Tister Bauernmoor — before sunrise
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Tister Bauernmoor was transformed from industrial peat extraction to a rewetted natural paradise after the turn of the millennium. Today, thousands of cranes migrate here in autumn and just as many geese can be observed here during winter time. It … read more or write a comment …

Happy New Year!
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Happy New Year to you all! May 2023 be a better year for all of us. This week I took the opportunity to go out on the moors in the early hours of the morning hours and had an atmospheric time with … read more or write a comment …

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
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With kind regards from Buchholz, Germany, Marc

24mm or 500mm in landscape photography?
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You often read that large telephoto focal lengths are only useful in wildlife or bird photography, just as I like to use my 100–500mm lens. But in landscape photography? I took the cover picture for my last blog post about … read more or write a comment …

Golden Sunrise at Schleimünde
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Just the cloud bank, the northern headland with its characteristic group of trees and the many water birds. Plus the sun just rising over the cloud bank. And my telephoto lens at 500mm focal length! That’s how this golden atmosphere at Schleimünde … read more or write a comment …

Dramatic sunrise atmosphere
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The sun had barely passed over one band of clouds before it disappeared again behind the next. Half an hour before, it still looked like one band of clouds, but now the layers of clouds became clear. It was great … read more or write a comment …

The sun comes up!
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After looking at the cloud band and the land and sea below for 3⁄4 of an hour, and everything taking on more and more warm colors, the sun finally appeared between two cloud bands! As if on command, the seagulls flew … read more or write a comment …

»Flying warm«
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I haven’t figured out yet why water birds fly up in swarms just before sunrise and fly laps over their night perches. Maybe an ornithologist or biologist can help me here? In any case, I had this great experience shortly before … read more or write a comment …

Schleimünde before sunrise
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The transition from the blue to the golden hour can be seen clearly. Far in the east on the Baltic Sea a cloud band passes. It has had a significant influence on my further motives this morning.

Golden clouds over Angeln
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That evening, the golden clouds were rather over the landscape Angeln (between Flensburg and Kappeln) than over landscape Schwansen (south of the Schlei Fjord) and I was thus on the wrong bank of the Schlei. So I let the drone … read more or write a comment …

Red Kites!
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In the north of Schleswig-Holstein red kites are very rare — the main distribution area here is the east and southeast of Schleswig-Holstein. I was all the more surprised when I identified the bird of prey, which was searching for … read more or write a comment …

Silent Morning
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A silent morning on the shore of the Schlei. Only a few stumps of reed grass stand in the soft light of the soon-to-rise sun.

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