Saturday, 22 October 2011

Feet of floor

At the pier of IJmuiden you can always find interesting birds at this time of year. Checking out the beach revealed a few groups of foraging Sanderlings (Calidris alba/Drieteenstrandloper). This time I managed to capture the characteristic feet-of-floor shot! As you could see I could not keek-up with its speed. Later on the day I saw o.a. Red-throated Diver (Gavia stellata/Roodkeelduiker), Gannet (Sula bassana/Jan-van-Gent), Arctic Skua (Stercorarius parasiticus/Kleine Jager), Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla/Drieteenmeeuw), and Guillemot (Uria aalge/Zeekoet) around the pier.

* Canon EOS 7D with 500mm/f4 IS; ISO-400, f6.3, 1/2500s; -0.3 stop; from beanbag (in frying pan).

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Orange in green

Today my wife celebrated her 48-th birthday. A good reason to take a day off. In the late afternoon I could ‘escape’ from the party for an hour. The local forest offered a few Saffron Parasols (Cystoderma amianthinum/Okergele Korrelhoed) in a bed of mos.

* Canon EOS 5D Mark II with 100mm/f2.8; ISO-400, f4.5, 1/20s; from beanbag.

Sunday, 2 October 2011


Terschelling offers more than shore birds. This photo was taken last sunday at sunrise. The view from this high dune top on the ‘Zeereep’ was magical and quite undutchable. Enjoy! I created a panorama of 5:2 out of 2 overlapping exposures (the size of the composed image is 8425x3370 pixels!).

* Canon EOS 5D Mark II with 100mm/f2.8; ISO-200, f16, 1/50s (2x); from tripod; panorama stitch.