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Archive for July, 2012

Ritakoski at Juutua River in Lapland

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A HDR picture of Rita rapids.


So Simple

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Hay.


Small Tortoiseshell

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I made a major investment and purchased the new Canon flagship body EOS-1 DX.  I received the camera yesterday after having been waiting for about 5 months.  I acquired a 7D a couple of years ago on purpose to get more resolution and speed compared to my 5D and 1DMIIN. However, I never liked the quality of the pics out from 7D because of high noise level even at fairly low ISO values.  I made some trial shots with 1DX, and I can confirm what is said in the reviews; the quality of the pics is excellent with almost no noise at least up to ISO 1600.  The pic above is shot using ISO 800 ( some sharpening and a little noise reduction done) and there is practically no noise (click twice).

I will head to Lapland for a month or so and make extensive testing of the new camera. The sun is stills shining long hours there so I will have lots of time to shoot.


Bristly Bellflower (Campanula cervicaria)

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Espoo, Finland.   One does not see these bellflowers very often.


Rush Hour at Helsinki Seaside

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A sunny day in Helsinki, the fairways are busy. Cormorants are watching.


Neiden Rapids as HDR

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I tried how does Photomatix HDR software do with fast flowing water.  Neiden, Norway.


Hertta and Two Dolls

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She is Hertta,  my youngest granddaughter, 2 years old in the pic, with her two dolls. Picture taken 1n 2010 using three flashes.


Neiden Fly Fishing Zone

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Good salmon summer in Neiden, Norway even if I did not catch any this time.


Chickweed Wintergreen or Arctic Starflower (Trientalis europaea)

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Inari, Lapland.


Neiden Skoltefossen

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Rapids in the river Neiden in Norway are impressive. The river is an excellent for salmon fly fishing.


The Globe-flower (Trollius europaeus)

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Back from fishing trip in Norway, no catch but lots of bites. If one can not get fish, you always get pics! The flower is the National Flower of Lapland.


Marsh Labrador Tea II

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Another  study of this interesting rhododendron related plant in Lapland.  I used TS-E 24/3.5 L II lens putting the minimum focus distance of 21 cm and went closer and closer the flower until it became sharp.  The lens must be focused manually because there is no autofocus.