- Olof_O (85)
- [2007-02-21 1:03]
This is a beautiful close up. Well done!
- blakitan (5517)
- [2007-02-21 1:23]
Wow, this is a fantastic image. It seems the fish is alive, will jump out of my screen.
Excellent close up shot.
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2007-02-21 2:57]
a very good close-up portrait of a fish.
It realy shimmering in all kinds of colours.
for shooting through a glass the details and sharpness are great. The fish standout well because of the dark BG.
Greetings to your wife for the help so we can enjoy this picture.
Very well done, my friend.
- Adanac (21378)
- [2007-02-21 6:29]
Hi Loot, Great note first of all. This close up is truly amazing with its' sharp details and magnificent colors. An outstanding posting dedicated to your outstanding wife, she should be pleased.
- lgfoto (1536)
- [2007-02-21 6:59]
What a great macro Loot. I like how you managed light and combination to the bg.TFS
- SkyF (8073)
- [2007-02-21 7:00]
this closeup is awesome. The lighting brings out the luminance and the dark BG shows it off perfectly. Details, sharpness and crop are superp.
Congrats on this shot.
- Silke (5458)
- [2007-02-21 7:29]
Stunning closeup of this fishy face, Loot1 Looks like he was speculating as to what you had for lunch though (^_^). Or maybe wondering why you needed wheels when he never does!
Superb composition, fun notes
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2007-02-21 7:54]
What a great frame filling composition! the thumbnail just pops out at you on the page and makes you open it first. The fill flash light and angle were perfect here to bring out all that amazing color. Excellent detail. That is one cool photo!
- dew77 (13270)
- [2007-02-21 8:00]
Excellent portrait.POV,framing,contrast between fish and dark BG,details,composition and visual impact are wonderful.An artistic work!
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2007-02-21 9:00]
The composition of the shot and reproduction of all details and features of this fish are really fantastic. Colours and texture reflection are amazing as well as the sharpness. This is not a fish, this is fish-man : )). BRAVO and best wishes.
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2007-02-21 11:36]
Doesn't it remind one of the features of some human face, Loot? They say all human faces resemble the faces of some animal or the other.
Great close-up through glass partition, I suppose.
Mrs. Eksteen deserves all the thanks for facilitating this great image for our benefit :-)!
- marmottelolo (14697)
- [2007-02-21 12:07]
on a rarement le loisir sur le site de voir des portrait de poisson,j'imagine que cela n'est pas evident surtout avec le flash.
j'aime beaucoup tous ces reflets metalisés.
bravo et merci;
- SunToucher (11162)
- [2007-02-21 14:27]
What a wonderful close capture of this beautiful fish. The colors are really amazing. How light can create such beauty just amazes me. Excellent work on the sharpness considering you had to shoot through really thick glass. I just whish fish had eyes with more life in it.
- sily (1934)
- [2007-02-21 18:55]
I never saw such deep black color like eyes of this fish, great shot and translucent details, it's all glitering and glowing, great details and POV!
- Isu (1663)
- [2007-02-21 20:24]
Hola Loot, precioso primer plano, un buen tiro,Saludos Sira
Cool image Loot,
I think the "Reflective Luminance" and detail/sharpness is excellent. Very well composed close-up and the black BG sets it off perfectly..
Very well done.
- Shoot_Score (2376)
- [2007-02-21 22:21]
I see where you have been! UNDER WATER! But what a find! And what a sad-sock! Colours and detail are glorious though. The empty eyesocket is mindboggling. Tfs, Jay
- Juyona (16891)
- [2007-02-22 4:54]
bella imagen de tonos dorados,
y nitidez magnífica,gran retrato y magnífico trabajo, saludos
- peter_stoeckl (11526)
- [2007-02-22 5:00]
very impressing portrait in strict and monumental presentation.
A perfect illumination shows magnificent mother-of-pearl iridescence in delightful way that is very subtle as well as very powerful.
The rainbow colours on these very detailed and clear structures look very well reported - and just magnificent.
Wonderful dedication to your dear caring wife, too.
My best regards to her as she greatly assisted you to do such inspiring pictures in the difficult time you had in those days.
With thanks, and all the best to you.
- RAP (7405)
- [2007-02-22 8:09]
Un primer plano excepcional estimado Loot con un workshop que permite observar al pez en su totalidad.
Me encanta el punto de vista captado con gran agudeza y foco a pesar del cristal del acuario.
El único problema es el exceso de reflejos producidos por el flash sobre las escamas y mucosas tan sensibles a la luz.
Como amante los peces, gracias.
Mis mejores saludos... Ricardo
Exceptional close up dear Loot with a workshop that allows to observe the fish in their entirety.
I love the point of view captured with great sharpness and focus in spite of glass of the aquarium.
The only problem is the excess of reflections produces by the flash on the flakes and mucous so sensitive to the light.
As lover the fish, thank you.
My best regards... Ricardo
- wuta (2142)
- [2007-02-22 13:20]
Hello Loot , Again a fantastic shot very apart colours and fish ,and black bg ,beautifull , Greetings Teunie , and thanks for youre coments .
- stevkds (1811)
- [2007-02-22 13:48]
Very well done. Excuse in shortness. TFS. Stev
- Dyker (170)
- [2007-02-22 21:50]
Mooi bly maar mooi.
It is a wonderful photo of this fish. You really got all the colours to show up beautifully on this shot. The scales and very fine textures on the fish's skin are visible because of the excellent focus. That big black eye is amazing. It seems like this species does the same as the Dorado, by loosing all its colours when you catch it and remove it from the water. Then it becomes totally drab or dull coloured and you cannot believe that it is the same fish that displayed all that wonderful colours before you took it out of the water. Looks like you had a wonderful joy ride for the day. Thumbs up to your wife.
- cecilia (4630)
- [2007-02-22 21:50]
Now that's some close up Loot,superb colour, composition, transmitting light and dof for isolation.
- manyee (23770)
- [2007-02-22 23:49]
That is the most amazing sight, Loot.
What an incredible close-up!
That big big dark, bottomless eye!
You have captured the iridescence perfectly.
How did you do that?
The details are so amazing.
Fantastic work, my friend.
TFS. : )
- simon182 (1357)
- [2007-02-23 3:57]
Loot this is priceless.
A fish literally hanging in the darkness with not a single reflection in the glass, not a hint of movement, and an abundance of detail, iridescent colour...I mean the thing EXUDES light!
Given your situation at the time I think this is a fantastic effort, to be on the ball and able to spot the opportunity is a canny knack only the best have in them. So, I applaud you for your resilience to being immobile and to your wife for her part in all this!
- jeanpaul (14962)
- [2007-02-23 8:05]
Ce poisson est de toute beauté,avec des couleurs magnifiques nacrées et une très grande qualité de l'image.
Bravo et merci....JP
- hester (11638)
- [2007-02-23 13:59]
wow loot you have captured the colours and reflective nature of the scales so well - it is so beautiful. It certainly shows the amazing things nature can produce. I like the close crop as well. Wonderfully sharp and set off by the dark BG
- jmp (8415)
- [2007-02-24 6:52]
Once again you managed composition and cropping to get a portrait full of personality.
Amazing reflection against the black background has an strong visual impact and the the face seems to have a serious and perplexed expresion that combined with your situation you describe in the note, evoke loots of feelings.
Best regard mf,
- AndyB (3982)
- [2007-02-25 3:57]
You've captured the colourful luminance of the scales exceptionally well.
Detail is excellent and it looks great against the dark BG.
You cant tell this was behind glass,its as if your were swimming alongside it!
- claudine (0)
- [2007-02-25 7:03]
This is what we can call a close shot, isn't it? I love this brilliance you caught and great details on this beautiful specie. Composition is very good and those colors are stunning. This is a very nice picture and a very nice fish. Well done with excellent exposure and beautiful dark BG. Thanks,
- horia (16656)
- [2007-02-25 12:49]
Another beautiful acquarium shot from you, my friend!
This is really a superb fish and all those reflections from it's scales and head are jujst outstanding!
Very colorfull and sharp, as well.
The side POV is also great and the "in-your-face close-up" (as you called it) works like a charm here.
This is a splendid photo and i'm sure one that your loving wife will appreciate :)
Cheers and TFS
PS: thanks for both of your critiques...i only read them now after i came back :)
- Aaltjie (0)
- [2007-02-26 6:37]
Surprise once again!
This is indeed a very interesting photo.
If one would place a pearl side by side the colours would compare, and match. Brilliant shades and variation of colours. Excellent photography.
If you look closely at the fishes chin (not sure if it is the right word) it looks like the fish has goosebumps. My dad used to get goosebumps like that when he was cold.
This is a remarkable dedication to your wife. Her effort in helping you to share such a beauty with us is much appreciated. What I gather from your notes, it seems that she stood behind in the line when sizes were dealt out.
Thanks for sharing photo and informative note as usual.
- arfer (0)
- [2007-03-01 23:26]
A wonderful fish portrait ,with amazing colours.The clarity is super.I really like the colours,nicely done through glass.TFS
- saeedabbasi (5100)
- [2007-03-03 0:40]
Hi dear Loot ,
amazing colours and nice sharpness.
very well captured,
thanks for sharing
- coasties (28054)
- [2007-03-03 23:10]
Wow... I love the iridescent colours. The thumbnail really popped out, but the big version is magnificent. Congrats! :-)
- lovenature (6391)
- [2007-03-04 14:26]
The iridescent colours turned out so well here Loot.
The black background really make all the colours stand out. (the colours of you fish match the colours on my Ammonite ) I like the look he is giving you, a nice portrait. Well shown!
- betsie (0)
- [2007-03-05 3:30]
Hi Loot - Amazing colours and notes on thi fish! - You have made this one come alive on screen! Well done.
Hello dear Loot!
Usually I prefer to pass the pictures taken in the aquariums. You know, it is so difficult to catch them diving! I think that you feel the same comparing your pictures taken in the wild with that ones from the Zoos!
Anyway, I must tell you that this picture is very beautiful and this colours are amazing! You´ve managed your camera very well to take all this beautiful tones.
- saguzar (7202)
- [2007-03-09 16:15]
Superb!A photo of most spectacular, I like that extreme approach that full almost everything of the image, but in addition the iridiscentes details of the grudges and those reflections is hallucinating. I believe that it is one of your better photos.
- AnimalExplorer (1997)
- [2007-03-12 13:52]
This one really pops out at the viewer, the irridescant of the fish is very effective and details are amazing. You must have an amazing wife. Say hi to her. :)
- marjan (2685)
- [2007-03-12 14:03]
hi Loot, very nice and cleare shot . Excleent macro and intro.
- oscarromulus (42)
- [2007-03-15 11:51]
This "portrait" is so well done that he looks better than I do.!!!
Your notes make ALL the difference; so detailed, so comprhensive. In other words, for TN viewers, in my opinion, they are sufficiently PERFECT.
This fellow is, IS in my home, if you know what I mean.
Thank you for sharing this GREAT piece of your work.
Warm greetings of a true friend in Canada,
- Ninfa (747)
- [2007-09-01 12:30]
Hola Loot, la belleza del tornasol, perfectamente captada en este retrato... como nunca antes lo habia yo visto... TFS. Saludos Cordiales. *Ninfa Urania*
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2008-02-18 6:12]
This is absolutely stunning. Really a beautiful fish with colours of a pearl. Just like the pearl is a gem and beautiful, so is this dedication to me, which I consider very precious and special. I remember how you were longing to get out and take photos, after being not able to do so after the operation and recovering time at home. The wheelchair and my pushing ability was the answer. So of to Durban we went and enjoyed the day at uShaka. The deep black eye is remarkable and it give the impression as if you are staring right through a tunnel looking at it. This is a great shot with excellent details. It is glittering and shining all over. It was a great delight looking at this one and remembering our time at the aquarium. Thanks for sharing.