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Hello: Walking fish 2

Hello: Walking fish 2
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Copyright: akbar ali asif (AKBAR-ALI-ASIF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 0 N: 478] (2927)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-11-19
Categories: Fish
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-12-06 2:59
Viewed: 2452
Points: 26
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This is another type of walking fish i sighted on the banks of Indus River. Unlike the fish i presented previously on TN, it had scales and the gaps between eyes was shorter. It appeared to be more like a frog from the face. I tried to catch it for my daughter but it was unbelievably quick on ground.
This shot is not as good as my previous one; Sun was at the top as the fish's shadow suggests and shades of brown were dominant thus reducing the necessary contrast. Wikipedia has following info regarding mudskippers:
Mudskippers are members of the subfamily Oxudercinae (tribe Periophthalmini),within the family Gobiidae (Gobies). They are completely amphibious fish, fish that can use their pectoral fins to walk on land.Being amphibious, they are uniquely adapted to intertidal habitats, unlike most fish in such habitats which survive the retreat of the tide by hiding under wet seaweed or in tidal pools.Mudskippers are quite active when out of water, feeding and interacting with one another, for example to defend their territories. They are found in tropical, subtropical and temperate regions, including the Indo-Pacific and the Atlantic coast of Africa.

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照的清晰 很漂亮的魚
光線亮麗 整體都很清楚 也很自然
也含有趣味性 是一張好作品
構圖美麗 謝謝分享

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-12-06 4:33]

Hello Akbar,
Interesting subject and well presented shot. Well composed, with an excellent point of view chosen showing so well these amzing blue eyes. Strange creature, very seldomly shown on this site.
Merci beaucoup!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-12-06 5:16]

Hi Akbar,a second great and interesting pic,fantastic quality of details and exposure,great perspective and a magic blue inside the eyes,i like it!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Akbar,
Nice picture of this Mudskipper.Very close and well detailed.Natural colour too.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-12-06 6:33]

Hi Akbar,
Beautiful photo of this nice and interesting fish. Marvellous capture from close range. Excellent detail and focus with amazing natural colors.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-12-06 7:08]

Hello Akbar,
Fantastic macro. Even better than the last one of this Mudskipper. Taken from a perfect POV. The eyes are gorgeous!

Amazing creature this, Akbar. Seeing it for the first time and fascinated with its very unique look of a frog and a fish. I guess this species has appeared on TN for the first time.
The image is brilliant and shows the features of this subject very graphically.
Well done!

Ciao Akbar, great capture of very strange creature, fine details, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2013-12-06 16:57]

Hola Akbar, como me gustan estos hermosos peces de origen prehistórico y ha logrado una foto hermosa, con buen manejo del color y la luz en un entorno excelente y el contacto con los ojos y ese color metálico son excepcionales...saludos.

Hi akbar,
well chosed POV with blue eys, BG and the color combination is outstanding,


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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2013-12-06 22:25]

interesting photograph of mudskipper. excellent lighting and angle. tfs.

Hello Akbar,
Perfect display of this mudskippers from best PoV and nice clarity.

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2014-01-09 19:35]

Hello Akbar,

I have never seen such fish before. Almost a cross between fish and frog. Really wonderful detail with good quality phot. Thanks


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