This and that

Cycled the Lossen road for the first time this year, with the following observations:

  • The cranes are not at home yet. The little tarn by their (last year’s) nesting site is still covered with ice
  • The Lossen reservoir is almost empty
  • The spring water is as good as it ever was (I filled my bottle and brought home some)
  • The red-throated divers haven’t arrived yet
  • The red-throated divers’ tarn is covered with ice except for a narrow strip of open water, which was enough for a pair of goosanders and mallards
  • Daphne! I found actual wild flowers! (besides the coltsfoot I found in Funäsdalen on Thursday)
  • I’m not a birds-in-flight photographer
Lossen reservoir without water

Lossen reservoir without water

The red-throated diver tarn

The red-throated diver tarn

Before you think about congratulating me, the birds are not in full focus, and this is not the full frame. But it would make a great stamp-size print!

Before you think about congratulating me, the birds are not in full focus, and this is not the full frame. But it would make a great stamp-size print!

Daphne

Daphne

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3 Responses

  1. Miika says:

    Ja Suomessa on maauimalakin jo avattu, joskin järvissä voipi olla hiukkasen viileämpi vesi edelleen. Koskeloitako lienevätten lentäjät? Eihän tuo nyt niin kauhean katastrofaalisen blurri ole.

  2. Minna says:

    Koskeloitapa ne. Oli tarpeeksi terävä että sain hyvän webbiversion mutta se alkuperäinen kuva ei kyllä ollut fokusta nähnytkään. 😉 Ja se ainoa suht terävä lentokuva, siinä lintu lentää sekä minusta että auringosta pois päin niin pää varjossa. Roskiin. Onneks olen vaan opportunistinen lintukuvaaja niin sikäli ei harmita jos ei onnistu. Ne onnistuneet on aina vaan bonusta!

  3. Minna says:

    Forgot to add the daphne picture in the original post! Edited, and added.

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