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Bilder tagna nära objektet, ofta naturbilder

Close-up photo of the week

Ramson.

Ramson.

Once upon a time I was ambitious taking close-up photos every day with my big camera, i.e. DSLR, thus I could use titles like the above. Well, every week, to be honest I mean every week during the “warm” season when there are flowers.

Since then a lot has happend; the main thing is that I follow the trend to take photos with a smaller camera, a device I always have in my pocket. Aha, a mobile phone you might think! But I refer to a small advanced compact camera which fits my pocket! I have choosen a Canan Powershoot S120, which gives me reasonable quality for a reasonable price, and of course fits small pockets!

Today I made a long walk, 21 km, in the Eco Park of Omberg and beside my small camera I also brought my heavy one!

I found an interesting flower, ramson, which I seldom see! The photo is not taken with a macro lens, but I consider it to be a close-up photo!

Trekking Fagerhult-Mullsjö

Blue bells.

Blue bells.

As I mentioned before I have started to enjoy longer walks in the nature. Trekking is becoming more popular, and the authorities on different levels acknowledge this and maintains the existing long distance walking trails, connect different trails together and creates new. Pilgrimage is something that is big in Europe and also grows in Sweden.

This photo is taken in July when I was walking from Fagerhult to Mullsjö via Furusjö, a walk which comprises (in my case) 35 km. This is the 8th leg of the long distance walking Västra Vätterleden.

Trekking Mullsjö-Bottnaryd

Daisies by the roadside.

Daisies by the roadside.

This Saturday I was walking at Södra Vätterleden Stage 1, about 28 km. This leg goes near Lake Stråken, which gives great opportunities for swimming. Saturday was a lovely summer day, so during my three breaks for food or/and coffee, I also took a swim; very much needed this warm day!

It was overall a nice walk, but the second half was sometimes a bit boring, since the hike is following forest roads in favour of forest trails. But if you look for a good workout in the nature, this walk is a good option!

Backyard

Pärlhyacint.

Ibland räcker det att kika ut genom fönstret för att hitta ett fotoobjekt, som denna pärlhyacint som växer i min lilla rabatt, eller snarare utanför densamma.

Sometimes it’s enough to take a look outside your window to find something nice to photograph, like this blue-purple flower: Grape Hyacinth / Muscari botryoides.