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In Belgium got we no winter the last three months, alone a lot rain, but Monday last a completely afternoon without clouds and and lovely low sun.
This gives the long shadows about the grass path

Nowhere in the Meetjesland the influence of the sea is as palpable as in the creek area . From the 12th century, the sea penetrated here regularly inside. In addition, each new Marine and fertile clay layers were deposited and gullies were scoured the landscape . Evidence of this can still see the numerous creeks that are usually filled with fresh water.

Today it is primarily an agricultural area creeks .

However, there are still a lot of valuable pieces of nature .

In the reed beds around the creeks typical nesting birds like warbler , blue throat and marsh harrier . Many of the grasslands are salty and contain a typical fauna of salt-tolerant species such as samphire , hoarse salt grass , salt and rus spurry . Birds that breed in the wet grasslands include godwit , redshank , avocet and yellow mercury . The calcareous dikes accommodate special plants like wild marjoram herb thunder , fine pelargonium, agrimony and cat thorn .

There overwinter thousands of white-fronted geese and greylag geese in the polder , as well as hundreds of small pink-footed geese and swans . Peregrine , hen harrier and Merlin are typical wintering raptors .

Canon EOS 7D
Shooting Date/Time
17/02/2014 15:56:10
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Manual Exposure
Tv(Shutter Speed)
Av(Aperture Value)
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EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Focal Length
Image Size 2592x1728
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