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Autumn colors in northern Norway – photos of fireweed and dwarf cornel

September 15th, 2007 · 10 Comments

The autumn have come to northern Norway and it is giving me some nice colors to photograph. Stay tuned for more autumn photos from Norway in the weeks to follow.

The first photo is a macro picture of a plant called dwarf cornel (Cornus suecica), also known as bunchberry. Love the deep red colors the leaves get in the autumn. In the photo you can also see some reindeer lichen growing on the right side.

Picture of dwarf cornel with autumn colors
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera September 8th 2007. Click image for larger view.

In the next photo you can see how fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium) look in the autumn. The white parts are silky hairs that contain seed capsules. Wind will carry the seed capsules and if there are lots of fireweed growing it can look like snow.
In the background you can see typical autumn weather in northern Norway with clouds hanging very low in the mountains.
Check out this photo if you want to see fireweed flowers.

Picture of fireweed with autumn colors
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera September 12th 2007. Click image for larger view.

Tags: Autumn · Clouds · Dwarf Cornel · Fireweed · Flora · Macro · Nature · Norway Norwegen Norge · Plant · Sky

10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Uri // Sep 15, 2007 at 2:10 pm

    So pretty!

  • 2 E: Olsen // Sep 15, 2007 at 2:56 pm

    Fine høstfarger

  • 3 kml // Sep 15, 2007 at 4:48 pm

    Beautiful image of the fireweed!

  • 4 raqqash // Sep 15, 2007 at 5:24 pm

    Hey there you got some very good pics done. I also love to take pics but still don’t have a proper camera.
    Have a good time and see you again 😉

  • 5 Nate Balcom // Sep 15, 2007 at 11:17 pm

    I have a particular fondness for the second pic here of the fireweed. I just added 15 new pics to including this one to the rss screensaver feed.

  • 6 Bobbie // Sep 15, 2007 at 11:44 pm

    Add my vote for the fireweed. It’s so well composed, with the denser material at the bottom of the frame progressing to lighter and finer toward the top. Well done!

  • 7 giL // Sep 16, 2007 at 1:05 am

    The Cornus suecica is superb. I love macros.

  • 8 Thomas Laupstad // Sep 16, 2007 at 11:33 am

    Thanks Uri, Olsen and kml 🙂

    raggash: Remember that the camera is just a tool. I’ve seen some amazing shots taken with cheap compacts. Of course, if you want to take good macros then you need good equipment.

    Nate: Just visited that post again. Very cool!

    Bobbie: Yeah, I’m pretty happy with the fireweed shot, but I was there was sunshine so you could see the autumn colors better.

    giL: Macros are pure fun 🙂

  • 9 Manda // Sep 17, 2007 at 12:58 am

    Beautiful as always. I love the deep red in the 1st photo. Look forward to seeing more!

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