My plans for this morning to drive to a lake or creek to catch birds with the rising sun vanished as soon as I heard my alarm-clock. I was too tired but could not sleep anymore either, so I get out of my bed and looked through the window to see the first signs of a red sky.
I remembered the groups of snowdrops I found yesterday during a small walk nearby and the decision was quickly made. Not a long drive, not a long walk.....perfect!
While I was lying in the muddy grass, I enjoyed the amazing sound of the birds. Twice a Eurasian Curlew came over with his remarkable call. As spring weather is forecasted for this weekend, I'm very curious if I will see my first butterfly of 2015 and if the frogs will become active......
Wow......a lot can happen in a few days......on my way to work two beautiful sunrises, spring flowers everywhere, singing birds, a jumping spider on my window, met nice photographers during my lecture, learnt again a lesson about human behaviour, saw and felt a lot of sadness......
The public garden, which I mentioned in my former blog, is gently rolling and I had an image in mind with the colours of the traffic light in the background. Unfortunately, almost every flower was growing ‘down’ instead of ‘up’ and I had no spade with me to dig a ‘German’ hole. Finally I found a suitable, but little group of snowdrops. The advantage of a traffic light in comparison with a sunrise or sunset is that it is not moving......the only challenge I had was to catch all the colours it has and ignore the wind to gain some sharpness.
Yesterday, I badly needed an energy boost so I went out, enjoyed the fresh air, one minute of sunshine (it wasn’t me) and searched for some spring flowers.......unfortunately I only found one snowdrop which I only could photograph with my ‘normal’ macro lens. Too bad this morning started with a grey wake-up, no red sunrise, so probably next week I will give it a try again as I know a public garden with some more snowdrops and hopefully I can use my wide angle lens.
Canon 7D; tripod; remote release; 180 mm, 1/30s at F3.5 and ISO100
This picture is taken one day before winter arrived. A few days later I looked for these two Snowdrops but unfortunately they were 'snowed' under. Winter is gone now and it's time for the 'new' life to come.
As I'm very busy with other things (see chapter Workshops) at the moment, I will be not able to post weekly here. Probably I will be online again in a few weeks and I hope that by that time I would have seen my first butterfly of 2012.
Jibt dir dit Leben mal een Buff, denn weene keene Träne. Lach Dir'n Ast und setz Dir druff und baumle mit de Beene.