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Postby Alessandro Pagano » Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:40 pm

A small fish comb (Xyrichthys novacula) of about 1" shows its characteristic peak youth, formed from the first dorsal fin spines. With the growth of this feature disappears.
Capomulini (CT) Italy, Ionian Sea.

D700, Nikon 105mm VR, TC Kenko 1,4x, double flash Subtronic (Nova, Alpha Pro Macro)
Iso 100, 1/320, f22

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Postby scottg » Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:25 am

wow, what a beautiful fish! I'm sure it is very nice. nice job using the long lens to capture this fish.

Does this fish move around quickly?

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Postby Alessandro Pagano » Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:13 am

Hi Scott, the little fish has a habit of living in the sand when it comes out then you need to approach slowly to prevent silt lightning.
Thank you for your appreciation.

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Postby smb2 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:50 pm

The second image is great. Really a nice shot.
It would appear that these are related to the Razorfish in the Caribbean, Hemipteronotus splendens and H.novacula.
They do have the annoying habit of diving into the sand when you try to get close.
You had to have been very patient.
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Postby Alessandro Pagano » Thu Dec 23, 2010 7:40 am

Thanks for appreciation. Patience is required only for adult animals, which at the first opportunity is buried.

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