Napoleon Wrasse in the Abstract

Wordless Wednesday
Watery Wednesday

What: The first two images are abstract macro shots of the scales and a fin of a
Napoleon Wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus).

The third photo is for context, so that you can see the patterns as they appear on the fish.


Cheilinus undualtus

Cheilinus undualtus

Cheilinus undualtus

Click on any of the photos to enlarge.

For more about the Napoleon Wrasse, click here.

35 comments:

  1. Wow! Whatever that fish species is, it is sure HUGE!! :)

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  2. I still think that guy/gal is scary! How did you get the macro shots with the fish moving?

    Happy WW!

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  3. I'm with Will. I was just wondering how you managed to get that macro shot. Did you hold it still while you took the shot?

    Great series and I love the macro/abstract. Awwww-sum!

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  4. @ Will and 2Sweet - a) I was very, very close with the lens port nearly touching the fish; b) someone else was distracting the fish so that it wasn't paying much attention to me while I maneuvered; c) these are the shots that came out pretty well -- there were other, blurrier ones that I'm not going to post! :-D

    Bobbie

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  5. The abstract shots almost look like feathers! Wonderful.

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  6. Very cool shots!
    Thanks for answering how you got the macro.

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  7. Oh how cool! What beautiful detail. I appreciate the third shot providing the context. Very nice. :D

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  8. what cool patterns.
    I'm sunning my buns in Anchorage this week. It's like the tropics here...at least 40 degrees today.

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  9. I really like the abstracts. But the stripes look great in context as well. The pattern is much finer than I would have guessed from the first images.

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  10. NIce pretty patterns. Very intricate. I am impressed you were able to get close enough to take the macros. DId the fish think you had an egg for it?

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  11. Again, you amaze me! I can't imagine how close you were to that ginormous (yea, it's a word, maybe...) fish! Those pictures are awesome! In other news, I think my hubby & I will be getting scuba certified for Christmas!

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  12. Don't know what to say ! it's just amazing !

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  13. Wow! I have never seen such pics before! Beautiful, creative and stunning!

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  14. Wow. THat is a superb sequence. I've added you to my blogroll to remind me to visit more often

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  15. That fish really is a work of art!

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  16. Very interesting. And great shot!

    Happy WW!

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  17. Magnificent!
    That must have been an awesome dive!

    And the appreciation of such a beautiful pattern on the fish--wow!

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  18. Such interesting patterns in the macros! Happy Watery Wednesday!

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  19. Hi Bobbie, nice shots. Thanks for your visit earlier. Happy WW! :)

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  20. What an excellent idea! Wonderful.

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  21. That first shot kind of explains the patterns... Excellent camouflage.

    And as usual, exceptional photography!

    BlogBlast for Peace - 11.6.2008

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  22. Those are great shots. Very well done.

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  23. as always, one of my favorite ww stops.
    great macros.

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  24. Very cool photos, love macro shots and these are superb, that fish is incredible. Great job.

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  25. Absolutely amazing how those scales fit into such a fascinating pattern. Beautiful!

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  26. WOW.....what photos....make mine look ever so unprofessional....oh well I'm still learning!!


    Gill in Canada

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  27. Every one of your photos is more beautiful than the one before!

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  28. Nature's artwork is always beautiful!

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  29. Now that one seems to be huge! :-)

    I hope you had a great WW day!

    My WW post...

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  30. Beautiful fish. Excellent shots.

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  31. Thank you all for visiting and sharing your thoughts.

    Bobbie

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  32. What cool fishy pics :) I really love the abstract. I wouldn't have guessed what it was either.

    Thanks for visiting me Bobbie! I've bookmarked your site and I'll be back.

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  33. Wonderful patterns and details you have captured in these Bobbie, great job !!

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Bobbie & Jerry