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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #45 on: July 11, 2008, 09:38:14 AM »
Excellent thread Krzysztof, lovely to see the views of the terrain as well as the plants endemic there.  Thanks ;D
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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #46 on: July 11, 2008, 10:15:24 AM »
Krzysztof, wonderful photos and so interesting to travel with you in these beautiful mountains. A thousand thanks! :-*
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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #47 on: July 11, 2008, 11:51:05 AM »
Krzysztof

Once again stunning phots.  Did you camp?  How many days did you spend walking/climbing in the mountains - was it hard or would older people be able to do it?

I did not camp. I was leaving in a tourist house. The price was really fantastic. I played 28 zl (not even10 Euro) per day and I had a bathroom. Also I had great locality, because I had about 10-20 minutes to most tracks. I were 6 nights in Tatras, that means I waked 7 days in the mountains. It was hard, but I had very fast rate. Also I liked to wake up at 9.00 or 9.30 and do on the track at 10. :) The harder tracks took me 7-8 hours with photographing. As you see I took hundreds of photos and that take time to do. Maybe not all tracks would be for elder people, but most of them for sure.

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P.S. Next time I plan to go to the High Tatras, because there is a bit different flora.
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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #48 on: July 11, 2008, 02:40:13 PM »
Wonderful pictures of beautiful plants. Thanks
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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #49 on: July 11, 2008, 04:10:15 PM »
Krzysztof just fantastic thanks for sharing
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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #50 on: July 17, 2008, 11:52:36 PM »
If you thought, that it is all, you were very wrong. :)

Aconitum napellus - one of the first flowering




Andorsace lactea




Saxifraga paniculata


Lycaena hippothoe - it was weird, that it were so little butterflies in the mountains.




Aglais urticae


Lasiocampa quercus


Pyrola uniflora - tiny and very beautiful






Pinguicula vulgaris - found in a third place during my stay in Tatras.


Clematis alpina


Thymus carpaticus - it was growing almost everywhere and made all places shining from its pink colour.






Silene dioica - how different from the S. acaulis...


Digitalis grandiflora - close up


Parnassia palustris




Lilium martagon - after few days it flowered so beautifully




Delphinium elatum




Aruncus sylvestris


Selaginella selaginoides


Tremiscus helvelloides - very rare species, that I was told. :)


That would be all of my this year trip. But do not even try to think, that it is end of this topic. To see everything what is to see in Tatra Mountains, I will have to make at least 4 more such as trips. There will not be so many new species, but I promise to find something special for you. :D
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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #51 on: July 18, 2008, 08:22:58 AM »
Krzysztof
Thank you for this wonderful collection of pictures taken in a wonderful mountain region.It is now many years since I was in the Tatra Mountains but this brought back good memories. Get yourself rested now so that you can go back next year to show us more plants.
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« Reply #52 on: July 18, 2008, 06:30:03 PM »
Krzysztof,

I really enjoyed these picture. I'll be awaiting the pictures of your next trip(s)...
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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #53 on: July 21, 2008, 01:25:18 AM »
Wonderful pictures Krzysztof.  Thank you so much for preparing and sharing them.
Cheers.

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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #54 on: September 19, 2008, 09:01:04 PM »
Wow i didnt knew Aconitum grew like half aquatic in streams. All i know about that plant is that its highly toxic. Even though its beautifull!

And that martagon makes me speechless!
"F" for Fritillaria, that's good enough to me ;)
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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #55 on: September 21, 2008, 02:22:35 PM »
I have another part of photos from for you. After I visited  the Tatras Botanical Garden in Slovakia I staid a wile to see what new is flowering. It is really fantastic that in the mountains there is always something flowering. I am sorry for the photos quality. I went there after I passed my anatomy exam and I had no digital camera. I was afraid my mother to send me Canon so I pleased her to post me Nicon. How could I go to the mountains without any camera. That would be a sin.

Enjoy!

Starting with an mountain butterfly: Limenitis camilla


Really great Gentiana asclepiadea which I found three forms of it.
Typical form:







Light form:




White form was just ending its flowering:


Aconitum variegatum made a mountain meadow whole in blue. Really unique sight.






I also fund one and only one lighter form. In probably only in thousands of typical form. :)


I made only one good photo of Gentianella lutescens, but gladly one I have.


I also found few Dianthus speciosus. they really have huge flowers wile still beeing not so big.




That part of mountain range I was wandering is called in Poland "Czerwone Wierchy" = "Red peaks" and the reason why they are called so is their red colour in the Autumn. They just started to change colours.




I was really lucky finally to find that very rare species: Saxifraga oppositifolia.




Delphinium oxysepalum - I always thought it is a bit bigger plant, bust still charming.


And opposite, I always thought Gentiana ciliata has is much smaller. :D It has really impressive size flower.




Of all "alba" forms I think that this one is the most odd and rare.




Tatras endemic annual plant. Euphasia tatrae.




Carlina acaulis- I haven't know, that it is light pink on the beginning of flowering.


Very tiny species Gentianella amarella.
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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #56 on: September 21, 2008, 02:37:18 PM »
More really good photos, Krzysztof  8) The quantity of Aconitum is wonderful.... so many other very fine blue flowers, too! A delight, thank you! And thanks to your Mother for sending the camera!!
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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #57 on: September 21, 2008, 03:15:46 PM »
Drogi Krzysztofie !

Thanks again for more wonderful photo's of the plants in the Tatra's.

You have a great skill with your camera & manage to produce photo's that really bring out the best of the plants.

I read your earlier posting about the Tatras Botanical Garden with regret - I say regret because I was at Tatranska Lomnica about 4 weeks ago, but had no idea that it had a Botanical Garden  :(

A Polish friend had brought us over onto the Slovak side and we went up the Cable Car into the High Tatras where we saw some lovely campanula tatrae in full flower - I liked this flower a lot and am going to try to grow it here in the south of England.

The photo's that you have been posting make me want to go back again soon!

Congratulations on passing your anatomy exam.

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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #58 on: September 21, 2008, 03:19:47 PM »
Krzysztof

Your photographs are always stunning.  The various gentians were incredible.  I wish I had your eye for a good shot.

Thanks for your postings
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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #59 on: September 21, 2008, 08:28:30 PM »

Krzysztof,

Wonderful pictures of beautiful plants. Thanks
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