Hans Schoen

Fruit Lover

Fruit Lover

Thrushes like fruits as an extra source of food if possible. I could photograph this juvenile Blackbird degustating some delicious serviceberries. Image Details: Date: June 17th, 2019 Locatiom: Lower Austria Canon Gear Focal Length: 500 mm Aperture: f 4.5 Exposure: 1/3200 sec ISO: 800

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Hot Ears

Hot Ears

An European Rabbit photographed in backlight against the last rays of the setting sun. Image Details: Date: April 26th, 2019 Location: Spain Light: sunset Canon gear Focal Length: 500 mm Aperture: f 4 Exposure: 1/320 ISO: 800

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Treetop Flash

Treetop Flash

More easily to hear the typical song of the males somewhere in the treetops as to see this shy and hidden living bird. If you are lucky you can spot a bright yellow male flashing up in flight between the leaves.  The Golden Oriole is not so easy to photograph in our region.

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Secret Soul

Secret Soul

Sometimes I enjoy lying on the ground and lowering my camera into the middle of a population of plants – being careful not to do any harm. Feeling the “heart and soul” of my mostly green friends, I change the focus very slowly not knowing what will come up in my viewfinder. Luckily amazing views […]

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Black is Beautiful

Black is Beautiful

An adult Black Stork hunting for fish. Image Details: Date: May 9th, 2016 Focal Length: 300 mm Aperture: f 2.8 Exposure: 1/640 sec. ISO: 1250

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Forest Offspring

Forest Offspring

Foliation is going on. A young beech (Fagus sylvatica) developping its new leaves in spring. If everything runs well and it will resist storms and chainsaws, it once will become a huge tree. Image Details: Location: Viennese Forest, Lower Austria Date: April 12th, 2015 Light: sunset Camera: Canon EOS 1D IV Fogal Length. 180 mm […]

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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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