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Nice, but Poisonous

Nice, but Poisonous
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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: 1998-10-29
Categories: Fish
Camera: Nikonos V, Nikor 35mm f/2.5, Fuji Provia 100
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Underwater World, Lionfish, U/W Fiji [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-01-10 20:46
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a Lionfish, nice but poisonous. Very poisonous! We saw many when diving the Fiji islands. Here I took this photo diving Taveuni island, and the Somosomo Strait is the site. Accidents are commom, when divers doesn´t see this fish and touch them without intention. Just because they use to stay quiet inside the rock caves during the day, and sometimes just on the ceiling of the caves "doors". So, any diver looking for creatures inside the rock caves could not perceive a lionfish on ceiling, just over his head, or even beside him. So, if you never dive the pacific islands, or the red sea, watch out for the dangerous, but very nice Lionfish. I took this photo using a close up gear for Nikonos V, so I´ve got near around 20cm. The fish is calm and innofensive and will not attack you. Just don´t touch it! Cheers!

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Very good shot Jose. But since we see it only in your picture I would go with the title reversed: Poisonous, but Nice! :-)

Regards, Petru

Hi Jose,
Excellent capture of a beautiful fish,
amazing colour, very good detail.
Well done and thanks for sharing!

Olá Jose,
grande foto, gosto de cores bem vivas assim!
Belo trabalho

Francisco Sales

Super close-up of this powerful fish. Very sharp and beautiful colours.

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