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Orange sunrise on the Vaccarès, near Les Saintes Maries de la Mer, Bouches du Rhone, France (panorama 3 photos)

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The Étang de Vaccarès is a lake, or rather, a salt water lagoon (étang), in the wetlands, delta of the River Rhône. The lake has an area of 65 km², and the depth is less than two meters. It is the northernmost, and also the largest of the lakes of the Camargue, and constitutes the principal element in the water control system of the Rhône delta, which depends upon a strict management of water resources, through pumping, irrigation and draining stations making a complex network of channels throughout the river delta. The lake is also an important place for rest and food for migratory birds, and it also has a population of the greater flamingo. Because of its importance for wild birds, the Étang de Vaccarès with its surrounding wetlands has been protected as a nature reserve since 1927, and in 1972 it was incorporated into the Parc Régional de Camargue.

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Comments (179)

danimero on October 5, 2013

Very nice panorama Geneviève, fabulous composition. I like it very much

Best wishes, Daniel

Francesco Viti on October 6, 2013

Beautiful colorful picture with a nice composition and lights


Friendly wishes,Francesco

Francisco Jose Rios on October 20, 2013

Mi amiga Genevieve.Bellísima panorámica,¡¡""perfecta""!! armonía en tu encuadre.Espectacular luminosidad y colorido.Amistosos saludos Fran desde Valencia...Un Feliz Día Para Ti.

H.ruedi von bueren on November 21, 2013

Hallo Genevieve

herrliches Bild, sehr schöne Stimmung, einfach wunderbar


thank you very much for your visit in my gallery and the nice comment :-))

best wishes and have a nice time, Ruedi

vilero on November 24, 2013

Muy bonita panorámica amiga GENEVIEVE me gusta su colorido saludos cordiales desde España LIKE 168

Giovanni Magni (giov… on December 10, 2013

Bella panoramica dell'alba.


Good morning

Blog giovamag

Guizel J.c on December 13, 2013

Beautiful picture and sunset view



Bernard Janowski on December 16, 2013

L+F. Witaj Geneviève. To piękna kompozycja. Wspaniały zachód słońca. Piękny widok i kolory. Pozdrawiam z Poznania i życzę miłego dnia. Bernard

Marco Rey on December 20, 2013

Stupenda immagine di una fantastica alba. L170+F45. Ti auguro un BUON NATALE e un BUON ANNO 2014. Cari saluti dalla Svizzera, Marco

Reto Börner on December 25, 2013

Wonderful shot of a beautiful sunrise. L + F!!! Greetings, Reto.

Buts Yuri on December 25, 2013

Beautiful sunrise and view! LIKED-172!!! Greetings from Ukraine! Yuri.

liem ailie on December 27, 2013

hello. Genevieve M

very impressive photograph and great capture

YS:46 + LIKE:173


Thank's so much for your visit to my gallery and your nice comment

best regards from Tiffany Liem

Georg Schreiner on January 28, 2014

Marvelous sunset! Perfect image!! F+L Best regards - Georg

e. maas on February 4, 2014

fantastic nightly sun photo with maritim flair


greetings by e.maas from germany

DAVID TEANI on February 21, 2014

cliché magnifique ....

j'en reste bouche bée ....

les couleurs sont splendides

bravo à toi , gene .....



Passator Cortese PH on March 19, 2014

Ciao carissima Genevieve! "Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita, mi ritrovai innanzi a questa bellezza non certo oscura" Free interpretation of the supreme father Dante! A new dawn in the world, from the magnificent colors, full of charm and mystery! Wonderful scenery and photo!

Like 177 + Fav 50!

A dear greeting from Italy, Francesco.

Antony B. on April 15, 2014

**Hello dear Genevieve,Fantastic,sunrise panorama Photo,with

wonderful orange colors,and silouette of boat,A+Antony B.Friendly Greetings from Athens,F51 L178.**

Knossel on May 1, 2014

Heel bijzonder dat zo'n groot meer slechts 2 meterdiep is.

Prachtige panoramafoto, heel rustgevend en fijn om bij weg te dromen.


Groeten uit Nederland

Rodema on August 2, 2014

A gorgeous view, excellent capture!! YSL!! My best regards, Rodema.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 3, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Genevieve M.
    • Camera: Canon EOS 450D
    • Taken on 2011/10/30 08:17:59
    • Exposure: 0.067s (1/15)
    • Focal Length: 55.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/22.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash