Fishy on a dishy

Except this one ain’t little!
Last year, we saw several large carp toasting their fins in the sunshine just under the marina surface. Getting a picture was glarey at best, fuzzy the rest of the time, unless you count the one we saw dying the other week having been infected with ‘red fin’.
It was lying on its side when I saw it in the morning but still breathing, then when I came back from having a shower, a boating neighbour was trying to assist it keeping upright with his boat hook, and it was feeding. By 2pm, sadly it was dead, and a few hours later, some opportunist crows and gulls came for a taste, but left it to rot and sink.

Hubby has treated me early to my birthday present, and I am test driving a new camera.
It’s a Nikon Coolpix A10, with a real zoom, and I have progressed to not only downloading the software to my PC so that I can transfer my pictures, but to taking a couple of practice shots to see what it can do.

And wow.
fish 20 apr
fish 2fish 3OK, they’re not brilliant, but the sun was directly overhead and the water is 2fish 20 apr fish 3

Because the detail and colour are so much more superior than from my little cheapie, with Hubby’s help I’ve had to experiment with image type. The lower group of three are GIF images, the top ones JPEG after conversion.

If I left them in the original JPEG like this and without any cropping, they are huge!

Jaws, eat your heart out!

I’ll get a picture of that kingfisher yet!


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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15 Responses to Fishy on a dishy

  1. Heartafire says:

    wonderful shots!

  2. Oh, I am looking forward to some excellent nature pics with the new camera!

  3. Now that’s a fish – and they can no longer hide from you with this new camera. Cool!

  4. Capt Jill says:

    have fun experimenting with your new camera. 🙂

    • thanks. I’m looking forward to getting some good shot when we’re out on the river again later in the year.

      • Capt Jill says:

        most of the pictures I’ve posted on my blog are just from my point and shoot (olympus touch TG-820). I do have much better cameras, but that one is small enough to put in my pocket so I always have it with me. It’s waterproof too. 🙂

      • I’ve never really been interested in photography until I was able to see more of nature close up, so living here is brilliant for me. I intend to have some fun with the Nikon.

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