Hidden Valley At Lake Orakei

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (98)

kamalyn on January 23, 2009

HI Rob - well, I can't come up with anything different to say - Just a spectacular catch! what a morning that must have been. One does expect a, well, what we used to call a brontosaurus to come into view while looking at this!

RobStamp on January 23, 2009

Hi kamaly, Wonderful comment, a brontosaurus would fit right in, I can just imagine one poking its head into the frame. Cheers, Rob

PS Learnt something new, Wikipedia explains why you said "used to call".

RobStamp on January 25, 2009

Hi Bruce, Thanks, I will assume you are smiling too and like the photo. Cheers, Rob

Nawitka on January 26, 2009

I actually have a photo of a Brontosaurus. Modelled in 1937, he is as much a dinosaur as his name. Apatosaurs are the thing now, and the newer reconstructions don't look much like brontosaurs!

RobStamp on January 27, 2009

Hi Nawitka and Bits-n-Pieces, Thank you very much for making return visits, both of you. Cheers, Rob

angel&marta on January 27, 2009

Espectacular paisaje. Felicidades por esta belleza y saludos desde Barcelona.

RobStamp on January 28, 2009

Hi angel&marta, Thank you, glad you like the scenery. In your conversations I found this Brontosaurus without a doubt by hc51. Greetings from Hull, Rob.

angel&marta on January 28, 2009

Hello RobStamp return to VOTE!!!

RobStamp on January 29, 2009

Thank you angel&marta for voting, and hope you enjoyed a second look. Cheers, Rob.

not1word on February 17, 2009

Great Scott! You've got so much going on here it's hard to know where to start. Fire, smoke, water, wildlife, flora, you've managed to spank up a right fine total landscape composition here, Rob.

RobStamp on February 18, 2009

Hi not1word, Thank you so much for your enthusiastic praise. I think I see what you mean about a lot going on, that is, for the eye to see in the picture, which is interesting when the scene itself has very little happening. Cheers, Rob

RobStamp on February 18, 2009

Hi mike, Great comment, I am so glad you like it. Would you believe that I have only just become aware of the reflection in the foreground, following a look at all the interesting bits? I do like other people's input, which can add to my own appreciation. Cheers, Rob

kamalyn on February 18, 2009

Rob - what really makes the shot for me, along with all the everything about it, is the bird. Little black object in the middle of all this color, and it just brings the whole thing to life. Adds to the prehistoric feel of the place, and it gives you get a sense of the scale of the scene. I can hear its calls echoing around the valley.

RobStamp on February 19, 2009

Hi kamaly, I'm very pleased that you made a return visit to comment again, finding the words this time, ha. And lovely they are too. Cheers, Rob

RobStamp on February 24, 2009

Hi Bruce, Thanks for that. In GE the blue square is displayed at a reasonable altitude along with others around it. I'm still waiting on a response to my review requests. Cheers, Rob

~★Alex_G★~ on February 27, 2009

Wonderful shot, Rob! Very nice scenery! I like it! Greetings from UA!


RobStamp on February 28, 2009

Hi Alex, Thank you very much for your visit and comment. Cheers, Rob

► © Marilyn Kendall on April 23, 2009


A stunning shot :)))

Thanks a lot for your vote in the CSP contest! I'm glad you like my picture!

Best wishes, Marilyn

RobStamp on April 24, 2009

Hi Marilyn, I'm glad you like this, and I'm happy to have helped you to third place. After all the effort in helping to write NPC Toolkit it was fun to use it to see that Wim voted for you too.

Cheers, Rob

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Photo taken in 494 Orakeikorako Road, Mihi 3083, New Zealand

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  • Uploaded on December 13, 2008
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    by RobStamp
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix S3100
    • Taken on 2007/09/09 07:56:58
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 15.70mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.200
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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