Eastern Blue Devilfish

Posted by ChrisRoss on Fri May 14, 2021 10:48 pm

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Eastern Blue Devilfish  Paraplesiops bleekeri

The eastern blue devilfish is a rather uncommon fish that hides out in caves and under overhangs during the day, this one was hanging close enough to the edge so it had enough light for the AF to work, so I turned off my focus light as I approached to ensure it didn't swim off.

This one was found at Bare Island in Botany Bay (Sydney) at a depth of about 12m .  These fish are fully protected in NSW and are found mainly along the NSW coast.  This one was about 450mm long.

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by matty on Sat May 15, 2021 1:51 am
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Excellent execution, colors, sharpness and composition at the top...... :wink:

by KK Hui on Sat May 15, 2021 3:06 am
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Beautifully done, Chris!
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by Mary Brun on Sat May 15, 2021 6:07 am
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A wonderful specimen with great colors. Very well taken and set.

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by Carol Clarke on Sat May 15, 2021 8:05 am
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Another beauty from your under sea world, Chris! Wonderful colours and detail - and very welcome for someone like me who will never see them in person!

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by Tom Whelan on Sat May 15, 2021 9:17 pm
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Beautiful photograph - an exceptional and colorful subject.

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by Cynthia Crawford on Sun May 16, 2021 5:21 am
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Stunning shot- so clear and colorful. You take us to another world, and tell us about it- that's pretty special.
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by Darren5907 on Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:12 am
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Beautiful creature. Excellent capture.

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