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Summer days and nights

It has been a hot summer, probably the hottest ever recorded in Finland. If this is what "global warming" means, let it continue! The temperature may rise up to 33C and nights are warm too. Not much rain either excluding some thunder storms. The water temperature is amazing 26-27 degrees! Last weekend I spent two hours under the water surface - snorkelling. Unfortunately, I don't have an underwater camera. I saw a huge flock of fish, at least four different species. I floated in the middle of them and they came closer and closer, probably they were really curious and hadn't ever seen anything like they saw :)

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Caterpillars and flowers

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Dragonflies making more dragonflies

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Butterflies trying to do the same (my favourite photo, notice the flying one!)

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Great Spotted Woodpecker

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Fieldfare juvenile

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Red-breasted Mergansers

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Chicks

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One of the smallest islands

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Goldeneyes

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Sunset glow

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At this time of the year, nights aren't dark yet and the sun rises up soon but the autumn is closing and nights become longer day by day...

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Comments

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(Anonymous)
Jul. 18th, 2010 08:24 pm (UTC)
Beautiful photos, as always.

Almamaria
korpun
Jul. 18th, 2010 09:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
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korpun
Jul. 18th, 2010 09:18 pm (UTC)
I think I would become crazy if we didn't have four different seasons!
suukko4
Jul. 19th, 2010 03:19 am (UTC)
I so miss my favorite place to visit : (

these are so beautiful, all of the babies are so cute and fuzzy!
korpun
Jul. 19th, 2010 05:11 pm (UTC)
Well, at least the water in the lake is warmer now, could be warm enough for you too! Any plans to come over here?
suukko4
Jul. 20th, 2010 02:42 am (UTC)
I was thinking how nice the lake would feel if the water wasn't so freezing, it sounds like it's perfect now!

unfortunately our overtime at work has been cut back severely
and that extra money is all that lets me travel so unless they start giving us more hours I'll be stuck here at home : /
korpun
Jul. 20th, 2010 07:04 pm (UTC)
Ouch! I think it would be fair if you get more money doing less overtime!
smarfieta
Jul. 19th, 2010 05:03 pm (UTC)
Aaw, the little ducklings are so cute :D

It's nice to have a hot summer weather although when it's that hot I usually recall the fresh autumn air ;)

Btw, nice new layout :)
korpun
Jul. 19th, 2010 05:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I started with this layout four years ago, it was time to return to the roots.
sabine_strohem
Jul. 21st, 2010 04:41 pm (UTC)
glad to see you are enjoying your summer. snorkeling is so much fun. lovely pics!
onedayonebird
Jul. 31st, 2010 01:51 pm (UTC)
The young Goldeneyes are really cute !
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