Karin Rollett-Vlcek

colorful canopy of leaves

colorful canopy of leaves

Every year in autumn I am looking for forests with colorful foliage on the trees. It only takes a few days from the discoloration to the discarding of the leaves. Very often, even a slight gust of wind destroys these works of art. Jedes Jahr im Herbst bin ich auf der Suche nach Wäldern mit buntem […]

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toxic lady

toxic lady

They feel good on wet meadows and pastures. But their toxicity make them unpopular with the farmers. So there are only a few meadows that are littered in autumn by many purple flowers. Auf feuchten Wiesen und Weiden fühlt sie sich wohl. Doch ihre Giftigkeit macht sie unbeliebt bei den Landwirten. So gibt es nur […]

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Bedded on flowers

Bedded on flowers

During an evening expedition through the meadows I found this “ Silver-spotted Skipper / Hesperia comma“ sitting on the flowers. Bei einem abendlichen Streifzug durch die Wiesen fand ich diesen „Komma-Dickkopffalter / Hesperia comma“ auf den Blüten sitzend.   Image Details Location: Salzburg, Austria Date: August 1st, 2019 Light: sunny Camera: Canon EOS 1Dx Mark II Lens: Sigma Macro 180mm […]

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End of summer

End of summer

With the appearance of the first „European cyclamen/ Cyclamen purpurascens“ in the woods, the approaching end of summer is announced. Just as at the beginning of the season the forest floor is coloured by the blue-violet liverwort, in the end there is often widespread pink from the cyclamen. Mit dem Auftreten der ersten „Alpenveilchen/ Cyclamen […]

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Wishful thinking

Wishful thinking

This year at the top on my wish list for holiday has been to photograph once again „Apollo / Parnassius apollo“. During a short stopover on the way to Kaunertal, we saw them flying around in unusually high numbers.  It was too warm to take pictures. 3 days later, they were also on the way, […]

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Red vanilla orchid

Red vanilla orchid

Very rarely the environment is so colorful when the nigritella bloom. This year it was an advantage that there was still snow for 3 weeks before everything started to bloom at the same time. Selten ist das Umfeld so bunt, wenn die Kohlröserl blühen. Im heurigen Jahr war es von Vorteil, dass dort 3 Wochen zu […]

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In the flower field

In the flower field

My annual „Schwalbenschwanz-shooting“ I had earlier this week in a local dry grassland. Mein alljährliches „Schwalbenschwanz-shooting“ hatte ich Anfang dieser Woche in einem heimischen Trockenrasengebiet. Image Details Location: Lower Austria / Austria Date: July 8th, 2019 Light: cloudy Camera: Canon EOS 1Dx Mark II Lens: Sigma Macro 180mm F 2.8 Focal Length: 180 mm Exposure: 1/80 Second Aperture: 5,6 ISO: 200

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Morning mood

Morning mood

After a heavy shower we went for a walk through the meadow in the evening.  Unimpressend by the rain the “ Bog Fritillary / Boloria eunomia“ was sitting in the meadow, but there was not enough light to take pictures.  For the next morning sunshine was announced again and the temperature should not be too […]

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upwards

upwards

After many years of unsuccessful searching for the beautiful caterpillar of the „Southern festoon / Zerynthia polyxena“, I accidentally stumbled upon it a few weeks ago. Nach vielen Jahre der erfolglosen Suche nach der schönen Raupe des „Osterluzeifalters/ Zerynthia polyxena“ stolperte ich vor ein paar Wochen zufällig darüber. Image Details Location: Burgenland / Austria Date: Mai 31st, […]

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Beside the main roads

Beside the main roads

Off the main roads are the best ways to find fallow grounds. So we found in Istria a beautiful orchid meadow on a clay pigeon shooting range. Obviously, there is enough mowing throughout the year to benefit the occurrence of the „Pink butterfly orchid / Anacamptis papilionacea“. The shallow light of the setting sun was […]

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