Not much to photograph during today’s walk, besides some more flowers! As you can see, it was a lovely sunny Sunday here in Amsterdam today 🙂
The Winter Olympics are on! But here in Amsterdam I’ve already found the first signs of “spring” 🙂
…And sometimes things are exactly what they seem – uncomplicated and beautiful in its simplicity 🙂 Have a nice Sunday everyone!
Week one in the new year! It’s been raining and storming here in Amsterdam this week, not the best conditions for my new (not weather-sealed) lens but here are some shots taken from under my umbrella-
Small Mycena mushrooms on a sunny autumn day 🙂
Mycenas are hard to identify to species and some are distinguishable only by microscopic features such as the shape of the cystidia. Over 33 species are known to be bioluminescent, creating a glow known as foxfire (sometimes called “fairy fire”). I’ve never seen it in real life but you can read more about it in this article published by University of Chicago.
Week 42! Autumn is definitely here… 5 pics:
(i) Composition by mother nature
(ii) Soaking up as much light as possible
(iii) Last bee of this year?
(iv) Unedited flower shot
(v) Same shot – Heavily edited version; fun, but not my style
A closer look at an unfurling fiddlehead fern frond
A cherry blossom is the flower of any of several trees of genus Prunus, particularly the Japanese cherry, Prunus serrulata, which is called sakura.
These three images were taken a few days ago in the Kersenbloesempark (Cherry blossom park) at the Amsterdamse Bos. There are 400 cherry trees there, donated Japan’s Women’s Club in the year 2000. All trees have their own name, 200 have Japanese women’s names and 200 Dutch women’s names.
If you happen to be in the area, I can definitely recommend a visit to the park 🙂
Some pictures I took in Sweden last weekend:
(1) A little Eurasian red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) peeking out from behind a tree
(2) Small mushrooms growing on a fallen tree trunk
(3) Clematis seed heads up close
(4) The autumn colours were wonderful. I was lucky; the day after I left it started to snow 🙂
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)
(2) Mushroom family
(3) Sporophyte of the moss
When the birds don’t cooperate it’s nice to have the macro lens in the camera bag, so you don’t have to come home empty handed 😉
Five pictures taken yesterday in Amstelveen:
Six pictures taken on the last Sunday of March- Click to open slideshow
Spring is here! 🙂
Six pictures- Click to open slideshow
Signs of Spring this week: Pink quince blossom
f/2.8 – 1/160s – ISO 100 – 100mm
f/2.8 – 1/160s – ISO 100 – 100mm
What a strange winter we have! Some even think it’s spring already 😉
f/4.5 – 1/160s – ISO 100 – 100mm – Amsterdam 2014-01-26
Why oh why did I only bring a macro lens with me on holiday! Big mistake! I saw so many pretty little birds and really missed a zoom lens. Well here are some pictures anyway; one of a Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus) and a couple of red dots which are Eurasian Bullfinches (Pyrrhula pyrrhula)..
The yellow maple leaves are stubbornly hanging on and enjoying a bit of sunshine after the storm
Taking a break now, will be back in a few weeks! 🙂
I leave you with a picture of a cute Red Panda, seen at Ouwehands Dierenpark in Rhenen
I can’t recall ever seen one of these before, but perhaps that’s due to the fact that I didn’t pay much attention before I started photographing.. I thought it was a kind of tall snowdrop, but after some research I found it’s called a Spring Snowflake. (Or maybe a Summer snowflake, I don’t know how to tell them apart.)
f/2.8 – 1/640 – ISO 100 – 60mm
Have a great weekend everyone!
f/3.2 – 1/80 – ISO 200 – 60mm