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Botanic Gardens, Madeira

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 19 October 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

I've been away for a few days with my wife visiting the beautiful island of Madeira. This is a photo from the wonderful Botanic Gardens which are located high up in the hills above Funchal overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

The Madeiran people are some of the most cheerful, and definitely the friendliest that I've ever been lucky enough to meet. This lady working in the gardens was good enough to smile and let me take her photo - she looks happy in her work doesn't she!

NIKON D40 1/2000 second F/8.0 ISO 200 39 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Mirko Herzner from Germany

She looks happy to be part of such an outstanding image, Ian ;-) Lovely composition using this dominant line as a "second horizon". I am glad you didn't go for b/w here :-)

19 Oct 2009 5:52am

@Mirko Herzner: Thanks Mirko!

Babzy from Besançon, France

What a beautiful carpet ;)

19 Oct 2009 6:59am

@Babzy: Thanks Babzy!

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

That's a great shot! Nice colors!

19 Oct 2009 7:47am

@Ana Lúcia: Thanks Ana!

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

What a colourful and happy shot, a pleasure to look at.

19 Oct 2009 10:02am

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

What a beautiful and curious garden.

19 Oct 2009 3:02pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

I like happy people, and I like botanic gardens. I must visit this place ^_^
Nice capture.

19 Oct 2009 5:20pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Great colors and light in this composition. I like the patterns and lines, as always in your photos.

20 Oct 2009 4:24am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful colors

20 Oct 2009 4:43am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

It's nice you were able to get away and have a holiday :)
I like the checkerboard pattern of the garden and that beautiful view beyond.

20 Oct 2009 1:57pm

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

She certainly does look happy. A friend of my parents retired over there a few years ago and never looked back.

21 Oct 2009 6:49am

1/2000 second
ISO 200
39 mm (35mm equiv.)