Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Surfacing Common Merganser


Common Merganser surfacing after catching a fish. Nikon D90, AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED, 300mm, ISO 1400, f/5.6, 1/640 s

Yesterday I was lucky to spot uneven water at Tokoinranta, Helsinki so I was able to wait for something and I was lucky enough to have camera pointing more or less into the right direction. The framing is not perfect, but nevertheless, I do like the result.

Another version of the photograph where I tried to extract more details of the bird.

Monday, 18 November 2013

The Glass Wigeon, Bird Competition: #23 Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope)

Eurasian Wigeon. Nikon D90, Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM, 200mm, ISO 1600, f/2.8, 1/30 s.

In the morning I spotted a Wigeon on the shore of Töölönlahti. I think it looks very much like the famous glass design birds by Oiva Toikka, doesn't it?

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Mute Swans at Töölönlahti

A young Mute Swan spreads it's wings at Töölönlahti. Nikon D90, AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED. ISO 400, 210 mm, f/5.3, 1/640 s.

Mute swans nested in the Summer at Töölönlahti and one can see them almost every day there. I've only once spotted them at Eläintarhanlahti, the next bay. They are very tame and easy to shoot. This is just one of the many photographs.