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|Masked butterflyfish (Chaetodon semilarvatus)|
Butterflyfish are among the most colourful of reef inhabitants. They have flat, thin bodies that are shining bright yellow with dark stripes and often with a dark blotch near the tail fin. The blotch serves to confuse predators, which mistake it for an eye and attack the wrong end of the fish. Butterflyfish can also swim backward to escape danger. They can become up to 23 cm long. Many live as mated pairs with clearly defined territories, while others school in large numbers. It feeds on soft and hard coral polyps and is more active late in the afternoon. During daytime youíll often find them resting under table coral.
The picture is taken on 12 meters depth at the dive site Abu Hashish. Iíve used one external Sea&Sea YS-120 flash. Itís a 100% crop. Iíve converted it from RAW to JPEG with C1. Otherwise untouched.
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- [2004-09-26 15:22]
Excellent Peter, another great close up. I wish I could dive! Thanks you, I love it.
Very good close up love the colours,I cant wait to get back under the water. Need to find a housing for the D100 any tips on a good location. Great snap.
I was unfortunately away for the weekend. I could therefore not critique your photo. Now that Iím back so many good shots were posted that I do not have enough points to hand out to all that deserve it, so sorry. I like this photo and do think it deserved points. Maybe Iíll catch up later.
This fish are very relaxed, how do they let you getting so near? Beautiful detail and lighting in this one, and te crop is strange but works well.
Very good closeup Peter.
Nice colours and good sharpness.
Good anf informative note.