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Silloli dust devil

Silloli dust devil
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Copyright: gil briones (gilbriones2002) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 12] (158)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-11
Categories: Desert
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-11-09 3:54
Viewed: 6418
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 32
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Travelling through the vast Bolivian altiplano from Uyuni on the way to Chile we encountered this amazing dust devil,we sat there quietly watching it for awhile then it started heading towards us, we took a quick photo and quickly retreated.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-11-09 4:04]

Amazing picture Gil. Scenery is like from Tales of 1000 and 1 nights. Great contrast between blue sky and sandy desert. Dust devil is superb - I've never saw before such thing.

Hi Gil and welcome to TN!
Good capture of this interesting phenomenon.
And - the Salar and the surrounding area belongs to Potosi department.
TFS - Shir

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2005-11-09 5:54]

Hi Gil
Amazing photo, once in the Atacama´s desert I saw a dust devil but had no time to take the picture. You got it !
well done, Good colours.

Very nice composition and contrasting colours. Great landscape.

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  • Nico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
  • [2005-11-09 11:32]

I have been on the look-out for just sucvh a photograph, but up to now have been missing it. Excellent and the dust devil is wel positioned in the picture.

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  • gopi Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 70] (337)
  • [2005-11-09 13:35]

The picture gives good idea of the scale of things: the dust devil and the vast open desert. The picture lets me to place myself in the scene. Very well done.

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-11-09 15:49]

Dobrze zrobione, ¶wietne kolory no i ta tr±ba. Super.

Wonderful capture of this dust devil, Gil!

Not something most of us will ever get to see, I think...

Great job, thank you for sharing it with us, and welcome to TN!

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-11-09 21:18]

Incroyable et originale prise de vue sur cette petite tornade.

Félicitations !

bonjour gil
tres bien vue belles couleurs.

Hola Gil:

Great shot.... in a perfect momemnt.
Nice to see u at TN too.


This is impressive, Gil. I suppose it is thrilling to see how this sand column moves in the air and on the ground. Not usual in most countries, so thanks to show it so clearly. Very well done.

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  • sarju Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 0 N: 10] (51)
  • [2005-12-09 9:08]

hi Gil
good gallery man
you got quite a lot of beauties in this gallery.
tfs ... cheers .... sarju

  • jrj Silver Star Critiquer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-10-27 19:04]



u'll must be proud cos this shot was too dangerous!

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2009-03-09 0:34]

Nice capture Gil. The colors are great.


great dust capture, TFS Ori

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