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Goldentail Moray

Goldentail Moray
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Copyright: Jose Augusto L Hauer (zeca) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1998-05-14
Categories: Fish
Camera: Nikonos V, Nikor 35mm f/2.5, Fuji Provia 100, Close up
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Underwater World, U/W Bonaire, Underwater Wonder World 2, Open Up ...Part I [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-12-22 11:53
Viewed: 6364
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the goldentail moray (Gymnothorax miliaris), very common in the Caribbean. I found it in Klein Bonaire in the Caribbean Sea. However, without country´s options to post it, I wrote to TE to say the island became autonomous from Netherlands many years ago and I ask what to do. So they told me to post like Netherlands, and that seems a little bit strange for me, but... here is the Netherland´s goldentail moray. Well, despite this angry look, morays are very calm. I wouldn´t suggest you to put your hands inside their homes, but you can be very close to them, like I was here, shotting with close up kit for Niknos V. No problem! Cheers!

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Cool shot Jose! And she really looks golden (i cant say about tail ;o) ) Excelent sharpnes and composition!

Hello Jose,

A very nice capture of this moray.Very colorful and perfect sharpness.TFS

super wyszlo....fajny kontrast pomiedzy murena a pod³o¿em:D:D:D:D:D

Beautiful composition. Good sharpness and colors.

Hi Jose,
Well done with the composition, good details and lovely colors.
Very well done.

Jose, photo is excelent.
About country you must write and write again. If some picture is not for proposition they automaticly delete it. But for wrong country they do nothing. this is minus ponts for administsrators of TN -

Great job on the capture of the scary eel through the textured plants. Good colors and POV.


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-01-16 14:34]

Hi Jose, we hear so much about the Moray eel, they do look fierce and can give an awful bite I hear! You golden one here looks quite attractive, especially among the beautiful rocks / coral?? This is well composed and the colours and lighting are excellent. Well shown,
PS So pleased you enjoyed NZ (Rotorua and Akld) and Fiji. Fiji is such a wonderful holiday place to go to. We've had a few holidays there.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-01-28 4:49]

Ola Jose!

You've got great collection of underwater pictures! I like them all, but this one is my favourite. Moray is probably one of best known fishes, except sharks. I love its pose, composition with elements of coral reef on BG, saturated colours. Great work! I hope I'll visit one of coral reefs some day...

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-02-07 13:53]
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What a lovely shot Jose! Colors, sharpness and composition are really good. When I first saw the thumbnail and read "The Netherlands", I thought "that can't be true!", but I forgot about the Dutch Antilles! Well done & TFS!


Very good shot! The colours are so strong!
Your underwater collection is really intersting!
Bye Tom

Hola Jose Augusto,
clásica pero bella foto de una morena.
Me gustan mucho como combinan los colores y rasgos del pez con los del coral.Gracias por mostrarla, para los que no fuimos bajo el mar (todavía)
Excelente trabajo

Très belle photo, j'aime beaucoup,

Olá Zeca,
Passei por aqui, para um abraço de fim de ano e parei nesta maravilha.
Feliz Natal e Bom 2008, com mais capturas à sua altura.

Great shot. Gorgeous colours make the picture beautiful. Also wonderful clarity.

Beautiful striking eel image indeed. Excellent colours and POV, thanks for posting.

I am close enough right here, or if one is barbecued on my plate of Japanese food. Impressive eel he is!

Superb colors and framing!

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