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A day at the horse racing by keiross A day at the horse racing by keiross
Not the sort of horse you may have been expecting :giggle:

This little fellow lives in 'Underwater World' in Hastings (if you ever find yourself in that neck of the woods, I'd highly recommend a visit). They have a few seahorses there, I found them truly fascinating. It's difficult to express just how gracefully the float around the water, powered only by a rapidly fluttering fin. They're so elegant. But did you know that the male sea horses are the ones that give birth, and this sucker looks like he's ready to pop! :fear:

Anyway, I liked the overall colour of this shot. I'd like to thank the little guy for being a good model and holding the pose for me while I got a good shot :aww:


This is my first ever proper photography submission! :w00t:
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Xerces Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
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Xerces Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
stunning shot and so well focused. the colour is so intense. very nicely done :-)
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keiross Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Woo! Thanks for the lovely comment. Truth be told I lucked out with this photo ;p
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Xerces Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
you're welcome! it is a little cutie. I've only seen them a few times (and none when i've had a camera ¬_¬;)
i would have left a longer comment on your underground train, but i wasn't around for long- i'll leave a longer one when i've got time ;-)
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keiross Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
They're fascinating little blighters. Mother Nature must have a screw loose :D
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Xerces Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
hehe! for certain. i'm pretty sure you're glad nature didn't inflict the human male sex for pregnancy ;-)
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PinkMonkeyLove Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
I love the colours in this, he is sooooo pretty :hug:
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keksiiik Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007
adorable fish
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Astraliss Featured By Owner May 20, 2007
Awww! nice=)
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blackrose0607 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2006
Wonderful capture. I've never seen a sea horse in person, but that's a very nice close up of one. I love all of the colors and how focused it is.

I did know that male sea horses are the ones that carry the babies, but that's probably because I love biology. I wouldn't have noticed that in the picture, if you didn't mention it though.
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keiross Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
You should check them out in real life, because they are so graceful and delicate - the way they float around the water is something else.
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blackrose0607 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2006
I need to get to an aquarium that has them. The ones I went to, if they had them, I didn't see any. All I saw were fish and sharks. I'd much rather see sea horses than sharks considering I'm terrified of sharks and the thickness of the glass seperating me from them isn't comforting.
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keiross Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw some amazing Great Whites when I went to Sea World in San Diego the other month - so I know what you mean! But yeah... sea horses are really captivating in a weird kind of way.
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animaerrare Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2006
the first time i see one that close...
superb shot..
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glass-eater Featured By Owner May 12, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey cool to see photo from you man ! I always been kinda scared by sea horses btw, no specific reason except i'm totally mad.
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holkie Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2006
love it love it love it...
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absnaz Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2006
Awww, how cute and beautifully coloured! Lovely capture, what camera did you use? :D
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keiross Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I used a Sony Cyber-shot, it has 7.2 mega pixels and is pretty pricey... I'm still learning how to use the basics effectively...
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chicks0r Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2006   Photographer
What an awesome capture!
I've always wanted to see one in real life.
Never gotten the chance yet.
Someday.
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ResidoLancin Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2006
Many compliments for the fisrt submission! ;)
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isabelucha Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006
Seahorses! Yum.
(mind note: do not comment eatable animals picz before lunch)

Anyway!
Lovelly colours, but I would agree with the comment above about the border :nod:

Are we about to see Keir moving to the photography side? :omfg:

:thumbsup:
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DuncanMcNicol Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2006
this picture causes the ends of my mouth to curl upwards and my eyes to water.
:happycry:
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fangedfem Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2006
What a lovely shot! The colors are just wonderful =) I would like to see it with a smaller black border as the current one is a bit overwhelming - perhaps a tiny 1-2 pixel white border right around the image itself then a thinner black border around that might make it pop even more :nod: Either way its great though!
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keiross Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the comment!

And a big thanks for the advice on the border, this is the first time I've ever submitted a photo, so I didn't really know what to do, so I just went for something simple. When I get a sec I think I'll try out your suggestion :thumbsup: Thanks again!
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fangedfem Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006
My pleasure hon =) Glad I could help and that it made sense ;)
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EleganceLiberty Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I absolutley *love* sea horses. =D This is a fantastic photograph! I love it!
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lavinder Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2006
:giggle:
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kricky Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006
This looks sort of pinkish doesn't it? and if i may quote you: "I liked the overall colour of this shot."

:evileye: no more making fun of me now mr keir! :laughing:
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keiross Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh Eriksy, I do love it when you tease me like this, you naughty boy! *giggles*

And anyway, shut your face, this is more of a medium faded red I'll have you know. I thought you'd be able to make the distinction seeing as nearly all your deviations are pink and you own a pink top.
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kricky Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006
:o you did NOT just mention my pink top, that was supposed to be a secret and you know that damn well! :| we are soooooooo through keir!
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keiross Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
No! I didn't mean it!

Now I will have to console myself by repeatedly watching the episode of Friends where Monica and Chandler get married while eating lots of ice cream :cries:
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kricky Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006
Go ahead keir! stuff yourself with ice cream, the fatter you get, the easier ill get over you.
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keiross Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
No... you see....read it again.... it's where Monica and Chandler get married while actually eating ice cream.

I wouldn't touch the stuff.
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kricky Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006
I'm a bit slow today ;)

Why aren't you on google talk btw?
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keiross Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
( :whisper: no you got it right the first time, I was just being th-toopid and taking advantage of my deficient sentence structure).

I'm at the main office today, with my back to quite a busy door, so it's best not have flashing orange windows.

Normal service should be resumed tomorrow afternoon 8-)
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DannI- Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006  Professional Photographer
Ohhh, great picture, I like it! The sea horses at my aquarium never came out of the rocks for me to take pictures of them... :( Talented photography there, mate. :thumbsup:
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tassel Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006
No offense, Keir, but that looks like a giant ass. :o
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dra-gon Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006
DEVIATION 100!

Nice job with it! I love the large lightsource and all of the light bouncing off of him.
+fav
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CarmenWilliousDorman Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006
I will admit, seeing a sea horse swim is definitely something you have to watch because it's rather graceful.
I almost forgot that little factoid. Thanks for the reminder. :)
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Little-Vampire Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: that seahorse looks a little bit overweight :giggle:
it's much bigger compared to the ones I've see in the Aquarium of Vienna :nod:
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marvulusmordus Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006
lol, nice title.
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hereticschizoid Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006
The color is gorgeous :lol: And I've never really bothered to look at a sea horse up close. Strange little creature. But very cute :giggle: And the title is perfect.

Very unique photo.
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chromosphere Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
hey pretty cool, i don't see seahorses close up too often here, hehe.
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MaverickSurfer Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006
oopsies. I knew I should have read everything before I posted :shakefist: you already said that!
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MaverickSurfer Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006
He looks like he is carrying eggs. :heart:
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igy Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006   Photographer
hastings...
wasn't a famous battle there?

:thumbsup: for the first photography submission.
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keiross Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes there was! :star: for you! :clap: It was in 1066! :omfg: You can see a pic of the ruins in my journal.

It's not surprising you remember though, as the French won and that didn't happen very much when they fought the English :giggle:

Thanks for the comment :thumbsup:
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igy Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006   Photographer
lol... the french won something :O

btw: i'm not french, i'm austrian ;)

and thanks for the :star:
i will keep it in my heart
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keiross Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I know, I know!

*polishes star for you*
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fourteenthstar Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006
sooo cute!! :aww:
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