Raimund Brandstätter

On Fire

On Fire

A butterfly that can be found rather rarely. Especially pretty to look at in a sea of dewdrops. The yellow-orange flower looks like a small torch. purple-edged copper (Lycaena hippothoe) ———————————————————— Ein Feuerfalter den man eher sehr selten finden kann. Besonders hübsch anzusehen in einem Meer an Tautropfen. Da sieht das gelb-orange Blümchen gleich wie […]

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David versus Goliath

David versus Goliath

David won against Goliath, thought the little fly and sat down on the  marsh fritillary (Euphydryas aurinia). But he was not impressed, one flap of his wings and the fly was thrown off. ———————————————————— David hat gegen Goliath gewonnen, dachte sich die kleine Fliege und setzte sich auf den Goldenen Scheckenfalter. Der ließ sich aber nicht […]

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Swallowtails

Swallowtails

A plainly coloured beautiful butterfly from the group of Swallowtails butterflies, the clouded Apollo, seen here on a bright yellow elder-flowered orchid ———————————————————– Ein schlicht gefärbter wunderschöner Schmetterling aus der Gruppe der Ritterfalter, der „Schwarze Apollo“ (Parnassius mnemosyne), hier zu sehen auf einem hellgelben Holunder-Knabenkraut (Dactylorhiza sambucina)   Image Details   Location: South-Styria, Austria Date: […]

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aggressively

aggressively

This Western capercaillie has chosen a marked hiking trail as its mating arena. Hikers are advised to keep a wide berth around this beautiful capercaillie, which is eager to attack. You can already see that it is ready to attack… ———————————————————– Einen markierten Wanderweg hat sich dieser Auerhahn als Balzarena ausgesucht. Den Wanderern ist nur […]

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Bright Rarity

Bright Rarity

The small pasque flower (Pulsatilla pratensis) forms nodding flowers in black-purple colour. Deviating colour varieties are extremely rare in this plant. I was all the more pleased to find this very bright pink variant in eastern Austria… ———————————————————– Die Wiesenkuhschelle, auch Schwarz-Küchenschelle genannt, bildet nickende Blüten in schwarz-violetter Farbe aus. Abweichende Farbvarianten sind bei dieser […]

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Spring dressed

Spring dressed

This butterfly, the map (Araschnia levana), exists in two generations per year, where there is quite a big difference in appearance between the spring and summer generations. It is quite restless, so it is always a challenge to photograph it beautifully ———————————————————– Diesen Falter, das Landkärtchen, gibt es ihn zwei Generationen pro Jahr, wo zwischen […]

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Backlight-Flight

Backlight-Flight

One of my favourite lighting scenes is photographing against the light. While it is quite easy with landscapes and flowers, it becomes a real challenge with bird photography. That’s why I set up my private photographic hide so that I can take backlit photos in the late afternoon! ———————————————————– Eine meiner liebsten Lichtstimmungen ist das […]

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Spring Messengers

Spring Messengers

One of the first insects and one of the first flowers we can find in spring. And as you can see here, the oil beetle loves to eat the pasque flower. European Oil Beetle (Meloe proscarabaeus) on greater pasque flower (Pulsatilla vulgaris subsp. grandis) ———————————————————– Eines der ersten Insekten und eine der ersten Blumen die […]

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The Winter Guest

The Winter Guest

Only in winter is this bird present in our area in eastern Austria. When it gets warmer again, it flies back to the mountains where it breeds and spends the summer… ———————————————————– Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla) Bergfink ———————————————————– Nur im Winter ist dieser Vogel in unserer Gegend im Osten Österreichs anwesend. Wenn es wieder wärmer wird, […]

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Saker Falcon

Saker Falcon

As a result of habitat destruction due to the conversion of steppe areas into agricultural land and the resulting food shortage, the population of these beautiful birds is also threatened. But Hungary in particular has launched an extensive conservation programme, with the result that the populations of these falcons are on the increase again in […]

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