Monday, December 15, 2008

A little Hockney play

Lionfish (Pterois volitans) under actinic light at Lisbon 'Oceanário'.

20 comments:

Babzy said...

great blue fish ...but what does mean actinic ;) ??

Tanya said...

That's so cool looking JM!

Olivier said...

magique ce poisson bleu, j'adore, il est vraiment très beau.
magical this blue fish, I love, it is really very nice.

Hilda said...

I love lionfish! I think it's one of the most flamboyant fishes ever. Easy to recognize and avoid!

What made the little rectangles in your photo? Did you play with the image or is it something about the glass of the aquarium?

Virginia said...

Gorgeous. what did you do to it JM? Cool!
V

JM said...

Babzy,
Actinic lamps produce only light at a specific wavelength of 420 nm and that makes it blue. These values are essential to keep corals and other organisms live ('live rock').

Hilda and V.,
This site makes it automatically, you just upload a photo and the result is a David Hockney look. Have some fun: http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/hockney.php

babooshka said...

This is trily mesmerizing.

Tash said...

the color is beautiful but the shape is increadible! well photographed - I know it's tough to capture the true color.

nobu said...

Amazing, beautiful blue colour!!

J ..de Santa Fe said...

Don't you just adore bighugelabs??!
Some of the very best toys online.
Love the effect it gave your lionfish, just a bit more shimmer.
(thanks for your dear comment on my Basquiat/Warhol post - that house was built to be a small museum for those great pieces and I feel it really accomplishes it quite well)
Judith

marie6 said...

Those blue colours are amazing!!

Per Stromsjo said...

Looks like a complex character... I feel the same way on some Mondays! ;)

Jackie said...

That's a fantastic picture, and a great effect. Your last few photos have been stunning.

willow said...

Fantastic blues!

Jessica said...

very interesting effect. the colors are fantastic.

Marie-Noyale said...

It almost looks like a nice mosaic work
Perfect Carribean Blue!!!

roentarre said...

Such a wonderful shot you had made. Beautiful!

humanobserver said...

truly beautiful...amazing colours....

Jules said...

I have lion fish swimming out in front of the house but they don't look this cool!!!

magiceye said...

you have captured the image so beautifully!