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Mangroves labyrinth

Mangroves labyrinth
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11429 W: 126 N: 20598] (106837)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-05-09
Categories: Nature
Camera: Sony DSC HX200v
Exposure: 1/91 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2017-05-31 0:56
Viewed: 1757
Points: 74
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During my travels, I have often been observing habitats populated by mangroves, but no doubt that the natural park of Los Haitises is really extensive and intricate. A true labyrinth in which it is a real problem to navigate, fortunately the boatman knows the area very well.
Los Haitises National Park is a national park located on the remote northeast coast of the Dominican Republic that was established in 1976. It consists of a limestone karst plateau with conical hills, sinkholes and caverns, and there is a large area of mangrove forest on the coast. Other parts of the park are clad in subtropical humid forest and the area has an annual precipitation of about 2,000 mm (79 in). The park contains a number of different habitats and consequently has a great diversity of mammals and birds, including some rare species endemic to the island. Some of the caverns contain pictograms and petroglyphs. The park has become a popular ecotourism destination but the number of tourists allowed to visit is limited.


Durante i miei viaggi, mi è capitato spesso di osservare degli habitat popolati dalle mangrovie, ma senza dubbio quello del parco naturale di Los Haitises è davvero esteso e intricatissimo. Un vero labirinto in cui è un vero problema navigare, fortunamente chi guida la barca conosceva molto bene la zona.

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Hello Luciano,
The image is well composed making good use of the watercourse as it passes through the frame. Agreeable lights and natural colours and some sparkling reflections. Thanks also for the interesting note.

Ciao Luciano,
As you described the place, only a skilled master-navigator can cruise through this wonderful mangroves-canals labyrinth, and back.
Well employed the backlight through the trees, show the place in fine distinct and clear photo.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10285 W: 175 N: 17343] (76899)
  • [2017-05-31 1:38]


the mangrove looks similar those we have here in brazil. they are important areas where sea life can reproduce. here many of these areas were destroyed by big towns. nice view where we can see the aerial roots waiting the next high tide.



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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13431 W: 0 N: 15998] (165946)
  • [2017-05-31 1:40]


quelle végétation dense et vue fantastique captage de ce plan d'eau et avec lefs reflet sur l'eau quelle densité ces racines ces lianes sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié

Bonjour, cher Luciano,
Une rivière qui présente une apparence tranquille, mais pas question de faire une balade dans les bois où la végétation doit être très dense.
Quant à la navigation, il faut connaître les lieux pour s'en sortir !

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13951 W: 1031 N: 27636] (132302)
  • [2017-05-31 2:33]

Hello Luciano,

In Australia these mangrove forests would be the territory of saltwater crocodiles, that feed on the fish and crabs attracted by the sheltered waters. I am glad you had no such problems here. Good sharpness and reflections. Tfs!

Hello Luciano,
The mangroves are among the strangest and most interesting kinds of environments, but I have only seen small areas, never gone on an excursion like this. The photo shows that it is a fascinating experience but maybe it can get monotonous after a while. The workshops offer interesting complements.
Kind regards,

Dobar dan.
Interesantan i lep pogled, lep trenutak, dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad sa lepim fotografijama u radionici, lepo pokazano, dobar kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Lepa priroda.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.

Good day.
Interesting and beautiful view, a beautiful moment, a good text ...
Good work with beautiful photographs of the workshop, beautifully demonstrated, good contrast and perspective, beautiful color.
Beautiful nature.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.

Bonjour Luciano,

La rivière envoie mon regard au loin ce qui donne de la profondeur à la composition. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails des arbres. La lumière donne de belles teintes aux couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


Ciao Luciano,

On sait où on entre mais on ne sait jamais par où on va sortir. Un labyrinthe naturel qui offre une nature et des animaux et oiseaux qui peuvent nous surprendre. Beau point de vue bas.



Ciao Luciano, ambiente favoloso, magnifica natura, bei colori naturali, ottima prospettiva e splendida luce, bravo, ciao Silvio

Hello Luciano,
The view reminds me of my visit of a mangrove forest on the Caribbean coast of Colombia. Looking at the picture I still can feel the damp heat :)
I hope you had plenty of insect repellent with you.
It surely is an experience to explore such a mangrove forest and of course you need a good guide in those many canals. The canal on the picture is still quite wide.
Beautiful to see the many roots above the water surface.
Best regards, Paul

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15146 W: 159 N: 26484] (138854)
  • [2017-05-31 9:21]

Ciao Luciano
Superbe balade sur l'eau calme de la rivière, doux reflets, vraiment un bel endroit, superbe présentation aussi en WS
belle soirée

Hello Luciano
Beautiful series with this impression of the mangrove. Interesting note too.
It must be fascinating to sail here on the river and take pictures
Well done
Groet Rob

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8739 W: 57 N: 14644] (54186)
  • [2017-05-31 10:23]

Hello Luciano,
A beautiful view of this path of water right through the mangroves and it curves very nicely out of view in the background. The POV and composition are both very well considered.

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  • dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 889 W: 0 N: 1236] (12139)
  • [2017-05-31 11:50]

luciano hello..i like your shot for today.. there's this lite light coming in,it gives this a misty feel to it...tfs my friend! dale

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9185 W: 157 N: 14670] (120747)
  • [2017-05-31 12:58]

Witaj Luciano!
Nice wiew, river makes impression.
Good POV and composition.
Curious place-labyrinth.
Well done.
Good evening.

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3731 W: 2 N: 6087] (30960)
  • [2017-05-31 13:11]

Hello Luciano,
A amazing view of this place.Excellent framing with good composition, good sharpness and nice colors.
Fine presentation

Ciao Luciano,
Sei un nuovo Cristoforo Colombo,
ed un bravo fotografo,
ottimi colori e un bel gioco della luce,
ed ottimi riflessi
cari saluti,

Ciao Luciano
al contrario io non ho mai visto nulla del genere, se non in foto o su qualche documentario, per cui mi fido di ciò che dici e credo che la foto possa mostrarci solo un piccola parte di questi intricati luoghi.

Hello Luciano,
It looks like a mysterious corner in the jungle where one should be on the watch for a native with a poisonous spear. Nicely done!

Ciao Caro Luciano,

I suppose the problem with a popular place is that the number of visitors seriously affects and begins to change it!

I can imagine the anticipation you felt when travelling along this route! What is going to appear from the thick vegetation! What is going to emerge from the water!

A very nicely composed photograph, full of mysterious inuendo.

Have a great day,
Bev :-)

Hello Luciano,

this is an amazing natural place, it must be an interesting experience to visit this natural park, I like it,

Best regards,


Ciao Luciano,

As always you provide an informative note with a very good photo. Shades predominantly of green, including in the water make this an eye catching scene. Are there any dangerous animals among the plants and in the water?

Warm regards,


Ciao Luciano,
quite an extraordinary scenery indeed! I must remember it when I get to DR someday :)
Amazing area of outstanding natural beauty, something what we don't have in Europe.
Great exposition in this shaded area.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3184 W: 0 N: 7217] (53545)
  • [2017-06-01 22:06]

In your photo we can see only mangroves, but I can imagine there are millions of big and little animals, insects, birds and fishes, a very nice shot and informative note

Hi Luciano
yeah i would imagine this place to be one where you don't want to get lost out on your own...if you do you'll become a food source for some animal! a truly rustic landscape, good for you to go on this excursion, something totally different.

Beautiful scenery, unspoiled and interesting
Eye-catching and attractive
Nice work
have a nice day

Excellent capture. Very good light management with fine colours and clarity.

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2671 W: 0 N: 2968] (20388)
  • [2017-06-03 6:58]

Ciao Luciano Three years ago we had an inflatable-boat ride in a mangroves winding river near Lake Worth, FL. Around a bend, we saw an alligator sleeping through the ashore roots. Fortunately, I wasn't speeding the small engine so we could go back nonchalantly! Lot of bird species living in this wild surprising environment. Saluti

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  • Periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 692 W: 129 N: 1115] (7421)
  • [2017-06-05 21:05]

Hi Luciano
Beautiful sight. Some days ago I saw mangroves too, in Yucatan.

Tfs & regards

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9704 W: 144 N: 24371] (119891)
  • [2017-06-08 23:55]
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Hello Luciano, Like you, I find the mangroves fascinating. It is great to go around through the maze of narrow canals. Have you seen any birds or iguanas there?

Kind regrad s Malgo

Ciao Luciano, felice di salutare voi dopo una breve pausa. Molto bella foto di questo bellissimo labirinto di mangrovie, splendidamente catturato in questa bella immagine con una buona nitidezza, profondità, luce, colore e qualità. Ottimo lavoro perfettamente fatto, i miei complimenti il mio amico. Grazie per aver condiviso questo lavoro interessante.

Buona sera e felice inizio di settimana.
Tutto il meglio dal sud della Spagna.

Salut Luciano,
Intéressante vue de cette mangrove avec une luminsité particulière, on se voit glisser avec un canoe sur ces eaux et sous cette voûte végétale.

Caro Luciano

Che belle queste mangrovie. Hai gestito bene la luce difficile ed ottenuto bellissimi colori verdi. Ovviamente hai preso la foto dalla barca, quindi l'immagine e' molto nitida. Ottimo lavoro e ti auguro una bella domenica.

Un abbraccio

Hi Luciano,

Taking a small boat ride surrounded by mangrove is a wonderful feeling

Very crispy picture, i love it

Great composition as you are about to make a turn


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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13488 W: 295 N: 26841] (107827)
  • [2017-08-12 6:36]

Ciao Luciano,
Nice the view of the place with the small river to creates depth and perspective in scene.The created reflections and the rich greenery on the both banks make the image more attractive.

Have a good WE,Danos

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