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Natural Pools

Natural Pools
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Copyright: Alexandre Baptista (gervaso) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3583 W: 18 N: 5924] (24101)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-03-02
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3, Canon EF-S 17-55mm 1:2.8 IS USM, CPL
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2018-03-09 13:07
Viewed: 898
Points: 74
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Portuguese]
As mentioned in the last photo, the natural pools are the main tourist attraction of Porto de Galinhas, and hundreds of people visit them daily at the time when the tide is low. In the workshop, a view with many more fishes, but the sky in this direction was much more cloudy, and that's why I decided not to post it as the main photo.

All Rights Reserved: Alexandre Baptista Copyright. Use in any form is forbidden without the written permission of the photographer.

Direitos Autorais Reservados: A presente fotografia é obra intelectual protegida pela Lei 9.610/1.998, sendo proibida a reprodução por qualquer meio sem a prévia autorização por escrito do autor. Favor contatar Alexandre Baptista.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12170 W: 126 N: 21953] (112111)
  • [2018-03-09 13:09]

Ciao Alex,fantastic place,reminds a bit the corals of Red Sea with transparent water and more fish too that we can directly from above. Impressive transparencies,just a lot of people,so not the best peaceful corner. Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Alexandre
bella scena, si possono vedere i pesci, le persone e un bellissimo cielo che completa la splendida composizione.

Hello Alexandre
Two fascinating pictures of this popular pool. I like the composition of the main picture with the horizon on 1/3 of the top and the large groups of tourists at the same height. The workshop is an excellent addition and shows the fascinating amount of fish.
Excellent work
Have a good weekend, groet Rob

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9586 W: 57 N: 16346] (60420)
  • [2018-03-09 13:44]

Hello Alexandre,
Excellent photo from the edge of the pool with its clear water and many fish. All the people add a great and colourful view to this flat landscape and the large white clouds in the background. Very well captured.

Ola Alexandre,
must be an attraction, as I see many fishes come to the natural-pool on tide - but nobody dare to go in the water...
Nice two pictures of the crystal clear water, picture was enliven by the people presence.
Bom fim de semana,

Hi Alexandre,
Superb and pleasant water, very clear, well presented with your composition well taken, beautiful large FG with water, tfs.

Lep pogled i trenutak, dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad sa lepom fotografijom u radionici, lepo pokazano, dobar kontrast i ostrina, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak. Lep trenutak sa posetiocima i lepim oblacima koji dolaze, fotografija u radionici pokazala nam jer mnogo riba.
Sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10610 W: 146 N: 26710] (128171)
  • [2018-03-09 23:40]

I like both pictures, maybe more the one in Workshop, as we can see how many fish are there. Interesting scene.

Kind regrad s MAlgo

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2018-03-10 0:08]

Ola Alexandre,
nice the view of this natural pool with all these visitors to enjoy their presentation there.The transparent waters are the eye catching of the scene.


Hello Alexandre,
The water has an unusual light green tone that gives the lower half of the photo an original character. The ground is filled with people in a lot of different postures that make them interesting to watch. I also like how they are evenly spread out. The clouds create a magnificent sky. The WS is also very good, mainly for the many fishes in the foreground but also for the fine colours and nice light. Both photos make an excellent contribution to TE.
Kind regards,

Hello dear Alexandre and have a nice time
and a happy new ay
original version
according to your useful notes the natural
pools are the main tourist attraction
the sea is almost perfect and the
photo very well captured

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14369 W: 0 N: 16314] (174617)
  • [2018-03-10 2:40]


quelle transparence de l'eau fantastique on voit le poisson nages sous l'eau génail et toutes ces personnes qui sont regroupées autour du plan d'eau sueprbe iamge.
Bravo et amitié

Hello Alexandre

Two pleasant photos of this popular natural pool. Fine colours and nice inclusion of the people. Very well taken from a well chosen angle. Fine work:) TFS.

Greetings, Erling

Olá Alexandre, imagem muito boa desta cena interessante da vida cotidiana na bonita piscina natural, muito bem capturada nesta imagem interessante, com boa nitidez, luz, cor e qualidade. Um ótimo trabalho perfeitamente feito, meus parabéns, meu amigo. Obrigado por compartilhar esse trabalho interessante.

Boa tarde e feliz domingo.
Tudo de bom do sul da Espanha.

Olá Alexandre,
bonitas essas picinas naturais mesmo, existe até uma com as formas do mapa do Brasil, mas mesmo depois de tomar umas 4 latinhas de Pitú não consegui ver o Brasil ali... deixando isso de lado, um belo local mesmo.
Parabéns e Abraço,

Hello Alexandre,
Very good composition and very good presentation . Sharpness,clarity,colors are superb.
Very well captured.
Best regards

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10380 W: 174 N: 18522] (82489)
  • [2018-03-12 7:00]


quando vejo cenas assim fico imaginando o impacto desse povo todo sobre os bancos de corais. espero que alguém preste atenção nisso.
bela foto mostrando as águas rasas e claras com peixes e os turistas sendo apresentados ao aspecto ambiental do lugar.



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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10197 W: 161 N: 16856] (129427)
  • [2018-03-12 10:39]

Witaj Alexandre!
Very interesting place.
I like frame and colors.
Persons add flavor to this composition.
Well done.
Warm regards.

Hi Alex
Decent view of the natural pool it has foreground interest, colour and good background sky but above all, it's the people who lift this shot. Nice record shot.
Best regards

Ciao Alexandre, lovely composition with a lot of people, superb sky, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Alexandre,

It is unusual to see fish so close to edge of the beach!
The water is immaculate with its clarity so the fish are easy to see and are surprisingly abundant in your w/s. I love the pale, jade colour of the water, quite different from the colour of the sky, which is usually reflected.
It is also unusual to see so many people at the edge of the sea who are not swimming or sunbathing. These fish have a great effect on the visitors!

Have a good day,
Bev :-)

Bonjour, cher ami Alexandre,
De piscicultures à l'état naturel, c'est tout simplement incroyable !
Et pourtant, cela existe, la preuve en est donnée à travers ces superbes images.
Merci de nous faire partager ces moments précieux.

Hello Alexandre,
I hope there are no piranhas in these pools :) I guess that the fish we see here and in the WS are much too big to be a piranha.
The water has a wonderful clear colour and the clouds in the typical tropical sky don't change that.
I wonder what the view would be at high tide ... Is the entire area under water then?
There are surely a lot of visitors.
Very pretty presentations.
Best regards, Paul

Hi Alexandre,

You have captured well the action of the people and of the fishes. The point of view is showing the details of the natural pool. The light is giving goos colors rendering. Have a nice day.


Hello Alexandre,
Both photos are lovely. You should not have hesitated from posting the WS as a main entry. Although the sky is cloudy, you managed the light very well and the definition in the clouds adds a special charm.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3580 W: 0 N: 8356] (59219)
  • [2018-03-13 22:04]

Very nice scene, impressive pools with fantastic color and clarity of the water, excellent photo
regards Ryszard

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14761 W: 1050 N: 30184] (141621)
  • [2018-03-14 3:41]

Ciao Alexandre

I love the turquoise color of the rock pool. Even a few fish swimming around in it. The people animate the scene. Nice cloud patterns in the sky. Tfs!

Hello Alexandre,
Very nice capture from Ipojuca taken with perfect pov and light management.
The cloudy sky creates a perfect background to this beautiful beach scenery.
TFS and best regards

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16051 W: 159 N: 27974] (147094)
  • [2018-03-14 10:47]

Hola Alexandre
Belle transparence de l'eau, le contraste des couleurs, un ciel superbe qui s'ajoute aux paysage composer de monde, belle présentation
Bonne soirée

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  • dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 1693] (13957)
  • [2018-03-14 12:50]

alexandre good afternoon..impressive clear water,nice and lively-colorful scene to enjoy! great job..tfs dale

Hi Alexandre
one of the first things i notice here are the clouds in the bg, I love those clouds! so many different shapes, forms, textures, and colours here. also nice to have the people high up in the frame too. cheers

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2665 W: 0 N: 3149] (21158)
  • [2018-03-15 7:32]

Ola Alexandre What a stunning gathering of people at low tide; as if they were waiting in line for the chance of discovering an hidden treasure! Quite a lively event, anyway, very pleasing to look at. Abraços

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4268 W: 2 N: 7337] (35776)
  • [2018-03-15 17:09]

Hello Alexandre,
A very nice view of this place.
I like good composition,good light and superb colors.
Fine presentation

Olá Alexandre,
curioso fenómeno el de estas piscinas naturales cuando baja la marea, y cómo dejan a muchos peces atrapados en ellas.
Me gusta la vitalidad de esta foto, con toda la gente que parece intentar atrapar algún pez, y la belleza del agua tan transparente, que contrasta fuertemente con el azul del cielo, la franja de tierra, y las nubes.
Bella composición, amigo.
Um abraço,

Hi Alexandre,
we have similar spots in England: in the low tide there are so many rock pools and you can try to spot some sea shells or creatures there. The only difference is that it is freezing cold and windy and usually no sun so everything looks grey and dirty....
while here there is so much light and colors are amazing and of course it feels quite warm and pleasant!!
Great reportage!!
Have a great weekend,

Hello Alexandre.
What a beautiful place with these beautiful natural pools, that water so clean that allows us to see the amount of fish, which are especially appreciated in the WS.
Very beautiful colorful, in a few tones, very attractive.
Good management of brightness and superb sharpness.
Very well done. My congratulations.
All the best and have a good start to the week.

Hola Alexandre,
Un post muy interesante con toda la gente que se reunieron en la playa para recoger el pescado a mano.
Buena composiciòn con el pescado en el mar en primo plano, la gente en segundo plano y el cielo nublado maravilloso.
Excelente foto del WS también con la abundancia de peces. No me disturba el cielo, porqué las nubes fureon muy bien tomados.
Gracias por compartir.
Saludos cordiales.

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