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Archive for January, 2009

Photo Thursday Theme “moni”

I picked the same picture shown earlier in this blog “Mallards take off” from January 2005.

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Canon 20D, 300/4, f10


Bird Watching

Bird watching is a big hobby in Finland.  Last weekend we had a  happening where thousands of families were watching and identifying birds in their home yards.  One very popular place is  Lauttasaari, less than 5 kilometers from downtown Helsinki.  Picture taken in February 2008.

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Canon 5D 16-35/2.8 at 16 mm, f 13


Not So Sharp Bird Picture

No one can always succeed, movement is not stopped here.  A flying chaffinch. Picture taken in April 2008.

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(Canon 1DMIIN + 500/4 at 8 )

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Canon 1DMIIN + 500/4 at 8


Mallards Take Off

The attached picture was taken in January 2005 in Helsinki.  There is a power station in Salmisaari emptying part of its cooling waters to a small bay and  keeping there a small area unfrozen.  I was approaching the place when mallards decided to leave and I managed to get this shot.  Exposure is a bit long (1/250)  and does not completely freeze movement but perhaps  improves atmosphere  in the picture.

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Canon 20D, 300/4 mm at 11


Top 100 Shots

I am keeping a photo gallery at http://www.hundredpics.1g.fi/kuvat/ with a principle that there is shown always my 100 best shots and new candidates to Top 100.  Internet is full of good pictures, better pictures and best pictures. Therefore I think it really does not make much sense to show too many pictures, no one will actually look all of those.  I chose to show my 100 best and I know, it is  many.  I have also selected my Top 12 in its own folder. One of these is a picture of a dipper, that fascinating small bird dipping and diving  in the Northern streams.  I do not know how light is behaving  because here is a feeling that light emerges from inside snow.  This is not the case, the shot was taken in the middle of a day in March. Picture is taken at Juutua river in Inari, Lapland.

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Canon 1DMIIN + 500/4 at 6.3


Jackdaw

Because out is dark and snowing I chose to look at my old pictures.  In my series of “birds staring at photo taker” I found a picture of a jackdaw.

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Canon 1DIIN, 500/4, f5.6


360 Degrees Panoramas

I have a couple of favorite places, rapids close to Espoo manor and Lauttasaari.  Today was a good weather to take panorama shots because of overcast skies, and no differences  in exposure between the shots. Picture is  from Lauttasaari.  Click the box, click  the pic  and scroll!

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Canon 5D, 16-35/2.8 at 27 mm,f7.1 CP-filter