Kuvailua G5X:n tapaan

Luonnossa liikkumisesta tykkäävänä, ensimmäiset räpsyt G5X:n kanssa tuli minulle luontaisesti otettavaksi ulkosalla. Kevät ja kaiken kattava vihreys luonnollisesti inspiroi etsimään sopivaa metsäistä aluetta ja kaunis keväinen valo loi mukavan tunnelman. Sekään ei haitannut, että lämpötila oli kovinkin kesäinen!
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Pokkariksi isokokoinen kenno tarjoaa valovoimaisen optiikan kanssa mahdollisuuden myös syväterävyyden hallintaan. Tausta pehmeneekin nätisti ja yksityiskohdat saa halutessaan irti taustasta.

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Kuvanvakaaja pelaa siinä määrin hyvin, että ylläolevan kuvan on voinut ottaa ilman jalustaa. Veden saaminen pehmeäksi vaatii pitkää valotusaikaa, joka taasen yleensä pilaa kaiken terävyyden muualla kuvassa kun käsi tärisee. Kyseinen kuva on otettu 1 sekunnin valotuksella, joka ainakin itselle ilman vakaajaa olisi täysin mahdotonta saada terävänä.

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Vastavalon suhteen optiikka pelaa myös erittäin mukavasti, ilman sen suurempia ihmeellisyyksiä. Kuvaa ei ole muuten korjailtu kuin värejä säädetty oman silmän mukaisisiksi. Etsin myös mahdollisti kuvauksen siten, että myös näki mitä yrittää kuvata, takaruudulta kuvatessa tällaisessa tilanteessa useimmiten ei näkisi juuri mitään.

Muutaman illan kävelyjen tuloksena alkoi syntyä kuva kamerasta, jota on ilo kuljettaa mukana ulkona liikkuessa ja joka täyttää peruskäyttötarpeen erittäin hyvin.

Jatkuu…

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Water, giver of life

Water is essential to us humans, and indeed to life itself on this blue orb that we call earth.

Water, giver of life by Jere Ketola on 500px.com

As spring has come, water is in its moving normal form once more after being all iced up. As a nature lover spring is a wonderful time to be outdoors, as leaves are springing out of trees, birds are singing everywhere and nature itself seems to be reborn after the harsh cold winter time.

 

 

Whooper Swans, the national bird of Finland

We are closing in on summer.  Still only a couple of days ago eastern and northern parts of our fair land received fresh snow. But today, the forecast is for something altogether different. Soon it appears, that we will be having a hot spell in the region of 22-30 Celsius. Stupendously quick change of weather so to speak. The countryside of Finland is filled with fields, forests and lakes. Photograph Scenic swans by Jere Ketola on 500px Such a view is quite common at the moment, fields growing green, trees getting leafs.  And nour national bird Swan in small groups and large.

Photograph Flight of the Swan by Jere Ketola on 500px
Swans used to be hunted in Finland and that resulted in diminishing numbers and after strong debate it was protected as a species. Eventually the numbers have grown back. Now they can be spotted in small ponds and lakes and of course in large migration gatherings.
The species of swans that are pictured here and that is our national bird, is the whooper swan. They also sing with a beatiful voice from where comes the Finnish name “laulujoutsen” the Singing swan”.
Photograph Nesting by Jere Ketola on 500px A typical nest of a swan. A small pond, with a small island in the middle. And a nest. The swans form life-time “marriages” with their partners so there was another swan just outside the view of this photo as well. Pretty soon there will also be a couple of small ones around as well..

Eating swans

These ones had not yet found their partner and still moving in bigger groups.  Beautiful birds aren’t they?

The colors of spring

Spring rushes on with amazing speed. Soon there will be leaves in the trees and everything will turn green. At the moment though, the colors seem to be more golden and yellow as there has been a dry spell for a while in Southern Finland. We have also been enjoying wonderfully warm weather since the beginning of Easter.

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Golden hour is a great time to photograph the nature. A hike along one of the citys many small forests was by intention for fitness, but I took a camera along for the ride. Birds were not very co-operative and did not come close enough for a proper shot so I chose those subjects that were available..

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Between the photos taken there was a small forest. And a herd of wild white-tailed deer. Unfortunately there was a lot of brush and they were very fast, so no photos of those beauties this time.