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Forest Pond

Forest Pond
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Copyright: Pablo Minto (pablominto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3879 W: 192 N: 3835] (14563)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-27
Categories: Birds, Humorous, Mountain
Camera: Nikon D50
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): NATURE'S BEST [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-02 23:41
Viewed: 4409
Points: 100
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Do you see the little white spot on an islet in the pond?

That is a gull, and nothing strange about that even if this is far away from sea, lakes and rivers that are natural habitats.

When I came around a week or so later I noticed the same couple of gulls, and after some investigation I realized the couple had their nest on that islet in the pond…

So from now on seagulls are forest gulls too, a very adaptable species indeed, and I'm pretty sure there is no fish in that pond!
But then I guess they eat frogs and whatever small things that move…

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-10-03 0:03]

Hi Pablo

A lovely, calm shot. The horizontal line of light brown really makes the composition - though I am sure that is why you placed it there! Excellent focus and colour.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-10-03 0:10]

Hola Pablo,
espléndido disparo,
relajante imagen,
los colores y la iluminación hermosas...
pov y dof, :)

My dear friend,
It's really something new to me and it's true after seen this photo with the seagull's nest on the forest pond!
Lovely captured of this forest and the pond with perfect sharpness, nice colour and details
thanks for sharing

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-10-03 0:36]

Hi Pablo.
I recognize your impressive "firm" style of this charming landscape picture. This is nice trees on the FG (on the left and on the right), large depth of view (not the DOF), richness of content (various attractive objects in dependence of subject), vibrant colours and razor sharpness and a lot of nice details. My greetings and compliments again. Bravo.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-10-03 1:26]

Hi Pablo

This is a splendid photo of what looks like an amazing and very beautiful natural habitat.
It is a little bit strange to me to see seagulls in the middle of the forest, but i've heared about it more than one time, so...
The place also looks ideal for all sorts of other animals (vertebeates and invertebrates together) so i for one would search more there for interesting subjects for shooting :)

Photographically speaking, i really like the colors and their saturation here, as well as the excellent exposure and composition.

Bravo and TFS

Ola Pabo! Amazing landscape. Excellent sharpness and lightness. Beautiful colors. Best regards! Saude!

Hi Pablo,
A while ago I ran into some swapgulls and even some citygulls. So it seems that they are very adaptive.
This is the kind of natural enviroment that makes me want to leave the office and drive to it. The mixture of trees, water and mountains is just awesome. Wonderful work on the composition using the two trees for a natural frame. The clarity and details in this photo are perfect. Love the blue sky and the refelction on the pond.

Hi Pablo,
Beautiful colors and well framed image. Interesting note about this forest gull. Very well done and tfs.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-10-03 3:34]

Hi Pablo,
truly wonderful landscape shot from you here. once again that wonderful blue sky (does it ever rain there in Norway??) and lovely rich coloured and detailed foreground. I like the idea of 'Forest Gulls' too.

Hello Pablo, It is another great Pablominto's shot, fantastic colors and point of view
very well done,
thanks for sharind this wonderfull landcape with us,

Hi Pablo,

A good POV of the pound and of the forest under a beautiful sky, the photo has a good composition, DOF and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


Excellent contrast, exposure, details, and colors Pablo..
Man, I can smell the pine trees and the mountain air from here!
I might've chopped down the tree that's smack-dab in the middle of frame..just kidding ;-))
Very well done.

Hi Pablo. Your photos of Norway have opened my eyes to what i previously thought to be a cold and forbidden place. Your blue skies are always good to see. TFS, Murray.

Hi Pablo.

Good composition.
Salutes, dear friend.

jean paul

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-10-03 9:01]

Hello Pablo,
I guess the gull on the little island in the middle of this forest pond is a Little Gull as this is the kind of nesting habitat that they have.
As usual, great composition and colours and fine stratification of the foreground, the pond and the ridge of trees on the skyline, giving the image an almost 3-D effect.
Well done and TFS!
Best wishes, Ivan

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-10-03 9:20]

Curious thing, that seagull... or forestgull, ha, ha! And a marvellous forestcape too!
I love the composition and the presence of the seagull on the islet in the middle of the pond is just a point. I had heard Norway to be a great place to see, and thanks to you I can see it.
Congratulations and thank you very much, dear friend.

Hi Pablo,
Funny you should see a gull there, when just yesterday I had one in my backyard eating grasshoppers! Course I live on a big lake so not unusual to see them but first time to see them in the back yard! Beautiful photo, love that bright blue sky!! Great spot looking at the island through the frame of woodland trees..TFS

Hi Pablo,
Yes, seagulls are pretty adaptable, they can live in cities (with river) or on the seaside, but it seems like they can live anywhere. Fantastic landscape from You again, sharp as razor, very nice compo and colours. Masterwork again, big congratulations! Friendly regards, László

PS (off-topic): please check out this image on TrekLens I dedicated to You in the name of "3 of a kind".

What a nice surprise...you have created your own species:-) Nice notes to go with the deep woods image so well. I am using same camera as well. They add some special technique or perhaps you share an eye with me...

Hello Pablo lovely sharp landscape with great light and detail Norway is a fab place for nature tfs rgds Necip.

Hi Pablo,
Magnifique composition, superbes couleurs.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-10-03 19:17]

Hello Pablo,
Very nice landscape with beautiful colors and sharp focus.
Thanks for sharing

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-10-03 19:45]

Very nice landscape Pablo, great colors and sharpness. Great composition and spot on exposure. Well done,


Hi Pablo,
A beautiful capture of this lovely landscape scenery. Nice composition and very nicely exposed natural colors. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-10-04 1:57]

Hi Pablo,
Just marking this shot and will come back later with a proper critique. Sorry Sir, tied up with an important assignment.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1001 W: 4 N: 3276] (14759)
  • [2007-10-04 3:31]

Pablo, Again another one fantastic shot from your camera. lovely angle and lovely focus. Beautiful landscape Ganesh

Breathtakingly beautiful! Wonderful landscape! Just beautiful!

Hello Pablo
You have a great eye for composition! The sky, trees and foreground are put together so nicely. The vegetation adds lots of intrest with all the textures and colours. The trees on both sides creates a nice frame and holds your eye to the center of the image.
TFS Janice
PS I though of you yesterday when I took the picture of the country road with all the fall colour :D

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-10-04 8:30]

Really amazing sharp details, Pablo!
I love the many textures I see here and your colours are superb as ever

Il va falloir passer l'hiver pour revoir de tel paysage.
Bonne journée.

Hi Pablo,

Are that really gulls? I think that this birds are sterns. They are breeding on little islet everywhere in nature. Maybe I'm wrong. Anyway your photo is superb.The difference kind in trees on the Fg, the pond in the middle and the mountain full of pineforest. Such a warm colors make your compo almost perfect. And by the way your frame is oké. Well done. Regards and TFS Bob

Salut Pablo
Magnifique photo que cette jolie paysage avec cette magnifique étang qui me fait penser a une des mienne dans le grand nord Québécois..J'aime beaucoup tous ces détails ,trčs belle présentation avec ces 2 arbres a l'avant plan pour le cadrage .
Merci et au revoir ....JP

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-10-05 0:54]

Hi Pablo,
I liked the light, composition, POV and the colors. TFS
Best wishes,

Hi Pablo

I love the shot showing the area so very well. the colours are really saturated and your details as ever are great. Gulls do get everywhere. Great composition, I really don't know how you manage with all the trees sometimes. it totally defeated me in Sweden last year!


Hola Pablo.
Interesante lugar con unos colores bien contrastados.
Una excelente nota amigo Pablo.
Un saludo, JL.

Hi Pablo, splendid and peaceful view with wonderful light and colors, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Pablo,magnifique composition,tout y est,l'eau,la terre,le ciel et cette superbe nature.C'est de l'excellent travail,bravo.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-05 20:38]

Hello Pablo

A lovely shot of this boreal pond.The focus is spot on with excellent clarity.The lighting is very well utilized producing natural and well saturated colours.The POV and DOF are very good.It is a very beautiful place.TFS


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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-10-05 23:49]

Pablo, another beautiful composition with great colors, saturation and composition.

Thanks for telling us about the white spot, that is, the gull.

A great image.

bonjour pablo
encore une bien jolie présentation que tu nous montres lŕ
les couleurs sont bien belles et nettes
bravo a toi et merci

Hi Pablo,
A beautiful and tranquil landscape. Well composed and framed. The white of the gulls really draws your eyes to them surrounded by are the shades of greens and browns. Beautiful sky and clouds top if off.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-10-06 9:22]

Hi Pablo

What a great note, I would never have guessed that it was a gull on the island. Lovely well composed scene with great colours. It looks a lovely place



Excellent piece of landscape. MOST PLEASANT.
Very well presented.
Loved your note. You are truely "observant". These gulls eat insects too. Soon you will have more of them in the area. They also eat eggs and chicks of other birds. They keep the environment clean, if you know what I mean?
Great piece of ART too.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2007-10-06 23:18]

Hi Pablo,

Again a wonderful view about a nice part of your country, I think that you now have to back to the same place for a autumn shot, with the lovely colours this period of the year.
Very well done.

Greetings from Belgium,

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-10-07 2:21]

selam pablo
i feel fresh and clean air in your photo that is wonderful mountain-forest photo
i like composition, colours, lighting-shadows and sharpness
thanks for sharing

hello Pablo

another nice landscape picture with a lovely saturated sky and
a good composition describing the nature of your country, so different of mine



A lovely landscape, Pablo. You are experiencing it all -- water, trees, beautiful sky. It looks positively idyllic. Nice contrasts and colors. Sharpness and clarity are good. Your comment on the gull is interesting, too. One of those images where the big picture **is** the picture. Wish we were there :)

Hi, In california, gulls eat garbage from humans, dumpsters, trash dumps, and stel food from blankets of peope on the beach. I see them far inland. Beautiful pond.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-10-19 1:14]

hello Pablo,
I missed this wonderful picture. It is such a quiet and peaceful place. And the gulls are right to have built their nest there, even there is no fish around! They can see these marvellous trees and the magnificent sky above. My mind is already in this landscape. Thanks a lot
Best regards

Hi, Pablo.
Very nice landscape. Excellent exposure what makes beautiful colors. Good DOF too.

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