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Redbreast at the rhine falls

April 5th, 2014

On the way to Geneva we stopped at the Rhine falls in Schaffhausen (Switzerland).

It is a great spectacle but what I found even more astonishing than the force and noise of the water was that two redbreasts were apparently living on a tiny rock/island in the falls. Their singing was clearly audible over the noise of the water.

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7D – ISO640 – 1/1000 s – f/8 – 600 mm

 

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7D – ISO640 – 1/640 s – f/8 – 600 mm

 

 

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7D – ISO400 – 1/640 s – f/7.1 – 600 mm

Pictures from Schwetzingen

July 30th, 2013

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7D – ISO200 – 1/2500 s – f/1.8 – 50 mm

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7D – ISO100 – 1/400 s – f/2.8 – 85 mm

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7D – ISO400 – 1/500 s – f/4 – 150 mm

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7D – ISO640 – 1/2000 s – f/3.2 – 150 mm

A young bird in the stream

October 23rd, 2012

I found these pictures when browsing through some old stuff.

This was a really lucky encounter with a young bird who seemed to have had no fear of humans yet.

 

About to take a bath
40D – ISO800 – 1/200 s – f/5.6 – 420 mm

 

 

Random bits

August 15th, 2012

On the rooftop

7D – ISO200 – 1/250 s – f/8 – 600 mm

 

Waiting for the chauffeur

7D – ISO100 – 1/5000 s – f/2 – 85 mm

 

Meditation

7D – ISO400 – 1/500 s – f/5.6 – 150 mm

 

Only a few more days to the top

7D – ISO1250 – 1/400 s – f/2.8 – 300 mm

 

Nest-building

March 11th, 2012

Wasseramsel

7D – ISO800 – 1/200 s – f/6.3 – 600 mm

Coldness has arrived

February 6th, 2012

Winter had been very warm (5-15°C) this year until some days ago. Now daytime temperatures are rarely exceeding -10°C and at night the thermometer hits -20°C or less. I never saw so much ice on the Saale.

 

7D – ISO100 – 1/250 s – f/8 – 10 mm

 

7D – ISO100 – 1/6400 s – f/1.4 – 30 mm

 

Iceberg in sight!

7D – ISO200 – 1/2000 s – f/4 – 150 mm

 

White ice crystals on clear ice

7D – ISO – 1/ s – f/ – mm

 

Thin sheets of ice covering the whole river

7D – ISO200 – 1/ 800s – f/4 – 150 mm

 

7D – ISO200 – 1/250 s – f/5.6 – 21 mm

 

7D – ISO200 – 1/250 s – f/5.6 – 50 mm

 

7D – ISO200 – 1/160 s – f/5.6 – 150 mm

 

7D – ISO400 – 1/500 s – f/4 – 150 mm through the window