Two weeks ago, I made an accidental stop at the infamous Hallerbos near Brussels. Luckily I had my camera with me. Year after year I had been telling myself “pffff everybody goes there, do something else man”. Yet, upon arrival I was really dazzled! I can imagine this beech dominated woodland is quite monotonous the rest of the year, but in April and May it is well worth the detour. It quickly became clear I was not the only one thinking that, they even put op special signs for photographers.
This blue and green fairy wood has been a crowd puller long before it featured in the Wild Wonders of Europe book. And if I’m honest, I think many Belgian photographers have taken far better pictures there than the one in the book.
examples are here, here and here
Missed that one on the way in
Common bluebells (boshyacinten). What makes this wood so well-known.
I climbed a tree in order to take a picture that had not been taken 10 000 times before (with 70-200mm)
And now I must focus again on some hard to find mammals!!