Okay, here's the rest of the shots from the fist trip. Following this, I have something way cooler to talk about. ;)
|Seriously, Who Puts Eyeshadow on a Fish?|
|This Isn't a School, This is a Mob!|
They're hand fed. We got to hand-feed them, which is a bizarre feeling. It's sort of like sticking your hand against the end of a slimy vacuum cleaner hose. Because they're used to being fed by humans they mob up against the pool whenever anyone stands against the wall to see them.
Not helping the matter was that some of the fish were really, really bright white and were basically swimming hot spots.
|Self-Expression: He haz it.|
But once in a while someone would calm down enough to let me get a good shot. I find the blue 'eyeshadow' on this fish really, really hysterical. He has both eyeshadow and a moustache. Well, to each his own. :)
This lionfish is amazing, but hard to shoot. This was probably the best shot I got - and it was through the glass with the flash, so it's not, you know brilliant, but it could be worse. He's tough because there's a very solid fish, but some very ephemeral, transparent fins. Getting the light to catch both properly is not the easiest thing ever.
This one shows the very cool metallic stripes and the transparency of his lips.
Here he was showing off his belly. I can't decide if it looks like he's frowning or smiling. We fed the larger rays in the tide pool. They don't have teeth, but they have some power behind their jaw. If you don't let go of their lunch, you'll get nipped!
Okay, so that's the end of the fish story. Next: I saved a diving duck from the mean streets of Chicago! Stay tuned!