Friday, 21 August 2009

Tidal difference of 1.5 meter!

Both photos are taken at almost the same location; the Waddensea near Zwarte Haan, Friesland. Experience what a tidal difference of 1.5m can do!
The picture above is captured with a 20mm wide-angle during rising water. The cracked soil of the salting is caused by tropical temperatures of 30ÂșC (or above) of the last 2 days. You could really hear the rising water by the bubbling in the mud cracks! The salt tolerant plants are Samphire (Salicornia europaea/Zeekraal).
The second photo freezes a group of landing Avocets (Recurvirostra avosetta/Kluut) at high tide and is taken with a 500mm telelens and an additional 1.4x converter.