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.


{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

ColoradoAnglerNo Gravatar September 1, 2010 at 10:21 am

Mr. Spots kicks butt. As does that set.


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

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


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.


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.


JohnNo Gravatar September 1, 2010 at 1:38 pm

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


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.


ClifNo Gravatar September 1, 2010 at 9:05 pm

Cameras take pictures?


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…


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?



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.


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


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

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


ZachNo Gravatar September 30, 2010 at 12:57 am

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


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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