Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Sky Watch Friday No. 1 - Up In The Sky

We took these photos last summer in the Salzkammergut, a region in Austria which is very green, with mountains and lakes, and where the nights are fresher than in the city of Vienna.

Despite the heat, we made little trips in our neighbourhood like this one on top of Schafberg with its breathtaking view over the lakes.

Not only birds were in the sky!

Click on the images to enlarge!

I have made two series of SKY WATCH FRIDAY this time, No. 1 and No.2












Alpine Choughs - Alpendohlen

Schafberg
Wolfgangsee, Salzkammergut
Austria


Sky Watch Friday No. 2 is below!


29 comments:

Maalie said...

The birds in the bottom picture look like Alpine Choughs!

Maria said...

Thank you maalie, they are alpine choughs, Alpendohlen! I'll insert the name under the picture.

The alpine choughs are excellent flyers and very cute when they accompany you on a mountain tour because they expect food.

Maalie said...

I thought so! I saw some in the Pyrenees in February and a few up on Dachstein in May. I love the way they play in the wind currents!

Mrs. Who said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog - I appreciate it! You have some gorgeous photographs on your blog. You live in such a lovely place!

Maria said...

Thank you mrs. who for your lovely comment!

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful!! Is that you hang-gliding? I love the mountains. MB

Maria said...

small city scenes, I wish it was me but I never tried. Maybe I'll try a tandem fly once? Have you tried?

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Lovely, just lovely! Hang-gliding is one of my dreams;)

dlyn said...

so beautiful - I really enjoyed seeing these. Happy SWF!

Photo Cache said...

beautiful multiple entries today.

ellen b. said...

I'm just not that brave to fly like that!
Great sky watch!

Anonymous said...

You're right, not only Alpendohlen were in the sky! Fantastic Skywatch images Maria :)

Ces said...

Oooh! I have altitude sickness just by looking at the top photograph! Heheh! Did you paraglide?

Rachel* said...

great images! great work! great coloring! great everything!! (:

LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

Great shots!!

Fantastic views of sky!

Luiz

Maria said...

ces, I have not posted a picture with dog D'Ora standing at the abyss and trying to climb down the rocks because I still feel sick when I see this scene.
It looks shocking!
We took the dog on the leach then!

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

thanks for sharing a wodnerful part of the world where you live with us

Gattina said...

Nice pictures ! I also saw quite a lot of them around the Garda Lake !

Kahshe Cottager said...

What an interesting Sky Watch! I have never seen anyone hanggliding! I can not imagine jumping off of a mountain side on purpose!
Thanks for visiting my SWF!!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Hang-gliding is fun to WATCH. I'd be scared to deth to actually do it!

esnorway said...

great shoots have nice weekend

Jim said...

I would love to be there, the scenery is beautiful and the activity looks fun.

Mary said...

Wow, I am afraid of heights, and this is getting me a little dizzy! Beautiful sky, though... :)

Old Wom Tigley said...

Wow...now this IS a great posting and not 1 but 2 sets of fantastic pictures.. well done..

Tom

Dewdrop said...

Beautiful mountains and great capture of the hang glider. Very cool.

RuneE said...

Beautiful, just as described in the song - but you won't get me to fly!

Maria said...

I won't either :P

sonia a.m. said...

WOW! Amazing pictures!

Brenda said...

Oh Wow! Awesome!!!