N: 10440] (35125) [2014-11-22 21:08]
    Hello Klavio,

    After perusing your Persian Gallery, I was overwhelmed by the images and notes. This is a land I have never visited, but made my way to the border crossing exactly 30 years ago. I've been invited to give a talk there, but it is unlikely that I will be able to. The light management here is first rate, the subdued colors highlighted by the reflections in the mirror.

    Warm regards.

    Bulent

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Forest path IICanon EOS 5 D Mark II

    Forest path II
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18701 W: 508 N: 32184] (137502)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6029 W: 457 N: 10440] (35125) [2014-11-22 20:59] [+]
    Dear John,

    The beautifully composed shot of Autumn would have been excellent even without the bike rider, but his presence makes it all the more interesting. He is perfectly placed at roughly 62% measured from the left (as you know, the golden ratio is 0.618).

    I have been away for almost five weeks in California, Hawaii, Pacific Ocean and New Zealand. I will begin to post again.

    Have a wonderful Sunday,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Squirrels or Canal?Nikon D-300

    Squirrels or Canal?
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3088 W: 211 N: 7079] (28329)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6029 W: 457 N: 10440] (35125) [2014-11-22 20:54]
    Hello Bev,

    The arch and its shadow in the waters of the can frame the riverboats perfectly, in the manner of a tunnel. The note is personal and informative, as always.

    Have a wonderful Sunday.

    Bulent

  • UruguayUruguay
    Title: CasapuebloSony Cybershot DSC-F828

    Casapueblo
    gervaso Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1898 W: 38 N: 2481] (9765)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6029 W: 457 N: 10440] (35125) [2014-11-22 20:50]
    Hello Alexandre,

    From the thumbnail image I thought this might be a scene from the Greek Island of Santorini. I've visited Montevideo, but did not get to Punta del Este. The structure is beautifully designed, and must have had considerable contribution from the artist, Carlos Paez Vilaro, himself.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: STRICT WARNING!

    STRICT WARNING!
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3113 W: 68 N: 4552] (39244)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6029 W: 457 N: 10440] (35125) [2014-11-22 20:46]
    Hello Serghei,

    I like this photo of the early the early 19th century canon. You apparently shot the photo about three weeks before we met in Pasadena last April. Having just returned from a month long jaunt in California, Hawaii, then a cruise to New Zealand, I have many photos to share, but it will take some time — perhaps ten years.

    Incidentally, the beautiful jeep you made with pasta has an honored place on a shelf in the library downstairs. Have a good Sunday.

    Bulent

  • ChinaChina
    Title: 'Happy Families'Canon EOS 1100D

    'Happy Families'
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6224 W: 61 N: 18125] (81673)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6029 W: 457 N: 10440] (35125) [2014-11-22 19:00]
    Hello Stephen,

    Your note desires the scene perfectly. The dog is the member of the trio who appears interested in the photographer. Indeed, it is a funny grouping, but why on earth are they hated this way, with the woman seated behind her husband, seemingly concentrating on her screened device.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Berber architecture in Spanish mountainsCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    Berber architecture in Spanish mountains
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2258 W: 17 N: 4862] (21569)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6029 W: 457 N: 10440] (35125) [2014-11-22 18:24]
    Greetings Paul,

    The composition of this shot, with the intersection of the crests of a pair of hills rising in opposite direction, creates an eye capturing scene. The snow covered mountain the background adds a luminous backdrop. Thank you for sharing the photo along with a first rate note.

    Have a good Sunday,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Walking on the roofsSony DSC HX200v

    Walking on the roofs
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7055 W: 117 N: 13367] (74853)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6029 W: 457 N: 10440] (35125) [2014-11-22 18:21]
    Ciao Luciano,

    It is highly satisfying for me to see the the great Cathedral of Palermo from the roof. I've seen the Cathedral from pedestrian level, and toured the inside. Now I have a better grasp of the structure having seen its upper structure and its towers. Excellent note.

    Have a Sunday, my friend.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Thirty years after...IIFujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    Thirty years after...II
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5033 W: 64 N: 8840] (35576)



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    yquem46 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1943 W: 5 N: 4868] (38486) [2014-11-22 13:09]
    Hello Ana
    une belle image où les couleurs de la pierre et des portes sont en excellente harmonie
    J'aime la présence de l'homme en blanc bien placé dans la compo
    Bon WE
    patrick

  • PolandPoland
    Title: View from lighthouse...Canon EOS 30D

    View from lighthouse...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5256 W: 157 N: 7069] (83856)



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    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4522 W: 267 N: 7896] (64852) [2014-11-22 11:28]
    Hello ;
    Wow ! What a blue ! I like a lot the gtaphism of the compostion and your choice of strong saturation /
    Regards

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Ambiance automnaleNikon D800

    Ambiance automnale
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8242 W: 0 N: 13978] (119293)



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    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4522 W: 267 N: 7896] (64852) [2014-11-22 11:26]
    Bonjour Nicolas ,
    Les arbres perdent leurs feuilles , on devine les vignes dans la brume , et le sommet enneigé émerge dans le lumière .
    Un superbe yableau .

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Biblioteka

    Biblioteka
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2463 W: 19 N: 3040] (30409)



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    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4522 W: 267 N: 7896] (64852) [2014-11-22 10:14]
    Ciao Carlo ,
    Le sujet architectural est intéressant , mais c'est ce magnifique ancadrement de feuilles rouges qui lui vole la vedette .
    Amicalement

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