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Some religious and/or cultural groups say you must have Fish On Friday so I thought it appropriate to upload this set from Spain today. There will be more on another Friday as I took loads of pictures of these enchanting creatures.

They were all taken at Moraira Marina where the water is clearer than any other marina we have visited. Here you are allowed to feed the fish and as a result the fish gather, often very close to the surface, wherever they see bread machines (humans.) I love the way that the fish very close to the surface appear quite normal and the further down they are, the more distortion you get.

The lady at Meson El Refugio where we had lunch provided us with a carrier bag of bread when she became aware that I had been taking photographs of the fish, so we had lots of fun causing a feeding frenzy in the water as shown in some of the shots.

Where the small fish gather they are rapidly followed by the star of V's 1, 4, 8, 11 & 13, The European Barracuda (Sphyraena Sphyraena). This most elegant of predators has a mesmerisingly economical, beautiful and swift motion so is not the easiest creature to capture. One of them was remarkably willing to pass back and forth for the benefit of the camera though.

The smaller fish scatter in front of the Barracuda, the cleverer ones follow it's tail end, but adult Harbour Mullet seem completely un-phased by it as in V11, probably aware that they are too large to be prey.

Anyway, thank you for looking and I hope you enjoy at least some of these images. I have included a couple of 'painted' versions at the end, just for fun!

N.B. V13 doesn't view properly large so you have to view it 'normal. ' I obviously did something wrong when uploading. C'est la vie!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF24-105mm F/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:9 May 2014 - 3:40 PM
Focal Length:105mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:-4/3
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Fish On Friday
Username:LynneJoyce LynneJoyce
Uploaded:23 May 2014 - 2:42 PM
Tags:Documentary, Wildlife / nature
Votes:63
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2014 - 3:13 PM

A wonderful set of images, Lynne, bet some of them taste delicious Wink Carol

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DicksPics
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23 May 2014 - 3:13 PM

What a fabulous fishy Friday fifteen this is, Lynne!

Richard

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rayme330
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23 May 2014 - 3:18 PM

Another tour de force, Lynne. Love the presentation.

Ray

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2014 - 3:39 PM

I'll have V1 with chips...and scraps, Lynne! Wink Actually, I've just had my weekly dose of fish 'n' chips uptown in Wetherspoons SmileSmile Great shoal of images Wink
Trev Smile

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23 May 2014 - 3:55 PM

I can't recall ever seeing an aquatic mix of images of the site before so they come as they come with much a surprise and much wonder. I have enjoyed the set wonderfully with image 15 being my particular favourite Lynne. Thanks for sharing something very different and so very good.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

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mikbee
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23 May 2014 - 4:30 PM

I am not too keen on fish Lynne,unless it comes from the chippie wrapped in newspaper.
And whatever happened to the good old fashioned chippie ?
Nowadays they all sell kebabs.If I wanted a kebab I would go to Israel.
I hear they actually live in Kebab compounds where they must eat them all the time !!
Another fine set from you.
Mick.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2014 - 4:38 PM

thankfully don't have to eat fish on a Friday..not to my liking
but a good set here Lynne, liking the colours in V14
and the movement of the water as well in the others
Lillian

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capto
capto e2 Member 21000 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2014 - 4:49 PM

A fascinating set of a subject not seen to often, mores the pity.Smile

ivor

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ade123
ade123 e2 Member 1160 forum postsade123 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2014 - 5:47 PM

A fantastic collection Lynne beautiful presentation
( I am partial to a nice piece of steamed Haddock on a fridayGrin)


Ade

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2014 - 6:33 PM

A fish in sight considered as auspicious in special occasions like marriage etc in Bengal. My order of liking's are 1,6,8,11,12 & 15.

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2014 - 6:42 PM

A very relaxing set Lynne, and very suitable for a Friday eve,.

John Smile

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1578 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2014 - 7:26 PM

I find myself liking them ALL, Lynne, an unusual subject that you've presented so well.
Vs 3, 8, 11, 14 and l5 are of the same ilk, and attract me very much, but I particularly like the colours in V3.

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Fred263
Fred263 e2 Member 2Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
23 May 2014 - 9:11 PM

A superb set of images.

Fred

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2014 - 11:10 PM

Well they are all so good Lynne but V3 is the one for me.
Joan,

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GarrathE
GarrathE e2 Member 5GarrathE vcard United Kingdom
23 May 2014 - 11:20 PM

All of them capture the moments wonderfully. It was the way that Barry suddenly shot forward with an amazing acceleration from his easy, nay lazy, glide if there was half a chance of catching his dinner that impressed me most. Great set.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2014 - 12:43 AM

What a wonderful set of a subject most of couldn't tackle if you'll pardon the pun!
I love the 'sea' colours and your presentation is never less than perfect.
V1, 3, 6 and 8 are my favourites.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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SimonFletch
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24 May 2014 - 7:28 AM

Love this set, Lynne, your images perfectly display the fun that can be had in many Spanish marinas...
With the exception that not all marinas have a population of "Barry's".
This predator of other fish looks magnificent; built for speed through the water and the "Jaws" of marina life.
Thoroughly enjoyed this set, well done.

Simon

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mistere
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24 May 2014 - 8:22 AM

Excellent set Lynne, how convenient for the Barracuda,

Dave.

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 430 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2014 - 9:28 AM

We don't see many fish shots on site, probably because the water is such a challenge.
A very good set!
Carole

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781969
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24 May 2014 - 1:41 PM

Fantastic,Lynne we also learn a lot from your captures.

Vikram

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barbarahirst
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24 May 2014 - 5:49 PM

What a fabulous and interesting set.
Funny but they dont look like real fish that we know....
I used to live on a boat and these are the fish that came around nibbling out bottom.
Long and Lean

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2014 - 6:33 PM

They were real Barbara, honest, and the non carnivores ate a whole carrier bag full of stale bread.

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morpheus1955
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24 May 2014 - 6:53 PM

Fantastic series of images

Hugh

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gajewski
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25 May 2014 - 8:49 AM

I particularly like the light in V3 and V8.
-=\Walter

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bobsblues
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25 May 2014 - 9:22 AM

Amazing set Lynne not easy to photograph through water but you done a tremendous job love the series .
Rob

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Brian65
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26 May 2014 - 3:32 PM

What a wonderful set Lynne, hope you didn't fall in getting them.SmileSmile
Brian

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2014 - 11:21 PM

I see, you went to "Fishing"...., I would enjoy this kind of the fishing as well...Grin
Beautifully presented and taken images, the light and colour are wonderful. I quite like the painted one, the colours of the fish are better than in reality... added on some artistic and imaginative approach.

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WesternRed
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27 May 2014 - 2:58 AM

Some great captures in this difficult subject. I like V1 very much. Well done Lynne.
WesternRed.

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annettep38
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27 May 2014 - 7:13 PM

I must be a very orthodox person because I can have fish any day of the week, actually there is some in my pan right now.
So your series is beautiful and really mouth watering Smile
Which reminds of visiting an Aquarium with my first husband, we got some very scornful looks as we discussed the correct recipe for each one. It was a Mediterranean display, as beautiful as this.

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agingrocker
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27 May 2014 - 8:23 PM

A super set Lynne, I particularly like the composition and colours in v3.
Antony

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Glostopcat
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27 May 2014 - 9:40 PM

V3 is the pick of this marvellous set Lynne, it's good to see that these are wild rather than aquarium ones which gives them extra kudos in my bookGrin

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Jekaro
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28 May 2014 - 9:36 AM

Just all wonderful Lynne, all very well captured and presented.

Roy

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nonur
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29 May 2014 - 9:08 AM

I love all sorts of fish in any form. This set is incredible, especially knowing that they were taken not in an aquarium but from above the surface. Amazing clarity in all. My favourites are V1 and V12.

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ChiliMan
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29 May 2014 - 10:04 AM

WOW. You've got some real stunners here, Lynne. Especially 1, 3, 4 and 8.

Barracudas are such cool fish and V1 is my favourite here 'cos of that. BUT, fishy bias aside, I would say V8 is my favourite...'cos it looks like they're floating!

Andrew

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jaktis
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30 May 2014 - 8:14 AM

A lot of fishy things

Peter

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30 May 2014 - 10:46 PM

Amazing set. Love the painted Ones at the end. Cathy

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accipiter
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31 May 2014 - 9:57 AM

Fascinating set Lynne. A

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Chinga
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2 Jun 2014 - 6:04 AM

Very interesting, eye catching and encompassing set! Grin
I must say I am also very impressed by all that lovely green water! Grin
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4 Jun 2014 - 2:58 AM

V2 has great light and V3 great depth. Well done Lynne.
WesternRed.

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Ridgeway
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13 Jun 2014 - 11:22 PM

Love number 15 for it's colour and depth.
When we were in Barcelona years back at one of the harbour walls there were fish going loopy for people giving them bread.It was like a swarm,
Great set,

Aidan,,

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