a Rainbow flag

generally speaking, i’m not a fan of flags. however, i like things that flap around in the wind… and have been working on a small series of wind-flappers that have no national, regional or societal connotations but instead are an attempt to, and this is a big word, to glorify nature. here’s the Rainbow flag.

rainbow flag m.fauvet-TLC 14-8-16

Real Gems

this is probably the most beautiful fish film i’ve ever seen.
no more words are necessary nor could they do it justice… enjoy !

for the love of water

and everything that lives in it.image

this creature lies in one of my favourite playgrounds, the Aude river near home. the fish that live in it are rather pretty as well.

“falling in love is not at all the most stupid thing that people do”

 

i agree, sometimes stupid is good.
Pyrenean streambed m.fauvet-TLC 14-2-16_edit

quote- Albert Einstein
Lecanoscopy (For the Love of Water) image- Pyrenean streambed

Kaleidofins

kaleidoscope |kəˈlīdəˌskōp|
noun
a toy consisting of a tube containing mirrors and pieces of coloured glass or paper, whose reflections produce changing fin patterns that are visible through an eyehole when the tube is rotated.
• a constantly changing pattern or sequence of objects or elements: the fish moved in a kaleidoscope of colour.
ORIGIN early 19th cent.: from Greek kalos ‘beautiful’ + eidos ‘form

one could (i would) argue that its a little strange, even unnatural to take one of nature’s most interesting components; asymmetry, and render it to a pretty base human concept; symmetric, but sometimes it works out ok as long as it doesn’t happen with any frequency. human concepts and trippy images or not, kudos to the Greeks for having created a beautiful word and for fish being just what they are, breathtaking.

kaleidofin fish portraits m.fauvet-TLC 9-9-15

for further and quite interesting thoughts on symmetry click HERE.

hit or miss

in a nutshell, that’s what underwater fish portraits are about, specially when the camera’s held at arm’s length and i’m not looking at the screen or viewfinder while playing ‘my third eye is in the palm of my hand’ and gently holding a slippery/slimy creature that would rather not be held all the while trying to keep most of me above the water and not loose anything to the watery gods in the process.
hit or miss M.Fauvet:TLC 10-11-14this lovely out of season she-chunk wasn’t in an area known to have trout making it an even lovelier surprise even if she didn’t like posing, but that’s part of fun and joys as well. just as fly fishing itself and about a gazillion other things in life, getting a good portrait is hit or miss. best not to get expectations up too high.

Pablo from Below

an unexpected yet very welcomed guest from the casting pond.

Pablo from Below M.Fauvet:TLC 7-11-14
for a whole slew of fly casting related articles and not much about frogs, click the image.