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Palette surgeonfish and Clown Fish

Palette surgeonfish and Clown Fish
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-06
Categories: Fish
Camera: Canon 5D Mark11
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/50 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-11 20:54
Viewed: 4273
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this shot while visiting an ocean aquarium in Tulsa Oklahoma. The large fish is a Palette surgeonfish and has a broad living range. It can be found throughout the Indo-Pacific and can also be found in the reefs of East Africa, Japan, Samoa, New Caledonia and the Great Barrier Reef.

The smaller orange fish with three white stripes are Clown Fish and are usually associated with the movie "Finding Nemo"

Clownfish live in a "symbiotic" relationship with certain anemones. These small colorful fish benefit from living with the sea anemone, and the sea anemone benefits from the presence of the clownfish. They are the only fish that are able to live in sea anemones and not get stung by their tentacles.

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Hallo Ron,
what beautiful picture, superb sharpness and splendid vivid colours, very nice composition
Best regards

As fine and as colorful like in the brilliant "Finding Nemo" indeed, Ron! Good day...how are you on the other site of the world! Nice shot Ron.... No...really, cause it is always agonizingly painful for me to take a decent shot in the local aquariums ... hm ...what lens have you used here? Beautifully set white balance in my opinion!Gorgeous view, colors clarity and depth ...what a world!!!!!
George Veltchev

Excellent composition, a beautiful scene, good colours and exposure.
regards yiannis

nice an colorful rendition Ron,
good composition and focus


this is a great photo performance of colors in a wonderful composition!
regards Ron

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-02-12 4:02]

Hello Ron,
this is a lovely view of the fishes. The colours are so special and exciting details shown. The underwater beauty is well presented here, and it is so pretty and attractive.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-02-12 7:50]

Hello Ron,
Great photo in fantastic clarity and splendid colours. Excellent sharpness, details and composition. A beauty!

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-02-12 8:08]

Hello Ron,
great visual impact in this 3D image! Great sharpness and wonderful colours; beautiful lightness. Well done!

Hi Ron,
unusual and beautiful. I'm dreaming about Egipt coast or other warm place :)
Thanks for this. I feel warmer :)
Have a nice week,

Hello Ron,
Another interesting image.....
Impressive capture with very nice details and exceptional sharpness.
I love the excellent clarity and the perfect focus.
Wonderful composition and perfect exposure as usual.

Hello Ron

Excellent photo of these different species of fish,
beautiful luminosity and color tones,
excellent focus sharpness and details, TFS


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-02-12 20:13]

Hi Ron,
Very nice colours with excellent detail.
Very nice image.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Ron,
A very beautiful picture! wonderful colours, great composition, and very good details sharpness, a very well captured,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice week,
Best Regards,

hello Ron
This is so beautiful with al this colours and details
i like this picture
thanks greeting lou

Hello Ron,
Amazing coloor and nice detalis. Exallant picture.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-02-20 9:49]

Hi Ron!
What a wonderful, colorful picture!
Impressive sharpness and details too.
Splendid lighting.
You did a great work, because it must be difficult to take photos in aquarium: congratulations.
Ciao! Vanda

Hello Ron,
Great technique to get underwater objects sharp and clear. POV and composition are great.

This is so beautiful. Amazing camera you have, I have the older 5D. Tks for sharing.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-02-25 22:28]

Hello Ron,
The low lighting was well used to achieve pin sharpness adespite the low shutterspeed and aperture. The composition is superb and colourful with both the Surgeonfish and Clownfish contributing to a vey attractive image.
You inspire me to take aquarium shots when we next visit one!
Thanks and enjoy your Sunday,

Ciao Ron, lovely colorful composition with fasntastic fishes, splendid light, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Hello Ron!

Amazing shot! Very well captured amazingly colorful waterworld. Nice composition and great quality.


Hallo Ron,
Colours as this could only be found in the underwater world of the sea and could not have been presented in a better way my friend. The absolute detail, fantastic colours, sharpness yet soft (I cannot decide) is astonishing!! Great work my friend!!
Best regards,

Hi Ron, I wish could view this because it looks great from the thumbnail & everyone else seems to like it. Sadly, I can only get it to load the top 2cm, the rest is all grey. I've gone off the page & back to it a few times but no luck yet ..... I'll try again later.

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  • rocko (264)
  • [2012-03-11 13:45]

hi tuslaw
Very nice pic,
bright colors and interesting.

great colours, TFS Ori

Hello Ron.
Beautiful marine shot exposing fine details and colors. Pretty well executed eliminating the reflection in the frame.
Kind regards.

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