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The rare Mola mola

The rare Mola mola
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Copyright: Jose Augusto L Hauer (zeca) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-05
Categories: Fish
Camera: Cannon EOS Rebel XTi, 18-55 Canon EFS, 58mm Hoya PL-CIR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fishes from around the world, Some other Nice Nature., Different Fish [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-31 21:42
Viewed: 5585
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The rare "Mola mola", knowed like "Ocean Sunfish" in english and curiously "Peixe-Lua" in portuguese. I said curiously, because "Peixe-Lua" means "Moon-fish". This is a very rare fish and I found it when I was fishing in the deep waters. I wasn´t with my tele-zoom, so I took this picture with the 18-55. The fish was curious as well, so I could get close like this for a few seconds before his dive.
His size is around 150 pounds.

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An interesting capture with your limited equipment Jose, it is not clear, but that fish looks more like a Ranzania laevis than Mola mola from here my friend.

Hello Jose,
I enjoy the composition!
Great colour and fine details, an interesting subject is well presented...
Pablo -

Oh awesome Jose. I've seen drawings of these guys, but never a photograph. This is a very difficult shot, but you caught the two large fins very well. At 150 pounds how "tall" would that make it?

Thanks, John

Not many of this take, normally shots taken from below which give more details of the Mola mola. Anyway, nice approach.
Best regards,

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-04-01 10:08]

Hola Primo!
Un placer ver tus fotos otra vez. Linda imagen de este raro especimen, bellos los colores de las aguas del mar. Interesante nota escrita.

Olá Zeca,
é cada pérola que você consegue capturar nessas pescarias suas! Acho que a máscara de nitidez que você aplicou na imagem criou um leve ruído na água, isso sempre acontece nesse tipo de foto, agora sempre que tem água não aplico mais. Mas mesmo assim sua foto está ótima.
Parabéns e Abraço!

What a good momnet. A nice presentation. Good POV and sharp. Nice details. Colours are lovely.
Best wishes,

Hello Jose,

You are a lucky one. What an interesting subject you well presented. I know this fishes from the Tele and so on, but now you captured one at a good moment. Beautiful colors and so sharp that you can see the another brestfin under wather. Thanks for sharing thats something difference. Regards and TFS BOB

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2008-07-01 22:36]

Hola Jose.

Una sumamente interesante captura de este raro pez, una fortuna encontrarse con estos regalos de la naturaleza,uan gozada.


Ola Zeca,
Otima,parece facil.....Parabens.

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