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Lots of colorful koi live in the pond at the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden on the campus of California State University, Long Beach. The garden sells koi food, and feeding the koi is especially popular with children. When a bit of food hits the water, the response from the koi fish is Pavlovian and sometimes quite comical, as they rush open-mouthed to grab the goodies. You can tell from the water disturbance that these fish were hungry! (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 70-300mm zoom at 133mm, f/8, 1/800 sec., ISO 200, afternoon sun, handheld)

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Top 10 (2nd Place) in “Fish” challenge in All God’s Creatures group (May 2014)

Top 10 (2nd Place) in “Fish” challenge in Absolute Clarity group (October 2012)

Featured in Absolute Clarity (14 July 2011)

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  • Robert H Carney
    Robert H Carneyabout 3 years ago

    !

    Feed ’em!

  • Thank you very much, Robert! I am honored!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture

  • Thanks very much, Larry!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • OpalFire
    OpalFireabout 3 years ago

    Amazing detail and colour!

  • Thank you, Maggie!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature!!! Awesome!

  • Thanks very much, Cee! I appreciate the visit and comment (and fave).

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyabout 3 years ago

    excellent capture!

  • I’m glad you like it, thank you!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...over 2 years ago

    EXCEPTIONAL!

    Please add this award winning image to the DeeZ 5Cs Award Showcase Group HERE
    Thanks, DeeZ!
    (Reminder, only works that receive this banner can be added to this group!)

  • Thank you very much!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaabout 2 years ago

    Terrific shot and such beautiful colours. I’ve never seen fish with so much red.

  • The red really is intense on some of these koi, likewise the orange. Thanks very much for your kind comment!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyalmost 2 years ago

    very well done in this challenge Celeste ;)


    Fish challenge

    please view and write few words in the topic

  • Thanks, Manon, it was a good challenge subject!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyalmost 2 years ago

    oh… sorry. there is the link for the topic

  • No worries, Manon – I had already added my two cents anyway. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Susan Werby
    Susan Werby10 months ago

    Oooo…caught me by surprise from the distance…Looked like a red and white abstract and then here they are…gulping koi…Love it! I feel the frenetic nature of these hungry fish, Celeste…fave

  • Thanks very much, Susan! They are so much fun to watch when they’re after food like this. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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