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In my neighbourhood

Todays photos are from a short photo-walk in the little forest just outside my house a few days ago.

Have a lovely week!

Gaukesyre høst 2Gul valmue

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Visitors in the tree tops

Now that summer finally is on here in Norway I spend a lot of time outdoors on our balcony. The balcony is quite high up, in line with the tree tops in the forest just below our house. Relaxing outdoors I have watched two squirrels running up and down the tree log eating seed from pine cones and sometimes they really quarrel and chase each other around. Such speed and artistic movements in the tree tops, fun to watch. I captured one of the two little rascals the other day!

Ekorn

Winter berry

The wild raspberries was quite small last year, probably due to a cold summer. When autumn arrived some of the berries still was clinging on to the branch on the raspberry bush and they still was during the winter. I can´t actually decide if I find the dead and dried out berries beautiful or just nothing to catch your eye. Anyway I captured it and turned the photo black and white and found it quite decorative.

Bringebær - vinter

Sunny afternoon

Finally the sun showed up. I went out in the afternoon before the sun was about to set, to see if I could find some little treasures in the forest. The sun showed me a little diamond as I passed by a little bush. And as I love cones from the alder tree I had to take some photo´s when I found a little branch with alder cones in the snow.

Hopefully there will be more sunny days in February.

Frossen dråpe på kvistOr kongler

Droplets

Being an amateur photographer I take a lot of photos which has no quality what so ever, so sometimes it is necessary to tidy up in the Lightroom archive. There is no need to save photographs which cannot be used for anything and raw files do take a lot of storage. Going thorough all these photos (well I just finished march 2017) I did find some photos that actually was quite OK. Todays theme are droplets, seems to be a favorite of mine together with mushrooms and leaves.

Dråpe 1

Droplet on naked branch (winter 2017).

Dråpe 3

Droplet on moss (winter 2017), can you see the apartment building inside the droplet?

Dråpe 2

Droplet on leaf (early spring 2017).

For 2018 I probably should try not to photograph so many droplets….or…. We´ll see 😉

Have a lovely week!

Juniper and pine

During winter spruce, juniper and pine are still green and can be nice targets for some macro photography.

Juniper droplet
Juniper with droplet

 

Barnål med is
Frosty pine needle

The photos are from two different days this January. Juniper with droplet are from new years day, a rather warm winters day were the snow was about to melt. The frosty pine needle was captured this week were the temperature was about -3 Celsius and the sun was rising.

Color hunting

Winter in Norway can be somewhat colorless because the days are quite short (the sun is up just a few hours) and the weather can be quite grey. The snow are covering up potential targets for a macro photographer. But sometimes if you take your time to observe your surroundings you can find something unexpected.

Kjuke m dråpe
Droplet hanging from a sort of fungus on a tree log
Eple
We passed through a garden of apple trees, some apples still looked fresh

Trees from below

Today I played around in the forest taking pictures of trees from below. Lying on my back I was happy there was nobody around. the pictures are for a challenge: “Braking the rules” . I found it quite difficult because I am a lazy photographer which couldn’t care less about photographic rules 😉

I wish all of you a happy new year with a photo I have called “Forest fireworks”:

Forest fireworks

I did a few more tree photos too:

 

Winter and nature

Still some little treasures to be found in winter wonderland!

Bregne m snø
Fern and snow
Dråpe m bobler
Frozen droplet
Kongle m snø
Alder cones

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