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Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 15 August 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/500 second F/11.0 ISO 200 75 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

Jlo from Villers le Peuplier, Belgium

I love this mono, the warm and quiet...Silence.... Nice shot Mariana.

15 Aug 2010 6:36pm

Demo from Villeneuve d, France

Wow fantastic light and atmosphere!!
beauiful shot!

15 Aug 2010 6:43pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Lovely, quiet, shot!

15 Aug 2010 7:05pm

@CElliottUK: thank you kindly for this comment ;)

Nooshin from tehran, Iran

so peacefull.... its great!!!

15 Aug 2010 7:10pm

Véronique from Here & Now, France

Une solitude bien joliment lumineuse ! It's great

15 Aug 2010 7:15pm

Ked from Sidney, Canada

Very peaceful dreamlike quality,excellent shot.

15 Aug 2010 7:31pm

JOEMULLIGAN from burnsville, nc, United States

Lonely little guy lost in that silver-green sea...

15 Aug 2010 7:33pm

Zeinab from Tehran, Iran

Lucky that ... Love the mood and composition. You know, after some pell-mell excitable photos of cityscabe and people , such a photo make everyone refresh

15 Aug 2010 7:37pm

@Zeinab: i am sad now . every new face for me is a new excitement and new refreshment .. i do not need lakes, and ducks , and flowers to make me refreshed :)) anyway, anyhow - thx dear :)

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Very Zenlike. A wonderful image.

15 Aug 2010 7:55pm

Susan from Sausalito, United States

Moments like this make everything else seem more vivid and alive--sustenance for the mind and spirit.

15 Aug 2010 8:00pm

@Susan: thx Susan ;)

Cosmin from Bucharest, Romania

is so quiet in this picture, i think i hear all your thoughs ... good job

15 Aug 2010 8:13pm

oriol from Sant Cugat del Vallès, Catalonia, Spain

Quietly, peacefully, the equanimity returns home...

15 Aug 2010 8:29pm

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

The colour and the solitary duck is so peaceful, just lovely

15 Aug 2010 8:30pm

Ekios from Une des trois iles du Salut, Guyana

Good lord Mariana .. It took me 3 times to read correctly the title ...

No, I won't tell what I read the two first times ... there is kids around ...

Love on you ;)

15 Aug 2010 8:53pm

@Ekios: lordy .. lordy .. .what did u read ? whisper !

Suji from Iran

excellent! It reminds me more than all silence and it's warm color gives a very cool feeling.
well done!

15 Aug 2010 8:53pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

What a mystical scene and the lone duck is probably happy - or sad. But the view from here is tremendous. What colours - this is a vision to behold! Thank you Mariana.

15 Aug 2010 9:00pm

@Denny Jump Photo: thanks Denny ;)

Frida from Sweden

Absolutely gorgeous!

15 Aug 2010 9:08pm

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

Great tone :)

15 Aug 2010 9:20pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Serenity, defined!

15 Aug 2010 10:14pm

Stu from Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Unique tones for a quiet scene. Such peace.

15 Aug 2010 10:47pm

Gillian Barfoot from Saint John, Canada

Lovely calm water -- I like the way the silhouette effect brings all the different details into harmony.

15 Aug 2010 11:08pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Although you prefer people, you do ducks, trees, and flowers so well. This is quite beautiful with that yellow light! Bravo!

15 Aug 2010 11:40pm

Carmen from Madrid, Spain

Ooooohhhhhh. J'aimeeeeeeeee

16 Aug 2010 12:24am

Prarthana from Singapore

the yellow colour cast is unique. the duck looks lonely in this very calm landscape. beautiful image.

16 Aug 2010 1:10am

Akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Calm and quiet scene with warm yellow colors.

16 Aug 2010 1:19am

Becky from los angeles, United States

I just love the yellow - the lone duck - reflection - SO peaceful and beautiful

16 Aug 2010 1:30am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Beautiful twilight scene.

16 Aug 2010 1:36am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Beautifully composed. Such a serene scene, and wonderful tones !

16 Aug 2010 3:41am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Beautiful....Great colour

16 Aug 2010 3:56am

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

one duck floating on lemon gatorade?
you have a beautiful way, mariana, of expressing the ordinary in such a way that it becomes special and memorable.

16 Aug 2010 4:04am

@Seraphine: thanks Sera :)

Wan from Singapore, Singapore

i love the warm yellow for the picture. its a nice change for the subject not to be placed using the one-third rule but to be slightly off center instead.

16 Aug 2010 4:39am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very nice, with this water color

16 Aug 2010 4:47am from Wemmel, Belgium

Utterlly awesome capture ...

16 Aug 2010 6:00am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Lovely peaceful scene. Excellent minimalism. The yellow tone is great.

16 Aug 2010 6:04am

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Nice reflection in this calm place, full of serenity.

16 Aug 2010 6:27am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super shot.

16 Aug 2010 7:46am

@Nigel: thanks a lot for this comment . i hope all is alright with you ;)

rian from fullerton, United States

all his friends are down south, bathing under the hot, humid summer sun.. ;) nice toning..

16 Aug 2010 7:54am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful tone.. lovely composition.

16 Aug 2010 7:57am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

what a wonderful yellow!!!!!

16 Aug 2010 8:00am

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

Serenity and tranquility personified, M. This is one of those frames that affects me deeply. The simple things in life that give us pleasure, like the beauty of Mother nature in dry landscape or liquid waters. The refection and colours, a lone bird and I am transfixed, a happy man lost in my thoughts. A wonderful frame

16 Aug 2010 3:36pm

@SOUL AFLAME: I am so happy that this image made you feel so ;)) Thanks Paul ! Maybe one day when I really get tired of people , their characters and dirty personalities, I will turn my back from them, and start taking pictures that would bring me the same feeling as you described right now .

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Great loneliness, something I'm able to look at our ponds, too. Unfortunately!

16 Aug 2010 4:14pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

juste un canard mais dans une lumière magnifique... superbe

16 Aug 2010 4:21pm

Oscar from Espira de l'agly, France

one duck, and the LIGHT, super light.

16 Aug 2010 8:02pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

que dificil es conjuntar la soledad con la seguridad y tu lo has conseguido, muy bien ........un abrazo

16 Aug 2010 8:04pm

Peter from Amsterdam, Netherlands

(and 17 poles!) A peacefull scene, away from the crowded city!

16 Aug 2010 8:52pm

Rookie from bangalore, India

wow, Nice color composition

16 Aug 2010 10:05pm

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

delightful to the eye

17 Aug 2010 5:01am

vahid from mashhad, Iran

Great shot. ;)

17 Aug 2010 12:37pm

Gilles from Entre Bussy et Bruxelles, France

beautiful monochrome that inspires calm and serenity
great shot

17 Aug 2010 6:42pm

Bruno from froyennes, Belgium

very nice tone/light ...

18 Aug 2010 8:19am

omiD from Tehran, Iran

I like it

18 Aug 2010 8:44am

omiD from Tehran, Iran

I like it

18 Aug 2010 8:52am

Pravin Patade from Fremont, United States

Nice colors...

18 Aug 2010 3:21pm

@Look from Nivelles, Belgium

La lumière est particulièrement belle ici, donnant une impression un peu mystérieuse.

18 Aug 2010 4:47pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain


19 Aug 2010 6:04pm

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

Incredible light !!!

20 Aug 2010 9:25am

asemane from tehran, Iran

the color and framing are atractive.

30 Aug 2010 8:49pm

@asemane: thanks a lot :)

1/500 second
ISO 200
75 mm