Unfortunately my holiday in Austria is over and I’m back in the Netherlands. I miss the friendly people, the good food, the mountains, the steep hills, the rough nature and the ‘Klamms’. On my last day I visited an other ‘Klamm’ (kind of canyon or gorge with waterfall) and with 30 degrees and carrying my photo stuff it was a ‘sweaty’ climb. On my way up some White Admirals were flying around but it was a mission impossible to photograph them as they were sitting on my tripod, on my backpack, on my head, on my fingers and on my arm.....
After a heavy walk I was looking around on a wide path when I suddenly saw a Purple Emperor who was drinking in front of me. Due to my movement the butterfly flew up into the tree. Looking at him in the tree an other Purple Emperor came passing by and landed in the creek bed......this time it was a male and every time I moved, he opened his wings and the blue reflection became visible.
It’s funny because I searched for this species some years ago and never saw one and now, in Austria, I met them in every ‘Klamm’. It’s a pity that these large and beautiful butterflies are living up in the trees!
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Jibt dir dit Leben mal een Buff, denn weene keene Träne. Lach Dir'n Ast und setz Dir druff und baumle mit de Beene.