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  • UgandaUganda
    Title: African Fish EagleCanon EOS 400 D

    African Fish Eagle
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5458 W: 95 N: 8679] (47488)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2759 W: 15 N: 6635] (23274) [2014-12-20 3:26]
    Hi Gerrit
    This is an excellent natural portrait, the huge bird looks so proud and perfectly composed on the third line. I love the angle of his head and how he is turned to the side like this. Beautiful shot
    Cheers
    Noel

  • JapanJapan
    Title: One for all, all for oneCanon 5D Mark3

    One for all, all for one
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1599 W: 0 N: 3383] (35436)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2759 W: 15 N: 6635] (23274) [2014-12-20 3:24]
    Hi Takero
    This is a really cool idea for a photo and it's worked perfectly well, especially with your skill of depth of field. As a rugby fan from another rugby nation I really can appreciate this
    Best wishes from sunny Ireland
    Noel

  • SpainSpain
    Title: PiskerraCanon EOS 60D

    Piskerra
    chawax Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1340 W: 28 N: 3034] (19210)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2759 W: 15 N: 6635] (23274) [2014-12-20 3:14]
    Hi Olivier
    This is a beautiful alien landscape and for its rugged beauty, it has such soft lines in how nature has carved is shapes. The light is particularly beautiful
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: an alley in Platanos

    an alley in Platanos
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3026 W: 5 N: 6093] (30147)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2759 W: 15 N: 6635] (23274) [2014-12-20 1:21]
    Hi Ourania
    You have a tremendous sense of depth in your capture, it makes me want very badly to walk up that alley and go exporting both in the town and the castle. The glorious sunshine brings out the best of the rich colour and make some fascinating shadow areas too
    Thanks as always, have a great weekend
    Noel

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: MorgensterSony Alpha 850 DSLR

    Morgenster
    timecapturer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4129 W: 7 N: 6386] (48012)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2759 W: 15 N: 6635] (23274) [2014-12-20 1:10]
    Hi Brian
    Stunning colours in this photo and it's great how the buildings behind seem to be doing a colour tribute to the flag by matching the colours, they almost seem like soldiers standing in salute to the great vessel. As always your composition and clarity are superb
    Cheers
    Noel

  • ThailandThailand
    Title: Cascade Thailandaise

    Cascade Thailandaise
    DIEUCI (6)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2759 W: 15 N: 6635] (23274) [2014-12-19 10:46] [+]
    Hi Tschiegg
    The colors your captureed here are beautiful, especially combined with the wonderful long exposure silky water and the magical light. This is a beautiful composition, thanks for sharing.
    Welcome to trekearth, I look forward to seeing more of your photos.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Illumination of Paris 1Canon EOS 5D Mk II

    Illumination of Paris 1
    claudeD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2191 W: 76 N: 977] (32081)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2759 W: 15 N: 6635] (23274) [2014-12-19 10:44]
    Hi Jean Claude,
    I love your idea of compositin on this, the ancient obelisk looks as if it is part of the supposing structure of the wheel, and is a brilliant combination of two very different worlds and societies. The light is perfect and the central view works well to show this view so very well.
    Cheers
    Noel

  • IranIran
    Title: Bakery

    Bakery
    omid266 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 339 W: 0 N: 691] (4214)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2759 W: 15 N: 6635] (23274) [2014-12-19 10:42] [+]
    Hi Omid
    I have never seen bread like this before, once again learning about the world here :) it is interesting in how it is displayed on the wall like this, is it like this as part of its preparation, or is this displayed for sale? Nice depth to the shot thanks to your chosen angle.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • NepalNepal
    Title: Merry Christmas!Nikon D800

    Merry Christmas!
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 1 N: 551] (5952)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2759 W: 15 N: 6635] (23274) [2014-12-19 10:39]
    Hi Kasia,
    This is a beautiful building and park, and your composition is perfect, central view is ideal and the reflection delightful. However, more than anything I am glad you mention the man who lit the lamps, as you have used his work to breathe true magical life into the image, the spouting water looks like dragons who have come to life and are leaping from lamp to lamp in front of this magical place. Brilliant idea and execution.
    A very happy Christmas to you and yours too.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Lighthouse beach

    Lighthouse beach
    Miguel82 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3120 W: 0 N: 2701] (22861)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2759 W: 15 N: 6635] (23274) [2014-12-19 10:37]
    Hi Miguel
    This is a great view of the beach and for me in particular, the lighthouse which stands so proud under wonderful warm light making it the main subject, even with your very clever off centre composition.
    Have a great weekend
    Noel

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Monteluco

    Monteluco
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9590 W: 132 N: 18658] (120608)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2759 W: 15 N: 6635] (23274) [2014-12-19 10:35]
    Hi Silvio
    This is a beautiful place and I can almost hear the sound of silent contemplation echoing from your image. Beautiful composition of the tower and the arch, which makes it so enticing to step inside. Cool picture, thanks
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Honokowai Sunset 1Canon 5D Mark III

    Honokowai Sunset 1
    photoray Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1074 W: 1 N: 2834] (11785)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2759 W: 15 N: 6635] (23274) [2014-12-19 10:31]
    Hi Ray
    What a view and what a range of colors, tones and textures. To look from the weed colored rocks, seeming straight from the heart of a forest, to the amazing delicate almost liquid colors of the sy with its burning orb of sun. Spectacular view, and major kudos on the light management, keeping every element of the image perfect in detail. Superb image.
    Cheers
    Noel

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: abondoned village

    abondoned village
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4683 W: 22 N: 7218] (54463)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2759 W: 15 N: 6635] (23274) [2014-12-19 10:29]
    Hi Costantino,
    My favourite subject, and what a fantastic example too. This is a lovely house, large and quite luxurious but somehow still abandoned and in ruin. It is sad to see such buildings decay, but for the photographer it does create a wondful opportunity. The ightfalling on the brickwork is great for the color and the emphasis of the construction, and of course that blue sky is wonderful.
    Have a great weekend
    Noel

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Windblown on Davidstow MoorNikonD300s

    Windblown on Davidstow Moor
    williewhistler Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1043 W: 41 N: 1920] (13741)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2759 W: 15 N: 6635] (23274) [2014-12-19 10:27]
    Hi Les,
    I cannot explain exactly what I mean, but this image is like a vision of a written poem, there is so much drama in such an everyday scene. The shape of the tree does speak of harsh history and weather, while the birds flying out of scene and in the same direction of the tree seem somehow symbolic. I've nod idea of what, but that's the beauty of the picture. The treatment is cool too making it seem like a very ancient shot.
    Cheers
    Noel

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Charming BuranoPentax K7

    Charming Burano
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4962 W: 88 N: 11575] (55550)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2759 W: 15 N: 6635] (23274) [2014-12-19 10:24]
    Hi Craig,
    Very cool shot of this little square, the houses are so full of character and I, for some really odd reason on, can easily imagine the three of them breaking into song at any moment. Even though there are only three, I hear them sounding like a barbershop quartet :)
    Great composition too, the flowers create excellent depth and avoid flattening the view and your angle allows us to lead our eye down that narrow laneway and wonder how many other singing houses are around the corner!
    Cheers
    Noel

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Merry Christmas from herCanon 1DX

    Merry Christmas from her
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1599 W: 0 N: 3383] (35436)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2759 W: 15 N: 6635] (23274) [2014-12-19 10:22]
    Hi Takero,
    This is a very beautiful portrait and do appropriate to the season. Her smile is very genuine and she seems so proud to be in your photo. I love hook she is gently holding the Santa ornament too, her wishing us a happy Christmas comes across loud and clear without her having to say a word. You are an inspiration in portrait, this is another example why.
    Cheers
    Noel

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: facing questions

    facing questions
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3026 W: 5 N: 6093] (30147)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2759 W: 15 N: 6635] (23274) [2014-12-19 10:16]
    Hi Ourania,
    You snapped a fleeting moment, one that most of the universe would never know, and you have created a beautiful photo from it. The woman's pose reminds me a great classical statue, her hands seem to be turned in a strange way as if she is playing an invisible instrument while h expression is is superb, especially being lit so delicately by this gentle light.
    I love your idea in the workshop, everything about ths image suits the ageing treatment so very well. It looks so realistic in its age.
    Cheers
    Noel

  • ChinaChina
    Title: ~ terrace view ~Nikon D70s

    ~ terrace view ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4284 W: 141 N: 9891] (42618)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2759 W: 15 N: 6635] (23274) [2014-12-19 10:12]
    Hi Abmdsudi
    I often hear and even say that man can never match the wonders of nature, bt seeing a view like this shows that even if that is true, we can still make a strong attempt to move the world and change the landscape in unimaginable ways. Thide wide all encompassing view of the area really has punch and shows the areas unique features to perfection. The variation of colors makes it look like a stained glass window.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • ChinaChina
    Title: Monastery InteriorCanon EOS 1100D

    Monastery Interior
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6305 W: 61 N: 18289] (82547)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2759 W: 15 N: 6635] (23274) [2014-12-19 10:05]
    Hi Stephen,
    Great statues, very happy looking and intricate works. I really like that you chose this angle too, it gives depth and breathes life into what could have been a flat view if chon to take head on. The light is very cool too, and it brings out the colors very well, especially the stained glass which makes a nice centrepiece.
    Cheers
    Noel

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Architectural beauty...Canon EOS 30D

    Architectural beauty...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5307 W: 157 N: 7177] (84580)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2759 W: 15 N: 6635] (23274) [2014-12-19 10:02]
    H Krzysztof
    Amazing that this is a tenement, do different to the ones I know in Dublin. Unlike those,nthis is a beautiful delicate and intricately designed work of building, and you have as always chosen the best view to shoot from, giving depth and breath while portraying it against a perct blue sky. I must admit to being a little envious of the blue skies you seem to enjoy a lot :)
    Thanks again, another cool architecture image.
    Cheers
    Noel

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