IN FINE FEATHER
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!
The tubenose of a 2nd cy Northern Fulmar, 2016
Facial pattern and beak of an adult Northern Gannet, 2019
Breast feathers of a 1st cy male Sparrowhawk, 2016
Breast feathers of a 2st cy male Common Quail, 2017
Back of an adult male Baillon's Crake, 2019 (credits to Vrs Van Lennep, Bloemendaal for showing me this bird)
Flank feathers of an adult Spotted Crake, 2017
Flank feathers of a 1st cy Corncrake, 2019
Tail pattern of a 1st cy Green Sandpiper, 2019
Back of a 1st cy Woodcock, 2015
Facial pattern of an adult Herring Gull, 2015
Tail pattern of a 1st cy Wryneck, 2018
Moulting crown feathers and iris of a 1st cy Black Woodpecker, 2019
Back feathers of a 1st cy Kingfisher #1, 2015
Back feathers of a 1st cy Kingfisher #2, 2015
Back feathers of a 1st cy male Whinchat, 2018
Upperparts of a Jack Snipe, 2019
Male Mandarin Duck, 2020