Waiting for the rain to stop

Waiting for the rain to stop by Jere Ketola on 500px.com

After a whole day of rain, it is refreshing to walk in the nearest forest and just enjoy the nature slowly waking up after a long winter season. Finally it is spring.

Photo taken with a 50+ year old macro lens from Pentax ,attached to my favorite walkabout camera ,the Fujifilm Xpro1.

 

 

Advertisements

Winter minimalism

This winter has been, perhaps busier than ever. I have had a few rare opportunities to photograph, with my day work taking so much time and most importantly, energy. Photography has been in part a therapy away from that. But that therapy requires only taking photos, it does not require or indeed always necessitate the sharing of said photos. The little activeness on that part has been on the easy to use platform that is instagram, not on wordpress.

Dinnertime by Jere Ketola on 500px.com

Female Bearded reedling (Viiksitimali) in February.

 

Poised to take-off by Jere Ketola on 500px.com

And to counterpart it, the male Bearded Reedling a true Angry bird if there ever was one.

These little birds are very fun to photograph and observe and it was a great pleasure to be able to do it this winter as it requires a bit off a special weather.

 

 

 

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!
G5x

Pokkariksi isokokoinen kenno tarjoaa valovoimaisen optiikan kanssa mahdollisuuden myös syväterävyyden hallintaan. Tausta pehmeneekin nätisti ja yksityiskohdat saa halutessaan irti taustasta.

G5x

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.

G5x

G5x

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…

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.

 

 

Snakes and Gulls or the nature awakening

With the weather warming up all sorts of critters are moving and seen now.

your friendly neighbor

Finland has only three snake species of which this fellow is the only variety that is poisonous. The Viper is rather shy though and will move away from people given the chance. However sometimes they bite people, usually when they feel they are cornered. Or if you step on them as my mum nearly did with this one. But, she was wearing boots and no harm done. The venom is not really deadly, but given the right circumstances can be so a visit to the hospital would have been needed.

searching for a mate

This bird was on the lookout for a mate,and as these things go, he was showcasing how brilliantly beautiful he is and how excellent in flying he is. Not so different from us humans eh?

flight

Some species of gulls live through the year in the coastal areas, others like these migrate for the summer. Also showcasing his flying skills and seemingly enjoying a lovely wind giving lift.

Bohemian waxwing

Winter has arrrived here in Helsinki. The first snow has drifted gently down and as the temperature has not risen back to the positive side of the scale some of the snow has actually stayed around.

Bohemian waxwings are a lovely species of birds which can now be seen around in small or big hosts of birds. They eat the berries still in trees.

Tilhi