Thursday, 1 May 2014

Return of the winter

Last night we slept in an open forest area hoping to see and photograph Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus/Auerhaan). Very difficult and unpredictable bird to photograph. Conny heard a male around 3 o’clock, but I slept through :-(. Afterwards, no sounds, no sight, no nothing. That’s all in the game.
Moreover, I was not feeling well today, having a cold and because of the lack of sleep I guess. The photo of today (converted to black-and-white) was taken during a midday walk when it started to snow. So on the 1st of May some compensation of the missed winter. Temperatures in Kalvtr√§sk varied between -5 and +5°C.
I really enjoyed the true wilderness of Scandinavia. It was great there up North! Conny thanks for your hospitality and all the good stories about wildlife, and Catarina thanks for your wonderful cooking!

* Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 70-200mm @ 200mm/f2.8; ISO-400, f16, 1/250s.

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