Sunday, March 18, 2012

Koi


Vasco da Gama Aquarium, Algés

27 comments:

brattcat said...

what a tangle of fish. wonderful

Babzy said...

very crowded :)

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

They look hungry.

We just returned from 3 weeks in Asia (Bhutan, Bangkok and Cambodia) and I have just now caught up with your posts during out absence. Great photos, as usual. Your tribute to Tibet is especially poignant.

Last evening Julie and I had dinner at her mother's, and her mother commented upon about her set of dishes, which she saw in a store and instantly admired them so much she felt compelled to purchase them. We looked on the bottom, and they said "Made in Portugal." I commented how that made sense, in view the mastery of ceramics at times displayed on your website.

Halcyon said...

That's a lot of koi!

Sharon said...

They must think your camera is a feeding device. They look ravenous.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

and lots of them JM, what an amazing image. I think it must have been feeding time I see a few open mouths there!
btw I would love to see where you write your blog JM.

Virginia said...

Dinnertime perhaps? :)
V

Sylvia K said...

Oh, a lot of colorful Koi indeed! And big mouths as well!! Reminds me of my kids when they come to dinner!!! Thanks for the smiles, JM!! Have a lovely evening!

Sylvia

Cezar and Léia said...

Turminha agitada! ;)
Linda foto!
Léia

VP said...

An amazing mass of fishes for a wonderful image

Andrew said...

Wonderful to see..

Lowell said...

Such vibrant colors. If you threw some bread in amongst them you'd see a frenzy like WWIII! These are very expensive, from what I've heard.

Karl said...

Here, I would have claustrophobia.
Wonderful colors, JM.

cieldequimper said...

They seem to like you! The colours are gorgeous!

RedPat said...

Feeding frenzy!

Carolina Tavares said...

São muitos juntos, parecem sufocados...

Sérgio Pontes said...

Já há alguns anos que ai não vou

Honest Abe said...

I have only seen Koi, perhaps larger than these, in the moat around the Emperor's Palace in Tokyo. Some of those were bigger around than my leg. Massive fish.

They would go after food dropped in the moat, like these are. A mess of fish for sure.

Someone said in the comments above they would love to see where you write your posts at or from?

I think that would be a revelation for lots of people. I know mine are seldom done on the spot but I never take a lot of time working on them either. I try to write about things I know about and there is no research really required.

Anyway, I would certainly enjoy reading that post if you ever do one.

T. Becque said...

Nicely done JM with framing all that gorgeous color and movement.

Jack said...

Koi are fascinating fish, aren't they? They seem able to function with very little personal space between them.

Stickup Artist said...

Crowds of Koi. I've never seen them open their mouths like that! They seem to like you ;-)

NixBlog said...

Wow! That's wall-to-wall fish!
great capture, JM.

Gunn said...

I hope they got something nice and tasty!:)
Great models!
Unique image!

Joan Elizabeth said...

So many! Someone must have been throwing them food.

Crazy Tourists said...

lol!! A bit crowded, don't you think?
Lovely photo once again!!

Nathalie said...

The density of fish here is stupendous. Perhaps it's time to move some of the fish to a bigger pond?

AB said...

Great chaotic colour!