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"Fish be with you." - by Jojie Alcantara

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      Jojie Alcantara | all galleries >> AWARDS >> Winning Images in Betterphoto 2009-2010 > FISH BE WITH YOU - Grand Prize Betterphoto Jan 2010
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      FISH BE WITH YOU - Grand Prize Betterphoto Jan 2010
      22-DEC-2009Jojie F. Alcantara

      FISH BE WITH YOU - Grand Prize Betterphoto Jan 2010

      Philippines

      FISH BE WITH YOU by Jojie Alcantara

      Taken early Christmas dawn in General Santos City (known as the Tuna Capital of the Philippines), when fishermen caught this 74-kilo Moonfish, or Opah, a very expensive delicacy in countries like Hawaii. In the Philippines, it is called "Dayana". I was told by the fishermen that it was a lucky day for me because it wasn't often (every 15 days or so only) that they have caught two "Dianas" in one day.

      Opah or moonfish (Lampris regius) is one of the most colorful of the commercial fish species available in Hawaii. The moonfish's large, round profile may be the origin of its name. Moonfish landed in Hawaii range from 60 to over 200 pounds in round weight. A pelagic wandering species, it is often found in the company of tunas and billfish. In Hawaii, the Opah was viewed as a good luck fish by old-time longline fishermen, who would give it away as a gesture of goodwill rather than sell it.

      This particular photo won grand prize in January 2010 BetterPhoto.com competition.

      Betterphoto.com is a website which hosts a prestigious online international photo competition conducted each month. More than 40,000 entries or more are submitted each month to this online photography contest, which attracts contestants from around the world and features 10 separate categories.

      I am proud to showcase my images which won in the monthly competition. My photo gallery is here: http://www.betterphoto.com/?jojiealcantara

      Canon EOS 5D
      1/640s f/4.5 at 20.0mm iso1600 full exif

      other sizes: small medium original
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    • Ruthie McClelland
      WOW! To: RP-0@yahoogroups.com From: dido777@gmail.com Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 17:14:59 +0000 Subject: [RP-0] Fish be with you. - by Jojie Alcantara Posted also
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        Subject: [RP-0] "Fish be with you." - by Jojie Alcantara

         
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        Jojie Alcantara | all galleries >> AWARDS >> Winning Images in Betterphoto 2009-2010 > FISH BE WITH YOU - Grand Prize Betterphoto Jan 2010
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        FISH BE WITH YOU - Grand Prize Betterphoto Jan 2010
        22-DEC-2009Jojie F. Alcantara

        FISH BE WITH YOU - Grand Prize Betterphoto Jan 2010

        Philippines

        FISH BE WITH YOU by Jojie Alcantara

        Taken early Christmas dawn in General Santos City (known as the Tuna Capital of the Philippines), when fishermen caught this 74-kilo Moonfish, or Opah, a very expensive delicacy in countries like Hawaii. In the Philippines, it is called "Dayana". I was told by the fishermen that it was a lucky day for me because it wasn't often (every 15 days or so only) that they have caught two "Dianas" in one day.

        Opah or moonfish (Lampris regius) is one of the most colorful of the commercial fish species available in Hawaii. The moonfish's large, round profile may be the origin of its name. Moonfish landed in Hawaii range from 60 to over 200 pounds in round weight. A pelagic wandering species, it is often found in the company of tunas and billfish. In Hawaii, the Opah was viewed as a good luck fish by old-time longline fishermen, who would give it away as a gesture of goodwill rather than sell it.

        This particular photo won grand prize in January 2010 BetterPhoto.com competition.

        Betterphoto.com is a website which hosts a prestigious online international photo competition conducted each month. More than 40,000 entries or more are submitted each month to this online photography contest, which attracts contestants from around the world and features 10 separate categories.

        I am proud to showcase my images which won in the monthly competition. My photo gallery is here: http://www.betterphoto.com/?jojiealcantara

        Canon EOS 5D
        1/640s f/4.5 at 20.0mm iso1600 full exif

        other sizes: small medium original
        previous | next

        This image belongs to Jojie Alcantara, please respect her work. For permission to use, email jojiealcantara@...




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