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Toxic Toby (24)
|Let me introduce you to this little fellow named Black Saddled Toby (Canthigaster valentini), it's a shy small fish about 5 to 8cm long who in fact has nothing to fear from other predators.|
This small fellow is a close relative to the porcupine/puffer fish otherwise known as the deadly Fugu fish whose toxins are highly lethal.
Though the Toby hides below the rocks or flees into the first hole flapping its ridicouly small fins, no one would dare eat it.
It's so toxic that there's a fish called leatherjacket that mimics the Toby colors and behavior in the hope some fish predator would confuse for its lethal neighbour and spare its life by the way.
This was taken in a idyllic place called Hon Ong, whale island north of Nha Trang Vietnam. The place was once named Port Dayot and in the 20's or 30's saw a young french man snorkel for the first time.
He would become quite famous afterwards his name was Cousteau.
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Levels, Crop, Curves
|Purpose: To suggest a different crop, to reduce a percieved greenish cast and to brighten up the midtones a bit.|
Method: Cropped to give a less centred composition. Used Levels, moved the Green midpoint up, the Blue midpoint down a little - to make "Toby" less green. Finally used Curves to brighten the image a little - one point, midline pulled towards the top left.
Not suggesting it's better, just it's an alternative. I hope you like it :-)