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A colorful moment

A colorful moment
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Copyright: Vandana Bajikar (vandana2923) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2465 W: 125 N: 5702] (22207)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-28
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor 18-200 f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AFS DX VR, UV
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: South Padre Island
Theme(s): Sky light, My Photos >= 100 points [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-06 14:57
Viewed: 4831
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 122
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
After two hectic days....when I got chance to spend 3 hours at this South Padre Island was a relief for me.
Kinda relaxation.

Ofcourse, was waiting for sunset, and got lot of different views and mood of sunset from this place.
Very quite, peaceful...and pleasant end of the day.

Some people might say, sunsets are sunsets, but after seeing so many places I find every sunset different.

A colorful moment
Fading slowly away in bliss
Such a magical sunset
Will surely be one to miss

The golden glow seemd to blush
While orange shook hands with blue
In reds, and yellows, and turquoise, and gold
And pinks and purples too

Whatever the color, it mattered not
All together they would find
A new place to dance and play
As they're leaving my city behind

The darkness takes over the skies
Now that the sunset is gone
But I rest assured, that with every night
There will always come a dawn

By Kelly Hernandez


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Boa noite Vandana

beautiful composition and superb reflexes. Congratulations. It´s hard to be original and you reach in this sunset.

My regards


hi Vandana,

What a lovely shot! TFS this beautiful moment with us.


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  • Kiwis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 189] (13118)
  • [2008-05-06 15:52]

Hi Vandana,
Wow! Great composition and wonderful warm colors. Beautiful shot. I like it.

Hi Vandana
Love the birds silhouettes and their reflections. Composition is
fantastic, truly a very beautiful presentation.


Hi Vandana,

I love both sunset and sunrise . . but very few sen sunrise . . too early to wake up . . ha ha . .
This is a lovely moment . . perfect composition with those 3 seagulls as point of interest at the FG . . and clearly presented the reflection as well . .
Great shot my dear friend


Many thanks for your kind words on No need to walk .

hi vanda, excellent relaxing shot with great colors and composition, nice work,

Hello Vandana,
Fantastic sunset shot, beautiful warm colors and lovely
golden light, excellent composition and point of view,
good position of the setting sun and nice addition of
the birds, good sharpness and nice clarity.

Amazing capture.
Nothing more to say

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2008-05-06 18:10]

'Sigh' so beautiful i like to think of sunsets as Gods way of saying 'it is time to wind down and breathe now'. They just take your breath away every time. You have captured this one gorgeously. TFs


wow maravillosos colores te felicito

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  • Fid Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 36 W: 0 N: 16] (202)
  • [2008-05-06 19:12]

Hi Vandana,

Nice sunset pic.The birds in the pic completes the pic.


Hi Vandana,
Excellent composition and beautiful sunset with nice silhouette and détails, Very sharp and beautiful colors and reflection, Very well done.

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  • kross1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 594 W: 17 N: 1223] (4936)
  • [2008-05-06 21:19]

Beautifil shot Vandana. The colors and composition are fantastic. One of the best sunsset photos I've ever seen.

hello dear vandana

beautiful sunset and very well captured
nice colors
beautiful reflections

and its tru every sunset is different...

excellent posting! compliments


*thanks a lot for your nice words about ºGlass-Photoshopºº

I go to South Padre Island every summer, and never have been able to capture a sunset like this one. I will try again next month. This photo is excellent. I love the composition, the colors, the contrasts, and the reflection of the 3 birds, posing for you, to show them to us. TFS


ciao Vandana..
i haven't words for this perfect compo!! great for the light.. the shadows.. this incredible scene!! wonderful choise the vertical crop!! i really like it! thanks
ciao Marco

What a beautiful warm picture to see last thing on a hopefully lovely day. Well done.
Best wishes,

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2008-05-07 1:12]

Hi Vandana, this is really top of the top, what a mood! I´m impressed. TFS.
Regards Rose

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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2008-05-07 1:21]

nice and sharp capture
good color
good sharpness
well done

Hi Vandana,

Fine tones....
Lovely frame.


Hi Vandana,
I always find groupings of three elements quite appealing just like the silhouette of the birds in this photo. Beautifully captured ... who won't feel relax with such a scenery. Well composed with good color saturation. Well done! tfs

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2008-05-07 3:20]

Hello Vandana,
Fantastic moment of peace. Great light capture and amazing reflections.
My regards, jmb
: later

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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 61 N: 1257] (7137)
  • [2008-05-07 3:36]

Peace and quiet, a serene feeling pervading and wonderful warm colors.
This is just great, Vandana

Hi Vandana,
This is a gorgeous sunset.Excellent compo and
colours, beautiful silhouette.
Well done my friend.TFS.

Hello Vandana,

Preciosa puesta de sol con eso colores sublimes, muy buen tonos y fantástica panorámica. Muy buen trabajo.



Hello Vandana,

i like this pov alot well composed and captured photo, excllent details very crisp well balaced and presented photo

TFS Kyle

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-05-07 5:56]

Hi Vandana

Good use of the principle of three with wonderful symmetry from the reflections. Marvelous sunset colors of fiery orange. Tfs!

Hi Vandana,
This is perfect sunset shot with 3 bonus.

Good news, after I posted the Nikon D70 in EPZ, one of my co member from Europe pledge to send me Tamron 55-70mm Macro lens.

I'm aware of the bg of the Nikon, I'm just emphasizing the product of West and the local product of Far East. That was a cracking shot Vandana. I have my improvise stuff if I want to use it correctly :-). Thanks for your observation and keen eyes. I appreciated it.

Great work dear friend!bravo!


This is an awesome photo Vandana. Wonderful capture of a wonderful moment in the day.

Great POV capturing the reflection of the gulls and the sunset colours are heart-warming. A lovely composition. TFS.


HOW DID I MISS THIS??? Where was my head yesterday?? This is marvelous Vandana!! This was so super! You GOT IT!! I'm so impressed, you did a great job with this one!!

Lovely sunset Vandana, all sunsets are beautiful, this is no exception, the next one you see will be different, but as long as you are there that's all that matters. very nice.


It's like in a dream, the scene looks outer-worldly ........ very nicely composed. The wading birds look like carefully placed decoys....

Hello Vandana!

This is some stunning shot!
A great view. Superb colours.
I love the silhouette and reflections from the 3 birds.
I'm pretty speechless here, thus can't find the right words to express myself here :)


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  • Loup Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 100 W: 0 N: 73] (1327)
  • [2008-05-07 13:21]

Hi Vandana,
Your so true !!!! This sunset is absolutely wonderful!!!
Sometime we have to wait long time and take many picture before to have the desired effect...
This one is PERFECT!!!
Colors ,reflexions and birds everything superb.

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1398 W: 269 N: 2111] (13209)
  • [2008-05-07 14:17]

Hello Vandana.
Nice view captured and presented. Three birds are good part of whole composition.
Well done.
Janek Kloss

Hi Vandana,

...and not only different, but a great moment to witness time and time again.

Lovely mood, very relaxing.


Hello Vandana,
Off centre composition, colors, sillhouettes and reclections are worth ten points.
Conrats dear Vandana...
Selahattin E

Hello Vandana,

Very beautiful sunset shot, I like this panoramic format. The birds sillouethes look great against the sun light, very relaxing atmosphere you captured. TFS


Hello Vandana Ji
kya haal hain aapke?
this is a wonderful shot
what a sunset
i like the reflection here
wonderful birds, waiting for the sun to set down completely.
I must say that this is "A POETIC" shot.

great ambience.

Manuj Mehta

Hi Vandana,
Other beautiful photo,beautiful composition and colos.Congratulation.
Best regards,

Hi Vandana,
Beautiful sunset,great warm colours and nice composition.Well presented.
Best Regards

* Piotr *

Hi Vandana,
Wonderful capture,nice silhouette with beautiful light..Good reflection too.Love it!


Thanks for your kind words on my "AIMAN MY SON"

Wow, Vanny.
Really a gorgeous photo you shows us here, perfect work.
The reflection of the birds at the wet sand is excellent.
Congratulations with this result.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-05-08 8:11]

Hello Vandana, great composition, perfect technique! Beautiful! Thanks,


Hi Vandana

my favorite ones, love to that!
Excellent composition excellent reflexes
and all of them in an alone foot! Fantastic!!
Congratulations, I won my day.


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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2008-05-08 10:26]

ciao vandana....grande lavoro.....bel tramonto...ottima atmosfera....bello il contrasto....
ottimo pov...complimenti...

perfect shot with wonderful atmosphere of tranquility !!!I love it
big hug


hi Vandana,
what a beautiful and dreaming picture, I like the composition, the great colours and the three little bird and their shadows, great
kind regards

merhaba my friend vandana
magnigicent sunset and colours.magnificent seagulls and reflections.well done.
friendly greetings from Istanbul.
gürkan akçakır.

Howdy Vandana!
Amazing sunset. Fantastic light and shadow. Good POV, very good capture. Original shot.

Hi Vandana,
Of an exquisite beauty!
The three gulls and their reflections are a magnificent presence in this marvellous sunset.

Bonjour Vandana
Simple et très beau ce coucher de soleil.
De l'excellent job encore ici.
Bonne journée.

Hi Vandana,
Fantastic sunset, so beautifully composed, lovely colours.

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2008-05-10 12:39]

Hi Vandana,
perfect clarity,
perfect silhuettes and reflection,
Beautiful colours and composition.Congratulations my friend.Necla.:)later.

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-05-12 17:40]

Hi Vandana...
Excellent capture. Good colors, sharpness and details.
Wonderful job with perfect light and contrast!
Tfs, George

This sunset is not common, for sure...
I love it - with the silhouettes of birds and their reflections.
Very touching, very effective.

Hello Vandana,

Great shot, with excellent lighting, wonderful composition, nice reflections and low angle shot.
As always, well done!

Hello Vandana. Beautiful moment captured The three birds and the reflections are so stunning against the ball of fire. Beautiful sunset and well done. Regards. Jusni

Hi dear Lady Vandana;very good trio,and very good sunset,golden color balance....

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2008-06-30 10:11]

beautiful composition and superb reflexes. Well done.


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