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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-11-17
Categories: Fish
Camera: Pentax Optio WG2
Exposure: f/5.3, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-11-23 14:21
Viewed: 3841
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pic taken in the sea and not in acquarium.

Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Balistidae
Genus: Rhinecanthus
Species: Rhinecanthus assasi

Picasso triggerfish redirects here. For Rhinecanthus aculeatus, see Lagoon triggerfish. For Rhinecanthus rectangulus see Reef triggerfish.
Also known simply as the Picassofish.
-Range-Red Sea to the Persian gulf only.
-Description-Length up to 30cm, tan above and white below with blue stripes between and below the eyes.
-Diet-Sea urchins, crustaceans and other invertebrates.
-Habitat-The Arabian Picassofish inhabits lagoons and seaward reefs from 1m to 25m depth, usually very territorial and wary, never straying far from shelter.


Il Rhinecanthus assasi, conosciuto anche con il nome di Pesce Balestra Picasso arabo, è un pesce d’acqua salata diffuso lungo la barriera corallina del Mar Rosso, Golfo Persico e Oceano Indiano occidentale.
Il pesce Balestra Picasso arabo preferisce i fondali sabbiosi delle lagune lungo la costa, nei pressi di sistemi rocciosi con nascondigli dove nascondersi e dove trovare il cibo.
Quest’ultimo è composto sia da piccoli pesci e crostacei, come da alghe e spugne marine (onnivoro).
Il corpo del Pesce balestra arabo si presenta con una grossa testa allungata, dotata di occhi posti in prossimità dei raggi spinosi della pinna dorsale. La livrea è biancastra con una macchia scura nella regione anale. Da sopra la bocca, così come dall’occhio, si dipartono striscie scure.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-11-23 14:29]

Hello Luciano,
Another beauty from the Red Sea. Splendid colours, superb sharpness and details. Good DOF and composition.
Enjoy the weekend,

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2012-11-23 16:36]

Hi Luciano,
very interesting photo of this strange fish,
amazing details & colors !
Thanks !

Another stunning capture under water, Luciano.
It is after a long time that we are seeing marine pictures of this quality.
Thanks for sharing and best regards.

Hi Luciano,
the water environment (especially in Egypt) is beautiful. Amazing colours. Perfect point of view. A lot of details. What an atmosphere!
Have a nice weekend,

Salut Luciano

Une autre excellente photo under sea water,
c'est fascinant de voir l'oeil de ce poisson, TFS


Another amazing fish! Great photo Luciano! Excellent composition and impressive sharpness! The lighting and the colours are fantastic!

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2012-11-23 21:44]

beautiful fish species. nice underwater lighting. i love the colors on the fish. good framing. tfs.


Interesting perspective! Colors good with complimentary reflections.

Best wishes,


Hello Luciano,
Very beautiful presentation of nice capture with great sharpness and details.Excellent colour, clarity and well composed snap of under water aquatic life.
TFS and my regards._Joy

Ciao Luciano, 'mazza che colori, uno più bello del'altro sti pescioni tropicali, favolosa ripresa, impressionante la trasparenza dell'acqua, grande spettacolo, bravissimo, buon week end, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-11-24 3:35]

Hello Luciano,
wow! fantastic color and superb fish beautiful details of capture . The color of water with the shadow is amazing .Very Good work.Regards Siggi

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-11-24 4:02]

Ciao Luciano,
Another beauty from the Red Sea ..
First time to see such fish. Good sharp details and a nice composition.
Have a nice weekend,

hello Luciano,
what a beauty of this marine fish. you captured very well with good sharpness and perfect colour.
best wishes,

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2012-11-24 6:04]

a very great capture, Luciano, .. a dreamy spot/shot

Hello Luciano,
An excellent capture with striking colors, details & sharpness. Very nicely composed & presented with a great POV. Well done & TFS. Its good to know that this pic of this Picasso was taken in the sea and NOT in an aquarium. So that is where you have been...Luciano...in Egypt/Red Sea...eh!!! Best wishes my friend!


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-11-24 7:22]

Hi Luciano,
Nice sea photo,perfect colours with excellent details.
Regards Jiri.

hello Luciano
super good shot with great details and beautiful colours
great to see this in real in the see
thanks greeting lou

Hello Luciano,
Another brilliant capture of a very interesting and wonderful specie of fish. Superb natural colors, good details and sharpness. As usual the photo is at the highest quality range. Fantastic details of the head and excellent contrast against the background.
Thanks for sharing!

Ciao Luciano.
Cosa scrive soltanto che è foto stupenda complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

Ciao Luciano. Da paura! Uno stacco contro lo sfondo da brividi! Sembra attaccato con la colla tanto valido è l'effetto 3D. Complimenit campione.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-11-25 5:43]

Bonjour Luciano,
Picasso ne devait pas manquer à ta série...
Comme les poissons sont rapides, tu devais être très rapide aussi pour faire ce genre de photos.
Bravo en tous cas pour ce travail et tes notes nous présentant les différentes espèces.
Bon dimanche

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2012-11-26 9:18]

This is most beautiful, Luciano! Now you have shown us you are an excellent underwater photographer, too!

All the best,


Hello Luciano
Wonderful to have a window into this spectacular world with your excellent photography
A beautiful photo with perfect light and detail.
regards yiannis

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-11-27 5:43]

Hello Luciano
What a great capture.I'm amase to see are your under water image are clear great sharpness full of nice details.Also excellent light whit great colours.
TFS my friend Michel ciao

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-11-27 20:46]

Hello Luciano,
Another beautiful underwater image of an attractive fish with very unique markings and pretty colors. Excellent exposure and wonderful focus. Great job!!

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