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A short stay working as a 'park ranger'
Lens: DA*16-50, DA*300 Camera: K-5 Photo Location: Ameland, the Netherlands 
Posted By: Fries, 06-03-2013, 01:32 PM

I was lucky enough to be invited to stay for two nights in a small cabin on the edges of a large nature preserve (at least on the Dutch scale of things) on the island of Ameland. I had to watch out for people trotting outside the paths and note anything special. I accepted the invitation on the condition it would be a business trip for me (since that is how I got the know my host) and produced some video and a long radio reportage. To balance out the more disturbing images I posted elsewhere on this forum here are some examples of my more usual work.

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Remco

1. The cabin I was staying


2. Sand blowing inland from the dunes facing the North Sea


3. A natural gas rig overlooking the area


4. A compressed landscape with the DA*300


5. 60 of their nests where destroyed during my 'watch' due to the high tide


6. My host with his dog and his iPhone. He is a modern park ranger!

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Lovely photos, especially with the DA* 300.
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Thanks! I bought this lens only a relative short time ago and it is a great piece of glass. I just saw I've labeled my photo's as abstract which is a mistake...
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All are great, but as a dog lover that last one is special.

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From one Park Ranger to another - some great images here! Wonderful detail in each scene...
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as they say...that cabin appears to be quite rustic.
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Nice series you think the pelicans would be wise to the tides.
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Great shots - thanks for sharing!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Jacquot Quote
All are great, but as a dog lover that last one is special.
Thanks! You are not the first dog lover to comment on this photo!

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From one Park Ranger to another - some great images here! Wonderful detail in each scene...
Thank you very much! I was only a volunteer so I can't claim to be a real Park Ranger but I do understand and admire the dedication of Park Rangers to protect nature.

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as they say...that cabin appears to be quite rustic.
It was! No electricity, no toilet (just a spade), no bed (I slept on the floor) but there was gas cooker and a gas heater (that I didn't use because the window has to be open to use it safely.) I'm a hiker so I didn't have any problems with that.

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Nice series you think the pelicans would be wise to the tides.
Dave, thanks. It is alway's a trade off for these spoonbills. Make you nest on a risk free place and be far away from your food source witch gives your offspring a lesser change of growing up or nest near the water risking loosing everything when the tide is higher then normal.

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Great shots - thanks for sharing!
Thanks!
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That's a great dog shot..... thanks for sharing...
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That's a great dog shot..... thanks for sharing...
You're welcome Norm, thanks! There is a great story connected to this dog. He wanted a Hummer and his wife wanted a dog. They settled on getting this dog and named it Hummer...

Here is another one of them together.

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You're welcome Norm, thanks! There is a great story connected to this dog. He wanted a Hummer and his wife wanted a dog. They settled on getting this dog and named it Hummer...

Here is another one of them together.
Sounds like I might end up with a dog named 645D someday.
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Yeah, but then you have go trough all that dog poo to find your SD card. Sorry, I couldn't resist.
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