Wednesday, October 14, 2009

GOOD MORNING MR. PHELPS

We were walking in the downtown section of a neighboring town the other day. There were a number of people with fishing rods standing along a small bridge railing. We went over to see what they could possible be doing. Much to our amazement, they were fishing for salmon. This is in a populated section of downtown. These marvelous fish were doing their best to get upstream to do what salmon do. The water was rushing so fast, I did not see one make it up the falls while we were watching. I have seen salmon swimming upstream in the Pacific Northwest but in Michigan? Like I always say, you learn something here every day at City Daily Photo.

32 comments:

  1. Good shot! Sometimes it is actually the pool where they were born even though they keep jumping. You should see the treacherous fish laddders these poor creatures have to negotiate here in th Pacific NW.

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  2. It's such a struggle for salmon to move upstream, and now they've got to ignore fisherman's bait! :<)

    Anyone catch anything? You caught this photo well.

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  3. Salmons downtown, a bit strange but much better than gators...

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  4. I hope they weren't catching any salmon. Once they get in the rivers let them go to do what nature intended. Marvelous sight though. Nice camera catch. MB

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  5. Cool! Now I learned something too.

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  6. I've never heard of salmon in Michigan, either...so I've learned something new from you today! Darn good photo, too! Methinks you ain't a-gonna find any salmon in Florida.

    But, hey, if you hurry, there's a seafood festival in Cedar Key this weekend!

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  7. Fantastic capture! Mr. Phelps at his best! :-)

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  8. That is a great shot! I had no idea salmon were in Michigan.

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  9. WOW .. salmon in Lake Michigan?

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  10. You was quick w/ the camera to catch that lil guy in all that rushing water!

    The scroll is a code I found on some website, not sure which one, and it's easy to apply to your page... it's fun!

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  11. You are so right about learning something every day at Daily Photo.

    Salmon in Michigan...Hmmmm. That is a surprise!

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  12. Oh, interesting. Any bears their to snap them up?

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  13. WOW! Great action capture, B! This is really cool! :-D

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  14. That's amazing. I would not have expected salmon to be in those waters. Nice school lesson for the day.

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  15. Amazing experience. I once saw the salmon going upstream. I have never forgotten the moment.

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  16. It seems, BSquared, that you, like the salmon, can sometimes be found swimming against the current. That's one of the pleasures of following your camera and your comments, both on your own site and on others. It's always interesting, always an adventure.

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  17. What an amazing and opportune shot! These poor salmon has to struggle against human's intervention, spawn and then, die. Tough life!

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  18. Seems like nothing is impossible! Hope this one escaped the oven.

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  19. This is an amazing photo. That salmon looks enormous. Did he get caught or was he in the "one that got away" tale?
    Melbourne Daily Photo

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  20. a fab capture...one of those believe it or not captures.

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  21. Is it not normal? Hummm Anyway this picture is fabulous! Congratulations.
    Could I say this post is yummy? Sorry, but I love Salmon! :)
    purrs and love
    Luna ( and mommy Léia )

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  22. Tell the salmon nothing good waits on the other side.

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  23. I guess swimming upstream must seem like mission impossible at times to the salmon.

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  24. Love the stories you've been telling lately. The salmon, the pumpkin king. Wow! what a mega-KING!

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  25. Great picture! A salmon's life must be pretty exhausting.

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  26. Ahem. I can't believe I mispelled "there."

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  27. Oh, boy. Great pic. I somehow missed this earlier.

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