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
Recent Quality Images
Recent Valued Images
Mushrooms (need ids!)
Walsrode Bird Park
Wildlife Park Lüneburg
Animals of Australia