Recent images from July 2018
July 11, 2018
Calling this piece an article would be too much. I'm just using this format to give some quick annotations to some pictures I took recently and that I cannot fit anywhere else on this site.
These birds are native to South America but a farmer in the vicinity has a pair of them. Also a fun hobby I suppose. Also the eggs must be amazing if you happen to be very hungry.
Although they look and move quite similarly than ostriches, they are quite a bit smaller and probably not closely related. The reason they look similar is probably due to convergent evolution.
Macro is always an option during the warm months of the year. Just find some insects and let's go.
Great crested grebeA little over four years ago I took this image at a lake in Vienna which I still consider to be one of my best images from a technical point of view: What always bothered me greatly however was the fact that the light is so utterly boring, which really prevents this image from being a great one. You must know that the tremendous importance of beautiful light was not as clear to me back then as it should have been. This month I returned to the exact same spot to finally do this right.
On a recent hiking tour I was lucky to meet a group of adolescent alpine ibexes grazing. Adolescent males usually form their own groups away from females and kids. The adult males are solitary animals.
Rein Abbey is a Cistercian monastery in Rein near Gratwein, Styria, in Austria. It is the oldest surviving Cistercian community in the world.
So, that was a small selection of pictures I took over the last few weeks. I hope those help to make the wait for a bigger update a bit shorter!
Thanks for reading!