Karin Rollett-Vlcek

The other side

The other side

Last weekend our highest mountain, the Gr0ßglockner, presented itself pearly-white in front of glorious blue sky. The autumn-colored larches in the Kodnitztal in East Tyrol rounded out the sight for the perfect postcard. But the joy was short-lived. Less than half an hour later, the first bands of clouds moved in front of the mountain and covered […]

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dangerous beauty

dangerous beauty

A fantastic sight with hundreds of these pink flowers was presented to me in Marchfeld last week. This meadow in pink and green gave a spring-like impression. Only the cold, stormy wind brought me back to the autumn reality. Fortunately, there are still meadows that are not used economically and allow such accumulations of poisonous flowers. […]

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Spurge Hawk-moth

Spurge Hawk-moth

Numerous motifs can still be found in September. This adult caterpillar of the Spurge Hawk-moth / Hyles euphorbiae is already shortly before pupation. Auch im September sind noch zahlreiche Motive zu finden. Diese ausgewachsene Raupe des Wolfsmilchschwärmer/ Hyles euphorbiae ist bereits kurz vor der Verpuppung. Image Details Location: Burgenland, Austria Date: September 13th, 2020 Light: sunny Camera: Canon EOS 1Dx Mark […]

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Predatory Bush Cricket

Predatory Bush Cricket

Although the Predatory Bush Cricket/ Saga pedo is one of the largest insects in our homeland, it is the most difficult for me to find due to its excellent camouflage. And when I do have one in front of the lens, taking pictures with the 180mm macro is a special challenge 😉 Obwohl die Große […]

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bewitching

bewitching

The scent of the European alpine cyclamen (Cyclamen purpurascens) in the Vienna Woods is bewitching. The forests near Vienna are currently full of them. The best opportunity to experience this for yourself is now 😉 Schon frühmorgens ist der Duft der Eurpäischen Alpen-Zyklamen, auch Alpenveilchen (Cyclamen purpurascens), im Wienerwald betörend. In der Nähe von Wien sind zur […]

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Alpine longhorn beetle

Alpine longhorn beetle

It was a long time to see these rare beetles in the wild. That I was able to photograph a couple on this occasion was the final touch. Viele Jahre dauerte es bis ich diese mittlerweile seltenen Käfer endlich einmal in freier Wildbahn sehen konnte. Dass ich bei dieser Gelegenheit auch noch ein Pärchen fotografieren konnte, […]

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magic carpet

magic carpet

On a rainy day on vacation I used a short rain break to look for butterflies. The discovery of  „Amanda’s blue / Polyommatus amandus“ was a big surprise. The rain that started could not stop me from taking a picture of him. An einem verregneten Tag im Urlaub nutzte ich eine kurze Regenpause um Schmetterlinge zu suchen. […]

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orange lily

orange lily

It is an impressive experience to see countless „Fire lilies / Lilium bulbiferum“ blooming on a mountain meadow. Es ist ein beeindruckendes Erlebnis unzählige „Feuer-Lilien / Lilium bulbiferum“ blühend auf einer Bergwiese zu sehen. Image Details Location: Virgen valley/ East Tyrol/ Austria Date: July 5th, 2020 Light: sunny Camera: Canon EOS 1Dx Mark II Lens: Sigma Macro 150mm F 2.8 […]

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wide open wings

wide open wings

On the way home from our orchid workshop in Gesäuse we did a detour to see if we could find the Mountain Apollo. Without much expectation we stopped for a quick search. The rainy weather did not really promise success, but after a few minutes I heard Gerhard’s pleasant words: „I found one“ 😁 Auf dem […]

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wet meadow

wet meadow

The „Marsh fritillary / Euphydryas aurinia“ is already threatened all over Europe. It can only still occur in large numbers in damp meadows. So it is easy to understand how great my joy was when I found it on a really wet meadow 2 weeks ago 🙂 Der Goldene Scheckenfalter / Euphydryas aurinia ist bereits […]

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