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Zeus faber

Linnaeus, 1758

Fabio Strazzi This month it's been an hard work for our judges. There were a lot of pictures, and a lot of really good shots. Here the winners. OVERALL WINNER - "BEST OF SHOW" Mimmo Roscigno with his "Zeus Faber" BEST MACRO PICTURE: Maurizio Pasi "Seahorses" BEST WIDEANGLE PICTURE: Mimmo Roscigno "Spirographis" Our thanks to all the participants and to all the photographers who are making our little contest bigger month after month. Keep growing and improving. Congratulations to the winners

Fabio Russo Mimmo Roscigno Rulez

Pasquale Isabella Complimenti

Mimmo Roscigno Grazie,sono contento! :0)

Maurizio Pasi I'm very happy!!! Thanks! :D

Henry Jager Congratulations Mimmo Roscigno and Maurizio Pasi Very well done!

Mimmo Roscigno Thanks Henry Jager and congrats to Maurizio Pasi!

Fabio Strazzi Congratulazioni

Maurizio Pasi Thanks Mimmo and congrats to you too!!! :)

Francesco Pacienza Congratulazioni Mimmo e Maurizio.

Fabrizio Frixa Congratulazioni siete degni avversari da "abbattere". :)

Mimmo Roscigno Grazie Fabio Strazzi, Francesco Pacienza, e a Fabrizio Frixa!

Giorgetta Massimo Max bravi!!!!

Claudia Weber-Gebert CONGRATS!!!

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 06 Nov 2013

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 06 Nov 2013
George Brown A juvenile John Dory, Zeus faber, about 40mm in diameter. Ord, Loch Eishort, Isle of Skye.

Penny Martin Beautiful .. do you often see them ??

George Brown I've never seen one so small but they must be about. They become almost invisible once they turn end on, which is most of the time as they have excellent eyesight with no apparent blind spots. I waited about 15 minutes before it turned sideways to get the shot.

Ross Bullimore Time for another trip north me thinks...

Erling Svensen Very, very nice picture. 5 years since I saw one in Norway.

Fiona Crouch Seen them at St.abbs on the east coast of Scotland but never on the west and never so wee, cute.

Rachel Shucksmith I've only ever seen one, although I'm not that great on the animals swimming in the way of the turf. amazing animals and lovely photo George.

Sue Daly How cute can you get??

Message posted on Seasearch Identifications on 21 Oct 2013
Joan Miquel Flamarich Nom científic: Zeus faber Nom comú: Cat: Gall, gall de mar, gall de sant Pere, peix de sant Pere. Cast: Pez de San Pedro. Eng: John Dory. Fr: Saint Pierre. Al: Heringskönig Platja d'Aro - Catalunya 1/200 f /4,4 Iso 100


Joan Miquel Flamarich Muchas gracias Greotti Cesare

Message posted on UWphotographers on 03 Nov 2013
Francesco Pacienza Zeus Faber Santa Caterina (LE) - Italy Nikon D60 - 1 SB105 1/60s f/18.0 ISO100 18-55mm © 2009 Francesco Pacienza - Tutti i diritti sono riservati - All rights reserved - Vietata la riproduzione anche parziale senza l'autorizzazione dell'Autore - Permessa la condivisione senza alcuna rimozione del Copyright.

Message posted on UW photo - Fotosub on 08 Feb 2013
Alberto Gallucci Zeus faber, Mediterranean Sea

Alberto Gallucci Thanks to all!

Scipione Mannacio Soderini bravo bravo !! :)

Gianni Colucci bellissimo

Alberto Gallucci Grazie Scipione!!!

Alberto Gallucci Grazie Gianni!!!

Raffaele Livornese Mi manca ancora!!! (y) :-)

Maria Ghelia Magnifico!

Gianni Colucci bello anche l'ambiente

Alberto Gallucci Grazie Raffaele, Maria e Gianni!!! :-)

John Paul Connor Splendide

Alberto Gallucci Thanks John!!!

Alberto Gallucci Thanks to all!

Message posted on UWphotographers on 10 May 2013
Giorgio Cavallaro Uwp JOHN DORY "ZEUS FABER" http://www.uwphotographers.net/2013/04/john-dory-zeus-faber.html

Giorgio Cavallaro Uwp http://www.uwphotographers.net/2013/04/john-dory-zeus-faber.html

Message posted on UWphotographers on 24 Apr 2013
Javier Ferrando Zeus Faber - Tossa de Mar - Costa Brava - Spain Canon S-95 - 2 x INON Z-240 IV f/7.1 - 1/25 - ISO 100 www.xavierferrando.com

Giorgio Cavallaro (Y)

Message posted on UWphotographers on 05 Apr 2013
José Martín Piñatel Zeus faber. Marina del Este (Granada, Spain) http://www.pinatelfoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/ZEUS-FABER-2.jpg

Ilse Merz great shot!

José Martín Piñatel thanks!!

Message posted on UWphotographers on 06 Dec 2012
Alessandro Pagano Zeus faber Nikon F801s-Ikelite case-Nikon 105mm AFD-Velvia 50-1/250-f16-n.°2 Ikelite Ai100

Giorgio Cavallaro Uwp Very nice!

Francesco Turano Bel ritratto... onore a Zeus!

Cesare Petrelli Bella! Che colori la Velvia 50.... :)

Sheamus Whelan Great shot!!!!

Nadia Chiesi Fantastic shot ! :-)

Marco Paravella great

Message posted on UWphotographers on 28 Nov 2012
Francesco Turano Zeus faber di pochi mesi...

Bucea En Marbella un san pedro

Gianni Neto Ehhhh sempre "quello?"

Javier Ferrando Wow!

Message posted on UWphotographers on 28 Nov 2012
Francesco Turano Zeus faber

Sheamus Whelan I only ever saw one..........In Ireland in the early 80's........I filmed it with a EUMIG NAUTICA!!!! Anybody remember the EUMIG????

Message posted on UWphotographers on 12 Nov 2012
Aldo Ferrucci Zeus faber Linnaeus in Punta Secca wall Giannutri Island Tuscany Italy

Message posted on UWphotographers on 11 Sep 2012
Gerald Nowak Zeus Faber at night. Nikon D700, 15mm Sigma, F6.3, 1/60, ISO 1000 at Subal Housing ND700 with Macro-Fisheye-Port, Kron Divecenter, Island of Rab, Croatia

Florian Feldgrill hatt erst einen max. 2 Gratulation supadelux

Suzan Meldonian what kind of fish was that? never seen one before...Cool shot

Message posted on UWphotographers on 21 Jul 2012
Francesco Turano

Francesco Turano Mitica Velvia...

Carlo Ravenna e mitica foto!

Sheamus Whelan I only ever saw ONE Zeus Faber........in Ireland. I shot it with a Eumig Nautica Super 8 back in the early 80's, before I moved to Australia. One of my favourite fishes!!!!!

Message posted on UWphotographers on 28 Nov 2012
Qing Lin Canon EOS 5D2,EF15mmfishieye,sea&sea250*2,f12,1/200.

Ilse Merz very nice!

Stew Smith What are these?

Ralf Busch Wow!

Suzan Meldonian I love this shot!

Sean Cooper Some type of pompano?

Brahim Faycel Excellent

Qing Lin I don't know Stew Smith!

Sean Cooper http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_pompano

Enzo Chen Awesome!老林!

Sheamus Whelan Zeus Faber??

Qing Lin Enzo Chen,是什么我不知"!

Qing Lin Thanks Sean Cooper!

Message posted on UWphotographers on 29 Oct 2012
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Chordata (Phylum)
    Vertebrata (Subphylum)
      Gnathostomata (Superclass)
        Pisces (Superclass)
          Actinopterygii (Class)
            Zeiformes (Order)
              Zeidae (Family)
                Zeus (Genus)
                  Zeus faber (Species)
Associated Species