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Greenhead Shiner-Broad River Drainage, South Carolina Undescribed Piedmont Shiner(Notropis sp. cf chlorocephalus) Geotagged,Greenhead shiner,Notropis chlorocephalus,United States,Winter Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Greenhead Shiner-Broad River Drainage, South Carolina

Undescribed Piedmont Shiner(Notropis sp. cf chlorocephalus)

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  1. As someone who has tried to photograph fresh water fish, I am very curious how you got such an amazing image - was the fish in an aquarium? Posted 6 months ago
    1. I wondered the same thing, and then saw the comments on this post:
      Male Orangethroat Darter-Upper Paint Creek Drainage, Ohio  Etheostoma spectabile,Geotagged,Orangethroat darter,United States,Winter
      Posted 6 months ago
    2. Hi Barry
      The post Christine referenced has my basic explanation to the methods I use. I learned my methods from Brian Zimmerman at Ohio State University(he's essentially Ohios non-game fish biologist).
      Posted 6 months ago
      1. Thanks - it sounds like a lot of effort but the results are certainly worth it. I try to identify any fish I see, but even finding decent pictures on the internet of freshwater species that aren't dead is very difficult. Yours really set the standard. Any chance you'll be doing European fish? Posted 6 months ago
        1. I've basically set out on a personal goal of photographing every species I encounter in the wild(that I can legally handle of course), so if I find myself travelling abroad anywhere in Europe, I'll definitely have my photo setup with me! Unfortunately I haven't been abroad since I started photographing fish, but I make it a personal goal to try to get out of the US at least once a year if possible Posted 6 months ago
          1. Well, I eagerly await your amazing photos! Let me know if you are in Southern Germany. Posted 6 months ago, modified 6 months ago
            1. Thank you! I will definitely reach out if I find myself there. I would love to explore Germany some day Posted 6 months ago
  2. Stunning colors! Posted 6 months ago
  3. I found a good piece online that goes into a bit of detail, for anyone interested in this type of photography. http://silurus.ansp.org/ACSI/corresp/digital_imaging_tips.html Posted 6 months ago

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The greenhead shiner (Notropis chlorocephalus) is a North American cyprinid fish, found in the Catawba River system or the Santee River drainage in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Similar species: Carps, Minnows And Loaches
Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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Uploaded Feb 16, 2019. Captured Jan 13, 2019 23:59 in 486 Old Buffalo Church Rd, Blacksburg, SC 29702, USA.
  • Canon EOS REBEL T5
  • f/8.0
  • 1/200s
  • ISO100
  • 60mm