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»Wilde Tiere Deutschlands« | Dietmar Nill
30. May 2013 | 20.00 Uhr
"Fledermäuse - warte, bis es dunkel wird" (Bats, Wait Until Dark) was the most successful film at the Green Screen Festival 2012 in Eckernförde with two awards. The most important award Heinz Sielmann movie award and the award for best music. The festival in Eckernförde ist the biggest nature film festival in germany, and the second in europe.
video of the awards show (in german)
At the "Ökofilmtour 2012" the film "Fledermäuse - Warte bis es dunkel wird" (Bats, Wait Until Dark) won the award as BEST nature film.
at the categorie „best camera“ for the movie „Fledermäuse – Warte, bis es dunkel wird“
Photos of Dietmar Nill and Torsten Pröhl
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Why nature photography? I’ve always been interested in nature. For me it is the greatest joy to experience nature, to live in and along with it and to be able to capture what I see on film. I like to reveal and show things and moments that are normally hidden to the eye.
What's best about it? The whole actual work is great; to be outside, to be within nature, to be obsessed and to take this one next perfect photo.
What's worst about it? What I really don’t like about it is the subsequent work: lots of computer work to be done, administration and the need for marketing, to sell my work. I let other people do part of this work – looking forward to go out again carries me through the rest.
Favourite species and places in Europe? My favourite species are birds of prey as well as bats. In Europe, I prefer all regions where these animals are numerous and neither hunted nor threatened otherwise. For birds, this is the case in the newly formed German states as well as in eastern countries like Bulgaria but also in parts of northern Europe, for example in Lettland and many parts of Scandinavia.
Your specialties / skills? I am good at nature observation. I have a feeling for the situation, empathy for the animal I want to photograph, for its needs and preferences. Working with an animal means cooperation: I first realize, which animal is “willing” to be filmed and than convey, that I respect its limits, that I am no enemy.
What will you do in your next life? Exactly the same.
3 tipps for beginners 1) The most important thing is to love and respect nature. 2) But you also need knowledge about the species, its behaviour and ecosystem. So study your “subject” well before you go out. 3) Care about quality. Study the work of more famous photographers and ask yourself, why their photos make a difference. But then go out and find your own, new way.
His/her friends say: Dietmar’s motto is: images must tell stories. Aesthetics and wit create the special effect of his images, that often show interesting behaviour and exceptional moments. His creative skills, patience as well as insistence and good sense for his subjects help him to take unique shots. (Dr. Hans-Peter Schaub)
Mission for Wild wonders of Europe I am attracted to Bulgaria , as it offers nature still relatively untouched by man, a diversity and large populations hardly to be found elsewhere – together with the beautiful colours of nature to be seen in the numerous facettes of the many colourful bird species of southern Europe . Bulgaria belongs to the few places where these species have never been hunted and thus show very low flight distances. This allows to photograph animals without disturbing them and the results are images of behaviour you never see or get elsewhere. In Sardinia I encounter high specious richness as well as roosts with very huge populations of bats – and as I have been there many times before, I know the caves and where and when to find the bats. Bats as cryptic creatures, hardly known to many people, they tend to be seen as ugly and eerie. Photographing them, for me, is the challenge to combine all my technical knowledge with empathy to make the unseen visible, the unknown familiar.
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