Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Retovje, Članska vas and Vranja jama Cave
Green Canopies of a Lush Spring Day

May 1, 2020, 23 pictures

          Most images are approximately 683 x 1024 pixels in size, numbers in front of the picture descriptions are serial numbers of the original photo files. Event participant who contributed to the making of these pictures and related persons: Jure Tičar, Leopold Bregar, Andreja Peterlin, Matej and Lojze Blatnik. Five-leaflet bitter-cress in the photos 47332 and 47333 was determined by Daniel Rojšek - Danč.

          Pictures photo and copyright (c) Primož Jakopin - Klok.

Retovje, the Springs where Ljubljanica River Makes Its Final Appearance


47307. The river, as first seen if coming into the park from the eastern direction.



47308. One of the side springs, view downstream, the water comes out of the rocks rather low.



47309. Retovje climbing wall has 27 different routes on offer.



47315. Malo okence spring - from afar, ...



47314. ... closer view ...



47310. ... side view downstream ...



47311. - 47313. ... and a vertical panoramic view from inside the cave above the spring.



Članska vas


47320. The shelter, in green, below the blue sky



47319. Aleja veteranov, Veteran's avenue, leads to Najdena jama cave.



47317. Mother nature took the opportunity of shelter's corona solitude to enter, from the floor.



47316. Noon snack, an hour late: cooked spinach and chard with chickpeas, bread, garlic, dates, yogurt cake, plum jam, aronia juice with vegetable water



Vranja jama


47321. Escargot, Helix pomatia, veliki vrtni polž, on the trail down the collapse



47322. The grand cave arch, as seen from the entrance to Kokotov rov passage



47323. A group photo of three cavers, observing the interpersonal distance as dictated by the corona time. What do they have in common? All three know Matej and Lojze, and all three started going to school in the Lower Carniola, Dolenjska region.



47328. The author wanted to make a photo of the siphon at the bottom of the Water passage. Due to special circumstances, the banks are not solid, but of quicksand, more precisely quick mud ...



47324. ... special arrangement and care was required.



47326. Several photos were taken, more or less richly illuminated. In the end this instance, though still not quite satisfactory, won. Exposure time: 20 seconds, illumination by on-camera flash and by painting with light, using the helmet light the extra was rotating in his hands.



47327. On return this side outlet of the Water passage, at about 3/4 of the slope, measured from the bottom up, in the western wall, was seen for the first time. In the photo its entrance is depicted, taken from the inside.



47329. View down the slope of the passage ...



47330. ... and upwards, towards the entrance hall



47331. The diversity of cracks and fault lines in the western entrance hall wall



47332. - 47333. Five-leaflet bitter-cress, Cardamine pentaphyllos, peterolistna konopnica in Slovenian



47334. Hart's-tongue, Asplenium scolopendrium, jelenov jezik in Slovenian, just opening



  Jama pod Prevejkom, April 6     Pekel pri Borovnici / Hell Gorge at Borovnica, May 23  


This page, text and photos by Primož Jakopin, member of the Ljubljana Cave Exploration Society (DZRJL), except where stated otherwise. Send inquiries and comments to primoz jakopin guest arnes si (insert dots and at sign as appropriate). Page initiated on May 1, 2020; date of the last change: May 31, 2020.