Wednesday, March 3, 2010

abc wednesday - G is for "goldfish"

You know (or should) that I love to
photograph fish—dead or alive.
These guys are, fortunately, very
much alive. Right now, they're
hybernating (as I wish I was)—but
with any luck we'll all be back in
business come spring.

[See more "G" posts for ABC Wednesday here.]


  1. There was a question on the American game show JEOPARDY! recently about the 1930s fad of swallowing goldfish; I gather they were smaller than this one looks!

    On behalf of the ABC Wednesday team, thank you! - Ramblin' with Roger

  2. Oops. I did not know you liked fish, or to photograph them dead or alive. Believe it or not, I know someone else like you, an artist who finds beauty in death, and often take photos outside of dead fish, birds.... Creepy, but often beautiful!

    I like your goldfish swimming in the green!

  3. I'm always glad to see the live ones ~ and I hope that Spring is nearly in the air for you, Alexa.

  4. My goldfish are pretty sluggish right now, too, resting on the bottom of our outdoor pond looking half dead at the moment. Hopefully the weather will warm up soon!

    I love your photo. I have had very little success getting good pictures of mine.

  5. Bibi -- I definitely draw the line at dead birds. I'm thinking of the market in Venice, where the fish are given some dignity in death (though the vendors no doubt think they're just making them look appetizing so you'll buy them).

  6. I discovered your site after passing through the blog Paris Through my Lens. I saw in your Interests that we have many things we like in common. I saw live or spoke to 6 of your fav music artists: Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour and Coltrane – and that dates me. I enjoyed looking at many of your mini posts. I wish my posts would be that short, but I think of something and before you know it I have a post that is 2 pages long. So I only publish one a week. I also like to work on them for a few days as English is my third language and I don’t want to make too many mistakes. I’ll come back to read more of your posts.

  7. such a beautiful shot. the colors are wonderful.
    & I know what you mean about the hibernating!


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