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!