Hi TE friends
During my last trip to the Alentejo, I did a break to watch storks
The fields are very green and with a lot of flowers. I liked this blue sky and decided to post this picture
I hope you like it !
Alentejo is a south-central region of Portugal. Its name's origin, "Além-Tejo", literally translates to "Beyond the Tagus" or "Across the Tagus". The region is separated from the rest of Portugal by the Tagus river, and extends to the south where it borders the Algarve. Alentejo is a region known for its polyphonic singing groups, comparable to those found on Sardinia and Corsica.
Its main cities are Évora (region's capital), Santarém (formerly belonging to Ribatejo region), Portalegre, Beja, and Sines.
Being a traditional region, it is also one of the more recent seven Regions of Portugal (NUTS II subdivisions). Today Lezíria do Tejo subregion, formerly belonging to Lisboa e Vale do Tejo region, is part of Alentejo NUTS II region.
To the east of Portalegre is the Parque Natural da Serra de São Mamede, a Nature Park Area that includes charming medieval villages that have changed very little from those days. In the south near Mértola is another Nature Park Area named Parque Natural do Vale Guadiana. This is mainly uninhabited and a contrast to the other above. To the west, the coastal strip that runs from the port of Sines down to Cabo de São Vicente is the Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park.
Lens: VR 18-200mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 18mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/200 sec - F/7.1
Exposure Comp.: -1.0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Optimize Image: Vivid
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-C
Long Exposure NR: Off
VR Control: On
High ISO NR: Off
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ciakgiak (30421) 2010-04-13 0:57
la silhouette della nuvola in cielo sembra quella di un angelo che vola! I colori della primavera sono splendidi, il contrasto verde-giallo-azzurro è magnifico. l'immagine dal punto di vista compositivo è molto ben studiata, la qualità eccellente.
Un caro abbraccio.
Amaz (11475) 2010-04-13 0:58
Que beleza desta simples tomada, amigo Aires Santos!!
Estúpendo enquadramento e ótimas cores!!
Bela composição, amigo!!
Um forte abraço,
jasmis (57906) 2010-04-13 1:00
Simple but beautiful. Fine vertical frame.
Regards my dear friend.
emka (82572) 2010-04-13 1:01
We are close today. I also posted today some flowers in the main photo and WSs. I was delighted with the Alentejo landscape, I made some photos but from the going bus and through the window they do not give all the beauty. Nice yellow flowers but I will not give you the names :). Interesting sky.
have a nice day my friend
What is the decisive moment here?
mkamionka (31467) 2010-04-13 1:59
I have just noticed that you have similar result in presenting most Portuguese regions here as I have with Ireland. We both miss probably just two regions in the north.
This is such a charming colorful composition. I am really jealous about the spring. We were last weekend in the nature with darek1978 but in Ireland everything is still pretty much grey. No green colors yet. It may explode soon but for now the hills in the mountains are greyish we have even saw the snow yet, although the mountains are not that high.
Anyway: very attractive spring composition with a relaxing atmosphere,
Tashy (1820) 2010-04-13 2:09
Bom dia Aires,
que foto maravilhosa com excelente composição e cores. Belo trabalho.
Fante (5429) 2010-04-13 2:36
beautiful photo. Very colorful, great framing with tree. Nice composition with perfect title. Extraordinary sharpness with great DOF. Bravo
John_F_Kennedy (43295) 2010-04-13 2:44
What a lovely colour harmony between the flowers and the sky. A beautiful scenery. Well done.
have a nice day,
carlosmarin (11954) 2010-04-13 3:45
Bella foto de Primavera.
Buen encuadre y composición, con un magnífico cielo, las ramas laterales y el color de las flores en primer plano.
sam224 (6215) 2010-04-13 5:40
A lovely spring composition: the yellow flowers in the foreground grant a good depth to the composition where the blue of the sky stands out really well.
siamesa (27751) 2010-04-13 7:12
Simplesmente adorável essa foto. As flores enfeitam o primeiro plano e aquelas nuvens esfiapadas são super bonitas.
jjcordier (77834) 2010-04-13 10:20
Le printemps semble enfin venu apportant (de temps en temps!) le soleil et les ciels bleus. Tu en as profité pour réaliser cette très belle composition.
faletiz (10759) 2010-04-13 10:30
Beautiful scenery, excellent depth, vivid colors. Very nice. Good composition. Have a nice evening
Didi (58086) 2010-04-13 14:58
Interesting cloud diagonal done by planes on the sky.
Very nice flowered foreground.
diomed (13926) 2010-04-13 15:34
a very simple and a simply fantastic spring capture with an atmosphere where you can feel the flowers' smell. Wonderfull the flowers on foreground. Grest sharpness and depth. Deep blue sky
lucasgalodoido (21101) 2010-04-13 17:39
realmente um bonito dia de primavera aí, as cores ficaram ótimas, e o rastro do avião ficou bem interessante na composição também. Belo trabalho.
Parabéns e Abraço
Tukan-T5 (4317) 2010-04-13 23:09
it is a very beautiful picture in the spring mood.
I like the clouds in the shape of the letter T.
In addition, this stunning green and yellow flowers.
Extra low POV
vasilpro (41035) 2010-04-13 23:43
Wonderful spring composition, beautiful atmosphere and lovely natural colors, excellent POV, very good photo work.
Have a nice day, Vasilis.
tober (8797) 2010-04-14 1:06
Olá Aires, bela foto do nosso Alentejo. As flores, arvore e o ceu azul ficam muito bonita. Parabéns, Tolga
delpeoples (54125) 2010-04-14 2:14
Ola dear Aires, beautiful colours, layers and sharpness. Excellent 2/3 - 1/3 framing. The FG flowers and the clouds in the sky are wonderful, and evoke Spring so superbly. TFS and I wish wish you a good day, Lisa
Yves-triga (5149) 2010-04-14 12:00
beautifull nature, i like those sweets colors and very nice sky,
billakos773 (253) 2010-04-16 2:16
SIMPLY FANTASTIC!! YOU SEE THIS PHOTO AND YOU FEEL THE QUIET OF THE PLACE!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!
- Copyright: Aires dos Santos (AiresSantos) (56155)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-04-08
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S NIKKOR 18-200mm F3.5-5.6G ED VRII
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Natureza - Nature [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-04-13 0:45