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Forster's Hawkfish

Forster's Hawkfish
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Copyright: Peter Bergquist (Pedda) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 1 N: 247] (1287)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-09-22
Categories: Fish
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor Micro 60mm
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/400 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Underwater World [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-10-04 5:40
Viewed: 4636
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Forster's Hawkfish (Paracirrhites forsteri) are also known as Forster's, Blackside Hawkfish.

Forster's Hawkfish can be recognised by its colouration. It is yellowish above, with a dark brown to black stripe laterally. The cheek is grey to white with red spots.

This species grows to 22cm in length.

It occurs in tropical marine waters of the Red Sea and Indo-Pacific where you'll find them laying on different type of corals.

I've tried several times before with my previous cameras to get good photo's of this fish without any luck. They are extremely shy normaly, but this one actually let me come as close as 15 cm from him/her. The coral has a diameter of approx 2-3 cm. That gives you an idea about the size of the fish.

The photo was taken at Abu Hashish on 14 meters depth. JPEG Medium quality. It's croped and resized.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-10-04 6:38]
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Hi Peter, I look forward to your note, I lve fish but know little about them, I like the look this one is giving you. Beautiful detail in both the fish and the coral.

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  • kb10 Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 29] (155)
  • [2004-10-04 7:41]

belle photo
dommage que le poisson ne soit pas bien éclairé, il reste des zones d'ombres.
Sinon elle est très jolie

The POV appart from the wonderful colour and textures undersea provides, make this shot very good (and funny). Thanks for posting.

Hi Peter I am not 100% sure but I think that this is a Blackside Hawkfish. Well great shot anyway and brill place for diving just miss it so much. Cant wait to go back again.

Nice one Peter. I like the POV and the textures of the coral. It still a wonderfull world you are shwoing us. Thanx.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-10-04 16:28]

Otra hermosa composicion Peter.
El juego de luces y sombras en esta escena es fundamental.
Atinado DOF y POV, con bellos tonos y buen encuadre.

Another beautiful composition Peter.
The game of lights and shades in this scene is fundamental.
Accurate DOF and POV, with beautiful tones and good frame.

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