in fine feather 

~ Fig. well dressed; of an excellent appearance. 

This page doesn't need too many words. Birds have have incredible colours and fascinating cryptic patterns. I have the wonderful opportunity to handle birds for ringing purposes. After many years it still strikes me how beautiful certain details are. I make 'functional' pictures that shows a bird's age or sex, but I also started photographing those details that, in my eyes, are simply stunning. This page has no other ambition than to share these. 

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do

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The tubenose of a 2nd cy Northern Fulmar, 2016

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Facial pattern and beak of an adult Northern Gannet, 2019


Breast feathers of a 1st cy male Sparrowhawk, 2016

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Breast feathers of a 2st cy male Common Quail, 2017

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Back of an adult male Baillon's Crake, 2019 (credits to Vrs Van Lennep, Bloemendaal for showing me this bird)

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Flank feathers of an adult Spotted Crake, 2017 

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Flank feathers of a 1st cy Corncrake, 2019 

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Tail pattern of a 1st cy  Green Sandpiper, 2019

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Back of a 1st cy Woodcock, 2015

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Facial pattern of  an adult Herring Gull, 2015

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Tail pattern of  a 1st cy Wryneck, 2018

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Moulting crown feathers and iris of  a 1st cy Black Woodpecker, 2019

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Back feathers of a 1st cy Kingfisher #1, 2015

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Back feathers of a 1st cy Kingfisher #2, 2015

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Back feathers of a 1st cy male Whinchat, 2018


Upperparts of a Jack Snipe, 2019

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Male Mandarin Duck, 2020