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Tiger Grouper

Tiger Grouper
Photo Information
Copyright: Jose Augusto L Hauer (zeca) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1996-11-17
Categories: Fish
Camera: Nikonos V, Nikor 35mm f/2.5, Fuji Provia 100, Close up
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fishes from around the world, Underwater World #2, U/W Turks & Caicos, Underwater Wonder World 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-03 1:03
Viewed: 6466
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a Tiger Grouper from Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands. I took this photo in 1996, when I did my 19th dive. It was the first time I was using a close up outfit addapted to my Nikonos V. This outfit comes with a metalic frame to use attached ahead to the lens, just to know the focus distance and the frame limits on subject. I donīt know how, but Iīve got close to this quiet tiger grouper and put itīs head inside the frame! This thin shadow is the frameīs shadow, because I was using the flash too much oppened on a arm-support in a wrong position over the metalic frame. Of course that as soon as I took the picture, the grouper gone and I didnīt had a chance for a second photo. Well, I canīt keeped my breath away for any extra time, anyway! I'm lucky the fish didnīt hitted my gear...or didnīt ate it!
Missing the Turks & Caicos... Greetings!

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Hi Jose,
Very nice shot!
Good lighitng, great colours and detail.
Well done!

Great details.
Impressive picture.
Thanks, Andrea

Hi Jose!

Good close-up of this grouper. Mouth and eye are very sharp. Flash exposure is hard but well exposed. Tight cropping amplify the drammatic effect of the directionnal lighting.

Good shot and TFS.

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