Thursday, October 13, 2016

A Fishy Tale

Last week I went down to the Humber River to see if I could see any of the salmon run which involves a lot of high flying by these big fish as they attempt to pass the small dams along the river. When they approach each dam they seem to circle around and then take a run at the small waterfall sections and try to hit the top edge and then swim upstream to the next dam and continue the journey up to their spawning grounds. You will have to take my word for it that there is a salmon visible in this pic - that dark streak in the lower right of the waterfall is a fish just starting to jump. I found out that it takes a lot of time to catch a pic of one in mid air and a fast finger on the camera. I wasn't successful!

17 comments:

Tom said...

It's hard to catch fish tails!

Karen S. said...

Salmon or not this is truly a lovely spot!

Bill Nicholls said...

You need to set it to continuous shutter , easy on a DSLR. I can just make out some colour which I thought was the fish

Sharon Anck said...

I commend you for trying! I know exactly what you mean about the number of tries it takes without success. I think I see an egret or a heron in the background of this photo. He was probably looking for the salmon too.

Silver Willow said...

that would be so cool to witness!

Halcyon said...

It's such a treat to see them, let alone capture them on camera. :)

bill burke said...

They are so hard to capture. You'll get one eventually. Myself, I don't think I have enough patience, on second thought, I am very impatient. :)

Christine said...

I believe you!

Lowell said...

Nice try! You'd almost have to do continuous shooting to catch one of them jumping. Kinda like trying to catch a lightning strike!

Catalyst said...

It is a lovely spot with the water flowing over the dam.

William Kendall said...

Remarkable at how determined they are.

Revrunner said...

Camera shy fish. :-)

TexWisGirl said...

it's amazing what they go thru...

Cloudia said...

I can appreciate who difficult they are to photo, and enjoy your fine shot here!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I see that jumping fish there Pat 😊 It would be a little like birding, too much patience required 😀

Jack said...

I believe you, RedPat. I always believe you.

Laura. M said...

Me encanta Pat... Es una foto preciosa!!!