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Caving expedition in Kačna cave
Lens: Sigma 18-50/2.8 Camera: Pentax K20D Photo Location: EU/Slovenia/Divača 
Posted By: Matjazz, 08-31-2011, 04:35 AM

It's been a long time since I last posted here.. . .

Third international caving expedition in Kačna Cave took place this year. The cave has good potential for the longest cave in Slovenia. Explorers were mostly Czech cavers that arrived in town Divača on 30th July. This years expedition was rather successful as they made a major break through. They dived through a 400m long siphon II at the end of "Rov za zrcalom" (shaft behind the mirror). After this siphon there is a dry part followed by a 90m siphon III and after that another dry part. They stopped at siphon IV. Members of [url=]JD Rakek[/utl] and DZRJ Luka Čeč joined to help on Saturday 13th August.

1. When we arrived in the camp most of cavers that stayed on surface were still waking up.

2. Czechs have installed a manual winch above the 200m deep entrance shaft. It makes transporting equipment much easier.

3. We were amazed by the SMS communication between camp and cave bivouacs. In the cave we had a chance to see the device making it all possible the Cavelink.

4. While the group that we accompanied was settling in bivouac we went to see 'Labirint'

5. Unlike the majority of the cave the 'Labirint' is ritch with cave formations.

6. The beginning of a 200m ascent.

7. We made it to our cars at 11 in the evening and rested for a while on a still warm asphalt.

8. Company in the camp was cheerful.

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08-31-2011, 04:55 AM   #2
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Matjazz, awesome set of pics! #7 is fantastic!

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Impressive pics. #5-7 are superb. Well done!
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A very impressive low light set, well taken.

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Very solid stuff, you've got the photo-journalistic style down - I'm a fan of #6 as well the lighting with composure in such a unique environment is beautifully captured
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I'm glad you like it. Thank you for your comments.
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Good stuff. I liked 5 & 6 the best. Great composition & lighting



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