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Peaceful and romantic

Peaceful and romantic
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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/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: South Padre Island
Theme(s): My Photos >= 100 points, JAPIEY'S FAVOURITES [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-26 4:41
Viewed: 3694
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 142
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Almost end of the day, the Sun is down, and spreading those wonderful colors in the sky with lovely mood :)

From South Padre Island, and sunset view.
It was a wonderful time and perfect mood
The pair of seagulls add romantism.
At that time, I really wished I could be one of them :D

Happy Memorial Day.
“When I admire the wonder of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in worship of the Creator”
---- Mahatma Gandhi

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Good sharpness and details.
Love those colors.
And the addition of those stupid birds adds to the photo.

Ciao Vandana..
unic.. sight and atmosfere!! excellent silhouette.. great compo indeed!! thanks
ciao Marco

Indeed Vandana, the most wonderful time of day.

Lovely pair of gulls to add to the already very pleasant mood you have created.


merhaba dear vandana
excellent seagulls and silhouettes.magnificent colours and reflections.well done my friend.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-05-26 4:58]

Hola Vandana,
Hermoso trabajo y tonos,
detalles y ambiente...
agradable siluetas.
saludos amiga-

hello vandana

really peacful and plovers are making it romantic...
very nice warm hues
good silhouette

good composition

Hi Vandana,
Nice colours and reflections, I like the use of the gulls as forground intrest. Nicely composed well done
Regards Andy

Hi Vandana,

Magical lights.
Excellent composition.


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-05-26 5:50]

Hi Vandana

Wonderful symmetry, silhouettes & reflections, of the fg gulls, bottom right. Superb sunset colours, with good sharpness. Tfs!

Beautiful composition Vandana and a wonderful end to the day. The gulls in the FG are the clincher in this image - they really add to the grasses and their reflection.


I like the silhouettes; the reflection and the mood so much!It's a masterpiece!

Hello Vandana

That beautiful post!
that beautiful equal romantic.
Beautiful visual in all of the aspects.
in the colors, details in the love of the two.


Ahhh just gorgeous!! Excellent work Vandana! Really beautiful! Oh and you know those beaches are SO crowded today!! I hope gas isn't killing you there! We filled up on Friday, so we would not have to pay big prices today!

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-05-26 8:33]

HI Vandana
Who would not feel a bit romantic with that kind of moody sunset?
Wonderful colors for a great shot.

Hi Vandana,

You captured a very peaceful and romantic scene, indeed. Excellent clarity and splendid colors. Also the reflections are beautiful.
Best regards,

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13342)
  • [2008-05-26 9:30]

Hello Vandana.
Really romantic view it is. Well managed light and birds on the foreground. Great view from the island presented.
My compliments.
janek kloss

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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 61 N: 1257] (7137)
  • [2008-05-26 9:34]

Hi Vandana
The time of the day for a perfect capture. The light reflected on the water and the shadows are all a nice combination for a splendid composition. The colors are really nice

hi vanada, nice classic style sunset shot, very romantic, awesome colors and composition, nice work,

Lovely soft sunset colours Vandana. Nicely composed with good detail and the silhouettes of the gulls stand out proudly. TFS,

Many thanks for your comments on ‘Negative View’ and ‘Autumn Fog’

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2008-05-26 11:29]

Indeed, Vandana, the title says it all. I like the very little bit of sun peeking through the vegetation. The gulls could either have been a bit darker imo, or a bit brighter. Apart from this little nit-pick, I find this a stunning image. Your compo is terrific. Well done, my friend.

Hello dearest Vandana,

Superb shot! The low level composition, the lovely mood, the fantastic colors are the makings of a winner.
Love and Hugs from both of us,

Beautiful shot Vandana, the deep sunset colours and the silhouettes are outstanding.


Hello Sunshine, are you going to sleep ?
Wonderful sunset, Vandana. The birds at forground makes it like a fine painting. Gorgeous.!
10 points to day.!
Cheers from Jan

really peaceful and romantic, with the warm sunset at them this image really tells a story, perfect capture Vandana.well done.

Hi Vandana
Great image. Well composed to create a superb atmosphere. Well Done.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-05-26 13:55]

Hello Vandana it's a very well composed scene! The colors and reflections are beautiful, thanks!


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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2008-05-26 14:15]

Hello Vandana,
An excelent and sugestive title for a wonderful photo.
Congrats, mb

vandana, a lovely composition - I like the sun just over the hill in the distance. The reflections in the water, the colour in the sky and the two birds - very nice! thanks for sharing. mark.

dear Vandana this is so nice,
What a mood !! Its always.. seeing is one .. but to get it in the camera is another



Hello Vandana,

I like this pov alot great colors and bg pov, great detaisl very well presented photo

TFS Kyle

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2008-05-26 19:50]

Hello Vandana:)
Beautiful and full of mood, great colours and really smart composed.
Greetings -Tom

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  • kross1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 594 W: 17 N: 1223] (4936)
  • [2008-05-26 20:02]

Hi Vandana,
What a beautiful picture. The colors and composition are wonderful. The silhouette of the birds is very nice. I really like the way the colors reflect off the water. Very nice picture.

Hi Vandana,

It's a lovely scene here . . the golden and red sky with the reflection . . with two birds on FG . .
Great shot


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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2008-05-26 23:21]

Hello my dear,

excellent shot, great details and silhouette, I like the shadow and reflection here, very nice captured,:D

Have a nice day,


Hello Vandana,
it is indeed:)
i love it,
perfect silhouette work with superb compo, excellent clarity and sharpnes,
welldone and tfs,
:) tomorrow

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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2008-05-27 3:50]

Very romantic , indeed Vandana. I love the colours and perfect timing on the lovely pair. Beautiful.
Warm Regards

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-05-27 6:11]

Hi Vandana...
Beautiful Sunset shot, lovely landscape, nice panorama...
Great natural lighting, beautiful colors and contrast...
Well done,

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2008-05-27 7:46]

Hi Vandana,
really,peaceful and romantic.Beautiful colours and compo.Congratulations.Necla.

Hello Vandana,
Admirable shot...
Good using of thirds rule. Excellent shadow and reflections
Selahattin E

Sensational romantic image here Vandana.
Beautiful warm tones and silhouettes of these two birds.
Excellent eye for composotion.
Well done.
- Vincent

Very nice work dear Vandana.Beautiful colours and composition.Well done.

Hi Vandana

Very good shot! Beautiful and very romantic!

Best regards


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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2008-05-27 14:41]

Hello Vandana,
What a romantic sunset. I love the colors of the beautiful atmosfere.Wondeful.
Thanks from all.

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  • starky Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 320 W: 2 N: 40] (2945)
  • [2008-05-27 14:48]

Hi Vandana.Beautiful peace and beautiful sunset.
Best regards, Bosko.

Hello Vandana!
Lovely atmosphere! Wonderful colors, silhouettes and lights! Excellent photo!
TFS, Best regards, Zorica

great view! i like the mood, colours and reflection of two birds. nice pov and composition.


Hello Vandana,

Wonderfully peaceful here!
Could have been the Dutch dunes as well.

Greetings, Dennis

Hello Vandana! A nice pair. Amazing sceene. Wonderful light and shadow. Good capture. Fantastic picture. Fantastic effect. Good luck!

That's a wonderful motive, simple and so beautiful in the colours. Well done.
Best wishes,

Hi Vandana, 2 lovely birds, and nice reflections on the water. A great sunset light. The colours are superb behind the back trees.
Very well done! Cheers :)

Hello Vandana,

Que maravilla de composición, verdaderamente muy romántica y relajante. Buen trabajo.



Hi Vandana, fascinating composition with wonderful colors, I like a lot birds in FG with fascinating reflections, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Vandana,
Amazing peaceful shot....
Wonderful soft reflections.
Good depthining and details.
Well done.tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

Hi, Vandana!

Wonderful sunset shot with beautiful colours and lights. Superb!


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  • Kiwis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 189] (13118)
  • [2008-05-28 11:12]

Hi Vandana,
Excellent choice for the title, it's look like that. Great composition and mood. I like it. Thanks

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  • cinca Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 2 N: 143] (4456)
  • [2008-05-28 12:57]

Hi Vandana, really a romantic mood! great colours and silhouettes. Well done!
Ciao, Cinzia

Hello Vandana,
Lovely colours, excellent details and a great
composition.Well done.TFS.

Si perfect so peaceful and so tranquil :)))
Thank you for this piece of peace :)))

Hi Vandana,
Belle prise de vue et jolies silhouettes, Excellent cliché et composition, magnifiques couleurs et détails, belles réflections ... bien fait..

Hi dear
really great catch
a wonderful sunset and landscape
the final result is really good
brava brava

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  • Loup Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 100 W: 0 N: 73] (1327)
  • [2008-05-31 5:54]

Hi Vandana,
Marvelous colors and reflexions!
Beautiful contrast and details.
Peaceful place...
I love it!

hello Vandana,

yes suit well with the title.. romantic and peaceful.. wonderful feeling it created here. i like the pair of seagulls in silhoutte too.. an added bonus :D good job.

regards, terry

Hello Vandana,
A beautiful composition. The colors of the sky is just awesome. You've captured this beautifully with brilliant details of the water and the reflection of the two birds. Simply wonderful!

Best regards,

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 350 W: 105 N: 198] (7374)
  • [2008-06-03 10:30]

hey Vandana,
really so romantic... lovely colors...
great composition with wonderful couple...
very beautiful...

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  • Josine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 21 N: 652] (4069)
  • [2008-06-03 20:32]

Hello Van
Little time to none lately
Beautiful as usual. Superb detail and colours. This is a great one

Vanny I quickly go for the 2-3 ones I like most
and this is one of them
Fab shot
its break in football time,
2 - 0 for Holland versus Italia

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  • Ramdan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 688 W: 31 N: 1408] (5765)
  • [2008-06-10 22:32]

Hi Vandana,
Yes, the mood is there. Peace and romantic.

Nice colors, clarity and composition. Very interesting shot, as you always do.


Excellent mood Vandana !
Very beautiful warmth. I like th clever placement of the birds and the gentle ripples created by them :-)

Well done.
Best regards, Daniel

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  • salmi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 5 N: 428] (4755)
  • [2008-06-14 6:41]

Hello Vandana,
A beautiful sunset picture, great mood and lovely colors...
Amazing composition, TFS.

Thanks for your appreciations!

Hi Vandana
What i cane say more what other member have not????
I join me with all great words

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2008-06-28 7:34]

Good sharpness and details.Love the colors. Well done.

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