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Photo of White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) catching a fish – captured with iPhone 5 camera

September 26th, 2013 · Comments Off on Photo of White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) catching a fish – captured with iPhone 5 camera

Photo of White-tailed Eagle ( Haliaeetus albicilla) catching a fish - captured with iPhone 5 camera
Taken with Apple iPhone 5 camera 26th September 2013. Click image for larger view.

Today when I was out fishing I got a visit from a couple of white-tailed eagles (Haliaeetus albicilla). I had thrown a small fish overboard that they really wanted to catch. In the picture above you can see the majestic bird trying to get this fish. I really wish I had brought a proper camera with me, but the photo from the phone actually turned out pretty good.

The white-tailed eagle is very common in Northern Norway, and we have the biggest eagle population in the world along the coast of Northern Norway. The bird is very big (for comparison see the seagull in upper left corner of the picture) with up to 2.45 m wingspan. The eagle feed on fish, but it can also catch other birds and mammals. Whenever all seagulls take flight at once, you can be sure there is a white-tailed eagle around.

You can see other bird photos here.

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Information about the picture:
Camera: Apple iPhone 5
Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/695)
Aperture: f/2.4
Focal Length: 4.1 mm
ISO Speed: 50
Location: Laupstad (Andørja), Troms in Northern Norway

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The view from my bedroom in Northern Norway – 19th of May 2013

May 21st, 2013 · Comments Off on The view from my bedroom in Northern Norway – 19th of May 2013

The view from my bedroom in Northern Norway - 19th of May 2013
Taken with Olympus EPL-1 digital camera September 19th May 2013. Click image for larger view.

I went for a spring trip to Northern Norway this year, and oh my did it pay off. The weather has been fantastic with temperatures well above 20 degree Celsius, something that is unusual this early in the year.
In the picture above I have photographed the view from my bedroom at midnight on the 19th of May. It is about this time we get midnight sun, but the sun went behind the mountains. Nevertheless, the view was spectacular and making it hard to go to sleep.
The mountains that you see far in the horizon is the second largest island in Norway, Senja. Please click on the photo to view it in larger size.

Spring is such a wonderful time in the north with all the birds coming back, flowers are popping up everywhere and the boat is finally back on the water. I think I need to take a week off every year to visit the old house on Andørja.

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Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus EPL-1 digital camera
Exposure 0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperture f/5.6
Focal Length 14 mm
ISO Speed 200
Lens: OLYMPUS M.14-42mm F3.5-5.6 L
Location: Laupstad (Andørja), Troms in Northern Norway

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Photos from Northern Norway now on Facebook

January 19th, 2013 · Comments Off on Photos from Northern Norway now on Facebook

Photos from Northern Norway has finally entered the world of web 2.0. You can now find the site on Facebook. You can hit the like button in the widget in the right sidebar or follow this link http://www.facebook.com/PhotosFromNorthernNorway.

I haven’t posted much photos lately, but hopefully this will soon change as I have a large batch photos from my recent trips to Northern Norway. The photos are just waiting to get processed and posted online. Stay tuned for more pictures from the most beautiful part of the world 🙂

-Thomas

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Picture from the darkest day in Northern Norway 21st of December 2012

December 25th, 2012 · Comments Off on Picture from the darkest day in Northern Norway 21st of December 2012

Picture from the darkest day in Northern Norway 21st of December 2012
Taken with Olympus EPL-1 digital camera September 21st December 2012. Click image for larger view.

I had the pleasure of visiting my home place during the darkest days of this winter. Since we had clear weather it was not really dark at all in the middle of the day. Quite the opposite as the sky was filled with wonderful colors from a sun in the distant horizon.
I photographed the picture above a bit later than noon and the day was actually even lighter earlier in the day. The colors of the sky varied throughout the day and it was amazing to see, especially since I now live in the middle of Oslo where there is not so much landscapes to be seen.

The mountain you can see in this photo is called Drangen and I have photographed this magnificent piece of rock several times like here and here.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus EPL-1 digital camera
Exposure 0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture f/3.5
Focal Length 14 mm
ISO Speed 500
Lens: OLYMPUS M.14-42mm F3.5-5.6 L
Location: Rolla from Laupstad (Andørja), Troms in Northern Norway

Comments Off on Picture from the darkest day in Northern Norway 21st of December 2012Tags: Mountain · Nature · Norway · Norway Norwegen Norge · Sky · Winter

Picture of Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) sitting on lamp post

October 25th, 2012 · Comments Off on Picture of Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) sitting on lamp post

Picture of Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) sitting on lamp post
Taken with Olympus EPL-1 digital camera September 11th 2012. Click image for larger view.

On my trip to Northern Norway this summer I went on many fishing trips. One day when I was exiting the harbor there was a Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) sitting on lamp post. It didn’t seem to mind me so I grabbed my camera to get a picture of this beautiful bird. It was not very easy to capture the picture as I was sitting in a boat that was moving both sideways and up and down in the waves, and I wished that I had brought a lens with longer focal length.

The Great Cormorant is pretty common in Norway and I often see it when there is herring in the fjord. In other parts of the world they actually train this bird to fish for them as they are great fishers. I have never heard that this has been done in Norway, though.

Please see my other bird pictures here.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus EPL-1 digital camera
Exposure 0.003 sec (1/320)
Aperture f/3.5
Focal Length 150 mm
ISO Speed 200
Lens: SIGMA 150mm F2.8 MACRO HSM
Location: Laupstad (Andørja), Troms in Northern Norway

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