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Archive for January, 2010

Eagle

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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.


Suspicion

Suspicion
This is a really old one…how many layers in PSD..?
A. Whole. Lot. Of. Layers.


Mindful

Mindful
Played around with PSD on a model from Poser. …as always – just for fun.


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.


The pond

So quiet
Story behind the shot:
I had a hard time sleeping and took a drive early in the morning. I knew there was a small waterfall at this location beside an old mill, but when I arrived I noticed this nice boat resting halfway in the pond. The sun was rising so I didn´t have much time…and the sky did get a bit blown…but not so much it shames the shot – I think. …and I did get some shots from the waterfall as well.


King of the hill…

The King
Story behind the shot:
I had placed a fair amount of nuts and seeds in a particular spot in the garden – hoping to get one of the squirrels to take this as an invitation. This little fellow claimed the whole feast for himself…and as you can see – he had no intention of sharing food. ..for a few minutes – he´s on top of the foodchain.


Shhh…

Alert
Story behind the shot:
Our two squirrels are now visiting the feeding-station on a daily basis. The hardest part is getting some shots where they aren´t eating… This is the more nervous of the two…and one half second later – he was gone.


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…


The eye

frogeye
Keeping a sharp lookout…


The love of snow

Snow is life
The dog with his old football…which has seen better days. As soon as he gets a new one – he promptly, and as fast as he can – turns it into the squished thingy you see on the photo.

Rossi
Rossi on the other hand isn´t really as fond of this cold, wet stuff. He prefers to be indoors, under the christmas tree beside the fireplace.


Triptych Gallery

freedom
Dont miss the Triptych gallery. Go to “pages”.


Mouthful

Hibernation time

Hibernation time

Handheld – Canon EOS 7D with Sigma 50-500. …at the back of our house.


Single malt

My first ever 3D-glass

My first ever 3D-glass

Made in Cinema 4D…and I remeber how tricky it was to get the whisky into the glass.


Accelerate

accelerate
The last turn before start/finish – Mantorp Park, Sweden.


Fearless

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


Angle

Seagull


Lindén

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From the finals of Pro Superbike – Mantorp Park – Sweden. Great “Tony Elias-like” riding style.


Smooth

Smooth fall
This is one of the last pics from my trusty Canon EOS 40D. It has now been replaced with a EOS 7D. This was on an really cloudy day – perfect for long shutter times.


Opps..!

audikrasch
It had just stopped raining and the water-filled tires added to the effect…


Colourful

Svalan
Sparkly

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