Last Dance of the Nuzzlefish

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© Mike Melnotte
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UploadedNovember 6, 2010
TakenNovember 6, 2010
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D5000
Exposure1/40 sec at f/11
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length52 mm
ISO200
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At the end of the short lifespan of a Nuzzlefish, the smaller purple males race to the abdomen of the female to be the first to bite and tear their way to reach the reproductive organs. The winner passes on his genes and dies with his body becoming encased in the female.

Actually that's a load of shit. There's no such thing as a Nuzzlefish. This is a macro shot of a flower. :)

8 responses

  • Dilshad Aroos

    Dilshad Aroos (Deleted) gave props (5 Nov 2010):

    You almost had me there....nice macro!!!

  • Paul Revans

    Paul Revans said (6 Nov 2010):

    Superb story for a smart macro.

  • The Wanderer

    The Wanderer gave props (9 Nov 2010):

    hahahaha love the picture!!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) said (27 Feb 2012):

    HA!HA! Had me going there for a minute Mike. :-) Cool photo and entry!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (27 Feb 2012):

    wonderful!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (28 Feb 2012):

    An entry into JPG's Theme Park worth multiple kudos.

  • Deb Exteen

    Deb Exteen (Deleted) gave props (27 Mar 2012):

    Amazing, amazing photo! Colors, comp, dof, everything is so perfect here!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (18 May 2017):

    Congrats on the well deserved spotlight from the JPG staff for this beautiufl image!!

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