HEDDONFROG wrote:Itâ€™s either an optical illusion or thatâ€™s the biggest stick worm Iâ€™ve ever seen on a ned rig...I like! Nice early bass
it's a 4" worm.
The photo was taken with my iPhone. The camera has a wide angle lens. Wide angle lenses distort perspective. Go Pro's have a super wide angle almost fish eye lens. Know how they distort everything? Same thing on a lesser degree. The closer an object is to the lens the larger it will appear and things farther away appear to be much farther away. My son is taking the picture. He is taller than me and standing a bit above me. So the the perspective is looking down on me. The closest thing in the picture is the worm followed by the fish my hand>head>torso>waist.
Because the worm is about 2" in front of my hand it also appears disproportionately larger. My son is standing pretty close to me to fill the frame and that exaggerates the perspective distortion even further.
None of this was intentional, the sun was so glaring I couldn't even see the lcd, or I probably would have had him re-take it.
so point being, it's pretty hard to judge the size of a fish by a picture. Most lenses do this to some degree so if the fish is the thing closest to the lens it will appear a little larger.
Hence the fish looks larger than it actually is.
First fish of the year for me and it snowed the next day so I am just happy to catch a bnass regardless of the size.