European Magpie used as a scarecrow
Perhaps the other crow like birds don't visit so easily while two of their kind is keeping this territory

Taking pictures has become more fun

In last Christmas (2009) I gave myself a present, a new Panasonic Lumix FZ38. This has proven to be the best so far, the pictures it enables me to take are in my subjective opinion the best I ever have been taken.

For example the ones from Japan, or a day in a graveyard. They have only become possible after having a proper equipment.

Also the recent visits to Oslo, Norway and Ljubljana, Sloveniaresulted in better pictures than any previous visit.

These two pictures, nearly the same, clearly demonstrate this, 2009 and 2010. Both are taken with my favourite setting: without flash.

That said, I am already looking for the successor of my current camera, hence wedding pictures should become even better…

One requirement which has arisen is the need for a remote control. Not too many models in the current market can offer that.