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

Fujinon XF 18-135mm Ois R WR F/3.5-5.6

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I know it’s only the 22nd of February, but Spring is coming! Here’s my first flower picture of the year, taken a few days ago 🙂

(In case it’s not obvious, I don’t own a macro lens anymore and I’m not fully familiar with my new camera but I’m learning as I go along!)

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A day at the beach in Bloemendaal –

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“The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Some pictures from the Amsterdam Light Festival 2016-

(1) “Greenpigs”

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(2) “Bunch of Tulips”

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(3) “Rotifers”

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(4) “Nest”

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(5) “Welcome to my home(town)”

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It’s 10 °C and grey here in Amsterdam, not the most inspiring weather for playing around with my new Fuji.. I’m waiting for frost and snow, but in the meantime here’s a shot of dew instead.

Happy 3rd Advent everyone!

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I photographed a grey heron (Ardea cinerea) but forgot to change the camera settings so I accidentally used the ones from my previous photo shoot. I adjusted it and took some more shots but when I reviewed the images later, I found that I actually like this one. The (wrong) settings created a more dramatic look, and I also left it uncropped. Lesson learned: It’s good to experiment and I might make this mistake on purpose in the future. 😉

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The Bearded reedling (Panurus biarmicus) is one of my favourite birds, and I was lucky to encounter a flock a couple of days ago!

I don’t have a long zoom lens, so these images are heavily cropped (~30% of the original image!) though still reasonably sharp so I’m pretty pleased with the outcome.

(1) Male

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(2) Female

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A sweet moment between mother and child     ❤

Photographed today in the Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen

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Despite the abundance in photographs (see previous post), I still think there’s room for more. 🙂 Even a photo of a cat! To add to the trillions out there already.

Actually, I’ve been wanting to use my new camera, Fujifilm X-T1, but due to lack of time and horrid weather I haven’t been able to get out. So, my cat Odd has been forced to model for me at home. This picture was taken in low light without flash

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