woensdag 6 mei 2009

The Beetles

No...not the artists...but actual Beetles...
Springtime has set in and one of my favorite Macro subjects are Beetles so why not spent a topic on these lovely little critters.

They come in all shapes, colors and sizes from the small Mint Leaf Beetles with their golden colors to the enormous Stag Beetles wich are one of my favorite type of Beetles but also darn hard to find in our small but crowded country.

Hope you will enjoy some of my recent (and a few older) shots in this Beetle special..

Texel another time around...

I just can't get enough of Texel..and went over there to host another bird photography workshop last sunday. We focussed on Marsh Harriers, Yellow Wagtail, Avocets and Spoonbill. The Marsh Harriers where by far the best opportunity that day as the wind was headed our way and the sun was just peeking through the sky.

Besides the Marsh Harriers also the Yellow Wagtails gave us quite some photographic opportunities and so did a Whitethroat and the Spoonbills.
We had a great day and i hope to return end of may or early June to photograph the juvenile Avocets and Terns. Perhaps in fall the annual bird migration will also draw me back to this gorgeous island.