I discovered photography and nature only a few years ago, but it stole my heart at the same moment.
It all started on July 9th, 2004: On one of our walks in the Dutch nature I photographed a flower. At home I wanted to know the name of that flower and after some investigations on internet and in books I found it's name: Fireweed.
That was the start of a fascinating and informative hobby:
DISCOVERING AND PHOTOGRAPHING THE FLORA AND FAUNA OF THE NETHERLANDS
To learn more about what I see in nature I became a member of KNNV Roosendaal, a nature-association in the Netherlands. The past few years I've learned an awful lot there and I've been on many beautiful spots. Yes, I am fortunate to have seen ánd photographed so many beautiful nature!
It often surprises me how beautiful plants are, which are known as weeds.
While searching and photographing flowers you automatically find fungi and, not to forget, insects and butterflies. Each one with it´s own beauty.