Erik Koffmar: Blog http://koffmar.se/blog en-us (C) Erik Koffmar erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:22:00 GMT Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:22:00 GMT http://koffmar.se/img/s/v-5/u483374964-o495723651-50.jpg Erik Koffmar: Blog http://koffmar.se/blog 120 120 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
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