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Eastern Wirrah


Posted by ChrisRoss on Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:05 am

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Eastern Wirrah  Acanthistius ocellatus

An Eastern Wirrah under an overhang at a dive site called Oak Park, located in the south of Sydney.  Don't see them that often when diving but they are always under overhangs or in caves.  This one is sitting among sponges and sea squirts that cover many surfaces underwater around Sydney.  Water temperature 14°C and 10m depth.  Quite an attractive fish but said to be poor eating.

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by Cynthia Crawford on Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:52 am
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What a beautiful fish in a beautiful setting. Love all the different elements that make this work-the colorful surrounds and the way the Wirrah is neatly wedged under the overhang. Just a very pleasing and well composed scene. Thanks for taking us once again to a fascinating world, unknown to most. Top-rated in my book! :)
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by Tom Whelan on Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:07 pm
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Fine image, what a beautiful dot pattern, and a lovely setting.
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by rhighercat on Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:39 pm
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Beautiful image of a beautiful fish. Love the patterns on it. Background enhances the image.
 

by Karl Egressy on Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:18 am
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Very fine image in all regards.
 

by ChrisRoss on Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:35 am
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by Carol Clarke on Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:17 pm
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Excellent capture of this speckled beauty in its natural habitat, Chris!

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