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The Fox and six Geese IV

The Fox and six Geese IV
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24405 W: 523 N: 40828] (175668)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-29
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 LII USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, B+W 82mm 010 UV-Haze
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Pictures 2010 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-09-15 23:17
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© 2010 - All rights reserved. The photos taken by photographer John Maenhout are registered and copyrighted. Use in any form (web, paper publication, public exposure, etc.) is strictly forbidden without the written permission of the photographer. To contact with photographer please use johnmaenhout@yahoo.com

This picture has been taken two month ago, during a bike trip through this fantastic rural area of 'Meestjesland' on 1 km of the Netherlands border.

In the polder of his Meetjesland, there are two areas where creeks the flat landscape grace: the north of the town St. Laureins and north of the town Assenede.
This landscape has been officially approved by City, recognized by the label 'regional landscape.
The Sente Creeks in the Saint-Laureins discover perhaps the best cycling through the Sent Creeks Road. You can guide the offices of Eeklo, Kaprijke and the St. Laureins audioguide "The Creeks Speaking ... 'rent.
Here you can see the 'De Vos en de ganzen' one old legend
Stories and anecdotes are smuggling Polder you whispered as you enjoy the scenery are quite distinct. There is also a junior version whisper of this trip.
In the area of Sente is especially the Creeks 6 km long Jack Creek and the pilgrimage church of St John-in-Eremo a visit.
Also beautiful: the Oudeman Creek where the image group
"When the fox preaches The Passion ..." in the water Shines.
This image has become the symbol the Meetjesland.

I used a monopod.

I hope you like it.

Canon EOS
5D Mark II
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29/07/2010 10:36:05
Manual Exposure
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Av( Aperture Value )
ISO Speed 400
EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
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  • bema Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2761 W: 28 N: 3948] (26471)
  • [2010-09-15 23:30]

Good morning John,

wow, what a fine landscape and what a great capture you did here, fantastic colors, incredible sharpness, really a pleasure to look at..

my compliments for this one, kind regards Bernd

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  • tober Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 18 N: 683] (8797)
  • [2010-09-15 23:31]

That's an outstanding composition. The harmony between the green textured wetland and the water looks wonderful. The other thing I like most in your photos is that, you always present nice, sunny weather conditions, despite the well-known climate of the region. Best regards, Tolga

Hi John!
A very lovely scene, with I notice gorgeous weather too! And it does look like a fantastic area! I have heard good things about your 16-35mm. Looking very lovely indeed. Such peaceful waters. A fine shot, with perfect colors and clarity. Warm regards,

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  • cbrman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3098 W: 263 N: 4835] (21675)
  • [2010-09-15 23:43]

Hello John voici un endroit plein de charme et visiblement très calme !
J'aime beaucoup le détail des oiseaux sur le petit ponton.
Les petites fermes aux toits oranges qui s'éparpillent dans la campagne sont vraiment très belles.
Bravo !



Hello John,

Lovely landscape. Good colour and sharpness and the reflections of the geese. I like the little story to go with the picture.

Best wishes


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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2010-09-16 0:09]

Hi John,
nice summer image. I like the peaceful mood. Good shot from fine POV. Well done photo and note.
Have a nice day.

Hi John,

a wonderful light and great atmosphere you have caught here! The sharpness and depth are exceptional and the POV is very well chosen, great shot!

Have a nice day

Hi John,
this is a fantastic landscap photo. the color and the composition of the picture was successfull. congratulation to this photo,

Hello John

A wonderful landscape image. Splendid composition, where the reed that makes a border between the canal and the green fields goes in a diagonal line from the left lower corner. There is a good sense of depth and a peaceful feeling of the calm surface of the water. Splendid work!

Thanks for sharing. Have a nice day.

Best regards, Erling

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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4033 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2010-09-16 0:43]

Hello John! That scene is an outstanding composition with perfect reflactions anddetails!. Excellent perspectine end clarity! The sharpness and depth are exceptional and the POV is very well chosen, great shot!

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  • ymrk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1442 W: 145 N: 1953] (15085)
  • [2010-09-16 1:05]

more splendid landscape and details with all of factors...all the best John!


Hi John!
What a lovely and beautiful photograph!
Sharpness, exposure, pov, dof, colors, pp, contrasts, horizontal format, black & white borders and composition are all outstanding here!
A highlight are those birds in the middle of the creek!
TFS - congrats!
Best regards,

Hi John,
A great picturesque image over that canal. The birds from that piece of footbridge (I guess) are the heroes of your composition. Well done.
Have a nice day.

Hello John,
A beautiful well balanced composition with a lovely light. I like how the reedy bank of the river comes into the frame bottom left and stretches into the far distance until it disappears top right. Colours and sharpness are both superb. An excellent piece of photography, very well done.

Hello John.
Wonderful Summer photo, perhaps a little different from your typical work. I love that little line of geese, and the well dispersed red roofs of the rural houses. Very luminous and sharp, presenting a strong feeling of depth in the picture.

Dag best John,

Excellent view of a superb landscape in the polders with water, green fields and red roofs which arise very well. Image full of life too with a tittel very well selected. Superb natural and vived colors well collected too.
Zeer mooie fotowerk!
Goed namiddag,

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6077 W: 277 N: 11717] (90397)
  • [2010-09-16 3:55]

Hello John ,
Excellent composition , with your usual diagonal line ;) , and splendid colors . Of course , the geese and their relections are a great feature .
Well done .

ciao John

immagine cristallina,ottima anche la composizione e la cromia dei colori,bravo !!!

ciao e buona giornata,

Ola John ,
Que paisagem maravilhosa em tons de verde come estas casas espalhadas, lindo ponto de visão com o canal em diagonal , gostei muito dos reflexos , ficou fantástico os patos :) , boa luz e cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

Hello John,
Stunning picture with great sharpness and excellent lighting. The wide view is breathtaking.
best wishes,

Hi John,

The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The point of view is sending my eyes toward the geese then toward the houses in the background which is giving depth to the composition. The morning light is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.


Ciao John, lovely and peaceful composition, fascinating reflections, splendid light and colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello John,
A fine landscape scene , well taken, excelent clear sky's - and wonderful birds siting there in the mid-canal wooden post.
Lavish vegetation alongside the water makes a vivid image.

Bonjour John

Effectivement, la région semble magnifique.Les toits rouges qui s'éparpillent partout dans l'image, les roseaux qui suivent le rivage et les sept oiseaux sur la planche.

Belle composition


Dear John,

Wow! Beautiful shot of the birds all in a row...the colors are just awesome and the overall depth and sharpness of shot is perfect.



Hello John,
Wonderful picture, excellent light management, lovely colors, very good clarity, sharpness and contrast, beautiful place.
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.

Hello John,

you found the perfect subject and scenery for your composing skill! The beauty of this place is only matched by your mastery in capturing it and composing the image. Not a single thing is out of place here and lighting, colours and sharpness are at the top levels.
Another of your masterpiece to be remembered.

Hi John
My compliment for this wonderful image, so serene and tranquil, absolutely beautiful! Your technical execution is impeccable. Simply said, a great photographic work John. TFS
Warm rgds

cioa John,
magnifique géométrie et profondeurs, couleurs spéciales, composition de haut niveau, comme toujours. Tu complimentes et des saluts

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9593 W: 157 N: 15499] (124061)
  • [2010-09-16 12:07]

Witaj John!
Wonderful climate,
beautiful place.
Fantastic colors and sharpness.
Excellent work.

Ciao John. Wonderful landscape in great colours results and contrast. Stunning detaisl and sharp.


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  • Peterl (82)
  • [2010-09-16 12:41]
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prachtig landschap !
ook mooie diepe kleuren
en de spiegelingen komen mooi tot hun recht

Hi John.

Excellent picture! I really love it, specially the reflection on the water.

Well done!

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  • Urs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1444 W: 83 N: 3294] (14082)
  • [2010-09-16 17:11]

Hi John

Splendid shot of this romantic landscape. I really like it. Must be a great place to explore and relax. Vibrant color hues and contrasts - very good photo job. Thanks for your critique of my butterfly shot.

Warm regards

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  • Alco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 3 N: 630] (7559)
  • [2010-09-16 20:33]

Hello John,
Splendid picture.Many interesting details to look at.I like those birds in the middle of the river.The sharpness and the colors are fantastic.The people on the left add life to the picture.Very well done.

Hello John,

Seems like the birds have found a nice place for a rest..!
A lovely landscape indeed, where the canal adds life to the rural scenery...
The fine light renders vivid colours, and the red roofs make a fine colour contrast!

Pablo -

Hi John
this is somewhat different from your usual scenes...i like this one.
its very peaceful, tranquil and has an atmosphere of home.
fantastic colours, sharpness and clarity throughout the frame.
well done John

Hello John! Amazing birds. Wonderful river. Superb landscape. Nice colours. Ideal saturation. Perfect composition. Good POV and DOF. Well done!

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  • lpi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 335 W: 0 N: 42] (4857)
  • [2010-09-17 3:10]

Hello John,
Très bel endroit avec de belles couleurs.
Excellente lumière.

Hello John.
Excellent composition, great sense of depth.
Very bright colors, but natural, great sharpness.
Best regards.

Hi John,
this one is a nice and calm landscape, very well caught in a very elegant and effective framing.
The quality of the image, the vivid colors, the great luminosity and the wealth of elements constitute a very attractive composition, with the funny detail added by the six geese on the water.
Excellent work, my friend.
Best regards,

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  • yeln Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 55 N: 2227] (11516)
  • [2010-09-17 7:22]

hi dear John
priznam, da mi je kar malo nerodno, ker v tem tednu nisem pogledal kaj je novega v vaši galeriji. zato pa sem tolko bolj vesel, ko vidim tako zelo nežno fotografijo s celo družino rac. pokrajina je čudovita čeprav je povsod ravnina. mirno podeželsko okolje s čudovitimi barvami. kolesarjenje je bilo sigurno zelo prijetno, še posebej, če ima človek ob sebi še družbo.
prijeten konec tedna vam želim in še veliko kilometrov s kolesom.
s spoštovanjem

Hoi lieve John
Ik moet toegeven dat ik was een beetje onhandig omdat ik deze week gekeken naar wat er nieuw is in uw galerij. Daarom heb ik tolko meer gelukkig als ik zie dus heel zacht met de hele familie foto van eenden. Hoewel het landschap is prachtig, overal vlak. vredige landschap met prachtige kleuren. fietsen was wel heel leuk, vooral als de man naast me in de samenleving.
mooi weekend en wens u vele mijlen van de fiets.
met respect

Hi John,

What a lovely scene ! Funny how the geese seem to be waiting something... As usual, your colors are fantastic...

Cheers, Maurício

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  • JCG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 737 N: 9440] (35153)
  • [2010-09-17 9:43]

Bonsoir John,

Félicitation pour cette photo, le piqué de l'image est sublime et j'apprécie beaucoup ton cadrage sur cette merveilleuse campagne belge. Ces canards qui se chauffent au soleil semblent posés pour ton objectif... L'harmonie des couleurs et la lumière sont superbes. Très beau travail photographique, vraiment j'aime beaucoup, merci John.

Avec toutes mes amitiés et un excellent WE,


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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2010-09-17 10:19]

Hello John,
The landscape is beautiful and very clean atmosphere. Ducks uploaded to the platform, gives a touch of humor to this great photo.
Excellent perspective and colors.
Best wishes,

Hello John,
Good clarity and sharpness here, I like these vivid colors and the beautiful and peaceful lanscape.
Best regards

selam john
Perfect harmony of green and blue
excellent as usual sharpness

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  • TRB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1021 W: 15 N: 510] (14138)
  • [2010-09-17 13:18]

Merhaba John,
The use of framing, color, clarity, and excellent atmosphere. Immersive very beautiful landscape.
tebrikler, selamlar

Hello my dear John

Marvelous as usual. I understand your delicate consideration on the everthing, framework, color, composition and so on.
Blessing on your great work and thanks for sharing,
Have a nice Saturday and Best regards,

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13813 W: 0 N: 16043] (169294)
  • [2010-09-18 1:40]


Fantastique cadrage et captage, superbe compo, le couleurs sont merveilleuse, la belle végétation, avec ces oiseaux alignés sur l'eau sur le banc, quel compo.

Bravo et amitié


Hello John,
The title could be the title of a fable of “La Fontaine”. you as well as possible exploited the potential of the light and the colors. Clearness and the depth are exceptional. Congratulations.
Have a nice weekend

Hello John
Great landscape composition perfect framed.
A beautiful well balanced composition with a lovely light.
Beautiful water.
A fine shot, with perfect colors and clarity.
Great atmosphere you have caught here.
Perfect job

Thank you for your support.

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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5832 W: 95 N: 9345] (52961)
  • [2010-09-18 5:49]

Dag John,
erg fraai dit rustige landschap. De ganzen op een rijtje vormen een heel leuk element.

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  • lgir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 621 W: 71 N: 1652] (7363)
  • [2010-09-18 10:27]

Hello John,

contrasts and colors look great on this beautiful image.
The perspective and the different subjects are well placed in this beautiful composition.
Well done.

Hi John,
I cannot find the fox :)
Very pleasant view here. Beautiful and relaxing. I enjoy the natural colors which work really calming on me. The river cuts very nicely into the frame.
very well captured,

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27287] (109585)
  • [2010-09-19 0:29]

Good morning John,
picturesque the landscape view of the Saint-Laureins region,with the geese to relive the myth of the fox and the geese.I like the brilliant light and the vivid colours of the scene as the clarity and the sharpness of it.Well done.

Have a nice Sunday,danos

Maestro John,
Sanki özel poz verilmiş ve fotoğrafı çekilmiş.
Zamanlama harika,poz verenler harika.
Renkler tam bir çümbüş.
Sağlıklı günler.

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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4829 W: 629 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2010-09-19 6:52]

Hi John
A bright and colourful compo with added interest of these perched birds. Clarity and sharpness are spot on.

Hi John,
picturesque view with beautiful colours and details, the composition of the photo is very nice, great atmosphere, Tfs! Have a nice Sunday! Kellemes vasárnapot kívánok!

prachtige genomen, goed gezien fraaie diepte mooie kleuren en contrast een heel fraai plaatje john. prettige week.

groet jaap

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  • dip Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3341 W: 0 N: 2971] (23892)
  • [2010-09-19 11:38]

Hi John,
the calm surface of the water creates a quiet and peaceful atmosphere,amazing colors and excellent clarity and sharpness
a wonderful composition,

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  • guytoc Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 14 N: 491] (3614)
  • [2010-09-19 13:28]

Goedenavond John,

Uw lage land verschijnt zo mooi hier, John, onder dit uitstekende licht en zo diepe kleuren. Maar wat het oog vooral prikkelt is de belangrijke diepte, van de voorgrond af tot het einde van het kanaal heen, en terug langs de rode daken ... een grote en aangename wandeling..
Nog een prettige avond verder.
Vriendelijk vanuit Namen streek.

The beautiful landscape of Flanders. The water in the channel has an amazing color. I also like the little bridge, and the seven birds. Peace and quiet until it emanates from this photo. A wonderful composition with excellent quality.

Ciao dear John,
you tell right in your notes, because this place is really fantastic. As it is fantastic the quality of this photo, absolutely perfect. Very curious and pleasant the 7 birds above the wood on the water. Really an excellent work, congratulations!
Ciao, have a ncie week!

wonderful! great composition and framing. Colours, light and sharpness 5*
TFS John.

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  • Waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2732 W: 154 N: 6183] (25436)
  • [2010-09-19 15:38]

Hi John,
The landscape is just beautiful natural, nothing monumental, just pure lovely nature shot in a charming setting of rural area wiht farmland along the stream. Beautiful day with great weather, good light, great clarity, allowing you such perfect color and light and you certainly take advantage of it and show us the best quality shot.

This is a great shot of this beautiful landscape. The canal leads the eye through the shot nicely. The geese add a nice point of interest for the shot. The lighting and colors are fine as is the photo's sharpness.

Hi John
I respect and bow in front of the creator of this beauty. When ı see this great photo ,I rememebered the following extracted from Bediuzzaman. I want to share it with you with your permission.
"The order and ordering in the creation and disposal of creatures, which are renewed season by season on the earth, show clearly a universal wisdom. Since an attribute cannot be without the one it qualifies, this universal wisdom necessarily shows an All-Wise One. And the wonderful adornment within the veil of wisdom, self-evidently shows a perfect beneficence. And that perfect beneficence necessarily points to a gracious, All-Generous Creator. And the all-encompassing benevolence and bestowal within the veil of beneficence show self-evidently an all-embracing mercy. And that all-embracing mercy shows necessarily an All-Merciful and All-Compassionate One. And the sustenance and foods of all living creatures above the veil of mercy, all perfectly appropriate for their needs, show clearly a sustaining Providence and a compassionate Dominicality. And that sustaining and administering necessarily point to an All-Generous Provider.
Yes, each of the creatures on the face of the earth, thus raised with perfect wisdom, adorned with perfect beneficence, bestowed upon with perfect mercy, and nurtured with perfect compassion, testifies to the necessary existence of an All-Wise, Munificent, Compassionate, Providing Maker, and points to His Unity.
So also look at and consider all together the universal wisdom which is apparent on the face of the earth as a whole and is to be seen in its totality and shows clearly purpose and will; and the perfect beneficence embracing all creatures, which comprises the wisdom; and the all-encompassing mercy,which comprises the beneficence and wisdom and includes all the beings of the earth; and the most generous sustaining and nurturing, which comprises the mercy and wisdom and beneficence and embraces all living creatures. Just as the seven colours form light, and the light, which illuminates the face of the earth, shows without doubt the sun, so too that beneficence within wisdom, and mercy within beneficence, and sustaining and nurturing within mercy show brilliantly on a large scale and at a high degree the Unity and perfect Dominicality of an utterly Wise,Generous,Compassionate,Providing Necessarily Existent One.
And so, With what can you explain this wise, generous, compassionate, providential sustaining, this strange, wonderful, miraculous state of affairs which is before your eyes? With chance and coincidence, With force, With Nature, With causes Or do you want to give the name of 'Nature',which is utterly impotent, ignorant, deaf, blind, contingent, and wretched, to the All-Glorious One, Who is utterly holy, pure, exalted, and free of all defect and absolutely Powerful,Knowing,Hearing,and Seeing, and thus perpetrate an infinite error? Under which veil of heedlessness can you conceal it?"Best Regards

Hi John

Beautiful countryside and you captured it on a beautiful day. great composition.


Hello John,
A wonderful light and great atmosphere you have caught here! The sharpness and depth are exceptional.

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  • gunbud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5926 W: 8 N: 8034] (34066)
  • [2010-09-20 7:00]

Hi John,
Wonderfully vivid landscape with such clear chrisp colors.
The birds and their lovely perch make a striking reflection in the still water of the canal.
The vivid bly sky contrast brilliantly with the lush green river bank.
Regards, Tom

Hi John,
Nice landscape and perspective, well composed with these birds on the right side and great light well captured, pleasant vivid colors.

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  • vladic Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 118 W: 37 N: 299] (4563)
  • [2010-09-20 13:39]

Bonsoir John,

La nature crée souvent des œuvres d’art éphémères. J’aime les découvrir, les admirer et c’est une grande joie de pouvoir les mettre en scène et les garder grâce à la photo. Tu as non seulement su la découvrir mais aussi la mettre en valeur ! Une superbe cliché d’un paysage enchanteur avec de belles couleurs, de la netteté et de la luminosité.


Hi John,

A wonderful sight. magnificent green and blue hues
very beautiful ducks in the middle position
light, color and great reflections


Hi dear John,
like a dream scene..reflections,colours,light and details are incredible..very peaceful and nice atmosphere with lovely geese..what a wonderful painting..well done.TFS


hi dear...............
every picture is very nice of you...........
pov is very nice...........

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  • silah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 288 W: 0 N: 252] (2798)
  • [2010-09-21 9:49]

It is so impressive scene and capture. Well composed and has beautiful colours.


Dobro vece gospodine, u mom gradu zavladala je tisina, vec je kasno, hladno je.
Lepo secanje na jedan lep trenutak i leto koje je otislo.
Mnogo lepo i mirno mesto sa prelepim bojama, prikazali ste dobrom kompozicijom, tekstom i lepom fotografijom.
Uzivanje je doziveti i odmoriti se na ovom mestu, prelep pogled, moje cestitke na odlicnom radu.
Prijatno vece i mirnu noc sa lepim snom, zeli vam Paja.


Goedenavond, meneer, in mijn stad is een stilte heerste, maar het is te laat, het is koud.
Mooie herinnering aan een mooie zomer tijd en dat is verdwenen.
Veel mooie en rustige plek met prachtige kleuren, tonen u een goed lied, tekst en prachtige fotografie.
Geniet van de ervaring en rust te nemen in deze plaats, mooi uitzicht, mijn complimenten voor het uitstekende werk.
Heb een leuke avond en een rustige nacht met een mooie droom, je wilt Paja.

Good evening, sir, in my town is a silence reigned, but it is too late, it's cold.
Nice memory of a nice summer time and that is gone.
Many beautiful and peaceful place with beautiful colors, show you a good song, text and beautiful photography.
Enjoy the experience and take a rest in this place, beautiful view, my congratulations on the excellent work.
Have a nice evening and a quiet night with a beautiful dream, you want Paja.

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  • Ricx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 994 W: 51 N: 2900] (13495)
  • [2010-09-22 4:42]

Hi John, You have an amazing ability to not only take a great shot, but also to put some great words to it.. Well taken and well framed.. The grasses in the FG give tremendous depth.. well spotted and extremely well presented. Rich

Bonsoir John
Une excellente qualité d'image pour cette composition bien cadrée et que c'est apaisant.Simplement beau.
Bonne soirée

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  • boa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 568 W: 2 N: 1442] (7899)
  • [2010-09-23 12:30]

Hi John,
it is a beautiful landscape and a lovely weather, the perfect summer day ! It is also captured from an attractive Pov and fine colors. I guess you had a nice bike trip ! Well done and Tfs !
Have a nice evening.

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  • s_lush Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 47 N: 4467] (16602)
  • [2010-09-24 22:32]

Hello John,
This beautiful image is a perfect visual presentation of this highly picturesque area and a good illustration of the very informative description of this part of Belgium in your note. An extremely colorful, interesting and high-quality picture!
Best regards,

Hi John,
a beautiful rural view, the geese or ducks on the left are very nice. Excellent colors and sharpness.

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2010-09-25 23:22]

Dag dear John
A very interesting picture indeed with the flock of 7 geese standing on the perch above the mirror like canal water. Perspective, as always has been very well built & like the colour contrasts & the palette of colours on display!
Best Regards

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  • daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3581 W: 114 N: 6346] (28696)
  • [2010-09-27 4:21]
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Hi John. I have read most of the critiques in an effort to understand the title. There are seven creatures on the wooden structure. If six of these are the geese, the tallest on the left is the fox. If that is so, then the animals are not real but are sculptures.Anyway, they look stranded above the water level. The scenery is open and relaxing, the light is clear and the colours are beautiful.As you say yourself, a fantastic place in a great photograph. All the best. Klaudio.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10502 W: 174 N: 17843] (79251)
  • [2010-09-27 7:53]


very beautiful this rural scenery.I liked the light and the mood here, those ducks are a very interesting element of this image. nice job



Hi John. Here again you show a very beautiful landscape with great sharpness and vivid colors. Excellent composition. Top! Regards, Wolfgang.

Namaste john,
it is really a beautiful scene. Like the greeneries. Like the blue sky mirrored in water. The birds in water are anothere eye catching element of this shot. Very well framed with warm light. Excellent work. Tfs.
Best wishes.

Hi John
Very nice picture with beautiful vibrant colors, very well balanced composition and I love the ducks on the right which brings a nice touch to the whole!

Hello John,
Very nice view of this beautiful place.
I like the colors, light and POV.
Thanks for sharing. Uğur

Hello John
I like the humorous composition:)
Very nice and peaceful rural landscape, fantastic warm colours and perfect quality of the image.
Best regards,

Hello John,

I really like the superb color of this fantastic shot. You chose the best POV and framing. I wish I were in such a quiet area to take some photos. TFS.


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  • hdl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1402 W: 14 N: 1577] (7035)
  • [2010-10-19 3:44]

Wanneer de vos de passie preekt hé... Ben onlangs nog gaan eten in de roste muus tijdens een rondrit. Prachtige omgeving daar en weersomstandigheden waren hier ideaal voor je foto; alles is heel helder en klaar van kleur. Over de opstelling moet ik niet veel meer zeggen; dat kan je perfect.

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  • fds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 664 W: 0 N: 1616] (9637)
  • [2010-10-31 12:34]

very beautiful picture from belgium i love the great colors and very beautiful peace scenary
fantastic my belgium i hope the return in 2011

Hallo John,
this is simply a beautiful view.
A goose sitting on a footbridge across the river is a gem.
Unusual colors and peace of beating from this picture give it even more charm.
HAve a great day - Tomasz

Greeting John, beautiful beautiful landscape and photo, very clarity and nice colors, excelent work, congratulation, have a nice weekend.

Salut John!

Quelle lumière fantastique! L'endroit est très beau, mais ta photo le met parfaitement en valeur, notamment avec ce beau reflet et la profondeur que t'as su donner à la photo! Bravo!

Une bonne semaine à toi, cordialement


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  • MJR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 251 W: 69 N: 763] (3360)
  • [2011-07-02 9:02]

This is a stunner. I don't know how you do it, but the near glass like appearance of your photos is really appealing. I guess some clear air and good light is a start. Neither of which is normal round these parts !
But looking through a lot of your gallery again, you pull it off time after time.
I like this for its simplicity, and yet interest. quite special. TFS

Hello John,

How nice it is to be able to see a view so far away. In my neighbourhood, it is never possible to have a view like this. I envy you John. With the blue sky and the blue river, the scene is almost like it has been waiting for you to come along with your camera. As the title says, those geese are very important participants. They add a sense of warmth to your image. I like the image very much. Thank you John.

With my very best wishes,
Have a very relaxing Friday evening,

Hello, John,
Another compliments on your archive post! Attractive composition and superb quality! Perfect sharpness and very nice vivid colours!
Best wishes from Russia!

Hello John,
this is a very beautiful and peaceful scenery graced by fantastic rich colours. Following the reeds that start from the foreground, we can travel very deep and far into the frame enjoying this wonderful place and its atmosphere on a very pleasant sunny day. The six geese have contributed effectively to the balance of the composition. There's excellent clarity and rendering of textures. The green tones work their way into the substantial blue ambiance so delightfully. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,

Hello John,
The red roofs interspersed in greenery under the deep blue sky are the crowning touch in this photo.

I like the title John, the geese are drying their feathers in that polder area, reeds grow on the ridges, first-class rural scenery

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