Photo taken on a foggy day in November 2016.
Ultra busy start to the year so far. Already summer is looming and I have not yet been able to edit or go through all my photos that I have taken this year or the last year for that matter. Time is really not a thing I have too much of at the moment. Happily summer will be more free of timetables.
Winter came suddenly, with a blasting cold from the east. Siperia met Finland for a few weeks. And then all just seemed to click together.
After a blizzard ended.
The sea, frrrozen.
Hmm.. a busy time of the year, that which should be the most peaceful. Christmas. Been working so much, and with a lot of pressure, so blogging has been a bit erratic at best. 🙂
A new year will hopefully bring good and positive things and hopefully it will be a bit calmer workwise as the year progresses.
There a birds an then there are birds.
One of the more rare and special birds I have gotten to photograph this year is pictured below:
A Red throated Loon, is a very beautiful and quite rare bird. Especially here in Southern Finland where I reside. I have seen this beautiful bird from afar many times and heard its song in the wild but yesterday was the first time in my life that I got close to it. And what a beautiful sight. Luckily this time the search was on for something to photograph so I was carrying a proper camera and also a longer lens.
This shot was taken hand-held on my knees in the swamp. A hilarious sight, but was really needing to get as close to eye level as possible so as to get a good composition. A beautiful day.
Terns are a familiar sight where there is water nearby and small fish to prey on. In my opinion one of the most lovely and elegant birds when in flight. A little less elegant when shuffling around on its feet.
Arctic tern, pictured above is the longest migrating bird in the world. It migrates from the summer of the the north to the shores of the Antartic and back again. Amazing considering the small size of the bird as well.