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Burkes pass

Burkes pass
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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: 2009-01-27
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D70s, Sigma 18-50 3.5-5.6 DC, Hitachi4GBMicrodrive, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/750 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: New Zealand experience 2008/2009
Date Submitted: 2009-03-08 1:51
Viewed: 1876
Points: 32
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Burkes pass

While traveling from Queenstown to Christchurch I passed the Burkes pass, a quite dry area at that moment, but the lupins decorating the environment. It was a nice journey through the New Zealand South Island.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2009-03-08 3:06]

What an attractive composition Hans, with the curve of the hills and the flowers in the foreground.
Those tall lupins and the white flowers certainly make the photo
I don't think I have been in this area of the Sth Island.

A very well shot landscape with great DOf vivid colrs and nicely composed

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2009-03-08 3:25]

Hi my friend...
Nice shot with nice colors, composition...
Nice view...

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2009-03-08 3:26]

merhaba dear Hans..
bu ne kadar güzel bir konpozisyon, baharın geldiğini anlatan çok güzel bir kare, eline sağlık...selam ve saygılar....

Very beautiful landscape Hans.... and stunning composition too!
Interesting foreground and excellent clarity.
Well captured.... WELL DONE!

Hallo Hans.
Mooie composition tussen die bergen.
Die Lupinen staan zo te zien nog niet in volle bloei.
Had het plaatje nog kleurrijker gemaakt.

Groeten van Jan

Hi Hans

SO beautiful landscape !!
Excellent pov and this blue sky is.... niiiiice

I love these flowers, makes me happy ☺
Have a nice sunday
My best regards

Very beautiful Hansie! I love the curve of the mountain here, it's like it's framing the flowers for you! Wonderful colors here! Good job!

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2009-03-08 11:24]

Hi Hansie, this is really beautiful, so nicely composed.. those flowers just make the scene without them everthing would be so bare.. a very summertime alpine scene. well done my friend.


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  • Hitbit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 417 W: 159 N: 451] (5918)
  • [2009-03-08 13:25]

Hoi Hans,

Good shot I like the layers which give the picture a lot of depth. Great sky!

Grtz Pim

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-03-08 15:24]

Hi Hans,
What a dreamy landscape with these beautiful blue lupins and white daisies against the majestic mountains and sky! Excellent capture light. This place would be an excellent spot for a romantic picnic! Very nicely composed image
Bravo! Annie!

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-03-08 16:06]

HI Hans
If you had not mentioned that this was NZ I would have believed it to be Alaska, with those tall wild lupins,
at the end of august when the mountains start to change colors.
Very nice results with that patch of flowers.

It's almost as if the landscape is composed of many layers. We are told to avoid clutter but the clutter of the plants in the foreground makes this photo interesting.

Thanks for sharing

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-03-09 0:15]

Hi Hans

I like the repetition & colour, added by the purple lupins, & the other white flowers that I don't recognize. The u shaped valley is well captured. Good contrast, colour, & sharpness. Tfs!

Ik ga weer de moeilijke uithangen vrees ik ...
Dus IMO : " bijna " Hans ... dichter komen !
Heel die partij bloemen wit en purper ontnemen het magistrale zicht want je legt er, volgens mij, extra de aandacht op.
Stel je voor dat je juist voor of tussen die purperen bloemen was gaan staan. Wat purperen bloempjes, zeker niet al te scherp maar herkenbaar, als inleiding naar je prachtig golvende bergen.
Breng ik mijn idee zowat duidelijk over ?

TFS Hans

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2009-03-09 15:50]

Hi Hans,
A great view here. Beautiful wild flowers framed against the blue sky and the mountains. Great shot.

A fantastic place, Hans, I love the flowers and this view up to the mighty mountains and the blue sky. A little similar to the alps here in the south of Germany.
Thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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