June 28, 2014
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.
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.
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 :)
And because I love them so much another Gang Gang Cockatoo (Callocephalon fimbriatum) at the end…
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
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) Texas, USA
European Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris) Berlin, germany
Common Redpoll (Carduelis flammea) Berlin, Germany
May 3, 2014
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)
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!
Diamond Firetail (Stagonopleura guttata)
Eastern Rosella (Platycercus eximius)
Crested Shriketit (Falcunculus frontatus)
Fuscous Honeyeater (Lichenostomus fuscus)
Scarlet Robin (Petroica boodang)
Yellow-tufted Honeyeater (Lichenostomus melanops)
March 25, 2014
I have just uploaded a bunch of new images from the last few weeks and also some older images I reprocessed.
Black-headed Honeyeater (Melithreptus affinis)
Beautiful Firetail (Stagonopleura bella)
Blue-winged Kookaburra (Dacelo leachii)
Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)
White-fronted Chat (Epthianura albifrons) with Dragonfly
March 8, 2014
February 22, 2014
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
Displaying Musk Duck (Biziura lobata)
The unique Pink-eared Duck (Malacorhynchus membranaceus)
Male and female of the European subspecies of the Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica)
Female Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) with fish
Red-breated Merganser (Mergus serrator) female
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.
Eastern Rosella (Platycercus eximius)
Brown-headed Honeyeater Pair (Melithreptus brevirostris)
Yellow-tufted Honeyeater (Lichenostomus melanops meltoni)
January 10, 2014
The title says it all :)
The images are sorted by date. The first one was taken in Early January near Melbourne. Australian Winter is the time to photograph shorebirds.
Click on each species name to see the full gallery
February was quite a good month as well with some feeding Royal Spoonbills and other great birds.
Followed by a lovely Eastern Spinebill (Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris)
And last but not least my amazing encounter with a flock of Welcome Swallows.
March was quite a busy month, too, with a trip to the Northern Territory to photograph Hooded Parrots and then a great trip to Magnetic Island.
Let’s start with a stunning male Hooded Parrot (Psephotus dissimilis) on a termite mound.
The stunning Northern Rosella (Platycercus venustus)
And now a few images from magnetic Island
Beautiful female Red-tailed Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii macrorhynchus)
And the quite odd looking Bush Stone-Curlew (Burhinus grallarius)
I had to slow down a little bit in April, but managed to photograph a few stunning Crimson Rosellas (Platycercus elegans) among others
And then came May, a really fantasic month in terms of birds. Also, because I finally managed to photograph my favorite bird, the Gang Gang Cockatoo (Callocephalon fimbriatum)
You can see the full gallery HERE
Besides that I could also photograph a few beautiful bush birds, such as
You can find the full Gallery HERE
And the common New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae)
July was the month of the Blue-winged Parrot (Neophema chrysostoma)
Due to my new job I had to take a while from bird photography and had a little break until October. Then I met up with my mate Dean and we could photograph the tiny White-throated Gerygone (Gerygone olivacea)
After that I had a little break again, but finished off the year really strong with a few new and fantastic birds such as
All in all quite a good year with a few stunning new additions to my archive :)
January 1, 2014
After I had to take a break from bird photography from July to December, I rallied in December to bring the year to a successful end. After getting two new species in early December, I finished it off with the Scarlet Honeyeater (Myzomela sanguinolenta) I posted yesterday and also got a few new King Parrot (Alisterus scapularis) and Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans) images.
You can find more new images HERE
Here’s a few images
Rufous Whistler (Pachycephala rufiventris)
Yellow-faced Honeyeater (Lichenostomus chrysops)
And a stunning Australian King Parrot (Alisterus scapularis)
This King Parrot image is the first bird image I took with my 5D Mark III. I have to say it performed quite well in the dark rain forest conditions :)
At the end a Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans)