Jump!


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Another classic - The fish is there, it\'s almost sharp, but its head is in the water
Another classic
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Close crop - Here I have cropped the image a bit closer. The lack of quality shows clearly
Close crop
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Curly jump - A garfish in the air. Notice how a fast shutter speed freezes the drops
Curly jump
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Different perspective - The lack of the angler\'s head creates a lot of focus on the fish even though it\'s both small, far away and blurred
Different perspective
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Garfish are easy - The Baltic garfish is amongst the easier fish to get in a jump. They are easy to catch, numerous and jump many times during a fight.
Garfish are easy
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Horizontal - A horizontal crop gives an interesting perspective
Horizontal
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Not a jump - Action does not have to mean jumping
Not a jump
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Plosh! - A fish jumping or splashing close to the angler can also creat lots of action and perspective
Plosh!
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Tarpon jump - Tarpon will usually jump like a clockwork as soon as they are hooked
Tarpon jump
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The original - This image was shot by myself with a small point&shoot while I was fighting the fish, and is a truly lucky punch
The original
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There but unsharp - This picture is like most pictures of jumping fish: blurred
There but unsharp
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Vertical - Another option is to crop the image vertically for a closer look at the fish and more dynamic
Vertical