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Contrasts of the Steppe

Contrasts of the Steppe
Photo Information
Copyright: Jeff Kerby (jtkerb) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 88] (410)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-27
Categories: Sky
Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S VR
Exposure: f/11, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-08 17:36
Viewed: 5771
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A simple picture of the Mongolian Steppe in the eastern region of Dornod.

One of the world's last great grassland ecosystems, this steppe extends over 800,000 sq. km., spilling over into China and Russia.

It is home to millions of gazelles, birds of prey, wolves, and various other critters that are adapted to this habitat of extremes - both in terms of temperature and precipitation.

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Hallo Jeff
I just love this image. It is so basic, yet so unique. The seperation of grassland and sky is lovely and I like the mood you captured in the sky. I am sure it is a haven for many types of animals. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-08-08 22:43]

Dear Jeff!

As you say your picture is very simple, yet so pleasant and with a strong impact. I like the simplicity of the two parts that join in a contrastful line very much. The golden part is well highlighted by the dark sky... superb!

Kind regards


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  • Bass Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 173 W: 0 N: 233] (974)
  • [2010-08-09 9:19]

Hi Jeff,
uou... I mean UOU!! amazing!!! great colour and textures contrast! Simple pic but full of sense and very well done.
Short and usefull note also.
hope you have a nice trip to greenland!

Hi Jeff,
Your fantastic photo reminds me to the "puszta" (Hungarian steppe), because we have the same type of grasslands here in Europe. Simple yet fantastic photo, unbelievable color contrast between the yellow "grass" and the dark blue sky. Bravo MF.
Best regards from Hungary, László

amazing landscape, I wish I could see it, TFS Ori

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  • Vidaro (32)
  • [2011-07-21 10:45]

Very nice picture with nice contrast! Iwould only suggest you fixing your horizon a little bit:)

A simple picture which carries the idea of endless steppes very well.The dense dark clouds are unexpected.

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