Underwater Photography 34-365 Brooding Cardinalfish

“Brooding Cardinalfish” Project Picture 34/365

Brooding Cardinal Fish-34/365
Nikon D90 Nikkor 60mm 1/80 f/16.0 ISO 100

This is a picture of a male  of Cardinal Fish “apogon imberbis” brooding his eggs,hope you can appreciate the eggs inside his mouth. On this specie the male is the responsible of the brooding that takes 8 days, and during this period they do not eat anything.

I specially like their eyes that has two white parallel lines and are quite big in comparison with the rest of their body.

In winter time they live at dephts of 200 metres and only in summer time they go up to 30 m for mating and brooding their future childs.

Although I like the picture because of the behaviour, I would  have prefer to improve the composition in two things; first one by not cutting his tail and  the second one by taking a frontal shot instead which would have been more impressive.

This time it wasn’t possible because he was inside a small hole not allowing a different angle and after waiting him to move for some minutes,he didn’t seemed to have that intention. At least I could photograph the moment.

En esta foto se puede ver un macho de pez cardenal “Apogon imberbis” incubando sus huevas. Espero que se puedan apreciar los huevas dentro de su boca. En esta especie el macho es el responsable de la incubación que dura 8 días, y durante este período no comen nada.

Me gusta especialmente sus ojos que tienen dos líneas blancas paralelas y son bastante grandes en comparación con el resto de su cuerpo.

En invierno viven en profundidades de 200 metros y sólo en verano suben hasta 30 m para el apareamiento y incubar a sus futuros hijos.

Aunque la foto me gusta por el comportamiento del pez, yo hubiera gustado poder mejorar la composición en dos cosas: primero, no cortar la cola y la segundo, haber hecho una toma frontal en su lugar, que hubiera sido mucho más impresionante.

Esta vez no fue posible porque estaba dentro de un pequeño agujero que no permitía un ángulo diferente y aunque estuve unos minutos esperando a que cambiase de posición, no parecía estar por la labor.Asi que me tuve que conformar con por lo menos fotografiar el momento.

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