Animals in the snow
Snow is like a perfect white canvas. All disturbing elements are efficiently removed and the fun can begin. All we need is some animals in the snow.
Since snow is often white with a bluish shade, a touch of red works as a perfect complementary colour. The two contrasting colours red and blue immediately catch your eye. Their combination is like fire and ice….both intriguing and exciting.
The Red, White and Blue
So no that we have the blue, where do we get this drop of colour? What animal can spice up our white with a touch of red? Of course the red fur of a red fox is the best red one could wish for. But what to think about the orange-red chest of a red robin…. or the scarlet red bill of a white stork..?
Common Starling ( Sturnus vulgaris)
Gull in a Snowstorm
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
White on white
White Stork (Ciconia ciconia)
The Red White and Blue
A cold winter day, everything covered with rime
Red fox (vulpes vulpes) enjoys rolling in the snow
Fallow Deer in the Winter
The Red White and Blue
Red Fox playing with snow
Red Fox Shaking off the Snow
Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) enjoying a beautiful winter day and shakes the snow off her fur
Eurasian Bittern (Botaurus stellaris)
Eurasian Bittern standing on the snow-covered ice
Fallow Deer in Winter Wonderland
Winter Wonder Dance i Bittern in the Snow
Red Fox in the Rime
Fallow deer (Dama dama) at a cold and misty sunrise
Fallow Deer and Frost
Red Fox White Out
“Ode to Swans” Swans are SO strong. I have never seen them actually break an arm, nor do I believe that they would lower themselves to such a thing. But I do think they could…just in case. 😉 In springtime, swans look like dream boats; a floating suit of feathers, where baby swans can play til they drop in an endless soft feather bed …. how cool is that …?! This in contrasts with the sudden ferocity that arises when facing danger. (or a coot). Running over the water like consummate basilisks and flapping their wings as if they want to break the ditch in half! Swans are truly magical creatures, gliding over the water surface, as if controlled by something invisible. (which is actually the case) Pure dignity and calmness. Control to the max. That’s to say: until you arouse their anger. Do them injustice, you better hide! Nothing and nobody will stop them. That whiteness, that grace; almost supernatural purity. And at the same time there is this dark look; which unfathomable depths lie behind….? Swans; so soft and yet so strong, so loving and graceful, so ferocious and unpredictable …. Personifications of contrast. Never a dull moment with a swan. And sometimes I wonder … why did nobody ever get the idea to make the swan a symbol of feminity …?
Fallow deer in a snow covered environment
“That Misty Mood” This particular morning, everything was covered with hoar frost and the mist got more and more dense as I walked into the area. At a certain point, the mist was so thick, it was hard to see throught it. And this feeling, this…..being in a completely different, fairytale like world, is what this photo represents for me..