Next stop a photo from famous Athirappilly Waterfalls, the Kerala’s Niagara.
The Athirappilly Waterfalls are situated around 300 m above sea level on the Chalakudy river, at the entrance to the Sholayar ranges of the Western Ghats.
Athirappalli is a scenic combination of forests and little streams. Falling from a height of 25m, this is one of the largest waterfalls in the Kerala state.
Many endangered and endemic species of flora and fauna are found in the forests of the Athirapilly-Vazhachal area. This area is the only place in the Western Ghats where four endangered Hornbill species are seen.
The Western Ghats is one of the most important biodiversity hot spot in the world. This valuable natural world is already degraded by mining and hydro- electric projects.
Environmentalists claim that Athirapally is a one-of its-kind riparian ecosystem in Kerala. The International Bird Association has declared it an "Important Bird Area" and the Asian Nature Conservation Foundation has recommended that the area should be declared a sanctuary or a national park.
Athirappilly is very popular among tourists and the Athirappilly Water Falls is one of the best places to visit in Kerala. You must visit it if you are interested in waterfalls.
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danos (100830) 2013-10-22 23:38
Good morning Miro,
fascinating the view as the presentation of Athirappilly waterfalls with the falling waters to make the whole scenery so alive and unique.I like the brilliant light and colour management as the beauty of the place.
Have a good day,Danos
Fis2 (102316) 2013-10-23 0:00
Good POV and composition.
I like colors and water effect.
Have a nice day
abmdsudi (56302) 2013-10-23 3:57
Impressive framing and viewpoint focusing on the main subject of interest and its natural surrounding. The shutter speed i think is ideal, the frozen parts are well seen whilst the motion effect is more evident at the bottom. Lovely greenery to give a good contrast to the white-silvery water and even without person visible to give a scale we can easily imagine the waterfalls is quite big. Excellent exposure control with lots of sharpness and good texture to enjoy. Colour saturation is splendid too, and useful notes. Congrats, TFS
Miguel82 (27648) 2013-10-23 4:08
A fantastic shot Miro, your photo comment is also interesting about the western ghats, it's indeed a hot spot of biodiversity and as many others threatened by deforestation, poaching and many more. Superb waterfalls after mansoon season they're so big and green forest, high definition, have a nice day
ikeharel (74745) 2013-10-23 5:53
Good evening Miro,
A most impressive sight of the cascade, the power of the water faling off the rocks very well seen. Can imagine the roar...
White contrast of green and grey, depth and good clear view over.
Nature's best performance, well collected.
kato (11630) 2013-10-23 6:32
You're capturing well this place by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the waterfall which flows and falls from a large base rock layer and the surrounding greenery. Surely, here seems to the treasury which which animals and plants inhabit as you note. I also wish it will become a sanctuary or a national park for nature conservation.
holmertz (56143) 2013-10-23 8:57
Beautiful water falls and a well taken photo. The composition is nicely balanced with very carefully managed light and perfect colours.
pierrefonds (68871) 2013-10-23 15:34
The capture of the power of the water falls is an asset to the composition. The trees are framing well the river and the falls. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the rocksd and of the water falls. Have a nice day.
jcpix (13930) 2013-10-23 19:19
So glad to see you back, sorry it's taken me song to get to your photos. Must have been a great trip...and how could it not be with scenery like this?!! :) Pure natural beauty, I can see why this would be a popular spot.
There's just something about water in motion that is so captivating and powerful, especially when it's on a larger scale such as this. A very strong composition which shows us the double falls and their surroundings. The entire arrangement is broken down into very pleasing and defined sections. Sharp detail and vivid color, this turned out really well. Nature at some of its finest, thanks for sharing the view. Have a great day ahead.
Noel_Byrne (32532) 2013-10-24 4:49
Great sense of the power of this waterfall, the mist rising from the falls on the right hand side is very stand out, and I think its a really nice idea that you have framed this with the lush verdant scenery on both top and bottom. Really nice scene, thanks for sharing.
All the best
Romano46 (18472) 2013-10-24 7:40
un angolo del magico Kerala con il verde che domina la regione, quasi un simbolo del tuo stesso viaggio.
Verde e bianco interrotti solo da un blocco di roccia che permette all'acqua di compiere magici salti i un turbinio di spuma per la gioia tua e dei fotografi come te.
Un bel soggetto ed una bella ripresa fatta molto, molto bene.
Ciao e buona giornata
Didi (60590) 2013-10-24 10:42
Very spectacular view on these water falls
Very good lights ambiance
Only the sound is missing :)
Cricri (122510) 2013-10-24 23:14
Splendide vue des chutes d'eau, j'aime la lumière, les couleurs du rocher entre la végétation verte, un vrai plaisir a voir et surement a entendre
Silvio1953 (148447) 2013-10-25 2:10
Ciao Niro, great view of fantastic waterfall, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
nikkitta (17066) 2013-10-26 14:02
Great technical work to capture the falls using a low speed to froze them while keeping the lush vegetation as a frame
Like the total absence of people
Well done, congrats
mcmtanyel (25608) 2013-10-26 21:51
A beautiful view, excellent composition and lovely colors. Very well done, TFS!
jemaflor (100107) 2013-10-28 9:33
Good pov on these impressive waterfalls, light is well anaged, good contrast between water and green vegetation around.
adores (46079) 2013-10-31 15:50
Really beautiful and also different from the regions I know there! You captured the waterfalls very well and the pov is very good.
No, I haven't been to Goa, just to Diu, that has was also Portuguese in the old days. I liked it a lot!
delpeoples (59184) 2013-11-03 7:01
Salut cher Miro
I know I'm going to sound silly, but India is not somewhere I would automatically think of when I think of waterfalls. So your photo and note have taught me something. The image is lovely, the green tones are particularly striking and I love the effect of the misted water to show just how powerful this waterfall is. Nice work, an immaculate shot.
npecanhuk (75660) 2013-11-11 9:48
Very beautiful waterfalls!
Truly attractive picture!
Although I miss a tiny bit more of sharpness, I do enjoy its colors, exposure, chosen pov, horizontal format and composition!
fabbs99 (17175) 2013-11-17 18:41
Lovely shot of the waterfalls.The light, the colors, the neatness, the depth are exceptional. Very well done,TFS.
jmdias (66345) 2013-11-18 0:40
very nice image of these waterfalls. I liked the horizontal view catching the wall of stone and the two streams falling. good greens around. the quality of the image is very nice with a soft light and good framing. TFS.
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (16273)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-10-10
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D600, Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED AF VR, 0.8 ND
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Waterfalls [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-22 19:30