Gossamer-winged Butterfly (Lycaenidae) Gossamer-winged Butterfly (Lycaenidae) Kingfisher Kingfisher Crested Tit (Lophophanes cristatus) Path Diamonds Mushroom in autumn forest Grey wagtail (Motacilla cinerea) Mushroom in autumn forest Kingfisher Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) landing Fly Amanita (Amanita muscaria) Stag beetle (Lucanus cervus) Money or Love

Gossamer-winged Butterfly (Lycaenidae)

If the sunlight performs the way you dreamed it would before you got up early, the day is automatically a success. This gossamer-winged butterfly presented itself in the tall grass shortly after sunrise while warming up for its start into the day.

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

22. Mai 2020 - 06:54:13

Gossamer-winged Butterfly (Lycaenidae)

Already a week ago I went to a meadow where I always met many butterflies. But at that time I did not find a single one. Afterwards I could imagine that it was because of the rather cool nights, which temporarily prevailed during the ice saints' days. So I went there again today and was not disappointed this time. Shortly after sunrise I discovered a lot of gossamer-winged butterflies that were recovering from the nightly numbness in the warm sunlight and left the night place shortly after.

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

22. Mai 2020 - 06:36:06

Kingfisher

Once again a successful photo tour to the kingfishers. This time in the evening, to use the best light of the day. Again I was able to realize many photos during approach and surfacing from the water. This male is calling for the female that was sitting very close by. For about ten minutes I was listening to their evening conversations at a distance of about six meters. Unfortunately I still miss the moment of the handing over of the bridal gift. Nevertheless, I have so many photos in the meantime that I will probably soon create an own page for these beautiful birds.

This picture is part of the category Wildlife Wild

20. April 2020 - 18:37:39

Kingfisher

This is a Corona photograph, so to speak. Today I went for the first time this spring by bike to the nearby nature reserve and sat down under the camouflage cover. It is not even as safe as here at home, because here I am all alone. At the moment I get up almost every day at four o'clock in the morning to do the first hours in the home office before the family wakes up. For a change, I allowed myself a visit to the kingfishers, which I had photographed for several days last fall. And I was rewarded, I think. Besides, today was the first time I saw a beaver on land ever. And then a buzzard sat on a branch right above me. A fulfilling day, I'd say.

This picture is part of the category Wildlife Wild

9. April 2020 - 08:33:49

Crested Tit (Lophophanes cristatus)

I spent two days on the Col du Marchairuz to take pictures for a new project. Unfortunately, the motif I was looking for was not to be found. With the Crested Tit I was still able to find a species that was missing in my photo collection, although it occurs frequently in Switzerland. The reason is that the Crested Tit tends to live in higher altitudes than Aarau, so I can't find it at home.

This picture is part of the category Wildlife Wild

21. Februar 2020 - 08:58:20

Path

Along the Jura Crest Trail I saw many impressive trees. Often they grew on exposed ridges and were shaped by the weather, most of them beeches. Other trees stood alone or in small groups on meadows and, like this one still waiting for spring, formed a beautiful landscape motif on their own.

This picture is part of the category Landscape

23. Mai 2019 - 19:22:03

Diamonds

Probably I take photos in black and white far too rarely. Here I tried it once again, because I had the feeling that the ice packs would stand out more intensively. The photo is already some years old, it is from my trip to Iceland.

This picture is part of the category Snowscape

7. Januar 2014 - 10:28:27

Mushroom in autumn forest

In autumn, the ground in the forests is covered with leaves fallen from trees. In between, however, there is still life and even fruiting organisms like the ones of the mushrooms. This individual has fought its way through the foliage and has thus come to light where it is warmed by the evening sun.

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

26. Oktober 2019 - 15:57:07

Grey wagtail (Motacilla cinerea)

Beside the quite frequent white wagtail there is also the mountain wagtail in Switzerland, which occurs however some more rarely. It is mostly found on the gravelly banks of watercourses, and contrary to its name, also in the lowlands. While I was watching the kingfishers, I suddenly noticed that there was another bird near the water. Since it did not notice me under the camouflage cover, I was able to photograph it for a few minutes.

This picture is part of the category Wildlife Wild

10. Oktober 2019 - 14:07:40

Mushroom in autumn forest

Autumn is the time of mushrooms. I spent a whole afternoon looking for a beautiful picture in the woods. There were more than enough fungi, but most of them grow in foliage or branches, so they can't be ideally shown on a photo. Fortunately, this small specimen grew a little exposed on an old tree trunk.

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

26. Oktober 2019 - 15:29:32

Kingfisher

Last week I had seen seven kingfishers on a single morning, at least five different individuals. So the population is very good at the moment. I therefore decided to go to my kingfisher hotspot once again. Time was relatively short, but I was able to see a kingfisher sitting in front of me for about two of the three available hours. This photo was taken when it sat down about five meters away on a fallen tree above the creek.

This picture is part of the category Wildlife Wild

7. Oktober 2019 - 10:59:09

Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) landing

In autumn there is a larger number of cormorants along the river Aare. That morning I was already hidden under my camouflage cover before dusk and waited for the awakening of the animal world. Several times I saw kingfishers, great crested grebes and mallards passed by, until I could finally take a picture of this cormorant in the warm morning light.

This picture is part of the category Wildlife Wild

1. Oktober 2019 - 07:58:34

Fly Amanita (Amanita muscaria)

The fly amanita is certainly the most famous mushroom in our latitudes and for me the most beautiful of all. Finally I found some specimens again and could take a picture.

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

26. September 2019 - 14:36:17

Stag beetle (Lucanus cervus)

This year I had searched most oaks I had encountered along the Jura Crest Trail for stag beetles. I never found one. Then one morning during the holidays I opened the window and there sat a huge specimen right in front of me. So that it did not come into the room, I placed it first on the balcony railing, but noticed that it would mean there by the sparrows looking for food for their young birds probably its end. So I carried him outside and put him on a tree where this photo was taken.

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

24. Juli 2019 - 09:36:23

Money or Love

Sometimes you discover small works of art when you walk through cities with your eyes open.

This picture is part of the category Et Cetera

31. Mai 2019 - 11:46:24