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Copyright: Alain Thibodeau (Athila) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1985
Categories: Fish
Camera: Nikkormat EL & Ikelite housing, Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/3.5, Ektachrome
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Exotic marine life, Fishes from around the world, The Red Sea, Underwater World #2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-08 13:02
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Favorites: 1 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
BIGEYE (Priacanthidae)
Note: (original vs my WS)

Effectively as mention by Stephen, I introduce a red color cast to keep fish colors while scanning the slide. To maintain color of the fish and color of the reef, I did a Workshop with local color correction. Have a look at it, it looks better than original.

Thank you Stephen!
Priacanthidae is a family of fish, common name bigeye, comprising 18 species of marine fishes. "Catalufa" is an alternate common name for some members of the priacanthidae family. The etymology of the scientific name ("prioo-", to bite + "akantha", thorn) refers to the family's very rough, spined scales. The common name of "bigeye" refers to the member species' unusually large eyes, suited to their carnivorous and nocturnal lifestyles. Priacanthidae are most typically colored bright red, but other coloration patterns do exist for some species. Most species reach a maximum total length of about 30 centimeters (12 inches), although in a few species lengths of over 50 centimeters (20 inches) are known.

Members of this family are native to the tropical and subtropical regions of the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans, where they tend to live near rock outcroppings or reefs, although a few are known to inhabit open waters. Some species are fished as a food fish.

The earliest identified Priacanthidae fossils date to the middle Eocene epoch of the lower Tertiary period, or roughly 40 to 50 million years ago.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bigeye

Technical data:

Camera : Nikkormat EL
Accessory-1 : Ikelite camera housing with flat port
Lens : 55mm f :3.5 Micro-Nikkor
F/stop : Not recorded
Shutter speed : Not recorded
Filter: None
Flash : Vivitar 285
Accessory-2 : Ikelite flash housing
Tripod : None
Film : Ektachrome 64
Flatbed Scanner: Epson 4180

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Hello Alain, love the huge eyes on this specimen. Great composition, detail and texture on scales. There appears to be a colour cast though. I attempted a WS. Regards Steve.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-04-08 13:55]

Excellent picture Alain. Great colors, sharp details and very well composed. This is good. Well done & TFS!


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-04-08 14:32]

Hello Alain!
Wonderful underwater close up.Colors,POV,details,sharpness,
framing and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-04-08 15:23]

Hi Alain,
Wow, a big eye indeed. Excellent detail and colour, especially for an underwater shot. A great shot and informative note, TFS.

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-04-09 0:08]

Good one Alain! Nice colours and sharpness!
Well done work down there!
Sea ya!

Hi Alain,
Interesting Bigeye fish with good flashwork, sharp detail, and nice color. Well composed - Well done!

Hi Alain,
I am always amazed at the clarity and detail in your underwater shots. Remarkable colors and composition! Detail is outstanding. Very cool!

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  • Luce Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 80 W: 0 N: 15] (58)
  • [2006-04-09 22:39]

Bonjour, une autre superbe image des fonds marins. La netteté est excellent ainsi que l'exposition. Belle compostion selon la règle des tiers. C'est vrai qu'i y a un dominante rouge dans l'originale mais que celle-ci a bien disparue dans ton WS. Bravo pour cette belle image.

Fantastic shot, such rich colours and a wonderful shot...

Nicely contrasted between the fish and the BG, good work.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-04-10 12:12]

Incroyablement clair et nette encore une fois Alain, tu as une collection de chef-d'oeuvres qui ne tarit pas. Bravo encore, ton workshop est super aussi. Merci.


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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2006-04-10 16:03]

Un joli poisson, avec de belles couleurs métallisées. J'aime beaucoup ses grands yeux, ils sont formidables. Les détails, les couleurs, la composition et le cadre sont magnifiques. Du beau travail, félicitations !

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-04-10 18:13]

Encore une excellente prise Alain!

La compositions est superbe. Les couleurs de l'environnement et le poisson s'harmonise bien. Félicitations pour les détails,la netteté et l'éclairage.



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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-04-11 8:56]

Hi Alain, a nice Bigeye fish. Excellent colours in both the fish and the background. Good textures and detail. TFS.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-04-12 16:05]
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Hi Alain
You are absolutely right; the workshop is a great improvement never the less, the original is good as it is as well. This guy is very aptly named. 'Popeye' would suit it well too.
Your composition is good and the colours are great. The DOF is excellent and the exposure was very well managed.
Well done and TFS.

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  • Gudule Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 248 W: 11 N: 288] (1204)
  • [2006-04-13 10:40]

Très agréable à contempler, cette photo, et tirée d'une diapo en plus.
Nous avons l'effet d'une prise en trois dimensions.
Le mariage des couleurs fait un magnifique ensemble.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-04-15 11:51]

Alain, this is really great.

An unusual theme; besides, the quality of the image is excellent. Congratulations.

I enjoy saturation and colors a lot.

Very nice exposure with nice control of the flash. The colors and details are great. :)

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