Blog launched: Sept 1, 2010

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Himantopus himantopus

304_5849 [Himantopus himantopus]

A European bird that is most commonly seen near the Mediterranean Sea.
It lives on swamps and lagoons with fresh water.
It builds its nest on plants in shallow waters or in mad on the ground.

It is about 35 cm long with a wingspan of about 70 cm.
If lucky, it can live up to ten years.

Photographed at Schinias on May 10, 2016

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Pancratium maritimum

300_6801 [Pancratium maritimum]

The flower:
when time comes, it will turn into the fruit (below).

300_6826 [Pancratium maritimum]

The fruit:
when time comes, it will hopefully provide us with another beautiful Pancratium maritimum to shoot!

Both photographed at Legrena on July 31, 2018

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Limenitis reducta

803_5001 [Limenitis reducta]

803_5000 [Limenitis reducta]
This butterfly is fairly common in most of southern Europe with the exception of Spain. It favors open woodlands, forest edges and flies from May to July in levels up to 1500 m. Its wingspan is about 5 cm.

Photographed on Mt. Hymittos on June 08, 2019

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Passiflora caerulea

IMG_7471 [Passiflora caerulea]

When I was young, I found this flower fascinating. Today, a few decades later, it is still one of my favourites.
I see it as an unquestionable proof that Nature’s creativity is unsurpassable!

Photographed with my iPhone in Holargos on June 21, 2019

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Scrophularia heterophylla

801_4438 [Scrophularia heterophylla]

 Photographed on the Acropolis rocks in Athens on April 26, 2014

Saturday, June 29, 2019