Shoal of Fish.
I had no plans of what to photograph today. I certainly wasn’t expecting to photograph any fish!
However, we are about to embark on a 4-week holiday in Scotland. In preparation for that, we have moved our boat into a marina.
Whilst having a look around, and investigating the facilities, I saw masses of these fish swimming very close to the surface in the main pool. I therefore returned to grab the camera.
I put the telephoto lens on, and then started looking for a good location. Because it was now late afternoon, the sun was a bit on the low side. This restricted the best viewing locations.
Wandering around, I could see ripples suddenly appearing on the surface of the water. This was the fish taking a dive as they noticed my presence! I therefore had to move by stealth.
I picked a good spot, and waited. I took a few shots – not least just to get one “in the bag”. As these three were swimming away from me, they were obviously unaware that I was there.
The lighting was perfect, and I got a couple of photos before they swam too far away. Rather than reduce the whole image for today’s blog, I have cropped it to suit.
I am no expert, and have no clues as to what these are. If I was forced to make a guess, I would go for carp, as they look similar to what we used to have in our fish pond at home. However, I am sure someone will correct me if I’m wrong!
- Taken: 20 Jul 2017
- Lens: Olympus 40-150 1:4.5-5.6
- Focal Length 150mm
- 1/160 Sec
- ISO 200