<< Previous Next >>

Amphiprion ocellaris

Amphiprion ocellaris
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Bergquist (Pedda) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 1 N: 247] (1287)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-29
Categories: Fish
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/320 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-25 6:48
Viewed: 5768
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Clownfish quick facts:

# Clownfish are small, brightly coloured fish that live in shallow lagoons or sheltered reefs.
# They are found in the warmer waters of the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean. They are also found in northwest Australia, southeast Asia, Japan and the Indo-Malaysian region.
# Clownfish have a symbiotic relationship with sea anemone.
# They can only live in ten out of more than one thousand types of sea anemone.
# Clownfish have a mucus covering that protects them from the sting of the sea anemone's tentacles. This mucus prevents them from being harmed, and allows clownfish to live in sea anemone.
# The diet of the clownfish consists of copepods, algae, isopods and zooplankton.
# Clownfish are hermaphrodites (they develop as males first and mature as breeding females)

In a group of clownfish, there is a strict hierarchy of dominance. The largest and most aggressive female is found at the top. Only two clownfish, a male and a female, in a group reproduce through external fertilization. The clownfish are hermaphrodites, meaning that they develop into males first, and when they mature, they become females. Also, as mentioned earlier, more than one clownfish is able to live in a sea anemone. If the female clownfish is removed from the group, such as by death, one of the largest and most dominant males would become a female. The rest of the remaining males will move up a rank on the hierarchy.

Picture quick facts:

# Picture taken during a night dive at the Kura Kura Resort House reef on the island Menyawakan.
# Picture taken in RAW and processed with Photoshop CS3
# One single Subtonic Gamma strobe was used as light source

Hope you like the picture!

ellis49 has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Hi Peter
This if perfect capture with excellent shot, sharpness and details. POV and composition great as like coloration.


Hej Peter,
Nice to see you again, it had been a long time.
Beautiful picture with lovely colours and good details.
Nice work.

  • Great 
  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-01-25 10:16]

Hi Peter,

An excellen t underwater capture,I like the colors of this composition,very well done and tfs


Hi Peter,
This is an impressive picture! I think that this is the first time I see a picture taken during a night dive...! This Subtonic Gamma strob thing worked great! Colors, details and composition are amazing! Congratulations!

Merhaba Peter,sualtı canlıları sanki yeryüzündekilerden daha renkli gibi,çok canlı renklerle bezenmişler.Çekimin yine süper,ellerine sağlık,selamlar :)

Calibration Check