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  • VZ
  • United States
  • 8 Oct 2008, 00:17
Fantastic shot, Louis. The river of gold. Even if he didn't catch anything, he was rewarded with such a beatiful sunrise.
Louis: Thanks VZ, you are right about the early morning rewards. Most of the time a bit difficult to get up that early.
  • NaCha
  • United States
  • 8 Oct 2008, 02:04
Lovely Mr. L
Louis: Thank you NaCha
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 8 Oct 2008, 03:29
This is a poster shot for the Great outdoors! Who could not wish they were there!
Louis: Thanks Ray, it was taken early morning after sleeping out in a tent. For some reason it is much easier to get up early then, definitely not at home.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 8 Oct 2008, 03:34
Louis I am with Ray super ad for the great outdoors
Louis: Thank you vintage, and as it happens it was taken during an outdoors weekend.
Everything about this is so good Louis. richard
Louis: Thank you Richard
Cracking and gorgeoussmile
Louis: Thank you Nigel - some good moments of life I also happen to have a camera in hand.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 8 Oct 2008, 07:43
Wat voor een geweldige foto! Afrikaanse gouden zon en prachtige weerspiegelingen in het rivier/meer! Deze rust hebben we 's morgens nodig om de dag goed te beginnen! Ook jou een prettige dag toegewenst!
Louis: Dankje wel Philine. 'T was ook een mooie moment - vandaar de spreuk: Ochendstond heeft goud in de mond.
Wow! Beautiful picture! The silhouet of the fisherman makes it a very special one!
Louis: Thank you Frank
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Oct 2008, 09:23
Perfect composition and a superb photograph. You have caught a sense of expectancy in the fisherman's pose.
Louis: Thank you Ingrid. He must be 'feeling' the line there.
  • Fotografa
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Oct 2008, 09:59
Stunning shot!! I can only dream of waking up early enough to capture a shot like this.
Louis: Thanks Fotografa, waking up early is a function of need for me. I only get up early when I need to smile
one perfect sunset and dito photo
Louis: Thank you on both counts Chantal
  • Tracy
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Oct 2008, 12:10
Stunning Louis smile
Louis: Thanks Tracy
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 8 Oct 2008, 12:20
Just gorgeous, wonderful morning colours.
Louis: Thank you Aussie - the hours you work sometimes, you must see a lot of it.
  • monika
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Oct 2008, 12:49
Simply beautiful, so tranquil...
Louis: Thank you monika
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 8 Oct 2008, 13:00
This is an unique picture, beutiful colours, it is indeed posterquality, geweldig.
Louis: Bedankt lieverd, mischien ga ik hom aan de muur hangen
Excellent shot Louis - those colours are fantastic.
Louis: Thanks Bernie
Lovely sun reflection and great silhouette of the fisher and fishing pole.
Louis: Thanks Mary, when I saw the reflection I grabbed my camera and in walked the boy. A Kodak moment.
  • Mal
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Oct 2008, 13:58
liquid gold Louis, I love the atmosphere that you have here. mal
Louis: Thank you Mal, much appreciated.
Superb image of the morning sun and reflection, Louis.
Louis: Thank you Chad
  • Kathryn
  • In Shades of Gray
  • 8 Oct 2008, 15:09
OH LOUIS..I am wow....this is just one of the most beautiful photographs I have seen in so long. WOW...did I mention WOW?

Louis: Thanks Kathryn, I am glad you like it so much. In answer to your other question - being a flower is also in the heart.
This is one stunning image Louis,everything about it is perfection,stunning shot, well done!!!!!
Louis: Thanks a lot jimmy, much appreciated
  • PhotoSam
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Oct 2008, 16:18
well you certainly caught a magnificent worm (metaphorically speaking)...
Louis: The early bird casts the worm - was my thought smile Thanks PhotoSam
catches the worm eh Louissmile one of your very best for me matey, straight into the Likey's it goessmile

Stunning in every department.
Louis: Thanks tim, that is a great compliment
Very nice, Louis, really!
Louis: Thank you J-A
Well it's a great shot, but it appeals to me because I am a flyfisherman and just wish I was there.
Louis: Thanks Rory. The place is at Ezemvelo about 20km's north of Bronkhorstspruit. I believe this is a bass dam. I do some flyfishing myself, haven't tried the yellow models in the Vaal yet.
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Oct 2008, 22:12
Oh my, this is a classic picture. Get it published!
Louis: Thank you Ellie - but you know me, I have no aspirations in that direction.
  • The valleys of a contented soul
  • 8 Oct 2008, 22:40
Utterly beautiful, Louis. Such magnificent natural light. You've captured this perfectly smile
Louis: Thanks FLOOG, that was a real moment for a contented soul. My valley.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 9 Oct 2008, 03:45
A lovely tranquil scene. It almost makes me want to go fishing!
Louis: Thanks Martin, just a pole and a worm.
Fantastic picture! grin
Louis: Thank you Tomás
simply beautiful!
added to my likies
Louis: Thanks you DigitalDiva, I am honoured
  • zohre
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 12 Oct 2008, 09:36
Beautiful picture.smile
Louis: Thank you zohre
Really beautiful ! Bravo Louis !
Louis: Yes it is special for me too, m'sieur Imaginerf
I love fishing...I wish I was there....with my rod and not with my camera, you can handle the camera, I see you know how wink
Louis: Thanks Aksel, I will bring the camera and since it is over here I will lend you a rod.
  • ManuRaw
  • French
  • 25 Mar 2010, 16:15
Beautiful shot.
Very good composition.
Louis: Merci ManuRaw, you have some beautiful pictures on your website too.
A beautiful sunrise. The early bird most deffinitely catches the worm. A beautiful capture !!!!
Louis: This one was trying for a fish smile Thank you Laurette.

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