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  • SwedenSweden
    Title: The lady I was waiting for

    The lady I was waiting for
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11507 W: 562 N: 22181] (96508)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 241 W: 0 N: 479] (2637) [2021-07-22 3:57]
    Hello Gert,
    This is one cracking 'crack columns' shot !!!
    They are precision in line ..... I like to see the width f/g as its getting smaller and smaller in width b/g along with the lights and shadows - almost like the columns effect in Karnak Temple :-)
    Yes, the 'lady in red' makes the scene even better. A touch of slowing things up.....the columns seem to be stood still for her as if she's counting every steps she passes by .....
    Ha!ha!ha! I think you forgot to crop a large chunk on the ceiling above. Well it does makes the columns look higher :-)
    Thanks for your adamant wait to get this opportunity. You've shown me, 'Never give up'.
    Loong

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Incoronazione di Maria

    Incoronazione di Maria
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18635 W: 130 N: 39390] (211263)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 241 W: 0 N: 479] (2637) [2021-07-22 2:59]
    Hello Silvio,
    I see four excellent 'frescoes painting' pictures.
    There are so much to take it all in....everywhere I look and the stories behind each skillful masterpiece frescoes painted on the entire walls and ceilings.
    This is why I love Italy's Cathedral. They put an amazing showcase for everyone to admire and wonder.
    I like this shot because the 'Blue' added a striking image to the painting.
    Thanks for sharing this Cathedral of Spoleto.
    Loong

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: BoğazkaleNikon D 90

    Boğazkale
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16687 W: 1065 N: 36139] (165672)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 241 W: 0 N: 479] (2637) [2021-07-22 2:33]
    Hello Chris,
    Turkey in 'Green'.....so soothing soft green , the whole surroundings. It must have been a good rainfall during winter.
    This small Turkish town is so peaceful ..... a good place for 'Isolation' for this pandemic.
    It's strange to see one 'Minaret' standing among the beautiful roofs white houses. I see a rather 'odd' f/g....kind of interesting....old remaining Fortress :-)
    Thanks for sharing this Boğazkale.
    Loong
    Again, useful tips.

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Svinjske kremenadleNikon D60

    Svinjske kremenadle
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12763 W: 2901 N: 25906] (107183)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 241 W: 0 N: 479] (2637) [2021-07-22 2:03] [+]
    Hello Pavle,
    Again , one irresistible shot I can't afford to miss :-)
    This pork chops look very 'Yummy' and the meat are so lean,
    That's how I like , 'Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside' - PORKFECTION !!!
    I hope you've applesauce to go with it :-)
    I think you should go for cooking 'Talent Show'.
    Thanks for sharing this home-cooked delicious lunch.
    Loong

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: new stork family

    new stork family
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9963 W: 23 N: 17205] (107924)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 241 W: 0 N: 479] (2637) [2021-07-22 1:27]
    Hello Costantino,
    It's so nice to see one big family , socializing together enjoying the view of your city.
    I'm sure they are saying, 'Hey the man again , watching us' :-)
    The youngsters can't wait to stretch their wings to see the world. Of course with the guidance from their parents.
    Next year, I think they've to rebuild the nest...it's a bit tumbling down :-)
    Very well seen and POV.
    Thanks for sharing one of your locals in your city.
    Loong

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Belfort van SluisSony RX10

    Belfort van Sluis
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12800 W: 57 N: 22648] (85754)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 241 W: 0 N: 479] (2637) [2021-07-21 15:20]
    Hello Lars,
    It's exactly what I saw in Breda today, high street.
    A lot of people around , walking ... shopping ... sitting ...window-shopping or snapping-picture :-)
    Most of all, no face-coverings too.
    Yeah, I haven't been to Sluis too. That's an imposant Belfry in this small town. I don't think so I can miss that walking around or even getting lost in the town :-)
    I do like the 'flower-baskets' under the lamp-posts.
    Thanks for sharing the John's scenes.
    Loong

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: WindowSony DSC HX400v

    Window
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15936 W: 129 N: 27169] (132997)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 241 W: 0 N: 479] (2637) [2021-07-21 14:59]
    Hello Luciano,
    I thought you've the wrong title till I read your note :-)
    What can I say about this Bench - A crooked Bench. A brilliant creating but not very brilliant placing :-)
    I suppose it's not for seating , rather for decorating the downhill/uphill pavement. Maybe it's for laying-down or laying-up :-)
    I like the pictures framed on the bench. Very unusual but it does adds some 'excitement' and 'interest' to it.
    What a amazing tower. I think the WS2 could be as a main photo. Beautiful potted green plants and small colourful flowers.
    I noticed that one of the window is missing or patched-up on the wall above the house. Could it be , this Bench? :-)
    Thanks for sharing this recycled seat.
    Loong


  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Three stages of life!Nikon D-300

    Three stages of life!
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8748 W: 356 N: 20274] (80149)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 241 W: 0 N: 479] (2637) [2021-07-19 11:54]
    Hello Bev,
    Poppies are my favourite 'flowering plant'. I've them in my garden too but this year I don't see any :-(
    I think we all have different stages of life too.
    For me, this one shot has shown me the Beauty on each 'characteristic' flower - 'Shy' , 'Bold' and 'Fertile'.
    The 'Bold' one , is like a Whirling Turkish Dancer and the most striking stage.
    It's wonderful to see someone , who is so enthusiast with nature.
    I read a saying somewhere, 'If you love nature and care for it, It will give you a surprise'. I'm sure you knew this saying :-)
    Thanks for sharing the 'Life' of Poppy.
    Loong
    p/s: Freedom Day in UK. Time to celebrate or too soon , you reckon.


  • FranceFrance
    Title: Where's the mouse?

    Where's the mouse?
    dedee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 0 N: 462] (1770)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 241 W: 0 N: 479] (2637) [2021-07-18 14:00]
    Hello David,
    This is really funny ...... with the amusing 'catchy' title !!
    What a mischievous cat.....it's about to jump because no mouse to be seen. But if the cat looks a bit down, there are plenty of fishes to catch :-)
    Yeah, me too. I love foreign markets, just browsing around looking for something nice. For example , these beautiful colourful pottery or this cat :-) But they are quite pricey I see.
    Thanks for sharing this 'comical' playful shot.
    Loong


  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: OO-ACF,  Boeing 747 cargo, upon landingCanon EOS 60D

    OO-ACF, Boeing 747 cargo, upon landing
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13383 W: 641 N: 25726] (108770)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 241 W: 0 N: 479] (2637) [2021-07-18 13:25]
    Hello Ike,
    It's a beautiful remembrance of this Boeing 747.
    I do believe that this aeroplanes are slowly disappearing as a carrying passenger plane.
    But this is one true amazing plane with an old age attached to it.
    I like the slogan on the plane. 'Never admit weakness , always accept challenge'.
    Thanks for sharing this old plane 747 which I seldom see these days.
    Loong

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: A head for heights?Panasonic Lumix TZ70

    A head for heights?
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2003 W: 0 N: 6432] (24747)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 241 W: 0 N: 479] (2637) [2021-07-18 12:27]
    Hello Jean,
    After much thought, even slightly fear of heights.....I'll take the challenge.
    You only live once. I inspire myself to live life adventurously ( brilliant said ).
    As brave as I am, I don't like the 'prewarn' in the WS1 - No Turning Back !!! :-)
    Having said that, it's an exciting and adrenalin photos.
    Thanks for sharing this outdoor fun.
    Phew!!!
    Loong

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: buon appetito

    buon appetito
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9963 W: 23 N: 17205] (107924)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 241 W: 0 N: 479] (2637) [2021-07-18 11:45]
    Hello Costantino,
    This is a very 'neat & tidy' setting on the table under a parasol , waiting for the guests to take their seats while the guests can admire the beautiful sandy beach and the cool breeze from the sea.
    Most of all, the guests can feel the soft sands ( barefoot ) while dining.
    At the end , I'm sure all the guests ..... have enjoyed the meal with a view ( shown here ).
    Tfs, Loong

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Io volo via

    Io volo via
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18635 W: 130 N: 39390] (211263) *



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 241 W: 0 N: 479] (2637) [2021-07-18 11:05]
    Hello Silvio,
    I know how difficult it's to capture a flying or about to fly away Butterfly.
    This kind of photography has to be very patient and quick to 'seize the opportunity' like this photo you've taken.
    Stunningly beautiful showing the whole wingspan with its amazing details and colours - the blue and orange dots attract my attention.
    Thanks for sharing this 'he or she' Io volo via !
    Loong

  • BruneiBrunei
    Title: By boat to Kampong Ayer

    By boat to Kampong Ayer
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6084 W: 22 N: 14487] (57611)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 241 W: 0 N: 479] (2637) [2021-07-18 10:37]
    Hello Paul,
    I'm surprised to see that this water village is so 'clean & tidy' ( even the mangrove WS1 ) and peaceful. There are also not so many boats in the river except the two boat we seen here.
    I remember when I was in Koh Panyee Water village in Thailand. I got lost....everywhere looks the same the different direction of walkways. But this water village is even bigger.
    What I love about Brunei are the Mosques or masjid-masjid. They are really built for the Sultan and Bruneians benefit from it too.
    And also the colourful house WS2 - 'Not Over the top' but still maintains.....I've no words for it. Maybe I use Malay words - 'Cantik Sekali - Berwarna warni'.
    Thanks for sharing this Kampong Ayer.
    Loong
    p/s: Thanks for your nice critique. Very well said. That's what I wanted to say about the locals in Asia.

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Supa, jelo, salata i kifleNikon D300

    Supa, jelo, salata i kifle
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12763 W: 2901 N: 25906] (107183)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 241 W: 0 N: 479] (2637) [2021-07-18 7:47] [+]
    Hello Pavle,
    At the moment , over here is 26 C......I'm feeling the heat and I'm hungry.
    So I'm thinking of your home-cooked meal.
    And what do I've here.........this late lunch will do.
    So appetizing and refreshing. Can I also washed down with a cold orange juice too?
    Having said that, I hope you're coping well with the heat and now the storm. I hope you're OK where you live.
    Keep safe and careful.
    Thanks for the lovely meal.
    Loong


  • IrelandIreland
    Title: WatervilleSony DSC HX400v

    Waterville
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12800 W: 57 N: 22648] (85754)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 241 W: 0 N: 479] (2637) [2021-07-17 14:28]
    Hello Lars,
    You were very lucky with the weather.
    Such a beautiful blue sky and sunlight enhancing the colours of this pretty seaside village ... the blue, yellow and red just 'stand out' between the hills and the wall of stones.
    A long concrete walkway to the blue choppy sea , makes a wonderful f/g as the people 'liven-up' the scene.
    As I look very closely at the picture .... I think I've spotted a Leprechaun hidden some where with his pot of gold :-)
    Thanks for sharing this pretty Waterville.
    Loong

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Old walls and modern statueSony DSC HX400v

    Old walls and modern statue
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15936 W: 129 N: 27169] (132997)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 241 W: 0 N: 479] (2637) [2021-07-17 13:56]
    Hello Luciano,
    Again , very cheeky 'butt-catching' shot!!!
    Nana....baby, 'sweat it all off' ....like a water fountain.
    I must admit that this sculptor Niki is so talented and full of weird colourful artworks. THIS is her classic 'voluptuous' full-figured woman.
    I prefer the WS one. The Italian Tuscany countryside , so gorgeous view and the lovely square ..... of course the Nana, baby....I just love the 'funny' gestures she making.
    You know what, now I know where Serena's catsuit came from, she wore in Roland Garros. But Nana one is so much sexier :-)
    Thanks for sharing this 'Big Mama', I just love her!!!
    Loong

  • SwedenSweden
    Title: Intake, output

    Intake, output
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11507 W: 562 N: 22181] (96508)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 241 W: 0 N: 479] (2637) [2021-07-16 4:10]
    Hello Gert,
    Another good 'street' snapshot from you.
    I've misinterpreted the title .....
    I thought the food we eat 'Intake' gradually have to 'Output' :-), totally wrong impression !
    Seeing the garbage being collecting in the picture, I am already 'pinching my nose' as I always do when I walk by....the 'stench' let alone eating next to it :-(
    Seemingly it's all good. Except the one young man. But he went to a wrong direction....I would have thought the street further up with the nice seating square ( map:view )
    Ha!ha!ha!it would be nice to 'output' the kick-bike too :-)
    Yeah, it's kind of 'amusing' unhurried scene.
    Tfs, Loong

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Norwegian NightmareNikon D 90

    Norwegian Nightmare
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16687 W: 1065 N: 36139] (165672)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 241 W: 0 N: 479] (2637) [2021-07-16 2:56]
    Hello Chris,
    One thing for sure, this 'MACHO' aggression....don't impress me much .... not till I see real one , I think I'll have the same impression like this bear...'SCREAMING' !!!!!
    Well, he does looks scary but he is so skinny as if he just came out from hibernation.
    The white 'fur' .... I could give him a good cuddle :-)
    Because of global warming....more and more bears seem to be roaming on people's backyard or in the city.
    Thanks for sharing this long 'skinny' bear.
    Loong

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Same View Every DayPentax K7

    Same View Every Day
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8777 W: 85 N: 22327] (97446)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 241 W: 0 N: 479] (2637) [2021-07-14 13:30]
    Hello Craig,
    I haven't seen a see through sculpture and yet it's a perfect visible 'human shape' held together by letters.

    I glad you posted it as a main. Its deserves it. I find this one is much better than your previous post :-)

    I think I see a lot of L.O.V.E and K.I.S.S together with some 爱.吻 overlooking the beautiful sky ..... is like 'romancing with letters' in the blue hour :-)

    Thanks for sharing this ME 11 years ago.
    Loong

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