Hans Schoen

Water-Power

Water-Power

Structures and colors of rocks made by water in the beautiful Nothklamm, a gorge in Styria. Image Details: Location: Eisenwurzen, Styria, Austria Canon Gear Aperture: f 20 Exposure: 2 sec. Focal Length: 18 mm ISO: 125    

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Hamster’s Paradise

Hamster's Paradise

Meanwhile the European Hamster is a threatened species because of  destruction of habitat and intensive agriculture. In the city of Vienna there are still populations on some cemeteries where they can live in peace. Image Detail: Location: Vienna Date: September 30th, 2020 Canon EOS 1DX II Focal Length: 500 mm Aperture: f 4 Exposure: 1/3200 […]

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All You Can Eat

All You Can Eat

Caterpillar of the rare Giant Peacock Moth (Saturnia pyri) doing what it can best: eating! Image Details: Location: Lower Austria Date: August 14th, 2021 Focal Length:180 mm Aperture: f 4 Exposure: 1/500 sec. ISO: 500

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Soft Wings

Soft Wings

My image shows a hoopoe arriving with food for the chicks. The challenge was not to photograph the bird. The challenge was to put that image in place I had in my mind. The light was poor early in the morning and therefor I had to handle with longer shutter speed. So my idea was […]

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Meet and Greet

Meet and Greet

Interacting European ground-squirrels. Image Details: Date: May 14th, 2021 Canon Gear Focal Length: 300 mm Aperture: f 4.5 Exposure:1/2000 ISO: 500

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Oak Wood Crossing

Oak Wood Crossing

Male Stag Beetle in its natural habitat. The males are crepuscular animals flying in search for females to mate and also fighting rivals with their big mandibles. The larvae live in deadwood of different trees, mostly oaks. It is an endangered species. Image Details:  Date: June 30th, 2021 Location: Lower Austria Canon EOS R Focal […]

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Sunrise Ahead

Sunrise Ahead

There was an extraordinary light this morning short before sunrise. The colors turned from pink and purple to orange. About five minutes before the sun came up I could take the picture of this Eurasian Spoonbill searching already for food. The early bird catches the prey. Image Details: Date: May 20th, 2021 Focal Length: 300 […]

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Nursery

Nursery

While waiting for birds in the forest one evening I could realize pine marten cubs in their burrow in a tree. Suddenly the mother went in quickly and after a while the babies looked out checking the world. I don’t know how many of them there were inside because only two could stick their heads […]

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Fat Lady

Fat Lady

The Giant Peacock Moth (Saturnia pyri) is the largest native Moth in Central Europe. It has a wingspan up to 160 mm and lives in warmer climate regions in Eastern Austria. It likes  open grasslands with bushes and trees, fruit gardens  and parks. My image shows a female, the males have more pennate antennas to […]

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Mighty Bird

Mighty Bird

From April to May is the displaying season of the great bustard, a ground-nesting large bird, which is very shy and needs open spaces in wide steppe areas, grass- and farmlands. As you can imagine, there is a lack of suitable habitats in Central Europe.The adult males are amongst the heaviest flying animals of the […]

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