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Colours of Asia

Colours of Asia
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Copyright: Hans Spruijt (GreenBaron) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3009 W: 919 N: 12213] (52777)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-16
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D70s, Sigma 70-300mm APO DG Macro, SanDisk Ultra-II 1Gb, Hama 58mm circular polarizer
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/750 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: My Trip Through south east Asia
Theme(s): Water lily [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-18 8:19
Viewed: 4180
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 94
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Colours of Asia

Everywhere I came in Indo-China these water lilies showed up. The first time I saw them in such an unbelievable amounts was in the first week of my holiday in Laos. I yelled to the bus driver to stop, but he didn't. When I walked towards him and asked him (friendly) why not his answer was: "You will see more of them"... and he was right!

Here in Banteay Srei the whole canal around the temple was filled with beautiful water lilies. Those five I picked out. Just because they are beautiful (in my opinion :-)

Silke, chrisJ, CallMeMaria, lilimih33, AndroK, Freddie, shelbeesmom, zerocamera99, norenastramus, stery, jean11-3, Dingo, VeeJayCee, Refugee, Dpbours, mvdisco, Marylou, inaam has marked this note useful
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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2007-12-18 8:24]

Hi Hans

A wonderful colour contrast, between the green & lilac, with superb repetition of the water lilies, & good sharpness. Tfs!

Hi Hans,
Wonderful composition with such fine detail and natural colors! These lovely flowers look so touchable!!

Hello Hans!
Wonderful water lilies composition with great colours and good light!
Perfect detail and clarity!
Nice frame, too!
Excellent done!
Best regards!

Hi Hans,

Beautiful capture and colors.
The mat is too heavy


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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2007-12-18 8:42]

Beautiful photo...
Nice composition...
Greetings from Montenegro...

hello hans!
wonderful water lily, beautiful colors, sharpness and light.
i like it.

Hello Hansie

Beautiful image here my friend. Wonderful details and superb lighting. Really pretty POV superb framing.

TFS regards smurfie

Hi Hans! Very beautiful subjects indeed! I like how you framed the elements with well managed exposure. Great colors and details.
Freddie :)

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  • eev Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 110 W: 53 N: 45] (1291)
  • [2007-12-18 9:00]


Perfection has met its maker. Every aspect here works wonderfully well.

Beautiful details and very clear. I like it.

Hi Hans,
Beautiful colours of lovely flowers....
Good composition and perfect job.
Thanks for sharing.
M.D.Seyfettin Güner

Wonderful shot dear friend!Bravo!Great job.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2007-12-18 11:41]

I'd love to see them too Hansie!! Awesome image here - the colours are beautiful and the lighting makes them look even better,
Thank you

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2007-12-18 11:51]
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Kleur en scherpte perfect,en wat een heerlijk onmisbare cliche foto,maar dat bedoel ik beslist niet cinisch Hans!

hi hans, amzing composition and clarity with stunning color, great shot, well done, thanks scott

hi Hans!
I love the contrast between the green and bright pink, nice sharpness and I love the frame
well done

Hoi Hans,
Erg mooie combinatie van kleuren. Lekker scherp en helder ! ook een mooie schaduwwerking zie ik.
Een niet-alledaags plaatje, voor een hollander dan.

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  • stery Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 268 W: 20 N: 71] (2050)
  • [2007-12-18 11:59]

Hy Hans!
Very beautifull picture...Great framing...best dea
Great work
Kind regards


Hello Hans,
the flowers are so bright against the dark bg of the water,they are really beautiful.Your composition is excellent,our eyes go round and round the picture picking out the pink petals that are beautifully lit.
Tfs, regards Jean.

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2007-12-18 14:36]

Ook Wauw!, Hans... Heel mooi van scherpte, kleur en -saturatie, en vooral ook van lichtinval. Nu al zo mooi... kun je nagaan wat het zou zijn als je dat met een camera van het "juiste merk" had genomen ;o)).
Ok, genoeg geschertst, bottom line: MOOI. Alleen dat heldere blaadje op dat groene blad uiterst rechts zou ik hebben weggecloond, het breekt een beetje de andere kleuren en, omdat het licht is, trekt het ook de aandacht wat weg van de bloemen.
Just my 2 cents hé...

Hi Hans. An excellent shot of the lilies proudly holding their blooms above the water for all to see. Super colours and composition.

Excellent Hans. Superb colour and etail and very well composed. TFS,

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2007-12-18 14:51]

Hola amigo,
realmente perfecto,
detalles, color y presentación...
buen trabajo,
saludos Hans

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  • soda Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 173 W: 65 N: 149] (2634)
  • [2007-12-18 15:57]

Hi Hans,
This is such a lovely picture! Those pink lilies really stand out, I love the reflection of the flower in the water, very sharp and beautiful.
Very well done.

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2007-12-18 16:25]

Hello Hans,
Amazing colours and perfect composition.
Seems to me as an «aiku» phtographic, as if such thing existes.
Congratulations, mb

Hi Hans,
I love the colors! They are beautiful water lilies,
your pov is perfect and love your PP work as always! Very nice to see flowers while we are buried under snow!

Hi Hans
Beautiful flower and nice colors
Nice framing and composition
Well done

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  • mud Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 41 W: 3 N: 13] (317)
  • [2007-12-18 19:28]

Wonderful shot Hans very good DOF great color.
Those little hot spots i guess there reflections of light off water droplets i always get them when i have shot water lilies.
Very nice work

Zeer fijne compositie met goede details en een zeer knappe schaduw. Het zijn knappe bloemen.

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  • AJ786 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 743 W: 57 N: 1045] (6681)
  • [2007-12-19 1:05]

Hi my friendm

Beautiful POV, greatly composed and i do love the pinkish water lilies indeed. Nice frame for presentation.



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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2007-12-19 2:29]

Hi Hans
Beautiful velcomposed photo with beautiful colors. Well presented, compliments.


Super ,fabulous, details and colours are clean and exact. Perfect for me

Hallo Hans.
wonderful composition and colours.Great shot and contrast.Lovely flowers.Well done my friend.TFS.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-12-19 3:48]

Well hello neighbour!!
I love the colours of this and the details are so sharp!
The gentle diagonal wor5ks very well here -- superb posting once again, Hans

And how lovely to have you next-door in the gallery


Hello to my Favorite Haarlem Globe-trotter.

Another slam donk ! Superb post The details and contrasts are excellent. Artistically , a real treat !

Well done!

Season's greetings!

PS . Still interested in joining us for the F1 GP in Montreal next June ? Contact EOSF1 soonest, we have to order our tickets now ( and pay them too )

FOR ME??? Flowers for ME???? Ahh, this is OVER THE TOP Hans! Love it! Excellent pop to the flowers! They stand out so well! The details are excellent all around! Very beautiful!!

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  • lopa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 239 N: 849] (8975)
  • [2007-12-19 8:26]

Hi Hans ,
Excellent colour and contrast. Beautiful captured of water lilies. I like the wonderfu light also.

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2007-12-19 9:45]

What a beauty; thanks !


Hi Hans,

Nice sharpness here. Pleasant compo with the harsh colours and - perhaps even more important! - nicely dark and noise-free shadows on the water... :-) Nice!


Hi Hans,
Very very beautiful,congratulation.
Best regards.

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2007-12-19 18:34]

Hi Hans,
As I sit shivering in this cold, your warm picture are indeed a welcome sight. Great colours.

Hi Hans,
Very very beautiful colors and picture WoW! great shot my friend, wanderful composition and details , lovely framed too,very well done..

Hi my dear Hansie :)

Wow ! Marvellous water lilies ! Amazing sharpness, colours and light ... so delicate shot, bravo ! Nice play of shadows, vey well done !

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2007-12-20 12:29]

Wonderful composition with such fine detail and natural colors. Well done.

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  • k-2 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 605 W: 26 N: 503] (3638)
  • [2007-12-22 9:22]

Good eye to pick out this composition of five.
Your photos have a special shine and crispness to them. Is there something specific that you attribute this to. TFS. K2

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2007-12-22 14:49]
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Hello Hans,

The water lilly in pink are looking just fabulous in this shot. Beautifully composed image with nicely controlled luminosity. Point of view is aesthetically choosen. Well done my friend.

Many thanks for sharing this image.

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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2007-12-23 1:01]

Hallo Hans
Mooie kleurrijke compositie.
Gr Jos

Hello Hans

wonderful colors, great sharp and excelent composition
good work

Peter Lundgren

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