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Dotterel at Daytime

Dotterels rank high on my list of favourites. Ever since I saw my first one, I sort of fell in love with them. Here in The Netherlands, they are rare vagrants, although every year they […]

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Partridge Privilege

Nowadays I consider it a privilege to see and frame Grey Partridges, as the species is heavily in decline. Problem however is that they seem to have a preference for messy environments (see last image). […]

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PHOTO OF THE MONTH APRIL 2019

Nikon D500 + 70-200mm f2.8 + 2xTC | 1/640s | f7.1 | ISO720 | overexposed 2/3FS | handheld | South-Korea

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Duotone

As written earlier, this time of year is the right one to frame birds on flowerbeds. Something I do almost on a yearly basis. Not so much as to get new images, but because I […]

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Slavonian Success Story

Sometimes one has to have a bit of luck. The Slavonian Grebe was one of these species that I had photographed only in winter plumage so far. The reason? They are not all that common […]

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Click ‘n Tick :-(

Last week I tried my luck with some Little Ringed Plovers. As usual when shooting Plovers, I positioned myself on the ground, in this case between grasses and geese poo. Dressed in wellingtons, rain trousers […]

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Cetti’s Warbler: BOPH

When it comes to Cetti’s Warbler it’s a matter of BOPH: “Bird over Photo”. Ask the average birder about Cetti’s and chances are that most have heard the bird, but never actually seen it. Or only a […]

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Owl @ 1000mm

Close to my home I know by now of at least four (!) Tawny Owls that regularly show themselves. For the birder in me a unique and great situation. The photographer however isn’t all that […]

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PHOTO OF THE MONTH MARCH 2019

Nikon D850 + 500mm f4 | 1/2000s | f5 | ISO220 | overexposed 1/3FS | handheld | The Netherlands

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Nigrocollis

Arguably one of the most beautiful Grebes we have around here: the Black-necked Grebe. It had been some years since I last had the chance of shooting them, but last week an opportunity arose. As […]

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Spring and Singing Skylarks

It seems like Spring has finally arrived. After weeks of rain, and a morning of dense fog, finally the sun showed itself. As if on cue, the Skylarks started singing – for me one of […]

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Interesting Skies

Usually bird-against-the-sky photos don’t render interesting images. That is, unless the sky is actively part of the image of course. For instance due to intens colours, patters or clouds. In those cases I am quite […]

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