Erik Koffmar: Blog http://koffmar.se/blog en-us (C) Erik Koffmar erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) Fri, 07 Jul 2017 19:23:00 GMT Fri, 07 Jul 2017 19:23:00 GMT http://koffmar.se/img/s11/v3/u483374964-o495723651-50.jpg Erik Koffmar: Blog http://koffmar.se/blog 120 120 It was a while… http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/7/it-was-a-while ...since I managed to post anything. That doesn’t mean that I haven’t been out with the camera, just that I haven’t spent time in front of the computer. We spent midsummer up in Dalarna in Sweden and in between all traditional dancing around the maypole etc. I sneak off to visit the curlews at Lindänget a nature reserve just outside Orsa. I managed to get a few pictures of them, some traditional and some more experimental.

CurlewCurlewCurlew, Orsa. Midsummer 2017

CurlewCurlewCurlew, Orsa. Midsummer 2017

CurlewCurlewCurlew, Orsa. Midsummer 2017

CurlewCurlewCurlew, Orsa. Midsummer 2017

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) Curlew Dalarna Erik Koffmar Koffmar Koffmar photography Norby Orsa Sweden Uppsala Wildlife birds storspov uppland http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/7/it-was-a-while Fri, 07 Jul 2017 19:22:41 GMT
Spring time in the forest http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/6/spring-time-in-the-forest I love walking around in the forest during spring, you can feel the plants, trees and flower waking up and taking over the forest, making it green and beautiful. One of the favourite flowers are the Lilly of the valley, with their small white flowers and their wonderful scent.  

Lilly of the valleyLilly of the valleyLilly of the valley, Norby. May 2017

Lilly of the valleyLilly of the valleyLilly of the valley, Norby. May 2017

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) Erik Koffmar Koffmar photography Norby Sweden Uppsala flower lilly of spring the uppland valley http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/6/spring-time-in-the-forest Tue, 20 Jun 2017 18:55:09 GMT
Among the maple leaf’s http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/5/among-the-maple-leaf-s I love spring time when everything in the nature is wakening and life is bubbling. Earlier this week I visited the city forest, most of the trees in the forest are green now. I had some fun playing around with the maple leaf’s and the last rays of sun light.

Maple leaf'sMaple leaf'sMaple leaf's. Uppsala city forest. May 2017

Maple leaf'sMaple leaf'sMaple leaf's. Uppsala city forest. May 2017

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) Erik Koffmar Koffmar Norby Sweden Uppsala city forest leaf maple spring trees uppland uppsala http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/5/among-the-maple-leaf-s Thu, 25 May 2017 20:10:27 GMT
Soon all is green http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/5/soon-all-is-green May is here and the temperatures is rising, last Friday we had over 19 degrees. With the warmth, the spring is in high speed and nature is exploding. Soon all trees will be green again. It is busy times for birds and other animals with young ones soon on the way.

Blue titBlue titBlue tit, Hågadalen. Uppsala, May 2017

Anemone nemorosaAnemone nemorosaAnemone nemorosa, Norby. Uppsala, May 2017

Anemone nemorosaAnemone nemorosaAnemone nemorosa, Norby. Uppsala, May 2017

Green leafsGreen leafsGreen leafs, Hågadalen. Uppsala, May 2017

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) Erik Koffmar Koffmar Koffmar photography Norby Sweden Uppsala Wildlife bird birds flower green spring uppland http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/5/soon-all-is-green Sun, 07 May 2017 06:18:28 GMT
Anemone nemorosa http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/4/anemone-nemorosa Finally, the wonderful Anemone nemorosa is here. I’m trying out new ways of portraying these beauties, below are some examples. More to come...

Anemone nemorosaAnemone nemorosaAnemone nemorosa, Norby. April 2017

Anemone nemorosaAnemone nemorosaAnemone nemorosa, Norby. April 2017

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) Anemone nemorosa Erik Koffmar Koffmar Norby Sweden Uppsala flower uppland vitsippa http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/4/anemone-nemorosa Sun, 23 Apr 2017 19:20:16 GMT
Back again http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/4/back-again Yesterday I was back for a visit to the great forest to see if I could get a glimpse of the magnificent great grey owl. I try to manage to visit them at least once a year. This year I brought my father with me, so I hoped that we would get lucky to see one,and we did, it was a first for my father.

Great grey owlGreat grey owlGreat grey owl, April 2017

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) Erik Koffmar Koffmar Koffmar photography Norby Sweden Uppsala Wildlife great grey owl lappuggla owl http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/4/back-again Mon, 10 Apr 2017 19:58:11 GMT
First attempt http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/4/first-attempt So here they are, this years first attempt with the Anemone hepatica. This is a true sign of spring, each year hoping to get a that perfect shot that just screams, “Spring is here…”

Anemone hepaticaAnemone hepaticaAnemone hepatica, Linnés Hammarby. April 2017

Anemone hepaticaAnemone hepaticaAnemone hepatica, Linnés Hammarby. April 2017

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) Anemone hepatica Erik Koffmar Koffmar Koffmar photography Norby Sweden Uppsala Wildlife flower liver leaf uppland http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/4/first-attempt Sun, 02 Apr 2017 19:38:45 GMT
Wonderful colours http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/3/wonderful-colours The Crocus is in full bloom on the lawn, yellow, white and blue/purple. The pictures are both double exposures made with an old Pentacon AV 80mm projector lens. I haven really figured this lens out yet but I’m sure that in the right conditions it will produce magical pictures, I just have to continue to experiment I guess.

CrocusCrocusCrocus, Norby. March 2017

CrocusCrocusCrocus, Norby. March 2017

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) Erik Koffmar Koffmar Koffmar photography Norby Sweden Uppsala crocus flower pentacon http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/3/wonderful-colours Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:31:51 GMT
The colours are coming back but... http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/3/the-colours-are-coming-back In the garden the colours are slowly coming back after the winter. After trying to capture the newly pop up crocus, my focus shifted towards some seeds hanging in the nearby tree. So even if the colours that fill me with sense that spring is really on the way, pictures of them will have to wait until another time.

SeedsSeedsSeeds, Norby. March 2017

SeedsSeedsSeeds, Norby. March 2017

SeedsSeedsSeeds, Norby. March 2017

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) Erik Koffmar Koffmar Koffmar photography Norby Sweden Uppsala Wildlife colours seeds spring vår http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/3/the-colours-are-coming-back Sat, 18 Mar 2017 18:38:38 GMT
Finally, I got them on picture http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/3/finally-i-got-them-on-picture It was a long time since I manage to get any squirrels on picture but during last visit up to the cabin up north I managed to get some. At the bird feeder, there were two squirrels visiting. Squirrels a so cute, I really enjoy taking pictures of them.

SquirrelSquirrelSquirrel, Orsa. February 2017

SquirrelSquirrelSquirrel, Orsa. February 2017

SquirrelSquirrelSquirrel, Orsa. February 2017

 

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) Dalarna Erik Koffmar Koffmar Koffmar photography Norby Orsa Sweden Uppsala Wildlife ekorre squirrel uppland http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/3/finally-i-got-them-on-picture Mon, 06 Mar 2017 19:46:36 GMT
Playing with new stuff http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/2/playing-with-new-stuff Not too long ago I got hold of an old Pentacon AV 80mm projector lens that I have modified with an M42 fitting. Today I had the first opportunity to play with it, among the lichens just outside our cabin in Orsa. It is quite tricky to get the sharpness right (read a lot of pictures in the bin…). This is the first decent picture but I’m sure there will be more in the future.

LichenLichenLichen, Orsa. February 2017

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) Dalarna Koffmar Koffmar photography Norby Orsa Sweden Uppsala Wildlife lava lichen penatcon AV 80mm f2.8 pentacon http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/2/playing-with-new-stuff Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:18:50 GMT
Digging for gold http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/2/digging-for-gold I went “gold digging” in some old folders from last summer to see what I could find. I found these pictures of a wood sand piper worth showing off. These pictures were taken at Getterön nature reserve. Wood sand piperWood sand piperWood sand piper, Getterön. Summer 2016

Wood sand piperWood sand piperWood sand piper, Getterön. Summer 2016

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) Erik Koffmar Koffmar Koffmar photography Norby Sweden Uppsala Wildlife bird getterön grönbena varberg wood sand piper http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/2/digging-for-gold Wed, 08 Feb 2017 20:30:11 GMT
Ulva kvarn http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/1/ulva-kvarn I have been visiting Ulva kvarn twice so far, this year in pursuit of good pictures of the dipper. The first time there were a pair whooper swans, in the open water. After a short time, they decided to take off and didn’t get back, at least not as long as I were there. There were several dippers around but they all kept their distance, so no close ups. The second time the dippers were a bit closer but this time the lighting was poor and the results as well. I guess I need to visit soon again to see if I can get the pictures I’m after.

Whooper swanWhooper swanWhooper swan, Ulva kvarn. January 2017

Whooper swanWhooper swanWhooper swan, Ulva kvarn. January 2017

DipperDipperDipper, Ulva kvarn. January 2017

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) Erik Koffmar Koffmar Koffmar photography Norby Sweden Uppsala Wildlife avain birds dipper strömstare ulva kvarn uppland http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/1/ulva-kvarn Sat, 21 Jan 2017 19:32:13 GMT
The tradition goes on http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/1/the-tradition-goes-on As some of you might have read before I have a tradition to visit the hides at Getterön nature reserve together with my father when visiting back home. The visit tock place in the days between Christmas and New Year, it was a dull, dark and grey day. However, the luck of timing visit when the feeding of local the sea eagles tool place made up for the weather. Sea eagles are very impressive birds, there were as many as five of them at the same time feeding. The quality of the pictures could have been better but happy with what I got under these circumstances.

Sea eaglesSea eaglesSea eagles, Getterön. Varberg December 2016

Sea eaglesSea eaglesSea eagles, Getterön. Varberg December 2016

Sea eaglesSea eaglesSea eagles, Getterön. Varberg December 2016

Sea eaglesSea eaglesSea eagles, Getterön. Varberg December 2016

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) Erik Koffmar Koffmar Koffmar photography Norby Sweden Uppsala Wildlife getterön hasörn sea eagles tradition varberg örn http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/1/the-tradition-goes-on Sun, 15 Jan 2017 19:56:55 GMT
Borrås skåra http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/1/borr-s-sk-ra The days after Christmas was spent on the west coast of Sweden, at my parent’s place. The winter can be quite mild and humid at times, down there. The weather was dull and the moments with sunshine few. I visited the Borrås skåra, Borrås skåra is a gorge or a crack in the mountain. The gorge is approximately 100 meters long and 10 meters deep and rather narrow from half a meter up too two meters at it widest. I been to this place many times since it is just a few kilometres from where I grew up, but it still fascinates me. This time I brought my old camera and a Meyer Görlitz lens that recently bought on the net, which I wanted to test out. I’m quite satisfied with the results from the lens.

Borrås skåraBorrås skåraBorrås skåra, Väröbacka Decemeber 2016
Borrås skåraBorrås skåraBorrås skåra, Väröbacka Decemeber 2016 Borrås skåraBorrås skåraBorrås skåra, Väröbacka Decemeber 2016 Borrås skåraBorrås skåraBorrås skåra, Väröbacka Decemeber 2016 Borrås skåraBorrås skåraBorrås skåra, Väröbacka Decemeber 2016

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) Erik Koffmar Koffmar Koffmar photography Meyer Görlitz Norby Sweden Uppsala borrås skåra väröbacka http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/1/borr-s-sk-ra Fri, 06 Jan 2017 21:32:00 GMT
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year http://koffmar.se/blog/2016/12/merry-christmas-happy-new-year I would like to thank all of you whom have visited my webpage this year and to all of you whom have comment on my pictures, much appreciated. I know that the update speed on my blog lately have been a bit slow, let’s see what the new year brings.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Winter appleWinter appleWinter apple, December 2016

 

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) Erik Koffmar Koffmar Norby Sweden Uppsala Wildlife christmas http://koffmar.se/blog/2016/12/merry-christmas-happy-new-year Wed, 21 Dec 2016 18:56:35 GMT
Still around http://koffmar.se/blog/2016/12/still-around It’s been some time since I last updated the blog, but I wanted to share this early autumn picture. Taken late September this year in the city forest of Uppsala. There are a few beech trees around in the forest and this is one of them, not yet started to get yellow.

BeechBeechBeech tree, Uppsala stadsskog. September 2016

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) Erik Koffmar Koffmar Koffmar photography Norby Sweden Uppsala beech city forest stadsskogen http://koffmar.se/blog/2016/12/still-around Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:17:24 GMT
And it melts away http://koffmar.se/blog/2016/11/and-it-melts-away We have had snow for over a week now, now it slowly melts away. The snow surprised a few plants that were still around and covered them in snow.

SnowflowerSnowflowerFlower in snow, November 2016

SnowSnowSnow on tree. November 2016

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) Autumn Erik Koffmar Koffmar Koffmar photography Norby Sweden Uppsala flower melt snow uppland http://koffmar.se/blog/2016/11/and-it-melts-away Mon, 14 Nov 2016 19:57:24 GMT
A tiny beech forest http://koffmar.se/blog/2016/11/a-tiny-beech-forest In the city forest of Uppsala there is a small area with planted beech trees forming a “tiny beech forest”. The beech trees are not normally living this far north. The trees were planted in the early 1920’s. Me and the kids took a ride on the bicycles to the forest and while they enjoyed some cookies, I managed to get some pictures.

Beech forestBeech forestBeech forest. Uppsala City forest, Autumn 2016

Beech forestBeech forestBeech forest. Uppsala City forest, Autumn 2016

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) Erik Koffmar Koffmar Koffmar photography Norby Sweden Uppsala autumn beech beech forest bok bokskog city forest höst stadskogen yellow http://koffmar.se/blog/2016/11/a-tiny-beech-forest Thu, 03 Nov 2016 20:44:51 GMT
Clematis http://koffmar.se/blog/2016/10/clematis Just outside our door we have a Clematis, the small lilac flowers are truly magnificent. I have tried to capture their beauty, not sure how many pictures I have of these beautiful flowers, I show my two favorites.

ClematisClematisClematis, Norby. September 2016

ClematisClematisClematis, Norby. September 2016

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) Erik Koffmar Koffmar Koffmar photography Norby Sweden Uppsala clematis flower uppland http://koffmar.se/blog/2016/10/clematis Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:29:14 GMT