oopoomoo March Photo Challenge – Emergence from Henrik Fessler

In our last blog post we showcased images on the theme Emergence (#emergence) submitted though our oopoomoo Creatives Facebook group. In this post we want to highlight an image we received via email from Henrik Fessler. We love the photo and wanted to share it here on the blog. Henrik says of the image:

Every spring I feel the urge not to miss out the bloom of things after a long gray and dull winter. After a short blossom phase of 2-3 weeks everything is switched back to “normal” spring mode. That way, I have the sense of emergency to not miss the phase of plants’ emergence phase (-;  To celebrate this magic period, here’s my submission (It’s a magnolia tree in our small city park taken at Bruchsal/Germany). On a technical note: it was taken with a 60 year old GDR lens -Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 58mm F2-, with an APS C Camera and a cheap focal reducer … I do not want to bother with a bulky full frame camera any more (-;

©Henrik Fessler

About the Author

I am a Canadian landscape and outdoor photographer who loves long hikes in the woods, yummy food, hairy dogs, good company and a good guitar jam.


  1. Charlie
    May 3, 2017

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing this one 🙂

  2. Pearl
    May 3, 2017

    Beautiful. weAre here in northern Alberta, Canada. No flowers yet but some buds poking out. I can’t wait. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Henrik
    May 4, 2017

    Thanks Darwin/Sam,
    i am very honored to have an own entry on your website (-; !
    I do not have an own website any more, but there’s some more stuff with GDR lenses on my Flickr account (cf. link above).
    Can’t wait to see more stuff from you!
    Greets from Germany,


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