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Pannonian residents part II

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 II

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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Pannonian residents part I

Monday, 24 June 2019

Before we come to the images below, I would like to indicate that my exhibition called "Rehabilditation" will be displayed from June, 28th to August, 31st 2019 during the Fotofestival Gesäuse. The festival programme is packed with numerous great workshops, lectures, concerts and exhibitions. So, don't miss it! And the second thing I would like to point out here again, is my updated showcase on this website. Just in case, you haven't had a look yet ...

As you probably noticed, the pictures in this post don't show the second series of Chess Flowers. Do give you some variety, I decided to show a few impressions of the Nationalpark Neusiedler See - Seewinkel in between the floral sets of photographs. Also all of these pictures have been taken already back in 2018 in one of my favorite locations. This national park is definitely the place to go, when you're looking for a huge range of different and rare birds and it also offers great photographic opportunities for guys like me, who prefer to stroll around instead of sitting in hides for days. I always deeply enjoy visiting this area to spend a few relaxed days just seeing what comes my way.

Pannonian residents part I

A beautiful Bee-Eater with its colorful prey, a Red Admiral, as the sun set and the moon rose in the background.

I hardly experienced sudden showers of rain as heavy as this before. Although the whole lake seemed to boil like crazy the water birds didn't care at all and the ducks gave me the great opportunity for this particular shot.

A very close and exciting encounter with a Common Kestrel.

The Little Egret is one of the rarer egrets in the area and much smaller than the Great Egret. Beside their different sizes, the best way to distinguish them are the bright yellow feet of the Little Egret.

One of the very few landscape shots I took there. A wonderful summer morning with rare misty condititons.

Since the eastern parts of Austria, where the national park is located, are totally flat without any mountains, the light is very appealing quite often.

I haven't seen many Night Herons in my life yet, so to spot four of them in flight with lovely clouds in the background, was a quite special moment.

One of Austria's most colorful and spectacular birds for sure.

Of course, also mammals can be found in the park.

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