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Rotkelchen (0099)

Robin searching for food

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There is a small old path on the edge of the Kattenberg Nord development area near our home, which is lined with stately old oak trees. The first 100 meters it leads past a beech hedge of a quite old property. And just in this hedge live a multitude of small garden birds, like this robin. I’ve watched it forage along the edge of the path on a couple of days.

I took a number of beautiful portraits of the robin, as you can see in the gallery below: read more and write a comment …

St Katharinen Kirche bei Nacht (0205)

Saint Catherine’s Church at night

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Strolling along the Zollkanal in Hamburg in the evening hours and looking at the illuminated Speicherstadt is always a nice experience. Afterwards, I like to walk back along the side of the Speicherstadt on the bank of the Zollkanal. Often I stop at the Kannengießer bridge and look over to Saint Catherine’s Church. At night with clear sky one can see with this view to the north to my astonishment in the middle of the city the stars!

This time I chose the illuminated Kannengießer Bridge with the cobblestones in the foreground for my motif. This gives the image a nice depth.

Elbphilharmonie & Cap San Diego (0153)

Elbphilharmonie & Cap San Diego

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The Elbphilharmonie has been open for almost 4 years and the construction cranes on the building have not been seen for much longer, yet it is almost impossible to find a viewpoint of the Elbphilharmonie without construction cranes. Nevertheless, I want to show this picture because it reflects such a great light mood.

In the southwest the sun had set behind a thin wall of clouds and so the west facade of the Elphi was illuminated. The rest of the facades were already bathed in the blue of the surrounding light mood. Only the Cap San Diego with its red and white hull still stood out a bit.

I achieve a completely different image effect if I crop the image very sharply and thus place the focus on the Cap San Diego, with the glowing west facade of the Elbphilharmonie behind it. I am curious which image you like more: read more and write a comment …

Hamburg - Landungsbrücken (0031)

Landing piers in pandemic times

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In November, on a day off, I drove to Hamburg and enjoyed the cloudless sky and the empty harbor edge.
I admit, I have never seen such empty piers in my life. Due to the pandemic, all restaurants were closed and the excursion boats were closed. Only the HADAG ferries were still in regular service.

Because of this emptiness I had the unique chance to photographically deal with the reflections in the puddles on the landing bridges. Some times I was almost laying behind my camera and nobody was bothered!
So then the Elbphilharmonie and the Hanseatic Trade Center are both included in the reflection. Especially beautiful because the golden light of the setting sun made the facade of the Elbphilharmonie glow: read more and write a comment …

Eissendorfer Wald - Lavabecherling (0092)

Bulgaria inquinans

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With this colorful picture I say goodbye to my excursion into the mushroom gestades in the Eissendorf forest. I am still amazed again that I was here on Hamburg city area on the way.

When we were already on the way back to the car, and the forest around the path had become a little thinner, I noticed this cross lying tree trunk covered with moss. Above all, however, because pock-like the black, moist mushrooms on the green too stuck out. They are probably Bulgaria Inquinans.
I had never noticed such beautiful black mushrooms and can still enjoy the picture.

Eissendorfer Wald - Büscheliger Faserling (0033)

Psathyrella Multipedata

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A little further along the forest path in the Eissendorf forest and again a tree lay across the forest and was left to nature. It is nice to see that forestry is increasingly letting the forests go wild again. Here, on the deadwood, large accumulations of the mushroom Psathyrella Multipedata could be seen.

While the picture in the article appealed to me because of the wetness on the mushrooms and the bright green moss, I took the following picture to show the typical tufted growth:

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Pilze im Eissendorfer Wald (0029)

Mushrooms in Eissendorf Forest

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Just as the mushrooms stood on the stump, it came to us: »The table is set!«

The mushrooms are standing on a tree stump and we had found the one a little off the path. Just too beautiful, with the autumn leaves next to the mushrooms and the forest in the background with some light effects.

Can anyone help me to find out what kind of mushrooms we are talking about?

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