Flower

Taking pictures while laying in a buttercup meadow

Taking pictures while laying in a buttercup meadow
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera on June 9th, 2007. Click image for larger view.

Summer is here!! What is better than laying down in a meadow full of buttercups and just listen to the birds chirping, the insects buzzing and the occasional sound of my shutter taking a photo.

I’m planing on trekking the mountains you see in the background of this photo and I will of course bring my camera so stay tuned. Up there you get a fantastic view of many of the neighbor islands and the Atlantic ocean.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital single-lens reflex 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 (Ibestad, Troms) in northern Norway

Macro photo of kingcup flower

Macro photo of kingcup flower
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera on May 13th, 2007. Click image for larger view.

This is the flower (in the early stages of flowering) of Caltha palustris, commonly known as Kingcup or Marsh Marigold.
It is one of the first willd flowers to flower in the spring up here in the north.
The plant lives in wet areas, often close to rivers or bogs.

When I was a kid we used to call it “butter flower” and place the flower under eachothers chin to see if we liked butter. We loved butter if the sunlight reflected yellow light on our skin. Great fun 😉

If you look closely you can that some kind of insect have taken a bite of the flower.

Does this plant grow where you live or is it native to arctic areas? Please leave a comment to let me know.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital single-lens reflex camera
Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture: f/13
Focal Length: 35 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 35mm F3.5 Macro
Location: Laupstad, Andørja (Ibestad, Troms) in northern Norway

Photo of cherry blossom in northern Norway

Photo of cherry blossom in northern Norway
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera on June 3rd, 2007. Click image for larger view.

Planted a cherry tree last week and yesterday the first flowers started to blossom.
Will be interesting to see if the fruit will be edible so far north 🙂

Planting stuff that you can eat is so rewarding!

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital single-lens reflex camera
Exposure: 0.01 sec (1/100)
Aperture: f/10
Focal Length: 35 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 35mm F3.5 Macro
Location: Laupstad, Andørja (Ibestad, Troms) in northern Norway

Macro photo of Purple Saxifrage flower

Macro photo of Purple Saxifrage flower
Taken April 19th, 2007. Click image for larger view.

This is Purple Saxifrage (Saxifraga oppositifolia), an arctic plant just living in the north or high up in the mountains. According to Wikipedia it is found at the most northerly plant locality in the world, 83°15’N in north Greenland.

Was actually the first flower I saw this year and I found it 400-500 meters up in the mountains.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital single-lens reflex camera
Exposure: 0.013 sec (1/80)
Aperture: f/9
Focal Length: 35 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 35mm F3.5 Macro
Location: Up in the mountains at Å, Andørja (Ibestad, Troms) in northern Norway

Macro photo of coltsfoot flower – finally the spring is here

Macro photo of coltsfoot flower Tussilago farfara
Taken with Olympus E-500 digital camera 29th april, 2007. Click image for larger view.

This is a coltsfoot flower (Tussilago farfara) and it is one of the first spring flowers. I’m so happy that spring finally is here 🙂
Have a look at my other flower pictures.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital single-lens reflex camera
Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/320)
Aperture: f/6.3
Focal Length: 35 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 35mm F3.5 Macro
Location: Hamnvik, Rolløya (Ibestad, Troms) in northern Norway
Some adjustments in Lightroom.