Duck ponds are a typical feature of Czech village architecture and are often found in the centre of a village... the purpose is stated in their name... they really used to serve for villagers to breed ducks and geese, which is now very rare though.
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SNOOP_Chan (4331) 2012-01-27 4:18
Hello Romana, such a beautiful photo here, i love this early spring colors. The composition is so lovely. Good framing also.
Giorgio (11279) 2012-01-27 5:08
Very nice landscape Romana, expressive picture with superb light, true colors and excellent technical quality and sharpen, mirror effect is bonus, well done!Greetings.
LOOOK13 (19046) 2012-01-27 5:12
A very beautful capture, with magic colrs and wonderful light.
A good reflection on the lake.
Very good job.
francio64 (38961) 2012-01-27 5:31
bella immagine che si arricchisce nella composizione dal laghetto in FG e dai riflessi in esso.
Royaldevon (31339) 2012-01-27 5:48
This is a beautiful photograph just to look at and enjoy. The soft light is lovely.
The features are all well positioned in the frame, the small building with its exquisite reflection being particularly strong.
It's a lovely time of the year, when things are still waiting to grow but the anticipation makes us very optimistic.
My warm regards,
ValS (92) 2012-01-27 7:55
Spring is the best season for me. And your photo makes me feel warmer in this frosty winter day! So realistic are colours, reflections. Composition is perfect - little strip of soil in the lower right corner makes the picture complete. TFS!
Have a nice weekend,
Best regards, Valentyn
Cretense (68691) 2012-01-27 9:22
Beautiful place, beautiful "blending" of nature and architecture, wonderful photo! Great POV, framing and composition, excellent light management, wonderful color palette!
brianmcc (6185) 2012-01-27 10:55
the sun light in this picture is fantastic, and has resulted in some wonderfully well saturarted colours. the browns of the trees and grassses works very well with the blues in the water and sky. nice positioning of the hut in a great composition.
Sonata11 (33298) 2012-01-27 18:34
Wonderful composition of this beautiful landscaping of this palce. Fantastic light, colors, sharpness, clarity, interesting pov are wonderfully menage. I like it. Perfectly well done.
All the best and have a nice WE,
prasun984 (5590) 2012-01-27 21:15
very nice composition with nice reflection of the hut which is surrounded by the naked trees...nice play of warm light...nice chosen POV...
superb clarity...very nice color contrast & sharpness...
macondo (18623) 2012-01-28 3:02
Careful composition and the lovely soft colour tones in this exposure have made a simple duck pond into a delightful and rather elegant scene, at the same time as preserving its rusticity. Beautiful shapes of trees, sunshine making a highlight of the small building, and of course a wonderful reflection. Superb.
tyro (20978) 2012-01-28 8:45
Your note is interesting. I presume that the villagers used to breed the ducks and geese as a souce of food? In this country, large houses and estates used to have dovecots in which pigeons bred and lived and they were used to provide a source of meat during wintertime.
Beautiful warm lighting and fabulous warm colours too. The composition is excellent and I love the little building near the waterside and its beautiful reflection. Perfect exposure, a stunning sky and exquisite sharpness and detail.
kordinator (19438) 2012-01-29 2:47
Fantastic view of this beautiful place in Czech villge.
Beautiful colors in great composition.
Excellent sharpness and lighting.
Fantastic reflection on the water.
Very nice Photo-job of high quality.
williewhistler (14799) 2012-01-30 4:14
Hello Romana, there is a feeling of winter with the bare trees, whilst the weak sun brings some fine reflections in the duck pond.
Kind regards Les.
vasilpro (40997) 2012-01-30 11:49
Wonderful composition with reflections from a beautiful and peaceful place, excellent symmetric POV, lovely light and colors, very good clarity, sharpness and contrast, TfS!
Warm regards, Vasilis.
MJR (3360) 2012-02-07 2:56
I must read my e'alerts more carefully, then I wouldn't have missed this.
A beautifully composed image, and some lovely gentle light, both contrive to give a lovely image of a life gone by. The reflections, especially of the little hut add a great deal too.
I see John refers you to other systems of our past; rabbits were 'cultivated' too, in their own warrens, hence our surname Warren, or even Warrener. We also use Pond as a surname too, not sure about cot or loft thoguh !
Ricx (13495) 2012-02-07 23:54
Morning.. to be down at the waters edge on a cold winters day. the colours and tones are just beautiful.. I love the little reflection. I hope it was a peaceful day for you.. Rich
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4798) 2012-02-10 17:21
Romana, this image is really nice. The calm atmosphere, vibrant tones, nice earth colors, leafless trees and the stillness of those waters create a beautiful scenery. Love the subtle blue and green tones on the waters, nice reflections too. well composed and captured!
Silvio1953 (125725) 2012-02-12 9:09
Ciao Romana, fascinating composition with lovely little house, beautiful natural ambientation, fantastic reflections, splendid light and colors, very well done my friend, have a good week, ciao Silvio
almoren (261) 2012-03-12 6:15
Wondrerful landscape. Good tones and excellent composition. Great Job Romana!
Thanks for your comments!
danyy (0) 2012-03-19 4:11
des couleurs tr!s chaudes pour un petit endroit intime des plus accueillants. Une gestion des lumières qui tend à les diminuer, astucieuse pour la force des teintes.
Une photo qui plus est net et très détaillée.
dkmurphys (50416) 2012-03-23 0:47
A true idilic capture. I love those kind of calm places. Very picturesque, well taken.
Have a nice day.
- Copyright: Romana Svatonova (romanaa) (7966)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-03-12
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR A300, Minolta AF 28-80, circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-01-27 3:25