Raimund Brandstätter

Golden Bird

Golden Bird

The Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella) is a small bird that shines beautifully in gold and never ceases to amaze me. Especially the males have an intense luminosity, which comes into its own here in the snow. —————————————————— Die Goldammer ist ein kleiner wunderschön in Gold glänzender Vogel der mich immer wieder begeistert. Besonders die Männchen haben […]

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Ice Sculptures

Ice Sculptures

After a stormy ice rain at temperatures around freezing point, the reeds of Lake Neusiedl turned into strange ice formations. ———————————————————————— Nach einem stürmischen Eisregen bei Temperaturen um den Gefrierpunkt verwandelten sich die Schilfhalme des Neusiedler Sees in fremdartige Eisgebilde.   Image Details   Location: Burgenland / Austria Date: February 2021 Light: cloudy afternoon Camera: […]

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Burning Clouds

Burning Clouds

Especially in December, the sky over eastern Austria always turns into the most intense colors. A few days ago again quite particularly fiery illuminated clouds were visible in the west. —————————————————————————– Gerade im Dezember färbt sich der Himmel über Ostösterreich immer wieder in den intensivsten Farben. Vor einigen Tagen waren wieder ganz besonders feurig beleuchtete […]

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First Snow

First Snow

Last week there was the first onset of winter in Burgenland. It snows very rarely here, and you have to hurry to photograph the birds in the snow. As soon as the sun appears, the white is gone again. The greylag geese (Anser anser) were visibly having fun in the snow —————————————————— Letzte Woche gab […]

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Dance of the Trichoceridae

Dance of the Trichoceridae

The Trichoceridae of the species Trichocera hiemalis appear at the end of autumn. On mild winter days and into the early spring, the male Trichoceridae gather in larger groups of several hundred or more. Shortly before sunset, they begin their special dance as if on command, preferably at the edges of fields… glowing in the […]

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The Migration Of Cranes

The Migration Of Cranes

The end of October, beginning of November is the time when the cranes make a stopover in the east of Austria on their migration to the south. For me, it has become one of my annual photo highlights to be present at this event. ————————————————– Ende Oktober, Anfang November ist die Zeit, wo die Kraniche […]

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Saffron

Saffron

By far the most valuable spice in the world today is saffron. The dried flower stigmas of the saffron crocus can be bought as saffron threads. Depending on the quality, one kilo costs between 3,000 and 14,000 euros. More than 200,000 flowers are needed for one kilo of saffron. ————————————————– Das mit Abstand wertvollste Gewürz […]

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Autumn Colours

Autumn Colours

The Lasiommata megera is a butterfly from the Nymphalidae family and flies in this area in Styria until late autumn. It is all the more beautiful when it can be photographed in this colorful autumnal ambience. —————————————————————————————————— Der Mauerfuchs ist ein Schmetterling aus der Familie der Edelfalter und fliegt in dieser Gegend in der Steiermark […]

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The Mantis

The Mantis

I have photographed the Mantis religiosa many times, but here it has chosen a very special hiding place. On the last orchid of the year in our country, the Spiranthes spiralis, just lit by the rising sun, and the dark forest in the background, it makes a particularly good figure. ————————————————– Die Gottesanbeterin habe ich […]

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Damon Blue

Damon Blue

The Damon Blue (Polyommatus damon) is one of Austria’s absolute treasures. As its name suggests, it is most easily recognised by the white, dagger-like line on the underside of its hind wings. Unfortunately, it can be observed that there are fewer of these beautiful butterflies in eastern Austria every year. ————————————————– Der Weißdolch-Bläuling zählt in […]

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