November 11, 2014
Since moving to Australia I have had a good run with species I never had any luck photographing in Germany. There’s quite a few introduced species living down here.
Today I managed a few shots of the stunning European Goldfinch, which are building a nest outside my house.
European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)
October 4, 2014
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)
August 9, 2014
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 :)
Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus) Spornammer, Varanger, Norway
Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus) Rohrammer, Berlin, Germany
Penduline Tit (Remiz pendulinus) Beutelmeise, Berlin, Germany
Seaside Sparrow (Ammodramus maritimus) Strandammer, Gulf Coast, Texas, USA
Corn Bunting (Emberiza Calandra) Grauammer
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