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Apogon aureus

(Lacep├Ęde, 1802)

Wowie Wong Green Sea Turtle Apogon aureus Canon 5D Mark II in Sea&Sea housing Canon 16-35mm F2.8L 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110a F8.0, 22mm, 1/50s Pescador Island, Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines

John Paul Connor Magnifique

Wowie Wong Thank you, John!!! :-)

Jan Acosta Wow! You got him up close, and is that the sardines at the background?

Jan Acosta I love the overall feel of the photo, what did you do in ps?

Jun V Lao wheeee

Wowie Wong Hi Jan! :-) Yup, those are the sardines at the background. There wasnt much I did in PS for this. Water was clean since I was still far from the sardine party. We were just about to approach the sardines then from this shot :-)

Message posted on UWphotographers on 02 Aug 2012
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Chordata (Phylum)
    Vertebrata (Subphylum)
      Gnathostomata (Superclass)
        Pisces (Superclass)
          Actinopterygii (Class)
            Perciformes (Order)
              Apogonidae (Family)
                Apogon (Genus)
                  Apogon aureus (Species)
Associated Species