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Shapes of grace part III

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Time to serve you the last set of Chess Flower pictures from the past year. Hopefully I can manage to visit these fragile an extraordinary flowers again next spring. And hopefully they will still be protected in the future since they're already extremely rare and they depend on the protection and the will of the land owners to not mow the few meadows before the flowers can spread their seed. The protection actually bases on a few schoolboys who once picked up some Chess Flowers for their teacher to apologize for their misbehavior. Luckily this teacher had a good knowledge about flowers and instantly knew that his pupils had found a real treasure. So he immediately started to fight for the protection which finally saved the flowers from total extinction until today.

Shapes of grace part III

Just love this super soft light at the edge of night and day.

The characteristic shape of a Chess Flower infront of the very last glow of the fading day.

Since the clouds hid the sun, I decided to include them in my composition.

Pleasant times at sunset.

Dew covered meadows will probably never bore me.

Although there were no clouds in the sky that morning, it nevertheless turned orange, red and yellow due to lots of Sahara dust which was in the air this particular day. Lucky me.

If you look closely, you'll notice that this is actually a perfectly two headed flower.

Just a stunningly beautiful creature.

I couldn't get rid of my misted up lens that morning, so I just dealed with it.

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Pannonian residents part I

Sunday, 7 July 2019

You'll find some more (mainly birdy) captures of Austria's steppe national park around Lake Neusiedl in my blog today. Nothing more to say, hope you enjoy :)

Pannonian residents part I

A Great Egret at sunrise, ...

... a Spoonbill at sunset ...

... and another Spoonbill in the very late evening on a rainy day.

Typical light of the area on a clear and cold winter evening.

The last glow of the setting sun sets Lake Neusiedl on fire.

A Medium Spotted Woodpecker in one of the few forests captured in autumn.

The national park is definitely Austria's best place to spot shorebirds.

Especially in spring lots of Hares can be found along the small shallow lakes.

A Bee-Eater infront of one of the sandy walls which are crucial for the breeding and survival of these colorful birds.

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Shapes of grace part II

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Let‘s continue with the second little set of Chess Flower images. As mostly, also in 2018, I spent four days there lying in the meadows photographing these gorgeous creatures and I have to say, that I‘m always pretty happy with the output of these short trips. There are no mountains or hills which hide the rising or setting sun, so as long as the weather is good the light in the morning and in the evening is quite often very appealing. And beside that the meadows are often covered in dew in the morning, which can be also very photogenic, of course. During the days, I usually spend my time scouting and looking for qualified flowers, so that I know where to go when the light gets interesting.

Shapes of grace part II

A wonderful two-headed Chess Flower infront of a pretty tall one in the background.

Due to the lack of mountains, the sun hits the flower until the very late evening.

Buttercups, dew and a perfectly shaped and located individual.

The soft light of the very early dawn. Always very fascinating to me.

The unmistakable patterns of a Chess Flower.

The night falls in peacefully while the blossoms catch the last light of the fading sun.

Another couple under an interesting late afternoon sky.

There are just a very few flowers which are as tall as this particular one.

The entire meadow finally gets completely illuminated in the later morning.

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