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Wordless Wednesday: Looking forward

black-headed gull (Larus ridibundus)/ Lachmöve

 

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Throwback Thursday: bitch fight

You might have noticed this image in my top of 2018 collection last week. I really recommend clicking in the image to resize it.

In November 2018 I was observing these to buzzards. One of them came and sat down on the branch, facing me in my hide. A few minutes later, the second buzzard cam from my back and attacked the first arrival. After a short fight, the first arrival fled and landed in only a short distance behind the branch and stayed. Both buzzards stayed in that positions for several minutes (10-15): the second buzzard on the branch and the first buzzard on the left behind the branch.

Probably, on of you is able to explain that situation to me. I assume, the second one is one of the parents of the first one and still trying to get rid of the kid. Or is it a couple? I can’t decide them. I even can’t decide, which of them is male and which a female. Buzzard look so similar. The only fact is, males are about 1/3 smaller than the females.

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Travel Tuesday: Isle of Skye

During the last months I presented many different aspects from the German North Sea cost. So, I guess, it’s time for a change and I take you on a trip to the Isle of Skye. The island is part of the inner Hebrides and is located in the Irish Sea, near the west cost of Scotland. Last year I already published a short review post.

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Throwback Thursday: 2018

Today, I’m showing you my personal highlights from the last year in no particular order.

What happened during the past 12 months related to photography?

  • January:  Helgoland
  • February: hot-air balloon flight in the Bavarian Alps
  • April: Scotland, Isle of Skye
  • May: start of the hottest and longest summer ever (hottest year since the beginning of the recording of weather data)
  • June: Baltic Sea, Isle Usedom
  • July: Birds of prey and testing the OM-D 1 M III
  • August: Visiting Switzerland and doing some hikes in the Alpes, “hunting” foxes and deers
  • September: lots of flowers and insects, visiting Photokina
  • October: wildlife photography in different places and some nice Indian summer images
  • November: Baltic Sea, Zingst
  • December: lots of rain to refill the empty water reservoirs, that were dried out by the heat and the sun during the long summer

 

Click in the images to enlarge them

 

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For Boxing Day

Now, Christmas is nearly over. But, here in Germany, Dec. 26th is also a holiday.

We celebrate Christmas on Dec. 24th = Christmas Eve. That night, Christ child brings the presents for the kids (and the adults). The two following days are used for visiting the relatives. Often, one day for the parents and the other day for the parents in law. So, we have three days of presents for the kids. Three days of good food.

So, I have a gift for you, too. I prepared a calendar for 2019 to be used as a background wallpaper on your computer. To download it, you can simply right-click on the link above or on the image below and save the image to your computer. Next, you can promote the image to be the desktop wallpaper for the next year or print it for hang it on your fridge or your wall.

Have fun!