Hide and seek

Hide and seek Wildlife photographers love to camouflage themselves to get with the least possible distraction close to animals. The funny thing is that animals do the same, they camouflage themselves to remain as best undetected as possible. One could say that in many cases wildlife photography is like playing hide and seek whereas most…

Nuthatches

Nuthatches I am back in Bratislava and of course did visit my favorite place Janko Kráľ Park. I already have posted some pictures from the park. You can find them here, here and here. Target species – Nuthatches Like last time my target species were Green Woodpecker and I did see them again but didn’t…

Bird photography in Bratislava

Back in Bratislava Bratislava already feels kind of a second home to me. I love the city and have many friends there – its such a beautiful place. What I love most about the city of course is Janko Kráľ Park. I already have posted some pictures from the park. You can find them here…

Bird photography on Ibiza

Bird photography on Ibiza My wife and I spent some days in Ibiza with friends enjoying good weather and the one or the other bottle of wine. We have been renting a house in the middle of no-where that gave me some opportunities to look for birds and do some bird photography on Ibiza. Every…

Bird photography at Okhla

Bird photography at Okhla bird sanctuary (Greater Noida, India) I am in India for work and was able to do a quick visit at Okhla bird sanctuary. I have been there already last year where I was able to spend some more time, whereas this year I only spent a quick morning in the sanctuary.…

A weekend in Bratislava

A weekend in Bratislava As my boss is living and working in Bratislava I every now and then have the great opportunity to go there and work with him and the team. I love being there as Bratislava is a great city with great people. During the weekend I usually spend a day with my…

Featherweight birds

Featherweight birds – small little birds For a long time I have been fascinated by large birds like ravens and birds of prey (and I still am, don’t get me wrong), however recently I have been loosing myself following small little lightweights through the woods. This has given me the motivation to read about small…

Red Kites

Red kites – 3rd largest Bird in Switzerland Red kites (Milvus milvus) are the 3rd largest birds in Switzerland. Only Bearded vultures and Golden eagles are larger. Some Red kites migrate to Spain and Africa whereas more and more animals stay all year round. In fact Red kite population in Switzerland is about 10% of…

Play around with long time exposure

Play around with long time exposure This is something I always wanted to do, to play around with long time exposure and wildlife. In fact I have an image of dragonflies in my mind that I want to shoot this spring. The idea came to my mind when I was taking dragonfly shots last year…

A few days at the river Toess

A few days at the river Toess The river Toess is a river close by that offers quite a bit of bird life. I tend to walk the two knuckleheads Turbo and Peanut there and usually check out whats there. If I see something interesting, I return after bringing back the dogs and walk along…

Turbo and peanut – 2018

Turbo and Peanut – 2018 Here a few shots from Turbo and Peanut – 2018 aka Türbs and Mumu. I hope you like em, these two knuckleheads give us so much love, happiness and crazy moments – and yes, they can also give us hard times and can get on our nerves that we sometimes…

fabfive – week 50

fabulous five Every Monday I am posting five shots from the prior week that I like a lot – the fabulous five. Finally snow arrived as temperatures dropped to -2 degrees Celsius. I had twice a common kestrel howering just next to me and dive bombing for prey – twice when I was out with…

fabfive – week 49

fabulous five Every Monday I am posting five shots from the prior week that I like a lot – the fabulous five. The last week was a little weird when it comes down to weather and no snow yet. Saturday was extremely windy and grey in grey wheres Sunday had heavy rain predicted – that…

fabfive – week 48

fabulous five Every Monday I am posting five shots from the prior week that I like a lot – the fabulous five. I found some time to do some test shots in my hide. No snow yet but I had a few first visitors. The temperatures are still quite warm but I assume they will…

fabfive – week 47

fabulous five Every Monday I am posting five shots from the prior week that I like a lot – the fabulous five. Unfortunately I was quite busy the last two weeks and hardly found time to shoot. I spent quite some time preparing my winter hide for little song birds and therefore very much look…

fabfive – week 45

fabulous five Every Monday I am posting five shots from the prior week that I like a lot – the fabulous five. Last week (as well as this week) I am in Bratislava for work and therefore did not have time to do a lot of photography. On Saturday morning, I went with a friend…

fabfive – week 44

fabulous five Every Monday I am posting five shots from the prior week that I like a lot – the fabulous five. Last week was a good week. Lots of photo opportunities with some nice encounters such as kestrels, herons and buzzards. Also I had some fun time with our two English Bulldogs Turbo and…

fabfive – week 43

fabulous five Every Monday I am posting five shots from the prior week that I like a lot – the fabulous five. Last week was relatively slow in terms of photography due to private work as well as weather changes – after a long dry and beautiful season finally some rain hit us. This was…

fabfive – week 42

fabulous five Every Monday I am posting five shots from the prior week that I like a lot – the fabulous five. As we were on vacation for almost three weeks without wifi (digital detox) it was quite difficult to pick (only) five shots. We were visiting the Isle of Mull and the Western Islands…

Crow family members are awesome

Crow family members are awesome Members of the family Corvidae (crow family) are not only one of the most intelligent birds but also animals. Many times I have been seeing crows sitting on the street, jumping to the field when I was driving by and jumping back to the street when I past with a…

Fire salamander are awesome

Fire salamander are awesome As a kid, I was obsessed with amphibians such as frogs or salamanders. Fire salamander (Salamandra salamandra) usually were hiding under old rotten wooden logs in dry and dark areas. They only came out during rainy conditions. Their yellow color (as often in nature) signals to their enemies that they are…

coots are awesome

Coots are awesome I have never paid much attention to the coots as they are not very colorful nor rare nor special birds in any means. However, I have been observing a coot family for some time and started liking these little guys. I think the challenge with them is to take great pictures of…

dragonflies are awesome

Dragonflies are awesome. I spend a lot of time at rivers and lakes photographing birds – and many times dragonflies come and check on me. Like little helicopters hovering in front of me, saying hello and disappearing again. I love their variety, colors and behavior. A FEW SAMPLES I am not an expert in dragonfly…

body bilder

Gemeinsam durfte ich zusammen mit dem Künstlerkollektiv Nordschwarz (Lukas Baumberger und Levin Bräu) diesen Vulkan von einer Vernissage ausbrechen lassen. Die Rede ist von dem Abschluss des fünfmonatigen Projektes „BODY BILDER“, bei welchem 30 Menschen abgelichtet und mit verschiedenen Techniken malerisch umgesetzt worden sind. Nach 692 Kameraauslösungen und scheinbar unendlich vielen Pinselstrichen wurden die gemalten…

A few days in the french vosges

a few days in the french vosges My wife, our two dogs Turbo and Peanut and I spent a few days in the french vosges. Besides spending time with the family I had some time exploring the area. A FEW SAMPLES I wasn’t that lucky with mammals – maybe not true, as we saw wild…

a weekend with friends

A weekend with friends Just a few fun shots. I love doing these low key shots whenever I get a chance as they are a lot of fun. Best (for me) works already when its darkish outside (you don’t need a pitch black background). I also like to do some fun stuff towards white background.…

A weekend birding at Okhla wildlife sanctuary

A weekend birding at Okhla wildlife sanctuary I had the pleasure to spend a weekend birding at Okhla wildlife sanctuary (Okhla Bird Sanctuary) in Noida near Delhi, India. This is a good spot during migratory season as the sanctuary attracts flocks of birds – but unfortunately the migration is over and therefore the sanctuary does…

Some facts about diurnal birds of prey

Some facts about diurnal birds of prey Before we start some nerd alert on the difference between diurnal and nocturnal birds of prey (having said that, I am not a biologist nor a professional ornithologist, I just read a lot about birds – this article is based on best of my knowledge). Most diurnal (active…

create a white background in lightroom

A simple and easy way to create a white background in Lightroom There is tons of ways on how to create a white background in your images. The below technique is simple and fast and best works on images with clear edges. It might not be the best solution when needing to cut out people…

going through the archive – common tern

A few Common Tern shots from my archive I have screwed up a lot of shots in the past and I am sure I will miss some great photo opportunities also in the future. Therefore I constantly go through my archive, look at old pictures and ask myself what I could or should have done…

going through the archive – grey heron

A few Grey Heron shots from my archive I have screwed up a lot of shots in the past and I am sure I will miss some great photo opportunities also in the future. Therefore I constantly go through my archive, look at old pictures and ask myself what I could or should have done…

how everything has started

How everything has started or why I love black kites February 2011 – On a cold winter morning at lake Zurich. A man was feeding gulls and I started taking random pictures trying to capture them in flight. At home, going through the pictures, I started realizing that the birds likely are not all belonging…

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