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Re: Cute and Wholesome Picture Thread
« Reply #30 on: February 28, 2021, 12:15:10 PM »
A non-wildlife cuteness found on the webs:

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Re: Cute and Wholesome Picture Thread
« Reply #31 on: August 13, 2021, 07:18:46 PM »
Not posted any wildlife shots in ages, so here's a bit of Viennese summer :) These are from several walks and locations around the city & in no particular order:



A Brown Argus butterfly


A wall lizard, seen at a small ruined castle in the hills


A Lesser Purple Emperor - the incredible blue sheen is iridescence & visible only at some angles


A young wild boar in the woods near the city.


Brintesia circe, the Great Banded Grayling butterfly. I don't actually know why it's named after the witch of Odyssey fame.


A male red-backed shrike, known as "butcher birds" for keeping larders of impaled insects on thorn bushes.


An alpine longhorn beetle, very strikingly blue, found in the Lainzer tiergarten.


A curious baby field hamster, from Meidling cemetery.


Some more hamsters, watching some humans pass by a few metres away,


A red squirrel - probably young given its lack of ear tufts.


A sugary pink water-lily at the Alte Donau Wasserpark.


A cygnet. Most baby swans are grey (hence the "Ugly Duckling") but this one was a striking white more like the adults.


A European pond tortoise. Smaller and spottier than the bigger painted turtles that are now more common in Europe's cities.


A yellowhammer, at Perchtoldsdorfer Heide, singing raucously.


An orchid, at Perchtoldsdorfer Heide - probably a Woodcock Orchid.


Orobanche, or broom-rape, a parasitic flower (hence the lack of green) that taps into the roots of another species.


A burnt orchid, at Perchtoldsdorfer Heide.


A meadow brown - common, and very variable in exact markings - with Perchtoldsdorf in the background.
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Re: Cute and Wholesome Picture Thread
« Reply #32 on: August 16, 2021, 02:54:12 PM »
Wall lizard is cool lizard

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Re: Cute and Wholesome Picture Thread
« Reply #33 on: August 22, 2021, 10:57:21 AM »
Wall lizard is cool lizard
Yeah, they were living in the two remaining walls of an old castle tower up in the forest. I quite liked the idea that once the knights had gone, the little dragons crept back in :)



Also please enjoy this small kobold with big hat:


Source: https://twitter.com/siggymcc/status/1428391033419620358
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Re: Cute and Wholesome Picture Thread
« Reply #34 on: December 28, 2021, 04:00:48 PM »
Time for a dump of my autumn and early winter pictures from Vienna, I think :) More of the usual really when it comes to wildlife, but I think there are a few nice pictures in there and I hope you enjoy them.


A painted tortoise (feral pet species) at the Old Danube Wasserpark.

A male black redstart at Perchtoldsdorfer Heide.

Autumn gentians at Perchtoldsdorfer Heide.

A hovering kestrel at Perchtoldsdorfer Heide.

A wild field hamster at Meidling cemetery.

Another field hamster at Meidling cemetery.

A goldfinch at Vienna's central cemetery.

A green woodpecker at Vienna's central cemetery.

A female house sparrow, near the Neue Donau Ubahn station.

A red squirrel at the Old Danube Wasserpark.

A wren foraging atop a beaver's dam on the Donauinsel.

A kingfisher at the Old Danube Wasserpark.

A nuthatch in the Volksgarten, central Vienna.

A red squirrel at the  Erholungsgebiet Wienerberg.

A brown rat at the Erholungsgebiet Wienerberg.

A jay at the Erholungsgebiet Wienerberg.
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Re: Cute and Wholesome Picture Thread
« Reply #35 on: January 27, 2022, 05:43:45 PM »
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Re: Cute and Wholesome Picture Thread
« Reply #36 on: January 27, 2022, 05:54:33 PM »
He has a mole on his hand

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Re: Cute and Wholesome Picture Thread
« Reply #37 on: January 27, 2022, 07:43:22 PM »
I think that's a fairly newborn echidna puggle rather than a mole?
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Re: Cute and Wholesome Picture Thread
« Reply #38 on: January 27, 2022, 09:28:23 PM »
Do you bring a camera with lens that can move back and forth, or just a cell phone camera?  You make good closeups.

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Re: Cute and Wholesome Picture Thread
« Reply #39 on: January 27, 2022, 09:45:11 PM »
Do you bring a camera with lens that can move back and forth, or just a cell phone camera?  You make good closeups.

For my stuff? I have two cameras, both with decent optical zooms - a 30x zoom camera with a good macro and flip-up screen (Panasonic Lumix TZ-90), which I can use for flowers and invertebrates and the really close stuff, and a heavier 60x zoom camera (a Canon Powershot SX-70 HS) which most of the recent stuff is taken on, that's very good for the longer range shots. I don't really know much about cameras, that said - I'm not someone who fiddles with settings or lens switching or anything much, I focus a lot more on just trying to get closer or at better angles to the animals.
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