Erik Koffmar: Blog http://koffmar.se/blog en-us (C) Erik Koffmar erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:29:00 GMT Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:29:00 GMT http://koffmar.se/img/s/v-5/u483374964-o495723651-50.jpg Erik Koffmar: Blog http://koffmar.se/blog 120 120 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
Lovely Highlands http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/10/lovely-highlands Looking back on the quick trip to the Scottish Highland this summer remembering the nice weather and the fabulous views. We drove up from Edinburgh to Ballaculish and fort William through beautiful Glen Coe, a trip I would strongly recommend any one visiting Scotland. First picture show the often depicted Black cottage with the Buachaille Etvie mor in the backgrond. Second picture is of Buachaille Etvie mor and lastly the great view in Ballaculich.

Black CottageBlack CottageBlack Cottage, Glen Coe, Scottland. July 2017

Buachaille Etive MorBuachaille Etive MorBuachaille Etive Mor, Scottish highlands. July 2017

BallaculishBallaculishBallaculish, Scottish Highlands. July 2017

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) ballaculish ediburgh erik koffmar fort william glen coe koffmar koffmar photography norby scottland sweden uppsala wildlife http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/10/lovely-highlands Sat, 07 Oct 2017 20:57:23 GMT
From the archive http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/9/from-the-archive I browsed through some old folder on the hard drive tonight and found this action shot from 2014. The picture is of three sea eagles fighting for the best spot in the tree. Sometimes it is good to revisit old folders.

Sea eaglesSea eaglesSea eagels fighting for the perfect spot. Gysinge 2014

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) birds eagles erik koffmar gysinge havsörn koffmar koffmar photography norby sea eagle sweden uppsala wildlife http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/9/from-the-archive Sat, 30 Sep 2017 18:41:38 GMT
Quick visit http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/9/quick-visit Today I made a quick visit into the city forest. Rain was in the air which made the forest to show off in all greens. There are mushrooms everywhere now after all the rain, big ones, small ones, red, yellow and purple. Might make another since my daughter wants to pick a few for school next week. They have a mushroom theme at the moment.

FirFirFir in the City forest. Uppsala, September 2017 MushroomMushroomMushroom, City forest. Uppsala, September 2017

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) city city forest erik koffmar forest koffmar koffmar photography mushroom norby sweden uppland uppsala http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/9/quick-visit Sat, 23 Sep 2017 20:09:08 GMT
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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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) deer erik koffmar koffmar koffmar photography roe sweden uppsala väröbacka west coast wildlife http://koffmar.se/blog/2017/8/looking-for-roe-deer Sat, 26 Aug 2017 20:12:27 GMT
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