"underwater eyes"

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On a shallow portion of the River Wye at Bakewell this fish caught my eye!
Does anyone know which type it is please?
25/09/2010 - 09:01Noel
CategoryWildlife / Nature
Shutter Speed1/160
Focal Length55mm


Link Posted 25/09/2010 - 10:03
You have good eyes!!Good pic & beautiful clear water.Giulio57


Link Posted 25/09/2010 - 10:25
I like it


Link Posted 25/09/2010 - 12:55
Nice one, Noel! All I know is that it is a trout!


Link Posted 25/09/2010 - 14:08
Nice one, you did well to cut the glare.
I thought I could recognise all our native fish, but this one stumps me. Shaped a bit like a Barbel, speckled like a Trout; actually, it looks more like a small Tope, byt thats a salt water fishie, not fresh.
Lovely shot.
Best Regards, Larry.

All the gear & no idea.


Link Posted 25/09/2010 - 23:06

I may be a little out of my depth here, but IMO what you have 'captured' so sucessfully is, as Nezih and Larry have already suggested, a Trout (Brown). Wild Brown Trout are certainly present in the Wye at that location and they do show considerable variation in body colouration and markings. This, coupled with the unusual viewpoint, makes its identity less obvious than one might think: especially for mere mortals such as I

Best wishes,



Link Posted 27/09/2010 - 20:24
It is a rainbow trout from this angle you won't be able to see the pink line running down the flanks but its tail is covered with spots the native brown trout does not have a spotted tail and usually has considerably fewer spots on its flanks, the fish has probably escaped from a fishery during a flood.
Stunning capture though.
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Link Posted 02/10/2010 - 07:15
Cheers! gentlemen and thanks for your interest & comments.
Best Wishes, Noel
"A photograph is neither taken nor seized by force. It offers itself up. It is the photo that takes you. One must not take photos." Henri Cartier-Bresso.
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