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Blue-spotted Stingray

Blue-spotted Stingray
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Copyright: Emin Yogurtcuoglu (goldfinchtr) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 22 N: 502] (2603)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-03-08
Categories: Fish
Camera: Canon 7D
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2014-08-23 18:24
Viewed: 2584
Points: 10
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Blue-spotted Stingray (Taeniura lymma)

I found it while feeding on the ocean surface. My approach actually made him nervous and this means(on the wings shape) don't come close or i can be dangerous for you :) This warning was enough for me. They can be 2 meters long and 30 kg weigh and not always friendly. (RIP Steve Irwin) However, i left my camera there and had some amazing feeding shots afterwards.

Since it is active in the daytime, divers often see the beautifully colored blue-spotted stingray on coral reefs. It is most often spotted lying on sandy patches under coral heads and rocks. Often, its blue-striped tail sticks out and gives away its hiding place. Large, bright blue spots cover the disk, which is greenish brown. Like all stingrays, it has a venomous spine on its tail. As the tide rises, blue-spotted stingrays move in groups into shallow water to hunt for invertebrates such as mollusks, crabs, shrimp, and worms.

I myself actually have some amazing selfies with them :)

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-08-23 18:43]
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Hello Emin,
You may not believe this, but I have never seen a stingray of this color before:) I have only seen the very dark almost black colored ones. You have done a fine job of photographing this gorgeous specimen in fine detail and beautiful vivid colors. TFS.

Hello Emin,
What a great photo! Never seen a Blue-spotted Stingray. And you photographed this on the ocean bottom?? An impressive photo in all aspects.

Hi Emin-Remarkable photograph of this underwater StingRay.The way you are showing us different type of Photograph it's really nice.Excellent atmosphere.Blue water in BG looks stunning.Truly nice.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice Sunday-Srikumar

Another beautiful species caught on the seabed, Emin !!! I've dedicated a workshop where all you did was cut a little more this composition. I hope you like this version of your work. A big hug.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-08-24 13:22]

Hi Emin,this is a very lucky meeting,i seen the same specie in Cuba 21 years ago,magnificent capture,very bright and with special detail,very very difficult to made better! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

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