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    Mandarin Fish- what a cutie!

    This little cutie is a Mandarin fish, heís about the size of your little finger and lives on specific shallow inshore reefs in the Pacific. They are named after the robes of an Imperial Chinese Officer- or Mandarin. You may note he is one of the few marine fish with no scales, he is apparently protected by a mucous coated slimy skin.

    They are very shy but at sundown dart out into the open to meet and mate within the dizzing space of a few minutes(!) They join together, rise up together for about a metre (see pic 4) before releasing sperm and a cloud of eggs & thatís it. Au revoir.


    I was able to use the in-camera flash on the Powershot S100 to photograph them, it didnít seem to disturb them but strobe lights would have been too much.

    Photographed in Yap, Micronesia.

    [IMG]Mandarin Fish 1 by Barbara Bett, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]Mandarin Fish 2 by Barbara Bett, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]Mandarin Fish 3 by Barbara Bett, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]Mandarin Fish 4 by Barbara Bett, on Flickr[/IMG]
    Canon 5d mk iv plus the usual suspects ......

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/bo_fo_to

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    What a cute fish and gorgeous colours. You've even managed a catchlight in the second one!
    Chris
    80D - 10-18 IS STM - 15-85 IS USM - 55-250 IS STM - 50 f/1.8 STM - 100-400L IS II USM - 100 f/2.8L Macro - 1.4x III

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      #3
      Re: Mandarin Fish- what a cutie!

      They are amazing. ...well taken

      Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk

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        #4
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        They are something special.
        Colin

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          #5
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          Beautiful colors, that you have captured well Bo

          Tom

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            #6
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            Lovely images and an excellent series. Thanks for sharing.
            Canon 6D; Canon 760D;Canon G15;Canon 40mm f2.8(Pancake);Canon 50mm f1.8(ii); Canon 17mm-40mm f4L;Canon EF-S 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM;Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 STM lens;Canon 24mm-105mmf4L IS;Canon 70-300mm f4-f5.6 L IS USM;Kenko 1.4x HD TC;Canon 430EX ii flash;Giottos tripod;Manfretto monopod;Cokin P filters + bits and pieces!

            www.flickr.com/photos/nathaniel3390

            North Wales where music and the sea give a great concert!

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              Thanks for stopping by and your kind comments, chaps.
              Canon 5d mk iv plus the usual suspects ......

              https://www.flickr.com/photos/bo_fo_to

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                #8
                Re: Mandarin Fish- what a cutie!

                Very nice images, and lovely fish. Pics 3&4 look hands on.
                Derek

                EOS R, RF 24-105mm L f4, EF 16-35mm L f4

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                  #9
                  Re: Mandarin Fish- what a cutie!

                  very attractive fish
                  Stan - LRPS, CPAGB, BPE2*

                  http://neptuno-photography.foliopic.com/
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                    Fabulous set of images
                    Steve ( LSINWP )
                    1DX, and 7D2 ,500mmf4mkii, 300mmf2.8, 400mm f5.6 , 100mm - 400mmmk2 ,70-200mm f2.8 ,24-105mm f4, 100mm f2.8 macro , 1.4x converter, 2x converter and a big dose of luck !!

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                      #11
                      Re: Mandarin Fish- what a cutie!

                      Superb Barbara.
                      Colin

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                        #12
                        Re: Mandarin Fish- what a cutie!

                        This is a lovely looking fish.

                        Thank you for sharing with us.

                        Stephen
                        Canon 7D mkII, EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II, EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS, EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

                        Please note: I do not have or use Photoshop

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