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Sharing my stories, passion and knowledge, but even more so, my experiences with photography in my blog section is something I needed to do. It is not easy, but love -not expected- to write more and share my experiences.

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Birding with the Fujifilm X-T3 and the Fujinon 100-400

After coming back from Vancouver and Vancouver island, photos will come later, I needed to test my few months old X-T3 against my former X-T2 for bird photography. So with a nice sun, wind and overall Dutch skies I went to the Groene Jonker and the Waver. See earlier blog posts on both areas here in the Netherlands.

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Snow and the hunt for foxes - Waterleidingduinen

Here we are again, winter and it’s snowing. The whole country is in chaos, traffic jams up to 2300km in total last evening. However I can only think of one thing! Get out and shoot the next day, in search of foxes in the snow. So let’s go to the dunes, again. Nature here I come. Prepared and all. A light kit only bringing the new Fujifilm X-T3 and the fujinon’s 16-55mm with the 100-400mm

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Lazy Sunday in Bentwoud - local nature area

So with all the latest blogs from France to Germany and back to Belgium I have this small blog. Nothing travel related or an exciting adventure, just a lazy Sunday hike in Bentwoud. Bentwoud is a new nature and recreational area right in the middle of the randstad. It has been transformed from farm land into this area in 2016. Since then 2,5 million trees and bushes are planted here which makes this quite a big area of around 800 hectares.

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Early autumn in the dunes

This time beginning of autumn, actually a really nice Indian summer evening, I got out after work and ended up round 18:00h in the dunes. Together with the Fujifilm X-T2 and Fujinon XF 100-400mm lens and some DJI Mavic Air drone shots, I was pretty happy hiking through the dunes at Vogelenzang. I have been here before, so I knew what I was looking for.

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Early morning in summer, visiting the Dunes

So after the new kid in town, see previous blog, time for an early morning in the dunes and some of the meadows leading up to the dunes. I returned to the Amsterdamse waterleidingduinen, but still want to photograph the wisent in the other part of the dunes here in the Netherlands. 

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Nature is everywhere, just go out!

I wanted to share this post as I was just cycling around my home town through the meadows and saw plenty of birds that arrived for the summer here. As wel as many hares and obviously the famous dutch cows and farm land.

As you can see nature is everywhere, especially in spring, just go out and explore. Maybe not all is as exciting as being out in the wilderness, but even here in the urban western part of the Netherlands, you will find interesting animals, compositions and therefor photos!

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In search of the European Bison, Nationaal Park Zuid Kennemerland

Whenever I visit the Dutch dunes I always end up in the same area. This area lets me photograph nice landscapes, but also a variety of wildlife, ranging from small birds to elk, deer and foxes. However this time around I wanted to go to the more northern part of the Dunes area, which is Nationaal Park Zuid Kennemerland. 

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Better, Faster, Stronger in search of an ultimate, yet portable, bird photography setup

Recently I have been photographing small birds more and more and wanted more reach without resorting to the tele converter. So, I thought a bigger and better lens will solve my problem. There are many options, but in the end, there were only three options for me to test. As I had the opportunity to shoot with a Nikon D500, I could go with the Nikon 200-500F5.6, the Sigma 150-600 C or the Tamron 150-600 G2 which was recently released.

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Getting to know "Groene Jonker" - photographing Dutch birds

Recently I discovered (pointed out to me by Leo Durghorn) a "newly" developed nature reserve near where I live. This used to be agricultural and farming area that is now "given back to nature" with the intent to serve as a retreat for (water)birds. 

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