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I'm not much of a bird watcher but my wife is, so yesterday I went with her to the Oost Vaarders Plassen.

This is a nature reserve with wet and dry land near by the Markermeer. There are always a lot of birds!


But it was freezing and I was watching an episode of Weeds on my new iPhone 4 (YAY!) in the car,

while she was photographing a pair of Great Crested Grebe doing there courtship display.


When I looked up, these rocks next to the water were shining in the faint sunlight.

So I thought... this could be the shot for tomorrow!

When I walked over there I saw it was shining because of the ice that formed on top... and this rock was covered in icicles!


So I got a wet knee and camera strap, but it was SO worth it!


I think this is so beautiful, and it was the first time I ever saw something like this!


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Taken on February 22, 2011