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These picture is taken, Oostburg Netherlands on 12km of the coast.
A wonderful creek area.
We have finally one week of summer, real blue sky and temperatures above the 20° Celsius.
With my electric bike I was very glad that I again a picture of the nature could make.
When I saw these wonderful quiet place with a lot water of the creek and also nice cows in meadow, I though this becomes a nice picture.
You can see the result, I hope you like it.
The "Great Hole" is a creek in West Zeeland southeast of Oostburg.
From 1604 the "Great Hole" was part of the Line of Oostburg and today it is a nature reserve, while the remains of the fortifications can still be found here.
Once the "Groote Gat" was part of a larger creeks system that was directly connected to the Swin. It was an extension of the Brugsche- canal, whose elongated Brugsche-Polder canal (dammed in 1684) west of Oostburg still testifies. This is now a golf course. Groote Gat was significantly reduced by the construction of the New Field Polder and east of it, the St. Philips Polder. Already in 1652
The Groote Gat is currently owned by the Zeeland landscape and comprises 83 ha creek, humid and salty meadows, reeds and thickets. On the east side, the area of 6.3 ha available to increase. Habitat of creeping marshwort
The "Great Hole" is one of the richest sites in the Netherlands of this species.
Among the breeding birds include: Blue throat, water rail, marsh harrier and gray goose.
There is a bird hide present.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
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pajaran (45442) 2013-06-09 22:48
Dobar dan, gospodine.
Dobar tekst o mestu sa datim podacima.
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Lepa priroda sa stadom ovaca u pozadini.
Dobar tekst o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Good day, sir.
Good article on the place of the given data.
Good composition and perspective, beautiful colors.
Beautiful nature with a herd of sheep in the background.
Good article on the used technique and elements of the image.
Have a great and successful day, all the best in the new week that started.
besnard (50810) 2013-06-09 22:53
Une belle image bucolique très bien cadrée avec les herbes qui coupent le cours d'eau, les vaches et le village que l'on aperçoit à l'horizon.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
papagolf21 (81604) 2013-06-09 23:48
Bonjour, cher ami John,
Un paysage bucolique et pittoresque fort bien présenté qui pourrait faire l'objet d'une peinture, d'une première page de couverture d'un livre ou d'une pochette de disque.
Très bonne journée.
Royaldevon (24228) 2013-06-09 23:58
Good Morning John,
You use the word 'quiet' in your description, which is the immediate impression that I had, as I looked at your photograph. It almost defines your mood of peace and calm, to be experiencing warm weather, at the end of a long and bitter winter.
The creek makes a slowly curving guide from the f/g to lazily grazing cows. The reflections are a fine detail and add to the overall mood of stillness.
Have a lovely day,
gildasjan (40200) 2013-06-10 0:07
Bon rendu naturel des couleurs pour ce paysage si typé de Hollande.Une touche est ici rendue par ces reflets.
carlo62 (23622) 2013-06-10 0:20
bella qiesta panoramica sulle tranquille campagne olandesi.
Si respira tranquillità e pace, la composizione è molto equilibrata, colori e luci ottimi, belli i riflessi in primo piano, sembrano sottolineare il paesaggio sopra.
jjcordier (70491) 2013-06-10 0:43
Joli paysage très bien mis en valeur dans cette bonne photo.
Romano46 (15518) 2013-06-10 0:51
con le tue foto si ammira il meglio della natura con distese di acqua e di terra che si integnano al meglio per appagare lo spirito.
Non mi stanco mai di osservare i tuoi paesaggi che ben rappresentano i luoghi che più ti sono vicini ma che sai cogliere in maniera sempre diversa ed originale. Bravo.
Ciao e buon inizio di settimana
dta (60127) 2013-06-10 1:31
Bonjour John ,
Une belle vue de ces marais , avec de jolis reflets et une impression de grande quiétude .
Nicou (111230) 2013-06-10 1:47
merveilleuse vue quel jeu de roseaux qui se croisent et font une très belle forme et ces couelurs, ces reflets quelle vue sueprbe.
bravo et amitié
dkmurphys (44563) 2013-06-10 2:55
Very beautiful colors of this canal scene. I like the atmosphere and the POV. Well taken, have a fine new week.
jacquest (17761) 2013-06-10 3:43
There are nice golden tones contrasting on the blue water and the distance creates deepness. The scene is very peaceful and inspiring. The light and colors make an image of very good quality.
timecapturer (41708) 2013-06-10 3:50
an image with a painting like feel to it, soft tones and graceful lines enhance the effect, plus it has an enticing and tranquil atmosphere. Sublime!
Have a great week - Brian.
Miguel82 (17293) 2013-06-10 4:39
Superb countryside landscape of Zeeland with polders, cows and fields
Clear shot with fine colors
pierrefonds (53272) 2013-06-10 4:59
The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The curves of the creek are giving depth to the scene. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the scenery. The good luminosity is enhancing the beauty of the colours. Have a nice day.
Sergiom (50480) 2013-06-10 5:05
J'aime bien cette composition. Le regard suit naturellement le cours d'eau dans l'image, ce qui lui donne beaucoup de profondeur.La lumière est superbe et les couleurs joliment saturées.
Fis2 (79742) 2013-06-10 6:32
Wonderful view, nice climate.
I like colors and composition.
Have a nice afternoon
fabbs99 (14375) 2013-06-10 7:18
Elegant shot of the creek area.Very attractive capture in great contrasts and colors. Excellent light and colors.Very well done.
abmdsudi (36276) 2013-06-10 7:21
The warm tones of the reeds glued the eyes as strong anchor point to the whole wetland. There's a great feel of sweeping vastness and depth in subtle bright light and colors that make this shot a very fine landscape. The brightly houses in the distant further add the interest and the clear clam water is hard to ignore which further conveys to the tranquility of it. Lovely shot, Well done.
Didi (53257) 2013-06-10 8:32
Belle vue ensoleillée avec le croisement des roseaux
Le paysage me rappelle certains lieux du Loiret, la région où j'habite
ktanska (23408) 2013-06-10 11:49
Curving water path between those reeds makes a nice photo subject. Open landscape reveals many details in the background.
bayno (18340) 2013-06-10 11:49
very nice landscape,,,this time you dont' use so big dept like usual...perfect framing with nice light and colors...good reflection and detail too...
ACL1978 (7313) 2013-06-10 12:50
Hello John - a peaceful shot of this creek and the cow pasture beyond. Good reflection and color throughout. Thanks!
Silvio1953 (110966) 2013-06-10 13:57
Ciao John, lovely and peaceful landscape, fantastic reflections, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Hansaphotos (6329) 2013-06-10 14:06
A fabulous landscape shot this. The calm water provides fine reflections. Very nice colours and a great composition. Great work! TFS. Have a nice week.
mehranjahangiri (347) 2013-06-10 20:18
resolution is a few low.
but the contrast is suitable,composition is nice.
ikeharel (48242) 2013-06-11 9:01
Light was very favorable, John, and the view on the flat-land till far in the horiozon, show a pasture with caws and trees in beautiful green. Mingle blue very beautifully adorned the whole image.
A fantastic shot, cheers.
mesutilgim (76662) 2013-06-11 10:06
Hello dear John,
Nice and calm scenery, perfect captured.
Nice the cows at far back ground and the ferns in the foreground with their reflections.
Many interesting notes as well.
TFS and best regards
PiotrF (2382) 2013-06-11 15:03
Hello John, Another very well taken scene,wonderful natural colors, fantastic reflections, excellent clarity and splendid light, amazing contrast with beautiful sky.
clic (13240) 2013-06-11 16:09
How wilderness can be so attractive, especially when enriched of such beautiful reflects in pristine countryside waters!
The horizon line set right-on a tiers line enhances the natural beauty of this tableau.
mcmtanyel (8147) 2013-06-11 19:56
This is spectacular, even for you. Your photos are beautiful, anyway, but this one really stands out. I like the way the creek seems to meander in the foreground. The reflections on the water are lovely. Beautiful colors, serene scenery. Looking at the photo is therapeutic after a day of long meetings, thank you!
Alco (6052) 2013-06-11 20:47
Magnificent landscape.Superb composition with that sinuous river and the nice reflections in the water.Nice background with all these animals in the field and the row of trees on the right.Very well done.
Urs (14082) 2013-06-11 21:28
Your shot has nothing to do with rice, but in the flooded rice fields it can look the same as in your shot above. I'm not sure if it is a grain or nothing, what is growing there. It is just a very pleasing shot. Well done
Nobody knows everything. As I live in Asia I have to know in which kind of culture I live, to avoid to offend anybody. Buddhism is less complicated the Hinduism, but still I had to learn a lot to understand the religion and by doing so the population better.
krzychu30 (14986) 2013-06-12 3:22
nicely composed image showing us beauty of Netherlands rural side.Just love this zig-zag shaped river and the way you presented it to us-full of bright,vibrant colors and with so lovely reflections adding some kind of calm atmosphere to it.
Beautiful and well considered composition!
Have a nice day
ChrisJ (93372) 2013-06-12 4:55
Wonderful symmetrical reflections in the mirror like water with superb sharpness & a marvellous warm vs cold colour contrast between the yellow reeds and blue sky. Well composed using the rule of thirds. The bg dairy cattle add interest. Reasonable sharpness. Tfs!
ourania (22684) 2013-06-12 9:55
I like very much the balance and symmetry conveyed by your composition. This natural scenery is very delightful, the details and colours that compose it make a really lovely sight. The sense of depth is captivating and the atmosphere has a fine peacefulness. Your colour and contrast management is marvellous. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
PaulVDV (19393) 2013-06-12 11:36
Dit lijkt me niet zo onmiddellijk het soort landschap waar het makkelijk om fietsen is. Ik vrees dat je er - zelfs als voetganger - wel ergens in de drassige grond kan wegzakken.
Het water maakt een mooie curve die de compositie zeker ten goede komt. Alhoewel de lucht niet zo echt fel blauw lijkt, zien we toch prachtige weerspiegelingen in het water op de voorgrond en zorgt het riet voor een mooie contrasterende kleur met het water van de kreek.
Vele groeten, Paul
mjw364 (6490) 2013-06-12 11:37
Nice shapes, textures and colours here with great depth and clarity from front to back.
janneman (2410) 2013-06-12 12:14
De zigzaglijn van het water trekt je blik naar de kleine details aan de horizon en maakt een mooie dieptewerking.
De reflectie is ook prachtig.
danos (80873) 2013-06-12 12:29
nice the view of this section of the creak that creates depth and perspective in the scene with the parts of the land to creates a beautiful optical effect.I like the brilliant light with the vivid colours to make the image so inviting and unique.
rbassin (15034) 2013-06-12 12:34
un superbe paysage, avec de bons effets d'eau et de la végétation.
jcpix (9232) 2013-06-12 15:57
I'm really glad you enjoy riding your bike, because it sure has resulted in a lot of great images for the rest of us to enjoy! :) It's 44c today in Phoenix, would you like to exchange some temperatures for a while...please? :) For a scene relatively minimal, you've extracted a pleasing image. The reflections are simple yet effective, the detail is sharp, and the winding shape of the water within this framing all add up for a complete and satisfying look along the countryside. All of this on a bright, sunny and warm day as an added bonus. Nicely done, thanks for sharing the views.
mvdisco (17490) 2013-06-12 16:29
Hi John ,Bonjour,
Nice perpective and point of view,
Nice tone of naturel colors and light,
Lovely reflection on a calm water too,
Jolie scène rurale et composition,
Kielia (22257) 2013-06-13 3:12
you are presenting another wonderful impression of this well known region.
The depth of field of this picture is perfectly chosen and the composition is successful.
I really like the Summer colors and this fascinating light. My compliments!
jemaflor (77476) 2013-06-13 4:06
Nice pov with an interesting light and tones, I like too these reflections on water, good photo.
saxo042 (35780) 2013-06-13 7:42
The S-shaped form of the peaceful and calm water is also a very good mirror for the soft colours of the reed along the banks. The background landscape includes life, in the form of cows. A very attractive rural scene!
eldancer1 (23039) 2013-06-14 7:20
Very nice capture of this wetland. I like your pov and it has good dof with nice details. Very well done, tfs.
kato (11052) 2013-06-14 8:36
You're capturing well this pastoral landscape by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the creek with the winding river, the aquatic plant like reed and many cows pasturing in meadow in the distance. The whole is harmonized well by the beautiful color combination. And, the reflection projected to the water draws out an additional good effect in this image.
adramad (33546) 2013-06-14 9:03
Very beautiful composition with this great panorama, showing us this wide plain, this lacuna in the foreground and water plants reflected in them, an image with a superb DOF.
Beautiful sunny day, giving a beautiful color.
Very good lighting and a fantastic sharpness.
Well done. I love it.
Enjoy a happy weekend.
mkamionka (28418) 2013-06-14 14:49
beautiful composition very well spotted. I like the colors so natural yet well saturated and eye catching. The reflection of the grass adds a very nice touch. Wonderful place and great presentation.
Have a great weekend,
rychem (16372) 2013-06-14 22:15
Perfectly composed photo with peaceful atmosphere, nice reflections and light, idyllic place
SWEETFREEDOM (20802) 2013-06-14 22:57
very nice landscape. good reflectiosn in fg and colors.
kordinator (14829) 2013-06-15 0:35
Good natural color rendering for this nice landscape.
Fantastic job made by these reflections.
Excellent composition and presentation.
robmal (1858) 2013-06-15 1:50
great landscape shot with nice composition and interesting POV, warm colors, lights and fine reflections, well done.
Buin (42232) 2013-06-15 9:23
Here you have chosen an intriguing point of view. It causes and emphasizes this beautiful zigzag of this little river. The coppice of the wonderfully reflected reed is another attraction in this picture. Yes, this is a place to pause for a moment, to enjoy ...
Thank you for the interesting and informative note!
Greetings from rather cool and rainy Westphalia! Have a sunny weekend!
berek (32312) 2013-06-15 21:52
beautiful landscape well presented could be a painting .agood composition and clear picture.
wolf38 (29804) 2013-06-16 8:36
Hi John. Here the Dutch lowlands shows its beauty. Everything is quiet and contemplative. It is an area in which to relax, especially city dwellers. The photo pleases me very well.
Schnappilic (9682) 2013-06-16 11:27
I like your work with a splendid composition. There are many interesting details. Congratulations for your work!
bukitgolfb301 (33708) 2013-06-16 15:37
Hi dear John, how are you?
Sorry for my late reaction.
Another great shot in perfect balancd composition and tasteful color touch / allocation. Calm and reaxing image indeed as usual as you delivered.
Thanks a lot and have a good new week!
Takero from Tokyo
branley (3681) 2013-06-17 7:01
This is a lovely image my friend, wonderful composition with great colour and sharpness. The curving water givers adds another dimension to this pleasant country scene.
fritzi007 (802) 2013-06-18 12:45
wunderbare, interessante Landschaft, danke für den guten Kommentar, sehr gute Bildqualität!
Wünsch dir eine schöne Zeit
raszid62 (18583) 2013-06-18 15:41
Beautiful, wild river meandering among the flat plains and meadows of Netherlands. Cane beautifully reflected in the calm water. With photos been exudes calm. Excellent quality and colours of image.
jmdias (50325) 2013-06-18 16:19
the river looks more like a lake with calm waters. excellent use of the colors and framing here. marvelous rural landscape. TFS.
Angshu (53966) 2013-06-18 22:15
A nice picture, but IMHO not in your usual high standards. While the tall grasses in the FG makes good viewing, I am missing a strong focal point. The colours are nice as the light is good...the reflections in the FG work well
elenimavrandoni (11793) 2013-06-19 11:41
John, I missed your pictures and here I am to enjoy my eyes and my heart by looking at your beauties...
nice, spectacular nature, relaxing to the soul!!
all the best
zoomer (6) 2013-06-22 14:17
Hi,wonderful tranquility with the water reflecting the blue sky.Fine composition,all the best,Wolf.
fotka (2905) 2013-06-25 4:26
I like how you composed this photo showing meander of the creek. Nice grass reflection in the FG and pasture with cows in the BG. The photo has great quality of colors, light and sharpness. You show beautiful, peaceful countryside of Netherlands.
claudeD (28826) 2013-06-27 11:50
Wonderful landscape picture from Zeeland with a perfect composition, fine colors and tones. I like the amazing reflections in the water.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
TRB (13377) 2013-06-27 12:46
Sharpness, colors, reflections, and I love you to.
much like the blue effect is superb.
carper (96) 2013-07-01 22:20
fraai landschap mooie foto goede verdeling, mooi gemaakt John.
serp2000 (35728) 2013-07-08 5:25
Very beneficial point of view gave you this outstanding composition. My sight goes between the island on the water to the cows and village. Very nice background too.
josepmarin (57267) 2013-07-09 2:27
you offers us a peaceful landscape, where the beautiful creek and the nice meadows with cows in background, they are creating a very bucolic and natural composition.
The great light, the warm colours, and the delightful reflections on the water complete a good photographic work.
mirosu (10942) 2013-08-04 6:05
I love this excellent tranquil land- waterscape in perfect light and superb vibrant colors. Brilliant deep DOF, perfect viewpoint. V+F
frunchy (1517) 2013-08-06 13:38
picturesque! I love this Kind of nature very much!
The water Creek is well captured and there are good reflections in the water. Nice Colors.
cjmm (4479) 2013-08-21 15:07
I like very much the exposure and the composition, with a good sense of perspective and depth.
mohammad_H (8122) 2013-09-19 7:24
Hi john my friend
Extremely comfortable and attractive environment, like the place where I live there, in the silence of space, and it's reedy Coble, romantic and very dramatic, eye-catching and pleasant, clear, high quality image reflected in water
best wishes for you and wife
maloutim (9621) 2013-09-22 0:07
Good morning John,
I love this sort of marshy landscape, with the reeds as if they were growing straight from the water ! They are basked in sun, and this shows in their reflections. It lights up the canal.
As you say, there is a tranquil atmosphere about this shot with the reeds in the foreground, and the cows grazing in the field, in the background.
Very resting just to look at, let alone cycle there.
Thanks for sharing and have a great Sunday !
subhendu_bagchi (24343) 2013-09-27 8:25
a beautiful one from your archive. Like the simplicity of this view. Like the small grass land in this clear water with its blue-ness caused by the reflection of clear sky. Love the mirror image of that grass land in water. Nice background with pleasant greenery and may be with some cattle is there. Great picture quality. Nice depth. Perfect light. Someone called you, 'grandpa of TE', correctly with a very good will... I enjoyed this title. I think you deserve it. :)
Take care & have a nice time.
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (131736)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-06
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon EF 70-200/2.8 L IS USM, Sandisk CFIII 16GB
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-06-09 22:43