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Young by Potra


Quote: Stunning capture Smile Every detail is perfect Smile
would reduce the enhancement of the yellow part though, but that's just down to personal opinion Smile

Thank you Ishan for commenting the picture.
I really cannot enhance one color only, I use Picasa as editor and don't have the options of separating colors.
Colors are very strong in the tropics, I increased contrast a bit and apply a fake Orton filter in edition to give it depth.
Thanks again.

By: Potra

Amur Tiger by SteveMackay

Amur Tiger

Excellent picture as always Steve, don't leave us without your photos for so long again.
Saludos desde Caracas,

By: SteveMackay

Hooks by Potra


Quote: A wonderful image, Marian, wishing you well in your sad country. Carol

Thank you Carol, I appreciate your concern very much.

By: Potra

Surrendered by Potra


Thanks everybody for your comments!

Quote: Perfection...
not certain what your title means though...
hope all is o.k where you are

No message to decipher from this picture Barbara.
This fight is a long one, it took them 15 years to destroy all the institutions that make up a democracy, it will not be quick or easy to get these leeches out of my country.
This is not a sprint, it is a marathon. Now they are kidnapping all the students they can find in the streets protesting.
I am very afraid for the female students, they are raping them pretty badly.

By: Potra

Source by Potra


I will tell later, but will let you guess a bit. It is fun!
Thanks, I thought that was beautiful when I saw it. Smile

By: Potra

Soto by Potra


Quote: Brilliant, all most scary...
Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

This is hanging over the heads of anyone that enters the building of the National System of Youth and Infant Orchestras. We have Soto's sculptures everywhere in the city. They are awesome, when there is high wind the sticks make noises. I love them, there is at least one of his works in the Centre Pompidou.
Cheers Nathan.

By: Potra

Hands by Potra


Quote: I'm listening to ray barretto and this image just brought the music to life. happy coincidence! =)
great shot, marian. =)

Thanks Carmen! I am big fan of the old salsa (meaning like Fania old...) Smile
One of my favorite songs of Ray Barreto.

Thanks Sandy! There is a link in the previous picture to a short video so you can have a good idea of the music.

By: Potra

Pleasant Pheasant by Glostopcat

Pleasant Pheasant

This is a magnificent bird. How can anyone kill it, that's something I will never understand...

By: Glostopcat

Gilded cage by ColleenA

Gilded cage

This is a very special shot. The cage is lovely.
Excellent tones and composition.

By: ColleenA

Palm Shadows by nonur

Palm Shadows

Oh Nezih you are traveling again! Lovely picture of a most wonderful place.

By: nonur

Out to Sea by Daisymaye

Out to Sea

Splendid range of color Sandy, this is a gorgeous view.

By: Daisymaye

The Boy in the White Top. by Mollycat

The Boy in the White Top.

C'mon Peter! I wanted to vote for this picture...SmileSmile
Love the contrast, that diagonal of the umbrellas must have been what caught your eye.
It is very beautiful. Excellent shot.

By: Mollycat

Me and My Stalker by carmenfuchs

Me and My Stalker

Spectacular work of art. It truly captures the feeling of being stalked.
I experienced that once in my life and wouldn't wish that to anyone.
Stay strong my dear.
Un abrazo,

By: carmenfuchs

San Juan Drummers by Potra

San Juan Drummers

You are right, it is a very intense jamming. I was about an hour taking pictures of the performance and when I left I was dumb with the high volume. I will be uploading more. The only downside is that there was very little sunlight left.
I made friends with one the the girlfriends of the drummers and hope they will tell me in advance next time they do this performance on the street. I like to see people´s reaction to it.
Thanks Peter for commenting on the picture.

By: Potra

Cherry Blossoms by Swarnadip

Cherry Blossoms

Gorgeous, lovely shot!

By: Swarnadip

Feather 2 by taggart

Feather 2

A masterpiece Jennnn, it is a magnificent shot. Perfectly thought and crafted.

By: taggart

Sunday breakfast! ): by Chinga

Sunday breakfast! ):

Looks a bit surprised! Wink Cheers and beijinhos, Isabel.

By: Chinga

Beach 5 by whatriveristhis

Beach 5

A work of art, Alan. This wonderful array of lights and textures could only be seen by a privileged eye.
Splendid composition. I am in complete awe of the curved stream of water that leads my eyes to that spectacularly bright horizon. The black sky is perfect.

By: whatriveristhis

A Bit of Fluff on the Side. by Mollycat

A Bit of Fluff on the Side.

They are too cute to eat! Smile

By: Mollycat

A Tulip for the Mothers by taggart

A Tulip for the Mothers

Perfect flower, excellent shot.

By: taggart

Many by Potra


Quote: Sorry Marian!
Kate Blush

Nothing to be sorry Kate, now I can say that Marain is my name in Gaelic! Wink

Quote: . Strength in anonymity. Powerfull stuff Marian, and you will prevail.

Quote: This is stunning, one of the best uses of strong directional light that I've seen. The figures have the anonymity, and the hints of individuality, of the Terracotta Army.

Quote: Must be viewed "Large" to be appreciated.
A brooding stillness, an immovable implacable force that it seems can barely be contained. A gathering of strength.
A very powerful statement.

Quote: Remarkable image.. many faceless in individuality but the power of a hurricane in collectiveness.. nothing in isolation but supreme in togetherness.. in a little commune, a society, a nation, or even the entire world in different levels.. Brilliant, meaningful image..

I am really glad this image conveys such strength. These were people leaving a protest of several hours under an inclement sun. We tend to leave at the same time because that minimizes the chances of being harassed or attacked by the police.
I certainly hope that we will prevail because the other option is a communist dictatorship.
Thanks for your support.

By: Potra

Water Curtain by Potra

Water Curtain

I saw this from far away. I was about a 100 meters from the subjects but the color of the water was something so completely astounding that I had to shoot. The scene was very hard to shoot since there were many objects and people between me and the fountain and very little time to get it. It was almost 6 pm and once the sun gets behind the buildings that beauty would be gone. I will go back sometime...
Thanks everybody for the comments and votes, you are very kind.

By: Potra

Anemone blues by MandyD

Anemone blues

Oh my god, this is an amazing capture. What a delicate POV and the focus is superb!

By: MandyD

A (small) Slice of Life by taggart

A (small) Slice of Life

The action makes this image special. Excellent shot.

By: taggart

Tears by NDODS


There is beauty only waiting to be discovered by a gentle heart.


Blue and Yellow by NDODS

Blue and Yellow

Magnificent sharpness and composition.


Brooding by NDODS


V1 is a greatly composed and contrasted shot.
Love it.


Watching by NDODS


Splendid shot Nathan, really beautiful.


Winter2014  last photos by handlerstudio

Winter2014 last photos

V1, that picture of the forest is very inviting. I miss the cold very much.

By: handlerstudio

Spring Daffodils by johnriley1uk

Spring Daffodils

Lovely capture.

By: johnriley1uk