Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Guppies

My brother Dorb like animals since we were young. He has cats, dogs, fishes as pets and now he is raising hogs, poultry and freshwater fishes. Lately, he is addicted to small metallic fishes known as guppies. At first, I could not understand his obsession but that changes after he asked me to take photo of his fishes during my vacation since he is not into photography.

  guppy

I thought I will get bored photographing fishes, instead I found myself requesting him to show me the best varieties of the guppies. I spent half of the day in marvel while having a photo session with these tiny underwater creatures. Now I know why lots of enthusiasts are collecting these kinds of fishes and display them on aquariums. The colors, the fins, the scales and every detail on the fishes are such a revelation. No wonder my brother breeds them and plans to start a fish-related business.

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Guppies
(A Tanka)

metallic fishes 
in transparent, glass world 
a swimming rainbow

songs of departing bubbles
in four-cornered paradise


And just recently, he got three (3) 1st runner-up trophies at a recently concluded San Carlos City Koi Show 2014. It is a local event showcasing the best kois (carps) in the region. It was his first time to join a contest like this and he won thrice. Beginner's luck, I joked. A good way in making his presence felt in a crowded freshwater industry. 

  koikoi
 guppies

I hope he will be successful should he finally decide to make this as a business. I know that he is giving everything and he has the needed hands necessary in taking care as well as raising of animals. In that way, our mother will stop complaining about the mini-ponds and improvised aquariums all over our house. Good Luck, Dorb! 

/totomai
2014/11/12


29 comments:

  1. that's a mesmerizing world i must say..they are water fairies..so lovely & so is your Tanka...beautiful. ....

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    1. tiny little fairies like tinkerbell :)

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  2. I love the "swimming rainbow". Totomai, your photos are spectacular! You have captured them in all their varied beauty. I especially like the bottom group shot where they are all looking up, mouths open, waiting for food. Beautifully done!

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    1. Thanks Sherry. Perhaps they consider me as an intruder with a camera lol

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  3. I love the "swimming rainbow". Totomai, your photos are spectacular! You have captured them in all their varied beauty. I especially like the bottom group shot where they are all looking up, mouths open, waiting for food. Beautifully done!

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  4. amazing majestic beauty of nature captured so skillfully -beautiful poetry accompanying...

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    1. Thanks Anjum. I always think photography and poetry are twins haha

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  5. More fabulous photos. Swimming rainbow is nice but a paradise does not have corners:)

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    1. i wish.. but they are in a confined paradise :)

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  6. I love the story (of your brother) wended through because poems are like water aren't they - living and moving

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  7. O, the bubble song! You've created an entire world in your litle tanka, expanding the borders of both poem and aquarium. Love it! Also, love your photo essay. I think you are highly skilled in the under water world of photography.

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    1. if i can survive the horror of waters, i would like to think i'll try underwater photography. Thanks Susan

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  8. Loved so much. Feels so satisfying! The colors amaze and awake so many associations...Thanks for sharing such a beauty! ...bubble song...cool!

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  9. The fish are gorgeous, however my guess is they blend in with their normal environment and their brilliance is in fact a form of camouflage. This is a great post.

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  10. Absolute Delight to eyes....

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  11. The pics are spectacular, totomai. So, is your tanka..:)) I have a tank of guppies at home, so I can easily relate to the 'Swimming Rainbow'....--Lovely!

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    1. They are lovely right? Thanks Panchali :)

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  12. A swimming rainbow is such a good way to describe the beauty of these little creatures. Good luck to your brother. Thank you for the wonderful photography here and for your poem.

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    1. Thanks Myrna.. I hope he gets the success he's dreaming of..

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  13. Totomai,

    Thank you for sharing these amazing photographs. Much appreciated, as well as your visit to my poem,

    Eileen

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  14. Wonderful captures and what gorgeous colors. Iridescent and beautiful.

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    1. yes their colors can remove stress haha :) thanks Talon!

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