April 1, 2009

Toxic yellow

THEME DAY: YELLOW • The longhorn cowfish (Lactoria cornuta) has horns at the front of its head, hence its name. It is not a food fish as its flesh is poisonous and it also releases a toxic substance when harassed or stressed. They come in different shades of yellow, from bright yellow to olive. I saw this lemon yellow specimen in the bahura (reef) section of the Manila Ocean Park.

longhorn cowfish

It'll be interesting to find out how many shades of yellow we'll see from City Daily Photo bloggers around the world. And I also wonder how many shades we'll actually be able to give names to! Click here to view thumbnails for all participants.

53 comments:

valeria said...

This fish is indeed a strange creature! Lovely yellow though, perfect for today's theme!

B Squared said...

Love the fish. A nice choice!

Cezar and Léia said...

amazing yellow! Lovely contrast with blue in this picture! Happy April!
Léia

Fio said...

However... I like it!
Heehee, we both have a "toxic yellow" today ;-))

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Jilly said...

Are you going thru a bad patch in life, Hilda! First the pig and now the cowfish! I'm only kidding, of course. This creature is amazing and what a great choice for today. Fantastic!

Olivier said...

très bon choix pour le thème du mois, il est superbe ce poisson "jaune"
very good choice for the topic of the month, it is superb this "yellow" fish

Halcyon said...

That's some odd looking dude. I like him though!

I thought we'd be overloaded with yellow flowers today - but there's quite a bit of vareity.

Knoxville Girl said...

such cheerful toxicity. this is a vry unique theme day approach. great image!

koala said...

Very interesting creature!

brattcat said...

Fantastic yellow fellow!

the buddhess said...

Wow, di ko pa nakita ganyang klase isda. Clever post for the theme.

James said...

Wow, what a cool fish such bright color.

hadv said...

That's a funny-looking yellow fish. Happy Theme Day!

Bath Daily Photo Blog said...

I love this sweet little fish, looks like he is going in for a kiss with the coral! The horns are great, really amazing shot!

Vogon Poet said...

The fish is beautiful and very, very yellow, great choice for today.

m_m said...

Indeed very yellow photo, is a fantastic shot, I really like it!

JY said...

wow....
this fish can really attract attention!! :)

Happy Theme Day!!


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Jarart said...

Great choice for theme day and interesting too.

Shantaram said...

Wow, Hilda - that's some fish! And some nice yellow, too - wonder if it is called 'Buttercup' or something!!

raf said...

What a bright splash of yellow in a cool world of blue. Great shot and post, Hilda!

glduro_marieloupe said...

What a beautiful and strange fish ! I never saw something like that! Wonderful idea!

Lois said...

He's a gorgeous shade of yellow! Fantastic theme day post Hilda!

Tricia said...

Great portrait of Mr Fish! Bright & colorful!

marley said...

Nice colour but one ugly fish! You could have used this one for an Odd Shot! Lol :)

Ursel said...

Perfect fit for today's theme day. The yellow is so bright! Great fish too.

Lisa Wilson said...

What a wonderful theme day photo!! Good choice.

cieldequimper said...

Gorgeous colour! I'm not too sure if I like the face though!!!!

Mo said...

Ha now I have actually seen one of these weird fish. Brilliant choice.

m_m said...

Wow! Amazing! Beautiful photo!

Photo Cache said...

what a wonderful looking yellow fish. just perfect for animation.

Jacob said...

Incredible! Doth look kinda like a cow. Who'd want to eat the thing. Great photo, Hilda!

J Bar said...

That's the most unusual fish I have ever seen and so yellow.

Ken Mac said...

strangest seafood ever!

Juergen Kuehn said...

Mother Nature again and again afford so many surprises. You captured one of them so great for the theme day.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

Hilda, this is a wowie theme day photo. creative, engaging, and so vibrant yellow. I love it. well done!

Tash said...

Isn't that a wild sight! Most original TD yellow, Hilda. He looks like he is puzzled by all these people looking at him!

lisasarsfield said...

Wow, theres nothing mellow about that yellow! What a freaky looking fish! Great pic though:)

MurciaDailyPhoto by usuahia said...

I like the way you framed this theme day yellow fish.

sbuser said...

Great yellow. He seems to be looking at you thinking "I wonder what it is like to look wierd like that -- all those stringy things on her head.

Hilda said...

Marley:
I was going to post him for Odd Shots Monday, until yellow won for theme day!

Regina said...

Hi Hilda. With that picture. I better bring my son there maybe next week. Nice post.
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Jackie said...

What a weird looking thing - though I'm sure his mother loves him anyway! lol :)

mirage2g said...

ay sayo pla ang cutie na ito! happy theme day kahit late :)

JM said...

Gorgeous! I love this fish! Shame I don't have a salt water tank, mine are all fresh... Great capture!

PJ said...

This is the one and only time toxic has ever looked cute to me. What a sight!

the donG said...

looks can indeed be deceiving. just imagine what that cute looking fish can do. that's one of the cutest creatures there i remember when i last visited the manila ocean park.

J.C. said...

I love the vibrant yellow colour of this longhorn fish. It looks so tame that it's difficult for one to gauge that it's poisonous.

Wish you a lovely weekend, Hilda.

Priyanka Khot said...

That yellow is the bestest of all that i have seen. :-)

really different pick!

Happy April to you!

Kitty said...

ha, what an amazing creature? I guess he just wants some attention.
wonderful Theme Day photo.

George said...

A very interesting-looking creature! It definitely is yellow.

susieofarabia said...

Hilda - What a great choice for Theme Day! This fish is amazing and the color is magnificent! Many times in nature, the brightly colored animals and plants mean danger or toxic.

Joe Narvaez said...

Great capture virtual ninang Hilda! Galing galing!

Rebekah said...

Just to let u know, I used ur pic of the cowfish on my blog. great pic! Thnx!