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Copyright: Selen Ediger (SelenE) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-30
Categories: Rain Forest, River
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Reflections [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-11-07 8:40
Viewed: 5709
Points: 78
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Amazon River Edges and Cochas
*Near the edges of rivers in Amazonian Peru grows a forest type (riverine, or flooded, forest) adapted to maturing quickly in clearings created by the water's scouring action. The fast-growing plants of these forests include the hollow Cecropia, 5 meter high grasses (cana brava) and willows. These plants also predominate on islands in the larger rivers. Other types of forest vegetation are associated with the meandering river systems common in the eastern parts of Peru. Cut-off meanders form oxbow lakes called cochas.
*Source: *Traveller's Wildlife Guides- Peru
by David L. Pearson and Les Beletsky

Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
*The Amazon river is 6,470 km (4,020 miles) long and the world's mightiest river. The Amazon Basin has the longest extension of rainforest in the world and is considered a patrimony of humanity by UNESCO due to the biological diversity it contains.

In 1982, the Peruvian Government established the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve with the purpose of preserving the wilderness resources and the beautiful landscapes of the area. The Reserve has an area of 8,042 square miles, which represents 1.5% of the total surface of Peru.

Pacaya Samiria National Reserve is located in Peru, at 180 Km. (115 miles) of Iquitos.
The wildlife of the Reserve is typical of the flooded rainforest, being more abundant the aquatic species rather than land ones.
*Source: http://www.pacayasamiria.com.pe/pacaya.htm

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To boreocypriensis: sandikSelenE 1 11-07 23:24
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beautiful and relaxing scenery, TFS Ori

Hello Selen,
A serene landscape indeed.
The reflection for instance is very beautiful.
Well done

çok güzel bir fotoğraf rüzgarın suya yaptığı hafif etkiyle oluşan dalgalanma da olmasaymış mükemmel bir yansıma da elde edilebilirmiş. tebrikler klas bir kare.

Hi Selen,
Wow, not a spot of wind in the air from seeing that mirror like water. Must have been a very quiet and tranquil moment and a good chance to get a look at wildlife.The reflected light was well handled....nice work.
Regards, David

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-11-07 10:16]

Merhaba Selen Hanım,
Çok güzel bir manzara.Sudaki yansımalar ve bakış açısını çok beğendim.
Selamlar,ellerinize sağlık!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-11-07 10:18]

Hello Selen.
Beautiful landscape! Excellent composition.
What a marvelous glass effect on the lake. Crystal clear presentation filled with rich colours. Bravo

Holla Selen,
Excellent capture. Calm, purity and serenity.
Very good colors, great details, included reflections.
Very good Note and presentation.

Merhaba Selen,
meraviglioso paesaggio con una stupenda luce, splendida composizione simmetrica con i riflessi, eccellente nitidezza, bellissimi i colori.

That's it there! If I can do it and you can do it...we can all do it...the horizontal dance of rules....I never much cared for photo rules unless they came from my editor:-) I have found what works....works and this one worked for you...wonderful image...could not have found a straighter line in nature:-0

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-11-07 11:03]

Hi Selen. This is a very nice compostion. You have the stright lines in the tall trees and the staight lines land and river. Very good colours and reflection in the water. Do you know what it is up the tree to the right . A very good name for the picture. well done TFS.
Nick.. have a good weekend.

Selam Selen hanım. Çok güzel bir manzara karesi.
Elinize sağlık.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-11-07 12:07]

Merhaba Selen hanım, soft ışık ve sudaki yansımalarıyla çok güzel bir komp. olmuş. Elinize sağlık, selamlar.

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-11-07 13:16]

Merhaba Selen,
Seyri doyumsuz, insana huzur veren bir manzara bu. Renkler ve yansımalar çok hoş. Emeğinize sağlık.


Merhaba Selen Hanım, Perudan nefis bir manzara daha. Sanırım Peru sandığı hala dolu:) daha fazlasını göreceğimizden eminim.
İyi bir haftasonu dileklerimle...

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-11-07 22:12]

Hi Selen.
Thanks for so charming art work. Amazing place, amazing scene and superb reproduction of its beauty. I like symmetric composition of the image, nice reproduction of the mirror reflection into the water, pleasant delicate colour f the image and crisp sharpness of all attractive details. Bravo and TFS.

Hello Selen

A beautiful mirror like image of this placid river scene.
Excellent sharpness and focus.
The shot is well illuminated with rich,natural colour.
Well composed.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-11-08 4:48]

Hello Selen,
Beautiful clear coloured photo. Very nice reflections in the water. Good sharpness and composition. Wondering what kind of birds there are flying.

Hi Selen,
I like the simplicity of the photo because it allows me to focus on the beauty of the photo. The strong shore line divides the photo in 'real' and reflection. The different shapes, colors and heigth of the trees give the photo a bit of a playful effect. The darks sky adds a wonderful dot of contrast and makes the sunlight look even stronger.

Dear Selen,
What a wonderful scene you captured,
Perfect reflections,exposure and composition.
Welldone my friend.


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-11-09 12:53]

Hi Selen,
a lovely capture of this Serene place.
The reflection is exquisite!
Very good sharpness.
Great clarity.
Nice colours.

Well done,

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-11-09 22:17]

Hi Selen!

The title of your posting and the content of the picture match very well. Indeed, you prsent us a serene, peaceful and calm landscape in a simple, yet very pleasant picture. Moreover, your notes are interesting and instructive, too.

Kind regards


Hi Selen,
An amazing landscape with very beautiful colours and composition, very nice reflections, good lighting.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-11-10 23:55]

Hi Selen

Great shot of this typical Amazon scene. The trees are great, looming out of the low horizon and the reflection adds the final touch.


Hello Selen,
Very beautiful mirror imaged landscape with unique flora on the Amazonia river bank of the flooded rainforest. TFS.

ah Selen, nice to see you here,
the pov is very good with the complete reflection it is a fantastic image, good photojob here, have a good evening.
regard jaap

merhaba Selen hanım,
sanırım yoğunluktan, bu aralar pek sık göremiyoruz, nefis çekimlerinizi. Peru'nun harika tropikal topraklarından çok güzel çekilmiş bir manzara. yine harika yansımanın verdiği çok güzel simetri, renkler, kompozisyon ve sunum çok güzel olmuş. elinize sağlık. iyi akşamlar, selamlar.

Ciao Selen, beautiful composition with splendid reflections, fantastic light and wonderful colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

hello selen,
this is beautiful and looking at this image offers a sense of tranquility to me. the reflections add to the composition,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-11-11 21:18]

Hi Selen,
Wow.......simply superb. Outstanding portrayal of the colours and habitata of the rainforest and the reflection on the calm water looks amazing. great view and very expert light handling. Seems like I am standing there, so natural and so beautiful. Thanks for bringing in a small part of Peru to my room.
TFS this fantastic picture.

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-11-12 5:35]

merhaba Selen hanım
renkleri ve yansıması ile çok güzel bir doğa karesi ellerinize sağlık.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-11-12 6:48]

merhaba selen hanım
güzel bir mekana iyi bir çekim yapmışsınız
kompozisyonu, renkleri, yansımaları ve netliği beğendim
elinize sağlık

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-11-12 11:43]

Hi Selen,
well postioned horizon really makes the most of this refelction. Excellent clarity and details too, well done.

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2008-11-14 12:03]

Hello Selen,

I really like this picture and the title you gave it represent very well the feeling I have while looking at it! In my mind until today, the Amazon river is never calm (go figure why!!!? ). You did a great compo including the tree's reflections. Is is a nest we can see within the branches of the tree at the right?

Great picture and TFS!


Hi Selen,
A lovely capture of this beautiful scenery. Very well thought and well composed with lovely colors. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Very nice work Selen,
Love the simple & effective comp with reflection, great colors :)

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-11-19 5:45]

Hi Selen

A very beautiful 50/50 composition here!
It such cases when this type of framing works best and you took excellent advantage of it.
The colors everywhere are lovely and the refection of the various trees in the water is simply outstanding.
Spot-on exposure and nice presentation, too.

Bravo and TFS

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  • livius Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 300 W: 0 N: 391] (1525)
  • [2008-11-23 14:23]

Hello Selen
the colors are many alive and great contrasts created between water, trees and sky render this a perfectly balanced release in every its detail. Very beautiful the game of light and glares on the river.

Merhaba Selen,
This is a totally untouched paradise with nature at it's best!
your exposure and focus is spot on with good lighting especially the sharpness, natural colour and details
take care and regards
your friend Tony

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-12-12 12:07]

Hi Selen

Lovely composition and there is a lovely peaceful feel to this seen with the calm mirror like waters. Lovely light as well



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