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Beverly Guhl
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Changed my entry to my favorite koi, Bomba. I've seen him morph into this s-shape thousands of times. Pretty soon the weather will change and all the koi will be on the bottom of the pond waiting for Spring.




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Oct 11, 2008 at 02:44 PM
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O-yeah.

~ Carrol



Oct 11, 2008 at 05:06 PM
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Carrol wrote:
O-yeah.

~ Carrol


Thanks, Carrol. Doesn't it look like a mouth screaming? Even looks like a row of teeth below the upper "lip". Nature is so cool.



Oct 11, 2008 at 05:45 PM
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Hi Beverly,
Not only do you have Koi but now your planting and training Oak trees in your own backyard. How do us mere mortals stand a chance
Like the shot and the detail is crisp as ever.
Take care
Mark



Oct 11, 2008 at 10:33 PM
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I like the bark texture. Nice B & W!


Oct 12, 2008 at 12:20 AM
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I like the find. However, if you look at enough, the middle of the "o" starts to take over? Almost like a mouth. Very weird. Nice shot as usual

Steve R



Oct 12, 2008 at 06:28 AM
Beverly Guhl
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Thanks for all the nice comments on my "O" oak tree knothole entry. I wanted to photograph my koi all along but only now got a decent shot.

bev



Oct 12, 2008 at 04:27 PM
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Very nice. I like it much better.

Steve R



Oct 12, 2008 at 04:42 PM
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I'm loving this one. The image has such a great gentle, lazy appeal to it. Wouldn't life be grand if all you had to do was laze around swimming and eating? Then I guess we wouldn't be able to take photos though.


Oct 12, 2008 at 05:11 PM
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wow this totally rocks!


Oct 12, 2008 at 06:48 PM
 

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Carrol,

I really like them both, the O & the S, but I think I like this one the best. The S is so fluid and soothing. Wonderful lighting and the focus through the water.

Just simply wonderful. Good luck - Karen



Oct 12, 2008 at 08:51 PM
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Hi Beverly,
Those long finned koi certainly work well for this WA. I was trying to work out, is it a Hikari Moyo or even a Kawarimono, what ever it is its beautiful and elegant. And people ask why do we keep koi.
Glad you kept some reflections on the surface but as ever well controlled. A great shot and one i know will do well.
Take care
Mark



Oct 12, 2008 at 09:06 PM
Beverly Guhl
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Thanks for the nice feedback everyone!! This koi is 35" long so he's got lots of length to form into a "S" or just about any other shape.

MARK: I believe this koi is an Orenji, but he could be a Hariwake. I had a stunningly beautiful gold one just like him that was killed by a raccoon when it was just 2 years old. What a pair they would have made. This one is just about outgrown my pond since it's only 36" deep; he needs more depth.

THANKS!



Oct 12, 2008 at 09:38 PM
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Bev,
Did you get the shot without tempting him with Cheerios? Bev, once again an excellent entry and your artistic abilities work well with your photographic talent.
Best of luck,
Tom



Oct 13, 2008 at 02:07 AM
Beverly Guhl
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bouchto wrote:
Bev,
Did you get the shot without tempting him with Cheerios? Bev, once again an excellent entry and your artistic abilities work well with your photographic talent.
Best of luck,
Tom


Thanks, Tom! It was pretty warm today so they got regular food, they'll get Cheerios soon, but once the water temp drops below 55 they stop eating. Their hunger is driven by their metabolism which is regulated by temperature. You're kind to remember; they will be flattered when I tell them. :-)



Oct 13, 2008 at 02:46 AM
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Oooh, this is a much stronger entry! Beautiful.
I'm glad you told us how long he is... I wouldn't have guessed he was that long. Very cool creature.
~ Carrol



Oct 13, 2008 at 03:40 AM
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Is this the guy who poses for all your koi shots or do you have other models as well? I was thinking of something similar but with a snake in the starring role. Well captured for this week.


Oct 13, 2008 at 06:18 AM
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Can't go wrong with the koi. Another great capture.

Great shot,
Chad



Oct 13, 2008 at 06:30 AM
Beverly Guhl
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Thanks, Carrol, Bill, and Chad. Appreciate it.

Bill --
Yeah, this is one of my home grown models, although at the time I started a pond 4 years ago I wasn't doing photography. He's got 11 other model-friends that are lovely, too, but his fins and coloring make him exceptional. Most of the others have short fins and can only contort into a C-shape. Some have metallic scales (silver and orange, and silver and red); they are quite striking. Maybe you'll see more of them one day.



Oct 13, 2008 at 02:37 PM
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This appeals to me more than your original post, good luck with this!


Oct 13, 2008 at 04:05 PM
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