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The yellow couple

The yellow couple
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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: 2012-11-16
Categories: Fish
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-11-27 13:58
Viewed: 3599
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pic taken in the sea and not in acquarium.

Chaetodon semilarvatus.

Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Chaetodontidae
Genus: Chaetodon (but see text)
Subgenus: Rabdophorus
Species: C. (R.) semilarvatus

The blue-cheeked butterflyfish, Chaetodon semilarvatus, is a species of butterflyfish (family Chaetodontidae). It is found in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, at depths of between 3 and 20 m.
Its length is up to 23 cm (9.1 in). It is mostly yellow, with thin slate blue vertical lines on the sides and a slate blue cheek patch in lieu of the usual black eyestripe of most Chaetodon.
The blue-cheeked butterflyfish belongs to the large subgenus Rabdophorus which might warrant recognition as a distinct genus. In this group, it seems closest to a group containing the Blackback butterflyfish (C. melannotus), the spot-naped butterflyfish (C. oxycephalus), or the peculiar black-wedged butterflyfish (C. falcula) and Pacific double-saddle butterflyfish or "false falcula", (C. ulietensis). Though the present species does not share their white body with black on the back and caudal peduncle and even lacks the typical eyestripe of Chaetodon, it has the same tell-tale blue vertical lines as these species.

Chaetodon semilarvatus.

Chaetodon semilarvatus, conosciuto anche come pesce farfalla mascherato è un pesce d'acqua salata appartenente alla famiglia dei Chaetodontidae.
È una specie di pesce farfalla endemica del Mar Rosso e del Golfo di Aden. Vive in prossimità delle formazioni madreporiche, in acque con temperatura tra i 24 e i 28 °C, prediligendo fondali poco profondi e le piattaforme coralline. Si incontra fino a 20 m di profondità.
Presenta corpo fortemente compresso ai fianchi. Il muso è allungato. La pinna dorsale copre tutto il dorso.
La livrea è di colore giallo vivo con 14 bande scure verticali. Le pinne dorsale, anale e caudale sono anch'esse gialle e bordate di nero. La specie è caratterizzata da una macchia azzurra che si estende dagli occhi alla gola.
Può raggiungere i 23 cm di lunghezza.
Vive in coppia o in piccoli gruppi. Specie territoriale, è assai comune incontrarla nelle zone ricche di coralli; predilige i coralli del genere Acropora. Ha abitudini notturne e durante il giorno trova protezione tra le grandi formazioni di corallo.
Si nutre essenzialmente di microfauna recifale e altri invertebrati.

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Salut Luciano

Superbe cette photo under the sea water,
très jolie coleurs du soleil de ces poissons,
excellent focus, netteté et détails, TFS


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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2012-11-27 14:40]

great detail rendering and fascinating colour palette with this, Luciano, .. furthermore it's like a documentary ..

Fantastic yellow after a fantastic blue Luciano! I am looking forward to see the next one!

Hello Luciano
Amazing creature and a perfect photo. Excellent light and detail perfect focus.
regards yiannis

Hi Luciano,
another beautiful composition. Amazing colours under water. Interesting water world. Perfect point of view.
Have a nice day,

Hello Luciano,
Beautiful capture with vibrant colour and sharpness,nice presentation of marine life.TFS and my regards_Joy

Ciao Luciano, coi pesci sei quasi più bravo che con le farfalle, bella coppia dai colori brillanti, nitidezza strabiliante, complimentoni, ciao Silvio

hello Luciano
super good sharpness and beautiful clours
nice composition to see the fish very good
thanks greeting lou

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-11-28 6:22]

Hello Roberto
This is a stunning serie of under water action.Another great cathch sharp image with amazing details and fantastic colours.
TFS Michel ciao

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-11-28 6:34]

Hello Luciano,
Another splendid photo of the fascinating under water world. Great sharpness, DOF and very beautiful colours.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-11-28 10:19]

Ciao Luciano,
Fantastic ..
Good exposure. Very fine brightness and colours.
Best wishes,

Ciao Luciano.
Bella coppia di pesci tropicali,di questo giallo intenso,eccellente nitidezza ed ottimi dettagli,complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

Ciao Luciano. Non perfettissima come le altre ma l'ambiente non lo conosco quindi potrei aver detto un corbelleria. I colori invece: uno spettacolo!


Hello Luciano,
What a lovely picture in deep. Good light and nice detalis.
Well done.

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  • kabel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 95] (552)
  • [2012-11-29 18:54]

Hello, this certainly is a special and different post for this site. We don't see many fish here. Regardless, this is a superb image with strong clarity. It is so colorfula nd brigt.
Beautiful photo.

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2012-11-30 19:38]

Hola Luciano, que belleza de peces nos muestra hoy, que color impresionante y me gusta mucho el entorno y composición de la foto...saludos.

Hello Luciano,
it is always a nice experience for me to see your new series of underwater photography.
this is also great picture of yellow couple beauty.
best wishes,

Hi Luchiano,

You're capturing well this yellow butterflyfish by a good composition and excellent tone, so it's interesting and impressive to see the fish with which the brown striped pattern went into the yellow body. The shape is so unique, it's effective that two fishes are overlapping each other. You catched well in deep sea.

Kind regards,

Amazing capture, Impressive colour!!!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-12-28 4:05]

Hello MF Luciano
Excellent view indeed. How beautiful and attractive it is.
I like the real yellow contrast.
Exciting composition and thanks for sharing a new fish for me.


Ciao Luciano,
I always loved underwater photography, although I have very few experiences with it. Your photo is simply fantastic, with great contrast and colors - I love your white balance here, and also your fabulous light management. Perfect shot. Congrats.
Best regards, László

Hello Luciano.
We don't get to see many underwater shots here but this is just beautiful marine fish in bright yellow. The scales and details are pleasing in the frame.
Thanks and kind regards.

Dear Luciano,
Excellent shot here.. Love the pair of yellow fishes.. Nice composition and like the moment.. Superb image quality too.. very well done..
Good afternoon and best wishes from India,

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