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Copyright: Pieter Swanepoel (Pieter) (12)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-19
Categories: Fish
Camera: Canon 350D, 18-55mm
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/50 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Hide & Seek [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-03 8:41
Viewed: 5573
Points: 2
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Lionfish (Pteroisvolitans)

The lion-fish belongs to the Scorpion fish family.
This brightly coloured fish is usually found in coral reefs, especially in shallow waters hovering in caves or near crevices. Lion-fish have venomous fin spines that can produce painful puncture wounds.
Fatalities, however, are rare.

This photo was take at 30m. The lionfish was hiding in a crevices with same other Lionfishes.

ISO 200
Focal Lenght 50 mm
Sharpen (unsharp mask)

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Welkom... This is a good start. Nice to see some underwater photos.

Pitty there is not much more to see of the fish, but that is understandable.

Always remember to try and get at the very least the eye of the animal in the shot and in focus.

I will give you a two for starters :-)

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