Eurasian coots and mute swans

This set of photos was shoot a week ago at Lake Littoistenjärvi. Evening light was beautiful and birds were posing nicely.

Equipment: Olympus E-M1X and M.Zuiko 300/4 with MC-20.

Common goldeneyes and mute swans

This set shot this morning at Lake Littoistenjärvi shows a group of male common goldeneyes having their rituals and mute swans having their fights. And a couple of poses, too.

Equipment: Olympus E-M1X + M.Zuiko 300/4. I must say I’m very pleased of the performance and lightweight of this combination.

Clear and cold morning

This “winter” has been one of worst I remember in photography point of view. But last week there was one cold and clear morning at Lake Littoistenjärvi, hurray! The lake was almost frozen, temperature was about -10 centigrades at the sunrise time and the swans were resting on the lake. No actions, the swans were saving their energy, but the light was beautiful.

Equipment: Olympus E-M1X + M.Zuiko 300/4 + MC-14, E-M1 Mark II + M.Zuiko 40-150/2.8.

Thin ice

Lake Littoistenjärvi got slightly frozen last night. The ice was just thick enough to carry the swans, but they had trouble with climbing onto ice from water. Some geese also landed onto the lake, but the ice was not thick enough to carry them.

Equipment: Olympus E-M1X+ M.Zuiko 300/4 + MC-14 and E-M1 Mark II + M.Zuiko 12-100/4.