Diederik Santema

Diederik Santema

Posted on 08/28/2016


Photo taken on August 28, 2016



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The Sunday Challenge: Birds

The Sunday Challenge: Birds
Opdracht voor deze zondag was 'vogels'.

In Amsterdam kent men twee soorten vogel: sijsjes en drijfsijsjes, het humorvolle resultaat van het gebrek aan kennis over vogelsoorten. In feite worden sijsjes amper in Amsterdam gezien, maar vele andere soorten wel.

Op de foto een steiger met rustende vogels: eenden, meeuwen (minimaal twee soorten) en aalscholvers. In het water meerkoeten. Het gezegde 'vrij als een vogel' krijgt een andere betekenis door het hek.

Muziek: Seagull door Kayak: www.youtube.com/watch?v=byz_EJ9vpNw

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Challenge for this Sunday was birds.

In Amsterdam where I live it's common to say there are only two species of birds: 'siskins' and 'floating siskins'. This is merely a humourous result of lack of knowledge of different species. In fact siskins is not seen in Amsterdam but lot of other species are seen.

On the photo a landing in Amsterdam with resting birds: ducks, gulls (two species at least) and cormorants. In the water also coots. The fence and signs (forbidden entrance and video surveillance) puts the saying 'free as a bird' into another perspective.

Accompanying music: Seagull by Kayak: www.youtube.com/watch?v=byz_EJ9vpNw

Henk Bouwers, LutzP, Robert Wilson, Wierd Folkersma and 7 other people have particularly liked this photo


26 comments - The latest ones
fragglerocks
fragglerocks
a good haul of birds, nice shot!
12 months ago.
autofantasia
autofantasia
Great shot and a fascinating collection of birds Diederik ... looks like you 'shot' more birds than the rest of us put together - lol! ;)
12 months ago.
k.e.s_kloset
k.e.s_kloset
Oh, that is funny! They are so defiant (or oblivious.) ;)

Wonderful idea and image. Nice song too.
12 months ago.
Janano -
Janano -
well done for finding this shot !
12 months ago.
Sami Serola
Sami Serola
Somehow funny picture =D Those birds have found a safe place away from people! =)
12 months ago.
H C
H C
Great find of so many birds. Like the line of them leading into the picture.
12 months ago.
Gudrun
Gudrun
Cool- all hiding in plain sight behind the fence;-)
12 months ago.
Shuttering Yukon
Shuttering Yukon
well you sure got a few birds! Love how they are all 'safe' behind the fence
12 months ago.
Michelle Ress
Michelle Ress
to bad about the gate but I guess the birds can't read ;)
12 months ago.
Dida From Augsburg
Dida From Augsburg
Nice shot and safe place for the birds! ;-D
12 months ago.
Valfal
Valfal
Wow, fantastic find and a great capture of so many different types of birds, Diederik!
12 months ago.
Clickity Click
Clickity Click
Ah the birds know where they can be safe ... glad you found a nice variety of birds Diederik!
12 months ago.
Roger Bennion
Roger Bennion
A very well put together combination for 'Sight and Sound'. Thank you very much for posting, Diederik.
12 months ago.
charlie b
charlie b
A flock or flocks. All the ones from the states must have flown to Augsburg.
12 months ago.
Esther
Esther
So that's where all the birds went this week.
12 months ago.
PaulOClassic©
PaulOClassic©
As Esther says, now I know where all the birds went this week! Great shot! ;0))
12 months ago.
Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma
like it Diederik, the sign "bewaking" puts it really in another perpective
12 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Die zitten er mooi veilig !!
12 months ago.
Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett
Nice collection
12 months ago.
Robert Wilson
Robert Wilson
Great shot, like your composition.
12 months ago.
LutzP
LutzP
...more than one indeed, like the line-up
12 months ago.
Coco
Coco
Nice perspective and shot.
12 months ago.
Amazingstoker
Amazingstoker
Nice image, I like the way all the birds are gathered on the safe side of the gate
12 months ago.
Chrissy
Chrissy
Dort werden sie nicht gestört!
12 months ago.
s@ssyl@ssy
s@ssyl@ssy
oh so that's where all our birds went !!!!!!!!
great job :))
12 months ago.
Heidiho
Heidiho
The door is closed. So they cannot leave.
;-)
12 months ago.