Re: NANFA-L-- Photograph and Release

Dennis Burnette (
Wed, 29 Mar 2006 17:55:26 -0500

Thanks, Bill. I'll check out your photos. I recently bought a 2.5 gal. tank,
too. It came with a glass cover that looks like it could be used as a
partition. I'm going to do a couple of practice runs-in-home with some
inanimate object in place of a fish before trying it in the field to get
focus and lighting right. If you try yours out, I would be interested in a
report of your experiences with it.

Dennis Burnette
Greensboro, NC


Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2006 15:16:33 -0500
From: "Bill Flowers" <>
Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- Photograph and Release


Here is a picture of a simple photo tank that I came up with from seenig
what others have done. It is a 2.5 gallon tank with the back covered in
black. I have also took some acrylic sheets and painted them with a paint
called Fusion. The acrylic sheets are slightly bigger than the tank and I
bow them so that it creates a smaller pocket for the fish to lay in. I have
also attached some pictures taken in this tank. I haven't taken it out into
the field, yet. I am hoping to later on this spring and early summer.

Bill Flowers

> -----Original Message-----
> From: [] On
> Behalf
> Of Dennis Burnette
> Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2006 9:05 AM
> To:
> Subject: NANFA-L-- Photograph and Release
> 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
> --
> Dennis Burnette
> Greensboro, NC
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