Especially when you're not committed to just one genre in nature photography, you sometimes explore completely unexpected projects. Like here:
Recently, I wanted to create a few images over the weekend in one of my favorite Dutch landscapes in the Uitrecht region - for my early summer landscapes series, which I'll show you shortly. There are also many starlings breeding, which is why I packed the supertele lens in the car to be on the safe side.
According to the forecast, the conditions should be right; I arrived there Saturday morning at 5:00 a.m. and also booked a hotel for Sunday. Arrived at the place, unfortunately, showed quite different conditions than expected, I will also go into more detail in the corresponding blog article. I had to realize that I visited this area too early in the year, at least without fog. I decided after a short morning session to visit a gas station or something similar to have some breakfast and then probably cancel the hotel and drive home.
On the way there, I suddenly saw a couple of godwits and lapwings flying along a road - this aroused my curiosity and indeed, from a gravel parking lot one could get a good view of the whole meadow. It was a closely fenced bird sanctuary. Since it was very cloudy and the light was very gracious for this time of day, I started to take a few shots of lapwings, I didn't have these in my portfolio yet. This worked out well and quickly I realized that this place is really good. Because within a radius of 2 km , so it turned out, there were some interesting places, meadows and waters where you could photograph not only birds but also hares well.
So I stayed in the Netherlands and photographed until the evening at this meadow, as well as the next morning. It was really cool anyway, because first I had super nice fog conditions in the landscape photo area 12 minutes away and then another great session at the Lapwing meadow.
3 weeks later I visited the spot again over the weekend, since I was in the Netherlands anyway. Mainly I focused on lapwings and hares, the latter I will show you soon in a separate blog series.
Now I wish you a lot of fun with the impressions from the Dutch meadow.
I hope you enjoyed the series 😃🖐