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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