Daily Archives: November 23, 2013

Dutch wildlife film, over 600,000 visitors


Can you imagine what the fox must have been thinking – this is a great video that takes only a few seconds to watch. Thanks yet again to Petrel41 for sharing these great snippets

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This video is about barnacle geese and a red fox in Oostvaardersplassen nature reserve in the Netherlands, from the film De Nieuwe Wildernis.

Dutch NOS TV reports that so far, wildlife film De Nieuwe Wildernis has brought 600,000 visitors to cinemas. This hardline ever happens with a wildlife film.

De Nieuwe Wildernis is the second Dutch movie attracting more than 600,000 visitors this year. Earlier, this happened to the romantic comedy Verliefd Op Ibiza.

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making hay…


Today was split in two by an icy wind from the North shortly after lunchtime… This blog entry is about the first half – I had arranged to meet some special people at the lake and made the most of the sunshine before they arrived.

A beautiful creature welcomed me to the lake and I was honoured to be allowed this close:

goldeneye - such a vivid colour and so clear!

goldeneye – such a vivid colour and so clear!

I wandered only a short way along the bank and paused to capture the ambience…

I took this picture in an endeavour to convey the water clarity - what is that weird line?

I took this picture in an endeavour to convey the water clarity – what is that weird line?

The answer was right above me, in a perfect sky:

ah - now that makes sense!

ah – now that makes sense!

I am fascinated by water… Here it waits patiently for the sunshine to give it a lift:

Such is the mystery of the Universe that when conditions are right, the very element that can be used to extinguish a fire out, can also be used to make it...

Such is the mystery of the Universe that when conditions are right, the very element that can be used to extinguish a fire, can also be used to make it… So much depends on how energy is focused!

I made the most of the sunlight to get a photo opportunity that describes the season:

amazing to think that only a few months ago this was a sugar and oxygen factory... now it is a work of art

amazing to think that only a few months ago this was a sugar and oxygen factory… now it is a work of art

Today’s catch put a serious bend in my rod!

When is the next time you go fishing? Tight lines - metiefly

When is the next time you go fishing? Tight lines – metiefly

I was grateful to have caught my fish early on, so I could spend some quality time with two people that I had been looking forward to meeting for a while…

Thank you for reading, I look forward to your next visit