So, Spring is here again, and providing a wealth of photographic opportunities for anyone so inclined and masses of cute young animals for anyone biologically minded or just plain-sentimental to admire; these are a few pictures I took around 30th April, mostly in North Eastern Belgium, near the Dutch border.
Rain-soaked Berberis sp. in bloom
Light green new-growth of spring foliage
Female moorhen, Gallinula chloropus beside her nest
Moorhen, Gallinula chloropus, and nest
Broom in bloom (tribe: Genisteae)
Ornamental White Broom.
Pansies, Namur. (Viola tricolor subsp.)
All pictures taken in North East Belgium, near Peer except pansies, pictured in Namur. Taken with what I like to call my"lightweight, throwing camera*" (the Panasonic Lumix DMC LZ3); as I may have said before, I really like this camera and it is small enough to pack conveniently when "the proper camera" is not, however, this (above) is about the limit of what it can do. I think its macro capabilities are better than its landscape pictures, but I am sure that is partly because I have a great deal more experience of macro photography than landscape work.
(* don't throw it- mine has survived being accidentally dropped twice, but this is not recommended.)