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Copyright: Patrick Hubert (yquem46) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 158] (790)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-02-23
Categories: Trees, Savannah
Camera: Nikon D100, Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VR
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Vanderschelden's favorites III [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-01-22 4:24
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Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Marabou storks resting at sunset at the top of a Fever Tree *

*Acacia xanthophloea (Fever Tree) is a tree which is native to the following countries in Africa: Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe. The name comes indirectly from its tendency to grow in swampy areas. Early settlers in the region thought that malarial fever was contracted from being around the trees, when in fact the fever was spread by mosquitos living in the swamp

Marabouts au repos au coucher du soleil au sommet d’un Arbre à Fièvre*

* Acacia xanthophloea (Arbre à Fièvre) est un acacia originaire de l’Afrique de l’Est et Australe. Il tiendrait son nom de sa tendance à se développer dans les zones marécageuses. Les pionniers s’établissant dans la région pensaient que la malaria se contractait à proximité de ces arbres, alors qu’en fait la maladie se propageait par les moustiques vivant dans les marécages

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  • Alutka Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 131 W: 43 N: 400] (1682)
  • [2009-01-22 4:41]

gdy w Europie zima to w Afryce pełnia lata...i jak widzę Bociany mają gdzie mieszkać.
Pejzaż, który pokazujesz jest naprawdę piękny! Zrównoważona kompozycja i delikatne kolory połączone z interesującym POV dały wspaniały efekt!
Gratuluję i dziękuję (TFS)

Hy Patrick
Your picture resemble with a chinese drawing, with black trees, beautiful sunset with graduated colors. Even is not important wich kind of birds are there...my eye is running from the top of the picture, to the bottom with the sunset. Well done!

Hello Patrick! Nice sunset. Wonderful tree. Dangerous birds. Good light and shadows. Very good picture. Well done!

wow , amazing sunset with wonderful saturated colours , beautiful composition and nice silhouettes ,
I like very much your shot !

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  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2009-01-22 11:53]

very beautiful composition. i really can say nothing bad about this.

Beautiful landscape, I like the worm colour of sun at the botton of the picture and above becoming a white and brighter, the tree and the birds do the rest of it, amazing view.



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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-01-22 14:47]

Bonjour Patrick !
Quelle photo merveilleuse, une fois de plus ! Tu as réussi à saisir un instant d'une incroyable beauté, avec toutes cette palette de couleurs dans le ciel, ces nuages, ce soleil tout ond comme un beau ballon... Et puis l'arbre, si majestueux, qui se découpe en ombre chinoise contre le ciel, avec tous ces oiseaux qui se reposent dans ses branches... C'est tout simplement merveilleux. Félicitations !

Bonjour Patrick,
An imposing and serene scene!
You've made a very thoughtful composition here, to include the sun, tree, clouds and those birds up there!
I like a lot the nice light and subtle tones got.
The vertical format and presentation are just great.
My compliments and thanks for share.
Best regards,

bonjour Patrick
quelle beau coucher de soleil !!
J'adore toutes ces couches de teintes différentes des nuages et les lueurs orangées autour du soleil couchant
les silhouettes de l'arbre à fièvre et des marabouts sont splendides
passe une bonne nuit

Hello Patrick,
I don't like sunsets where you can see the sun. But this is an exception; as a matter of fact it's a very beautiful photograph.
Great atmosphere through the composition and all the African elements throughout the shot. For example the trees and the birds.
Lovely colors and depth through these brilliant layers in the sky and the hill in the background.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-02-11 2:19]
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Hi Patrick,
Outstanding shot again and you have portrayed the mood and environment so beautifully here. The silhouetted Marabou Storks on the Fever Tree looks exquisite against the wooly clouds. Great scene and you have captured it with skill and precision. Superb composition which is a delight for the eyes.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2009-02-13 5:36]

Hi Patrick,

A wonderfull scenery,very well composed and captured,tfs


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