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Femke van Willigen

I love taking close up photos of nature, mainly flowers, birds and insects! πŸ“· All photos I post are taken by me πŸ‘πŸ»Don't use without my permission!

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This adorable tiny female Eurasian Siskin (Carduelis spinus) was another exciting unexpected visitor at the last bird hide we were at 🐦🐦🀩🀩 I literally had about 20 seconds to take this capture (such shy little birds! ) You need such fast reflexes as a birdphotographer! πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ #ip_birds #shots_of_animals #planetbirds #nuts_about_birds #feather_perfection #raw_birds #nb_nature_brilliance #bird_brilliance #birdsfreaks #best_birds_of_ig #birds_adored #birdsofgilligallou #birds_captures #fiftyshades_of_nature #rebels_nature #birds_private #naturyst #birds_perfection #best_birds_of_world #eye_spy_birds #bestbirdshots #nature_perfection #nature_worldwide_birds #bird_freaks #birds_perfection #your_best_birds #kings_birds #best_birds_planet #birdfreaks #birds_illife at Holten

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As I have said before, Common Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) are not my favorite birds and I have a love/hate relationship with them, but there is no denying that when the light hits their plumage a certain way that they are gorgeous birds! 🐦 🐦 πŸ’• πŸ’• This one was letting the world know that our garden is HIS garden πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ #kings_birds #birdsonearth #ip_birds #rebels_nature #birds_illife #nuts_about_birds #best_birds_of_ig #raw_birds #nature_perfection #eye_spy_birds #naturyst #total_birds #birds_private #feather_perfection #nb_nature_brilliance #birdsfreaks #sassy_birds #birdsofgilligallou #birds_adored #bestbirdshots #planetbirds #best_birds_planet #nature_worldwide_birds #bird_brilliance #birdfreaks #birds_captures #birds_perfection #best_birds_of_world #bird_freaks #your_best_birds at Voorschoten

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As I am a sucker for close ups portraits (probably due to my love for macro) I was quite pleased with the portrait of this gorgeous female Common Blackbird (Turdus merula) 🐦 🐦 🀩🀩I love the detailed feathers! πŸ’• πŸ’• #sassy_birds #birds_private #bns_nature #nature_worldwide_birds #your_best_birds #birds_perfection #raw_birds #planetbirds #bestbirdshots #ip_birds #birds_adored #nuts_about_birds #best_birds_of_ig #birds_captures #birdsfreaks #naturyst #feather_perfection #nb_nature_brilliance #eye_spy_birds #bird_freaks #kings_birds #bird_brilliance #nature_perfection #best_birds_planet #birdfreaks #shots_of_animals #rebels_nature #birds_illife #birdsofgilligallou #birdsonearth at Holten

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I had never seen a Eurasian Treecreeper (Certhia familiaris) up close before, but this one was very curious and gave me a perfect opportunity to capture him! 🐦 🐦 πŸ’• πŸ’• Aren't they amazingly well camouflaged? 🀩 🀩 #birdsfreaks #naturyst #birds_illife #sassy_birds #raw_birds #nature_perfection #your_best_birds #best_birds_planet #kings_birds #nb_nature_brilliance #birds_perfection #rebels_nature #ip_birds #best_birds_of_ig #planetbirds #bns_nature #shots_of_animals #feather_perfection #nuts_about_birds #bestbirdshots #eye_spy_birds #birds_private #birdsonearth #birds_captures #best_birds_of_world #nature_worldwide_birds #bird_brilliance #birds_freaks #birds_adored #birdfreaks at Holten

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As I promised, here is another capture of this gorgeous little Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica) 🀩 🀩 He is letting all the other birds know who is boss! 🐦 🐦 πŸ’•πŸ’• The nature reserve where I saw this guy is being demolished to make a traffic tunnel. This makes me so sad πŸ˜” πŸ˜” #birds_adored #eye_spy_birds #nature_worldwide_birds #naturyst #nature_perfection #raw_birds #kings_birds #sassy_birds #your_best_birds #birdsfreaks #birds_illife #planetbirds #best_birds_of_ig #nuts_about_birds #bns_nature #birds_private #birds_captures #feather_perfection #bestbirdshots #birdsofgilligallou #bird_brilliance #best_birds_planet #nb_nature_brilliance #birdsonearth #birdfreaks #best_birds_of_world #bird_freaks #ip_birds #birds_perfection #shots_of_animals at Rietputten - Natuurgebied

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Has anyone here ever had a Common Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus) visiting their garden in winter? I had a couple visiting today and was absolutely over the moon! 🀩🀩🐦🐦But I was also puzzled at the same time, as these guys generally live in reed beds...πŸ€”πŸ€” It was a horrible grey and rainy day, so not a great capture, but HAD to share. This is the female if I am not mistaken and she is gorgeous! πŸ’•πŸ’• Different types of Buntings are hard to tell apart as they change so much between summer and winter. But I think my bird book is right. Do correct me if I am wrong, I love to learn more! 🐦🐦 They hung out all day, so very hopeful they will visit againπŸ’•πŸ’• #birdsfreaks #raw_birds #nb_nature_brilliance #ip_birds #birdsonearth #planetbirds #bestbirdshots #kings_birds #nature_perfection #eye_spy_birds #nuts_about_birds #best_birds_of_ig #birds_private #naturyst #bird_brilliance #feather_perfection #nature_worldwide_birds #bns_nature #best_birds_planet #birds_adored #your_best_birds #best_birds_of_world #birdsofgilligallou #birds_illife #birdfreaks #birds_perfection #bird_freaks #sassy_birds #birds_captures #animal_supershots at Voorschoten

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While going through my archive I came across my capture of this absolutely gorgeous Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica) and it just made wish it was spring yet! β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈThat's the time these beauties come to visit πŸ¦πŸ¦πŸ’•πŸ’• After trying to find him last spring this was the moment I got him in front of my camera very close and fell in love! 🀩🀩Might share another capture soon as I couldn't chooseπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ (went for this one as it really shows off how he got his name) #ip_birds #raw_birds_photographer_01 #birdsfreaks #nuts_about_birds #eye_spy_birds #bns_nature #planetbirds #naturyst #birds_private #birds_adored #birdsofgilligallou #birdsonearth #rainbow_nab200k #best_birds_planet #your_best_birds #nb_nature_brilliance #birds_illife #birds_captures #birds_perfection #bird_brilliance #best_birds_of_ig #bestbirdshots #birdfreaks #feather_perfection #kings_birds #best_birds_of_world #nature_worldwide_birds #nature_perfection #sassy_birds #rebels_nature at Rietputten - Natuurgebied

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I am still buzzing from seeing this fantastic lifer!πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ I can't describe what it felt like to see this male Common Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra)🀩🀩 Only after he left I noticed that I was holding my breath the whole time πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ I was only able to get a few shots, as he and his mate were gone very quickly, but over the moon with my result! πŸ’•πŸ’•Look at that bill! 🐦🐦 #nuts_about_birds #eye_spy_birds #birds_adored #planetbirds #feather_perfection #bns_nature #nature_worldwide_birds #ip_birds #sassy_birds #raw_birds_photographer_01 #bird_brilliance #birdsfreaks #your_best_birds #birds_captures #birds_illife #best_birds_of_ig #naturyst #best_birds_planet #birds_private #birdfreaks #bestbirdshots #nb_nature_brilliance #best_birds_of_world #birds_perfection #birdsofgilligallou #birdsonearth #nature_perfection #bird_freaks #yellow_nab200k #shots_of_animals at Holten

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My sweet boyfriend took me to a bird hide again today and despite being absolutely knackered, I just HAD to share this picture of a lifer that surprised us! 🀩🀩I am beyond excited to have seen this gorgeous Middle Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos medius) for the very first time ever! πŸ¦πŸ¦πŸ’•πŸ’• I will sort through my captures tomorrow, but have a few surprises in store! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ #eye_spy_birds #nb_nature_brilliance #birds_private #kings_birds #ip_birds #sassy_birds #birdsofgilligallou #raw_birds_photographer_01 #feather_perfection #bird_brilliance #birdsfreaks #your_best_birds #birds_captures #bns_nature #birds_perfection #nuts_about_birds #bestbirdshots #planetbirds #best_birds_of_world #nature_worldwide_birds #naturyst #birds_illife #best_birds_of_ig #nature_perfection #BlackWhite_nab200k #birdfreaks #best_birds_planet #bird_freaks #birds_adored #total_birds at Holten

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I am SO excited and proud of this new visitor in our garden (today I found out there are actually 2! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰) After days of patience and hoping this gorgeous Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos) would come close enough to photograph, today he did! 🀩🀩🐦🐦What a treat! πŸ’•πŸ’• #sassy_birds #raw_birds #ip_birds #bns_nature #kings_animal_love #fiftyshades_of_nature #planetbirds #feather_perfection #bird_brilliance #best_birds_planet #birds_perfection #birds_freaks #best_birds_of_world #birdfreaks #bestbirdshots #nb_nature_brilliance #nature_worldwide_birds #birds_private #naturyst #birds_illife #birdsofgilligallou #birdsonearth #birdsfreaks #birds_adored #eye_spy_birds #birds_captures #your_best_birds #best_birds_of_ig #kings_birds #total_birds at Voorschoten

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