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PHOTO OF THE MONTH MAY 2020

Nikon D500 + 500mm f4 | 1/500s | f5| ISO640 | overexposed 2/3FS | monopod | The Netherlands

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Balcony Wagtail

About a month ago, a Black-headed Wagtail (a rare bird for our country) was seen in one of the areas that I visit several times a week in that time of year. Due to COVID-19, […]

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Fency Godwit

Search for an image of a Black-tailed Godwit in The Netherlands, and chances are you’ll see them perched on poles or fences. This is only logical, since they are mainly breeding in agricultural areas. Farmers […]

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Breathtaking Bluethroat

As I wrote in an earlier blog, I wasn’t planning on going after Bluethroats this year. Not because they’re not nice – they are beautiful songbirds after all – but I mean: how many shots […]

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Whistling Warbler

In the last week of April I found a Wood Warbler! Or, I heard one is actually more accurate. Not so strange, since these Warblers are normally much easier to hear than to see. They […]

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Full Color Godwit

This time of year, there’s a chance to see birds, that you normally only get to see in winter dress, in breeding plumage. On their way north, they visit our country briefly to feed. One […]

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FLOWER POWER PART 2

After spending time with Skylarks on hyacinths, I shifted my focus to Yellow Wagtails on red tulips. Not that I hadn’t done that before (and to be honest: it’s a horrible cliche), but we are […]

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PHOTO OF THE MONTH APRIL 2020

  Nikon D4s + 500mm f4 | 1/800s | f5| ISO160 | underexposed 1/3FS | monopod | The Netherlands

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Fauvette Grisette

While cycling through the dunes recently, I heard and saw a singing Common Whitethroat. I was reminded that I had been a while since I had seen one of those through my lens. So, when […]

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Flower Power part 1

As the Corona crisis keeps most of us close to home, I resorted as well to my favourite areas. One of those is of course the flower beds that we have in The Netherlands. About […]

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Oenanthe Overexposed

Yesterday, before dawn, I ventured out. No fixed plan, just see what I would come across. At a small dyke, I found some Northern Wheatears. Both male and female. They where mainly busy searching for […]

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SITF or LIM

More often than not, bird photographers try to get as close as they can. Normally this requires quite some millimetres or a rather tame bird. The opposite however is to have the bird ‘small in […]

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