Photos by Rudy Gnodde
Bee on yellow flowers

Heemtuin: Bee on yellow flowers

Wednesday 17 July 2013 08:00

On my way home from work I often walk through a small park which has a lot of wild flowers. It's just a small walk, but it always calms me down. I can just let the problems I've been working on at work fall from my shoulders and stop worrying about them.

Because of the many wild flowers, there are a lot of insects, including bees. Yesterday I brought my camera and a macro lens with me and took some photos. This is the first set. More will follow in the next few days.

  • Bee on yellow flowers
  • Bee on yellow flowers
Butterfly sitting on metal

Orchideeën Hoeve: Butterflies

Thursday 2 May 2013 19:00

Last, but not least, in this series of photos I took on my visit to the Orchideeën Hoeve last week is a collection of butterfly photos. I usually don't like insects much, but butterflies are definitely the biggest exception. I love watching butterflies flutter around or just glide in the wind. I like the way they look. I think it's amazing how they start as a caterpillar, cocoon and emerge as a beautiful butterfly. So I spend a lot of time in the butterfly garden during my visit.

  • Butterfly sitting on flowers
  • Black, white and pink butterfly on orange and pink flower
  • Black, white and red butterfly sitting on a leaf
  • Butterfly sitting on wood
  • Black and white butterfly on orange flower
  • Black, white and red butterfly sitting on a leaf
  • Back, white and orange butterfly sitting on a leaf
  • Black, white and pink butterfly on orange and pink flower
  • Black and white butterfly on orange flower

Orchideeën Hoeve: Miscellaneous

Wednesday 1 May 2013 19:00

Here's some more photos from my trip to the Orchideeën Hoeve last week. This time it's a couple of miscellaneous photos which I've grouped together for no other reason than they're miscellaneous. Enjoy!

  • Bird (no idea what kind)
  • Yellow and red flower
  • Closed flower

Orchideeën Hoeve: Lories

Tuesday 30 April 2013 19:00

A new addition to the Orchideeën Hoeve is the Lory Garden, which (not surprisingly) is a garden with a lot of lorries in it. Some of the lorries were in pairs, snuggling close against each other on top of their nests, which was really cute.

  • Pair of lories snuggling
  • Lory
  • Lory
Green lizard

Orchideeën Hoeve: Lizard

Monday 29 April 2013 19:00

In one room, next to rows and rows of orchids there were a few terrariums with lizards and snakes. Most of the terrariums had dirty class, so I couldn't take good photos of the animals inside (and in some cases I didn't even see any animals inside), but one of them had very clear glass. There was a small, green lizard in it. As I was trying to take its picture it apparently wanted me to catch his good side because it climbed onto the glass.

  • Bottom of green lizard
Venus Flytraps

Orchideeën Hoeve: Carnivorous plants

Sunday 28 April 2013 19:00

Deep in the jungle there is a plant that eats meat. It is huge, with razor sharp teeth and... Just kidding. This is just a Venus Flytrap. It's actually quite small and only eats small insects. These were sitting in a jungle like landscape in the Orchideeën Hoeve though.

  • Venus flytrap
A row of turtles

Orchideeën Hoeve: Turtles (the none-ninja kind)

Saturday 27 April 2013 19:00

There were a lot of turtles at the Orchideeën Hoeve. I like turtles, though I don't really know why. They're kind of boring. They don't really do a lot. These were just sitting around doing nothing. And still I like them.

  • Turtle on a rock
  • Turtle
  • Turtle

Orchideeën Hoeve: Waterfalls

Friday 26 April 2013 19:00

The Orchideeën Hoeve doesn't just consist of rows of orchids, but also several tropical landscapes, including plants, animals, rocks and... waterfalls. This is my first attempt at shooting waterfalls with a long shutter time. I didn't have a tripod with me, so most of them were a bit shaky, but these two turned out pretty good.

  • Waterfall
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