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Baltic coast

Baltic coast
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Copyright: Ulla Kruys (uleko) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-04-11
Categories: Seascape
Camera: canon PowerShot G9
Exposure: f/4, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-04-14 8:21
Viewed: 3015
Points: 22
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Stenshuvud National Park

‘Stenshuvud’ is a hill in the southeastern corner of Sweden, in the province of Scania, close to Kivik in Simrishamn Municipality. Since 1986, it is one of the National parks of Sweden. The park covers an area of about 3.9 km².

The hill is 97 metres high and faces the Baltic Sea. Since the surrounding landscape is relatively flat, it can be seen from a great distance and has traditionally been used as a landmark for seafarers. Many visitors trek up the hill to enjoy the view which is very good in clear weather.

Most of the area is covered with broadleaf forest, especially European hornbeam. The park also contains heaths, meadows and swamps. Because of the mild climate and varied habitats, many different animal and plant species can be encountered in the park. Among animal species unusual to Sweden one can mention hazel dormouse, golden oriole, European tree frog and agile frog. There are about 600 vascular plant species, including several types of orchids and the very rare barren strawberry.

Below the hill there is a popular swimming beach. Close to the top one can find the remains of a ruin of a 5th or 6th century fortress.

According to local folklore, the hill got its name (Sten's head) from a giant living in the cave Giddastuan.

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Hi Ulla,
really nice landscape from a cost of Baltic sea. Perfect point of view. Excellent perspective. Amazing natural colours.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Ulla, lovely sea view with beautiful beach, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Ulla,
What a beuatiful landscape scene. I like the dead tree in the front. Beautiful natural colors. Well done and thanks for sharing.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-04-14 10:40]

Hello Ulla,
Very nice photo of this coast line in a fine composition. Great composition and DOF. Beautiful natural colours.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-04-14 11:33]

Hi Ulla,
Nice to meet You again! Excellent landscape of this region, very interesting landscape, TFS!

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2011-04-14 13:04]

Hi Ulla,

What a lovely serene land- and seascape.

Am waiting to see some orchid pix for the area!



Hello Ulla
Beautiful landscape with excellent composition and wonderful colours.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-04-15 4:08]

Hello Ulla,
very pretty view of this coast. Very nice colours and the perspective along the beach is so exciting.


Hello Ulla beautiful image from the north, a very nice photo landscape!
Regards Nasos

Este tipo de fotografías me encantan Ulla. Sencillez y realismo de
una playa perdida del Báltico que te transporta a esas latitudes !
Naturalidad en los colores y sobrada profundidad. Buen trabajo a mi entender.

Buen fin de semana: J. Ignasi.

nice and calm coast, TFS Ori

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