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Cephalotus

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Tatra Mountains
« on: May 25, 2008, 08:10:27 PM »
Hi everyone,
I decided to add also few photos from my spring visit to Tatra mountains. I also plan to go for a bit longer than one day to Tatras in summer. I hope to see plenty of fantastic species and of course make hundreds of photos.

Crocus scepusiensis - I need to propagate it fast and share, share, share. ;-)




























Dentaria glandulosa




« Last Edit: May 25, 2008, 08:15:35 PM by Maggi Young »
Best regards,
Chris Ciesielski
Zary, Poland

My photos: http://s12.photobucket.com/albums/a206/cephalotus/

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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2008, 08:17:19 PM »
Super photos of enchanting plants Krzysztof.  Many thanks for posting.
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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2008, 09:03:48 PM »
You are so lucky to have such treasures on your doorstep.  Wonderful photographs.  Look forward to your next visit.
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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2008, 09:22:23 PM »
Chris, fantastic pictures. That ocean of crocus is overwhelming.
"F" for Fritillaria, that's good enough to me ;)
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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2008, 08:17:51 AM »
Great photos, Chris!
If you're still looking for people to share - put me on the list  ;)
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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2008, 08:51:22 AM »
Wonderful pictures Chris !
What an impressive sea of Crocus !!!  :o :o
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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2008, 10:09:43 AM »
Gosh, just found this. Yet another beautiful wildflower meadow. 8) Who said monoculture is boring and sterile!? ::)
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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2008, 07:22:09 PM »
Photographing a meadow of very short-growing flowers like crocus or snowdrop is very difficult to do well, but you have managed it beautifully, Krzysztof. A couple of these would make a great front cover picture for a calendar.  First class!

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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2008, 09:05:42 PM »
Thank you all for kind words. It wasn't easy to make these photos, because the sun shined only for about 1,5 hour just a minute before I went out from the bus. :] It had not been sun for about 4 days before I came and for about 2 days after I went back home. So I was SO LUCKY, that it is hard to describe. I was in seventh heaven! I run out from the bus, and lied flat on the ground. I did not matter that everyone were looking at me like on a weirdo. I was so happy to get my chance of photographing those Crocuses in sun. Also as I was told, they hadn't opened since that moment. So I had so huge luck to make some photos of them opened. Really it was a fantastic day.

Also I hope to share with you with some new photos at the beginning of July. (I hope I didn't make too much mistakes with the grammar. :D)
« Last Edit: May 26, 2008, 09:07:18 PM by Cephalotus »
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Chris Ciesielski
Zary, Poland

My photos: http://s12.photobucket.com/albums/a206/cephalotus/

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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2008, 03:35:03 PM »
Okay my dearest friends. You better sit safely because you will have an extreme ride! I decided to show you in parts my photos, because there are so many species to show you, that it would be too much to put in one post, I think.

Firstly I would add that my train was late about 1,5 hour so from 9 planned hours in mountains I had only 7,5 hours left. I was really sad when I found that I was 15 minutes from the final goal. Also I couldn't make enough good and many photos of Viola alpina and Lloydia serotina. I took only few photos and thank goodness one of each was not blurred and enough good to show. Unfortunately I haven't seen Primula minima, which was growing only 15 minutes up. The whole track I made up in about 4 hours and down in not even 2 hours. I was running down, because I was afraid I will be late for the train. And I was right. I arrived just about an hour before it left, so I when to eat something because I didn't have any time on the track. Still it was a fantastic adventure. I was passing trough the snow I saw so many, many beautiful species. I was really in seventh heaven! I am afraid what will happen during my longer visit on the end of July... And now, let me present the photos!

Stream


Koscieliska Valley


Viola biflora


Thalictrum minus


Veronica aphylla




Orchis mascula


Koscieliska Valley


Koscieliska Valley


Koscieliska Valley


Gentiana clusii - It was out of my reach, so I couldn't do any macro photos. :/


Soldanella carpatica




I was going there


Salix reticulata




Pinguicula alpina - a carnivorous plant




A bit higher snow started - about from here a totally blast of plants started. ;-)


Soldanella carpatica


Next part will be much better, believe me! :)
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Chris Ciesielski
Zary, Poland

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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2008, 05:40:04 PM »
Fantastic pictures, thanks for posting!
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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2008, 12:22:30 AM »
Please forgive me this late post. I just came back home and I had to do gardening stuff for last 3 months. Here is a second part of photos.

Saxifraga paniculata


Botrychium lunaria


Soldanella carpatica


The path I went.


Geum montanum


Sun/rain/sun/rain -> that how the weather looks like in high moutains.  ;)


Polygala amara


Androsace chamaejasme


Dryas octapetala - last flowering ones.




Pedicularis oederi - semiparasite


Few sights




I turned back about 15 minutes before the peak.


Gentiana verna




Silene acaulis






Last part will contain also fine species. :)
Best regards,
Chris Ciesielski
Zary, Poland

My photos: http://s12.photobucket.com/albums/a206/cephalotus/

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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2008, 09:07:39 AM »
Thank you for the wonderful pics. I have enjoyed them very much  :)
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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2008, 12:27:04 AM »
Finally the last part.

Few sights.




Bartsia alpina - semiparasite


Biscutella laevigata


Pulsatilla alpina




Pinguicula alpina


Anemone narcissifolia




Primula auricula






Ranunculus alpestris


Lloydia serotina - at that point I returned. It started to rain, I had no more space in my camera and I had 3,5 hours for my back train.


Viola alpina - I wish I could do it a bit better...


There will be more after my 7 days trip to Tatra Moutains.
Best regards,
Chris Ciesielski
Zary, Poland

My photos: http://s12.photobucket.com/albums/a206/cephalotus/

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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2008, 02:42:31 PM »
Wonderful pictures Krysztof !  A totally new mountain range for me !
Thanks a lot for taking us on your trip !
Luc Gilgemyn
Harelbeke - Belgium

 

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