As big travel is tricky these days, why not taking a closer look on what’s directly around us – or above us …? This red kit is circling since a while above my town. It’s a pretty impressive bird with its 1.50 m wing span and its really nice plumage in particular if the evening sun lightens it up.
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Sure, one has to see them: The Puffins. And not just the plush versions one can buy in any gift shop in Iceland. The real ones. While from August to April they live on the sea, during breeding season they visit the cliffs of the nothern Atlantic Ocean as well as the Arctic Ocean.Continue reading “Puffins – funny Inhabitants of the Látrabjarg Cliff … and other Birds”
Today I’m very happy to share a new addition to my portfolio about animals: The Alpine Marmot. Here I found a real showpiece!Continue reading “The Alpine Marmot – shy inhabitants of the Alps”
King penguins are the second largest pinguins in the world. The subspecies “Aptenodytes patagonicus patagonicus” is found in the south atlantic only. They live 25 years on average, weigh 10-12 kg and get around 1 meter tall.Continue reading “King Penguins from Tierra del Fuego”
… 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.Continue reading ““Hi there!” …”
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!
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.
Today I’d like to publish a few animal shots from my latest trip to Scotland that all fit nicely to the theme of my website. Here a black-headed gull close to Durness in the north of Scotland. The shot was taken with 1/3200 sec. with f/5.6 and ISO 400. The lens was an EF 70-300 mm f/4-5.6L IS USM at 300mm on a Canon EOS 5DSR.Continue reading “Animals from Scotland”