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Lion Fish

Lion Fish
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Copyright: Benyamin Lakitan (blakitan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1039 W: 71 N: 1332] (5517)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-23
Categories: Fish
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): #2 Aquatic Animals [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-30 0:15
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Favorites: 1 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Common Lionfish (Pterois volitans)

Captured at SeaWorld Indonesia. Polarizer Filter was used to minimize reflection.

The Common Lionfish grows to 38 cm in length.

This species has extremely venomous dorsal fin spines. When disturbed by a diver it often makes little effort to swim away. Instead it points its dorsal fin spines towards the intruder.

It is a tropical species found widely throughout the Indo-Pacific.

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Hello Ben,

Fine capture of this piece of undersea world. Exotic shapes. Nice composition and good colours and sharpness.

Cheers, Petru

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-09-30 2:20]

A lovely composition, Benyamin.
The focus and exposure are really spot on. I really like the texture on that sea anemone. Super sharp details on the beautiful lion fish.A well balanced composition.
TFS. : )

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-09-30 3:04]

Hello Benyamin,
Wonderful underwater capture.Vivid colors,POV,framing,lighting and composition are excellent.

A nicely composed shot with lots of interesting features Benyamin.
Colour and clarity is very good.
Well done.

Hello Ben,
Other friends told everything. I can say only you have done it very well and result is a perfect shot. Sincere greetings.

Salam Ben,
Wonderful macro.Details and colours are exellent..Well compo.
Greetings and have a nice weekend.


Hello benyamin
Great shot of Lion Fish,
nice colors and lighting,


You have to teach me to use filters.
Great notes. Even better is the REGISTER. You have captured a great amout of DETAIL within this well focused composition. Excellent FRAME, as always; & you tell me you are an AMATURE ...???
Best regards,

Absolutely incredibly beautiful shot!! I so would love this picture in my dolphin room. Thank you for sharing this gorgeous pic.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-09-30 23:30]

Hi Ben,
Great use of a polariser, no reflections at all. A nice shot with natural looking surroundings and nicely composed. Nice light and a good exposure. It looks a little small, although perhaps it's my eyes, not as good as they used to be :-)

Great! I think you have a wonderful image here Ben, the colours and sharpness are very good. And more so since you took it through the glass. Well done.
Do you put your lens right onto the glass - and what about the flash? Do you use one?

Nice work, clean shot through the tank and you capture nice detail.


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  • pic Silver Star Critiquer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 5] (191)
  • [2006-10-02 14:00]


Good composition and effectively the reflection isn't a problem int this photo.

Good job.

Hello Ben: I've seen this when Christan brought it up. Just amazing details and colors. Difficult shooting through glass, but you did it.

actually i like fish as sushi, but this shot is wonderful, ben! :-)
very cool fish in his exotic and colorful surrounding.
good sharpness and lighting, perfect job shooting through the glass.
well done & take care, thorsten.

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  • cmps (66)
  • [2006-10-03 8:55]


I like very much this photo.
Extra contrast & colors.
Very good work :)


Hi friend!
Excellent shot, Nice composition and POV, the detail is nice and sharp and colours are lovely! Take care Ana:)

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-10-04 16:46]

Very sharp picture taken in ahrd envoronment for photography. Well composed and exposed. Good work Ben !


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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-10-05 7:00]

Buena imagen marina con adecuada agudeza, sin reflejos ni distorsiones producidos por el vidrio y correcta iluminación.
El entorno con anémonas y corales, conforma un fondo agradable.
He tenido la suerte de poseer especímenes de estos en aquarium y lo más llamativo es el tamaño de los peces con los que se alimentar que pueden ser practicamente la mitad de sus propias dimensiones.
Saludos... Ricardo

Good marine image with appropriate sharpness, without reflections neither distort taken place by the glass and correct illumination.
The environment with anemones and corals, conforms a bottom pleasant.
I have had the luck to possess specimen of these in aquarium and the most attractive thing is the size of the fish with those that you to feed that they can be practically half of their own dimensions.
Greetings... Ricardo

hasil jepretannya bagus sekali Mas, suka dgn warna warninya yg menonjol. A good use of lighting and nice shooting angle.....

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-10-07 22:48]

Hello Benyamin

Good job through the glass.Nice colors and composition.TFS


beautiful crisp colors, great POV. Nice work! TFS
Donna :o)

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-10-08 15:03]

Hi Benyamin,
Nice underwater photo with cool fishes:)
I like your pov,dof,colors,focus,frame and note.TFS

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-10-08 16:45]

hi ben
here is excellent tropical seaworld composition. your polarizer choice is useful and i dont see any reflections. point of view, colours, using of light and details are great

Bonsoir Ben
Félicitations pour les belles couleurs et la netteté. Bravo pour le bel éclairage.C'est une excellente prise de vue et une belle présentation.

Merci pour le partage et bravo...JP.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-10-11 13:24]

Hi Ben,
this looks great, very nice clear details even through the window. Very well composed with a lot of interesting details and textures.

A very well done exotic shot!
Great lion fish and a very nice composition!

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