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.

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.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #97-Pastimes

Video games are a pleasant pastime during the lockdown. There are plenty of games to choose from in the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and multiplayer games offer a great way to stay in touch with friends. Alas, despite the restrictions, I do not have much time to play.