Re: NANFA-- Long ear and rainbow photos

Jay DeLong (
Thu, 07 Aug 2003 11:36:17 -0700

> >I'd like to know how he took that photograph. It looks like
> >a stuffed (i.e. taxidermy mounted) fish. Amazing photo.
> >
> >Sajjad

Garold says:
>I guess you were talking about image 1455 which is a male redfin darter
>in La Nana Creek in a city park in Nacogdoches TX. The voucher specimen is
>in the
>Texas Natural History Collections. I only collect the best specimen I can
>photograph it, place in it formalin and deposit in the TNHC as a voucher
>to confirm
>ID. On this particular fish before I photographed it I placed it in ice
>water for
>several minutes, then placed it in a V shaped photo aquarium with a flat black
>metal background.

>I have also been experimenting with back lighting with a frosted glass
>The attachment is the dorsal fins of a male orangethroat darter that was only
>about 3/4 of an inch long. (
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