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About me[edit]

My view on the world: a Sigma 105 mm macro lens

I usually contribute to the German Wikipedia, where I'm mostly involved with voting in and archiving of KEB (candidates for excellent images, roughly equivalent to FPC), but I also sometimes write articles on the subjects I take pictures of. On Commons I contribute to QIC, VIC and FPC (in this order) where I normally review at least as many images as I nominate. I also organize species galleries and tag images with erroneous ids for renaming.

My current equipment is what would probably called medium-class and consists of

  • a Nikon D90 DSLR
  • a Sigma 18-200 mm F3,5-6,3 DC lens
  • a Sigma 105 mm F2,8 EX DG macro lens and
  • an Alpha 2500 tripod

The large majority of images is taken with the macro lens, however, and I rarely use the tripod because I find it too cumbersome in the field. Until October 2009 I used a Ricoh R10 compact camera.

I usually take pictures of all things small, mostly insects and flowers and combinations thereof. When I return home from a trip, I have fun identifying the depicted specimens and am steadily accumulating field identification books. I'm most experienced with the photography and identifation of damsel-, dragon- and butterflies, but I'm getting good at grasshoppers and bugs too.

Recent Featured Pictures[edit]

C: Commons Featured Pictures, D: German Wikipedia Exzellente Bilder, E: English Wikipedia Featured Pictures

All Featured Pictures (41)

Recent Quality Images[edit]

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Recent Valued Images[edit]

All Valued Images (28)

All images[edit]


I hereby award this Original Barnstar to Quartl for the excellence of his Nature pictures -- Alvesgaspar (talk) 20:40, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
The Photographer's Barnstar
I hereby award to User Quartl The Photographer's Barnstar for 10 Featured pictures on Commons, other perfect photos and his admission to the restricted club Meet our photographers. Well done! --George Chernilevsky talk 16:49, 25 October 2010 (UTC)
I hereby award to Quartl the Photographer's Barnstar providing wikimedia commons with wonderful pictures and his admission to the restricted club of Meet our photographers --Böhringer (talk) 20:59, 14 February 2011 (UTC)