Tag Archives : birds

46. Chaos in Motion: murmurations & mental processes 3

Murmurations & mental processes Prior to writing an article, a storm might rage through my head. Ideas spontaneously sprout, patches of words, too fast to grab, fly by. Separate figments spin round like autumn leaves on a windy square. Meanwhile, elusive associations whirl down ceaselessly, occasionally shaken up by a plumping picture. Over time, I’ve […]

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Kleine Plevier Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius

11. Rollin Rollin Rollin: Plover Photography for Dummies. 5

Thinking about nature photography you probably picture fresh green meadows, meandering rivers, foggy forests or something like that. At least I did. So when I recently cycled to a deserted piece of land along the highway, my romantic image instantly got killed. This unsightly terrain was supposed to house a most lovely little plover family. […]

5. Dancing, Dipping &…Diving. [a White throated Dipper in the Netherlands] 3

Past autumn a White-throated Dipper (Cinclus cinclus cinclus) arrived in the Netherlands. It’s a very rare visitor in our country and it attracted a large audience of photographers and twitchers. I have never seen so many huge lenses pointed at one little bird. To get a more personal shot I tried to descend to bird […]

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2. Bohemian Waxwings in town…! 1

Past week I met this very friendly person in the train. We had a pleasant conversation and it appeared he stumbled upon some waxwings that day. I must admit I was a little jealous since i had never seen these beautiful birds in my life. The next morning I planned to stay at home because […]