Wait and nature comes to you

Wait and nature comes to you

I think this is true. Someone once told me: “Wait and nature comes to you”
He’s right although for some sceneries, animals or flora you have to get your gear and hit the road.
But, this is a subject about my own garden.

Wait and nature comes to youHedge sparrow

After the two months of aviation and this month finishing with the Sanicole Airshow 2019, this post is a preparation of the months to come.
Not he posting but going back into nature or as the title says, “Wait and nature comes to you”.

Feeding the birds

When I don’t forget, I give the birds extra food during the scarce time of the year. Ordered some feeding goodies as I have a different garden now and have space for it.

After the feeding, all kind of little creatures arrived. Making little fights and a lot of noise.
So, time to set up the camera because the little friends seemed to busy noticing me. I made some nice photo’s of my little friends as the Wren, sparrows, hedge sparrow, robin and even turtledoves.

Read the title again!

After a while, enjoying the feeding of the bunch of birdies I noticed some movement in the corner of my eye…..
After a while, me keeping very still, it came closer.

O dear, it’s shy

The picture above is just 2 and a half meters away from me!
Curious what kind of little friend this?

Goldcrest
Goldcrest

One of the smallest bird in Europe, the Goldcrest!!

This little one was looking for food just a few meters away from where I was standing. Not the sharpest photo but for this post, it will do
Is that a, Wait and nature comes to you, or not. It is, isn’t it?
More to come, keep an eye on my posts on social media.

What’s next?

Still thinking about it.

Today I mounted my Super-Takumar 55mm on my Fuji XT-3.
Made some shots with it, exercising the manual focus.  Had some good shots though.

For the rest, I don’t know yet what I will do. Just hang in there, wait and see ūüėČ

Anything else?

I still need to upload some new photo’s to the albums and portfolio. I hope to do this in the next couple of weeks. I know, I said a few times already.

You can also follow me on social media as I have already and will post pictures on a daily base.

In case something new comes up I’ll let you know with an update post.

Have a nice day!!

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2019, New road ahead

Wow, was 2018 a busy year!

Finally 2019, New-road ahead and lots of new things to do.

Now, 6 -7 weeks after moving in my new home everything is slowly getting its place again.
I’m used to having a lot more space, therefore, I have to be creative with the available space.
My house is a lovely place though. I even have a real garden with quite some little-feathered friends ūüôā

.First visitor
First visitor

 

Last year I went to several events, visited an old friend, started a new job and moved to my new home.
Regrettably, I was not able to keep the updates going.
Too busy and too much going on to get everything arranged for the move to my new home.

My Photography

My photography never stopped.
Luckily, I still have loads of unposted pictures, therefore, posting every day will not be a problem. Follow me on my social media accounts to find out what has been posted.

2019, New-road ahead, lots of new things to happen!
New events

With regard to planes and helicopters, the next visits of airforce bases are already planned.

January 9, we had the Farewell Sea-King at the Airforce base Koksijde
The three of us left early so we had some time for a coffee, halfway the trip. Certainly, we arrived on schedule. This event started at 12.30 and we left (earlier) at 18.30. (We had an evening shoot as well!!)

I tell you, it was a very cold day I can tell. We were standing in the open field, just beside the runway. N-W wind straight in our faces, with a few hail and rain shower.

See some of my pictures down below

Farewell Seaking event, 2019
Farewell Seaking event, 2019
Farewell Seaking event, 2019
Startup, Farewell Seaking event, 2019
Farewell Seaking event, 2019
Hover, Farewell Seaking event, 2019

In April the Frisian Flag 2019 will be organized again.

June, 14 and 15th on the Airforce base Volkel, the Dutch airforce will organize the “Luchtmacht Dagen 2019”

September 13 – 15th, International Sanicole Airshow will organize an amazing show again.

Anything else?

I don’t know yet however I’ll find enough subject to take pictures from.

Furthermore, what I didn’t mention yet, is that I have new gear!!
However, I’ll tell you more about it soon. he pictures from Koksijde were made with this beast of a machine.

2019, New-road ahead, lots of new things to happen.

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Common Sandpiper, wonderful bird with a beautiful sound

The Common Sandpiper

As I’m living close to a river, every day there is something to find, see or hear. In my previous post about “Thunder is coming” you might have noticed the river.

One of the “something” is the¬†Actitis hypoleucos…, the common sandpiper.

Common Sandpiper or Actitis hypoleucosCommon Sandpiper

The common sandpiper breeds across most of temperate and subtropical Europe and Asia and migrates to Africa, southern Asia, and Australia in winter. In the Netherlands, this little bird is on the red list which means that this bird is about to disappear. (or already disappeared from the Netherlands) It seems that in the Netherlands only a 10 – 30 pairs stay to build a nest.

Sometimes I hear the sound of this small bird when I take Yaz out for her daily walks.
The sound, during sunset or sunrise, is for me absolutely wonderful.

When I see them, they’re flying in small flocks, low over the water surface.

Most of the time I have the camera ready but these little creatures are quick and so small and therefore difficult to find on the rocks or to follow when I have them in sight.

Common Sandpiper or Actitis hypoleucos
Common Sandpiper
Finally

Last Tuesday I took Yaz for a walk, camera ready. Suddenly I heard that beautiful sound again and I saw 2 of these little creatures flying, away from me, down the river shoreline!!
One of the¬†common sandpipers landed not far away from where I was, so… Finally,¬†it’s time to do some photographic hunting.

Common Sandpiper or Actitis hypoleucos
Common Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper or Actitis hypoleucos
Common Sandpiper
Amazing Yaz

O, I had Yaz with me, right? She listens very well but what to expect from a 3 years old Flat-coated retriever. Indeed, she has carrots in her ears most of the time.
O yes, she will listen after she has done her thing. Whatever that is…

This time I ordered her to stay on her spot and lay down.
Accordingly, I sneaked closer and closer, taking photos when I could.
When I was looking, where Yaz supposed to be, about 30 yards away back… Guess what. She was still there where she ordered her to¬†stay! I only saw a small part of her head and fluffy ears.

When I signalled her to come over to me there wasn’t any dirt filling the sky.
Normally she is a little canon. Now, she approached very carefully, staying low, until she reached me.
Just a hand signal and she stayed.

Eventually, she did amazingly well.

What’s next?

Keep an eye on my portfolio

This beautiful¬†bird can be found in the “Wildlife_Birds” gallery.

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Visit Airbase Beauvechain and after that.

Visit Airbase Beauvechain and after that.

Yesterday, April 27, we had the opportunity to visit¬†Airbase Beauvechain, close to Brussel. I had an early start with Hans Paul Hemelaar, my brother in crime. An album with photo’s of that visit will follow soon.

Getting ready for the flight
Getting ready for the flight
Then I heard a noise…

After that visit, we went to Brussel Airport to do some photographing of the landing airliners. The site where we stopped was a plain piece of ground and it didn’t take long before I heard a noise… This was not the sound of a landing plane.

I heard already a lot of them and that they are not easy to shoot (photographing). But here it is. My first, Blue-headed Wagtail!!
Loving this…..

Blue-headed Wagtail - Gele Kwikstaart, Visit Airbase Beauvechain
Blue-headed Wagtail – Gele Kwikstaart

Back to sorting the rest of the photos and filling up the galleries.
A never-ending story as you might have read in a previous post.

See my Portfolio for more photos

Have fun!