Some of my favourite fish photos

George Farmer

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Taken over the last few years, mostly from my home tanks for PFK magazine features.

I'd be interested to hear which is your favourite photo and why. There's a free bottle of TPN or TPN+ for the most interesting post! :thumbup:

No particular order.

Rummynose tetra
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Petitella georgiae by George Farmer, on Flickr

Angelfish (wild-caught)
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P. scalare 'Rio Nanay' by George Farmer, on Flickr

Red-fin Columbian tetra
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redfin by George Farmer, on Flickr

Penguin tetra
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penguin by George Farmer, on Flickr

Juvenile Bristlenose
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bristlenose by George Farmer, on Flickr

Celestial pearl danio
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celestial by George Farmer, on Flickr

Male fancy guppy
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guppy nano by George Farmer, on Flickr

Zebra loach
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botia striata by George Farmer, on Flickr

Chequered barbs
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pair by George Farmer, on Flickr

Discus
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discus by George Farmer, on Flickr

Tiger barbs
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tigerbarbs by George Farmer, on Flickr

Neon tetras
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neons by George Farmer, on Flickr

White cloud mountain minnows
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wcmm by George Farmer, on Flickr

Stickleback
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stickleback by George Farmer, on Flickr

Asian rummynose
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sawbwa by George Farmer, on Flickr

Green chromis
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chromis by George Farmer, on Flickr

Liberty mollies
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mollies by George Farmer, on Flickr

Sparkling gourami
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pumilus by George Farmer, on Flickr

Shelldweller
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shelldweller by George Farmer, on Flickr

Cherry shrimp
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cherry shrimp by George Farmer, on Flickr

Chocolate oranda
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chocolate oranda by George Farmer, on Flickr

Neon tetra
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neon by George Farmer, on Flickr

Cardinal tetra
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cardinals3 by George Farmer, on Flickr

Glowlight tetra
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glowlight crop by George Farmer, on Flickr

Harlequin
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22 harlequin by George Farmer, on Flickr

Inle loach
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2 yunnanilius brevis by George Farmer, on Flickr

Oto
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otocinclus by George Farmer, on Flickr

Clownfish
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clown1 by George Farmer, on Flickr

Harlequins
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espei pair by George Farmer, on Flickr

Banggai cardinal
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Banggai Cardinalfish 1 by George Farmer, on Flickr
 

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Nice series. I like the portrait shots (oranda and chromis) best I think, followed by the angel fish as they are the ones that are least obviously 'fish in an aquarium', and hence suspension of bisbelief is easier.
 
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The quality throughout is awsome (plus i know nothing about photography) so i would have to say my favourite is purely based on the story of the photo (or my projected story)
For me it has to be the stickleback, as it evokes memories of hot summer days, soggy trainers with a jam jar trying to catch them.
 

andrejacobs81

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I love seeing an Otto with a "beer belly" because you just know he is a happy and healthy fellow. It always makes me cringe to see these poor fish not being being fed well in the shops!
 

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Hi George,
all absolutely amazing shots in their own right!
White Cloud biotope shot, they fit with the rock striata so perfectly.
Zebra loach, one of my favourite fish, had a group which i sold when i went planted :(
Guppy photo has so much contrast within the shot.
Stickleback, great to see the best of british homed so nicely.
Rummynose, absolutely fantastic shot, i imagine theyre so difficult to photograph as theyre constantly darting around!
Otto, nice to see a fat one, especially in one of your tanks....you must have some algae :lol:

but my favourite....
Espei,
this looks so natural, the colours of the fish fit so perfectly with the surroundings and i imagine this could to be their natural home.
Ady.
 
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The red fin Columbian is my favourite, although they are all excellent and some came a very close joint second. There are a few reasons I like it. Apart from the great colours, lovely blue hue and red finnage, and the fact that the depth of field is just enough that you can tell there are plants in the background which makes you think about more than just the fish, I think the best thing about it is that it evokes thoughts of something a bit more sinister.... it looks a little like a piranha with its mouth open like that... just needs TEETH !!! hehehe.
 

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It's the Discus for me, sheer beauty and so gracefull - A lovely photo catching the fantastic colors and as always watching 'your' every move.
 

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I like the shrimp one. From looking at that picture you wouldn't think you were looking at a tiny cherry shrimp. The depth & clarity make it seem as if your looking at a lobster or somethin of similar size!
 

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Totally torn between this one, because I love how it captures the movement of the fish! He looks like he wants to swim off the screen :D

Celestial pearl danio
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celestial by George Farmer, on Flickr

And this one because of the angle and the way he's looking at you!

Discus
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discus by George Farmer, on Flickr

And this one because of the colours! Almost looks like a painting. Plus he's that kind of cute that's cute because it's so ugly! Bit like a pug dog :lol:

Chocolate oranda
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chocolate oranda by George Farmer, on Flickr



I'm no photographer, but that's my 2p :)
 

Christor

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I could swear that oranda was a painting, the definition and details dont look realistic to me, simply brilliant!
 

George Farmer

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Thanks, all! :)

Christor said:
I could swear that oranda was a painting, the definition and details dont look realistic to me, simply brilliant!
Actually I think this was the only one in this series taken with studio flash. Maybe I should stop being so lazy and use it more! :lol:
 

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Thanks. 100mm on an APS-C sensor, so equivalent to 160mm on a 35mm film SLR or full-frame DSLR.

If you're interested in more of my settings you can view the EXIF data on my Flickr.

Cheers,
George
 

Christor

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Well this caera jargon makes little sense to e but I would love to get into it! whatever the flash, it looks brilliant George
 

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1st pic for me. The simple minimalistic setting and depth of field makes it a cracker.

Keep the TPN(+), I got my salts :)
 
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spyder said:
1st pic for me. The simple minimalistic setting and depth of field makes it a cracker.

Keep the TPN(+), I got my salts :)

LOL, were you the winner then Spyder? :lol:
 
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