Pygmy Seahorse (Hippocampus pontohi)

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    1. Brian Mayes 73 months ago | reply

      I'm glad you all like it, so it was worth the contortions in the surge to get the shot. :-)

      Jen, yes I'm still using DIFO (Diffuser & Internal Flash Only) and I even converted someone (who shall for the moment remain nameless) to give up his strobe and copy my DIFO setup. :-)

      Doug my old mate, you are such a sweet talker. LOL!

    2. JimC_1946 73 months ago | reply

      Superb image of this unusual pygmy. First one of them I've seen.

      Seen in FiNS Magazine Group

    3. Nikki_Hsu 73 months ago | reply

      Wonderful Shot. Looking forward to see your Anilao pics.

    4. deco4macro 73 months ago | reply

      Outstanding shot! These guys are so flippin' small it is ridiculous. You really nailed it. When I saw one, there was a little surge, and it was maddening to try to focus on. Well done for you.
      Seen in FiNS Magazine Group

    5. phrixus nyx 73 months ago | reply

      Great shot - he really stands out from the background. Think you did a fantastic job here, the fact you had surge as well makes it even more amazing!
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      Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)

    6. jasdivr 73 months ago | reply

      Nice, so do these little guys change color when if they move to another fan coral? It looks like maybe it used to be on a pink coral.

    7. Brian Mayes 73 months ago | reply

      doggyface922Thanks, patience is a virtue. :-)

      deco4macro Thanks, I took a bunch of photos and got a few in focus.

      phrixus nyx Thanks, this must be one of my most difficult shots.

      jasdivr Hippocampus pontohi is one of several pygmy seahorses that is not specific host dependent, so it doesn't need a sea fan for a host and hence wont need to be the same colour as a sea fan. So I don't think it has changed colour, they all look like this.

    8. clickr1.1 73 months ago | reply

      Great capture..

      seen in explore.. :)

    9. onetalentdog 73 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called soulful group, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    10. onetalentdog 73 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called FLICKR AWARD GROUP, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    11. onetalentdog 73 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called a new world, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    12. lamangdagat 73 months ago | reply

      Very very nice indeed!!!!

      (Down grade... down grade... and copy someone else's settings... makes a whole lot of sense... LOL)!!

      DIFO-mate ;)

    13. Brian Mayes 73 months ago | reply

      Larry LOL!
      OK ,but let's just keep the DIFO secrets to ourselves. ;-)

    14. Ed_Dman 73 months ago | reply

      Excellent shot, Brian... I think it's abt time you upgrade...
      Twin strobes, 4 stacked macro lenses & G10.5. LOL...

    15. JimSwims 73 months ago | reply

      Flippin' Heck Brian that's a real corker!!!

    16. Brian Mayes 73 months ago | reply

      Ed, it sounds like you are on the way to DSLR (Dark Side Life Ruined). LOL!

      Thanks Jim & Ria

    17. Ed_Dman 73 months ago | reply

      Nay... Me happy with me G10, compact power. :D

    18. MerMate 69 months ago | reply

      I'm amazed by the details and tight close-up you managed on this little critter with your DIFO! Great job!

    19. skiprock10 57 months ago | reply

      Great shot!!

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