Hello to all my friends,
Today I am sharing with you the gannet colony at Muriwai, westcoast of Auckland!
as you can see the reflection on foreground which usually covered with sea water, I was lucky indeed to get down there to get this shot in the low tide moment! and you are looking at the gannet colony on the top of the rock from the seaward side!
Thank you for viewing and hope you like it!
Wishing you all the best of everything yet to come in 2008!
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parbo (11092) 2008-01-06 16:57
Hello Ho Tony,
Splendid capture with its own sharpness and colors. I like reflections on wet rock surface with white foams a lot. I wish Happy New Year to you and your family.
wrphotos (272) 2008-01-06 17:00
Great composition. Great colours. Great light.
Great picture... Congratulations
asajernigan (19975) 2008-01-06 17:07
Great composition including the reflection in the foreground. The reflection gives the photo nice depth and balance. The lighting and colors are great with nice sharpness and detail. The rough surf creates a nice diagonal through the shot dividing the scene from it's reflection.
Fon (2302) 2008-01-06 17:08
A shot with plane triple of interest. First with beautiful reflexes, according to the rock with the waves of the sea rebutting on her, third this wonderful blue sky. Superb colors and great control of the light. Great work.
denisn72 (8300) 2008-01-06 18:46
Colours and details are amazing. That scene is beautiful with that nice reflection and the big rock. It is a paradise for those white birds. Well done Tony!
shevchenko (19051) 2008-01-06 18:51
Amazing clear and sharp image, attractive bright color in a sunnt day, nice reflections and tides, excellent to show flying birds and some others birds on the rock, thanks for sharing.
demeve (14) 2008-01-06 18:57
It's very nice to see you here in TE,
I just stated not so long ago.. This is
a wonderful picture, keep up my friend
japiey (10163) 2008-01-06 19:32
Excellent is this shot.
Wondrous place, and it makes a lovely feel in our hearts with all its colours and magnificient lights...The birds in flight is a pleasant scene..
Wish you the best..
gunbud (34066) 2008-01-06 20:09
Amazingly clear crisp colors and marvelous details to this stunning image. I love wonderful array of contrasting colors expecially the turquoise sea and lush green cliffs. The surf leading up to the beautiful rock reflecting in the clam tidal pool is a very appealing element to this first rate image.
edal (6804) 2008-01-06 23:06
Wow! So Beautiful!
Tony, dear friend,
you are finding for us the most picturesque sea scenes of the Southern hemisphere for which you have my warm thanks.
Bruno40 (6658) 2008-01-07 0:32
Good work Tony!. sharp, well framed, and good colours despite the time of the day.
hay_kes (30434) 2008-01-07 0:32
A nice landscape.The reflections are pleasant, and colours and sharpness are very good.TFS,
vincz (19099) 2008-01-07 0:51
Wow... that's a beautiful one with stunning colours and wonderful reflections. Excellent work.
snunney (78609) 2008-01-07 1:36
A very good composition of this massive rock with its bird colony. Excellent point of view that provides some nice light and shadow contrasts and takes in the lovely reflections. A great feeling of depth and wonderful clarity.
trekks (14348) 2008-01-07 4:22
This is one of your best shots, Tony, and the superb colors and brightness falling on the cliffs are great.
Nice reflections on wet FG. Very sharp details that you have captured. Perfect blue sky and birds hovering.
What makes this most interesting will be the layered rocks from weathering and wave effects.
cfreire (11739) 2008-01-07 4:26
Superb capture replete of rich details and great colors and excellents contrasts. The great rock is portrayed with a lot of differents textures. And in the sky, I can see some birds flying. By the way, the reflections are splendid. Well done. Regards, Consuelo
siolaw (38010) 2008-01-07 5:53
Yeah! Big colony clearly visible on top of that rock... superb landscape compo also with excellent POV to get the reflections, and off center framing of the rock. Fine colors and sharpness, as usual.
Greetings from India.
izmirli (3933) 2008-01-07 6:15
merhaba my old friend tony
excellent rock and seegulls.wonderful colours and reflections.good beadh and waves.well done.
fulvio52 (8314) 2008-01-07 8:01
Do I need to say more?
Love your style, man!
Wonderful, simply wonderful.
miumiu (4594) 2008-01-07 9:04
One of my favourite shot from your gallery!
Amazing colours, superb point of view and a very special moment!
Bluejeans (64247) 2008-01-07 9:34
Um bela captura com magnificos reflexos e cores , a cor da agua está fantastica , bom contraste de cores , bom enquadramento da foto , parabens!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
claudeD (30097) 2008-01-07 10:42
fantastic picture with an excellent composition, top sharpness and nice colors.I like your landscape shot here very much.Well done job.
With regards from Luxembourg
Truja (4953) 2008-01-07 11:35
Great work, great details, great colors my friend!
When I watch your photos I have desire to travel to New Zealand!!
I like it!
TFS.. see you, Jordi
stego (22558) 2008-01-07 11:50
Stunning! The colours and light are gorgeous. That agitated emerald and white sea, the big rock sculpted by the erosion and reflected on the pond of the FG, whose darkness makes a nice contrast with the BG, the green on the cliffs... Bravo!
markstaples (15670) 2008-01-07 12:12
Happy New Year Tony
Beautiful saturated colours and great framing and composition. The reflection provides us with nice foreground interest. Nice one.
Silvio1953 (114897) 2008-01-07 12:30
Hi Tony, splendid rock with wonderful reflections, superb colors, beautiful composition with excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
maximage (15535) 2008-01-07 13:10
Cadrage, couleurs, lumière, un site fantastique, tout y est!
C'est super beau.
paura (47166) 2008-01-07 14:00
Amazing view on this well composed photo. The rock details and the water surface colors are very beautiful.
lousat (71297) 2008-01-07 16:02
Great great great,no words need,the pic talk alone,thanks for share,Luciano
azaf1 (15929) 2008-01-08 2:23
Tony, this is really amazing!
Clarity beautiful vibrant colors and an excellent frame plus the rarity
MarianneS (15338) 2008-01-08 5:14
Another great view! Nice waves, wonderful colours.
I like all these birds who stay calmly on the top of the rock and try to imagine the result if they would go all together.
danos (82577) 2008-01-08 6:19
nice composition with this rock to steel the show.The white waves that spread the whole scene make it so beautiful.The reflections of the rock in the foreground and the vivid colours and light make the scenery memorable.Informative your note too.
Scharan (14144) 2008-01-08 10:26
Um espetáculo de foto...muito linda!
Cores e reflexos maravilhosos.
Charo (51208) 2008-01-08 16:42
I like the cleanliness of image of your compositions, not how you achieve so good result.
A beautiful capture with this big rock leading the image. Magnificent light, reflexes and colors.
claudigan (2837) 2008-01-08 22:54
More than a countryside, it is a verry interresting shot which shows well how malicious are those birds who live in colony in a place where no predator can come. On a technical point, this rock is a good element well situated in the composition and lines of water levels give a lot of dynamism to the picture. The reflection is a great idea anyway, well done!
My best wishes for this new year to you.
jhm (134360) 2008-01-09 4:30
This is pure quality, also composition and colours are superb.
I like this splendid picture the sharpness and clarity are impeccable.
My complimentys for this one. TFS.
cunejo200 (7281) 2008-01-09 5:26
Seeing your pics of NZ make me wanna visit the country. Soon I hope. This is a sumptuous landscape. Well framed, sharp, and with good depth and colors. Greetings from a cold Wash D.C.
Royaldevon (25884) 2008-01-09 8:14
This looks like a wild and beautiful place!
The composition, lovely saturated colors and details are excellent!
Mirror, Mirror, on the sand,
Who is the most beautiful in this land!
Norte (531) 2008-01-09 10:30
One more fantastic seascape from you!
Clear and crisp, lovely colors.
Composition very good with the cliff in a good position.
crckt (7218) 2008-01-09 11:59
Oh my GOD! What colors! The composition is excellent, this is one of the very best here in TE. I'll add it to my theme.
Thanks for sharing.
Jakab (3867) 2008-01-09 13:39
also we are lucky because you were able to get down at low tide. The rock is certainly more exciting taken so close with all the curious formations on its surface. Thanks to the low tide there is a pretty foreground with really nice reflection and then the waves enhance the steadiness of the rock. Though a landscape the picture is full of motion. I am glad to see the high standards you have set last year you can maintain also in 2008. Congratulations!
ls7902 (7314) 2008-01-09 20:17
Great capture of the coast & rock. Now I can see the bird colony. Nice colors & saturation. I especially like the foreground with reflections & much details. Selamat Tahun Baru.
axiotea (21649) 2008-01-09 23:59
The FG makes for a good starting point and adding depth to the scene, which has fine luminosity and colors. Love the texture and high reflectivity of the water.
Wish you all the best
jusninasirun (17156) 2008-01-10 5:56
One of your best of the best. The light and the sky are doing wonders to this composition. Excellent details as always.
Matthew-Watt (6043) 2008-01-10 17:38
It is refreshing to see some sunshine, even if it is in a photo! It has rained here for almost 3 weeks, perhaps the longest I can remember! This is one of your most enjoyable, dynamic photos in my opinion. Gannets are very interesting birds, but I am sure very noisy! I remember seeing some when I was at Coromandel. The FG is well placed, you were very fortunate with the tides. The ocean movement is well captured. I like the strong DOF in this photo and the highlighting of the greens and blues. Very sharp, magnificent quality!
P.s. I give my regards to all New Zealanders, for the passing of Sir Hillary. He was a great man and will be very much missed.
mphotographies (1976) 2008-01-15 0:10
Dude if I worked for a New Zealand tourism board I would pirate all your amazing photos and get you an exclusivity! Again you have presented us with another unbelievable shot. POV is in place, amazing depth, colours and all are making me crazy!
jemaflor (79840) 2008-01-15 12:03
Very nice composition with a well seen pov to have these reflections, good place and result, lovely light to give pleasant colours.
emilbo (22256) 2008-01-16 6:45
J'aime bien cette photo de bord de mer et le magnifique rocher, la qualité d'image y est et on peut bien voir les détails. Bonne composition, superbes couleurset belle réflection.
Bravo!... et bonne journée,
porto62 (2313) 2008-01-28 17:49
Hi Tony,what a wonder, vivid colours so attracting and naturel, great shoot compo and DOF are just WOW.Great shoot Alain.
pasternak (15177) 2008-02-10 11:18
Very well done, Tony, the shot is perfectly framed with the reflection, and it is taken in excellent light, so it is both beautiful and interesting with this gannet colony...
Loic_bzh (7646) 2008-02-15 5:40
Congrats for this one! This place is really great and you made it justice with a nice compo, well balanced. Nice colors, especialy the one of the see...
rabani (9645) 2008-02-25 19:01
This is really colorfully beautiful Gracious. As much or even more than the gannets itself,how you rendered the cliff and especially the foreground rock,even much more excruciatingly rich. Punchy detail and saturated colors. This is really a wonderful work Gracious. Really well done.
marzar (116) 2008-02-26 2:33
great shot and beautiful photo.
Tobias__Ortmann (2638) 2008-04-21 5:02
perfect shot great moment very good colours and composition I really like it
emjleclercq (15780) 2008-04-25 23:15
Very nice contrast between the dark blue pool in the foreground, and the lighter blue-green with the braking waves just a little further. The reflection of the overhanging rock inot the pool is beautifull. And the gannets, although small, are still perfectly visible.
All the best,
Felip (3907) 2008-06-28 7:46
Good afternoon Tony,
It's a good composition this one of this massive rock, I like the reflection in the humid sand of the beach. Nice depth sensation, as well as the colours and the lighting.
sunamoon (10) 2008-09-17 2:53
Wowww Ho!, Que reflejos!!!, me gustan los colores,
y la definición, es imponente roca queda impresionane en la foto,
transmite la fuerza del mar al chocar con la roca, muy buen captura.
mauro61 (52623) 2008-09-28 9:58
guardando la tua galleria,sono rimasto colpito da questo scatto di questa rocca abitata da una colonia di gabbiani,in un contesto di mare e di natura bellissimi,bravo
leo61 (0) 2008-11-02 10:49
I had a look back in your gallery and found this great one.I love the bright colors here and the composition with the reflections in the foreground.The many birds on top of this bizarre rock are nice details.
foozi (7101) 2009-02-27 4:53
how are you?
Really a lovely shot of this seaside. the blue sky and sea, and mostly the big rock is excellently shown with details and formation.
UlfE (14635) 2009-06-03 10:55
What a superb photo. A beautiful landscape, lovely colours and great reflections. I love the way have captured the the waves and the foam. TFS and have nice day!
- Copyright: Ho Tony (gracious) (20025)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-12-30
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Exposure: f/2.7, 1/60 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Fascinating Places, Dreamy Landscapes, Elena's Favourite photos from beach [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-01-06 16:54
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