Switzerland August 7: Wildlife

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Nature / Photo Log / Photography / Switzerland / Wildlife

August 7, 2019; Brienz, Switzerland. Shortly after our arrival in Brienz, Oliver took a few of us on a walk to Wildpark Brienz. Two of the species shown here are native to Switzerland. One is not. Your guess.



Common Blue Butterfly Blue Hairstreak


Snowy Owl


(Nikon D500, Tamron 100-400 f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD zoom. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 2.3; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.)

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  1. The hairstreaks are among my favorites, and your portrait is delightful. As for disconnects, for years (nay, decades) I’ve not drawn a connection between the chamois I used to use to dry things and this striking animal. I don’t use a chamois any more, and I think I’m glad I don’t.

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    • Thank you. I had no idea what hairstreak was until a little while ago. I thought I was doing pretty good with common blue. Goes to show you. I have not used a chamois in years, and I am equally glad.

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  2. Hairstreaks are really, really beautiful when you get to see them up close. Now you’ll have to be on the lookout for more – there must be several near you. Wonderful photos!

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