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Evelyn at Kapalai

Evelyn at Kapalai
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Copyright: Bill Laucp (trekks) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-11
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Portrait
Camera: Nikon D80, 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6GED-IF AF-S DX Zoom-Ni, SD 2GB, Hoya 67mm Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/8, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Trip to Sabah - Land below the wind
Date Submitted: 2008-05-12 7:50
Viewed: 1799
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
2 starfish and a girl compete for attention. Our team mate Evelyn holding up starfish at high noon, wearing a brightly colored life vest snorkling at Kapalai island, one of the 3 famous diving sites off Semporna of Sabah. Earlier when we arrived, the water tide level was 5 times high but at high noon, it dropped to her waist level and that was the time they were brave and went around exploring the coral beds. As you might have guessed, I did my rounds earlier when tide was high and I was already done, so I spent the time taking photos while they just started their water activities, so when asked to shoot, I obliged with this portrait because of the bright life vest in good contrast with the backdrop. Kapalai island is about 40 minutes by boat from Mabul island, where we stayed. Please do not ask me to name all the fish, shells, stingrays, turtle, crabfish etc...too many species to identify and I just wished to have a good time here.

One word for this experience : unforgetable.

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  • Great 
  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-05-12 9:04]

Merhaba myfriend Bill....
Excellent job with beautiful photo, wonderful colors and a very beautiful shot.....

  • Janone Gold Star Critiquer [C: 3409 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-05-12 9:18]

Hello Bill.
Thanks for the nice description, written like a boys atventure.!Great.!
Excellent reall colours in this picture. Can see the sun was almost on its hightest point.
Evelyn looks happy with her big starfishes. Good catch.!
Best regards from Jan

Hi Bill,
Lovely Evelain is beautiful...
Nice composition and perfect details.
Excellent colours of the brity sea...tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

Hello Bill,
Good sharpness, vivid colors and nice presentation daily life scene.
Selahattin E

very nice shot Bill......sea,perfect world for me.....tfs
best regards

  • Great 
  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 61 N: 1257] (7137)
  • [2008-05-12 13:39]

Hi Bill
Lively and fresh, a really nice capture. And you are right the brightly colored vest creates a beautfiul impression

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  • marijo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 227 W: 0 N: 85] (1450)
  • [2008-05-12 15:21]

Hi Bill,
I always wanted to find a starfish, but I never found any. Marvelous picture and colours.

Hello Bill,

Beautiful color and contrast, and very nice starfish.


Hi Bill,
beautiful vivid colours, perfect clarity....
excellently bright shot,
welldone and tfs,
:) tomorrow

Hello Bill. Your schedule was right for the photo opportunities. You are right about the striking gear and you have captured well in strong color and clarity. You have the subject well exposed here which I tend to UE when shooting against the bright clear BG. I like it and thanks for sharing. Best regards. Jusni

Hi Bill,

Yes, I can see that this must have been an unforgettable experience. Clear warm water, starfish you can pick up and after you are done, then you have a great photo opportunity as well - sheer bliss!

TFS this beautiful capture.


Hi Bill,

nice catch & capture.

a well-managed shot under a strong lighting resulting in a great clarity. the pristine sea water is really irresistible for anyone not to snorkle. well done.


Hi Bill,

It's a place I wish to go . . for fishing . .
Seems very clear water and sure lots of fish there . .
Bright and lovely colors of this image . .


Many thanks for your kind words on Flow .

  • Great 
  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 117 W: 0 N: 57] (1145)
  • [2008-05-14 0:00]

hello Bill,

Excellent photo of the diver with starfish. Beautiful colours and sharpness. Good job


Hello Bill,

Excellent photograph of Evelyn, with thw water and its beautiful color like a natural background! Excellent contrast and light!
Very well done!
Congratulations nd TFS,

on wednesday

Hi Bill
Nice photo,good composition.
Best regsrds,

Hello Bill!
Lovely girl! Good hunt! Beautiful colors, lights and details!
TFS, Best regards, Zorica

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-05-15 7:00]

Hello Bill, very good portrait, the colors are great and the moment is great, well done. With a bit of flash it would have give more light in the face of your subject. Anyway, I like this shot, thanks!


Hi Bill, splendid portrait of this boy in great pose, wonderful light and fantastic colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2008-05-17 16:28]

Hello Bill.
Good moment captured and very well presented. With interesting note looks great.
Simply and nice.
Janek Kloss

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