Dinner in the Jungle

Vineyard snail in search of food. I discovered the snail on the balcony of our holiday flat in La Rochelle, France. As the floor was covered with artificial grass, I put a lettuce leaf on the lawn for the snail. It accepted it with thanks.

To be able to take a picture of the snail, I lay flat on the ground and waited for the right moment.

Leni – the Princess

Another image of my little Maine Coon lady “Leni”.
In this image, I captured her, relaxing in her wigwam and enjoying the sun. Sometimes I ask my self whether she is fully aware that she is the superstar of the moment?
Of course, it is better for me, allowing for photos of such kind!

I hope you enjoy it!

Lilium Candidum

Day 103 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

I just love to photograph flowers. They are a wonder of nature. So diverse, no two are alike, and one is more beautiful than the other. Some bloom wild, others were planted for a specific purpose.

But in the end, all flowers have one thing in common, they enrich our lives with cheerfulness, bliss and joy!

I discovered this specimen of a lily on my way home from a photo tour to the nearby fields. It stood all alone in a garden near the road.

I immediately stopped with my bike and took my Nikkor 200-500mm F5.6 VR and photographed it freehand. I was lucky that the rising sun was at the ideal angle at Zenit and illuminated the flower fantastically.

Especially the slight shadow cast gives the picture the necessary depth.

I hope you like the photo as well!

Fulica atra

Day 100 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

Now 100 days have passed since I started my Foto Challenge.

!00 days full of joy and daily growing enthusiasm. In the beginning, I was a little bit sceptical if I would find enough photo motives for every day. But as so often, I had to be taught a better lesson.

For today’s photo, I visited our local lake to take a picture in the field of bird photography. As motifs, I chose a coot and its chick, who swam along the shore of the lake searching for food.

As it was still very early, there were only a few people around the lake and the wild animals could pursue their morning activities undisturbed.

Unfortunately, this is only ever of short duration until the area fills up with noisy recreational activists,

Due to the Corona crisis and the associated travel restrictions, this year is particularly bad.

Nevertheless, I wish you a lot of fun while looking at the photo!

Pieris Napi

Day 99 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

After the weather was superb again today, I looked for flowers and insects in the nearby fields.

This green-veined Whitebird appeared in front of my lens. It was not easy to take a sharp picture of the little guy, because he was flying around very excited.

Fortunately, I had my Nikkor 200-500mm f5.6 VR at hand, and with enough focal length, I was able to get a picture of him.

For me the first time I photographed a butterfly from diagonally below!

I was pleasantly surprised by the sharpness, as I was standing about 3 m away from the butterfly, holding the lens in my free hand:

Vibration reduction is an excellent thing!

Have fun looking at it.

Papaver rhoeas

Day 98 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

Although the summer is not over yet, you can see from the poppies that time is progressing.

The grain fields are growing and growing, and the poppies are withering more and more.

Before their beauty has passed, I had to capture this beauty in a photo again.

For this purpose, I used my Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8 VRII telephoto lens again.

Have fun while watching!

The BMW four-cylinder

Day 97 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

Today I continued my Photo Challenge with architectural photography. As motives, I took the BMW four-cylinder, also called the BMW tower.

It is the main administration building and landmark of the car manufacturer BMW in Munich. The building is 101 m high and has a diameter of 52.30 meters.

The BMW Tower is one of the most remarkable examples of modern architecture in Munich. It consists of four vertical cylinders arranged next to each other in the shape of a cross, each cylinder being divided horizontally again by retracting the façade above the centre. I was lucky because there were plenty of fast-moving clouds which added this unique atmosphere to the building.

To blur the clouds, I employed a polariser and a 10 Stop ND Filter.

The busy little bee

Day 96 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

After 4 days in the state capital Berlin, I had to go back to nature and take some colourful pictures.

It was good that the sunflowers are still in full bloom and provide excellent motives.

Today, I complicated flowers and insects into one picture. It was adorable to watch the busy bees collecting pollen.

I hope you have as much fun as I did, looking at the photo!

The Berlin TV Tower

Day 94 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

My second day in Berlin. Also today I went on the tourist tour to photograph landmarks of the city during the day.

Here I concentrated on the “Alex”, the television tower of Berlin. Actually, I thought about a black and white shot, but I liked the result in colour after development so much that I left it in colour.

I would like to thank the dove, who added that specific something to the picture. I had taken about 50 photos from all directions, but without the dove, the image seemed empty and boring. About 20 pigeons were sitting on the concrete construction underneath the tower, but only one felt called to put itself more in the scene.

As an outlook for you, the next photo of Alex I will take in the night hours.

So stay, tuned-in!

PS: For more information about the tower, follow this link: https://tv-turm.de/en/history-and-journey-through-time/