Saturday, April 21, 2012

Sometimes you never know when a shot opportunity will pass by your camera. This colorful Koi fish decided to swim by where I was standing this morning, and combined with the movement and clarity of the water, it created a natural design abstract look and feel that I think came out pretty cool.

Koi fish, or Nishikigoi, are the product of several centuries of selective breeding of the common brown Asian carp and the German carp.  The first color mutations appeared about 1805.

Koi are available in all colors from the purest white, through yellow, orange, red, near-lavender, blues, greens and coal black, in limitless combinations.

Most popular in Japan are the Kohaku, a pure white fish with persimmon-red patches arranged in a stepping stone pattern.

 Equipment:  Nikon D300, Focal Length 105mm with Nikon VR 105mm Lens