Lives in Sweden Sweden
Joined on Apr 6, 2008
About me:

We're two Swedish botanists who both enjoy photography.
We don't bother a lot about who actually takes the photo,
so some photos are my wifes Ragnhild, and some are mine.
Flowers are usually hers, and birds more often mine, we don't always even know!


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On Aerobatics in the It flies!!! challenge (4 comments in total)

It's not that good, the propellor is stuck in one position, no blur. Otherwise very nice. Only way to get the prop blur is to lower the shutter speed, and then it wouldn't be so lovely and sharp. Tricky really. Great colours and composition.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 16:08 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Hairy Hawker Dragonfly . in the It flies!!! challenge (6 comments in total)

Yes I agree, this is an amazing photo, I'd have placed it higher.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 15:57 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

smalltalk80: Flickr's free tier is too limiting. Picasa/Google+ allows me to post unlimited number of pictures under 1600 pixels, which are not counted toward space usage.

Google+ does not support zooming into a picture. I'm surprised they miss such a basic functionality.

I think this is a big reason why Flickr failed, when I got to 200 photos I started dithering, shall I pay or not. And then other things turned up and I never got around to it. I’m a bit of a happy snapper, and will never be a great photographer, but I think the vast majority of flickr users are like me, and it’s a big step to start paying, 200 photos isn’t a big enough investment to force people to stay on flickr, so lots of people just left.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2012 at 08:30 UTC
On typical swedish road - P9045381 in the Typically SWEEDISH. challenge (1 comment in total)

At last a photo, that really is typically Swedish.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2011 at 19:54 UTC as 1st comment

Yes, probably too much cropping needed. Still a very good photo.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2011 at 14:08 UTC as 1st comment

I like the originality of it, and the colours.
Well done!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2011 at 11:33 UTC as 4th comment
On Lilac Breasted Roller in the Little Birdie challenge (5 comments in total)

The rules said:
"Small colourful birds . Probably Not bigger than the size of your palm"
A roller bird definitely isn't a small bird , it's 30cm (12 inches). This might
explain why it only came in 13th place, some voters must have read the rules.
If I'd known roller birds were allowed, I'd have probably entered one too.
Fat lot of good it would have done me though, as this one is indeed extremely
good and much better than mine.
How about a new challenge called "fairly big, but quite dull birds" , I have some
beauties for that!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2010 at 13:18 UTC as 1st comment
On This isn't going to end well in the What They Don't Know... challenge (2 comments in total)

Thanks for your kind words, I only threw it in on a whim. It was one in a series
of mostly unsharp images, it was hand-held and the light wasn't great, so there
is some camera shake. Funny thing is that is that the mouse escaped because the
cat lost interest and came and had a look at the camera instead. I'd forgotten
that when I wrote the title.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2009 at 11:35 UTC as 1st comment
On Lilac Breasted Roller in the Little Birdie challenge (5 comments in total)

Lovely shot, but hardly a little birdie, it's over 30cm long.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2009 at 07:44 UTC as 4th comment
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