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While up in Taree for a miniature horse we caught up with Nathan =mental3pal and took us out to his school to show us one of his favourite views.

To take this shot we needed to clamber through a farmer's fence and wade into a dam - luckily I was prepared and had some gum boots with me.

I was keeping a watchful eye out for any snakes while I was standing knee deep in the dam amongst the reeds! Danni kept herself amused by watching how much trouble we took with our shots and probably quietly chuckling at how stupid we looked.

I bracketed 3 exposures for this scene and then fused them with photomatix pro before making slight levels adjustment and sharpening for presentation.

The sunset was very welcome has it had been an extremely hot day.

Nathan has already submitted a similiar shot
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ZiggyBam Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Student General Artist
wow! another amazing sunset photograph from you, I love this C:
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much:-)
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ZiggyBam Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Student General Artist
no problem! c: x
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ZSnapper Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Great snap! If I can ask you a technical question about that pic, did you use flash to illuminate the foreground?
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks, no I didn't use a flash, I used graduated ND filters for a longer exposure:-)
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ZSnapper Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I usually use ND4 grads for such purposes but it seemed a bit odd that the front plants had white (and not orange tint). I have to learn more :) Thanks for the quick reply!
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Miarath Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010   General Artist
Wow! This looks fantastic. Love the wonderful colours in this pictures and how they go from one hue to another. Great work. :thumbsup:
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much. One minute the sky was boring and then it changed to this:-)
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Miarath Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010   General Artist
It's a pleasure. :D
Um, I know, the weather can go from one extreme to the other pretty fast sometimes.
We had nice sunshine this morning only to have snow in the afternoon. :D
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JoyfulColor Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
Apparently this is one that I missed when I was so busy at the end of the fall. Well I am glad I found it now! It is gorgeous, Malcolm! I love the way the sunlight touches bits of the pond golden all the way up to the front. Not to mention the splendid sky!!
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you Michelle, I was very pleased with this one too:-)
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JoyfulColor Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
With good reason! :D
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ironmanbr Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
Amazing!!!
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you:-)
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ironmanbr Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
Welcome!! :D
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im1happy Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
Breathtaking again:D :clap: I will have to blow u up on the favs soon. So many nice photos you have :D :D :D
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you
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im1happy Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
Your welcomes :hug:
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ArtyAna Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
I need to ask.. where was this shot taken in Australia??
my mum loves blue lotus! dont they only grow in egypt??
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
This was taken at Taree in NSW on a dam.
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ArtyAna Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
its a beautiful shot!
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you:-)
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MorningGlows Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010   Photographer
This is absolutely gorgeous! Outstanding color, clarity, and composition. This is very well done. ~ Winky
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you Winky, it's one of my favourites:-)
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TTL-Photoworks Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009   Photographer
This gorgeous image has been featured here - [link]

Have a great weekend! =D
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you John and I hope that you have a great weekend too:-)
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TTL-Photoworks Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009   Photographer
You're welcome!

Will do. =D
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Sagittor Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009   Photographer
:wow: It's gorgeous Malcolm :ohmygod:
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you Sagittor:-)
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aambience Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
Seriously beautiful!
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much:-)
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aambience Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
Welcome. :)
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Lidija-Lolic Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Really beautiful! I love the colors too. The green is perfect here ;)
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much:-)
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Soleyes Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009   Interface Designer
I don't know what your secret is, but after comparing this one to the others linked to it, this one is just fantastic....such clarity and focus. :wow:
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much Mena:-)
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Soleyes Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009   Interface Designer
Very welcome Malcolm. :)
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RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
Fantastic!
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much:-)
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Originalbossman Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
sweet
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you:-)
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Eltasia Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
Fabulous! :love:
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you Eltasia:-)
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CherishedMemories Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
Gorgeous!
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much Cheri:-)
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CherishedMemories Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
Did you colorize the lotus blooms, Malcolm? Blue lotus is rare. What a lovely sight.
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wildplaces Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
Superb image Malcolm.
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much Andy:-)
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Imaliea Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009   General Artist
This is just breathtaking!
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much:-)
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