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Lakeside Harmony

Lakeside Harmony
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Copyright: Way Lim (waylim) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03
Categories: Mammals
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Dedications I have received [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-01 17:56
Viewed: 6229
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 41
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For Anna, Thanks for thinking of me and your encouragement.

This is another shot of my favorite moment from this trip. This one focused a little more on the impalas, as they strolled leisurely in front of us while I was just happy photographing the flamingos. With the impalas in front of the lake was just so amazing I could believe it was me being there at the moment. Even now looking at this image, I still feel like the most fortunate person alive.

Lake Nakuru is one of the Rift Valley soda lakes. It lies to the south of Nakuru, in central Kenya and is protected by a small Lake Nakuru National Park. The lake's abundance of algae attracts the vast quantity of flamingos that famously lines the shore.

Nakuru means "Dust or Dusty Place" in Maasai language. Lake Nakuru National Park, close to Nakuru town, was established in 1961. It started off small, only encompassing the famous lake and the surrounding mountainous vicinity. Now it has been extended to include a large part of the savannahs.
No tripod, resting on bean bag on top of jeep.
ISO: 200

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2008-12-01 20:33]

This is another shot of my favorite moment from this trip...
Mine too, it well composed and framed.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-12-01 23:41]

Hello Way,
Scene you captured is great. I like the light, colors, layers, POV, and composition. Flamingoes in the background look lovely. TFS
Best wishes,

Hello Way
This is a very special dedication done for me. It is much appreciated. This kind of image is what I call my cup of tea and just what the doctor ordered. The different layers of colours formed by the animals, birds and the water are amazingly captured. It is such a delightful image to look at., as the atmosphere captured is of total relaxation and peace. The two flamingos soaring in the sky adds that extra oomph to an already special scenery and photograph. The colours of the impala’s and the flamingo’s are just great and displays well on the screen. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-12-02 0:15]

Hola amigo,
preciosa foto,
bella composición,
exquisitos colores e iluminación,

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-12-02 1:05]

Hi Way

A splendid photo from you!
I love the two distinct bands of color here created by the willife in your scene - the impalas in the Fg and the flamingo in the Bg.
This creates a very beautiful composition, with the helps of hte natural surroundings, of course.
All details are impeccable, the exposure is spot-on and the colors everywhere are gorgeous.

Bravo and TFS

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  • chats (14)
  • [2008-12-02 1:37]
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Hi Way,

A beautiful photograph...the situation is so natural that it is difficult to believe that two species can be in such absolute harmony with each other and with nature, so unspoilt...an amazing capture

Hi Way!

You present us a delightful wildlife picture. First, I'm impressed by the wonderful colours, particularly concerning the Impalas. The Flamingos are at the limit of the over-exposure, but their colour contrasts nicely with the rest of the picture. The overall atmosphere is so pleasant!

Kind regards


G'day Way
Beatifull colours, as the sun is low. I also like all the horizontal lines these animals and the lake shore in the foreground make.
Well done and thanks for sharing
from a very jelouse aussie

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-12-02 8:38]

Hello Way,
What a beautiful photo! Fantastic scene. The light and colours are amazing. The contrasts in colours wonderful. Good sharpness and POV. Excellent composition.

Oooooo Way,olağanüstü bir görüntü.Çeşitlilik ve bunların kare içindeki sıralaması çok ustaca.Çok çok güzel bir ışık var.Çok beğendim bu fotoğrafı çok,ellerine sağlık :)

Hi Way,

fantastic well composed and saturated shot. Really good! Congratulations

This is a stunning photo. The lighting is perfect and the colours are brilliant. One of the most eye-catching photos I have seen for quite a while. TFS.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-12-03 23:17]

Hello Way,
The light here is just magical.
I love the golden light on the impalas.
The scope of this scene is impressive,
and gives us a taste of the grandeur of the African plains,
and the richness of its fauna.
A great composition.
TFS. : )

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-12-04 4:47]

Hi Way
exellent composition
very good sharp and detail
very well done.

Hi Way
This is an impressive view of both Impalas and flamingos. A spectacular African view, I can see why you were so touched with this image. I can only image what it would like to actually be there in person. Thanks for sharing this special moment.

Hi Way,
A beautiful photograph...the situation is so natural that it is difficult to believe that two species can be in such absolute harmony with each other and with nature

Hello Way,
deliciously crisp presentation of a herd of impalas in front of waters crowded with flamingoes.
Enjoyable to see the exqusite combination of colours in contrasting warm and cold hues. Very pretty dedication for Anna. Thank you!
With best regards,

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-12-09 5:44]

Hello My Friend,
This is such a beautiful scene Way and you have captured it superbly. The colors and layers are amazing, thank you.

Espetacular, great light and POV, I'll go there next july. Congratulations for your shoot.

Best regards


Hello Way,
Sometimes you're focusing on your subject, looking through your finder and then suddenly you have to cope with that visitor or in this case visitors walking within your image. And sometimes this is even an opportunity:-).

Amazing Lighting, I love this pic. TFS

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2011-05-28 1:43]

Hi Way,

This could be a postcard and well a perfect one. Splendid composition with great satured colors and sharpness.


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