Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, Canon 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports 014, 600 mm, f/8.0, 1/500 s, (1/1), ISO 1600
16. Oktober 2017 - 09:12:01

Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)

You can see the great cormorant almost anytime in the city of Aarau along the river Aare. In the nature reserve nearby I haven't seen them often, usually just flying by. That morning I sat next to the shore of the Aarschächli in the early morning and in the fog. Suddenly two cormorants swam along quite close. In the early morning light the don't appear black, but rather shiny.

Remark: This picture is part of the category Wildlife Wild.

Glarus Thrust
Canon EOS 5D Mk III, Canon 24-105mm, 105 mm, f/11.0, 1/250 s, ISO 400
27. August 2017 - 12:17:51

Glarus Thrust

In the center of the UNESCO world nature heritage there is the village of Elm, well known because of the ex skier Vreni Schneider, the lemonade named after the village and the Martinsloch. Later can be seen on this picture in dramatic light.

Remark: This picture is part of the category Landscape.

Arctic Tern
Canon EOS 5D Mk III, Canon 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports 014, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/3000 s, ISO 1600
17. Juli 2017 - 19:49:50

Arctic Tern

I could observe two Arctic Terns hunting around a little pond in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania. They were flying their circles around the pond and from time to time they plunged into the water to catch little fishes. They ignored the signpost clarifying that it was a private area and fishing was forbidden.

Remark: This picture is part of the category Wildlife Wild.

Marmot
Canon EOS 5D Mk III, Canon 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports 014, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/750 s, ISO 200
24. Juni 2017 - 16:54:52

Marmot

Usually you only see or hear marmots from far away. This time I could approach this male and its female as close as about five meters and observe the two for a longer time. Sometimes the male wanted to tag its patch with its loud whistles. That can be seen on this picture because of the wide open mouth.

Remark: This picture is part of the category Wildlife Wild.

Wood ant
Canon EOS 5D Mk III, Canon EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, 100 mm, f/6.7, 1/60 s, (1/2), ISO 400
05. Mai 2017 - 09:02:08

Wood ant

Taking pictures of ants is not easy at all. Usually they move quite fast and unpredictably. While I was trying to take a sharp and also nice picture I suddenly realized that this ant was watching me and seemingly wanted to attack me. It looked like an aggressive posture. I tried to imagine what I would hear if I were understanding their language.

Remark: This picture is part of the category Close-Up & Macro.

Beaver
Canon EOS 5D Mk III, Canon 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports 014, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/180 s, (1/1), ISO 3200
29. März 2017 - 07:02:32

Beaver

It had been quite a long time since I went to the nature reserve Auenschutzpark Aarau-Wildegg to take pictures of beavers. Since recently the work of these animals has become ubiquitous in the area I was once again motivated to lie in ambush in the early morning hours. Successfully as it should turn out. But not at all surprising as I know very well where to find beavers. Occasionally some nutria and mallard ducks passed by as well, so it was diversified.

Remark: This picture is part of the category Wildlife Wild.

Snowdrops
Canon EOS 5D Mk III, Canon EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, 100 mm, f/2.8, 1/500 s, ISO 100
12. März 2017 - 15:32:19

Snowdrops

When the last snow of the winter is melted Nature wakes up for the next season. The first plants that show themselves are the Snowdrops (Galanthus) that can let the skirts of certain forests appear like white meadows for a short time. They can also be found around housing complexes or - like in this case - next to a playground. Like that a family walk can be used for taking some pictures.

Remark: This picture is part of the category Close-Up & Macro.

More stars than our eyes can see...
Canon EOS 5D Mk III, Canon EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM, 16 mm, f/2.8, 30 s, ISO 6400
26. August 2016 - 21:52:28

More stars than our eyes can see...

People living in cities are often excited seeing just one star in the skye above. If you ever go to an area in the high mountains or in the desert, far away from any civilization, you might suddenly realize that our planet Earth or our star Sun are just one among many many others. The number of stars you may see is uncountable, and just belong to the Milky Way, our galaxy. And although they are uncountable they are just one corn of sand on the beach of our universe.

Remark: This picture is part of the category Landscape.

Waterfall at Tobelbach
Canon EOS 5D Mk III, Canon EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM, 16 mm, f/16.0, 3 s, ISO 100
14. Februar 2014 - 08:57:56

Waterfall at Tobelbach

This waterfall in the Töss valley (Switzerland) is very easy to reach and accordingly famous. During winter however, the time I realized this picture, the walk through the ravine should be done with care. Myself I sustained a fall while attempting to reach a second waterfall. So I had to climb up to the trail through mud.

By the way: Hanspeter Gass of The Fabulous View wrote a book about the waterfalls of Canton Zürich. This waterfalls is just one of the many to be discovered in that book. There was a photo contest where he could pick the winners and one of the books was given to me for this picture.

Remark: This picture is part of the category Waterscape.

Observer
Canon EOS 5D Mk III, Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM +2x III, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/125 s, ISO 200
03. Juli 2016 - 16:04:54

Observer

Using its sharp eyes this owl observes the visitors of the Animal Park Goldau (Switzerland). Unfortunately I have never seen an owl in its natural environment, so far. These birds know very well hiding themselves. So eighter you need a lot of luck or a tip of someone who knows where to find them.

Remark: This picture is part of the category Wildlife Capture.

Arc of triumph
Canon EOS 5D Mk III, Canon EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, 100 mm, f/4.0, 1/350 s, (1/2), ISO 100
26. Juni 2016 - 13:48:49

Arc of triumph

In the center of a fairy environment this damselfly sits on the to of a bended reed.

Remark: This picture is part of the category Close-Up & Macro.

Lonelyness
Canon EOS 5D Mk III, Canon EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, 100 mm, f/5.6, 1/90 s, (3/2), ISO 100
04. September 2016 - 11:36:07

Lonelyness

Steep rocks surround the narrow piece of soil where these three trees stand agains the forces of nature. A little family with no real perspectives, ready to fall any moment because of snow, storm or rock fall. And still: The do what they have to - life

Remark: This picture is part of the category Landscape.

Sunrise above the Pre-Alps
Canon EOS 5D Mk III, Canon 150-600mm, 309 mm, f/5.6, 10 s, (3/1), ISO 100
27. August 2016 - 05:47:48

Sunrise above the Pre-Alps

A unexpected sight of the mountain Säntis. I have to admit that I was hoping for or even expecing a sensational sunrise that morning, but I did not expect at all to see Säntis. That was a big surprise. On this picture I could finally fulfill my desire of layered mountain ranges with graduated intensity. To achieve this kind of picture you need to be at the right place at the right time, there is no other way.

Remark: This picture is part of the category Landscape.

Blue-tailed damselfly (Ischnura elegans)
Canon EOS 5D Mk III, Canon EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, 100 mm, f/4.5, 1/60 s, (1/1), ISO 800
08. August 2016 - 08:31:18

Blue-tailed damselfly (Ischnura elegans)

My working zone was never smaller than on that morning: Two stretches along a stream, each about one meter long and just about five meters apart from each other. On this tiny area I enjoyed the time starting at sunrise and could take more than 400 pictures in just a few hours. They show damselflies with dewdrops on their bodies.

Remark: This picture is part of the category Close-Up & Macro.

Touché
Canon EOS 5D Mk III, Canon MP-E65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo, 65 mm, f/8.0, 6 s, (1/1), ISO 400
27. Juli 2016 - 16:19:39

Touché

This image reminds me of a lance fighter... I could mug this grasshopper at a magnification of five with my magnifying lens. Thereby even a small animal with a body length of just about one and a half centimeters suddenly becomes a giant. Extreme macro photography allows an insight in a unknown world invisible to our eyes.

Remark: This picture is part of the category Close-Up & Macro.

Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) Glarus Thrust Arctic Tern Marmot Wood ant Beaver Snowdrops More stars than our eyes can see... Waterfall at Tobelbach Observer Arc of triumph Lonelyness Sunrise above the Pre-Alps Blue-tailed damselfly (Ischnura elegans) Touché

 


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