Erik Koffmar: Blog http://koffmar.se/blog en-us (C) Erik Koffmar erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) Mon, 04 Jun 2018 19:08:00 GMT Mon, 04 Jun 2018 19:08:00 GMT http://koffmar.se/img/s/v-5/u483374964-o495723651-50.jpg Erik Koffmar: Blog http://koffmar.se/blog 120 120 Great Spotted Woodpecker http://koffmar.se/blog/2018/6/great-spotted-woodpecker I have been lucky to find several Great Spotted Woodpeckers breeding close to our home. I just love woodpeckers they are so beautiful, even when you just see their silhouette. 

Great Spotted WoodpeckerGreat Spotted WoodpeckerGreat Spotted Woodpecker

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) erik koffmar koffmar koffmar photography norby sweden uppsala wildlife http://koffmar.se/blog/2018/6/great-spotted-woodpecker Mon, 04 Jun 2018 19:08:29 GMT
Sunset http://koffmar.se/blog/2018/5/sunset Sunset at Knuthöjdsmossen. 

Sunset at Knuth√∂jdsmossenSunset at KnuthöjdsmossenSunset at Knuthöjdsmossen. May 2018

 

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) erik koffmar hellefors knuthöjdsmossen koffmar koffmar photography norby sunset sweden uppsala http://koffmar.se/blog/2018/5/sunset Fri, 18 May 2018 19:10:11 GMT
Yet another one http://koffmar.se/blog/2018/5/yet-another-one Just had to post another picture of the beautiful Red-throated loon.

Red-throated loonRed-throated loonKnuthöjdsmossen, May 2018

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) bird erik koffmar knuthöjdsmossen koffmar koffmar photography loon norby red-throated loon sweden uppsala wildlife http://koffmar.se/blog/2018/5/yet-another-one Sun, 13 May 2018 18:43:31 GMT
Knuthöjdsmossen http://koffmar.se/blog/2018/5/knuth-jdsmossen Last weekend I visited Knuthöjdsmossen nature reserve a fascinating place with several small ponds in a muir or moorland like environment where the Red-throated diver or as it also is called the Red-throated loon breeds. A fabulous bird with a lot of character. 

The alarm was set to 4:00 am to get in position before the sunrise, just to be able to capture the birds and in beautiful morning light. This area is famous for misty mornings witch creates magical pictures. During my two mornings there were unfortunately no mist. 

Along with the loons there wear several Golden-Eyes and Teals in the area fighting for their females hearts. 

Red-troated loonRed-troated loonKnuthöjdsmossen, May 2018

Red-throated loonRed-throated loonKnuthöjdsmossen, May 2018 Golden EyeGolden EyeKnuthöjdsmossen, May 2018 TealTealKnuthöjdsmossen, May 2018

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) erik koffmar golden eye knuthöjdsmossen koffmar koffmar photography norby red-treated loon sweden teal uppsala wildlife http://koffmar.se/blog/2018/5/knuth-jdsmossen Wed, 09 May 2018 19:27:43 GMT
Anemone hepatica in B/W http://koffmar.se/blog/2018/4/anemone-hepatica-in-b/w Anemone hepatica now in black and white. Sometimes you don't need the colors to show the beauty of the flowers.

Anemone hepaticaAnemone hepaticaAnemone hepatica, Linnes hammarby. Uppsala April 2018

 

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) erik koffmar flowers koffmar koffmar photography norby sweden uppsala http://koffmar.se/blog/2018/4/anemone-hepatica-in-b/w Sat, 28 Apr 2018 06:42:44 GMT
The fabulous Anemone hepatica http://koffmar.se/blog/2018/4/the-fabulous-anemone-hepatica Yesterday I visited my favorite location to photograph the Anemone hepatica. They were already in full bloom. I spent a good hour on my knees and belly to capture these beauties. This has become an must do in the beginning of the spring as this is one of my favorite signs of spring.

Anemone hepaticaAnemone hepaticaAnemone hepatica, Linnes hammarby. Uppsala April 2018

Anemone hepaticaAnemone hepaticaAnemone hepatica, Linnes hammarby. Uppsala April 2018

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) anemone hepatica erik koffmar f flower koffmar koffmar photography norby sweden uppland uppsala wildlife http://koffmar.se/blog/2018/4/the-fabulous-anemone-hepatica Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:57:08 GMT
Dare to be different http://koffmar.se/blog/2018/3/dare-to-be-different Sometimes it pays off to see things from a different angle. On these flower pictures I have chosen to view them from the backside rather than the more common front or side view. Both flowers are turned towards the light.

Echinacea purpureaEchinacea purpureaEchinecea purpurea

Anemone nemorosaAnemone nemorosaAnemone nemorosa

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) erik koffmar flowers koffmar koffmar photography norby sweden uppsala http://koffmar.se/blog/2018/3/dare-to-be-different Sat, 24 Mar 2018 21:25:05 GMT
Winter in the city forest http://koffmar.se/blog/2018/3/winter-in-the-city-forest During the winter the roe deer are easier to get close to. Stalking deer is always an adventure. Getting close to these beautiful animals without scaring them is tricky. The importance is not to stress them so if they chose to leave you, let them. Eventually you’ll get your pictures.

Roe deerRoe deerRoe deer, Stadskogen Uppsala.

Roe deerRoe deerRoe deer, Stadskogen Uppsala.

 

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) erik koffmar koffmar koffmar photography norby roe deer sweden uppsala wildlife http://koffmar.se/blog/2018/3/winter-in-the-city-forest Fri, 16 Mar 2018 19:23:12 GMT
Landscape photography http://koffmar.se/blog/2018/3/landscape-photography I find landscape photography with wide angle lenses difficult, not sure why but I just can’t get the hang of it. I guess I need to practice more, however you can do landscape photography with other lenses, here I have used my 400mm.

H√•gadalenHågadalenWinter landscape. February 2018

OrsaOrsaWinter landscape. February 2018

 

 

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) blackandwhite erik koffmar koffmar koffmar photography landscape norby sweden uppsala http://koffmar.se/blog/2018/3/landscape-photography Sun, 04 Mar 2018 17:14:46 GMT
Winter rose hip http://koffmar.se/blog/2018/2/winter-rose-hip A few weeks ago I took a walk in Hågadalen, a nature reserve close by. I brought my camera and an old Meyer Görlitz Orestor 135mm lens with me. I found some rose hip in great light it was a perfect opportunity to play with the old lens. The old Meyer Görlitz have a fabulous bokeh, when used correctly.

Rose hipRose hipRode hip, Hågadalen. Uppsala January 2018

Rose hipRose hipRode hip, Hågadalen. Uppsala January 2018

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) erik koffmar hågadalen koffmar koffmar photography norby sweden uppland uppsala wildlife http://koffmar.se/blog/2018/2/winter-rose-hip Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:24:35 GMT
Naturfotodagen 2018 http://koffmar.se/blog/2018/2/naturfotodagen-2018 I spent last weekend at Naturfotodagen in Västerås where a splendid mix of photographers entered the stage where they gave inspiring talks and showing their pictures.

I exhibited nine pictures from Bass Rock and Isle of May, at Naturfotodagen. I  would like to thank all of you whom visited my exhibition and a special thanks for all the positive feedback I got. 

Yesterday I delivered three of the pictures from the exhibition to a new home in Västerås.

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) bass rock erik koffmar isle of may koffmar koffmar photography naturfotodagen norby sweden uppsala västerås wildlife http://koffmar.se/blog/2018/2/naturfotodagen-2018 Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:29:28 GMT
Lovely winter day http://koffmar.se/blog/2018/1/lovely-winter-day Last weekend I took a walk down to Hågadalen, our local nature reserve, to see if I could capture the winter beauty. I’m not really a winter photographer, I tend to take a lot less pictures during the cold months compared to spring, summer and autumn. However one can’t sit inside when it is beautiful whether outside. Last Sunday it was a lovely and crisp winter day, sunshine and between 5 to 10 degrees below zero.

Winter dayWinter dayWinter day in Hågadalen. Uppsala January 2018

Winter dayWinter dayWinter day in Hågadalen. Uppsala January 2018

Winter dayWinter dayWinter day in Hågadalen. Uppsala January 2018

Winter dayWinter dayWinter day in Hågadalen. Uppsala January 2018

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) erik koffmar hågadalen koffmar koffmar photography norby sweden uppland uppsala wildlife winter http://koffmar.se/blog/2018/1/lovely-winter-day Fri, 26 Jan 2018 22:00:07 GMT
Hide and seek http://koffmar.se/blog/2018/1/hide-and-seek Last weekend I was at Ulva Kvarn, an old mill not to far from where I live. In the stream next to the mill it is not uncommon to see dippers. This time I only saw one dipper and it tricked me totally, it displayed it self for a brief moment just when I arrived but disappeared and didn’t show until it was time to head home. Therefore I’ll show you some pictures from last year when I visited Ulva kvarn and the dippers were more cooperative.

IceIceIce, Ulva Kvarn. 2017 Uppsala

DipperDipperDipper, Ulva Kvarn. Uppsala 2017

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) dippers erik koffmar koffmar koffmar photography norby sweden ulva kvarn uppsala wildlife http://koffmar.se/blog/2018/1/hide-and-seek Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:41:47 GMT
Exhibition at Naturfotodagen http://koffmar.se/blog/2018/1/exhibition-at-naturfotodagen I'm exited to tell you that I will have an exhibition at Naturfotodagen in Västerås on the 10th of February, I will be showing pictures from two fantastic Scottish islands, Bass Rock and Isle of May.

Naturfotodagen is a one day event focused on nature photography where you have the opportunity to see great photographic exhibitions, listen to photographic talks from famous nature photographers and meet a lot of friendly people. 

If interested in nature/"nature photography" and you haven’t visited Naturfotodagen before, I can strongly recommend it. For more details check the link ”Boka Nu” on my blog sidebar.

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) bass rock erik koffmar isle of may koffmar koffmar photography naturfotodagen norby sweden uppsala västerås wildlife http://koffmar.se/blog/2018/1/exhibition-at-naturfotodagen Mon, 08 Jan 2018 20:56:30 GMT
A new year http://koffmar.se/blog/2018/1/a-new-year I wish to start by thanking everyone that visited my site last year and for all wonderful comments and positive feedback on my pictures. 2018 holds a lot of new challenges and opportunities, I will have at least one exhibition, more to come on this shortly. I will try to develop and improve my photographic expression in my pictures, I started of this journey last year.

I have updated the look of my webpage, I hope you like it.

Below are a fresh picture from this year, it is an ICM (Intentional Camera Movement) picture of a birch forest just a few hundred meters from our cabin in Orsa.

Winter forestWinter forestWinter forets, Orsa. January 2018

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) birch dalarna erik koffmar forest icm koffmar koffmar photography norby orsa sweden uppsala http://koffmar.se/blog/2018/1/a-new-year Wed, 03 Jan 2018 21:06:41 GMT
Memories from Africa http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/11/memories-from-africa Browsing through som pictures from December two years ago when I visited my sister and her family in Kenya. Found these two evening shots, just a typical savanna landscape and then the fabulous little Thomson gasell.

Masai maraMasai maraMasai mara, December 2015

Thomson gasellThomson gasellThomson gasell, Masai mara. december 2015

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) africa erik koffmar kenya koffmar koffmar photography norby safari sweden uppland uppsala wildlife http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/11/memories-from-africa Thu, 30 Nov 2017 19:39:49 GMT
Common magpie http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/11/common-magpie Common or not, the magpie is a beautiful bird that have a plumage that switch in colours from blue to green to black. Here it is portrait both as a silhouette and nice back light.

MagpieMagpieMagpie, Hågadalen. Uppsala 2017

MagpieMagpieMagpie, Hågadalen. Uppsala 2017

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) erik koffmar hågadalen koffmar koffmar photography magpie norby sweden uppsala wildlife http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/11/common-magpie Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:22:34 GMT
Tenerife http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/11/tenerife Recently returned from a wonderful week at the island Tenerife. Spent most of the time relaxing with the family at beach or the pool. One day my son and I rented a car to see the island, we did a few stops on the way up to the volcano Tiede (3718m). Teide is the third largest volcano in the world, but have not had any eruption since 1909. After a short coffee break we continued up to the northern parts of Tenerife to visit the Anaga forest. It was a huge difference between the northern lusher areas and the stony volcano areas. A few pictures were taken but mostly it was a great day out with my son.

Photo shootPhoto shootOn the way up to Teide, Tenerife 2017

TeideTeideTeide, Tenerife Novemeber 2017

AnagaAnagaAnaga forest, Tenerife Novemeber 2017

AnagaAnagaAnaga forest, Tenerife Novemeber 2017

AnagaAnagaAnaga forest, Tenerife Novemeber 2017

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) anaga erik koffmar koffmar koffmar photography norby sweden tenerife uppsala http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/11/tenerife Fri, 10 Nov 2017 21:07:28 GMT
Lynx in snow http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/10/lynx-in-snow This picture of a Lynx in snow is a few years old, but have never left the hard drive before. The picture were taken at the Orsa bear park up in Dalarna, Sweden.

LynxLynxLynx in Snow. Orsa bear park.

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) erik koffmar koffmar koffmar photography lo lodjur lynx norby orsa orsa björnpark sweden uppsala wildlife http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/10/lynx-in-snow Sat, 21 Oct 2017 20:02:35 GMT
A ladybird http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/10/a-ladybird Just a lonely ladybird among the autumn leafs.

LadybirdLadybirdLadybird on oak leaf. Norby, October 2017

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) erik koffmar koffmar koffmar photography ladybird norby sweden uppsala wildlife http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/10/a-ladybird Sat, 14 Oct 2017 21:32:04 GMT