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Gurnard


Gurnard
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Copyright: jim stevens (jimbob) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 125] (427)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-21
Categories: Fish
Camera: Nikon D200, AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm DX, HOYA 72mm UV
Exposure: f/5.3, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-02-26 16:27
Viewed: 4242
Points: 2
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Gurnard
Grows to thirty centimetres. This colourful species also occurs in Australia and there is a close relative in Japan. In New Zealand it is widely distributed though probably more abundant north of Banks Peninsula. It occupies a wide depth from just a few metres down to about fifty metres although it seems to have a preference for depths of less than fifty metres. Its colour is brown, with a red flush in small examples to bright red overall in adults. All sizes have a large deep blue-grey pectoral fin with a pale blue margin and a black area with whitish spots near the base. Its food is mostly bottom animals living in sediment; these are searched for by means of the detached lower pectoral rays which are also used for walking. In some areas these are a very popular table fish. They are caught from shore or boats fishing shallow sedimentary bottoms. They will take cut baits and jigs.
Looks like they make great eating too...
Thanks to: http://www.fishnz.co.nz


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Hi Jim,
It's been a while! I like this capture. Nice lighting and interesting crop. I think I'd probably have gone for f8 to get overall sharpness throughout the image...just me tatse here though.

Cheers

Paul

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