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"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

zahra from shiraz, Iran

great,very nice,

1 Jan 2010 5:12am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Gorgeous composition and fabulous capture! WEll done!
Wishing you and your family all the best in the New Year!

1 Jan 2010 5:13am

Bob from New Jersey, United States

Too many birds to count,
great photo
and Happy New Year!

1 Jan 2010 5:14am

Michael Rawluk from Canada

That is absolutely marvellous.
Have a wonderful Happy Healthy New Year.

1 Jan 2010 5:28am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Stunning detail, Mariana! I love the tones. A great beginning to 2010!!

1 Jan 2010 5:38am

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Great shot to start the New Year Mariana, Love the way the birds seem to embrace the tree

1 Jan 2010 6:58am

macgo from Spain

Increíble el contraste entre la curva de los pájaros y la del muro. Un tratamiento excelente y otra doto magnífica. Vaya una manera de comenzar el año. Felicidades

1 Jan 2010 7:07am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Beautiful capture of the birds flying, fantastic composition!

1 Jan 2010 7:14am

Mj007 from Osaka, Japan

excellent shot!! very very well done!! :^) happy new year!!

1 Jan 2010 7:15am

masoud from Iran

stunning capture , wonderful
have a good time mariana

1 Jan 2010 7:30am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Great photo. The compostion of birds around the tree and the branches of this one drawing the sky is wonderful. Good contrast and color too.

1 Jan 2010 7:38am

Megha from Mumbai, India

wow...u got it perfect!!

1 Jan 2010 7:39am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

well seen and pictured~~ happy happy new year and 2010 ~~

1 Jan 2010 7:45am

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5 stars!!!!!!
Happy New Year

1 Jan 2010 7:55am

El pare from Barcelona, Spain

Mariana, a great composition in monochrome, with nothing to distract attention. I like so much. My best wishes to you.

1 Jan 2010 8:34am

Thomas from France

Meilleurs vœux pour la Nouvelle Année de la part de la Baguette !

1 Jan 2010 8:38am

AG from London, United Kingdom

There's bound to be some jackass out there who will count all 40 of those birds and impress us, just you see ! Have a great 2010.

1 Jan 2010 9:04am

jeanclaude from st mande 94160, France

excellent shot to start 2010 i give you 5 stars

1 Jan 2010 9:10am

jeanclaude from st mande 94160, France

happy new year 2010 marianna

1 Jan 2010 9:18am

Nadu-Dosenöffner from Köln, Germany

38 or 39. Well chosen perspective and reduced colors to underline the birds/tree-ensemble. Happy 2010 to you and yours. Hope you always find some warm place.

1 Jan 2010 9:21am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Wonderful composition- a capture just in the right moment- and that fantastic color-processing makes this image extremly wonderful to study and look at!

1 Jan 2010 10:09am

@larans: thx Larans !!

Pedro Callealta from Cádiz, Spain

Excelente composición.
Happy new year!

1 Jan 2010 10:27am

Omar from Kunduz, Afghanistan

Wonderful atmospheric shot.

Happy New Year!

1 Jan 2010 10:39am

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Excellent. The message is a strong one. Happy new year Mariana.

1 Jan 2010 10:51am

Bruno from Beauvais, France

Superbe ! Mariana, je te souhaite tous mes voeux pour cette nouvelle année 2010, qu'elle t'apporte joie, bonheur, santé...

1 Jan 2010 10:52am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Another perfectly timed shot

1 Jan 2010 10:52am

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent lines and scenery

1 Jan 2010 10:59am

ppeut from Lille, France

A very beautiful composition, the birds are at the right place, excellent.
Happy new year.

1 Jan 2010 11:30am

jpla from st Barthélémy d'Anjou-49, France

Superbe composition ! Meilleurs vœux pour cette nouvelle année.

1 Jan 2010 11:43am

Mijo from Rognonas, France

As a flight at about the new year ! Best wishes to you and all yours Mariana

1 Jan 2010 11:51am

Gérard Méry from France

Magnifique composition ! Bonne et heureuse Année 2010

1 Jan 2010 12:28pm

David Nos from Barcelona, Spain

Amazing composition and tones, an outstanding picture!!
I wish you and your family a Happy new year!

1 Jan 2010 12:37pm

Fade ToBLACK from tehran, Iran

Greta shot
Happy New Year

1 Jan 2010 12:59pm

Henk van Rijssen from Utrecht, Netherlands

Very special!
Best wishes to you for 2010.

1 Jan 2010 1:10pm

Oscar from Espira de l'Algy, France

Wow, very nice composition, i like very much the birds, are magnific in this form.

Happy new year

1 Jan 2010 1:15pm

R.J.Dee from Ettlingen, Germany

that depends on the mood you're in - feeling sad means you'll see a swarm of black birds ... feeling happy you'll see millions of coloured wings floating in the air
You'd better choose the second illusion !

1 Jan 2010 1:31pm

@R.J.Dee: sure , I'll choose the second one and Bee Gees' song - How Many Birds , too :)))

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Happy healthy and prosperous 2010 to you Mariana!

1 Jan 2010 2:07pm

Ada Panich from S.Benedetto del Tronto, Italy

Happy 2010 Mariana! Beautiful shot!

1 Jan 2010 2:39pm

Antoine from France

It's a very nice image. Your framing is very good. Happy new year my friend.

1 Jan 2010 2:43pm

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

impressive tone i really love it, happy new year!!!!

1 Jan 2010 3:07pm

sakshi from Boston, United States

Wishing you a wonderful 2010 and may your happiness soar throughout the year like the birds in your awesome pic :)

1 Jan 2010 3:37pm

thami from Morocco

Quel envol !
Meilleurs voeux de lumière!

1 Jan 2010 3:45pm

don from spokane, United States

Come on, Mariana! Tell us your secret for getting those birds to do a "fly by" just right for your picture!
:-) This is such a fortunate capture. A beautiful and very appealing image.

1 Jan 2010 3:56pm

@don: ha ha ... this is Canada.. geese are flying above your head very often ... and the Bee Gees song came to mind when I cought these a few days ago : How many birds will i see high and flying How many birds will it take till i get you I will be crying yeah Maybe tomorrow you'll come walkin' my way Come talkin' my way you'll find out My love for you will be stronger then truer I'll look at you and there's no doubt .....

Manuela M from Rennes, France

Très belle et heureuse année 2010!!
Qu'elle t'apporte joie et bonheur!

1 Jan 2010 4:14pm

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Happy New Year Mariana, full of joy and happiness for you and your family. Friendships and kisses.

1 Jan 2010 4:56pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening, Mariana,
it's great, what I see there. The birds fly a lap of honor ?????? Everything is perfectly presented. The color combination also pleases me very well. Congratulations for the new year 2010, for you and your family today, I want to leave yet. Stay healthy. Dear greetings Christel

1 Jan 2010 5:03pm

Julia from Munich, Germany

This is really great...!

1 Jan 2010 5:04pm

Laura Abigail from Belgium

amazing shot! The snow, the birds... perfect! Hope you enjoyed the first day of the new year!
Laura Abigail

1 Jan 2010 5:15pm

Tagazou from Montpellier, France

Are they afraid?
But no donkey in the street!
Happy new year Mariana!

1 Jan 2010 5:35pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

It is again become a beautiful, which promised a lot of good in 2010.

1 Jan 2010 5:39pm

Tagazou from Montpellier, France

The donkey is not in the sky but a little bit tired after the last night!

1 Jan 2010 5:39pm

@Tagazou: ha ha .. ok , I worried after not seeing my donkey on your DONKEY pictures :)))

joshi daniel from India

a beautifully composed image!

1 Jan 2010 5:47pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Great photo.

1 Jan 2010 5:48pm

oncho from granada, Spain

Bellos tonos y escena..composición de maestro

1 Jan 2010 5:48pm

mohkum from Muscat, Oman

Amazing composition! Beautiful cormorants on flight! Have a wonderful 2010!

1 Jan 2010 5:57pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

great moment! incredible timing! congrats!
good fortunes for you in 2010!

1 Jan 2010 6:11pm

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Impressive how the tree top is encircled by the bird.

1 Jan 2010 6:28pm

Meysam from Montreal, Canada

The gees are sooooo fake!!!! ha ha. Great Capture Mariana! Loved the clear tree and the beautiful curves in this photo!

1 Jan 2010 6:31pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

Thatt is an absolutely fabulous photograph, Mariana. Beautifully captured

1 Jan 2010 6:32pm

Manel from Girona, Spain

Great, incredible. Congratlations for this professional photo. Good procesing too!!

1 Jan 2010 6:43pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbe rendu.

1 Jan 2010 7:23pm

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

Wow...this is a great photo...wonderful composition, perfect timing and beautiful winter tones make a great combo...

1 Jan 2010 7:39pm

Gina from Azores, Portugal

Great shot .Happy new year

1 Jan 2010 7:42pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Lovely pic - Happy New Year

1 Jan 2010 7:46pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Toi, tu commences super bien l'année!
Extra cette prise.

1 Jan 2010 8:09pm

Ken from United States

Love it! Happy New Year!

1 Jan 2010 8:30pm

Eldiablo from Les Issambres, France

Comme c'est beau ***************************************

1 Jan 2010 8:31pm

Sylvie49 capture image from Vallée de la Loire, France

Je viens te souhaiter tous mes voeux pour la nouvelle année, que celle-ci soit douce pour toi et les tiens.

1 Jan 2010 8:59pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Beautiful capture!!! I hope you have a Happy New Year Mariana!!!! : )

1 Jan 2010 9:00pm

Reno from Madrid-Paris, Spain

Very simbolic image, birds as liberty, snow as serenity, and this path the form of this fly aound the magestic three !!

1 Jan 2010 9:01pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A stunning image, Mariana! Perfect composition and processing. Love it!

Have a wonderful 2010!

1 Jan 2010 9:02pm

philippe from moselle, France

Mes meilleurs Vœux pour 2010, Mariana !!!

1 Jan 2010 9:32pm

Lillee from -, United States

Brilliant composition, timing was everything...excellent!

1 Jan 2010 10:18pm

Mhélène from Paris, France

Very artistic and very very beautiful !

1 Jan 2010 10:29pm

mseguid from Es Castell-Menorca-I Balears, Spain

Beautiful composition . A great picture. Happy new year

1 Jan 2010 10:51pm

Fred from Manila, Philippines

Oh I've always wanted to capture something like this! Too bad I haven't. The snow and the clear sky here works well with the rough textures of the trees and the bricks. Looking forward to seeing more of your shots this year Mariana!

1 Jan 2010 10:58pm

Bo Strömberg from Sweden

Amazing picture made by a great artist!

2 Jan 2010 12:04am

Fliss from Melbourne Beach, United States

Wow... such a great shot...
Happy 2010...

2 Jan 2010 2:28am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great processing with such detailed texture seen in the brick posts and bark of the tree. The tree stands out nicely against the white sky. Happy New Year!

2 Jan 2010 3:05am

kerfendal from Paris, France

the birds seem to be a lively brof the tree, Wonderful pic Mariana, Plenty of good things for 2010

2 Jan 2010 4:22am

eva from Rouen, France

Superb movement of the birds in the sky... great composition !
Happy new year to you Mariana !

2 Jan 2010 7:09am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Fascinating composition and fabulous yellow-y gray-brown color. I love how you do that !!!
That swirl of birds is so lyrical...I'm loving this image !!!

2 Jan 2010 7:12am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

I missed this picture? it would have been a pity!
A superb composition, as if the birds had laid with the tree in beautiful harmony of nature!

2 Jan 2010 8:07am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Striking photo! Thanks for sharing.

2 Jan 2010 10:00am

Pomme from France

Meilleurs voeux pour cette nouvelle année, qu'elle t'apporte douceur, joie, amour :)

2 Jan 2010 11:47am

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

wonderful capture!!

2 Jan 2010 12:56pm

Fusao from Tokyo, Japan

Happy New Year!

2 Jan 2010 1:08pm

leslie wargo from tamaqua, pa, United States

I like this image, great capture, excellent perspective and great color, the geese add a great toudh, nicely done.

2 Jan 2010 2:36pm

John from Geneva, United States

The shot itself if OK, not great - the perspective works, but the scenery average, and then you catch those birds in a semi-circle above the tree. Now it's an incredible photo. Their shape goes well against the bend in the fence.
Well done Mariana, well done.

2 Jan 2010 2:45pm

@John: Thx John . I do not know why but I like this shot a lot . In fact I like this beautiful tree and while shooting it , waiting for somebody to appear in the scene, I got even more lucky when saw birds appearing . That is not my type of a good photo, but with my processing and these tones I was totally glad at the end of processing and decided to add it into my collection .

steve-stefedesign from Liverpool, United Kingdom

That is absolutely brilliant....................wonderful composition, perspective and the mono treatment great

2 Jan 2010 6:48pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Strong image with a sense of foreboding - dark and good!

3 Jan 2010 12:30am

Candice from Asheville, United States

What lens did you use to take this pic???? I love the angle, the narley tree, and post processing...great choices...and good holding out tell the right moment!

3 Jan 2010 5:37am

@Candice: thx Candice :) My Canon Power Shot SX 100 IS is very cool :))

Je@n-M@rc from Nancy, France

Superbe !!
Happy New Year

3 Jan 2010 8:49am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

You captured really moment. Perfect composition.

3 Jan 2010 1:48pm

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

I wish you the best of the life to you and your family !
Happy New Year !!
Hope we will continue to follow us on aminus3 for a long time and with kindly look on our works !
Enjoy and cheers :-)))

3 Jan 2010 2:10pm

Chris,B from Netherlands

great,very nice,

3 Jan 2010 6:07pm

@Chris,B: thx

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

It's like you got the geese to pose for you.

3 Jan 2010 10:14pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

wonderful shot...i like the birds surrounding the tree...

4 Jan 2010 9:10am

Vikram from Chandler, United States

Excellent composition!!!
Like how the contrast increase as the tree goes up in the sky!!!

4 Jan 2010 10:51pm

@Vikram: thanks Vikram ;)

hpy from France

This was shot just at the right time - and I bet you didn't kill any of the birds!

5 Jan 2010 3:49pm

@hpy: Canadian geese are protected and my god - I would never kill any little live creature !!!

Biopic from Arnhem, Netherlands

great capture, well done!

5 Jan 2010 7:51pm

manel from Girona, Spain

Un B&W precioso. Buena composición y buen tratamiento.

5 Jan 2010 11:39pm

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

Haha, this is such a trip- my post for tomorrow is a flock of ducks (I think they're ducks) flying across a cloudy sky :))) Nice shot.

6 Jan 2010 1:51am

@Howard F.: Will see it tomorrow :))) cannot wait !!! thx Howard !

Benoit Darrieux from Tripoli, Lebanon

Oooh superbe, welle done. Happy New Year.

6 Jan 2010 10:01am

Hervé from Juvisy, France

J'aime beaucoup cette superbe composition!!

6 Jan 2010 1:02pm

Isabelle from France

beautiful photo !

6 Jan 2010 8:44pm

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

This composition is superior! Very well done Mariana!

7 Jan 2010 5:59pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

I don't know whether you were lucky or you worked some magic.... it is perfect.

11 Jan 2010 2:09am

Mehdi from tehran, Iran

I really enjoyed of beautiful harmony between elements of your shot. Additionaly it has a great contrast.

13 Jan 2010 12:47pm

sepdebeck from COLMAR, France

Tres belle prise , excellente compo !

14 Jan 2010 5:45pm

Roland from Chatellerault, France

Très belle photo

14 Jan 2010 8:59pm