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Macro picture of a butterfish (Pholis gunnellus) at the coast in Northern Norway

December 16th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Macro picture of a butterfish (Pholis gunnellus)
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera April 28th 2007. Click image for larger view.

In this picture you can see a small butterfish (Pholis gunnellus) that I found under a rock when the tide was out. It is about 20 cm long and got its name because it has very slippery skin.

When I was a kid I used to play at the coast all the time. One of my favorite activities was to look under rocks and seaweed when the tide was out. There was always something interesting to find, like a butterfish, a crab or some funky colored periwinkles. I still enjoy walking the coastline and I always bring the camera 🙂
Check out this photo of a hermit crab that I photographed on another trip at the coast.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.01 sec (1/100)
Aperture: f/4
Focal Length: 35 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 35mm F3.5 Macro
Location: Laupstad (Andørja), Troms in northern Norway

Tags: Coast · Fish · Macro · Nature · Norway Norwegen Norge · Shells · Shore

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 bestoffersite // Dec 16, 2007 at 4:16 am

    very nice picture
    thanks you so much

  • 2 Werd // Dec 17, 2007 at 11:58 pm

    No fish were harmed in the filming of this picture?

    Cool picture.