Lapland Reindeer by Trifle

Taken in Finland (Lapland) in Dec 2006. It was around -30C and I needed to keep taking the battery out the camera to warm it up in my glove to give it a few minutes more power. Thanks for looking (best viewed large!).

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  • lizzy
    lizzyalmost 8 years ago

    Great shot – I love the delicate colour in the sky, and the way the reindeer appears to be camera-shy! I’ve yet to use a digital in such cold conditions, but have heard all about the problems with batteries – well done on the capture!

  • Pilgrim
    Pilgrimalmost 8 years ago

    What a wonderful shot. The perspective and teh fadeback from his face to the track and forest is very impressive.

  • Janice E. Sheen
    Janice E. Sheenalmost 8 years ago

    this is beautiful. It has a soft gentle feeling to it. glad you persevered with the batteries!!

  • milja
    miljaalmost 8 years ago

    Mmmm…i love reindeers and finland! great shot

  • Whirligig
    Whirligigalmost 8 years ago

    Gorgeous photo. Love the light and the way the reindeer sliced though the image from top to bottom.

  • Belinda Leopold
    Belinda Leopoldalmost 8 years ago

    Gorgeous lighting and subject :) Next time put your battery down your pants (between your thighs) or under your hat on top of your head-It will heat up REAL QUICK and get u a couple more shots :)

  • Trifle
    Triflealmost 8 years ago

    Thanks for the comments guys, and thanks for the tip Belinda. Despite the cold I think I will venture back north and try it out soon. It really pays off when you get nice shots…. and a hot toddy or three when you get back indoors.
    Thanks again for looking and taking the time to comment….. off to check out your own profiles now!

  • Paul Vanzella
    Paul Vanzellaalmost 8 years ago

    Absolutely unbelieveable… the clarity and frozen ends of the fur are awesome… This is truly an inspirational shot! Great work Trifle!

  • Trifle
    Triflealmost 8 years ago

    Paul, You have made my day… thank you so much!!!!

  • Simon Mammino
    Simon Mamminoalmost 8 years ago
    This is incredibly special fantastic work
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