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#1 Evan P

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 10:51 PM

Hey there everyone. I haven't been terribly active on here lately due to college classes and a burgeoning photography passion. For some reason I have put off posting some images from the June Snorkelpalooza along the South Toe River. My cousin Jason and I drove 14 hours each way, but between the great conversations with friends from previous NANFA gatherings, those who I have spent years speaking to without ever meeting, and those to whom this was my first introduction, not to mention the fish, it was absolutely worth it. I'll keep the narrative short so I can get back to homework, but maybe one day a more complete write-up will show up.

The beautiful South Toe River
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Greenfin Darters were under nearly every rock, yet as Bryce would too oberve, they were not keen on having their photos taken.

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And of course the snail-loving tan-in-the-summer(green)side darter showed me its incomplete web address.

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These darters' bigger, bolder cousins were also all over. This male Gilt Darter was particularly lovely.

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Another benthic creature lurked in the shadows, this one more predatory. 

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A more free swimming critter, the Smallmouth Bass is probably my favorite sport fish.

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Schools of Stonerollers grazed on the algae like herds of buffalo on the Great Plains.

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This Redbreast Sunfish father nipped at my fingertips as I tried to snap shots of him defending his nest.

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And finally, the group favorite. This great big male Whitetail Shiner had the best crevice in the severel hundred feet of stream we covered and never wandered far. This fish was truly magnificent.

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I had an incredible time and can't wait to get back to the Blue Ridge area. I strongly recommend a trip out that way to anyone who hasn't before. If I can drive 14 hours, you can too! If you would like to see full size versions of these images and some others I have taken, feel free to check out my flickr page: https://www.flickr.c.../147324886@N07/


And now for the shameless self promotion.


I am currently working on a gear upgrade to hopefully make photography a larger part of my life, but it is a fairly cost prohibitive field. In addition to doing shoots, working on the side, and selling off my current equipment, I have taken up selling prints. If you have any interest in having any of these images, or any others in my gallery, on display in your home I do have an etsy page where you can order professional grade prints from me. Follow the link here and there are instructions in the description below: https://www.etsy.com...hop_home_feat_1

Thank you for checking out my pictures and putting up with my self-advertisement. Thank you also to everyone who I spent time with on my foray out East. That trip, however short, will always be a seminal moment in my passion for ecology and photography and I greatly appreciate the role each of you played in making it so.


3,000-4,000 Gallon Pond Full of all sorts of spawning fishes! http://forum.nanfa.org/index.php/topic/13811-3560-gallon-native-fish-pond/page-3 
 

#2 mattknepley

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 04:31 AM

Looks like we have another gifted photographer joining the NANFA ranks! Great stuff, Evan!
Matt Knepley
"No thanks, a third of a gopher would merely arouse my appetite..."

#3 Isaac Szabo

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 09:09 AM

Beautiful photos. Impressive - especially considering that you haven't been doing it very long. I'm looking forward to seeing more from you.



#4 rc6750

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 10:32 AM

Very nice



#5 Evan P

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 11:03 AM

Thanks everyone, I appreciate the kind comments!


3,000-4,000 Gallon Pond Full of all sorts of spawning fishes! http://forum.nanfa.org/index.php/topic/13811-3560-gallon-native-fish-pond/page-3 
 

#6 Josh Blaylock

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 09:30 AM

Love these pics.  That Whitetail.....


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#7 Josh Blaylock

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 09:38 AM

Looks like we have another gifted photographer joining the NANFA ranks! Great stuff, Evan!

 

Ready to make another calendar Matt?  Have some good entries here.


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#8 Evan P

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 05:06 PM

Thanks Josh! I thought of you when I was adding that big ol' Cyprinella to the post. I'm glad you liked it as much as I thought you would!

If it comes to putting together another calendar, consider me open to share.


3,000-4,000 Gallon Pond Full of all sorts of spawning fishes! http://forum.nanfa.org/index.php/topic/13811-3560-gallon-native-fish-pond/page-3 
 

#9 mattknepley

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Posted 14 October 2016 - 04:37 AM

Ready to make another calendar Matt?  Have some good entries here.


I might be able to put one together if there's enough interest and time. Pmed ya.
Matt Knepley
"No thanks, a third of a gopher would merely arouse my appetite..."




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