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Posts tagged “birds

fog

A cold and foggy morning.. This picture was not taken today, because today is a beautiful sunny spring day here in Amsterdam 🙂


monophony

Perhaps a bit far-fetched, but these coots remind me of a musical sheet 🙂

Eurasian coot (Fulica atra)

Eurasian coot (Fulica atra)


lesson

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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beards

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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w42

Week 42! Apologies for the slow update.. I haven’t used my regular cameras at all in the past months, but instead I’ve been shooting analogue with Diana Mini and an old Konica – first film rolls are developed and the results are Terrible but Fun 🙂  Anyway, today I went to the forest and I brought my PS as well:

(1) Grey heron (Ardea cinerea)

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(2) Mushroom family

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(3) Sporophyte of the moss

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peregrine

A peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus), photographed from my office window today. Not the best quality, it was quite far away and even though it’s one of the largest falcons, it was a tall order even for my trusty SX60. I think it’s a female, she was about the same size as a raven, males are smaller roughly the size of a crow.

The peregrine falcon is the fastest animal on Earth and in 2005 one was recorded stooping at a top speed of 389 km/h (242 mph). Impressive!

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bath

A male Great spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) enjoying a cooling bath

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whinchat

A female Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra), swaying back and forth in the wind.. Captured with a shutter speed of 1/1000 s.

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w15

Four birds and one rabbit  🙂

(1) Willow warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)

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(2) Another Willow warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)

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(3) A female House sparrow (Passer domesticus) finding ornaments for the nest

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(4) Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) finding ornaments for the nest

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(5) Lots of cute rabbits around here in Amsterdam  ❤

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w14

It’s a lovely, sunny Spring day here in Amsterdam today. Here are a 3 bird pictures I took this morning-

(1) Great tit (Parus major)

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(2) Bearded reedling (Panurus biarmicus)

This was a first for me! It’s been on my wish list since I first saw it in a bird book. Unfortunately the photo isn’t very sharp, it’s difficult to get close to these wetland specialists..

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(3) Dunnock (Prunella modularis)

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