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Platax orbicularis

(Forsskål, 1775)


Gero Rinaldo Platax orbicularis - Wadi Gimal (Red Sea) Canon 600d, f/4.5, 1/50 sec., ISO 200

Scubashooters Dot Net Generalmente le foto di coda sono molto difficili…questa e' molto bella :)… Grazie!!!

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 09 Jan 2013
Alan Duncan A small group of Round Batfish (Platax orbicularis) at Sail Rock, Koh Phangan, Thailand. Sony Nex-5n, IS0400, f7.1, 1/100, no flash

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 16 Dec 2012
Marco Paravella Platax orbicularis-Circular batfish-Pesce pipistrello circolare-Sharm El Sheikh-dive "Tower"-Nikon D7000 in Subal-2xSea&Sea 110-f 10 1/125 iso 160 -Tokina 10-17

Marco Paravella thanks all for the comments, bye

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 30 Nov 2012
Aviram Avigal D-300 F/25 1/250 פלטקס ארבתי צע×ר Orbicular batfish juv Platax orbicularis

Amir Stern יפ×", חבל שטיפ×" חשוך..

Christian Skauge Nice and very different!

Daniel Taylor Really love the golden glow of the fish against such a moody background. Lovely shot.

Chris Spence Looks like it is flying. Very interesting negative space! I like the effect! Very well done!

Joey Pool Love the pic, the contrast in colours is very moody.

David Salmanowitz Real nice!

Imran Ahmad Looks like its flying.. nice shot

Jason Isley Great shot, have seen similar images before but always with nice blue sky etc, the moody sky in this shot really makes it special, the colour/pattern of the juv batfish is also slightly different, great choice of subject on a great background - perfect.

Greg Thomms The contrast to the stormy negative space make it look almost 3D... like he is flying off the screen... very nice!!

Ken Thongpila Love the way you did with background and made like land shot. Very different and took us to different direction as we usually do :-) Well Done!

Mason Blunt That's an amazing photo: how did you do it?

Andrea Ferrari Splendid - great shot, congrats :-)!

Aviram Avigal thank you all very much ! Mason - i just dove under & shoot up,i had luck that the sky was cloydy & gave my the opportunity to do some thing eles...

Message posted on Underwater Macro Photographers on 03 Jan 2012
Aviram Avigal D-300 F/22 1/250 פלטקס ארבתי (צעיר Orbicular batfish (juv.) Platax orbicularis

Message posted on Underwater Macro Photographers on 03 Jan 2012
Elly Jeurissen Orbicular Batfish (Platax orbicularis) @ Marsa Alam, Egypt Canon G12 in Canon WP-DC34 UW-housing; F2,8; 1/25; ISO 80 Built-in flash

Ilse Merz very nice, Elly!

Elly Jeurissen Thank you Ilse :-)

Nath Bontemps Tres jolie

Elly Jeurissen Merci beaucoup Nath. Thank you :-)

Scott White Clean shot Elly

Ilan Lubitz very nice Elly :-)

Elly Jeurissen Thanks for the nice comments Scott and Ilan :-)

Morteza T Ezzati <3 <3 <3

Pat Gunderson Great portrait

Elly Jeurissen Thank you Morteza and Pat ^_^

Elly Jeurissen Thanks for the likes and nice comments everyone! ^_^

Wisata Bahari awesome

Elly Jeurissen Thank you Wisata :-)

Marylin Batt Such a great shot, the clarity is excellent.

Elly Jeurissen Thanks al lot Marylin ^_^

Jovan Tasa Petrovski Nice!! :)

Silvano Mongiardino Super

Elly Jeurissen Thanks Jovan and Silvano! :-)

Message posted on UWphotographers on 04 Mar 2013
Bert Stankowski Fledermausfisch__Platax orbicularis

Ilse Merz klasse!

Bert Stankowski danke Ilse, danke für die Blumen :-)

Bert Stankowski tkx for likes

Noriyuki Otani Cool! To me, it looked as if the school of fish flying over the clouds! Beautiful.

Bert Stankowski Thx Noriyuki

Message posted on UWphotographers on 27 Feb 2013
Lee Goldman Juvenile Orbicular Spadefish (Platax orbicularis). Pearl Farm, Waigeo, Raja Ampat. Canon D10 :-).

Message posted on UWphotographers on 29 Jan 2013
Marco Paravella Platax orbicularis-Circular batfish-Pesce pipistrello circolare-Sharm El Sheikh-dive "Tower"-Nikon D7000 in Subal-2xSea&Sea 110-f 10 1/125 iso 160 -Tokina 10-17

Marco Paravella Thanks all for the comments, bye

Message posted on UWphotographers on 30 Nov 2012
Elly Jeurissen Orbicular Batfish (Platax orbicularis) @ Marsa Alam, Egypt Canon G12 in Canon WP-DC34 UW-housing; F2,8; 1/25; ISO 80 Built-in flash

Claudio Giulianini Complimenti !!!

Annie Bodar félicitations merci

Stuart Pearce Another stunner :)

Maria Cristina Coniglio MERCI <3

Fabrizio Frixa Good light.

Magali Dominiqueli amazing!!

Tom Hobock Nice Shot Elly, love them Queens <3 :)

John Paul Connor Superbe

Elly Jeurissen Thanks for the nice commentts Claudio, Annie, Stuart and Maria :-)

Elly Jeurissen And thanks too to Fabrizio, Magali, Tom and John :-). Much appreciated ^_^

Tom Hobock Was about to get my<3 hurt lol

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 19 Aug 2013
Sofi Aida Sugiharto Gorontalo, While surfacing from a dive, I was playing in the surface taking photo of the coral with my dive guide, Noldy Rumengan, in the beginning, I thought it was a dead leaf, until my guide said "there's a bat fish" I keep saying "where?" "where?"....until he help me to point it. The thing that I thought was a death leaf in the beginning actually turn to be a nice color yellow batfish. Canon 50d, Tokina 10-17mm, Ys 250 strobes f14, 1/320

Ron Silver Circular Spadefish, Platax orbicularis (juvenile)

Jilmi Astina Waw keren

Imran Ahmad Thats a nice shot

Clark Miller Very unique. Beautifully done.

Eva Boogaard Really cool image.

Giorgio Cavallaro http://www.uwphotographers.net/2012/09/sofi-aida-sugiharto.html

Message posted on UWphotographers on 14 Nov 2013
Andry Lavigne

Ron Silver Round Batfish, Platax orbicularis

Message posted on UWphotographers on 10 Aug 2013
Hamdi Kassem

Stuart Pearce Very nice shot :)

Hamdi Kassem thanks sturt....

Royal Moon tell the name of this fishhhhhh plzzz em looking for

Stuart Pearce Looks like a pair of Orbicular spadefish (Platax orbicularis) :)

Hamdi Kassem is bat fish ...batfish ,,,

Antonio Colacino Batfish is the english name of Platax orbicularis internationaly recognized as scientific name- Nice shot :)

Africandivers Nuweiba thanks antonio....

Galina Maslova I like so much

Africandivers Nuweiba thanks ,,galina ..

Ernst Andres I like this twin shot :-)

Hamdi Kassem i have one more shot ..you well love it ///

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 02 Nov 2013
Hamdi Kassem

Stuart Pearce Very nice shot :)

Hamdi Kassem thanks stuart

Ernst Andres Beauty :-)

Galina Maslova How cool.! Beautiful pic

John Paul Connor Superbe

Ron Silver Circular Spadefish, Platax orbicularis

Hamdi Kassem thanks all friend ............

Saira Riaz beautiful....

Tom Hobock Nice Angles

Miroslava Jurcik stunning

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 24 Oct 2013
Roberto Gruzza Ras Mohammed - Red Sea

Antonio Colacino Platax orbicularis, nice shot :)

Ilse Merz ;-)

Roberto Gruzza Ciao Antonio!!! Grazie!!

Roberto Gruzza Thanks Ilse!!! ;-)

John Paul Connor Nice my friend Roberto

Roberto Gruzza Thanks John!!!

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 21 Sep 2013
Ernst Andres Egypt - Safaga - Cassous Bay - Coral Garden Olympus Kamera C 8080 WZ in Olympus PT 023 UW - housing; f2,5; 1/40; 8,8mm; ISO 50

John Paul Connor Nice !

Ernst Andres Thank you John ;-)

Tom Hobock So nice a Shot Ernst,spot on.

Ernst Andres Yeeeeeaaaah Tom ! i <3 this photo

Tom Hobock SO COOOL. DIDN'T want to touch that might get frost bite lol

Ernst Andres Ha ha ha ha.....this moment was hot ;-)

Stuart Pearce A beauty :)

Antonio Colacino Platax orbicularis, young

Mark Springs Great photo

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 19 Aug 2013
Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Chordata (Phylum)
    Vertebrata (Subphylum)
      Gnathostomata (Superclass)
        Pisces (Superclass)
          Actinopterygii (Class)
            Perciformes (Order)
              Ephippidae (Family)
                Platax (Genus)
                  Platax orbicularis (Species)
Associated Species