Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Shootin' Fish?

Monday evening, after dinner, hubby and I took a drive down to the water.  Gawd, it was still hotter than blue blazes, but we walked around for a bit, so I could take a few photos.  Fish were jumping all over the place and I TRIED to catch some shots.  Talk about hard.  I never knew where they were going to jump!  I got numerous shots of the after-splash, but did manage to get a few of the actual fish.  Unfortunately, the shots look more like ugly water, with spots, but if you enlarge them... you CAN see the fish.  Some shots had more than one fish. (not sure if any of these do)

The camera is still proving to be a bit of a beast for me, however, it is keeping my interest.  Someday, I hope to have photos that are much better.  Until then, I hope I don't bore you too much while I practice.









 

35 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

shooting fish w/ no barrel. :)

great shot of the yellow-crowned night-heron! nice! great sunset, too. hot, hot, grossly hot.

Mamma has spoken said...

Trick I learned when I take pictures of fireworks: Aim for where you think they are going )as in height). This might help with 'shooting' those fish.
Starting Thursday, we are to get in the high 90's might even reach 100 and it's going to stay for the next few days. Whenever it gets this hot, I always wonder how you who live there do it. I know I won't be going out during the daytime hours!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow---you are doing GREAT.. I'm proud of you.. All of your pictures are terrific. Love seeing birds in flight --and you got a good one.

That sunset is AWESOME.... And I love the Jumping Fish!!!!

Thanks!!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

middle child said...

Just kisses. That is all.

Gigi said...

I loved these shots; especially the monument and the battleship! Keep practicing and keep sharing - we love to see your results.

Deborah said...

I love all of these!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Beautiful! I can only imagine how hard it must have been to catch a jumper. Goodness!!!! These are lovely. :)

George said...

I think you're doing very well with your new camera -- I've never been able to catch a jumping fish, and I haven't done much better with flying birds. Your sunset pictures are marvelous, and I love the sunlight on the battleship. Is that the Texas?

Furry Bottoms said...

I think those are pretty good shots!!! Flying fish freak me out. I think they're trying to catch water flies or something.

The ships, the sunset, the building... wow. Good camera!! Good photographer, you!

Lynn Proctor said...

wow amazing shots!

NCmountainwoman said...

Great photographs. Are the jumping fish those invasive Asian Silver Carp?

Megan Adamson said...

I love all of these photo's, especially the sun going down. There is something so special about a sunset that promises a great day in the morning!

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Great shots Cora!!
Bore me? No way.
I am a sucker for a sunset photo and these are GREAT.

It's hotter than haiti here too.
icky, icky, icky!
100 next couple of days.
The humidity the same.
thank God for AC

Katherines Corner said...

shooting fish got my attention giggle. Love the photos my friend, wonderful xo

Sally said...

Hey girl! These are great. Love each one. I'm so glad you're getting out and about with that new camera! :)

So. Cal. Gal said...

The first 3 fish pics were a bust ; ) but the rest are pretty darn good! LOVE the flying bird!

Powdered Toast Man said...

I'm not sure if those were fish or if people were throwing out their old tennis rackets.

The Empress said...

What a clean picture for the speed involved with a jumping fish.

I am most impressed.

Betty Manousos said...

wow, you're doing great with your new camera, my friend!
all of these shot's look great!
lovely action photos, too.

Nancy Claeys said...

I think these are awesome captures -- catching those fish in mid-jump had to be a challenge! :)

Margaret Benbow said...

These are the real deal! So glad you posted. The birds are so solitary and grand. You've caught the essence.

Help! Mama Remote... said...

Wow! These look amazing! I love the last one too. I would have never thought to take photos of fish jumping out of the water. They look amazing to me. What's the weather there? It's suppose to get up to 100 here today. Kudos for staying focused in the heat.

Karen said...

Those sunset shots are Amazing!!!... and I can tell they're fish.. you caught a great splash shot too :-)

Vicki Lane said...

Well done! The sunlight on the ship is especially nice!

Yum-Yum said...

These are TERRIFIC! I saw the fish and your birds, ship, you've got the eye, and WHO KNOWS WHERE A FISH IS GONNA JUMP anyway and speaking of anyway, do they always jump or is this a new thing? Well, you keep shooting! Love 'em. Would you think it evil to say it's 68 degrees here and we are chilly, sleeping under electric blankets, and are slowly losing hope we will ever see a bright thing in the grey sky again? Love your pics!

Gene Pool Diva said...

I remember that monument. Nice pictures Ms. A.

Annmarie Pipa said...

oh my gosh!!! some magazine is going to be hiring you soon. your pictures are fabulous!! my oldest son leaves for Mexico tomorrow and just went shopping now to buy a camera...he asked me what he should get..I told him the cheapest one...guess he won't be getting shots like yours!

Carrie Lynne said...

Holy flying fish Batman!

CiCi said...

Keep practicing and sharing on your blog. I am proud of you for your tenacity. Your photos look great by the way.

Choleesa said...

Great shots!!!!!!!

Lisa said...

Your photos are awesome!! I've tried so many times to get a shot of the fish mid jump, and have only managed ONCE to catch it. I DO understand the frustration. :-))

Peggy K said...

Maybe you should try getting a shot of a whale. You'd have more lead time!! ;)

Love the shots you got. And yes, birds are easier than fish to capture "on film".

Hope you catch a cool breeze occasionally!

Sarah said...

I see fish! That means you did great in my book. Much better than what I can do with my dummy camera.

Pat Tillett said...

I've tried to shoot jumping fish. It's too darn hard. All the rest of your photos are REALLY good!

Barbara said...

Catching those fish in the air is hard! You did a great job. But my favorite is the Battleship Texas - beautiful light!