This is a clownfish, part of the Amphriprioninae family, but better known as Nemo from the Disney film Finding Nemo. He lives a lot closer to the ocean floor and these little fellows were only about 8 centimetres in length. The fascinating thing about Nemo is that he is a protandrous hermaphrodite, which means he is born a male and as he matures, becomes a female. If needs must, he can change back to being male, for example, if there is a shortage of males in the colony. Nemo is found near reefs in warm water (the water on the Barrier Reef was about 27C during Autumn). He is not found in the Atlantic Ocean, as it's too cold.
As he lives closer to the ocean floor, this photo was taken whilst scuba diving at a depth of about 10 metres.
Olympus Tough TG-2 Underwater Camera
3mm using Olympus FCON-T01 Fisheye
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tyro (19724) 2014-04-29 4:12
Ciao cara Lisa,
Whoa! This is brilliant!
What a wonderfully bright and colourful picture with Nemo the Clownfish perfectly portrayed against the reef and with the clear blue sky above him/her.
How wonderful that you picked up a little underwater camera for your trip. The colours are amazing as are the light and contrasts.
P.S. What a fun life that must be - being able to change from male to female and back again whenever you felt the urge (or urges). Not sure it really appeals to me though. :o)
snunney (81673) 2014-04-29 4:13
This is absolutely gorgeous! Superb colours and detail.
We enjoyed our trip to Milan but both of us much preferred Bologna.
Sergiom (57641) 2014-04-29 4:40
Looks very professionnal. Great colors , very good framing, very nice light and very beautifull fishes.A place worth being saved.
Have a nice day
rigoletto (34237) 2014-04-29 5:04
so, pixar decided to ignore the hermaphrodite thing in order to avoid confusion of little minds :)) but it indeed is a marvellous invention of nature, don't know why it is not availbale for many other species during the lack of any genders. the photo looks like a frozen screensaver, i can almost hear the gulps of bubbles.
Royaldevon (28329) 2014-04-29 5:06
Ha! Ha! Lisa, the off spring won't know whether to call him Mummy or Daddy!
Joking apart, this is a really beautiful photograph. The fish are sharp and colourful and are surrounded by an underwater environment, which is vibrant, colourful and a multitude of shapes and textures.
Although a still photograph, there is an implied sense of movement.
Have a lovely day,
photoray (11351) 2014-04-29 7:09
Howdy Captain Nemolisa,
Beautiful up close and resolute view of the two clownfish, and the attractive anemone below.
Unfortunately we also do not have many of your Australian marine animals along our Pacific mainland coast, due to the very cold water and lack of environment.
Good job at a difficult underwater image,
Romano46 (16586) 2014-04-29 7:18
Ciao cara LIsa
dopo aver fotografato le coste hai deciso di tuffarti in acqua e farci conoscere le bellezze della barriera corallina. In queata i due pesci pagliaccio e quanto li circonda appaiono di una nitidezza impressionante. A dure la verità queta foto è ancora più bella della precedente per come appare ricco di particolare il fondale che circonda la fauna.
Colori splendidi anche per la scelta particolare dei due soggetti.
Chissà cosa ci riservera la tua prossima fotografia.
Ciao e buona giornata
cornejo (29965) 2014-04-29 10:07
Hello dear Lisa, very good picture of these beautiful clown fish, beautifully captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, light and color. Excellent and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good morning and happy rest of the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Noel_Byrne (22669) 2014-04-29 10:48
A beautiful fish, his blue color is so vibrant and electric, it seems almost like the plants are all reaching out to him, like a rockstar on the stage! A truly perfect composition too, with such a soft sweeping curve in the rock, and the perfect little plants in the foreground.
As for your note on his sexuality, I can safely say I did not know that!
Thanks as always for an interesting post.
lousat (74853) 2014-04-29 11:58
Ciao Lisa,conosco la specie e le sue dimensioni,davvero uno scatto difficile,una grande macro con ottimi colori considerando anche la profondita' di 10 metri,e con dettagli strabilianti...decisamante meglio della MIA FOTO che feci in Egitto qualche anno fa...ehehe..buona giornata e complimenti,Luciano
fritzi007 (4075) 2014-04-29 12:22
schönes, buntes Unterwasserfoto, gratuliere!
Wünsch dir einen schönen Tag
siudzi (32955) 2014-04-29 13:17
Wow! What a shot! Love it! Absolutely beautiful subject perfectly seen and executed. Impressive work. Bravo!
carlo62 (30409) 2014-04-29 14:52
basta vedere questi pesci che si pensa immediatamente a Nemo, un film molto simpatico, sia per grandi che per bambini.
In effetti la qualità della fotocamera è ottima, considerato che eri a 10 metri è anche più interessante.
jjcordier (75080) 2014-04-29 22:50
Encore une très belle photo sous-marine. Tu maîtrises déjà très bien le sujet!
emka (76213) 2014-04-29 23:24
You were very brave to go down so deep. It is quite different to see this in even the best oceanarium and to be with the fish in water. Amazing colours and sharpness. Marvelous photo from yoiur underwater camera. I was considering buying one but I was not sure if I manage to go to the reef and use it. What a pity! Very interesting story about Nemo. I have heard about other examples of such behaviour, but i can't remember now what animals they were.
Amazing photo, compliments!
Malgo IF(preparing to the next trip the next week :))
abmdsudi (41936) 2014-04-30 5:50
Not the easiest to capture, this is the Relaxing World of the fish....
What a brilliant shot but this is about your best effort and very pleased with perfect clear crispy shot. One of the prettiest fish with his pal commonly found in tropical water too. Goregeous, the colours and the stripes are striking and mean looking one, simply delightful shot and tx for sharing. Congrats.
macjake (54824) 2014-04-30 9:34
hmmm....i think i'd have trouble setting up my tripod down here! haha Now that would be dedication! along with a little bit of stupidity lol
I had no idea these clown fish can swap sexes like that, as Bev said, they ignored that part in the Disney film now didn't they!
What a thrill it must be to go down and see the underworld. I'm very jealous.
love the little wormy things too lol
makes for a fun scene!
have a great one
ikeharel (55170) 2014-05-02 7:30
A stunning underwater picture, Lisa, a proof you do not need a 5D camera to come-up with a wonderful photojob, you did it with a simple-lense aparatus.
Anyway, an intriguing adventure, with beautiful corals and fishs to enjoy the abundance of nature's colors.
Have a nice weekend,
mkamionka (30068) 2014-05-02 7:47
great that you continue to explore the Great Barrier Reef subject. As famous as it is -it is not a frequent guest on TE. I have watched the movie Finding Nemo, but I cannot swim well so probably I will be never able to appreciate such a view in the reality or take a similar photo. That is why these photos are of special value to me :)
Amazing colors. Truly jaw dropping view.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a great weekend,
ktanska (24562) 2014-05-02 11:51
As they are so small it even more difficult to get good pictures of clownfish than of your previous target. And as you had a fisheye lens you really had to be very close to those fellows! This certainly has a feeling of being in the middle of underwater action.
mesutilgim (82178) 2014-05-04 2:22
Amazing submarine capture of this beautiful fishes surrounded with their natural habitat. Interesting notes.
TFS and have a nice Sunday
mirosu (13135) 2014-05-04 2:48
As I can see I missed many of your beautiful photos during my 3 weeks absence. But don't worry I'll slowly catch up.
I like this colourful underwater photo. Excellent colors and superb clarity. I never tried underwater photography, fascinating but not easy.
Very well done.
Silvio1953 (119453) 2014-05-05 6:15
Ciao Lisa, gran bella, favolosi colori, sei bravissima anche sotto l'acqua, ma il pesce del WS poi ce lo hai messo a dieta?
Un caro abbraccio Silvio
Didi (55963) 2014-05-09 4:16
Impossible de faire la différence si cette vue a été photographiée en plongée en mer ou dans un aquarium
Je note un parfait cadrage de l'image et un beau contrôle de l'exposition
COSTANTINO (53577) 2014-05-14 22:07
Hello my dear friend from
fantastic and impressive clowfish known
as Nemo from the Disney film
a different shot from the usuals
with first shot quality
my opinion is to issue into a book
all those photos
have a nice time