Project Photography

Long exposure on the Rio Nava

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 04/19/2020 - 18:29
The Rio Nava flows through the pilgrimage site Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Abadia, whose tributaries with their moss-covered stones offer beautiful motifs for long-term exposures. But some manual work was also necessary here, as autumn had already left many traces in the form of withered leaves and fall wood. It was worth it to expose the beautiful mosses, who were certainly happy about this photo project.

Long exposure at the "Ponte do Nava"

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 04/19/2020 - 17:56
An impressive way of the cross leads from the former camelite monastery and today's pousada Mosteiro Amares to the pilgrimage site of Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Abadia. The beautiful pilgrim cities between mountains also show the origins of the Cistercian monastery in Portugal. Fed by many tributaries, the "Rio Nava" rises here and the swirling waters with their moss-covered stones, the waterfalls or a round bridge, the Ponte do Rio Nava, offer very beautiful motifs for long exposure.

Long exposure: Breitach gorge

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 04/19/2020 - 14:51
After the glacial melt at the end of the Würm ice age, the Breitach cut itself some 150 meters deep into the rock over the past 10,000 years, creating the deepest rock canyon in Central Europe: the Breitach gorge. It runs 2.5 km between the exit of the Kleinwalser valley at Tiefenbach, a district of the municipality of Oberstdorf in Germany, and the Walserschanz in Austria.

The super moon in April 2020

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Fri, 04/10/2020 - 14:48
Even if the color of this super moon on April 8, 2020 at 9:20 p.m. seems rather orange, it is still called the Pink Moon. This label obviously has nothing to do with its color. The terms actually arose from the rituals of the Native Americans, who saw the full moon in April in connection with the pink blooming of the flame flowers (phlox) made from the pearweed family (Polemoniaceae). Thus the super moon became the messenger of the approaching spring.

Rufous-tailed hummingbird in Boquete

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sat, 03/28/2020 - 11:00

We have seen the Rufous-tailed hummingbird at several locations in Panama. They dash through the blossoms so quickly that you might get dizzy. It is all the more difficult to photograph them. If you don't want to hope for the snapshot, the only motto is: patience. Once you have found a beautiful flower with a matching background, you have to set up the camera, focus and ...


Quetzal - bird of the gods

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sat, 03/28/2020 - 10:58

The Quetzal belongs to the genus of trogons, of which we were able to photograph yet another species, the mountain trogon, in Panama. The birds are very colorful and the Quetzal has two other features that make it appear exceptional. Firstly, it has very long tail feathers. These made him a popular hunting object of the pre-Columbian cultures, the priests of which decorated their headdresses with their magnificent feathers.


The Bar-tailed trogon

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sat, 03/28/2020 - 10:55

Trogons are colorful birds and yet difficult to spot in the canopy of trees. We had to roam the Panama jungle for a long time before we saw a mountain trogon. But the male showed model qualities, so that a nice photo series was created during the "shooting".


Steller's Sea Eagle on Hokkaido

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sat, 12/21/2019 - 17:54

The Steller's Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus) is a bird of prey of the sea eagle genus. It is the largest sea eagle and has a black and white plumage. It can be easily recognized by the extraordinarily large and strong orange-yellow beak and its paddle-shaped wings. Steller's Sea Eagle live on the rivers and coasts of Russia near Pacific as well as in wintering areas on Hokkaido, Japan's largest island. The body length is up to 105 centim