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Aras Valley

Aras Valley
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Copyright: Ahmet Karatash (rousettus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2216 W: 73 N: 5657] (19818)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-19
Categories: River
Camera: Sony Cyber Shot DSC W55
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-28 10:54
Viewed: 7719
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
On 19th August, we visit famous Ani Ruins located in Kars Province. Five year ago, I visited again and we found a large population of bats in there. In this time, we also found bats and collected some ectoparasites as like scorpions of Mesobuthus eupeus (SCORPIONES: BUTHIDAE) (Iran, Irak, Turkiye).
Aras River draws Turkish (right) and Armenian (left) border just after Ani historical city. This shot was taken from a window of Seljuk mosque, called Ebul Manucehr Mosque which was the first mosque built in Anatolia in 1072 by Seljuk Turks.
Both of side of the Aras River were steppic and tree plantation almost absent. We can only see trees innerside of the canyon of Aras Valley. Although this valley looks like poor, it has very rich fauna and flora. There are also several bat species in Armenian side. Unfortunately we cant find them in Turkish side. Maybe I can do in third visit.
Best wishes

izler, Argus, siggi, xTauruSx, gracious, Heaven, boreocypriensis, zulfu, jusninasirun, uleko, Alex99 has marked this note useful
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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-08-28 11:01]
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merhaba hocam
hem çalışma hem de fotoğraf çekimleri beraber başarıyla yürütüyorsun
benim hiç görmediğim yerler
güzel türler görebildinmi, var mı kertik
güzel bir panoramik fotoğraf
eline sağlık

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-08-28 11:18]

Merhaba Ahmet,
A great view of the Aras River valley from Seljuk mosque where a part of Caucasia is a part of Turkey. Excllent composition and it looks like a very interesting area for flora and fauna, especially as they look like limestone rocks.
TFS this interesting image my friend and thanks also for your kind words on my second TN anniversary.
Best wishes,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-08-28 11:26]

Hi Ahmet,
Great shot. Excellent sharp details with well exposed colours. Good lighting and well composed. Very well done and TFS.

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-08-28 11:47]

Hello Ahmet,

Excellent point of view from the mosque. Superb sharp picture of this landscape with good light and beautiful colours.

great pic and an interesting note, I visited this area 19 years ago. greetings Ori

Merhaba Ahmet hocam. Tam da sınırda Aras nehri. Güzel bir fotoğraf. Elinize sağlık.

O noktasında diye buna derler Ahmet hocam. Elinize sağlık.

Merhaba Dr.Ahmet,
Very nice to see this beautiful landscape from you!
the pov is just superb from a higher ground that looking down to the valley! lovely to see the green vegetation on the side of the river!
many thanks for the notes as well
take care and sincere regards
friend Tony

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-08-28 21:47]

Hi Ahmet!

Your view is as splendid as it is impressive. You present us a wonderful piece of untouched and wild nature. I also appreciate your interesting and very instructive notes.

Kind regards


Ahmedim selam, Ermenistan-Türkiye sınırındaki bu görkemli doğal bariyeri çek güzel görüntülemişsin. Eline sağlık.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-08-29 3:34]

Hello Ahmet, Lovely landscape and great DoF. Wonderful sharp picture and very well shot. Great clarity. Ganesh

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-08-29 4:39]

Ahmet hocam Ermenistan sınırından güzel bir manzara resmi. meşhur Aras Nehrini de sayenizde görmüş olduk. Teşekkürler.

Hi Ahmet,
Your notes about this special place are very interesting as at first, I would never think that so many species live there. You chose good POV and composition. We don't have this kind of desertic lanscape in my country... Thanks and have a good weekend!

Salam Ahmet. Thanks for showing us the place where you did your research work. The river is looking rather unique with steep cliff as river banks. Nice light and well framed showing the river's turn. Beautiful view and thanks for sharing. Best regards. Jusni

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-08-29 9:56]
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Hello Ahmet,
Fantastic view of this beautiful carved-out valley with the river winding below. Excellent POV, fine DOF and beautiful colours. I expect this part is a real wilderness.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-09-01 10:17]

Hi Ahmet.
Amazing view, great picture and nice story. I like all of them a lot. You have selected POV excellently. We can get pleasure to watch this wonderful place, attractive S-shaped curve of the valley and river, impressive rocks and wonderful lights and natural colours. I also like precise exposure. Even shadowed parts of the image are detailed perfectly. Well done and TFS.

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