Joël van Andel | Sunday morning at "De Bruuk"

Sunday morning at "De Bruuk"

May 04, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Here's my opening blog on my website.

Sunday, 4 May, I arrived around 7 AM at "De Bruuk", a nature reserve near Nijmegen. I was aiming for butterflies, which had been spotted there. The sun was already shining bright, so I expected some examples in the wet grass, drying in the sun and waiting to be able to fly away. But after a 45 minutes walk I still had not spotted them. Maybe the night had been too cold?

So, I decided to focus on flowers. First I spotted these little white flowers in a ditch. I captured them with my 90mm Tamron Macro lens. I shot through the existing cultivation on the shore to create a softer, more spherical image.

Then some nice passengers told me that there were already some wild orchids in this area. A bit early in the season, but of course I wanted to photograph them, since they are very rare. As far as I know, Bruuk is the only place in The Netherlands were wild orchids can be found. I took some different images. The one below is a blend of one in focus and one out of focus image, shot on f/5.6.

I hope you enjoy. Butterflies will come some day ... :-)


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