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(Really) Stunning Pictures and Photos

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 great 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. [Content Care Oct/16/2016]

Below you’ll find 50 brilliant photos and great 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.

Further Reading on SmashingMag: Link

Great Pictures and Photos Link

Water and a Girl6
Beautiful composition, excellent scenery, amazing play of colors.

Great Pictures7

The Ball is Coming!8
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.”

Mind-Blowing Photos - Hey Tina! When you see this: Call me! I'm not angry with you any longer ....9

Sky10
The sky is reflected in a drop of water. Beautiful scenery.

Great Pictures11

Returning to the same ocean12
Beautiful sand textures, beautiful composition and somehow a very sad story hidden behind the image.

Mind-Blowing Photos - Returning to the same ocean.13

Tree14
A colorful tree from a different perspective.

Mind-Blowing Photos - FFFFOUND!15

Gizmo16
How adorable is that?

Mind-Blowing Photos - Gizmo17

Glittery Ball18
“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 Ball19

Leap of Faith20
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 Faith21

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 – G322
Blue baloon, a small detail, gives the picture an incredible power.

Mind-Blowing Photos - FlickrMeeting - Genova - G3 - [Ghe semmu + DieciCento + Milanoue!!W ]23

Sea in the sea24
Incredible scenery. Apparently, the shot was made on the boat in the middle of the sea.

Mind-Blowing Photos - FFFFOUND!25

If I was an old building…26
“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 deviantART27

Bee the Cat28
“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 - bee29

Glow30
Smoke from a leaf pile.

Mind-Blowing Photos - g l o w by Haneck - DPChallenge31

Swimming pool32
Taking a look at the swimming pool. From a quite different perspective.

Mind-Blowing Photos - FFFFOUND!33

Reflect34
A reflection from the louvre’s pyramid.

Mind-Blowing Photos - reflect35

Seagull on a sign36
This seagull seems to have its own personal understanding of human’s rules.

Mind-Blowing Photos - Seagull on a sign37

Marshmellow girl38
A beautiful composition.

Mind-Blowing Photos - Photo39

Refashioned Dahlia40
Photo taken at Duncan Garden in Spokane, WA.

Mind-Blowing Photos - Refashioned Dahlia41

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.

Mind-Blowing Photos - Another 17 Fantastic Free Wallpaper Images | Crestock.com Blog

Mt. Fuji

Mind-Blowing Photos - Mt. Fuji

Two ways at looking at a fish

Mind-Blowing Photos - Photo

Blessed fog42
A shot of Grande Madre di Dio in Torino, Italy.

Mind-Blowing Photos - blessed fog43

Family of bugs

Mind-Blowing Photos - Photo

Pigeon Point Lighthouse44
“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 Lighthouse45

Fire Shot46
Location: Changa Beach, Coquimbo.

Mind-Blowing Photos - FIRE SHOT47

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

Mind-Blowing Photos - Photo

Shanghai – Acrobatic48
Picture taken during an acrobatic show in a Shanghainese theatre.

Mind-Blowing Photos - CHINA - Shanghai - Acrobatic49

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 Paradise50
“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 Paradise51

Bird and Water

Mind-Blowing Photos - Photo

Photograph Taken at the Exact Right Time

Mind-Blowing Photos - Sawse - Stir it Up! » Blog Archive » 25 Photographs Taken at the Exact Right Time

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 clouds52
The shot taken during the flight from Vienna to Frankfurt, approaching Frankfurt.

Mind-Blowing Photos - above the clouds53

The Waves

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

The Waves. One more time.54

Mind-Blowing Photos - FFFFOUND!55

Cockfight56
Taken by Jan Sochor.

Mind-Blowing Photos - Cockfight – Photo Essay – Jan Sochor57

Polar lights58
Öxarárfoss in Iceland – Aurora Borealis taken by Arnar Valdimarsson.

Mind-Blowing Photos - Photo59

Concentration

Mind-Blowing Photos - Photo

Cat and deer

Mind-Blowing Photos - Photo

Here floats a bubble in the air…60

Mind-Blowing Photos - he floats a bubble in the air...61

A girl portrait

Mind-Blowing Photos - Photo

Footnotes Link

  1. 1 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/03/35-really-stunning-photos-and-pictures/
  2. 2 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/07/wonderful-photography/
  3. 3 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/09/25-beautiful-macro-photography-shots-photos/
  4. 4 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/04/the-ultimate-photography-round-up/
  5. 5 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/07/35-beautiful-photography-websites/
  6. 6 http://www.flickr.com/photos/quizz/2305516912/
  7. 7 http://www.flickr.com/photos/quizz/2305516912/
  8. 8 http://www.flickr.com/photos/konderminator/1352838736/
  9. 9 http://www.flickr.com/photos/konderminator/1352838736/
  10. 10 http://www.flickr.com/photos/7241355@N04/2443637808/sizes/l/
  11. 11 http://www.flickr.com/photos/7241355@N04/2443637808/sizes/l/
  12. 12 http://www.flickr.com/photos/alikhurshid/496143156/
  13. 13 http://www.flickr.com/photos/alikhurshid/496143156/
  14. 14 http://ffffound.com/image/656fae7f58bd143f7f8dfc67e1b42299ac8d8257?c=800688
  15. 15 http://ffffound.com/image/656fae7f58bd143f7f8dfc67e1b42299ac8d8257?c=800688
  16. 16 http://www.flickr.com/photos/todorrovic/2287792473/
  17. 17 http://www.flickr.com/photos/todorrovic/2287792473/
  18. 18 http://ninazdesign.deviantart.com/art/Glittery-Ball-II-43430022
  19. 19 http://ninazdesign.deviantart.com/art/Glittery-Ball-II-43430022
  20. 20 http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulperton/
  21. 21 http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulperton/
  22. 22 http://www.flickr.com/photos/jody_art/1433425995/
  23. 23 http://www.flickr.com/photos/jody_art/1433425995/
  24. 24 http://ffffound.com/image/d0bfcaa674f91ba195e37e2ac2bbe59ad73ce1b2?c=825271
  25. 25 http://ffffound.com/image/d0bfcaa674f91ba195e37e2ac2bbe59ad73ce1b2?c=825271
  26. 26 http://foureyes.deviantart.com/art/If-I-was-an-old-building-33538946
  27. 27 http://foureyes.deviantart.com/art/If-I-was-an-old-building-33538946
  28. 28 http://www.flickr.com/photos/lutty/2258884774/
  29. 29 http://www.flickr.com/photos/lutty/2258884774/
  30. 30 http://dpchallenge.com/image.php?IMAGE_ID=621334
  31. 31 http://dpchallenge.com/image.php?IMAGE_ID=621334
  32. 32 http://ffffound.com/image/fc0cf35defd734d487da86d69d65facd1674baed?c=837090
  33. 33 http://ffffound.com/image/fc0cf35defd734d487da86d69d65facd1674baed?c=837090
  34. 34 http://www.flickr.com/photos/franklumix/134418433/
  35. 35 http://www.flickr.com/photos/franklumix/134418433/
  36. 36 http://www.flickr.com/photos/sameli/1898511953/
  37. 37 http://www.flickr.com/photos/sameli/1898511953/
  38. 38 http://pixdaus.com/single.php?id=14245
  39. 39 http://pixdaus.com/single.php?id=14245
  40. 40 http://www.flickr.com/photos/my_planet_by_jim/1397633226/
  41. 41 http://www.flickr.com/photos/my_planet_by_jim/1397633226/
  42. 42 http://www.flickr.com/photos/regolare/2210994807/
  43. 43 http://www.flickr.com/photos/regolare/2210994807/
  44. 44 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mumbleyjoe/2043508173/
  45. 45 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mumbleyjoe/2043508173/
  46. 46 http://www.flickr.com/photos/julio_salinas/215778708/
  47. 47 http://www.flickr.com/photos/julio_salinas/215778708/
  48. 48 http://www.flickr.com/photos/92706698@N00/517330477/
  49. 49 http://www.flickr.com/photos/92706698@N00/517330477/
  50. 50 http://www.flickr.com/photos/52756285@N00/1390662667/
  51. 51 http://www.flickr.com/photos/52756285@N00/1390662667/
  52. 52 http://www.flickr.com/photos/michi_p/1543561453/
  53. 53 http://www.flickr.com/photos/michi_p/1543561453/
  54. 54 http://ffffound.com/image/490122709f47a7c2198a02eb691d7e9560419140
  55. 55 http://ffffound.com/image/490122709f47a7c2198a02eb691d7e9560419140
  56. 56 http://www.jansochor.com/photo-essay/cockfight.html
  57. 57 http://www.jansochor.com/photo-essay/cockfight.html
  58. 58 http://flickr.com/photos/arnar
  59. 59 http://flickr.com/photos/arnar
  60. 60 http://www.flickr.com/photos/d_oracle/253625459/
  61. 61 http://www.flickr.com/photos/d_oracle/253625459/

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Vitaly Friedman loves beautiful content and doesn’t like to give in easily. Vitaly is writer, speaker, author and editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine. He runs front-end/UX workshops, webinars and loves solving complex UX, front-end and performance problems in large companies. Get in touch.

  1. 1

    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

    Ajinkya Patil

    April 28, 2008 2:01 am

    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 :)

    1
  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 :)

    1
  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!

    3
  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

    Jonny Haynes

    April 28, 2008 3:22 am

    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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  15. 15

    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.

    3
  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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  19. 19

    Swapnil Sarwe

    April 28, 2008 4:41 am

    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!

    3
  21. 21

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

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  22. 22

    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.

    3
  29. 29

    gr8 work man ……… awesome pic’s

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  30. 30

    OMG….say no more….

    3
  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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  34. 34

    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?

    1
  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.

    1
  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.

    1
  37. 37

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

    1
  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

    2
  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

    1
  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 !! =)

    1
  43. 43

    quite boring, visual yes, but boring.
    sorry.

    2
  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

    Richard Kendall

    April 28, 2008 10:36 am

    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.

    2
  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!

    1
  47. 47

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

    2
  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.

    1
  49. 49

    these guys rock.keep it up buddies.

    1
  50. 50

    Great selection, great photographs ;)

    Very well

    1
  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*

    1
  52. 52

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

    1
  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.

    1
  55. 55

    Paolo Freschi

    April 28, 2008 2:27 pm

    E’ bellissimo. Grazie.
    Paolo

    1
  56. 56

    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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  57. 57

    This garbage is exactly why I stopped going to digg.

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  58. 58

    Gobsmackingly……briliant!

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  59. 59

    the best pictures, gratulation

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  60. 60

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

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    rumblerumble

    April 28, 2008 7:50 pm

    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 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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  63. 63

    these shot’s are wicked!!!!

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  64. 64

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

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  65. 65

    unremarkable pics………….!!!!!!!!!!!

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  66. 66

    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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  67. 67

    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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  68. 68

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

    my id: “cooldeep…”

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  69. 69

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

    0
  70. 70

    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…

    0
  71. 71

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

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  72. 72

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

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  73. 73

    Nischal Shetty

    April 29, 2008 3:08 am

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

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  74. 74

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

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  75. 75

    Desmond Haynes, Jr.

    April 29, 2008 4:05 am

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

    0
  76. 76

    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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  77. 77

    Arun Senthil R

    April 29, 2008 4:12 am

    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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  78. 78

    Arun Senthil R

    April 29, 2008 4:15 am

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

    0
  79. 79

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

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  80. 80

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

    On flickr its under /photos/arnar

    Thank you

    Arnar Valdimarsson

    0
  81. 81

    beautiful, I was mesmerized.

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  82. 82

    mark david smith

    April 29, 2008 5:54 am

    beautiful and amazing

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  83. 83

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

    0
  84. 84

    so love photos #14

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  85. 85

    Sutjeska 1927 Niksic

    April 29, 2008 6:56 am

    The last picture a girl portrait is the best.

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  86. 86

    incredibly beautiful… i love Autumn in the Red best.

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  87. 87

    Geniales. Maravillosas. Preciosas.

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  88. 88

    ¡Son la hostia de buenas! ¡Felicidades!

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  89. 89

    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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  90. 90

    Photoshoped big time.
    I hate these persons

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  91. 91

    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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  92. 92

    awesome pictures,really enjoyed m.

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  93. 93

    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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  94. 94

    how are these sad?

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  95. 95

    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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  96. 96

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

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  97. 97

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

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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

    Matt Mikulla

    April 29, 2008 8:13 pm

    @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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  104. 104

    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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  105. 105

    really superb!!!

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  106. 106

    fanfuckintastic

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  107. 107

    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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  108. 108

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

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  109. 109

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

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  110. 110

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

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  111. 111

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

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  112. 112

    kyle bracewell

    April 30, 2008 12:54 am

    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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  113. 113

    simply Superb..

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  114. 114

    saravanakumar.R

    April 30, 2008 2:47 am

    Simply Marvlous

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  115. 115

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

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  116. 116

    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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  117. 117

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

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  118. 118

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

    still rad though.

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  119. 119

    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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  120. 120

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

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  121. 121

    Fantastic…

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  122. 122

    The best advert for eyes I’ve seen recently.

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  123. 123

    Oh my god! Amazing photographs.

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  124. 124

    Excelentes excelentes

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  125. 125

    epsy clara

    May 1, 2008 8:34 pm

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

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  126. 126

    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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  127. 127

    Really Awesome .!!!
    Great Work….

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  128. 128

    Great!! Simply Great Photographs!

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  129. 129

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

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  130. 130

    Very nice photos!
    Veoma lepe slike!

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  131. 131

    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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  132. 132

    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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  133. 133

    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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  134. 134

    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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  135. 135

    awesome……………….

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  136. 136

    webpixelkonsum

    May 3, 2008 7:33 am

    fantastic

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  137. 137

    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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  138. 138

    Stuning and Great!!

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  139. 139

    Marie-Paule

    May 3, 2008 11:43 pm

    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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  140. 140

    morvelous….beautiful colors,unique angles!

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  141. 141

    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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  142. 142

    Makes me want to get out with my camera again!

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  143. 143

    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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  144. 144

    REALLY SUPERB

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  145. 145

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

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  146. 146

    The images make me throw my camera away.

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  147. 147

    #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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  148. 148

    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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  149. 149

    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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  150. 150

    F. Henderson

    May 5, 2008 9:09 pm

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

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  151. 151

    Manoj Oommen

    May 6, 2008 12:23 am

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

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  152. 152

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

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  153. 153

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

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  154. 154

    The best picture collection on the web.

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  155. 155

    Madhu MItha

    May 6, 2008 10:37 pm

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

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  156. 156

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

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  157. 157

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

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  158. 158

    Excellent!!! Its all mind blowing…

    Superb photography….

    Never can be beaten up… Cheers!!!

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  159. 159

    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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  160. 160

    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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  161. 161

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

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  162. 162

    that is crazy, just too see this i am joyful

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  163. 163

    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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  164. 164

    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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  165. 165

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

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  166. 166

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

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  167. 167

    akram joOon

    May 8, 2008 8:12 am

    kheyli beautiful boodan :D

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  168. 168

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

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  169. 169

    THESE PICS ARE AMASING

    i wish i could take pics like these =]

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  170. 170

    some r really nice pics

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  171. 171

    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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  172. 172

    WoW! ThIs PiCtUrEs ArE aMaZiNg! XD

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  173. 173

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

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  174. 174

    amazing!

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  175. 175

    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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  176. 176

    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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  177. 177

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

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  178. 178

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

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  179. 179

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

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  180. 180

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

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  181. 181

    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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  182. 182

    really good images ohhhhhhhhhhhhh coolllllllllllllll

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  183. 183

    I love it , that ‘s very very nice.

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  184. 184

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

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  185. 185

    LEONELL VELASCO

    May 14, 2008 5:56 am

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

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  186. 186

    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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  187. 187

    PHOTOSHOPPED!!!!!!!!!!

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  188. 188

    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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  189. 189

    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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  190. 190

    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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  191. 191

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

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  192. 192

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

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  193. 193

    Awesome collection !!

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  194. 194

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

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  195. 195

    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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  196. 196

    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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  197. 197

    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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  198. 198

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

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  199. 199

    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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  200. 200

    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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  201. 201

    Damm, wheres my camera…

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  202. 202

    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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  203. 203

    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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  204. 204

    Victor Baizan

    May 17, 2008 11:40 pm

    blew my fragile little mind away. enuff said

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  205. 205

    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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  206. 206

    Take what you need, want and leave the rest

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  207. 207

    Wow, incredible!

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  208. 208

    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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  209. 209

    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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  210. 210

    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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  211. 211

    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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  212. 212

    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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  213. 213

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

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  214. 214

    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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  215. 215

    beautiful

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  216. 216

    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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  217. 217

    wonderful pictures of God’s creation

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  218. 218

    Vicki Wizard USA

    May 19, 2008 7:41 pm

    such stunning images…captured forever…awesome!

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  219. 219

    amazing!

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  220. 220

    i have no words. photos were wonderful and amazing.

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  221. 221

    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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  222. 222

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

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  223. 223

    ANTONIO CARLOS PATROCINI DA SILVA

    May 20, 2008 9:42 pm

    Photo fantastique, oh yesssssssssssss!!!!

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  224. 224

    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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  225. 225

    Radhakrishna

    May 21, 2008 9:21 pm

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

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  226. 226

    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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  227. 227

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

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  228. 228

    mr copenhagen

    May 22, 2008 4:09 am

    very nice collection .

    there are some really nice pictures between.

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  229. 229

    Sai Krsihna P

    May 22, 2008 6:18 am

    truly stands for the title…

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  230. 230

    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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  231. 231

    The professional photography. Truely nice to see.

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  232. 232

    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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  233. 233

    Rogerio E. Izidorio - Brasil

    May 23, 2008 7:42 am

    Simplesmente fantátisco.

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  234. 234

    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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  235. 235

    stunning outstanding mind blowing

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  236. 236

    ALL THE PIC R VERY VERY BEAUTIFUL

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  237. 237

    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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  238. 238

    extremely impressive pictures.

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  239. 239

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

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  240. 240

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

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  241. 241

    Priceless!

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  242. 242

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

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  243. 243

    wonderfull

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  244. 244

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

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  245. 245

    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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  246. 246

    it’s very nice pict… beatiful work

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  247. 247

    johan bernal

    May 26, 2008 8:07 pm

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

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  248. 248

    awesome!!!

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    Horst Engels

    May 27, 2008 9:42 pm

    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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    Tasteless and garish

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    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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    sangeet agarwal

    May 28, 2008 11:41 pm

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

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  253. 253

    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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  254. 254

    Increible, muy buenas fotos.

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  255. 255

    how i wish i could take pictures like this…

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  256. 256

    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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  257. 257

    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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    Massimo Meijer

    May 31, 2008 7:39 am

    Lovely!

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  259. 259

    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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  260. 260

    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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  261. 261

    Breathtaking!!

    There is a God!!

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    LibertyToad

    June 2, 2008 11:59 am

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

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  263. 263

    Manish Anand

    June 3, 2008 6:15 am

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

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  264. 264

    dreamingeyes

    June 3, 2008 10:05 am

    Wo0oW amazing pics ,,, keep the great work

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  265. 265

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

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  266. 266

    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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    Real Beauty have no Langauge!

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  269. 269

    srinivasdigumarthi

    June 7, 2008 4:31 am

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

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  270. 270

    Stunning indeed!

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    Pompanoosprey

    June 8, 2008 7:48 am

    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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  272. 272

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

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  273. 273

    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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  274. 274

    awsome

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  275. 275

    these are amazing.

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  276. 276

    pavan kumar

    June 10, 2008 9:03 pm

    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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  277. 277

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

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  278. 278

    Çok harika resimler.
    Very nice ! Thanks for share.

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  279. 279

    beautiful pictures. i like the one with the ladybugs

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  280. 280

    yep WTF Really Stunning Pictures and Photos ;)

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  281. 281

    Perfect!!!

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  282. 282

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

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  283. 283

    I stumbled this one.

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  284. 284

    simply word are not enoughf

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  285. 285

    very beautiful, crisp and clear

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  286. 286

    really good pics

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  287. 287

    Really superb… pictures…………i ever saw

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  288. 288

    beautiful,stunning,excellent etc

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  289. 289

    nice graphics

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  290. 290

    Philippe Roy

    June 18, 2008 6:23 pm

    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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  291. 291

    awesome photos!

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  292. 292

    Sarah Brackney

    June 19, 2008 5:21 am

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

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  293. 293

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

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  294. 294

    hey really rocking
    heart moving pics
    cheers to u :)

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  295. 295

    Thanks for fantastic moments …breathtaking photoes

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  296. 296

    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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  297. 297

    simply…AMAZING…no other words
    keep it up…

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  298. 298

    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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  299. 299

    fantastic really!!!!!

    So refreshing…….

    Good Job dun…..

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  300. 300

    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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  301. 301

    nice pics

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  302. 302

    Excellent photos, nice collection

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  303. 303

    Bilal Ahmed

    July 2, 2008 4:49 am

    its really amazing and beauty

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  304. 304

    Truly awesome, WOW

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  305. 305

    Bravo… cool photos… Hello from Montenegro…

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  306. 306

    absolutels mind blowing, amazing and beatiful collection of pictures.

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  307. 307

    Its awesome and inspirring…

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  308. 308

    tanaji patil

    July 6, 2008 2:00 am

    very very sweet

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  309. 309

    probably the best pictures ive ever seen

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  310. 310

    Robin Khanal

    July 8, 2008 1:19 am

    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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  311. 311

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

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  312. 312

    Amazing post!!!!
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    /
    /thanks

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  313. 313

    v gooooooooooood

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    jimmy sharma

    July 12, 2008 3:17 am

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

    jimmy

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  315. 315

    Awsmm collection !! jst amazing
    thxx a tonn :)

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  316. 316

    Wonderful amzing

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  317. 317

    Maben Robin

    July 14, 2008 5:41 am

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

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    zahid imran

    July 15, 2008 6:22 am

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

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  319. 319

    beautiful pictures!^^ great collection!

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  320. 320

    thats soooo bueatiful !!!!!!!

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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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  322. 322

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

    STUNNING!!!!!!!!!

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  323. 323

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

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  324. 324

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

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

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  325. 325

    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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  326. 326

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

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  327. 327

    waw

    its great,
    fantastic

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  328. 328

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

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  329. 329

    Hey that’s cool they r all funny but bautiful

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  330. 330

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

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  331. 331

    fantastic

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  332. 332

    wow… great photos
    again please :D

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  333. 333

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

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  334. 334

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

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  335. 335

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

    bye…..

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  336. 336

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

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  337. 337

    thanks for pictures
    have good time
    and bye

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  338. 338

    very nice

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  339. 339

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

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    mohammad nicjoo

    August 15, 2008 8:06 am

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

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  341. 341

    vah mind blowing. hatsoff to the creater

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  342. 342

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

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  343. 343

    Hi,

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

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  344. 344

    Stunning.

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  345. 345

    really Awesomeee pixs.Its great on ur part

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  346. 346

    gr8……..

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  347. 347

    very good collection!!!!

    I enjoyed a lot while going through..

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  348. 348

    Ignatz Horowitz

    August 25, 2008 7:25 am

    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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  349. 349

    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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  351. 351

    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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  352. 352

    Very very good! perfect!!!

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  353. 353

    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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  354. 354

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

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  355. 355

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

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  356. 356

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

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  357. 357

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

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  358. 358

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

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  359. 359

    !!!FANTASTICAS FOTOS!!!

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  360. 360

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

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  361. 361

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

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  362. 362

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

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  363. 363

    yessica y sergio

    September 14, 2008 10:53 am

    woow están padrísimas!!!!

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  364. 364

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

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  365. 365

    Realy i like this site

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  366. 366

    Kerrie Brooking

    September 17, 2008 9:41 pm

    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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  367. 367

    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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  368. 368

    BEAUTIFUL CANT BELIEVEABLE

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  369. 369

    really mind blowing-uday

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  370. 370

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

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  371. 371

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

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  372. 372

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

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  373. 373

    they r exyremely too good not much better but excellent

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  375. 375

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

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  376. 376

    AMAZING…. no words to say after seeing this

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  377. 377

    Simply Superb :)

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  378. 378

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

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  379. 379

    WOW – WOW & WOW – GREAT pictures / GREAT art

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  380. 380

    simple
    stunning

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  381. 381

    wonderful

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  382. 382

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

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  383. 383

    really beautiful………..

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  384. 384

    simplemente extraordinarias. muchas gracias por compartirlas.

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  385. 385

    Beautifull. Nice To aee That All Pictures

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  386. 386

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

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  387. 387

    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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  388. 388

    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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  389. 389

    Amazing…….AmaZiNg………amAZing……..

    Hats off………

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  390. 390

    Its fabolous

    n Thnks for showing this wonderful pictures.

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  391. 391

    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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  392. 392

    WTF! this is awsome!

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  393. 393

    Absolutely mindblowing!

    I love it =)

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  394. 394

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

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  395. 395

    fantastic pics.i jst cant express.

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  396. 396

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

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  397. 397

    its amazing pic, really superb. i love tht

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  398. 398

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

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  399. 399

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

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  400. 400

    its v beautiful really v nice.no words r necessary

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  401. 401

    Thanks for the resources

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  402. 402

    niceee……

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  403. 403

    very nice can add more pictures

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  404. 404

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

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  405. 405

    OMG!
    “Seagull on a sign” !!!!

    ROW ROW FIGHT THE POWAH

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  406. 406

    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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  409. 409

    very good but vestiges is low.

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  410. 410

    nice sesky pics

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  411. 411

    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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  412. 412

    This are excellent pictures.

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  413. 413

    the best collection i have ever seen

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  414. 414

    stunning…photography…
    good work ….

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  415. 415

    nuttin stunning about this

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  416. 416

    Amazing photos !

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

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  417. 417

    i love that photos. ammmmazzzing.

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  418. 418

    Nice to see…………………

    Keep the goog work……………

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  419. 419

    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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    elevated chakras

    November 7, 2008 2:13 pm

    Very beautiful. Very relaxing.

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  421. 421

    siva mahadevan

    November 9, 2008 3:47 am

    excellant.
    artistic work too

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  422. 422

    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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  423. 423

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

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  424. 424

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

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  425. 425

    awsome pictures to see the nature

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    Farrukh (فرخ)

    November 14, 2008 2:31 am

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

    Nice collection

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  427. 427

    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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    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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    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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  430. 430

    nice…..(*=*)

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  431. 431

    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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  432. 432

    Very Very Nice.

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  433. 433

    Wonderful, thanks for sharing…….

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  434. 434

    very nice compilation of pics!

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  435. 435

    muito bom!belas fotos…

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  436. 436

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

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  437. 437

    great photos, i love them!

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  438. 438

    Good….Very good

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  439. 439

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

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  440. 440

    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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  441. 441

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

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  442. 442

    hav no words !

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  443. 443

    really amazing picture……i am loving the picture

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  444. 444

    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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  445. 445

    Absolutely wonderful photos. Words are useless …

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  446. 446

    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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  447. 447

    Great moments of photography

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    sudheer kumar

    December 5, 2008 3:35 pm

    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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  449. 449

    Great collection….simply MARVELLOUS

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  450. 450

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

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  451. 451

    Really beautiful and I have no words to express it.

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  452. 452

    marshmallowgirl

    December 7, 2008 12:21 pm

    wowee love it! thats awsomeness!!

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  454. 454

    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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  456. 456

    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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  457. 457

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

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  458. 458

    “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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  459. 459

    Vipul Limbachiya

    December 23, 2008 1:41 am

    superb

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  460. 460

    Superb clicks …..marvelous

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  461. 461

    A treat for the eyes!
    truely superb

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  462. 462

    woooowwww…seriously cool …hats off to photographers..

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  463. 463

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

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  464. 464

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

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  465. 465

    are REALLY STUNNING…
    cant sayy more…

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  466. 466

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

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  467. 467

    i really enjoy to see these photos ….Thanks

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  468. 468

    bravo.I like youre photos.thats very nice

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  469. 469

    All of them were great.

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  470. 470

    Definitely a favorite site – truly amazing photos!

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  471. 471

    Absolutely astonishing….. Nice work!

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  472. 472

    ultimate picsss

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  473. 473

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

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    goswami janak

    January 12, 2009 3:09 am

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

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  475. 475

    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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  476. 476

    I love photography. This is a masterpiece

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  477. 477

    I love natural view

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  478. 478

    veeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrry goooooooooooood

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  479. 479

    Excellent Pictures, very good collection

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  480. 480

    wow..really awesome nd stunning picz..

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  481. 481

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

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  482. 482

    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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  483. 483

    i love this web page it rox

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  484. 484

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

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  485. 485

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

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  486. 486

    unbeliveable photos

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  487. 487

    fantasic photos

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  488. 488

    really great

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  489. 489

    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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  490. 490

    Hmmmn…….A must watch

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  491. 491

    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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  492. 492

    i think these things are dream wen i se ths photos

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  493. 493

    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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  495. 496

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

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  496. 497

    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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  497. 498

    “Its Reallyyyyyyyy stunning to this world”

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  498. 499

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

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  499. 500

    The pictures stopped my breath

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  500. 501

    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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  501. 502

    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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    Robyn McIntyre

    February 5, 2009 3:44 pm

    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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  503. 504

    nice pictures

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  504. 505

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

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  505. 506

    AWESOME! SO STUNNING!

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  506. 507

    amazing.

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  507. 508

    Good collection!!!

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  508. 509

    Khaled Taliani

    February 9, 2009 6:03 pm

    Amazing, especially number 40.

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  509. 510

    oh god. very captivating.

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  510. 511

    WOW! its good as =]

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  511. 512

    wonderful moment are remembered…

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  512. 513

    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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  513. 514

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

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  514. 515

    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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    i was a hindu but became a muslim now.

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    junaid musalman

    February 14, 2009 7:24 am

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

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  517. 518

    Mindblowing. Keep up the good work.

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  518. 519

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

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    Andrew Ulinski

    February 18, 2009 8:46 am

    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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    • 521

      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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  520. 522

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

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  521. 523

    so beatufull

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  522. 524

    Best f alllllllll

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  523. 525

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

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  524. 526

    AWESOME MOMENTS

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  525. 527

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

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  526. 528

    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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    KOOL wit A “K”

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  528. 530

    bharathi kannan

    February 25, 2009 5:43 am

    wonderfulll

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  529. 531

    bharathi kannan

    February 25, 2009 5:44 am

    wonderful

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  530. 532

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

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  531. 533

    I am really really amazed!

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  532. 534

    WOW

    wow

    WOW

    wow

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  533. 535

    all this made me happy

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  534. 536

    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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  535. 537

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

    THANK YOU ALL FOR THE BEAUTIFUL IMAGES

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  536. 538

    really nice and excellent…………

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    Chris Rogers

    March 8, 2009 4:18 am

    “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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  539. 541

    WOW..

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  540. 542

    I say only one word: Fantastic

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  541. 543

    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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  542. 544

    Drop dead gorgeous

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  543. 545

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

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  544. 546

    Amazing picture’s

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    Andriy Kuzmenok

    March 21, 2009 11:36 pm

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

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  546. 548

    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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  547. 549

    gr8 & stunning

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  548. 550

    thank you for the beautiful pictures

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  549. 551

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

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  550. 552

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

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  551. 553

    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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  552. 554

    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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  554. 556

    truly amazing i wonder you got them

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    vanessa pilon

    April 12, 2009 1:35 pm

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

    :D

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  556. 558

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

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  557. 559

    truly amazin pics

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  558. 560

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

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  559. 561

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

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  560. 562

    Truly it;s very wonderful pics
    Thank you……

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  561. 563

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

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  562. 564

    loved it :X
    thanks!

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    1 Winged Angel

    April 28, 2009 4:47 am

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

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    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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  565. 567

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

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  566. 568

    one more life need to she like this

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  567. 569

    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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  571. 573

    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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    André Villeneuve

    May 21, 2009 6:59 am

    breathtaking!

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  573. 575

    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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  574. 576

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

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  575. 577

    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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    roby y gaston

    June 5, 2009 9:45 pm

    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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  578. 580

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

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  579. 581

    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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  580. 582

    sardar baran

    June 10, 2009 11:42 pm

    really nice and cool photo,s

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    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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    Stephen Ackart

    June 18, 2009 1:35 pm

    HEY! Thats my cat! U bastard

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  583. 585

    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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  584. 586

    tyran hulme

    June 26, 2009 9:09 am

    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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  585. 587

    Zeeshan Mian

    June 27, 2009 5:40 am

    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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  587. 589

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

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  588. 590

    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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    ANSHU SHARMA

    July 9, 2009 7:59 am

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

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  591. 593

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

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  592. 594

    in the name of god
    very beautiful
    thankX

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  593. 595

    very very nice. please send email for me

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    Gokul Raj.G

    July 16, 2009 2:50 am

    these pictures Absolutely fabulous…..
    Gokul Raj.G

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    Gokul Raj.G

    July 16, 2009 2:50 am

    these pictures Mind Blowing…..
    Gokul Raj.G

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    N.MANIKANDAN

    July 22, 2009 4:28 am

    the pictures are very good. and excellant.

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  597. 599

    i really engoy this pictures.

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  598. 600

    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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  599. 601

    so much nice and great Collection i love it

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  600. 602

    amazing photos thanks for sharing…

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  601. 603

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

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  602. 604

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

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  603. 605

    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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  604. 606

    Really stunning pics, thank u for sharingtheese

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  605. 607

    in simple words a gr8 collection
    thanxs

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  606. 608

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

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  607. 609

    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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  608. 610

    Amazing photos

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  609. 611

    great!! its really amazing

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  610. 612

    that was really nice..

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  611. 613

    Astonishing! Amazing! Tks for the share!

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    Isolati Maurizio Nicola

    September 25, 2009 6:15 am

    Beatifull , really .

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  613. 615

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

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  614. 616

    Nice and touchy pics…

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  615. 617

    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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    Ahsan Siddiqui

    October 8, 2009 1:37 am

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

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    MahaShadows911

    October 9, 2009 5:19 pm

    words cannot describe the beauty!

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  619. 621

    Soooo beautiful ~

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    Hiren Bhalsod

    October 13, 2009 6:50 am

    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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  621. 623

    nice shoot in right time..

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  622. 624

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

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  623. 625

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

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  624. 626

    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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  625. 627

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

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  626. 628

    pics are awsm……………..

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  627. 629

    all pictures i like me ………………….

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  628. 630

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

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  629. 631

    These are amazing!

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  630. 632

    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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  632. 634

    nice pic
    so niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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  633. 635

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

    ….:-)…………..xoxoxoxoxoxo

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  634. 636

    beautyfull collection…….

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  635. 637

    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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  636. 638

    unbelieveably excellent

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  637. 639

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

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  638. 640

    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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      Anita Underwood

      November 9, 2009 9:05 pm

      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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  639. 642

    Truly Amazing!

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  640. 643

    Beautiful …
    Never seen such a thing …

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  641. 644

    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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  642. 645

    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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  643. 646

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

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    brad thompson

    December 2, 2009 7:17 am

    the pictures are breath taking preachers pulpit amazing i love it

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  645. 648

    I think I should know the world more more more more

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  646. 649

    these pictures are really beatiful.

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  647. 650

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

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  648. 651

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

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

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    Christopher Byrd

    December 19, 2009 1:57 pm

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

    wonderful collections.

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  652. 655

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

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  653. 656

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

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    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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  656. 660

    THESE PHOTOGRAPHS ARE AMAZING AND BEAUTIFULL!! WOW!!

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  657. 661

    the best pics ever

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  658. 662

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

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  659. 663

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

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  660. 664

    really wonderful

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  661. 665

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

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  662. 666

    these pictures Absolutely fabulous…..

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  663. 667

    these pictures Absolutely fen fabulous…..

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  664. 668

    wonderfully amazing

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  665. 669

    Great one …
    realy amazing stuff…….