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Yellowfin Goatfish


Yellowfin Goatfish
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Copyright: Peter Bergquist (Pedda) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 1 N: 247] (1287)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-27
Categories: Fish
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 18-70mm
Exposure: f/16, 1/80 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fishes from around the world, The Red Sea, Underwater World #2, Underwater Wonder World 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-03 3:55
Viewed: 9199
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Picture taken during a drift dive at Aquarium East which is one of the best dive sites in the Hurghada area if you want to take pictures of schools of fish.

A single Subtronic Gamma flash is used to lighten the school of fish.

The yellowfin goatfish is pale whitish with yellow to orange mid-lateral stripe and yellow fins. It grows up to 38cm long and inhabits reef flats, lagoons and seawards reefs. You’ll find it in depths between 1 to 50meter where it hovers in large semi-stationary schools along reef edges or near shelter of large coral mounds by day and dispersing to sand flats to feed at night. It feeds on small worms, crustaceans and invertebrades

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-04-03 3:58]

What a fantastic shot, Peter.
The composition is wonderful. The details are very sharp, and the colors are magnificent. Great job, and TFS with us landlubbers. : )

Hi Peter,
Very nice capture
Good composition with half the frame containing fish and the other blue water
Details and colours are great
TFS - Shir

Hi Peter!

Good picture. Sharp details and beautifull exposure. Balance between flash and ambiant light is very well controled.

Great job and TFS.

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