Spring Orchids

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.

Spring forest in bloom
Spring forest with bright green colors and spring flowers


Bird's Nest Orchid
Bird’s-nest orchid (Neottia nidus-avis)

Bird's Nest Orchid
Bird’s-nest orchid (Neottia nidus-avis)

Elder-flowered Orchid
Elder-flowered Orchid (Dactylorhiza sambucina)

Elder-flowered Orchid
Elder-flowered Orchid (Dactylorhiza sambucina)

Spring forest with path
Typical Orchid-bearing forest

Road-trip to Croatia

The beginning of the summer and couple free days resulted to a short road trip to Croatia and Slovenia. The weather was nice, despite being a little too hot for the hiking trip we made along the coast of southern Istrija peninsula. The rocky coast, sunsets and relics of ancient Rome architecture provided plenty of opportunities for photography.

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Sunset near Medelin


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Another sunset in Medelin

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Rocky shore of the wilderness area south of Pula

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Nice limestone pebble beach in the wilderness area south of Pula

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There were also found decent dinosaur tracks on the triassic limestone cliffs

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The Pula town has smaller amphiteatre then Rome, but much better preserved

Autumn foliage

The autumn is my favourite time of the year. I like colorful forests with the typical smell of decaying foliage, misty mornings and first freeze. I’ve selected few of my autumn pictures for you, enjoy!

Colorful autumn forest path

Forest paths deep in Moravian Karst are very colorful – but only for a few days in a year.

Autumnal colorful forest

Lonely beech tree in the Highlands spruce forests shows some interesting contrasts in the late sun.

Abstract autumn foliage background

Little zooming and colorful maple leafs can produce some nice results.

Colorful autumn beech tree

Colorful small beech tree is like a bright lantern in the dark forest.

Colorful autumn maple tree

Bright yellow maple leafs against the dark water can make a nice background photo.

Autumnal colorful forest

It really took me a while before I managed to get a decent autumnal forest photo like this.