Monday, 13 July 2009

Spooky moorland

This month we had many evenings with beautiful skies. On the photo above you see a sunset view taken from the “Galgenberg” right in the middle of the moor “Strabrechtse heide”. In the past criminals were hanged at this remote place (the Dutch word galg means gallow). After sunset (at 22h00 PM!) it was still spooky with all kinds nocturnal sounds, among which the strange churring trill of Nightjars (Caprimulgus europaeus/Nachtzwaluw). Just when I wanted to go home I found a Natterjack (Bufo calamita/Rugstreeppad) crawling on the sand. Unfortunately I forgot to photograph this amphibian with a wide-angle lens. The moor landscape is a ‘moderate’ HDR photo (see also posting of May 20-th 2009).

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