Up and away

This is one of the first photos I took on our two-month backpacking trip a few years ago. We had just left the ground and could enjoy a winter sunrise above the clouds. A rather good way to start a trip.

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Urban Giant Mushrooms

Gardens by the Bay was a mandatory stop during our few days in Singapore. And it was well worth it. I took this photo of the Supertree Grove through the glass ceiling (or was it wall, it’s hard to tell with those buildings) of one of the two conservatories.

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On the ground

I don’t know much about mushrooms. Some you can eat and some you can’t. Or at least shouldn’t, if you want to stay among the living. I know where to find many of them though. On the ground in the forest.

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After the rain

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The Taxi Driver

In Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands, it was not very expensive to book a taxi for a few hours. It makes the sightseeing quite easy and it gives you the opportunity to meet interesting people. This is our taxi driver and I just love how colorful he is. He was a nice guy too.

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Ponte Vecchio, Florence

I’ve only been to Florence once, but want to go there again some day. It’s a very photogenic town with lots of photo opportunities. This is a photo of Ponte Vecchio, the famous medieval stone bridge.

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Rainbow cloud

It was a midwinter afternoon and we were just about to enter the train station. On our way in we saw this colorful pastell rainbow cloud. I’ve never seen anything quite like it and I think it was rather cool.

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On top of the green peaks

Despite my aversion to heights we took the Langkawi SkyCab to the top of the mountains. From up there you can really see how green Langkawi is. Needless to say, the view was quite spectacular.

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Growing green

A picture from when I still had the time to crawl around on all fours on the meadow with my camera. I find that the f/1.8 50 mm lens gives quite a nice blurry background.

Growing green
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Boloria euphrosyne on Dactylorhiza maculata

Not far from my home, I found this beauty. There were some orchids growing in a glade and there, in the sun, it was spreading its wings. It looked like it was resting for a while enjoying the warmth of the sun.

I think the butterfly is a Boloria euphrosyne and the orchid a Dactylorhiza maculata.

Boloria euphrosyne on Dactylorhiza maculata
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