2020-08-08

Exploring a new path to hike

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A female Red-backed shrike was watching me  (Törnskata)
A met a fellow hiker. We were both carefully judging the other. 

On a small area at the lake I was able to get a shot of this dragonfly. 
In a field of crop I noticed something green. It was as tricky to shot as it is to see it. I pointed the camera at chance and hoped for the best. It is a Great green bush-cricket. I hope you see it 
(grön vårtbitare)

And lastly, the horses still don´t let me see their faces. 
Instead they quickly run away and share their behinds.

© NF Photo 200807

It was a good but tricky hike. I walked on dirt roads, path through forest, on deer paths in crop fields and through a dense clover field. Good for the strength´s of body and mind. 

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2020-08-02

Visiting Vännervass

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© NF Photo 200802 

This week  I payed a visit to Vännervass. To get to the lake Näsnaren I have to walk on a boardwalk through the reed. A peacock butterfly was resting on the wood. At the lake I found a family of Mute swans. There was not much birds to watch out there apart from Mute swans. Ducks and cormorants was too far out on the lake.

On my way back to the car I saw this row of cows as I stepped out of the boardwalk. I was glad I saw them before I came out in the field. I like cows but they just LOVE to taste my backpack and camera. And  I don´t want them soaked. And this row of cows reminded me of my childhood. The cows always came home to be milked this way. 

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2020-08-01

Saturdays Critters

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I was on my way home when I spotted this dark Fallow deer buck on a clover field.

Th grey wagtail has been absent for 3 weeks but now appeared again and seem to have young. This is probably a male. 

I was lucky to capture the Brimstone in mid air 

I apologize to those who don´t appreciate this animal. But I think this is interesting. What appear to be blue eyes is the Snok molting it´s skin. This is my favorite snake It is a curious one and only eat fish and rats. During the years I had many lovely encounters with this species.  The small fish has finally appeared at the stream so when done molting it will hunt it´s lunch. I hope to see it then. 

Mute swan

This is an image I took from across the lake. It shows about half the distance. Tornstugan is the recreation area with a birding tower. I am standing on a platform across the lake. To get to the platform I have to walk a long way through reed on a boardwalk. Don´t go there too often as it feels a bit unsafe. But most of the swans, the cormorants and some migrating ducks are in this area of the lake. 

© NF Photo 200801

Take care, stay safe!

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2020-07-31

On the boardwalk

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Peacock butterfly on the boardwalk

© NF Photo 200729

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2020-07-29

New to the world

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Mallard female with ducklings
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2020-07-27

This weeks mosaic Animal kingdom

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This weeks mosaic
© NF Photo 200727 

Last week I created a blue forest for my art but was not that satisfied with it. Today I turned it to grey scale and used it as backdrop for  The animal kingdom mosaic. 😉

I have not seen the Grey wagtail for several weeks but this week it turned upp again and it has chicks. I have not seen them of course as they are inside the opening where the parent stays with food. 

The horses are grazing at Lake Yngaren. An hours drive from home.  

The butterfly is a Silver-washed fritillary  - Silverstreckad pärlemorfjäril

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2020-07-25

artwork

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Artwork at our Sport Center
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2020-07-24

Critters at Björkvik

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True beauties. 

The mare seem to be bowing to the foal 😀

I am not sure what kind of horse these two are. They are rather small but not as a pony. . 



Swifts! I can still catch them with my old Canon. Despite it is way to heavy nowadays. I, kind of, use it to measure my condition. Can I catch them, I am still OK. They are soo fast! I did see two of them flying into nests. 

A few sheep in a pasture

Meadow brown - Slåttergräsfjäril


A visit to Björkvik´s old Church ruin. This is a place about one hours drive from my home. I go there in summer when I want to see swifts and nice horses. It is located at the shore of Lake Yngaren and a very beautiful place. They take good care of it and it is still used for outdoor meetings. Well, not this year though.
The horses are grazing in meadows behind me.

© NF Photo 200721 at Björkvik´s Old Church ruin

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2020-07-20

MM My world in Green

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My green world
© NF Photo 200720

I think I skip explaining my images this week. They are all manipulated in different ways in camera and in Photoshop. I hope you like what you see.
Enjoy! And have a great week.

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2020-07-18

Winged ones

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Horned grebe done molting. Not that much beauty anymore

The chick at the head, Hardly seen.

Horned grebe pair lost two of the eggs but one was hatched. 
It is hard to see the chick as they swim on the other side of the lake and it is impossible to get good shots with the camera I have. At least I see them.


 Two of the best shots ever I have of the snipe/enkelbeckasin.
It is soon time for them to return south so I have to go looking for them. Hopefully some  will turn up.  © NF Photo 150809

Coot! Full speed ahead!

Chimney sweeper - Sotmätare
I have seen this one in "normal" numbers.

Holly blue - Tosteblåvinge
These are usually seen in large numbers. This year I have only seen two. And this one looks worn out.

© NF Photo 200718

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2020-07-17

common snipe

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Common Snipe
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This is one of those lucky shots. The beaks seem to touch.

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2020-07-15

2020-07-13

MM Deers are back

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Yes, the deer´s are back. They were scared off as there has been lots of work for drainage on the field where I mostly see them. Guess the owner thinks it was too wet for agriculture.

All the deer´s on the images are males. Everyone except for the small image on top are fallow deer. Yes,  they come in two colors. Red and black. The top images shows older bucks. the bottom seem to be young ones.

The one in the small image on top row are a Red deer buck. The tallest of them all. This is a deer I rarely see. I could see 5 of them but spread out and it was raining and I was sitting in the car, so this was the only good shot I got.

I did not see any females this week, and so far I have not seen any babies at all.

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