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the dove

the dove
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Copyright: carlos serrano (coco) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5177 W: 140 N: 6388] (30439)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-02-10
Categories: Food, Architecture, Decisive Moment
Camera: Nikon D50, AF-S DX Nikkor 55–200mm/4–5.6G ED
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Film music: John Barry, Architectural reflections in water, My own favourites III, Une question de pigeon..., Impressive Shots, My favorite photos (8) (Gatti Matti), More than 300 points to 400 - (photos), Reflections of the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-06-15 2:14
Viewed: 12436
Favorites: 19 [view]
Points: 321
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the Catalonia Square, very near of the Gran Via avenue and the University Square.

When my neighbour saw this photo he exclaimed, "ésta es tan buena como el chiste del ruso".

And well, finally I've decided post it.

I was waiting four hours for make the photo. Why? Because I was waiting for an animal in the water, I wanted it.

I wanted a gamusino, a strange animal that you can see in Quintanilla del Coco, but finally only I could make the picture with this dove.

I hope that you like it.

(black and white)

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Hi Carlos,
You indeed have a photographer's eye. I appreciate your patience waiting for the bird but the end result is really worth it. Excellent reflections. I would give my vote to the B&W image. It suits the mood perfectly.
Well Done!
With Greetings from India

Ola Carlos,
four hours is a long time! ;-) (This is one thing I will never be able to do!...). But you did it and the result is here, a great picture!
The reflects are very nice, and the dove is perfectly sharp; I realy like that shot!
Bravo y muchas gracias.

Bonjour Carlos
La patience a payé. Tu nous proposes un très joli cliché de ce pigeon qui se lave les pattes. Beaux reflets, belle luminosité, en un mot bon travail.
Merci poour le partage.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2006-06-15 2:47]

Hi Carlos,
very nice view, good idea, beautiful reflections and fine composition with the pigeon. I like it.
Rgs, Aleksander

Wonderful compo Carlos, a really well done picture, perfectly taken, framed and cropped.. BRAVO+++

have a nice day,

Hi Carlos,
wonderful composition, I like this reflection with this dove... Very good quality of shot.
Great one

Hi Carlos, it's agreat pic, all the lines structure the picture in way out of symetry, the diffrent textures break the expected reflection. Colors and light are well captured. Well done

Hi, Carlos!
Wonderful composition with pigeon and reflection. I like white lines and colors.
Best regards. Tanya.

Hola Carlitos.

Veo que mis comentarios sobre tus fotos no caen en saco roto. Por cierto, en Quintanilla tenéis una Catalonia Square y una University Square y una Gran Via Avenue? No lo sabía. Si que ha crecido aquello no?

Lo dicho en su momento. Me gusta tanto como el chiste del ruso...

Mas que pomba tão bonita e que foto maravilhosa. Está uma ideia fantástica e muito bem realizada com uma definição impecável. Gosto muito.


Très beau coup d'oeil sur ce coup là. Bien joué. Le reflet est superbe.
Très bon oeil sur ce coup là!

Beautiful composition, Carlos with sparkling colors. The shape of the frame is unusual (not quite square...) but it doesn't detract from the work which is striking. The game of reflections and sahdows (as in the case of the bird) is splendid.
Excellent work,

Hi Carlos!
Good wet composition with reflection and pidgeon.Lines on floor works great.Well done. Regards!

Great shot, although I too prefer the B&W version. I think the geometry and contrasting textures suit that medium quite well.

Congratulations - TFS

Excellent reflection Carlos, your wait has been opportune, now we would feel the lack of the pigeon, compliments, excellent management of the lights too.

Very sharp & clean shot.

Great reflections.
Wonderful POV.
Off center object.
very well done.

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  • faubry Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3066 W: 340 N: 4524] (35447)
  • [2006-06-15 3:55]

très belle photo avec des contrastes et jeux de lumire, la reflection du haut du monument dans l'eau, le pigeon! c'est simple et superbe

Hi Carlos,

Great shot! The architectural reflection with the pigeon (and his shadow) for an interesting and balanced composition. My appreciation for having to wait 4 hours! And what is gamusino, by the way?

Very well done indeed!

today is much better Carlos;)
I like this little dove;)
really nice composition
with great reflextions;)
exellent sharpness
well taken

Splendid composition, good sharp and focus on the dove, excellent color and contrast, and excellent reflextion in photo.

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  • nika Gold Star Critiquer [C: 455 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-06-15 5:08]
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Preciosa foto Carlos . No leí la nota inmediatamente y flipé con Quintanilla del Coco , ese edificio tan alucinante . La idea es creativa (sé que lo de los charcos y reflejos da para mucho y a veces se abusa de esa técnica o juego , pero en este caso la disposición de la fachada reflejada y al mismo tiempo bañada con esas luces mágicas de atardecer , su perspectiva lavada y diagonal o un poco inclinada y la fijación de la paloma , crean un efecto muy muy bonito)

Bon dia !

I love reflections and this is a good and imaginative example. Parts of the building are even reflected in the dry part of the gound. Very good work Carlos.

hello Carlos
a long but effective wait ... i like this reflection on floor ... the dove is brown, the building is brown ... nice POV and frame
the b&w version is good but i prefer the color because of this warm brown ...
Well seen and done
Regards, hugues

A vivid composition Carlos. And yes, I agree, the brown warms the image and is an excellent contrast with the coldness of the blue. In this sense the bird was actually a good fit. Indeed, the whole repetoire of colour accentuates the birds feet, for some reason. Thanks for this image - I'm glad you finally posted it.


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  • drago Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 154 N: 802] (4832)
  • [2006-06-15 6:16]

Manuel hi,
waiting so long didn't go for nothing,this composition is really great,especially the reflection on the water.Well done!

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  • dolin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1865 W: 361 N: 651] (7369)
  • [2006-06-15 6:26]

Hi Carlos.
Excellente compo.
Ce pigeon sur l'avant, et ces somptueux reflets chauds sur le fond, le tout dans un format carré qui lui colle bien.
Très bonne idée et bonne réalisation.

Hola Carlos,
I'm glad that your friend made you decide to post this one. It's really good! I can see that you are very persistent and have a lot of patience. I would never wait four hours! The photo would be good even without the pigean. With it is excellent. The quality of the image, lighing and colours are very good. I love it!
The b/w version is also intersting, but I like more this one.
Un saludo,

Hola Carlos!
Solo una cosa voy a decir: Entre mis favoritas! Una de tus mejores. Felicidades amigo!

Muy bonita la foto, por cierto que creo que lo tuyo con Quintanilla del coco está empezando a ser de psicólogo. Dicho esto con todo el cariño. Ciao, ciao.

Hola Carlos,
Sí, es realmente buena, me gusta cómo has captado la paloma y el edificio con su simetría reflejada en las losas del pavimento. Bien recortada, le has dado una buena iluminación, y tiene una gran definición, es muy limpia.
Bien hecha.
PS: Plaza Catalunya, Gran Via, Plaza Universidad, a mí me sale que es Quintanilla del Coco en la barra de ubicación de la foto. ¿?

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  • alana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 15 N: 478] (2625)
  • [2006-06-15 12:27]

Looks perfect for me, Carlos. A+++

Hi Carlos
An excellent shot here and a great capture of these reflections. Nice details, excellent colours and nice sharpness. The inclusion of the pigeon is a wonderful detail in the composition. Well done.

This one is really good, Carlos, perhaps your best in the Burgos series so far. The architectural reflections in the water puddle on top of the tiled floor would already have made a fine photo by themselves, but the addition of the pigeon (plus reflection) really makes it sing. Very nice work, well done.

a piece of art!!!everything works perfect...everyting!!!GNGRS amigo ta leme nikiforos

Crystal clear clarity.
patience and perseverance always pays.
Brown dove and brown reflections!!!
I have failed every time while attempting such great shots.
Congratulations dear Carlos for the great composition.

Hi Carlos
this is a fantastic well composed reflection shot with the pigeon and the building, what a perfect exposure, very high quality shot, clear deep natural saturated balanced colors, impossible to improve, the D50 is an excellent camera that surprises me all the time. Good crop to square, I enjoy this one a lot, one of the best reflections I have ever seen here on TE, well put to the Theme.

hola carlos,
this is obviously a reward for the four hours wait, and lucky us having a chance to see it now;
it is a really great picture and in colours it posseses an exceptional power of different areas with different colours while b/w allows only for enjoying the graphism of the scene;

marvelous shot carlos,
I had missed it almost, the reflection is great the quality of the shot is high and I like the well seen shot, very good job.
gr. jaap

simply superb!!
great composition with the all the elements here. nice dof and color. well done my friend.

Hola Carlos
que puedo decir mas do que los otros han dicho

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  • cessy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1883 W: 90 N: 2350] (13647)
  • [2006-06-16 4:50]

Hi Carlos
very good combination of the bird and the reflection of the building
very well seen and nicely captured

Hi Carlos

Wonderful composition. These reflactions are magnificent! Wonderful colors, superb lighting. The B&W version is also wonderful. Good job!

Carlos, hola! So very beautiful! Yesterday I tried to take a shot of pigeons, but I have brought back nothing, nothing, I mean nothing compared to this gorgeous photo. The LONG wait by you have paid off, Carlos, your eyes have been given what they had been yearning for, and the result is really beautiful. Bravo!

Great reflection! color and detail are great!


nice shot, the relfecit1ons on the ground here, and the pigeon towering over it, well done

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  • john_c Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4079 W: 52 N: 5746] (24666)
  • [2006-06-17 12:13]

Hi Carlos,
It was well worth the wait. Superb reflections, excellent colour, and good clarity. The warm brown tones of the reflected building is balanced by the bluish hues, with the high impact of the shot delivered by your large format. This is a classic shot to cherish, Carlos. Well done.

Hola Carlos
Out of town again and again, a lot of assignments these days. I am missing many pictures, like this one which I like so much. The pigeon has the same tones of the monument. And they match well the blue reflection of the wet sidewalk.

Kindest regards - Izzet

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14496 W: 1047 N: 29318] (138554)
  • [2006-06-18 6:17]

Hola carlos

Marvellous refletions & symmetry in this superb study. Good sharpness, color & lighting. Tfs!

Hola Carlos, an other impressive image, very very good seen and great done.

Hi Carlos - defintiely worth wating for, perfectly composed! I will admit that I prefer the B&W image, but the colour shot is great anyway. The reflections of the surrounding buildings in the water are really good.

Bonsoir Carlos
excellente cette photo. j'aime bien le cadrage carré. Les reflets sont magnifiques et la présence de ce pigeon donne du relief à la photo. Superbe

HOla Carlos
Me gusta mucho el grafismo aqui ademas la refleccion y el resto de los elementos estan muy bien reunidos
Muy buena

Hola carlos
Muy original captura si señor. Me gusta mucho. La idea de la paloma y la reflexion del edificio en este simple charco está genial.
Buen ojo.
A ver si explicais el chiste del ruso que ya tengo ganas de oirlo.

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  • asanak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 421 W: 0 N: 328] (1972)
  • [2006-06-21 17:27]

Hi dear carlos ,
I enjoy it very much, it is very poetic.
i like Dof and the wonderful reflection.colours are excellent.
excellent composition, perfect sharpness and contrast.
well done

Hello Carlos.....
A superb combination of graphism, reflections and minimalism... And with good help from nature you really make it, the near perfect capture!
My congrats... very well done!
Pablo -

Hi Carlos,
well seen, a great one, very nice this double image with reflection and true bird. Well done.

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  • Marlis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 326 W: 50 N: 321] (2298)
  • [2006-06-24 12:23]

hello Carlos,
perfect! Great composition, beautiful reflection. Original idea.
Thank you for sharing.

Toma castana!!! (este ordenador maldito no tiene enie...)
bueno..Puede que la mejor foto jamas hecha en Quintanilla del Coco?(Junto con esa con la casa y el cielo ardiente)

Me hubiera gustado un corte un poco mas amplio,no tan centrado,que se ampliara un pococ mas la vision,quizas un poco mas de plaza.Pero supongo que tuviste una buena razon para meter el tijerazo...

Nos vemos Carlos....

Hola Carlos,

¿Quién decía que en el suelo no hay nada que mirar?, en este caso has demostrado gran creatividad y buen ojo fotográfico, has visto lo que muchos no verían, excelente imagen.

Saludos, José

Hi Carlos,
Very nice and fantastic composition.
Good work. Best regards. Uğur

Hola Carlos,
Four hours... a great work !
Magnificent picture with excellent reflections and colors. The sharpness is perfect.
Thanks and greetings

Hi Carlos - this is brilliant, I like the way the colour of the pigeon matches that of the reflected building, I prefer the colour version.

¡WOW! No había visto esta fabulosa foto. La composición está perfecta y escogiste el momento preciso para tomarla. Las cuatro horas de espera dieron un buen resultado (qué paciencia). Creo que incluso sin la paloma habría quedado bien, pero la inclusión de la misma la hace excelente. Felicitaciones, Yvonne

hola CARLOS.
grande composition!
toute une poesie sort de cette photo!
tres grand moment photographique!

Hi Carlos,

Un bueno photo. Excellent PoV. Your wait was all worth it. I guess you should have sharpened/brightened the head of the dove a bit, to bring out the red eye ball.

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  • Teten Gold Star Critiquer [C: 101 W: 0 N: 1] (582)
  • [2006-07-06 7:19]

Otra preciosidad, guapísimo reflejo y encuadre, aprendo contigo muchisimo!

In English:

This is a beautiful photo, with reflections of what looks like a basillica and letters reflected perfectly centered in the water on the stones. The dove brings the picture to the most human level, in the midst of the hard stones and soft water. We could reach out and touch the bird, who draws us into the center of the shot and makes one feel they are really “there.”
What a wonderful feeling, as if one could look up and see the sky, all from seeing the reflections on the ground. It is quite a “moment in time.”

I did not know it can take waiting for four hours to get the shot you want. Thank you for letting us know that; I will have to develop this same PATIENCE for my photographs as well.

Two questions: Why did your neighbor say: "ésta es tan buena como el chiste del ruso". ("this one is as good as the joke of the Russian"). What does this mean?

You said: "I wanted a gamusino, a strange animal that you can see in Quintanilla del Coco, but finally only I could make the picture with this dove."

What is a "gamusino?" The dictionary says this might be an imaginary animal. ?

En español:

Esto es una foto hermosa, con reflexiones de qué parece un basillica y las letras reflejadas centrados perfectamente en el agua en las piedras. La paloma trae el cuadro al nivel más humano, del medio de las piedras duras y del agua suave. Podríamos alcanzar hacia fuera y tocar el pájaro, que nos dibuja dentro del centro del tiro y de las marcas una sensación que están realmente "allí." Una qué sensación maravillosa, como si una podría mirar para arriba y ver el cielo, todos de ver las reflexiones en la tierra. Es absolutamente un "momento en tiempo."

No sabía que puede tomar esperar cuatro horas para conseguir el tiro que usted desea. Gracias por dejarnos saber eso; Tendré que desarrollar esta misma PACIENCIA para mis fotografías también.

Dos preguntas: Porqué hizo su vecino diga: "como el chiste del ruso del buena del es tan del ésta". ("éste es tan bueno como la broma del ruso"). ¿Qué este medio?

Usted dijo: "deseé un gamusino, un animal extraño que usted puede ver en Quintanilla del Coco, pero finalmente solamente podría hacer el cuadro con esta paloma." Cuál es un "gamusino?" ¿El diccionario dice que esto pudo ser un animal imaginario?

Hi Carlos,
Your waiting paid off. Very well seen scenery, perfectly exposed and composed. Even though it's just a small detail, it shows the spirit of the place. Well done.


salut Carlos,

Quelle patience, mais cela valait le coup d'attendre,le reflet est super.
A+ Joseph

Que hay de nuevo Carlos. Hacía tiempo que no veía ninguna de tus fotos, y nunca me he tropezado con esta. Me agrada bastante la originalidad y sobretodo los distintos temas que toca. Aunque la paloma sea lo que más llama la atención, los reflejos en el agua del suelo son geniales. Unos colores muy interesantes. Buen trabajo como de costumbre.


beautiful reflection

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  • atus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2152 W: 208 N: 4536] (15856)
  • [2006-07-18 5:31]

Hello Carlos,
very well captured and composed fantastic shot here with great light and nice colors. What,of course, makes this photo is the superb reflection of the dove and the building in diagonal. Best wishes.

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  • elmec Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1495 W: 64 N: 762] (12210)
  • [2006-07-28 18:20]

Hello Carlos!
Such a great photo!
The reflections are amazing and this bird is perfect composed there!
Great work!
Best regards!

Hi Carlos,
This is indeed a delight to watch. Interesting to see that the reflection of the building survives even in the patch where the water has dried up! Thanks for sharing.

Best Wishes,

Hola Carlos
Hay Quintanilla del Coco por todos los sitios ;-)
Gracias por el dia de lunes. Era genial. Espero que tu debut como guia se pasa bien. En todo caso, para nosotros fuistes excelente.
Me encanta esta composicion con la paloma y el refejo. Hay muchas texturas interessantes. Me gusta tambien el formato cuadrado.
Saludos desde Lausanne

Hola Carlos
Bueno, una paloma es una ploma y nada mas.
Y para que una paloma siga subiendo dos puntos mas ;-).
Pero en serio la foto es buena.
Una vez mas gracias por el buen momento y el haber compartido tu pueblo y tus conocimientos con nosotros.
Espero que algana vez tengamos un poco tiempo en Barcelona.

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  • kLe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 113 N: 540] (2196)
  • [2006-08-13 5:37]
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Hola Carlos. Esta foto es tan buena que no hace falta ni comentarla. Sencillamente es preciosa, muy artística y no es accidental por lo que dices en lo referente a las horas que esperaste. Por eso la elijo cómo una de mis favoritas.
Sólo una puntualización, con perdón. Por mucho que quieras a Quintanilla del Coco, creo que la Plaza de Cataluña, la Gran Vía y la Universidad no están ahí. Creo que posible corregir esto sin dar de baja la foto:
-haces click sobre tu nombre y llegas a ver las críticas que te han escrito
- arriba a la derecha hay tres opciones de menú. A la derecha de Upload, está Manage. Haces click
- buscas la foto de la "colometa" y haces click en Edit. Ya puedes cambiar la ciudad sin perder la foto


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  • Salma Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 30 N: 66] (1276)
  • [2006-09-01 19:27]

Very interesting reflection ...
well done :)

Hi Carlos:)
Very good shot and cmposition, also pigeon is so cute.
I like also that ground is not very wet, it´s perfect.
Thanks for sharing this wonderful photo!


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  • soma Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 91 W: 32 N: 96] (937)
  • [2006-10-15 7:23]

lol cute photo and i loved the story of it :) as a pic the compostion & light is great ..regards ,

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  • DLM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 2 N: 489] (6479)
  • [2006-10-16 16:45]
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Hi Carlos, Its great to hear from you ,
Your work is very impressive,
this is a great shot,you have your own unique style,TFS

Lo que me gusta mucho en esta foto es la facha de la tienda la Sfera, interesante y buena foto, lastima que tuviste que esperar tanto, se hecho parece como que el agua se estaba ya secando,ademas de que no hay suficiete luz y el cielo no se ve tan azul ni nitido, me hubiese gustado mas, poder ver el reflejo completo de el edificio,el cuello del pichon que no se alcanza a ver del todo, asi com el cielo una lastima, pero el resultado es interesante.


the hours wait, gathered the price!! awesome foto in every sense of the word!
cheers from LA.

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  • carod Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 127 W: 12 N: 53] (364)
  • [2006-10-28 1:08]

Hello Carlos,

Superbe photo.

J'adore les photos avec des reflets.


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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1105 W: 96 N: 1988] (6804)
  • [2006-10-29 13:37]

Hi Carlos!
A nice reflection photo - too much like the Russin in the puddle who thought of the moon. Now there are some gossips that the Americanos have been in Hollywood - instead of being in a puddle.

Great achievement in so shallow water!
Best Regards

Hi again Carlos, this is another exceptional image. Superb sharpness and beautifully exposed. The wet paving stones add a lovely texture to the image as well as providing the means for that great reflection of the building. The colours are excellent - did you improve on them during post-processing? The black-and-version could be a good image with a little more work but I don't think that it is possible to match the use of the colour here. Stephen

Hello Carlos.!
Very nice and so clear picture...The lines are perfect too..!
I like it..!

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  • ryno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 766 W: 0 N: 281] (6861)
  • [2006-11-06 10:38]

Hi Carlos, I like this image very much. It's a simple composition, but taken with exceptional sharpness and clarity - really something special. Your polarizing fiter (?) has proved its worth here. Excellent! Regards,

hi carlos

great photo and good eye. This photo has caught my eye because i have just posted a puddle reflection photo. The lightin in your photograph is excellent. have a look at mine and let me know what u think.


Hi carlos,
Simply a dove, but what a dove!
Very nice reflections, so sharp. Simple but great composition !
TFS, Mike

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  • Talia Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 94 W: 0 N: 29] (242)
  • [2006-11-17 20:34]

Hola Carlos!

Despues de segunda vez que veo tus fotos, vi esta!
Me gusta mucho su composicion!
Saludos desde California!

don't need to say anything as it has already been said. Best reflection with composition I have seen.

Hi Carlos :)
GREAT! wonderful composition, excellent POV and great colors! Brawo!

Nice one here also. I always enjoy images that have reflections in them. Good timing on your part to include the bird in the frame.

Have a nice weekend.

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13700 W: 295 N: 27475] (110383)
  • [2006-12-26 12:38]

Holla Coco,
I slowly -slowly see your photographs and I admit that you have made amazing work.The mirroring of building in water but also the dove make your shot splendid. I wish to exist a bigger grade togive marks because the two is a small number.Danos

Hola Carlos,
La verdad es que no creo que pueda aportar algo diferente a lo que ya te han escrito para esta foto, pero la verdad es que esta muuy buena!. La nitidez y composicion son excelente. Muy buen trabajo
Saudos y Feliz año nuevo

Hi Coco,very original shot,perfect colors and POV.The reflection is amazing,really a great job,Thanks and Compliments!Thanks for sharing!I wish you an happy new Year!


ola Coco
superb capture, very good sharpness...excellent reflection



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  • tifah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 103 W: 4 N: 114] (836)
  • [2007-01-19 20:48]

After having seen this image i can see why so many people adore it, the comments written about it are a perfect example of how well your photo came out, congratulations. The composition is super but so is the idea of the reflection and the emotions it creates in the viewer, thank you. and good luck.

interesting mirror..
I like it very much..
impressive reflections

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  • sebcz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 667 W: 149 N: 348] (2345)
  • [2007-01-30 14:44]

Hi Carlos!
The reflexion is too clear ! :)
Kidding, I'm impressed, lovely detail and composition. Again - clarity!

I love this one of yours very much. You know , waiting for a pictures always pays back . :)
I also saw your pictures of Quantanilla del Coco and you have some supperb shots. I will give more points.

Regards from Cyprus,

Hola Carlos, impossible don't leave points to this wonderful image!
the reflection is amazing as your composition and the tones!
great sharpness and great result!
i like a lot images with pigeons...and this one is stunning!

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  • MayaG Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 212 W: 15 N: 429] (2415)
  • [2007-02-24 16:09]

This is really one of the loveliest reflections photo I've seen...I love the colours! so glad I've (somehow) stumbled upon this.

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  • Muse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2048 W: 149 N: 6385] (35010)
  • [2007-03-22 3:28]

Hello Carlos,
Jolie vue de cette facçade qui se reflète sur le sol mouillé et du pigeon qui semble poser pour le photographe.
Best regards
denise (i'll come later)

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  • paura Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7887 W: 56 N: 3948] (26942)
  • [2007-03-22 19:24]

Excelente fotografia. com um primor de composição e excelentes cores. Muito bem executada.


this picture is interesting to me due to several facts:

the two reflections are nice and well placed in the image, and the one of the building makes us curious how it looks like !
the tiles create interesting lines ...


um reflexo extraordinário !!! A ideia está brinhante! As cores, nitidez, lus, composição estão muito boas! Fica bem Ana:)

It is a very cool way how a relatively average-interesting piece of architecture and a common animal together make up a fantastic photo, thanks to your imaginative composition. Very well thought, composed and executed (the reflection!).
And the story, waiting for 4 hours..You deserve praise for persistence alone!

Hi sabyasachi, I agree with Coco the TE member that left you the first feedback it would look even better in black and white but otherwise it is a really good shot and good perspecive of the pigeon in contrast with the shiny water, well done.

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  • mikeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1327 W: 90 N: 1756] (12129)
  • [2007-09-06 23:56]

Ola Carlos!
Great shot!
Super idea!
Magnificent reflection!
SUperb colours!


Hi Carlos,

very beautiful reflection, excellent composition with the pigeon.



Me perdí el chiste del ruso, pero la foto me parece genial.
Entiendo eso de esperar un animal. Me pasó con una abeja a la que esperé 15 minutos (mientras veía cómo bajaba el sol y me empezaba a desesperar) y finalmente capturé lo que quería.
Los colores de tu foto están geniales, el enfoque y la altura del observador también.
Bienvenido a mis favoritos. ;)

A very beautiful picture
Great POV and DOF
Colours and Exposure are also excellent

Well Done Carlos


que decir carlos
ya te han dicho de todo..
es simplemente una foto maravillosa!

Hello Carlos!
Great Shot! I love the reflections and the atmosphere in this photo.
Well done.
Have a nice evening.
Greetings from Germany.

Ciao Carlos
great composition...you made a very good work with incredible reflecions and clearness...well done!


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  • MarcT Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2055 W: 428 N: 4747] (20964)
  • [2007-12-01 1:39]

Hi Carlos,
I saw this pigeon on your intro page. Wonderful frame and beautiful composition. Just for your patience... It was worth it!
Well done

Hola Carlos.

Me ha llamado la atencion esta composicion con reflejo con la paloma de protagonista.

Jose Luis.

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  • xavis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 251 W: 70 N: 581] (3180)
  • [2008-01-28 9:44]

Uy que boniiiica! esa palomita por ahi soliiita. Y quien la ha puesto ahi tan bien puesta ?

Bé hem deixo de conyes. Aquesta foto l'he vista moltissimes vegades perque sempre la tens en la teva pagina principal, i finalment avui m'he decidit a comentar-la,...ja se que tens tropecientos punts en aquesta, i que t'han degut dir gairebé tot,...no he lleigit els comentaris. Així que diré que: m'agrada molt. Es original i has sapigut veure-la i fer-la. El que més m'agrada és la composició, entre el basal amb el reflexe i el colom que es passeja. Ben vist! (Esta de peus a terra? o continua volant?,...podriem dir...)

fins una altra company,


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  • Morac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1990 W: 221 N: 2765] (27725)
  • [2008-02-01 2:42]

Bonjour Carlos

Tu as du avoir besoin de patience pour ce très joli cliché de ce pigeon qui se lave les pattes.
Beaux reflets, belle luminosité, et un mot bon travail.
Buenos días Carlos Tiene de necesitar paciencia para este muy bonito tópico de esta paloma que se lava las piernas. Bonitos reflejos, bonita luminosidad, y una palabra buen trabajo. Amistades

Olá Carlos,
muito bonita essa foto, os reflexos ficaram fantásticos, sobretudo a cúpula da catedral, mas o destaque maior da foto vai pro pombo, com certeza!
Parabéns e Abraço!

quel beau reflet, ça valait le coup d'attendre...merci de l'avoir fait pour nous avec tant de talent...

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  • aofl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 62 W: 4 N: 68] (1088)
  • [2008-02-17 11:51]

Oi Carlos
mui clara y bien enfocada esta foto. Magnifica

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  • spydi Silver Star Critiquer [C: 23 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-29 10:10]

HI Carlos,
i like this one, picture with wet roads are my favourite... Perfekt reflection ...Nice depth colours and contrast.

hola Carlos, que linda imagen lograste con esta foto. Simple y contundente, gracia spor compartirla, Ricardo.

Hi Carlos,

Spectacular colors and reflections.

BR Giedrius

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  • Vames Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 0 N: 517] (4356)
  • [2008-04-29 12:04]

Hi Carlos,this is a really great shot!I like the reflections of the buildings and the pigeon too in the wet street.Well done!
Τa leme file.

Hola, dificil anadir un comentario despues de tantas felicitaciones, sino uno : porque esperar y vacilar para subir esta obra! Con un poco de su talento, yo no esperaria :)
Muy buena foto.

i like very much this photo!it seems to tell a story.colors is very alive and result is apheretic.very nice coco very nice!

Crystall clear image. Very good cropping to isolate the bird and the reflection. I's immediately appreciated for the fine contrast between the warm colours of the buiding and the gray-blue of the paving-stones. So cute!

it s a magical story...and nice colours and compotizions..

Best regards ...


me gusta... mucho!
esta paloma y charco... aa!
greate shot :)!

Hi Carlos,

this is absolutely stylish and perfect framing shot! Sincere congratulations!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 966 W: 0 N: 1364] (7101)
  • [2008-08-12 1:39]

Hello Carlos,
all my salutation to you in all these TE. Lovely image.
Like this one, a very well composed shot with stunning reflection, clever exploitation of the lines and excellent positioning of the dove.
A real brilliant shot that manifest your creative eyes.


Hello Carlos
Great composition, great colors, great reflections, great sharpness, great photo.
Best regards, Vasilis.

wow, impressing, there's nothing more to add, but your POV is excellent, well captured:)
Regards, Gosia

Hello CArlos, really well seen. The reflections of the warm tones of the palace complement well the dove. Beautiful composition. Thanks for sharing. Kind regards Michael

Hi Carlos!
This is a wonderful picture! Great composition with the dove and the reflection of the building. The two towers create a very nice framing around the dove!
Best regards from

Hi Carlos,
J'aime beaucoup ces reflets dans l'eau et le pigeon qui a le bon goût d'être assorti aux tons de l'image. Sans précision on aurait pu se croire place Saint Marc à Venise. Belle photo.

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  • Emile Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 152 N: 5590] (20352)
  • [2009-05-28 8:40]

Hola Carlos.
Esta foto me salio en la portada al abrir TE en mi ordenador, la verdad que es una excelente fotografía.
Felicitaciones por el triunfo del Barca ayer. Bravo.
Un fuerte abrazo.

The waiting was worth it. Reminds of photo I took of the Louvre last year with reflections of old and new. Excellent photography, I'm glad you commented on my Greece picture, because I've discovered YOU

Hi Carlos,
You have captured a perfect moment, weel seen and composed, love the reflection. TFS

Fara a

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  • Nolme Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 238 W: 42 N: 1019] (6829)
  • [2009-07-01 11:16]

Bonsoir coco,

Une photo bien équilibrée avec un brillant agréable.

Merci du partage


Hola Carlos.
Cette photo est une réussite avec les reflets et la présence du pigeon. Tout est bien mis en place pour une composition des plus rigoureuses.
Beau travail !

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  • gmg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 357 W: 74 N: 188] (4202)
  • [2009-07-12 3:16]

Very nice reflection with the dove in foreground.

hi carlo...
really great composition .....with the reflections in the water...and the pigeon,colours are excellent...congruats..


Hi Carlos,
I like this fantastic composition with reflections ,shadow and different point of view .well done.
Best regards,

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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7512 W: 201 N: 7196] (50508)
  • [2009-08-21 21:29]

Hi Carlos,
this one is interesting. great timing beautiful reflections with right point of view. congratulations.
have a nice weekend.

Hello Carlos,

I like this image very much. The reflections of spire and building in a puddle of water, and the aviary creature enjoying the wet pavement make a very good combination. In my new book, "Leonardo's Universe," the photo editor included a photograph evocative of this one, with Giotto's Tower in Florence, reflected in a similar puddle of water. Warm regards,


Bonjour Carlos
A great photo but your patience deserves this result. I really like this type of picture with reflection. Good colours, good light. The composition is well equilibrated. Really good job indeed.

Ciao Carlos,
bellissimo riflesso sulla pozzanghera d'acqua.
Il piccione e il suo riflesso, completano piacevolmente la composizione, dando anche dinamicità alla scena.

Well done!

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  • quillo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2087 W: 415 N: 1878] (11858)
  • [2009-10-05 10:56]

Hola Coco -------->

Aunque a mi no me gustan las fotos cuadradas
(yo también tengo alguna), esta y en este caso,
era necesario para cuadrar todos los detalles ....
desde la sombra de la paloma en el charco hasta
los reflejos de los ventanales....
no me cabe duda que es una excelente toma,

Un saludo.

eXellent shot here....carlos

amazing reflection...Everything...


Hi Carlos

Great picture!!! The Dove as main subject and her reflection... with reflection of building as background..
I also like the patern of street and your composition


Great shot Carlos! Wonderful composition, well balanced light and colors and great sharpness and reflaxions. Patience is a valuable rule of photography my friend!

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  • Juzo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 21 N: 411] (3686)
  • [2009-11-16 1:57]

Hola Carlos,
Esta es soberbio! La textura, la reflexión y por supuesto, el pájaro.
Tiene un don increíble, y este ejemplo se muestra esto.
Saludos cordiales,

Hi Carlos

Excellent reflection shot. The pigeon is quite sharp and its brown colouring ties in with the building here. I also like how there are wet patches and dry patches, adding to the interest. Adequate lighting too.

All the best,

A pidgeon in Glass :)
well captured

The reflection is as good as it gets wit hthe pidgeon looking rather pleased with itself.

Hola Carlos,

Muy buena foto! Todo perfecto y hasta el color de la paloma se encuadra con el color del edificio!
Y si tuviera el gamusino seria mucho mejor, sin duda!

Un saludo y Felices Fiestas,

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  • Selmik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 346 W: 4 N: 668] (3631)
  • [2009-12-30 13:48]

Hi Carlos,
beautiful dove and excellent reflections, awesome colors.
Merry Christmas and Happy New 2010!

Ola Carlos

Superb! Wonderful compo and great qualaty! TFS Gerrit

Very poetic composition. There´s not a lot of this on TE. Me gusta mucho. Saludos, Frank

I really appreciate this shot.
Nice composition, great reflection and the mix of the old building with a fresh water( probably rain) and a moment that you captured by having the bird on your shot, very well done :)

Hola Carlos!! What a poetic scenery. I really like the reflect on the sidewalk. The square format concentrates the attention on the bird, which looks like a roving spirit in the city. So quiet contemplation. I like it! The colours, the natural tones, and the light are all good. Great composition and thanks for the note :)
Take care and keep being inspired!

Kalispera Carlos
I opened your profile and I saw this photo that is really amazing. Not to say that the time you spend worth it.
Na eisai kala (be well in Greek).

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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2010-06-18 13:06]

Hola Carlos,
Me encontré con esta foto por casualidad y tengo que decir que me encanta, huelgan los detalles...Fantástica!!!
Un abrazo,

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