Orangeband surgeonfish shoal

This week’s Friendly Friday challenge theme is ‘Re-imagine Orange.’ See more responses here.

A shoal of orangeband surgeonfish is fun to see with their orange bands making them easy to identify and follow. For the purpose of this challenge, I took the photo below, desaturated the other colors, then boosted the orange to emphasize their defining feature. These changes virtually eliminated the other fish, particularly the yellow tang which went from bright focal points to almost invisible.

4 thoughts on “Orangeband surgeonfish shoal

  1. SandyL

    That’s fabulous Graham! Your’s is a great example of how radicaly a photo changes with this technique.

    I’m really impressed with your shoreline – that you can take this picture- it looks beautifully clear. Allow me to dream about being isolated on such a paradise 🙂

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    1. Graham Post author

      There are worse places to be stuck, that’s for sure. Alas, the water isn’t always this clear, but it’s still great to be able to get in the water most days. I hope all is well with you.

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      1. SandyL

        Thanks Graham. I’m glad to be healthy, if a little sad that I won’t be going to my beach side retreat soon. Normally, around this time, I’d be making my way back to Vancouver Island on Canada’s wild Pacific coast. I can only live through pictures like yours, so keep on posting 🙂

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        1. Graham Post author

          I used to live in Washington State and visited Vancouver Island quite often. I took a boat up to Barkley Sound a couple of times and also explored the beaches along your stretch of coast. A beautiful part of the country. I hope you’re able to get back there soon.

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