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Ice Statue

Ice Statue
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Copyright: Laszlo Kaposvari (Hormon_Manyer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1472 W: 308 N: 2610] (10251)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-01-30
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/8 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Caves and cave life. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-02-15 11:16
Viewed: 4047
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

I haven't had the possibility to make many photos on this winter due to several reasons, but a few weeks ago I had a trip in the snowy mountains. "Szeleta" cave (where many Paleolithic relics were found) was full of smaller and bigger statue-like ice formations. I'm sorry for adding the photo to "Landscapes" genre, "Mountains" category, but I didn't find any other which suit better to the image.

Photo: handheld, no flash. PP: white balance correction, selective sharpening after re-sizing.

Thanx for lookin'.

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Hi Wladek,
very unusual photo on TN. Very good composition. Perfect sharpness. Also interesting note.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice evening.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-02-15 11:30]

Hi Laszlo,nice to see you again and nice to see the same class and way to take not a fungis pic,but these very strange ice candles.Impressive camera settings and fantastic sharpness,nice to see something to different.Thanks for share,have a good night,Luciano

Hi Bro,

This is really great presentation from nature mother. I like your perspective in this composition.
The lighting and exposure are spot-on. Great work bareatom!
TFS and have a nice night!


Thanks God, I have read that info, otherwise I was ready to exclaim how interesting species
of fungi you presenting today! Good evening friend Laszlo! What a pleasant surprise to see your work today, after a full month of absence in the TN field, and ....... what a wind of change! Dramatic capture of lovely ice formation taken in a cave! Impressive! Good exposition, perfect point and superb light! Bravo Laszlo! I truly love it!Have a great week and welcome back!
George Veltchev

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-02-15 12:58]

Hi Laszlo!
What an interesting place! Original ice formations, captured with excellent sharpness and splendid light.
Well composed. Congratulations.
Ciao! Vanda

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-02-15 13:06]

Hello Laszlo,
Good to see a photo from you.
Very beautiful sculpture of mother nature. Beautiful light and colours. Taken from an excellent POV in a very nice composition.

Ciao Lazlo. Wowo! Fantastic compo with impacting light and contrast. Excelelnte sharp and detauls.


ciao Ladislao
interesting structure of ice captured
during your trip in mountain

thanks sERGIO

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-02-15 20:08]

Hello Laszlo,
Very interesting ice sculpture you have presented us with. It kind of reminds me of a vulture sitting upright with a very long bill curved down to it's wing. Wonderful detail and illuminated nicely, allowing us to see the debris on the cave floor. I would love to have seen some of the artifacts that were found. Well done!!

Hello Laszlo,
Well, this is a miniature landscape with an ice mountain surrounded by hills. Very nice deviation and a very good unusual image. I suppose in reality they are stalachmites growing upwards from water dripping from the roof of the cave. Wonder if there were stalachtites formed on the roof. Very good indeed.

Hi Laszlo
it almost looks like fungi ;-)
well done

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-02-16 2:01]

Hello MF Laszlo,
thanks for identifying the white fungi in my recent shot. I dont have any idea of it, so I really appreciate it.
The formation you posted are really exciting, as there are the big one and the smaller ones that resemble fungi.
Exciting composition with pebbles on the ground to give a pleasant view.


Hello Laszlo
I was prepared to say what interesting ice sculpture from a cave, but I remembered that we have also something simillar in Romania (in Scarisoara cave). I like the lightening of the ice. Very good sharpness and details, considering that the image was taken in a cave, with limited light.

My kind regards,

Hi Laszlo

How bizarre, very starnge indeed. Well worth a posting here, isn't nature wonderful. Great composition.


Hello Laszlo,

Looks like the King of Ice is residing over his (smaller) subjects..!
Frankly, at first I thought you found a frozen mushroom, but not so....
An artistic and creative piece of work!

Pablo -

Hi Laszlo - a unique post. Creation of nature is really amazing. TFS

Hello Laszlo,
What a splendid capture with a very interesting subiect.
As usual you managed very good the exposure.
Splendid focus, excellent details and fantastic clarity.
Interesting photographers note.
Thanks for sharing!

Ciao Laszlo, great sculpture by nature, lovely composition with splendid light, excellent sharpness and wonderful warm colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

merhaba Laszlo Bey
this is very beautiful ice formation like statue. you nicely captured and composed these beauties. great focus and white balance. good notes .
I have met such a thing for several times, when I observed bats.
Thanks for sharing, have a good night.

hello Laszlo, excellent and different subject, with very good photo performance!
best regards Nasos

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  • chudy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 176] (899)
  • [2011-02-18 13:12]

Witaj Wladek !
The excellent snapshot, wonderfully shown ice swellings, the good composition and the light.
I am greeting and I wish the nice weekend.

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-02-18 16:55]

Hello Laszlo !
What a very unusual pic ! It make me think about a ghost and his sons...I loved it so much ! nice sharpness and good composition.
Well done!
Have a nive w-end ( without ghosts),

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-02-22 6:50]
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Hello László,
A part from the excellent technical and artistic merits this photo shows that water droplets in caves do not only form stalactites of limestone, but also those of ice, something I never thought of!
Excellent use of ambient light to give a fine effect taken with excellent sharpness and DOF in a pleasing composition.
I don't agree with HB about the over-exposure!
Thanks for sharing this new experience that is well presented.
With kind regards,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-02-23 4:42]

Hi Laszlo.
It is funny a bit that this subject is almost similar to your main subject (amazing fungi). I welcome use of natural lighting. Lights and shadows are very attractive and gives the image some charm. Details of the scene are great. Shadowed BG creates a nice diagonal structure of the shot. Very attractive and nice job. Thanks a lot.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2011-03-16 5:21]

fun and fascinating -- do you know what's created this mini mountain?

an original posting, with a fine composition

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