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Masai Mara

Masai Mara
Photo Information
Copyright: Suha Derbent (catman) (332)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2000
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon F5, Nikkor 17-35mm f2.8, Fuji Velvia 50
Exposure: f/6.0
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): 200 points or more!!!, Pics to learn from, Lonely trees [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-02-04 6:07
Viewed: 16513
Favorites: 35 [view]
Points: 258
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Juste un mot : magnifique

WOW, just beautiful!!! What a peace here! Beautiful colors and mood.


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  • Sneza Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 74 W: 23 N: 16] (735)
  • [2005-02-04 6:29]

Beautiful photo.
I like this dramatic scene.
Good colors and composition.
Nice shot.

Great Pic, you have really captured the moment here, run for cover coz it's gonna rain. I like the contrast between the colours of the sky and land. Great Pic.

This is a beautiful picture Suha. The colours are amazing, the composition is great. The overall effect is stunning. Well done.


Just wonderful! The golden brown foreground and the isolated tree with dramatic rain clouds over the horizon. You can tell instantly that you're in Africa with it's wide open spaces. Did you use a warming filter on this shot?

Nothing else to say than ... congratulations !

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  • padre Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1419 W: 90 N: 263] (4035)
  • [2005-02-04 8:23]

Very lovely scenic Suha.

Powerfull scene! It's beautifull! The herbs is like gold pratically!

Amazing Suha, I like how the tree line stretches throughout the horizon

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  • marta (41)
  • [2005-02-04 11:32]

Great shot

I weep at your picture... I wanna be there! Its a beauty.

Renklerdeki doygunluk gerçekten etkileyici...odaklanılan ağaç ile arkada ufukta bulunan ağaçlar arasındaki ilişki çok kuvvetli...


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  • Saiz Gold Star Critiquer [C: 909 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-02-05 6:24]

C'est bien beau le Masai Mara ... Nice Shot!

Very very good! excellent calendar!! balance of colors, clearness, congratulations for the registration.. without comments!
Very good


nice shot and colors..
I'd like a little bit different framing with the tree placed in a "power-point" of the photo and the horizon not in the middle

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  • alark Gold Star Critiquer [C: 57 W: 3 N: 5] (52)
  • [2005-09-28 10:49]

what a fantastic shot - superb, well done.

Well Done.

The light on this picture is absolutelly estonish !You really catch the nature soul and dynamic.Good job !

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2005-10-23 10:53]

Beautiful picture
great work, fantastic colors
Congratulations for his picture



Excellent idea and a great composition!
well Done:)
Happy New Year!

Very nice wonderfull great yara.

A wanderfull shot, perfect colors combination and composition.Congratulations.

Sensational, just sensational!

Gorgeous colours, and a wonderful composition.
I love the layout and just the look of trouble.
Really beautiful work Suha!


Very very nice photo.. very good trees..
Good job..


Encore une très belle preuve que l'argentique n'a pas dit son dernier mot !

Very stunning view with great rich colours. Excellent composition. Very well done.

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  • joz (75)
  • [2006-03-30 9:21]

Wonderful color!!

Wonderful landscape and colors, I love that tree so close and the others far in the distance.



This is a marvel image.

Taking pictures of such a beautiful african landscape as this really helps but you are really adding value to it. Nice warm colors and nice contrast with the dark sky, very nice composition, it looks like a painting.

These trees in Africa always remind me of the trees in Dr. Suess books. This is such a beautiful image with the bright orange grasses and trees dotting the horizon. Well captured.

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  • yer6 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 226 W: 40 N: 118] (1368)
  • [2006-04-10 19:26]

is this real? or is real this? :)

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  • Yacow Gold Star Critiquer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 2] (1798)
  • [2006-04-30 12:50]

beautiful, nice colors...eh great work, Jacek

Like in the war of the worlds
red sead
wonderful photo very special

Excellent picture. Good composition. It's like the end of the movie Gladiator.
I notice the sky is a little bit "burned" over the tree

Great landscape...simple, but striking. The clouds really make the picture work, by emphasizing the color of the landscape.


Stunning colour.

Stunning light and colours, and the dramatic composition completes it. This is great work - congratulations and thanks for sharing.

nice atmosphere. love the composition, superb colors and details of the grass. tfs.

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  • ika (115)
  • [2006-05-24 3:47]

fantastic capture, Suha! excellent composition, just beautiful! thanks for sharing


Ca résume bien je pense...

You have presented a stunning view. The off centre tree, the grasss colour set off by the sky and the balance of the trees on the horizon. My suggestion, are crop from the right halfway from edge to first tree. Second, slightly tone down right bright area above tree. I feel it pulls the focus away from the great overall image. With a picture like this, I would be tempted to play with the clouds, a bit!!

perfect colors..
thnx for sharing...

great photo,where is masai mara

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  • aWacate (175)
  • [2006-06-29 21:04]

You have amazing shots....

This is wonderful. I really like the high contrast between herbs' brightness and the grey sky. We can guess the wind, it's as if the herbs were happy thet the rain was coming !

beautiful photograph
that carried through,
good color
and good work.

José Lopes

i can only a word perfect. i will add my favourites

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2006-07-10 8:00]

Wow, wonderful compo and colours.
Congratulations Suha !

thanks and stay well,

Superb !!!

teach me master :D

amazing...beautiful photo..TFS!

I surprised myself looking if i can find a lion hidden in this beautiful landscape.
Good job

i must say that it's magnificent work, colors are amazing, plus you captured a bit of dramma in your shot, also great contrast between sky and the land.
Well done, regards, Koleta

The goldern grasses are wonderful!Trees give great perspective.Good composition!

Woooooowwww! The colors, the lone tree, the vivid sky! Perfect! I love it! -Lara

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  • hmm43 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 139 W: 20 N: 58] (644)
  • [2006-09-18 0:01]

great photo. the colors are great. i like the focus on the one tree and the approaching storm adds some depth to the photo. thanks for sharing

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  • cse Gold Star Critiquer [C: 276 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-09-26 1:56]

Hi Suha,
is freedom being alone?

the photo is wonderful..

thaks for sharing,
Cihan Selcuk Eksi

Very nice scene, contrast is just right and the color is nicely saturated

Beautiful picture. Great colours:)


Hi Suha,
A nice shot . You did the best .
Have a good time

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  • bmc (68)
  • [2006-10-10 6:27]

Hello Suha,
Wonderful photo. Congratulations.

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  • Alita Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 157 W: 29 N: 0] (917)
  • [2006-10-10 8:03]

Hi Suha,
beautiful colors! I also like the perspective!

it's superb.


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  • BOBAN Gold Star Critiquer [C: 90 W: 0 N: 0] (167)
  • [2006-10-18 21:58]

EXCELLENT PICTURE...........................REGARDS BOBAN.

salut wow tres belle photo bonne journée

Even with the hot spots in the sky, this shot is amazing...near perfection. Great shot. :)

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  • maykine (968)
  • [2006-11-01 18:25]

suha bey fotograf sizin olunca otlarin arasinda bir yerde kuyruk ariyor insan. Cok guzel. Basarilar dilerim.

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  • reyan Silver Star Critiquer [C: 27 W: 0 N: 7] (208)
  • [2006-11-10 5:59]

Suha Bey,
Gerçekten çok güzel bir foto olmuş.
Tıpkı belgesel bir film izler gibi.
Gözünüze sağlık.

Hi Suha, my hats off for your this picture. Very simple scene, great effect and capture. TFS. Vandana

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  • dbp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 9 N: 92] (4132)
  • [2006-11-19 11:06]

beautiful pic Suha .
wonderful composition.
excellent pov.

Hi Suha,
Very beautiful shot, makes me think of my lonley photo.
Great colors, and light
Very well done

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  • gannu Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 15] (196)
  • [2007-01-05 8:36]

Wow simply great

çok güzel bir çekim

Thats the most amazing image I have seen of this legenadary tree of which i have heard so much but havent rellay seen. The colours, the gradients, the tones, lights and textures that you have achieved are great alongwith a great perspective and pov. Overall this is top class work indeed. Best wishes.

Hi Suha ,
great image with excellent composition.
great work.
thanks and regards


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  • scooby Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 122 W: 6 N: 37] (1009)
  • [2007-02-23 17:24]


¡tienen mucha fuerza tanto el cielo como la tierra!! enhorabuena...

so wonderfull as sky as earth! congratulations

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  • tonci (37)
  • [2007-03-14 16:58]


Hi Suha. great work, excelent pic. Congratulations.

Nice scene , the compo is geat and the th ree differets layer a well show, TFS !

otra foto increible.. que forma de captar el momento y la iluminación perfeta... un escenario espectacular y colores incomparables... felicitaciones... es una de mis fotos favoritas, y soy una persona selecta jaja.. gracias por publicar imágenes tan espectaculares en TL...

Hi Suha,

congratulations for a great photo.

It is impressive the "power" of the colors!

The landscape is beautiful and very relaxing.

Maybe a little crop would make it better. Have a look at my ws and let me know.

Warm regards,


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  • focus (0)
  • [2007-03-23 13:04]

very, very nice shot. nice dramatic colors.


the composition, the lines, the colours,
fantastic picture

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  • jazrr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 330 W: 77 N: 98] (2228)
  • [2007-04-14 21:57]

Beautiful picture. I like the composition and colors.

What I like best is the line of trees far in the background. For some reason, they really make the shot for me, giving a sense of perspective beyond the grass and the tree in the foreground. This is a lovely shot.

wow, and all these collors are nature's hands? This is great, good job

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  • dulik Silver Star Critiquer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 0] (137)
  • [2007-07-27 2:11]


realy nice Shot :)


great light great colour, great work. in fact awsome picture.

fabulous photo, very compelling..i luv it..thankyou..

Congratulation for perfect shot;))))

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2007-08-30 1:05]

Excellent image...Nice composition with nice colors...I want see this place :-)

Fantastic shot
very nice colours and great composition
best regards and thank you very much for sharing
well done

It's just awesome

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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2007-10-04 2:42]

nice capture...

What a wonderful photo - love the whole scene

WOW!!!! so beautiful!

beautiful colours, nice pictures POV.


Hi Suha
Extra foto, beautiful colors.
Best regards

Excelente. Felicidades.

Hi Suha,
So beautiful photo.
Very beautiful landscape.
The colors are somptuous.
Very very good job.
Best Regards.

it is wonderfull photo, nice color and view capture

Marvelous picture.
The tree in front seems to link heaven and earth



such great sense of perspective. the colors and composition are very beautiful. the atmosphere is so tense in a strange sort of way...it's probably, using a clishee to put it in words, "the calm before the storm".

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  • Tzazu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 266 W: 31 N: 77] (3500)
  • [2008-03-10 10:28]

Hello Suha!
It is a very good work; and indcredible landscape.
Thanks for sharing!

Wonder image

Incredible image and a beautiful set of pictures in your gallery, it's no wonder you don't bother with this site
Regards Pez

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  • Clanyi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 254 W: 7 N: 100] (7129)
  • [2008-04-17 12:33]

I can only say congratulations. Beautifull picture!

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  • FROSTT (88)
  • [2008-04-27 10:47]

nice shot..
have a nice day

2 points de plus

Very attractive and eye catchy

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  • yasin Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 24 W: 4 N: 21] (99)
  • [2008-07-09 21:43]

Excellent fields composition, Suha.
The lights are wonderful and so smooth.
Good exposure, too.
Best wishes,

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  • rebel Gold Star Critiquer [C: 229 W: 65 N: 1] (141)
  • [2008-08-09 10:43]

Great wild shoot, nice job. Greetings Marcin

Hi Suha
Fiery meadow. Beautiful photo!

excellent picture...a perfect wallpaper and what a beautiful landscape!!!
i think that you should add some information about it.

Personally I dont see what the attraction is here, apart from the fact that it seems to be on the frontpage of TL everyday at some time or another.
Firstly the horizon is dead on central with the middle of the frame, which does'nt usually make for a very strong composition, as I feel it is here, however the placement of the tree is excellent, secondly the sky seems to be blown completely out in the very top half of the frame and with the fine balancing act you have tried to do does not allow it to tie in with the ground which seems very dull and flat and over saturated. All in all I feel I have to go against the majority in this instance and offer what I feel is a fair and just critique. The image as a whole isnt bad I just dont think it is worth the acolades it seems to attract.


magnifique composition et couleurs exceptionnelles invitant au voyage!


Great picture

nice captured!great photo...well done
abe hans

Hello Suha,
Marvelous composition, details and colors that provide an incredible shot. Amazing POV and clarity.
Congratulations, very well done.

Hi Suha,
Very attractive photo!! Nice composition. Well colors and lighting captured!!

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  • phredz (65)
  • [2008-11-13 19:56]

very beautiful! I wish I will go there one day

Very well composed and excellent HDR like feel .
Liked it a lot
Suggestion :
Keeping the tree to slightly right side of the frame .
Avoiding that burnt out area in the sky .
If this was an HDR , then u can try slightly different settings exposure while mergining the shots .....
Thanks for sharing


A COLOURFUL WARM CARPET,Great poster well done SUHA.

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  • ramon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 39 N: 824] (4058)
  • [2009-02-12 22:39]


Amazing colors and composition.
Great Job!!!


Amazing, you have the perfect composition and timing, two of the greatest ingredients , Kind Regards Val


Its a beautiful picture. I see the lone tree isolated from the rest and it looks like there is a storm coming and the tree is going to face it alone...It reminds me of a frightened child.Nice picture

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  • Quasar (477)
  • [2009-07-16 6:36]

Very nice take, although if you would apply the rule of thirds it would be even better.

great colors and also the composition.
great picture from africa.

it is like heaven on the ground.

Beautiful picture.....

Incredible shot!
I'm speechless...

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  • vinuox (98)
  • [2010-03-05 5:14]



  • Fortuna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 3811 W: 2520 N: 16] (72)
  • [2010-03-14 16:48]

Hello Suha,

Awesome shot with fantastic colors and lighitng!
The POV is excellent!
Congratulations and TFS

Great shot,,thanks for sharing

The sky is great, just like the whole photo.. F5 is one of the best cameras ever...
Best Regards!

Really special place.
Mistique. Beautiful. Great shot.

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  • RD66 Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 28 W: 15 N: 6] (426)
  • [2011-06-29 2:24]

Un océan végétal sous un ciel de tempête! Très beau.

Excellent photo! Good composition and very nice colours. Good work

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  • barbi (67)
  • [2013-02-27 13:24]

Superbe! Les couleurs et la lumière sont magnifiques.

  • corjan3 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 405 W: 61 N: 331] (3175)
  • [2015-04-11 15:38]

Fantastic ... except that you left no note and the Masai Mara is NOT in South Africa .... hence the image should be discarded.

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  • mirmar (33)
  • [2016-07-26 10:05]

Simple but very effective, if not powerful. I love how the colors are great throughout!

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