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Different Light

Yesterday morning I spent with a good friend, shooting Kingfishers. Since we started early we had to deal with low light at the beginning. During the morning we had Kingfishers in direct sunlight, shadow and […]

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Another Oenanthe

As I have written in several blogs over the past years, the Northern Wheatear is in decline here in The Netherlands. As a breeding species, that is. During the migration period however, there’s many that […]

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Bontbek @ the Beach

While shooting Eurasian Oystercatchers, I was lying on the beach. Suddenly a Common Ringed Plover (in Dutch “Bontbekplevier”) landed in front of me. For a brief moment it stood there, scanning the surroundings carefully. Vigilant […]

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Moorhen Mum

Close to my home, actually in front of it, there is some water. Moorhens are the among the regulars. For some reason I had always missed the stage of mother and chicks when the latter […]

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PHOTO OF THE MONTH AUGUST 2017

Nikon D500 + 500mm f4  | 1/2000s | f5 | ISO140| underexposed 2/3EV | camera on the ground | The Netherlands 2017

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Catcher in the Sea

This morning the weather was a little weird, not clear whether it would be sunny of overcast. By lack of other or better ideas, I went to the beach – I hardly ever come back […]

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Sardinian Warbler

The Sardinian Warbler is one of those birds that seem to enjoy showing themselves often, but making it hard to have their picture taken. Restless, and most of the time in the bushes and low […]

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Ruddy T.

This time of year is the right time for meeting up with some old friends. Breeding along the northern shore lines, Ruddy Turnstones winter along ours. So, when visiting our coasts and harbours during fall […]

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Little Stilts

This spring I was able to frame chicks of several species: Little Ringed Plovers, Shelducks and Oystercatchers, among others. Also, for the first time, I saw and photographed the chicks of Black-winged Stilts. From a […]

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PHOTO OF THE MONTH JUNLY 2017

Nikon D810 + 16-35mm f4  | 1/500s | f11 | ISO160 | handheld | Germany 2017

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Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa

Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa ? What the heck? Okay, I came across it when searching for the name of the snack this Cattle Egret was feasting on… A European Mole Cricket, at least I assume it’s the correct […]

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Kwak NL

Some three years ago I wrote a blog about the Black-crowned Night-Herons (in Dutch: “Kwak”) that I had seen around the world. At that time I had, however, never shot an adult bird on my home […]

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