Gerhard Vlcek

Flairs of spring

Flairs of spring

Blooming Christmas roses (Helleborus niger) in the „Höllental“ bellow the Rax. Blühende Schneerosen im Höllental am Fuß der Rax. Image Details Location: Höllental, Lower Austria Date: 21th February 2021 Camera: Canon EOS 1 DX Mark III Lens: Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Focal Length: 220 mm Exposure: 1/160 Sec Aperture: 5.6 ISO: 200

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Spring is coming….

Spring is coming....

In the next weeks the bottom of the Danube wetlands will be covered with millions of snowdrops – the sign of coming spring. In den nächsten Wochen wird der Boden der Donauauen von Millionen Schneeglöckchen bedeckt sein – das Zeichen des nahenden Frühlings. Image Details Location: Danube wetlands near Tulln, Lower Austria Date: February 16th 2020 Camera: Canon EOS […]

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Burning ice

Burning ice

Iceberg in the Warmsee near Lake Neusiedl – warmer temperatures after a longer frosty period have partly melted the ice. This gives the possibility to photograph swimming ice in Austria like icebergs in the Arctic 🙂 Eisberg im Warmsee in der Nähe des Neusiedler Sees – wärmere Temperaturen nach einer längeren Frostperiode haben das Eis […]

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Frosty patterns

Frosty patterns

Cold air below 0°C and fog can create wonderful patterns in nature by hoar frost. Nature details are looking like abstract art. Kalte Luft unter 0°C und Nebel können in der Natur durch Raureif wunderbare Muster erzeugen. Natürliche Details wirken wie abstrakte Kunst. Location: Preiner Gschaid, Styria, Austria Date: 19th December 2020 Light: Daylight, foggy Camera: Canon EOS 1DX […]

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Merry Christmas 2020

Merry Christmas 2020

A wonderful Christmas atmosphere. Eine wunderbare Weihnachtsatmosphäre. Location: Preiner Scheid, Styria, Austria Date: 19th December 2020 Light: Daylight, Sunny Camera: Canon EOS 1DX Mark III Lens: Sigma 24-105 f/4.0 DG OS HSM  Focal Length: 46 mm Exposure: 1/1000 sek  Aperture: 5.6 ISO: 400 Filter: –

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Microscopic view

Microscopic view

Sainfoin (Onobrychis arenaria) – sprout – cross section with microtome 30µm staining with acridine red, acrivlavine and astra blue (Wacker 3A) in Eukitt   Sand-Esparsette (Onobrychis arenaria) – Trieb – Querschnitt mit Mikrotom 30 µm Färbung mit Acridinrot, Acrivlavin und Astrablau (Wacker 3A) eingedeckt in Eukitt   Olympus BH2 SPlanApo 20x / NA 0,70 x 1.25 + […]

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Last colors in the meadows

Last colors in the meadows

Autumn crocus (Colchicum autumnale) – last color points in the green meadows before the autum comes and the colors change to brown and grey. Herbstzeitlose (Colchicum autumnale) – letzte Farbtupfer in den grünen Wiesen, bevor der Herbst kommt und die Farben nach braun und grau wechseln. Image Details Location: Marchau, Lower Austria  Date: October 2nd, 2020 Light: sunny […]

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Caramel flow

Caramel flow

Every year in autumn the Waldviertel is a very nice place for mystic pictures. This year the Kamp river at the Hoellfall has much more water than the years before at this time and in some spots the water looks like flowing caramel. Jedes Jahr im Herbst ist das Waldviertel ein sehr netter Platz für […]

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Golden October

Golden October

Fresh snow on the mountains – golden larches – clear water – the simply components of a wonderful landscape. It was a very impressive colorful experience in the Defereggen Valley near the Staller Sattel.  Frischer Schnee – goldene Lärchen – klares Wasser – die einfachen Elemente einer wunderbaren Landschaft. Es war eine sehr eindrucksvoller farbige […]

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Saga pedo

Saga pedo

  The Predatory Bush Cricket/ Saga pedo is one of the biggest and rarest insects in Europe. But it is extremely difficult to find the Saga pedo in the wild due to its excellent camouflage and there only few places in Austria where you can find this beautiful „monster“. Die Große Sägeschrecke/ Saga pedo eines […]

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