My 4th Anniversary - Satara Sunset
This is a wonderful sunset picture. Everything is well composed with the land on a line of third and the tree bending into the picture. The red sky is nice and vivid and stands out very well against the silhouetted foreground and tree. I also like how the sun is framed by the bent tree.
Brilliant capture and TFS
Congrats on your 4th year.
a splendid sunny subject for your anniversary, I like this opposition that is created in the pallet of warm colors, beautiful composition, congratulations and keep photographing! TFS
color y siluetas de lujo...
I celebrated mine almost a week ago. It is great to see that we, long lasting members, are still standing strong. Although we both have dropped in our presence, we still have the love for this wonderful site.
we both know that TrekNature has fueled our learning curve in photography, knowledge of the world and knowledge of nature. But I also know that many other members have gained a lot of knowledge through your critiques and photos. You are not just a member posting photos. You provide members with insight in nature, insight in South Africa and insight in the skills of photography.
I am especially glad that you celebrated your 4th birthday with a tree photo. As you probably know, a subject very close to my photography heart. This tree is shaped most beautifully and you have captured it at a moment that is was hugging the sun. So basically, your tree is the real Suntoucher. Technically the photo is perfect, with a pin sharp silhouette and spot on exposure control over the bright sun.
Congratulations on your 4th birthday. A great shot to celebrate too, a wonderful African sunset, one day I will get there....but there are so many amazing places to visit. Like you, this site has fueled by desire to learn and travel, I can't get enough of it. I know you are ofetn busy and post as often as you'd like, but when you do everyone has a look. Thanks for being here and I look forward to meeting you in person one day.
Congratulations for your fourth anniversary here on TN. You are one of the members who was and is a great example for all of us. Not only by your fantastic photos, but also by the brilliant notes you put to your photos and encouraging comments and critiques to gave to our photos. Thanks a lot.
This photo is splendid! The deep colours and silhouettes are amazing.
TFS and regards,
- fragman (38780)
- [2010-01-23 1:27]
great romantic pic, TFS Ori
What magnificent scenery!
Excellent performance, congratulations.
And here in Germany I wish you good health, happiness and in as many years in TN.
I always met your picture gallery extraordinary. And I have to thank you personally because you always have time to comentenzi me and my photos. Extraordinary reviews.
Have a pleasant Saturday,
First of all contratulations with your 4th birthday on TN, and with that congrats to all of us, you are a great tributer.
Second with this magnificant picture, great colors, POV, it is beautiful.
I'm one of those members You still didn't meet through TN - God knows why, because Your wife Anna is on my favorite photographers list. I'll also be 4 years old on TN in 2010, although I've had some long breaks (+ I don't upload a new image every day).
After the introduction get my deepest regards and congratulations for Your 4th birthday on the site. Your shot's exceptionally well composed and balanced light-wise, colors and silhouettes are beautiful, the whole image's something extraordinary and a photo to learn from. I also should like to say a big thanx for sharing an in-depth and personal note, beside the splendid photo.
I wish You and Your family health and happiness for the new year, and of course, great lights in order to take such fantastic photos as this one. I bookmark it with a little green star.
Best wishes from Hungary (Europe), László
Hi Loot, and congratulations my friend for the festive occasion, not an easy thing to achieve in succesfull nature photography, around 160 captures and all more beautiful, aestethical and enchanting than each other, but then you really have the knack for it. Your present choice is no exception, the warmly hued evening sky silhouetting that off-center wonderful tree perfectly, forming a beautiful composition. Your kind dedication have done wonders for me while I'm trying to recuperate from a terrible cold, thanks indeed my friend!
you have waited for the right moment until the sun sets between the branches. that gives a powerful composition. The lighting is so effective and it is further enhanced with sharpness and clarity. The trees gives a very amazing graphical and abstract art to the eyes.
it gives a wonderful feeling looking and gazing at your stunning composition of nature. Nature give us all the opportunities, and we must be critical and intelligent enough to exploit it.
Just like what you did.
A big congratulations for this wonderful image that will be etched in viewers' memory as far as "sunset" is mentioned.
So another congratulations for the effort done and your willingness to share this special properties of yours.
Ciao Loot, congratulations for your four year on TE, thanks for all your splendid photo, fascinating sunset with lovely silhouette of beautiful tree, great colors, superb composition, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Hi MF Loot,
Very impressive photograph, such intense and fiery colours. Nice strong silhouettes too, they really stand out.
Quite a busy scene due to the trees and leaves, which adds to it's beauty.
Nice focus on the big tree which has a fantastic shape, and sun looks perfectly positioned.
it all looks beautifully managed and presented, like something you'd see in The National Geographic.
Truly a photogenic moment MF, well seen. Also great notes, as usual.
The quality of your images in both technically and educative has been great and the variety of species a great contribution to this site.
We are learning a lot with you MF! "
As you’ve said for me, also “You are a wonderful asset to this site and I sincerely hope that the association will continue for many years to come".
In addition to this, I have to admit that I feel as though I have known you all my life:).
Thanks a lot for all contributions to us and heartfelt friendship MF! and
Congratulations! for your 4th anniversary on TN!
All the best MF Loot!
happy Birthday to you - 4 years on TN, I'm so happy you joined here.
This shot is fantastic and so romantic.
I like it very much, thanks and enjoy the weekend
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- FunkyMunky (3154)
- [2010-01-23 5:08]
One thing about South Africa and especially Kruger National Park, where it is clear and smog free, one gets the most natural colours at sunrise and sunset. This sunset is an excellent example, well done!
congratulations for your 4th TN Anniversary, i remember in summer 2000
when i start with internet one day i have found a Flash movie clip named Africa
(since i lost that link), it present in lovely way Africa and its landscapes,
exactly like you photo, for me African landscape it is like your photo,
the sunset illuminating the sky with his beautiful warm colour tones
and in the foreground of the photo dark silhouette of trees, TFS
CONGRATULATIONS, on your fourth anniversary, you are truly one of the top contributors to this site, that by your own words is a marvellous one with fine people such as yourself. The image you have chosen to mark this milestone with is shear beauty. Hope you continue sharing your images and words with us for many years to come.
Just back from kruger (and already miss it...),but can sleep out a bit again,we had some great sightings and made lots of pictures,off course congrats with your 4th anniversary and a nice one,great satured colors and the composition are superb,thanks for sharing and hope to see lots more of pivtures and read your always interesting notes
This is truly an excellent shot with such beautiful colors, details & setting. Very nicely taken, composed & presented. TFS & best wishes. BTW, congratulations on your 4th year & thanks for your contributions on TN!
Hi Loot. A big Congrats to you on your 4th year on TN.
You have chosen a beautiful picture of this African Sunset. The large tree in the forground Helps to make this a fantastic one. Such rich colours it looks like the sky is on fire. well taken TFS.
Congratulations on your 4th anniversary on the site which is a major milestone. You have a wonderful portfolio and your Satara sunset adds one more stunning image to it. Everything in this "picture" is perfect. The colours and composition is very artistic and deserves a double WOW.I like the overall image, the great light and the perfect timing. You are a precious member to the site, for various reasons and not just because I am saying so, but plenty others as well. I want to quote a view true words given by Niek Bouwen (suntoucher) on your 1st anniversary and I could not have said it better. I am sure others will be in agreement with this statement: "Thank you for all your beautiful photos that are always accompanied with the most interesting stories and information. Also thank you for your wonderful critiques, which are always a pleasure to read. Photos, notes and critiques give us an insight on the kind hearted person behind it. Your contribution to TN was, is and hopefully for a long time, will be an asset to the quality of this site" There you are – these words are not a lie. Thanks for sharing. Love. Anna
Hello Loot. Great sunset scene shot. Colours and pov are excellent. Congratulations on your fourth anniversary too.
Hello Loot, superb sunset shot from fine viewpoint with great colurs and composition. Thanks a lot for all sharings and congrats on your fourth anniversary!
TFS and regards,
Hello Loot, great sunset shot with amazing silhouettes, excellent composition and colours. Congratulation on your 4th anniversary and thanks a lot for all sharing with us.
- cirano (13602)
- [2010-01-23 16:08]
An excellent sunset
great composition and splendid colors.TFS.
Happy 4th Anniversary! very well made with a vertical cropp deep, enigmatic, perfect handling of the silhouettes and red hues very impressives ...
congratulations on your 4th Anniversary, my friend. I wish you many hundred posts here for a long time. your selection to celebrate great with Sunset from Satara. excellent scene, fascinating. splendid colors of reddish and black during fire time of sky. composition excellent, great moment and great POV. thanks for sharing this beauty.
best wishes and have a good night
Hello Prof Loot,
Congrats for your 4th anniversary on this site. The picture in reference happens to be unique in many senses and well chosen for the occasion; the sky with ever-changing frequencies of the sunset color tones and a brilliant composition of black silhouette in the foreground carries the well conveyed meaning of our subsistence due to the efforts of the background staff 24 x 7 at TN website; else it looses its existence into the background of blackness after the sunset (s) from different nations on this world; but it works, works and works throughout without any interlude. We do salute & thank all of them who have made this nature site wonderful, consistent & a great global family. God bless all & thanks to you Prof Loot once again, for your great support to this site with your high educational critiques, notes & visuals :) Our sincere regards to Anna & you. Have a great Sunday!
Best wishes-Subhash & Leena
Feicidades por sus pimeros cuatro ańos aqui en TN. Debo primero reconocer su entusiasmo, dedicacion y contribucion esta gran sitio que con seguridad estamos muy orgullosos de pertenecer, y poder compartir nuestos logros y conocimientos de las diferentes especies de todo tipo de vida natural que existen en todo el mundo entero.
Ambos tenemos la misma edad aqui, y creo sinceramente que TN a crecido y se ha fortalecido grandemente gracias a personas que vedadermente comparten no solo sus fotos, sino tambien sus conocimientos, que finalmente nos dejan una gran enzeńansa y nos engrandecen como personas.
Muchas gracias Sr. Loot.
Congratulations on your 4th Anniversary, Loot!
A magnificent sunset that you are sharing with us here. : )
I am sure I am speaking for more than myself, when I say that we feel privileged and honoured and grateful for your participation in TN. Here's a partial list of why:
Your love of nature, your encyclopedic knowledge of flora and fauna, your eagerness to learn and to teach, your unselfish sharing of all you know, your dedication to the site... not to mention your splendid portfolio, your entertaining, detailed, and instructive notes, your thorough, constructive, and always honest critiques...
Did I forget anything?
Oh... and your friendship!
Thank you for sharing so much of yourself.
- cypturk (308)
- [2010-01-24 4:32]
Very beautiful sunset - Specially I like the silhouettes, perfect shot. Looks peaceful and quite place.
Thanks to share this and congratulate your anniversary.
All the best and Kind regards,
- albert (2969)
- [2010-01-24 6:20]
Congratulations on your 4th anniversary on TN and many thanks for sharing your quality posting and interesting notes
I like your Satara sunset, a very nice composition, a stunning colour and a well contrasted tree on a beautiful african sunset
- yasemin (1578)
- [2010-01-24 9:26]
Hi Loot.. Honestly i have never seen such beautiful sunset before.. Wonderful colors and silhouettes.. great shot in every way.
Well done..Interesting notes too... I also conratulate you for your fourth anniversary..
- Mamagolo2 (3124)
- [2010-01-24 10:05]
Congratulations on you 4th birthday at TN. Thank you for the interesting notes. Your photo is stunning and just as I've known
it over the years of living right next to the park. I have seen many stunning sunset photo's but yours is truly stunning. Very well done and thanks for sharing.
- uleko (10940)
- [2010-01-24 22:55]
Congratulations on having completed 4 years on TN and thank you for all your excellent contributions and long notes from the southern part of our planet! Through yours and Annas images we get a really good idea of what nature there is in beautiful South Africa for which I'm very grateful. I hope you'll have more time for TN this year and look forward to many more posts from you! This is a stunning sunset to celebrate this
special occasion! I love the shape of the tree and the beautiful composition!
Many thanks and all the best wishes, Ulla
- Jamesp (18904)
- [2010-01-24 23:03]
Congratulations on your 4th year. Lovely shot with excellent colours and well balanced composition.
- ellis49 (2087)
- [2010-01-24 23:04]
Hallo Old Friend.
congrats on your 4 anniversary on TN.
It have been a great pleasure to have you around these years and also a pleasure to call you my friend. You have done a lot for this site with your great comments always written with a portion
a great humour.
I can't give a decent comment about your beautiful picture, because I'm using the small netbook. But it looks great.
- red45 (31094)
- [2010-01-25 4:31]
Big congratulations for four years of great work for this site. You're well known here for your beautifull photos and great critiques. To be honest I think your critiques are best on entire TN - always interesting, educative and well written. Thank you for four years!
What can I say about this picture - it's real gem. True African heart and soul captured in one image. Africa as most of all known it from books, tv and dreams. Beautifull scene, perfectly composed of black silhouettes of trees and amazing shades of orange colours of sunset. I miss only one thing here - big cat resting on tree. This is perfect picture to hang it on a wall or place as background on computer's desktop and watch and dream and watch and dream........
- jeanpaul (14958)
- [2010-01-25 5:09]
Bon anniversaire c'est vraiment plaisant d'ętre si jeune 4 ans
Belle photo, d’un don de notre terre, elle nous donne ces spectacles magnifiques partout dans le monde. Je suis un amoureux des « lever et coucher de soleil ».
Amitiés et au revoir...JP
- Argus (50590)
- [2010-01-25 7:17]
4 years on TN is a fine milestone, a membership that is senior to most of us on this great site.
Your love of nature is evident in your high quality photos and you tendency to inject some humour in your images is much appreciated as well as your very informative and educational notes.
This fine sunset with the superb silhouette of a tree marks the occasion well. Your dedication to us all on TN is much appreciated and I appreciate that just as this sunset is colourful, you add a lot of colour to TrekNature and I thank you for that too!
All the best and have a good week,
- horia (16638)
- [2010-01-26 1:25]
Hi Loot and a belated Happy TN Anniversary!!!!
Time is catching up on us, my friend. I feel like just a few weeks ago i was celebrating my first year and look at us now :)
Yet, it's the magic of this community that lasted all this time. And the perfect example for that is the fact that even if we don't post or comment that often, we still keep in touch with some friends made here (i'm actually planing a trip to Scotland together with Niek as we speak).
And as for your contribution...it speaks for its own! High quality photos, rare sights, magical moments, all accompanied by really well thought of and elaborate notes.
Just like this one here: what a treat to the eye! I really closed my eyes and imagined i was there, feeling the warmth of the air and the serenity of the place.
I really like the exposure here and how the silhouette of this beautiful tree stands out from the red sky. The twisty branches are very attractive while the subtle graduation in the sky makes a lovely BG.
Thanks for all this, my friend!
- saeedabbasi (5100)
- [2010-01-29 22:49]
Hi dear Loot ,
It is a spendid sunset shot.
It has wonderful colours and excellent composition.
A perfect scenery
- jignasi (27903)
- [2010-02-06 11:36]
muchas gracias por tus amables comentarios! Me gusta mucho que me critiquen y que me corrija. Normalmente alabamos otros trabajos y no decimos lo que pensamos realmente :-)
A tu toma poco que criticar debido a que el conjunto es maravilloso y evidentemente espectacular, habiendo conseguido unos contrastes muy atractivos junto con la luz.
Buen fin de semana: Josep Ignasi.
- goutham_ramesh (12237)
- [2010-02-13 2:29]
This is an amazing picture and congrats for your 4 th Anniversary. After looking at this I noticed that I missed celebrating mine last December!
What I Like about this picture is way the tree and son is positioned, it looks like they are connected i can see some branches of tree in the back coming out of sun!
Congrats once again MF
- tuslaw (15844)
- [2010-02-13 17:59]
What a gorgeous sunset image you have posted. This is one of those photos that you would like to hang on your wall.
Excellent composition, the silhouetted tree fits perfectly into the frame. The vivid colors are simply gorgeous as if the sky is on fire.
I can easily imagine a leopard sleeping lazily on one of the large branches.
- AnimalExplorer (1917)
- [2010-02-18 9:33]
Amazing African sunset silhouette! The fiery reds and orange range of colors, punched out tree and terrain are so intense. I don't think I have ever seen our skies that fiery over here in the Pacific Northwest, mostly pinks mixed with blues. Anyway congratulations on both your super image and your 4th year on Treknature.
- jrubiocasado (6061)
- [2010-04-27 3:00]
Very nice susent, it is a fantastic shot.
- Crosman (87)
- [2010-05-14 6:21]
WOW, what a way to finish the day of celebration. Congrats.