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Red Sea walkman

Red Sea walkman
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Copyright: Krzysztof Buchowicz (Kris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 0 N: 129] (1818)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-07
Categories: Fish
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Tamron 28-75 f2.8
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Underwater Wonder World 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-20 14:20
Viewed: 13451
Points: 13
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Egypt - Red Sea - Hurghada
Red Sea walkman (Inimicus filamentosus)
Filamented devilfish.

Up to 25 cm. Uses its lower free pectoral rays as "walking" legs even creating tracks in its sandy habitat. Dorsal spines sxtremely venomous. Often buried up to his eyes. Note deterrent pectoral and caudal fin coloration.

This photo was taken at the depth of approximately 12m.
Body: Canon EOS 20D
Lens: Tamron XR Di 28-75mm
Ikelite Digital SLR Camera Housing - 6871.20
Ikelite Dome Port 28-75mm - 5503.80
Ikelite DIGITAL SubStrobe DS125

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-11-20 14:25]

Amazing underwater creature, Krzysztof. What fantastic camouflage on the ocean floor. The colors and markings on the pectoral fins are gorgeous. Well done and TFS. ; )

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-11-20 14:28]

Hi Krzysztof,

Excellent shot and well done on the composition. Beautiful work.


This is a really cool shot where the viewer can see both the camouflage & warning mode of this really cool Devilfish. Very nice Kris. Paul :)

Great camoflauge, had to look close into the bottom, nice shot.


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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-11-20 20:47]

Przedziwne zwierze, nigdy nie widzialem takiej ryby :-)
Kolejna swietna fotka!

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2005-11-20 23:12]


Another one I never saw in Hurgada.
Focus and exposure are excellent. Fill-in flash is well balanced as we can see by the shadows. Fish seems quite small considering size of the sand.
Nice picture and TFS.

Ugly looking fish. i can appreciate how hard it would be to get a really good shot of this guy with all those spines and camoflague colour. I think you've done a good job.

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