Flower

Macro pictures of withered calendula flowers (pot marigold) – Last remains of summer in Northern Norway

In these photos I have captured the last remains of summer here in Northern Norway. These flowers are from the calendula plant, also known as pot marigold.
I was amazed how long these plants were able to survive. They were even flowering after some nights with frost.

The first photo is of an orange calendula flower that look relatively fresh.

Picture of withered orange calendula flowers (pot marigold)
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera November 19th 2007. Click image for larger view.

These yellow calendula flowers, though, look like they had to cave in for the colder season.

Picture of withered yellow calendula flowers (pot marigold)
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera November 19th 2007. Click image for larger view.

Information about the pictures:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture: f/11
Focal Length: 35 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Flash used
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 35mm F3.5 Macro
Location: Laupstad (Andørja), Troms in northern Norway

Close up photo of hoverfly feeding on an autumn hawkbit flower

Close up photo of hoverfly feeding on an autumn hawkbit flower
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera September 30th 2007. Click image for larger view.

This is probably my last insect photo this year as the snow came to northern Norway today.
In this picture you can see a hoverfly (not sure about the species) feed on an autumn hawkbit (Leontodon autumnalis var. taraxaci) flower. This flower looks a bit like coltsfoot, but autumn hawkbit flowers, like the name implies, in the autumn.

I’m starting to get a collection of pictures of hoverflies feeding on flowers. Here are a few pictures:

  • Hoverfly feeding on cow parsley flowers
  • Hoverfly on a poppy flower
  • Hoverfly on dandelion flower
  • Information about the picture:
    Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
    Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
    Aperture: f/11
    Focal Length: 35 mm
    ISO Speed: 200
    Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 35mm F3.5 Macro
    Location: Laupstad (Andørja), Troms in northern Norway

    Photos of cowberry / lingonberry plants – as flowers and berries

    Photo of cowberry
    Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera on August 27th, 2007. Click picture for larger view.

    In this photo you can see ripe cowberries (Vaccinium vitis-idaea), also known as lingonberries (and foxberry, mountain cranberry, lowbush cranberry, and partridgeberry). I have been collecting several kilograms of these lovely berries the last few days. I use cowberries mainly as jam or compote accompanying meat dishes, especially game meats. They have a tart taste so they are perfect with meat.

    In old times, when people didn’t have a freezer, cowberry was used as a natural preservative because of their high content of benzoic acid. It was mixed with other berries, like cloudberry, to make the berries edible throughout the winter.
    Cowberry was (and is) an important source for vitamin C, A and some B vitamins.

    Our family is pretty much self sufficient with cowberries, but I believe you can buy cowberries at IKEA in rest of the world?

    Here is a close up picture of cowberry flowers.

    Photo of cowberry flowers
    Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera on June 14th, 2007. Click picture for larger view.

    Information about the pictures:
    Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
    Focal Length: 35 mm
    Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 35mm F3.5 Macro
    Location: Laupstad (Andørja), Troms in northern Norway

    Like these pictures? Please make a donation to support the site.

    Macro photo of Yellow Loosestrife flowers – Lysimachia punctata

    Macro photo of Yellow Loosestrife flowers - Lysimachia punctata
    Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera on August 8th, 2007. Click picture for larger view.

    These flowers are called Yellow Loosestrife (Lysimachia punctata) and they flower late in the summer. I photographed the flowers in my grand mothers garden where I find lots of interesting stuff to take photos of.

    Information about the picture:
    Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
    Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/1600)
    Aperture: f/3.5
    Focal Length: 35 mm
    ISO Speed: 100
    Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 35mm F3.5 Macro
    Location: Laupstad (Andørja), Troms in northern Norway

    Macro photo of potato flower – soon time for harvest

    Macro photo of potato flower
    Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera on August 8th, 2007. Click picture for larger view.

    In this photo you can see that my potato plants (Solanum tuberosum) have started to flower. These flowers are of a Norwegian potato species called Troll. When the potato plants start flowering you know that they are soon ready for harvest. I can’t wait to start digging up the potatoes and serve them with fresh fish that I have caught in the sea! Nothing taste better than food you have produced or caught yourself.

    When I was studying the potato flower I noticed that they look very similar to tomato flowers. It’s not so weird since they are both in the Solanaceae family, but I have never noticed the similarity before.

    Anyone else growing their own vegetables?

    Information about the picture:
    Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
    Exposure: 0.008 sec (1/125)
    Aperture: f/11
    Focal Length: 35 mm
    ISO Speed: 100
    Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 35mm F3.5 Macro
    Location: Laupstad (Andørja), Troms in northern Norway