Through Lani's Lens

February 11, 2011

My neighbors

Filed under: nature photos, Sjöbo kommun, Sweden — Tags: , , — norekefoto @ 9:34 am

Someone asked me yesterday if I had pictures of “kronhjort” (also known as red deer, or for Americans, something similar to elk).  Of course I do!  They’re my neighbors!  (OK, I don’t photograph my human neighbors, but they don’t come by so often, and they might think it was weird.  If my four-legged neighbors are uncomfortable being photographed, they haven’t mentioned it.)

kronhjort/red deer in mist

red deer fawn, red deer buck

red deer sharing the same bush

red deer bucks

frost-covered deer hair on barbed wire

Even if you don’t see the deer themselves, there’s always plenty of evidence that they’re around.  This is a picture of deer hair caught on a barbed-wire fence.  It’s more likely to be hair from roe-deer, since they tend to go under the fences, than from red-deer who go over, but I like this picture so much that I thought I’d share it here anyhow.

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January 26, 2011

Swans in Simrishamn

Filed under: nature photos, Sweden — Tags: , , , — norekefoto @ 11:25 am

Not far from the harbor in Simrishamn is this lovely rocky shore.  When we got there, my friend and fellow photographer, Amy Archer and I were promptly greeted by this swan.  When we moved further down the beach, another swan got out of the water and came up to us.  I was bitten by a swan as a child, so I’m wary of them, maybe almost as scared as Amy.  If you’ve never been up close and personal with a swan, they really are HUGE!  Of course they’re beautiful too, and with no teeth or claws, that’s probably enough to put most people at ease.  I’ve never met anyone else who was scared of swans, so I thought this was pretty amusing.  In retrospect I suppose they were expecting us to feed them, but at the time we were on our guard.

stretching swan

swan

Normally I post only my own photos on this blog, but Amy took this picture of me in action, so I’ll share that too.

Lani photographing a swan

December 16, 2010

Into the woods

Filed under: nature photos, Sjöbo kommun, Sweden — Tags: , , — norekefoto @ 11:18 am

I went for a walk in the forest a few days ago and had a the privilege of meeting  this little fellow.

norekefoto, roe deer

norekefoto, roe deer

 

February 18, 2010

Big Cypress Seminole Reservation

Filed under: nature photos, travel — Tags: , , , , , — norekefoto @ 3:35 pm
Big Cypress Mangrove

Big Cypress Mangrove

Alligator

Alligator

Raccoon

Raccoon

Orleans Lichen with Spanish Moss

Orleans Lichen with Spanish Moss

February 10, 2010

Everglades National Park, Florida

Filed under: nature photos, travel — Tags: , , , , , — norekefoto @ 3:03 pm

More from my vacation.  Everglades is a birdwatcher’s paradise, but watch out for those alligators!

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Woodstork  &  Alligators from Above

Woodstork & Alligators from Above

Egrets over the Everglades

Egrets over the Everglades

Cloudburst

Cloudburst

Everglades Panorama

Everglades Panorama

Everglades Gator

Everglades Gator

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