posts about whooper swan.
here’s my project 52 shot for the seventeenth week. pretty late, though. the topic was
while being in the finnish lakelands near mikkeli, i took a photo of a whooper swan fluffing up on a lake – a perfect motive for this topic. please click the photo to get a larger version:
technical details: 1/500s, f/8, 400mm, iso 200.
i spent the last days in the finnish lakeland, near mikkeli. far away from the rest of the world (more precisely: 9 km to the next village), at a lake. with electricity, though, but without running water. but who needs a shower if you have a whole lake! the water wasn’t exactly warm anymore, but it was warm enough to spend a lot of time inside. if it is too cold, there’s a sauna next to the cottage, wood-operated of course. there’s also a rowing boat, to explore the tiny part of the huge lake (or shall i say, system of lakes?) near enough. also, during this time of the year, the place was essentially bug free. i maybe got one or two bites during one week, without using any repellant. here are a few impressions.
in case you’re interested, the website of the cottage owner can be found here. i had one of the punainen mökit (“red cottages”).
(the birds on the water are probably whooper swans.)