Playing with fractals

Last week I got the inspiration to play around with fractals. After spending searching for a suitable program, I settled with Ultra Fractal. The software is not free, but it feels intuitive to use and has an extensive library of public formulas. It costs between 29 € and 99 € depending on the version. I would…

Three Pollinators

Three pollinators – a bee, a bumblebee and a butterfly – flying around the same purple flower.

A Single Yellow Buttercup Flower in the Grass

A single yellow buttercup flower grows among the grass. The surface of the petals is very smooth, making it reflective. The flash helps the flower to attract pollinators and regulate temperature.

The Moon with 150 mm zoom objective

I recently purchased the very reasonably priced M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40‑150mm F4‑5.6 R zoom objective. I got mainly for terrestrial subjects but gave it a quick test in moon photography. The image is better than using a smartphone and binoculars, but no match for the telescope. With 150 mm focal length there is no need…

Heidelberg Heiliggeistkirche

The late Gothic Heiliggeistkirche is a prominent landmark rising over the buildings in Heidelberg old town. The Bergbahn funicular railway goes up the side of the hill in the background. The track ends at Molkenkur transit station, where an older funicular continues to the summit Königstuhl.

Geese

Canada geese and greylag geese are common visitors in Munich Westpark as well as other parks in Europe. While the birds pose no threat to humans enjoying the park and may appear cute, they litter the area with a large amount of excrement.

Messier 41

Shot with Olympus Pen EPL-7, SkyWatcher Explorer 150P-DS, and SkyWacher N-EQ3-2 Pro. Stacked with Sequator and edited with DxO PhotoLab 3.

NGC 2232

Shot with Olympus Pen EPL-7, SkyWatcher Explorer 150P-DS, and SkyWacher N-EQ3-2 Pro. Stacked with Sequator and edited with DxO PhotoLab 3.