I saw this grey heron (Ardea cinerea) while riding my bicycle along the Oosteinderweg, near Aalsmeer, probably just after it caught a tench (Tinca tinca). The weather wasn’t great, so I upped the ISO a bit, to 1250, but nevertheless the pictures came out nice, or at least interesting. In view of all the scratches on its beak, it is probably an older bird, and it is likely not his first large fish.
Homo sapiens are a tiny twig on an improbable branch of a contingent limb on a fortunate tree.
A constantly expanding collection of living things I met while hiking or biking.
Oh FUCK the longings and agonies of youth.
I took these pictures on Kaukkapatu one friday afternoon (august 15, 2014) in Jyväskylä, Finland. I have no idea what was going on, unfortunately one week later this did not happen again, it was not nearly as colorful. Maybe it was the weather. Read more
Dancing or fighting (?) Redshanks (Tringa tonatus) on Terschelling in may. In Dutch the bird is called Tureluur, and “je maakt me tureluurs” is the equivalent of “you’re driving me nuts”. Read more
A random collection of photo’s taken over the past 40 years or so. People, places, and other stuff.
I saw this great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) fleeing the coot (Fulica atra) in a creek near “de Poel” in the Amsterdam Forest, before realizing it had a perch (Perca fluviatilis) in its beak. I’d like to think that it burps in the final picture. The whole process took about a minute.
Two storks (Ciconia ciconia) going at it in the park. The whole process took about 40 seconds. I like their final: “What are you looking at” pose. Thursday februari 11, 2015, on a sunny afternoon in park Frankendael, Amsterdam. Read more
Amsterdam wall decorations and some other things you can find when cruising the city, looking a little higher than street level. Write me when you’ve found at least 50, and I’ll buy you a beer at “De Prael”.
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