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No, this is not Bali…..☺☺☺
Yesterday in the small village of Noordwelle, Netherlands, (in my area) it was the annual “Straô festival”:
This is the festival where the end of winter and the beginning of spring is celebrated.
150 decorated horses and riders go to the beach for washing the winter legs of the horses.
This is a beautiful sight: so many strong Belgian horses on the beach and in the dunes.
The funny festival is continued in the village with music, dance and…….. ☺☺☺

432 views on 31-05-2011

Camera Model=NIKON D80
Lens=Nikkor 70-300mm VR
Exposure Time=1/200 sec
ExposureProgram=Shutter priority
Date Time Original=2010:02:27 13:43:59
Metering Mode=Center
Focal Length=70,00 mm
User Comment=©ADRI PADMOS

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  • Lynne Morris
    Lynne Morrisalmost 5 years ago

    Wow this is beautiful Adri.

  • Many thanks for your support, Lynne!

    – Adri Padmos

  • Richard Hamilton-Veal
    Richard Hamilt...almost 5 years ago

    Excellent capture Adri.
    What a lovely custom/tradition.

    Hope you had a good time there.

  • Thanks so much for your nicely comments, Richard!

    – Adri Padmos

  • foppe47
    foppe47almost 5 years ago

    Geweldig gezicht Adri
    Groet Foppe

  • Bedankt Foppe!
    Het ging allemaal een beetje tussen de buien door……

    – Adri Padmos

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 5 years ago

    Fabulous image, well captured, Ann

  • Thank you very much for your support, Ann; much appreciated!

    – Adri Padmos

  • Charuhas  Images
    Charuhas Imagesalmost 5 years ago

    This is a awesome capture Adri. Superb!!!

  • Glad you like it my friend; thanks a lot!

    – Adri Padmos

  • Kasia-D
    Kasia-Dalmost 5 years ago

    Great scene and fascinating tradition. I remember your other shots from previous years – I hope you had fun yesterday:-)

  • Thanks a lot, Kasia!
    Yes, we have had fun, but the weather was not so good……!!

    – Adri Padmos

  • DutchLumix
    DutchLumixalmost 5 years ago

    Super mooie plaat Adri

  • Bedankt voor dit mooie compliment, Erik!

    – Adri Padmos

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawalmost 5 years ago

    Superb Adri, thanks for the narrative.

  • Glad you like it, Bob; many thanks!

    – Adri Padmos

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 5 years ago

    Lovely capture Adri …

  • Thank you, Tom!

    – Adri Padmos

  • AliceDoodles
    AliceDoodlesalmost 5 years ago

    Your cohosts Cee and Chris

  • You’re welcome.

    – Adri Padmos

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