Spring in the Netherlands

By: Arjen Drost

Mar 24 2011

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Category: Birds, Photography, spring


Focal Length:400mm
Shutter:1/320 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark II

White Stork and windmill

Ask a foreigner about the Netherlands and you’ll hear about tulips, windmills and wooden shoes (or maybe about our drug policy and the red light district, but that’s a different story). To spoil the image, I don’t own a pair of wooden shoes and haven’t seen a tulip in a while, but we do still have some windmills. This is a typical spring in the Netherlands image. An old windmill, a stork searching for food and if you could hear the sound you would hear some Black-tailed Godwit and a Chiffchaff.

It’s really nice to be able to go out for photography after work again. The days are getting longer, the weather is nice, it’s a real joy to be out again. Especially with my new Canon EF 2x III extender on the 70-200mm. This was one of the first pictures I took with that combination and I’m quite impressed by the results.


3 comments on “Spring in the Netherlands”

  1. Hi Arjen, a very nice shot indeed! Where did you take the photo?

  2. Ah, I believe it is at the Hoornsedijk in Haren! (according to the name of the file)

  3. It’s indeed the windmill near the Paterswoldse Meer.

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