About me

I am an enthusiastic Finnish birder and photographer with favorite areas in some lighthouse islands in the outer Finnish archipelago. Particularly important is the island of Utö, where I own an old, cosy pilothouse with my spouse Outi Sarjakoski. That house has been my permanent all-year residence since 2010. A few visits abroad every year (particularly in the WP-area) give more variability and our favourite birding countries include Spain, Portugal, Bulgaria and Norway.

My primary camera equipment comprises Sony A1 + Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS + 1.4x-teleconverter.
As the second camera we have SonyA7 Mk V with Sony SEL 70-350 F4.5-6.3 G OSS lens. For landscape & travel photos we use also Sony RX100 VI camera.

For birdwatching I use a Swarovski telescope ATX 30-70 x 115 with an 1.7x extender.
Our binoculars are Swarovski 12 x 42 NL Pure, Swarovski EL 10 x 32 and Kowa 10 x 32 SV. The Gitzo tripod (No 3531, carbon fiber) supports a Manfrotto 503HDV for the camera.