A curved coconut palm at 7 Commando Beach on the southern side of El Nido Headland. Part of the Bacuit Archipelago can be seen in the background. There are daytrips leaving daily from El Nido Beach between 8-9 am. Lunch is often included & you can hire masks, flippers & snorkels, to explore the fringing coral reefs just offshore.
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timecapturer (49288) 2013-01-10 3:25
a beautifully framed glimpse of paradise! Love the fg detailing and the DOF gives us a sharp view of the idyllic seascape beyond this amazing curvy palm. Composed and executed superbly. Wish you were here shot if ever I saw one.
Regards - Brian.
yquem46 (38750) 2013-01-10 3:30
Welcome back to TE and my best wishes for 2013
An original POV on this idyllic part of the world, with nice light and pleasant natural colors
have a nice day
besnard (55085) 2013-01-10 3:47
Une très belle photo exotique cadrée avec soin.
Bravo et bonne journée.
hidibyendu (875) 2013-01-10 3:58
Very nice and very interesting too.
Goood colors and saturation.
A nice POV and very good DOF.
chrislo (4155) 2013-01-10 4:08
In this cold and wet winter time here in Northern Europe, this kind of picture is always a delight for the eyes. Nice composed photograph with all the ingredients of the tropical dream to make it a fine picture and a pleasant and relaxing holiday scenery. A good paradise shot and a luminous view with dreamy colours.
Royaldevon (33381) 2013-01-10 4:09
Good Morning Chris,
The curved palm trunk has been very expressively used to give f/g impact and to ensure that the viewer explores every section of the frame.
The b/g creates a beautiful setting for your focal tree.
Very good use of light and fine, sharp, textural details.
My warm regards,
jlbrthnn (76037) 2013-01-10 4:17
Fantastic scenery is pleasantly seen behind this remarkable trunk. The light and colors, sharpness and depth are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
pierrefonds (60320) 2013-01-10 4:19
The palm tree is helping to frame the scene. The distance between the beach and the islands is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the tropical scenery. The good luminosity is bringing out the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.
dta (71373) 2013-01-10 4:48
Hello Chris ,
This is a dreamy tropical view , but especially outstanding with this opening through this amazing curved palm tree .
cornejo (35741) 2013-01-10 5:02
Hi Chris, this is an excellent photo very well composed, wonderful landscape framed by beautiful vegetation. Very good idea, excellent performance and outstanding quality. Chaming job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.
Good morning and happy rest of week.
Greetings from southern Spain.
Sergiom (67322) 2013-01-10 5:54
J'aime beaucoup la construction de cette image. L'angle que prend le palmier pour nous laisser voir le paysage derrière est superbe.Un rêve!
cargus (9588) 2013-01-10 8:52
Colour, light and contrast excellent, good together in a successful picture.
npecanhuk (69936) 2013-01-10 13:47
Very attractive picture!
I love the colors of the waters!
I also enjoy seeing the mountains and islands in the bg!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, chosen pov and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
lousat (82472) 2013-01-10 14:04
Hi Chris,spectacular postcard of this dreaming beach,i like the very rich composition and no people indside,a magic paradise and a top quality pic,i would to be there!! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
mvdisco (17784) 2013-01-10 19:19
A beautiful landscape nicely presented and composition.
Nice coconut Palm curved tree with great tone of colors and light,
Lovely place and excellent POV. And DOF..
macjake (61376) 2013-01-10 20:19
this photo was taken almost one year ago today.
its a very keen compo, having the mountain scape in the far bg is a cool adition to the scene, completes it smartly.
and of course who can resist the aqua's and blues.
feel the warmth! feel the warmth!
Sonata11 (33697) 2013-01-10 20:50
very beautiful and attractive picture of spectacular nature. The curved palm makes a lot of impressin in this image. Lovele place and very beautiful BG. Fantastic composition and great framed. Like it a lot. Thanks for sharing.
jjcordier (78960) 2013-01-10 22:54
Très bon cadrage exploitant de belle façon ce palmier courbe qui laisse bien voir ce superbe paysage en arrière plan. Une très belle maitrise de l'exposition pour une photo de qualité.
Graal (100088) 2013-01-10 23:52
amazing palm near by beach. Beautiful view in BG. Place and photo I like.
Have a nice day.
dkmurphys (52675) 2013-01-11 0:20
Charming exotic image. I like the colors and the shape of the palm. Well composed!
danos (90257) 2013-01-11 0:34
very nice the view of the curved tree as dominating against the blue of the sky.I like the excellent environment as the light and the colour management of the image..
saxo042 (37642) 2013-01-11 1:06
The curved palm is beautifully framing the background view! A very good depth and excellent colours. This looks indeed like a paradise, but do I see a barbed wire behind the tree? Not very paradisical...
ifege (10363) 2013-01-11 1:09
Beautifully framed and colour managed.
jhm (144176) 2013-01-11 3:55
Wonderful found look through between the curvature of the tree.
Very clear taken with lovely details.
You chose a very well angle, with excellent light management.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
emilbo (22616) 2013-01-11 7:19
Très jolie photo qui nous donne envie de partir en vacances mais c'est pour un peu plus tard. Le palmier ou cocotier a surement eu un peu de misère mais il encadre bien naturellement la photo. La mer turquoise nous fait rêver et la perspective est excellente. Bel éclairage et merveilleuses couleurs.
Toutes mes félicitations et bonne fin de semaine,
Nicou (129967) 2013-01-12 21:14
quelle forme de cet arbre quelle belles courbes, avec la vue sur les racine dans le sable et la vue en fond génial.
Bravo et amitié
lgir (7175) 2013-01-13 7:24
POV with this beautiful palm tree shaped like a window through which we discover a heavenly landscape.
siudzi (34141) 2013-02-26 10:54
I missed that one but I have to admit that it's extremely beautiful! Looks like you have found a paradise!:-)
Very well seen and executed with vivid bright tones. Well done!
korbee (6617) 2013-02-26 10:59
Lucky man you are chris to have the priviledge to stay in such a place,Love the blue hills in the background and the turquose colored sea in front,this is true paradise.
Goodnight from holland.
kiks (11781) 2013-03-01 9:17
You realy used well this palmtree to frame the beautiful beach and landschape. Very well balanced composition with lovely colors.
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4798) 2013-03-04 7:43
Okay, I'm honestly looking forward to more photos of yours during your stay in the Philippines, especially in Palawan. Wow, the place is just amazing, I know Bacuit bay is the ha-long bay od the Philippines. I should pay a visit to this place quite soon!
thans for sharing!
fritzi007 (8685) 2013-06-09 13:22
really wonderful photo, very good image quality, interesting infomation,I like it very much!
Wish you a good time!
ikeharel (62855) 2015-06-01 7:56
What a great POV found, Chris, I like how you employed the beautiful seascape through and above the curve on the trunk, marvelous idea - culminate wonderfully on scene.
Cheers & Good evening,