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Stellaria - "Where Light meets the Ordinary"

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So, this is the place on the web where I will give an account of my daily life. Will it be interesting? I don't know. But at least I know I will post the things which interest me.

Lord and Ladies (Arum maculatum)

nature photographyPosted by Rense Apr 21, 2012 09:36:49
Yesterday, I had an excursion to the Imstenraderbosch, in the very South of the country. Earlier this week I had seen this plant - Lord and Ladies - in the Hallerbos, but only still in bud. In the Imstenraderbosch, the first were flowering. I chose to shoot one with (filtered) backlight. April 20th - Arum maculatum
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Bluebells in the Hallerbos

nature photographyPosted by Rense Apr 17, 2012 09:47:12
Yesterday I visited the Hallerbos, one of the famous Bluebell forests in Flanders. It's an ancient forest on loam, with an extensive population of Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta). Since we - dwelling the northern Low Countries - don't have this species, we don't have the woodland types characterised by this species either (duh): the Endymio-Carpinetum and the Endymio-Fagetum.

It was worth the trip. As far as the eye could see the forest floor was covered with a blue carpet of Bluebells in full bloom. It was a pity that the Beeches were late, because the combination of the blue of the Hyacint with the fresh green of the Beech leaves is something special, but ay, you can't have everything, do you? Without the green it was great nonetheless, and in this way there is a good reason to visit the forest again next year or so...:)

Here some of my first photo's... Probably I will post more in the next days...

Bluebells - Hallerbos

April 16th - Bluebells

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Willows and Poplars

nature photographyPosted by Rense Apr 12, 2012 22:13:52
Just a snap of sunlit willows and poplars against the dark rain clouds of this afternoon....

April 12th - Willows and Poplars

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Cherry blossom with the Helios 44K-4

nature photographyPosted by Rense Apr 06, 2012 10:54:27
I brought myself in serious trouble again, by signing up for another "Single in ... " Challenge on The whole idea is to shoot one lens for a whole month and post/upload one photo a day with this lens. My lens for April is the Helios 44K-4, a Pentax dedicated version of the Russian copy of the famous Biotar...

This is my photo for the 5th of April.

April 5th - Cherry Blossom

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Elvis Presley was very fond of these cameras!

photographyPosted by Rense Jan 11, 2012 16:52:49
January 11th - My Bleu FED 2 with Jupiter-12 35mm

Feeling awful today, sick, fever, my muscles hurt... So a shot inside...
Wasn't it Elvis who sung a tremendous song about this camera?
"Now it's one for the money
Two for the show
Three to get ready
So go, cat, go!

But don't you step on my blue FED 2's
You can do anything but lay off of my blue FED 2's!"

Have to look it up....

This photo is part of my 'Single in January 2012' series. One month with one lens, in my case the SMC-Takumar 35mm F3.5. The whole series can be seen here: Single in January 2012

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The best invention after peniceline...

photographyPosted by Rense Nov 18, 2011 12:22:26

One of the well-known problems with those FSU rangefinders is the particular design of the viewfinder, which seems to be developed to scratch your glasses in the first place! Why the Soviet engineers did it in this way is completely beyond my imagination... Thinking of a solution for my Kiev-4A, my eyes fell on the lid of one of those Fuji Velvia slide boxes, the no-flat black ones. After cutting the ridge on the outer edge and the central part, it just fits tightly around the Kievs viewfinder!

Now, THAT's a Soviet solution!!! Although... probably too sexy looking ...

A cheap solution...

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Rhythm and Blues

nature photographyPosted by Rense Sep 22, 2011 21:06:47
Yesterday morning, I shot this photo in the woods near Ede. The light was fantastic and I tried to capture just that. And although the colours were fine, I thought I'd bring out the structure better, and convert it into B&W. Hope you like it!
September 21st - Rythm and Blues

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A rainy day...

nature photographyPosted by Rense Jul 26, 2011 21:16:46
We had a very mopish day today, and it wasn't the first this week... However, sometimes rain makes some real nice photographs, as long as the photographer has the guts to go out. I didn't, but I had to, because I had to do some vegetation mapping for my boss... And in the meantime I shot some rainy photos...

Spiders Web

Diamonds are...

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B&W Clouds

nature photographyPosted by Rense Jul 21, 2011 22:49:13
Nothing makes a good B&W photo like clouds....
Sun and Clouds

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Arnica montana

nature photographyPosted by Rense May 23, 2011 23:52:56
One of the severely declined species in the Netherlands, Arnica montana. The largest population can be found at the Infantry Firing Range Harskamp, where more than 60,000 plants were counted. I was able to shoot the beginning of the flowering period today.

Arnica montana



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