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Mark Billiau.

Pro Member, region Antwerp, Belgium

The Living Forest (180) : Willow Catkins

Nature is slowly awaking…….
Some time after the hazel, the willow is usually the second deciduous tree to show catkins in full glory.

The picture shows the beautiful and velvety male catkins of a Goat Willow.

Dutch name : Boswilg
German name : Sal-Weide
Latin name : Salix caprea

The Living Forest (174) : They're here already !
The Living Forest (174) : They're here already !
Mark Billiau.

Comments 36

  • Nordeifeler 04/09/2012 18:19

    sehr schöne Aufnahme,in einer brillianten Schärfe..gefällt mir bestens..
  • Jenipher Baker 04/02/2012 14:16

    Well exposed for the whites giving lots of lovely soft details ..looks good :-)
    bw Jeni
  • Jacques BURY 03/31/2012 18:14

    Perfect shot Mark *****
  • Günter Nau 03/28/2012 19:08

    Wie schaffst Du es nur immer wieder, die Flora so toll darzustellen. Gut gemacht.
    Grüße Günter
  • Claudio Oldrini 03/28/2012 16:03

    Very nice natural detail.
    Saluti Claudio
  • carinart 03/26/2012 12:09

    So schön fotografiert habe ich die Kätzchen noch nie gesehen - ein grosses Bravo!
    L.G. Karin
  • CsomorLászló 03/24/2012 19:55

    Top quality!
  • willy ombret 03/23/2012 20:48

    ils sont superbes les chatons
    très bonne photo
    wolly ombret
  • ann margAReT 03/23/2012 9:57

    supertolle aufnahme.
    schärfe, licht und farben sind perfekt.
    gefällt mir.
  • Douglas Locke 03/22/2012 20:04

    eine klasse Aufnahme, super Schärfe, sehr schön.
  • aline64 03/22/2012 9:06

    jolie macro de cette branche printanière
  • Markus 4 03/21/2012 19:57

    wonderful soft
  • Lawson McCulloch 03/21/2012 19:52

    Excellent composition along with great light and detail.
    best wishes from Lawson.
  • Heinz-Günther Habbig 03/21/2012 19:41

    Ein wunderbares Motiv, das in jeglicher Hinsicht begeistert.
    Tolle Bildidee.
    Gruß Heinz-Günther Habbig
  • BRYAN CRUTE 03/21/2012 19:10

    Superb details to this Mark, great work

  • Wolfgang Rothenbücher 03/21/2012 19:01

    Ganz wunderbares Foto, Du fängst immer so schöne
    Lichter ein.
  • Adele Oliver 03/21/2012 18:48

    Soft as silk .... your beautiful and sharp image makes one imagine their feel A very fine capture, Mark !!!
    greetings, Adele
  • Silvia Simonato. 03/21/2012 18:17

    Simplemente maravillosa, preciosa macro!!
    Saludos Silvia
  • Dirk Leismann 03/21/2012 18:11

    Spring is here and your photo is a perfect proof point.

  • MAURICE CLEGG 03/21/2012 17:48

    beautiful catkins with great light and detail.
    spring is here, yippee.
    regards, maurice.
  • Vera M. Shulga 03/21/2012 17:41

    Perfect shot!
  • Vitória Castelo Santos 03/21/2012 17:01

    Wonderful macro Mark!!!
  • Josef Kainz 03/21/2012 17:00

    Gut freigestellt schönes Makro
    vg josef
  • Irbenika 03/21/2012 16:09

    It's just a perfect picture of the soft fluffy "kittens in leather slippers"!!!

  • Bergjäger 03/21/2012 16:01

    Bei uns auf Schweizerdeutsch (Schwyzertütsch) heissen die "Wydakätzli" :-))
    Ein fantastisch schönes Bild.
    LG Bergjäger