Hans Sterkendries
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Real Name: Hans Sterkendries - I was born in 1976 and grew up in a small village in Belgium. ********************** I got my first camera at the age of 12 but it wasn't until my studies that I really got hooked. I bought myself a Canon 500N in 1997 and went digital a few years later with the Canon Digital Rebel (300D). Nowadays, I use a Canon 5D, usually with a Canon 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens. ************************************ At age 14 I started working as a journalist for different (local) newspapers. What started as a hobby is now a profession: I'm still working as a journalist, mainly as a travel writer because it allows me to combine my job with my passion for travel. I borrowed my life's motto from Mark Twain: "travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness". Belgium is still my base camp but a lot of the time I'm on the road. Right now I have pictures from 63 different countries online, not counting Disneyland ;-). ************************************ A few years ago I wanted to share some pictures with friends of mine. I somehow discovered Panoramio and immediately liked the idea of being able to geolocate my pictures. My goal on Panoramio is not to promote myself as a photographer: most pictures are uploaded for the pleasure of sharing them, the pleasure of showing the world. My goal is not to have all my pictures on Google Earth either. I upload all different aspects of travel: people, food, animals... ************************************ My photo titles usually simply state where they are shot and not necessarily what they show. Whenever possible I use the official language of the country. My tags are in English, Dutch and in the official language(s) of the country/region. I apologise if exception are made. My mother tongue is Dutch but I also speak French, English, Spanish and bit of German, Italian and Russian. I try to express myself in my correspondent's language but when I'm in a hurry I usually choose English as a lingua franca. Xenophobic, racist or otherwise offensive comments will be removed and reported to the team. ************************************ With all the travelling going on I have little time for hobbies. This website takes up a good deal of my spare time, I love to read and watch tv series and I'm a scuba diver. You can also find me on a few online networks but this is my major web presence. ************************************ If you have a decent computer processor, hit this link to see my whole gallery: http://cestavoir.free.fr/viewer2.html?68287.

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Nice detail of Soho.

~+~+~+~ LIKE! / GEFÄLLT MIR! ~+~+~+~+~ Jürgen grüßt Dich aus Frankfurt am Main / Jürgen says hello from Frankfurt-upon-Main (Germany)

Panoramio: When will the daily click count functional orderly again? Please return to the days when wishi-washi was not the order of the day! Thank you.

Thanks Christos for your comment, this was a picture took accidentally, I had my camera ready and those butterfly came suddenly in the front of me, after several years I learnt those are Monarch butterflies and always fly paired!. Interesting !

To Charlieman999---- Gracias por su comentario, como le exprese al Sr Christos, fue una foto accidental, o sea no la esperaba solo que tenia mi camara lista en el patio de mi casa y de pronto aparecieron ambas mariposas monarcas. esto lo aprendi posteriormente porque en nuestro continente estas bajan del norte en parejas, mas me sorprendio al ver la foto en una computadora, o sea no tuve que retocarla pues la camara Olimpus dio una imagen muy buena en esta toma!.

Hello Mr. Sterkendries. Firstly Happy New Year for you and your family. Let me tell you that your pictures are beautiful and your ideas of a very particular taste. This picture in Camaguey, Cuba. I would appreciate if you allow me to use it for and article that I want to write about the city of Camaguey, together with another picture of Mr. Castro in the same spot. I will note the picture belongs to you.

My best wishes.


Pedro Estopinan

That is very good We have invited you for the group Nature and Animals


☆1☆1 J'❤ ㋡ Amitiés ☀ Patrick

termine bien cette année et que tes meilleurs vœux se réalisent ☆ en 2016☆

Nice composition! Beautiful shot!



EXCELLENT! LIKE! Best regards, Darja.

Super idea, nice composition:) L



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