Options for a photography tank
Posted 01 September 2012 - 12:40 AM
Posted 01 September 2012 - 12:20 PM
But, like i said, no personal experience here, just relaying what I've read here.
Good luck though, with what ever you decide on.
Posted 02 September 2012 - 12:03 AM
The specimen container sounds like a good idea. Easy to transport. Where on earth would I get something like that?
Posted 03 September 2012 - 02:27 PM
It is very helpful when looking a small fry. The small box limits the fish's movements and allows for a quick snapshot. It can also be used in a more controlled setting if a better shot is needed. You can get set up, try a few back grounds, and then put a fish in the box and go for the shot. The water in the box allows you a bit of time for the fish to flare or get into a good postion. You can also rotate the box. What I really like is that it fits in a pocket and along with a magnifying glass I can look at a lot of small creatures without harm. For more natural shots it is not ideal but it sure is a handy item to carry when out seining.
Posted 04 September 2012 - 08:53 PM
I also had the idea to use a "Critter Keeper." They are small plexiglass containers typically used to house (probably improperly) reptiles. I have a few left around my house from when I was the kid who wanted to pick up and bring everything home.
Posted 06 September 2012 - 03:49 PM
But really, it's quite easy to have a glass shop cut you some pieces (and sand the edges) and silicone them together yourself.
Or do it Michael Wolfe style with "plastic lumber" for the sides and back and glass just on the front. Silicone wont stick very long on plastic, but "Shoe Goo" or "Sportsman's Goop" does well on both plastic and glass.
Posted 06 September 2012 - 08:19 PM
Most of the darters, and minnows in Southwest Ohio fit in it and it is about the only way I can actually view any fry or little fishes anymore and even then I need the help of A magnifying glass. When something interesting comes up in the net, just fill with water, scoop it under the fish, flip the lid closed. They may have a larger size available but that fit in the pocket size is a real asset. I plan to join the fish colllectors at the Convention and I will pack it. Excellent equipment for four bucks.
Posted 10 September 2012 - 11:34 PM
It's getting cooler here! I'm going to head into my backyard stream in a while to try to get some pictures.
Posted 12 September 2012 - 10:44 AM
Posted 13 September 2012 - 02:49 PM
Posted 20 October 2014 - 10:06 PM
As far as getting better pictures, a better lens is the way to go, along with a better body, but the costs of those add up. Also having a good tripod will help get better pics. If you ever make it up to MD I can show you some of my equipment and give you some tips on using your current camera too to get better shots.
Posted 23 October 2014 - 05:37 PM
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