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Hootie the Blowfish

Hootie the Blowfish
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Copyright: tatiana ley sta juana (ilovepalawan) (12)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-30
Categories: Fish
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-05 1:21
Viewed: 12684
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
We call him Hootie. This friendly blowfish was found along the nearby coral reefs in Calambuyan Island, Palawan, Philippines. He looks like a furball. He has a beak-like mouth which according to locals, it can cut anything into pieces. He blows air whenever he feels threatened. Well, part of his defense mechanism, I'd say. Nevertheless, Hootie is such a friendly fish. We set him free after we took this shot

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What a brilliant first post. Stunning colours and a fitting title to boot.


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  • Tlapp Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 27 W: 6 N: 19] (112)
  • [2008-04-05 6:06]

A fish with a face! Stunning pic!
Regards, Rafal

A warm welcome to TN, Tatiana.
What an interesting shot.
An animal we rarely see here.
Very sharp details and rich colors.
It looks like it has "spikes" on its body.
Does it hurt to hold him in your hands?
Thanks for sharing.

Hello Tatiana,
An amazing creature, never seen anything like this!
Good portrait quality and most interesting features...
A well composed presentation with fine details!
Pablo -

  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2008-04-05 18:03]
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Ola Tatiana
Fascinante animal fotografado nesta foto, aqui o chamamos de baiacu, as suas cores são muito bonitas ele se parece com uma fruta que temos aqui no Brasil a manga.

Un buen buzo, un buzo consciente, un buzo responsable, una persona amante a la naturaleza, no expone al sufrimiento a ningun ser para obtener una imagen. Una muy buena fotografía no justifica el dolor.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-05-22 0:40]

Hello Tatiana,
Superb Just superb. Excellent shot with such a lovely note. Great clarity and POV. Good one and thanks for sharing. Ganesh

Very nice shot. The blown up fish with its lips and eyes looks like a cute smiling baby. The pov is excellent.

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