Winking Winchat

Last weekend I was out on a birding trip to Terschelling, one of the islands in the north. The weather was every bit as awful as predicted, and worse. A very good opportunity to see if the camera and lens really were water-, sand- and salt spray proof!

(which they are :-)).


The trip was organized by a Dutch bird photography website, When one of my fellow-Flickrites heard I was going with them, he wished me ‘good luck with the bird-nerds’ :-).

But to be honest, it was marvelous. Those bird-nerds turned out to be enthusiastic, knowledgeable and skilled birders/photographers. Check out their site to see for yourself. I'm quite sure you'll be impressed by the quality of the uploaded work. Picked up some very good tips and tricks about bird photography and learned a lot about birds!

  • offiof PRO 7y

    Absolutely stunning shot!
  • Vicente Cubas Bethencourt 7y

    Fantastica saludo.

    You are invited to display this image and join our group.

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  • Nikographer 7y

    (sand like that on gear scares me)
  • Red~Star PRO 7y

    I love both pics. Sounds like it was an awesome trip...although damp. I am reluctant to use my expensive camera & lenses at the coast...the salt air is horrid. Not to mention the blowing bits of sand. Yikes. I love the shot of YOU. Faved.
  • Sindri Skúlason PRO 7y

    Beautiful shot indeed with fantastic pose. :-)
  • James Neeley PRO 7y

    Beautiful capture!
  • Edgar Thissen PRO 7y

    Prachtig zeg en scherp! Wie zei dat die 1.4x TC niet echt goed was? ;-0

    Wat een avontuur moet het weer geweest zijn. Dat weer was inderdaad behoorlijk f#@!ked up! Maar dat is dan ook wel weer aan jou besteed. Je hebt ons niet in de steek gelaten ;-)
    Echt helemaal super Hennie, een snoepie is het!
  • patries71 PRO 7y

    Zo zeg, wat een installatie! Heb je meteen ene goede training voor je rugspieren gehad met zo`n dagje vogelen.
    De foto is er ook naar, weer een hele mooie. Een paapje, geweldig, die heb ik nog nooit live gezien.
  • G.M Photography 7y

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    Please add this great bird photo to "Birds Photos" group
  • Baby Rose 7y

  • Roeselien Raimond 7y

    Dit is toch echt niet de kletsnatte meeuw die ik verwacht had.
    Ik vind t sowiso al een heel gave foto, maar zeker gezien de barre omstandigheden. Aan de foto heeft t iig niets afgedaan: móói!

    Dat de birdpixers op hoog niveau schieten wist ik al, maar grappig om te lezen dat t uiteindelijk ook gewoon (leuke) mensen zijn. :D
  • Mark Wilson 7y

    Great pose!
    You are invited to display this image and join our group.

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  • NatuurfotoRien 7y

    Heel mooi!
  • Mark 7y

    Beautiful capture.

    That pic of you and your photo gear, looks like a giant holding up the space shuttle and looking through the window at the occupants. :-)
  • fouramjava 7y

    Why do I always feel like I'm turning the pages in NG magazine? And thank you for always sharing such wonderful stories. I always appreciate that.

    I have missed your amazing photography, my dear.
  • Lénárth Veronika 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called CITRIT,Best of yours! / Invited shots only/comment 2 /, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • William Dalton PRO 7y

    Wonderful flight freeze. Great detail....very sharp. By the way good luck with the gear....beach sand and water each Canon equipment!
  • Capt Suresh Sharma 7y

    Stunning shot. Love it.
  • Skip Vetter PRO 7y

    Beautiful capture.
  • Jutta Maue Kay PRO 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called BORN TO BE WILD (by Invitation Only), and we'd love to have this added to the group!
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