Hoge Dijk-collection
Amsterdam-Abcoude, the Netherlands

Momma hen and chick

Photo made in the barnyard at ‘Zon Alom’ – centre of the Nature Association “de Ruige Hof” , an organisation that works for the preservation of two natural area’s in Amsterdam South East: the “Hoge Dijk” (High Dike) and the “Riethoek” (Reed Corner) .

The “Hoge Dijk” (High Dike)
is a natural area in the South of Amsterdam SouthEast, adjacent to Abcoude ( <a href=" Maps</a> )
There are large water parts and lots of reed lands and low bushes, and wooded area’s.
Just like the Reed Corner (Riethoek) it’s a very precious natural ecosystem close to the highly populated neighbourhoods of Amsterdam SouthEast.

Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera
and Tamron 70-300mm Tele-macro1:2 lens
f 4.0 1/90 sec 70mm ISO 200

Features and Top10 placements
Featured in The Birds (June 19, 2010)
Featured in Un!ty (June 19, 2010)
Featured in European Everyday Life (Oct. 1, 2010)
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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.
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  • steppeland
    steppelandabout 4 years ago

  • Rusty Katchmer
    Rusty Katchmerabout 4 years ago

    Very sweet

  • Thank you, Rusty!

    – steppeland

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonabout 4 years ago

    So sweet

  • aww, thank you so much, my friend!

    – steppeland

  • Pagly4u
    Pagly4uabout 4 years ago

    Ohhh this is gorgeous………….so soft………….Love it,……..

  • Thank you for the kind comment, Pagly!

    – steppeland

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 4 years ago

    June 19, 2010

  • Aww, great! Thanks for the feature, Teresa, it’s a great honour! :)

    – steppeland

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 4 years ago

    You’re so very welcome steppeland

  • S .
    S .about 4 years ago

  • Awesome! Thank you so much, Shoaib!

    – steppeland

  • trueblvr
    trueblvrabout 4 years ago


  • Thank you so much, my friend! :)

    – steppeland

  • joycee
    joyceealmost 4 years ago

    Great capture.

  • Thanks a lot!

    – steppeland

  • Maggie Hegarty
    Maggie Hegartyalmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your Feature on 1/10/10!

    Keep the great work coming!

  • Great Maggie! Thank you so much for the feature, it really means a lot!

    – steppeland

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