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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #30 on: July 06, 2008, 01:52:22 PM »
Okay, this time I will give much more at once.

Tanacetum alpinum - it has very interesting leafs.




Salix herbacea - probably the smallest Salix in my country. :) I must get one, one day.


Campanula alpina again


Doronicum clusii




Ciemniak - I forgot to say, that I was playing wit snow. :) Weird feeling, hot and sunny and you are playing in the snow. :) That was unforgettable experience!


Primula minima - it was flowering in places where the snow have just melt. When I saw the first one my hart started to beat much faster. :) Last time I couldn't get to place they grow, this time I did!












Viola alpina - last time I also couldn't make good photos of this one. Now it was different.








Viola alpina and Ranunculus alpestris


Salix acaulis and viola alpina


Trollius altissimus - it grew just in the highest places. A real beauty. (More photos next time)




Sight from the peak Ciemniak


Saxifraga caesia - unfortunately I was to tired in the last day to climb so high to make photos of it flowering. Maybe another time. ;-)


Hedysarum hedysaroides - it has really intensive pink colour and just started to open flowers, also only on the peaks.






Rescue action - some woman broke her leg on very dangerous, loose rocks.






Vanessa atalanta - I must admit, that it was very, very little butterflies. Maybe I saw 6 species. I thought that there will be hundreds of them and tens of species. But plants repair that drawback.
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Dactylorhiza majalis - still flowering and in lowland it ended about 1,5 month ago.


Pinguicula vulgaris - like P. alpina is a carnivorous plants. It grow in much lower parts.








Traunsteinera globosa - orchid (look at the fly, caught by a spider)




Vipera berus - it ate something


Rosa pendulina


Corallorhiza trifida - very tiny orchid, not so impressive, but interesting.


Ranunculus platanifolius - that plants was a nice surprise. I didn't know that there are any other white flowering Ranunculus in my country. Now I know.




Cirsium erisithales


Digitalis grandiflora


Lilium martagon - that day it was the only one a bit opened, when the last day I found one fuly flowering.


Pedicularis hacquetii - I was told, that this Pedicularis is not so common and I had luck to find it. :D One could say it was a rarity.




Primula elatior - it is unbelievable, but it was still flowering, 3 months after these in lowland, really amazing!


I had to climb with a cain linked to the rock.


Angelica archangelica


Sights




Peak -> Giewont



Trollius altissimus - my second day goal was peak Malolaczniak and between it and Ciemniak were growing the most of it.






Wile going back the weather changed.


Some Carabus eating a snail. So do if you find one like that in your garden you should be happy. It can follow the snail trail and catch it.


Gymnadenia conopsea - interesting white form, I found only one.


Coeloglossum viride - also an orchid


Aquilegia vulgaris


I think for today it is enough. More tomorrow.
Best regards,
Chris Ciesielski
Zary, Poland

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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #31 on: July 06, 2008, 04:49:38 PM »
Wonderful pictures Krysztof - I had never realised the Tatra's were so beautiful and had such an impressive flora !  :o
Thank you very much for taking us on your trip and don't hesitate to show more !  ;)
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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #32 on: July 06, 2008, 04:58:40 PM »
What a treat to share your trip Krzysztof. Thank you.  Keep the pictures coming we are all enjoying them.
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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #33 on: July 06, 2008, 09:15:06 PM »
Krysztof, my family background is Czech father, Slovakian mother---and I have spent time in the Slovakian Tatras close to the village where my mother grew up near the Hungarian border. The next time I go there, I will remember to try to visit Ciemniak peak in the Polish High Tatras...

Your pictures make my heart ache with longing...a sincere thank you for going and for sharing what you experienced. Your love of the plants shines through your words and photos.

Kristl

« Last Edit: July 07, 2008, 01:13:39 PM by Kristl Walek »
so many species....so little time

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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #34 on: July 06, 2008, 09:25:48 PM »
Kristl, what's the name of your mother's village? My wife is from a village just outside Roznava and when we're there with the children we often get a bus to Poprad and up to the Tatras via Stary Smocovec.
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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #35 on: July 06, 2008, 10:02:17 PM »
Martin...it's a small world, for sure. The old (1233) and tiny village is called Mnisek nad Hnilcom. Gelnica district; Kosice region.

I was last there with my mother and aunt in 2003, and spent a wonderful few days in the High Tatra. We were so happy to finally get to our destination in the village, after being turned back at the German-Czech border (we wanted to go via Prague) because Canadians needed a Visa--which I did not realize--- and having to then backtrack and enter through Bratislava.
« Last Edit: July 06, 2008, 10:04:30 PM by Kristl Walek »
so many species....so little time

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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #36 on: July 06, 2008, 10:41:15 PM »
Chris,
amazing pictures. You were quite lucky to see a Vipera berus! 8) 8) 8)
And, I like the Aquilegia, Viola and Lilium martagon 8)
Best wishes
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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #37 on: July 07, 2008, 09:30:47 AM »
Krysztof, many thanks for sharing this wonderful trip with us. It is so exciting to feel the warmth of the sun and the pleasure of finding thse beautiful plants in nature and seeing them in your very good photographs! Thank you!!
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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #38 on: July 07, 2008, 11:52:03 AM »
JUST GREAT!!!
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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #39 on: July 07, 2008, 02:52:01 PM »
What a great thread.
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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #40 on: July 07, 2008, 09:39:42 PM »
Thank you for showing us all these good things from this beautiful part
of our world.
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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #41 on: July 10, 2008, 10:09:54 PM »
Hello everyone,
I am sorry, that you have to wait so long for another part of my photos, but I have now practice in a hospital. I come back home very tired and if that could not be enough I probably got ill. There are some people, for who waking up at 6 is a nightmare. :) I am one of them.

Because you haven't seen any new photos for longer time, I will add more so you will sit your hunger. ;-)

Neottia nidus-avis - chlorophyll-free orchid






Cicerbita alpina


Monochamus sutor


Lepturobosca virens


Parasemia plantaginis


Crocus scepusiensis - seed bag, two of few millions :D




Maianthemum bifolium


Doronicum clusii - once again


Alectoria ochroleuca - quite nice lichen.


A slope


The High Tatras


Czerwone wierchy (red peaks)




Sempervivum montanum - if I mistaken with this species, please correct me.






More sights








Leucorchis albida - very little and rare orchid. I only found 6 plants. Three here and three in Chocholowska valley.






Track by Czerwone wierchy - there were really fantastic views and plants. When the wind blow from the dark side it was freeze cold. When it blow from the sunny site it was fantastic warm. :)



Viola lutea ssp. sudetica






Homogyne alpina - it has very interesting leafs, but if it has any bigger flower than it would be a perfect species to rock garden. Like that it is less attractive.




Gentiana punctata - unfortunately tourists liked to pick it flowers. :/






Salix herbacea - I wonder how old this plant could be.. 50 years? :D


More sights








Thymus carpaticus with a great composition with renaria ciliata.


Pedicularis verticillata - going down from Giewont


Peak -> Giewont


Veronica fruticans




Anthyllis alpestris




Geranium sylvaticum - it was growing almost everywhere and made slopes pink-violet




Leontopodium alpinum - wile going down from Giewont I found some of them, but the most beautiful ones were out of my reach, and hopefully out of reach for other tourists.




Habitat for tens of species


Aster alpinus - young solitary plant, but how superb.


Dianthus plumarius ssp. praecox - that one was a really nice surprise.








Salix reticulata


Polygonum viviparum


Adenostyles alliariae - rather big plant, but I think I must take seeds of it one day. It has interesting flowers.




Coeloglossum viride and Gymnadenia conopsea in nice composition. :)


Pinguicula vulgaris in Strazyska Valley.


Some extremely weird mushroom


River in Chocholowska Valley


« Last Edit: July 10, 2008, 10:35:00 PM by Cephalotus »
Best regards,
Chris Ciesielski
Zary, Poland

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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #42 on: July 11, 2008, 06:50:02 AM »
Superb images as usual Krzysztof  ... many thanks.

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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #43 on: July 11, 2008, 07:57:53 AM »
More beauties you're sending us Krysztof !  8)
What a wonderful Dianthus plumaris !  :o
Many thanks !
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Re: Tatra Mountains
« Reply #44 on: July 11, 2008, 09:22:50 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?
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