NANFA-L-- Photograph and Release

Dennis Burnette (
Wed, 29 Mar 2006 10:04:36 -0500

NANFA Folks,

I am seeking advice on photographing fish in the field before releasing

I am a native fish newbie. I have a good bit of experience with other
wildlife, but have only recently gotten hooked on native fish. What I plan
to do is collect local fish (and invertebrates), hold them briefly in some
type of enclosure on site, photograph them, and then release them back into
the place where I collected them.

The photographic enclosure that I am visualizing is some sort of small
glass/plastic container or aquarium that will allow me to isolate a fish and
keep it relatively still while I photograph it. (I prefer not to shoot
photos of a fish out of water in a net or someone's hands.) I haven't been
successful in finding anything about this kind of photography on the

I would be grateful for any advice I can get from you folks who have
successfully photographed fish in the field.

Thanks in advance,


Dennis Burnette
Greensboro, NC
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