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Merry Christmas !

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/250 second F/4.0 ISO 80 21 mm


"The moment always dictates in my work. What I feel, I do. This is the most important thing for me. Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see. I never calculate or consider; I see a situation and I know that it's right, even if I have to go back to get the proper lighting."
~ Andre Kertesz

Glenn from New Orleans, United States

Lush image. Merry Christmas, Dear.

25 Dec 2009 5:17am

mirela from brighton, United States

Merry Christmas, you wonderful artist! Love your photos and I hope to see many, many more!

25 Dec 2009 6:02am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A joyous Christmas image with all those happy ducks relieved to find open water to land on. Have a great one my friend!

25 Dec 2009 6:53am

PATRICK from miramas, France

5 stars !!
Merry Christmas!!!!

25 Dec 2009 7:06am

amirreza from tehran, Iran

Merry Christmas !

25 Dec 2009 7:34am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Great capture! Merry Christmas!

25 Dec 2009 7:34am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom


25 Dec 2009 8:00am

El pare from Barcelona, Spain

A beutiful image of this urban park to express your best wishes. Mariana, have a nice Christmas day!!!!

25 Dec 2009 8:10am

Ekios from Une des trois iles du Salut., Guyana

Merry good things to you too ;)

25 Dec 2009 8:16am

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Super picture for a Christmas wish. Thanks a lot Mariana.

25 Dec 2009 9:36am

jpla from st Barthélémy d'Anjou-49, France

Joli traitement ! Joyeux Noël à toi et à ta famille !

25 Dec 2009 10:09am

Stéphane Themeze from Maryland, United States

Merry Christmas to You and your closed ones Mariana.

25 Dec 2009 10:21am

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Un photo hivernale très bien traitée.
Chez nous, la neige a laissé place à la pluie.(Cest ça la Normandie)
Je te souhaite un joyeux Noël.

25 Dec 2009 10:26am

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom


Perfect catch. The birds flying down the water seems to be orchestrated!

Merry Christmas!

25 Dec 2009 10:40am

Levi Cusio from West Vancouver, Canada

Beautiful Capture. It has the Mariana signature. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

25 Dec 2009 10:53am

hesam from quchan, Iran

good hunting

25 Dec 2009 11:44am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Merry Christmas
Great capture!

25 Dec 2009 11:58am

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

Splendid capture with a great ambiance ! :-)
Merry Christmas Mariana, and to your family !
Have a beautiful day ! :-)
Kisses and cheers !

25 Dec 2009 12:57pm

lougris from France

A beautiful picture of nature life !!
have a good day !!

25 Dec 2009 1:02pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

this is just beautiful!

25 Dec 2009 1:33pm

Fusao from Tokyo, Japan

wonderful capture. flying!
Merry Christmas!

25 Dec 2009 2:02pm

rian from mobile, United States

a merry Christmas to you too ;)

25 Dec 2009 2:08pm

Bob from New Jersey, United States


25 Dec 2009 2:25pm

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

A beautiful picture !

25 Dec 2009 2:34pm

Slackwater - don from spokane, United States

A great action with examples of every aspect of landing with a splash! Very nice. I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas day.

25 Dec 2009 2:34pm

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

love it, so free, MERRY XMAS TO YOU TOO, REGARDS FROM Athens Greece

25 Dec 2009 4:16pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas.

25 Dec 2009 5:02pm

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

what a beautiful photo mariana! i love birds.
wishing you a wonderful christmas. merry, merry.

25 Dec 2009 5:14pm

eva from Rouen, France

stunning photo ! great !

25 Dec 2009 5:54pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening, Mariana,
This black and white picture like that. It is very expressive and alive. The ducks revitalize the entire recording. I personally like more color photographs. Some black and white photographs that I see in others and to you, please me very well. There are also black and white photographs that contribute to dead and sad at the sight. My world is colorful, as I see it. I wish you continued good Christmas Day, Health, and 5 stars *****
Dear greetings Christel

25 Dec 2009 6:03pm

Ken from United States

Have a Merry Christmas! Love the slice of water running through this image!

25 Dec 2009 6:57pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Let'em fly, let'em fly, let'em fly... :-) Merry Christmas to you!

25 Dec 2009 7:58pm

Gérard Méry from Tours, France

Un joli vol de foie canards . Bonnes fêtes de noël

25 Dec 2009 9:42pm

uvaraj from New Jersey, United States

beautiful winter scene. like the subtle tones here :)

25 Dec 2009 9:46pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Merry Christmas!!! Wishing you all the best in the New Year!

25 Dec 2009 10:24pm

Zeinab from Tehran, Iran

Merry Christmas Mariana! All the best for you and your lovely eyes and kind heart

25 Dec 2009 11:07pm

@Zeinab: Thanks my dear friend ;))

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Merry Christmas to you and yours. I won't be able to catch up for awhile but I wanted to leave season's greetings to those have left them for me.

25 Dec 2009 11:29pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Merry Christmas to you and all birds.

26 Dec 2009 12:33am

Reno from Madrid-Paris, Spain

;) Merry Christmas Mariana, hope you have a good joke and a lot of love in those days.

26 Dec 2009 1:13am

Lhoucine from Missour, Morocco

Le photographe qui se fait photographier!
Une belle belle photo pleine de souhaits et de rêves!

26 Dec 2009 1:56am

John from Eureka, United States

Merry Christmas to you. I look forward to viewing your photos next year.

26 Dec 2009 3:00am

Fliss from Melbourne Beach, United States

Such a gorgeous scene... love it...

26 Dec 2009 3:06am

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Nice! Merry Christmas!

26 Dec 2009 3:32am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

So full of joy and life!!!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!:-)

26 Dec 2009 3:40am

Ajay from Pune, India

Merry Christmas and lovely holidays!!!

26 Dec 2009 4:22am

Makan from Iran

Nice black and white tonality. I actually like that. What a peaceful life! ^_^ ^_^ ^_^
PS, Merry Christmas. Let’s hope that your Christmas would be enjoyable and may the essence of Christmas remains always with you.

26 Dec 2009 8:59am

@Makan: thanks a lot . Sorry, here is no link to come back to you :)))

tagazou from France

I need some training in order to fly with them!

26 Dec 2009 10:58am

Manuela M from Rennes, France

Une belle photo hivernale pour bien passer l'hiver!
Joyeux Noël!

26 Dec 2009 11:42am

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States


26 Dec 2009 1:34pm

Anouk from Neuchâtel, Switzerland


26 Dec 2009 5:06pm

Jerry - a moment in time [...] from Chicago, United States

Great christmas feeling. Perfect shot at exactly the right time.

26 Dec 2009 9:10pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Very beautiful image, the light is fantastic.

26 Dec 2009 9:17pm

Pepe Cabrera from Cuidad de Antipolo, Philippines

You captured it just at the right time! Merry Christmas!

27 Dec 2009 11:18am

macgo from Spain

SE rompió la tranquilidad

28 Dec 2009 4:20pm

@macgo: The tranquillity was broken ? what does it mean ???

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Oh Mariana, this is superb...HOpe you had a wonderful Christmas ;)

28 Dec 2009 5:49pm

@Lorraine: thanks Lorraine.

Howard F. from South Pasadena, Calif., United States

Merry Christmas! I see the ducks are busy at work on Christmas Day, dodging the non-working folks :) Nice shot.

29 Dec 2009 12:50am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

and to you too!!! this is a gorgeous shot across the lake w/ geese!!!

29 Dec 2009 3:07pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

It's amazing to me that you have less ice on this pond than we have on our local lake! Beautiful capture.

29 Dec 2009 3:21pm

@Earnest: no, this is the only piece of a huge lake that has water running .. the rest is covered with ice . White foreground is ice ... Where are you ? NO new pictures for so long ?

steve from Liverpool, United Kingdom


29 Dec 2009 9:25pm

Lynn from United States

Beauty is all around us...this shot is wonderful!!! Very nice timing...GREAT WORK :))

31 Dec 2009 4:33pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/250 second
ISO 80
21 mm