Re: NANFA-L-- photo tank

Christopher Scharpf (
Tue, 26 Apr 2005 18:04:02 -0400

I don't disagree that darker buckets heat faster than lighter-colored ones.
But if your objective is to photograph a freshly-caught fish in peak color,
then it makes sense to catch fish, immediately transport it to the photo
tank in a dark bucket, photograph it, then either release it or place it in
a white bucket or cooler for longer-term storage. Any aquarist should know
that darker gravel brings out the colors better than lighter gravel.

If I remember correctly, doesn't William Roston photograph his fishes at
night because their colors are better (and they don't swim away, allowing
for better focus)? Of course, we'll have a chance to ask him personally at
the NANFA Convention in Little Rock.

Chris Scharpf

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