Sjakk matt – Checkmate

My contribution to: «I Heart Macro»

Hans H. Bjørstads fotoblogg

Sjakk  er et spill fra India – Persia som ble populært i Sør Europa på 1400 tallet. Spillet har noe krigersk over seg. Disse muslimene  er de svarte brikkene i oppstillinga jeg har. Motstanderne ser du under.

Chess is a board game originating from India – Iran and was introduced in Europe in 1400s. The game has something warlike about it. The Muslims represents the black half,  Opponents see below.

Korsfarerne skal kjempe som de hvite brikkene. Jeg har selv laga disse figurene og behandlet dem slik at de har fått en gammelt preg over seg.  Muslimer mot korsfarere på sjakkbrettet, – dette gir meg klare assosiasjoner mot dagens maktkamper.
The Crusaders are the oponents in white. I have made these chesspieces myself and treated them in order to make them look antique.
Muslims against Crusaders on the chessboard, – this gives me associations to the ongoing conflict between the two!

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Willow tit – Poecile montanus

Or is it a Marsh tit, – I am not sure. I wish you a Happy New Year!
Nikon D4 using Nikon’s AF-S Nikkor 600mm f/4G ED VR on a Redged RTC-332 tripod with a Redged RWC-3 swinghead pro.
My contribution to: «Wild Bird Wednesday»

The Queen Of The Night

Nattens dronning s
The Queen Of The Night (Selenicereus grandiflorus) is just blooming for a short time…

Amaryllis – Macro

Macro of an Amaryllis in full Bloom!
Nikon D4 using Nikon’s AF-S Micro Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G ED VR, hand-held camera!

Happy Easter – God påske!

With this catkin I wish you a Happy Easter – God påske!
My contribution to: «Blue Monday»

«I Know Where You Live…»

Gull juv
…is that what this juvenile is trying to say? -(click on image to enlarge)-
Nikon D4 using Nikon’s Nikkor AF-S 300/4.0 D IF-ED and teleconverter Nikon AF-S TC-14 E II, hand-held camera in a moving boat!
My contribution to: «Wild Bird Wednesday» – «The BIRD D’pot»

Blue Mussel – Mytilus edulis

Blue mussel
Ready to be eaten…
My contribution to:  «Mandarin Orange Monday»
Nikon D4 using Nikon’s AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8G ED, hand-held camera over a saucepan.