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And then there was light

First of all; a very Merry Christmas to you all !!!

I hope this day will bring you joy, happiness and togetherness with the ones you love.

 

I had a little photographical dip during the last month; had hardly been out photographing but last week the temptation of all the birds at the feeding table in my garden, lured me outside. For the first time, dozens of tree sparrows visit the table and although it is called a 'common' bird in Holland, when you take a good look, it's amazing how many colors it has! There's nothing common on this little beauty! And besides; it's more of a challenge to take a special picture of a common animal, than it is to take a common picture of a special animal!

 

I was really pleased with this shot with the backlight through the wings. Our terrace is situated to the south, so the sun is behind the feeding table. Like last year I solved the problem of the backlight by putting up a big mirror on the terrace which reflects the sun on to the little birds. So the sun is shining from two sides in our garden! :-)

 

If you have Facebook account, look me up there and have a look what also kept me quite busy the last month (and still does! :-) Two weeks ago our 2 little Hovawart puppies, Kadi and Gola joined our family!

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Taken on December 18, 2011