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The Lazy Bum

Here's another specimen that has a name, I'm sure, but after too much time on the Internet trying to identify it, I haven't a clue.  Max Black?  Where are you when I need you!

I spent at least 5 minutes watching this little fella!  He would "sit" on this undulating kelp as though it belonged to him.  If another fish passed by and caused him to float away, he'd consistently find his way back to this exact spot.

I decided to add a PhotoShop watercolor filter, "just for the halibut."  :)

This is a series of pics taken at our Georgia Aquarium here in Atlanta last week.


The Lazy Bum

Here's another specimen that has a name, I'm sure, but after too much time on the Internet trying to identify it, I haven't a clue.  Max Black?  Where are you when I need you!

I spent at least 5 minutes watching this little fella!  He would "sit" on this undulating kelp as though it belonged to him.  If another fish passed by and caused him to float away, he'd consistently find his way back to this exact spot.

I decided to add a PhotoShop watercolor filter, "just for the halibut."  :)

This is a series of pics taken at our Georgia Aquarium here in Atlanta last week.


comments (26)

  • genevieve
  • vancouver island
  • 30 Mar 2007, 01:48
very nice post processing ginnie. i really thought it was a water colour painting. i am enjoying this aquarium series very much. keep up the good work!
Ginnie Hart: Awww. That is so kind of you, Genevieve, and will take me through the day. smile
  • Raymond
  • Somewhere over the Rainbow
  • 30 Mar 2007, 02:02
A very interesting series you are building here, Ginnie. I like what you have done here, I give it two thumbs up and a cheeky grin! smile smile

- Raymond
Ginnie Hart: Cheeky grins are the best, Raymond (I think--if my "translation" from across the pond is correct). I'll definitely take your thumbs up. smile
Awesome effect. I say, let's call the little fella "Zebra fish", Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: That's exactly what I would have called it, Samira. In fact, that was one of the names I looked up. grin
this works well with the watercolor effect, Ginnie! Nicely done!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Kay. I always love it when I can use that filter because watercolor paintings are my favorites in the world. smile
  • Mia
  • 30 Mar 2007, 03:27
You got the watercolour effect right where it was needed Ginnie... now I don't think one can look at the normal one without comparing it to this one! Works very well.
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thanks, Mia. That's definitely true for me. As I told Kay, watercolor paintings are my favorite in the world. smile
  • Robs
  • 30 Mar 2007, 04:29
Absolutely amazing Ginnie! Regarding the name... you could invent what you want, and make us believe you are a fish expert, I guess nobody could tell you are wrong! grin
I would print this, put a nice frame around it, and then put it on my living room smile
Ginnie Hart: You are such a sweetheart, Rob, day after day! Thank you for your kind compliments. They go a long way.

I have just sent an e-mail to the aquarium with the original pic, asking them for their identification help. Let's see if they get back to me TODAY!
I turn into a lazy bum every time I go diving. Must have something to do with the lack of air smile
Ginnie Hart: You had me laughing out loud on this one, Martin! smile
Very well composed and rightly PP'ed. This is one of my favourite shots from your aquarium series Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thank you, Thomas. I try to use that watercolor filter whenever possible. It's my favorite. smile
Oh nice picture and very good work Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Roland.
  • Neil Tandy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 30 Mar 2007, 06:30
I see what you mean Gramma Ginn. Copycat!!!tongue Very well covered up and I really do like the filter you chose. Very nice work. I think the fish is Eric!! Many regards to you and Donica. Neil.-x-
Ginnie Hart: You can always fool some of the people some of the time. smile
nice painting effect, was this a photoshop filter?
Ginnie Hart: Yes, àsìkò. It was definitely the watercolor filter in PS. Good eye.
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK.
  • 30 Mar 2007, 08:03
I thought there was something fishy about this! He's a chubby little chap, perched on the kelp. It's salmon-chanted image you have here.

The watercolor filter was a good dedcision, but more than that the composition is excellent and the colours most attractive.

Nicely doe.
Ginnie Hart: HA! You are so funny, Colin. "Something fishy" indeed. Thanks a million for your kind compliment.
That's a very nice effect, like a watercolor artwork... that's nice and soft and it well conveys to your subject and its colors.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Florence. As I've told several others, watercolor paintings are my favorites.
  • paul
  • 30 Mar 2007, 09:24
I must try out some of these 'art' filter effects - it works really well here
Ginnie Hart: This is the only one I've ever used, Paul, but that's because watercolor paintings are my favorite. It's dun to experiment with it. Thanks for your vote of confidence.
  • Max Black
  • getting outside a Choccy Muffin
  • 30 Mar 2007, 10:08
Terratorial and possibly aggressive? Small with an extended dorsal it could be any one of the 3000 varieties of Cichlid but I think this one is Cichlid Grammaginnicus!!!!Whip over an 'unfiltered' file if you want too.
Ginnie Hart: I have sent the original to you and also to the aquarium itself to see if they can identify it. I'm hoping to hear back from someone today. Maybe YOU will identify it first. smile
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 30 Mar 2007, 10:23
if this was a fish from the great barrier reef theni would say it is a coral cod or a barramundi cod. the colours and lines are nice and i think the effect works well ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Neal. I have sent the original to Max Black and to the aquarium and hope someone can identify it before the day is through! smile
Seems you were having fun shooting this one.
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Busola. Lots of fun. smile
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 30 Mar 2007, 10:59
I see he was shy of looking at you. This should be made into a 1500-piece jigsaw puzzle that you could a) keep and b) give another copy to the cottage. grin It's very beautiful.
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Wouldn't that be fun! I've been thinking of jigsaw puzzles lately because our table in Amsterdam is HUGE. We could always have one out to work on. AND chess! smile

Thank you so much, Ruth, for your vote of confidence, which always means the world to me.
oh! il s'est transformé en dessin!
très beau
Ginnie Hart: Yes, O-P. Those filters are like miracles. smile
  • Dudee
  • Indonesia
  • 30 Mar 2007, 14:31
Nice one, the treatment makes this pict. mysteriously.
the Lazy burn??ohh it's the unique name smile
Have a nice weekend
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Dudee. You have a great weekend as well.
Certain pics are just right for the watercolor filter - this is one! nice job!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Josie. You would know. smile
  • chris p
  • no place like home!
  • 30 Mar 2007, 16:47
I'm floundering with the name Ginnie, but good cod, you found the right plaice for using this filter wink Chris
Ginnie Hart: You are too good, Chris. Congratulations! smile
This is really well done! I think I have to try that someday, too.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, do try it, Julia. You'll get hooked. smile
  • Ellie
  • 30 Mar 2007, 23:41
I reckon it's a "brown-striped kelp sitter" tongue

Neat effects Ginnie, it works brilliantly.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ellie. smile
Nice PP though It doesn't work very well for me ! smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Apr 2007, 22:48
I like the pp here. Great pic.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Louis.

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