Melbourne had some heavy rains at the end of the last year, and Yarra River was flooded. Normally these falls are not a typical habitat of carp, but we think that these were washed down from up the stream, and were trying to get back by attemptimg to jump up the falls. They were there for a couple of days, and I managed to take a couple of shots by sitting tight and still, slowly roasting in the summer sun. :) For the record, this is Dights Falls.
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cecile (4193) 2004-02-28 5:38
tiens celle ci va plaire a mon ami "carper" présent sur le site! elle est superbe.... heuuu juste comme ca??? est-ce un montage???
Edwin (188) 2004-02-28 5:39
Very well timed Dmitri! ;-) The "frozen" touch works really nice. Good one!
PechePassion (483) 2004-02-28 5:46
La photo de l'eau est très bonne, les couleurs sont très bonnes, le reflet du jaune vers le blanc me plais bien .
En revanche le pecheur que je suis à du mal à croire qu'une carpe puisse essayer de passer les rochers !
carper (96) 2004-02-28 6:12
Wow, What a great capture you made Dmitri,
As a carp fisher can I say you that this is a realy great photo, that the reasen that your photo by me go's in the favourite, and realy that a compliment, from me to you. It's realy good very very well done
Surfer31 (0) 2004-02-28 6:48
Great capture, Dmitri. I mean, on film (or should I say, on digital???).
It must have been hard to make the picture, specially because this guys are so fast when they jump out of the water. One needs lots of patiente. Congratulations, it's a wonderful nature pic.
quegardens (1469) 2004-02-28 8:41
A spectacular freezing of the falling water and the leaping carp.
But I must say I have never seen a carp trying to imitate a salmon...carp usually are content remaining along the riverbed sucking up whatever they can find. So this is surely a very rare capture of a leaping carp:-)
hdl (7035) 2004-02-28 10:07
Great "catch", Dmitri! Not easy, but very nicely succeeded. Good composition, sharp and the motion of the water is very good. I look forward to seeing your next one.
jhm (146590) 2004-02-28 12:03
Wonderful moment of taken picture. Dmitri Congratulations!Thanks fot note.
gbac (1933) 2004-02-28 14:48
Superbe la netteté de l'image et le regard de la carpe est surprenant.
mogens-j (56) 2004-02-28 17:58
What an incredible timing Dmitri - congratulations. I cannot remember that I have ever seen anything like it. Very good job and not to forget the lukc:-).
zto (292) 2004-02-29 1:33
Ver very well done Dimitri. I can only image the difficulty in taking this shot. Thanks for sharing such a great nature picture. You really managed to freze this moment and have everything sharp.
cool_s15 (4050) 2004-02-29 4:17
wow what a captured! The freezing moment is so great! Really nice sharp details. Superb shot, add to my favorite.
digitalpix (215) 2004-02-29 8:28
Everything is right about this picture! Fantastic composition and just the right shutter speed and f-stop!
tobotras (206) 2004-02-29 15:22
Слов нет, одни эмоции :-)
zilinskyi (493) 2004-11-23 14:18
Great Job, very difficult to achieve
erguvan (773) 2005-03-10 23:36
Leonie (8809) 2005-05-09 19:59
Wow...what a great and original photo! Really well captured! The water in the background looks fantastic! Well done!
sylvie (1183) 2005-05-10 16:31
What an incredible photo, I wonder how did you do to take it : the right shoot at the right time, congratulations, well done.
deud (1920) 2006-05-22 1:34
nice action shot! full of motion - water and fish! perfect timing and exposure. great focus, colors. tfs
Dari (24) 2006-07-02 23:29
Hey, Dmiti. (are you Russian?!). Great work! It is really wonderful catch. Also you captured well water. Perfect light, contrast, natural colours, well composed. I really can't imagine how did you lied in wait for this photo! :)
sortep (483) 2006-08-08 9:34
Well captured and well composed to show the flow of the fish and where it is heading too.
garrbus (210) 2008-03-04 1:33
What can I say, nothing new :)
Moment - very uniq
Move - a lot of
Actor - playing his best role
Director - have a good eye :)
- Copyright: Dmitri Kalintsev (CDPlayer) (216)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-12-09
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 10D, EF28-200mm f/3.5-5.6, Nikon CIR-PL
- Exposure: f/8, 1/1600 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): A shot to remember., when i dream i see places, 'more photos that I'd like to remember (VI) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-02-28 5:28
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