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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: 2005-10
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon CP 8800
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): High Altitude [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-11 16:29
Viewed: 5133
Points: 30
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Hello my friends,

I had an awesome climbing and trekking season in Patagonia and ended up visiting three countries: Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.
Here a shot from my visit to Chilean side of Patagonia, a young guanaco (the Patagonian llama to say so...) looking towards a minor peak on the Torres range. Initialy the animal was facing right but switched that. I hope youre OK with that, no other alteration or any trick even though its one of those "too good to be true" at least for me...
When I took the picture the wind was so strong almost enough to blow you down but these amazing animals couldnt care less... so used to it while I was all in tears because of the air blowing straight in my face ... I have more pics to come, of course !

This following info sheet is not accurate needs update, soon to come !

Location: Torres del Paine NP, Chile
Camera : Nikon CP 8800
Lens : f89.00 mm(digital) at 35 mm
Resolution : 5 mpg.
File : TIF (original, then jpeg)
Speed : 1/45.7
Aperture : F4.8
Focus: AF spot
EV : -0.0
ISO : 50
Mode : P
Saturation: 0.00
WB: sunny
Metering : AF
Lightning: natural outdoors, uncontrolled
Xtras : Nikon VR stabilizer on
Flash: none
Support : Handheld

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Hi Radu,
Glad you had a good trip to this breath taking place.
Great compostion with the guanaco looking at the snowy peaks, fantastic colours.
Waiting for more pictures.
TFS - Shir.

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2005-11-11 20:55]

Very nice picture!

It's not the sharpest picture I have seen, but there is many graphic element contributing to help the composition. The bright cloudy sky is a beautiful BG here. The main subject "the lama" is looking at the montain as if it is his goal. And the little red flowers bring a touch of color in what would be and almost monochrome picture (ignoring the lama color of course).
Not the prettiest picture, but a very interesting one, with some kind of story behind it.

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-11-11 21:17]

Hi Radu,

You did well with this one. The presentation is excellent. Well done on the composition.
Excellent work.


Great shot Radu! You did a nice job flipping the direction of the guanaco. Glad to see you made it back safely from what sounds like an awesome trip. Paul :)

Nice detail and well presented, good work.


Hi Radu,
It's a a beautiful view with great POV.
WEll composed and with good deep in the picture.
I like the red flower in the FG.
Great work.

Excellent details & sharpness, perfect composition and great colours. greatwork! Well done, Radu.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-11-12 7:50]

Wooooow ! What a wonderful and interesting Guanaco that you have well captured ! I also appreciate the complementary note... Congratulations Radu and thanks for sharing.

Great to see a post from you again my globe trotting friend :-) Very well composed and what a view! I'll be watching to see what else you've got up your sleeve ;-) Well done Radu! Thank You.

Hello Radu,

It sounds like an exhilarating trip that you had!

A wonderful capture with a great POV, nice details and red flowers so high up?

Well done on this fine composition.

Looking forward to more...

Thank you.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-11-12 20:37]

That's a great shot, Radu! Very good composition with the lama looking at the mountain. It tells a lot about your trip. Waiting for the photos from that area :-) Greetings from Poland! Michal

So you're back ;) I'm glad you had a great time.
The photo really looks lika a collage of, at least, tree shots, but it no doubt looks very interesting.
POV and framing are perfect, quality good enough.
I like it very much.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-11-16 5:04]

Another superb composition and POV Radu. The red flowers give scene this a special touch. The Llama looking up at the distant mountain leads our eyes to it too. Well shown, thank you.

Very nice shot! I think that this photo rapresents really good how is the patagonia!
Good work, and bye Tom

Dear Radu
You followed my steps ( but not foot steps, I was riding:-))

Glorious view enhanced by flora and fauna.
I add your work to my theme "high Altitude"

Thanks for sharing.
Warm Greetings from the Tzaneen Dam in Limpopo, South Africa

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