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Stonefish
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Copyright: David Sosebee (genericnic) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 13] (60)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2001-09-29
Categories: Fish
Camera: Olympus C-4040Z, Digital
Exposure: f/2.6, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-03-14 12:29
Viewed: 5147
Points: 4
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Can you find the stonefish? While diving outside the Grotto in Saipan, I came across the largest stonefish I have ever seen. It was just slightly smaller than an American football. It had found a niche in the rock face that seemed to fit it perfectly. Over the course of a year, the fish was there almost every time we went there to dive. About a year before I left Saipan, the fish left and did not return. We could never determine why.

In case you cant find the stonefish, look about a quarter of the way down from the top and just about half way from each side and you will find the eye. Don't get too close though. The spines can be extreamly painful.

The photo was cropped to remove some extraneous space to the left and sharpened (USM 500/.2/0).

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Hi David.
I really like this photo. Interesting object.
Colour and exposure is excellent. I really like this photo. Regards.

David, Very good photo of this stone fish. He is blended well to his habitat. Nice color and detail.

Well I can see the eye but that's about it, not knowing what a stone fish looks I am not sure what to look for. Never mind interesting colours.

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