Bird location

Published August 23rd, 2012

Finally we've had some nice warm summer evenings, so what better than visiting one of the local bird locations with fellow photographers (actually I can think of a thing or two, but it's still nice!). The bird activity has started to pick up now the fall is getting closer and we found some Dunlins and Common Ringed Plover. Managed to get a few shots, until a couple of sheep decided to join us - had a bit of a laugh when one of them stuck his head into the hood of the long lens!

We also saw 12-15 young Common Shelduck, no adult individuals, just a youth gathering :)

In the end we found a young Dunlin willing to pose in the warm evening light. At one point it came within focusing distance of 4.5 meters.

A nice evening.

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Time for a sensor clean?

Published May 17th, 2012

I have just done another sensor clean on my nikon D700 and figured some of you might find this useful. I use my camera a lot, mostly outdoor, with a lot of lens shift - after having this camera three and a half year, this was my second sensor clean. Nikon do not recommend doing this yourself, so of course you do this at your own risk, but for me I can't stand the though of not having my camera for three weeks while my Nikon dealer does something I can do myself in ten minutes.

I use the V swab and liquid from, the package contain 12 swabs, and you will end up using more than one swab for each clean. If you are lucky you will use just one or two, if you're unlucky or fiddle about a lot, you can end up using the entire package! The first time I used three, this time I used just one, but can see one minor spot left in the upper right corner. If this turns out to be a problem, I will try again later, but for now it seems fine.

FX are more difficult to clean than DX f ...

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30 years with Nikon

Published November 8th, 2011

The intention of this blog post is to share some of my experience using old manual focusing lenses with my Nikon D700. I was holding on to my analogue Nikon FE for so long. When the D700 came out three years ago, and after reading the reviews about this camera I figured now is the time. With the compatibility to use old lenses there was no excuse left. Please do not read this as a test of equipment, cause it is not. It is purely my own opinions and experience done out in the field over the last three years. Technology has evolved enormously and most of the things can be bought for money. Of course I have my moments I think my bag should look something like this

- D700, cause it's fx, it's so compact and I just love this model

- AF-S 17-35/2.8

- AF-S 70-200/2.8 VR2 + TC20-III

- AF-S 500/4 VR + TC14-II

Unfortunately this is not in my bag. My lowepro flipside 300 contain:

- Nikon D700

- Nikon 180/2.8 AF ED

- Nikon 85/2.0 AI-s

- Nikon 35/2.0 AI-s

- Nikon 20-35/2.8 D AF

- Nikon 400/3.5 IF- ...

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Magic sunset

Published October 22nd, 2011

This is from mid September this year. We had cloudy weather this day but in the very end of the day the sun showed off. Lasted for a few minutes only.

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September evening

Published October 20th, 2011

This is from a bird location named Børaunen, 10 miles West of Stavanger, Norway, down by the sea. Pictures taken 1st of September this year. Nice evening with a good temperature for a change - not much of that this summer! Me and a colleague went out for a walk, using the golden hour, along with some shorebirds, mostly dunlin. Later, after sunset, we went to the shore-side, shooting moving water with slow shutterspeed. Fun.

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