February 20th, 2015

Londolozi Trip

We have been visiting the African bush for years and we try to take every opportunity we can to get out there. There is a sense of stillness and excitement when one is in the bush that is quite unique. The buzzing ‘silence’ sets one’s senses working overtime: sight, sound, smell, taste and even […]

December 29th, 2014

Snow Snout

Winter arrived here in Switzerland. With 20-30cm of snow, the dogs are having a ball. They almost disappear in the snow blanket and at every opportunity they stick their noses in the snow. What interesting smell is buried there ?

April 25th, 2014

Keukenhof 2014

For second year in a row I went to the Keukenhof in The Netherlands. As last year, Birds As Art organised a photographic tour concentrating on visiting the tulip and bulb region. The Keukenhof is only open for 2 months of the year, displaying amazing gardens and flowers: an astounding 7 million bulbs are […]

February 26th, 2014

At the Duck Pond in Basel Zoo

As I was saying in my previous post, I went to Basel zoo to do some photography. I spent most of the time at the duck pond, where captive and wild ducks fill the pond. Some absolutely gorgeous species are kept there: the Mandarin Duck, the Smew and the (American) Woodduck. The Smew with […]

February 23rd, 2014

Spring is Knocking on the Door

I went out to do some photography in our local zoo. Temperatures were mild (almost spring-like) and most animals were in a spring mood. I was photographing near the duck pond, when suddenly this red squirrel ran into a low shrub, trying to avoid an attack from a stray cat. As a result, the squirrel […]

January 2nd, 2014

Surprise End of 2013

We went to the Netherlands over Christmas to visit friends and family. On 31 December I visited my cousin who is living in a forest region. She knew of my passion for birds and alerted me to the special guests she has in her garden: a family of a Long-Eared Owls, roosting right next door […]

December 11th, 2013

Colorful Beauty

Common Kingfisher

Last weekend I went out to shoot at a bird-sanctuary near Z├╝rich. Anette Mossbacher from BPN accompanied me. Star of the afternoon was the Common Kingfisher. We sat in a hide, overlooking a part of the lake. Most of the lake was frozen and the kingfisher was mostly hovering around an open […]

October 13th, 2013

Save the Rhino Petition at Avaaz.org

Save the Rhino

John Varty, filmmaker and owner of Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa, wrote an open letter to Cyril Ramaphosa, now Vice President of the ANC in South Africa. John basically wants these poachers, mainly form Mozambique, be treated as invaders.

The whole issue with Rhino horn is that the […]

September 22nd, 2013

Playing with Fractalius

The last couple of weeks I have been playing with the Fractalius filter. See my first post Patience how I handled installing fractalius on my Mac.

I used different filter settings to get a variety of results and effects. The slideshow below shows a selection of images from my regular galleries. Click on a thumbnail […]

September 8th, 2013

Using Fractalius on the Sagrada Familia ?

Recently I published my images from the Sagrada Familia here. The basilica itself is a piece of art. Further processing of the images might be unnecessary. However, when I ran some images through the Fractalius filter I was quite impressed that I thought it was worth to publish them too here. The first two below […]