Smile! The world is a beautiful place (^_^)

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L IS USM

endure

The yellow maple leaves are stubbornly hanging on and enjoying a bit of sunshine after the storm

endure


behind

behind


fuzzy

fuzzy

ps. A tip I picked up at Etcetera Etcetera Etcetera: If you prefer to open the original post rather than the pop-up in your Reader, click the time stamp or the word count at the bottom of the Reader notice instead of the post title!


berries

berries


kyloe

Father and son enjoying a sunny autumn day in the Amsterdamse Bos

kyloe


momiji

A picture of my favourite tree, Momiji, taken today in Amstelpark.

momiji


shrooms

shrooms


ladybug

ladybug


chickadee

chickadee


lepiota

lepiota

f/2.8 – 1/125s – ISO 100 – 100mm


mandarin

As mentioned before, I have a “duck wish list” which is a quite extensive list of ducks I want to find and photograph. And today I found #1 on that list!! A male Mandarin Duck, the most beautiful duck in the world!  🙂

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turtle-2

A more detailed version of my previous post! For those who are interested, please click on the first picture below to open a slideshow


turtle

During my visit in Vancouver, I witnessed something amazing; I followed a Red-eared slider turtle from the Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park, she walked a bit further into the park and started digging a hole. It took ~3 hours, and then she laid 11 eggs! Each one was the size of a quail egg, but they all fit in the hole. Afterwards she covered it up with dirt and grass, removing all traces of the nest. All in all, it took ~4 hours and afterwards she was quite exhausted. Here’s a picture of her walking back to the lagoon:

turtle


skimmer

An Eight-Spotted Skimmer dragonfly, seen in Stanley Park in Vancouver

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denali-iii

A closer look at the autumn colours! Third post in a series of photos taken in Denali, Alaska

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shield

A small Green shield bug (Palomena prasina) in its first nymphal stage

shield


bluetail

Close-ups of a Blue-tailed damselfly, Ischnura elegans, a.k.a. Common Bluetail

bluetail-1

bluetail-2


houses

houses