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Copyright: Radomir Jaskula (cicindela) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1223 W: 0 N: 3103] (9226)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-10
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5400, 35-105 mm 1:4,5-5,6, @ ISO 400
Exposure: f/6.8
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Caves and cave life., Waterfalls, Landscapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-08 9:34
Viewed: 5128
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello my Friends!
Today I would like to come back to Irland and photos from this country, but with rather underground point of view on this island ;>

Here we are in Aillwee cave, W Irland :>
Really there are not many caves in this country and they are rather not so huge as caves from the continental Europe. Moreover, Irish caves usually do not have so many and so huge stalactites and stalagmites.

Anyway, Aillwee cave still has something special and unique, even if we compare this cave with many bigger caves from main part of continent:

1. It was discovered in 1940 by... a dog! Yes, by a dog! :> A local herdsman's dog was running after a rabbit and after some distance it stopped in the entrance of the cave :>

2. It is the only one cave in Irland where bons of brown bears (Ursus arctos) have been found. Really some of them are still kept in one of its parts (please look at the picture).

3. This is one of not many caves with a waterfall inside.

And collage presents:
1. Waterfal (left)
2. The Great Cascade (right-top) - calcite formation some 6 m high
3. Bear Haven (right-down) - with bones of Ursus arctos

As always I would be very grateful for your critiques and comments, especially that this is my first collage presented in TN's gallery :>

haraprasan, aes_thor, jazdzurka, Jamesp, gannu, uleko, Juyona, marhowie, cataclysta, gpeler, SelenE, boreocypriensis, Hormon_Manyer, Alex99, LordPotty has marked this note useful
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Hi Radomir!
Good collage- interesting picture and place, good for postcard:) well done.

Cześć Radku
Bardzo ciekawa prezentacja. Wszystkie zdjęcia dobre, a biorąc pod uwagę charakter miejsca to należą się wyrazy uznania. Sama próbowałam ostatnio robić zdjęcia w jaskini i wiem, że nie jest to łatwe.
Muszę przyznać, że nie rozpoznałam na pierwszym zdjęciu wodospadu - myślałam, że to promień światła wpadający do jaskini, ale po przeczytaniu opisu i wpatrzeniu się, rzeczywiście widać, ze to woda.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-05-08 13:33]

Hi Radomir

A collage of this cave - I drove past it on sunday! Great presentation of this interesting environment.


Hi Radek,
I am your neighbor today. A nice capture of this wonderful underground world. Every shot in this collage are very well composed and well taken. Excellent notes there to. Well done my friend. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-05-09 1:45]

Hello Radomir, I think the first one is so beautiful probably you can put that on the larger frame. Nice note and good infor. ganesh

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-05-10 3:42]

Hola Radomir,
original presentación,
excelentes detalles,
magnífica composición,
saludos amigo

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-05-10 4:54]
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Hello Radomir,
Very impressive captures taken inside an Irish cave and very nicely presented! Excellent sharpness, light and colours and an interesting note too. I think you must have been surprised to find a Bear but no Bats!!
Well done and many thanks, Ulla

Interesting set Radomir!
Great job on this..I like the vertical frame most with the shaft of daylight shining into the cave :)
Well done & TFS,

Czesc Radziu
Kogo tam zjadles i obgryzles do kosci. Wpuscic takiego do jaskini ;-) Czytam notke, biedny mis. Jak mogles ;-) Fajny nastroj i ciekawa edukacyjna prezentacja z dobra notka

Hello Radomir,
Very interesting place and composition. Nice note. TFS with us.
Have a nice weekend

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-05-11 5:04]

Hi Radomir,
An interesting capture followed by your informative notes. Each of the photos are well composed and exposed. TFS

Hi Radomir,
This is a amazing picture of high natural history. The notes are excellent too. I liked the waterfall inside the cave and the story behind its discovery

Hi my dear friend Radek,
An interesting work and superb captures from Irland. Your notes are excellent as usual. TFS and Cheers my friend,

Hi Radomir,
Man, this is awesome. I like cave photos very much (I also have one here and another on TrekLens, plus some yet unpublished on the HDD), and this collage is fantastic. I especially like the waterfall photo, very good timing and light.
If You like caves, You should find a real paradise here in the Bükk mountains. For example there's one with a 64-meter high waterfall (underground) - the highest waterfall of Hungary, but noone knows it at all.
Congrats and tfs, cheerz, László

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-05-14 4:01]

Hi Radomir.
Nice story about this fine phenomenon and great illustration for it. All shots are interesting, colourful, poetic and sharp (when it is needed). My best wishes and many thanks for this work.

I hadn't seen this before Radomir.
A great collection of images from the caves of Ireland.
I especially like the light from the shaft.
REally cool speleo stuff.

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