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Copyright: randy lafferty (cherokeechief) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 18 W: 4 N: 43] (142)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-16
Categories: Fish
Camera: sony dsc p-52
Exposure: f/3.8, 1/40 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Fishes from around the world, Oklahoma Aquarium, Underwater Wonder World 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-26 23:46
Viewed: 4153
Points: 3
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Oklahoma Aquarium.

Scorpionfishes have large, heavily ridged and spined heads. Venomous spines on their back and fins with a groove and venom sack. Well camouflaged with tassels, warts and colored specks. Some scorpionfishes can change their color to better match their surroundings.
Scorpionfishes are not aggressive, but if threatened they will erect their dorsal spines. If danger continues they flee, usually very fast but only for a short distance and then quickly settle back and freeze.

Sized and cropped in Adobe, otherwise straight from the Sony.

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To mbasil: scorpion fishcherokeechief 1 04-28 22:48
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This is a good subject, and you've done well with focus and composition. But I think the shot is just too "busy." The scorpionfish have a very busy pattern, throw another in the mix, and then put it on a busy background of algao or something and it's hard to see the subject for the background. Nothing much I can recommend, short of reshooting the fish against a simpler background.

Hi Randy, how are you? Nice composition of these incredible fishes.
I lile the framing, colours and details.

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