Hans Schoen

Orange Juice

Orange Juice

A Mallard drake gliding along a pond at sunset, with reflection of the orange sky on the water surface. Image Details: Location: Hungary Date: May 8th, 2018 Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Focal Length: 300 mm Aperture: f 4 Exposure: 1/640 sec. ISO: 800

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Looking for Love

Looking for Love

A male Common Toad (Bufo bufo) is searching for a partner in the spawning pond. These amphibians come together for spawning in quite big numbers. Image Details: Date: March 15th, 2019 Location: Lower Austria Canon Powershot / Ikelite Underwater Aperture: f 4 Focal Length: 18 mm Exposure: 1/125 sec.  

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Honey-Bee

Honey-Bee

Early bloomers are the first source of food for the bees and therefor very important to keep up these insects. It seems to me that spring starts earlier every year in our region maybe due to climate change. This year bees flew already beginning of February on warm afternoons, but these were only cleaning flights. […]

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Fast and Furious

Fast and Furious

Recently I visited Hortobagy Nationalpark in Hungary focussed on the rare Saker Falcons, there was spotted a couple during the winter. On my last day I had a great experience with this extraordinary species. A juvenile White-tailed Eagle landed in the steppe habitat, where the Sakers had their territory and was immediatly attacked by both […]

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Lifelong Love

Lifelong Love

A couple of Ravens displaying in late winter. The partners stay together for their whole life. No B&W but a little bit of high key elaboration to accentuate the natural black and white contrast. Image Details: Date: January 26th, 2017 Location:: Hortobagy NP, Hungary Canon Gear Focal Length: 300 mm Aperture: f 4 Exposure: 1/320 […]

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Soft Gold

Soft Gold

The image was taken at the upper course of the river Traisen near Türnitz in Lower Austria, when it is still a small creek. I was fascinated by the contrast of cold and warm colors, while the shades of gold coming from reflections of the dry grass were warming my fingers on this biting frozen […]

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Frosted Feathers

Frosted Feathers

Early morning a white-tailed eagle arrived in front of me all over frosted upon his plumage. He had spent the very cold night somewhere in the trees nearby, temperatures about -18 degrees Celsius.  

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Snap-Shot

Snap-Shot

Great Cormorants are excellent hunters. The hook on their bill avoids nearly every chance for a fish to escape if one time snapped. The birds often are throwing the prey up into the air for turning it into the right position to be swallowed.

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Let’s get out there

Let's get out there

A Coal Tit (Periparus ater) is flying off from a beech twig. The small birds are really fast. Image Details: Location: Slovenia Date: October 25th, 2019 Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III Focal Length: 500 mm Aperture: f 4.5 Exposure: 1/1600 sec ISO: 1000

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Lights in the Dark

Lights in the Dark

Light reflections on a pond surface. Image Details: Date: April 2nd, 2018 Location: Lower Austria Canon Gear Aperture: f 4 Exposure: 1/320 sec. ISO: 250 Focal Length: 180 mm B&W

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