RE: NANFA-- Fish viewer

Jay DeLong (
Sat, 1 Dec 2001 08:52:12 -0800

I got one of those little clear plastic critter boxes similar in size to a
specimen container. I cut a piece of plexiglass to use as a divider and
glued in some vertical wooden tracks to slide in and hold the divider (and
fish) parallel to the front of the container. An advantage of this setup is
that one can move the container to find the appropriate combinations of
light intensity and background color.

I used this in the Conasauga and found it worked fairly well except Casper's
choice of such a f-f-frigid river constantly caused condensation of the
front of the tank, which I had to wipe off frequently but still resulted in
water droplets in the image. If I'd had a macro lens it would have improved
the images greatly.

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA

> -----Original Message----- > From: On Behalf > Of Joshua Wiegert > Sent: Friday, November 30, 2001 4:33 PM > To: > Subject: Re: NANFA-- Fish viewer > > > I've used a number of different ways to photograph fish in the field with > little or no problems...... > One method I've used which works really well is to use either a "Specimen > Container" (like the one your local fish store uses to put the > fish in when > they net them out) or the overflow box from a Supreme Filter. > These cheap, > more or less clear containers worked really well for me. I've > also used an > AGA 3.6G aquarium with the glass dividers (to restrain or hold the fish) > with little or no trouble. > > Joshua Wiegert

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