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A day at the horse racing
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Published: January 29, 2006
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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|Professional Artisan Crafter
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Xerces|Professional Artisan Crafter
stunning shot and so well focused. the colour is so intense. very nicely done :-)
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keiross|Hobbyist General Artist
Woo! Thanks for the lovely comment. Truth be told I lucked out with this photo ;p
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Xerces|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|Hobbyist General Artist
They're fascinating little blighters. Mother Nature must have a screw loose :D
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PinkMonkeyLove's avatar
I love the colours in this, he is sooooo pretty :hug:
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keksiiik's avatar
adorable fish
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Astraliss's avatar
Awww! nice=)
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blackrose0607's avatar
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|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's avatar
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|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's avatar
the first time i see one that close...
superb shot..
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glass-eater|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's avatar
love it love it love it...
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absnaz's avatar
Awww, how cute and beautifully coloured! Lovely capture, what camera did you use? :D
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keiross|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| 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's avatar
Many compliments for the fisrt submission! ;)
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isabelucha's avatar
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's avatar
this picture causes the ends of my mouth to curl upwards and my eyes to water.
:happycry:
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fangedfem's avatar
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|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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My pleasure hon =) Glad I could help and that it made sense ;)
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