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the Hoge Dijk – collection
Amsterdam-Abcoude, the Netherlands

The “High Dike” (de Hoge Dijk)
is a natural area in the South of Amsterdam SouthEast, adjacent to Abcoude .
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.

This photo
Honey bee on soft pink Valerian flowers (wikipedia)
Valerian is a medicinal plant and has been used in herbal medicine since at least the time of ancient Greece and Rome.

Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera
and Pentax-M zoom1:2.8-4 40-80mm lens
1/125 ISO 200
TAGS : Amsterdam, Hoge Dijk, animals, insects, winged, bees, bugs, invertebrates, Valerian, group_pentax, honey bee, aorbflowers, aorbphotography, aorbanimals, aorb, aorbmacro, flowers, soft pink

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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 4 years ago

  • greenstone
    greenstoneabout 4 years ago

    lovely catch!!!

  • Thank you!

    – steppeland

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you!

    – steppeland

    JUSTARTabout 4 years ago

    beautiful shot

  • Thank you so much! Glad you like it! :)

    – steppeland

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonabout 4 years ago

    Lovely capture

  • Thank you so much, Joy!

    – steppeland

  • Munggo
    Munggoabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous capture and lighting!!

  • Thank you so much! :)

    – steppeland

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