This year we had a long and very colourful autumn. Unfortunately, after my trip to the Teutoburger Forest, I had not much time available to photograph or to go out and enjoy nature. Last week, on a foggy morning I saw this scenery of yellow and red leaves when I walked to my car. After homecoming I allowed myself some time.......
I’m not sure when exactly it started, but one day I was invited on Facebook by an other nature photographer to be ‘friends’ without knowing this person. In the beginning I was reserved in accepting this kind of ‘friends’ but soon I received more and more requests. With some of them I have (or had) some digital contact but the majority I do not know and they never ever responding or reacting to anything.
So what is the meaning of being friends (even on Facebook)?
If you are one of the photographers which I deleted or will delete, please do not take it personal! For me it’s the quality of friendship that counts and not the quantity.
After a short and stunning night I’m very happy that Barack Obama will be the president of the United States for another four years and I wish him and his family all the best to realizes his issues for America. In four and even eight years he will be not able to change/realize everything, but I hope that he will make fundamentally changes regarding new energy resources and sustainability and that other big nations will follow suit!
I believe that only with the emphasis on sustainability the earth=(nature+humans) have a chance to survive!
This image shows an endangered butterfly species, the Alcon Blue (Phengaris alcon) which has some habitat requirements: Dry grassland with Gentians and red ants.
I hope that we will be in time realizing what really matters in life and that in the next century, nature photographers can also enjoy and photograph the Alcon Blue!
The question ‘who am I’ from my previous blog wasn’t that difficult if you know anything about butterflies. At this time of the year not much butterflies are present.
I found this guy, a Brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni) by accident and photographed him from different sides. As I was up early, the warm sunlight coloured the tree in the background and causes this yellowish/golden background
I assume that this was my last butterfly this year and due to the fact that I have no time available the next weeks, I stored my camera.
Jibt dir dit Leben mal een Buff, denn weene keene Träne. Lach Dir'n Ast und setz Dir druff und baumle mit de Beene.