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New Zealand Forest Pond


New Zealand Forest Pond
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Copyright: Pam Russell (coasties) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 483 N: 8155] (28054)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-10-03
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Konica Minolta Dimage Z2, 52mm UV + Circ. Polarizer
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/8 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-10-04 4:03
Viewed: 6767
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo was taken on a walk to the Wairere Falls just a few minutes drive from Matamata, New Zealand and about 45 mins walk through lovely native bush, you get to alookout, to view the Wairere Falls from the bottom. You can go on to the top, and check out the view both over the Waikato region and also Bay of Plenty.T he walk is relatively easy, with the staircase and slight steep climb towards the lookout. Sturdy shoes help, but generally any healthy person can manage this walk. The walk is very pleasant with several of these cute little bridges that criss-cross over the river.
I particularly love to stop on them and watch the water weave its way over the rounded rocks forming pools and small rapids etc.

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  • Good 
  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-10-06 5:10]

Hi Pam, welcome to TN. This is a nice setting but I feel the focus is a little soft, maybe you suffered froma bit of camera shake? Anyway, good effort. If you look around photos on this site you will see that notes are expected. This can be as related to species information, area, habitat, anything really, but you'll will get more attention with a note. Look forward to more pictures.

Very nice capture, I like the reflections in the water.
Good job

Hello Pam. It's nice to see other photos of New Zealand bush here. I know Wairere falls.
I live in Pirongia,and take photos like this a lot. The focus problem coul possibly arise from a low light situation.The auto-focus on digital cameras doesn't do darker areas too well. I've had the same problem,but I'm getting better. I find that very dark overcast days seem to be better for taking bush photos. There is too much contrast with bright sun coming through.
Bush photography can be difficult,but very worthwhile persevering with. Keep trying.Look out for some of my NZ bush photos like this soon. Steve.

  • Great 
  • fryz Silver Star Critiquer [C: 19 W: 2 N: 3] (120)
  • [2005-04-11 6:00]

Bonne ambiance!!!
J'adore ;)

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