Erik Koffmar: Blog https://koffmar.se/blog en-us (C) Erik Koffmar erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) Tue, 14 Aug 2018 18:31:00 GMT Tue, 14 Aug 2018 18:31:00 GMT https://koffmar.se/img/s/v-5/u483374964-o495723651-50.jpg Erik Koffmar: Blog https://koffmar.se/blog 120 120 I just love this island https://koffmar.se/blog/2018/8/i-just-love-this-island I have just returned after a week of vacation on Gotland, the largest island of Sweden. This is one of my favorit places in Sweden. In my mind I had planned to photograph birds but browsing through the pictures on the memory card I realize that I had mostly been doing landscape photography. For more pictures from Gotland visit my gallery: Travel and places, Sweden - Gotland.

GrötlingbouddGrötlingbouddGrötlingboudd, Gotland. August 2018

SheepSheepSheep at Petes farm in Hablingbo. Gotland, August 2018

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) erik koffmar gotland koffmar koffmar photography landscape norby sweden uppsala wildlife https://koffmar.se/blog/2018/8/i-just-love-this-island Tue, 14 Aug 2018 18:31:17 GMT
Blood moon https://koffmar.se/blog/2018/7/blood-moon Last night we had a blood moon here in Sweden, I drove to "Kung Björns hög" a huge old barrow where I expected to able see the moon. There were a lot of people waiting at for a glimpse of the moon. The moon was only visible for about 15 min here in Uppsala, at least during the time I was awake. I managed to get a shot a the blood moon before it disappeared behind the clouds again.

Waiting for the blood moonWaiting for the blood moonWaiting for the blood moon

HågadalenHågadalenHågadalen, July 2018

Blood MoonBlood MoonBlood moon, 27th July 2018

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) erik koffmar koffmar koffmar photography norby sweden uppsala https://koffmar.se/blog/2018/7/blood-moon Sat, 28 Jul 2018 18:26:32 GMT
Revisited https://koffmar.se/blog/2018/7/revisited I revisited the majestic Great grey owl and managed to find the family once more. This time however the chicks decided to sit too high up the trees to get any decent pictures of them. The mother was more cooperative and yielded quite a few new pictures. Two of them is shown below.

Great Grey OwlGreat Grey OwlGreat Grey Owl Great Grey OwlGreat Grey OwlGreat Grey Owl

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) erik koffmar great grey owl koffmar koffmar photography norby sweden uppsala wildlife https://koffmar.se/blog/2018/7/revisited Fri, 20 Jul 2018 19:04:59 GMT
Deep in the forest https://koffmar.se/blog/2018/7/deep-in-the-forest It is always a magical moment to meet an owl, today I meet three. Deep in the forest the Great Grey Owls were found, a mother and her two young chicks. I love these impressive owls, they are so elegant. The young chicks might not be so elegant now, but will soon be as elegant as it's mother.

Great Grey OwlGreat Grey OwlGreat Grey Owl, Dalarna. July 2018

Great Grey Owl (chick)Great Grey Owl (chick)Young Great Grey Owl, Dalarna. July 2018

 

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) erik koffmar great grey owl koffmar koffmar photography norby sweden uppsala wildlife https://koffmar.se/blog/2018/7/deep-in-the-forest Tue, 10 Jul 2018 19:46:44 GMT
Summer butterflies https://koffmar.se/blog/2018/7/summer-butterflies A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to photograph butterflies on the outskirts of town. I'm not an expert on butterflies but believe that the first picture is of an brown argus (Aricia ageists) and the second one is a sacred heath (Coenonypha hero).

Brown argusBrown argusBrown argus, Vaksala kyrka. Uppsala June 2018

Sacred heathSacred heathSacred heath, Vaksala kyrka. Uppsala June 2018

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) butterflies erik koffmar koffmar koffmar photography sweden uppsala https://koffmar.se/blog/2018/7/summer-butterflies Sun, 01 Jul 2018 18:02:54 GMT
Midsummer https://koffmar.se/blog/2018/6/midsummer Celebrating midsummer in Dalarna Sweden is as much midsummer as can be, with maypole, dancing and folk music. However it is also prime time for a lot of flowers. Here the lovely fireweed.

FireweedFireweedFireweed, Orsa. June 2018

FireweedFireweedFireweed, Orsa. June 2018

 

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erik.koffmar@hotmail.com (Erik Koffmar) erik koffmar fireweed koffmar koffmar photography midsummer norby orsa sweden uppsala https://koffmar.se/blog/2018/6/midsummer Fri, 22 Jun 2018 21:34:33 GMT
Great Spotted Woodpecker https://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 https://koffmar.se/blog/2018/6/great-spotted-woodpecker Mon, 04 Jun 2018 19:08:29 GMT
Sunset https://koffmar.se/blog/2018/5/sunset Sunset at Knuthöjdsmossen. 

Sunset at KnuthöjdsmossenSunset 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 https://koffmar.se/blog/2018/5/sunset Fri, 18 May 2018 19:10:11 GMT
Yet another one https://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 https://koffmar.se/blog/2018/5/yet-another-one Sun, 13 May 2018 18:43:31 GMT
Knuthöjdsmossen https://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 https://koffmar.se/blog/2018/5/knuth-jdsmossen Wed, 09 May 2018 19:27:43 GMT
Anemone hepatica in B/W https://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 https://koffmar.se/blog/2018/4/anemone-hepatica-in-b/w Sat, 28 Apr 2018 06:42:44 GMT
The fabulous Anemone hepatica https://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 https://koffmar.se/blog/2018/4/the-fabulous-anemone-hepatica Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:57:08 GMT
Dare to be different https://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 https://koffmar.se/blog/2018/3/dare-to-be-different Sat, 24 Mar 2018 21:25:05 GMT
Winter in the city forest https://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 https://koffmar.se/blog/2018/3/winter-in-the-city-forest Fri, 16 Mar 2018 19:23:12 GMT
Landscape photography https://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.

HågadalenHågadalenWinter 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 https://koffmar.se/blog/2018/3/landscape-photography Sun, 04 Mar 2018 17:14:46 GMT
Winter rose hip https://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 https://koffmar.se/blog/2018/2/winter-rose-hip Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:24:35 GMT
Naturfotodagen 2018 https://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 https://koffmar.se/blog/2018/2/naturfotodagen-2018 Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:29:28 GMT
Lovely winter day https://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 https://koffmar.se/blog/2018/1/lovely-winter-day Fri, 26 Jan 2018 22:00:07 GMT
Hide and seek https://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 https://koffmar.se/blog/2018/1/hide-and-seek Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:41:47 GMT
Exhibition at Naturfotodagen https://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 https://koffmar.se/blog/2018/1/exhibition-at-naturfotodagen Mon, 08 Jan 2018 20:56:30 GMT