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Owharoa Falls

Owharoa Falls
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Copyright: Derek Fisher (Derona) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 266 W: 154 N: 855] (5631)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-08
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Nikon D700, NIKKOR 24-70 f/2.8G ED AF-S, Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/3 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Postcard Perfect, New Zealand Trip [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-03-13 22:08
Viewed: 4189
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Took a drive last Sunday to the South of Auckland not really sure of where I was going, ended up at the Bay of Plenty. On the way back I noticed a small sign for a waterfall just outside Waikino, decided to take a look as I was not in any rush, Could not see anything from the road but walked down a small path and found this waterfall.

Tweaked in Nikon Capture NX2, as the right side was very dark.
Cropped, resized, sharpened and added a border in Paint Shop Pro X2

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Hi Derek,
What an amazing waterfall!! Such a hidden treasure, I'm definitely going to have to check this out. Looks like paradise.

The colours are incredible and the composition you've chosen is great. A very impressive photo, one of my favourites from this site for sure.

Thanks for sharing, have a great weekend,

Excellent landscape photography. Wonderful saturated colours. Nice depth and clarity.

Very nice job, you should be proud of this! Nice work with the slow shutter, good PP and great framing too.

What a stunning scene here Derek and very well captured.. The lighting in the shade is well dealt with.. Nice water blur - good work.

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2009-03-13 23:11]
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You sure went for some drive if you ended up in the Bay of Plenty! haha..
Stunning photo Derek, love the slow shutter speed here on the water..and what a lovely shaped waterfall too... nice colours.. and well presented.
I must go for a drive down that way!


Hi Derek
A wonderful waterfall
A beautiful waves
Good job


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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-03-14 0:41]

Hi Derek,
beautiful shot of the Owharoa falls.Beautiful atmosphere.TFS.Necla.

The lighting and moving water looks very beautiful. A beautiful colourful place you've captured.

Hi Derek,
Wow, this is a splendid sene, it's just like paradise. Very well exposed photograph of this natural beauty, excellent brightness and nicely saturated colours. I like the fresh and vivid tones very much, absolutely great, Derek! TFS.
Have a nice weekend!

A beautiful postcard perfect shot derek.

Regards Mark :)

Beautiful photo Derek, well photographed, I would have liked to see a little more sky

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  • Adri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 26 N: 1877] (12221)
  • [2009-03-14 1:48]

Hi Derek,
An amazing picture!
Great colors and lighting.
Wonderful use of the long shutter and a very nice composition.

Greetings from Zealand, Netherlands,

Hi Derek!
What a wonderful waterfall! amazing colours clarity and details,an impressive image!
Compliments and TFS

Hi Derek,
Marvelous captue of the Owharoa falls. Excellent camera setting with the slow shutter time the falling water becomes like a vail! Great colours and brightness. Excellent presentation with the black frame, it enhances the image.

Hi, Derek,
A lovely place and I imagine,it's very relaxing and energizing.

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  • BT123 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 5 N: 143] (985)
  • [2009-03-14 3:26]

Hi Derek
This one is a great composition of a water fall with good foreground interest and the greens. Good lighting. Well done

Hi Derek,

As mentioned earlier this would make a perfect postcard for the area, nice light and shadow on the waterfall and plenty of my favourite lush greens.


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  • KBE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 571 W: 132 N: 805] (3839)
  • [2009-03-14 10:53]

Hello Derek
Beautiful capture, excellent use of long shutter.
Fantastic waterfall.

Very well composed and good POV

Hi Derek,
A very stricking photo. I love how you were able to slow down the shutter with such a high rate of available light. It certainly gave the photo somehting extra in motion. The side light on the falls is great and your tweaking process made it a wonderful photo. Did you notice the small dirt spot just above the falls?

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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2009-03-14 13:21]

Real nice POV and comp
perfect shutterspeed and exposure

well sometimes you get a shot that makes all the effort wortwhile and you certainley have got one with this Derek absoloutley brilliant make the grey mares tail a bit bland well done grt shot
regards bryan

Hello Derek!
Wonderful waterfall like in fairy tale!
I love this effect on the water, with long exposure!
Beautiful colours and light!
Excellent perspective!
Best regards!

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2009-03-14 20:07]

This is truly a gorgeous picture! WOW! Postcard perfect! TFS

What a great falls photo Derek! Love the longer exposure to get that blur in the water! Super clarity here! I agree, postcard perfect!

wow! great POV and very great framing!

Well done!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2009-03-15 16:23]

Hi Derek

This is a great shot of the falls - I've never been there myself. What a beautiful display the falls put on for you. After the rains we've had lately there must be plenty of water to cascade down
Very good focus and lighting too

And it was good to meet up with you yesterday

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2009-03-17 3:16]

hi Derek

This is incredible, as if it is unreal. Very well captured color contrast and sharp detail of this waterfall scenery. The CPL effect is amazing.

Excellent work.

tfs, bill

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  • tafa Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 182 W: 13 N: 181] (1818)
  • [2009-04-01 0:45]
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This one is my prefered in your gallery but it was not easy to make a choice!

Hi Derek , i have stumbled onto this one by chance ,i'd say what a chance ,what a great surprise and what a great find for you ! Your work on this one is just perfect , great sky and a perfect POV, lots of greenery around which gives some fine contrast to the sky and water, a lovable shot ,

Bonjour Derek.
Une qui nous permet de nous évader dans ce splendide décor.
La composition et la qualité photographique sont parfaites.
Merci pour ce partage.

Translated by Yahoo
(One which enables us to escape in this splendid decoration.
The composition and photographic quality are perfect.
Thank you for this division.)

its one of the best waterfall shots i have seen

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