Karin Rollett-Vlcek

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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Large Emperor Moth

Large Emperor Moth

The encounter with the largest Central European butterfly is one of the most special experiences in the year of a macro photographer. This year I had the luck of such encounters several times. However, only this lady, who is already a little bit elderly, remains seated. Although the wings were already a bit battered, it […]

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In addition

In addition

During the preparations for our Easter holiday, we get the knowledge of the occurrence of the “ Broad-leaved anemone / Anemone hortensis“. Of course, after seeing the first pictures of this beautiful plant, I was very excited to find them and take some pictures. Finding them was easy – we found them almost everywhere we […]

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spring greetings

spring greetings

After a break of three years, we returned to the Slovenian / Croatian Mediterranean coast this year for orchid time. On one of our trips to Istria, we found a meadow with numerous „Green-veined orchids/ Anacamptis morio“. This one was also surrounded by color matching „Polygala major“. Nach drei Jahren Pause sind wir in diesem Jahr wieder […]

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on pink clouds

on pink clouds

True fireworks of colors awaited us this year in the forest of pink liverworts. There were many more flowers than last year. So it was a great pleasure to photograph in this sea of ​​flowers. Ein wahres Feuerwerk der Farben erwartete uns in diesem Jahr im Wald der rosa Leberblümchen. Es waren noch viel mehr Blüten als […]

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