November is a better month for getting Autumn shots then October, in my experience. For this reason, I specifically waited for October to pass and head to a little nature reserve called Witte Veen to do some semi-wildlife photography. (Not really though)
I know, they’re not even close to wildlife, but they just seem like they’re grazing in their natural habitat, don’t they? In fact, they’re just cows. Hairy hugely horned ones. The Witte Veen is located on the Dutch- German border near the town of Haaksbergen. I’m quite familiar with the area here due to the many photo walks I took in this place. So I now know where to find at least some of these friendly giants rather quickly, which saves a lot of precious searching time. It’s recommended to be cautious when approaching the cows, and encounter no closer than 25 meter. Well I didn’t really measure my distance but I’m pretty sure that most of the time I might have been a bit closer. Because I was carrying a 70-200 f 2.8 lens, I didn’t really need to get too close in order to get a good shot. At the end of he morning, I was quite satisfied with the results and I more or less got the shot I hoped for. Right now, I’m already thinking about how nice it would be to capture these gingers in a snowy or frosty setting, so I’m definitely returning when that will occur.