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Copyright: Piotr Fagasiewicz (PiotrF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4190 W: 2 N: 7159] (35044)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-09
Categories: Nature
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-10-07 13:14
Viewed: 592
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Juta- best place near Stepantsminda. Nice mountain village and easy to get there. From village you walk about 45 minutes to get to the bottom of Chaukhi mountains.

Kazbegi National Park is located on the northern slopes of Main Caucasus range, in the basin of the Tergi River in the Kazbegi district (gorge); with a total area of 9 030 hectares. All of the Kazbegi National Park is mountainous. Its lowest part is located at 1400 m above sea level and the upper one is within 3000 – 4100 m. Establishing of Kazbegi National Park serves the purpose of protection of the high mountain ecosystems.

The Strict Nature Reserve is the best environment for birds of prey. Namely, here can be found the Golden eagle, griffon vulture, Bearded vulture, et al. Attention draws the Caucasian Black grouse (Tetrao mlokosiewiczi) and Caucasian Snowcock (Tetraogallus caucasicus) as well.

The local people call themselves the Mokheves (habitants of the gorge). Like the Tushetians and partially, like the Khevsurs, the independent highlanders lived beyond the Caucasian watershed range for centuries and protected Georgia from the northern side.

The Mokheves have not forgotten their old traditions and habits like to highlanders of other mountain regions of Georgia and keep them even today, but unlike the rest of the mountain regions, due to the military road, the capital occurred here very fast just in the nineteenth century.

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9307 W: 57 N: 15761] (58380)
  • [2017-10-07 13:20]

Hello Piotr,
What a great landscape with superb clarity and very appealing colours, the brown-yellow-green grass in the fields and of the wonderfully shaped mountain slopes is a great sight, especially in this fine sunlight. The horses are well included on the bottom left hand foreground.

Bonjour, cher Piotr,
Comment ne pas aimer un tel paysage, où le dépaysement est total, où la nature offre un spectacle totalement différent, et pourtant, il semble régner un calme profond.
Très belle image.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11927 W: 126 N: 21566] (110471)
  • [2017-10-07 14:40]

Hi Piotr,lovely landscape that remember me how isn't easy to find a green ground full of herbs. Animals are everywhere,here i can see horses,but as you know there are cows and pigs in every place..ehehe...great capture another time very sharp and bright. Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hi Piotr,

The presence of the horses is animating the scene. The wideness of the area is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details of the mountains. Have a nice day.


Dobar dan.
Lep pogled i trenutak, interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazan deo Nacionalnog parka, dobra perspektiva i kontrast, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa konjima.
Lepi konji i priroda.
Zelim vam lep dan za odmor, sve najbolje.

Good day.
A nice view and a moment, interesting and good text ...
A beautifully depicted part of the National Park, a good perspective and contrast, nice colors, a nice moment with horses.
Nice horses and nature.
I wish you a nice day for rest, all the best.

hello Piotr,
Excellent choice to place the three beautiful horses off-center picture, and give a wide view of the barren slopes.
Fine photo with the usual clarity and light management.
Have a nice Sunday,

Hello Piotr,
The scenery is wild and rugged and not entirely welcoming, but the horses make the view come alive. The photo has a fine clarity and the brown and green tones are very attractive.
Kind regards,

Hello Piotr,
In different areas of Georgia the inhabitants haven't forgotten their old traditions and habits. Mountainous areas were less accessible making it easier for residents to retain their language and culture.
This looks like a pretty arid area. The horses don't have it easy to find something to eat.
Strong difference between the sunlit landscape and the part of the mountains in the shade.
Best regards, Paul

Hello Piotr,
A charming composition with the small group of horses well placed and making a delightful focal point. I like the warm tint and the contrast with the lovely blue sky.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14084 W: 0 N: 16149] (171804)
  • [2017-10-08 2:34]


Ces trois chevaux se partagent l'herbe sèche quelle vue et iamge quelle compo et ces montanges en fond ces traces arfrondies quel rendu sur ces montange et tonalité sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9879 W: 157 N: 16092] (126587)
  • [2017-10-08 2:44]

Czesc Piotr!
Bardzo ciekawy krajobraz.
Znakomita kolorystyka i swiatlo.
Konie dodaja smaku tej kompozycji.
Milej niedzieli.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14496 W: 1047 N: 29318] (138554)
  • [2017-10-08 3:06]

Hello Piotr,

The 3 horses seem to have located a good section for grazing. Excellent sharpness and the reddish brown hills contrast well with the blue sky. Tfs!

Ciao Piotr, fascinating mountain landscape, wonderful natural colors, lovely composition with beautiful horses in FG, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hello Piotr,
Poor horses, it must be tough to find food at such an arid place. I like the harsh environment.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 174 N: 18146] (80623)
  • [2017-10-09 1:29]


I liked the view of these textures in the arid slope while we have the animals hunting some food in the ground, a not easy task for them here. nice details of this NP.



Hi Piotr
The wild horses add perspective to the stunning mountain range with sense of depth. It's indeed a pleasant encounter you've had with enough background interest and detail making this a delicious capture. Indeed a glorious nature shot in the wild with subtle result. Pleasure to look, Congrats
Best regards

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15720 W: 159 N: 27508] (144240)
  • [2017-10-09 10:05]

Hi Piotr
Un paysage grandiose, fantastique formation, très bien présenter avec les trois beaux chevaux, vraiment une belle composition

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