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Leafy Seadragon

Leafy Seadragon
Photo Information
Copyright: Toni Alvarez (Toni) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-19
Categories: Fish
Camera: KonicaMinolta Dynax7D, Angenieux 28-70mm
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Sea Dragons / Sea Horses [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-08-14 9:07
Viewed: 5957
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Leafy Seadragon can be recognised by the leafy appendages on its body. It has a long tubular snout, a pectoral fin on its "neck" and a dorsal fin on its "back".

It occurs on kelp-covered rocky reefs in depths from about 3 m to 50 m.

This superbly camouflaged fish is endemic to Australian temperate waters. It is known from the southern coastline of Australia, from Kangaroo Island, South Australia to south-western Western Australia

The shot was taken at the Melbourne Aquarium - so through glass. These creatures move as though drawn by a current and it's very difficult to focus.

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Hello Toni,

Very nice colors and good composition.I lile the colors too much.But needs more sharpen

Very interesting creature Toni. Great job shooting through glass and getting this one, Well done and TFS!

Very difficult to shoot through the glass, but I'm glad you shared this unusual creature. They are so amazing, they don't look like they could possibly be "real". I love the soft colors you achieved with this one. Thank you for sharing.

Hi Toni!
Long time...
Superb, arty pityre. I love this sunny green.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-08-14 22:08]

Excellent capture!
Good compsition and colour, interesting note.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-08-15 4:03]

Hello Toni!
Very nice capture.Colors,lighting,POV and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-08-15 15:52]

Unusual photo, interesting animal. Good capture. Nice colours. Well done.
Rgs, Aleksander

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-08-18 4:59]

Hi Toni, excellent captured, great colours, composition and lighting. :) Well done. :) TFS

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-09-23 21:23]

Jolie danse de ces Dragons des mers, Toni.
Pas Úvident de faire une bonne mise au point au travers d'une vitre.

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  • rimas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 3 N: 667] (5094)
  • [2005-10-17 12:45]

Excellent work of incredible and wonderful creature... Wonderful lighting and colors. Thanks Toni for sharing this beauty.

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