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Another photo taken last Friday at our reservoir - a different part of the mountain and the water disturbed by some Egyptian Geese - see V2 Smile
Thank you so much to Carol and Lillian for their UA 's on my wild lilies and to all who voted and commented - much appreciated !!
Have a great day !!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Lens:4.3 - 215.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24.0 - 1200.8 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:6 Sep 2013 - 9:42 AM
Focal Length:4.3mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.4
Aperture:f/3.4
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Swellendam Reservoir 2
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:11 Sep 2013 - 3:40 AM
Tags:Egyptian geese, Landscape / travel, Swellendam Reservoir
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Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
11 Sep 2013 - 3:44 AM

The ducks and the mountains, the light are delightful.
Can we switch countries for a season?!?!? Wink
M

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abeeror2
abeeror2 e2 Member 2abeeror2 vcard Australia
11 Sep 2013 - 3:44 AM

Fantastic, I never seen geese like that before.SmileSmileSmile

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Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
11 Sep 2013 - 3:59 AM

These are geese! What a wonderful plumage that they have.
Spectacular colors.
M

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WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
11 Sep 2013 - 4:03 AM

Two lovely captures at the reservoir. Well done Herman.
WesternRed.

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma e2 Member 2S_Psharma vcard India1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 4:33 AM

Both images are very beautiful v1 is the winner.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 4:57 AM

Two very good captures Herman. Unusual coloured geese........Sandy

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 4:59 AM

Two wonderful photos Herman. Once again, I say it, you live in a very beautiful place. I would love to see it.

Peter

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 5:41 AM

What a beautiful scene in V.1, Herman, and a very attractive pair of geese in V.2, well captured. Carol

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Diggeo
Diggeo e2 Member 1Diggeo vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 5:49 AM

Two beautiful photos Herman!

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bobsblues
bobsblues  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 6:15 AM

Two cracking shots Herman do like V1 excellent work,SmileSmile

Rob

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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 6:20 AM

V2 for me today..

Dave

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6108 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 6:32 AM

Lovely reflections Herman, mountains and water do make great shots.

Andy

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kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 3421 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 6:47 AM

Morning Herman. V1 for me. A beautiful image.
I am internet less unless the hotel has free wi fi SadSad
Beautiful hotel on the side of loch long. Phone not good either so looks like I'll catch everyone when I get back Saturday.

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 7:08 AM

Two super images, Herman. V1 for me this morning. Such a beautiful scene, well captured and with really lovely reflections too.

Lavina

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 7:12 AM

beautiful ! Herman i rook what you said on board and swapped th photos roud so if you 'd like to comment again that would be lovely

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Caziwinkles
11 Sep 2013 - 7:14 AM

Love both these Herman - the reflections are great in V1 - you have some beautiful surroundings. Smile

Carol

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jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 4261 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 7:17 AM

Very peaceful Herman and a great reflection. The geese are colourful!
Jason

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2214 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 7:20 AM

2 Brilliant images Herman,v1 beautiful reflection,and I do like your verry unusual geese,Smile
NettaSmile

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 7:20 AM

A great landscape image Herman, like the reflectionsSmile


Cliff

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GeorgePlatis
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11 Sep 2013 - 7:29 AM

Beautiful captures, Herman!
George

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 7:44 AM

What interesting birds
Yet again you are showing us your stunning country

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41122 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 7:44 AM

'Up where the air is clear'. Looks beautiful, Herman.

Dave

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
11 Sep 2013 - 7:58 AM

2 fine images Herman, great reflections in V1,
Fred.

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HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4271 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
11 Sep 2013 - 8:01 AM

Stunning Herman.

Harriet

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HuddersfieldHil
HuddersfieldHil e2 Member 1HuddersfieldHil vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 8:14 AM

What a beautiful place you live in Herman two cracking shotsSmileSmile

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 8:27 AM

I am fascinated with V 1. Reminds a famous pic by Ansel Adams. "White Branches,Mono Lake, california 1950". Hope I am correct.

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 8:51 AM

Two excellent shots, Herman. I love the colours of the Egyptian geese.

Ray

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luckybry
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11 Sep 2013 - 9:11 AM

excellent image

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 9:16 AM

You have led with the right one which is a fine landscape image.

Albert

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2013 - 9:21 AM

Two beautiful interesting images Smile

Eileen

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 9:56 AM

That's a beautiful landscape, Herman, with the fallen tree making interesting f/g detail.
And a fine shot of these beautifully plumaged geese in V 2.
Ronnie.

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chrissie3
chrissie3 e2 Member 6chrissie3 vcard England
11 Sep 2013 - 10:08 AM

Beautiful pictures but v1 for me - peaceful!

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 6nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 10:08 AM

I agree with Ronnie, Herman. Reservoirs offer great photographic opportunities. You are making use of them so well.

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
11 Sep 2013 - 10:29 AM

Great pair of images here Herman both good in there own rights, just love green and water so V1 love the reflections.

John

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digital_boi
11 Sep 2013 - 10:32 AM

V1 looks like a grand spot to spend some quality time Herman

GrahamGrinGrinGrinGrin

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 11:12 AM

A late viewing for me today, the hairdresser took preference todayBlush
Another beautiful landscape image today. Love V2 as well....great captures....a windy but sunny day here today

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williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 4williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 11:44 AM

brilliant i love No 1 reflections are superb, really well done.


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mikbee
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11 Sep 2013 - 11:46 AM

Good coloured shots Herman.
And I did not know you got geese from Egypt.
I thought it was only Pyramids and Cleopatra from there !!
Mick.

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canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
11 Sep 2013 - 12:02 PM

A beautiful scene Herman and well captured
Jim

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achieverswales
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11 Sep 2013 - 12:13 PM

Hi Herman, love both and excellent shots of the geese, have done a mod! I straightened the level of the lake using free transform, and pulling up the left top handle so leaving signature bottom right, added contrast to part of mountain range.

Hope you like.

Regards

Trev.

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lonely_oryx
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11 Sep 2013 - 12:42 PM

I really like the pair of geese

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 1:00 PM

Absolutely love the birds. V1 is potentially a stunner but it needs rotating to the fit to get the verticals in that construction vertical.

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xwang
xwang e2 Member 531 forum postsxwang vcard 7 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 2:31 PM

Beautiful reflection, wonderful colour and composition. Lovely foreground. And V2... nice colour, detail and light.

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mashwood10
mashwood10 e2 Member 2mashwood10 vcard United Kingdom
11 Sep 2013 - 3:21 PM

Great stuff Herman. Can't wait to get stuck into this camera !!! You are really encouraging me !GrinGrin

Pam

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ali63
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11 Sep 2013 - 4:23 PM

Brilliant reflections Herman in this super image,

Ali SmileSmile

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SUE118
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11 Sep 2013 - 4:25 PM

Magical reflections.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43684 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2013 - 4:43 PM

A great place to capture beautiful images such as this Herman...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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JuBarney
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11 Sep 2013 - 5:13 PM

A splendid landscape well captured in V1 and interesting geese in V2.
Ju

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11 Sep 2013 - 5:45 PM

V1 is very attractive, Herman, and the reflections are strong. The little structure is nicely placed, and the fallen tree gives good foreground interest.

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11 Sep 2013 - 6:01 PM

Two lovely captures, Herman.

P.

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Mike_Smith
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11 Sep 2013 - 7:04 PM

Really nice shot Herman, have you ever been up them mountains ? I also like the Geese, they are similar but not the same as the Egyptian geese i see here at the wetlands

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jaktis
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11 Sep 2013 - 7:21 PM

A beautiful scenery in v1 and the geeses looks great to

Peter

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11 Sep 2013 - 9:31 PM

Lovely shots Herman. Cathy

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lesliea
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11 Sep 2013 - 9:50 PM

Beautiful images Herman the landscape and the geese well taken.
Allen,

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11 Sep 2013 - 10:13 PM

Great image mate..................

Paul.

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Lynniesefforts
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12 Sep 2013 - 1:15 AM

Herman your landscapes are always just so beautiful...wonderful image GrinGrin

Lynette Grin

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ValeryAst e2 Member 2ValeryAst vcard Russian Federation
12 Sep 2013 - 8:26 AM

Fantastic place, Herman!Smile I also heard that in a small cafe near the Cape of Good Hope you can try the excellent lobsters at a reasonable price ... I feel that I need to go to South AfricaWink
Regards Valery

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basith
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12 Sep 2013 - 5:34 PM

Such a beautiful image Herman.
Lovely reflection too....

Basith

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13 Sep 2013 - 9:07 AM

Two great images Herman . Love the colour & ripples in version 2 xx

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15 Sep 2013 - 4:40 PM

It is V1 for me. That reflection in what looks like a glorious day looks wonderful!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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23 Sep 2013 - 6:43 PM

Lovely landscape and reflections.

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