Image of the month
At the end of every month I will showcase a photo taken in that month. Slowly this page will become a diary of what I photograph throughout the seasons and years.
I haven't photographed a lot in the last month of 2020. But sometimes you just have to look from your window to find nature. These wood pigeons are resting in the trees just across from my apartment.
During a forest visit I found leafs with art made by leaf miners. At home I put the leafs on a lightpad and photographed them with my extreme macrolens. The details are amazing!
At the end of October I went to 'Zeeland' to photograph at the coast. Of course there are lots of shorebirds around, like this beautiful oystercatcher.
In late summer there are still a lot of insects around, like this colorful caterpillar of a Swallowtail.
At the end of August, when the heather is blooming, the nights are already getting cooler, resulting in lovely misty mornings. I enjoy these subtle, intimate landscapes.
The summer is always the time to photograph butterflies and dragonflies for me. Here are two green-veined whites in love, always a good way to celebrate the summer!
This image was taken at a stream in the Netherlands with a perfect habitat for banded demoiselles. These males are each trying to get the best spot!
This photo was taken with my beloved Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro lens. This is a detail of the wing of a black-tailed skimmer (dragonfly) at the maximum of 5x magnification! I always enjoy seeing all the details, colors and reflections in the dewdrops.
The butterflies are back! That always makes me very happy. Fortunately in the Netherlands we are still allowed to go outside despite the coronavirus crisis. Of course I follow the social distancing rules. These 2 orange tip butterflies have no social distancing rules and sleep together in the same plant and enjoy the sunrise.
Spring has started! This is a close-up of the common but very beautiful daisy. I always love it when the petals have a pink edge like this one.
The winter of 2019-2020 seemed more like a prolongation of autumn. But at the end of February there was one morning where there was a bit of snow. So I took the morning off and went to the Veluwe to enjoy the white world.
Taken on a grey January day in a forest on the Veluwe, the Netherlands. There is a beautiful creek running through the forest and the trees are covered in bright green moss.