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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After sunset

Well it is not over when it is over.

After watching sunset I walked back to carpark. I was sure that this is it for today. No more images, but I was really surprised what I saw next. The moonrise at the same time when the sun was going down, and this beautiful pink glow. Composition is perfect (I think), different layers and tones. After watching images that I made that day, this was the only one that I didn’t delete.


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Järjekordne õppetund. Ei tasu alla anda kui päike on loojunud. Huvitavaid hetki võib ka hämaras tekkida. Ning nii ka läks seekord. Mul oli täiesti meelest läinud, et kuu tõuseb suht samal ajal kui päike loojub. Pildi mõttes oli parem hetk juba möödas aga siiski, see oli ainus pilt mis jäi tollest päevast alles. Minule väga meeldib. Kas Teile ka?

Winter scenery

Finally I had the chance to watch colors in sky and winter has also arrived.


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Lõpuks õnnestus värve näha taevas, ning üle väga pika aja sai ka maastiku pilti teha. Ülimõnus õhtupoolik Lohusalus.

Ohakalind, Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)

Northern Hemisphere parrot :)


Põhjapoolkera papagoi :)

Sabatihane, Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus)

Little snowball.

Well, it’s been awhile since I wanted to photograph this bird. Today I managed to do so, but it’s not over yet, now I want a good quality image of this bird. That’s a real challenge.


Pikka aega olen soovinud pildistada Sabatihast, ning täna ka lõpuks õnnestus. Kirss tordil oli paksult lumine mets kuhu see väike lind sobis ideaalselt. Minu soovitus: Kui lähete jalutama kas või tuttavatele radadele siis tasub ikka kaamera kaasa võtta, kunagi ei või teada mis hetke tunnistajaks satute.

Sunset colors

Winter has arrived :) The golden rule with sunset or sunrise is that You should look back. I really like these colors.

Have a nice weekend.


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Päikeseloojangu ja päikesetõusu kuldne reegel on see, et tuleks vaadata ka selja taha. Mind köitsid need värvid, mida tekitas päikeseloojang. Loodan, et ka Teile meeldib :)

Ilusat jätkuvat nädalavahetust.

Põldvarblane, Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus)

One of the most common birds in Estonia, but rarely gets the chance to show off in front of the cameras. So I really wanted to photograph this bird. And he enjoyed it :)


Päris mitu päeva olen juba mõelnud, et tahaks varblast pildistada, kuna ei näe pilte temast just ülearu tihti. Kuid üllatuseks oli see, et too varblane hakkas ennast sirutama sedasi :) Pole varem sellist etteastet näinud :) Väga lõbus oli meil.

Vesipapp, Dipper (Cinclus cinclus)

Finally I found the Dipper. It was really funny to watch how this bird swam in the stream. It almost seemed like he enjoyed it, but actually he was looking something to eat.
Almost freezing water is no problem for him.


Vesipapp omas keskkonnas. Kauge külaline tuli Eesti talvituma, kuna siin on soojem, parem kliima :)

Urvalind, Redpoll (Carduelis flammea)

I heard Redpoll song from afar, but I did not expect that they are flying so close to me :) It seemed that they didn’t notice me, but when they saw me then the song got louder and louder :)


Selle talve esimene Urvalindude parv sai ka ära nähtud. Eemalt oli juba kuulda kuidas hirmus kõva laulu saatel lähenesid :) Ja laul läks veel valjemaks kui märkasid mind ca 5m kaugusel. Eks nad ehmatasid ära :)

Stormy weather

Weather forecast warned about strong winds, cat 1. So I thought it will be beautiful day to walk at beach, I like that kind of weather. I must say, that the winds was really strong and it was a really hard to capture images :) So sorry about that littlebit blurry image. This image will show quite well what kind of weather we have right now from autumn. It is almost black and white image, but yea, hope to see some colors as soon as possible :)


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Tormise ilmaga on ikka hea jalutada mereääres, tavaliselt olen üksinda olnud, pole teisi “hullu” näinud :) See pilt illustreerib suht hästi viimase aja ilmastikuolusid. Peaaegu, et must valge pilt. Tahaks värve küll juba näha. Aga oleksin õnnelik ka lume üle :)

Day with small birds

Nice day in bird hide. Actually I saw 5 different kinds of birds, but I could not make decent picture of Blue tit. I hope I have better luck next time. Photographing small birds is quite stressfull, but still I think it is the best way to not to think about everyday problems. So yeah, can’t wait to go back :)


So here are the the main characters :)

Willow Tit, Põhjatihane, Parus montanus

Nuthatch, Puukoristaja, Sitta europaea

Great Tit, Rasvatihane, Parus major

Greenfinch, Rohevint, Carduelis chloris

Mystical Forest

I am a little embarrassed because I was in the wrong place when the moon began to rise. So I basically gave up, but before I went to home I checked my favorite place, hoping to get some images. I’m glad that I went there. The fog was really thick and beautiful. This forest like receiving energy from that full moon. But yeah, moon is not that big about two hours after moon rise.

This is two exposure image. One for moon (105mm) and one for everything else (53mm).


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Natukene piinlik. Läksin suur kuud vaatama, aga olin vales kohas :) Põhimõtteliselt olin loobunud, kuna kiiruga ei leidnud huvitavat maastikku kuu pildistamiseks. Õnneks enne koju minekut otsustasin korraks vaadata ka oma lemmik kohta (eelmine kuu pilt sai ka samas kohas tehtud) ning ei pidanud pettuma. Paks udu hakkas võimust võtma saades nagu energiat täiskuust. Väga kiiresti oli udu juba nii tihe, et kadusid silmapiirilt nii mets kui ka kuu ise. Mõnus kuid päris jahe õhtu.

Aedporr, Short-toed Treecreeper (Certhia brachydactyla)

Frozen Land

My favorite season, winter. I love it.

Ballerina

Great Tit, Rasvatihane (Parus major)

Crested Tit, Tutt-tihane (Lophophanes cristatus)

Last autumn colors

Beautiful find near Olustvere. Last autumn colors. Next grey and wet winter. I really hope that weather forecast is telling the truth about snowy and cold winter that is coming. I would really like it :)


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Ilus leid Olustvere lähedal. Kahjuks värvid looduses hakkavad lõppema. Loodan, et talv tuleb lumine ja jahe mitte märg ja soe.

Rasvatihane, Great tit (Parus major)

Great tit with some autumn colors. Beautiful bird.


Aasta lind Rasvatihane sügis värvides.

Alone

This weekend I was in forests to search details of autumn. This picture is almost exact vision that was ready in my head before I went to forest for weekend. It is not perfect, but I am really happy that I found it. I will keep searching, but the autumn colors are starting to disappear really quickly.

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Nädalavahetusel otsisin sügise detaile. See pilt on peaaegu selline, mis on juba mitu kuud minul peas valmis olnud, kuid jah, kahjuks udu ei olnud. Loodan, et sügise värvid veel kestavad, sooviks järgmise nädalavahetus jälle metsas veeta.

 

Old Man of Storr

Rocky Beach

Discovering new places. Definitely will visit soon this place again. Possibly when Northern Lights are active.


Uute kohtade otsingul. Suurte lainetega võib see koht ikka väga huvitav olla.

Isle of Skye

That kind of view was near our campsite across the road. And that is the place where we found out why we have heard so much about midges. I must say, that this experience was pretty tough. But nevertheless, I wont to go back :)


Selline suurepärane vaade avanes meile telklaagrist. Isle of Skye on fantastiline. Ideaalne koht kus olla eemal tsivilisatsioonist, asustus on väga hõre. Ei ole internetti ega ka mobiililevi. Kuid lambaid on meeletult palju. Nii mõneski kohas oli päris hirmuäratav vaadata kuidas nad väga järsu mäe nõlvasid niitsid :)

Noor Punarind, European Robin juv. (Erithacus rubecula)

It was so good to go early in the morning to forest with telephoto lens. My real passion for nature photography started with bird photography. About 1,5 year ago my telephoto lens interesting life ran out. Actually this lens was very cheap anyway, but still. At least I had something.

Last weekend I thought, why not, I should rent one, becouse I can’t afford new telelphoto lens yet. Yeah, It felt so good to go and search birds again.

Also last week I joined with local photographers author environment (www.wallprint.ee) for selling my photos. Also it is possible to licence my photos. I hope to fund that way new telephoto lens purchase. I realised, that I really need one. I miss wildlife photography.

Have a nice weekend!


Üle väga pika aja sai jälle käidud metsas teleobjektiiviga, renditud aga siiski. Oli ikka hea tunne küll. Minu huvi loodus fotograafia vastu algas just lindude pildistamisest. Viimati sai linde otsitud umbes 1,5 aastat tagasi kuniks objektiiv ära lagunes. Ei teagi, kas ei sobinud talle -25* külm või midagi muud.

Eelmine nädal ühinesin ka Wallprint.ee autori keskkonnaga, et piltide ostmine oleks läbipaistvam ja kliendile oluliselt lihtsam. Kõige suurem tunnustus on see kui otsustate, et minu pilt sobib kaunistama Teie kodu või kontorit.. “Pilt ei ole valmis enne kui see on prinditud”, nagu minul meeldib öelda :)

Ilusat nädalavahetust!

Autumn colors

I’ve been doing some scouting before autumn arrives. I really hope that I can deliver this autumn.


Eeltööd sügise saabumiseks on alanud. Loodan, et see aasta õnnestub ka mõned pildid teha. Veider, aga mul ei ole mitte kui ühtegi sügise pilti.

Time-Lapse, Estonian Nature, Best Of

I used my best time-lapse video clips to put together a new video. I hope You like it.

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