A fishy tale


A very kind friend asked me round for lunch – she has quite a large aquarium, so I decided to try photographing some of the fish. They are about as difficult to photograph as small birds – they never stop moving. I needed to put the camera on a tripod and wait for one to come into the picture, but the speed of movement meant that the hit rate was less than 5%, and focus was a problem too (I used manual focus and just hoped the DoF would be adequate). Then there is the problem of photographing through the tank sides – reflections were unexpectedly not a problem, but the inside of the ‘glass’ has some marks and scratches. This was the only photo I got which I could even consider posting. The one larger fish in the collection, which was also much less active, refused to pose for me.
It was a fish lunch – but not one of the fish from the aquarium – I remember being rather horrified on my first visit to Hong Kong when we were invited to point at which fish in a tank we wanted to eat for our evening meal!


About Mike Hessey

I'm a BOF (Boring Old Fellow) and MOS (Miserable Old Soul) whose main interests are photography, cycling, walking and computers. Regrettably recent problems with my legs, back and heart have reduced the cycling and walking.
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