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My First Fish(ing)!!!

My First Fish(ing)!!!
Photo Information
Copyright: Narayanan Ganesan (gannu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-23
Categories: Fish
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fishes from around the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-01 1:04
Viewed: 3865
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello TN Friends,

As I was roaming in my hotel in Goa, I came across this fella inside the fish acquarium. It was just not moving and was asking me as if to take a shot. Though the acquarium was inside the hotel, i found it very difficult to get the light. I had an option of moving into the exposure value capture or use the automatic settings. Finally i settled down to the automatic settings and this is what I got.

The Perciformes, also called the Percomorphi or Acanthopteri, include about 40% of all bony fish and are the largest order of vertebrates. The name Perciformes means perch-like. They belong to the ray-finned fish and comprise over 7000 different species, with varying shapes and sizes, found in almost all aquatic environments. They first appeared and diversified in the Late Cretaceous. Perciform fish typically have dorsal and anal fins divided into anterior spiny and posterior soft-rayed portions, which may be partially or completely separated. There are usually pelvic fins with one spine and up to five soft rays, either positioned by the throat or under the belly. Scales are usually ctenoid in form, though sometimes they are cycloid or otherwise modified. Various other, more technical characters define the group.

Classification is controversial. As traditionally defined the Perciformes are almost certainly paraphyletic. Other orders that should possibly be included as suborders are the Scorpaeniformes, Tetraodontiformes, and Pleuronectiformes. Of the presently recognized suborders several may be paraphyletic as well.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes

Technical Details
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure Time: 1/60
F-Stop: f/5.6
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 300/1 mm
Date Taken: 2008-04-23 12:24
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash fired, auto mode
File Size: 163 kb

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Hi Ganesh Ji,
A nice capture of this beautiful fish. Sorry I can not help you with the ID. But it is so beautiful. Very well captured with excellent details and a composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

The eye of the fish is the hallamrk of its appeal, Ganesan, and you have captured it well despite light conditions.
Your first effort at this kind of photography is quite successful.

Hello Narayanan
This is very nice macro from this beautiful fish from the order Perciformes. Bluish eye and other details fine. Nicely composed and focused. TFS, well done

What a lovely capture, Ganesan.
Very well seen.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-05-01 9:15]

Hi Ganesh,

This is an unusual post from you. You got a good shot of this fish as he puckers his lips. That eye is amazing - old blue eyes for sure. Beautiful colors and nice details. I love the composition.


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  • san Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 23] (166)
  • [2008-05-01 10:12]

The blue eye of that fish... doesnt it look painted? Wonderful! The eye is eye-catching.
Kudos!! Good job, well done as always.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-05-01 14:18]

Hello Ganesh,
fabulous shot of this beautiful fish!
That yellow and blue eye is amazing!
Very sharp and crisp.
Excellent clarity.
Well done!


Hi Ganesh, amazing portrait of beautiful fish with fantastic colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Ganesh,
A funny fish portrait, bold framing!
These are difficult condition, and photographing through glass complicates even more...
Good colour reproduction, pin sharp eye!
Pablo -

Hello Gannesh,

Nice, well-composed and clear shot, though in the water! TFS.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-05-16 22:40]

Hello Ganesh

Neat POV.
The diagonal composition is well done.
Very good focus and sharpness.
The colours are out standing.They really make this fish eye catching.


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