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Evening over Iguazu

Evening over Iguazu
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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-01
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Nikon D70, AF Nikkor 70-300mm f4-5.6 G, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-29 7:39
Viewed: 5553
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The evening over a part of the Argentina side of Iguazu; a view from the Brazilian side.
Left above is the Salto Rivadavia; middle Salto Escondido; right above the Salto San Martin.
Left under: Salto Tres Mosqueteros and right under Salto Dos Mosqueteros.

Some facts:
The name Iguazu comes from the Guarani or Tupi words y (water) and guasú (big). Legend has it that a god planned to marry a beautiful aborigine named Naipí, who fled with her mortal lover Tarobá in a canoe. In rage, the god sliced the river creating the waterfalls, condemning the lovers to an eternal fall. The first European to find the falls was the Spanish Conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca in 1541, after whom one of the falls in the Argentine side is named. The falls were rediscovered by Boselli at the end of the nineteenth century, and one of the Argentinian falls is named after him.

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Hello Peter,
What a beautiful place to spend the evening!
well captured with excellent pov in perfect exposure and focus over the falls with total sharpness, vivid colour and details!
the evening sunlight is perfect captured!
well done and composed
sincerely wishing you A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2007-12-29 9:07]

hi peter,
lovely falls.great lighting and nice compo,

Hello Peter
What a wonderful scene you captured,
Perfect composition,lighting and POV,
Superb shot,Welldone.

Good Luck

Hallo Peter,
Heb nog niet het privilege gehad om ter plaatste getuige te zijn van een dergelijk schouwspel; deze lijkt me zelfs mooier dan zijn-
voor mij toch-bekendere equivalenten.
Bedankt en beste 2008 wensen.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-12-29 10:24]

Hello Peter,
Fantastic view of these grand falls! Beautiful light and colours and very well composed. Well done!
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-12-29 10:53]

Hi peter. You get to some beautiful spots to spen the evening.a fantasic landscape . you have worked so well with the light to give warm eve colours. a very good pov you had. well done TFS.

A Happy New Year To You.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-12-29 11:44]

Hi Peter,

Lovely picture of a place I've always wanted to see but never managed it. We were booked for right after 9/11 and had to cancel.

A beautiful evening shot of the falls in a lovely light.


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-12-29 21:00]

Hello Peter

What an amazing place.Excellent POV and DOF.
The lighting is excellent and the clarity is sharp with wonderful focus and detail.
I really like how the mist has been captured and how it is illuminated.
Well composed.
Great job.I would love to visit this spot someday.


All the best for 2008

Wouaw Peter,
Just splendid !!!!
Cette photo est magnifique, j'aime les jeux de l'eau et de la lumière, le point de vue est exceptionnel
all the best for 2008

Hi Peter,
What a good photo from a fantastic place
Thanks for your notes
I plan to go to Iguazu during June 2008 and having seen your photos I'm getting impatient now!
Happy New Year

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-12-30 3:57]

Hello Peter,
Great shot of a part of these famous falls: must have been a fantastic experience. Ilike the way the evening light catches the misty areas over the falls themselves.
Nice composition with the FG vegetation.
Well done and thanks,
Best wishes for 2008!

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-12-30 4:21]

Hello Peter,
Wonderful capture with amazing scene well illustrated, now only if I could hear them, it must be amazing. Thanks Peter excellent post and Happy New Year.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-12-30 8:05]

Hi Peter,
Fantastic shot of this awesome waterfalls and you have captured the action nicely. Seems like a huge fall and quite spread out. Very neat and sharp image with lovely colours. I like the sunrays here. Excellent POV to portray this charming scenery and very nicely composed. Kudos. TFS.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-12-30 9:26]

Hello Peter ! Wow that's quite a scene you've captured there ! What a beautiful place and a perfectly done picture. Very good details, the light is awesome and it's really well composed. Thanks my friend, Happy 2008 !


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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-12-30 17:49]

Hola Peter,
Wonderful capture of the falls, I had the opportunity to be there twice, is wonderful..
Great colors and details, superb sharpness and well composed image.. Very well done my friend, and Have a wonderful and blessed New Year.

Greetings from Arizona, Everton.

Hi Peter,
Thanks for your kind words on my Bee-eater picture.

I like the mythical tale associated with these falls you have recounted in your note.
The image is quite impressive in terms of the use of ambient light.
TFS and wish you a Happy New Year!

Bonjour Peter
Très belle compostion, couleurs et cadrage, une belle réussite. Ca doit être un endroit de rêve pour un photographe !
Meilleurs Voeux pour 2008
Amicalement Robi

Great image of these massive falls Peter, I'd love to see this in person..Thank you for sharing it with us :)
Happy New Year!

Hello Peter,
It is always interesting to see different angles on this famous falls!
I like how the backlight is playing with the moist air...
And I wish a HAPPY NEW YEAR will come your way!
Seasonal greetings from a chilly Norway,
Pablo -

Hallo Peter
I read your intro page with great interest, and came across this beautiful landscape whilst browsing through your gallery. A most enjoyable sight. This waterfall is stunning, and I am in no doubt you enjoyed photographing it, as much as I have looking at it. I am sure you could smell the freshness and the spray of the falling water, and I can imagine the awesome feeling you had being so close to such view. You have captured that spray in a favourable manner and it adds a wonderful feeling to this photo. I have many times admired scenes like this one, paging through books. The water really looks so cool and refreshing, and sure sets idyllic scenery. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

A superb dynamic scene shot from this magnificent place Peter
TFS and Cheers,


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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2014-01-30 14:12]

Hi Peter,

there was much less water when you were here, I like the more clear water. When I was there it was rainy season and the water is brownish and amost too much waer you don't see any rock behind it.

This is beuatiful with the low light. when i was there they also close it by 6 pm and there no way to get a sunset image.

this is a beuatiful shot.


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