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Blue Banded Surgeonfish

Blue Banded Surgeonfish
Photo Information
Copyright: David Sosebee (genericnic) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 13] (60)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2001-09-23
Categories: Fish
Camera: Olympus C-4040Z, Digital
Exposure: f/3.6, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Underwater Wonder World 4 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-03-08 11:57
Viewed: 5397
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Micronesia is one of the best places to dive in the world. The marine live is abundant and varied. It gave me the opportunity to combine two of my favorite things: diving and photography. This blue banded surgeonfish was resting in the reef top as I was coming in off a dive. due to the surge from the water running off the top of the reef, I was having to hold onto the exit rope with one hand and hold the camera with the other.

For those of you with an Olympus C-4040Z (and some of the other C models) Olympus makes very afordable and useful underwater housings. I was using the P-10 for this picture.

The picture was cropped, color balanced to remove some of the blue, and sharpened using USM at 400/0.3/0.

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  • Kris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 0 N: 129] (1818)
  • [2005-03-08 12:08]

Hi David, welcome to TrekNature. Beautiful fish. Wonderful colors and detail. Beautiful fish!excelent underwater shot!
Regards. Krzysztof

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-03-08 15:41]

Superbe image, très belle.
Bienvenu sur TN.

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-03-08 15:50]

Nice underwater shot David. I like its beautiful colors and sharpness.

How unusual the markings on this fish. But you have captured this very well. Beautiful composition, color and detail. TFS.

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2005-10-05 14:54]

Good picture David,
Focus is good, DOF small enough so the fish stand out beautifully, and post-processing is well accomplish. TFS

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-01-27 22:57]

Excelent capture, David! The fish is amazing! Nice colours and sharpness! The coming position of the fish is perfect! Great job! I have some u/w photos posted if you like to see! Have a nice day!

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