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The Lionfish (Pterois volitans) with long, poisonous stings in his back sails under the sun and hunts small fishes.Lionfish symmetric from head-onSeven lionfish hunting
Banka island, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, Banda Sea
Canon EOS 5D, EF 4.0/17-40mm USM, Seacam housing, Speedlite 580EX, TTL, Sealux housing, 1/250s, f14, ISO 100
THIS IMAGE IS PART OF MY CALENDAR “THE LIVING SEA”
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i love how you got the sun in the background. beautiful colors :)
Thank you Macky. Yes, that was the idea for to bring more depth into the image.Regards, Norbert
A real classic example.
your work is simply stunning!!! Awesome…WOW… :-)
Thank you very much. I try always to see usual things in a different way.Best fishes, Norbert
great capture! :)
Tanks again Raphael.
I seem to be commenting on nearly every image, they are just amazing. I am extremely envious, of both the photographic skill (and images produced by that) and of the experience of seeing these things in such beautiful locations.
Thank you Chris. I enjoy your commends very much. But feel free to do the same job :-)))Best fishes, Norbert
A wonderful creature, and stunning shot.
I remember coming accross these in Penang, quite close to the beach on a little mini reef. It watched one of them bowing and charging towards a childs pair of legs. I just managed to lift the child out of the water. This was only a juvenile, but they appear to have a bit of an aggresive streak in them..
Thank you very much. Yes you have to take really care of them.Best fishes, Norbert
I see these things on TV documentaries, but to see the still, and have the chance to study it, that’s special!
Wonderful capture Norbert! I love the different tones and patterns of the coral against the stripes of the Lionfish. Absolutely beautiful!
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