Saturday, June 07, 2008

Hatchlings on the Move




Spring a time of new life, a time of renewal; is also the time that many fish species spawn. Today as I was boating around the lake I noticed a school of young fish swimming about a weedbed. The school swam as one, all facing the same direction and swimming at the same speed.

These fish are extremely small. I would estimate their length at between 3-6mm.


For this capture I used the 100-400 lens at 400mm
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17 comments:

Misty Dawn said...

This is a REALLY neat photo! You have a very unique and interesting capture here! Thanks for sharing this with us.

Indrani said...

They are distictly visible. This is a great shot. Did you try putting your hand inside. ;)

fishing guy said...

Salty: Well captured, they look like a school of Crappie bait.

Tammy said...

Wow, very cool shot!

Carletta said...

At first I couldn't realize what it was I was looking at - looked like colored glass. I had to read your comments - great shot!

picturing said...

it is hardly to see but great shot

My CC in here Thanks

Juliana RW said...

great angle to shot the fish..

Please visit mine also Thanks

Jules said...

That's a really unusual photo. i like your perspective. And I've always been fascinated with the movement of fish schools - suddenly all at once changing directions to zoom off.

babooshka said...

Unusual ans excellent capture.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Wow... great photo. I tried to photograph it but I just don't have the right stuff. Very nice!!
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Kim said...

I didn't see them at first, but now I do and it is an amazing shot. They are so interesting.

Corey~living and loving said...

what a gret choice for the theme. :) the water looks alive.

Happy CC!

Shellmo said...

I love this photo - depicts the moving water action w/ the fish very well!

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

My goodness! Gives a better understanding of the term "small fry." Great shot.

imac said...

This is a great capture Salty.


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Sharon said...

There were a lot of them! That is a great catch!

Steven and Aisha said...

This is really beautiful! :D Cute fish!