The green lake.
From the photographer:
This is a pool in the Waiotapu Thermal Reserve.
It is the Devil's Bath in Waitapu.
From the geologist:
Rotorua's geothermal field contains 1200 geothermal features which include geysers, hot springs, mud pools and fumaroles, as well as silica terraces and flats.
Ascending hot magmatic fluids mix with near-surface groundwater to form active geothermal systems with dramatic surface features such as hot springs, solfatares, fumaroles, mudpots, geysers, and hot acid lakes. These hydrothermal features are common at stratovolcanoes and young calderas and can persist for hundreds of thousands of years. Active hydrothermal systems often precipitate colorful deposits of native sulfur and other minerals.
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brevbrev14 (140) 2006-11-12 5:29
great shot and POV!
a green lake ?????so intersting!
here great work!!!
gelor (3229) 2006-11-12 5:31
Effectivement le lac est bien vert ! Excellent point de vue. Beau travail.
gramma (3519) 2006-11-12 5:37
Very impressive picture with this green water !
Thanks for making us discover this strange and fabulous area.
atilgone (0) 2006-11-12 5:46
Very exciting picture. very good pov. Thanks for sharing for this nice phote and naturel place. kind regards
Cricri (92213) 2006-11-12 6:16
Incroyable couleur de ce lac, joliment entourer de rochers, grand POV, le ciel est superbe,
Tibo (1904) 2006-11-12 6:59
Looks like some kind of chemical...or painting... wonderful colours anyway! Well done, ;o) Tibo
dorte_s_t (2287) 2006-11-12 8:09
Hi , Michel .
Really really strange and very interesting !
When the "geologist" makes a note , I read it with the greatest interest - and I hope to see some of these wonderful places when - hopefully - I am going on a cruise in NZ in February of 2008.
partha (14020) 2006-11-12 8:23
Surely the colour of the water is quite rare. U have controlled the huge wide brilliantly.Excellent skyview and overall a great shot.
Andrzej_HHH (2480) 2006-11-12 8:36
WOW- Really amzing color of this lake. Original place. Thanks fo this picture and interesting note. Good work! Andrzej
cherryripe (21015) 2006-11-12 9:57
J'adore les couleus de certains lacs dans cette région. Le vert est si intense, comme de la peinture et il contraste bien contre le ciel dramatique. L'objectif donne un drôle d'effet aux nuages.
Juste pour le recherche des lieux, tu peux corriger le nom du lieu - Rotorua :-)
smash2707 (3280) 2006-11-12 15:58
Excellent point of view. I love the contrast between the textured sky and the completely calm and smooth lake. The grey against the yellow-green also looks amazing. Regards, Yvonne
designsoul (21492) 2006-11-12 18:03
What a lake! I have NEVER, ever seen anything that would come closer! This is a marvellous shot, both in terms of subject and the way you took it: the wide angle is creating an even more dramatic feel with the moody clouds above and the slightly rotund horizon. But this wild pistachio lime green, almost fluorescent, is simply spellbinding!
I have learnt something today!
PS Will be back
Jimst (205) 2006-11-12 19:11
Hi Michael, Great shot and POV with the fisheye lens. Super colours too. TFS.
daddo (20641) 2006-11-12 19:44
Greetings Detay. Stunning colour of the lake which is further enhanced by your clever composition.The curving sky and tree line complement beautifully the form of the lake. Nice work. Regards. Klaudio.
vincz (19099) 2006-11-13 4:08
This is a wonderful composition making a great use of the wide angle. This green is stunning and it could nt get a better settings I think that this gray stormy sky. Extremely well seen and executed.
jemaflor (74078) 2006-11-13 5:36
What a great view, tfs. Incredible water colour, strange effect and also for your frame nice curves in the sky with these clouds. Congratulations !
Out of green, today ...
PixelTerror (0) 2006-11-13 5:38
Learn about the world qu'y disaient, ben alors la waouh, impact LATW maximal garanti, on ne peut que s'extasier devant ce phenomene naturel meme si aujourd'hui ca me fait un peu mal de voir que tant de beaute se trouve en NZ...
Et puis cool l'effet du fisheye, bien pour voir large et arrondir un peu, mais meme pas tant prononce, j'aime bien.
a_i_ren (1315) 2006-11-13 9:55
FANTASTIC SHOT, Michel!!!
Nature`s extravagance... One of the most amazing colors for the lake, i ever saw! "Devil's Bath",- this fellow has a great test :-)
Excellent choice of lens.
Wanda1 (14402) 2006-11-14 0:23
That is such an amazing green colour. I love your use of super wide angle to get everything in. Very interesting shot and note.
scalerman (26900) 2006-11-15 13:40
Detay: reminds of just one pic I have from NZ in my gallery: of the turqoise pools at Taupo. Great use of the fish-eye here too. regards, c
kermit350 (9012) 2006-11-15 21:18
Bonjour Michel, Très belle image avec cette couleur de l'eau étonnante. Je ne sais pas à quoi c'est dû, mais ce vert fonctionne à merveille avec la nature aux alentours
Un résultat étonnant! et tout à fait originale.
Félicitations pour ce beau cliché
et malgré le ciel est d‘enfer, et vu d’ici et surtout a sont aspect je n’y netterrai pas trempé un orteil, bien amicalement
Atousa (7123) 2006-11-16 0:13
Its amazing!..Devil's bath!
The form of clouds is also interesting and can be a proof that our globe is round.
Thanks for the useful note .
siolaw (37642) 2006-11-16 4:29
Great compo, superb colors and sharpness, fine circular effect wih that wide angle
pinakie_slg (861) 2006-11-17 22:26
Very exciting picture. we see greem water in bengal for some other reason but the green in thi spic is unique. Thanks for sharing.
pari_ali (433) 2006-11-18 2:34
wow that looks like a gem and are there more of these? First the green and red lake now the green lake, wonders that I at least had not known existed. TFS and hope to look at many more wonders. Rotorua sounds most fascinating.
tifah (836) 2006-11-22 1:23
Another incredible image to show the way the earth is. the green is incredible and at first i thought it must have been added into the image, thank you
cpaton (547) 2006-11-22 15:08
Wow, brilliant photograph! The extreme wide angle really works here, and the colour is incredible. New Zealand is on my short list of places to go - this place is now on my list of must-sees! Cheers, Colin.
sebinho342 (19317) 2006-11-23 9:39
Hi Michel, wonderful picture here of this green lake of this new zealand volcano ... i just comment a picture of bakes888 and new zealand is really a very photogenic country ! Excellent note to explain the interest as a biologist for this lake.
Great ! :)
jmcl (14535) 2006-11-23 13:40
What an amazing place .. I am not sure I would want this framed on my wall : ) .. but what a stunning thing this is. .. it certainly draws my eye to it no matter where the thumbnail is on your page. ... and you have captured it wonderfully. Great POV.
parbo (11092) 2006-11-23 18:12
An extraordinary scene and two comment. It’s very interesting color as you explained details in your notes. That’s why TE is a great site for learning world together. I like your stunning frame, of course with high contrasted green color and your wide view. Congratulations.
linask (2930) 2007-10-06 7:43
Wide angle view works very well here - the whole lake visible in the photo.
I also like layered clouds in you photo.
steliosk (4802) 2007-11-12 8:30
wag (651) 2008-09-25 11:43
Hello Michel, unbelievable shot, especially the hue of lake! I like this POV and also exposure, great sharpness, indeed, tfs. Also nice note.
- Copyright: Michel Detay (mdetay) (4865)
- Genre: Lieux
- Medium: Couleur
- Date Taken: 2005-12-25
- Categories: Vie quotidienne
- Camera: Nikon D2X, Nikkor 10,5 mm
- Exposition: f/9.0, 1/320 secondes
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Versions: version originale
- Thème(s): Geysers of the world [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-11-12 5:23