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Lemon Coral Goby

Lemon Coral Goby
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Bergquist (Pedda) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 1 N: 247] (1287)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-09-18
Categories: Fish
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor Micro 60mm
Exposure: f/22, 1/320 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Underwater World [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-09-19 11:10
Viewed: 5799
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a Gobiodon Citrinus or Lemon Coral Goby as we normally call them :-)It grows up to 6,5 cm and livs only in the Red Sea and the Arabian Sea where you'll find it between 5-25 meters depth.

Lemon Coral Goby is a yellow little fish with thin blue lines. It has a shorter and thicker body then the other fishes in the goby family. Itís also the only one with bright coloured body. They exclusively live in heads of branching Acropa corals which they are also alone with among the goby's.

This picture is taken on 10 meters depth with my D70, 60mm and a external Sea&Sea YS-120 flash. It's my first photo of this fish since I had to get so close before to be able to get a good shot before so I'll always scared them away. It's with the camera in Manualy mode and the flash on 1/2 power. Quality was Fine JPEG and medium size (2240 x 1488). The picture is croped and resized in PS otherwise it's untouched.

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  • kb10 Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 29] (155)
  • [2004-09-19 11:37]
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good picture
Le fond noir met en valeur le poisson.
I like the black background.

Did you take this picture in a night diving??

Very good picture indeed and great sharpness, was this a night dive ? Lovely subject and great for a post card. Well done and thanks for sharing.

Hey Peter I love it when you post the underwater shots. They have the coolest colours. Great sharpness on this Goby. Thanx for sharing.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-09-19 14:10]

I love this shot Peter, I keep going back to it to have another look. Excellent composition and the black background really gives it a kick. Brilliant.

You are right Peter, this does not nedd postprocesing at all. The water seems to keep the lights just in the right direction :) Always interestin the underwater pics, Thanks

Very cute little goby they seem to specialise in taking little nicthes like this.
It is spot on and as you say no need to procces, evn the white coral is spot on.

Peter, great shot,informative note. Love the yellow of the Goby set against the black & the intricate designs contained within the white coral of your foreground. Years ago I used to scuba dive..Miss it.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-09-19 18:56]

Otra excelente escena subacuatica Peter.
Bellos colores del goby en acertado encuadre y muy buena agudeza.

Another excellent subaqueous scene Peter. Beautiful colors of goby in guessed right frame and very good sharpness.

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