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Retezat National Park

Retezat National Park
Photo Information
Copyright: Mircea Costina (mirceax) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 229 W: 49 N: 1356] (6261)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon D50, 28-70 Sigma
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Romanian Mountains [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-06 14:33
Viewed: 4352
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Retezat National Park, located in Hunedoara county, Romania, was founded in 1935 and has an area of 380 km².

Containing more than 60 peaks over 7,500 feet and over 100 crystal clear deep glacier lakes, the Retezat Mountains are some of the most beautiful in the Carpathians and include Romania's first national park. Retezat National Park is a natural reserve area covering more than 275 sq mi., including 4.500 square acres in a strictly protected scientific reserve area called "Gemenele". The area shelters one of Europe's last remaining, unaffected natural primary forest and the largest single area of pristine mixed forest. Wolves, brown bear, wild boar, Eurasian Lynx, European Wildcat, chamois, Roe Deer and red deer, as well as small carnivore species such as Eurasian Badger and Eurasian otter populate the area. In 1979 the Man and Biosphere Program of UNESCO included the park in the international network of biosphere reserve.

The Retezat Mountains can be found in this Park, with the highest peak being Peleaga Peak at 2509 meters. The name derives from the name of the mountains and retezat means in Romanian "cut off", alluding to their shape. It also includes about 80 glacier lakes.

Here can be found 1190 of the 3450 plant species of Romania, of which 130 have the "endangered" or "vulnerable" status. A part of it is a 'protected area', which contains an intact primeval forest.


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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2008-02-06 14:59]

The reflection really makes this.... thank for the note.

TFS scott

Hello Mircea, very beautiful photo, excellent sharpness and clarity, very good composition and fantastic depth of field, superb vibrant colors and very nice contrast.well done

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-02-06 16:20]

Hello Mircea,
wonderful landscape capture, great clarity and colors,
beautiful light,
regards, Dejan

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-02-06 22:04]

Hi Mircea!

You present us a very beautiful mountain scenery with a wonderful reflection. Your picture invites me to visit that place... I like the composition of your picture with the foreground that leads the spectator into the subject. The lighting is also fine with the preservation of the details in the white parts (snow).

Kind regards


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  • Dan Gold Star Critiquer [C: 113 W: 0 N: 2] (18)
  • [2008-02-06 22:30]

Salut Mircea,

Ce peisaj minunat! Poza are profunzime, detalii si culori excelente. Ai prins o zi minunata.
Felicitari, Dan

Hi Mircea,
What a beautiful landscape you have got here!
It's so good the way you manage to compose the picture, well structured, plenty of elements and colours.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Hi mircea,

Beautiful colours an a good compositions, the refections are also beautiful.
The black kadre ins not my taste.

Regards Gert

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2008-02-07 13:06]

Bonjour Mircea
Très belle composition, bien cadrée avec une excellente gestion des couleurs, j'aime les reflets bravo!
Amicalement Robi

UAU! Super, cred ca o sa includ PNRetezat in planul de vacanta pe vara asta! Superba fotografie, f buna pt o reclama de genul:oameni buni, uitati-va la muntii nostri ce frumosi sunt! Aveti grija de ei!
Numai bine, Oana

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