Monday, July 22, 2013

And seeing it asleep, so fled away

There are a lot of blue beauties this summer, and they are perfect subjects for photographs. These were found in Vaakkoi on July 10th.

At Salla in Lapland I climbed on Sunday to the top of the bigger of the Salla hills with my daughters. We took it slow, had picnic up on top of the hill, and looked at the scenery and at the plants that grow up on the rocky hilltop.

There were more people than on Saturday visiting the hill, about ten people in all, which isn't that much when you consider how beautiful this place is. But Salla isn't quite so well-known, or so much advertised, as many other villages and resorts in Lapland.

I have taken about 2200 photographs so far during the trip, but I don't have tools to prepare postings with the photographs, so they have to wait until I'm back home.

(Posting title is from the poem On a Dream by John Keats.)


Markus said...

Fine combination of images of those elusive beauties and the Keats poem. They work wonderfully together

Juha Haataja said...

Thanks, Markus!

Butterflies have been scarce during the last few days, as it has been so cold here is Lapland, barely above +10 °C, but tomorrow at 9 am (according to the weather forecast) it should be getting much warmer, so butterflies and other beauties should be active once again.

Anonymous said...

Sharp focus on the butterflies. Beautiful macros.


Juha Haataja said...

Thanks, Art!

Getting macro shots in focus is not easy handheld, so I usually take a few shots, hoping for one that gets it right.