Can you think of anything better than getting to spend a whole weekend doing two of the things you love the most? A few weeks back I headed off into the forest, together with my camera and some other photo enthusiasts, to do just that. Here are a few photos from the trip.We couldn’t have wished for a more wonderful summer day. The weather was warm, but not hot, with just a gentle breeze in the air.After a while we arrived at this beautiful lake, where we were staying for the next two days.The first part of the program consisted of macro photography, including practical exercises. A neverending learning process I never get tired of.
This fellow and his friends were kind of annoying (putting it mildly) but upon taking a closer look, I noticed he had quite an interesting face… don’t you think? 😉As the evening fell, the breeze died down and the lake turned into a perfect mirrorand I do mean perfect.
The next morning I was the first to wake up. Who can sleep on a magical morning like this? Even the birds were quiet. The only sound was that of a million bees humming, as the first sunbeams of the new day fell throu the trees.
Later we crept into these very.. ahem.. comfortable and decorative camoflage tents. But then the rain came, and we were left waiting for quite a while. I really didn’t mind though, as it was that kind of silent, soft summer rain that really soothes the soul. As soon as the rain stopped, a multitude of birds appeared out of the forest, and really seemed to thrive in the spotlight. Of course, the fact that we brought a bag of sunflower seeds probably helped 😉Except for mr Bullfinch here, who tried his best to keep a low profile and shy away from the spotlight.
Then, to my great joy and happiness, mr Squirrel showed up. It was amazing; we were sitting just a few yards away, and there he was, posing for us like a professional model. Isn’t he beautiful?Here his attention is drawn towards our hideout. What are those black clicking things over there anyway? Suddenly he set off into the forest, and in a second all the birds were gone as well. But what a great experience to have come so close to these inhabitants of nature, and gotten the opportunity to bring home pictures like theese.
Guess what – now I’m saving up for one of those camotents… 😉