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.
In Gyeongju, we lived in a traditional Korean house, a Hanok. Hanoks are constructed according to the doctrine of the Five Elements "Wood, Fire, Metal, Earth and Water" which is widely used in Asia. Wood, paper, clay (mixed with water), stone and metal are used to get as close as possible to the 5 elements.