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Copyright: Georg Isbary (oki) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 79 W: 10 N: 114] (587)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2000
Categories: River
Camera: Nikon F90x, Nikkor 24-120mm / F 3,5-5,6 D AF, Agfa Vista 200
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Waterfalls [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-08 12:17
Viewed: 4604
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another shot of Iguacu falls (argent. Cataratas) - one of the most exciting places on earth.

Iguazu Falls (Portuguese: Cataratas do Iguaçu, Spanish: Cataratas del Iguazú) are waterfalls of the Iguazu River located on the border of the Brazilian state of Paraná (in the Southern Region) and the Argentine province of Misiones, around the coordinates 25°41′S 54°26′W.

The waterfall system consists of about 270 falls along 2.7 kilometres (1.67 miles) of the Iguazu River. Some of the individual falls are up to 82 metres (269 feet) in height, though the majority are about 64 metres (210 feet). The Garganta del Diablo or Devil's Throat (Garganta do Diabo in Portuguese), a U-shaped 150-metre-wide and 700-metre-long (490 by 2300 feet) cliff, is the most impressive of all, and marks the border between Argentina and Brazil. Most of the falls are within Argentine territory, but from the Brazilian side a more panoramic view of the Garganta del Diablo is obtained. Many islands split up the falls, including several large ones. About 900 metres of the 2.7-kilometre length does not have water flowing over it. The first European to find the falls was the Spanish Conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, after whom one of the falls in the Argentine side is named.

The falls are shared by the Iguazú National Park (Argentina) and Iguaçu National Park (Brazil). These parks were designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1984 and 1986, respectively.

The name Iguazu comes from the Guarani words y (water) and guasu (big). The legend says that a god pretended to marry a beautiful aborigine named Naipú, who fled with her mortal lover in a canoe. In rage, the god sliced the river creating the waterfalls, condemning the lovers to an eternal fall.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-02-08 12:19]

Hi Georg,

A great capture of this falls,nice composed with good colors and POV,well done and TFS

Paul

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-02-08 12:29]

Stunning view! I wish I could see them in person because they put our Niagara Falls to shame!
Great POV, colours and details
TFS
silke

Hi Georg.
Spectacular view of a spectacular place. Looks a bit flat though. Maybe due to scanning. But still a great shot. Good use of the trees for framing.
Regards, Steve.

Hi Georg,
A great image,super composition,
Fantastic falls
tfs
Mircea

hello georg
très belle composition
magnifique ces chutes, belle réussite
Nad

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-02-08 14:56]

Bonjour,
Magnifique paysage bien cadré.
Bonne journée.
clnaef

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-02-08 15:22]

Hello Georg,
Excellent pov and composition of a beautiful place. It looks like heaven.
Best wishes,
Hakan

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-02-09 1:34]

Hello Oki,
You made a postcard of this amazing place
The "+++" : subject, POV, composition, sharpness, colors, exposure, instructive note...
The "-" : nothing...
Congratulations and TFS.

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