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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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Bluethroat – Basic

As of mid March, the Bluethroats arrive – back from their winter holidays. With this return, immediately lots of images are posted on the social media, often with accompanying texts like ‘my first Bluethroat’ or […]

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Peaceful waters?

For a while we had quite some windy weather, but last week there was much less wind. So, I tried to find some ‘peaceful waters’. I did find some, but also noticed that the stillness […]

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Aix galericulata

Some days ago, during our run, I noticed a male Mandarin Duck in one of the waters that we passed. Since this colourful ducks can make for nice shots, I decided to return with my […]

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PHOTO OF THE MONTH MARCH 2020

Nikon D850 + 500mm f4 with 1,4TC| 1/2000s | f5.6 | ISO400 | underexposed 1/3FS | handheld | The Netherlands

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