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Late summer afternoon

Late summer afternoon
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Copyright: Marton Ocskay (ocskaymarci) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 37 W: 13 N: 24] (134)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-24
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ3
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-09 9:27
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Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo was taken on the way down from the Retezat peak close to Esztenácska lake (I know only its Hunagian name).

I would be pleased if you told me your opinion about the photo!

Retezat National Park, located in Hunedoara county, Romania, was founded in 1935 and has an area of 380 km˛.

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.

from en.wikipedia.org

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
Nice portfolioKotya 1 02-29 03:28
To Elanor: Thanks!ocskaymarci 1 03-28 14:09
To NinaM: Thanks!ocskaymarci 3 03-10 08:59
To gondox: Köszi!ocskaymarci 1 03-10 08:56
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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-03-09 12:08]
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Hello Marton, it is a beautiful picture with great light and colours and a very nice composition. In my humble opinion, the foreground herbs are very nice but you see, the landscape is gorgeous but out of focus because you accentuated the plants. Maybe you could have focused the landscape, with the mountain in the back and the stream flowing towards it, it is great and the use of the light is superb! The composition is perfect but you switched subject ;-)) Lowering the pov to get closer to the rocks in the stream with that landscape is a wonderful picture. It is still wonderful but it lets me wonder why the subject isn't the landscape. Sincerely and yet thinking your picture is very nice,


Hello Marton
Very impressive and simple.I like the mountains from the background.

Szia Marci!

Tetszik ez az érdekesen szelektív élesség, és a magas kontraszt. Szépek a színek is. Nekem bejön a művészibb felfogás. Remélem még látunk majd ilyen minőségi képeket tőled!


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  • Elanor (50)
  • [2008-03-26 9:39]
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It's stunning! I love it! Very nice composition and I love the colours! Beautiful!

Szia Marci!
Pazar, kristálytiszta ellenfényes kép kitűnő fókusszal. És mindemellett még szép is. :) Remek munka, őszinte grat. Üdv Laci

Hello Marton. I reached here from your TE and TL and I can see you are skillful in capturing images. Excellent collection of pictures here too with this stunning vertical format. Nice vibrancy with the light peeping through the tall grass of the fresh clear stream. Well done and best regards. Jusni

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