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Yesterday was such a glorious Spring day that I had to grab the camera and took a hike to our water reservoir against the mountain. All our water come from the mountains Smile The dam was surrounded by Pine trees but they were all destroyed two years ago in a fire. Hopefully the heather will be back this year.
Thank you so much to Ju and Graham for their precious UA's on my yellow ranunculi yesterday and also to everyone who voted or commented !!
Have a super weekend

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 - 9:48 AM
Focal Length:4.7mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:160
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Swellendam Reservoir
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:7 Sep 2013 - 4:12 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel, South africa, Swellendam, Water reservoir
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kathrynlouise

Wowsers. What an awesome landscape. Stunning Herman and had to give you my UA for today. Love it Grin

Kathryn

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2013 - 4:49 AM

This is a wonderful landscape, Herman. Great reflections, but I really like how you have the image go from close foreground to the mountains in the back.

Peter

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S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2013 - 4:57 AM

Outstanding picture beautiful composition.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2013 - 5:33 AM

What a beautiful scene, Herman, and some fine reflections, too. No doubt it's a haven for wildlife, too, super capture. Carol

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Ayoob
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7 Sep 2013 - 5:58 AM

A cracking landscape shot with beautiful reflection ,colours and light , Herman - very well done...GrinGrinGrin

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bobsblues
bobsblues  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2013 - 6:08 AM

Beautiful reflections Herman a super shot my friend .SmileSmile
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termite53
termite53 e2 Member 1termite53 vcard United Kingdom
7 Sep 2013 - 6:45 AM

Perfect reflection, beautiful image

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2013 - 6:47 AM

Morning Herman, another great Spring day today, so you may have to go on another hike and get an equally breathtaking image. Swellendam is one of the most beautiful areas in the Western Cape. Your composition is excellent, a stunning captureGrinGrinGrinGrin

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jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
7 Sep 2013 - 6:50 AM

Gorgeous

Peter

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HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4269 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
7 Sep 2013 - 6:54 AM

Really stunning, makes me want to be there NOW!

Harriet

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Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1910 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom95 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2013 - 7:01 AM

Superb landscape image with a very fine reflection.
Nigel

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 6nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2013 - 7:26 AM


Quote: Superb landscape image with a very fine reflection.
Nigel

X2. You must have noticed that the hill presents a portrait of a man, Herman. Amazing.

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
7 Sep 2013 - 7:29 AM

Beautiful scene Herman, super reflection,
Fred.

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Diggeo
Diggeo e2 Member 1Diggeo vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2013 - 7:41 AM

Great capture and wonderful reflections Herman!!

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2013 - 8:05 AM

A serene landscape.

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2013 - 8:05 AM

Beautiful image, love the reflection Smile

Eileen

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marshfam19
marshfam19 e2 Member 6marshfam19 vcard United Kingdom
7 Sep 2013 - 8:16 AM

Wonderful reflection. Great image.

Mary

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2212 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2013 - 8:32 AM

This is Brilliant Herman,I even turned my lap top upside down and looked at it that way as well.Smile
NettaSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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AlexAppleby
7 Sep 2013 - 8:57 AM

Beautiful shot, looks like a great place to go for a walk.

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
7 Sep 2013 - 9:11 AM

Such a great picture. It brings out the peace and beauty of the area. Love the shadows too!

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Caziwinkles
7 Sep 2013 - 9:15 AM

Wow Herman! Such an amazing peaceful landscape - superb reflection.

Carol

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NDODS e2 Member 43667 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2013 - 9:33 AM

Beautifully composed, exposed and photographed Herman, the deep crystal reflections are simply stunning.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2013 - 9:35 AM

Now that is what I call a great reflected image Herman
not a breeze around to spoil this one suberbly shot
Lillian

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2013 - 9:36 AM

so beautiful and love the mirrored effect given by the reflection

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6106 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2013 - 9:44 AM

An excellent landscape shot Herman, great reflections.

Andy

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achieverswales
7 Sep 2013 - 10:25 AM

Awesome landscape Herman, also love the reflection.

Regards

Trev.

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digital_boi
7 Sep 2013 - 10:52 AM

good one indeed Herman with a superb reflection think you best get out and plant some new trees Tongue

GrahamGrinGrinGrinGrin

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2013 - 11:12 AM

Love the reflections. The rocks make a good base

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Danny1970
Danny1970 e2 Member 148 forum postsDanny1970 vcard United Kingdom
7 Sep 2013 - 11:31 AM

A beautifully composed Landcape scene, lovely light and reflectionsSmile

Danny

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debu
debu  4 India
7 Sep 2013 - 11:42 AM

A nice scene with lovely reflection.
debu

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DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2013 - 11:47 AM

This really is a superb image, Herman!
What a beautiful part of the world you live in!

Richard

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morpheus1955
7 Sep 2013 - 12:12 PM

Lovely image Herman, excellent composition and I love the reflections

Hugh

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2013 - 12:16 PM

I like this a lot, Herman, and what a reflection!.

Ray

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fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2013 - 12:17 PM

A very beautiful scene, Herman. Excellent composition, well taken, lovely reflection.

Lavina

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Mavis
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7 Sep 2013 - 12:56 PM

A beautiful dam giving you cool , clear water. A wonderful photo xx

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Skeet1Away e2 Member 348 forum postsSkeet1Away vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2013 - 1:00 PM

What a stunning reflection........super image.

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ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
7 Sep 2013 - 1:06 PM

Breathtaking view here, Herman!Smile
Regards Valery

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2013 - 1:30 PM

This is really lovely Herman Smile A fine composition.

Rod

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ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2013 - 2:03 PM

My goodness...WHAT a grand shot, Herman!! Such lush light and colour and I simply love your composition.

Bravo Smile

Andrew

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Holmewood e2 Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
7 Sep 2013 - 2:23 PM

Fantastic shot Herman. Cathy

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Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2013 - 2:28 PM

A lovely tranquil scene Herman. The reflection is beautiful.......Sandy

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2527 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2013 - 2:37 PM

superb image Herman, I love the reflections,

Ali SmileSmile

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7 Sep 2013 - 3:41 PM

Superb image Herman super reflectionsSmileSmile

Cliff

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7 Sep 2013 - 3:55 PM

Lovely scene, super reflections. I should split my time between the Northern and Southern hemispheres so that I could get two Springs per year - my favourite season!

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7 Sep 2013 - 4:12 PM

nice reflective capture Herman

David

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xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2013 - 5:15 PM

Beautiful reflection, wonderful view. Lucky you, the water must taste great!

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7 Sep 2013 - 5:39 PM

A really lovely landscape with that water.
Ju

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7 Sep 2013 - 5:39 PM

This is a quality shot Herman, love the reflections.

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7 Sep 2013 - 5:53 PM

That's a fantastic reflection and scene!

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7 Sep 2013 - 7:02 PM

Lovely reflection in the calm water.Smile

ivor

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Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
7 Sep 2013 - 7:14 PM

Fabulous mountains, Herman. Splendid shot.
M

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Beautiful image.

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carper123 e2 Member 3116 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2013 - 8:47 PM

Wonderful scenery, Herman and a super composition, well done on those awards.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile

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7 Sep 2013 - 9:41 PM

What a shame about the pine trees, I bet they looked wonderful here, but you have still managed an excellent image with perfect reflections.

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pks  10 England
7 Sep 2013 - 10:46 PM

wonderful reflections well taken

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7 Sep 2013 - 10:52 PM

Very beautiful indeed!!! Those reflections and mountains and the water. GrinGrinGrinGrin ---- Jukka.

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thedon1941
7 Sep 2013 - 10:58 PM

Beautiful landscape Herman Don

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8 Sep 2013 - 12:21 AM

This is just beautiful Herman..GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin

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8 Sep 2013 - 11:46 AM

Such a beautiful and tranquil scene. Ann.

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8 Sep 2013 - 12:00 PM

Undoubtedly one of your best Herman.

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Barjo  3 United States
8 Sep 2013 - 3:58 PM

A gorgeous landscape image!

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12 Sep 2013 - 1:54 PM

Beautiful scene,,,my dogs would love to upset that calm water.

Aidan,,

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21 Sep 2013 - 1:54 PM

Such a beautiful and tranquil scene with some wonderful reflections

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