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Cuba .......... 1

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 1 May 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

It is going to be a long series of pictures from Cuba.
I would love to thank everyone who was visiting and commenting my pre-loaded images while I was away !

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/100 second F/3.5 ISO 200 15 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

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

Great colors and textures!!
I hope you had a wonderful time in Cuba :-))

1 May 2012 5:23am

Loukas from Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece

Very extraordinary perspective Mariana. I am waiting for the series because Cuba is a place I want so much to visit

1 May 2012 5:38am

Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

the colors and texture created by these trunks are interesting.... the red background also heightens the tones...

1 May 2012 6:06am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nicely framed - and good texture

1 May 2012 6:21am

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Looking forward to see your Cuba series.

1 May 2012 6:26am

@Mirjam: i hope you like this rather abstract image :) thx !

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

That's superb !

1 May 2012 6:36am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5****

1 May 2012 6:38am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Beautiful textures, I hope you also take photos of old American cars.

1 May 2012 7:00am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

great frame - looking forward to your unique eye of Cuban life

1 May 2012 7:42am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

funny look

1 May 2012 7:46am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice shot for the fist one of the new series. I will enjoy your new series.

1 May 2012 7:47am

yo from Ile de France, France

Des troncs comme des fourrures ! Graphique et très coloré !
Nice !

1 May 2012 8:00am

Göran from Skanör, Sweden

Is it the legs of a giant spider? It will be interesting to see your pictures from this peculiar country.

1 May 2012 8:30am

Mhelene from Paris, France

A gorgeous composition !! Superb !

1 May 2012 8:38am

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Well done. A great composition.

1 May 2012 8:47am

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Cool, we gonna see pictures of Cuba ! This one is so smart !

1 May 2012 9:00am

Farnaaz from Iran, Iran

This one has great texture and I'm sure I will love Cuba so much .

1 May 2012 9:15am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Awesome compo Mariana.

1 May 2012 9:50am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & amazing!!!!

1 May 2012 10:25am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Wonderful colour and texture. Hope you had a wonderful time and l'm really looking forward to seeing Cuba through your eyes Mariana

1 May 2012 10:30am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wonderful shot of these fuzzy trees. The red wall makes a great backdrop. Hope you had a great trip!

1 May 2012 11:19am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

WOW !!!!! this is so beautiful !

1 May 2012 12:12pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

These trees are incredible! For a moment - I thought they were cat's tails. Very cool!

1 May 2012 12:17pm

Mijnnikonenik from Leuven, Belgium

Certainly i will follow the pictures about Cuba, I was there 10 years ago,

1 May 2012 12:23pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

A very striking graphic - and an exciting start to your series, Mariana!

1 May 2012 12:39pm

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

The first thought that came to my mind - a giant spider and her hairy legs :).

1 May 2012 1:28pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Cool image.

1 May 2012 3:06pm

Chia Teck Kim from Singapore, Singapore

Love your creativity here..simple and yet intriguing !

1 May 2012 3:26pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

das fängt schon sehr an. Farblich ein passender Hintergrund für diese Bäume.

1 May 2012 5:02pm

PhotoAttraction from Porto, Portugal

three tales of what animal ?

1 May 2012 5:24pm

@PhotoAttraction: whatever !!!!!!

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Excellent framing, very striking!

1 May 2012 5:38pm

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Aha! Excellent! I wonder what it is, before discovering the solution to the top of the photo! Great idea!

1 May 2012 5:40pm

philippe from moselle, France

excellent, la suite devrait être passionnante !!!

1 May 2012 6:30pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Excellent colour and texture in this shot Mariana! ;-)

1 May 2012 6:35pm

franz from Baden, Austria

very attractive beginning of our tour of cuba with you! love the muted red and the 'hairs' on the trunks of the trees ... an excellent frame!

1 May 2012 6:42pm

Marie from George, South Africa

wonderful detail, simplicity and strong colours!

1 May 2012 6:53pm

Ddo from Verdun, France

Graphique et coloré, j'aime. Quels curieux troncs. Je suis impatiente de voir la sutie

1 May 2012 8:10pm

Tat à l'oeil from Paris, France

jolies couleurs et bon cadrage !

1 May 2012 8:32pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Wow! Such incredible texture captured in these palm trees! They look like thousands of needles on the bark. I love the warm background color!

1 May 2012 8:42pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Wow, I LOVE this photo! Fantastic tones and textures.

1 May 2012 9:23pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Looks almost like monkey tails hanging from some roof, remarkable photo, just love it, and it
must have made you take pictures you never thought of, being in another country, superb !~

1 May 2012 9:58pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Gorgeous color and texture! Makes a great design!

1 May 2012 10:07pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Beautiful composition. Amazing colors and textures !!!! These thorny palm trunks are magnificent, we call these palms "Corozo" ...

1 May 2012 10:28pm

Dave from Southbridge, United States

Fantasitc photo and composition

1 May 2012 11:19pm

Claudiu from București, Romania

Awesome trip Congrats! and with splendid results, Bravo.

2 May 2012 12:55am

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful image. Love the colours and textures. Great. :)

2 May 2012 7:22am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great details..

2 May 2012 7:41am

3dward from Ilagan, Isabela, Philippines

splendid Shot and all your works.

2 May 2012 8:11am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Beautiful, this is a nice image

2 May 2012 8:49am

STEED from D, France

Yeah !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Curious and Nice !!!!!

2 May 2012 8:50am

Stéphane Thémèze from Paris, France

Can't show up on a beach like that! Shaving needed prior to sunbathing anyway. And that is a prescription.
Nice pic.

Cheers Mariana.

2 May 2012 2:55pm

@Stéphane Thémèze: hairy comment, Stephane ;)

JACQUES Côte Basque from BIDART, France

Composition très originale, mélange de couleurs et matières, très réussi.

2 May 2012 4:21pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

interesting frame you used here! superb!

2 May 2012 6:56pm

Gérard Méry from Tours, France

Mais quel est cet animal avec du poils au pattes?

2 May 2012 8:18pm

@Gérard Méry: these are my unshaved legs :)

Stephane.D from Limoges, France

superbe, tu donnes envie de le vivre pleinement ;)

2 May 2012 8:58pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Grandiseo graphsime de tronc avec comme des poils sueprbe.
Belle soriée

3 May 2012 1:18pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

jolie composition, graphique et originale.

3 May 2012 7:24pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Love how you framed this! Great composition!

3 May 2012 9:10pm

François Jouve from Grasse, France

Where are the elephants ?
I visited Cuba last year, from La Havane to Santiago de Cuba. I know how fascinating it is...
I am delighted to watch your shoots

4 May 2012 12:13pm

Jacqueline from Montréal, Canada

I love it !

4 May 2012 4:10pm

Maria from California, United States

the trunks of the palms are so interesting looking and with the beautiful colors of the wall in the background makes a lovely image

4 May 2012 9:50pm

rian from Vestavia Hills, United States

wow, you got to visit cuba? awesome.. i wouldn't want to climb those trees though.. :D

5 May 2012 6:51pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

C'est vrai que notre guide locale nous a dit qu'il y avait des centaines de sortes de palmiers à Cuba.
Ceux-là, je ne les ai pas vus!
Excellente définition en tout cas.

5 May 2012 6:55pm

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Wonderful colour and texture

6 May 2012 7:31am

cajera from France

C'est curieux ces troncs d'arbres poilus. Comme quoi, il n'y a pas que nos jambes qui le soit

9 May 2012 5:00pm

Hilde Morin from Portland, Oregon, United States

Love this composition. Very nice Cuba series :)

14 May 2012 5:04am

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

Great...great composition!!!!

15 May 2012 8:21pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

So different from your usual work, but always beautiful. These trees are amazing! Great!
Have a nice day.

20 Jun 2012 1:52pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/100 second
ISO 200
15 mm