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Mother nature

Mother nature
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Copyright: Nico Coblyn (ralph) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 13 N: 255] (3807)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-29
Categories: Decisive Moment
Camera: canon EOS350d, Canon EF 70-200 f/4L
Exposure: f/4, 1/50 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-30 4:44
Viewed: 2131
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 52
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Between Bali and Lombok, caught without my tripod ,ISO 400, best I could do. People kept swimming and boating, nothing in the paper next day, that's life. Nice to be back.

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  • OWO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 156 W: 70 N: 330] (2387)
  • [2008-01-30 4:54]

Hi Nico,

Great capture of this awesome creature of mother nature. The dark and dramatic cylcone and the passenger ship make a great contrast. Like it's shouting: "don't mess with me!". Composition is good as well.



Bonjour Nico,
Sauve qui peut,
Très impressionant et bien réalisée.

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  • KrL Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 504 W: 135 N: 502] (7619)
  • [2008-01-30 5:11]

Salut Nico,
Bon retour sur TL !
Quel spectacle, avec ces tons sombres, l'effet dramatique ressort bien. Bien vu ce cadrage dans les nuages
Bonne journée


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  • A-lex Gold Star Critiquer [C: 124 W: 54 N: 132] (1248)
  • [2008-01-30 5:17]

Hi Nico,

What a fantastic shot! I realy hope to see this creature of mother nature one day. But not to close!!


Creepy photo. Love the composition! I think the use of ISO 400 pays off man!

you did a great job nico. yeah, thats life :) thanks for sharing.

WOW, what a great capture

Very dramatic Nico, you did very well, it make that cruise ship look insignificant.

A great shot of mother nature.


Yipes! Fantastic shot and frightening scene! Amazing calmness in the sea, yet intense menace evident in the spout. The layers of dark and light add to the contrasts and contradictions. The boat on the horizon helps make this picture a winner. Super catch!

Something excellent! Apart of rare event which you have caught, it's simply beautifully composed and presented. tfs


Wow. That's pretty scary. Really dramatic and nice action picture. Great compo!

amazing moment for me, but that's life ;)
good exposure, nice result

Hello Nico
WOW... that is impressive... and without a tripod! I would have been shaking!


shocked not a news story that thing looks HUGE

wow frigtening exposure.....very nice shot......tfs

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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2008-01-30 9:46]

ciao nico...grande composizione..certo che i tornadi sono tremendi...complimenti per questo meraviglioso scatto

Hi Nico,
wow, now thats something you don't see everyday! Was it a water spout or tornado? Great shot under the circumstances!! TFS

Hi Nico,

Very nice shot of a very scary subject!

tfs, Lisa

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2008-01-30 18:58]

Nice capture! Beautiful composition.This is frightening.I like to see the boat going slowly as if nothing is happening.I guess people were dancing on the boat! Great picture.TFS

Hola Nico,

Wowww que miedo estar cerca del este fenómeno. Muy buena captura y excelente presentación.



Hi Nico,

That is what I call a rare shot! Talking about being in the right place at the right moment. Well, not too close that is ;-). Nice catch!

Greetings, Dennis

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-02-01 13:28]


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  • Nemeth Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 265 W: 0 N: 139] (4055)
  • [2008-02-02 11:31]


Wow... Exellent compositon with this ship...
Good photo.

Stunning capture - just amazing! I hadn't seen this one. You got the composition just perfectly, and the metering is spot-on as well, the underexposure of sea and cloud have the effect of creating a forbidding, dangerous mood - and there's great balance between top and bottom of the frame.

Hi Nico
This is just brilliant. The water spout is amazing enough, but the passenger ship underneath that menacing black canopy adds another, even more sinister dimension. The lights on the ship and the changing shades of lead in the sea enhance the effect even further.
Great stuff!
PS Many thanks for your comments on 'Soft white'.

Very impressive to see. That boat must hurry to get away there.
Great catch

Extra shot, fantastic, good work, regards

I would be freaking out - but it must be amazing to see one of those with your own eyes...
Nice shot!

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