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Palms in the Breeze

Palms in the Breeze
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Copyright: Mario Belanger (EOSF1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-02-04
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF-S 10-22 3.5/4.5 USM, ISO 100, Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 70 points or more !, My favorite Nature photos, My favorite Beaches images, 50-59 points- Part 7, 150 points or more!!!, 5 or more favorites, 100 points or more, Nature: Fabolous Beauty, 150 points or more - Second Chapter, My photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-02-15 8:33
Viewed: 12313
Favorites: 18 [view]
Points: 176
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
A lonely palm tree bends towards the carribean sea on the beach of Bavaro in Dominican Republic. This was shot in a slightly different angle from the one I posted on Trek Earth.
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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2006-02-15 8:38]

Wow, I'm breathless !!!
Incredible POV and great colours.

Thanks for sharing,

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  • ninna Silver Star Critiquer [C: 23 W: 0 N: 8] (118)
  • [2006-02-15 8:40]
  • [3]

the lonely palm is not so lonely now for you have shared its beauty with lots of people all over the world! great job!

Parabéns pelo ângulo escolhido!!!

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2006-02-15 8:42]

Hi Mario

Good use of the polariser, with marvellous color & contrast, in this superb tropical beach scene. Congratulations!

wonderful..and blues are terrific...well it is a polarised shot...crop a bit of the base?
gets rid of the overexposed sand areas...they are a bit bright

wow Mario what can I say an absolute winner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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  • lukdm Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 332 W: 3 N: 21] (1350)
  • [2006-02-15 9:09]

special POV Mario.
Also the colours are excelent.

bonjour mario
degradé de couleurs fabuleux et magnifique perspective de la terre au ciel?tres bien vu.

Just great. No more words

  • Great 
  • laine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 355 W: 37 N: 107] (885)
  • [2006-02-15 10:15]

haven't been in such beaches in me life, but looking at such photos... "i wish i was there" is the only thought on my mind.
great photo, perfect compo, colours
well done, nothing more to add!

Hi Mario!

Woooooooooooonderful shot!
Very beautiful palm tree, lovely picture!


excellent shot - good colors & details. TFS

Excellent job! the dof is goog good. i love the blue skys, congrats Mario

I like aot the way you composed this image. The angle is reat and the ffect, fantastic. Lovely colours and very well realised image.

Good work Mario!

take care, Stef :))

Surprenant! Si grosse racine pour si petit arbre! Une très belle trouvaille! Au point de vue compo, c'est d'une belel simplicité et le sujet se complète bien à lui seul. D'un esthétisme original!

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  • Serabi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 118 W: 0 N: 19] (1643)
  • [2006-02-15 11:48]

Yes...love the perspective and the colors. You have beautifully catured one of my favorite photographic subjects - tropical beaches!!! Any tips on how you managed to capture the colors of the Caribbean sea so accurately?

Hi Mario,
I wish I could be there quite now.
After some very cold days it's raining now, not so nice to go out!
This shot makes me feel happy, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

  • Great 
  • tinman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 417 W: 8 N: 221] (1622)
  • [2006-02-15 12:52]

excellent as always, sorry no time at present with work, but will make more effort to crit better soon again. Tim

wonderful colors and such a different POV.the sharpness is great and very beautiful compo.

Hi Mario
Excellent and refreshing POV, beatifull colours and composition. Maybe a bit overexposed some parts? One day when I am big I want to start a collection of unusual tree shots, one like this will certainly be amongst them!


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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2006-02-15 20:44]

Quelle photo étrange et superbe! On part de quelque chose de pas très défini,de super exposé à la lumière pour aboutir à quelque chose de net et précis! Ta composition est tout à fait géniale! Bel encadrement! Bravo! Michel


You are not only an expert to shoot birds , and F1 cars but you are doing an incredible job with your vacation images...
Superb POV and DOF. Colors and contrasts are excellent. Can't wait to be on a beach.

I add to create another theme : Favorite beaches.....


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  • albyro Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 452 W: 0 N: 24] (2504)
  • [2006-02-16 15:32]

Hi Mario! beautiful photo, very hard contrast and sharp.. Bravo! ( excuse me for my english!).

Wow! These colours are amazing. I think you ought to sell it to a tourist agency. Great composition and point of view.
Sorry no points left.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2006-02-19 16:28]

Hi Mario

What a great angle to take this. Amazing result. Well done,

Great color DOF and POV Mario! That BLUE sky against the sea green is fantastic! The tree is such a welcome site. Yes there is life!

Well done!

very cool photo here Mario :)
i like the POV very much, the colors are beautiful
excellent work

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  • sufi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 580 W: 7 N: 106] (1336)
  • [2006-02-27 13:31]

Hello Mario...
It's a incredible photograph...
It's like a dream...

Great POV! Colors and sharpness are amazing. Wish to be there now :)

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  • tet Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 39 N: 196] (3627)
  • [2006-03-05 0:29]

Fantastic shot mario!


Fantastic perspective. Amazing colours!!!


Salut Mario.....Toute une perspective....perspective -vacances et couleurs de vie.....
Superbement réalisée....
P.S: je vois que nous étions au même endroit au même moment....pas tout à fait facile d'en revenir...je dois l'avouer....

Hi Mario,
Awesome shot you have here. The colors are just unreal. Beautiful!!! Makes me wish for warm, sunny days! :) TFS!

gret great landscape with nice colours, details and POV!
Great note!
Thanks Ana:)

wow I hope I could go to a place like this

Hi Mario,

Your Tiffen CPL has paid for itself with this shot. I really only have one word to say about this image.... WALLHANGER.


Amazing!! Great point of view and your colours are incredible.
Just fantastic. Well done!

What a shot! Im speechless on this. You are gifted Mario.


Hi Mario!
This is amazing! The colours are just so out of the world vivid...very nicely composed


Camino al paraiso!!!, que bella foto, espero estar pronto en ese bello pais!!


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  • PavelL Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 213 W: 26 N: 164] (1299)
  • [2006-05-02 14:11]

Hi Mario!
Very good PP!

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  • wck Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 697 W: 36 N: 423] (3851)
  • [2006-05-05 0:42]

Great shot Mario! The angle & color is Superb with the super wide angle! PL filter result just wonderful. Mmmmm...Absolutely refreshing, i'm almost can feel breeze at the beach ;)


Tellement beau qu'on a peine à y croire. Les tropiques dans toute leur splendeur. Photo parfaitement réussie. Bravo. Amitié, Patty.

great island scene, unreal colours! amazing photo, don't have enough praises for this one


Woaw without words - I´m deeply impressed!

Belo olhar, parabens

It's very special angle to present a palm tree.Very sharp and colorful.Thanks for sharing.

Alucinante :)

Wow this is magnificant..truely beautiful...one word simple and nice....

wow...it's a very nice pict. taken by photographer. thanks for sharing your loverly pict. best regards.

Hello Mario! This picture it's really great! Fantastic colours, contrast, clarity and POV! Super! Very well done! Lili

fantastic capture.

  • Great 
  • otavio (55)
  • [2006-12-04 15:05]

Incredible photo!!!
Very nice angle, colors, composition and sharpness!

  • Great 
  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2006-12-06 5:23]

Awesome shot Mario,

That's really good composition and POV, fantastic colours and details too... just so beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing


TFS TFS TFS! Excellent shot! I agree with pozaru, I'm breathless!

Wow! this is really well composed. great colors, cheers!

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  • kojak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 161 W: 0 N: 72] (666)
  • [2007-01-19 19:34]

Mooie foto, Mario1 Prachtige compositie en gewoonwg schitterende kleuren. Echt iets voor een reisbrochure!
Groetjes, Geert

Hi Mario,
Just great. No more words!



very cool perspective, good shot, thanks

  • Great 
  • mguray Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 84 W: 13 N: 18] (2441)
  • [2007-04-29 11:06]

wonderful work well done

Hi Mario,
Great perspective with rich colors of the sea and the sky. Very attractive!!

Very nice composition, but the sky is way too dark and hence artificial. If it were lightened it would be a great photo.

Hi there!
What a fantastic shot!
I love your POV and your composition. The colours are also amazingly rich and sharp. It looks like something you could sell to a beach holiday resort to use in its brochures!
Great capture!

Great, great, great! I love this artificial blue. Outstanding image and PP-work, congrats.

wow I think this is a perfect picture
I like it best
very good composition and brilliant colours of this brilliant scenery
very well done

  • Great 
  • kbeall Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 513 W: 108 N: 902] (3598)
  • [2007-08-26 20:32]

Hi Mario,
This is quite an interesting POV. A gorgeous range of colors; absolutely spectacular.

Hi Mario
Wow, super. Perfect, beautiful colors.

  • Great 
  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2007-09-30 23:13]

Nice POV
Nice compostion
excellent capture of colors

EXCELLENT :) Great POV, incredible colors, wonderful details.
Very impressive:)

  • Great 
  • ose Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 442 W: 0 N: 18] (5420)
  • [2007-12-04 16:06]

Hi Mario
Super composition and shot. Great colours, POV, light and DOF.
Well done mf


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  • efi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 198 W: 11 N: 211] (3730)
  • [2007-12-04 22:06]

hi mario;
i have not seen this great capture.bravo.better than a poster.the color tones are very impressive and the depth is great.tfs.

Hi Mario,

You always make it very special.
Amazing photo again..


Beautiful angle and contrast.

super POV, great balance of colors, wonderful shot!

bonjour Mario
c est magnifique ces couleurs on si voit deja
curieux ces cocotiers encore bravo

excellent Mario.. i didnt seen before! really super!! wonderful colours in a great pov!! beutiful!!
ciao Marco

Nothing to add, excellent !!!

Peaceful and relaxing.

An absolutely stunning image.

Hi Mario,
Excellent and refreshing POV, beatifull colours and composition.
Well done

a heavenly image. you brought paradise down to TL!
stunningly beautiful.


Olá Mario
What an outstanding capture my friend.Just amazing composition and lovely colours.Wonderful place.Congrats.
Friendly greetings

Olá Mario!

I´m really impressed with this ouststanding seascape! It´s a paradise!
I´ve never seen such beautiful colors! Congratulations!
I´ve added this photo as one of my favorites :)

best regards.

salut Mario,

magnifique photo. J'aime beaucoup l'angle de la prise de photo et les couleurs wow!!



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  • PJNS Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 18] (579)
  • [2008-11-10 16:46]
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Hi Mario!!


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  • sp00l Silver Star Critiquer [C: 29 W: 0 N: 7] (16)
  • [2008-11-17 8:17]
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Huge...wow...the foreground of the palm is a great introduction into this fine dreation!
Superb colour and sharpness.

TFS Chris

Hi Mario
beautiful photo
Colors and sharpness are amazing

  • Great 
  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2008-11-20 5:31]

Great color DOF and POV Mario. That Blue sky against the sea green is fantastic. Well done.

Hi Mario,
Nothing but GREAT !!!

hi Mario,

I guess i am not the first one to congratulate you for this picture, am i? lol I guess i don´t need to add many more words to it.

Perfect image of what bavaro is (i lived 3 years there)

Cheers, Galder

Hi Mario,

I must confess that this is an inspirational photo. And whenever I visit the tropics, I would always scout for a leaning coconut just like this to emulate your photo. Well I found a few and have taken photos of them...but not this good and exquisite.


I like the line of the tree leading off into the blue gradient.

Nothing to say!!!!! just Wonderful and amazing

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