Monthly Archives: November 2015

Fingers and wind instruments

Earlier this year I had a chance to photograph Juvenalia Wind Orchestra of Juvenalia Music Institute is one of the many music schools in Finland offering high-quality teaching for varied instruments, orchestras, choirs and music theatre in Espoo. During 2014-2015 Juvenalia … Continue reading

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The first portable studio session

I took these two pictures yesterday with a relatively cheap and easy studio setup (Falcon Eyes): two flashes with softbox, one flash with a snoot and a white and black backdrop (need to iron those!). The trickiest things were to adjust the … Continue reading

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Blow flies – Raatokärpäset

The Finnish name – raatokärpäset = “corpse flies” – is much less alluring than Blow flies. So  let’s use the family name “Calliphoridae“ – much more neutral. I know nothing about the flies, but they look great. All pictures taken in … Continue reading

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Silk weaving in Thailand

When Thai silk is mentioned, many of us can instantly imagine tasteful, beautiful textiles. It is produced year round in Thailand. Most production is after the rice harvest in the southern and northeastern parts of the country. Wikipedia tells: Women traditionally … Continue reading

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Leopard tortoise

I met these Leopard tortoises (Stigmochelys pardalis) in Karoo National Park, South Africa. They are big beautiful animals, can weigh over 50 kg, and the shell can be up to 60 cm in diameter. Wikipedia says they can move fast, but … Continue reading

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European Peacock – Neitoperhonen

European Peacock (Aglais io, in Finnish neitoperhonen) is one of the most beautiful and biggest butterflies we can see in Finland.  It is also one of the few ones which hibernates as an adult. It is easy to recognize due to … Continue reading

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