Pumpkinseed Attack

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    1. usepagov 33 months ago | reply

      No way! Did he swim away a bit... off kilter?

    2. J.R.Cummings 33 months ago | reply

      I was only planning a shot like the first, but upon looking into my lens he (the pumpkinseed) saw a fish that really aggitated him (his reflection). He swam right up to the lens, quickly looked the offending fish over and determined the other wouldn't back down. He flarred his gills a few times, at which point the reflection returned the challenging gesture...and then attacked the lens. Not a bump or a nip but a full on frenzy, I was thinking "he's going to bite a knuckle". I'd have to push him back with the camera just to get enough distance to focus. The funniest part was that every few seconds he'd swim around back of the camera expecting to see a fish tail, I'd shoo him back to the front of the camera and shoot again. Finally, appearing defeated, he swam off rapidly at which point I felt a bit bad for him, Thanks for featuring my photo,

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