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Hidden paradise

Hidden paradise
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Copyright: Ho Tony (gracious) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1987 W: 0 N: 3151] (13068)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-27
Categories: River
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure: f/2.7, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): NATURE'S BEST [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-31 9:05
Viewed: 6014
Points: 82
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello to all my TN friends,
Today I am sharing another beautiful spot along the Waikato river not very far from the Huka falls which I posted before, which I called a hidden paradise with so much greenery, clear water and the blue sky!
Hope you will like it and thank you for viewing!
P/S I have a map of Waikato river and the Huka Falls for their location in the North Island!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6551 W: 89 N: 15639] (65415)
  • [2008-01-31 9:09]

Hi Tony,another great landscape,i like in particular the wonderfull colour of water and the reflection,great work,thanks for share,your friend,Luciano

Hello Tony
This is a heaven for sure :O)
Perfect deatisl,colors and composition,
Superb shot my friend.


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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2008-01-31 9:17]

hi ho,
lovely landscapes..the lush green forests are amazing..nicely captured too,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-01-31 9:57]

Hi Tony,

This really does look like paradise. The beauty in your country seems endless. A beautiful scene with the water, trees, and wonderful sky. The water, with the reflections and motion is superb. Beautiful greens and blues.


Hello Ho,
Beautiful place.
Well photographed. I like the composition.
Well exposed as well. Looks like paradise for a tree's fellow...
Just beautiful...

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-01-31 10:09]

What a beautiful place!
I really like it and think that it is so great to rest in such place for a while.
Good shot Tony, you captured magic place!

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-01-31 10:09]

Hello Tony,

Very beautiful place indeed. Great sharpness, wonderful colours.
Thanks for sharing,

Wow...What a totally Green Saturation! It feels passive and alive as well...fills the frame without bothering the yes at all..One can almost see fish through the clear waters...Wonderful image!

Hello Tony, another superb landscape. what an awesome location. I'd love to see N.Z. it looks so unspoilt. The composition is very nice, as usual. The details are just superb & very sharp. The lush beautiful greens can be seen refrlected througout the water as well. tfs Rgds Necip

Ciao Tony,
vedere ambienti splendidi come quelli che tu ci mostri mi regala ogni volta profonde emozioni.
Grazie per fare conoscere a me e agli altri amici di TN questi luoghi, che fanno ancora pensare che non tutto è perduto, su questo mondo, così sfruttato dall'uomo.

Hi Tony,
This is so beautiful!
I like a lot all the green seen around, and its reflections on the river.
Very harmonious composition with the inclusion of the tree's branches at the top.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

merhaba Tony,
woww. amazing beautiful river. It is really "hidden paradise". You present it with a perfect capture. First class landscape image. Excellent details and focus, POV and composition. Lighting great as like water and sky colors. many thanks for showing us.
best regards my friend

Hello Tony

This hidden treasure of yours is a picture of tranquility! It is a beautiful natural spot, excellently captured by your perspective and colors in the picture.

TFS and Best

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-01-31 11:53]

Hola Tony,
preciosos colores hermoso tonos y sensacional pov, hidden paradise genial título amigo,
bello trabajo,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-01-31 11:58]

Hi Tony. It looks like you have caled it the right name. so beautiful and lush green in colour. there must be every shade of green in the trees which you have captured so well.a very nice compostion. well done TFS.

Bonsoir Tony
Elle est superbe cette prise de vue de ce magnifique paysage . La composition avec ses arbres qui bordent cette belle riviêre et ses beaux nuages est superbe. Les couleurs,les détails et l'éclairage sont parfaits.
Félicitations et merci pour l'envoie.....JP

Hello Tony,

The title is right with clear water and blue sky. The compostion is pristine with light cating on part of the green foliage. I like it and well done again.

Best regards,

Hi Tony,
You get such great greens with your camera.
Lovely composition of the beautiful place.
Super sharp and wonderful lighting.
NZ looks like a place I have got to get to.
TFS, Richard

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-01-31 21:48]

Wow Tony,
Indeed my friend this is paradise, very beautiful
all the green is just beautiful, you presented it
very well, very sharp image.. Well done


Hello Tony,
very nice river shot, lovely colours and point of view, very fine composition,

Hi Ho,
Paradise ! Yes it is, in deed.
Thanks for sharing a picture of this paradise.
- Nirmal

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-01-31 23:42]

Hi Tony

I think you could just as easily entitle this shot 'Symphony in Green' - there are so many glorious shades of green here. Lovely composition, well seen and captured.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-02-01 1:06]

Hello Tony,
Great capture of what looks like a wonderful spot. Nice composition and the various shades of greens and blues produced by the trees, water and sky makes one look at this image for quite some time. The map is a useful addition and brings one back to reality knowing that this is an oasis surrounded by agriculture.
Thanks for sharing this fine contribution to TN!

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-02-01 2:43]

Wow! What a beautiful place!
Everything is so lush and green!
Incredibly detailed and crisp.
Well composed and a good POV.
Very nice image once again Tony.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-02-01 2:57]

Hello Tony,
Wonderful view of this serene looking place! Excellent DOF, beautiful colours and a very fine composition! I bet there are some interesting trees and ferns here!
Many thanks, Ulla

Hi Tony, this place really seems a paradise, splendid view with wonderful reflections, beautiful colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-02-01 6:15]

Hi Friend Tony,
I will be back in a moment.

Ya llegamos a casa del trabajo jeje.
Tu toma encantadora y un detalle que podría parecer excesivo, como es el cielo con tanta luz, lo que hace es mejorar la toma por el buen contraste que crea. El plano medio con la vegetación tan bien captada es excelente.
Muchas gracias por tus amables comentarios.

Hi Tony,
Couleurs extraordinaires, tellement belles et composition très bien réussi.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-02-01 17:29]

Hi Tony, how rich and alive is this forest, it looks like the Amazon river. It's beautiful, you really have the talent to show us beautiful landscapes at their best, it's a matter of seeing well and to be able to imagine the result in picture. Thank you, it's always a pleasure to look at those beautiful sceneries of your country,


Hello Tony,

What a friendly landscape. The effect between shadows and light in the river and the BG make the photo special. Another great composition. Sharp as usual. Beautiful NZ colors (-: Just what Uleko said: "this is a serene looking place" Greetings and TFS BOB

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-02 21:23]

Hello Tony

I would love to visit this spot,we have just had another snow storm ,with ice pellets here.The ice would sting your face when it hit you,and the wind was a constant gale.
Wow is this a sight for sore eyes.It warms me up just looking at it.
A beautiful composition with lush green tones and hues.
Wonderful exposure.
Great job.


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-02-04 0:49]

Hi Tony,
What a beautiful place... Colors, contrast, composition and exposure handling are very nice. TFS
Best wishes,

Hi Tony,

Fascinating place, fantastic tones.
Colour in the water attracts....
All the best, dear friend.

jean paul

Hi Tony,
Beautiful place,very nice photo.
Best regards,

Hello Tony,
A lovely place indeed!
Everything seems so fresh and unspoiled, even the water reflects this amazing green colour from the surroundings...
A well composed presentation with fine details!
Pablo -

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-02-09 7:17]

Hi Tony.
You are right. The pictured scene is divine. And your skill is too. Simply amazing reproduction of the beauty of river, rich vegetation and blue sky. May be the clouds are looked "flat" a little bit. I like the POV and framing f the image. The wonderful sharp branches on the top left and right corners are looked amazingly. Bravo and best regards.

Hi Tony,
A beautiful landscape shot. Looks like a waterway of some rain forest. Excellent composition and lovely colors. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Great deep colors. Very good compo, I want to be there...
Thanks for sharing. Dan

Hallo Tony
I agree with your note and that this really looks like a hidden paradise and just the place one would like to escape when the daily rat race just get too much. Very well composed, with excellent colours and sharpness. Amazing clarity and detail in this shot. I envy you for being so close to nature and being able to capture a shot like this one. The whole scenery looks so peaceful and creates a relaxing mood. I would not mind to go and hide away there for a few days, just enjoying the fresh air and admiring the wonderful nature.
Kind regards.

I seemed to have missed this beauty of a shot!Excellent composition with perfect details!

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