Tiia Vissak 1/2/2012 1:10:32 PM

a wonderful scene! #1433942

Ray Thoms 1/2/2012 1:13:52 PM

Beautiful scene Rony.... #9898715

Marcel J. Fernandez 1/2/2012 2:07:04 PM

Outstanding work here, Rony. #9898792

Barbara Waldoch 1/2/2012 3:10:40 PM

Wonderful portrait and light, Rony! #9898889

Claudia Kuhn 1/2/2012 5:36:07 PM

Wonderfully composed portrait Rony, terrific view too #9899089

Mary Timman 1/2/2012 5:49:50 PM

You go rugged Marlbaro Man!
Great shot, light, tones and clarity. #9899106

Karen Slagle 1/2/2012 6:10:00 PM

I love this portrait of Avi, Rony. The way he is overlooking his domain tells a wonderful story of how he lives. And that view is awesome. #9899132

Robert K. Bemus 1/2/2012 10:15:44 PM

Great portrait and great background, Rony!! #9899336

Debbie Bray 1/3/2012 3:01:52 AM

I agree, it's a great portrait, Rony, and what a fabulous backdrop for a portrait! #9899454

Douglas Perry 1/3/2012 3:16:05 AM

Wonderful shot! #9899476

Hendrik Storme 1/3/2012 3:59:34 AM

Great shot Rony! #9899541

Mary Dimitriw 1/3/2012 4:58:04 AM

Outstanding portrait Rony! #9899683

Bojan Bencic 1/3/2012 8:17:22 AM

He should use your photo on his profile page. This is fantastic portrait, Rony. #9899885

JO ANN CLEVELAND 1/3/2012 8:38:55 AM

Wowza! What a great shoot you must have had...love this Rony!

jo ann c. #9899910

John Connolly 1/3/2012 11:16:13 AM

Excellent HDR work here Rony! WOW!! What a story telling capture! #9900095

Patrick Rouzes 1/3/2012 1:40:53 PM

Incredible clarity, tones, lighting, focus, dof & b/g here, Rony! Exceptional work, indeed!

Sounds like a fascinating place! #9900288

Joannie Bertucci 1/3/2012 7:34:52 PM

My goodness, what an amazing adventure you've been on Rony! There is nothing like a hot cup of coffee and a good rest with the desert that you love! Outstanding composition! Glad you were so pleased with your adventure and the man who made it happen! #9900769

Mariann Kovats 1/3/2012 8:27:47 PM

Amazing adventure you had! Wonderful place and composition! #9900811

Ujjwal Mukherjee 1/4/2012 7:06:42 AM

Fantastic capture,Rony!! #9901517

Val Feldman 1/4/2012 12:40:28 PM

Avi looks contented with his world - a man who likes and enjoys the fit of his own skin. An excellent portrait, Rony - you've captured this man and his love of this part of the world perfectly...and with excellent HDR work!! #9901947

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas 1/4/2012 7:47:28 PM

Fantastic work Rony!,
Amalia #9902610

Emile Abbott 1/5/2012 11:43:16 AM

Fabulous portrait and landscape all in one. Nice work Rony #9903858

Deborah C. Lewinson 1/7/2012 5:56:52 PM

Outstanding portrait, Rony, taken in such a beautiful setting!

Debby #9907981

Tammy Espino 2/26/2012 5:25:24 PM

Congrats on your finalist!! :) #10004051

Amy M. Wilson 2/26/2012 5:36:38 PM

Congratulations on your excellent Finalist, Rony!! #10004196

Monnie Ryan 2/26/2012 5:50:24 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful Finalist, Rony! #10004339

Carol Eade 2/26/2012 6:46:12 PM

Beautiful portrait, Rony, congratulations on your finalist! #10004648

Joanna Madloch 2/26/2012 7:23:07 PM

Superb! Congrats, Rony. #10004868

Heather Loewenhardt 2/26/2012 8:44:38 PM

Congrats on your finalist award Rony. Good luck in the next round. #10005367

Ann Coates 2/26/2012 10:24:01 PM

Congratulations on another fantastic finalist Rony. #10005567

Stefania Barbier 2/27/2012 2:14:26 AM

I thought about the Marlboro man too when I saw the thumbnail... huge congrats! #10005984

Jeff Robinson 2/27/2012 5:05:56 AM

Outstanding - Congrats Rony on your Finalist! #10006404

Phyllis H. Burchett 2/27/2012 5:36:21 AM

Wonderful Rony, congrats! #10006460

Val Feldman 2/27/2012 6:45:48 AM

So glad to see this one back, Rony! Warmest congratulations!! #10006648

JO ANN CLEVELAND 2/27/2012 8:21:30 AM

Way to go Rony!

Big congratulations on this wonderful POTD!

jo ann c. #10007066

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 2/27/2012 9:34:27 AM

Very good, non-posed portrait. #10007530

Emile Abbott 2/27/2012 9:53:12 AM

Congratulation on another fabulous finalist, Rony #10007667

Bojan Bencic 2/27/2012 9:59:45 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Rony. Love this one. #10007706

Reynaldo D. Reyes 2/27/2012 12:37:50 PM

What a place to be overlooking all the beauty Rony. Congratulations on this terrific finalist. #10008274

Rona L. Schwarz 2/28/2012 3:54:17 PM

Wonderful environmental portrait of a man in his element, Rony! And excellent HDR work with gorgeous light - you really have captured all the beauty of the desert. Have been enjoying all your Negev images - you must have had a marvelous adventure! Big Congrats on this amazing Finalist! #10012349

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Avi, not the Marlboro man, our trekking guide in the Negev, Israel, near the Nabatean Machmal Post.
In the background you can see Makhtesh Ramon.
Avi can be found at: avif.guide@googlemail.com

I highly recommend Avi for the curious travelers interested in the history, religion, geology, wild life and vegetation in the most frequented or hidden places in Israel.
f/13, 1/80, 1/200, 1/320, ISO 400, 98mm. Dec 19, 2011.

Exif: F Number: 13, ExposureTime: 499/100000 seconds, ISO: 400, FocalLength: 98.00 mm, Model: NIKON D700

Uploaded on 1/2/2012 12:47:18 PM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist

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