Layers of colors

Something completely different that I usually photograph, but I really liked this composition that I saw when I was scouting in costal forest. Minimalism in photography is what I like, but that’s something that I don’t know how to use in my images. I hope you like this image. If not then constructive criticism is welcome.


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Photopoindist testimiseks antud Pentax K-1 mark II kaameraga sai Keila-Joal ringi jalutatud. Ma ei tea, mis ime vägi tehnikal on, aga igakord kui midagi uut fotokotti saab pandud siis on motivatsiooni rohkem kui eales varem

Mõnikord on kasu ka pikemast objektiivist kui minna päikeseloojangu ajaks mereäärde. Seda kompositsiooni nägin juba eemalt kui kolasin metsas ringi. Mõnusad värvide kihid on pildil. Kuid jah, kajakad ei püsinud paigal :) Samas minule isegi meeldib sedasi, et nad ei ole teravad, sest pilt ise on tehtud 10 sekundise säriga.

Northern Lights

Northern Lights from nowhere. That’s the beauty of visiting that far northern hemisphere. You don’t need much to see northern lights. Just small activity from sun.


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Virmalised ei kusagilt, Lapimaal. Tänud Karl, ilma sinu abita ei oleks me midagi näinud :D

Flowing woodland

Three days of hiking in nature for search the older woodlands, we did find something, but we have to keep searching. It is not quite that forest that I want to photograph. Another thing that we saw, was fresh bear tracks. Just in case in front of my camera I had longer telephoto lens, but we didn’t saw these tracks owner. Maybe next time.


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Kolm päeva matkamist, et leida põlismetsa sarnast metsa. Päris sellist ei leidnud mida otsima läksin, aga siiski hea algus. Küll aga nägime värskeid karu jälgi, mis pani iga puu praksumise peale pead keerama suunas kus kohast see hääl tuli. Igaks juhuks keerasin kaamera ette pikema objektiivi, et ehk kohtume, aga seekord jälgedeks need siiski jäid. Järgmine pikem matk juba planeerimises. Ei anna alla :)

The Milky Way

Last chances to photograph milky way here in northern hemisphere. Soon the night sky is too bright to see milky way. To get most out of it, the next camping trip is planned for this weekend. Hopefully the weather will cooperative with us.


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Viimased võimalused pildistada linnuteed. Iga ööga jääb järjest vähemaks võimalusi, et näeks või saaks pildistada linnuteed. Eelmine nädalavahetus mereääres olles ei olnud just lihtne näha linnuteed, õigemini ega ei näinudki, aga õnneks kaamera veel nägi midagi. Eks tuleb liikuda Lõuna-Eesti poole. Seal on natukene pimedam.

Daydream

I love woods like these, but to see that kind on softness there has to be fog. The fog makes woods simple to photograph. It hides chaos that usually is in woodlands. The thing is that foggy forests are quite rare here. Thankfully this time I was in right place.


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Juba väga pikalt olen oodanud hetke mil saaks metsas pildistada samal ajal kui on udu millest päikesevalgus läbi paistab. Päris palju asju pidi selle pildi jaoks ideaalselt klappima. Õnneks seekord vedas ja tulemusega olen väga rahul. Loodan, et ka Teile meeldib.

Pinch of light

Otherwise gray and flat evening allowed me to take one image. Overcast sky had a small hole, from where the light managed to come through. Thankfully the water level was really low, so no chance to break through the ice like couple weeks before.


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Teinekord võib ka hallil pilvisel päeval valgust näha. Talvega on nüüd vist ühelpool. Tuleb oodata tärkavat loodust, uued huvitavad avastused Eesti looduses terendamas.

The light

This year I have learned that patience is the key to success, it’s logical, but I used to walk around until the light was good. Now I first search the composition and then I will wait the light.

For this image to happen I waited about two hours in -15C weather. It was quite brutal, although this image doesn’t show it. But the result is quite okey.


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Teinekord juhtub ka sedasi, et kompositsioon on paigas aga õiget valgust tuleb oodata mitu tundi. Kuigi, nüüd suurelt seda pilti vaadates oleks tulnud teha ikkagi korrektuure kompositsioonis.

Blog birthday

Today my blog got 6 years old :) When I purchased my first camera I really wanted to have a web page, although I knew that it would be quite hard to gaine traffic here. For a lot of people the Facebook is so called life :)

I just wanted to let you know that without You, I probably wouldn’t have had that kind of motivation to explore nature so often. My main goal is just to show You Estonian better side, the nature. I really appreciate all your likes and comments. As always constructive criticism is more than welcome, this is shortcut to improve my images.

Thank You and have a nice weekend :)

This image is self portrait, single exposure.


Täna on minu blogil sünnipäev. Juba kuue aastane. Ilusat nädalavahetust Teile :)

Pastel colors

I’m really glad that I arrived at the right time to the sea. This moment lasted about couple minutes.


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Nagu lubatud siis ka seekord loojang, aga mõnusates pastelsetes toonides.

EV100

Today, our country has 100 birthday. This image is similar to our national flag colors. Happy Birthday.


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Palju õnne sünnipäevaks Eesti!

Chaos in woods

This monday we where at eagles hide with my friend. We sat there for 13 hours at freezing temperatures. We where hopeing to photograph eagles, but unfortunatly we didn’t have any luck. We saw eagles up on trees, but they didn’t land. Maybe next time we will have more luck. There where lots of ravens though.


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Sõber Tarmoga oli plaan oma pildikogusid täiendada “Looduse aasta foto” piltidega :) aga mingil põhjusel algaja õnn seekord ei toiminud. 13 tundi talvel ilma kütteta onnis istuda oli paras väljakutse. Aga täitsa tehtav, ei nurise üldse. Viimastel tundidel jõudsime järeldusele, et see oleks ikka pagana hea kui saaks kunagi loodusfotode tegemisest piisavalt sissetulekut, et hobi ja töö ühendada.

Tagasi teema juurde. Kotkad istusid vaikselt kuuskede otsas ja kihistasid peenikest naeru. Ilmselt arvasid, et toredad koduloomad on toodud istuma sellesse väiksesse kuuti. Kuid meie olime vaprad ja ikka lootsime, et ehk õnn siiski saabub ja saame kasvõi mõned pildid. Sai ka nalja visatud, et oleks pidanud sihvkad ikka kaasa võtma :) Ehk järgmine kord on rohkem õnne, loodetavasti juba järgmine kuu. Sest tagasi tahaks küll minna.

Kui ka Teie soovite varjes kotkaid jälgida/pildistada siis leiate kontaktid sellelt aadressilt http://www.faunaarena.com Tegelikult on seal palju kotkaid, mõned päevad varem oli 16 tk.

Scouting

I just wanted to let You know that I haven’t giving up. The weather is just grey and flat. It is not inspirening to take images at moment. I can still do some scouting though. Maybe we can see the light finally. Northern hemisphare pleasures.

 

Dramatic coastline

Most of the Christmas and New Year vacation I was out in nature. Before Christmas I just didn’t have a chance to wander around in nature, because of my day job. So I had a lot of ground to cover.

The story about this image is that I was actually scouting for future images. But suddenly I had a stupid idea. I thought that this image would look nice if I stand near this cliff. That way I could give this image a depth, hopefully not a death. I don’t recommend doing this, especially if you know that this cliff is not stable. Thankfully nothing happened.


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Paldiski pankrannik on täis potentsiaalselt häid pilte, kui vaid ilm kaasa mängiks. Paar väga head kohta leidsin, ehk õnnestub tulevikus ka ideed realiseerida.

Sellel pildil pildistasin ise ennast, et anda pildile sügavust ja näidata kui võimas pankrannik ikka on. Kahju, et ma ei ole varem seal kandis just tihti luurel käinud. Ideid on nüüd kuhjaga, ka öö fotograafia jaoks.

Händkakk, Ural Owl (Strix uralensis)

Perfect Christmas present.

I was wondering around in Soomaa nationalpark, when suddenly I saw this beautiful bird flying towards me and landing about 50m from me. It was just absolutly beautiful moment. I have seen Ural owl before. I was shooting milky way that night when Ural owl landed on my camera. So yeah, it has been my dream to photograph this bird in day light :)

I was photographyng this building when it landed on my camera.


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Parim jõulukink minu jaoks on see kui saad pildistada lindu keda oled juba pikalt taga otsinud. Esimest korda nägin seda lindu paar aastat tagasi ühel mai kuu ööl kui ta maandus minu kaamera peal, tookord pildistasin linnuteed. See oli lihtsalt mega elamus.

Õnneks nüüd õnnestus mõned pildid ka saada. Soomaa rahvuspark on eriline koht. Sealt tuleb alati tagasi naerul näo ja heade piltidega. Head uut aastat Teile.

Layers

Nice morning walk with beautiful sunrise. The view was just absolutly stunning. I think the mist add to the image, it creates hazy layers.


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Reisi lõppfaasis oli juba suhteliselt raske ennast telgist ülesse ajada enne päikesetõusu, aga selline vaade ja värvid aitasid unustada meeletut väsimust. Pildil on mõnusad udused kihid.

Teinekord on sedasi, et peale aktiivset puhkust oleks vaja puhkust :)

Scotland, Glencoe

Oh boy, oh boy. I miss Scotland. I hapend to watch landscape vlog about Scotland. This vlog inspired me to re edit some older images from my 2016 trip and I found this one. This image is a littlebit soft, becouse I broke my lens, but the mood is there. I love it. If I can, then maybe I will go to Snowdonia. Probably in next autumn. Will see.


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Juhtusin nägema Mads Peter Iversoni videot Šotimaast. See Youtube võib olla ikka väga kahjulik rahakotile. Nüüd ma tahan sinna tagasi minna. Aga esialgu piirdun vanade piltide üle vaatamisega. See pilt sai tehtud 2016 aastal Glencoe-s suht katkise objektiiviga, aga see meeleolu mida ma tundsin seal, on täitsa olemas selles pildis.

Suht tüüpiline ilm Šotimaa kohta, kuid ideaalne vaheldus päikeseloojangute või -tõusude taga ajamisele. Mitte, et me tookord oleks näinud mõnda neist. Kohalikud väitsid, et selline see ilm on neil ca 10 kuud aastas, meil siiski on rohkem päikest :)

Šotimaaga on üldse selline olukord minul, et tagasi ma lähen nagunii, kuna tookord kui ma seal olin siis tehnika mis mul kaasas oli, oli ikka vägagi kehvas seisus. Kuna mingi ime nipiga lagunes objektiiv fotokotis ära. Ei tea, võib-olla hakkas mägesid kartma. Seega, mul ei ole ühtegi sellist pilti mille üle oleksin tehnilise poole pealt rahul.

Kõige lihtsam viis kiusatusest loobuda on see kui lihtsalt alla anda ja minna uuesti :)

Tutt-tihane, Crested Tit ( Parus cristatus )

I have been chasing this bird for 3 years. Finally I managed to get an image. Really beautiful bird.


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Umbes kolm aastat olen seda lindu taga ajanud. Küll panin kodus varje püsti või käisin metsades teda otsimas. Näha õnnestus seda lindu küll, aga pilti ei õnnestunud teha. See lind on lihtsalt väga kiire. Pikalt ühe koha peal ei möluta.

Tänud Tarmo. Ikka väga hea supiköögi oled püsti pannud :)

Fern with roots

What a gorgeous scene. When I found this place I thought that another photographer was placed this branches around this fern. It is just too perfect to be real. Hopefully I can visit this place again when it is snowing.


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See on tõenäoliselt üks huvitavamaid kohti mille mina olen leidnud metsast. Näeb välja liiga hea, et olla tõsi. Oksad oleks nagu paigutatud ümber sõnajala. Nüüd tuleb oodata paremaid tingimusi, et tagasi minna. Huvitav saab olema :)

Birds through lens

After 3.5 months, my telephoto lens from guarantee maintenance is back home. This lens had a long trip, Estonia-Germany-Japan-Estonia.
It was so good to photograph birds again. I have said it before, but my interest to nature photography started from photographing birds. Can’t wait to go again. I hope I made justice.
There is 8 images. I hope you see these nicely. My last theme had some issues if there where more than one image.


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Lõpuks sain teleobjektiivi garantiiremondist kätte, tervelt 3.5 kuud võttis aega. Aga tundub, et see oli seda väärt. Objektiiv on nats teravam küll. Edaspidi maastikupildid on plaan B :) Kuid kui ilma on siis ikka võtan ka lainurga kotist välja.

Halltsiitsitaja, Corn bunting, Miliaria calandra

Lovely bird in Lake Districts. I was on my way to Haystacks cumbria when I saw mountain lake. It was perfect place to have a meal and a hot coffee. Later I found out that it is also very good place to photograph this beautiful bird.
I really like the background, it is like painting. Behind this bird there was a cliff and the colors come from reflected light. The light source was sunset colors.
it was getting dark, so I decidede to camp near this lake where I got one of my favorite bird images. It was right decision to take my telephoto lens to this trip. Although it is way too heavy to hike on mountains. But I don’t regret :)


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Warm end…

…to my spring trip in UK. The last image before I had to go to airport. My next trip will take me to Finland lapland, but I might visit UK again in autumn. Maybe with my camper van that I am planning to build from Ford Transit Custom. Will see :)


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Ilus lõpp kevadisele fototripile Inglismaal, Manchesteri lähistel. Pilt tehtud enne lennujaama minekut. Järgmiseks aastaks on tehtud juba suured plaanid, aga midagi kindlat veel rääkida ei julge. Kõik omal ajal :)

Fallen

I love woodlands. But it is really hard to see these consequences of cutting woodlands. But there is one good thing about that. Citizens here in Estonia have started protest and demanding stricter rules for downgrading forests. I sincerely hope that something will be done.

There is another thing about that tree. I have been looking this tree for couple months now. The way I found that was really weird. It is littlebit hard to descraibe, but I was driving with car, when I suddenly thought that I have to stop the car, take my camera bag and walk to woodland. There was about 50m section of the trees and then this empty space with couple trees. And there this fallen tree was, laying down. I just sat there and looked at that fallen tree for quite a long time. It wasn’t the environment that I hoped to see that tree, but I will visit this place again. I don’t know why, but I want to go.


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Sarnast pilti olen otsinud päris pikalt, kuid ei osanud arvata, et leian selle langenud puu vales keskkonnas. Ehk siis keset lageraie lanki. Kahjuks viimasel ajal on olnud ikka raske leida metsa, mis on puutumata inimtegevusest.

Ballerina

Yes, I know, weird headline :) But this was first thing that I thought when I saw this tree.


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Paksu uduga on ikka lust jalutada metsades. Kõik on hoopis teistsugune kui ilusa päikesepaistelise ilmaga. Udu on suurepärane eraldamaks objekte taustast, pilti on ikka palju lihtsam teha sedasi. Läbi fotokaamera tundub mets arusaadavam, loogilisem. Keeruline seletada, aga sedasi mina tunnen ennast metsades kui on paks udu või tugev padukas.

Just a Fly

I’ve been busy with landscape photography, so I have completely forgotten my macro lens. It is weird that if you focus fully on one theme, then you won’t see ohter things around you, thats why I really miss oled times. Then there where no pressure. I just photographed everything. And I was happy with whatever I managed to photograph. I think I should take time off and use my macro lens more often. After autumn season :)


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The river spinner

Spinners are quite popular at moment. It was nice to see that nature created its own version of a spinner. It is surprisingly quite big. It was nice find.


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Spinnerid on hetkel üsna populaarsed. Tore oli näha looduse enda versiooni sellest. Päris huvitav vaatepilt oli :)

Bow tie

Well this is the first time when I have seen the nature version of a bow tie :) Our previous president is a bow tie fan.


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Ei juhtu just tihti, et on võimalik pildistada looduslikku kikilipsu. Mõnus üllatus Kõrvemaa metsades. Kukeseeni veel jagub. Ühel paaril olid ikka ämbrid ääreni täis :)

Perfect timing

I just couldn’t believe that at last I made right choice. I wanted to shoot sunset colors at sea, but when I was approaching to the roundabout I changed my mind and thought that I should visit my favorite oak tree. I really hoped that one day I will see rainbow over this oak.
When I was driving the rain got stronger by every kilometer. This was the first sign that perhaps there’s also a rainbow coming. There also was slight golden hour colors at horizon, so the sun was not blocked with clouds. I knew that I have to get as fast as possible near the oak tree, becouse rainbow will appear soon. And it did exactly the same time when I put my camera on a tripod. How cool is that :) Now I have this image, unbelieveble, well yes it is not perfect rainbow, but it is a good start :)


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üle pika aja õnnestus langetada õige otsus. Tegelikult oli soov pildistada päikeseloojangut mereääres, aga viimasel hetkel mõtlesin ümber ja läksin hoopis oma lemmik tammepuu juurde.

Sinna sõites hakkas päris tugevalt vihma sadama, kuid samal ajal oli ka näha päikeseloojangu algust tähendavat kuldset valgust, ehk siis päike ei olnud blokeeritud pilvedega. Esimene mõte mis tekkis oli see, et lõpuks õnnestub vikerkaart pildistada ümber tamme puu. Kuid tuli kiirustada, sest väike sprint tuli ette võtta auto juurest tamme juurde. Vikerkaar tekkis täpselt siis kui asetasin kaamera statiivi peale, uskumatu :)Kuigi jah vikerkaar ei ole ideaalne, kuid hea algus seegi :)

Perseid ’17

This year the landscape was really good, but almost fullmoon made lots of perseids invisible to camera and at peak date we didn’t have clear sky. So to get any meteors I had to photograph towards the milkyway, perseid meteor flow was at opposite side. Thankfully I managed to get two quite bright meteors, but I really hoped more. Well, next year is another chance. Hopefully, finally I will get the image that is ready in my head.


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Telkimine tähistaeva all koos langevate tähtedega ja linnuteega. Ideaalne :)

Kuid pildi mõttes läks natukene kehvasti. Kahjuks perseiidide tipp öö oli pilves, kuid see ei olnud ainus probleem. Peaaegu täiskuu kustutas kaamera jaoks paljud langevad tähed ära, aga siiski minul väga meeldib see pilt. Ma arvan, et kuu valgus isegi annab juurde, just esiplaanile, mis sest et langevaid tähti on vähem kui oleks võinud olla.

Ega igakord ei peagi tagasi tulema ideaalse pildiga, vaid olulisem on vast ikka seiklus ning kõik muu mis selle fototripi ettevalmistuseks teha tuleb.

 

The Light

Mystical foggy morning at the pine forest. Little baby steps to improve my woodland photography vision. It’s really hard to “see” the image in forest. Usually here the conditions are quite dull to take images in forest, but this morning the conditions where impressive.


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Udused hommikud on ikka üli mõnusad. Ideaalis tahaks rohkem jagada Teiega pilte mis on metsas tehtud, aga minu poolne filter ei luba jagada neid :) Tean, et on võimalik paremini teha, aga see ei ole lihtne. Siin siis üks vähestest piltidest mida olen valmis siin jagama :)

Highlight

I’ve always wanted to capture that kind of image with wideangle lens from really low angle. I think this image is quite decent for first attempt. The tree is same as last image and again I had the privileeg to photograph quite dramatic light. I hope You also like this image.


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Mis siin salata, väga hea koha olen ikka leidnud. Järjekordselt õnnestus sama tamme pildistada suhteliselt dramaatilise valgusega. Loodan, et ka Teile meeldib see versioon.

Moonrise

Almost missed it. Familiar tree for those who follow my journey in nature. Same day and time, but from the other side of the tree. Sunset and moonrise at same time. I need to put a note on the camera “Look behind you” :)


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Tuttav puu. Hiljuti postitasin pildi kus puu oli päikeseloojangu värvide kumas, kuid nüüd kuu tõusu säras. Kahe pildi ajaline erinevus on vast 10 minutit.

Dalcairney Falls

Beautiful waterfall at Scotland, Dalcairney Falls. To bad that waterlevel was quite low, but still beautiful.


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Üli võimsad ja kenad on ikka Šotimaa kosed, kahju, et tol hetkel kui seal olin, oli Šotimaa kohta ikka erakordselt ilus suvi. Üks poe müüja ütles, et neil oli juba terve nädala päike paistnud :) See tõttu oli vett natukene vähe, et pildistada koskesid täies hiilguses.

Nägin ka oma silmaga seda, et kui ühe öö sajab vihma siis hommikuks on jõed ikka päris ohtlikud. See oli tore kogemus mida Eestist ei ole võimalik saada, kuna mägesid ei ole.

Harmony

I really love images like this. There is a saying “The eye is resting” for things that are peaceful, harmony or just beautiful. I have stared this image for two weeks now, but I couldn’t decide whitch way to go with this image. I think that black and white is the one. I hope you also like this image.
I hope that this weekend our outdoor kitchen, resting area will be ready and I can start shooting some images again. I haven’t shoot any image for two weeks already. I have this feeling that something is missing. So yeah, can’t wait to take my photo gear to natuure again.


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Must valged pildid ei ole eriti populaarsed, aga aeg ajalt on tore lasta silmadel puhata värvi kirevates maastikuvaadetest. Järjekordselt tuleb tänada udu invasiooni, tänu millele oli see hetk huvitav koos pilvede saabumisega. Natukene isegi harmooniline.
Kaks noort kasepuud seisavad vapralt tumedate pilvede saabumisele vastu, mitte, et neil oleks võimalust põgeneda…eks aegajalt tuleb ka meil seista vastu sarnastele momentidele, metafoorilises mõttes.

Alone in elements

Beautiful landscape in Scotland hills, but It was quite difficult to find something to photograph with this beautiful sunset. I didn’t plan anything for that day, but thakfully, at last moment I found this tree.

Actually it’s quite hard work to shoot nature images. You just never know when or if there will be something beautiful to photograph. Usually there isn’t. A lot of times I have deleted images when seeing these in bigger screen.


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Üksi ilmastiku tingimustes.

Selle pildi saamine oli ikka paras vedamine. Viimasel hetkel leidsin selle puu, kuid enne seda tuli ikka korralikult sprintida Šotimaa mägedes raske seljakotiga. Nii mõnigi kord on päris keeruline see loodusfotograafia. Pildid mida me avaldama on küll ilusad ja värvilised, aga tegelikult mis toimub kaadri taga on päris tihti ikka väga pingelised.

Veins of waterfall

This image is inspired by Michael Shainblum image about “Spirit of the Falls”, but yea, he had much more spectacular waterfall to work with :)


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Panoraam pilt Keila-Joalt. Natukene detailsem kui pildid mida seal tavaliselt tehakse. Loodan, et Teile meeldib selline versioon.

 

The Dark Side

More like intimate photography from Lake District National park @Ullswater. Rather than using wide angel lens I used my telephoto lens. And trying to photograph this little tree at the best light. It was quite difficult to capture the moment when clouds where at the right position, because the clouds moved really quickly. But yea, I’m really happy with that image.


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Killuke Lake Districu looduspargi mäest ja üksikust puust. Fotogeeniliste üksikute puude paradiis on Inglismaa.

Bright future ahead

Opposite to the latest news, nature is important. Take couple hours or even whole day to walk at beach or forest, conquer munro or maybe just nice picnic in the park.

Have a nice weekend my friends!


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I’m back

And alive, I mean, I feel like I am alive :) I really needed that kind of vacation. Although I have to give some blood samples because I found three ticks on my hands, so fingers crossed :)

The weather was really wierd, even village shopkeepers told that it is wierd that weather is so warm and blue skies. So weather wasn’t perfect for photographing, but hey, still better then rain right.

Now I have to do a lot of sorting and editing before I can upload images, but I’m pretty sure that I got couple images that i really like. So thank You Northern UK and Scotland for this stunning landscapes :)

One more thing, and that’s important, if You are looking place to stay at Manchester then I highly reccomend Gatley Homestay. Very lovely place to stay, perfect.

Have a nice weekend my friends!


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Special ones

Beautiful trees near coastline. White moss leads the way to those special trees. After rain there where hints of mushroom aroma. I love mushrooms, but we have to wait to august/september, before we can collect those beautiful chanterelles.


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Fotogeenilised männid :)

Limestone cliff details

Recently I have watched photography related videos about canyons. Here we don’t have canyons, Estonia is flat country, but we have limestone cliff. Thanks to these videos I was really motivated to photograph something similar. I know it is not even close, but still I really enjoyed these early mornings by myself ,figuring out compositions etc. Similar images would look much nicer with early sunrise colors. Some ideas remained for the next time.
But yeah, I would love to travel to Utah, Zion National Park in autumn.

This picture is 10 images focus stack, so lots of details.


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Pankranniku detailid. Sarnase stiiliga üritan see aasta oluliselt rohkem tegeleda, ideid on palju, aga tuleb ka vastavad kohad leida, sest et ei ole kindel kas need ka eksisteerivad Eestis :)

Short-toed Treecreeper, Aedporr (Certhia brachydactyla)

Very well camouflaged bird. This bird always starts to search food from bottom to up and he doesn’t bothers if you get close to him. He loves pine trees.


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Aedporr (Certhia brachydactyla)

Väga hästi maskeerunud lind. Teda võib kohata enamasti männipuude peal. Ta alustab toidu otsinguid alati maapinna lähedalt ja liigub ülesse.

Dipper, Vesipapp (Cinclus cinclus)

 

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Dipper is funny bird and one of the few ones who can dive and use wings under water, this bird loves cold water. I had the change to watch this bird in action for about 6 hour in two days. I would love to be there more, but as I say some times, day job interferes privacy life :)

I discovered that three Dippers are living in about one kilometers section of river. They know their territory. And each one of them are different. One is grumpy, second anxious and third is calm :) So yea, good find near home. When this post is published them I’m actually back there, hiding myself for hoping to see Kingfisher and some Dippers:)

This is probably one of the places where I will put up my bird hide, because I saw Kingfiser there. Kingfisher is quite rare here in Estonia, especially in winter, usually they migrate to south. It is estimated that here is from march to oktober about 50-300 nesting couple. This is third year where I’m trying to photograph this bird. So decent challenge :)


Tasub ikka aeg ajalt kolada lähiümbruse jõgede ääres. Õnnestus ka jäälindu näha, eks edaspidi tuleb palju aega veeta seal kui varje valmis saab :)

Long-tailed Tit, Sabatihane (Aegithalos caudatus)

Little snowball is doing some push ups :)

Whole weekend I spent to search wild animal trails, ecpecially Fox trails, but didn’t have any luck. But at least I had the opportunity to spend couple minutes with these little birds, there where about fifteen birds. In winter these birds stick together for safety, also they find food easier this way.


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Viimasel ajal on ikka päris tihti juhtunud, et satun kokku nende väikeste lindudega. Eemalt oli juba kuulda kuidas suure kisa saatel lähenevad :)

Tavaliselt on need parved jäänud 15 kuni 20 linnu kanti. Loodan ka edaspidi sattuda nendega kokku kui looduses uitan.

Great tit, Rasvatihane (Parus major)

Fun day in my bird hide that is located in my garden, but too bad that there weren’t that many different species.
Tomorrow is Estonia birthday, 99 years old. It means that we have long weekend. So I think I will celebrate this birthday in my bird hide :) Maybe I have the opportunity to see other birds also.

Frozen waterfall

Beautiful walk at Northern Estonia coastline. About this place, I have a lot of images ready in my head when I can start using my large format film camera :) If I can be that patient of course, usually I am not, so probably I will go there with my Pentax dslr, for scouting of course :)
The start of large format film camera building has changed me a bit. Now I always look details, that intimate images when I am in nature. I didn’t used to do that before. So yea, can’t wait to start using it.


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Jäätunud kosk Türisalul. Teel mereäärde tuli teha valik mitme erineva koha vahel. Kuna Türisalus olen vähe pildistanud siis riskisin ja otsustasin ikka sinna minna. Olen tulemusega isegi rahul. Kas Teile ka meeldib?

Simplicity

The sequel to the previous post. Beautiful frosty morning. The reason why I love winter, but very rarely we can witness that kind of view.

I have two hobbies. One is nature photography and second is carpenter. I’m really excited to start building my self a 4 x 5 large format film camera. This camera would be perfect for these minimalistic landscape images. Hopefully I can start testing this camera in summer, because I want to master it in autumn :)

If You don’t know what is 4 x 5 film camera, then I recommend youtube vlog videos: BEN HORNE, ALAN BROCK


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Midagi lihtsat. Järg eelmisele postitusele, pilt on tehtud hommikul. Kahju, et kõik see sai otsa jälle. Ega pikka pidu nagunii poleks olnud, linnud ka juba laulavad kevade laulu. Las siis kevad tulla, selline talv ei paku eriti huvi :)

Moonlight Wonderland

I couldn’t decide which image I should publish, so I uploaded all four images. If you are watching this post with smartphone in wordpress reader then you probably see only one image. I recommend to type in hetkedloodusest.com
I really wanted to photograph the blood moon, but about half an hour before it started it actually ended. Because the cloud inversion. I hope next time I have more luck.
About me and my hobi, nature photography. When I was on the field waiting blood moon(about 3 am), all my co-workers enjoyed good time in spa hotel. There are times, when I think about, why I do this. I mean, I had the chance to enjoy good time with company costs, but I decided to be outside with -20C temperature and waiting blood moon…and I wasn’t alone I’m pretty sure that I saw a wolf there. Pretty scary…but I really like these images, so conclusion is that it is worth it :)


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Rakvere pakub ikka väga ilusaid vaateid. Soov oli verekuud pildistada, kuid pool tundi enne selle algust ilmusid pilved välja. Ehk on järgmine kord rohkem õnne.

Starry Night

Well, actually I was hoping to photograph the Aurora borealis, but it didn’t happen. Sky was clear, so I managed to make couple images from milky way.


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Virmalistega on see hooaeg ikka väga kehvasti. Kui on virmalised siis on taevas pilves või siis vastupidi. Vähemalt sai harjutada linnutee pildistamist. Meeldiv õhtu sellegi poolest :)

Icy Atmosphere

Patience in photography.
I think it’s now third year that I have visited this little forest near my parents home, but I have never done an image there. There where always something missing. I think not this time.
I was surprised that autumn leaves have still quite vibrant colors. But yeah, it is quite weird to photograph autumn colors in winter :)
For the second day in a row, here have fallen icy rain. All the trees are covered with quite thick ice. It is really beautiful to watch.


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Kannatlikkus fotograafias on oluline. Kolm aastat olen käinud aeg ajalt selles metsatukas, lootuses pilti teha , kuid alati on midagi puudu olnud. Ma usun, et seekord kõik klappis. Sügisel langenud lehed on endiselt ilusad värvilised ja nädalavahetusel sadanud jäävihm tekitas sellise mõnusalt jaheda atmosfääri. Kuid siiski ei olnud lihtne kompositsiooni paika saada. Päris pikalt ikka jalutasin statiivi ja kaameraga ümber selle puu :) Lõpuks otsustasin sellise võtte kasuks.

Different

I spent whole day in forest, the purpose of this was that I want to make more woodland images, My hopes where high, but this image is only one that catched my eye and it is not even image about forest :) So yeah, now I know why people are saying that woodland images are one of the most difficult theme.


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