Wednesday, January 30, 2008

ABC Wednesday - B

(The Wordless Wednesday post is beneath this post.)


B is for Betta Fish .......




a blue betta fish in a bowl



This little blue Betta fish had such a personality.

I really believe that they recognize their owners - he always paid close attention - especially when he saw us eating,

This little life force was such good company, I do miss having him on my desk.

He was really hard to photograph through the water and the focus was hard to set with all his swimming, but the back fin and long tail have pretty details if you view the larger image.





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52 comments:

  1. Nice picture you mananged the glass/reflections very well.

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  2. This is a great capture.
    My own fish swim around as if on an illicit drug, I'd have no hope of getting a clear shot.
    Beautiful colour beautiful composition.
    Happy Wednesday.

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  3. Good shot through a globular bowl!

    And I have learned about a "new" kind of fish - all new knowledge is welcome.

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  4. Thanks, Kate! This took a lot of patience - good thing for digital - can't tell you how many I deleted!

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  5. Thanks, Runee - they are also known as Japanese Fighting Fish and only one per bowl is allowed.

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  6. Great shot.. I had one of those fish, named is Sushi

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  7. Thanks, Daryle - hope he didn't become it!

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  8. Nice shot - I like its colour. Is this also called the Siamese Fighting Fish?
    We once had a pond full of gold fish. We decided the bowl was too small and they grew large and flourished and multiplied.
    Whenever we arrived and called them they would all come to the surface - they were so tame they would nibble our fingers.

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  9. Lovely colour, I can see why you would have enjoyed having him on your desk, I would guess it has gone to the big fish bowl in the sky.

    Cheers Mark

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  10. Beautiful colours in a beautiful picture.

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  11. I think this is supurb. Great shot through the glass and water. The Beta has such a brilliant blue color.

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  12. This is a BEAUTY! One year when I was teaching, a little girl did her animal research project on the beta fish - she had one and treated it just like a beloved pet.

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  13. You did a great job with such a challenging subject.

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  14. Hi Kathy, this is a really a nice photo of beta fish, and now we have something in common, I have one too, and I also have one red. That also reminds me that I need to clean my tanks, yours looks so clean. BTW it all started when my brother who got me one for xmas I think, after 2 years the fish died unfortunately, I think it was because I was travelling a lot and the fish had to go and visit my neighbour a lot. Then my sister gave me a baby blue, and this is such a sad story, I put I bit too much water in the small tank and no lid, because when I came home I found that the fish jumped out. No more accidents on my third one. I also want to say that this fish has such a presonality, every morning when I come down it really gets excited and looks in my direction. Also I used to feed them one piece of seed at a time, did you ever hear the crunch - it is so entertaining, lol. So yes you are right about the personality in Beta type fish. I think red ones has a bit more reserved personality. So Kathy you got me really going.....Thanks for the reminder. BTW I used your blog as a quick reference on my latest post if you don't mind. Anna :)

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  15. Hi Max - Yes, they are also called the Siamese Fighting fish. This one would eat from my fingertip - he was so gentle!

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  16. Hi Mark - I wish they lived longer, but fish are not known for their longevity. Still contemplating another, but not ready yet.

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  17. Thanks, Leslie - he was most beloved! Welcome to ABC!

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  18. What a beautiful little fish, nice work Kathy :)

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  19. What a beautiful color he is!

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  20. He has a lovely blue beauty about him.

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  21. Love it Kathy, we used to have lots of fish, we had this huge angel fish we called big Bob, it always got excited when I came near.

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  22. A beautiful fish and photo, Kathy. Did he die?

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  23. I love the colors of the Betta's they are so nice but seem so lonely

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  24. Super shot. Beautiful color and reflections. Also liked your writeup. I looked at your other pictures. All great stuff.

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  25. You did a great job photographing your fish. That's a beautiful color fish. Do you have a name for him/her? He/She probably thought you guys were tv if he/she watched you eat. :)

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  26. That's a great shot and so difficult to do.

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  27. I've probably missed something obvious, but even after searching with Google I haven't found the answer ...

    Is their some site, which names letter of the week for ABC wednesday or do people simply start their own ABC Wednesday when they please with picture about A* and next week they post something with B* etc. ?

    I think its great idea, just wondering about details ...

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  28. You took a great picture of the little guy.

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  29. Nice shot, I have photographed aquariums and it is always a challenge but so much fun, esp when the pics turn out great!

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  30. What a beautiful fish. You took a great picture!

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  31. Excellent image!

    It is very challenging to make this kind of image work and you made it dance!

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  32. what a beautifull fish and nice colour focus.

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  33. Thanks for all your visits and kind comments!!

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  34. @ Lynda - Yes, he did, after about a year and a half. I wish they had a longer life span.

    @ AVCR8TEUR - his name was Flit. He was quite interested in watching us and eating - like most normal pets!

    @ Anna - They are not stupid - they do know us - mine would get most excited for my daughter and me - probably because we fed it. And he got to be so fussy with his food, that he wouldn't even eat the fish food anymore - he wanted ours, little tiny pieces of chicken or shrimp were his favorites - he would eat it from my finger. He also liked grapes and lettuce. I would put 1/2 a grape on the bottom, and he would pick at the pulp in it and make a complete cloudy mess of his water. I do miss him!

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  35. He is quite beautiful and well photographed.

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  36. Hi Kathy, thanks and I did not realized that he is gone. Sorry to hear that. I didn't realized that you can feed them with all this kind of food, where I have special food pallets, and they will not touch anything else. However, I can always hear them crunch. BTW I think I am going to make a post on my storyblob blog, so I think I may link to you again if you don't mind. Thanks again for your response, and take care, Anna :)

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  37. What a beautiful memory. Gorgeous fish, gorgeous colour and gorgeous pic! They are called Siamese Fighting Fish here and my son has two of them....in separate tanks, of course. :)

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  38. Wonderful picture !
    I first believed it was a golden fish painted on a china cup !
    Miss Yves

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  39. Kathy, sorry to keep reminding you about your beta. I made post on my storyblob about my beta, and since you had nice photo of the beta I linked to you again - so the readers know what fish I am talking about, hope you don't mind. Thanks again, Anna :)

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