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Archive for March, 2013

bunny

Congratulations to Mike Fiveson who won spring photo competition!

Yours truly finished on second place and will get a software Topaz Lab’s Adjust, so hopefully there’ll be some nicely edited pictures on this blog soon(ish)! 🙂

A big THANKS to those who voted and to Digital Lightroom for organizing the competition!

Happy Easter everyone!!

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scania

Picture taken a few days ago in the most southern province of Sweden, Scania (Skåne in Swedish)

scania

 


vote

I’m a finalist in the Digital Lightroom Spring Photo Competition!! Please vote HERE!

I’m still trying to learn how to photograph birds. Here’s a Eurasian Tree Sparrow I saw yesterday

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amsterdam

A nightshot outside the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

amsterdam

f/3.5 – 0.6s – ISO 400 – 20mm – handheld

ps. If you’re in the area: Keukenhof opens today (until May 20).

ps2. I’m going to Sweden for a few days. See you next week!


150

This is my 150th post! I started blogging ~8 months ago, and since then I’ve “met” so many wonderful, encouraging, inspiring and friendly people. Very nice!! I’m definitely going for (at least) 150 more..

Today I saw a squirrel in the forest. Isn’t he cute? I especially like his hairy ears. 🙂  Happy weekend everyone!

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droplets

droplets

f/2.8 – 1/60 – ISO 400 – 60mm


pearls-2

In October last year, I posted a picture (pearls) of water drops in grass and Imagery Photography suggested I’d use a smaller aperture to get a greater depth of field. Last night it snowed again, so this morning was perfect for a new attempt. I used aperture 32 and 1.3 seconds exposure time, and because it was a bit dark outside I also changed the light meter to +1 step. The picture is not perfect, but I have to say I like the result much better than last time.

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trumpets

I found a clear sign of spring today! Hoop Petticoat daffodils with deep yellow trumpet-shaped flowers brightening up this grey day. Yay!

trumpets

f/2.8 – 1/200 – ISO 200 -60mm


chaffinches

I was so busy looking up for birds in trees, I almost missed Mr and Mrs Chaffinch sitting on the ground. Cute couple, eh!

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Update: For those of you who want to see what good bird photography looks like, I highly recommend visits to fellow bloggers Pierre Cenerelli,

Mike Powell, Lyle Krahn, Alison Hardenburg and Sally Wood.