As this is my first post on this site I’ll introduce my self. My name is Tom Smit and I live in the Netherlands near the German border.
I’m an IT-speciliast and a side-job photographer mainly as nature- and wildlife. Sometimes also doing something else like sports, products or a wedding.
Last year I also had the oppertunity to show some of my pictures in my own exposition on several places in the Netherlands.
I like to do macro best, but al other animals are also favorite, or even some landscapes or panoramas. 🙂
In this first post I would like to show some pictures of red squirrels I had the oppertunity to take photographs from a photoshelter of one of our clubmembers Han Bouwmeester. He is professional photographer and build some photohides which are for rent for a day. I’ve been there some time ago for the first time and mainly shot birds. The last time I’ve been there (in an other hide) these red squirrels are the main actors of the day beside a lot of birds (like Black Tit, Blue Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Dunnock, Eurasian Wren and sometimes even an Northern Goshawk).
Some people call them the clowns of the wood but I think the acrobats of the wood is a better name for them. They climb into trees, jump over from one tree to the next without any problem. I like to see them busy. And when they are busy I try to photograph them. In this blog you’ll find some of the pictures I took that day of them. I’ve been there for 5 hours and shoot over 1000 pictures of these acrobats and also the birds that show up.
Hope you like the pictures and hope this kind of blogs is what you like to see over here. I have also my own blog but that is a Dutch-blog. But the pictures shown there are “international”. So you can have a look.
Thanks for looking and I hope to post my next blog soon.