WPY 2014

Photograph Details

Finalist 2014

15-17 Years

Edwin Sahlin, Sweden


Edwin discovered that cheese and sausages are the snack of choice for Siberian jays while he was on a skiing holiday with his family in northern Sweden. Whenever they stopped for lunch, he would photograph the birds that gathered for their scraps. On this occasion, Edwin had dug a pit in the snow deep enough to climb into. He scattered titbits of food around the edge of the pit and waited. To his delight, the jays flew right over him, allowing him to photograph them from below, and capturing the rich rusty colours of their undersides more clearly than he had hoped.

Technical specification

Nikon D7000 + 35mm f1.8 lens; 1/2000 sec at f7.1 (-0.7 e/v); ISO 320; pop-up flash.

Malung NV, Sweden: latitude 61.2247, longitude 13.0467 Malung NV, Sweden: latitude 61.2247, longitude 13.0467

Malung NV, Sweden

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Edwin Sahlin

Edwin Sahlin, Sweden

From the moment he got his first camera, four years ago, Edwin’s interest in photography grew rapidly. He soon discovered how much he enjoyed photographing birds in particular, and before long, he was hooked. For him, the thrill of nature photography is in getting outside and never knowing what you might see.