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Beginning Season

Beginning Season

My visual interpretation of one of the first spring flowers of the year – the winter aconite (Eranthis hyemalis), which is not really native in our region, it is a woodland inhabitant in France, Italy and the Balkan, but it has naturalized in many parts of Europe. The species name „hyemalis“ means winter flowering in […]

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Winter Society

Winter Society

In winter fishing birds gather in quite numbers around ice-free lakes in search for food. On my image you can see Great White Egrets and Grey Herons together.

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JUMP!

JUMP!

A Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris) is jumping out of the snow. Image Details: Location: Lower Austria Date: February 27th, 2018 Canon Gear Focal Length: 500 mm Aperture: 5,6 Exposure: 1/5000 sec ISO: 1000 light value: +1,7 

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Storm Traces

Storm Traces

  The Tirolerkogel near Annaberg in Lower Austria is a favorite mountain for hikers and winter sports enthusiasts and therefor highly frequented. Nevertheless harsh conditions can be up there. The top is nearly free of trees – only some windswept spruces can stand the weather. The snow is formed and hardened like dunes by storm […]

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Eagle Tongue

Eagle Tongue

Wildlife close-up portrait shot of a juvenile white-tailed eagle on a cold winter day. Image Details: Date: January 25th, 2017 Location: Hortobagy, Hungary Canon Gear Focal Length: 500 mm Aperture: f 4.5 Exposure: 1/800 sec. ISO: 1250  

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Hardlines

Hardlines

Structures on a small piece of rock on the coast of Istria/ Croatia Image Details: Location: Premantura, Istria / Croatia Date: October 8th, 2019 Canon Gear Focal Length: 180 mm Aperture: f 3,5 Exposure: 1/1600 sec. ISO: 800

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All the Leaves are Brown

All the Leaves are Brown

An Eurasian Lynx crossing a beech grove. Image Details: Date: November 13th, 2018 Location: Czech Republic Canon Gear Aperture: f 3.2 Exposure: 1/640 sec ISO: 1600 

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Going up the Country

Going up the Country

Going up the country is the title of a song by Canned Heat and for me a calling to go to the „wild“ north of Lower Austria – the Waldviertel – in autumn. The landscape is  characterized by large boreal forests dominated by spruces and mossy green granite rocks and boulders. You can get a […]

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Skywatcher

Skywatcher

It seems that this young wolf looks dreamy up to the sky and we can hear the howling in our minds, but in reality he only shakes the moisture of the dense fog out of his fur.  Image Details: Location: Czech Republic Date: November 10th, 2018 Canon Gear Aperture: f 3.5 Exposure: 1/1000 sec ISO; […]

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Success Story

Success Story

The Eurasian collared dove (Streptopelia decaocto) nowadays is very common and living close to human habitation. This bird has its origin in Asia and started its story of success to spread all around Europe in the 20th century. In the year 1943 it reached Vienna and in 1956 the first pair was seen on the […]

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