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A really calm day on the outermoust point of Bothnian Sea in Luvia, Sappi island and Ulkolasku reef in 10/9/2010. Westward 144 nautic miles is the east coast of Sweden. Säpin Ulkolasku 7/9/2010. By Jan Eerala, Makholma Finland Camera canon 5D mark2 and 50mm 1,4 with polarizing filter. Sound is the original camera sound; a motor boat passing away, a gull moaning and the waves hitting the waterline.+ More details
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The small fishing fleet in Reposaari village harbor is still diminishing. Only two trawlers kept storm there, and the rest of boats seems to be abandoned or otherwise taken down. A handful of gulls and a little crowd of crows was taking shelter in the harbor. Filming was very hard as all equipment was buried in snow within seconds. A Holotna expedition by Jan Eerala, Makholma Finland.+ More details
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Eye in eye with sappi island bulls. The highland cattles in Sappi, Luvia are working hard to remove the extreme growth of the shorelines. Sometimes they does fight for leadership. One of the bulls hit twice the Canon 5D, but without worse damage... Säpin saaressa ylläpitää Metsähallitus pientä (18 eläintä) ylämaankarja-laumaa joka tekee hyvää työtä rantojen umpeenkasvamisen hillitsemiseksi. Sonni töytäisi kameraa sarvillaan kaksi kertaa, mutta vahinkoa ei tapahtunut. Sinänsä riski oli olemassa, elukathan ovat käytännöllisesti katsoen villejä. A Holotna expedition by Jan Eerala, Makholma Finland. (Shot with Canon 5D mark2 and 50 mm 1,4 lens)+ More details
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Last sailing trip of this season with Bris skiff and a colorful sunset (as usual) on the autumnal equinox day 22/9/2013. First migrating Whooper Swans are shouting. Coming winter and cold soon... From the Baltic shore by Jan Eerala, Makholma Finland.+ More details
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Little Marjakari reef is one of the outest and most isolated in Luvia archipelago by the Bothnian coast. For tens of years, there has been the biggest cormorant (Phalacrocorax Carbo) colony of Finland (1900 nests). The birds have been very harassed as people think they will destroy the vegetation of the reefs and eat all the fish from the sea. As they were disturbed in the beginning of the nesting season this spring, the colony moved to nearby reefs. Even for me, it was a surprise to see how fast the vegetation has renewed. A Holotna excursion to Luvia, Marjakari - 28/7/2012 - by Jan Eerala, Makholma Finland. (Done with Canon 5Dmk3 and Marantz PMD661 with BP 4025 stereomic)+ More details
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Traditional daysailer Stina was launched 16/5 and first sail, 7 miles, was done from Sappi islet home - 21/5/2011 - Though, it was more convenient to motor her first to Sappi because of straight headwind. Sailing with Stina for www.rupuranta.net by Jan Eerala, Makholma Finland.+ More details
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After two weeks with hard winds there was one day with less blow so I take the chance to go onshore in the small and rocky reefs of Luvia archipelago. Even in the most shelter of stranding places, which was Tervakallio with the old and abandoned fishing hut, was the swell just and just acceptable. Otherwise the day was fine, warm and summer like, absolute the last day of this summer. Sailing old skiff Bris by Jan Eerala, Makholma Finland.+ More details
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A lot of life trapped in the pools by the rocks of Haminakallio, Luvia Finland. What will happen to all these if the sunny weather continues and the sea level will not rise? By Jan Eerala, Makholma Finland.+ More details
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Makholma shore and old fisherman Unto taking his nets away 18/4/2013. After two days there was open water and broken ice and 22/4 no ices anymore. Crane calling, Sea Gulls meowing. The most wonderful sounds in the world;) Nature documentary by Jan Eerala, Makholma Finland. The meow of the gulls is recorded same time as filmed (With a ME66, mono sound)+ More details
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