With size of 50cm the Hieroglypyc Hawkfish (Cirrhitus rivulatus) is the largest species of the Hawkfish family. Remarkable:The beautiful eyes.
Cousin Rock Island, Galapagos Archipelago, Ecuador, Pacific Ocean.

Canon EOS 50-E, 2.8/100mm Makro, Subal housing, 1/125s, f 16, Subtronic amphibian flash, TTL

1153 Views, 26.05.2012

April 2012 on cover of plongee, a french diving magazine: http://www.plongee-mag.net/

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ecuador, eye, fish, fishes, galapagos, line, norbert probst, underwater, wildlife, yellow, galapgos, hawkfish, lines, south amerca, cirrhitus rivulatus, pacific, ocean, hieroglyphic, fffffff, reef art, abstract

Passionated, professional photographer since 1992 with worldwide publications in magazines, newspapers, calendars, prospects, advertising, internet and on products.
I am located in Nuremberg, Franconia, Bavaria, Germany, and my heart beats for marine wildlife.

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Comments

  • George Kypreos
    George Kypreosalmost 5 years ago

    great capture !!

  • Thank you George. I like your work too!

    – Norbert Probst

  • Shelley Warbrooke
    Shelley Warbrookealmost 5 years ago

    This is just breathtaking Norbert. The golden and white tones against the otherwordly eye, almost seems trapped in a bubble of space. Amazing!

  • Thank you Shelly. This photo is one of my favorites too.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyalmost 5 years ago

    I hope you got the Hawkfish to sign a release form to have its image posted on the internet.

  • No, I didn’t. But I promised to make him famous :-)

    – Norbert Probst

  • kemal91
    kemal91almost 5 years ago

    Cool shot, great detail. :)

  • Thank you.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Ellen Cotton
    Ellen Cottonalmost 5 years ago

    !!!!!! Amazing macro!!!!!!!

  • Thank you. I like close ups. But I have to do more scenery’s for the magazines.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Claire Walsh
    Claire Walshalmost 5 years ago

    The underwater world certainly is amazing. Fantastic image.

  • Thank you. Yes, that’s true.

    – Norbert Probst

  • aabzimaging
    aabzimagingalmost 5 years ago

    Love your work Norbert! The rainbow reflection in his eye tops this shot!

  • Thank you. Sometimes you need some luck.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Patricia Howitt
    Patricia Howittalmost 5 years ago

    The colors and tones in this are wonderful, let alone the whole concept and the 3 dimensional quality of the eye – just great!

  • Thank you Patricia. It was a lucky moment, that I could go this close.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Marcus Grant IPA
    Marcus Grant IPAalmost 5 years ago

    Outstanding, superb clarity.

  • Thank you Markus. I am happy with that.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Dinni H
    Dinni Halmost 5 years ago

    brilliant shot! lovely colors!

  • Thank you Dinni. I try hard.

    – Norbert Probst

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