Sanderlings are quite common birds. You can encounter them in many places along the Dutch coast. I usually visit the Brouwersdam to photograph them. But sometimes you need a change of scenery. This morning I went to Kwade Hoek, together with Wim Boon. This was the first time I went to Kwade Hoek, although it had been on my list for quite a while. And now I know why: it feels remote.
There were plenty of subjects to photograpgh this morning. And after more than an hour suddenly I find it hard to keep pushing for another image. Maybe because the abundance of subject makes me think that I can give it another try during the next couple of weeks.
When I just got my 500mm lens I made a list of subjects I wanted to photograph. in the next couple of months. The Black-tailed Godwit was high on my list, together with sanderlings and bearded reedlings. Given that it was early January I started with sanderlings and bearded reedlings. The sanderlings were quite easy to photograph, I had no luck with the bearded reedlings.
It’s not difficult to scare a tree frog, especially the little ones. Stepping on some of the lower branches or positioning a tripod leg in the bramble bushes can be enough to scare them. Read more
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