Underwater Photography 14/365 “Comber Portrait”

365 days of Underwater Photography, Project Picture 14/365

“Comber Portrait”

Comber Portrait-14/365
Nikon D90   Nikkor 60mm   1/200   f/14.0   ISO 200

Today´s picture is a portrait of a Comber “Serranus Cabrilla”, is a very easy fish to photograph as the are usually hidden on a rock or playing arround some posidonia, and when approaching them they remain steady confronting you and protecting their area as they are quite territorial.

I quite like their face expression, and find this picture particularly nice because of the gesture and angle he took. When taking pictures of them, their first reaction is to hide behind some sea grass or small cove, but if you wait some time, they will gain confidence, exit and reward you with a nice shot, as always in photography is a matter of patience, camera set up, minutes underwater and a bit of luck.

They belong to the same family of the Groupers but don’t reach the same size, one curiosity is that they are complete hermaphrodites, which means they are male and female at the same time and depending on their needs will change for breeding.

La foto de hoy es un retrato de una Cabrilla “Serranus Cabrilla”, es un pez muy fácil de fotografiar,por que suelen estar ocultos en alguna roca o jugando sobre la posidonia, y cuando te acercas a ellos se quedan suspendidos y en actitud defensiva protegiendo su zona ya que son bastante territoriales.

Me gusta bastante su expresión facial, y en este especialmente me gusta su  gesto y su postura. A la hora de hacerles una foto,su primera reacción es esconderse detrás de hojas de posidonia o alguna pequeña cueva, pero si esperas un poco,según ganan confianza, volverán a  salir recompensándote con una buena imagen, como siempre en fotografía,es cuestión de paciencia, ajustes de la cámara apropiados,muchos minutos bajo el agua y un poco de suerte.

Pertenecen a la misma familia que los meros, pero no alcanzan el mismo tamaño,una curiosidad es que son hermafroditas completos, lo que significa que son machos y hembras, al mismo tiempo y en función de sus necesidades cambiarán para la aparearse.


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