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2018-3

Silent Sunday

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2018-2

Cute little fallow deer (Dama dama) I saw in the Waterleidingduinen outside Amsterdam today 🙂


2018-1

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-

‘ A tree stag beetle’


w52

Happy New Year!

I’m a day late for week 52’s post, but here it is anyway – New shots taken with Fuji 60 mm a few days ago:

Last week of December, I can’t believe these have managed to survive this long!

A cat in the neighborhood. No problem for this lens to focus through the branches!


w51

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!


w50

Week 50, and I got a new lens! Unfortunately not the one I’ve waited a year for Fujifilm to release (80 mm, 1:1), but I got a 60 mm (1:2) macro instead. A bit disappointing, but one of the main reasons why I switched from Canon to Fuji was because of the lightweight camera and lenses, and the new 80 mm is a brick – big and bulky 750 g compared to the small and compact 60 mm weighting only 215 g. And € 1,300 vs € 500. But there’s no doubt at all that the 80 mm is the superior lens of the two, and I look forward to see more pictures from those who got it!

So, I ended up with a lens I could’ve gotten a year ago… But no reason to cry over spilled milk! Here are the first test shots I’ve taken, I haven’t had time to walk in the forest this week so it’s one picture of planted heather outside my house and another one of my cat Tonje ❤


w49

It’s snowing in Amsterdam! 🙂

Photos by iPhone – one taken just an hour ago when I was waiting for the tram to go home. The other one is a collage with pictures of my cat Tonje ❤


w48

Which is the world’s best camera? The one you have with you. 🙂

Shot yesterday with iPhone


w47

It’s wet and quite cold here in Amsterdam.. Here are some of the last mushrooms of this season, helicopter view 🙂 I especially like the turkey tail (Trametes versicolor) from this angle.

(Versicolor means ‘several colors’, which reliably describes this fungus that displays different colors.)


w46

Things you need to take good mushroom pictures: A tripod, flash + reflector, a macro lens, and post-processing skills. Dutch photographer Daniel Laan is very good at all of this, check out his portfolio on 500px!

Unfortunately, I have none of this but that doesn’t stop me from photographing anyway 😉 Here are some pictures from today’s walk-