Mr. Spots

by Rebecca on September 1, 2010

in Outdoor Photo Journal

In a rare stroke of clearness, I accidentally got a decent face on picture of this fish. Usually everything I try to do while I’m wrestling with fly rod, net, current, fish and bloody camera looks like a fingerprint smudge —However, in a desperate attempt to figure out what I was doing wrong, I did something so out of character that I’m appalled I’m going to admit it. But here goes…I pulled out my camera instruction manual and read a few pages. GASP.

Say Hello to my newly discovered Macro feature.

Let us not forget. I Fly Fish. I write. I don’t claim anything beyond those two things, especially not photographer.

Upon macro observation, I’m surprised I even got this bruiser in. Clearly someone (me) is slow on the Camera know-how and apparently slow on the hook set.

 

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ColoradoAnglerNo Gravatar September 1, 2010 at 10:21 am

Mr. Spots kicks butt. As does that set.

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Matt SmytheNo Gravatar September 1, 2010 at 11:34 am

Great shot! Amazing how much meat such small hooks will hold.

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KirkNo Gravatar September 1, 2010 at 12:02 pm

Victory comes to those who read the user manual- sweet fish and shot!
We now have expectations of you.

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John WooldridgeNo Gravatar September 1, 2010 at 1:05 pm

Tis a sad day indeed when the manual has been read, very sad indeed. On a brighter note what a great shot of that fish, well done in catching Mr. Spots and then catching him again in the photo.
Regards,
John

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JohnNo Gravatar September 1, 2010 at 1:38 pm

Very Nice. Howe big was he? Looks like maybe several pounds plus?

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Brett ColvinNo Gravatar September 1, 2010 at 4:55 pm

Here’s a rule to live by Zippy: Never resort to the manual route when a friend is available to help out.

You’ve got mail.

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ClifNo Gravatar September 1, 2010 at 9:05 pm

Cameras take pictures?

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WolfyNo Gravatar September 1, 2010 at 9:11 pm

Great looking fish – wonder where you got it???

Macro is great sometimes, but I’ve messed up a bunch of pics because my camera wasstill set on MACRO and should have been on AUTO. Not wanting to throw the proverbial fly in your chardonnay, but…

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ShoremanNo Gravatar September 2, 2010 at 10:36 am

Macro feature? Wow, maybe my camera has one too. Maybe I should look at the manual. Wonder where it is?

Mark

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MelNo Gravatar September 3, 2010 at 10:47 pm

Sure a nice photo of Mr. Spots! That is up close and personal. I have yet to quite figure out how to get a trout to pose for me.

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The Average Joe FishermanNo Gravatar September 7, 2010 at 9:42 pm

Every once in a while I get lucky with the camera too. Nice job and I like your blog.

The Average Joe Fisherman
http://averagejoefisherman.blogspot.com/

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Dave BerningNo Gravatar September 15, 2010 at 5:11 pm

the fish seems to be smiling..and you are a good writer..

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ZachNo Gravatar September 30, 2010 at 12:57 am

Nice picture! Looks like you have been busy hunting and fishing. Always a good thing.

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fish picsNo Gravatar January 4, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Having messed up about 1,000 fish shots myself, I am also learning to read the danged book, especially about settings such as macro. That pic is makes me WANT to go read the manual.

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