I don't actually like bugs very much, but they are fun to photograph. They seem to be curious about the lens of the camera - maybe they see their own reflection there - and they pose patiently while the photographer searches for different angles.
This praying mantis (as I was told it's called), or mantis religiosa, was resting on a stone wall next to a field. They say that the female eats her partner after mating. So, all bugs are not as sympathetic as they look.
I love lilies. Do you? There's something exuberantly joyful and playful about them, something luxurious, even carnal. They shamelessly display their genitals, their pistils and stamens, but open up their inner secrets only if you look close enough into their depths.
Yes, I love lilies. They are probably the sexiest flower I know. What do you think?
I love macro photography. It reveals a world that is hidden to the naked eye. So, some quick shots from our garden, of flowers that many have; dahlias, gladioli, violets, geraniums... They are not short of colours.
Last time I said that
I was born in Helsinki, but I´m actually from Porvoo, a medieval town 50
kilometres east of Helsinki. It´s a small town with both Finnish and Swedish
speaking population. That is important to mention. It can´t be ignored.
Most of the Porvoo houses burnt down in 1760. The fire started from making of a fatal fish soup. The town was rebuilt, this time encouraging people to build their new houses of stone. The wooden houses light up like
matches, you see.
When I went
back to Porvoo with a camera one day, I realized where my love for strong colours in houses derives from.