What is Black Forest about?
The Black Forest consists of a cover of sandstone on top of a core of granites.
The forest mostly consists of pines and firs, a mixture of the European native Norway Spruce and American imported Douglas Fir and White Pine.
The main industry is tourism. In addition to the towns and monuments noted below, the Black Forest is crossed by numerous long distance footpaths.
Hiking in the Black Forest has a long tradition. The Schwarzwaldverein, or Black Forest Association, has maintained a network of hiking trails for more than 140 years, in order to make the beauties of nature accessible to locals and tourists.
And you don't have to start off with a complete long-distance hiking trail with a length of more than 200 km - there are countless local circular hiking trails with a great variety of lengths and levels of difficulty.
The total network of tracks amounts to around 23,000 km. Black Forest is also source of the Danube and Neckar rivers.
This photo shows a small biotope from the forest area south of Schluchsee, which is with its height of 930 m above sea level the highest water reservoir in Germany and also the largest lake in the Black Forest.
The Schluchsee is part of the Schluchsee hydropower station complex which has a number of reservoirs of different heights linked by pumping stations with average power generating capacity of 500MW (in 3 stages).
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Kamilutka (8095) 2014-05-07 5:22
it looks like amazing place not only to hike but also to take some pretty photos like this one. You were either incredibly lucky or very patient to capture this beautiful heron - am I right? And the whole composition is not only well planned but also very natural. Love the colors and very well given sharpness.
Thanks for sharing
Sergiom (58686) 2014-05-07 5:30
Le héron est superbement placé dans l'image ou le vert prend la vedette.L'ensemble jouit d'une très belle luminosité et est d'une grande netteté.
cornejo (30648) 2014-05-07 10:23
Hi Miro, excellent photo of this beautiful corner of the black forest, beautifully composed and captured this beautiful image with good sharpness, nice color and light. Excellent and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy rest of the week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
danos (85785) 2014-05-07 12:32
nice the view of this section of the Black forest with the green to be the dominating colour.The existance of the bird adds life in the image making it even more effective.
saxo042 (37268) 2014-05-08 6:19
The heron is a very good inclusion in this picture, it adds a different colour and also life. The background consists of a great number of green shades. Reminds me of an impressionistic painting.
nikkitta (14606) 2014-05-08 9:55
I was waiting for castles and found a nature capture with not a timber house but and heron as a protagonist
Like the green color, cut in some part by the brown branches and the still waters
Well done, regards
Noel_Byrne (23274) 2014-05-08 13:02
This is a really rich scene, the greens are vibrant and filled with life, while the scene is broken by the perfectly composed bird. This is not what I would picture when I think of the black forest, so an educational, informative picture for me, and a beautiful view.
Thanks as always
Romano46 (17494) 2014-05-08 13:43
il soggetto è bello e alla bellezza della foresta si aggiunge la presenza piacevolissima di un airone cenerino che arricchisce ulteriormente l'ambiente naturale.
Ottimi i colori e particolarmente curata anche la nitidezza anche per l'attento uso del contrasto e della luminosità.
Ciao e buona notte
jcpix (13560) 2014-05-08 21:24
I believe this kind of scene is not the first image that comes to mind when thinking of the Black Forest, and if for nothing else, makes this unique. I would have guessed the location to be more like Louisiana. :) As the saying goes, you really do learn something new every day. A beautiful composition of interesting, natural elements and varying shades of green...broken nicely by the white bird. It has almost an mythical atmosphere, I might expect to see a castle just through the trees. Thanks for showing us a new and intriguing side of this well known locale. Have a great day. Take good care.
Sonata11 (33225) 2014-05-08 21:41
very beautiful composition of nature wonderfully executed. Colors, light, sharpness are fantastic. Love it. Best regards, Barbara
mcmtanyel (12463) 2014-05-08 22:08
Lovely shades of green and beautiful reflections are topped off by that heron (or whatever that bird is). Spectacular!
kato (11630) 2014-05-08 23:39
You're capturing well a part of Black Forest by a good angle and very excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the forest with the small pond, many trees and the surrounding lush green. It's good at color contrat of green and black. And, here seems to preserve the nature well.
shreya2000 (1075) 2014-05-09 4:22
A very nice pic taken by you. I like the bird in the right side. The colours are beautiful.
Thanks for sharing.
adramad (37333) 2014-05-09 7:47
Hello my friend.
A delightful image, this large lush forest, young green of the trees and the reflection in the same tones in the pond, giving a very strong image, so well captured this bird in the foreground is a wonderful detail.
A colorful perfect very natural.
A bright image with optimum clarity.
Well done. I love it.
Enjoy a good weekend.
ikeharel (56024) 2014-05-09 7:53
Good evening Miro,
Nice taken while hiking in the forest, met a heron rather than a bear of a fox... "Little Red Riding Hood" story, not relevant but came across my imaginary thoughts...
Fine green pond, thick vegetation with the daylight coming through beautifully.
In my humble opinion, no point posting large KB size photo, as the TE site reduce automatically to a "normal" posting same-size picture. Usually I post at 1000KB +/-.
delpeoples (53001) 2014-05-12 0:30
Ciao dear Miro
Not much black but plenty of incandescent greenery to love. Look at that amazing water and the reflections. The bird standing calmly by adds to the mood of tranquillity and pristine quality of the location. Well done, thanks for sharing and have a lovely week.
jmdias (54533) 2014-05-18 1:39
very nice these excessive green around and the swampy mood of the compo with the bird like the main subject. nice framing and a real good job.
ourania (30147) 2014-05-27 14:12
this picture is very attractive and has some of the qualities of your other picture, the one that I reviewed yesterday. I like very much the full frame and the way the bird stands out in it. You used the hdr with skill and restraint:) It's brought out countless details, enhanced the sense of depth, made the scenery comprehensible and vibrant. The green ambiance looks pure and delightful. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (13340)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-13
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D600, Nikkor AF-S 24-85 mm f/3.5-4.5 G
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/50 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-07 5:17