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Two hunters

Two hunters
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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: 2004-11-10
Categories: Fish
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 18-70mm
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-12-05 12:32
Viewed: 5438
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I’ll break my underwater photo series with one land photo but it’s still with water theme.

I was on my way out to our dive boats when I saw this beside our jetty. One lionfish surrounded by a school of Silversides. The lionfish was swimming around trying to sneak up on less careful fish. It's only one meter deep at the place so that’s why you can see the bottom so well.

This is a Common Lionfish (Pterois volitans). For more details about lionfish please look at my previous Lionfish posting.

I’ve a reason for the title “Two Hunters” because when I looked at the photo in Photoshop I found another hunter except the lionfish in it. Can you see it??? Well I didn’t see it when I took the photo, but maybe you have sharper eye’s than me ;-)

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Second hunterLordPotty 1 12-05 16:32
To ornis: Second hunter,Pedda 1 12-05 13:03
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Congratulation for bringing a fresh and not the ,,soup du jour,, image to the TN... Good clarity and I am happy to give you a lot of credit for originality (well maybe spur of the moment but still a very unique photo) !!! Keep on posting !

I don't know if a ballet of so many cautious littles fishes around a predator is a frequent scene offered at a such a low depth, but I must congratulate you for seizing the opportunity of catching it. It's impressive, well presented, clear, sharp, and your note is very explicit. It's a change, and underwater shots are not so frequent, so, send us more. Didn't found the second one :-)!

Strange and very nice picture. Well captured.

Hi Peter
Excellent capture with good sharpness and lots of details.

Well, I couldn't see the other hunter too but I saw something that you obviously missed - try to take a good look at the picture and imagine a scull (the eyes, the forehead in the upper left and some of the nose).

Outstanding post, really nice to see this, I would have loved to see in Large Format. Very interesting stuff and a unique texture shot. Congratulations.

Very well seen and capture Peter ,it is so sharp and well taken , I presumed the other hunter must be in the second cirle but still could not see it. this is a great piece of observation, the sort of thing I hope TN will become well known for.

This is great Peter.Exactly the sort of spontaneous shot that makes TN so cool to look at. Very well spotted and taken.
I'm going to keep looking till I find the other hunter.I'll let you know when I've found it.

  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-12-05 17:12]

Bonita captura.

Nice shot.

Interesting shot, a bit close could have been good.
Anyway well done.

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