Category: Animals


Nutria

It’s been a while since my last post, sorry for that (job keeping me quite busy at the mo).
I heard people talking about a bunch of wild nutrias living at a tiny lake in our region, so I decided to have a look and take some pictures.
It was only when I was about to leave that two of them came out of their hiding place.

What strange and beautiful creatures indeed!
This little fella is eating a carrot that one of the locals left him there. My presence did not disturb him at all.

Take a look at that nice tail!

BTW: I have been taking some pictures with 35mm film in the last few weeks. Hope I’ll have the opportunity to develop them quite soon.

I wish you a great weekend!

PS: For some weird reason I see wrong Exif data when I click on the photos to enlarge them. For those interested, I used a Samsung NX3000 with a 30mm 1:2 prime lens.

Bokeh Dreaming…

It’s a time of the year in which photographers have more opportunities than usual to play around with lights. The weather here has been lousy for weeks now, but there are plenty of possibilities to take some nice photos indoors. Besides the obvious pet portraits you can play around with still life photography or abstract images. How about exploring the macro world inside your home?

Whatever you celebrate (or not), I wish everyone a great time: take a break from the bad news and social media, try to relax as best as you can, have a nice video chat with family members you cannot visit right now, go outside (if health and weather allow) for a long walk – and don’t forget your camera if you do. 😉

Stay healthy!

Percy

May I introduce… This is Percy, probably one of the friendliest dogs I have ever seen. Didn’t bark at all despite various provocations from other dogs he encountered.
Shooting pet portraits for other people is always a tricky thing. Not everyone likes a small depth of field, so you have to find out their individual taste.

Winter is nearing slowly but steadily. What can you expect in this season?
I still have some nice stuff to show from my mountrain trip, but I am also going to share some pictures from travels I did in the last 2-3 years (Dolomites, Denmark, UK, Berlin, Munich, Cologne, Netherlands to name but a few) as well as some black and white work and an occasional still life. And I don’t need to mention pet portraits – you can always count on these in this blog.
Moreover, I plan to share with you some of my old gear (vintage alert!) and a blast from the past now and then.

Have a nice week and stay healthy!

This is part 2 of the rural impressions 2020, taken several weeks ago. (Part 1 is here.)
Summer says farewell in our region, and autumn is around the corner – not just on the paper, you can actually feel it.

Again I wanted to share with you some pictures from a farm I visit every two weeks in order to get my vegetables and fruit. Lots of animals roaming free there like the one you can see above.

No post-processing here, this sunflower really looked as if it were smiling. Enjoy the rest of the week and the new season!

Lying in wait

Lying in wait

Cute little Layla lying in wait. As if she could do any harm to anyone or anything…

There are several followers who are here mostly because of my cat portraits – sorry you had to wait for so long. I promise there will be more in the future.
Both pictures taken with my 85mm 1:1.8 prime lens wide open.
Definitely click on the pictures to see them in a higher resolution.

Enjoy the rest of the week and the weekend!