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I took these picture at the beginning of the creek with a wonderful winter sight on the trees.
Lapscheure a very small village with all farmers and 300 habitants

History of the Creek, I may use this text use through my friend and TE member hdl = Hendrik De Leyn.

Inundations in the 12th century created this marvelous landscape. This creek is in fact a swampy area that survived the systematical clearing of the Zwin plain for agriculture. In and around Lapscheure are still several of these historical creeks and gullies.

The "Platte Kreek" (flat creek) is composed of a creek with rough reed, a slick plate and saltish grassland. The area has a rich variety of marsh- and grasslandvegetation, which in turn attracts a large diversity of typical bird species. Next to the known duck and goose species, regularly stilt-walkers can be seen on the slick plate. Ornithologists will surely recognize other species like snipes, blue herons et many others. For the non-professionals (like myself), the view of the birds alone is more than worth it, without knowing the different species and how rare they are or not.

I hope you enjoy.

Canon EOS 5D
Shooting Date/Time
9/01/2009 12:31:03
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EF16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Focal Length
16,0 mm
Image size
4368 x 2912
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