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How about a kiss???

How about a kiss???
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Bergquist (Pedda) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 1 N: 247] (1287)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-11-03
Categories: Fish
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor Micro 60mm
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Underwater World [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-11-12 14:28
Viewed: 5494
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a photo of an adult female Yellow Boxfish (Ostracion cubicus). They can grow up to 45 cm long. The one on the photo is around 15-20 cm.

Large adults are variable in colour, ranging from ochre to purplish brown. The round spots on the carapace of the smaller male phase being faint or absent, the fins have small black spots and the head is adorned with a bump anteriorly on the snout.

Female are yellow and have many regularly rounded, black-rimmed white spots on the carapace.

Small juveniles are cube-shaped becoming more elongate with age. Their coloration is yellow with round black spots nearly as large as the pupil.

They are a solitary species that always are seeking shelter under overhangs, caves and so on on/in the reef. Youíll find them between 1 to 45 meters depth.

This photo is taken during a night dive at Shaab Sheer outside Safaga. I used my normal flashlight as focusing light for the camera then the external flash did its job to lighten up the fish. I was on 10 meters depth when I took the photo. I always take my underwater photos in RAW mode. This time I converted it with Photoshop. Iíve cropped and resized the photo.

Iím sorry for being a lazy b_s_ard with my comments on your photos, but now on my way for another diving safari and times is something that I have enough of at the moment. Hopefully this days away will result in some nice photos for me to publish here.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-11-12 14:53]

Amazing picture and excellent note. Very well done Peter. Gorgeous.

Fantastic and detailed shot, with fantastic and detailed note. The POV of the face is very good. Thanks.

Great Peter.
Excellent picture with a great informative note.
Mycket bra.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-11-12 23:16]

DID she get her kiss? Excellent shot wit superb sharpness an DOF. Very well done

Thanks for posting

Great photo Peter.I love these little puffers.Very well taken and presented with good notes.Thank you for sharing this.

You kiss him, I'll pass. Nice detail and good colours. Thanks for posting. Also good notes.

Peter, Nice shot of this amazing looking fish.
Greetings, Jan

Excellent shot Peter. You captured it at just the right moment. Well done. Regards, Krzysztof

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