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Cape Point - South Africa

Cape Point - South Africa
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Copyright: George Veltchev (mwmod99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-09
Categories: Ocean
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 70-200 F4 L USM IS
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/750 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-14 0:52
Viewed: 3959
Points: 44
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Cape Point - South Africa
Cape Point is a spectacular, narrow finger of land, covered in endemic fynbos and home to picturesque bays, beaches, rolling green hills and valleys.

Cape Point falls within the Cape Floral Region World Heritage Site and is the most southerly point within the Good Hope section of Table Mountain National Park. The Cape Floral Region is one of the richest areas for plants in the world – it is home to nearly 20% of Africa’s flora.

Image Taken in RAW, ISO500, Aperture priority and Evaluative metering system.

How the birds are taking rest while flying over ocean (as there are no trees etc to sit)?

It depends on the bird..if it is a water bird, ducks, geese, gulls, etc. flying over they will take a rest on the water. Passerines (perching birds) will just fly straight through as they cannot float/rest on water. This is what makes flying over the ocean for many migrating birds very dangerous...this can be a very vulnerable time..many birds become dehydrated and die while flying over bodies of water.

The ocean waves occur at the upper layer of an ocean and a result of wind and geologic effects. The wave may travel more than a thousand miles before it strikes the land. The size of the wave can vary from a small ripple to a large tsunami. Although a large amount of energy and momentum is present in a wave, there is very little forward motion of the individual water particles of the wave.

Ocean Waves and Global Warming

Another phenomenon that has been affecting the speed of the waves in the recent years is global warming. Geophysicsts have predicted that as the surface of the ocean warms up, the speed with which the planetary waves travel should increase. It is believed that the speed of the waves have already increased considerably but this has not been noticed and documented so far the satellites that have been monitoring the speed of the waves have not been around for too long. As per the latest research, the speed of the waves will further increase by nearly 30% by the end of the 21st century.

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What a splash!! Well captured George and your note is infomative.

Fantastic place George and fantastic photo too. I am jealous of you.
Regards, Christodoulos.

Ciao Geroge. All the power of the Nature by the perfetc POV. Magnificent light and intrigant tones.


Hello George,
Impressive photo with a fantastic DOF. Very beautiful bright colours. What a contrast between the huge waves and the little Cormorants on the rock. Taken from a great POV in a very pleasing composition.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-12-14 5:49]

Again very good timing to freeze the waves before they collapse on the rocks, shows the fiery nature of the ocean waves. tfs.

I can hear the roar and feel the spray. Excellent job.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-12-14 6:08]
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Hello George,
A fantastic and very dramatic moment you've captured here. Lovely contrast between the birds resting on the sunny cliff and the rough waves roaring below. Beatufiul colours too. It would be interesting to know how you captured this?
TFS and best regards, Ulla

Something different from you my friend George Veltchev. The sea birds or the penguins will be happy to be with the waves and that splash would definitely makes the penguins happy.
Very nice change of mood after a few days of uncertainty with TN.
Thanks and kind regards - Jusni

Hi George,superb capture,congratulations.TFS

Hello George,
It is a superb composition with excellent colours of the water and the stones. What a wave.....
Thanks for sharing this spectacular image!

Hi George,
You know, that I love landscapes and all shots of nature. This is incredible. My English is poor, so I can't to say what is the best in this photo. Maybe sharpness, maybe colours, but I think something else. What is it?

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-12-14 10:55]

Hello George,
Absolutely stunning image showing this gorgeous water movement in a wonderful composition. Love the bright vivid colors and excellent detail. Perfect exposure and great DOF. Best regards Siggi

Ciao George, fantastic splash, wonderful wave on rocks, great timing, wonderful composition, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

excellent composition and perfect timing with the wave....George!
Capo di buona speranza famous for the hard navigability and the shipwrecks
thanks ciao sERGIO

Hallo George,
a spectacular seascape, impressive scene with these outstanding marvellous waves, fantastic colours,excellent POV and composition with the birds on the rocks
Best regards

Hello George,
Heavens! This gives me a little scared! .. (I'm relatively hydrophobic, coincidentally, today was only my fifth lesson to learn to swim and I have almost 40 years! ha ha ha!) But back to your picture... How you do this? ... where are you? ... in a plane? ... This is absolutely fantastic, it even seems that "moves "!.... I do not want to exaggerate, but it is a picture for Nat Geo Dude! ... Congratulations and thanks for the note attached, surely when the waves increase speed in 30% more, I will be permanently suspended my trips to the beach!
Regards, TFS,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-12-15 0:09]

Hello George,
exciting top view composition of the fall. Well taken in excellent presentation excellent details.
Superb view indeed, and it gives a bit of vertigo too.


Bonjour George,
Impressionnante image prise à l'instant décisif où on est très loin du paysage classique que l'on a tout le temps de composer et de cadrer !!!
Je trouve remarquable la bonne restitution de l'opposition existant entre l'attitude passive des oiseaux marins et les éléments déchaînés.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hi George,
THIS is FABULOUS. I could not possibly improve on it and your notes are very useful. TFS and best wishes.

hello George

a excellent shot of these waves hitting the rocks
and bringing dynamism to the photo, also the POV
you choose it is a big part for the dynamic
effect of this photo, TFS


Spectacular photo here...just a wonderful caputre of this magnificent place. You have really captured the power and beauty of these waves so well...really a remarkable scene. The shadows created by the waves on the rocks is amazing...showing how big they must have been!

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-04-27 16:52]

Dear friend George,
I miss your pics so much...
I was visiting your gallery do kill my "saudade" and I saw this pic for the first time ! WOW ! a big WOW!!! This pic make me sick...but it is spectacular ! Amazing the timing and the sharpness! You are really a luck man! Great shot, great photographer (and also very couregeous kkkkkkkkkkkk).Many congrats and many thanks for sharing with us!
Nice evening!

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