I like to photograph flowers – and orchids are obviously quite attractive. Finally, with some hints from Michal Vytlačil, I made a first trip aimed to get some orchid photos. The target was the Baba natural reserve near Brno, Czech Republic. Luckily, it was not that hard to find some decent flowers and the timing was almost perfect. The weather was also quite ok with no wind so shooting from tripod was possible.
The original plan was to make some Grape Hyacinths (Muscari) photos. But chasing hairy bugs was a bit more fun, some results are bellow. It took a while to get couple good pictures.
Hairy bug refuelling at the Grape Hyacinth
Another one from the side, not sure what it is. But they are slow and that is good!
Flowering Primula farinosa
Finally, the spring arrived also to the wilderness of the Moravian Karst. Snowdrops are everywhere and first Hepaticas are also coming out. The next two weeks will be full of flowering Hepaticas, Anemones, Pullmonarias and some less common forest plants. This is my favourite part of the year when the forest floor is fully covered by flowers for a short period.
Typical flowering Hepatica nobilis coming out of the old leaves.
Group of common Snowdrops (Galanthus) are the first flowers of the early spring in the karst.
View from the Sveduv stul cave into the forest, this cave used to be home of the early humans.