Winter sunset

Norway, Stoksund. Winter colours. An ice and snow covered landscape at sunset. (Photo Bjorn Grotting)

Norway, Trondelag, Stokksund. Winter colours. An ice and snow covered landscape at sunset. (Photo Bjorn Grotting)

It’s always fun to look through old photos. I captured this scene more than ten years ago. It got me a price in a photo contest held by Trondheim’s largest newspaper. This was back in the “old” days, while film based cameras were more common than the digital wonders we use today. Most of us who shot film know the feeling; you think you have a nice shot, but will not know the result for several days, or weeks in worst case.

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Ruddy Turnstone – Getting cold feet

The Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) is a small wading bird. It is a highly migratory bird breeding in northern parts of Eurasia and North America and flying south to winter on coastlines almost worldwide. It is the only species of turnstone in much of its range and is often known simply as Turnstone. (Photo Bjorn Grotting)

The Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) is a small wading bird. It is a highly migratory bird breeding in northern parts of Eurasia and North America and flying south to winter on coastlines almost worldwide. It is the only species of turnstone in much of its range and is often known simply as Turnstone. (Photo Bjorn Grotting)

Autumn is getting closer and many birds get ready to migrate. Wading birds are a common sight these days, and I was lucky to catch a few of them on “film” a few days ago not far from Stavanger. Photographing water birds can be a wet experience, and I think my feet was as wet as these Turnstones. Just look at the expression on the right one when a heavy drop of water hits his beak!

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