Readers’ wildlife photos

August 27, 2021 • 8:00 am

Please keep those photos coming in, folkx!

Today we have a melange of travel photos by Joe Routon. Joe’s captions are indented, and you can enlarge the photos by clicking on them.

First, I’ll post my photos of visitors from Asia who have invaded Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and a few other northeastern states. The nefarious planthopper Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) is wreaking havoc with trees. The photo on the left was taken around the middle of July; the one in the middle, photographed with my new iPhone 12 Pro Max, taken a month later, and the one on the right taken yesterday.

This is the Market Hall in Ghent, Belgium. It’s an open area that’s used for events and concerts.

Here’s my slightly Photoshopped photo of Bran Castle, commonly known as Dracula’s Castle, in Transylvania, Romania.

In the spirit of Brussels’ famous statue Manneken Pis (“Little Pissing Man”), Helsinki, Finland, has its own “Bad Bad Boy,” which is about 28 feet tall.

Here’s one of my photos of the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia.

I made this photo of the Andes Mountains on our trip to Peru.

Here’s one of my photos of the magnificent, breathtakingly beautiful Cologne Cathedral in Germany.

10 thoughts on “Readers’ wildlife photos

    1. John, occasionally I’ll goose the contrast and saturation, if needed, using Photoshop. In photos such as the Cologne Cathedral, where the interior is dark, and the stained glass is light, it takes a little manipulation to get details in the shadows while keeping the bright light through the glass from being too bright. Thanks for your comment.

  1. These were great. Loved the transition from wee insects to grandeur. When I visited Cologne’s famous cathedral, it was a cold October day, early in the morning, and I was the only (that I could see) person in the whole place. It was a wonderful experience, and I converted on the spot. Haha, not a chance anymore. Plus, the grandeur of cathedrals, I think, is for reverb ear candy more than sight, or perhaps some kind of marriage of the senses. (With the incense to boot.)

  2. Great pictures Joe. The overseas fascination with peeing statues is amusing. I did hear the subject that posed for that work went on to a career in music. Seems fitting he would grow up to be the pianist.
    I’m here all week.

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