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Zadar by night - 07/2013

Zadar is an ancient city, built in the center of the Croatian Adriatic, full of historical and cultural monuments. It is three thousand years old, a city of old, tumultuous and dynamic history, often destructed, looted, devastated, every time emerging from the ruins stronger, richer and more beautiful. Zadar appeared for the first time in history in the 4th century B.C. as a settlement of the Illyrian tribe of Liburnians – the name Jader was mentioned, and through history it changed into Idassa (Greek source), Jadera (Roman source), Diadora, Zara (during Venetian rule and later Italian) up to today’s name of Zadar.

FloraArt 2013

The annual FloraArt International Garden and Flower Exhibition in Zagreb, Croatia. Photos: Ivana

Medieval battle near Samobor - Prikaz srednjovjekovne bitke kod Samobora

Podno Tepeca i samoborskog staroga grada, u nedjelju 3. ožujka u 15.00 sati, uprizoren je tradicionalni prikaz bitke vojski kraljice Elizabete i Vladislava Jagelovića, poljskog kralja. Na Vugrinščaku, na kojem je bio postavljen vojni tabor, živopisne boje zastava, vojnih odora i raznovrsnog bojng oružja i oruđa dočaravalo je srednjovjekovni ratni ugođaj. Te davne 1439. godine, umro je kralj Albreht Habsburg, pa su se u Hrvatskoj i Ugarskoj vodile borbe za prazno prijestolje. Kraljici Elizabeti pridružili su se grofovi Celjski s vojskovođom Ivanom Vitovcem, a vojsku poljskog kralja Vladislava Jagelovića vodio je Stjepan Banić Lendavski. Dvije vojske sukobile su se na bojnom polju u tri naleta, i vrlo realistično dočarale kako je to izgledalo u stvarnosti, 1. ožujka 1441. godine, u žestokoj bitci koja je završila je pobjedom vojske kraljice Elizabete predvođene Ivano Vitovcem i porazom vojske poljskog kralja Vladislava Jagelovića, predvođene Stjepanom Banićem Lendavskim. Kao i uvijek do sada, veseljaci Samoborci su poslije bitke organizirali veselicu, pa se jelo, pilo i veselilo do kasno u noć.

Closing of traditional 187th Carnival at Samobor, Croatia, 2013

Closing of traditional 187th Carnival at Samobor, Croatia, 2013

Traditional 187th Carnival at Samobor, Croatia, 2013

Traditional 187th Carnival at Samobor, Croatia, 2013

Traditional 186th Carnival at Samobor, Croatia, 2012.

Traditional 186th Carnival at Samobor, Croatia, 2012. / Tradicionalni 186. samoborski fašnik u Samoboru.

Holiday Ambience on King Tomislav's Square at Samobor, Croatia

Holiday Ambience on King Tomislav's Square at Samobor, Croatia / Blagdanski ugođaj na Trgu kralja Tomislava u Samoboru, Hrvatska.

Art of Wood Carving - Wooden Rose / Umjetnost u drvetu - Drvena ruža

Art of Wood Carving - Wooden Rose / Umjetnost u drvetu - Drvena ruža: Author: Vladimir Franceković, 12/2012, Samobor. Ephemeral beauty of red rose captured in the piece of wood by artist's hand. / Prolazna ljepota crvene ruže, umjetničkom rukom zarobljena u komadu drveta.

Samoborska potočna pastrva

Šetajući ove jeseni, koja je obilovala sunčanim danima i visokim temeraturama, uz Gradnu, danas pretežno čisti potok koji protječe središtem grada Samobora, zamijetio sam impozantne primjerke potočne pastrve, i to cijelom dužinom gradskog toka potoka Gradne, od Vugrinščaka, poznatog Samoborskog šetališta, duž čitave šetnice uz Samoborski muzej, pa skroz do mosta, gdje potok Gradnu presjeca prometnica prema novom autobusnom kolodvoru. Primjerci samoborske potočne pastrve su prosječne dužine od 20-30 cm, ali zamijetio sam i primjerke natprosječene dužine. Po mojoj skromnoj procjeni, neki su i preko 50 cm dužine, po leđima boje od tamno zelenkaste do tigraste, a po trbuhu od svjetlo do tamno zlatno-žute. Nažalost, tada, kad sam ponio fotoaparat da ih ovjekovječim, vodostaj gradne podigao se poslije jakog pljuska, pa od učinjenih fotografija izdvajam samo najuspjelije.

Svježi vrganj - Fresh Boletus

Svježi vrganj - Fresh Boletus from the forest near Samobor, Croatia. Boletus edulis, commonly known as penny bun, porcino or cep, is a basidiomycete fungus, and the type species of the genus Boletus. The fungus grows in deciduous and coniferous forests and tree plantations, forming symbiotic ectomycorrhizal associations with living trees by enveloping the tree's underground roots with sheaths of fungal tissue. Prized as an ingredient in various foods, B. edulis is an edible mushroom held in high regard in many cuisines, and is commonly prepared and eaten in soups, pasta, or risotto. The mushroom is low in fat and digestible carbohydrates, and high in protein, vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre. HRVATSKI: Boletus edulis, poznatiji kao vrganj, raste u listopadnim i crnogoričnim šumama i plantažama drveća, na način da formira simbiotske udruge s korjenjem stabala tvoreći podzemne tvorbe gljivičnog tkiva. Vrganj je jestiva gljiva cijenjena kao sastojak u raznim jelima, a obično se priprema i jede kao sastojak juha, tjestenina, ili rižota. Vrganj sadrži vrlo malo masti i ugljikohidrata, dobro je probavljiv, a bogat je bjelančevinama, vitaminima, mineralima i dijetalnim vlakanima.

Visnjan at Istria, Croatia, at August 2012 / Višnjan, u kolovozu 2012.

Višnjan is a village and municipality in Istria, Croatia. Višnjan is the site of Višnjan Observatory (an astronomical observatory). The observatory is home of several long-running international summer programs for youth in astronomy, archeology, marine biology and other disciplines. Višnjan is located 12 kilometers east of Poreč and 3 kilometers west of Pula-Koper road. Višnjan is located on elevation of 244m and average municipality elevation is between 200-300m. One of the most notable sinkholes in Istria, Baredina, is located in the municipality. - - - Croatian: Višnjan je općina u Hrvatskoj, u Istarskoj županiji. Višnjan se nalazi u zapadnom dijelu Istre na području Poreštine. To je prostor između rijeke Mirne na sjeveru i Limskog kanala na jugu nazvan po najvećem naselju Poreču. Vissignanun, Vicinius, Guissignanus, Visignano, Ime Višnjan vjerojatno potječe od latinske riječi Vicinianus što znači u blizini jer je Višnjan u prošlosti bio najbliži posjed Poreča. Najstariji pisani dokument u kojem mu se spominje ime je akt po kojemu su se određivale granice posjeda Sv. Maura iz 1003.g.

Art of Wood carving - Shrek's spoon / Umjetnost skulpture u drvu - Shrekova žlica / Author: Vladimir Franceković, 09/2012, Samobor.

Art of Wood carving - Shrek's Spoon / Umjetnost skulpture u drvu - Shrekova žlica / Author: Vladimir Franceković, 09/2012, Samobor.

Istra - Motovun, at August 2012

Istra - Motovun, at August 2012. Motovun is a village in central Istria, Croatia. The population of the village itself is 531, with a total of 983 residents in the municipality (2001); 442 of the residents have Italian as their mother language. The legend of Veli Jože:Motovun is known among today's population of Istria as the city of Veli Jože, the good gentle giant who represents the Croatian people of Istria. The story written by Vladimir Nazor, one of the most important Croatian writers of the 20th century, was a response to the national struggles of the Croats for equality against fascism (1900-1914). The tale is known today throughout Croatia, while the character of Veli Jože (Big Joe) is quite correctly linked with the city.

Zagreb RADIO FEST - Jarun, September the 8th 2012

9A HAM Fest - Zagreb RADIO FEST - Jarun, September the 8th 2012

Istra - Groznjan, at August 2012

Grožnjan (Italian: Grisignana) is a settlement and municipality in Croatia. It is part of Croatia's Istria County, which takes up most of the Istria peninsula. It is also the only place in Croatia to have an Italian majority.

Island of Vir at July 2012

Island with the most beautiful sunsets - Island of Vir, Croatia. Otok s najljepšim zalascima sunca - Otok Vir, Hrvatska.

Photo Illusion: UFO over Samobor, Croatia?

At first sight it looks like an UFO hovering over Samobor, Croatia, but it's just an illusion caused by released meteo (weather) balloon. Picture is taken at July 29th 2012 12:45, at Samobor, 20 km from Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, by Fujifilm Finepix S200 EXR camera (14.4x optical zoom). Na prvi pogled ovo izgleda kao NLO koji lebdi iznad Samobora, ali to je samo iluzija uzrokovana od meteo-balona koji ili se oteo kontroli, ili je pušten u atmosferu. Fotografija je napravljena 29.07.2012 u 12:45. Korišten je Fujifilm Finepix S200 EXR fotoaparat sa 14.4x optičkim zoom-om.

Wasp fighting a spider - Osa najeznica u duelu s paukom

A Spider Wasp (Ichneumonidae Por.) hunting certain kinds of insects, (photo showing a spider paralyzed by a Wasp), laying eggs that feed on hosts tissues. This wasp is very cunning, it approach to prey only when it is completely paralyzed. After a 10 minutes of waiting and checking a spider's state, a Wasp grasped a spider by the powerful jaws, dragged him over the 1m height wall and took him at the grass to the silence death. Osa najeznica (Por. Ichneumonidae) lovi određene vrste insekata (na slici je munjevitim ubodom savladala pauka i paralizirala ga svojim otrovom), u njih leže ličinke koje se hrane njegovim tkivom i na taj način razvijaju na štetu domaćina. Ova osica je vrlo lukava, ne prilazi pauku sve dok se žrtva potpuno paralizira. U ovom slučaju pauk je bio potpuno paraliziran već nakon 5 minuta, osa ga je zatim uhvatila snažnim čeljustima, vukla ga preko zida visine 1m i odvukla ga u travu, gdje je položila jaja i na taj način, okončavši jedan, započela novi život.

Canadair and AirTractor in action at Island of Vir, July 20th, 2012 at 19h.

Canadair and AirTractor in action at Island of Vir, July 20th, 2012 at 19h. Naši hrabri vatrogasci ni danas nisu imali mira, požar na otoku Viru lokaliziran je u ranim večernjim satima. Na slikama se vide naši Canadairi i AirTractor u akciji gašenja požara.

Mantis religiosa - Zelena bogomoljka

Mantis religiosa - Green Mantis: Mantis (Mantodea) are the order of large predatory insects that hold the front pair of legs raised in a way that reminds her hands folded in prayer. A head is removable, with large bulging eyes, long antennae. The first pelvic annulet them is very extended and the head can move in all directions. They are remarkably well adapted to the environment, can change the color of the body making them, associated with prolonged immobilisation, very difficult noticeable. The length of their body is usually between 40 and 80 mm. Females are larger than males. Mantis religiosa - Zelena bogomoljka: Bogomoljke (Mantodea) su red velikih grabežljivih kukaca podrazreda krilaša koji prednji par nogu drže uzdignute na način što podsjeća na sklopljene ruke pri molitvi. Glava im je pomična, s velikim izbočenim očima, ticala duga. Prvi prsni kolutić im je jako produljen i omogućava pomicanje glave u svim smjerovima. Izvanredno su dobro prilagođene okolišu, mogu mijenjati boju tijela što ih, povezano dugotrajnom nepokretnošću, čini vrlo teško uočljivim. Duljina tijela im je najčešće između 40 i 80 mm. Ženke su veće od mužjaka.

Island of Vir, at June 2012

A little bit of clouds, a little bit of rain and plenty of sun and joy, that is Island of Vir, at June 2012. Malo oblaka, malo kiše i pregršt sunca i zadovoljstva, to je otok Vir u Lipnju 2012. gorine.

Podarcis sicula adriatica, Jadranska primorska gušterica

The size of this endemic lizard is up to 9 cm from the tip of its nose to the cloaca. The females are smaller than males. The species is extremely variable coloration, especially the island's population of lizards, and a robust structure. The back is mostly green, olive or light brown color with a striped pattern consisting of dark and light lines or series of dots. Gušterica je veličine najviše do 9 cm od vrha njuške do kloake, ženke su manje od mužjaka. Vrsta je izrazito varijabilne obojenosti, posebno otočne populacije, te robusne građe. Leđni dio je najčešće zelene, maslinaste ili svijetlosmeđe boje s prugastim uzorkom koji se sastoji od tamnijih i svijetlijih linija ili niza točaka.

Sunsets at Vir island, Adriatic Coast, Croatia

Sunsets at beautiful island of Vir at Adriatic Coast, Croatia.Zalasci sunca na predivnom otoku Viru.

FloraArt 2012 Exhibition, Zagreb

The traditional 47. FloraArt Exhibition 2012 at Bundek lake, Zagreb, Croatia. The fair was attended by more than 150 domestic participants who exhibits their flowers and decorative plants together with participants from Austria, France, Italy, Hungary, Germany and the USA.

Samobor's winter motives

Samobor is one of the earliest tourist resorts in the region, with the first tourist facilities dating back to 1810, catering to anglers, hunters and hikers. The town's beautiful surroundings and vicinity to the capital have supported this tourist tradition to the present day.

Dramalj at Adriatic Coast, Croatia

Dramalj is a tourist place near Crikvenica, extending from the Black mole (part of Crikvenica) to the tourist resort Kacjak. The town has about 1400 inhabitants, mostly engaged in tourism and hospitality industry.

Duoband Inverted V antenna for 40m and 80m band

Upgraded Inverted V antenna for 40m to Duoband Inverted V for 40 and 80m amateur radio band (3.5 and 7 MHz). Used traps are also home-made, resonant FQ = 7050 kHz.

Inverted V antenna for 40m

Home made, "Inverted V" antenna for 40m (7 MHz) radio amateur band, based on the "ugly choke" 1:1 balun.

Dream Multimedia DM600PVR

Powerful receiver for digital TV and Radio programs, inside.

VHF Linear power amplifier GI7B

Home made VHF (144 MHz) linear PA with GI7B electronic tube. Power Supply 1800V/500mA, power output 350W.

RU-20 Transceiver modification

Modification of military transceiver RU-20. Added digital frequency display, digital frequency encoder, power supply, new enclosure.

CNC milling portal machine

Home made, 3-axis CNC milling portal machine, 4 steppers.

FloraArt 2008 Exhibition, Zagreb

Traditional FloraArt 2008 Exhibition in Zagreb, through my camera lens.

Asus UL80VT BackLit Keyboard Modification

BackLit keyboard modification of great Asus UL80VT 14" Core2Duo notebook. 10 houurs of battery life and keyboard with backlit - this is what we also expect from a notebook!

National Park Brijuni - Croatia, 2009.

General info:Total area: 3.395,00 ha, Total area - submarine:2.651,70 ha, Total area - land: 743,30 ha, Length od the island's coast: 46,82 km, Length of sea border: 22,93 km

The island of Vir, Adriatic Coast, Croatia

Vir is an island on the Croatian coast of Adriatic sea located north of the city of Zadar. It is connected to the mainland via a road bridge. The only village on the island is the eponymous village of Vir, with a population of 2000.

Flowers and plants from the island of Vir, Adriatic Coast, Croatia

Feel the richness of colours and shapes through pictures of beautiful flowers and domestic plants from the island of Vir, Adriatic Coast, Croatia.

GBCAT Screenshots

In this photo album will be published screenshots of interesting news in the fture versions of GBCAT, starting with version v0.9b9.

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