Signs of Life

October 4, 2014

Hi guys,

I didn’t have time for bird photography since June and won’t have much time in the foreseeable either. Which is unfortunate on one side, but also means that I am quite successful with my other photography endeavors, so I can’t really complain :)

Two days ago I got  out for a few hours and managed to get a little Thornbill.

Striated Thornbill (Acanthiza lineata)

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A few old favourites

August 9, 2014

Hi guys,

 

I haven’t been out taking bird pictures since my last blog post, but at least I managed to re-edit a few of my older files from Norway, Berlin and Texas, for my website :)

The full gallery can be seen HERE

Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus) Spornammer, Varanger, Norway

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Reed Bunting  (Emberiza schoeniclus) Rohrammer, Berlin, Germany

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Penduline Tit (Remiz pendulinus) Beutelmeise, Berlin, Germany

 

 

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Seaside Sparrow (Ammodramus maritimus) Strandammer, Gulf Coast, Texas, USA

 

 

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Corn Bunting (Emberiza Calandra) Grauammer

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A few new images

June 28, 2014

Hi guys,

 

my life’s been still crazy busy, so I didn’t have much time for bird photography. I manage one long weekend away with y girlfriend and got two new species on one day, which was pretty cool. Besides that I have spent a few hours trying to photography a few common species in my backyard.

I always enjoy the challenge of trying to create a unique image of a common species.

Here are some of the images. I will upload all image to my website soon.

 

Little Wattlebird (Anthochaera chrysoptera) on one of his favourite plants, a flowering banksia. Both image were taken within minutes of each other. You can see how a slight change in the light changes the scene dramatically. The first image had a bit of sunshine on the background, whereas the second image of pretty evenly lit.

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Another bird I got on my short holiday was this weird looking White-winged Chough (Corcorax melanorhamphos). Seeing a flock of these birds is always a bit of a surreal experience, as they always making quite weird noises.

 

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The following two images were taken in my backyard. It’s quite ironic that I had to come al the way to Australia to finally get a good Tree Sparrow ((Passer montanus) image :)

 

Spotted Dove (Spilopelia chinensis) on a fall coloured branch
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Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus)
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And because I love them so much another Gang Gang Cockatoo (Callocephalon fimbriatum) at the end…

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Little Update

June 6, 2014

It’s winter time in Melbourne and thus my job gets a bit more quiet and I finally find some more time to edit a few images from my archive.

Eventually I want to catch up with all files, so that the taxonomic list on my website will be complete. There are already almost 2500 images online, so it’s worth it to have a little look HERE

The update with 35 new images can be found HERE

 

House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) Texas, USA

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House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) Texas, USA (Female)290950_House_Finch_0002

 

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European Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris) Berlin, germany

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Common Redpoll (Carduelis flammea) Berlin, Germany

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My favourite birds are back in their berry bushes :)

Here’s a quick edit from this afternoon. The weather was terrible and the rain was pouring down, but I got lucky and the sun popped out for a few seconds just when the striking male sat in an open spot.

This was taken with my 5D Mark III, which I usually only use for my other work, but I have been using it more and more for my bird stuff as well and must say that it works really well. It even survived getting completely wet for several hours. I am impressed :)

Gang Gang Cockatoo (Callocephalon fimbriatum)

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Heaven on Earth

April 19, 2014

or what else can you call a place where you can photograph some of the most sought after species in Australia within a few hours!?

A friend of mine enabled me to develop a private property for photography with him and it’s already running wild with dozens of amazing birds around!

Here are a few shots from two weeks ago. If you are interested in a private workshop at this incredible place, drop me an e-Mail.

All the images below were taken in less than 8 hours!

All new images can be found HERE

Diamond Firetail (Stagonopleura guttata)

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Eastern Rosella (Platycercus eximius)

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Crested Shriketit (Falcunculus frontatus)

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Fuscous Honeyeater (Lichenostomus fuscus)

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Scarlet Robin (Petroica boodang)

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Yellow-tufted Honeyeater (Lichenostomus melanops)

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New Images

March 25, 2014

Hi guys,

 

I have just uploaded a bunch of new images from the last few weeks and also some older images I reprocessed.

The full gallery can be seen HERE

 

Black-headed Honeyeater (Melithreptus affinis)

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Beautiful Firetail (Stagonopleura bella)

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Blue-winged Kookaburra (Dacelo leachii)

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Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)

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White-fronted Chat (Epthianura albifrons) with Dragonfly

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Another Cover

March 8, 2014

Even though I am very busy with work, I am happy to announce that one of my images made it onto the cover of the Australian Aviary Magazine :)

As you might remember, it’s the spectacular Scarlet Honeyeater, which I photographed in the forest just east of Melbourne :)

 

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Over 50 new images

February 22, 2014

Hi guys,

I have been busy with work and a bit quiet lately, but I managed to add more than 50 new images to my website. It’s mainly duck and I have finally manage to edit all the duck images in my archive. It’s more than 500 images of more than 60 species/subspecies :)

I hope you enjoy the update

The full update can be found HERE

And all duck images can be found HERE

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Displaying Musk Duck (Biziura lobata)

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The unique Pink-eared Duck (Malacorhynchus membranaceus)

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Male and female of the European subspecies of the Common Goldeneye  (Bucephala clangula)

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Barrow’s Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica)

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Female Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) with fish

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Red-breated Merganser  (Mergus serrator) female

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First images of 2014

January 22, 2014

After a great end to 2013, I had an even better start to the new year :)

At first it looked like total failure, when my mate and I went on a trip to phtograph Superb Parrots, but completely missed out on them. However, the luck turned around, when we visited a spot I knew. It was full of birds and I could get some great images.

All the new images can be found HERE

 

Eastern Rosella (Platycercus eximius)

 

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Brown-headed Honeyeater Pair (Melithreptus brevirostris)

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Yellow-tufted Honeyeater (Lichenostomus melanops meltoni)

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