Grasduinen win – II

29/09/2008By MarijnAwards, Mammals

Last Saturday, I attended the award ceremony for the 2008 Grasduinen contest in Baarn. The 14 best photos (according to the jury) have been printed (very) large and are on display in Kasteel Groeneveld in Baarn until January 14. I was very happy to hear that the enormous print of my winning squirrel image is … Read More

Return of the King

26/09/2008By MarijnBirds

I’m currently a bit in a slow mode photography wise. Over the last weeks, I put most of my energy and creativity into placing a fixed hide in a local forest with the idea to set up a permanent feeding station and drinking/bathing pool for songbirds, raptors and roe deer. Now that the hide is … Read More

Pan blurring

19/09/2008By MarijnBirds

Here in the Netherlands, we are not really blessed with the best of weather. Very often, we are presented with dark, gloomy days, not really the ultimate circumstances for photography. Nonetheless, it is possible to produce interesting photographs on those days. For example, you could try to take flightshots with slow shutterspeeds. If you manage … Read More

Little things

15/09/2008By MarijnAbstract & Macro

Last weekend, I went to the Veluwe to see and hopefully photograph red deer and wild boar. Unfortunately, weather conditions were not suitable for photography with lots of rain and dark, gloomy skies. So although we did see lots of deer and boar and had a great time (thanks, Ed!), we were not able to … Read More

Improving highlight detail

08/09/2008By MarijnBirds, Uncategorized

It is always a pleasure to be able to photograph a Common Kingfisher, our most colorful bird. However, they are notoriously difficult to expose correctly. At least, if you don’t want to burn the highlights on the white cheek patch. If you expose the kingfisher correctly, the white patch will come out too light or … Read More

Grasduinen win!

05/09/2008By MarijnAwards, Mammals

I am very happy and proud to announce that my image of a red squirrel in a snow flurry has won the 2008 Grasduinen Photo Competition, a competition that many nature and wildlife photographers strive to win. The photo is published in the September issue of Grasduinen magazine and can also be seen printed large … Read More