Green Ice

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Marmolada with its glacier (view from Passo di Falzarego), The Dolomites, Italy

Here is a new addition to my ice series: The Marmolada glacier. As all the snow melted away one can see the blank glacier ice with its typical green to blue color. The Marmolada is a mountain range in the Dolomites (Italy).  Its highest peak is called Punta Penia (3’343 m), the highest mountain of the Dolomites.

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A mountain range that started as tropical sea: The Dolomites

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The Three Pinnacles, The Dolomites, Italy

In comparison to other mountain ranges in the world the Dolomites stand out as pretty unique: The variety of structures and shapes including peaks, towers, needles, pinnacles, plaetaus, layers, gorges, lakes and many more mirror the dramatic geologic history of this area that started about 280 million years ago.

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“Hi there!” …

Étang de la Gruère, Switzerland
Red Damselfly

… seems this young red damselfly calling out to the photographer.

Damselflies are a great motif for photographers and “structures and shapes created by nature” at its best. But as they are pretty shy and fast moving they are diffucult to catch. So patience and a lot of time is needed to get a couple of good shots. These ones I found at the Étang de la Gruère, a moore lake in the Swiss canton Jura.

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World Photography Day

On the occasion of today’s World Photography Day I’d like to share a photo that nicely shows that the frightening or ugly may appear completely different when taking a closer look. So zoom in!

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Spider

This shot of a good 5mm in size spider alive and in it’s web was taken with a 1/10 sec., f/3.2 and ISO 100 by a Canon EF 100 f/2.8L Macro IS USM on a EOS 5DSR body using a tripod. To increase depth of field this shot is a blend from two shots using focus stacking.

Swiss National Holiday

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Niesen, Switzerland

On the occasion of today’s Swiss national holiday I once again like to publish a shot from a beautiful and iconic spot in Switzerland. This pyramid-shaped mountain, called “Niesen” ist definitely one of them. Famous painters such as Paul Klee and Alfred Hodler were inspired by this mountain which is located close to lake Thun in the Bernese Alps.

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