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Trunk Fish


Trunk Fish
Photo Information
Copyright: Alain Thibodeau (Athila) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1985
Categories: Fish
Camera: Nikkormat EL & Ikelite housing, Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/3.5, Ektachrome
Exposure: 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Exotic marine life, Fishes from around the world, Underwater World #2, Underwater Wonder World 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-01-10 15:31
Viewed: 10662
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 30
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Trunk Fish

I took that picture while I was diving in Hurgada in Egypt (Red Sea).

Diving condition were not recorded.

The trunk fish differ from other fish in the fact it doesn’t have a flexible spine. In fact the shape of his skeleton is the same as his body. I found some trunk fish skeleton made of cartilage and it was empty inside. Live fish obviously have its organs inside of that cartilage.

The only flexible and moving parts are the fins. Its displacements are very slow, making it quite easy to photograph. It belongs to the family of the puffer fish.

Technical data:

Camera : Nikkormat EL
Accessory-1 : Ikelite camera housing with flat port
Lens : 55mm f :3.5 Micro-Nikkor
F/stop : Not recorded
Shutter speed : Not recorded
Filter: None
Flash : Vivitar 285
Accessory-2 : Ikelite flash housing
Tripod : None
Film : Ektachrome 64
Flatbed Scanner: Epson 4180

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Hi alan!
I watched your galery today! your photos are absolutely amazing. What wonderful colours!!! What beautiful compositions. I'm really impressed.

Great capture with excellent composition and detail. Maybe a wee bit more saturation and level adjustment (black point-compare esp. pupils of the fish's eye - guess those should be ink black). In any case a wonderful photo. Well done!
Regards,
Gabi

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-01-10 16:47]

Hi Alain,
Very beautiful fish you captured,
excellent exposure and lighting, must be very difficult for undersea condition.
Well done and TFS!

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-01-10 20:53]

Nice picture, Alain! Well done capture! Very good exposure and lights!
Zeca

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-01-11 0:53]

Another excellent underwater shot, Alain. Sharp details, good exposure, excellent composition. I really like the colors and designs on the fish. Well done and TFS. : )

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-01-11 4:02]

Hello Alain!
Very nice capture.I liked POV,framing,clear details and composition a lot.TFS...:-)

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-01-11 4:10]

Another underwater beauty! I wonder that underwater photography must be 10 times harder than on land. Great subject, funny 'face'.

Hi Alain,
Superb! The colors are always so vibrant! Superb detail,DOF, and clarity here. Very well done on the fish and his surrounding environment!
Scott

Hi Alain,
It's nice colrful fish. Especially for underwater photography. Well composed. Just interesting what was the depth when taking.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2006-01-11 20:35]

Est-ce une bonne photo, à mon humble avis? Oui, une très bonne.
Est-ce que la note m'apprend quelque chose de nouveau? Bien sûr!
Est-ce que ce photographe participe activement à la croissance du site? Assurément.
Qu'est-ce que j'éprouve vraiment en regardant cette photo? Cela a dû être une aventure intéressante de prendre ces photos. Étant moi-même Poisson (astrologiquement parlant et quelque fois littéralement dans la vie...) l'attrait des profondeurs a toujours été fort chez moi.
Est-ce que cette photo m'aide à progresser? À court terme, non, mais possiblement à long terme.
Merci Alain.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-01-11 21:31]

Bonsoir Alain!

Les photos sous-marine sembles très interessentes à réaliser.Ma compagne aimerai beaucoup s'y mettre.Je suppose que l'équippement est couteux et le pratiquer de même.Félicitations pour cette photo l'éclairage du sujet est parfait et l'environnement est très joli.

Merci pour l'envoie!
Joseph.

This is very good, Alain. I take this was also not in your big fish tank. ;) I have a nice one for you of a Toby... but alas through glass. Very well done.

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  • Kris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 0 N: 129] (1818)
  • [2006-01-13 7:49]

Hi Alain,
Interesting object. Good composition and really nice color. Regards, Krzysztof

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  • Luce Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 80 W: 0 N: 15] (58)
  • [2006-03-29 9:51]

Vraiement mignon ce petit poisson. Il a un charme spécial malgré son manque de couleur. Bien qu'il soit près du centre, sa position inclinée laisse plus d'espace devant sa tête que derrière le bout de sa queue. Bravo.

Very interesting looking species Alain.
Great comp., color, detail, and light. I envy your underwater shooting experience..I made three dives in my early twenties..So. Cal. waters.. Have never revisited that world :(

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