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Top of the food chain


Top of the food chain
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Copyright: Luko G R (Luko) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 30 W: 6 N: 55] (134)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-23
Categories: Fish
Camera: Olympus C4000Z, UN PWC Wide angle
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/50 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): ICS00 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-09-03 19:21
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 18
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How about this one?

The ultimate fear, the top of the food chain, the fantastic machine bred to dominate the oceans.

in fact two of these latter three statement are only correct : the whitetip shark shouldn't be a human fear, it's a peaceful animal most of the time and its sight is really enjoyable for most of the divers.

Fortunately Sipadan island off Borneo coastline guarantees more than ten sharks spotting in only one dive... I even learnt my 10 y.o daughter not to be afraid of sharks while snorkeling.

Sharks are beautiful, look at them.

Pls boycott shark fin soup : this is important, I wouldn't like in a fifteen years time my daughter's son to be afraid of sharks just because he hasn't seen any shark swimming in the oceans.

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Hey Luko. Good to see you are still around, haven't heard much from you lately. I like this shot. One thing I find interesting here is that it there appears to be a very shallow DOF, yet you are using a small sensor digital camera. Is that because of the wide angle converter you are using? Colors are great and I do like that the shark has a menacing look, even though it is harmless. Are those Giant triggers in the background? It would have been considerate of the one not to line itself up with the shark's tail.

As you know, I am not an avid diver, but had done some diving. I have only ever come across one shark and that was approaching from above at about 35m. I think I would be chuffing air big time to see one coming at me from above.

Good shot.

Yes it's a pleasure to see you post some of the underworld again. Details on the face and body good. Is it a pilotfish or a "ramora" clinging to the side. Nice one thanx.

Magnifique photo, les couleurs sont belles et la netteté est bonne.
Felicitations Luko !

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  • Riz Silver Star Critiquer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2004-09-04 5:37]

I love seeing your underwater photography I really would love to go under and find some amazing things and creatures to capture thanks for sharing luko

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-09-04 7:08]

Gran captura... grande realmente.
Excelentes detalles, colores e iluminacion muy hermosos y una excelente perspectiva.
Bien hecho.

Great capture... great really.
Excellent details, very beautiful colors and illumination and an excellent perspective. Well done.

That is an amazing shot. I want to go diving where you were at lol. Great colors too.
Phil

Excellent shot, colour and texture are spot on, sharpness and detail are good.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-09-04 12:13]

Wow! Very good shot. The blue is gorgeous and the shark is very well captured. I've never had shark-fin soup and I'm not likely to try it either.

Nice shark picture!
Surface exposure is excellent, fill flash is very discreet. Orientation of the shark in your picture is very good, so we can see his eye. It seems to be a White Tip shark. Also interesting to see the presence of the "remora" (sucker fish) on its side. TFS

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