Hidden shapes - Earthworm Jim

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Camera
NIKON D80
Aperture
f/4.0
Shutter speed
1/320 sec
Focal length (as set)
210.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 800
Lens
70-210mm f/4 AF

A black, frost-bitten berry that reminded me way too much of “Earthworm Jim”.

Autumn Impressions - Purple Mushroom

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Camera
NIKON D80
Aperture
f/
Shutter speed
1/30 sec
Focal length (as set)
0.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 800
Lens

I’ve found this little fellow on an autumn excursion; I’ve never seen a purple mushroom before this.

Autumn Impressions - Blooming moss

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Camera
NIKON D80
Aperture
f/
Shutter speed
0.5 sec
Focal length (as set)
0.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 400
Lens
0mm f/0 MF

“Flowers” of a moss. I brought my camera with me to work a few times when I walked from the office through a hill in Budapest; I’ve found these on a small fence.

Autumn Impressions - Peeking snail

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Camera
NIKON D80
Aperture
f/
Shutter speed
1/10 sec
Focal length (as set)
0.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 1600
Lens
0mm f/0 MF

One of my previous workplaces was located very close to Tabán in Budapest and sometimes I walked a fair distance to clear my head. There was a location during the walk where I regularly saw moss and small snails so I decided to take my camera with me a few times. I was fortunate enough to come across this small snail, hiding. When you’re just a few centimeters from them they are much faster than from a distance :)

Sunrise - Hungarian National Graveyard

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Camera
NIKON D80
Aperture
f/4.0
Shutter speed
1/320 sec
Focal length (as set)
135.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 100
Lens
70-210mm f/4 AF

When the October weather reached it’s peak beauty, I decided to get up early enough to catch the sunrise in the Hungarian National Graveyard. Though I ended up with miraculous images, it was a bit cold, and I wished sunrise would last much longer.

This particular photo was taken when I was about to leave and for a hunch, I’ve turned back for a moment, to wave goodbye to the place. Thank you, hunch :)

Astoria Budapest

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Camera
NIKON D80
Aperture
f/11.0
Shutter speed
1/40 sec
Focal length (as set)
70.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 100
Lens
70-210mm f/4 AF

I’ve taken this years ago. There are days when you just take out your camera, to finally take some pictures and nothing goes as you expect it; not the lights, not the people, nothing. It was one of those days - until I finally turned around, towards the sun, not away from it. Also: use a hood. I didn’t. I had my 70-210mm lens on and took this at 70mm; no time to change, or no other lens with me, I can’t recall. The thing is that on APS-C, it’s equivalent to 105mm - a focal length I never use, because it somewhat feels weird to me. Strangely, Pentax has a collection of high quality lens, all with “odd” focal length: the Limited. Currently 15, 21, 40 and 70mm1; used to be 31, 43, 77 in the film era. I’ve came across a theory in a forum that these focal lengths produce a similar feeling to 60, 80 and 150mm on medium format cameras2 - and to be honest, there is truth behind that. So the odd feeling may just be the result if it comes with 3:2 aspect ration, instead of 6:7 or 1:1.


  1. http://www.pentaxforums.com/reviews/hd-pentax-limited-primes/introduction.html

  2. http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/10-pentax-slr-lens-discussion/225639-relationship-between-limited-fa-lenses-medium-format-standards-2.html)

Trees - Reflections in Norra Lunsen

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Camera
NIKON D80
Aperture
f/3.5
Shutter speed
1/60 sec
Focal length (as set)
18.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 400
Lens
18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 G

Norra Lunsen has some deep, truly black waters where it’s hard to tell the reflection apart from a normal view. This was the place where I finally understood, why the “little duck bathes in black lake” in a childhood verse.

Trees - Norra Lunsen

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Camera
NIKON D80
Aperture
f/4.0
Shutter speed
1/250 sec
Focal length (as set)
18.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 100
Lens

Norra Lunsen1 is a nature reserve right next to the Swedish city, Uppsala. A while ago they decided to restore the original, marsh state of the area. You mostly walk on wooden planks and the green “meadow” below you is not grass; it’s pitch black water covered in duckweed. The creaking of the half-dead trees, the black water and the silence are all adding up to a pretty much haunted feeling. If you happen to be close to it, visit it.


  1. http://www.lansstyrelsen.se/uppsala/Sv/djur-och-natur/skyddad-natur/naturreservat/uppsala/norra-lunsen/Pages/default.aspx

Hidden world - resting ladybird

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Camera
NIKON D80
Aperture
f/
Shutter speed
1/20 sec
Focal length (as set)
0.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 400
Lens
0mm f/0 MF

We arrived in Norra Lunsen, a natural reserve in Sweden - according to the local tourist information, it’s the middle of nowhere yet it’s literally on the edge of the city. After sitting down it only took a few minutes to notice all the small, living things around; like this little ladybird resting on a lichen covered branch.

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