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Spring Apr 2016

Spring / Frühling :-)

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April 10, 2016

A walk around the block yielded these images – thanks to the garden folks around here … All images are, in full res, at https://www.flickr.com/photos/thomasburg1966/albums/72157666918695746

This image shows a small section of the Veil Nebula, as it was observed by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. This section of the outer shell of the famous supernova remnant is in a region known as NGC 6960 or — more colloquially — the Witch’s Broom Nebula.

Galactic Beauty!

From a NASA article I extracted the following picture. Absolutely and totally amazing… It shows a part of the Veil Nebula, in “pseudo colors” (meaning this is not what the eye of Captain Kirk would see). It also shows a rather close-up view as demonstrated in this video. How pretty…

Stitched Panorama

Der Blick vom Kellerskopf als hochaufgelöstes Panorama (mit Fehler) – traumhaft…

Nach einer Mini-Wanderung und einem Maxi-Essen die obligatorische Besteigung des Aussichtsturmes. Da man auf einem ca. 500 m hohen Hügel ist und nochmals auf einem Aussichtsturm (dann wirklich fast auf 500 m über NN) ist die Fernsicht enorm. 30-50 km Sicht in alle Richtungen. Toll. Mit dem Handy ein paar Bilder gemacht und diese mit… Read More ›

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Wandern um den Kellerskopf

Eine kleine feine gemütliche Wanderung rund um den Kellerskopf, mein ehemaliger Hausberg. Google Earth sei Dank kann man die Wanderung im Detail analysieren, wir haben uns minimal velaufen da wir eigentlich die Strasse ganz vermeiden wollten. Was solls. Hier die Geek-Sicht der Wanderung:   Noch geekiger ist wenn man die KML Datei in Google Earth… Read More ›

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Lightning strikes at Wiesbaden Sonnenberg

A Thurderstorm with enough time to get out the camera. Note to self: Next time, use window without fly screen 🙂

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Macro shooting of Camellia Flowers

First photo trip with my new macro lens (bought in Japan ‘at the source’ at Bic Camera, Yourakochu, Tokyo, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bic_Camera). I went to Palmengarten Frankfurt, a wonderful botanical garden. One further beauty of this place is that one can bring all the gear one likes. So my gear kit looks like this: The camera sits on a… Read More ›

meerkat

Shy Meerkat baby – cute picture

From The Times of today:  

Helsinki Harbor Cruise

Getting a ‘bonus evening’ and night in Helsinki thansk to Lufthansa pilot strike, I took a Helsinki Harbor cruise with a colleague. As I do not post any faces on Facebook (the irony…), I disguised him 🙂 It was a beautiful cruise…  

Action Shots

Finnish Critters

Closeup of fernleaf yarrow (Goldgarbe)

Note the tiny geometric patterns. Amazing what can be achieved photographically with a smartphone