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mangrove and witches

mangrove and witches
Photo Information
Copyright: Danilo Martinez (cunejo200) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2556 W: 83 N: 4926] (20188)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-22
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 10-20mm / F 4-5,6 DC EX HSM, 0.6 ND grad
Exposure: f/9.0
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-06 3:12
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Photo taken from Siquijor, a magical and mystical island of the Philippines often called Island of Fire. Siquijor is said to have magic potions, shamans, sorcerers and witches - and a lot of Filipinos will not stay overnight on this island because of this superstition. For me it just made the trip more exiting and I enjoyed my overnight stay in Siquijor.

The clouds appear on the verge of overexposure but I do like the sole mangrove on the foreground. Postprocessing includes spiking contrast, autoexposure adjustment, then resizing.

Have a good weekend.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-11-06 3:25]

Hi Danilo

Superb reflections with good addition of the tiny boats on the horizon. Excellent sharpness & framing. Tfs, & have a great weekend!

Hi Danilo
Wonderful capture and place
Depth, colors and light are amazing
Thanks for sharing

Hi Danilo,
What a superb seascape vith excellent POV, colours,light and amazing reflection.TFS.


Well composed shot with these nice reflection on the lake. Very good details and exposure. Well done.
Best wishes,

Bom dia dear Danilo
Superbely composed. Great reflexws. An enormous talent to catch the magical mood of the place. The tree is superb, long roots and so desert branches. Love the atmosphere. Your note is vwery well illustrated.
Have a good WE my friend
Um abraço

Hello Danilo,
Incredible composition, clarity and ambience. Skilfully using of light/shade.
Selahattin E

Chris this shot gives me the blues in a good way the details and pov is ist class as for the colours they are breathtaking a excellent shot sir
tfs bryan

Hi Danilo,

Wow, here you come up with another lovely capture with superb play of light and shadows!
I must say that the tree makes wonders in the shot, giving the shot a great mood and subsequently a nice artistic touch to this lovely work.
The clouds are just superbly shown and their perfect reflections, are just beyond imagination.

very well done.

best regards,

Hello Danilo

Very nice shot of the windswept mangrove tree. The POV makes for an interesting image, My attention was on the entire image looking for other points of interest. Really nice work.


Hi Danilo,

Well, since no one else has asked yet, I guess I will. Did you spot any witches? ;))

The mangrove provides an interesting element and contrasts nicely with the bright clouds and superb relections. Well seen and captured.

Best regards,

Very nice colors and reflection.
Nice composition.

Ola Danilo :)

i am impressed as always when i see you pictures about clarity and reflections
the water is like a mirror
grate POV and a wonderful place to be
beautiful colors and right exposure IMO
also nice semi silhouette of the tree in FG
You are lucky to be there ...i envy you :))
Cheers my friend,
Have a wonderful weekend!

Ciao Danilo

A beautiful place to look at this magnificent view in the background.
capture of a beautiful with the original colors and a good catch of which all the background colors.
Very nice details, with richer colors in low light.
Execellent captured and composed, and lovely.


hi Danilo!
amazing shot! the colors are pleasant...i like the composition...but the reflection of the clouds is simply fantastic
best regards,

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  • psyce Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 265 W: 25 N: 207] (2856)
  • [2009-11-06 9:22]

you are really a master Danilo... love the saturation and composition... the water texture is fantastic... well done TFs

Wonderful capture !
Great details and colors.
The light is amazing!

Bonsoir Danilo,

Remarquable réflexions dans cette eau bleu cristal.
Les nuages survolent la ligne d'horizon avec élégance.
C'est superbe on ressens une certaine sérénité.

Bon Week end.


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  • ramon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 39 N: 824] (4058)
  • [2009-11-06 11:40]


This is paradise Danilo, ang ganda ng reflections.
You have captured the tranquility of the place. Hope to visit
this place someday. Ingat...


Hi Danilo,
Beautfiul seascape nicely composed and presented with great colors and light,
Excellent POV./DOF. and details,
lovely reflection of the clouds on water,

Wow! Fabulous scene captured very well with great use of deep DOF and a wonderful composition that leads the eye to infinity and beyond. Lovely reflections of the clouds on the water and the scene really evokes a feeling of adventure. Thank you for your awesome photo!



Bonjour Danilo.
Un contraste fort voulu donne à cette image un peu trop de dureté, mais elle garde toute sa beauté et donne envie au voyage, bravo pour cette présentation.
Bonne journée.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-11-08 2:36]


Grandiose compo, ce nuages qui se reflètents avec les barques, le sable et es vaguelettes, cet arbe aux belle formes, fabuleux.

merci et maitié


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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-11-08 6:39]

Hi Danilo,
great shot.Beautiful blue tones and reflections.Well taken.TFS.Necla.

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  • JT50 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 273 W: 6 N: 320] (1524)
  • [2009-11-08 7:30]

Hi Danilo,
A very nice composition.
Reflection is superb.
Lovely bluish tone here.
Good position of the tree
in the frame.
Have a nice day.

Hello Danilo,

Excellent shot of this mystical place.
Great light, sharpness and colors.
The reflection on the water is amazing.

Best regards,

Hello Danillo,

I'm glad you informed us that it was a mangrove as it is something I have never seen before. It does make a dramatic statement, in the f/g, set against the blue of the sky.
The sky is very attractive with puffy clouds, in a straight line across their bottoms.
The boats create a nice line from the tree, across the water.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • subs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 0 N: 296] (2670)
  • [2009-11-09 6:06]
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Hi Danilo,
The clouds appear slightly over-exposed. But that doesnt take away the beauty of it. Simply love the reflection and the contrasting almost silhouette like tree. There's an almost diagonal division between the water and the land. Was that intentional?

Olá Danilo

Linda paisagem, belo olhar.
Composição e cores lindas também.
Ótimos reflexos na água.

Magnificent landscape!
I like so much the cold tones and atmosphere of that shot.
Fantastic reflections and great composition of the photo.

Hola Ddanilo, una bella vista buena definicion con colores muy bien logrados, la reflex de las nueves en el agua muy bien/\.


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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2009-11-10 5:59]

Hi Danilo,
What a pretty and serene photo. Nice calm water, excellent color tones and well composed with just the right amount of contrast and sharpness. Bravo and TFS Julie

Hi, Danilo.A very good photograph capturing the mood of the place with a good point of view, depth of field and soft lighting. I congratulate you on a excellent choice of the subject. I grew up near a place which had a large area of mangroves. The composition and the colors are very good. Cheers.

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  • kanton Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 854 W: 5 N: 1570] (6756)
  • [2009-11-10 15:12]

Hi Danilo!
Beautiful and well balanced compo!
Perfect colours,light,reflections,
clarity and a peaceful atmosphere!
Regards and tfs

hi danio
very beautiful landscape.excellend composition all you photos. i love super wide angle landscapes. i plan to buy a super wide lins for my camera. are you happy with this sigma lens?
i see the corner parts of this shot is darker, is this correlate on this lens?
thank you

Nice contrast with the OE clouds and the UE tree. Original composition, spacefull. The presence of the boats is a +.
Best regards

I love the colors and reflection, my friend Danilo. Beautiful shot, as usual, taken from a nice POV. Congratulations and many thanks for sharing.

Warm regards,

WOW very beautiful! Great colours and contrast. I realy like the POV. Very well done!

TFS Greetings Simone

HI Danilo..nice shot...perfect details and light ...well done.


Bella imagen ,excelente encuadre de este paisaje tan tranquilizador como bello en el que dan ganas de visitar estas salvajes tierras
Buen trabajo
un saludo

Buen fin de semana

Hello Danilo

Yes mystical mood here... Brrrrrrrrr
Beautiful vieuw with a strong blue sky.
perfect and clever composition.
I like the clouds 's reflection in the water.

I must say : WOW

Strong and effective result.
Compliments Danilo.

best regards

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