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On Golden Pond



Taken while houseboating on th Murray river in South Australia. The golden hue caused by the sun reflecting of the cliff wall that runs along the river bank....
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Taken while houseboating on th Murray river in South Australia. The golden hue caused by the sun reflecting of the cliff wall that runs along the river bank.
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24 Comments | Report
jrhalphen
 
jrhalphen November 28, 2014
Love the "golden pond" --great capture!
Dotti PRO
 
Dotti December 02, 2014
Work of art. Fantastic! Dotti
MelanieOConnor Premium
 
MelanieOConnor December 02, 2014
This is FANTASTIC. Completely.
Nikonover
 
Nikonover December 04, 2014
Thank you all for your kind words
wiesiah
 
wiesiah December 04, 2014
Wow, stunning!
Nikonover
 
Nikonover December 26, 2014
Thank you Wiesiah and Annuo,appreciated.
melissafarelli PRO
 
melissafarelli December 29, 2014
Love the clarity and detail in the subject and reflection...the tone really makes it "golden" for me. :)
Nikonover
 
Nikonover January 04, 2015
Thank you Melissa.
Nikonover
 
Nikonover January 05, 2015
Thank you to all who gave me peer awards,and voted for me in the contest,it means so much to me.
cerbervs PRO
 
cerbervs January 07, 2015
Beautiful golden color, great timing, and perfectly sharp action photo. Love it!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 January 14, 2015
Congratulations on your award.
Nikonover
 
Nikonover January 18, 2015
Thanks for the Award Lisa,appreciate it.
donanzinger PRO
 
donanzinger January 27, 2015
Stunning!
abrovarnik
 
abrovarnik February 06, 2015
Excellent capture!
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis February 13, 2015
Stunning love it:-)
MoMo_Images
 
MoMo_Images March 02, 2015
Beautiful!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 March 15, 2015
This is perfect! it inspired me a lot. love. love, love. Congratulations on your award!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 March 15, 2015
Because I love it, i voted it for photographing Birds on flight!
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GigiJim08 March 15, 2015
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Nikonover
Nikonover August 18, 2016
Thanks so much,appreciate your kind words.
gunnpoint
 
gunnpoint December 02, 2015
great focus and color! excellent
Nikonover
 
Nikonover April 29, 2016
Thanks to everyone for the peer awards and comments,much appreciated.
denbotephoto
 
denbotephoto April 29, 2016
amazing capture
andrewmagee_5618
 
andrewmagee_5618 April 30, 2016
Excellent shot! Very good focus! I had a Pelican Encounter myself, earlier this year. Uploaded a few shots to vb just this afternoon. You might like to take a look. :)
Nikonover
 
Nikonover May 20, 2016
A big thank you to all of V,B's for there nice comments of "On Golden Pond'' they are very much appreciated.

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken on the Murray river,near Mannum in Sth Australia,we were on a houseboat holiday.The Murray was at very low levels due to a severe drought,we had to be towed out of the mooring yard due to the low levels,but fortunately we managed not to get grounded anywhere.
Time
Golden Pond was taken early morning,the was plenty of birdlife present,due mainly to the drought.The Pelicans were in abundance,looking for small fish to catch.
Lighting
The lighting was superb, taken in the Golden Hour,before it gets to light. The Golden hue is due to the colour of the cliffs which run along one side of the river,the reflections on the water made this one of my favourite shots.
Equipment
Nikon D50,28-300mm Nikon telephoto,handheld,no flash.
Inspiration
After taking quite few shots of other boats and birds,I spotted this fellow coming into land,the sight was beautiful,the colour great,so took a quick shot.
Editing
No post-processing ,as I am not a great believer in that. I think a photo should be as you see it with your own eye,you see too many that are over cooked,which in my mind wrecks the picture.
In my camera bag
Nikon D70s,Nikon D3200,Tamron 90mm macro,Nikon 35mm 1.8,Nikon 50mm 1.8,Nikon 28-300 Telephoto,Sekonic light meter L358.Spare cards and battery.
Feedback
My main dislikes are horizons that are not straight,avoid power lines and poles.check your composition before shooting,look for the best point of view.Try to shoot at the best time of day. ie the Golden hour,of which there is an app,which tells you the right time for it worldwide.Lighting is the main object to creative work.

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