Gerhard Vlcek

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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Sea paradise

Sea paradise

Sea paradise is the name of this area in the „Katerloch“-limestone cave. We have to climb down 135 m by more than 400 stairs and ladders. We have had the rare chance to take photos in this cave. It is normally forbidden to take photos in this cave. Seeparadis heist dieser Teil in der Katerloch-Tropfsteinhöhle. […]

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Sign of autumn

Sign of autumn

The last fresh orchid of the actual orchid year in Austria is the Autumn lady’s-tresses (Spiranthes spiralis). In this habitat we found additionally the Red-band fritillary (Melitaea didyma). Die letzte frische Orchidee des aktuellen Orchideenjahres in Österreich ist die Herbst-Drehähre (Spiranthes spiralis). An diesem Standort haben wir auch noch den Roten Scheckenfalter (Melitaea didyma) gefunden. Image […]

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Sleeping on Marguerite

Sleeping on Marguerite

The Scarce Copper (Lycaena virgaureae) is a butterfly of the mountain regions in Austria during the summer months. This one is sleeping on a Marguerite. Der Dukaten-Feuerfalter (Lycaena virgaureae) ist ein Schmetterling  der Bergregionen in Österreich während der Sommermonate. Dieser schläft auf einer Margerite. Image Details Location: Kaunertal, Tirol, Austria Date: July 8th, 2020 Camera: Canon EOS 1DX […]

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Nigritella bicolor

Nigritella bicolor

The beginning of July is normally a very good time to look for blooming orchids in the mountains about 1500 m. But this year it was to early during our visit in the Carinthian mountains. We found only a few blooming Nigritella bicolor orchids. Anfang Juli ist normalerweise eine sehr gute Zeit für die Suche […]

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Edelweiss blooming

Edelweiss blooming

There are not so much well known places in Austria, where you can see  hundreds of this rare Edelweiss (Leontopodium nivale) in a alpine meadow. This meadow is not far away from Vienne. The „Edelweiss-Wiese“ you can find on the Rax a mountain of the „Wiener Hausberge“. Es gibt nicht sehr viele bekannte Plätze in […]

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Sunbath

Sunbath

The Scarce Copper (Lycaena virgaureae) is wonderful flashy butterfly of the mountain regions in Austria. This year we found a area with dozen of this impressive butterfly. Der Dukaten-Feuerfalter (Lycaena virgaureae) ist ein wunderschöner, auffälliger Falter der Bergregionen in Österreich. Dieses Jahr fanden wir ein Gebiet mit dutzenden dieser herrlichen Schmetterlinge. Image Details Location: Virgen valley, […]

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Yellow White Dream

Yellow White Dream

Black veined white (Aporia crataegi) in a yellow blooming wet meadow short after sunrise. Ein Baumweißling (Aporia crataegi) in einer gelb blühenden Feuchtwiese kurz nach Sonnenaufgang. Image Details Location: Salzburg, Austria Date: June 21th 2019 Camera: Canon EOS R Lens: Sigma Macro 180mm F 2.8 Focal Length: 180mm Exposure: 1/640 Second +1 2/3EV Aperture: 3.5 ISO: 400

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