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Copyright: Raul Boncan Jr (voyagenation) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 63 W: 30 N: 190] (2105)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2005-12-07
Categories: Food
Camera: Nikon D70, 18-70mm AF-S DX f/3
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-11-19 12:23
Viewed: 1594
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Bangus (Tagalog) or Milkfish, Chanos chanos, is an important food fish in Southeast Asia. It is the sole living species in the family Chanidae (about seven extinct species in five additional genera have been reported). Milkfish have a generally symmetrical and streamlined appearance, with a sizable forked caudal fin. They can grow to 1.7 m, but are most often about 1 meter in length. They have no teeth, and generally feed on algae and invertebrates.

They occur in the Indian Ocean and across the Pacific Ocean, tending to school around coasts and islands with reefs. The youngest larvae live at sea for 23 weeks, then migrate to mangrove swamps, estuaries, and sometimes lakes, returning to sea to mature sexually and reproduce.

The larvae are collected from rivers and raised in ponds, where they can be fed almost anything and grow very quickly, then are sold either fresh, frozen, canned, or smoked.

The milkfish is also a national symbol of the Philippines, where it is called bangus. Because milkfish is notorious for being much more bony compared to other food fish in the country, deboned milkfish or "boneless bangus" has become popular and common in stores and markets. The province Pangasinan, particularly in the town of Bonuan is the main source where one can buy the most delicious species of milkfish.

Baguio Central Market.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To tournesol: full formatvoyagenation 2 11-20 10:48
To peetol: the semi-circle orientationvoyagenation 2 11-20 10:36
To mimoza: bangusvoyagenation 1 11-20 10:35
To hydroxycut: pang wall sa bahayvoyagenation 1 11-20 10:31
To Ilir: Post a larger versionvoyagenation 1 11-20 10:28
To Shogun: silver bangusvoyagenation 1 11-20 10:26
To JeL_1200: "oeuvre d'art"voyagenation 1 11-20 10:20
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Very good B&W shot.

The composition is perfect, could call it an "oeuvre d'art".


The fish create a very nice semi circle against that dark background. This is a picture that would look even better in full format because we could see all the nice details. A very nice B&W, a beautiful image!

Great POV and framing :D pwede eto pang wall sa bahay ah :D lagay mo sa kitchen nyo :D

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  • Ilir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 518 W: 67 N: 53] (5121)
  • [2006-11-19 18:50]
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Nothing to add to what Pierre has said. No frame needed for this beauty. Post a larger version as workshop.


Great B&W shot, idol! The composition is superb. I like the semi-circle orientation the bangus fishes formed in this picture. Galing!

Ang Inyong Mag-aaral,

Peetol :)

nice composition Idol! galing ng silver bangus mo. love the details. well presented. Tfs


excellent photo. congratulation and best regards.


Ayos ito, you have done well, details are a okay, how about a larger image? Cheers and Mabuhay Raul.


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