It’s Saturday morning, so I’m off for a dive. I don’t have much time for composition, so I’ll just show you some pictures. (with apologies to those who have seen them a hundred times already)
I like the Hawkfishes. Unlike some other families, there’s not an ugly one in the bunch. (Click on a picture to see a bigger version.)
This is the Arc-Eye Hawkfish (Paracirrhites arcatus). The common name comes from the arc-shaped marking over the eyes.
Here’s a Freckled Hawkfish (Paracirrhites fosteri). They start out as youngsters with just a few freckles and get more and more as they age (hmmm . . . that seems to be the way my old body is turning out)
Ah yes, the rare (except on the Henry Leith) Longnose Hawkfish (Oxycirrhites typus). Anybody want to venture a guess where it got it’s name. I’d be tempted to call it the Jimmy Durante Hawkfish, but nobody under 60 would get the connection. Richard Jones took this picture with my camera.
Here’s the Pixy Hawkfish (Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus). The name just makes me giggle. Imagine a pixy hawk – let alone a pixy hawk fish. What a mish-mash of words.
And, as so often happens when you think you know what you are looking at, along comes a fish you thought you knew, but it’s a completely different color. This is the Red Variation of the Pixy Hawkfish.
Okay, that’s enough for today. I hear thunder in the distance, so the dive may be off . . . nevermind.Tags: arc-eye hawkfish, Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus, freckled hawkfish, henry leith, Jimmy Durante, Longnose Hawkfish, Oxycirrhites typus, Paracirrhites arcatus, Paracirrhites fosteri, Pixy Hawkfish, richard jones