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  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Dessin de branchesNikon D800

    Dessin de branches
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 11571 W: 0 N: 15215] (149822)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4595 W: 255 N: 10443] (42563) [2017-02-23 2:34]
    Bonjour Nicolas,

    This is a very beautiful and extremely artistic photograph of winter's effect on vegetation.
    The hoar frost, coating the stems with silver, creates a filigree pattern like lace.
    A beautiful composition with well rendered textures.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: A postcard from Neuschwanstein castleCanon EOS 5 D

    A postcard from Neuschwanstein castle
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12890 W: 298 N: 25496] (102514)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4595 W: 255 N: 10443] (42563) [2017-02-23 2:27]
    Hello Danos,

    I thought this was the inspiration for Sleeping Beauty and your extensive notes have confirmed that. It really is a fairytale castle and you have presented it with excellent visual details.
    We can clearly see how it is lifted on extremely tall, strong foundations, so that it is prominent above the tree canopy.
    You have achieved an excellent sense of depth to the b/g lake; a very beautiful scene, expertly captured.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Paris Opera

    Paris Opera
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8101 W: 108 N: 20528] (105560) *



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4595 W: 255 N: 10443] (42563) [2017-02-23 2:18]
    Good Morning Malgo,

    Jaw-dropping is a very good, modern day description of this foyer!
    It is certainly the most sumptuous that I have ever seen!
    The Baroque decorations are so wonderfully elaborate.
    You could imagine ladies in long dresses and elegantly coiffured wigs being escorted along here!
    Thank you for this fine reveal of the long foyer with exquisite details.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Our winged friends - IXNikon D 5000

    Our winged friends - IX
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6107 W: 495 N: 17477] (97192)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4595 W: 255 N: 10443] (42563) [2017-02-23 2:10]
    Merhaba Mesut,

    I have been seated on the river bank many times, trying to capture a photograph of this illusive bird, the kingfisher. I have only ever seen it whizz past as a green/blue flash so I am extremely envious but very appreciative of this fine photograph!

    Not only have you achieved a fine close-up of the bird, showing its iridescent plumage to perfection, but you have caught it feeding on a fish!
    It's a remarkable shot!

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Harley-DavidsonNikon D80

    Harley-Davidson
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13523 W: 156 N: 23315] (124884)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4595 W: 255 N: 10443] (42563) [2017-02-22 13:49]
    Hello Christiane,

    A very well judged crop has removed the obviously recognisable parts of the motorbike and turned it into a metal sculpture, characterised by wonderfully smooth, shiny textures and contrasting, smooth, mat leather. A very original piece of art!,

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Bruges in WinterCanon 7 D

    Bruges in Winter
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 22210 W: 523 N: 36531] (158950)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4595 W: 255 N: 10443] (42563) [2017-02-22 13:41]
    Hello John,

    It's good to see that you have been out and about in your favourite city with still more beautiful scenes to photograph.
    The photograph is pin sharp despite the fact that there is much movement in evidence. You have done well to include the triangle of cobbled road, an essential element to create depth and a guide round the corner, towards the beautiful buildings. You have even managed to place the tall spire in a strong, compositional place.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-) in

  • UkraineUkraine
    Title: Attack of the 50 foot woman!Nikon D7000

    Attack of the 50 foot woman!
    boa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 540 W: 2 N: 1332] (7557)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4595 W: 255 N: 10443] (42563) [2017-02-22 13:27]
    Hello Boa,

    The good thing about these early, low budget horror films is that they are not really scarey!
    I'm afraid modern horror films would have me hiding behind a cushion!

    I'm not sure what the photographer is filming but, I have a feeling he may lose some part of his anatomy if he lingers in that spot much longer!

    Narrative apart, this is a crisp and very well composed photograph. You are a master of using adverts and street furniture for very original shots.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Penna in Teverina

    Penna in Teverina
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12261 W: 132 N: 24780] (151665)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4595 W: 255 N: 10443] (42563) [2017-02-22 12:50]
    Ciao Caro Silvio,

    Yesterday we went up the steps, today, we go down the steep passageway.
    Both times the journey was irresistible, the guide lines being so strong.
    The old buildings and cobbled surfaces reveal an exciting history, a town that demands to be explored! You have captured an exciting area to share with us.

    Kind regards,
    Bev :-)

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

    Exposure...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7251 W: 157 N: 11099] (105172)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4595 W: 255 N: 10443] (42563) [2017-02-22 7:38]
    Witaj Krzysztof,

    I am aware how difficult an interior exposure can be but you have managed to capture this painting with good light and clarity.
    Maybe, you could have added further interest by including some spectators interacting with the painting.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • AustriaAustria
    Title: Grossglockner

    Grossglockner
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2618 W: 2 N: 4055] (22492)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4595 W: 255 N: 10443] (42563) [2017-02-22 7:35]
    Hello Piotr,

    These mountains look very formidable with their black, ridged surfaces, coated with contrasting white snow, in their upper regions.
    You have composed this shot beautifully by using the water and its reflections as a smooth introduction. Once we have glided across here, the rough scree and the towering crags become strongly contrasting features!
    I love how the billowing clouds fill the sky space like an ethereal mountain.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Plaza de OrienteCanon PowerShot G1 X

    Plaza de Oriente
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4847 W: 83 N: 8674] (63729)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4595 W: 255 N: 10443] (42563) [2017-02-22 7:27]
    Hello Daniel,

    You always wonder what the character of this place might have been if the Medieval houses had remained! As it is, the wide, open square gives a relaxed, leisurely atmosphere.
    There are lots of people enjoying the space, even on what appears a cool, December day, but sunshine always attracts people! I love how square is crossed by long people shadows and the odd shaft of sunlight.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Oie des neiges en hiverNikon D-300

    Oie des neiges en hiver
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7325 W: 0 N: 7857] (87213)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4595 W: 255 N: 10443] (42563) [2017-02-22 7:19]
    Bonjour Serge,

    You have managed an excellent close-up of the snow goose.
    The contrasts of light and shadows on its plumage helps to define its feathers, particularly on its wings.
    It's easy to see that the ice is very wet, melting near the water's edge, all good indicators of the clarity of your shot.

    I really like how the the bird is the focal point but then, the long shadow guides across the frame.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Petit sapinNikon D5

    Petit sapin
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 11571 W: 0 N: 15215] (149822)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4595 W: 255 N: 10443] (42563) [2017-02-22 7:11]
    Bonjour Nicolas,

    This petit sapin resembles a petit lapin!
    It's a lovely little image of soft snow, eclectic shadows and and sculptured snow!
    I would imagine that you have cropped the photograph to this near square format, which works well, keeping all attention of the tiny fir tree!

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Le portPanasonic LUMIX DMC FZ38

    Le port
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13813 W: 880 N: 24840] (108075)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4595 W: 255 N: 10443] (42563) [2017-02-22 3:48]
    Hello Philippe,

    This is a most attractive scene!
    You have added interest by bringing attention to the f/g boats and setting the scene.
    Those houses, facing the harbour are colourful and varied and lead the view naturally into the distance.

    It's a fine exposure, sharp and bright.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Tile roof garden

    Tile roof garden
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5540 W: 277 N: 10147] (81636)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4595 W: 255 N: 10443] (42563) [2017-02-22 3:30]
    Ha! Ha! Denis, this proves what my friend always maintains, that sempervivums need very little soil to grow! Here, you have shown a whole colony thriving on a tiled roof!
    It's an unusual subject for you but still worthy of attention.
    You have angled the rows of tiles nicely in your shot, used an important angle in the corner to create depth and captured a sharp, colourful photograph of the roof.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Flying over Gaziantep

    Flying over Gaziantep
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5774 W: 380 N: 11842] (58306)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4595 W: 255 N: 10443] (42563) [2017-02-22 3:23] [+]
    Hello Gert,

    I wonder what the city will look now!
    I imagine that the photographs you possess will contain most interesting, historic details to compare with the city now!

    You have a managed to obtain an excellent viewpoint, detailing the roof materials initially but then showing an expansive view over the city. It's much like the bird's-eye view shots that we like to take today, the only exception is that yours is in black and white!
    It's a well composed photograph, the soaring bird emphasising the viewpoint!!

    Thanks for sharing this,
    Bev :-)

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Eau

    Eau
    clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2450 W: 0 N: 2516] (18264)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4595 W: 255 N: 10443] (42563) [2017-02-22 1:23]
    Good Morning Robert,

    This is simple and beautiful.
    The features are carefully arranged in your composition for maximum effect.
    It reminds me of a Japanese silk picture.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: EPIDAURUS

    EPIDAURUS
    jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9341 W: 175 N: 15140] (67965)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4595 W: 255 N: 10443] (42563) [2017-02-22 1:21]
    Hello Jorge,

    I actually like this photograph better than yesterday's because it invites us in, to share the spectacle and feel the huge scale of the theatre. The figure before us helps in this respect.
    Also, this is even more like a fan opening because the seating area is not split and we follow the curved rows from f/g to b/g, quite journey!!

    Have a great day,
    Bev :-)

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Water-jetSony DSC HX200v

    Water-jet
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9795 W: 123 N: 18139] (96771)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4595 W: 255 N: 10443] (42563) [2017-02-22 1:16]
    Ciao caro Luciano,

    Sorry, but couldn't you have found a taller fountain!!!

    This is amazing!
    I have seen it before but it still amazes me!
    I wonder if the people nearby have to wear raincoats all the time!

    I like how you have included just enough b/g information, in the form of boats and buildings, to set the context and the scale of this water jet. But, of course, the main attention is on the jet, magnified as it competes with the clouds!!!

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Historic centre of SienaSony Alpha DSLR A200

    Historic centre of Siena
    ecmel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 104 W: 0 N: 173] (1411)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4595 W: 255 N: 10443] (42563) [2017-02-22 1:10]
    Good Morning Ecmel.

    You have shown us a fine bird's-eye view of Siena, clear and well saturated.
    The Piazza del Campo is strongly placed in the frame, with its associated tower, tall and imposing.
    There is a lovely blend of terracotta and blue in this well composed shot.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

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