Four-Leaf Clover, Germany

JUNE 2012 – A four-leaf clover in a meadow near Munich, Germany. Photo © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Every now and then you need just a bit of luck. About ten years ago, this happened to me. I was walking a meadow near our home in Unterhaching, close to Munich, in Germany, and to my big surprise I found a four-leaf clover!

I did not look for it, but I found it. Just so. I raced back home to catch my camera and took a number of shots.

Of course, one might say, it’s not the perfect image, because the cut off grass next to the clover distracts from the key object in the picture. Also, the fourth leaf is not perfectly shaped but seems to have been bitten here and there already. Then again, when was the last time where you just discovered such a rare phenomenon? (I had never before experienced it in the wild.)

And this thought made me happy.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time23-JUN-2012, 15:24
LocationUnterhaching, Germany
CameraCanon EOS-1D Mark IV
LensCanon EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Exposure1/1000 sec at f/2.8
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4459 x 2973 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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