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The Lookdown

The Lookdown
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Copyright: Laszlo Kaposvari (Hormon_Manyer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1472 W: 308 N: 2610] (10251)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-04-22
Categories: Fish
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/25 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Different Fish, Underwater Wonder World 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-04-23 2:52
Viewed: 4149
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

My 1st zoo photo, and probably not that bad one. Made yesterday in the zoo of Budapest about the lookdown (Selene vomer), a fantastic-looking fish which ias common in the tropical Atlantic Ocean.

Photo made through the glass of the aquarium, handheld, no flash. PP (Ulead Photoimpact): auto levels, moderate cropping, canvas, re-sizing, noise reduction, slight sharpening. I hope you'll like my first fish (and debut zoo) photo, thanx in advance for your comments.

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Not bad ....not bad indeed, my old friend Laszlo! How are you today?
Well, far ...far away from the fungus, in fact to far away on the other site
of the scale, we have a gorgeous presentation of a incredible species with
the exotic name Lookdown! Love the colors here and the brilliant contrast,
and yet we have well preserved shadows and highlights ... nice framing and
balanced composition ...truly lovely image! Bravo my friend!
George Veltchev

Hi Lazlo,
a nice picture of a colourful fish.
It's not bad as George mention, it's not easy to take picture through glass, the best way is to hold the lens tight to the glass, it will be like a filter and you also avoid reflections and definitive not use flash.
Well done, old friend.
Have a nice WE and Eastern.


Ciao Laszlo, my today neighbour, beautiful fish with fantastic colors, fine details, splendid light and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, Happy Easter, ciao Silvio

Hi Wladek,
what an intereting fish. Great point of view and amazing colours. Good sharpness, too.
Happy Easter.

Hello Laszlo
Impressive photo with excellent composition and good sharpness. The colours are fantastic.

Ciao Laszlo. Special metallic bright colours for the fish. Exciting light too. Very well done.


Dear "F" Laszlo !
You is a rare figure here in TN !!!! kkkkkkkkkkkk So when I saw your name I screamed: LASZLO !!!!Very nice to see you again, dear friend !
It is always a pleasure see your great photos like this one here: lovely and impressive because you did not use flash.What can I say to the Master Laszlo ? Ok , I´d like to say you one thing : KEEP POSTING !!!!
Happy Easter to you and your beautiful family!
Your sincerely,

Hello László

Looking at the thumbnail and before looking
the exifs of the photo i thought you have buy an
underwater camera, photo shot through the glass
of the aquarium WOW because is like if you where
swimming with this fish, great photo with fine POV
giving beautiful eye-contact from the fish,
excellent focus sharpness and details, TFS


Hello Laszlo,
I want to agree with George not bad indeed in fact I think it is fantastic! The colors are beautiful with the shiny light around it. I like it very much. Very well done my friend and tfs.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2011-04-23 12:01]

Hi Laszlo,
I really like the way the light played out on the fish.
Great colors and details... and I totally appreciate the difficulty of photographing through glass with minimal light.
Very interesting creature. TFS. : )

Hi Lazlo,
Very nice capture of this fish in zoo photo,
Excellent details and sharp picture,
A well presentation and composition,
Love the rich colors too,
My compliments and happy Easter day

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-04-24 1:25]

Hi Laszlo,i don't like pics taken in the zoo but this is very strange and original,the lights and the colors are very impressives and i know how isn't easy to do so behind a glass, low light and fish in mouvement.Excellent work,i wish you the best Happy Easter and thanks for share,Luciano

Exceptional fish. Fantastic sharpness and very nice details of this transparent fish.
Splendid contrast and very good exposure.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-04-28 21:15]

Hi Laszlo.
You managed to reflect all beauties of the fish and surroundings amazingly. Colour shades, lights and darks, shapes of the fish and other its details are excellent as well as composition of the image at whole. I have never shoot the fishes and I like your result a lot. My kind regards and best wishes.

Hy Laszlo
There is a lot of pp after taking an image through the glass, in the aquarium. But your first result is good, of an interesting species, with strong color-reflections. Well done!

Kind regards,

Hi Laszlo, congratulations for the picture, very nice colors and details on the subject, you captured in this shot,

have a good day,

ciao, tino

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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2011-07-26 2:02]

I love your fish.. He looks like he glows. Nice composition.

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