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Blue Planet
著作権: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
ジャンル: Landscapes
メディア: カラー
撮影した年: 2006-09-12
カテゴリー: Seascape
カメラ: Canon EOS 30d, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
アップロードした日: 2008-08-30 23:29
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Daylight look at The Noises

My last posting was of these islands that showed a strange phenomenon that showed up just before sunrise, that thanks to Steve / Azleader, we found out was called a mirage type called a SUPERIOR MIRAGE.

This is another photo of The Noises taken from Murrays Bay beach well zoomed in.

The water you see here is the Hauraki Gulf, and the smaller group of islands on the left are The Noises and 2 larger islands of The Noises are called Motuhoropapa (at 8 hectares) and Otata.

Then on the right there痴 Rakino island, approximately 2.4 km long and 1.2 km wide, a small island of approximately 146 hectares and has a rugged rocky coastline and several very small bays.

Fishing around Rakino and The Noises are considered to be one of the best fishing locations in the Hauraki Gulf.

Latitude: -36.66667
Longitude: 174.9667

Attempts to eradicate Rattus norvegicus from Motuhoropapa and other islands of The Noises group have been carried out over many years.

The land you can see way in the distance are the ranges around Coromandel and Thames. You drive over those ranges to Whitianga and Pauanui.

Kathleen, Dyker, Jamesp, rcrick, Heaven, lousat, bobcat08, Argus, Kaszek has marked this note useful
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Hi Janice.
Looks a clear day for picking up all the landforms which you have chosen and exposed well, you can see for miles into the distance.


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-08-30 23:57]

Hi Janice

I like the horizontal feel and blueness of this shot. Expertly done.


Hi Janice,

One of these days I must get down to New Zealand these landscapes never cease to amazing me, what a stunning view, excellent d.o.f, superb colour, t.f.s

Cheers Rick :)

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  • Dyker Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 0 N: 57] (170)
  • [2008-08-31 0:03]

Hello Janice
Blue waters, blue islands, blue sky and blue clouds. What a sight. Good depth of field and amazing point of view. Someone said, "On a clear day you can see forever" and this photo almost convinces me that it is true. Thanks for showing.

Hi Janice!

The "Blue Planet", this also could be the title of your picture. I like this unity of the colour tones very much. The deep foreground creates a fine depth of view and highlights the horizon line. It's a simple, yet very pleasant seascape.

Kind regards


Great notes and another lovely shot. This is my old hunting ground. I spent many many wonderful hours out here fishing and know these island as my second home. TFS.

Happy Snapping

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6173 W: 89 N: 15291] (64016)
  • [2008-08-31 2:20]

Hi Janice,very very impressive seascape,it's another beauty like your last,i like a lot the colors,all the gradient of blue in this shot!! Have a nice day and thanks for the note,Luciano

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5551 W: 721 N: 4164] (11276)
  • [2008-08-31 18:53]
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Hi Janice

The endless blue. Breathtaking. Wow, it is blue layered with blue and then some more blue on top of that with just a thin strip of white cloud somewhere in the midst of it. A fabulous photo showing all the wonderful shades of blue. The ocean coloured in dodger blue, the isles highlighted in a dark slate blue, the sky showing up powder blue and the clouds reflecting a cornflower blue.

You have captured this scene with excellent DOF showing lovely details all the way throughout the entire range of the image. The composition is what really gives the shot visual impact as it is well within the bounds of compositional guidelines and thereby giving dimension and magnitude to the image.

Well done and TFS.
Kia Ora

PS. Fortunately our Boks managed to turn around and play like world champions should, but regrettably it is too late as far as the Tri Nations are concerned.

Hi Janice,

Never know where this Gulf was. But Google Earth give me the answer. Again a wunderful shot of this Gulf. But now under completely different curcomstances. Everything is blue. The sky, the rocks (almost) and the sea. I think the weatherconditions and shootintime gives these colours. Wonderful. So peaceful and I think it was a beautiful day.

Thanks for sharing and Greetings Bob

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2008-09-01 4:07]

Hello Janice,
Fine title and a reminder that we live on a blue planet.
An excellent noiseless image showing the Noises and a fine lightly clouded blue sky reflected in various ways on the waters of Hauraki Gulf. I like the composition with the horizon dominant over the horizontal wisps of cloud and the horizontal wave lines of the gulf.
A nice one from your archives and thanks for sharing it.

  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1001 W: 4 N: 3276] (14759)
  • [2008-09-01 9:57]

Hello Janice, Superb landscape shot with water everywhere. Well done and good composition. Ganesh

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  • Kaszek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 50 N: 391] (1451)
  • [2008-09-01 14:35]

Hi Janice!
Different view but also wonderful! Every shade of blue ;)
Good title. And very good photo. I like it!

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-09-11 5:18]

I missed this one! It's great to see The Noises (love that name!) here in the day light. In fact i love all the names you wrote down here.
Good choice of cropping in the panoramic format, and the bluish hue is lovely too...reminds me a bit of the Western Isles of Scotland.

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