Otago in all her Splendour: Lake Hayes, NZ

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Comments (16)

jeff_msn123 on June 13, 2011

Great composition. Ian Beautiful place. Fantastic shot. LIKE

Best wishes, Jeff

Ian Stehbens on June 14, 2011

Thank you, Jeff. I am so pleased to have your strong affirmation and encouragement, and especially to know you like the countryside that I have shown you.


Art Anderson on June 14, 2011

I feel cool and fresh viewing this great NZ autumn shot, Ian. The calm water, clear reflection and leaf color add up to a very nice composition. Best regards. -Art

bdeh on June 14, 2011

Great composition and scenery Ian. I like the reflections too. Greetings Berend

Tom Sellek on June 14, 2011

This picture is incredibly spectacular. The place is beautiful and the picture is no less Ian,like.

Ciao tom

Ian Stehbens on June 15, 2011

That is very generous of you Art. Thanks. I was so pleased it was calm, for the reflection certainly does it all justice.

All the best,


Ian Stehbens on June 15, 2011

Thanks Berend. More enticement for you, and Otago is well on the way to Invercargill.



Ian Stehbens on June 15, 2011

Your praise of the scene and the image is very much appreciated, Tom. I delighted in the colours and variety of this area, which was kind of refreshing somehow after being in paradise in the high mountains and glacial valleys.

Thanks, Tom.


The Man in the Maze™ on June 15, 2011

beautiful, great shot with amazing colours. The landscape is a dream! in my favourites!

Ian Stehbens on June 15, 2011

I am delighted to meet you in a dream, Vic. It really is stunning country, and I look forward to my next visit. Thanks for the award!


Ghislain Bonneau on July 18, 2011

Hi Ian, Great composition and colours. LIKE and Favorite Greetings............Ghislain.☻

Ian Stehbens on July 18, 2011

Thank you very much, Ghislain. Your opinions on things artistic are valued, so I am delighted. It was a special morning and the landscape colourful.


Margrit M. Berger (S… on October 2, 2011

Dear Ian, your beautiful photo (FL) could be from the Engadin, where I am staying right now for a few days.

So sorry, I have neglected you and my other friends badly, I never understand how most of you can manage writing. On my walks on the Schonegg, I always feel close to you and I am not surprised to see how well you are getting on with the farmers up there :) Of course you are present here in the Engadin as well and we could have some lovely talks about so many topics.

In most parts of Europe we enjoy a great autumn with an exceptional warmth, the rivers are dry, except those, which carry the water of the rapidly melting glaciers - which is rather sad.

My best wishes to you and your family,


Ian Stehbens on October 3, 2011

Dear May,

Thank you for your special note on this photo, and for your empathy. O how I would love to explore the Engadin and walk with you as my guide!!

Our last semester in Tonga is passing quickly and it won't be long now before we are back home in Australia. here though we have had family visit us and that has given us the opportunity to go out with the camera to appreciate that awesome coastal scenery nearby.

The winter misses us here in Tonga, and this equitable climate seems to be endlessly balmy. However NZ has had some of its heaviest snowfalls for decades. But summer cometh, and I trust it is not quite so severe as last summer was in Queensland with devasting flooding and the colossal Tropical Cyclone Yasi.

The dream of walking the Engadin remains alive.

Thank you, and warmest regards,


Richard Gregory 48 on October 10, 2011

Beautiful Scenery I Like, Regards linrich

Ian Stehbens on October 10, 2011

I appreciate your response, Linrich. The creation is indeed full of beauty.



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