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