Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Photogenic Fish

Here is the new fish - Oliver! He is also known as Mr. Krinklebein, and he is the second cousin once removed of the fish in the tv version of Cat in the Hat, Karlos K. Krinklebein. As was Chester and Zeke, he is a photogenic fish. Check out his nice bubble nest in the below pic.

To make this a somewhat art and photo-related post, I share with you couple of links (one to the photo archives of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminstration) and a short history of underwater photography:

1856William Thompson takes first underwater pictures using a camera mounted on a pole.
1893 — Louis Boutan take underwater pictures while diving using a surface supplied hard hat diving gear.
1914 — John Ernest Williamson shot the first-ever underwater motion picture.
1923 — W.H. Longley and Charles Martin takes first underwater colour photos using a magnesium powered flash
1957 — The Calypsophot camera was built by Jean De Wouters and Jacques-Yves Cousteau. It would later be produced by Nikon as the Nikonos, the best-selling underwater camera series.


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