(Really) Stunning Pictures and Photos

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Photography is a very powerful medium and a very difficult craft. Excellent photos don’t only display some facts — they tell stories, awake feelings and manage to share with the audience the emotions a photographer experienced when clicking the shot button. Taking excellent pictures is damn hard as you need to find a perfect perspective and consider the perfect timing. To achieve brilliant photography you need practice and patience. However, it is worth it: the results can be truly stunning.

Below you’ll find 50 brilliant photos and stunning pictures — some pictures tell stories, some are incredibly beautiful, some are funny and some are very sad.

All pictures are copyright of their respective owners. Please explore the further work of the photographers by browsing through their work. We’ve tried to cover different themes so that everybody will find something interesting and spectacular for himself / herself. All screenshots are linked und lead to the pages from which they’ve been taken.

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(Really) Stunning Pictures and Photos

Water and a Girl
Beautiful composition, excellent scenery, amazing play of colors.

Mind-Blowing Photos - water

The Ball is Coming!
Analogue shot with Seagull 6×6 (Chinese clone of Rolleiflex), made in 1983. “The gulfball is suspended on a fishing line in front of the camera. It was a stormy day. So I had to shoot 5 or 6 films for getting one image with the ball in the center position AND a light reflection on the golf club.”

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Sky
The sky is reflected in a drop of water. Beautiful scenery.

Mind-Blowing Photos - : Sky

Returning to the same ocean
Beautiful sand textures, beautiful composition and somehow a very sad story hidden behind the image.

Mind-Blowing Photos - Returning to the same ocean.

Tree
A colorful tree from a different perspective.

Mind-Blowing Photos - FFFFOUND!

Gizmo
How adorable is that?

Mind-Blowing Photos - Gizmo

Glittery Ball
“The reflection in this water droplet, it looks like the glitter is stuck to the water, but NO, it is reflections from the glitter on the feather.”

Mind-Blowing Photos - Glittery Ball

Yaw? Weeeee
You probably shouldn’t try this in your local trains. Such pictures are unforgettable.

Mind-Blowing Photos - Yaw? Weeeee

Leap of Faith
What does being one step away from falling into the abyss feel like? The photo is taken by Paul Perton.

Mind-Blowing Photos - Leap of Faith

Astronaut Self-shot Over Earth
Could this be the best self-shot ever? It’s truly out of this world.

Mind-Blowing Photos - Astronaut Self-shot Over Earth

Autumn in red
Pure beauty. No words are necessary.

Mind-Blowing Photos - Autumn in red

FlickrMeeting – Genova – G3
Blue baloon, a small detail, gives the picture an incredible power.

Mind-Blowing Photos - FlickrMeeting - Genova - G3 - [Ghe semmu + DieciCento + Milanoue!!W ]

Sea in the sea
Incredible scenery. Apparently, the shot was made on the boat in the middle of the sea.

Mind-Blowing Photos - FFFFOUND!

If I was an old building…
“If I was an old building I would want to be by the ocean. Till’ the end of times”. Photographed at the old fishing piers of the Texas Bolivar Peninsula.

Mind-Blowing Photos - If I was an old building..... by `foureyes on deviantART

Bee the Cat
“It’s hard to get the right exposure, with them being white, and with the fact they don’t stay still unless they’re sleeping.”

Mind-Blowing Photos - bee

Passing the Golden Gate Bridge

Mind-Blowing Photos - Passing the Golden Gate Bridge

Glow
Smoke from a leaf pile.

Mind-Blowing Photos - g l o w by Haneck - DPChallenge

Swimming pool
Taking a look at the swimming pool. From a quite different perspective.

Mind-Blowing Photos - FFFFOUND!

Reflect
A reflection from the louvre’s pyramid.

Mind-Blowing Photos - reflect

Time To Go Home…
“Tthe way the birds are lined up makes the composition extraordinary fantastic.”

Mind-Blowing Photos - Time To Go Home...

Seagull on a sign
This seagull seems to have its own personal understanding of human’s rules.

Mind-Blowing Photos - Seagull on a sign

Marshmellow girl
A beautiful composition.

Mind-Blowing Photos - Photo

Refashioned Dahlia
Photo taken at Duncan Garden in Spokane, WA.

Mind-Blowing Photos - Refashioned Dahlia

Bird and Meat

Mind-Blowing Photos - Photo

Water drop
A photo taken at the exact right time. Available as a desktop wallpaper in various resolutions.

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Mt. Fuji

Mind-Blowing Photos - Mt. Fuji

Two ways at looking at a fish

Mind-Blowing Photos - Photo

Blessed fog
A shot of Grande Madre di Dio in Torino, Italy.

Mind-Blowing Photos - blessed fog

Family of bugs

Mind-Blowing Photos - Photo

Pigeon Point Lighthouse
“Once per year at the Pigeon Point Lighthouse they shut down the weak insipid modern (presumably electric) light and switch over the the 5 kerosene lamps and fresnel lens of the original, as it was 135 years ago.”

Mind-Blowing Photos - Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Fire Shot
Location: Changa Beach, Coquimbo.

Mind-Blowing Photos - FIRE SHOT

A conversation
Fox, bird and snow. This picture is titled “Good afternoon, my name is chikiricuatro”.

Mind-Blowing Photos - Photo

Shanghai – Acrobatic
Picture taken during an acrobatic show in a Shanghainese theatre.

Mind-Blowing Photos - CHINA - Shanghai - Acrobatic

Northern lights as seen from space

Mind-Blowing Photos - Digg - Northern lights as seen from space (Pic)

Crystal clarity

Mind-Blowing Photos - Photo

Skier’s Paradise
“Climbing partner at 17,000′ on Denali carrying his skis down to around 16,200′ where he will be able to ski down the rest of the way to base camp at 7200′.”

Mind-Blowing Photos - Skier's Paradise

Bird and Water

Mind-Blowing Photos - Photo

Photograph Taken at the Exact Right Time

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All alone.
This shot is taken on a Norway’s cliff Prekestolen (also known as Preacher’s Pulpit).

Mind-Blowing Photos - Photo

Looking out of the window

Mind-Blowing Photos - Photo

Above the clouds
The shot taken during the flight from Vienna to Frankfurt, approaching Frankfurt.

Mind-Blowing Photos - above the clouds

The Waves

Mind-Blowing Photos - teahupoo_1.jpg (JPEG-Grafik, 1280x821 Pixel)

The Waves. One more time.

Mind-Blowing Photos - FFFFOUND!

Cockfight
Taken by Jan Sochor.

Mind-Blowing Photos - Cockfight – Photo Essay – Jan Sochor

Polar lights
Öxarárfoss in Iceland – Aurora Borealis taken by Arnar Valdimarsson.

Mind-Blowing Photos - Photo

Concentration

Mind-Blowing Photos - Photo

Cat and deer

Mind-Blowing Photos - Photo

Here floats a bubble in the air…

Mind-Blowing Photos - he floats a bubble in the air...

A girl portrait

Mind-Blowing Photos - Photo

Sources and Resources

You’ll find many more excellent photos, illustrations and pictures on the following sites:

  • Pixdaus.com
    A social community dedicated to sharing photos. Pixdaus is a place where anyone can post his pictures, photos and others rate it. If it’s cool it gets to the main page and more people can enjoy it.
  • Ffffound.com
    Image bookmarking. An invitation-based service.

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    Omg! stunning photos indeed!

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  2. 2

    Fantastic Article!! “smashing”;)

    I like the Train-Picture most! Great Idea.

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  3. 3

    Nice…….. truly inspiring….. :-)

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  4. 4

    damn good moments!

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  5. 5

    Beautiful.

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  6. 6

    breathtaking!

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  7. 7

    Stunning!

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  8. 8

    absolutely stunning photos, thankyou for sharing :)

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  9. 9

    Really great photos, thanks a lot for showing.

    I can’t say which one I like the most. The golf ball is fantastic. Autumn in red also. And the bug family! Well, I like them all :)

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  10. 10

    Really incredible Photos!

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  11. 11

    What’s happened to Smashing Magazine? Usually your posts are informative and well-written, the commentary provided on this post is banal. Most of it should just be alt text as it’s a just say-what-you-see. Bring back the posts with purpose!

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  12. 12

    I really love “Yaw? Weeeee”, “Family of bugs” and “Sea gull on a sign” :D They are great.

    The rest of the collection is also brilliant, but these are my favorites.

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  13. 13

    Some of these have got to be the best photographs, I have ever seen. Ever!

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  14. 14

    simply amazing! :)

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    Vitaly Friedman & Sven Lennartz

    April 28, 2008 3:46 am

    @Laura: thank you for your comment. We are not sure that these photographs need to be described any further. However, we’ll keep your remark in mind for the future posts.

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  16. 16

    Some very cool photos. The seagull on a sign isn’t real though.

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  17. 17

    Smashing is well out of its area of expertise here. Amongst other poor images are pictures of cats and dogs FGS. Get back on track hey? Or get some real photo experts on the team. Leave this sort of thing for the Flickr groups who know what they are talking about.

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  18. 18

    Stunning indeed. Bird on bird sign is one in a million.

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    Hii, Is the article posted by the individual in Mumbai. Its clear from the comment on the picture og guy peeping out of the train. Well thats the MUMBAI ki PEHCHAAN. really nice pics. Surely deserves bookmarking since its del.icio.us. kudos to poster from Aamchi Mumbai.

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  20. 20

    Sigh. Greaaaat collection!

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  21. 21

    Some excellent, some total shoops…. CHARGIN MA LAZUR!

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    Daniel Edmundson

    April 28, 2008 5:06 am

    Sebastião Salgado
    (google his name)

    I have to agree that smashing is somehow out of expertise with this post…. but there are some nice pictures also.

    Chao,

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  23. 23

    [quote]This shot is taken on a Norway’s cliff Prekestolen (also known as Preacher’s Pulpit).[/quote]

    that is not Prekestolen. But the concept is the same.

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  24. 24

    really stunning!

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  25. 25

    I completely agree.

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  26. 26

    Cool and Amazing Photos…..
    Great collection with some repeated pictures.

    Good. Kepp it up!.

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    Vitaly Friedman & Sven Lennartz

    April 28, 2008 5:32 am

    @all commenters: please notice: this post wasn’t supposed to showcase the best works of professional photographers – that is a different area we’ll maybe cover in the future. The intention of this post was different – to showcase some interesting and unusual pictures taken in real life.

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  28. 28

    Very, very nice.

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  29. 29

    gr8 work man ……… awesome pic’s

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  30. 30

    OMG….say no more….

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  31. 31

    I’m not really sure about this post, some of the images are great but it’s really let down by the animal portraits (I mean how many more cute dog shots does the world need?) and a few poor quality shots – the cloud formation on the Mount Fuji shot is amazing, but is it really a good photograph?
    For me photography is all about the light, some shots here demonstrate that perfectly (autumn in red, a girl portrait), but some others just look flat. No offence intended, just my opinion

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  32. 32

    There’re some nice photos there.. and of course, there’s nothing wrong with some nice photos.. But.. Personally I just expect more from this site – commentary, explanation – to learn or find out about something new – or have a trend or development pointed out where it wasn’t immediately obvious. I could have done without the kittens and puppies myself.. Which just goes to show that a list of photos assembled because they’re, well, nice, is pretty subjective – while a list of images showcasing some technique or trend has an undeniable value as something to learn from or be inspired by.
    My two cents.

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    leszek pietrzak

    April 28, 2008 7:17 am

    I knew the 11th picture before and indeed it is very beautiful. As of course are the other pictures.

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    I’m pretty sure that picture of the seagull was photoshopped. The outline of the seagull on the sign matches the silhouette on the sign perfectly, and the texture of the paint in the silhouette doesn’t match the texture of the paint outside the silhouette.

    But boy, wouldn’t it be funny if it were real?

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  35. 35

    Some nice photos here, but the seagull on the sign is a Photoshop job. Check out the silhouette of the gull and then the one on the sign beneath it.

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  36. 36

    Incredibly tasteless and overloaded with post-edit color tweaking, making it completely lifeless. You guyz like cheap poretretists on the street or Andy Warhol? Please decide.
    Stunning – waves, heights, cats and dogs? Those things appearing in your blog mark you as “first time in the internet” guy. Smashing? First time I see such a useless thread on this high-rated blog.

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  37. 37

    Just see number 40 photo make me dizzy, the other pictures instead feelings of beauty, peace, understanding, excellent list

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  38. 38

    The title says it all. Thanks for sharing. I’ve linked to my blog.

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  39. 39

    wow! i added this to my site too

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  40. 40

    unreal. people are so damn creative. i love it. thanks for sharing this. ill link it up on my blog

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  41. 41

    I really liked the tree from the picture 5 and the leap of faith of picture 9.
    Well, actually I liked them all xD

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  42. 42

    great post. these photoes really wake me up some fantastic mind for my website disign!!

    Inspirations , always come from the “different perspective” u think from.

    as Swimming pool and Yaw! weeeeeee !! =)

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  43. 43

    quite boring, visual yes, but boring.
    sorry.

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  44. 44

    Seriously… this post reminds me of those crappy emails that go around. Bird on a sign is obviously fake. The other photos aren’t that great. And theres no intelligent discussion as to why you guys think these are great. This is evidently a filler post. I await the next “real” post!

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  45. 45

    Impressive collection of images. I have the Northern Lights seen from space as my desktop, i may have a few other options now.

    It doesn’t matter if they are all real or who took them, if you appreciate interesting images, good photography and creative digital enhancement, then it’s a great compilation.

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  46. 46

    Those who criticize: you obviously don’t read the comments or have REALLY no idea about photography. Most of these pictures are indeed stunning, alhough it’s of course always quite subjective. Could you provide some links to pictures which you think are stunning! I’d like to see them!

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  47. 47

    wow was für geile Fotos … Ich liebe diese Art fantastischer Fotographien!
    need more!

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  48. 48

    Sure, I could – and then you’d see my own personal taste in photos.. Which may or may not do nothing for you. That’s really the point. There’s not a lot here but some photos someone likes – there’s nothing wrong with them – some are great… But what’s the point? These might inspire some people, but certainly not everyone. On the other hand, a post about techniques used to make certain types of photos would be useful independent of what you think of the end product – since you can learn from that, experiment with it, get something other than an idea of someone else’s taste.

    Even a post about something more specific than photos in general would be useful – photos taken at night, or portraits, or something – something to make a list like this a little more meaningful.

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  49. 49

    these guys rock.keep it up buddies.

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  50. 50

    Great selection, great photographs ;)

    Very well

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  51. 51

    Some amazing photos for sure but a lot of them look downright Phony – i’d be curious to know how many came outta the Camera like that without being Pshopped to the nth Degree*

    ;)) Peace*

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  52. 52

    thank god and thanks to photographers for their wonderful and beautiful ARTS!

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  53. 53

    The cat’s eyes in #27 have also been photoshopped … :-/

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  54. 54

    Vitaly Friedman & Sven Lennartz

    April 28, 2008 2:07 pm

    @Fraoukwel: no, the eyes haven’t been Photoshopped. Please take a look at the source.

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  55. 55

    Love the photos, most of them amazingly creative.
    I love the idea of the pool photo as if she was sitting against a very calm waterfall, I wanted to do a very quick manipulation on it, so she looked less stressed holding herself up.

    http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/6144/waterfallze5.jpg

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  56. 56

    E’ bellissimo. Grazie.
    Paolo

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  57. 57

    there are really amazing pictures here…

    for photoshop and post production haters: every picture is (post) produced… every single picture is worked on from the setting, to the composition, to the exposure, to the film development, to the printing, to retouching; even before photoshop, it was always like that.

    photoshop is just a digital tool that does basically the same thing people used to do (and still do, actually) with film and paper prints, just faster and less complicated (or is it?).

    so just stop saying “that color is fake”, or “this is not professional stuff”, or “there’s nothing to learn with that”.. you’re wrong and you’re being mean, rude and hypocrite. there’s always something to learn, even if the picture was post produced (which only means it was still worked on after the exposure, and they ALL are), even if it doesn’t look great, even if the technique wasn’t the best…

    just stop complaining and start contemplating people’s work. please!

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  58. 58

    This garbage is exactly why I stopped going to digg.

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  59. 59

    Gobsmackingly……briliant!

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    the seagull one is fake, you can tell. like, really it is

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  61. 61

    Sorry, but some of those are done by professional photographers. Sea in the Sea and Swimming Pool are pieces I’ve seen on the artists’ websites. You really should credit them.

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  62. 62

    I can’t recall the name of the artist responsible for #18, but photo you call “Sea in a Sea” (#13) is from Julianne Swartz’ Placement series.

    http://www.julianneswartz.com/
    http://www.mixedgreens.com/artweb/html/artistresults.asp?artist=8

    So much for “real life” snapshots.

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    I agree that some of the shots are truly amazing and beautiful, but the ones that are obviously put together in photoshop to me aren’t as impressive (and they are pretty easy to pick out)

    You could easily hone this down to 20 photos that are truly stunning

    brent

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  64. 64

    these shot’s are wicked!!!!

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  65. 65

    Very nice. Some of the best i have ever seen. Thanks for sharing with us

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  66. 66

    unremarkable pics………….!!!!!!!!!!!

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  67. 67

    If I may, here is an uncle of mine’s work : eos-numerique.com/eoscope/photos/98161030.jpg

    I thought this post might be a right place to post it :)

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  68. 68

    Sorry to post again, but I have to elaborate. The editors should note that this post is the first time I have been sorely disappointed in Smashing for over a year. Sometimes articles don’r appeal “to me”, but they are still quality articles. This is just way off-topic, poorly researched, commented and presented. Only if you packaged these into an email, put my aunties address on it and mailed it to me could I be more let down. Very, very poor. In fact a waste of my time, which is worse.

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  69. 69

    Browse through my Flickr favs …you’ll get better photos than this…

    my id: “cooldeep…”

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  70. 70

    I liked most of the photos, but the comment “Mt Fuji [...] The photo is taken in Japan” was painfully inane.

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  71. 71

    These shots are ones that a programmer would have been impressed with a couple of years ago! I love smashing mag but I have to say two turkeys in a row! Get the design glasses back on…

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  72. 72

    I think the photos are pretty. But I miss a lot artistic ideas in the expression, originality and statement.

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  73. 73

    Truly stunning pictures with great clarity and given importance to every single detail of the picture.

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  74. 74

    Amazzzzing pics…. Just one word to describe them… WOW!!!

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  75. 75

    Seriously…who have you gone and attracted?! if this lot keep commenting I’m off. Wow! that.

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  76. 76

    the best pictures, gratulation

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    Desmond Haynes, Jr.

    April 29, 2008 4:05 am

    Loved all of them (except maybe, #43).
    A WOW collection!!!

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  78. 78

    I’ve seen a couple of nice shot’s in my time, but these are amazing… no scrap that, they are SMASHING!

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  79. 79

    Wow..!!! just I can only say this..!!!

    I was just started to think about the technical specifications like apperture, camera and etc..!!! If it is provided then we could also learnt something wile enjoying..!!!

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  80. 80

    it was amazing..!!! also they could have provided the technical informations like fstop, camera, etc..!!!

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  81. 81

    That was absolute amazing !
    Cant belive people took those pictures !

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  82. 82

    Could you please link my photo to my flickr account ? (46. Polar lights)

    On flickr its under /photos/arnar

    Thank you

    Arnar Valdimarsson

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  83. 83

    beautiful, I was mesmerized.

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    mark david smith

    April 29, 2008 5:54 am

    beautiful and amazing

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  85. 85

    Wow. this just made my day a little better :) thanks!

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  86. 86

    so love photos #14

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    Sutjeska 1927 Niksic

    April 29, 2008 6:56 am

    The last picture a girl portrait is the best.

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  88. 88

    incredibly beautiful… i love Autumn in the Red best.

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  89. 89

    Geniales. Maravillosas. Preciosas.

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  90. 90

    ¡Son la hostia de buenas! ¡Felicidades!

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  91. 91

    One of the best Photo’s i’ve ever seen. Wonderful & really amazing. Need to appreciate the one who has taken the snaps. Two Ways at looking at a fish is my Favourite & looks absolutely funny.

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  92. 92

    Photoshoped big time.
    I hate these persons

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  93. 93

    I totally agree with some of the previous user comments. The only image worthwhile viewing is the fourth image. This post was just a filler, especially with those animal images.

    I still love smashing magazine though so please bring back good quality content.

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  94. 94

    awesome pictures,really enjoyed m.

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  95. 95

    I really think the photo of the cockfight should not have been posted. There is nothing stunning about it. It’s a shame people still hold cockfights, and the only reason to post such a photo would be to draw people’s attention to this, to make them realize this really is bad. But instead, you post this photo between some really great (and some less interesting, but that’s my opinion…) photos without a word about the cruelty behind it.

    my 2 cents, I still really like smashing magazine :-)

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  96. 96

    how are these sad?

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  97. 97

    Not too bad, but I also could have gone without seeing the cockfight photo. just the mere posting if it in any context to me is glorifying a despicable act.

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  98. 98

    Amazing! Stuning! Great!…

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  99. 99

    Wow
    these are breath taking
    i have to wonder though, are they all real? like seriously?
    because i didn’t think the world could be that beautiful…

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  100. 100

    Absolutely Amazing!

    #3, #29 and #30 are fantastic work.

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  101. 101

    It is awesome

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  102. 102

    awesome pictures…. pure beauty.

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  103. 103

    As a photographer, I love posts like this. From a design vs. bandwidth standpoint I am encourage that you included so many images in your post. I tend to stay away from including more than 5 images that size. I’m probably living in a time years ago before high speed internet was around.

    I might start listing my individual portfolio pages` with the full size images in line. I’m just thinking.

    Great photography and very inspiring. The world is an amazing place and it’s the photographer’s job to interpret and express it.

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  104. 104

    @Sylvia
    The image of the cockfight I think is a truly amazing image. The subject matter may be morally reprehensible, but sometimes photographers and photo editors must side on presenting truth and reality. Think of the images that real combat / war photographers present to us. Think of the images burned into our minds from the holocaust. Evocative, powerful, and instructive.

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    All alone.
    This shot is taken on a Norway’s cliff Prekestolen (also known as Preacher’s Pulpit).
    this will make you piss in your pants.

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  106. 106

    really superb!!!

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  107. 107

    fanfuckintastic

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  108. 108

    Those of you that think you are all high and mighty and come here and slam this post with your demeaning comments and think you know all there is to know about photography need to get off your computers and go back to school and take a pre-photography 101 class. You need to go find out what real photography is all about. It’s not about perfect this or perfect that or something being completely free of post camera tricks. It’s what’s in the photographers eye and it’s what the photographers brain interprets as that image in the eye as it should be on paper and if that image on paper is a quality representation of what the photographer was attempting to convey then who are you to tell us or the photographer that these images on this post are worthless dribble? Start all over with your photography education my friends and dump those expensive fancy overpriced digital cameras that you think make you great photographers. Go build your own little darkroom and spend about five years making images with a homemade shoe box pin hole camera. Then bring your results here and let US critique them. Until then learn to be nice and offer positive criticism. I for one find many of these images quite stunning and I have been studying photography and taking pictures for forty years. I have many awards for pictures much less stunning an impressive than most of these. Kudos to you smashing for rising above those that choose to be close minded and view the world with blinders on.

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  109. 109

    very beautiful pictures.

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  110. 110

    Mind Blowing ………………………………………………………….!

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  111. 111

    hmmm. it has a mesmeric charm.. i was spell bound.

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  112. 112

    cannot single out the best. they are all exquisite!!!

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  113. 113

    awesome pics… ive been to the show in shanghai… and i must agree it was a really great show…

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  114. 114

    Is it just me, or is “Seagull on a Sign” a fake? The bird on the sign and the bird on top of the sign have the EXACT SAME OUTLINE. That’d be just shy of impossible, if not completely impossible.

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  115. 115

    simply Superb..

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  116. 116

    some r really nice; some r scary: hope, photobirds on photowaves :)
    I like “Cat and deer” the most :)

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  117. 117

    HOW PHOTOSHOP CAN BE BEAUTIFULL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    saravanakumar.R

    April 30, 2008 2:47 am

    Simply Marvlous

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  119. 119

    What do you lamers always say “photoshop”?? You’re idiots.

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  120. 120

    Amazing photos. The caption of photo number 3 is inaccurate. The sky is not “reflected,” simply, the drop acts as a simple lens, inverting the image. Great work thought!

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  121. 121

    no puedo dejar de admirarme con estas fotografías, esto es arte puro… gracias!

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    im pretty sure the bird one is fake. the outlines are identical.

    still rad though.

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    You’re right, the one with the seagull is a photoshop. Why would there be a no seagulls sign? Do they really expect them to obey? Unless it means, ‘don’t feed the seagulls’. In any case, it’s fake, because the silohuette is exactly the same.

    This picture is as old as the internet.

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  124. 124

    Oh my gosh, the bubble one was so pretty, … I also really liked the water droplet and the glitter.

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  125. 125

    Fantastic…

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  126. 126

    The best advert for eyes I’ve seen recently.

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  127. 127

    Oh my god! Amazing photographs.

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  128. 128

    Excelentes excelentes

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  129. 129

    superbbb… no words to express…each n every shot is taken with mind blowing perception… great themes… hats off……..

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  130. 130

    jovianjokerjoe

    May 1, 2008 10:20 pm

    these photographs are awesome, but the short description/comment on them is irritating. before i can see the photograph, i’m confronted by someone else’s opinion on it. it doesnt allow me to appreciate the photo or form my own opinion on it. instead of putting it before the photograph, you could put it afterwards with a couple of linebreaks in between, or better still, put it as an alternate text so that a mouseover brings it up.
    i hope you’ll keep this in mind in future posts.

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  131. 131

    Really Awesome .!!!
    Great Work….

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  132. 132

    Great!! Simply Great Photographs!

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  133. 133

    I’m with you, no further comment necessary. They are SO striking!

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  134. 134

    Very nice photos!
    Veoma lepe slike!

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  135. 135

    Whether these were done by “artsists” or “amateurs” where are the photocredits? Have you asked permission from the photographers to make money from their work in this way? This type of image rip-off has become all too common – I am curious how you justify it?

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  136. 136

    I agree with the previous post by Red Cedar. How do you justify displaying people’s without asking permission from the photographers?

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  137. 137

    Although I love most of the pictures displayed, I don’t like them all. Not all of them are as good as I expect them to be at Smashing Magazines. “Cat and deer”, “Leap of Faith” and “Photograph Taken at the Exact Right Time” are funny, and I would be very proud if they were my vacation pictures, but great timing doesn’t make a picture great. And we’ve seen the water drops falling a thousand times before. Furthermore, I agree with Red Cedar and jovianjokerjoe. This is not a bad post, its a bad Smashing Magazine post. It’s not as good as others at Smashing Magazine, and that’s a shame. I hope next posts will be as good as the ones before this one.

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  138. 138

    Kaustubh Joshi

    May 3, 2008 4:16 am

    ‘Nature’ the loving living God!!! Thought provoking for sure.Human element just tries to improve upon the natural SILENCE.Thank you guys.

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  139. 139

    awesome……………….

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  140. 140

    webpixelkonsum

    May 3, 2008 7:33 am

    fantastic

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  141. 141

    The one of the cock fight makes me sick. What’s so great about an image depicting something so senseless and wrong (and illegal)?

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  142. 142

    Stuning and Great!!

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  143. 143

    fantastic pictures of moments that can happen only ones in a life time.. the right time at the right moment…. congratulations

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  144. 144

    morvelous….beautiful colors,unique angles!

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  145. 145

    This is at Scott, who seems to dislike critics from non-photo-veterans. Scott, our (speaking for those who feel just as attacked by you as I do) lack of experience with photography, doesn’t make us incapable of judging an image. Although we probably won’t be able to explain why we feel about a picture as we do, as you could, we still feel something when we look at it. And that is, I think, the essence of a good photo. Let me explain.

    I don’t believe photography is about “what’s in the photographers eye and what the photographers brain interprets as that image in the eye as it should be on paper and if that image on paper is a quality representation of what the photographer was attempting to convey then who are we and so on“. Because art (photography is art, I’m sure you agree) is about feelings. Art creates feelings, feelings create art. Art creates fashion, fashion creates feelings, feelings creates art.

    What a photographer sees, what image he creates in his head, if this image is formed by the artists feeling, and how successful he is in enrapturing that feeling in his final picture (with or without photoshop), will in the end determine if the result is a photo, or a snapshot. And whoever you are, experienced or not, looking at a real photo, you can understand, you live trough his moment, you feel that feeling.

    There are photo’s in this post, that lack that experience. Snapshots. Photo’s that don’t make me feel. They make me think, maybe, but not feel. I don’t get connected with the photographer. I don’t need 40 years of holding a camera for that. I just have to be human.

    Some of these photo’s are snapshots.

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  146. 146

    Makes me want to get out with my camera again!

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  147. 147

    Can’t you make some effort to identify the animals, e.g.a ladybird, blue-tit a sparrow and a magpie. What kind of deer/cockerel are they?

    Reminds me of a supermarket selling “curved yellow fruit”

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  148. 148

    REALLY SUPERB

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  149. 149

    kool pics…….very interesting……Really Like !!!!!!!

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  150. 150

    The images make me throw my camera away.

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  151. 151

    #40. Is incorrectly labeled. While it may be in Norway, that is not “Preikestolen”. Do an image search and you will see, plus I have been there and I knew Preikestolen, Preikestolen was my friend, and senator, you are no Preikestolen.

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  152. 152

    These photos are great! Sure, some of these might be Photoshopped, but who cares? They are still nice to look at.

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  153. 153

    Truly amazing pictures. A lot of them make me appreciate what our beautiful world has to offer. And why do so many think the seagull picture is fake? Because it’s ironic? Chill out people.

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  154. 154

    I really liked the last photo of the young girl…….absolutely beautiful……Thanks

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  155. 155

    Exellent Creation – God I appreciate the works of your hands!!
    Thanks for creating all of them.

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  156. 156

    really awesome….
    moments captured at the fittest time and the right perspective….
    Hats of to the photographers…!!!

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  157. 157

    I really like the bird and meat! Haha it’s not something you see everyday!

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  158. 158

    The best picture collection on the web.

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  159. 159

    superb photography…
    the beauty of god’s creation is well exhibited !
    cheers to the photographer!!!

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  160. 160

    Mindblowing….Really amazing…
    great work done by great ppl….

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  161. 161

    Really amazing……very nice photos….Really enjoyed a lot

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  162. 162

    Excellent!!! Its all mind blowing…

    Superb photography….

    Never can be beaten up… Cheers!!!

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  163. 163

    photoshopped all the way baby!

    One of the most obvious examples? The seagull on the sign… clearly the seagull image on the sign is the same as the one standing on the sign. Look at the outline…enough said. Way to over-glorify some mediocre shots that were digitally manipulated extensively (or faked all together) to make them look like more than they ever, EVER were.

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  164. 164

    Por que toda la jente escriben ingles? No hay ningun inteilgente? La mayoria de los fotos son de maravillia pero algunos son mas que normales. Tengo monton parecidos. Pienso que vosotros tanbien.

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  165. 165

    Absolutely beautiful, stunning photos. Those are some of the best I have seen.

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  166. 166

    that is crazy, just too see this i am joyful

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  167. 167

    these are just perfect…!!! i mean this post has a purpose.. sometimes you need this kind of post to freshen and loosen the pressured of everyone, especially the staff of smashing magazine. And the photography are great, every thing are great, if you don’t consider this a photography then what is this? Who set the standard? only you yourself has created the standard, but Good Job Smashing Magazine..

    I Love it

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  168. 168

    The description for #7 is inaccurate. The glitter _is_ on the surface of the water droplet, you can tell quite clearly on the original.

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  169. 169

    that’s very very nice. ohh, it’s very wonderfull

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  170. 170

    A very nice presentation of the beauty of everything captured at the exact moment. I love everything about this pixes.

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  171. 171

    kheyli beautiful boodan :D

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  172. 172

    Fantastic. I enjoyed a lot.
    “Seagull on a sign” :)

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  173. 173

    THESE PICS ARE AMASING

    i wish i could take pics like these =]

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  174. 174

    some r really nice pics

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  175. 175

    I love “Above the clouds”

    But I would have called it “The eath is smoking / Steaming” don’t know, because it really makes a beautiful picture of human (polluting) activity

    Thanks for sharing it’s all great :)

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  176. 176

    WoW! ThIs PiCtUrEs ArE aMaZiNg! XD

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  177. 177

    id like to have some photographing lessons, these are amazing wonderful photos thank you for sharing

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  179. 179

    head7over8heels

    May 10, 2008 3:23 pm

    To comment # 128 by “noone” : Yes, thank you. That’s what struck me as soon as I saw the “photograph”. At first, I thought it was funny that the bird was in the same position as the one on the sign, then I realized it could not possibly have perfectly mimmicked every angle and curve. I was frustrated that someone’s digital alteration project was posted on a website labeled “(Really) Stunning Pictures and Photos”. Let’s hail with actual talent behind the camera.

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  180. 180

    SOME OF THESE SURELY MAKES LIFE WORTH LIVING AND IS PROOF THAT BEAUTY ALWAYS SURROUNDS US IF WE LOOK FOR IT..I CAN’T EXPRESS MY THANKS ENOUGH,ESPECIALLY SINCE I WAS SO VERY SAD TODAY. TAKE CARE

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  181. 181

    Breathtaking photos -reflection, striking color contrast, whimsical pictures
    cleverly, powerfully done

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  182. 182

    AAAAAAWE SUM. Picturisque. Converse. Indingnant & jealous. Peace out . Ashwin……

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  183. 183

    I totally agree, cockfighting is a brutal sport not an aesthetic pleasure.

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  184. 184

    the seagul is real its real its real!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  185. 185

    congrats for these pics, crazy!!! a pleasant view! i invite to take a look at my flickr page hoping you would like the pics. flickr.com/photos/jacopobordin/

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  186. 186

    really good images ohhhhhhhhhhhhh coolllllllllllllll

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  187. 187

    I love it , that ‘s very very nice.

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  188. 188

    Interesting, stunning and unforgettable images!! Thanks for sharing them.

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  189. 189

    LEONELL VELASCO

    May 14, 2008 5:56 am

    GREAT…….PERFECTLY TAKEN AN ART IN EVERY PIECE OF COLLECTION

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  190. 190

    very stunning. Seen most of them in DeviantArt – which the artist claim been ripped off or stolen. After seeing and stumbling many amazing photographs in different sites and photographers claiming the photos belong to them, I’m not sure ‘who stole who’….. But credits should be given to the real people who took them… I feel sorry for them though….

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  191. 191

    PHOTOSHOPPED!!!!!!!!!!

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  192. 192

    Muse, which photos are the artists claiming are stolen? That’s a bold statement to throw around without citing any examples.

    Some of these are photoshopped, but most of them are not. I think there’s some fantastic work here. Good photography? Most definitely.

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  193. 193

    The one with the bird oon a sign cant be real, the bird is in the same position and has the exact same silouhette!
    Also the flower one ‘refashioned daliah’ looks like it has been drawn to me!
    Other than that absolutely great!

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  194. 194

    All of these pictures brought no true emotion to the viewer…landscapes are easy…what would henri cartier bressen think? What about pain? Suffering….you should be ashamed of yourselves.

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  195. 195

    these are great photos.
    i wish i could do this good of
    a job =]

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  196. 196

    I am a makeup artist and would love to shoot with one of these photographers

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  197. 197

    Awesome collection !!

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  198. 198

    I m a web designer and i love the photographs it was assum.

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  199. 199

    To cliphord: Not all photography should be pain and suffering. There are such a vast amount of emotions in the world, why only concentrate on the bad? I would absolutely love to see photographers show me something more than the sad, unjusts of the world. I WANT REALITY ALONG WITH DREAMS!!!

    And these landscapes, are beautiful! The first is my absolute favorite, and I can see why you put in as number 1.

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  200. 200

    Very good photos… i wanna think that these are really taken and not edited by a computer program…
    well… congratulations and thanks for share!!!

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  201. 201

    Those “right time” shot are exceptional. Bravo They aught to be put on billboards instead of those may meaningless ones. Beautify or towns and cities with talent and exppression such as yours. I thank you for your sharing and bid you continued drive and success…

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  202. 202

    Absolutely exquisit: I’ll have to review them many times. I applaud the work of the artist or artists.

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  203. 203

    Makes me want to look for the “moment” to capture. Reminds me of the Jacobean poets who would go from the large flights of mind to the miniscule…the beauty in the water droplets vs the sweeping clouds. Nice juxtaposition …and I like the philosophical discussion of art in photo vs snapshots.
    Photoshop must have changed the saying to: a picture is worth a thousand lies. Good to be wary, but why not enjoy the impact of the picture?

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  204. 204

    All of the pictures above are realy astonishing, specially pictures which clrealy indicate “right time” capturing of the nature. The picture Polar Light is very impressive.

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  205. 205

    Damm, wheres my camera…

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  206. 206

    Very interesting pictures! Creative ideas. there are some that could be better…but overall, nice job. I really enjoyed Taw? weeee.
    Girl and water, bee the cat, seagull on a sign (cute idea), bird and meat, bird and water, cockfight, and family of bugs ( I have done many ladybug pictures my self)
    Even if these aren’t “real photography” like some might say, there are real art. They have impact!!! SO as an artist a give you an A for the day:) ~LeeAnna

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  207. 207

    Very nice photos, but cockfighting is illegal in most places. I sure wouldn’t want my name attached to a photo like that, even if it is legal where it was taken. It’s a cruel sport and most people don’t want to have any part in it.

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  208. 208

    blew my fragile little mind away. enuff said

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  209. 209

    I bought myself a digital SLR last Christmas. These pictures make me feel like throwing it away. If I ever produce a photograph half as good as some of these, it would make me a very happy man.

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  210. 210

    Take what you need, want and leave the rest

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  211. 211

    Wow, incredible!

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  212. 212

    Some of the photos are very beautiful but these are mostly the ones which are taken of natural landscapes, anything staged (like the gull, golfball or cat,child, goldfish) lacks in potency. Good work, but photography really is a lot about having the right instinct

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  213. 213

    absolutly inspiring…some touch deeper than others…staged are hard ones…some relate and some don’t…I think you covered a lot of areas for viewing pleasure…thank you

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  214. 214

    I sorry but anybody that didn’t like these pictures should go somewhere else, because I thought that these pictures were better that the ones that I take with my camera. WOW!!! That’s all I can say!

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  215. 215

    For those few with the nasty criticisms- Grow up! These shots were shared for the enjoyment of others. They certainly made my Monday morning a little more pleasant! Thanks to those who took the time to post them.

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  216. 216

    All stunning photographs specially ALL ALONE took my breath away. As regards all those
    comments against cockfight photos i hope all of them are vegetarians because if you dislike
    cockfight you should also dislike eating them. Cheers! :o)

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  217. 217

    Bee~u~tee~FULL Pictures~!! “Thank *U for sharring”~!!

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  218. 218

    49 of these pictures are indeed beautiful, whether real or not, I do however find #45 to be disturbing as cockfighting is a cruel, vicous and disgusting “sport” that I don’t find to be beautiful at all and wish that it hadn’t been included in with these others.

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  219. 219

    beautiful

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  220. 220

    I love the catching of beauty in a moment in time as these photos all do with the exception of the “cockfighting” – these is nothing beautiful in what these animals are required to do without asking their permission.

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  221. 221

    wonderful pictures of God’s creation

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    Vicki Wizard USA

    May 19, 2008 7:41 pm

    such stunning images…captured forever…awesome!

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  223. 223

    amazing!

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  224. 224

    i have no words. photos were wonderful and amazing.

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  225. 225

    Ted Danson is the greatest actor of our time! The pictures are ok, I guess. Seriously, have you guys ever seen Cheers?

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  226. 226

    I agree w/Angie – the cock fight photo is awful and should not be included.

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  227. 227

    ANTONIO CARLOS PATROCINI DA SILVA

    May 20, 2008 9:42 pm

    Photo fantastique, oh yesssssssssssss!!!!

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  228. 228

    I really enjoyed seeing everyone one of these photo’s. Some more than others. Those that have such negative opinions should just keep there LOUSY comments to themselves, and let those that ENJOY them do just THAT….enjoy.

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  229. 229

    Pictures are superb, i have made posters of few of them

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  230. 230

    The images are “unreal”, colors are unreal, light is unreal. It is OK to tweak an image a little, but face it, these colors & light combinations are not available in nature. That is exactly why you like these, because they are unreal, dreamy, movie-like.

    Many of you who like these pictures will not get the same joy from pictures of pre-computer era. In those oldies, skies are sky blue, not parliament blue.

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  231. 231

    Amazing ! all photoes are very nice. I can’t compare.

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  232. 232

    very nice collection .

    there are some really nice pictures between.

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  233. 233

    truly stands for the title…

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  234. 234

    the poster “bob” who commented that these are photoshop pictures is an idiot, same with the people who are crying about the cock fight. keep your self-righteous, tree-hugging opinions out of it and just recognize art for what it is.

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  235. 235

    The professional photography. Truely nice to see.

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  236. 236

    I agree, the silhouette matches the bird perfecftly. And despite the texture of the paint – why on earth would there be a sign prohibiting seagulls? Who’s it for?

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  237. 237

    Rogerio E. Izidorio - Brasil

    May 23, 2008 7:42 am

    Simplesmente fantátisco.

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  238. 238

    Are you looking at photographs to see beauty, to see reality, or to see art?

    That’s the answer to all the complaints on this page. If you’re looking for beauty, the cockfight is abhorrent because it shows blood and cruelty. If you’re looking for reality, the cockfight is just a piece of the good and the bad that the world has to offer, but the seagull image and many of the other edited ones are artificial. If you’re looking for art, then some of the cute animal photos are a waste of time.

    Just accept that everyone has different priorities when they look at photos on the internet.

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  239. 239

    stunning outstanding mind blowing

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  240. 240

    ALL THE PIC R VERY VERY BEAUTIFUL

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  241. 241

    um I hope you know that some of these are photoshoped, like the bird on the sign. but these photos are beautiful, (even some of the other photoshoped ones) and to Geeky, I also Hope you know what you are talking about, think about the professional photographers in the old days, take a look at the pulitzer prize photos and then look at ansel adams and tell he used a computer for those! even the old photographers could tweak their photos in the dark room! but yes some of these are photoshoped and for the people who say that they aren’t take a look at worth1000.com and study those for a while.

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  242. 242

    extremely impressive pictures.

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  243. 243

    These photos literally took my breath away ~ thank you SO much for sharing these with us!

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  244. 244

    All the photos are very impressive but confused to see the All Alone. How one can reach and sit there ?

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  245. 245

    Priceless!

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  246. 246

    Nice shots.
    I just have one question. From the title, which of these are pictures, and which are photos?

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  247. 247

    wonderfull

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  248. 248

    Beautiful pics. I am in LOVE with each one of them

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  249. 249

    Really its a dam good in the photo picturisation…….i hope we would like to c such a smaching photos here after………

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  250. 250

    it’s very nice pict… beatiful work

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  251. 251

    beatiful,exelent and fantastic
    hello i am from colombia and ilke the photos thanks

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  252. 252

    awesome!!!

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  253. 253

    The picture of the cock fight is beautiful because of the drama in the scene, the composition, and the way the photographer filtered it to make it stark and colorful at the same time.

    It doesn’t matter that the image “makes you sick” or that the activity “is illegal.” The artistic composition of the piece is fantastic, and has caused you, and others, (myself included) to briefly ponder an activity that normally we wouldn’t even think about. Thus, the photographer has raised consciousness of the issue, and in a subtle and constructive way.

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  254. 254

    Tasteless and garish

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  255. 255

    Puhleeeze …
    Photograph/snapshot/picture … whatever.
    Photoshop/”real” … whatever.
    So, you know about photography. Bully!
    Why can’t people just relax and enjoy?
    Neither I nor, I am sure, many of the other commentors could never create any of these photos. It made me happy to view thm.
    All the rest is “sound and fury signifying nothing”.

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  256. 256

    sangeet agarwal

    May 28, 2008 11:41 pm

    the photos are just unbeleivable!!!!!goood job!!keep it up!!!

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  257. 257

    Muchas gracias, excelentes las imagenes. Son una fuente de inspiración para diversas aplicaciones en lo que a mi profesión se refiere.

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  258. 258

    Increible, muy buenas fotos.

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  259. 259

    how i wish i could take pictures like this…

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  260. 260

    I have enjoyed looking at all the images especially the black and white potrait of the girl. Its one of those photographs that haunt you whenever you look at it.

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  261. 261

    Wow, these pictures are unbelievable! I specially love the one of the water drop on the pink flower, the reflection is fantastic. The last photo of the little girl, its breath taking, the way the light hits her face and the hair is slightly windblown. Brilliant!

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  262. 262

    Massimo Meijer

    May 31, 2008 7:39 am

    Lovely!

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  263. 263

    Jealousy Personified

    May 31, 2008 10:31 am

    I have decided that I officially hate everyone.

    Especially the people lucky enough to take these gorgeous shots.

    Insert envy here.

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  264. 264

    I HAVE NEVER SEEN PHOTOS AS STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL AS THESE. WHAT AN ABSOLUTE PLEASURE TO SEE. MY DAY HAS BEEN MADE.

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  265. 265

    Breathtaking!!

    There is a God!!

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  266. 266

    Nice, but a number of them have been heavily photo-shopped, so you really can’t call them photographs anymore.

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  267. 267

    The beauty of the images render a lot of peace and tranquility to the disturbed mind.

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  268. 268

    Wo0oW amazing pics ,,, keep the great work

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  269. 269

    Most spectacular!! I especially like the number 27. Two ways at looking at a fish, the baby is so cute.

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  270. 270

    Omg! sooooo pretty :3

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    pankaj kr sarkar

    June 5, 2008 3:46 am

    I am speehless………………………………..Nothing to say. Simply i have no words to discribe those excelent,spectacular……pictures…….wah!

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  272. 272

    Real Beauty have no Langauge!

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  273. 273

    srinivasdigumarthi

    June 7, 2008 4:31 am

    breathtaking,
    Amazing pics ,,, keep the great work.

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  274. 274

    Stunning indeed!

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  275. 275

    I enjoyed the photos. I feel sorry for people who can’t simply enjoy the beauty and creativity of others. I don’t really care if these are professional photographers, photo editors, or just people capturing moments in time. Why not just sit back, take a deep breath and enjoy the view!

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  276. 276

    we all know what is said about opinions.
    I think the photos are beautiful.

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  277. 277

    I def. agree that these are AMAZING photos. Some of you need to keep your opinions to yourself and just enjoy what you see. Who cares where it came from or how it was done. It is posted here for you to enjoy. So if you dont like it.. then keep it to yourself. But me on the other hand.. i truely enjoy every single picture :)

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  278. 278

    awsome

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  279. 279

    these are amazing.

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  280. 280

    really fantastic,
    awesome pictures
    taken at the very end
    i really enjoyed each and everyone
    is there anyone who hates this pictures?

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  281. 281

    this is a clear evidence and sign of the vital living and existing of almighty God, Subhan Allah

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  282. 282

    Çok harika resimler.
    Very nice ! Thanks for share.

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  283. 283

    beautiful pictures. i like the one with the ladybugs

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  284. 284

    yep WTF Really Stunning Pictures and Photos ;)

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  285. 285

    Perfect!!!

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  286. 286

    Fantástica a sua coleção, muito bom mesmo, continue assim….

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  287. 287

    I stumbled this one.

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  288. 288

    simply word are not enoughf

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  289. 289

    very beautiful, crisp and clear

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  290. 290

    really good pics

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  291. 291

    Really superb… pictures…………i ever saw

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  292. 292

    beautiful,stunning,excellent etc

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  293. 293

    nice graphics

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  294. 294

    Very beautiful series, I’m certainly glad I stumbled upon this. Some of the photos here I’m not sure I would charactarise as “beautiful photos” but rather strong/beautiful moments…

    Someone up there in the comments said that some of these photos are so photoshopped that you can’t call them photos anymore… I couldn’t disagree more. They are still photos. Call it a meeting of two arts on one platform. PhotoShop is now an integral part of modern photography, just as much as silver-nitrate was in the past century.

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  295. 295

    awesome photos!

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  296. 296

    Awesome photos!!! You know they say a picture is worth a thousand words……….

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  297. 297

    Why does it matter if any of the pictures were photoshopped?????

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  298. 298

    hey really rocking
    heart moving pics
    cheers to u :)

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  299. 299

    Thanks for fantastic moments …breathtaking photoes

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  300. 300

    while having a look of pictures i found my self in some other world, a world of fantacy, u can call heaven.

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  301. 301

    simply…AMAZING…no other words
    keep it up…

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  302. 302

    Oh FGS stop being such a moaner !!! There’s always one in the bunch that spoils everything… JERK they were great photo’s your just a pain in the Arse…!!!

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  303. 303

    fantastic really!!!!!

    So refreshing…….

    Good Job dun…..

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  304. 304

    I see some were not entirely safisfied with these beautiful photos. If only they would pull us right into them. Then they would be satisfactory.

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  305. 305

    nice pics

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  306. 306

    Excellent photos, nice collection

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  307. 307

    its really amazing and beauty

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  308. 308

    Truly awesome, WOW

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  309. 309

    Bravo… cool photos… Hello from Montenegro…

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  310. 310

    absolutels mind blowing, amazing and beatiful collection of pictures.

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  311. 311

    Its awesome and inspirring…

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  312. 312

    very very sweet

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  313. 313

    probably the best pictures ive ever seen

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  314. 314

    every materials are good at their best, I love all of them, specially a bird on the board of no zone.

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  315. 315

    tooo…..good….a good collection for desktop wallpapers

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  316. 316

    Amazing post!!!!
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    /thanks

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  317. 317

    v gooooooooooood

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  318. 318

    VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV Nice n Lot of Thanks , the pictures were amazing.

    jimmy

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  319. 319

    Awsmm collection !! jst amazing
    thxx a tonn :)

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  320. 320

    Wonderful amzing

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  321. 321

    To say ‘Stunning!’… would be an understatement..!

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  322. 322

    Wow……….
    Wonderful & Amazing Pictures
    Best Pictures i have ever seen on internet.
    Absolutels mind blowing.
    So refreshing.
    Good Job

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  323. 323

    beautiful pictures!^^ great collection!

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  324. 324

    thats soooo bueatiful !!!!!!!

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  325. 325

    Do you know what this reflection is? (in picture No. 7) It wrote a word in arabic means “Mohammed” who is our messenger … we Muslims …
    And if you don’t believe me ask anyone knows arabic …

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    IRSHARD MOHIDEEN

    July 18, 2008 5:03 am

    Really worths, completely related to life, feel something peace of mind…

    Sri Lanka (Panadura)

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  327. 327

    fabulous photograps…… no match!….. Really!!!!!!!!

    STUNNING!!!!!!!!!

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  328. 328

    the cock fight has such dramatic colors. my favorite for sure

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  329. 329

    NO words to praise…….. Awesome…………………..

    in particular…. cat fish child and Golf Ball…Spelndid…..

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  330. 330

    With the title being (Really) Stunning Pictures and Photos, I was expecting to see some (really) stunning pictures and photos. But by the first image alone, I was thinking, what the hell is this? Most of these aren’t photos, they’re… images. Images put together by digital artists, nice, but not what I’d call photos.

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  331. 331

    Amazing photos i like them nice v nice i never saw like that i m v surprised :)

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  332. 332

    waw

    its great,
    fantastic

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  333. 333

    i have to hold my breath when i saw the pics…really shock me

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  334. 334

    Hey that’s cool they r all funny but bautiful

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  335. 335

    jai ho ,. . ;. maa kar di . . .mast collection :)

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  336. 336

    Amazing picture.I like all of ur photograph.Keep it up ok.
    (From-Bangladesh)

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  337. 337

    wowgreat

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  338. 338

    fantastic

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  339. 339

    wow… great photos
    again please :D

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  340. 340

    Really Good……Nice Clarity……Amazing timing…keep it up…

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  341. 341

    amaizing one! family of bugs made my whole body sneezing!!

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  342. 342

    great yaar wonderful job

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  343. 343

    fuckin good

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  344. 344

    i am living iran…
    i am speck english a level.
    tank you for very nice pic….

    bye…..

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  345. 345

    i am living thran – iran
    tank you for pic
    good bye

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  346. 346

    thanks for pictures
    have good time
    and bye

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  347. 347

    very nice

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  348. 348

    Hey thanks for the picture, but it’s not the Fuji it’s DAMAVAND and located in Iran, Tehran.

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  349. 349

    i’m mohammad from iran
    this photo’s is very very biutifull tankyou for you’r

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  350. 350

    vah mind blowing. hatsoff to the creater

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  351. 351

    hi. i’m niloofar.. the pictures are very nice i love all of them. thank you.

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  352. 352

    Hi,

    Really Fantastic photos. I am really happy. Thanks a lot.

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  354. 354

    really Awesomeee pixs.Its great on ur part

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  355. 355

    gr8……..

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  356. 356

    very good collection!!!!

    I enjoyed a lot while going through..

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  357. 357

    Again the “experts” crawl out of the woodwork to whine. Of course, Adams never tweaked any of his photo. And all of your images are absolutely perfect.

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  358. 358

    cool……

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    shahriar Mashouf

    August 28, 2008 6:21 pm

    Yes, you are true this is a one happen in million that a bird stand over the sighn board. But in fact this is not a one true picture . these are 2 true pictures that attached together in one.

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  360. 360

    These images rock!…sends shivers down my spine just gawking at them…truly an inspiration to those who wish to improve and attain a higher quality of photography.

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  361. 361

    Very very good! perfect!!!

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  362. 362

    it was the beautiful experience when i saw ur website,but i hv question for u that how u collect this amazing photographs?

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  363. 363

    These pics makes me think that how beautiful our world is.

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  364. 364

    it was cool to see thank’s for placing in net

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  365. 365

    its really amazing superb
    i haven’t words to express my feelings after seeing this marvelous pictures

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  366. 366

    It tells what a beautiful world v got. its just awsome

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  367. 367

    simply awsome .who so ever is the creator i wish him/her my deepest regards

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  368. 368

    !!!FANTASTICAS FOTOS!!!

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  369. 369

    The first picture is a photomanipulation by Quizz, have you given her credit in here? I don´t think so…

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  370. 370

    anjes_100athotmail.com

    September 11, 2008 11:04 pm

    hi i anjes 24m.the pictures are very nice i love all of them. thank you tk

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  371. 371

    really marvellous
    the photographer should be given the best photographr of the year

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  372. 372

    very precious photos.they are very nice.my heartly thanks to the photographer and the designer.

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  373. 373

    woow están padrísimas!!!!

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  374. 374

    WOW…The leap of faith image is amazin’
    Good job!

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  375. 375

    Realy i like this site

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  376. 376

    Stunning visuals, seen through the eyes of the beholder!
    Well done and thanks to a ‘Smashing’ website for sharing these fantastic shots!!

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  377. 377

    I love all of them !

    I’m a fair photographer myself and I think that these have been taken at great angles and everything !

    Absolutely Amazing !

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  378. 378

    BEAUTIFUL CANT BELIEVEABLE

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  379. 379

    really mind blowing-uday

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  380. 380

    These pictures are amazing. I wish I was that good at taking photographs. :)

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  381. 381

    OMG!!! Simplemente geniales estan las tomas!!!

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  382. 382

    really ..awesome colection so far i saw on net…..appreciating the life……

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  383. 383

    they r exyremely too good not much better but excellent

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  385. 385

    really i like all images very much
    finally i cant say which is good because i like all images

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  386. 386

    AMAZING…. no words to say after seeing this

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  387. 387

    Simply Superb :)

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  388. 388

    All pictures have a fine art . In a one word i wan to say ‘ASSUM’

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  389. 389

    WOW – WOW & WOW – GREAT pictures / GREAT art

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  390. 390

    simple
    stunning

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  392. 392

    These are wonderful and evocative pictures. A good picture can move you, a truly great picture can transport you there…..

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  393. 393

    really beautiful………..

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  394. 394

    simplemente extraordinarias. muchas gracias por compartirlas.

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  395. 395

    Beautifull. Nice To aee That All Pictures

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  396. 396

    its osam,words are not enough for this beautiful pics.great

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  397. 397

    bueno.. me encantan las fotos..
    pero me gustaria saber como hacer para instalar en mi pc el photo shop.. lo necesito para un trabajo y no se como hacer..-

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  398. 398

    Collection of photos are lively moments pleasing everyone who is fortunate to have a glance , once in life . A precise production of artisitc pictures!

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  399. 399

    Amazing…….AmaZiNg………amAZing……..

    Hats off………

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  400. 400

    Its fabolous

    n Thnks for showing this wonderful pictures.

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  401. 401

    Stunning pictures, yes! but personally I do not approve of a photo that are not “true”. I realize that this is subjective, as all post processing alters what was captured, but if you take it as far as some of the pictures in the collection why bother with photo. Start painting instead.

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  402. 402

    WTF! this is awsome!

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  403. 403

    Absolutely mindblowing!

    I love it =)

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  404. 404

    pics r really amaizing, no words required, itz all seen above

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  405. 405

    fantastic pics.i jst cant express.

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  406. 406

    wow
    so nice pics i ever seen in my life
    welldone job

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  407. 407

    its amazing pic, really superb. i love tht

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  408. 408

    Awsome! Im really impressed by your work! God has truley blessed you with an amazing gift :)..

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  409. 409

    Great pics….. Some fo them are known fakes in the internet………mostly photoshop work…

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  410. 410

    its v beautiful really v nice.no words r necessary

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  411. 411

    Thanks for the resources

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  412. 412

    niceee……

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  413. 413

    very nice can add more pictures

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  414. 414

    simply amazing,,, fantabulous… left with no words….. wow!!!!!!!!!!!! specially the dog.. it’s so damn cute……..

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  415. 415

    OMG!
    “Seagull on a sign” !!!!

    ROW ROW FIGHT THE POWAH

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  416. 416

    These photos are incredible. I dabble. I’ve taken a few good shots, but these are super. Keep it up!

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    Shamsul Ismin Tumin

    October 16, 2008 10:02 am

    Lovely… awesome photo..

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    I tHiNk ThEsE phOtOs ArE pReTtY dAmM kOoL gUyS!
    I EsPeCiAlLy LyKeEd ThE 1 WiTh ThE sWiMmInG pOoL!

    (LUVV YA’S ALL……….MWAHH)

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  419. 419

    very good but vestiges is low.

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  420. 420

    nice sesky pics

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  421. 421

    I am sooo sexy it is scary

    October 22, 2008 12:02 am

    awesome pics they r cool as
    but my frend doesnt think so
    lol
    KEEP IT UP

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  422. 422

    This are excellent pictures.

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  423. 423

    the best collection i have ever seen

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  424. 424

    stunning…photography…
    good work ….

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  425. 425

    nuttin stunning about this

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  426. 426

    Amazing photos !

    If Zarathustra does not like them,why is he writing 3 comments ???????

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  427. 427

    i love that photos. ammmmazzzing.

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  428. 428

    Nice to see…………………

    Keep the goog work……………

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  429. 429

    m seriously short of words…i hav neva been so flattered in ma entire lyf!
    ur work is simply awesome,n ill lyk to see more of it if possible…
    keep up da gud work,GOD BLESS U!

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  430. 430

    Very beautiful. Very relaxing.

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  431. 431

    excellant.
    artistic work too

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  432. 432

    Incredible

    I like the cat with two-colored eyes

    It definitely doesn’t matter if it’s Photoshopped; art is based on perspective

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  433. 433

    Superb rather mind blowing
    excelent collection
    i hav never seen suchi love that photos. ammmmazzzing.
    a nice gallery togather

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  434. 434

    wow i luv da fotoz they r amazing!!! awshumest thing ive ever seen!!!

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  435. 435

    awsome pictures to see the nature

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  436. 436

    Awesomely stunning shots… :)
    Beautiful and lovely captures..

    Nice collection

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  437. 437

    Hi my Mum always said if you can t say something nice don t say anything at all. Some people are obviously still trying to get themselves up to that level, going by some of the comments. Anyone who said things unpleasant about these photos obviously needs to open their eyes and that is surely what photography is about. It s the beauty behind the photograph that we the viewer are being invited to see and experience. Having shared this joy first hand may I say you are doing a good thing with the invitation, one day when people see nature they will eventually learn how to love it respect it and take care of it. It could be heaven on earth. . . . . Thanks

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  438. 438

    Agree to vicky’s comments and the photographs make you feel the beauty of life.
    A salute to photographer and while watching the photographs, i felt as i am there ,really u have taken world’s beauty on small paper and this is all about your job.

    Great Job!!!!!!!!
    Continue this so that we will feel the beauty of world through your eyes.

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  439. 439

    such a beautiful pictures……..thanks a lot for these pictures……..all the pictures are amazing………….I can see natural beauty capture by camera……………………cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooolllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

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  440. 440

    nice…..(*=*)

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  441. 441

    I truly enjoy others’ photos. It’s like seeing thru the eyes of the photographer. As far as negative comments, any photographer appreciates honest critique of their work, but, how can anyone say they did not like all of the photos. I’m sure that it is easy for the photographer to ignore these boneheaded nasty comments. I also agree that there’s an art to adding photoshop techniques and still have it appear as art. I’m sure the same was said about photography by paint artists when photography was first invented. Art is art, no matter how it was created. I do respect those that think that photo art should be done in the camera, but, I think they are a dieing breed.

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  442. 442

    Very Very Nice.

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  443. 443

    Wonderful, thanks for sharing…….

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  444. 444

    very nice compilation of pics!

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  445. 445

    muito bom!belas fotos…

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  446. 446

    I think those are some of the most awesome photo’s I have ever seen, pretty fantastic. Thanks bunches. Jackie

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  447. 447

    great photos, i love them!

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  448. 448

    Good….Very good

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  449. 449

    it was really wonderful…………….stunning……………..and hearty appriciated

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  450. 450

    No.21 I think is shopped as the bird shares exactly the same silhouette as the sign, to muc of a coincidence.

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  451. 451

    The Photos are great.Thank you so much for giving me the honor of viewing them.I loved them.

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  452. 452

    hav no words !

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  453. 453

    really amazing picture……i am loving the picture

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  454. 454

    that “all alone” picture is gonna make me faint – who would sit on the edge like that! its making my legs feel like jello

    sweet pics though!

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  455. 455

    Absolutely wonderful photos. Words are useless …

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  456. 456

    this is pretty cool but i wanna b the one with the bad comment so thanks for wasting my time faggs

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  457. 457

    Great moments of photography

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  458. 458

    some times when u feel lonely and sad these pictures really help you only when u realise whats there in the picture

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  459. 459

    Great collection….simply MARVELLOUS

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  460. 460

    if you liked it, you should have put a ring on it

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  461. 461

    Really beautiful and I have no words to express it.

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  462. 462

    wowee love it! thats awsomeness!!

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  464. 464

    after watching these photoes i feel great grudge. i must say that to live in the beautiful world with nature is
    Tremendous achievement, these photoes touch my heart. i am greatful to the collection.

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    peyton and summerrrrr

    December 19, 2008 7:30 am

    well the losers who are being rude about these pictures should stop. because they are WONDERFUL! these photos are AMAZING. most of them are a one in a life time shot.. you shouldnt be criticizing photos that are beyond unique (: don’t be jealous!

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  466. 466

    these pictures are most most beautiful and i have no words to appreciate photographers and for explain beauty of these pictures.

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  467. 467

    number 43 is the famous wave @ Tahiti (French Polynesia), named Teahupoo (Wall of skull).
    Photograph is by Tim Mac Kenna

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  468. 468

    “Oh wow.” That was my reaction to the first photo, and I could hardly get past it, but I’m glad I did… For once, I’m speechless.

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  469. 469

    superb

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  470. 470

    Superb clicks …..marvelous

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  471. 471

    A treat for the eyes!
    truely superb

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  472. 472

    woooowwww…seriously cool …hats off to photographers..

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  473. 473

    I love number 18!!! That is really cool!!!!!!

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  474. 474

    These pictures are gorgous and hilarious.
    Many are breathtaking and I hope to see more in the future!

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  475. 475

    are REALLY STUNNING…
    cant sayy more…

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  476. 476

    This is one of the most inspiring and awesome set of pictures I have ever seen!

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  477. 477

    i really enjoy to see these photos ….Thanks

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  478. 478

    bravo.I like youre photos.thats very nice

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  479. 479

    All of them were great.

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  480. 480

    Definitely a favorite site – truly amazing photos!

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  481. 481

    Absolutely astonishing….. Nice work!

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  482. 482

    ultimate picsss

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  483. 483

    wow i wasted alot of my time and ur time…. joking, those are all pretty sweet…

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  484. 484

    naver think that take this tipe of picture
    so nice picture for collection

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  485. 485

    i dont if the seagul is real or wat…….watever t may b this collection s simply superbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb i lov it,,,,,,,,

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  486. 486

    I love photography. This is a masterpiece

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  487. 487

    I love natural view

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  488. 488

    veeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrry goooooooooooood

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  489. 489

    Excellent Pictures, very good collection

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  490. 490

    wow..really awesome nd stunning picz..

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  491. 491

    very nice picturezzz,,,,,,,,,,,,,,i saw sumthing wid uuter creativity….i really liked all the pictures,,,

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  492. 492

    Since when is a photo of a cockfight beautiful, smashing, artistic or even interesting? Maybe it has a place in some evidence room for an abuse case, but not in a collection of “art” photography.
    Also, it’s pretty easy to come up with a “great” photo when the subject is a cute animal.
    Loved the scenery shots and will use some of them for wallpaper… who cares if any of them were Photoshopped?

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  493. 493

    i love this web page it rox

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  494. 494

    I love the pics. of the waves. I was actually scared for a moment.

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  495. 495

    Nice pics!
    Kind of a random selection, but nice anyways!

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  496. 496

    unbeliveable photos

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  497. 497

    fantasic photos

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  498. 498

    really great

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  499. 499

    Fantastic. I don’t care if any of these are photoshopped, if you think about it, it makes life more interesting…so what’s the big deal?
    Love the photos =]

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  500. 500

    Hmmmn…….A must watch

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  501. 501

    really very nice collections and its simply amazing and ex-ordinary one……. these photos are expressing the differents kinds of creativity……………. these photograpers are really leagends and expecting more from uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

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  502. 502

    i think these things are dream wen i se ths photos

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  503. 503

    yeah, pretty good but I wana see something more realistic. Photo shop is just too easy!

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    Melanie Vandenberg

    January 26, 2009 9:48 am

    I love these photos. Some of them were fantastic! I love numbers 2 and six. They were my faves.

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  505. 506

    all i can say is “WOW” the photos here are really stunning as the title implies. :D

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  506. 507

    masha allah la quwwata illa billa hil aliyil azeem.
    beautiful pictures and correct timing.
    the pure heatr behind each picture is the great thing and shows the deepness of the photographer.
    wow very welldone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  507. 508

    “Its Reallyyyyyyyy stunning to this world”

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  508. 509

    wow!!!! its all r mind blowing………MASHA ALLAH!!!!!!

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  509. 510

    The pictures stopped my breath

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  510. 511

    You have some of the MOST BEAUTIFUL pictures I have ever seen..
    are these mostly edited, or posted as they were shot??

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  511. 512

    um to all those ppl who posted the dumb comments-chill…. even if u dont apppreciate photoshop etc, no need 2 b rude and act like no it all. bet u couldnt do half as well, so easy on the criticism— + even with pshop, ppl still enjoyed the shots.

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  512. 513

    Professional or amateur – they are stunning photographs. Although I think the photograph is colourful, well composed, etc, I have to point out that cockfighting is not sport – it’s cruel to take advantage of an animal’s instincts for amusement or money.

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  513. 514

    nice pictures

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  514. 515

    great….. all the pictures are great and have some special message. i like all.

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  515. 516

    AWESOME! SO STUNNING!

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  516. 517

    amazing.

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  517. 518

    Good collection!!!

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  518. 519

    Amazing, especially number 40.

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  519. 520

    oh god. very captivating.

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  520. 521

    WOW! its good as =]

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  521. 522

    wonderful moment are remembered…

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  522. 523

    Great collection.
    Most of ‘em are stunning..but in my perspective some (only some) didn’t deserve the credits for making into the Top 50.

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  523. 524

    inspiran la idea más profunda de la ignorancia de la vista.

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  524. 525

    I am stunned and amazed, these are absolutely beautiful. A couple of comment posters, if I understand their wording, are actually picking fault with what’s presented here. Apparently the work done by them is even better. How nice to be that good at something!

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  525. 526

    i was a hindu but became a muslim now.

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  526. 527

    i too became a muslim. this is all shadow of the ALLAH.

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  527. 528

    Mindblowing. Keep up the good work.

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  528. 529

    really mind blowing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  529. 530

    The seagull on the sign is clearly a doctored photo. the picture on the sign is simply a silhouette of the seagull on top of it.
    Anybody can edit a photo. it takes true skill to capture images such as “Mt. Fuji”, or “Glow”.

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      Most of the pictures are nice, yes the seagull pic is photoshop stuff. even if someone does not agree , the sign does not make any sense.

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  530. 532

    OUT OF THE WORLD !!!!!!!!!!!!! i guess.

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  531. 533

    so beatufull

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  532. 534

    Best f alllllllll

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  533. 535

    My god i am out of words to describe the experience!!! trueeeeeeeeeeeely giving every lasting impression and experience!!

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  534. 536

    AWESOME MOMENTS

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  535. 537

    OMG these pictures are incredible.
    great collections
    awesome pics, who ever took them.
    LOVE ALL OF THEM

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  536. 538

    All Alone… The photo you say is on Prekestolen is actually on Trolltunga (the troll’s tongue). Both are in Norway. Prekestolen is on the Lysefjorden, Trolltunga is above Skjeggedal in Odda.

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  537. 539

    KOOL wit A “K”

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  538. 540

    wonderfulll

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  539. 541

    wonderful

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  540. 542

    I absolutely adore this site as of right now. I find these pictures an excellent choice in your gallery :)

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  541. 543

    I am really really amazed!

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  542. 544

    WOW

    wow

    WOW

    wow

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  543. 545

    all this made me happy

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  544. 546

    Does anyone know what set of pictures includes the one of the baby’s foot pushing on the abdominal wall of the mother….?

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  545. 547

    these pictures show us a different side of life during trying times

    THANK YOU ALL FOR THE BEAUTIFUL IMAGES

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  546. 548

    really nice and excellent…………

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  547. 549

    “Oh” to be able to take pictures like these, real works of art.

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    Arvind Leo Pereira

    March 12, 2009 2:27 am

    This site has photography at its best~

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  550. 552

    I say only one word: Fantastic

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  551. 553

    The seagull one is a great picture (and funny), but it’s a photoshop jobbie. The seagull in the sign is the exact sillhouette of the seagull on top of the sign. Top job though.

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  552. 554

    Drop dead gorgeous

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  553. 555

    really nice and excellent…………really Amazing pics …..
    Wish to see more of same………..

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  554. 556

    Amazing picture’s

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  555. 557

    They’re really and truly the best!!!!

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  556. 558

    I like the one with the young girl crying. I liked all of the but that was the one that really stands out to me for one reason or another

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  557. 559

    gr8 & stunning

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  558. 560

    VERTIGO O_O my heart accelerattes when i see this picture http://78.46.108.98/images/pictures-photos/photos-33.jpg O_o

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  559. 561

    thank you for the beautiful pictures

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  560. 562

    wow :)some of them look unreal!! BRAVO!!

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  561. 563

    ya some nice collection but some of them were not very stunning pics

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  562. 564

    Wow. Never in my life have I seen anything more amazing. These pictures are worth more than 1,000 words. Wow.

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  563. 565

    I love all of them.Thanks for beautiful pictures.

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    abdallah boodhun

    April 11, 2009 10:26 am

    too good….simple bt stunning…cool nice shots

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  565. 567

    truly amazing i wonder you got them

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  566. 568

    Coolest photos ever!
    i love photography & those photos are sick!

    :D

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  567. 569

    gr8! superb n stunning!
    astonishing! extremely eye-catching!

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  568. 570

    truly amazin pics

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  569. 571

    these pictures suk so much i could puke. seriously, open ur eyes people!!!!

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  570. 572

    Absolutely breathtaking!!! ::))
    Thank you…

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  571. 573

    Truly it;s very wonderful pics
    Thank you……

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  572. 574

    awesome clicks….
    superb….
    i thought i m good at photography….
    i was wrong…

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  573. 575

    loved it :X
    thanks!

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  574. 576

    no words to say,
    awsome,fantastic,undescribable . . . I don’t really know.
    what a beautiful universe.
    thanX

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  575. 577

    IMHO I think that #21 is a well done fake. Spent two minutes to compare the two seagull outlines … and you can relize that they absolutely matches.

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  576. 578

    Absolutely amazing! The girls in my suite and I love it!!!

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  577. 579

    one more life need to she like this

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  578. 580

    These pictures are truly amazing and just made me catch my breath !!!
    But, I feel that some pictures were not ment to be here, such as the cat and dog and girl to name some.
    These pictures should truly remarkable pictures, but some of the ones ( like the ones listed above) were not that remarkable or unique so I feel they should not be part of the top 50.
    All in all though, most of them were just splendid
    Thank you for sharing them with us. =)

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    i really enjoyed the pics.
    nice work. hope they will of bigger sizes and i would have used them as wallpapers.
    anyways thanks.

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    prachi choudhary

    May 11, 2009 4:49 am

    damm good pictures……..veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy good i love it veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy much……..

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    Quazi Ahmed Hussain

    May 12, 2009 2:25 am

    Amazing pix. The “Bird and Water” is really nice and interest stiring as well. The water drops r clear enough but the neck shaking makes it seem like a drilling machine in action.

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  582. 584

    oh my god, these are the most beautiful pictures.. most of them brought a smile to my face.. thank you soo much for sharing… god bless you..

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  583. 585

    André Villeneuve

    May 21, 2009 6:59 am

    breathtaking!

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  584. 586

    looks like someone at Smashing got one of those “bored housewife” inspirational emails and decided to publish it online as a collection.

    Some of the subject matter is interesting, but the shots are very plain – even boring.

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  585. 587

    Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The swimming pool one is my fave…

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  586. 588

    Simply Beautiful,
    I love the Big wave picture the best,
    lets hope the person in the picture is still alive (:

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    Daniel Errante

    June 4, 2009 1:38 pm

    Wonderful shots. The swimming pool is great!

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  588. 590

    muuuy buenas estas fotosss.. por favoorr te lo pidoo saquen mas!!! para mi y mi primo que estamos viendo aca jaja besote..

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  589. 591

    From what I have seen and then read it proves a picture is worth a thousand words. Simply amazing…

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  590. 592

    Hey can somebody please tell me where, which country is that leap of faith one cause i wanna have a go at it!

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  591. 593

    really nice and cool photo,s

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  592. 594

    the one with the dog covered in blanket so cute
    and the one with the deer and the cat i have for my screensaver and i am only 8 but i love
    these pictures

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  593. 595

    Its really cooolll man… Really stunning pictures…Chandra Wijaya

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  594. 596

    HEY! Thats my cat! U bastard

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  595. 597

    For those who have comments about photos being manipulated in Photoshop, I am thinking that all of you really know how to use this program? More power to Smashing Magazine!

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  596. 598

    none of those are impressing and i dont get how those fasenate you guys but if you want to try and impress me sent in pictures

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  597. 599

    Only human beings those are blessed by Love, Devotion, Inspiration and belief in nature’s beauty..Would definitely say……

    ” STUNNING “

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    Ed Smith, Palm Springs, CA

    July 4, 2009 10:50 pm

    Considering the fact that the “seagull” on the sign is obviously photoshopped(the birds silhouette matches perfectly to the image on the sign), how many more here are fakes? It’s amazing how many people didn’t even notice.

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  599. 601

    wow…..wonderfull……
    but plz add some amizing nd mindblewing pics
    okkkzzzzzzzzzz
    keep it up

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  600. 602

    very nice and cool, keep up with the good work?!.

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    @Pete (February 27th, 2009, 12:29 pm)

    The photo you asked for can be seen here:
    clevelandseniors.com/images/funny/09-18-08/fetus-foot.jpg

    I have no connection to that site, just googled it and found a link for you. I have no idea if it’s real or not. I know when I was pregnant, I used to be able to see the shape of his heel and actually ‘catch’ the tiny heel with my hand when he stretched, but never had anything like that photo appear. I guess it depends on a lot of factors… weight gain, baby’s position, skin elasticity, etc…

    Hope that’s what you were looking for!

    @smashing magazine – love the photos, real, photoshopped or not… they’re quite awesome. Same with the rain photos and the graffiti photos I was browsing earlier. Thanks!

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  602. 604

    AWESUUUUUUUUMMMMMMMMMM. CANNOT EXPRESS WAT I FEEL. HEARTLY PICTURES : )

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  603. 605

    Stunning, ansonishing and breath taking. This, is art!

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  604. 606

    in the name of god
    very beautiful
    thankX

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  605. 607

    very very nice. please send email for me

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  606. 608

    these pictures Absolutely fabulous…..
    Gokul Raj.G

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  607. 609

    these pictures Mind Blowing…..
    Gokul Raj.G

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  608. 610

    the pictures are very good. and excellant.

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  609. 611

    i really engoy this pictures.

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  610. 612

    A truly excellent collection of photos! I wish I had been there for each one. Can you imagine taking a self-portrait photo of yourself in orbit above the Earth?

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  611. 613

    so much nice and great Collection i love it

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  612. 614

    amazing photos thanks for sharing…

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  613. 615

    Brilliant !!! There is actually only one word for this – “PERFECT”

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  614. 616

    great, i use one as my sceen-saver now.

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  615. 617

    Hey! These pictures are AWESOME! MIND-BLOWING AND COOL!

    P.s I love the cockfight! Reminds me of DelitoE & Cupcake Princess!

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  616. 618

    Really stunning pics, thank u for sharingtheese

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  617. 619

    in simple words a gr8 collection
    thanxs

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  618. 620

    hi ,
    i jst saw the pics , really very beautiful ……… tahnx for sharing these besutiful pic with us .
    thank you ..!!!

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  619. 621

    it was really great it made me so happy and i really want to to thank u for these moments u gave me

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  620. 622

    Amazing photos

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  621. 623

    great!! its really amazing

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  622. 624

    that was really nice..

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  623. 625

    Astonishing! Amazing! Tks for the share!

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  624. 626

    Isolati Maurizio Nicola

    September 25, 2009 6:15 am

    Beatifull , really .

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  625. 627

    wow , How refreshing – did u know that colour cud be tht great..mmhh

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  626. 628

    Nice and touchy pics…

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  627. 629

    De pics r really awesome..!!!!!!!!!!!
    They r makin me feel tat m not alone in dis really mean world…
    nature s gr8 n photography rockz….!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  628. 630

    This is very amazing awosomew i can’t saw this i saw very first tima hatts ooff too photographs that they make a wonderfull job and finally i want 2 say that Thanks too ALLAH that he made soo beautiful universe………..

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  629. 631

    Of course these are STUNNING pictures.
    Must give a shake hand to the photographers indeed.!

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  630. 632

    words cannot describe the beauty!

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  631. 633

    Soooo beautiful ~

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  632. 634

    Every image provide something new to me , it’s very nice , i never be a see this kind of thing , loved it , thanx to all thanx dear , to provide this kind of things to me & also every one.

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  633. 635

    nice shoot in right time..

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  634. 636

    Nice..Especially snap shots of clouds, space, leap of faith, automn one

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  635. 637

    beautiful shots. some would even look better without too much photoshop tweaking

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  636. 638

    those pics were cool,b4 when i saw them they were boring but for h/w i had to find pics so i came here,now i really see the beauty of it so i ll try and show every one this webpage,it is a nice one inn it!

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  637. 639

    omg!! teach me!! that was utterly amazing!!
    im blown away!!

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  638. 640

    pics are awsm……………..

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  639. 641

    all pictures i like me ………………….

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  640. 642

    some of us even don’t realize the importance of this information. What a pity.

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  641. 643

    These are amazing!

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  642. 644

    WOW.these r the most beautiful pics i have ever seen in my life.simply these r more than best

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    Bryand Lionel Paat

    November 1, 2009 4:41 am

    Those are the best picture. I have saw that. I think, they are so perfect.

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  644. 646

    nice pic
    so niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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  645. 647

    The pictures were great and I would love to know any others

    ….:-)…………..xoxoxoxoxoxo

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  646. 648

    beautyfull collection…….

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  647. 649

    Kudos to those clicked these.

    These show What a Wonderful world is around us, if we look at it in the right way

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  648. 650

    unbelieveably excellent

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  649. 651

    I dont usually reply to posts but in this case. WoW!!!

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  650. 652

    I seldom leave messages…but this site is something else. I just invested heavily in a new digital camera. For me, very expensive. Then I saw these photos. That expensive camera is now for sale, as I am going into janitorial services!

    RSH

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      I was truly just mesmorised by these photos, and literally had butterflies in my stomach from how stunning they were, pure bliss, and a festival for the EYES !

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  651. 654

    Truly Amazing!

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  652. 655

    Beautiful …
    Never seen such a thing …

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  653. 656

    the only problem here is that some pf yhe selected “photos” are not actualy photos. they are photo manipulations and they dı belong to another art form. They are rather graphics.

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  654. 657

    i love photos taken from the nature itself…pure beauty surrounding us..
    this photos reminded me to look at things from other perspective.. a girl portrait is different from the others..

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  655. 658

    Wow! Really really nice! up! up! up!

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  656. 659

    the pictures are breath taking preachers pulpit amazing i love it

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  657. 660

    I think I should know the world more more more more

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  658. 661

    these pictures are really beatiful.

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  659. 662

    hi im 12 and these pics have inspired me to become a photographer ;)

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  660. 663

    it a super super pic i never see like this pic,it a lovely and o:o:O:o:wonderful.

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  661. 664

    all i can say is “some moments cant be described “… i think this is one of such moment….amazing collections…

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  662. 665

    My one objection to the display of these images is that nowhere are the photographers acknowledged. Clicking on the image taking one to the source is not good enough. The names should go along with the images.

    If they were paintings this would never be the case. The photographer is an artist in his/her own right and deserves to have acknowledgement as an artist would. This is particularly true with the advent of post camera processing techniques that can enhance an image.

    If they are stock images they would need to be paid for and I believe should still be acknowledged if the information is available regardless. If they are shared images (given permission by the photographer to be shared with others as seems to be the case here) I believe they should still be acknowledged.

    These are not ordinary “photos” but in most cases are images that have taken some preparation and training to achieve and perhaps hours in the post-editing process. The photographer deserves recognition of some sort. To ignore this is to be disrespectful.

    Just a plug for those photographers whose individual talents go unnoticed and unrecognized.

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  663. 666

    Amazing pictures and giving extra thought for the photographers. thanks for one the who shared this information.

    wonderful collections.

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  664. 667

    Gorgeous, they are so details, my favorite picture is Marshmellow girl, very artistic, thanks for sharing :)

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  665. 668

    # 21 is a fake. The seagull on the sign is EXACTLY the seagull on the sign.

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  666. 669

    Excellent…………amazing………..no words 2 describe……really stunning………….mind blowing ……..awesome……..beautiful……..

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  667. 670

    Picture’s are really fantastic.Word’s cannot be expressed hu…………what a heart touching beauty in the nature.It fell’s like i have completelly lost in that world.

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    Mahesh Kumar Joshi,Bikaner,INDIA

    January 7, 2010 11:57 am

    Great collection.
    Most of ‘em are stunning..but in my perspective some (only some) didn’t deserve the credits for making into the Top 50.

    Great collection.
    Most of ‘em are stunning..but in my perspective some (only some) didn’t deserve the credits for making into the Top 50.

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  669. 673

    THESE PHOTOGRAPHS ARE AMAZING AND BEAUTIFULL!! WOW!!

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  670. 674

    the best pics ever

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  671. 675

    i liked the all alone photo. . . . i know how he feels.

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  672. 676

    these pictures the coolest pictures i’ve ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  673. 677

    really wonderful

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  674. 678

    i thought all these pics were fuckin stupid!!! hahahahaha peace niggas

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  675. 679

    these pictures Absolutely fabulous…..

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  676. 680

    these pictures Absolutely fen fabulous…..

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  677. 681

    Wow amazing pics, really works of art. No matter how much photoshopping was done they are great. I’ve been doing some myself in HDR but am not yet up to that level!
    Broken Bench

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  678. 682

    wonderfully amazing

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  679. 683

    Great one …
    realy amazing stuff…….

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  680. 684

    wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow

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  681. 685

    VERY VERY MOST AMAZING PICS

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  682. 686

    what a wonderful pics

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  683. 687

    excellent! really vry vry excellent ! photography wonderful no words for it.
    really expecting for more photography like this.

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  684. 688

    really great !!!!!…..

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  685. 689

    the best ever hard to bleav the dog bol…………..

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  686. 690

    Hello it’s samir el azizi
    Egyptain and I see more pictures and I do like all of this
    But I hope for more than more pictures about in the piture cause there’s more beautiful pictures I wish see it here
    Have fab time for all the poepole

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  688. 692

    Nice pictures really wonderful

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  689. 693

    No comment,,No word,, OMG…Beutyfull….Niceeeeeeeeeee

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  690. 694

    Nice pictures really wonderful.photography wonderful no words for it.
    really expecting for more photography like this.i liked the all alone photo. . .
    .plz send me the pictures on my mail id .

    Excellent…………amazing………..no words 2 describe……really stunning………….mind blowing ……..awesome……..beautiful……..

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  691. 695

    Nice pictures really wonderful…………..
    i never seen such a thing … superb……………………………..

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  692. 696

    WOW, no words…….

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  693. 697

    Amazing pictures!
    I have no words!

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  694. 698

    i loveeee ittt.. very” stunning picture what i’ve ever see..
    love alll the picture..

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  695. 699

    wooooow..so amazing..!!! ur the best..good job

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  696. 700

    Tremendous Photography

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  697. 701

    hey nice collection

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  698. 702

    nice thoughts nad photo work..
    the ideas are beatiful..

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  699. 703

    The Amazing An Best photos I was love and Like

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  700. 704

    shum tnx se me keni knaq

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  701. 705

    wow! These are great

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  702. 706

    Enough with the hyper-real cose-ups already. Wow, what a great lens you have. It sure focuses well.

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  703. 707

    The most amazing thing I think, is that you can tell all the artists are really passionate about photography. I see beauty, but they see a beautiful picture frozen in time. The best part is they take it and they share it with me!

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  704. 708

    SUPERB,,,,,,,,,,,,,,i really loved this.it;s pleasure to watch this photos.

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  705. 709

    wao very great full pic. i really like it.

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  706. 710

    excellent stuff……keep it up

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    saurabh katiyar

    March 29, 2010 1:26 am

    these pics are awesomely awesome……………………….
    thats all i felt…………………………….

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  708. 712

    amazing photos… some must see pictures at ViewBug.com as well… do not miss them!

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  709. 713

    wow …. wt a smashin pics ….

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  710. 714

    kya baat hai.ye pic itne khobsurat hai jis ne ye banai wo ALLAH kitna khobsurat ho hai.wah mere sohniya RABBA ki tereian shana.

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  711. 715

    Better than 99.9% of the stuff online!

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  712. 716

    It´s beautiful photos

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  713. 717

    picture r sooo nice

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  714. 718

    i loved all the pictures.especially autumn in red .its a place i would love to be lost in.whether they are real or photoshopped ,Natures beauty is outstanding which no one can fully capture but many people come close to recreating the beauty!!

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  715. 719

    V v V nice photographs……

    amaizing and beautiful

    i like that

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  716. 723

    Out standing creativity

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  717. 724

    these pics are really stunning and ex-ordnary owsme .gr8

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    aligha foldjoland

    April 16, 2010 9:29 am

    this is the best pictures i found yet! i gave one to my girlfriend and she was so happy, she kissed me! first time

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    aligha foldjoland

    April 16, 2010 9:31 am

    damn i can faint cuz these are so goofy good

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  720. 727

    Amazing the puppy is my favorite i love it
    i want stick my head out a train when im an adult

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  721. 728

    very Nice Pictures

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    md.intisar kabir

    April 22, 2010 8:55 pm

    really,made by almighty…………..

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  723. 730

    asalam o alaikum…!!! simply amazing…..it shows the love of photographeres towards photography……

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  724. 731

    Very bad pics…..

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  725. 733

    These are Absolutely Stunning!! I could look all over for pictures and will never find any this spectacular!! And i don’t see what is wrong with the photoshop one’s they still made me be amazed when i saw them!!(:

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  726. 734

    very good collection

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  727. 735

    WOW Im literally lost for words this is totally amazing
    yep for sure God Bless you …….i just cant say anything else. . . . . . . .

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  728. 736

    Wowww… I like these pics. so much. They’re really stunning! Very delightful to the eyes. Seems so artistic. Best pictures I’ve ever seen before. I’ll share these with my friends. GOD is really Almighty…

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    Anurag Chidambaram

    April 29, 2010 2:52 am

    it’s mind-blowing , fabulous , fantastic , superb………….I think i shall be a photographer in my profesion……..Now I am only 11 years old……Keep it up!!!!!

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    Wow! I give these pictures 5 Stars!
    Good job, whoever took the pictures, But we should really give the glory to God! He is the one who created all of it!!!!!
    Whoever took the pictures did a good job, yes, but who gave them an eye for photography???? GOD ALMIGHTY!!!!!!!!!

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  731. 739

    Hey!

    I am great fan of your website.

    Really amazing pics i have ever seen.

    I am indian and want know that can i post a pic of amazing sunset which i had clicked at vaishno devi,Jammu , but that pic is not clicked by any professional cameras, that pic is clicked by my phn. Can anyone suggest me something?

    plz send suggestion on my e-mail.ID:janhvikaur@gmail.com

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  732. 740

    i like these pics very well

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  733. 741

    wooooooooooooooow.
    these all are amazing. so beautiful they are.

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  734. 742

    Fabulous Collection

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  735. 743

    these picture are very good.thanks

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  736. 744

    fantastical pics …. nice collection

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  737. 745

    Inspirational, truly touched me as a striving photographer, love them all.

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  738. 746

    amazing pics

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  739. 747

    just waoooooooooo…

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  740. 748

    this is of another world, reveals the mystries of creater. extracted by some brilliant human beings

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  741. 749

    really captivating shots! good job!

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  742. 750

    Jst luv dis stuff!!! Keep up d gud job! Hopin more d nxt time.

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  743. 751

    love this wallpeprs

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  744. 752

    I love this beauty…….
    similar to my lovable friend Neelu……..

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  745. 753

    vry vry amazing pictures… :)
    jst luved dem… dey r all really beautifull… :)
    great job.. :)

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  746. 754

    fantastic, fantastic. You provide what we demand.

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  747. 755

    Fantabulous …………… exhorbitant ……………. fascinating …………. beyond imagination …………….. marvelous ……………….. woooooooooooooow ………..

    No Words to explain ……………..

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  748. 756

    mindlowing pics good job these pics are heart touching

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  749. 757

    BEAUTIFUL FOTOS I LIKE IT

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  750. 758

    awesOme ………… :)))

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  751. 760

    Stunning, indeed! How about new high dynamic range?
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/7604565@N06/sets/72157623088699198/

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  752. 762

    so beautiful

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    Emma Soul Flower

    June 24, 2010 8:04 am

    Beautiful, just beautiful. what kind of camera did they use?

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  754. 765

    Great collection. Some of those pictures would be great on our website.
    If you like looking at beautiful pictures taken by professional and amateur photographer’s, then check out our free Twitter Backgrounds at http://viuu.co.uk .

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