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Fish Choir Try Outs

Fish Choir Try Outs
Photo Information
Copyright: Tim Bentz (Tim) Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 0 N: 27] (105)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-03
Categories: Fish, Humorous
Camera: HP Photosmart 945
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): AnYtHiNg ExTrEmElY hUmOrOuS [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-08-18 1:53
Viewed: 6600
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
"Okay choir, all together now,
do~re~me~fa~so~la~te~do... Hey, let's cut the carp over there! Hold that note, hold it...and no more carp out of you young man!" ;o)

This sea of carp were actually struggling for best position for food. There is a large pond at the theme park in Federal Way, Washington (state) where there is a row of vending machines full of what looks like dog food. You put a quarter in the slot, turn the nob and out comes a handful of food.

Once the food is dropped into the water, the fish (and ducks) literally climb on top of each other to get their bounty.

I have never seen the likes before. It was actually quite disgusting but I found harmonious humor in this picture.

You'll get no more carp out of me! ;o)

God's best,


PDP, Jax, shutterbug, touristdidi, LCannon, Jaimeson, baudinm, shirgold, Luc has marked this note useful
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Tim, Funny and at the same time sad shot IMO. From a photographic POV it is very nice and I agree on the nice pattern in the water. Good shot.
Greetings, Jan

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2004-08-18 3:38]
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My nickname is Carper so I must critical your photo Tim. Well, I love it. All those carp great, good capture, great colours, I like it a lot, very nice job

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-08-18 7:00]
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Gran captura Tim.
Oportunismo y excelente perspectiva.
El efecto de color y sombras sobre la superficie del agua es muy bueno.

Great capture Tim.
Opportunism and excellent perspective.
The effect of color and shades on the surface of the water is very good.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-08-18 13:57]
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Very interesting, looks like a wall of fish. Good cropping and composition. Nice one.

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  • Jax Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 77 W: 0 N: 150] (500)
  • [2004-08-20 17:52]
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Both sad and funny that one Tim, it's a great capture with dof and composition spot on and a note that brings it all home - well done

So, so funny!
At first glance, I thought these poor little fishies were being rounded up to be eaten, but after reading your note, I'm glad they were the ones going to be doing the eating. :)
So, who made the choir? I'll bet the big guy in the upper left thirds who seems to be attracting the most attention made it for sure! He seems like the go-getter type.
Great composition, color, and exposure. You can still see the beautiful sky in the reflection of the water/sweat blend from the hard up hungry fishies. :) Thank you so much for sharing this one. It's going straight into my favorites!

Hi Tim,

I see you got a large choir in here. Good capture, I like the sequence of mouths and heads. Good colors.



What a laugh! I have never seen anything like it before. Love your note. Thanks for sharing.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2004-10-30 2:44]

Nice capture! The colour palette of this shot is so natural!

  • Pamela Silver Star Critiquer [C: 47 W: 0 N: 2] (207)
  • [2004-11-17 16:04]

ME has sacado una sonrisa. Muy bonita fotografía. Gracias por eso.


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  • Junim Gold Star Critiquer [C: 66 W: 0 N: 1] (6)
  • [2005-02-17 9:07]

Nice shot capture!
Interesting photo of the fishes.

Great capture!The carp look like they are frozen in some kind of jelly!!

Very funny shot Tim, there is a rainbow trout pound at the Bonneville Dam, where you can pay for the food to feed the fish too. I tried to get a photo, but they're not so comical as these carp, and harder to get a decent shot of. I love the reflective quality of the water you've captured here. Super photo, nice smiles all around!

This is an awesome pic. I have seen the same at the Key West Aquarium, but with grouper. They just sit there with their mouths open, hoping you hit the target. ha Love the note too!

Hi Tim,
This is a very good picture ! Thanks also for the note, because without it we could not understand what it's all about...

Hello Tim,
I wasn't really sure what I was seeing from the thumbnail and I was surprised!
Nice one, with all these starving fish fighting for food :-)
Good capture and nice note.
TFS - Shir

Hi Tim

finding food is, I believe, the strongest instinct!



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