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One Very Bright Betta
One Very Bright Betta

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Challenge: Portrait with Spectacles (Basic Editing)
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1
Location: our kitchen table, Mesa, AZ
Date: Jan 4, 2008
Aperture: F 3.7
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/40th sec
Galleries: Humorous, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 7, 2008

My wife and I have often discussed the intelligence of fish. She's never found them to be particularly bright. But I recently discovered that my favorite betta "Chili" (AKA "R. H. Chilipepper") had a real interest in learning to read kids books. Once we discovered he was a bit nearsighted (you would be too, living in a small bowl) we got him a good pair of reading glasses and he's been devouring books ever since. His favorite? A toss up between "The Old Man And The Sea" and "Whale Song." That's one bright little betta, eh? (We've been feeding him Betta Bright for a few years now, so...) Next comes counting, but, you don't think we're pushing the little fella too fast, do you? College is still a long swim away.

Place: 197 out of 209
Avg (all users): 3.8750
Avg (commenters): 3.8000
Avg (participants): 3.3867
Avg (non-participants): 4.0867
Views since voting: 748
Views during voting: 389
Votes: 248
Comments: 5
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/15/2008 11:16:21 PM
You'r probably the only person who chose to fo this with a fish. I can't help but think you could have spent a little more time with the set up.
01/10/2008 08:54:29 PM
a good quality photo technically. but not really a portrait.
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01/10/2008 07:02:52 PM
great Idea but some of these crowds don't think out of the box! 8
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01/10/2008 02:40:45 PM
To describe this as a portrait is stretching it too far.
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01/09/2008 12:30:42 PM
This just doesn't speak "Portrait" to me.
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