Thursday, August 16, 2007


Today we go green.
This green bubble coral Plerogyra, is one of the nicest ones I`ve ever seen. It is one of my very first corals & it is probably as big as any one of these would ever be. This one, fully extended is about 14 inches long by 10 inches wide. The bubbles are actually tentacles, that deflate at night, when they look more like tentacles as one would imagine them to look like.
The beauty next to the bubble, is a Hawkfish, Cirrhitichthys falco Randall, 1963.
This fish I`ve also had since the Bubble coral.
It is very fast & perches on it`s pectoral fins, anywhere it feels like it can scan the area, always ready to swoop on an unsuspecting prey.
The show attached to this image or the same one one on Planet Earth, is a collection of images that might blow your socks off.
The Green Machine is featured.
Please indulge yourselves & have a great end of the week.
Look out for your neighbors welfare. It`s free.


NDD said...

yep, sans socks here in Fargo.

I'm definitely going to have to coin new superlatives for this show, as nearly all have been previously applied by the various commentators.

For sure, for sure, tha's a whole lot of green!


AndiF said...

I love the way you framed the fish with the coral -- it serves to set both of them off very effectively.

And I'm with NDD on the green. Wow.

Family Man said...

Beautiful Head.

While going through the slide show, I kept waiting for the little fish to be swallowed by.

BTW not sure if it's flashbacks, but the more I stared at the Green Machine, the more it looked like it was moving. :)

Have a good one Head.

olivia said...

Wowie zowie!

I love this green ... and how you change your blog font colour to match ... You rock!

And ND said, my socks are off. What are you going to do w/ all these socks ... ;)

Off to explore ...

Nancy P said...

I just came from Olivia's place where she bowled me over with pink, and now here's glorious green and also orange above. I feel so LUCKY to even know about your blog and hers. People who don't have no idea what glories they're missing. Thank you, thank you.

Knucklehead said...

It`s not the socks I`m interested in. It`s the feet.

Knucklehead said...

Thanks . That`s all I have today. Keep your eyes crossed & the breeze on your feet.

olivia said...

LOL, an interesting revelation Head ... ;)

Knucklehead said...

G`DAI, Andif,
I like the green contact lens the hawkfish has.

You & NDD are on a golf tour? Wow, is right.

Knucklehead said...

Hey FM,
I sure hope they`re flashbacks. Aren`t those lovely.
The mouth on the coral is about 3 times the size of the Orange & White Ocellaris, but is not a danger.

Knucklehead said...

Glories they are Nancy p.
I`m thrilled to share them, as, I`m positive, is Olivia.
What would it be like, in a world, where people hoarded their treasure, didn`t wish good upon their neighbor, & only kept to themselves & their kind?
Now that I reconsider, have a nice day, rather than answering.
You are welcome
You are welcome.

Knucklehead said...

I noticed on the first post I ever did, that the clash of color wasn`t equal to the splash of color.
I found it more pleasant to the eye, to match color whenever I could.
"...I rock!" ...You rule!!!
"Wowie zowie", Frank Zappa, a few years before you were born.
Who`s the Groseiliers to your Radisson on your exploring?