{ quiet sound of nature }

NIKON D90 1/250 second F/13.0 ISO 100 28 mm

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Love and Joy!

Ani from Bordeaux, France

Magnifique !!! Vraiment magnifique !!! Wonderful b&w !!!

25 Oct 2011 5:39am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Very well seen, great compo and b&w... Very creative and beautiful.

25 Oct 2011 5:55am

rem_la from Villiers, France

joli jeu de lumiere !

25 Oct 2011 5:59am

rupesh from kudal, India

Do more than exist, LIVE.
Do more than touch, FEEL.
Do more than look, OBSERVE.
Do more than read, ABSORB.
Do more than hear, LISTEN.
Do more than listen, UNDERSTAND,
Do more than think, PONDER.
Do more than talk, SAY SOMETHING.......Ultimate capture...

25 Oct 2011 6:03am

Joan Felix from Jakarta, Indonesia

wow.... excellent pic

25 Oct 2011 6:16am

Hans ter Horst from Ruislip, United Kingdom

The birds lined up great, and I love the foggy background

25 Oct 2011 6:41am

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

This is very nice. Well done!

25 Oct 2011 6:56am

Manola from Bassens, France

What patience you have!
... Your eyes on this beautiful nature is .;;-)))

25 Oct 2011 7:44am

Victoria from Sweden

Wow. I love this picture! :)

25 Oct 2011 7:47am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Three white and one black, gorgeous !

25 Oct 2011 7:55am

Monik from PARIS, France

Oooooh... Maria, cette photo est sublime. J'adore l'atmosphère brumeuse sur le lac endormi que l' envol des oiseaux vient troubler.

25 Oct 2011 7:57am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

The look I shall be stuck to the four birds ... at its batir wings of ... I see with the imagination and the Flying ... There is an excellent feeling of freedom in this beautiful imagen ... As if outside a Dream ... Best regards, Adela

25 Oct 2011 8:02am

k@ from Paris, France

Stupendous quatuor, wonderful image, such a harmony in the compo, bravo.

25 Oct 2011 8:29am

Punit from Somewhere in, India

Surreal..! The BW tones are so unique and so fascinating in this lovely capture - they add up to the wonderful composition and the balance of the scene so fantastically well. The best one I have seen for the day, by a long mile!

25 Oct 2011 9:01am

Isa from Vaucluse, France

Magnifique photo en N & B !

25 Oct 2011 10:10am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

This is very beautiful ! Great colors ! Wonderful atmosphere !

25 Oct 2011 10:28am

Florence from Paris, France

Your format suits so well each of your shot. I'm really in awe with the sqaure format. It definitely enhances this already valuable shot. Truly poetic.

25 Oct 2011 10:49am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Ten stars and it's not nearly enough good God Maria, this is...Heaven
really it's in California, 'cause just like this this place I could move to, I'd want to

25 Oct 2011 11:37am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

I just can't stop looking at it...

25 Oct 2011 11:38am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Exquisite image - nature's spirit at its very best.

25 Oct 2011 12:20pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

superbe, stunning, great shot!

25 Oct 2011 1:55pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Super Maria

25 Oct 2011 2:09pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Fantastic scene and wonderful processing. Superb image.

25 Oct 2011 2:44pm

Adrian from Wakefield, United Kingdom

superb composition alongside exquisite pp. fantastic work

25 Oct 2011 3:05pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States


25 Oct 2011 3:22pm

Visualaccent from somewhere in the, United States

One of your best picture, congratulation!

25 Oct 2011 3:42pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

a masterpiece - great work

25 Oct 2011 4:28pm

Trina from Pennsylvania, United States

Wow, superb work! Love it!

25 Oct 2011 5:35pm

karla from Omaha, United States

Superb composition! Everything quite perfect in this one...all your images have a quietude that is enhanced by the square format. I am enjoying all of them. :)

25 Oct 2011 5:51pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

The desaturation is beautiful, such a glorious way to showcase these birds and the wonderful hills with the mist and reflections ! :-)

25 Oct 2011 6:19pm

Uistnomad from North Uist, United Kingdom

Nice capture

25 Oct 2011 8:06pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Love it!

25 Oct 2011 8:16pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I can just hear them. Beautiful!

25 Oct 2011 8:55pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Marvelous image, well done!

25 Oct 2011 9:33pm

franz from Baden, Austria

superb ... and so painterly ...

25 Oct 2011 9:42pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

exquisite. fabulous processing

25 Oct 2011 11:29pm

alex centrella from California, United States

N I C E . . . . !

26 Oct 2011 12:52am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

excellent timing! the birds taking off from the water look superb and each one is of a slightly different shade! wonderful work!

26 Oct 2011 3:28am

Maria from California, United States

impressive comment from Rupesh...Maria...
and I believe this has to go under "My Most Favorites of Yours" category...
really nice, I love it so much

26 Oct 2011 3:31am

S.Bernardin from le Havre, France

Attention in takeoff,great shot !

26 Oct 2011 8:15am

Bhushan from kudal, India

Superb shot !!

26 Oct 2011 8:30am

awil from france, France

that is very nice!!!! I like it !

26 Oct 2011 3:28pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Congratulations for the Spotlight!!! Fantastic image. Nice day.

26 Oct 2011 4:09pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Great picture! Congratulation for the spotlight! Bravo!

26 Oct 2011 4:24pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Just magnificent, M<aria -as always, but this truly has a special feel to it - a MOST deserved Spotlight award for sure. Congratulations, Maria! Beautifully composed!

26 Oct 2011 4:51pm

Ada Panich from S.Benedetto del Tronto, Italy

Simply wonderful! Congrats!

26 Oct 2011 4:54pm

fereshteh. from Iran

so beautiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiful.

26 Oct 2011 5:09pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Congratulations for the spotlight

26 Oct 2011 5:11pm

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Congratulations on the Spotlight! This is an absolutely fabulous image, very well deserved!

26 Oct 2011 5:13pm

Céline from New York City, United States

Congrats on the spotlight ! What a beautiful and unusual capture !

26 Oct 2011 5:23pm

Nina from Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States

A wonderfully composed shot from top to bottom, and lovely soft light. Congratulations!

26 Oct 2011 5:54pm

Florence from Paris, France

Bravo for the spotlight.

26 Oct 2011 7:05pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

a dream *****

26 Oct 2011 7:08pm

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

Great shot

26 Oct 2011 8:19pm

franz from Baden, Austria

hurrah ... the spotlight!!! why am i not surprised ?!? (because it's a superb image, that's why! ;-))

26 Oct 2011 8:51pm

parandin from kermanshah, Iran

great moment .

26 Oct 2011 9:19pm

BlindPoet from Whangarei, New Zealand


26 Oct 2011 9:25pm

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Geese, ducks or elves? The light is amazing!

26 Oct 2011 10:22pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Fantastic! Excellent choice of post processing too! Ouststanding work.
Congratulations on the Spotlight!

26 Oct 2011 11:48pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Congratulations on Spotlight for this awesome shot.

26 Oct 2011 11:52pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

brilliant spotlight - congratulations

27 Oct 2011 2:04am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight!

27 Oct 2011 2:25am

Maria from California, United States

Congratulations Maria, as if this is any surprise.....
As I said in my first comment, I classified this image under "My Most Favorites of Yours" category...cause it really is one of your best!

27 Oct 2011 4:02am

@Maria: Thank you Maria - thank you so much! How interesting! I was almost ready to delete this image as I felt it is not exactly what I really like .. and now I am glad I kept it and posted it here and I am very happy you like it :)

Dokmateo from Manila, Philippines

Congratulation. Such a magnificent composition! A masterpiece!

27 Oct 2011 5:42am



27 Oct 2011 6:18am

Visioplanet from Kolkata, India

Wonderful capture.. I love the way the fog slowly fades the hills away in the background. This is an epic masterpiece.. And no, I'm not exaggerating...

27 Oct 2011 6:52am

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Congratulation !! Wonderful

27 Oct 2011 8:40am

Steve from Atlanta, United States

OMG! This is incredible!!!! Congratulations on the spotlight...it is well deserved.

27 Oct 2011 8:44am

Priscilla from Amsterdam, Netherlands


27 Oct 2011 10:02am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Superb capture...beautiful processing!
Congratulations on the spotlight!
Well deserved Maria!

27 Oct 2011 10:36am

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Great line and great b&w!

27 Oct 2011 12:38pm

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Wouhaaaaaaaaaaaa! Superbe photo!! I love!! et félicitation pour ton spotlight!!!

27 Oct 2011 1:57pm

Elora from Genoa, Italy

beautiful! congratulations on your well-deserved spotlight!!

27 Oct 2011 4:29pm

Mark Pedri from Rock Springs, United States

Great scene! Story is the root of art

27 Oct 2011 6:16pm

digitalCG from Manchester, United Kingdom

Beautifully presented, top notch.

27 Oct 2011 6:20pm

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Wow! Stunning!

27 Oct 2011 9:55pm

Steve from Camdenton, United States

A Superb image! Many, many wonderful photos in your portfolio.

28 Oct 2011 4:00am

Emerson Dixx from don, China

superb!Congratulations on the spotlight!

28 Oct 2011 4:32am

David from Detroit, United States

What did you say to the ducks to get them to line up like that? Congratulations on the spotlight.

28 Oct 2011 1:29pm

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A fabulous capture and beautifuly presented. Congratulations on the Spotlight.

28 Oct 2011 1:41pm

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Magical ....
:) Aly

28 Oct 2011 8:03pm

Jerry - a moment in time [...] from Chicago, United States

simply amazing! How did you get the geese to make that? :)

29 Oct 2011 1:45am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice capture !!

29 Oct 2011 8:32am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Oh, wonderful photo! Beautiful birds and mysterious landscape in back... Perfect!

29 Oct 2011 11:13am

Kate from Kyoto, Japan

This is the most beautiful black and white photograph I have ever seen!

29 Oct 2011 1:38pm

Kat from Lorraine, France

Magnifique !

29 Oct 2011 7:56pm

Gilles from Entre Bussy et Bruxelles, France

a well-deserved spotlight. According to me it's one of your very best if not the best ... when photo meets perfection *****

29 Oct 2011 8:20pm

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan


30 Oct 2011 12:04am

johbont from rotterdam, Netherlands

beautiful photo /
pity of the wide white border

30 Oct 2011 4:57am

Emilio Garcia from Pleasanton, United States

Superb B&W treatment, the light is magnificent. I also believe that framing with some black line or other means would enhance this extraordinary photograph!

30 Oct 2011 8:13pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Exquisite - a beautiful capture!

31 Oct 2011 12:08am

ryse from bordeaux, France

Quel envol majestueux !

31 Oct 2011 8:54am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland


31 Oct 2011 1:30pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

I missd this one, great shot and well deserving of the Spotlight

2 Nov 2011 6:50am

Jackie from Montréal, Canada

Soooo beautiful!

2 Nov 2011 10:49pm

Hamid from Tehran, Iran

I feel calm after seeing this photo, Awesome!

4 Nov 2011 8:28am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

fabulous and well deserved spotlight

4 Nov 2011 9:40am

fatima from tehran, Iran

thanks .. is very nice :)

4 Nov 2011 11:01am

Farhaat from Manama, Bahrain

breath taking!

4 Nov 2011 5:22pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Well deserved spotlight. I really love this and your title. Wonderfully peaceful.

4 Nov 2011 10:10pm

Hooman from Mashhad, Iran

beautiful... very nice shot

5 Nov 2011 9:09am

Marie from FRESNES, France

excellent !

11 Nov 2011 6:12pm

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

This brought a smile to my face. Lovely blog.

23 Nov 2011 10:05am

nunush from Isfahan, Iran

the scene is really unique and BUTful
nice shot!

30 Nov 2011 3:05pm

Gary Thaxton from Saxapahaw, United States

I love the soft tones and ghost image of the water fowl.

21 May 2012 8:09pm

anjana from mumbai, India

beautiful processing!

24 Feb 2015 3:29am

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1/250 second
ISO 100
28 mm