Photo Blog

Archive for April, 2013

Shoveler Face Off

click…click

130430-espoo-c3-RISL2722Espoo, Finland.


Black Grouses Court Displays

Video of court displays HERE

click…click

130420-paltamo-c3-RISL1529

On the video there are three matches going on.


Face Off of Black Grouses

click…click

130421-paltamo-c3-RISL2387Paltamo, Kainuu, Finland.

Perfect morning, no wind clear skies.  Birds here and there.


I Said “Excuse Me”

click…click

130420-paltamo-c3-RISL2021Paltamo, Kainuu, Finland.


Setting the Hide in Place

click…click

First to look for a place at the swamp…

130419-paltamo-c2-IMG_5880

…and then setting the hide.

130419-paltamo-c3-RISTO LUMIA 920_20130419_008Tomorrow morning we will know if there was black grouses! You will know a little later.


Flying Together

click…click

130417-helsinki-c3-RISL1311Lauttasaari, Helsinki, Finland.


It Is Time to Go to Frozen Swamps

click…click

120426-soidin-2-c2-RIKE0093Picture from last year. First, we need to put our hide in place a couple of days earlier.  When weather is supportive, meaning some minus degrees and supposed clear skies, we put alarms to ring at 2 am.  We should be ready in the hide before sunrise.  Usually the displays start just around sunrise and will last about 2 and a half hours.  We know exactly where black grouses fight but have only a hint where capercaillies are in their displays.   I will report results of this project as it folds out.


Ice

click…click

130409-helsinki-c3-RISL1061Would like to show something else, but we do not have much yet.  Lauttasaari, Helsinki, Finland.


Eiders

click…click

130405-helsinki-c3-RISL0822Lauttsaari, Helsinki, Finland.


Ice Breaker

click…click

130409-helsinki-c3-RISL1048


Moving Ice

click…click

130408-helsinki-c3-IMG_9384

I achieved 1 s exposure by using minimum aperture 22 of the lens, minimum ISO value 50,  NDx8 filter on top of a CP-filter and by overexposing by +1 eV.  Ice was moving back and forth due to waves caused by an incoming big ferry. Lauttasaari, Helsinki, Finland.


Icy Dinner Table

click…click

130407-helsinki-c3-IMG_9344Lauttasaari, Helsinki, Finland.


Mute Swan

click…click

130405-helsinki-c3-RISL0856The sea is open! Lauttasaari, Helsinki, Finland.