lørdag 25. januar 2020

NORTHERN FINLAND, JANUARY 2020


Hazelgrouse / Jerpe
Nikon D5, Nikkor 600 4,0 + 1,4 conv = 850 mm, f/5,6, 1/160, ISO 2800

Once again northern Finland, 2 weeks, mid January ... trying to capture the arctic winter magic. Short days & arctic twilights, usually deadly cold ... however not so deadly this time. Climate disaster !
Still : I love Finland, great wildlife, amazing taiga nature and great people !
Pictures shot in Kuusamo, Utsjoki & Kuhmo.

A warm thank you to Markus Varesvuo, Jame Helander & Ville Heikinen !  


Hazelgrouse / Jerpe
Nikon D5, Nikkor 600 4,0, f/5,0, 1/320, ISO 5000


Hazelgrouse / Jerpe
Nikon D5, Nikkor 600 4,0 + 1,4 conv = 850 mm, f/5,6, 1/160, ISO 800


Ptarmigan / Fjellrype ... not so easy target with arctic twilights and pretty shy birds
Nikon D5, Nikkor 600 4,0 + 1,4 conv = 850 mm, f/5,6, 1/640, ISO 6400


Ptarmigan / Fjellrype
Nikon D5, Nikkor 600 4,0 + 1,4 conv = 850 mm, f/5,6, 1/250, ISO 3200


Ptarmigan / Fjellrype
Nikon D5, Nikkor 600 4,0 + 1,4 conv = 850 mm, f/5,6, 1/250, ISO 2200


Arctic twilight with moon in high alpine region Utsjoki Finland, close to Tana, Finnmark. 
Snowscooter was legally used for transportation, not for finding birds ! 


Very short days with sun not visible below horizon, VERY long nights !


Any wildlife photographers wet dream is a cooperative hawk owl in white winterly conditions.
The owl is typically perched in outlook position to monitor small prey below.
Nikon D5, Nikkor 400 2,8, f/4,5, 1/640, ISO 2200


Hawkowls are relatively small birds with a fast and unsteady flight. A strong and unsteady wind makes the flight even more unpredictable. A great challenge to any autofocus system ... and any photographer !
Nikon D5, Nikkor 400 2,8, f/2,8, 1/2500, ISO 12800


Hawkowl / haukugle
Nikon D5, Nikkor 400 2,8, f/2,8, 1/2500, ISO 2800

 Eye contact with hawkowl / haukugle !
Nikon D5, Nikkor 400 2,8, f/2,8, 1/2500, ISO 2800



Hawkowl / haukugle ... low flight
Nikon D5, Nikkor 400 2,8, f/2,8, 1/2500, ISO 5000


Hawkowl / haukugle take off
Nikon D5, Nikkor 400 2,8, f/2,8, 1/4000, ISO 4500


Hawkowl / haukugle
Nikon D5, Nikkor 70-200 / 200 mm 2,8, f/2,8, 1/3200, ISO 3600


Hawkowl / haukugle
Nikon D5, Nikkor 400 2,8, f/3,5, 1/3200, ISO 5000


Hawkowl / haukugle
Nikon D5, Nikkor 400 2,8, f/2,8, 1/2500, ISO 4500

Hawkowl / haukugle
Nikon D5, Nikkor 400 2,8, f/2,8, 1/2500, ISO 2000


Hawkowl / haukugle
Nikon D5, Nikkor 400 2,8, f/2,8, 1/4000, ISO 4500


Hawkowl / haukugle
Nikon D5, Nikkor 400 2,8, f/4,5, 1/3200, ISO 9000


Black grouse / orrfugl
Nikon D5, Nikkor 600 4,0 + 1,4 converter = 850 mm, f/5,6, 1/160, ISO 2800

1 kommentar:

  1. Wow! Så flotte bilder av jerpa, rypa og haukugla fra Finland! Skikkelig vinter og det ser veldig kaldt ut. Det siste bildet av orrfuglen var kjempestilig! :-D
    Mvh Lillian

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