Re: NANFA-L-- Photograph and Release

Derek Parr (
Wed, 29 Mar 2006 10:24:24 -0500

Some people will make a small rectangular tank that is skinny enough so
that most fish won't be able to turn around, but wide enough that
anything they'd be interested in putting into it, will fit. Using
either plexiglass or acrylic.

I vaguely plan on making one for myself one of these days, but have yet
to do it. Along with a countless number of other DIY projects. ;]

Does anyone know of anything out there that could be easily converted to
be used as such?

Also, check out the "activity reports" in NANFA's regional outreach
section (
Some of the photos in those were taken using such a device, and in some
you see pretty well what I'm talking about.

-derek parr
chapel hill, nc

Dennis Burnette wrote:
> NANFA Folks,
> I am seeking advice on photographing fish in the field before releasing
> them.
> 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
> Internet.
> 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
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