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Camouflage underwater


Camouflage underwater
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-01-23
Categories: Fish
Camera: FinePix Z33WP
Exposure: f/4.9, 1/240 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-13 1:27
Viewed: 4006
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Scorpaenidae
Genus: Scorpaenopsis
Species: S. oxycephala

The tassled scorpionfish, Scorpaenopsis oxycephala, is a carnivorous ray-finned fish with venomous spines that lives in the Indian and Pacific oceans.
It can reach a maximum length of 36 cm (14 in) and can vary considerably in color. Adults are bearded with a number of tassles below the jaw.
They inhabit reef slopes from only 1 meter to a depth of 35 meters. When in shallow waters, swimmers may accidentally tread on them which may cause painful injury from the venomous spines.
Thanks to Roberta Massolo who lent me the camera.


Nome comune: Pesce scorpione tessellato
Nomi Inglesi: Tassled scorpion fish
Genere: Scorpaenopsis
Specie: Scorpaenopsis oxycephala
Categoria: Pesci ossei
Commento: Questo scorpenide si nasconde dai pericoli su habitat poco illuminati; la colorazione somatolitica del corpo ne scompone la sagoma; gli occhi così grandi potrebbero essere facilmente individuabili dalle prede, se non fossero camuffati dai cirri dermici.
Ringrazio Roberta Massolo che mi ha prestato la macchina fotografica subacquea.

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Ciao Luciano, complimenti per la bella cattura underwater, complimenti anche per averlo visto, che sto pescione si era mimetizzato proprio bene, splendidi dettagli e magnifica luce, buona Domenica grigia e nuvolosa anche da TN, ciao Silvio

Ciao Luciano,
un mimetismo perfetto che hai colto con estrema precisione di dettagli e colori, bellissima composizione e interessante documentazione
Grazie e complimenti
Buona domenica
Ciao Maurizio

Ciao Luciano.
Interessante foto di questo pesce con un mimetismo perfetto ,ottimi i dettagli bene i colori complimenti.Buona Domenica ciao Marco.

Ciao Luciano. Commestibile....? Di sicuro un campione di mimetismo che hai immortalato con perizia. Impressionante la gestionedella luce sul fondo che ha sviluppato toni molto gradevoli.

Roberto

complimenti sia per la foto che per le info che sono molto interessanti,

la foto non gode di una qualita- elevata, inquanto i riflessi dell-acqua non permette cosi- facile una maf , pero- le info completano il resto della foto,

un caro saluto, volentieri il caffe- accettato,

mi sono fatto un corretto con grappa del veneto, leggendo che lavori in un bar la voglia di un buon caffe mi e- venuta subito,

ciao, tino

Interesting photo Luciano! The composition is excellent
Regards,
Christodoulos

Hi Luciano - frankly it took me sometime to figure this out. But a wonderful capture. TFS

salut Luciano

WOW ! quel superbe camouflage ! c'est une des photos de camouflage
la plus réussi de TN, et je comprend pourquoi les nageurs ne le verraient pas,
ta photo sous l'eau est excellente avec de superbes détails, TFS

Asbed

Hi Luciano,
this extrordinary species looks like a cameleon. Nice colours. Perfect composition and point of view,
Maciek

Hello Luciano,
Interesting image with this scorpionfish. Very nice clarity and excellent colors. Great composition with sharp details.
Thanks for sharing!
Marius.

Very difficult shot, technically to realize , but you did it well I think friend Luciano, with few small exceptions. The camouflage of this strange fish is truly astonishing!
Regards,
George Veltchev

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-02-13 17:43]

Hello Luciano,
I see you are posting something different today with this underwater image. Your photo shows the remarkable camouflaged abilities that this particular fish can exhibit. This is something that I have always wanted to try, but as of yet don't have the proper equipment. Well done!!
Ron

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-02-13 22:41]

Hi,
This is disappearing act of this species, well captured camouflage of this fish, hard to detect. tfs.
nagraj.v

Ciao Luciano, bel pesce scorpione che si mimetizza in maniera incredibile. Sei stato bravo a vederlo ed a fotografarlo. Un'ottima immagine. Un saluto, Paolo

Hello Luciano,

This time the camouflage really works!
Otherwise I have noticed that between creatures with effective camouflage many are living in the sea...
This is a fine documentary, that shows this particular effect very well!

Greetings,
Pablo -

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-02-14 4:36]

Hello Luciano,
this is amazing and you have captured it wonderfully. How the colours are well camouflaged without even noticing. You showed it in an amazing view.
Well done indeed.

Regards,
Foozi

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-02-14 11:00]

Hello Luciano,
I shiver when I see this one that is so well camouflaged and waiting for a victim! A very fine under-water capture and well composed.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2011-02-14 13:34]

Ciao Luciano,
Very beautiful capture, wonderful natural environment, a camouflage photo
Congratulations and best regards ..

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-02-15 10:42]

Bravissimo Luciano a beccare questa bestiaccia...difficile ad individuarlo anche dal vivo, penso. Che mimetismo!
Malgrado ciò sei riuscito a farcelo vedere con buoni dettagli. Complimenti.
Ciao e buona serata!
Vanda

ciao Luciano
this must be your 700th post. congratulations on your 7th milestone, my friend. I wish you many hundred posts on TN.
this is great capture from underwater, with a very nice details. This is great shot for showing mimicry master. nicely composed and presented. grazie amico mio
buenosera
Ahmet

Hi Luciano,
We have similar fishclose to where I live and it is not advisable to stand on one of these.Nice seen and great capture.
erwin...

Hello Luciano
Amazing photo, great underwater photo of a masked fish. Clearly visible details. What is pure water!
Regards
Lucja

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