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Copyright: martin longford (martin435) (20)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-24
Categories: Fish
Exposure: f/2.6, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-14 8:27
Viewed: 5649
Points: 2
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He was kind enough to pose for us
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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
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Hi Martin

Forgive me my ignorance, but this photo looks very much like an aquarium shot with your Olympus C4040Z. The lighting, the ambient hue, the background, certain decorative paraphernalia, and the substrate looks much like that which one would normally find in an aquarium. Please correct me if I'm wrong.


Critique update:
Thank you so much for rescuing my ignorance through your very convincing reply. I have visited your Webshots pages and all the answers where there, eh,...well, as clear as day light could be while submerged under water. Diving in the Red Sea and photographing among others this Napoleon fish (Maori wrasse - Cheilinus undulatus) surely must have been a great experience. I can see that the wreck of the SS Thistlegorm provided some of the paraphernalia that had me confused in the first place. It's just a slight pity that the underwater lighting conditions did not bring out all the wonderful colours of this fish. However, the truth is that the appearance of this species could vary considerably in range from a bright electric blue or green, to a purplish blue, or even a relatively dull blue/green which is probably what we see in this specimen.

Just one last thought. Providing some information within the notes linked to your postings is a very important aspect of TrekNature. Without proper notes it is easy to run into misunderstandings or confusion and the posting provides nothing much of learning about nature (if any at all). Do a bit of research about your subject, tell us a little more about the technical issues related to your photo, or simply provide a bit of information on your destination, etc. There is much one can say about any photo if one just let your mind run a bit and then let your fingers do the walking on the keyboard. After all TrekNature is all concerned with Learning about nature through photography & Learning about photography through nature.

Oh yes, I almost forgot again, very welcome to the site. I hope you will enjoy your stay, learn lots about nature & photography, and still give us the pleasure of loads of wonderful photos.

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