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In The Cloud Forest

In The Cloud Forest
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Copyright: Steve Reekie (LordPotty) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 144 N: 3872] (12503)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-22
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/25 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Joe's Favourites 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-16 15:38
Viewed: 3790
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is another shot taken high in the cloud forest in the Paparoa Ranges of the West Coast.
This is just below the treeline,where the Beech and Kamahi cloud forest gives way to the alpine slopes with their squat and hardy alpine shrubs and mosses.
I haven't been here during autumn yet,but I can imagine that this is an awesome place to find fungi.

Hope you like the shot.
Thanks for looking.

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Hi Steve,
Yes, it looks like a great place for fungi mf.
And the misty BG seems to fit the title well..
One can "feel" the dampness in your shot.
Very good detail, color, and exposure.
Thanx for sharing this great shot from the "Cloud Forest"

Hi Steve, a stunningly scen capture of a cloud forest which everywhere coveed with mossesin a fine composition with great details, effective dof and wonderful sharpness.
TFS and cheers!

Hallo Steve
This scenery reminds me a lot of the kind of scenes that the artist Jim Warren would use in his paintings, especially the ones where there are some fairies and elves hidden in the trees. The green moss on the tree branches is really something special and the whole "green" landscape creates a feeling of mystery and unpredictableness. A place where Hansel and Gretal would want to hide away. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-02-16 22:06]

What an amazing place Steve!
With mosses, lichens and rotting wood everywhere this place oozes with moisture, a certain fungi locality.
The low POV and composition are great.
Thanks for this insight and I hope you can photograph its fungi sometime.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2009-02-16 22:15]

Hello Steve,
I quite agree with Anna here when she talks about elves and fairies, Hansel and Gretl here...this is a place humming with mystic mood...
The composition is rich with content and the moss and lichens covered tree trunks makes enlivening elements.I love the way the trees in the BG stands eneveloped in a light mist.With a P&S to handle the lighting in such forests can be very tricky.But i guess you have already mastered the art of it, considering the fungi shots you have always brought from the depth of rainforests.
Thanks for sharing

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2009-02-16 22:16]

Dear Steve!

I'm also glad to discover your gallery. It's a pitty I haven't seen it before. I'm impressed by the diversity and the quality of your pictures.

This forest scenery remembers me what we call in French "Nature morte", an assembly of inanimated objects with an artistic and poetic background. The atmosphere in your picture is superb, the unity of the colour tones adds to its value. Moreover, I like the perspective created by the trunk pointing to the horizon.

Kind regards


beautiful mystical landscape, greetings Ori

Namastay Steve,
A nice capture of this beautiful forest scape. Very well composed with nice light. Thanks a lot for sharing.


Salut Steve,
This is a good capture of a superb cloud forest.
I like very much the lighting.
Well done

hello Steve
very beautiful picture
great deails of the forest
nice colours
great shot
greeting lou

Hi Steve,

Nice pov on this piece of forrest.
Yes I can imagination there are a lot of fungi there.
beautiful natural colours.


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2009-02-17 14:10]

Wow! What an amazing place!
It looks like something in a mystical, fantasy place :-)
Very good sense of depth.
Extremely sharp and detail.
Superb light.

Straight into my favs!

Cheers mate,


Hi Steve,

This must be an amazing place. A bit spooky. Or....maybe a little Lord of the Rings scene (-:. Fine composition with great details. Realy natural colors. Trough your good POV you have created good depth in the photo. Excellent work Steve.

Kind regards and TFS BOB

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