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Copyright: Jose Augusto L Hauer (zeca) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1997-05-19
Categories: Fish
Camera: Nikonos V, Nikor 35mm f/2.5, Fuji Provia 100, Close up
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): U/W Belize, Underwater Wonder World 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-02-13 10:59
Viewed: 10289
Points: 14
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Hippocampus erectus
Family: Pipefish & Seahorse - Syngnathidae

This fish is very shy and difficult to find. Usually it stays hanging any coral or other sea structure with its tail. We found this diving the Lighthouse Atoll, Belize. Lucky we was, because it is small, usually stay quiet and use its camouflage. Could you think how nice is to find it diving the ocean? I use the 35mm with the close up outfit, and the seahorse was giant for its specimen!

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-02-13 11:01]

Beautiful capture, wonderful colors and details. Great composition.

full marks to the nikonos and the flash setting
i take it you had the flash on a bar overhead..giving this nice and natural lighting without too many shadows...
how is focussing done underwater

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2006-02-13 12:25]

HI Jose, very nice photo of ayelou seahorse. Firsta time i see yelou one. Nice explanation about it. TFS

Hi Jose,
Very nice capture of this amazing image with great colours and well composed.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Jose,
An excellent shot on this Seahorse. Very colorful, but he would blend into that colorful reef very well. Detail is very good. A difficult shot that you handled very well.

Amazing creature, Jose. Colorful like all coral reefs inhabitants are, yet so strongly adapted to blend into the surrounding. One must have some experience on this field to be able to notice them and "capture" them with a camera.

Regards, Petru

Beautiful portrait and a great composition and pose. The detail is lovely and sharp and the colours are perfect.

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