Photographer's Note

An Oldy..

This lake "de Vogelmeer (translate: Birdlake)" is
located in the dunes between IJmuiden and Bloemendaal
(also nearby Haarlem).

The lake is man-made and you can visit the best by
bike, than you park your bike and walk arround the lake
30-40 minutes.
A lots of Birds (and species of Birds) keep their
holidays here :-)(lying in the sand, or they are fishing):
hence the name het Vogelmeer.

Other animals like Rabbits, Foxes, Wild Horses and
the Scottish Highlander (Highland Cow) visit also
the lake. The results of the last one can be seen
on this old dead tree, they use it as a scratching

When people will visit is lake: it's about 50-60
minutes by bike from IJmuiden, or Haarlem and
30 minutes by bike from Bloemendaal. It's forbitten
for cars and other motorized vehicles.

I tried to make not a typical picture from the
Netherlands, I hope I've succeeded?

I found the warm lower Sunlight on the background
even that importent as the forground: the results
after scratching. I use the open spaces in the
middle to create an extra layer and calmness.

Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 17-40mm L4
Velbon Sherpa 750R

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Additional Photos by Robert Alderliefste (Robert1969) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 553 W: 0 N: 1241] (7160)
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