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Wildlife

Warning

Flight
Story behind the shot: This one was a bit late in noticing me – but when he did, he sure made some noise.


Another big step

Canon EOS 7D, Sigma 50-500 - lying down

Canon EOS 7D, Sigma 50-500 - lying down

Story behind the shot: As far south as you can get on Öland. This guy was in a hurry…


Reconnaissance flight

Canon EOS 7D, Sigma 50-500 - handheld

Canon EOS 7D, Sigma 50-500 - handheld

Story behind the shot: Taken at Hallandsåsen. There were 4 Brown Kites zooming about hunting and I managed to get a few decent shots. This one moved in a bit closer and was clearly a bit curious.


One giant leap…

Canon EOS 7D, Sigma 50-500 - handheld

Canon EOS 7D, Sigma 50-500 - handheld

Story behind the shot: another lunchbreak at Lake Hornborga. All big journeys starts with one small step…


Casual observer

Canon EOS 40D, Sigma 50-500

Canon EOS 40D, Sigma 50-500

Story behind the shot: Taken during a warm spring day at Lake Hornborga. I had to wait for a while for this one to hold still for a few seconds.


Lunchbreak

Vanon Eos 40D, Sigma 50-500

Canon Eos 40D, Sigma 50-500

Story behind the shot: This bird took a break from catching flies in our garden and I managed to get a few decent shots.


Final approach

Cranes

Cranes

Story behind the shot: Taken during a lunchbreak at Lake Hornborga. The Cranes are landing by this lake for rest and recreation…so to speak.


Small scottish rabbit

Fuzzy
Story behind the shot: Taken at Rosslyn Chapel on a warm springday. This is quite an old photo – but with lots of memories.


…you talking to me?

A funny look...

A funny look...

Story behind the shot: I was out working and took my lunch at this small village where they had a small fall and several ponds. This young lady was very curious and probably wondered what I was doing.


Unexpected

Hawfinch
Story behind the shot: First time for everything…this week we suddenly got a few Hawfinches visiting out feeding-station. This shot was only to document that fact…nothing to fancy.


Eagle

havsörn 2
Story behind the shot:
Taken during a lunchbreak – which I decided to take at Lake Hornborga. I spotted the eagle in a tree a distance away and tried some longrange-shots with the camera on a tripod. I remember thinking to myself that “it would be really cool if this bird decided to launch and fly in my direction. …5 minutes later – it did just that – and I suddenly needed to get the camera off the tripod muy pronto! The shot is handheld using my EOS 40D and to this day I wonder how that would have looked if I had used the 7D instead.
The shot is not great…but it´s the best photo I have on an eagle…so I´ll treasure it until the next trip to Hornborga.


Easy…

Clear?
Story behind the shot:
This one was taken during that “Eagle-spotting-day” that disappeared into the fog. As we sought shelter from the bonecracking cold in the warm cabin at Lake Hornborga – we noticed this little fellow going after seeds on the ground. …extremely careful and didn´t sit still for more than mere seconds…but we managed to get a few decent shots before the birds scared him away.


Really cold

Preserving heat
Story behind the shot:
Me and a friend decided to visit Lake Hornborga because they were feeding eagles at location and I was really looking forward to an opportunity of getting a few shots on these magnificent birds. However – when arriving we couldn´t help noticing that the whole place was embedded i thick fog – limiting our vision to about 5 to 10 metres. This particular morning the temperature was down to at least – 17 degrees – so we stepped into the cabin for some coffee in hope that this evil fog would eventually lift. I noticed this fellow trying really hard to preserve heat – so I snuck out, steadied my camera on a fence and fired away. The light wasn´t particularly good so I had to bump up the ISO a fair bit. The EOS 7D is actually much better at handling these situations than my previous 40D. …I am sorry to say that the fog didn´t lift for the whole day…but we got some decent shots out of the trip anyway – no eagles though.


Poser

Poser
Story behind the shot:
I´ts been a really cold winter and that has given me plenty of opportunities to get some decent shots on some of the guests around the feeding-station. This one gave me a couple of second “posing” before flying off…


Fearless

Fearless
In the middle of the stream – and it was -15 degrees on this particular day…


Angle

Seagull


Colourful

Svalan
Sparkly

This one was a bit of a poser…the background got nicely blurred as well.