On the hottest day this year (36 degrees), I arrived in the southern part of Germany near the Austrian and Czech border. It’s a beautiful area but I immediately noticed that every meadow and slopes has been mown. No wild flowers around the accommodation or nearby!
Yesterday evening, after having a tastefull pizza in the rain under a sun screen the weather changed. This morning it was very foggy and I started photographing alpaca’s in the fog in case it would be again a butterflyless day (= not photographing butterflies).....but fortunately it turned out differently from what I had expected. Driving to the Czech border at the ‘Dreisessel’ point, on 1250 m above sealevel, I noticed some wild small fields near the road; immediately I found a lot of butterflies....I almost stepped on a resting Dark Green Fritillary which flew away unfortunately. I found mostly erebia’s but also some other fritillaries, whites and two Purple-edged coppers.
As it was still foggy it was a challenge to photograph butterflies as at this height it was windy; the left one is taken an exposure of 1/100 sec. and the right one with 1/30 sec.
Tomorrow morning I will use the car again for hopefully a good second catch!
Jibt dir dit Leben mal een Buff, denn weene keene Träne. Lach Dir'n Ast und setz Dir druff und baumle mit de Beene.