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In the cave

In the cave
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Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10627 W: 146 N: 26769] (128383)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-09
Categories: Nature
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2018-10-12 0:12
Viewed: 352
Points: 34
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As a farewell to Macedonia, today many pictures - two quite different collages and one more Workshop photo - from Matka Canyon.
In the main picture the Vrelo Cave. The illumination in the upper photo is rather kitschy but I think that colours in the middle one are natural and the forms are interesting - I haven't seen similar stalactites.

Matka Canyon is well worth visiting - you can go along the gorge, visit cave, have a ride by boat and also ss the stands with souvenirs and old books.

Matka canyon is one of the most popular outdoor destinations in Macedonia and is home to several medieval monasteries. The Matka Lake within the Matka Canyon is the oldest artificial lake in the country.

Located on the right bank of the Treska River, Vrelo Cave was listed as one of the top 77 natural sites in the world in the New7Wonders of Nature project.

Vrelo Cave has many stalactites including a large one in the middle of the cave known as the "Pine Cone" due to its shape. There are two lakes at the end of the cave. The smaller lake is 8 meters at its longest length and 15 metres in depth at its deepest point. The larger lake is 35 metres long and 18 metres at its deepest point.

Though the exact depth of the cave is unknown, some speculate that it could be the deepest underwater cave in the world.

The canyon is also home to 77 indigenous species of butterfly. The canyon is also home to the most venomous snake in south Europe the Viper. The canyon's caves are home to large populations of bats.

Bigger beta picture

Maybe Gert will be interested in what books are sold there.

Cruise in the Canyon.

pajaran, Fis2, ikeharel, papagolf21, holmertz, jean113, jean113, jhm, ChrisJ, COSTANTINO, alvaraalto has marked this note useful
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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10212 W: 161 N: 16907] (129617)
  • [2018-10-12 0:42]

Czesc Malgosiu!
Znakomite widoki z jaskini, kolory powalaja.
Ciekawe zestawienie obrazow.
Czy oswietlenie bylo swiatlem bialym?
Podoba sie.
Milego dnia.

Bonjour, chère Malgo,
Vos notes sont toujours intéressantes et donnent envie de découvrir ces spectacles étonnants.
J'aime découvrir ces entrailles sous ces couleurs qui font ressortir les détails de ces sculptures naturelles.
Très bien fait.

Hello Malgo,
Nature as a creator of abstract art. Fantastic colours and shapes, but I wonder if some of these colours are created by the lamps, or are they really natural? Whatever the explanation they make great photos. A nice view also of the boat on the lake. As for the books they should be quite cheap now. I mean, does anyone actually read old Joe these days? I saw books by old Enver dumped in the second hand stores in Tirana.
Don't be late for the flight!
Kind regards,

Masterfully collected the illluminated different corners inside the cave, Malgo. Each different rock had its own particular color upon.
The canyon seen from the entrance also deserves a main photo to be posted, IMHO.
Good afternoon,

Hello Malgo,

I think expeditions into caves are both interesting and exciting!
The beauty of Nature is irrefutable but you can never say who, or what, has visited and used the cave before you! It is mysterious!
The boat on the river is a lovely added detail.

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12188 W: 126 N: 21991] (112265)
  • [2018-10-12 4:29]

Ciao Malgo. The colorful lights are very kitch and i seen something like that in the cuban Cuevas de Bellamar. But the show of this underground adventure is always a great experience where we can do an unique experience. My best compliments for the quality of the pic,not easy a good result like that in these difficult lights. I'm happy to see your hentusiastic comments about my pics from the concentration camps...ahahah...and i like that,better to be honest that hypocrates! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Malgo, three very interesting pictures from the cave. Quite unusual formations; the shapes in the middle picture are so rounded, not with the usual elongation of stalagtites and stalagmites.
The additional picture of the cruise boat is a nice extra.
Interesting information.
Regards Jean.

Ciao Malgo,

Un magnifique diptyque bien réalisé même si les choses sont sous terre mais avec des couleurs hors de l'ordinaire et des formes très abstraites.



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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3590 W: 0 N: 8394] (59379)
  • [2018-10-12 7:45]

Piekne formacje i niesamowite kolory, rozumiem, ze kolorowe swiatla pomogly, potem tez pokaze zdjecia z jaskin, super zestaw

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24940 W: 520 N: 42041] (180218)
  • [2018-10-12 10:51]

Hello Malgo,

All three pictures are colourfully, almost modern paintings.
Excellent depth and perspective.
Nice picture is wonderful to look at.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice day,

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14774 W: 1051 N: 30235] (141825)
  • [2018-10-13 5:46]

Hello Malgo,.

I saw this cave before they installed the coloured lights. You can see my photo of the 'pine cone' in my gallery. Interesting colours, tones and patterns in the other 2 shots. Tfs!


Hello dear Malgorzata and have a nice time
and a happy new day Sunday
original version
great presentation of this picture Vrelo Cave
nature as a creator ofart

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14382 W: 0 N: 16314] (174813)
  • [2018-10-13 9:21]


Quelles images trois fantastiques compo de cette gritte quel forme et rneud sur ces pierre quel travail de la natgure pour faconer cette roche sueprbe compo.
Bravo et belle soirée

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9603 W: 57 N: 16394] (60574)
  • [2018-10-13 13:55]

Hello Malgo,
Beautiful photo of these caves. The details and shapes of the rocks are fantastic and the colours are wonderful as well. The sharpness is more than superb, great photo work!

Hello Malgo,
A fascinating series of photographs that show different aspects of Matka. Three totally different perspectives. Special colours in the cave, beautiful scenery and nostalgic books about the Tito's Yugoslavia.
A nice farewell to this region.
Excellent work.
Have a good week, groet Rob

Olá, Malgo!

Fotos de cavernas são bem difíceis de conseguir, mas você fez um trabalho perfeito aqui! Três excelentes fotos. Texturas muito boas, assim como as lindas cores.
Lindo trabalho!

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10392 W: 174 N: 18546] (82625)
  • [2018-11-13 23:51]


I visited a cave in china and colors are very strong too, nice these three views of the cave.
yes, the central compo looks different in terms of natural shapes.

take care


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