Fruitbat Falls is on the Elliot River, Cape York, in far north Queensland. This area is free from crocodiles, & safe for swimming. The falls are only a few metres high, but very wide. This view only shows 1/2 the falls.
A fruitbat is another name for a flying fox. Not recommended for eating. The fresh fish is better!
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Galmeida (12559) 2005-11-12 3:45
Very beautiful falls and splendid nature. Fantastic light, colors, contrast and fine sharpness. Very good angle of view and enquadrement of the elements. EXcelent water capture, so well seen and composed.
Congratulations and have a nice weekend.
Fixfocus (9385) 2005-11-12 3:46
Beautiful compo with the three different layers and each one in another color.A fine piece of nature photography in excellent sharpness and saturation.
Luan (12971) 2005-11-12 3:51
a splendid place, water is so clear, it looks like cristal.
All these shade of colors are fantastic.
I like it
riclopes (35577) 2005-11-12 3:55
Gorgeous landscape Chris! I would swim here right now and pass the whole day relaxing in this, apparently, fabulous place. The cristal water in foreground, the nice smoothness of the river with all the forest in the background make this a perfect image!
Is there any fruitbat to eat around here?
Iarnvidsson (645) 2005-11-12 4:00
Photo taken in 1987, it would be very interessant to see the same pic today!
Colors are great...Superb country, superb pic!
naxius (16685) 2005-11-12 4:47
Splendid area Chris..
The water is like a crystal.
marmottelolo (43) 2005-11-12 5:01
j'aime beaucoup cette photo avec cette eau limpide.
pablominto (53746) 2005-11-12 5:04
A very well composed photograph with great colours and good details... Quite amazing for an almost 20 years old picture! Interesting indeed
jhm (158950) 2005-11-12 5:13
You come back in your country, certainly with a beautiful picture, wonderful waterfall about the very great breadth, indeed a lovely place for swim, how is the quality of water there? Good compositio, too!
Have a nice weekend,
xavshot (69835) 2005-11-12 5:18
un endroit magnifique ! et surtout une photo superbe. J'aime beaucoup les couleurs... elles rendent très bien.
greg64g (11193) 2005-11-12 6:50
what an amazing colors on the water, who looks so clean and no crocodile, thats better to swim ;-)
Xalkida (11744) 2005-11-12 9:03
The water colors are very fine and clear. Despite the years of this photo looks wonderful. Nice work.
john_c (24666) 2005-11-12 12:22
What a tropical paradise! I love the dynamism of the falls here and also the contrast in colour between the clear green water and the brown rocks. Your POV is superb and there are good shadow effects to enhance. The eye is taken right up the river and wants to explore further. Very well seen and captured.
ndb1958 (9289) 2005-11-12 13:26
beautiful scenery of nature. The water looks like an invitation.
capthaddock (28790) 2005-11-12 13:56
Hi Chris - wow, can it get more idyllic than this on earth? What an awe inspiring place, and nice to know it's free of salties.
Emile (20352) 2005-11-12 16:18
This is really a beautiful falls, the water is so clear that you can see the bottom in the foreground. Nice turquoise color. very good composition, great wild bushy effect.
Well done . TFS.
nwoehnl (122) 2005-11-12 16:30
What a colorful place, Chris, and a good framing to pack the various features of this grand landscape into a single frame. A delightful blend with the river, the cascades, and the crystal-clear pool in front.
bboss (3578) 2005-11-12 19:40
A beautiful view, the water looks so clear. I am not sure though why you have sharpened it so much, it almost hurts the eye, especially the trees hardly look real at all. I guess theres no right or wrong with sharpening though, just opinion.
singuanti (15250) 2005-11-12 22:41
Hi Chris. This shot looks like a little slice of heaven. I might have been tempted to do a long exposure here but this is still so beautiful. The water looks so inviting. Well seen Chris.
Amirsun (2122) 2005-11-13 1:29
What a calm and clear, Chris. The sound of falls and birds are hearing. Very interesting shot with great details and colours.
jmdaoudal (82) 2005-11-13 2:00
Fresh and clear waters, these falls are beautiful, I like very much their tabular shape.
Good photo for a paradisiac place.
HOBO (5282) 2005-11-13 2:38
Good morning Chris,
beautiful view on this woods and the fall, clearness of the water is amazing for a river!
Really inviting for a swim.
PixelTerror (0) 2005-11-13 5:47
A lovely oldie and a fine virgin landscape, the fall is nice but the crystal water in the foreground even more appealing after having read your no croc advice !
Have a nice week end,
Kenny10pin (19301) 2005-11-13 6:23
great shot here, I like the water here, very good and clear, I wonder if it is the same now after all those years? well shot
feather (51130) 2005-11-13 7:03
Waterfalls are one of my favourite subjects (not too many in my neck of the woods)and I know they are difficult to capture well, especially in strong light. You have done a fine job here. Also the composition works well with the successive layers.
banyanman (7789) 2005-11-13 9:29
This is an excellent composition, Chris, of a location that is way off the beaten track. Did you fly in or drive all the way up from Cooktown? The layering of colours in this is superb, with the ironstone in the middle providing a strong delineation between the crystal clear water at the bottom and the vegetation at the top. I noticed that the sharpness and saturation of this photograph is much better than on some of your other scans - despite this being nearly 20 years old - what did you do to achieve that? Cheers . . . David
elihesamian (26149) 2005-11-13 14:40
Very fresh and clear and it gives an excellent feeling when I 'm looking this view with those colors,and sounds of the water,too,dynamic,in fact lively and the delightful sunlight adds to the lively and beauty of the scene,which well controlled and captured in a best way,beautiful,Chris,
weswang (18223) 2005-11-13 16:19
Hi Chris, it is amazing to see so many different colors in this picture. An very attractive scenery with the waterfall and clear water. Nice PoV and a well taken picture.
dominique (11414) 2005-11-13 18:08
Bien j'aime beaucoup le cadrage , la photo est tres belle , encore un super endroit . Beau travail .
bazal (7900) 2005-11-14 5:55
Hi Chris, and one more time, what a paradisiac place !
It must be a great moment to swim in this pure and cristalline water. Thansk for sharing !
SAylinAntmen (102) 2005-11-21 12:55
Doğanın mükemmel duruluğunun renklerle bütünleşmesini yakalamışsın, teşekkür.
crystal69 (309) 2005-11-28 2:39
Hi Chris you took really very nice shot. this attractive place is very similar to band amir in afghanistan.its clean water and green trees create more beauty in this picture.
sergio1 (12152) 2006-04-21 5:32
Fantastic shot to the falls. Beautiful place.
The life dream is to visit Australia by its hidden beauty and of course by my favourite animal "koala" I am a great lover of this animal until the point to take a tattoo of koala. Greetings Sergio
batalay (40201) 2008-03-07 8:19
The cool transparent waters of Elliot river could not be shown in a more compelling manner. The sounds of the falling water would make a good accompaniment to the photograph. Warm regards from the diametrically opposite point on this large sphere.
Miguel82 (27730) 2012-04-19 5:55
Another paradisiac place
Nice colors and light
your're very luck to have visited so many countries
have a nice day
- Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) (117201)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1987-07-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Minolta XG 1, 100 - 300 mm
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Australian waterfalls, Waterfalls [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-11-12 3:41
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