Image took on the Bodu Huraa Lagoon in the late morning.
Maldives National Anthem
Gavmii mi ekuverikan matii tibegen kuriime salaam,
Gavmii bahun gina heyo du'aa kuramun kuriime salaam.
Gavmii nishaanang hurmataa eku boo lambai tibegen
Audaanakan libigen e vaa dida-ak kuriime salaam.
Nasraa nasiibaa kaamyaabu-ge ramzakang himenee
Fessaa rataai hudaa ekii fenumun kuriime salaam.
We salute you in this national unity.
We salute you, with many good wishes in the national tongue,
Bowing the head in respect to the national symbol.
We salute the flag that has such might;
It falls into the sphere of victory, fortune and success
With its green and red and white together, and therefore we salute it.
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pastadog (13111) 2006-05-13 3:36
Gavmii Paolo, gavmii mi ekuverikan, audaanakan libigen and kaamyaabu-ge ramzakang; fessaa rataai hudaa! Daniel
(a superb shot in great colors, with a spectacular long unusual cloud dominating the scene)
isabela_sor (47539) 2006-05-13 3:39
Absolutely great shot,lovely lanscape with great contrast of colors and high graphical impact.. really well done,Paolo.Very good quality of the scan
A nice week end
caius (242) 2006-05-13 3:44
Nice blue of the sea.
vinser (6) 2006-05-13 3:44
A beautiful shot with wonderful colours from the Maldives.
donluicu (24718) 2006-05-13 4:00
nice colors for this post-neatimage picture..
You love Maldives don't you?..
thx for sharing with us this part of the world.
elmec (12210) 2006-05-13 4:13
This is paradise view!
I like the composition and the big clouds there!
Very good composition!
Gerrit (43775) 2006-05-13 4:20
The colours of this pleasant composition for islands, sea and sky are stunning.
The house of the resort are placed very well.
The definition is not the best point, I prosume that's because of the neat-image proces.
Thanks and regards, Gerrit
sabyasachi1212 (19771) 2006-05-13 4:39
Excellent image. Beautiful colours.
Thanks for sharing.
eco (112) 2006-05-13 5:10
great shot, amazing landscape, great colors, very nice sky and clouds
good work, I like
best regards, rafal
jinju (14265) 2006-05-13 6:25
the photo is wonderful. The view is fantastic, with your trademark colors. Wonderful exotic photo, TFS.
efigesta (12188) 2006-05-13 6:38
great this place and your shot, nice colors and a perfect pov
fayeulle (27827) 2006-05-13 7:36
I think you used a software like NeatImage here to reduce the grain. The effect is too large here and the sky look like plastic and the sea look like oil. So despite of amazing colors I can't give you a dark green icon. I am sorry...
rbcy1974 (20758) 2006-05-13 8:26
Very nicely captured,
it looks like a tourist brochure, very inviting.
veronika (6052) 2006-05-13 9:11
Oh no Paolo, im sitting at home and learning so much that my head is going to explode soon beacuse of that (un)necesary knowledge and now i found your picture, can you imagine how i feel????? :) I want to goooo thereeee!! :D
Amazing shot with amazing scenery and amazing quality of the scan, bravo!!
AmiBe (6042) 2006-05-13 12:25
superb blue tones, they make me dream.
Nice place to be...
Neat Image is a bit strong.
During this time in Switzerland... it's raining... ;-(
johnhopkins (866) 2006-05-13 13:45
Nice 'paradise' shot Paulo with an exceptional colout to the water. Composition is great with the isalnd on the left balancing the huts to the right.
anesugur (18789) 2006-05-13 15:34
Very beautiful capture.
I like the colors and contrasts.
Graal (95077) 2006-05-13 16:08
another photo from the "paradise". Beautiful lagoon. fantastic colours. Very nice remembrance for You.
tjanze (5674) 2006-05-14 10:58
I cant move my eyes from this colors.Looks like post card for tourist magazines,but fantastic.
Very good composition and colors.
syd1946 (18663) 2006-05-14 11:29
It is a very impresive shot.Amazing colors and
great light adds to this perfect image.Splendid
atus (15838) 2006-05-14 14:33
immagine molto bella con tipici colori maldiviani. Complimenti a Te ed alla JUVE!
AiresSantos (56155) 2006-05-14 15:45
Hi my friend, Paolo !
This shot have colors and contrast absolutely fantastic.
No more words !...
TFs and greetings,
ALIRIZA (16423) 2006-05-14 15:56
Congratulations... I like your landscape shots very much. Composition and DOF are perfect.Good POV between the cloudy sky and the sea are really really wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
Fis2 (81512) 2006-05-14 16:33
Beautiful place, wondrful landscape. Good composition. Fantastic colours. Welol done. Congratulations.
Jribeirosantos (1916) 2006-05-14 16:53
.. well .. this is torture .. pure and simple torture .. :) These waters are cristal!
rosaline (0) 2006-05-15 4:15
Good colouring here. The richness of the colours adds great impact to the shot. The shot has good drama and impact.
PixelTerror (0) 2006-05-15 4:17
A dream view that was supposed to be enchanting in terms of subject and displayed colors, all the exotism and contrasts we could expect from there, but that has been spoiled by this aggressive Neat image, I don't know how the scanned output looked like but I personally stopped using NI and went for Noiseware, generally speaking I always select the less aggressive preset parameters combination and it generally does the job. I think it's worth a change, see the feedback you received on this photo, post it cleaned as a RP and you get a winner.
carper (96) 2006-05-15 6:25
wauw Paolo, I mis the shot almost,
a fantastic place, a marvelous photo and what a colours, very nice image, good job.
capthaddock (28790) 2006-05-15 10:04
Hii Paaolo - stunniing colour of the waater, seems to be lit from below, the noiise fiilter has softened iit aa liitle but iits stiil a beaautiiful siight.
sebinho342 (19317) 2006-05-15 12:59
I saw the critic of Tan on this one in gallery/critics yesterday night (but so lazzzyy ;) ) and i had to come back to let my words cause yes it's an incredible shot, so pure and bluuuueee "we salute you", tttsssssss lucky paolo ...
The pic is so soft and pastel, a delight for eyes
Mistral (15402) 2006-05-15 13:29
credo che un giorno dovrò andare in un luogo come questo. Perdermi tra cielo e mare.
Bravo (come sempre).
Yffic (6106) 2006-05-16 15:24
Voila une photo qui donneras envie à beaucoup de monde d'aller aux Maldives.
Superbe et enchanteur.
patriik (1935) 2006-05-17 5:47
When I see such a wonderful view I always want to be there... now!!! :)
What a lovely colours, contrast... Fanstastic place!
aloyho (6798) 2006-05-17 9:05
Such a lovely scene that it's hard to let it pass by. It is always fascinating what nature can offer in term of beauty. I have always enjoyed the ocean colours that you are able to present. It livens the whole place and make it so attractive. Well done!! Regards and have a nice day.
asanak (1972) 2006-05-19 5:37
Wonderful shot, good DOF!. Composition and POV are perfect.I like light and colors a lot. Thanks for sharing.
MIG13 (0) 2006-05-19 17:21
Well, Paolo, if there's a paradise on earth, you've captured it in this pic! Great landascape, perspective and colours! TFS! Miguel.
eza1701 (3345) 2006-06-06 4:16
It's the water again which drew my attention to this shot, combined with the wonderful sky and the silhouette of the hut on the right it's great image.
chulasantos (251) 2007-11-17 15:52
hi, great photo, beautiful colors.
- Copyright: Paolo Motta (Paolo) (41222)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1998-03-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon F-801
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Your favorites, Yvonne's favorite beaches [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-05-13 3:29
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