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A collection of berry pictures from Northern Norway – autumn is here

Autumn is here with lots of luxuries coming from the nature. Here I have photographed a few of the berries that you can find in Northern Norway.
Read more about each berry if you click on the links above the photos.

Photo of cloudberry
Photo of cloudberry

Photo of cowberry / lingonberry
Photo of cowberry

Close up picture of ripe cherries (planted)
Close up picture of ripe cherries

Macro photo of crowberry
Macro photo of crowberry and some evergreen shrubs

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

Picture of Norway maple leaves (Acer platanoides) with fall / autumn colors

Picture of Norway maple leaves (Acer platanoides) with fall / autumn colors
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera October 19th 2008. Click image for larger view.
In this picture you can see some Norway maple (Acer platanoides) leaves that I photographed this autumn. I really like the shape of maple leaves and with autumn colors they can be a stunning sight. The sun were shining through the tree tops unto the leaves so I just had to take a picture of them.
The autumn colors are almost gone now so it is nice to able to look some pictures and remember how nice it was.
The Norway maple is the only type of maple tree that is native to Norway. The maple trees grow in the southern part of Norway where the climate is a bit warmer.

Check out my other photo from the same trip of the forest floor covered with leaves and my other autumn pictures here. Note: This photo was taken in the southeastern part of Norway.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/1600)
Aperture: f/3.2
Focal Length: 11 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 11-22mm F2.8-3.5
Location: Fjellstrand in Nesodden, Akershus in southeast of Norway

Picture of forest in autumn colors – Ground covered with leaves

Picture of forest in autumn colors - Ground covered with leaves
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera October 19th 2008. Click image for larger view.
Autumn brings us some fantastic colors to photograph. Here is a picture from a walk I had in the forest yesterday. Some places the forest the ground was completely covered with yellow leaves. It was so beautiful and of course I had to take some pictures.
I like how the sun shines through the treetops and the wooden stairs to the left, add more interestingness to the picture. The wooden stairs have been built on this wood track to help people at the steepest parts in the forest.
Feel free to click on the picture to view it in large size to see more details.

Check out this photo from last year of a stream covered with autumn colored leaves.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 11 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 11-22mm F2.8-3.5
Location: Fjellstrand in Nesodden, Akershus in southeast of Norway

Macro picture of Meadow buttercup flower (Ranunculus acris) covered with rime frost

Macro picture of Meadow buttercup flower (Ranunculus acris) covered with rime frost
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera October 14th 2008. Click image for larger view.
The winter is getting closer here in Norway and some nights have been below the freezing point. If you get up early before the sun starts to warm up the place you can discover that the landscape is covered with rime (frost).
Here I have photographed a Meadow buttercup flower (Ranunculus acris) that was covered with rime and I think it looks quite beautiful.
The Meadow buttercup flower is probably one of the last flowers I will be able to photograph in the wild this year, but the dark seasons will hopefully bring many photo opportunities too.

Check out this picture that I have taken laying down in a buttercup field in the beginning of summer.

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: 100
Flash used
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 35mm F3.5 Macro
Location: Fjellstrand in Nesodden, Akershus in southeast of Norway

Picture of field full of dandelion flowers and a red boatshed in Northern Norway

Picture of field full of dandelion flowers and a red boatshed in Northern Norway
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera June 8th 2008. Click image for larger view.
I love the short period when every dandelion plant seems to flower at the exact same time. A field full of yellow flowers on a sunny day is a beautiful sight so I could not resist taking out the camera to snap some pictures. Since I’m a big fan of photographing boatsheds I had to make a composition with a shed in the picture.
As you can see there is still some snow in the mountains here in Northern Norway, but the green color is creeping pretty fast upward to the top of the mountains. Maybe it is time to go for a photo-hike up those mountainsides?

Check out a few shots of grass fields from last summer:
Taking pictures while laying in a buttercup meadow
Photo of old fence keeping out hordes of yellow flowers

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.008 sec (1/125)
Aperture: f/11
Focal Length: 11 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 11-22mm F2.8-3.5
Location: Laupstad (Andørja), Troms in Northern Norway