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  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Posle devet godinaNikon D300

    Posle devet godina
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12776 W: 2901 N: 25931] (107309)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 0 N: 486] (2673) [2021-07-26 3:04] [+]
    Hello Pavle,
    It's lovely to see the 'Old' view to the more 'Recent' one of this city.
    It has changed ever so slightly I see after nine years. The most importantly, changing for the better .... the environments and livelihood. Sustainability for the next generation.
    I'm surprised you still have the old photo for comparisons. I think I saw this new building in many of your previous photos showing how it was built. I also noticed that the new buildings don't have red roofs like the old buildings.
    Thanks for sharing this ever-changing view.
    Loong



  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Reflecting pool view - Madison Square

    Reflecting pool view - Madison Square
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1901 W: 308 N: 4171] (14990)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 0 N: 486] (2673) [2021-07-26 1:43]
    Hello Brenda,
    This pool is truly wonderful ..... reflecting the 'sky-line' of New York.
    I do find these ladies quite 'comical' , sitting cross-legged on the bench simultaneously busy looking at something :-)
    I do like the water plants hanging up-side-down on the water in the WS and the striking golden roof of 22 KARATS !! That's a lot of gold to dip.
    Thanks for sharing this Amazing city.
    Loong

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Certosa di Calci 1Sony DSC HX400v

    Certosa di Calci 1
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15974 W: 129 N: 27207] (133123)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 0 N: 486] (2673) [2021-07-26 0:49]
    Hello Luciano,
    Wow.....the 'Symmetrical Perfection' shot.
    Not only that, the whole 'Facade' looks almost identical in every details. The statues on top .... look amazing against the deep blue sky.
    I don't know where to look ...... left or right and vice versa??? Both sides are like 'Twin'. As a photo, I prefer the WS1. More statues on the green ground and the stunning 'gate' with the mountain view.
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful less known 'Jewel'.
    Loong

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: summer scenery  21 i

    summer scenery 21 i
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9985 W: 23 N: 17236] (108056)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 0 N: 486] (2673) [2021-07-26 0:06]
    Hello Costantino,
    To be honest, sometimes I do like to see the choppy sea and the strong breeze. Of course, not to the extreme causing some damages like blowing away the parasols.....
    This is beautiful even it's not perfect for swimming but it's perfect for walking on the beach. The cloudy blue sky and the 'bluish' scenic mountains backdrop.
    I do enjoy viewing all the 'Summer Scenery' photos .... its like having a summer 'vacation' in Greece, virtually :-)
    Tfs, Loong

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Parnassius phoebus

    Parnassius phoebus
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18664 W: 130 N: 39429] (211425) *



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 0 N: 486] (2673) [2021-07-25 23:29]
    Hello Silvio,
    I must admit that you're so good at taking pictures of 'Butterflies'. I have to learn a trick or two from you :-)
    This is an excellent shot of this 'shy and hairy' butterfly. The wing still looks very beautiful even its closed. The tiny pink flowers add the beauty to the picture.
    I'm quite tempted to add one of my favourites......there I did it :-)
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful butterfly photography.
    Loong

  • SwedenSweden
    Title: The funny side of the street

    The funny side of the street
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11529 W: 562 N: 22212] (96608)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 0 N: 486] (2673) [2021-07-25 22:56]
    Hello Gert,
    It's a Jolly Fun Playground for the kids and adults alike.
    More so for the boy to run on the 'ring-shaped' Treadwheel ( through the view of the matching colour of the Museum ) as the mother is checking the wheel whether is strong enough to joint the fun :-)
    Btw, I do like the Henna tattoo on her hands ( the mother ).
    I think the girl is practising her skill in 'Gymnastic' - balancing on the pole.
    In the WS, the kids even have more fun, Free Ice-Cream :-)
    I can see the boy's mother among the crowds - still looking concerned .......
    I notice that you've such a beautiful weather - a cloudy blue sky :-)
    Tfs, Loong

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Room with a ViewNikon D800

    Room with a View
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1585 W: 9 N: 3215] (16698)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 0 N: 486] (2673) [2021-07-25 14:38]
    Hello Kasia,
    Truly sound Amazing ...... sleeping under the stars.
    Gazing at the starry starry twinkling night sky .... the passing by shooting stars and our galaxy, the Milky Way.
    Did you count the stars? Or you felt asleep while counting :-)
    And rising up to see the glow of the sun 'Beaming' on the horizon ..... reflected on the water , so tranquil and beautiful. You must be feeling 'shine' and 'bright' after a good 'starry' sleep.
    That's a great posing of Will but I find the mural on the wall is more interesting :-) not forgetting the dog ,Lucy too.
    Thanks for sharing the first class open deck ( or Yacht ).
    Loong




  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Afternoon over Ma'alotiPhone6

    Afternoon over Ma'alot
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13402 W: 641 N: 25747] (108850)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 0 N: 486] (2673) [2021-07-25 12:22]
    Hello Ike,
    A view of Ma'alot taken from the hotel garden through the dense trees is truly beautiful.
    The town is like being 'wrap' with wonderful green forest.
    The 'pastel' buildings look so pretty in the sunlight and the distinctive water tower rising high with pride ( when lit up at night ).
    When I clicked at the map:view, I see a big lake not far from the town. That's why this town is so green.
    Yeah, only 140 km from your hometown ..... ONLY you said :-)
    Thanks for sharing this 'cell-Phone' picture.
    Loong

  • ChinaChina
    Title: Wuxi ChristmasNikon D 90

    Wuxi Christmas
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16706 W: 1065 N: 36179] (165842)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 0 N: 486] (2673) [2021-07-24 23:57]
    Hello Chris,
    Wow....seeing these wonderful lights , Christmas came too early ( 5 months ahead ) or too late ( 10 years ago ).....I don't mind getting early present too :-)
    Who would have thought that this was in China but as I look very closely, there were some very 'Chinese' decorations and Merry Christmas written in Chinese.....who cares! its has the spirit of Christmas atmosphere.
    Ha!ha!ha! a small city with 5 million people. It's very cramped.
    Cheer! Merry Chris........ooph! Too soon.
    Tfs, Loong

  • FranceFrance
    Title: A lizards fight ...Canon EOS 60D

    A lizards fight ...
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15884 W: 386 N: 14205] (139663)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 0 N: 486] (2673) [2021-07-24 23:10]
    Hello Jean,
    Wow! it's reminder me of a very old sci-fi movies , using animals as special effects.
    But this is 'real-life' seen by you. What a dreadful fight!
    To win over a female but it seems that she is more interested in you :-)
    Now I can see that a lizard who has lost its tail before is a winner - this lizard is like a small version of 'Komodo Dragon'. Fantastic patterns on the skin too.
    Very well seen and quick taken shot.
    Tfs, Loong

  • 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: 11529 W: 562 N: 22212] (96608)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 0 N: 486] (2673) [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: 18664 W: 130 N: 39429] (211425)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 0 N: 486] (2673) [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: 16706 W: 1065 N: 36179] (165842)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 0 N: 486] (2673) [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: 12776 W: 2901 N: 25931] (107309)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 0 N: 486] (2673) [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: 9985 W: 23 N: 17236] (108056)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 0 N: 486] (2673) [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: 12809 W: 57 N: 22662] (85808)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 0 N: 486] (2673) [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: 15974 W: 129 N: 27207] (133123)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 0 N: 486] (2673) [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: 20275] (80155)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 0 N: 486] (2673) [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: 463] (1796)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 0 N: 486] (2673) [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: 13402 W: 641 N: 25747] (108850)



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    foxy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 0 N: 486] (2673) [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

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