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Fish in the Marina.

Shoal of Fish.

Fish: Lurking in the water!

Lurking in the water!

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!

Photograph Details:

  • Taken: 20 Jul 2017
  • Lens: Olympus 40-150 1:4.5-5.6
  • Focal Length 150mm
  • F/5.6
  • 1/160 Sec
  • ISO 200

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