Sleeping ducks

Sleeping tufted ducks on the Markermeer Canon 5DmIII, 200mm, 0.6s @ f/16, iso 50, tripod, cable release
Sleeping tufted ducks on the Markermeer
Canon 5DmIII, 200mm, 0.6s @ f/16, iso 50, tripod, cable release

Last weekend I went out towards Flevoland on both days to photograph whatever I would encounter. The first day was very cloudy and rainy, which resulted in some pictures of tufted ducks in a seemingly endless area of water. As can be seen above, the water seamlessly dissolved into the air (or vice versa).

On Sunday, I went out together with my father, and the day started much better with a very nice sunrise and a beautiful sky until around 9am. We used the light and sky to photograph mainly waterfowl (tufted ducks, great-crested grebes, and several species of geese) which spend the winter in and around Flevoland in huge numbers. I was especially overwhelmed by the sheer amount of geese flying past us. We drove a little bit further, but the sky had turned grey and we didn’t have much good opportunities for photography. Around 1pm the sun was coming through the clouds again, giving us wonderful opportunities to photograph the sleeping tufted ducks, which we encountered along the dike.

All in all, two great days (photography wise), so I hope to share some of the pictures in the coming week(s).

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