Sunday, 19 October 2014

Fungus on fungus

The forest floor is full of surprises: Bonnet Mould (Spinellus fusiger/Knopschimmel) growing on Yellow Stammed Mycene (Mycena epipterigya/Graskleefsteelmycena).

* Canon EOS 7D, 100mm/f2.8; ISO-400, f4, 1/30s; beanbag; -0.3 stop.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Beach Dunlin

IJmuiden aan Zee in the morning. You have to get up early (it is 1.5 hour by car!), but it is always rewarding. It is a very nice place, I feel at home here. In the corner of your eyes you see huge coloured container ships enter the North Sea. There are many wooden restaurants along the coast where they serve good coffee, and last but not least at this time of the year there are often sandpipers along the beach. They stop off here during migrating to feed. This morning I encountered a group of very tame juvenile Dunlins (Calidris alpina/Bonte Strandloper); the adults are already further south. The youngsters are probably more relaxed and less in a hurry :-).

* Canon EOS 7D, 500mm/f4; ISO-400, f5.6, 1/2500s; beanbag; +0.3 stop.