Geometry in the Landscape, Mirror Lake, NZ

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (14)

aticank Nikolay Kole… on February 28, 2011

Nice photo! LIKE

Regards from Bulgaria! Nikolay

bdeh on February 28, 2011

Very nice shot Ian, the name of the lake is correct. LIKE! Greetings Berend

Ian Stehbens on March 1, 2011

It is a joy to share this special environment with you, Nikolay. Thank you for your appreciation.


Ghiocela on March 3, 2011

So beautiful...! Like and VOTED! Good luck, dear Ian! Simona

Ian Stehbens on March 3, 2011

Thank you dear Simona. I hope you can work out where reality and reflection meet in this puzzle! It is a gentle but grand piece of NZ.


Ian Stehbens on March 3, 2011

Greetings Berend,

Thanks for your appreciation. Mirror Lake is becoming more renowned nowadays for many of the tours to Milford Sound stop here briefly. But if you are early enough or late enough there may be no one about. Then only a couple of ducks may want to ripple the mirror surface.

Fogs descend and fogs lift, sunshine sometimes illuminates the peaks above and at other times the peaks are shrouded and the valley floor is lit. And so the moods continuously change. It is therefore a delightful place to be with a camera or an easel!

Even in the snow.


gezginruh on March 7, 2011

Wonderful explanation! Wonderful place!!!

You get my vote with the special environment also special point of view dearest Ian.

Warm greetings. Füsun

Ian Stehbens on March 7, 2011

Thanks you for your wonderful encouragement, . There is endless beauty, many pleasant surprises and abounding majesty in the New Zealand landscape. I know you would love it.


Jean-Louis Delegue on March 7, 2011

Great composition, good shot.

Voted & Like

Greetings from France, Jean-Louis

Ian Stehbens on March 8, 2011

I appreciate your compliments, Jean-Louis. Warm greetings from Australia and New Zealand.


Toto Franchi on March 8, 2011

Reflections without reflections!!! Very nice composition and shot Ian, You've found the right spot!!! Voted + LIKE!!! You know what kind of tree is that we see in the image? It closely resembles our Coihue!!!

Best regards, Toto

Ian Stehbens on March 10, 2011

Greetings Toto,

Your famous reflection photograph, C, is superior to this, though I did enjoy creating this photo of "reflections without reflections", as you so beautifully put it. Thanks for the affirmations.

As for the tree, I am sure that it will be a cousin of your Coihue, that is of the same genus. I don't know the name of this species but it is growing in the beech forests (Nothofagus spp).

However, if this is Nothofagus menziesii then it is a cousin of your Coihue (Nothofagus dombeyi) and of the Australian species that we call Antarctic Beech (Nothofagus moorei).

That's the best I can do. Hope that is helpful. I have much to learn about New Zealand's plants!!

Warmest regards,


ƤōƝƓ-not going to Vi… on March 10, 2011

A very beautiful exotic tree. I was about to google for the info but you have explained it already. Thank you for sharing.

I am very very fascinated.

Golden ☆ + LIKEd + VOTEd

Ian Stehbens on March 10, 2011

Hi Ah-Pong. The three Nothofagus species, from Australia, New Zealand and South America are indicative of the ancient super continent Gondwanaland. I am pleased that this photo works for you and that you have awarded it your vote and especially a YS. Thanks so much for your great encouragement.

All the best,


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