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.
Blood moon, wolf moon - when the full moon has moved completely into the umbra of the earth (umbra eclipse), then only the long-wave red components of sunlight reach it and it glows reddish copper. However, the light reflected by it is very weak, so that low light pollution and little dust and haze in the atmosphere are prerequisites for successful recordings. Even then it is still an art to achieve halfway short exposure times so that the moon movement does not lead to image blurring.
Schwerin Castle was the residence of the Mecklenburg dukes and is now the seat of the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania state parliament.
It is located on the castle island in the city of Schwerin and is considered an important example of Romantic Historicism. It is often referred to as the “Neuschwanstein of the North”.
Husum's palace gardens offer many beautiful motifs and memorials are a reminder of important people such as the native writer Theodor Storm and of course Ferdinand Tönnies, the famous German sociologist.
From the monument to Theodor Storm you have very nice views of the park - this is where the color key photo was taken.
The interesting rock formations in the north of La Palma can also be used as objects for star trail photography. Here is an example on a - unfortunately - somewhat busy road, so that only about 100 of the 200 pictures were usable. But the picture basically shows the idea of the composition ... even if it is more suitable for documentation than for wall decoration. Or is it?
We were in a good position with our car in the wide lava deserts of Lanzarote with a good view to the north, where volcanoes lined up. The orange village lights even convey a volcanic pseudo effect on the horizon. Many of the 200 pictures were usable, so that beautiful star trails can now be seen over the volcanoes of Lanzarote.