Red dragon - H. smithii

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Red dragon - H. smithii

Post by Mark in Vancouver » Sun Jan 08, 2006 1:44 am

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Post by Jim Powers » Sun Jan 08, 2006 9:47 am

I see where you got the title for this post. :D

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Post by Emma Turner » Sun Jan 08, 2006 11:21 am

Lovely, Mark. That chap has coloured up very nicely indeed! Do you have more than one H. smithii? If so, have they all taken on this gorgeous red colouration? The ones we have at work are a mixture, some greeny, some with a bit of red.
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Post by Mark in Vancouver » Sun Jan 08, 2006 12:53 pm

I still have a pair of them. Sometimes they're red, sometimes they're a blonde colour. Brine shrimp and bloodworms must surely help them colour up.
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Post by Graeme Robson » Mon Jan 09, 2006 12:55 am

Superb picture! :D Lovely Colouration.



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Post by mamaschild » Mon Jan 09, 2006 11:26 am

Great picture :):)

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Post by Martin Thoene » Mon Jan 09, 2006 1:33 pm

Gorgeous closeup Mark. That camera is reaping benefits matey! I love all the red detailing in this fish...beautiful and very dragon-like.

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Post by Jim Powers » Mon Jan 09, 2006 3:03 pm

Mark, under normal lighting conditions, does this fish appear red?
I have seen many of these fish and never seen one with so much red.

By the way, nice to finally meet and put a face on you. :)
Barbara and Martin certainly started something.

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Post by Martin Thoene » Mon Jan 09, 2006 6:29 pm

Jim Powers wrote:By the way, nice to finally meet and put a face on you. :)
Barbara and Martin certainly started something.
Yes indeedy...mind you, I've seen his pic before. I note that Robson fella is still just a moving line figure :wink:

Emma is actually planning on sending me a pic to reduce for avatar use at some time. Apparently, she has no recent pictures of herself, but will take some. See...and some people thought this new format was yuck.....so many possible fun ways of using it. It's nice to actually see faces.

We'll have Mark using smilies by 2010 I bet...you'll see! :lol:

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Post by Mark in Vancouver » Mon Jan 09, 2006 8:05 pm

Jim: I think the amount of redness is due to the flash - they normally look kind of brown, either light or dark depending on what surface they're against. And I'm older (aren't we all!) than that tiny one-time passport photo. Heavier eye bags and whiter hair...

Martin: In 2010 the olympics are coming here. I think everyone will look like smileys by then. :(
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Post by Mark in Vancouver » Mon Jan 09, 2006 8:05 pm

Damn - I tried using colon-close bracket, but this new high fangled site converts them! Ack!
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Post by Martin Thoene » Mon Jan 09, 2006 8:33 pm

HaaaaHaaaaaa! Image got you!

Resistance is futile!

Image...another one bites the dust, another one bites the dust, an' another one gone, an' another one gone... another one bites the dust, yeah, yeah!

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Post by Mark in Vancouver » Mon Jan 09, 2006 8:40 pm

Yeah, well... You just turn up your Freddie Mercury and run with it. It took me long enough to adapt to true smileys - emoticons are one step deeper into the pit, IMO.
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Post by Martin Thoene » Mon Jan 09, 2006 8:52 pm

That's Chiquita Mercury ( the Queen tribute banana) to you Mr Driving Licence picture boy.

See, I can be remarkably restrained with the use of the little yellow critters.

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Post by Mark in Vancouver » Mon Jan 09, 2006 11:29 pm

In moments like this, of such unutterable displays of generosity - nay, humanity! - I am reminded how I came to like Martin, and enjoy his company.
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