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Beautiful but dangerous | by Celeste M (more off than on)
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Beautiful but dangerous

A venomous spotfin lionfish, photographed today (August 17, 2012) through an acrylic tank wall at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California, USA. I have been escaping to cool places during our extended heat wave, and today the aquarium was my destination - and it was crowded with locals and tourists. I shot at high ISO (3200) because of the low light and did some post-processing in Imagenomic's Noiseware to reduce noise without obliterating image detail. (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/6.3, 1/25 sec., ISO 3200, aquarium tank lighting, handheld)

 

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Taken on August 17, 2012