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Mostly photography, with the occasional philosophical contemplation

Flowers!

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Today lots of flowers for you! Hortensia’s are magnificent at the moment and so is the Butterfly-bush. Had fun doing quick edits, since i knew i had many more to come.. but as it is now bedtime, a great moment to stop and enjoy the result(s) 🙂

Holly Blue

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Blue

Little Blue

Blue delight, resting after your flight
As you are frolicking ever playful in the air
Though you are little, you have so much flair
Blue knight, you’re such a delicate sight

Brown Argus

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Brown Argus

Little butterfly

Thinking about you
I wonder can I find you?
And you just showed up!

This haiku is actually describing what happened yesterday at the local children’s farm. I was wondering whether i could find an Argus butterfly in a field of flowers and the moment i had this thought, i saw (what turned out to be) a Brown Argus. Really cool small butterflies with a blue touch. And so i’m very happy with the result 🙂

Red Admiral

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Atalanta closed Atalanta open

First of all, what a cool name for this butterfly! In Dutch this species is called Atalanta – after the Latin name, but Red Admiral sounds very cool 🙂 Today I’ve got two photographs, one with the wings closed and one with the wings opened. Luckily the butterfly was buzzing around my head and landing close by so i could should both. My personal preference goes out to the wings closed, since this side of the wings is so incredibly patterned and colored. And yet, with it’s wings fully open, it’s also a beauty.. why would i make a choice anyway lol..

Found a new spot

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Yesterday i wandered away after a tough day to relax myself a bit. So i took off with the camera to a sight where the kingfisher was spotted. Along the way i kinda guessed my way through and i ended up in a nice and new spot in my hometown. I realize there is so much more to explore in my surroundings 🙂 Please scroll down and enjoy!

To start of with a picture, i choose this one:
Flow in the creek_klein
There is a nice creek flowing through the forest i visited. I could easily see why a kingfisher would want to be there. Lovely fresh water with a lot of great fishing water.

After that i sat for a while enjoying the silence of the forest when i started to focus some more on mushrooms, which are very early this year. Here are some of the shots i took:
Mushroom B&W_klein
 
Mushroom_klein
 
Mushroom2_klein
 
Mushroom6_klein
 
Paddenstoel op bosgrond_klein
 
It was nice to be out with the macro telezoom lens again. This time i noticed how much i have missed being outside in nature playing with the camera. It was like coming home again, not having to do anything but wander in nature and enjoy its presence.

To finish here are a couple more (abstract) pictures from yesterday and the day before. Including big spiders 😉
Butterfly4_klein

Creek in the city_klein

Spider in web_klein

Spider in web2_klein

Verweerd Kruis_klein

Flowers

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A few pictures from last sunday, back with some photographs of flowers. It remains a challenge to find an original angle and composition, but its fun in the mean time 🙂