Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Watery Wednesday #21: One Of These Things Is Not Like The Others


"Going Against The Grain"
Pine Knoll Shores, NC - October 2008 (Click to embiggen)

Watery Wednesday
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I've never had any luck at keeping fish alive in an aquarium. Which is a real pity, because I love to watch them. I'm not sure what species these are, but I'm reasonably sure their green coloring is from the lighting and not their natural color. The larger, tan colored guy in the foreground was actually illuminated by my flash which is what makes me think the green guys aren't really green.Violence Unsilenced
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37 comments:

Mama Zen said...

If they are really that green, those are some freaky fish! Great shot!

Mona said...

wow! that fish is ethereal! i never saw soething like that before!!

Laurieluc said...

Wow! What a cool shot!

ewok1993 said...

those are like glow in the dark fishes. very cool.

ramblingwoods.com said...

I love fish..I had to give the fish away and use my 20 gallon tank for my daughter's frog..that I have been babysitting for the past 9 years...Think she ever tank Foggy back? LOL....Michelle

Margaret's Ramblings said...

How did you get them to stay still while you took the shot, LOl. Great photo.

Margaret

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The fish are lit by such a pretty shade of green,

Gill - That British Woman said...

you never know they may be that colour as there are some neat coloured tropical fish out there, regardless that's a neat photo.

Gill in Canada

kayleen said...

That's a really neat photo. The guy in the front provides an interesting contrast.

Nebraska Birding

VALKYRIEN said...

They look dangerous to mee! Cool shot!

Pacey said...

Same here, the fish in my small aquarium never last that long... :) They look cool though in green, I've never seen a green fish. hehe.

A New England Life said...

They look electrified! lol!

Norm said...

great shot! yes they have fantastic color green. Mine is here and thanks for viewing.

Pagan Sphinx said...

I wonder if they're actually silver? In any event, I love the luminescent green that the camera created. What a magnificent green it is!

I really like your fish pictures. When I visit an aquarium, I stay all day whenever possible.

Bryan said...

A green like that makes me think alien.

dianne - bunny trails said...

Oooh, totally cool!! Love that green iridescence. :D

2sweetnsaxy said...

Real color or not, it's a nice shot.
:-)

Tricia said...

Fantastic WW post, Mojo! I love watchin' the fishies too - soothing!

luna miranda said...

amazing color! they look surreal...

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BNS said...

ctually, those greenish silvery fish look to me like they are members of the Jacks family (Carangidae). If I had to guess, I'd say that they are juvenile Bluefin Trevally (Caranx melampygus). If you search on that name, I bet you'll find them. The little ones do sometimes have a greenish tinge.

The one going against the grain looks like some kind of a snapper.

Bobbie @ The Right Blue

Carletta said...

Big tan guy doesn't seem to know it's a one way street! :)
Nice shot no matter the color.

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

NicoleB said...

I love this shot, too cute.
The way the fish look.
Like you I am not able to maintain an aquarium, but I love to look at the fish in them :)
Happy WW :)!

NicoleB said...

PS.: I borrowed your WW button, I hope you don't mind.
I couldn't manage to get the button right :(

Aileni said...

In their element.

Kendris said...

Great shot! The fins are shaped differently, so it's not the same species, and I've seen some fairly spectacular colors on fish.

Shadow said...

...but the green looks so great!

Connie said...

Nature even has traffic jams.

Linnea W said...

That is a lot of fish in there. Looks like they're playing follow the leader...great WW shot...

floreta said...

i love that silvery shine on the fish!

Tarolino said...

I've had the same experiences as you with my former aquarium (now housing cactuses on dry gravel). Allthough those that lived did so till ripem old age (abt 5-8 yrs tops). There's a thing. Are the green guys green and the flash just sort of ripped the colour of the one in front or is it the other way around? One of life's unsolved mysteries.

Regina Marie said...

Hey..don't tell..we want to be mystified! Nice shot.

Denise said...

That is a wonderfully sharp image and a great photograph.

magiceye said...

wow! they seem to be on a mission! great capture!

Karen ~Georgia Angel said...

Great photo! I love the green sheen.
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Tink *~*~* said...

From your preface, I thought you were going to make us try and find the one that was belly-up ;)

Tink *~*~*
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Lil Bit said...

Yikes, are those piranha??