The ponds around Herrnstein Castle near Ruppichteroth in the Rhein-Sieg district always offer opportunities for beautiful animal photos. Today the waters were mainly populated with many mute swans, but rust and Canada geese as well as pond and coot also attracted attention. We had a tripod with us for the Nikkor 200 - 500 mm f / 5.6, but this beautiful lens can also be used by hand thanks to the VR II image stabilization.
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Some motifs are difficult to plan and it takes a bit of luck to be in the right place at the right time. The project "Sun in the Fog" had been on the project list for a long time and it was more by chance that a beautiful series of photos was taken on the way from Margarethenhöhe up to the Löwenburg in the
In a photo series of around 50 images of a super moon, an unexpected object came in front of the lens: an airplane that was flying very high.
This coincidence led to an interesting photo that could hardly have been planned.
My Nikkor 500 mm f / 4.0 and a 2-fold converter were used.
Amphibians (Lissamphibia) such as frogs and toads belong to the order of the frogs (Anura) and are not easy to distinguish from one another. Frogs tend to be slim and agile while toads are rather sedate, stocky and slow. Especially in Panama we were able to photograph interesting frogs, which are sometimes very poisonous, so that you have to be careful when taking photos in the jungle for several reasons.