This is the same tree as in the After the Storm picture. Here, the object was to photograph nesting Mawari Storks, Neotropical Cormorants and various types of Egrets.
I often visit the same area to photograph the same object with the change of seasons. This enables me to document a wilderness area story in all its glory. As naturalist the poetry of change and its effect on survival really amazes me.
Become intimate with an object or area and you will push your creativity and photographing skills to their limits.
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adam (860) 2003-01-05 17:56
Absolutely stunning nature shot and landscape. Those clouds are a great backdrop for the storks you were photographing.
Bayleaf (1484) 2003-01-06 6:37
Another striking shot! I love this.
The dramatic clouds, and their reflection make a beautful backdrop for the sole tree. The flocking birds add movement and the stationary birds in the tree seem to pop out at me the more I gaze into the photo.
Nina (4965) 2003-01-06 7:16
Great shot Leo.
gaby (19819) 2003-01-06 16:10
VijghenPh (292) 2003-01-06 16:14
Great shot. Wonderful light. The birds were well postionned all around the upper part of the picture.
...the only think I don't like too much is the big copyright but with such a stuning picture quality you probably have good reasons for protecting somehow your artwork.
JRL (107) 2003-01-17 1:48
Wonderfull shot !
I prefer really this one instead "after the storm" Lignt, action, composition...
fotag (67) 2003-01-20 15:43
I'd be proud to have it hanging on my wall
mdchachi (1617) 2003-01-25 17:44
Very appealing composition with the various types of birds in a variety of poses.
Porteplume (3403) 2003-02-13 7:52
It's a very beautiful photo. And these clouds... Amazing! (And thank you for your very good advice on your note)
amanda (226) 2003-02-18 21:08
Wow, think this is the best shot I have seen on this site. You have captured the moment perfectly.
maja (90) 2003-03-14 14:17
Great scene... i just don't like your signature!
riodda (617) 2003-04-07 9:15
Ohh lovely shoot, very nice framing and very exposure, i would just try to boost a little bit the saturation.
dovi (1068) 2003-05-13 13:35
All was well said by my peers, just wanted to add my 2 points to the score of the best shot i've seen so far!!
dominique (11414) 2003-05-25 13:53
It is when same extraordinary this photograph, there is all that it is necessary, it is really perfect.
nmess (2301) 2003-05-28 21:55
I don't think there's anything I can say.. I'm stunned.
thien (2112) 2003-06-27 16:19
tikko (73) 2003-07-06 10:40
masterrye (575) 2003-07-23 6:21
Good thing this phot was featured in the frontpage! Its simple amazing!!!
Motrem (2392) 2003-07-23 15:08
Je suis stupéfaite et ravie devant une telle photo! Tout simplement superbe!
philip_coggan (11) 2003-07-27 22:43
Lord, what colours! It's not just the richness of the colours, tho, it's the way the white birds stand out against the dark blue sky, as if the cloud were somehow dissolving into birds.
I'm interested in your tilted horizon - I don't think straight horizons should be a fetich, and the tilt here adds to the picture for me, giving me the impression that I'm in a boat, moving from right to left.
nainconnu (351) 2003-08-14 13:09
Simply incredible. The big bird in the nest is nice. Reflection of the clouds is also fantastic.
PTAH (287) 2003-08-14 13:21
Its so unreal...
Eagle (522) 2003-09-15 16:08
Amazingly beautiful picture! I also like your idea of documenting an object in different seasons.
Bicho (200) 2003-10-05 12:28
es una foto impresionante
CoolDan (2516) 2003-10-24 19:11
Superbe cette photo. Très bon cadrage. Verry well done..
Cathy (335) 2003-11-14 4:57
Excellent free feeling shot. Nice colours and contrasts.
Great composition. I can find nothing wrong with this photo.
Opus (0) 2003-12-30 23:53
Wow! Saw this one before somewhere. Excellent!
apivaz (1902) 2004-01-14 4:27
Uma foto perfeita, é sem dúvida das minhas favoritas. Uma combinação fantastica. de movimento, água e céu. Parabéns.
roconnell (327) 2004-02-08 23:50
Stunning compostion. The sunlight on the birds in flight, give an impression that the clouds too are about to fly off in many directions. Beautifully done.
edji (1368) 2004-02-14 16:00
Excellent, une vraie carte postale. La reflexion dans l'eau est superbe. très belle photo.
PeterDF (419) 2004-02-20 0:46
What struck me most about this photo is that it resembles a work of art on canvas. The colors are that rich and vivid. Very beautiful.
Markie (255) 2004-03-14 18:02
only one word needed for this shot WOW!!!
Absolutely stunning, simply wonderful to look at and probably THE best photo i've seen for a long time, well done. Wish it was mine!!!
senamo2001 (400) 2004-03-20 11:28
Photo remarquable. Aucune critique possible !
Danzi (2461) 2004-03-24 4:47
Amazingly beautiful picture, Leo!
The colors are rich and vivid, reflection of the clouds is also fantastic.
laurido (0) 2004-08-06 14:44
Wonderful nature in an incredible landscape!
alsantos (0) 2004-08-07 10:49
Very beautiful photo!
It's really full of life!
smael (2878) 2004-09-11 1:58
Wonderful and peaceful. The motive is great, so the technique... Nothing more to say.
I agree with you in the note about finfing an interesting place and work with that!
I boost my creativity with slide film and primelenses. Limits me and force me to do a good job at the moment of exposure...
janwalt (263) 2004-09-22 12:00
A breathtaking shot; I can understand how you would return to this spot again and again. The clarity, detail and color are just perfect -- a definite fave.
waskahegan (0) 2004-09-28 10:20
What else to say? Excellent
ephemere33 (9743) 2004-10-24 13:55
genial, plus que génial, je sais rien dire de plus...un seul petit regret...dommage qu'elle soit un peu trop petite...magnifique dans tout...merci pour ce partage....amicalement BI
sn00zie (2384) 2004-12-02 1:36
wow Leo.. this scenary is beautiful. the reflections are superb. a nice and peaceful looking place. the birds flying are a brilliant touch. lovely picture
tomaszmarcinek (1507) 2004-12-12 14:09
Lovely pic by all means.
drow (85) 2004-12-15 8:31
This is a stunning photo. The white birds against the dark blue sky makes it very dramatic. Well done!
borax (1732) 2005-01-10 18:50
very clear picture. Birds are giving movement, big clouds make a very good background. very good photo...
optic (0) 2005-01-10 18:51
Très belle composition, beau cadrage et couleurs vibrantes,
You did a wonderfull photo Leo, i like the colours and light, blue sky and reflection
Pattyjy (2180) 2005-02-01 9:56
Absolument magique. Que dire de plus que ce qui a déjà été dit... Amitiés, Patty.
jafadabret (56501) 2005-03-05 7:55
Rien à ajouter. C'est la photo que tout photographe aurait aimé faire.
Timmok (802) 2005-03-13 8:47
Another superb shot with beautiful reflects. You're very lucky to be able to go to all these places for your job. Keep posting such pictures !!!
rbcy1974 (20758) 2005-03-14 16:09
deud (1920) 2005-04-28 1:41
great image. very nice sky with contrasting blue and white of clouds! amazing reflections and of course the birds! great work.
erguvan (773) 2005-04-28 23:56
I realy like this photo.
marieaude (1196) 2005-06-02 13:39
This a really beautiful photo with great reflexs on the water. Good Job. I like the clouds too. Beautiful nature. Thanks
ivanhooace (60) 2005-07-11 5:38
another art looking picture i have seen so far, a tremendous picture .... the reflections and the birds flying pass by, all fits so well to give such a delightful image.
lennarts (547) 2005-09-23 2:19
There should be a special 10 points smiley option for photos like this. Magnificent. I like the colors, I like the cloud, I like the nest and the birds, I like the narrow stripe of land dividing the sky and the reflection, really - I like everything. Excellent work. And thanks for a good note as well.
The only thing I can come up with in terms of critique is that you should use as much of the 200KB file limit as possible (Right now its only about 56 KB) And that makes the sky blocky and filled with digital artifacts.
bbs (149) 2005-10-23 9:02
I completely agree with what you said about how intimacy with an area can improve your shots. I'm working on mine.
qpochet (1412) 2005-10-28 9:49
Qué foto más guapa, increíble, enhorrabuena! Me gustan particularmente primero la composición general pero, sobre todo, los colores, el contraste entre el azul profundo del cielo y la blancura de las nubes (cuya forma es extraordinaria). Gracias por compartir!
rajhema (1871) 2005-10-28 10:57
Very beautiful and sharp and crispy picture Leo. There are many strange formations in your picture like Clouds and the tree in front. Even the birds look flourescent white. Good one. It goes into my favourite list.
ahmkaplan (102) 2005-11-26 0:34
İs there such other beauty? Fabolous. The clouds, the light on them, their reflection on the water and the birds...Excellent view. Congratulations.
quelquepart (810) 2005-12-13 13:37
great picture, I like the contrast between the still water, the lonely tree and the birds flying away.
dream (159) 2006-02-24 2:53
Beautiful shot.Wonderful place.Amazing...Maybe your signature is a little to much...Great work, one of my favourites.
imrek (4) 2006-03-08 8:57
Great shot, nice compo.
erdo (569) 2006-04-02 4:41
clouds,birds,reflections and blue very good composition and picture.
gilad33 (14318) 2006-07-05 12:32
MLINES (12516) 2006-07-26 0:36
Hi Leo, Some wonderful reflections in the lake. The birds in the tree adds a lot to this composition. Well done. Murray.
Macapuf (119) 2006-08-07 8:12
This is a beautiful shot. Just a pity the horizon tilts a little.
snowfalken (1116) 2006-08-11 11:48
Just one word: Perfect!
frubio (326) 2006-08-11 11:53
Beautiful and beautiful .. the white doves in the blue sky.. :)
deepuniverse (36) 2006-08-11 12:03
How can I put comments on something perfect!
Unbelievable shot, nothing more simple than that.
klyee75 (778) 2006-08-17 21:01
What a good shot. Good composition you have....I like the interesting clouds...together with the trees positioned at 1/4 then effective reflection and of course a lifely flying birds. It makes the whole catch a perfect match....The combination it's just happened in the same time....it's so good.
iliannak (774) 2007-02-15 11:07
wow ... absolutely stunning !!!
many TFS it Leo
serge44 (273) 2007-02-15 11:37
"près de mon arbre je vivais heureux" ...belle illustration . merci pour nous permettre d'être à tes côtés à ces moments là...
lemonice (640) 2007-02-19 12:28
Fantastic idea of your picture. Very good sharp and bright, super colors and composition. I'm sorry for my english.
chrisnet (21092) 2007-02-20 4:47
Absolutly stunning photo, the refexions are great, the movement of the birds is well captured, great shot indeed!
In my favorites
bokaie (2) 2007-03-05 21:12
ecellent shot Leo, very nice
sosa (74) 2007-03-31 21:53
alfreherrero (1000) 2007-05-12 14:30
Hola amigo muy buena imagen, el reflejo en el agua y la armonia que has conseguido es de una excelente calidad, muy buena foto un saludo.
SabrinaTripodi (84) 2007-05-12 15:04
que buena foto!!! me encantan esas nubes!!! aparte las gaviotas (son gavoitas??) quedan muy lindas y sobresalen de ese cielo axul espectacular! ese arbol en el medio del agua queda muy bueno, la foto esta muy linda! y ese verde en el horizonte le da todo un corte al agua y al cielo muy interesantes, me encanto!
maredeniz (1016) 2007-07-18 9:34
It is amazing shot.
Charmey (39) 2007-08-26 5:18
Bravo pour cette photo qui est magnifique comme toutes les autres d'ailleurs. On sent le grand professionnel. Je souhaite t'imiter et arriver à ton niveau :-). Bonne continuation
Emanuele67 (68) 2008-01-08 3:14
shubhro (72) 2008-08-03 1:57
absolutely stunning... superb
tomszat (1141) 2008-09-01 14:47
Wonderful one, fantastic clouds, reflections, contrast, colours, the birds, the tree, the light... all beautiful.
I think the long crop works well although I woul like to see more of the water here, anyway, stunning! In my favorites,
TFS & regards,
lelson (0) 2008-12-24 16:47
Excelent reflection effect and well balanced colors. Perhaps i miss a bit sharpness and another POV but just my two cents. Thx for share.
marine-coeur (768) 2009-06-08 12:03
What a beutiful dream, BRAVO FOR THIS GREAT POSTER
DecirPatata (1) 2009-10-25 15:37
Felicidades Leo, una foto preciosa!
bloublou (144) 2010-03-03 4:56
Hellas (6795) 2010-09-11 21:39
You are absolutely right!
The photo could be a painting!
The frame is a wonderful and vibrant with beautiful colours and sharpness!
The nests on trees and birds in the air contrast in the background and enhance the effect of the composition.
Thank you very much for sharing pictures and thoughts with all of us.
Greetings from Greece,
alex4ndru (1376) 2011-03-22 6:43
This is a stunning composition...this is unbelivable...1000 points picture...but i have only 2 :(
- Copyright: Leo Garber (Leo) (881)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2002-08-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon N90s, Nikkor 24 mm F 2.8, Fuji Velvia
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): landscape, Sky of storm., My favorites, Devimeuxbe's favorites on TE ( I ), Photos to remenber III [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-01-05 17:30
- Favorites: 61 [view]