Guido van de water
Nature photography
 
Oct 20

Devilspit

The weather forecast is promising great things today. A partly clouded sky and night temperatures dropping to the freezing point. This often means that there will be fog above the water and that is good reason leave the house early today. I have decided to go to the so called Devilspit within national park the Maasduinen. This is a little open area in the woods with a number of small water pools.

When the sun start rising I’m walking through the forest. In the distance the sky is colouring red and there is a lot of fog around me. These are the circumstances that I was hoping for when I left my home this morning. I start looking for a nice spot next to the water side and then the waiting starts for the best moment.

Soon after finding a nice spot I notice that today has unique photography opportunities. The water level in the pools is very low due to the extreme long and hot summer. Because of the low wat level a strip of sand has appeared around the water side. Some parts are hard enough for me to walk on and so I can reach areas that normally aren’t accessible.

After taking lots of pictures on the waterside I’m walking through the forest. The fog and low sun position create lots of nice sunbeams. Around half past ten the fog is gone and time has come to head back home.

On my way home I’ve spotted a White heron next to the main road. I decide to take a closer look and on then next exit I’m leaving the main road. Within ten minutes I’m driving back and forth on a small road next to the road. In little time I’ve photographed a number of heron species, a hawk, a pheasant and a kestrel. In short a good decision to take a little detour!

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