Jumping Salmon and Trout on the East Coast
I haven’t posted any updates for some time, but it has been on my mind to share some of my efforts in capturing leaping fish on camera. I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time on three occasions during autumn just past.
Its not easy to get a shot in focus as the fish are only in the air for a fraction of a second. Out of over 100 shots there are probably only 1 or 2 that I managed to get the fish reasonably sharp.
I found the best way was to keep the shutter button half pressed and focus on a point on the waterfall where I expected the fish to jump next and wait. In any one hour period I probably got about 10-15 opportunities.
I used 1/1000 shutterspeed and the biggest mistake I made was to use f2.8 as this made it harder to get the fish sharp. I’ll know next time!
Note the large sea trout running with the salmon!
GREAT photos… Thanks!
Hi Alex many thanks!
Wow – brilliant shots!