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BIRDS, DAMSELFLIES AND FLOWERS

The last days of May we visited Texel Island, which is at this time of the year, as well as in June, great for picturing birds, flowers and, as I found out, insects like damselflies.

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 To start with birds, opposite our little campsite were some meadows with breeding Black-tailed Godwits. This bird is the icon of our so-called "meadow birds". I pictured them mainly in the early morning, often with fog and in backlight.

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black and white and high key

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with a typical Texel sheep shed, called " schapeboet"  in the back

These meadows are surrounded by wild flowers.

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At the southern tip of the island lies the Mokbaai. In the vicinity of this bay I found a lot of gathering damselflies. With my Nikon D800 and Nikkor VR 105 mm macro I 'd spent quite some time there :

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Cirque du soleil....

More birds

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Greylag Geese in nature reserve Waal en Burg

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Black-headed Gull 

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Black-headed Gull in backlight

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juvenile Avocet

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European Reed Warbler

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An early Texel morning