Crooked Tree Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary lies about 50km north of Belize City. The lagoon is approximately 17,000 ha (41,000 acres) and is primarily set aside to protect the wetlands and the vast numbers of waterbirds that visit the area from January to April. The small settlement of Crooked Tree has a population of 600 and caters for a small tourist trade that come to vistit the lagoon for its diverse birdlife.
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KateinDenmark (1634) 2008-08-05 4:22
Excellent way to capture reflection in this photo. It almost feels like the earth is pressed between the water and the sky. Really well done!
cigdom (2574) 2008-08-05 4:22
What a great work!I guess,it is hdr work,isn't it? Anyway,the atmosphere is wonderful.Thanks for sharing this nice image.
saikotic (114) 2008-08-05 4:45
Amazing.... reminds me of a scene from ForrestGump...
arunelis (2) 2008-08-05 5:06
Barkan (362) 2008-08-05 5:32
Sky's reflection on the water with a thick horizon line at the back look wonderful. Great job. Tfs.
dkeus31 (27735) 2008-08-05 12:15
the cloudy sky make a great picture!
good reflexion also
adores (32204) 2008-08-05 17:17
What a great sky! In fact, with this sky and its reflection on the water, I guess you don't need much more. The composition and the light are very good.
janneman (2392) 2008-08-06 0:23
Perfectly balanced composition of clouds and water!
goodwill (4881) 2008-08-06 8:37
Wish there were a few rain drops falling too....annd then the shot would had sent me to ecstasy.
Still sitting before the monitor with all my sesnes enjoying this beauty,I wonder how the clouds made such a low level flight.
The only complaint here is................I rivted mine eyes to the shot and remain glued to the screen for at least 5 minutes.......couldn't see a single waterbird.
marcan44 (6223) 2008-08-07 14:59
gorgeous sky and nice clouds effect!
Sharpness and resolution lagoon is excellent.
Compliments and thanks for sharing.
P.S. Could you tell me if this shot is a HDR elaboration ?
AlexandraR (80) 2008-08-08 4:24
Amazing reflection of the dramatic sky!
jlbrthnn (79791) 2008-08-11 6:39
Congratulations! it is quite simply splendid. The incredible clouds and this reflective watery landscape are better aesthetic effect. Very good realization.
Have a nice day
jrj (34841) 2008-08-15 5:49
A most attrctive setting here Chris and as you say some of the same impression as from my lake in the Norwegian mountains.
I like the very soft reflection in the water here. Nice work.
zeca (19762) 2008-08-17 20:47
Very good capture, Chris! The sky is fantastic and its reflections makes the picture even more impressive. Excellent work!
Felip (3907) 2009-06-06 15:18
Few words, simply beautiful scenery with a great strength.
Hellas (6705) 2009-06-07 7:30
I like very much the balance of this composition and the calmness we get looking at it.
Your PP is excellent, too.
sacavem (18608) 2009-06-08 7:44
Very beautiful image of the winter in the Crooked Tree Lagoon
Excellent composition, very nice colors, and sharpness.
ecmel (1062) 2009-09-18 11:50
Hovering cumulus clouds are simply fabulous. Lights and reflections on the lagoon are impressive.
Ja-cek (93) 2009-11-19 2:35
great shot! It looks like the clouds are falling down on us :-)
Giedra70 (963) 2010-03-10 15:44
Reflections, clouds, water are excellent.
Nelu_Goia (3116) 2010-03-17 12:10
I`m afraid I cannot provide you with a constructive critique for a very simple reason: your photo is just perfect and you know it. Since it would be just silly to try to say bad words about it I have nothing else to add than my congratulations for this and my thanks for your care for high quality uploads.
I also read your intro and I felt it`s my intro, just worded in a better way.
P.S. About the HDR discussion: I think the post-processing is real good, so good that one can hardly tell what has been done to the picture. The best pp is the one you don`t see, right?:)
Bournazel (6323) 2011-02-12 3:53
I've been in Belizia more than 20 years ago...Unfortunately no picture available...
I'm happy to dicover some testimonies of this forgotten country in your gallery
- Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper) (6620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-12-02
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS, ISO 200
- Exposure: f/4, 1/2000 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Belize/Guatemala [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-08-05 4:05
- Favorites: 2 [view]