Le Lac de la Forêt d'Orient

On my outward journey to Antwerp I noted the Forêt d’Orient on my Michelin map. The exotic name really intrigued me and today, on my return trip, I made a detour. It's a wonderful place with lakes, marshes and woods. Lots of birds - and I even spotted wild cranes.

Le Lac de la Forêt d'Orient.

Nikon D100 + 180.0 mm f/2.8 @ 180 mm, 1/250 sec @ ƒ/4, ISO 200, hand-held.

Le Lac de la Forêt d'Orient.

Nikon D100 + 180.0 mm f/2.8 @ 180 mm, 1/250 sec @ ƒ/4, ISO 200, hand-held.

Le Lac de la Forêt d'Orient.

Nikon D100 + 180.0 mm f/2.8 @ 180 mm, 1/250 sec @ ƒ/4, ISO 200, hand-held.

Grues sur le Lac de la Forêt d'Orient (Grus grus).

Nikon D100 + Nikkor 300mm ƒ/4D ED-IF AF-S @ 300 mm, 1/50 sec @ ƒ/8, ISO 125, tripod.