I shot this at a special “Photographers Night” at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California. This unusual blue character was in a tank of mixed types and colors of fishes, all of them moving quite a lot! I was shooting with my lens hood (the allowed rubber type) pressed against the acrylic. Lots of throw-away shots, but this was a nice keeper, despite the shallow depth of field. (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 50mm macro at ISO 1600, f/3.2, 1/100 sec., handheld, post-processed in Noiseware by Imagenomic)

Top 10 in “Water Turtles, Tortoise, Frogs, Fish” challenge in Love These Creatures (March 2012)

Top 10 in “Fish in a Tank” challenge in Challenge Accepted group (March 2012)

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 2 years ago

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 2 years ago

    Fantastic image!

  • Thanks very much, Cindy!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Nick Boren
    Nick Borenover 2 years ago

    I see we have both been trying our had at Aquarium shots dear friend. :-) I love this one .. you did a fabulous job on it and I really love the deep blue color of the fish.

  • Thanks, Nick! Yes, I enjoy photographing at the aquarium. I pulled this one from my archives because it suits a challenge here in one of the groups.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsover 2 years ago

    Great capture! Wonderful color!!

  • Thanks very much, Tracy!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • EbyArts
    EbyArtsover 2 years ago

    Interesting blue guy!

  • Thank you, Eby! I got a kick out of the fact that he seemed so aware of the camera.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineover 2 years ago

    Do you have a name for this rather weird-looking fellow!? An interesting shot.

  • Bette, I wish I knew its name (and would have included it if I knew). I have looked for its identity but found only another person with a YouTube video of the same fish, also looking for an ID. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Teresa Pople
    Teresa Popleover 2 years ago

    Great close up and wonderful colour . . x

  • Thanks very much, Teresa! It is definitely a colorful fish!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Anita Pollak
    Anita Pollakover 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture under challenging conditions, Celeste. That fish is an amazing shade of blue, and he really is giving us the eye!

  • Thank you, Anita! The color is attention-getting for sure. He seemed aware of the camera.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Marcelle Raphael
    Marcelle Raphaelover 2 years ago

    Congratulations! You are a TOP TEN challenge winner in the CHALLENGE ACCEPTED group!!
    As voted by your member peers, your submission was TOP TEN in the challenge!
    You can also go to message board

    Challenge: Fish in A Tank

  • Thank you!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • ShootingStars8
    ShootingStars8over 2 years ago
  • Thank you!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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