A while ago I read the words of a photographer. He said he takes photos of flight, not of birds.
Somehow, that statement was intriguing for me. What does it mean to take photos of flight? If there is no flying object, there is no flight. So he is not interested in birds, but in the way they are flying.

White stork and House sparrow

I started to think, what do I want to capture when I press the shutter. Is it the bird? Is it its flight? Is it what?

After a while I realized I am interested in bird’s freedom during its flight.
So, for me it is all about its freedom during each flight.

In the field

A beautiful summer day.

It was a hot day and I was walking slowly on a country road.
Rich smells of sunflower, of grass and corn were everywhere.
It is so amazing how much beauty is around us and how many interesting beings.
But, in front of your screen, you will never able to feel the wind bringing the scent of sunflower. In best case, seeing this image you will recall a beautiful moment from the past.

New points of view




The scarce swallowtail (Iphiclides podalirius)

This photo of the butterfly is taken last year. I was alone on a plain and it was very hot. I was observing some bee eaters in flight when this butterfly appeared. It was standing on a corn leaf. Nothing new here, just a butterfly and a leaf. But I think it is an interesting perspective.



I was enjoying a beautiful walk when I noticed these wild flowers. I wanted a beautiful photo of them but…how to choose the best point of view?  As usually, you need to kneel, you need to get down and get dirty but the effort is paid off.


Swallowtail butterfly

scarce swallowtail (Iphiclides podalirius)
Scarce swallowtail (Iphiclides podalirius)

(Un)fortunately, I have been very busy but I tried my best in reading your posts and writing comments.
I have so many photos to share with you but there is a fear that what I have it’s not good enogh for you.
On the other hand, so often I think many of you would be interested to see photos of sceneries from the place I live (which are so different from the palces you live), animals, birds etc.
I am sure I would find a way, soon.


“Our starting point is always wrong. Instead of beginning with ourselves,we always want to change others first and ourselves last. If everyone would begin first with themselves, then there would be peace all around!”
― Thaddeus of Vitovnica, Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives

An Orthodox Skete hidden into the woods.

Tranquility of Rural Life


“Our life depends on the kind of thoughts we nurture. If our thoughts are peaceful, calm, meek, and kind, then that is what our life is like. If our attention is turned to the circumstances in which we live, we are drawn into a whirlpool of thoughts and can have neither peace nor tranquility.”
― Thaddeus of Vitovnica, Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives



Fortunately, we live in a place where fog isn’t very present all over the year.
I totally dislike fog because I love light and if there is not enough light I easily get depressed.

But if I have the chance to visit some places where fog is present even during summer, I do take photos of it.


Northern Romania
Northern Romania