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Garden Of The Gods

Garden Of The Gods
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Copyright: Radu Xplorator (Xplorator) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 651 W: 57 N: 1506] (7719)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon CP 8800
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-12-02 4:10
Viewed: 5247
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In every man's soul there a secret nerve that rejoices at the vibrations of beauty:
High plateau of Chilean Patagonia with glaciated Andean background, a wild guanaco (Lama guanicoe) and blooming mataguanaco (Anarthrophyllum rigidum) chaparral bushes. And then there is the fury of the elements: mind blowing winds and icy drizzles. I LOVE IT, tell me this is not THE GARDEN OF THE GODS and I wont believe you!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-12-02 4:28]

You're absolutelly right Radu! This must be beautifull place, real Gods' Garden. I love composition of your picture - from small, red flowers to huge mountains in horizon. And guanaco as a big bonus! Everything is in right place on your photo. Great job!

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-12-02 5:01]

Nice photo Radu. I like composition with mountains on BG. Very nice sharpness and colors.

Radu, this is an excellent picture. Great colours, excellent sharpness and POV. A very nice composition and informative note. Well done. Thanks for posting. Have a nice weekend.

Hi Radu,
Another fascinating image from the torres, it is indeed a magical place.
I find your composition very good.
Image seems to be slightly out of focus especially around the edges.
I did a workshop - hope you don't mind.
TFS - Shir

Hi Radu!
And I would like to live in paradise!

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-12-02 7:00]

Superbe prise nature ,la composition est excellente.


Hi Radu,

I really like this picture. This is a typical image that I would like to bring back from a trip in the Andes !!! Very well capture, nice pespective with the moutain in BG and the flowers in FG.

I find the workshop given by Shir is more clear and has more light as well, it gives us a different opinion.

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  • moemf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 0 N: 160] (703)
  • [2005-12-02 8:46]


Being a mountain lover, this is great. Great job!!


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-12-02 10:51]

It IS indeed breath-taking, Radu. Beautiful in an awesome kind of way. Composition is exquisite. Ahhh... to have glimpsed this perfection with your mortal eyes!!! Thanks for sharing. : )

I love it...

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2005-12-02 12:58]

Very nice photo Radu!
I'm with thistle, "I love it!"
Thanks for sharing,

OK Radu - Ya got me vibrating! ;-))
An excellent composition with very nice colors and exposure. It looks like this Lama is enjoying the view as much as I am!
Well done & have a Great weekend!

Hi Radu,
Fantastic scenery, very interesting POV, and a well overthoughed compo. You have made good use of the red flowers in the foreground.
Great job! Regards and TFS , Ruud

You have done a beautiful work in this one. The view is really breathtaking. Nice info on the subject too. Thanks.

An excellent composition, I can not think of a better backdrop as you have captured in this shot, well done indeed.


Absolutely beautiful composition with red flowers and lama foreground and Andes background. Classical beauty.

A great combination shot with the mountains and then the Guanaco to top everything off, it's like a cherry on top of a banana split. Excellent job Radu.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-12-05 14:56]

Hi Radu, interesting composition here. It gives a great sense of wilderness. Very nice colours and great looking Llama.

Well done.

Hi Radu

The Gods have many gardens upon this planet and you have surely captured one of them here.
The guanaco stands there looking across the valley towards the harsh, yet beautiful frozen landscape on the other side.
Like he is contemplating his next move.
Beautiful shot.
Thanks for sharing.



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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2007-01-24 10:37]


Hello Radu
I believe you and wish I could join you there. Well composed and thoughtful shot. The levels are a bit off and the workshop is an improvement.

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