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#1 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 08:38 AM

My friend in the corner tank...


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#2 Guest_bbrown_*

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 09:10 AM

Nice video. I really like the use of text and the font selection.

#3 littlen

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 09:45 AM

Me thinks someone loves their GoPro! I think they're great and have some neat vids I'd like to share. I'm hardly pic savvy to say the least...and video editing is beyond my skill set at this point. Do videos need to be compressed as well before being uploaded? Or is it best just to load them on to YouTube and post a link to the forum?
Nick L.

#4 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 09:52 AM

Hey Nick, yup, the "dunking the GoPro in the tanks" experiment went better than I expected... video editing is something I got into for kids sports and such... so fish is pretty easy by comparison. Yes, the easiest way is to upload to a youtube account (which also lets Josh cross link them to the NANFA facebook page if you give him permission) and then just put the link in your post here... the software completes it for you.

Uploading to youtube is a version of compression anyway... I can see a big difference between the hi def output from the gopro footage and the youtube version... I have one more, but I think I am going to post it to vimeo... which does not link as easily here, but I think retains the video quality a little better
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#5 littlen

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 10:34 AM

Gotcha. Thanks, Michael. I'll try uploading s'more videos tonight of natives. I have a YouTube account/channel (am I using those terms correctly!? Haha). I have one video already of a male Candy darter I chased up Big Stony Creek. I have some marine stuff as well from the aquarium. A few aren't natives, but I won't link those to the forum.
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#6 Guest_centrarchid_*

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 11:09 AM

Warmouth is "hawking" like a flycatcher does. Bluegill doing so do not eat as well as those staying where feed is applied.

#7 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 02:03 PM

Centrarchid - I think he was doing that because of the camera... normally it is like throwing treats to a dog... just stays there and catches one right after the other (if I am feeding these big pellets... sometimes I feed a floating cichlid food that gets stached off the surface like a bass eats... and sometimes I feed a bug from outside like a cricket or grasshopper and that is a real show/strike). Notice that the first weekend, he was really nervous... the second weekend he was more curious about the camera, but still skittish... this fish has been in the same aquarium for a long time... maybe three years... so not faced with a lot of changes... the camera was a strange intruder under the water...
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Posted 05 November 2013 - 02:32 PM

The hawking behavior is the normal default method of feeding for warmouth in my experience. Although they do also act like aquatic moles. They stick to heavy cover, usually associated with heavy submerged vegetation and dart out quickly for a prey item then quickly retreat back to cover. Some I have watched in couple different lakes, one was Campus Lake at the Southern Illinois University campus, seemed to have routes they followed through plants that looked almost like tunnels. Stinkpot or musk turtles worked same routes. At other times they would hole up in a cavity and dark out from there. If one new your were close, it would eat only what came very close or actually into cavity. The business of being a calm glutton at front of tank has been an artifact of confinement where threats from predators are removed.

#9 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 09:21 PM

Decided that my friend needed larger accommodations (after growing up in the same tank for three and a half years), so cleaned out the little 40 gallon breeder tub and decided it was portrait time! We were not amused, and at 7 inches, barely wanted to stay in the phototank. But once this was all over, the move to the 58 gallon show tank was a pleasant upgrade.

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#10 mattknepley

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 07:32 AM

That fish has grown since the girls and I saw him a year ago! Nice fish.
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#11 Guest_tomterp_*

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 09:34 AM

Uploading to youtube is a version of compression anyway... I can see a big difference between the hi def output from the gopro footage and the youtube version... I have one more, but I think I am going to post it to vimeo... which does not link as easily here, but I think retains the video quality a little better


When saving my edited file within GoPro Studio (video editor) the system offered an option of saving in the best format for YouTube or Vimeo. When I then went to upload to YouTube, YouTube itself went through a whole 'nother round of compression, and implied I should have done a better job before feeding it to them. It's kind of confusing as to what I could have done differently.

I haven't tried Vimeo yet but the quality uploaded to YouTube is so poor that I'm game.

#12 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 03:21 PM

Vimeo quality is much better! I really like them. Look around at some of their upload suggestions, they tell you how to get the best looking conversion for their system... its not perfect, but it is pretty good HD. I have not used the GoPro editor... I already had a version of Pinnacle Studio and us that.
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#13 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 06:44 PM

Update on this fish... I am now sure that this is a male warmouth... we had a technical problem and the tank light got left on 24 hours a day for a week or so... well this morning I found him with dusty plant mulm all over the tank and my buddy sitting in a wallowed out nest (clean down to the bottom glass). Apparently massivore pellets and constant light was enough to get this big boy in the mood... seems like his color also intensified... I fixed the light timer today, so hopefully he calms back down.
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#14 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 07 May 2015 - 09:51 PM

Another update.  Same warmouth... who since he became big enough to make a decent filet-o-fish garnered the nickname "Sandwich".

 

Sandwich has been in captivity since he was about the size of a quarter (do you remember that day Uncle?) in the summer time almost five years ago.  He moved out of that shallow little 35 in the corner to a tank that I have been told is somewhat like a 58 gallon show tank (36 x 18 x 27 deep).  The tank is dominated by a single amazon sword plant and a piece of driftwood.  Lit by a homemade LED fixture with a deep substrate and a single sponge filter.  Sandwich has dug out underneath the sword several times, and I have given up fixing it.  He comes to the front of the tank and almost literally wags his tail waiting for his massivore pellets or occasional krill.  Well any way, here's 2:20 worth of hangin' with Sandwich. 

 

 


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#15 Isaac Szabo

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Posted 07 May 2015 - 10:18 PM

That's a good-looking fish.

#16 mattknepley

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 05:30 AM

He is a good lookin' fish. Really like those white tips/border on his lower hemisphere fins. Perfect name, too.
Matt Knepley
"No thanks, a third of a gopher would merely arouse my appetite..."

#17 Sean Phillips

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 01:29 PM

Very nice little guy, my favorite Lepomis by far!
Sean Phillips - Pine Creek Watershed - Allegheny River Drainage

#18 UncleWillie

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 04:20 PM

Very nice, Michael!  I remember the day you picked up Sandwich, but he was just a small Slider then.  Glad to see he's doign well after all these years!.


Willie P
Woodstock, GA

#19 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 06:23 PM

yep he was more like a ritz cracker than a whole sandwich


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#20 fishlvr

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Posted 09 May 2015 - 04:42 PM

He's got some real nice color and he's in a nice tank to!
Steve Knight

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