Now for a bit of something different: I was out with the camera yesterday and saw some small fish in the pond here. Now, these particular fish were the first that I could actually see from the shore. The pond’s manager has asked that we not fish this year. I am OK with that request because I don’t manage the pond and want to keep the pond healthy and as beautiful as possible. The Bluegill fish here seem on the smaller side when I visually compare them to those I had seen in the lake where I just recently moved from.
I noticed several fish nest holes in very shallow water. The male Bluegill guard the nest where the eggs have been laid. I saw perhaps ten or so fish around these holes located close to the shore. The water was only inches deep, too! Good to see, and interesting, as well. I did not have a polarizing filter on the lens when I took these photographs yesterday, so the pictures have been worked on a bit with photo-editing software (for greater clarity). Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!