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Circular batfish

Circular batfish
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: 2005-09-21
Categories: Fish
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 18-70mm
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/40 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fishes from around the world, The Red Sea, Underwater World #2, Underwater Wonder World 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-03-12 12:36
Viewed: 9001
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Circular batfish (Platax orbicularis) has a rounded compressed body in silver colour with vertical bands, more or less dark. It grows up to 60 cm in length. The fish occurs singly or in open schools along steep slopes or in open water of deep lagoons and bays, 2 to 34 m. Juveniles in shallow protected waters and mimic a floating dead leaf.

The batfish is one of the most difficult fish to take pictures of in my opinion. Its round and silverish body is so easy to overexposure. Taking batfish pictures makes me wish that I had a TTL strobe.

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Great capture, beautiful colors and sharp!!!

  • Great 
  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-03-12 13:34]

Hi Peter,
this is beautiful. The colors are just amazing. Sharpness and clearity are very nice. Great POV.

  • Great 
  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-03-12 13:43]

Hi Peter,
Well it seems you've captured this perfectly, I don't see any OE anywhere. Excellent detail and colour, great shot.

Hej Peter,
another beautiful UW-shot. The colours are very nice.
Details and exposure are spot on. Well composeda and nice POV.
Great work.

Hi Peter,

I like photos of fish. I have taken some in my day.
Great color, details are ecellent, you capture this well. TFS

  • Great 
  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-03-13 18:12]

Hi Peter,
this is beautiful and very nice charp colours.
Well done.

  • Great 
  • pic Silver Star Critiquer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 5] (191)
  • [2006-10-07 10:32]

Effectively, this fish is very hard to photography because his skin is like a mirror...

Hello Peter.

Excellent picture, very good details and colors.

Jose Luis.

Salaam Peter
Very nice shot and nicely colour
Good job and sharp photo - 10/10
Best regards
-- SADEGH --

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