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Dikkertje Dap and the Giraffe (close-up) by steppeland

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Artis Amsterdam – Zoo collection

Statue of Dikkertje Dap with the giraffe – referring to a well known Dutch childrens poem from Annie MG Schmidt

Text in Dutch you can find here Dikkertje Dap
(Sorry, I didn’t find an English translation… )

The text is also put on music, and sung by Herman van Veen here youtube (they could have done better with the pics, but the music & song are great)

Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera.

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Challenge winner in "A ‘character’- Dutch touch ": (Oct , 2009)

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Featured in What gives your art rhythm – Live and let live (Sept, 2009)

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Dikkertje Dap en the giraffe


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Steppeland (pseudonym) is a Flemish photographer, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Her main area’s of interest are Nature Photography, Street photography and Photojournalism. Recently she also explores different digital art techniques, mainly based on her own photographs.
More of her work can be seen at DeviantArt and 500px

Comments and feed-back always welcome! Thanks for looking!

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  • steppeland
    steppelandabout 5 years ago

  • coppertrees
    coppertreesabout 5 years ago

    Great photo thanks for showing it

  • Thank you so much for commenting, coppertrees :) ! Very much appreciated

    – steppeland

  • Hans Bax
    Hans Baxalmost 5 years ago

    Wat een leukerd! Kende ik helemaal niet….
    Groeten en fijne zondag!
    (je hebt mijn stem!)

  • Oh, had ik hier niet op geantwoord? wel gelezen hoor – en dat zal je wel begrepen hebben hé, met mijn reactie op jouw inzending voor deze challenge ;)

    – steppeland

  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonalmost 5 years ago

    I remember this song!!! We had a record of it when I was growing up! Great to see a statue of it (the things we don’t see in Australia…!!!), steppeland :) :)

  • oh, really? How nice. I din’t know the song really, I had heard the title, but only went looking for it after I saw and photographed the statue… Well, the way we were introduced to it is different then, but I guess we both enjoy the song and the statue/image :D – thanks for your visit, Mieke

    – steppeland

  • Hans Bax
    Hans Baxalmost 5 years ago

    You did it!!!
    Van harte met je challenge win in the "*A “character”, please. Real, drawn, painted, sculpted, with a Dutch touch Challenge*":!
    Groeten en fijne zondag!

  • Haha, pheww, dat was een hele krachttoer! LOL – bedankt , Hans, meedoen betekent meer dan winnen, hé ;)

    – steppeland

  • Hans Bax
    Hans Baxalmost 5 years ago

    You did it again!
    Van harte met je top tien plaats in de What gives your art rhythm? Challenge!
    Groeten en fijne dag!

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