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Lake Te Anau

Lake Te Anau
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Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10639 W: 146 N: 26815] (128551)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-04-01
Categories: Nature
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2018-06-23 3:18
Viewed: 866
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A set of three pictures made (from the bus) on the way to Milford Sound. It was a marvelous excursion from Queenstown. In the morning, the weather was fantastic. Later, there were more and more clouds and in the Milford Sound, we were happy that it did not rain.
Lake Te Anau is in the southwestern corner of the South Island of New Zealand. The lake covers an area of 344 km2 (133 sq mi), making it the second-largest lake by surface area in New Zealand (after Lake Taupo) and the largest in the South Island. It is the largest lake in Australasia by fresh water volume.
The main body of the lake runs north-south, and is 65 km in length. Three large fiords form arms to the lake on its western flank: North Fiord, Middle Fiord and South Fiord. These are the only inland fiords that New Zealand has, the other 14 are out on the coast. Several small islands lie in the entrance to Middle Fiord, which forks partway along its length into northwest and southwest arms. The surface of the lake is at an altitude of 210 m. It has a maximum depth of 417 m, so much of its bed lies below sea level, with the deepest part of the lake being 226 metres below sea level.
Most of the lake is within Fiordland National Park and the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site, the latter of which was officially recognized internationally in 1990. Other than the Te Anau township, the only human habitation close to the lake is the farming settlement of Te Anau Downs, close to the mouth of the Eglinton River. Between these two settlements the land is rolling hill country, but elsewhere the land is mountainous, especially along its western shore, where the Kepler and Murchison Mountains rise 1,400 m above the surface of the lake.

I found this landscape magnificent, I hope you will enjoy the picture too.

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The landscape on the way
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holmertz, ikeharel, pajaran, dale54, ChrisJ, cornejo, PaulVDV, Fis2, adramad, jhm, macjake, COSTANTINO, pierrefonds, PiotrF, Lidka, mcmtanyel has marked this note useful
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  • daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3581 W: 114 N: 6343] (28698)
  • [2018-06-23 3:26]

Hi Malgo. Beautiful New Zealand. One cannot but take good photos in such a country with its majestic views.

Hello Malgo,
Beautiful views well taken from the bus. I guess they were taken through closed windows, so the sharpness is surprisingly good. I see the hang-gliders in the WS, but not in the photo where you asked the question, but the other one. ;-)
Kind regards,

Ciao cara Malgo, great collage with fantastic lake, in each photo wonderful colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14398 W: 0 N: 16334] (174999)
  • [2018-06-23 6:44]


Trois découpages des montagnes différents quelle iamge et cpatage quelle vue ce bleu et ce grisfantastique vuave le contraste bleu gris sueprbe payasage.
Bravo et amitié

Ciao Malgo,

Tu deviens de plus en plus bonne avec ces triptyques parfaitement exécutés. Ces trois belles images de la côte de Nouvelle Zélande sont plus belles les unes que les autres.



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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3604 W: 0 N: 8429] (59545)
  • [2018-06-23 9:13]

Piekne krajobrazy, nie dziwie Ci sie, ze pokazujesz tryptyk, ale szkoda schowac takie piekne zdjecia do szuflady, swietne
pozdrawiam Ryszard

Hello Malgo,
Another topclass picturepack in your gallery.
Very good technique and many interesting and usefull notes.
TFS and have a nice weekend

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  • dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 1693] (13957)
  • [2018-06-23 9:45]

hello malgo and good evening...beautiful landscape shot to enjoy!lovely rock formations,great choice of these 3 ...tfs dale

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14787 W: 1055 N: 30283] (142025)
  • [2018-06-23 10:19]

Hi Malgo

A superb triptych of images depicting the rugged landscape around Lake Te Anau. Good sharpness and composition for grab shots taken from a moving bus through perplex. Tfs!

Hola Malgo, muy buen triptico con el bello lago, muy bien captadas en estas interesantes imagenes, buena nitidez, luz, color y calidad. Muy buen e interesante trabajo perfectamente realizado, mis felicitaciones amiga mia. Gracias por compartir este bello trabajo.

Buena noche y feliz domingo.
Afectuosos saludos desde el sur de España.

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9624 W: 57 N: 16430] (60726)
  • [2018-06-23 13:12]

Hello Malgo,
Three amazing photos of these fantastic mountains on the other side of the calm water. Nature looks so majestic here and you captured it with great clarity. The shades of deep blue are gorgeous as well.

Hello Malgo,
A collage is also a good solution to be able to show more photos.
The landscapes are truly stunning. I couldn't find the skydivers in the WS but on the other photo I saw a parachutist.
Surprisingly good qualtiy for being taken in the bus.
Best regards, Paul

Czesc Malgosiu
Wspaniale krajobrazy i piekna kolorystyka tego niebiesko-zielonego tryptyku.
Lotnie w WS widac, ale w tym pierwszym zdjeciu. :-)
Pozdrawiam serdecznie z (krotkiego) wypadu do Polski.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12204 W: 126 N: 22030] (112389)
  • [2018-06-23 15:59]

Ciao Malgo,a very lucky day talking about the weather as i can read in your note,so a perfect excursion and your pic are the best witness of that,a lovely collage with 3 impressive view,and 2 WS "on the road" well done as usual,i can see the sky divers thanks to your perfect sharpness,well done! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hi Malgo,
Great landscape, so lovely blue sea, well presented with these 3 panoramas, tfs.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10229 W: 161 N: 16944] (129807)
  • [2018-06-24 1:04]

Czesc Malgosiu!
To mamy collage, piekne widoki.
Takie zestawienie robi wrazenie.
Wspaniale kolory.
Podoba sie.
Lato ale zimno brrr...
Milej niedzieli.

Hi, Malgo.
Fantastic collage with these three images of this great lake, the steep slopes of the mountains that surround it make it more spectacular.
A fantastic photo, with beautiful natural colors, very good lighting and excellent sharpness.
Well done. I love.
Enjoy, Sunday.
Very best regards.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24959 W: 520 N: 42089] (180392)
  • [2018-06-24 10:29]

Hello Malgo,

Again three nice panorama picture with a bright blue colour.
You show us the scene nice sharp and clear.
Also perfect detailed photographed.
Colours and presentation are pleasant to look at.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice evening,
John from Belgium

Dear Malgo,

That's what I call a nice compilation.

Best Wishes,

Hi Malgo
you're cheating again haha, just kidding of course.
its greatest depth is 400 M, thats 1200 feet! wow, thats a very very deep lake. the best photo of the three is the top one, its the clearest and sharpest. You like taking photos from the bus, and they usually turn out not so bad which is surprising. Maybe you never have to leave the bus hahaha
thanks for this trio

Hello dear Malgorzata and have a nice time
and a happy new day
your idea to present your photos like
this one is the best a wonderful
set of pictures on the way to Milford Sound
welldone for the amazing blue

Ciao Malgo
nonostante l'autobus, hai scattato una bella serie di foto, accompagnate da una noto descrittiva molto interessante.
Sei riuscita a mostrarci ben 5 foto in una sola volta!!!

Hi Malgo,

The sceneries are impressive. The collage of the three photos is showing the details of the mountains around the lake. The light is making the colours to stand out. Have a nice day.


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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10405 W: 174 N: 18589] (82773)
  • [2018-06-27 10:41]


another nice triple view, this time showing this special place. nice details of the blue sky and waters. beautiful images job.

take care


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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4268 W: 2 N: 7337] (35776)
  • [2018-07-03 13:03]

Czesc Malgo,
Ogromne nowozelandzkie jezioro. Nasuwaja się skojarzenia z wloska Garda gdzie skaly i urwiska tez schodza do wody ale podobieństwo do norweskich fiordow jak najbardziej na miejscu. Gdzies w tych gorach przebiega ponoc szlak Milorda podobno nazywany przez Nowozelandczyków ‘Najlepszym szlakiem pieszym na świecie’
Ladny tryptyk, swietna kolorystyka i jakosc prezentacji

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  • boa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 573 W: 2 N: 1474] (8003)
  • [2018-07-05 12:46]

Hi Malgo,
wow, fantastic landscape, it reminds very much of Norway.(but Norway is much nearer for me to visit:) ) Apart from a magic scenery I like the blue colors tones as we can see here, and also the sight of unspoiled nature. Very beautiful!

Have a nice evening/

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  • Lidka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 398 W: 108 N: 906] (527)
  • [2018-07-05 12:53]

Dear Małgorzata!
Niezla kompilacja. Fajne panoramiczne kompozycje. Uwielbiam tę tonację niebieskiego kolory. Co za widoki. Świetna robota.
Well done!

Hello Malgo,
Three pretty photos of this impressive lake - too bad you can't ask the bus driver to stop for a photo break! 👍

Hello, Malgo!

Beautiful collage with the different views of the mountains, all of them captured with very good light and depth! I especially like the tones of blue of the images! Wonderful job!

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