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Bird Island at Sunset, Point Lobos State Reserve

Posted by
Maria (California, United States) on 17 December 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Canon EOS 5D 1/200 second F/5.6 ISO 100 300 mm

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MissT from Chicagoland, United States

Great pov, beautiful colors!

17 Dec 2010 5:09am

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Wonderful light and color!

17 Dec 2010 5:12am

sunstone_maria from California, United States

Wow, wow .. fantastic image!! Love this place - one of my favorites in Point Lobos.

17 Dec 2010 6:02am

Yair Karelic from Ramat Gan, Israel

WOW! Really beautiful!

17 Dec 2010 6:34am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Wow... fantastic shot! Love the composition, colours and lighting ...

17 Dec 2010 7:59am

Céline from New York City, United States

Gorgeous !

17 Dec 2010 8:41am

Marta Mateu Méndez from Oix (Girona), Spain

A beautiful backlight! and a single bird flying in the middle of the sky. Great!

17 Dec 2010 11:07am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

A remarkable photo in many ways, not least in color and composition.

17 Dec 2010 12:11pm

Franz from Baden, Austria

spectacular silhouette!

17 Dec 2010 12:43pm

Pixadilly from Taos, NM, United States

I'm assuming those are birds at the top of the silhouette. Amazing they were so still. Nice moment!

17 Dec 2010 1:01pm

guillaume from Paris, France

Fantastic composition and colours !!! *****

17 Dec 2010 4:33pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Maria, this is truly a magnificent and VERY unique view here. The silhouettes of the birds (looks like a few pelicans and cormorants, too?) is tack sharp and SO dramatic. This is a striking image just for the silhouettes alone..they, to me, are the true star of the show. But themthe coup de grace comes when the eye is first caught, perhaps, by the light but then finds the birds, but then....back to the light and finally the entire scene and I say "AHHH!" The slope upwards really lends to a feeling of hope and fortitude...climbing to the sky. This is a very strengthening image...Thank You Maria - So, So Beautiful this is!

17 Dec 2010 5:17pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

wow! Magnificent really is the word! it's a work of beauty!

17 Dec 2010 6:23pm

Nicolas from Switzerland


Fantastique vue quelle diagonale noire, et ce ciel merveilleux, quel rêve, excellent super.
Merci et belle soirée

17 Dec 2010 6:32pm

Don Smith from California, United States

Awesome image Maria. But what makes it complete is the soaring bird. Beautiful!

17 Dec 2010 6:40pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

marvelous. i love the bands within that gorgeous sky!! i agree with don about the soaring bird

17 Dec 2010 7:49pm

Jean-Louis from Nîmes, France

Magnifique photo !!!! Le ciel l'oiseau la diagonale et tous ces oseaux en contre jour , c'est vraiment un petit chef d'oeuvre , bravo !!
Bon WE ,

17 Dec 2010 9:36pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

i wonderf about the noise of this place... great backlight :)

18 Dec 2010 12:10am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Absolutely stunning photo

18 Dec 2010 7:27am

Carol from United States

Maria, This is quite the departure from the majority of the shots from Point Lobos. It's uniqueness only adds to the great composition. Beautifully done.

18 Dec 2010 10:24am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Maria - By the way...looking forward to your new posts is like waiting for that new episode o a favorite show. I can't wait. I know it will be marvelous...

18 Dec 2010 7:41pm

Mike from California, United States

I like this POV with the color and silhouetted birds...very nice !

19 Dec 2010 12:29am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

just wonderful! the line of birds along the slope is something very special indeed!

19 Dec 2010 1:12pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

This is the kind of shot one expects to win a PRIZE with!

20 Dec 2010 5:43am

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique !

21 Dec 2010 1:17pm

Betsy Barron from Philadelphia, PA, United States

absolutely stunning and unique!

18 Jan 2011 2:55pm

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Canon EOS 5D
1/200 second
ISO 100
300 mm