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Picture of my home village Laupstad in Northern Norway popular on Reddit.com

October 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off on Picture of my home village Laupstad in Northern Norway popular on Reddit.com

Picture of my home village Laupstad in Northern Norway popular on Reddit.com
Taken with Olympus EPL-1 digital camera September 13th 2012. Click image for larger view.

I posted a picture on the popular website reddit.com, some weeks ago, that showed the small village where I grew up. As you can see in the picture I have photographed the village up from the mountains called Kråketindene. The house that I grew up in is the white one in the upper right corner.

As a result of posting the picture on reddit it got over 462 000 views (462 thousand views!) and 805 comments. Many wondered about the circles that you can see in the harbour (they are used for farming salmon). Other frequent questions were about how it is to live in Norway during the winter and if there are available jobs here (it seems like quite a few Americans want to try how it is to live abroad). After reading all the comments I feel really lucky to have such a beautiful place in the north.
You can read all the comments over at the thread on reddit.

You can see the mountain range where I was photographing from in this picture.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus EPL-1 digital camera
Exposure 0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperture f/8.0
Focal Length 30 mm
ISO Speed 200
Lens: OLYMPUS M.14-42mm F3.5-5.6 L
Location: Laupstad from Kråketindan (Andørja), Troms in Northern Norway

Comments Off on Picture of my home village Laupstad in Northern Norway popular on Reddit.comTags: Coast · Countryside · Fjord · Landscape · Nature · Norway Norwegen Norge · Sea Ocean

Picture of first snow in Ã…tinden – mountain in Northern Norway

September 8th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Picture of first snow in Ã…tinden - mountain in Northern Norway
Taken with Olympus EPL-1 digital camera September 8th 2012. Click image for larger view.

The autumn is getting closer and closer. Today when I woke up there was snow in on top of the highest mountains here in Northern Norway. The mountain in this picture is called Ã…tinden and it is 1108 meters above sea level. This summer has been pretty cold so it is no surprise that we already are seeing signs of the winter to come. But this snow fall will not last and probably melt away later in the day.

Please see my other mountain pictures here.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus EPL-1 digital camera
Exposure 0.002 sec (1/640)
Aperture f/5.0
Focal Length 150 mm
ISO Speed 200
Lens: SIGMA 150mm F2.8 MACRO HSM
Location: Åtinden from Laupstad (Andørja), Troms in Northern Norway

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Pictures of eating-frenzy seagulls on the sea in Northern Norway

September 7th, 2012 · Comments Off on Pictures of eating-frenzy seagulls on the sea in Northern Norway

Pictures of eating frenzy seagulls on the sea in Northern Norway
Taken with Apple iPhone 3GS phone camera August 25th 2012.

Here I have photographed some seagulls when I was out fishing last month in Northern Norway. There is always some seagulls around your boat when you are out on the sea, just waiting for you to throw them some goodies. On this trip we caught a lot of fish so we had to do some gutting and these seagulls love fish guts. After a while more and more seagulls arrive at the scene and it becomes quite crowded around the boat as you can see in the pictures.
There were mostly European Herring Gulls (Larus argentatus) around the boat, but also some larger Great Black-backed gulls (Larus marinus).
The seagulls come really close to the boat and some even took guts from my hand.

Here is another picture from the feeding frenzy.

Pictures of eating frenzy seagulls on the sea in Northern Norway
Taken with Apple iPhone 3GS phone camera August 25th 2012.

Please see my other pictures of seagulls here.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Apple iPhone 3GS
Exposure 1/350 sec
Aperture f/2.8
Focal Length 3.85 mm
ISO Speed 64
Location: Laupstad (Andørja), Troms in Northern Norway

Comments Off on Pictures of eating-frenzy seagulls on the sea in Northern NorwayTags: Birds · Norway · Norway Norwegen Norge · Sea Ocean · Seagull

Picture of Elephant Hawk-moth (Deilephila elpenor) photographed in Oslo

August 2nd, 2012 · Comments Off on Picture of Elephant Hawk-moth (Deilephila elpenor) photographed in Oslo

Picture of Elephant Hawk-moth (Deilephila elpenor) photographed in Oslo
Taken with Apple iPhone 3GS phone camera July 10th 2012. Click image for larger view.

Walking home from work I came across this colorful moth laying on the street. I have seen a moth like this before so I had to do some researching to figure out what kind it was. Unfortunately the moth was dead, but I was able to get a picture of it with my phone.

After a while I found the moth to be a Elephant Hawk-moth (Deilephila elpenor), an insect in the Sphingidae family. The moth is pretty large and has a fabulous coloring which you can see in the photo (click the picture to view the moth in large format). This moth is lives all over the southern parts of Norway, but it is also believed to be spreading further north. The moth can be found in most parts of Europe and also in Asia.

Please check out my other insect pictures here.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Apple iPhone 3GS
Exposure 0.005 sec (1/190)
Aperture f/2.8
Focal Length 3.9 mm
ISO Speed 64
Location: Oslo, Norway

Comments Off on Picture of Elephant Hawk-moth (Deilephila elpenor) photographed in OsloTags: Insect · Norway · Norway Norwegen Norge

Picture of rocks at low tide in Northern Norway

July 25th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Picture of rocks at low tide in Northern Norway
Taken with Olympus EPL-1 digital camera August 12th 2010. Click image for larger view.

Here is a picture that I photographed on a trip to Northern Norway. The tide was very low that day and this uncovered some rocks that usually is covered by the sea water. As you can see (click on the picture to view the large sizer version) there was some really interesting rocks and some kind of coral growing on the rocks that you do not usually see.

The mountain in the background is called Drangen and is a part of our neighbor island, Rolla.

Please see my other pictures from the Norwegian coast 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
Location: Laupstad (Andørja), Troms in Northern Norway

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