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De Wittsee

At the border with the Netherlands, there is Lake De Wittsee

A very popular place for photographers f wildlife and nature.  My first visit, in the winter of 2018,  enjoy the photos.

 

Der Zwergtaucher (Tachybaptus ruficollis) ist eine Art aus der Familie der Lappentaucher. In Europa ist diese in Eurasien und Afrika verbreitete Art der kleinste Vertreter dieser Familie. Zwergtaucher sind in Europa durchaus häufig. Sie werden jedoch wegen ihres unauffälligen Gefieders und ihrer insbesondere während der Brutzeit sehr versteckten Lebensweise meist übersehen.

The little grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis), also known as dabchick, is a member of the grebe family of water birds. The genus name is from Ancient Greek takhus „fast“ and bapto „to sink under“. The specific ruficollis is from Latin rufus „red“ and Modern Latin -collis, „-necked“, itself derived from Latin collum „neck“.

At 23 to 29 cm (9.1 to 11.4 in) in length it is the smallest European member of its family. It is commonly found in open bodies of water across most of its range.

Nearby is the NaBu.  An nature -education project. While Nature was asleep in February, we need to return here another time 🙂

24-02-2018. A photo trip with Hildegard, Sonja and Karl-Heinz

Pilgerweg zum Cornelius Kapelle


In the winter time the sun comes up a bit later, what makes it more easy to catch the intresting light effects.  I decided to walk the Pilger route to the Cornelius Kapelle, a route that leads me through wood and ends at the pet zoo.  Here a few impressions.

Celebrating life

I was walking, my head in the air
That time again, those days are there
Memories of festivities
I don’t know exactly how long ago

Your birthday, 90 years you should turn now
You will always be with me, somehow
I think about applepie
And start to let the music fly

So far away, and so close in my heart
I talk to you, as I usually start
Hey mama, how do you do
Happy birthday, I wish to you
What should it be great, to get a sign
That you are celebrating at this time

I look for your usual communication
But I not find it
I listen to the bird
Beautiful, as seldom heard

Yes, a living bundle of feather
And all the sudden I feel together
Sing, little wonderful bird
Sing happy birthday
The miracle occured

Thank you, for being so deep in me
Thank you, for making me so happy

The target is reached.

As a reward I there are animals in the Kinderbauernhof

Das Jröne Meerke

A winter walk at the Jröne Meerke.  No geese in sight,  the animals were hiding for the camera.

And of course there were as well some other things that I found to photograph

 

Botanischer Garden Düsseldorf

Hidden behind the stone walls of the Universety of Düsseldorf, is a small oase in the form of a Botanic Garden.

This Saturday in June we went there with our Photogroup.  Walk with us, enjoy the photos

Click at the pictures below to enlarge them

Animals in different sizes

Flowers, flowers, flowers

 

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At the water line

Spheric

 

The making of ..

Photo by Helmut Friedrichs

 

And the photographers, photographed by the photgraphers.   A wonderful saturday afternoon, thanks to

Helmut, Hilde, WIlli, Karl-Heinz, Andrea, Sonja, Markus, Silke, Guido, Reinbert

 

Spring in the park

 

After a few days of rain, I think that March 10, 2017, can be labelled as the day on what spring really showed his beauty.

Click at the picture for spring pictures from former years

Here are a few pictures of my walk through the park.