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Honaz Mountain National Park

Honaz Mountain National Park
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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: 2008-03-14
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-19 2:16
Viewed: 4008
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello all friends
For about a week, I have been away from you and TN. As I noted on my last post, I was in SW Turkiye. I worked in Denizli Province for several days. When I came back to Niğde, I also visited Ankara, the capital city. I took some bird photographs in Mogan Lake near Ankara, with Akif Aykurt (raptorman).
I will post several bird shots from this trip with next posts.
Honaz Dağı [Mountain] is one of the 38 National Park in Turkiye. It is the highest point, with 2528 m a.s.l., of the Ege [Aegean] Region. I took this scene from about 2000 m a.s.l. on this mountains. It was before dusk. One day ago, it was rainy, but we saw fresh snow on the top of mountain.
The NP is furnished by pine forests mainly. Pinus brutia occupies lower parts, whereas P. nigra occurs in higher parts. Rocky area appears on top of the mountain. NP has also interesting geological formations. We saw some layers rock, volcanic origined, along forest ways. But the mountain has usually karstic formations.
As I learnt from botanists, there are more than 900 plant species in the NP. Three species endemic and occurs only from this area. More than 100 species are endemic to Turkiye.
As for fauna, there is not enough information. We have started searching animal species.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-03-19 2:20]

Hi Ahmet

A lovely shot - good composition and POV with great detail and beautiful colour - I really like the sun breaking through the clouds. Well observed and captured.


Kartpostal gibi bir fotoğraf olmuş , yuvana hoşgeldin dostum , tekrar görüşmek üzere ...

Selamlar Hocam,
Nefis bir kare olmuş, elinize sağlık. Güneş ışınları çok hoş bir hava katmış gerçekten. Paylaşım için teşekkürler.


Ahmet Hocam Anadolu'nun cennet bir köşesinden harika bir görünüm. Elinize sağlık. Kıbrıs'tan selamlar.

Hi Ahmet,
A nice capture of this beautiful scenery. Lovely colors and a beautiful composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-03-19 8:07]

Hi Ahmet,

A beautiful scene with the snow on the ground, the trees forming a border at the base of the mountain, and the sun breaking through the clouds. I love that sky with the wonderful colors and clouds.


Hi Ahmet,
This is like this picture was taken in my country during this never ending winter! I like those rays of sun a lot, beautiful composition and exposure. The sky is marvelous. Even if I like winter, I can't wait to see spring arriving here this year, believe me :)! After six months of snow, it will be OK until next year!

A fine scene with some fresh snow Ahmet, the sun hiding behind those clouds and sending some golden rays downwards really make this a good composition.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2008-03-19 8:22]

Merhaba Ahmet,
A beautiful landscape not only because of the lighting in the sky and on the mountains, but because there is a hint of the interesting wildlife potential that Honaz NP must have.
I look forward to the bird images that you took from this national park.
Thanks for sharing this one,
Best wishes my friend,

Hello Ahmet,

Very nice capture, beautiful mountain, great POV and composition
..Well done


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-03-19 9:20]

Hello Ahmet,
a wonderful shot of this amazing place!
Very nice contrast between the blue and golden tones.
Exceptional composition.
Great clarity.
The sunbeams are the icing on the cake!
Well done!


Sayın dr. elinize sağlık güzel bir manzara. Sağlıcakla...

A lovely composition, I love the warm colours and the sun breaking through the clouds has been captured very well!

Salam Ahmet. Welcome back with this stunning shot. I was unable to post for a while too. Pristine winter landscape with very nice colorful sky. I like this and very well done. Jusni

Merhaba Dr.Ahmet,
Thank you for sharing this awesome from the National Park here!
amazing sun ray that penetrate throught the clouds just beautifully captured!
good pov with clarity, good colour and details

Merhaba Ahmet, ne sanslisinz Turkiyedeki guzel manzarlar resim cekebiliyorsunuz, insallah bende yaza gidebilirim. selamlar Necip

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-03-19 16:57]

Merhaba Ahmet bey çok güzel bir kare olmuş ellerinize sağlık.

Hello Ahmet,

Very nice picture of this landscape. Good composition, POV and DOF. Splendid sky! Beautiful light and colours. Waiting for you picture of birds.

Sorry :-) tomorrow

Hi Ahmet,
Beautiful landscape picture. The afternoon sun and the cloud formation are fantastic. POV and composition are great.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2008-03-20 23:33]

Hi Ahmet, beautiful view very well captured, excellent composition.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-03-21 21:54]

Hello Ahmet

A beautiful view,the colours and lighting are wonderful.
It is like the clouds are opening up to the heavens above.
Excellent POV and DOF.
The shot is very well composed.
A glorious moment captured.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-03-22 14:22]

Hello Ahmet, very beautiful shot of this great landscape, fantastic composition and great technique, well done, thanks!


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-03-23 1:19]

selam dostum
keyifli ve verimli bir gezi olmus herhalde
guzel bir gun batimi sunmssun
bulutlarin-tepelerin arasindan suzulen isik demetlerini iyi yakalamissin
eline saglik

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2008-03-24 1:10]

Hello Ahmet,
Wonderful view of this National Park! I like your composition very much and the depth of focus and the light are excellent. WOnderful colours too.
TFS and kind regards, Ulla

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