Raimund Brandstätter

In The Wet Meadow

In The Wet Meadow

In the wet meadows it sparkles and shines in the morning. It is the time when the butterflies are still sitting on the flowers in a calm and good manner…. Small copper (Lycaena phlaeas) —————————————————————————- In den nassen Wiesen glitzert und glänzt es am Morgen. Es ist die Zeit, wo die Schmetterlinge noch ganz ruhig und brav […]

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Halloween Color

Halloween Color

Orange is the color of Halloween, orange also is the dominant color in this photo… This beautiful butterfly, the Queen of Spain fritillary, has settled in a typical Halloween ambience —————————————————————————- Orange ist die Farbe von Halloween, Orange ist auch die dominante Farbe in diesen Foto…dieser schöne Falter, der Kleine Perlmuttfalter, hat sich in einem […]

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Shorter Days

Shorter Days

The days now are getting shorter and shorter…. Some days the setting sun is colored in beautiful orange. Only few butterflies are sitting in the cold and dry grass, mostly Lycaenidae… Now it is the right time to play with photos in backlight. ———————————————————————————————————– Die Tage werden jetzt kürzer und kürzer…. An manchen Tagen ist […]

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Spiranthes spiralis

Spiranthes spiralis

After two years of unsuccessful search, I finally found it! Endurance is rewarded after all. The place could not be better for a pair of Zygaena filipendulae in love. I have never seen this nice orchid before…. —————————————————————————- Spiranthes spiralis with Zygaena filipendulae —————————————————————————- Herbst-Drehwurz mit Sechsfleck-Widderchen —————————————————————————- Nach zwei Jahren vergeblicher Suche, fand ich […]

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Black-headed

Black-headed

At our Photo Tour in the Danube Delta we could see also the Great Black-headed or Palla`s Gull. This place in the Delta is the most reliable place for this species where the first breeding was discovered in 2009. Normally This species breeds in colonies in marshes and islands from southern Russia to Mongolia. This […]

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Mantis Religiosa

Mantis Religiosa

At the end of summer begins the time of this very interesting insect. Especially in the east of Austria it is very common in the last years. The great variation in the coloration of M. religiosa from different shades of yellow, brown, green and sometimes black has been the cause of numerous hypotheses and studies […]

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Chalkhill Blue

Chalkhill Blue

The chalkhill blue (Polyommatus coridon) is a butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. The males having pale silvery-blue upperside of the wings with a submarginal line of gray spots on the hindwings and a thin brown and white chequered fringe – for me a little beauty!   Image Details   Location: Burgenland, Austria Date: July2018 Light: morning light Camera: […]

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Revier Battle

Revier Battle

Again and again the Black Tern tries to conquer the foreign nest. But the Whiskered Tern is watchful… —————————————————– Immer wieder versucht die Trauerseeschwalbe das fremde Nest zu erobern. Aber die Weißbart-Seeschwalbe ist wachsam…   Image Details   Location: Danube Delta, Romania Date: May, 19th, 2019 Light: morning light Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Lens: Canon […]

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Bridal Gift

Bridal Gift

A first attempt to court the bride. But on this day the bridal gift was to small. The bride flew away… —————————————————– Roller / Blauracke (Coracias garrulus) —————————————————– Ein erster Versuch die Braut zu umwerben. Aber das Brautgeschenk war an diesem Tag zu klein. Die Braut flog davon…   Image Details   Location: Danube Delta, Romania […]

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Two Stars

Two Stars

This butterfly is a star among the moorland population. And the flower, where he sits, looks like a red star. So you can see here two stars on one picture….. ———————————————————– Cranberry fritillary (Boloria aquilonaris) on purple marshlocks (Potentilla palustris)   Image Details   Location: Styria, Austria Date: 2.July 2019 Light: early morning Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Mark […]

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