We are back for a week at our home address in Alphen aan den Rijn.
Today my first morning walk with the leashed dogs around the Zaans Rietveld nature reserve.
Quite a few birds to see, especially flying ones, such as oystercatchers, ducks, jackdaws, geese and starlings with their beaks full of food for the youngsters on the nest.
Fairly close also a praying Kestrel that clearly had prey in mind.
Suddenly he dropped down lightning fast and arrived on the ground I saw him fluttering and running after a prey.
Unfortunately, the speed of the crash to the ground was so high that I couldn’t follow it with my telephoto lens, but all the better after that.
When he or she flew up again, the bird had prey in its beak and it is clearly visible that it is a Cricket Cricket.
With a good number of successful pictures I go home very satisfied.
Back home I edited the pictures with Adobe Lightroom Classic and Photoshop to reduce any noise, optimize sharpness and adjust the file format for web publishing.
The pictures were taken with the Canon EOS R7 and the Canon RF 100-500MM F/4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens