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Spoonbills in my backyard

Meadow gate in morning light

Greylag Geese (Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greylag_Goose) in morning light, at the shores of a little lake in Diemerbos (Diemen Woods)

Diemerbos collection
Diemen, near Amsterdam South East, the Netherlands

Oh, yes, I do like zoo photography, because of the variation and closeness of the animals… But observing and photographing animals and birds in the wild… I don’t know… it just feels so much more REAL… it’s magic! And this specific morning, with that amazing morning light and haze over the water… even more :D :heart:


Earth Keepers
Because of the beauty shown in this picture:
SAFE our waterlands and PROTECT our birds!

- image to celebrate EARTH DAY 2014 -
That we may be touched deeply every new morning
by the natural beauty around us…


Technical details:

Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera – captured with 70-300 Tamron lens,
Shutter Speed:1/60 second
Focal Length:300 mm
ISO Speed:200
Date Taken:Jul 5, 2009
Post-edited in Lightroom 2 and Adobe Photoshop 7.0 (crop, sharpening and levels only)


Most faved and most viewed #3
This photo reached 458 views and 25 faves on dec. 12, 2010 – and joined my now top 3 most popular works :)

Challenge Wins
This photograph won the challenge Mist and fog in the Made by Nature group (Sept. 5, 2009)
and became challenge winner in Outdoors shots or paintings – Cee’s Fun Artsy friends (2010, June 24)

Features and Top Ten placements
Featured in :
Made By Nature
Live and Let Live
European Everyday Life, DSLR Users Only
Freedom to Shine
Dimensions (Oct. 25, 2009)
Top10 placement in:
Foggy Fields challenge in shots in the fog (Oct 15, 2009)
Green scenes challenge in Seasonal scapes (Oct. 20, 2009)
Top10 placement in Your favourite from your portfolio – Garden sculptures and ornaments (March 14, 2011)
Featured in Bubbler’s weekly challenge (April 1, 2011)
Top10 in The green grass of home (Aug. 20, 2011)
Top10 in someone needs to paint this – Amazing wildlife (Dec. 12, 2011)
Featured in Your country’s best (Feb. 1, 2012)
Featured in The world (Feb. 1, 2012)
Featured in This & That (Feb. 1, 2012)
Featured in Rainbow – green (feb. 4, 2012)
Featured as Image of the day in Green Artistry ( Feb. 05, 2012)
Featured in Where on earth is this? (Feb. 05, 2012)
Featured in The Great Outdoors (Feb. 06, 2012)
Featured in Inspired Art (Feb. 07, 2012)
Featured in High Quality Images (Feb. 24, 2012)
Featured in Feel, don’t copy (Apr. 10, 2012)
Thank you so much to these marvellous groups for organizing this challenges, and to all who voted! :D

See more
See more of my Barnyard photography
See more of my Birds photography
See more of my Diemerbos collection


Comments and feed-back always welcome. Thanks for looking :)



Spoonbills in my backyard

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


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Comments

  • steppeland
    steppelandover 5 years ago

  • PhotoAvenue
    PhotoAvenueover 5 years ago

    What an amazing photo, the colors are extraordinary, apart from the fact that I simply adore the image.

  • aww- thank you so much for such a kind comment! I feel honoured :)

    – steppeland

  • Olga Zvereva
    Olga Zverevaover 5 years ago

    Beautiful image! Love the morning light and fog.

  • Thank you so much for the kind comment and fav. It means a lot to me!

    – steppeland

  • Neophytos
    Neophytosover 5 years ago

    They don’t come more natural than this little BEAUTY !! Nice one Steppeland.

  • Thanks you for such a wonderful comment and fav. I really appreciate!

    – steppeland

  • gaylene
    gayleneover 5 years ago

    sweetly beautiful

  • aww, thank you so much! :D

    – steppeland

  • Veikko  Suikkanen
    Veikko Suikkanenover 5 years ago

    Congratulations this work has been featured in the group DSLR Users Only!

  • Awesome! Thank you so much for the feature, and for all the marvellous work you do for the group, Veikko! I really appreciate :D

    – steppeland

  • starikarp
    starikarpover 5 years ago

    awesome photo!

  • Thank you so much! I really appreciate your kind comment and support :)

    – steppeland

  • Delany Dean
    Delany Deanover 5 years ago

    Oh, this is so beautiful; very well done!

  • Thank you so much, Delany, I am happy you like my work! :)

    – steppeland

  • joshuatree1
    joshuatree1over 5 years ago

    THIS HAS GOT TO BE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CAPTURE OF NATURE I HAVE SEEN IN A LONG TIME. BEAUTIFUL LIGHTING AND CLARITY. AN INSTANT FAVOURITE. http://www.philadelphia33.org/":http://www.philadelphia33.org/

  • And this definitely is one of the most wonderful comments I received ever… Thank you so much for the fav and watch, and for enjoying my work so much! It means a lot!

    – steppeland

  • Nathaniel Arnold
    Nathaniel Arnoldover 5 years ago

    in-bloody-credible… wow, awesome work!! tremendous!!

  • Aww, thank you so much for your marvellous comments! Your support means a lot! :)

    – steppeland

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