Saturday, August 25, 2012

Who is this revealed! :)


 
Who is this?
 
 
 
 
I had posed this question in my earlier post. There were some really interesting responses like Amitabh Bachan :) Most guessed that its a sea creature.
 
But no, its not a whale or a cat fish or a photographic trick.
 
This fish is called the GuitarFish or the Shovelnose Gray. And TTT was close when she said Stingray.
 
Huh, so whats so special? eh?
 
Well this is how the fish looks...
 
 
 
What I managed to click is the underside of the fish.What looks like eyes in my first pic is not actually its eyes.

 
The gills and mouth give it a face like appearance.
 
 
I had clicked the picture in the aquarium in the tunnel where you can see fish swimming all around you. It felt like the fish was looking at you through that face but its actually not a face at all :)
 
 
 
 
 
Strange are the ways of nature
 
 
 


63 comments:

  1. haha .....never imagined this answer and never knew about such fish ,, u keeped many people guessing :D :D

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    1. Ha ha :) glad u liked the surprise :)

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  2. WOW!!

    That was amazing Jaish...simply superb!

    Loved it

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  3. Amazing Jaish:D
    ..guess you had clicked it with this end in mind, no?
    Good work in any case:)

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    1. Yeah Amitji you got that rt hi hi :)

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  4. Mmm! That was a poser with a fishy twist, Jaish! :)

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    1. Fishy twist ... That's a nice phrase :)

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    1. Yes Rahul ! Nature has little surprises strewn all over !

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    1. Yes Ranita. When I saw it I was struck with surprise!

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  7. Oh Jaish! that was awesome... never could somebody have thought about it...
    great material you have ;)

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  8. any prize for being close to the ans ??? ;)

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    1. ha ha A virtual pat on the back from Singapore to you :D

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  9. Good one, Jaish. You made us do some thinking.

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    1. Thanks Divya. Guess it had the impact I expected. Was worried that it might get a 'Oh Thats it?' response! :)

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  10. Never knew that there was something called the guitarfish ! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks for stepping in and for the comment Sudhagee :)

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  11. Yeah...yeah, my answer was right as well :) Enjoyed the quiz...:)

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    1. Glad that you enjoyed it Panchali :D

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  12. Interesting ...
    i really enjyoed your suspense story of picture :P

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  13. WOW..great shot and an interesting post :-)

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  14. you are the best photographer on earth!!!

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    1. Oh My Deb! If real super photographers read that they will come after you :) I clicked those on my iPhone. So guess half the credit goes to Steve Jobs ha ha :) I have no idea about aperture speed, lighting etc that pro s talk about. The max I can handle is the automatic ones from Canon or Sony :)

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  15. Wow..nice click Jaish !! Thanks for sharing the picture

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  16. Amazing nature and an eye to see it:)

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  17. guitarfish...i was no where near except i thought it to be a baby dolphin...ha ha ha enjoyed.

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    1. Thanks Gunjan. Most of you guessed that its a sea creature! :)

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  18. hmmm.. I could not never have guessed it :)


    Bikram's

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    1. Yeah its not something one can guess unless one already knows about it! :) Thanks for the comment :)

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    2. I also got a idea from you... am going to put it up :)

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  19. Haha! I knew it was a sea creature, so I was half right. :D

    GuitarFish/Shovelnose Gray. Apt names. :D

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    1. Hi Akshay

      Yeah you were half right :) ha ha ...If you see , in zoology quite a few animals have names that give us a rough idea of how they look! like hammer head shark for example :)

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  20. Hmmm...good to know something new and interesting..:) you managed to click a good shot

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  21. Strange indeed. :) and your shot is cool...

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  22. I have heard about it but never seen this awesome creature.
    It's amazing but scary too! ;)

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    1. Actually may be it looks scary in the pic, but in real it looks kinda cute :)

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  24. Hey thanks jayasree for stopping by my blog.
    And I loved your blog name. My half name. WRITES :D

    And I loved your blog. one thing i loved is the "Random topics" u chose to blog about.
    Keep up the good work.
    and yeah, I am following you through GFC.

    http://apoorvathinks.blogspot.in

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    1. I too noticed the similarity in the 'Writes' part Apoorva :) Thanks for the comment and for following :D

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  25. Hahaha--such a different way of posting and helping readers remember. I will never forget these photos or your explanation!

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    1. Thanks Bhavana, Its soooooooo nice to see your comments again after your sojourn all over India! Welcome back and thanks for the comment :D

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  26. I love its face... almost fictional, isn't it?

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  27. this was awesome :) never even knew there was such a fish !

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