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Star Pond

Posted by Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 1 May 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Pentax K200D 1/90 second F/5.6 ISO 100 42 mm (35mm equiv.)

butchart | gardens | flowers

I will be away for the next 10 days camping in the mountains! In a tent with not internet or phone service! The only thing to do is fish, hike and relax! I will follow up with you upon my return!


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Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Beautiful colored garden

1 May 2011 5:11am

@Marie LC: Thank you very much Marie! ;-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful shot of this lovely pond. I like that one.

1 May 2011 5:29am

@Steve Rice: Thank you very much Steve! ;-)

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very beautiful garden, nice colors!

1 May 2011 6:02am

@Paco Díaz: Thank you very much Paco! ;-)

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Masterfully created ensemble! I believe that closeups of the various statues (frogs?) and the kiosk at the back might be as attractive....I think you had some difficulty in finding the right angle....

1 May 2011 6:41am

@Japanalia: Thank you very much Gabriela! Yes, it was a difficult shot to set up...... ;-)

Veronique from Hautes-Pyrénées, France

beautiful place !

1 May 2011 6:48am

@Veronique: Thank you very much Veronique! ;-)

Sam from Chennai, India

What a nice star pond. Beautiful garden and colourful flowers. Like it, Eric! :)

1 May 2011 8:39am

@Sam: Thank you very much Sam! ;-)

Ioanaz from Bucharest, Romania

these gardens are very beautifully presented Eric! a great one, here!

1 May 2011 9:06am

@Ioanaz: Thank you very much Ioana! ;-)

dagilmar from Córdoba, Spain

A very good capture, Eric. This garden is indeed beautiful. I think que way you have composed the image makes it shine even more.

1 May 2011 9:23am

@dagilmar: Thank you very much Daniel! ;-)

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Beautiful frame and colours.Nice work Eric.

1 May 2011 9:30am

@Tomek: Thank you very much Tomek! ;-)

Kat from Lorraine, France

beautiful colored garden :)

1 May 2011 10:12am

@Kat: Thank you very much Kat! ;-)

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Beautiful garden ! Nice shot.

1 May 2011 11:08am

@Hiro: Thank you very much Hiro! ;-)

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Your angle of the shrubs in the foreground lead the eyes toward the points on the other side of the shimmering pond. I love the clear colors!

1 May 2011 11:48am

@Judy aka L@dybug: Thank you very much Judy! ;-)

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Nicely composed...beautiful garden. Enjoying the series.
Well done Eric!

1 May 2011 12:30pm

@Don Levesque: Thank you very much Curly! ;-)

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

The rich reds stand out well in this scene Eric.

1 May 2011 1:01pm

@Curly: Thank you very much Curly! I am glad you are enjoying the series.... ;-)

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Serene, I want to make a wish and toss a coin.

1 May 2011 1:17pm

@Ralph Jones: Thank you very much Ralph! ;-)

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

beautiful picture of this gorgeous park

1 May 2011 1:29pm

@MARIANA: Thank you very much Mariana! ;-)

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Such a nice setting. Well-seen, Eric.

1 May 2011 1:31pm

@Viewfinder: Thank you very much Glenn! ;-)

Kenny from Eastsound, United States

I'm enjoying this series very much.

1 May 2011 2:29pm

@Kenny: Thank you very much Kenny! I am glad you are enjoying the series..... ;-)

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Très beau jardin !

1 May 2011 2:40pm

@DowsherVision: Merci beaucoup DowsherVision! ;-)

Evelyne Dubos from France

Une jolie composition avec ce bassin entouré de végétation colorée.

1 May 2011 3:35pm

@Evelyne Dubos: Merci beaucoup Evelyne! ;-)

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Wonderful! I like that shape of the pond and the red flowers around it!

1 May 2011 4:07pm

@Thea: Thank you very much Thea! ;-)

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Beautiful place, Eric, with really bright colors I love.

1 May 2011 4:45pm

@El pare: Thank you very much Manel! ;-)

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5******

1 May 2011 5:00pm

@PATRICK: Thank you very much Patrick! You are very kind! ;-)

tataray from france, France

Très coloré. Superbe.

1 May 2011 5:10pm

@tataray: Merci beaucoup Raymonde! ;-)

Dutch from Neverwhere, United States

Very pretty. Things are really starting to bloom here now so that I will be able to take lots of photos soon!

1 May 2011 5:39pm

@Dutch: Thank you very much Kristen! Most of our snow has gone but flowers are still a few weeks away yet....... ;-)

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A beautifully captured pond. Those azaleas really proves that spring is here. Lovely lovely !!

1 May 2011 5:44pm

@DULCIE: Thank you very much Dulcie! ;-)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine composition. lovely scene

1 May 2011 7:24pm

@john4jack: Thank you very much Jack! ;-)

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A great scene in yard format! An idyllic place! A hug Adela

1 May 2011 7:43pm

@Adela Fonts: Thank you very much Adela! ;-)

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Beautiful for Sunday especially, Eric! This one is right out of "Cocktails for Two." I can see the mademoiselle and the handsome dude in the corner there...lovely...

1 May 2011 9:06pm

@Denny Jump Photo: LOL....thank you very much Denny! ;-)

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

A beautiful composition rich in colors and textures! Wonderful framing too! I had a chance to view the photos of yours that I missed! Fabulous photography! The color, compositions and clarity in your images are amazing! It it almost like you are really there, for me, that is! Well done Eric!!!!!

1 May 2011 9:24pm

@Wild Mustang Photography: Thank you very much Pam! I am so glad you have enjoyed the series....... ;-)

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is a gorgeous pond and being in the shape of a star is really unique. Beautiful composition!

1 May 2011 11:03pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thank you very much Elaine! ;-)

BBM from Sussex, United Kingdom

Lovely garden shot!

1 May 2011 11:43pm

@BBM: Thank you very much BBM! ;-)

Dokmateo from madird, Spain

A very serene garden...beautiful!

2 May 2011 12:38am

@Dokmateo: Thank you very much Dokmateo! ;-)

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Great capture of this beautiful garden!

2 May 2011 1:17am

@Jason Politte: Thank you very much Jason! ;-)

Satvik from Far far away, United States

What a beautiful garden !! Wonderful capture Eric, love the composition and colors !

2 May 2011 1:54am

@Satvik: Thank you very much Satvik! ;-)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Awesome garden capture, Eric.

2 May 2011 3:04am

@B. Thomas: Thank you very much Barbara! ;-)

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

An incredible journey these gardens you been exposing...a beautiful capture here again...such diversity in this awesome place...beautiful

2 May 2011 4:37am

@StarCosmosBleu: Thank you very much Marcel! I am glad you are enjoying the series.... ;-)

Photographs by M.E. from San Francisco, United States

sweeeeet!!! I like how this arboretum have fountain and a pond in front of it!

3 May 2011 1:54pm

@Photographs by M.E.: Thank you very much Maria! ;-)

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Looks like such a relaxing place, especially to sit and hear the sound of the water.

6 May 2011 10:05pm

@GJC: Thank you very much GJC! Yes, these gardens are a very serene and relaxing place to sit and contemplate life. ;-)