When I look through my pictures from last weeks holiday it looks like I am obsessed about birds. I never thought about it but half of my shots show birds. My favorite species are gulls. They are really great, acrobatic fliers, resourceful and highly-intelligent birds and they tend to get along with humans quite well. Some seem to live by stealing food from people that pay not much attention to the sky above. We wittnessed an old couple that got rid of their icecream, ripped off by a younger gull. This fellow was definately one of the calmer ones and…
“…Another peace or so and now they don’t need you, Mr Moon, Mr Moon, Mr Mooooooooooooon. …” – Mr. Moon – Mando Diao The nice moon over Eggberge. He lit me my way back when returning quite drunken from a late night excursion. I still wonder how I could keep the cam straight without too much tiltiing as I had no tripod.
sea of grain
Living in the city, you normaly don’t see much of the horizon. Whenever I am at the sea, that very horizon shows me, where my position in this cosmos is, how unimportant our whole race is and how small and stupid we all are… here it is the mighty horizon reaching over a sea of grain. Just a few minutes after that shot, we had a nice shower from above.
poppy in bloom
dragonfly on the watchtower
Dragonflies are predators. In fact they help control the population of harmfull insects like mosiquitos. They can fly back an forth and even stall like helicopters. Their eyesight is 360° and they prefer to sit on higher grounds. So nature does have its killermachine up and flying…. good they do not get that big. Talking about sizes: I need to get a macro lens anytime soon…
tired after all
My doc told me to stay at home, drink tea, and put my body to rest, so I decided to put myself on a confotable airmat in the garden – off course not without my camera. Up in the maple branches above me, a huge squirrel was satisfying its hunger and finally took a litlle nap afterwards. Sad that the red ones living here in germany will be driven out by its grey american relatives. Looks like america is dominant in more ways than just politics.
inguana colorica ;)
spring is comming to town
It was raining all day long and suddenly the clouds opened up and sun send its rays, leaving every drop a spectacular prism. I stumbled outdoors and took this one right on my doorstep. The sensor inside my D50 overloaded because of false settings and where you see the sunspot right now a bold white strip was reaching from top to bottom. Due to heavy-happy photoshopping it is gone now.
goosy goose up for no good
Spent a week in London where I met this old fellow while waiting for the squirrels to show up. Although London is great city I must admit that something alway brought me back to Hyde Park with all its inhabitants. Maybe it’s for the contrast: No noise, no stress, not much people… well, and than old goosy trying to ripp off my peanuts.
zak mckracken and the evil squirrels
One should think that London is a modern – if not one of the uptodate towns – in hindsight of electronics. Maybe it is around city center and shopping malls, but in certain places it can’t hide it’s age. Gave this pic a go, as I had some problems with my typo3 insallation lately. To be honest: Typo is by far too big to use it for such a small site.
blue sky, dull pegs
R.I.P. along the sea
alien on the meaddow
One picture form the first set, I took with my new D50. Weather was fairly bad that day and sun was about to disappear. I had to hunt down something in my appartment. So Krümelmonster, as he is calledn in germany, was my first victim. I should have undusted him in first place, but I bet you know what it is like to have a new toy: You don’t care about details. That’s why the whole image is not sharp eather. I just wanted it to be the first post here, as it was almost the first picture I took….
jack, where are you?
Nadine and me spent a couple of days in Potsdam. It was pretty cold and we stayed at my cousines flat, where we had to fire up an old charring furnace with coal from the basement. The last day we spent wandering trough shopping mile and sun went down and snow set in… …Mr. J.Ripper would you please step out of the dark?