Victory in Wetpixel POTW #215

In Wetpixel's Picture of the Week competition #215 the theme was 'Scales', and my close-up of a sleeping parrotfish from Saudi Arabia went all the way to the top.


By Christian Skauge   Published: Jan 7, 2008

This was my third victory at Wetpixel, after winning the POTW #200 and #186.

In competition with 59 images showing many variations of the theme I am very pleased to make it all the way to the top again.

Several of the images showed fish scales close-up, and there was a couple of other parrotfish shots as well.

Composition was key?

I believe the clean composition and the black background which really enhances the strong colours were the keys to success this time - and I think it was an advantage to show a little more than just the scales.

Here are the three winning images:

I also entered an image of a Norwegian Topknot (Phrynorhombus norvegicus, a small flatfish), but this didn't do nearly as well and ended up at 21st place.

The winning image shows a Cetoscarus bicolor or Bicolor parrotfish, and was shot at Farasan Banks in Saudi Arabia on a trip with Dyk & Resespecialisten in 2007.

» READ MORE: Photo Workshop in Saudi Arabia, October 2008

Read more about this competition and see all the participating images at Wetpixel.


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