Hortobágy, the Hungarian Plains

Driving through the plains, I noticed the wild geese gatherings.  They were far from the road, so I couldn’t get more closeups that I wished for.


New look same content

Since I’ve been posting more frequently, I decided to change the look of my blog.  I mostly add Pictures, and galleries, and write less. So I decided to change the Theme to one that concentrates more on the images, rather than the text.  The Twenty Fourteen was a great theme, but he featured images took up a considerable real estate on the page.  So I picked a new theme, Visual.  I hope you, my readers and visitors like it more.


Original, the featured image took up the top portion.


New look, shows more of the images, with featured images at the top of posts.



One of the great methods of transportation are trains.  Specially on really long distances. I love driving, but I think that for longer distances, trains are more convenient and much safer. Today I arrived at a train intersection and was the first car, so I decided to take a few shots, I didn’t have enough time to get out of the car, so I rolled my window down, and took a few pictures. I processed the in Pixlr Touch up, since I use a chromebook at home.

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Straight from Camera

Snowdrop, Galanthus

Winter in Hungary is pretty mild, up till now.  We only had a few cm’s of snow so far, and it didn’t stay for too long.  Seeing those snowdrops, which I believe should flower around March 20-21 according to Wikipedia looks a bit odd. But never the less, I enjoyed photographing it.  I hope you like it too.

I experimented with using some built-in filters in the camera, and I think they turned out great.

Project Bird Feeder (DIY)

I finally got around to make a bird feeder, from wood. The Sunday before returning to work. Not the best looking, but fits the bill.  Found the wood in the garden thrown away, so I recycled it. We’ve been feeding the birds every winter, for the past 2 years, and at times there are like 15-20 of them on this Pear tree.

I hope next weekend I’ll get a chance to take more pictures of the birds.

With a seed

Hopefully this way the cats can’t get to them


Goshawk, Héja, Correction Eurasian sparrowhawk, Karvaly

I’ve been trying to photograph a Hawk for a long time. Today, it came to our garden. During the winter we feed the birds, and one of those became a victim to this Hawk, thanks to my wife who noticed it, I was able to finally take some pictures, although I had to use manual focus because of the branches, I did get a few useful images, I wish I could go closer, but as I took two steps, it flew away.  One of my Facebook friends corrected me, its a Eurasian Sparrowhawk, not a Goshawk, Enjoy