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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Hungary, Debrecen and Erdőspuszta, 05.2011 (Magyarország, Debrecen és Erdőspuszta, 2011. május)


In this post I show some macros from May, 2011 that were made in and around Debrecen (a city on the Great Hungarian Plain). Most of them show spiders and flies quite typical to the fauna of the Great Hungarian Plain.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Hungary, Bükk mts, 04.2011 (Magyarország, Bükk, 2011 április)


At the end of April 2011 I cycled up from Miskolc to the Sebesvíz brook in the Bükk mountain and Bükk National Park. This is one of my favourite places for nature photography, and it is definetly one of the most interesting brooks in Hungary because it is the steepest, it has a unique fauna and it is well hidden in the forest from most tourists. I was there at the beginning of April also, see that post here.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Hungary, South Nyírség, 04.2011 (Magyarország, Dél-Nyírség, 2011 április)


In April I traveled to Nyírábrány in East Hungary to some moors and to some open sandy grasslands nearby to take photos. The flora and fauna of this area is typical of the Nyírség landscape area, which is an north-eastern part of the great Hungarian Plain. There were once extensive birch moors (the lands got its name after the Hungarian word for birch), swamps, lowland oak forests and open sandy grasslands here. Nowadays the land is mostly agricultural, but there are still many places for taking nature photos here. Several such areas are protected also.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Hungary, Bükk at night, 05.2011 (Magyarország, Bükk éjszaka, 2011. május)


In May, 2011 we traveled for night-lamping into the Bükk mountains, to an area named Szentlélek. We chose a suitable point to set up the lamp that would attract moths and other insects, and until the night came we also took some photos of in the nearby forest. The weather was nice and moths came, but mostly common species (at least common during night-lamping - these moths are very hard or almost impossible to find by just searching in the vegetation in daytime). However, almost all specimens were still in a very nice shape, with intact wings still covered entierly with scales. Specimens of these spring species are usually very 'worn-out' and scuffed by the beginning of summer.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Hungary, ponds in Debrecen, spring 2011 (Magyarország, tavak Debrecenben, 2011. tavasz)


During the spring of 2011 I experimented a bit with a self-made device that enables putting the front lens of my camera under water and thus helps to prevent reflections of the water surface on the photos and  unsharp photos (I glued a plastic bottle and a 52 mm UV filter together, see here). I made some photos of aquatic animals that were found in little ponds in the city of Debrecen. The animals were first put into a little white plastic bowl (I put some sand to the bottom of it).