Erik Koffmar: Blog http://koffmar.se/blog en-us (C) Erik Koffmar erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:21:00 GMT Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:21:00 GMT http://koffmar.se/img/s11/v3/u483374964-o495723651-50.jpg Erik Koffmar: Blog http://koffmar.se/blog 120 120 Darkness within http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/9/darkness-within The light and lovely birch forest can also sometimes seem rather dark and mysterious. Here are two different black and white pictures from the birch forests of Orsa, Dalarna.

BirchBirchBirch forest. Orsa, Dalarna. September 2017

BirchBirchBirch forest. Orsa, Dalarna. September 2017

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) birch björk dalarna erik koffmar koffmar koffmar photography norby orsa sweden uppland uppsala wildlife http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/9/darkness-within Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:21:17 GMT
Inspired http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/9/inspired Inspired by Niklas Virsén last uploaded video on his YouTube channel (Click on the green link) I went to the City forest in Uppsala in pursuit of mushrooms. There were quite a lot of mushrooms in the forest but the trick is to find the right ones, in the right spot and with correct lighting. I used three different old lenses (Meyer Görlitz Orestor 135mm f2.8, Meyer Görlitz Triopan 50mm f2.9 and Pentacon 50mm f1.8) to creat the pictures below.

MushroomsMushroomsMushrooms, Uppsala City forest. September 2017

MushroomsMushroomsMushrooms, Uppsala City forest. September 2017

MushroomsMushroomsMushrooms, Uppsala City forest. September 2017

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) city forest erik koffmar koffmar koffmar photography mushrooms niklas virsén norby sweden uppsala wildlife youtube http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/9/inspired Sun, 10 Sep 2017 19:54:12 GMT
Sometimes a small walk is all you need http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/9/sometimes-a-small-walk-is-all-you-need I just had to get out today, out with my camera, just for a short walk. I ended up behind the children’s school maybe 200m away from home in a small area with a few trees. I wanted to capture the last light before the sun set.

Maple leaf'sMaple leaf'sMaple leaf's, Norby. Uppsala September 2017

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) erik koffmar koffmar koffmar photography norby sweden uppland uppsala http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/9/sometimes-a-small-walk-is-all-you-need Wed, 06 Sep 2017 18:57:09 GMT
Looking for roe deer http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/8/looking-for-roe-deer A few weeks ago, we were visiting my parents down on the west coast of Sweden. One evening my son and I took a walk looking for roe deer. We did see four different roe deer and the best part was that he spotted and pointed out all four to me. He was really thrilled, since he saw them before me.

Roe deerRoe deerRoe deer, Väröbacka. August 2017

Roe deerRoe deerRoe deer, Väröbacka. August 2017

VäröbackaVäröbackaLunneras kulle, Väröbacka. Augaust 2017

WiliilamWiliilamWilliam

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Squirrels http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/8/squirrels In nearly all parks in Edinburgh you can find the grey squirrel. The grey squirrel has out manoeuvred the native red squirrel in nearly all of Great Britain. In Edinburgh botanical garden, it is fairly easy to get close to these cute little creatures.

Grey SquirrelGrey SquirrelGrey Squirrel, Edinburgh botanical garden. July 2017

Grey SquirrelGrey SquirrelGrey Squirrel, Edinburgh botanical garden. July 2017

Grey SquirrelGrey SquirrelGrey Squirrel, Edinburgh botanical garden. July 2017

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) botanical garden edinburgh erik koffmar grey squirel koffmar koffmar photography norby scotland squirrel sweden uppsala wildlife http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/8/squirrels Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:36:10 GMT
Isle of May http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/7/isle-of-may Yesterday I visited the Isle of May a small island in the firth of forth, outside Edinburgh. Isle of May is a national nature reserve, on the island nearly a quarter of a million sea birds spend their summer. Among the inhabitants are guillemots, razorbills, shags and the lovely little puffin. My main interest on this trip was the puffins. Puffins, also called clown of the sea, are so beautiful with their colourful beaks.

PuffinsPuffinsPuffins, Isle of May. Scotland July 2017

PuffinsPuffinsPuffins, Isle of May. Scotland July 2017

Isle of MayIsle of MayIsle of May, Scotland. July 2017

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) birds erik koffmar isle of may koffmar koffmar photography lunnefågel norby puffins scotland sweden uppland uppsala wildlife http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/7/isle-of-may Thu, 27 Jul 2017 21:59:13 GMT
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