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Copyright: Tim Gordon (timtim) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-05
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon 5D Mark 2, 18-55mm EFS Canon, 58mm CPL
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-10 21:45
Viewed: 1688
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Whatipu area is a Scientific Reserve owned by the Department of Conservation and managed on behalf by the Auckland Regional Council.

It is a spectacular area of coastal dunes and wetlands. It is also the breeding ground for endangered species such as the New Zealand Dotterel. Due to its status as a scientific reserve no dogs are permitted at Whatipu.

Swimming is not recommended at Whatipu beach as the surf and tidal conditions are extremely dangerous

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Lovely, almost surreal view of this beach, Tim. Nice ripples in the foreground sand and interesting snippets of reflections throughout the beach. My kids would love running through these wee pools of water. In fact, wouldn't mind it myself :-)

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  • KBE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 571 W: 132 N: 805] (3839)
  • [2009-08-10 22:00]

Beautiful view and a fantastic place to spend a day.
Nicely captured Tim :)

I like the details on the ground and the way green-ish hills r perfectly exposed!

A beautiful landscape


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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
  • [2009-08-10 22:18]

Hi Tim,
a great range of colours and the hills are really sharp. It has a slight HDR look about it which I like.

Good Morning, Tim!

Very impressive shot of this beautiful landscape!
The game between original sky and its reflection in the water bodies makes this picture very interesting. The colors are so natural with great sharpness where a wonderfully chosen POV make this landscape shot a great capture.
I particularily like the harmony of colors in the picture, especially the green, white and blue together. Your note is informative indeed.
Very well done!

thanks and regards,
Paras Bhalla

hello Tim
how are you doing?
wonderful shot lovely landscape
good tones and nice colours
i like the composition, reflection and the mood
thanks for sharing?

MAnuj MEhta

Hello Tim ,

a fantastic landscape ,perfectly exposed , i like the reflection and colors

Laurent (iderverg)

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2009-08-11 0:39]

Hi Tim...
Beautiful view...
Nice composition, texture and reflection...

Hi Tim,

Another impressive beachscape. Awesome colouring in the sand and tidal pools on the beach. Dynamic lighting and good sharpness achieved. TFS.


Hi Tim,
I think you must be one of the happiest people on earth living near an amazing place like this.
Sometimes when I see your pictures I can't help but wondering if you don't ever get bored with it, but then, when I see a shot like this, I feel envy!!!

A gorgeous place Tim and a magnificent shot of it. Great reflections in the wet sands and as usual, lovely natural colors of the sky and the greens...
It looks as if there is some kind of "statue" or lighthouse on top of the rock just right from the middle... can you tell us what that is, or even better, show us???


HI Tim...great shot..wonderful point of view and wide angle...nice work.


Absolutely one of your best Tim! I like the processing here! The water is like a mirror! Love the colors in this! Is this HDR? great job!

Hi Tim
This is rough coastal features and you have captured them superbly here. The water, sand textures and light have been captured perfectly. Sound compo and colours.

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