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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

Photo Frühstück im Botanischer Garten

Die Idee.  Einen Frühstück mit Kamera

Die Lokation Botanischer  Garten, Neuss


Viele gelbe Farben/ Many yellow colours

Sonneblumen Sunflowers

Blumen/ Flowers



Groß oder klein?  Big or small?

Einen schönen Tag/ A beautiful day

Die Fotografen/ the photographers

Hans Georg Bender,  WIlly Hoymann, Gisela Bender, Hildegard Jesch,  Hans Friedhoff 

Photgraph Hans Georg Bender

HaFri Poetry March 2011

You can not drown into your sorrow
You can try it today, want it tomorrow
I won’t let you, not later, not now
And please dont ask me how

I shall not let you go down
And when you think you will always drown
I will be there and tug you ashore
As long as my arms can carry you, and more

I shall not see when you will loose
Because it’s you. Always. Who I choose
My grip is firm, even when you dont realize so
I am still there when you are filled with sorrow

Listen carefully to what I say
I am there, always, no matter how tough, never far away
There is no distance between you and me
I stand next to you, just look and see

Behind you, to drop your fall
Tensing your deepest desire and all
Come to me, it is okay, the way it is
I am with you
Even when this is the last there is

Je kunt niet verdrinken in je verdriet
Je kan het proberen, maar het gaat niet
Ik laat het niet toe

Vraag me niet hoe
Ik laat je niet verdrinken
Hoe diep je ook wil zinken
Ik duik en breng je op het droge
Zo lang mijn armen je dragen mogen

Ik zal niet toekijken hoe ik je verlies
Omdat ik, altijd, voor jou kies
Ik hou je vast, ook al merk je het soms niet
Omdat je hart vol is van verdriet

Luister maar goed, naar wat ik zeg
Ik ben er, altijd, hoe moeilijk ook, en nooit ver weg
Afstand bestaat niet, je bent bij mij
Ik sta voor je, zij aan zij

Achter je, om je op te vangen
En ik speur het diepste verlangen
Kom maar, het is goed zoals het is
Ik ben bij je
ook als het het laatste is

© HaFri Poetry 23.03.2011


a dark cloud Hangs into the sky
I feel restless, and I know why
It’s the magical nature, playing with me
Life lessons, be not, or to be

The rain will fall, it’s comming near
The darkness approaches, now should I fear
I can join the ones that warn for thunder and fire
I prefer to choose another wire

I will face what comes, with open eyes
I will not tell myself anymore lies
I am full with faith
No matter what the shadow will bring
It will pass, and the birds again will sing

I look forward to the sunlight again
And if you think I am a cold and heartless man
I shall not argue with what you believe
And keep on trusting in what I achieve

The drops fall down, the wind starts to blow
Some are sheltering, others run and go
I face it with a grin
I never let it in

The hail hits me, the flashes deafen my ear
No matter what, I do not fear
When my time has come, than it has to be
Until than, nothing realy matters to me

The cloud floats over, as it begun
Rain disappears, makes place for the sun
I stay there, wet and cold
I should not when I had not hold


in my arms, in my heart
I promise, we shall never part
I lean on you, you live in me
Until the last breath, whenever it should be

Together with you, I can face the time
Bearing the darkness, breathing the shine

© HaFri Poetry 28.03.2011

Who am I, to tell you what to do
Who am I, to decide what’s good for you
Why should I know better
what realy does matter

You know better than anyone
When your moment has come
Now, at the almost end
You lay it in someone others‘ hand

Strangers will judge the final trial
and it will be without a denial
You know what you want, and what you will get
It’s your decision, it wont make me sad
To see when you finally find your rest
It’s all that I want, if it is the best

Strangers will say, it’s okay, to do it now
and they will tell us where and how
The last decision that is to make
They will decide the final brake

Is this true? I dont know
To me it just looks like so
Because behind the screen
It is you who has foreseen
You did make your plan
You did drew the lines 

Cutting your final string
No one else who needs to bring
Or sharpen the knife
Because the final cut
will close this part of life

Wie ben ik, om je te vertellen wat je moet
Moet ik jou zeggen, wat slecht is of goed
Zou ik het echt beter weten, wat en hoe
Ach, wat doet het er allemaal niet meer toe

Beter dan ieder ander, die je kent
Weet jij wanneer je er echt aan toe bent
Aan het einde, wat snel nader komt
Hangt jouw toekomst af,
van wat men van jouw heden vond

Je weet wat je wil, en dat je het zal krijgen
Het is jouw beslissing, en ik zal slechts zwijgen
Om te zien dat je eindelijk je rust weer vind
Dat is alles wat ik wil, jouw rust wenst jouw kind

Vreemden zullen zeggen, het is goed, het is de tijd
En spoedig voel je jezelf bevrijd
De laatste beslissing komt eraan
De laatste knoop doorgehakt, in je bestaan

Is het goed? Ik zou het niet weten
Alternatieven, ze maken het niet beter
Achter de schermen trek je aan de lijn
Je hebt het eindspel in gedachten al lang gespeeld
De rollen en taken zijn zoals jij wilt verdeelt
Zoals jij het bedacht, zo zal het zijn

Het doek gaat op voor de laatste keer
En jij regelt alles nog eens een keer
Niemand hoeft de knoop door te hakken
Jij laat zelf het doek dan zakken

En wij kijken toe
Daar ga je, moe
Eindelijk rust, en dat is fijn
Vol vertrouwen
breekt de laatste lijn

© HaFri Poetry 31.03.2011


Crystal bowl photography Nordpark

July 9th 2016.


A photo shoot with the crystal bowl. Click at the picture above to see my pictures of the photo shoot at facebook

Here below an impression of my photos with the bowl.  It still is a pretty difficult discipline to photograph!

About 20 photographers, many crystal balls.
Behind the scene!

More impressions from he Nordpark

Klick for more crystal bowl photography at the tripod below

Stativ 0969

Photographers and Peacocks

About Photographers and Peacocks

As you might know we have every now and then a trip with our Photographer group, and then we make photo’s together,.

This time we went to Schloss Rheydt, a nice park with as the main attraction  the peacocks in the gardens

They are  very tame and good looking.
Can you imagine what happens in our photo group, when 20 photographers have gathered and did picture peacocks?

Exactly.   I won’t bother you with all of them, but I have made a collection  of mine as well, you can find them here

I have been using my crystal bowl again as well, there are some pictures of it in this album

Click att the arrow button to scroll through the album

Author: Hans FriedhoffAperture: 8Camera: Canon EOS 1100DIso: 200Copyright: Hafri PhotographyOrientation: 1
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In the album below you find some pictures of the buildings and architecture in Schloß Rheydt.
There was a kind of discussion going on about the ‚glass‘ wall, that is added to the building. A matter of taste, if you like it or not.
And a matter of taste if you edit it away from your photography.  I personally do not edit my photo’s very much.  This glass ‚elevator‘  is now part of the building, so it belongs at the picture, because my picture is taken in 2016 and not 100 years ago. But again… it is a thing that can we discussed, look and judge for yourself

Burg Linn, Krefeld, with the crystal bowl

A photo shoot at a ruin/castle is something special. I do not have much experience with it, yet, until last Saturday.

A crystal bowl photo shoot at  Burg Linn, what became much more then just picturing glass 🙂 Enjoy.
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The pittoresque area around ‚Burg Linn‘

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Many (apple) Trees and other nature in the park around the ‚Burg‘

And where it all is about. The crystal bowl
(with many more crystal bowls from the past)

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