Wai-O-Tapu National Park - New Zealand
The Champagne Pool is considered of international importance and the most striking hot spring within New Zealand. It covers an area of about 3000 square meters and occupies a 700 year old explosion crater. The name comes from the fact that the water is Champagne coloured and bubbles as carbon dioxide is discharged into the pool. The surface water temperature of 74°C can generate a hot steam that adds atmosphere to the walk around the pool’s side. Among the many minerals being deposited in the rock that surrounds the pool are antiimony, mercury, thallium, gold and silver. The path continues past other craters including Bird’s Nest Crater which has been adopted by certain species of birds as an egg incubator and the Devil’s Bath which has it’s own unique colour.
Picture taken using a fisheye 10.5mm
Please enjoy some geothermal colors!
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robertbartolome (270) 2006-11-23 18:45
Excellent photo! It is indeed beautiful colors of nature. Your POV is really good.
Thanks for sharing.
james-r (676) 2006-11-23 18:48
The fisheye works perfectly here, this is a lovely, well constructed image - a really interesting scene, well done!
poulinp (4530) 2006-11-23 21:01
Good place to use a fisheye lens! We can see this whole spectacular place, wich I would like to visit someday.
mlopes (494) 2006-11-23 21:17
It's not the first time i see this lagoon, but here you make it a little diferent due the fish eye lens. It's always nice to see known places by diferent prespectives. well done.
bleung (238) 2006-11-23 21:19
The colors of this picture caught my eyes. They are so vibrant. With the fisheye, you did a wonderful job on this natural scene. I had been to Rotorua, but I missed this striking hot spring.
AnimeshRay (9089) 2006-11-24 0:04
wow! What a place! Excellent framing with the extreme wide lens. Incredible color. THanks for bringing this photo to us.
Deepforest (9260) 2006-11-24 2:30
This is fantastic capture and real phenomenon of the nature. The colours are amazing... I think yellow tone results from sulphur. I love this photo. Very well done.
PS. Do you know the name of that species of bird, nesting in one of crater? I am very interested in this.
jjcordier (79297) 2006-11-24 3:33
Superbe photo, encore meilleure que celle postée précédemment. Très spectaculaire!
brevbrev14 (140) 2006-11-24 3:48
Hi Michel, another wonderful shot of this series!!!
wonderful colours, great compo and so intersting scene!
the lights are wonderful!
recepyuksel (17808) 2006-11-24 4:01
Magnificent nature shot.....best wishes
delkoo (68) 2006-11-24 4:34
c'est vraiment un endroit surprenant et magnifique, les couleurs sont très belles et les personnages a gauche donnent l'échelle de cet immense cratère.
sam224 (6215) 2006-11-24 5:02
The colours in this shot are really stunning. The perspective is there and I like the effect of distortion created by the lens.
Good composition. Thanks for sharing.
teutza (10590) 2006-11-24 7:08
wow!great view1never seen such thing!!!!
dorte_s_t (2287) 2006-11-24 12:25
Hi , Michel .
What can I say but : AMAZING !
What a difference the fish eye lens makes !
The colours are stunning and the note very interesting !
Yar (793) 2006-11-24 14:57
wow, it is reaaly hard to comment the shot.
entrelec (8328) 2006-11-25 5:39
nice again, pleasure of color...did you go to Kelimutu volcano in Flores?
Click3 (1886) 2006-11-26 6:08
Hola Detay, thanks for your visit which gave me the opp to get to know & enjoy your Gallery with very attractive captures...certainly liked this one with the use of the fisheye...the lighting, colours & detail just excell.
Muy Bueno !
Saludos from Chile, Robert
daddo (27756) 2006-11-27 5:30
Hi Detay. Looks like some giant egg had been cracked open on top andsome mysterious creature is about to emerge from the green soup. Surreal, wonderful. Excellent Pov. Regards. Klaudio.
lu_muratori (618) 2006-11-27 13:24
Hi Michael, I will be going to Rotorua tomorrow and I will definetly go to check this spot out. This is the best photo of Rotorua on TE so far. Thank you for sharing your gourgeous shot with us!
isabib (1953) 2006-11-28 17:36
I like the very wideangle shot on this pics which happens to capture the whole pool. Well done and TFS!
Mistral (15402) 2006-12-16 18:11
fish eye catch is really stunning!!!
A smile for your new week!
scalerman (26900) 2006-12-17 21:49
Detay: your strength lies in your geological canvases, of course. It's your interest and forte. These are superb studies in color for the layman, for you I suspect something deeper. regards, c
lilimih33 (9918) 2006-12-18 18:35
Hello Detay! Strange and interesting place! Nice colours, sharpness and perspective! Very well done!
Viera (948) 2006-12-27 3:37
it´s great how amazing colours we can find in nature.Excellent photo.
- Copyright: Michel Detay (mdetay) (4865)
- Genre: Lieux
- Medium: Couleur
- Date Taken: 2005-12-25
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D2X, Nikkor 10,5 mm
- Exposition: f/9.5, 1/350 secondes
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Versions: version originale
- Thème(s): Geysers of the world [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-11-23 18:39
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