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KellyAssauer
07-28-2011, 01:45 AM
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Can we have more fish?


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;)

*suggestions don't have to pertain to AW - they don't even have to make sense, I mean c'mon! What would you like to see?*

Cliff Face
07-28-2011, 03:16 AM
I second that suggestion!

I'd also like to add: I think what this board really needs is more chicken and pasta meals.

KellyAssauer
07-28-2011, 03:42 AM
more chicken and pasta meals.

Maybe some zip lock bags?

Undercover
07-28-2011, 04:03 AM
I suggest that too, although I don't really know what that is.

Silver King
07-28-2011, 04:32 AM
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Can we have more fish?
Okay, you asked for it. Here's one that's trying to gnaw on my fingers:


http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa62/Silver-King/BoydsTarpon7-9-08063-2.jpg

Medievalist
07-28-2011, 04:41 AM
He's beautiful! What is that?

The fish looks like he's made out of metallic glass.

Silver King
07-28-2011, 04:47 AM
Wow, that image turned out bigger than expected when I copied it to my post.

He's beautiful! What is that?

The fish looks like he's made out of metallic glass.
It's a tarpon, also known as silver king, my namesake. That shot was taken just before the fish was released.

Medievalist
07-28-2011, 05:47 AM
Wow, that image turned out bigger than expected when I copied it to my post.

It's a tarpon, also known as silver king, my namesake. That shot was taken just before the fish was released.

He is absolutely lovely. It's also a super photograph. How old do you think he is?

He (or she) may even be prettier than salmon!

Silver King
07-28-2011, 06:12 AM
He is absolutely lovely. It's also a super photograph. How old do you think he is?

He (or she) may even be prettier than salmon!
It was a female, swollen with roe and preparing to go offshore to spawn. She was in her prime, about eighteen to twenty years old or so, judging from her length and weight (six feet long and about 120 lbs.).

Cliff Face
07-28-2011, 06:31 AM
I suggest Pepto Bismol in a tin hat.

BeatrixKiddo
07-28-2011, 07:03 AM
Does this count?

http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/3663/swedishfish.jpg

Silver King
07-28-2011, 07:10 AM
Below is one of my favorite pictures, taken with my friend, Nick, who is wearing the elegant red evening gloves.

The fish had already been revived when we agreed to try for a picture together. With my wife in position holding the camera, we started counting to five while the fish's face was still under water.

We managed one good shot before the fish was released and hauled ass away from us:


http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa62/Silver-King/JumboTarpon12Scott107.jpg

Cliff Face
07-28-2011, 07:17 AM
Looks like you caught an ocean dragon, to me...

I expect their race will enslave humanity within a dozen years.

Undercover
07-28-2011, 03:39 PM
WOW...it looks unreal! So metalic, as one mentioned.

Lavern08
07-28-2011, 05:42 PM
My suggestion:

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/images/201002/glorious_grits_cover_image_330.jpg

KellyAssauer
07-29-2011, 01:54 AM
I expect their race will enslave humanity within a dozen years.

I have a feeling that it's already begun... :D

Boy, could I ever use a big red Sharpie!

Snitchcat
07-29-2011, 06:29 AM
FISH!!!!

Mrow!

Silver King
07-29-2011, 06:30 AM
The tarpon pictured below died before she could be released. That happens sometimes, though rarely, where tarpon fight themselves to death, even during short struggles.

The fish was then brought on board for this shot, which shows an interesting size comparison to the angler:


http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa62/Silver-King/Tarpon07-02-07410.jpg

Snitchcat
07-29-2011, 06:34 AM
Poor fish.

But.... wow.... that's a big fish! And very pretty.

Silver King
07-29-2011, 07:11 AM
Poor fish...
I know, and that's how I feel also.

You'd think it wouldn't be that big of a deal. It's only a fish, after all. But man, does it ever break my heart to realize that I've been a catalyst of their demise, however infrequently, which is why I don't fish for tarpon at all anymore.

JimmyB27
07-29-2011, 12:45 PM
The only suggestion I had was for a suggestion box, but I had nowhere to suggest it. Now I do have somewhere to suggest it, but it's already been done!

KellyAssauer
07-29-2011, 03:51 PM
Why do you always hear about the boasting part of fishing and never about the hassle part... like the drive home?

http://thecarsblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/the-fish-car.jpg

Snitchcat
07-29-2011, 05:14 PM
Lol, Kelly! Great pic!

Maryn
07-29-2011, 06:00 PM
I suggest we get a decent brie and some water crackers. And fresh berries.

Maryn, thinking ten a.m. is late enough to open the sauvignon blanc

GLOOMCOOKIE
07-29-2011, 06:42 PM
We need more fine cheese (definitely stilton, and maybe some havarti), fish, mayonnaise, gummibšerchen, corned beef, pomegranate, Kansas City Barbeque, Grolsch beer, deer jerky, creamy chicken Ramen, "Magic Shrimp", eggplant parmesan, crab cakes, fried eggs, a couple pounds of bacon, and calamari.

If you couldn't tell, I'm hungry. :P

KellyAssauer
07-29-2011, 07:20 PM
Maryn, thinking ten a.m. is late enough to open the sauvignon blanc

Somewhere in the world it's well past noon!

*I want a corckscrew that works!*

pbook
07-29-2011, 08:00 PM
I suggest a "Buy from members" section where authors post their books for members to buy -- buyers get points and other incentives for participating.

Eh? lol.

KellyAssauer
07-30-2011, 01:14 AM
It's Friday. I'm thinking fish for dinner... but that's just awful now in light of the beautiful animals... so... new and different dinner suggestions might be good?

=)

Cliff Face
07-30-2011, 03:54 AM
Penne Pasta with Chicken cut up to a nice smallish sort of size.

Tomato-based sauce (either ready-made store-bought stuff, or tinned tomatoes) with chilli, onion, garlic, oregano and you can add cheese if you want.

Takes about 30 minutes of cook and prep time.

Oh, and definitely use olive oil, and a pinch of salt with the pasta.

Tastes delicious.

Feel free to add some capsicum.

Silver King
07-30-2011, 04:52 AM
What this thread needs is more fish. Big ones, with big eyes and mouths and big shiny scales.

Those that can fly get bonus points:


http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa62/Silver-King/032.jpg

Ambrosia
07-30-2011, 04:58 AM
Are Tarpon edible? Cause if so, I hope you all ate the one that died. It would be a shame to think it went to waste.

Undercover
07-30-2011, 05:01 AM
There's something fishy goin' on in here...lol

Silver King
07-30-2011, 05:13 AM
Are Tarpon edible? Cause if so, I hope you all ate the one that died. It would be a shame to think it went to waste.
They're not edible, which is fortunate, as they probably would have been over-fished and extinct by now. Most are caught and released. Those that die at the hands of anglers are returned to sea, where not a scrap goes to waste as other marine life enjoy the bounty almost immediately, from crabs to sharks to just about everything in between.

Silver King
07-30-2011, 05:54 AM
Below is a fish whisperer (not me!), soothing his catch back to full strength.

It worked, too:


http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa62/Silver-King/234-1.jpg

KellyAssauer
07-30-2011, 06:31 AM
I say....

We still don't have enough fish!

;)

Silver King
07-30-2011, 07:17 AM
I say....

We still don't have enough fish!
Well in that case, here's one more. :)

(The left hand in that shot appeared unexpectedly just as the tarpon surged upward and nearly sprayed my camera with water.)



http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa62/Silver-King/113.jpg

Medievalist
07-30-2011, 07:29 AM
Somewhere in the world it's well past noon!

*I want a corckscrew that works!*

You want a "waiter's friend." It really is the most efficient and affordable.

If you're near Trader Joe's they have a surprisingly nice one, for under 3.00.

KellyAssauer
07-30-2011, 07:31 AM
Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day;
teach a man to fish...

and he's out of the house the entire day!

;)

Snowstorm
07-30-2011, 07:42 AM
I'd like to have a left hand that doesn't get all spastic and stove-up when I play the guitar. Anybody have a spare hand? I only need one that works.

Anybody?

Cliff Face
07-30-2011, 03:24 PM
Eh, you don't want either of my hands if you're aiming to play guitar. Neither of mine are particularly coordinated. And they both want to play really fast all the time.

Bracken
07-30-2011, 04:02 PM
Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day;
teach a man to fish...

and he's out of the house the entire day!

;)


This reminds me of not-very-nice saying I recently heard:

"Build a man a fire and you warm him for a day.
Set a man on fire, and you warm him for the rest of his life."

:chair

Silver King
07-31-2011, 04:45 AM
Another day, another tarpon picture.

This one reminds me of a mosaic pattern created as the sunlight displayed the fish at just the right angle while it hovered below the surface:


http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa62/Silver-King/150.jpg

Button
07-31-2011, 05:44 AM
I has goldfish.

One's named Bob. He's about the size of a whale. I call him Whale.

His pal is Neil. He was bigger than Bob. Now he's smaller.

Bob was a fish from the fair. I assumed because he was a fish from the fair, he wouldn't last more than a few days.

It's been a year now. And now I have a big 30 gallon tank in my living room.

Nice decor, though.

Silver King
08-01-2011, 04:21 AM
One of the most difficult shots to capture is of a fish jumping, and harder still is to show the angler in the same frame.

This one was chosen by a well-known magazine and still appears on its website:



http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa62/Silver-King/017.jpg

Silver King
08-02-2011, 03:48 AM
More close encounters, this time with a pod of tarpon. It was a big group of perhaps one thousand or more fish returning from offshore after spawning. Some ventured very close to the boat, nearly brushing the hull as they swam past.

The other members of the crew were hot to take a shot at the fish, but I talked them out of it.

It took about thirty minutes for the herd to pass by. When they were well clear, I started the boat and went around them and stopped ahead of the pod to watch them idle past again.

They eventually broke into smaller groups. Some lagged behind, while others sounded and were not seen again:


http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa62/Silver-King/02.jpg

Silver King
08-03-2011, 05:08 AM
I love this thread.

I have it all to myself now and can post images whenever the mood strikes. :)

Here is the poster himself with an ornery fish that wouldn't hold still for even a second to pose for a decent shot:


http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa62/Silver-King/139.jpg

rhymegirl
08-03-2011, 05:13 AM
Maybe you should re-name this thread The Fish Thread.

Silver King
08-03-2011, 05:36 AM
Maybe you should re-name this thread The Fish Thread.
I like the idea of changing the thread title.

How does, Silver King's Silver Kings sound?

I'm sure Kelly won't mind, as she's not available to protest the change anyway...

Lavern08
08-03-2011, 07:59 PM
King Fish,

These pics are absolutely amazing!

Mr Flibble
08-03-2011, 08:32 PM
In the light of the way this thread is going, my suggestion is....that I get to go fishing with Silver King. :D

Jess Haines
08-03-2011, 11:50 PM
Where's the pesto love? This thread needs more pesto.

Nexus
08-04-2011, 12:41 AM
I suggest more cow bell.

rhymegirl
08-04-2011, 03:04 AM
I like the idea of changing the thread title.

How does, Silver King's Silver Kings sound?

I'm sure Kelly won't mind, as she's not available to protest the change anyway...

How about "There's Something Fishy About Office Party"?

Nexus
08-04-2011, 03:40 AM
New Fake Suggestion: Change the password for the poetry forum.

Why?

I went to enter the password... and it didn't work. "Citrus" is the password, but it turns out I had typed "clitoris" several times, thinking that was somehow the same word.

I promise my mind hasn't been in the gutter today. I'm gonna have to chock that one down to dislexia.

Silver King
08-04-2011, 04:09 AM
How about "There's Something Fishy About Office Party"?
Of course there's something fishy about Office Party, which is what makes it such a great place. :)

Tarpon scales can reveal quite a lot about the fish, such as age, weight, gender and so on. They can grow fairly large, too, as big as drink coasters.

This one fell off of a medium size male (about 100 pounds) as the fish was being released:


http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa62/Silver-King/060.jpg

Cella
08-04-2011, 04:30 AM
New Fake Suggestion: Change the password for the poetry forum.

Why?

I went to enter the password... and it didn't work. "Citrus" is the password, but it turns out I had typed "clitoris" several times, thinking that was somehow the same word.

I promise my mind hasn't been in the gutter today. I'm gonna have to chock that one down to dislexia.Hey, at least one of those is always in season!

:D


Of course there's something fishy about Office Party, which is what makes it such a great place. :)

Tarpon scales can reveal quite a lot about the fish, such as age, weight, gender and so on. They can grow fairly large, too, as big as drink coasters.

This one fell off of a medium size male (about 100 pounds) as the fish was being released:


http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa62/Silver-King/060.jpg

very cool, SK! I keep staring at these fish! They're amazing--I wanna see one for real sometime.

Silver King
08-06-2011, 05:09 AM
It was a dark and stormy night. The sky was black except for lightening that appeared now and then like strobe lights on a dance floor.

All was quiet on the Western front, until suddenly, a fishing rod bent in half and the reel screamed out line.

The crew awoke from their slumber all at once to find a tarpon taking the bait deep down under.

After a long and heroic struggle, the old man from the sea lifted his prize, much to the delight of those who took to pinching and petting the creature to make sure that it was real and not a dream:


http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa62/Silver-King/ShotintheDark08.jpg

Silver King
08-07-2011, 06:36 AM
Jump, Baby, jump.

Higher!

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa62/Silver-King/01.jpg

KellyAssauer
08-08-2011, 05:40 AM
"Citrus" is the password, but it turns out I had typed "clitoris" several times, thinking that was somehow the same word.


http://tipnut.com/projectpics/citrus-fruits.jpg

*Hands Nexus an Orange*

*Whispers suggestion as to what he might do with it*

*leaves*

:D :D :D :D

Silver King
08-08-2011, 06:09 AM
Uh, oh. Kelly's back. I'd better start behaving now. :)

Silver King
08-09-2011, 05:44 AM
Jump!

Jump for your life!


http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa62/Silver-King/048.jpg

KellyAssauer
08-09-2011, 07:13 AM
Does anyone know why they jump like that?

Cella
08-09-2011, 04:54 PM
they're just showing off...



:D

cray
08-09-2011, 05:15 PM
*walks on hands through the thread*

Cella
08-09-2011, 07:14 PM
I keep reading this thread title as "Suggestive Tampon Box"...


...which is funny because if you've ever read the instructions inside one of those boxes, they can be quite suggestive....in fact, they're down right graphic.

Jess Haines
08-09-2011, 11:46 PM
http://tipnut.com/projectpics/citrus-fruits.jpg

*Hands Nexus an Orange*

*Whispers suggestion as to what he might do with it*

*leaves*

:D :D :D :D


Reminds me of this:

http://mybroadband.co.za/photos/data/500/orange-juice-420x327.gif

Anninyn
08-10-2011, 01:15 AM
Silver King posts pretty fish. I post fish feeding frenzies. This was at a stately home having an open day. They have fish in the moat that visitors are allowed to feed. Some of them are large enough now to eat ducklings- they wouldn't get this big without the visitors, because the moat wouldn't be big enough to support them.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/kytten/Picture002.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/kytten/Picture003.jpg
I found the frenzy a fascinating but disturbing sight- the way the writhed over each other, mouths agape.

Silver King
08-10-2011, 04:20 AM
Love the new thread title. :)


Does anyone know why they jump like that?
The ones I've shown jumping are all hooked and trying to free themselves. It's an effective instinct which often helps to dislodge the hook.

I've also seen tarpon jump while evading predators, such as hammerhead and bull sharks. At other times, though rarely, they'll jump for no apparent reason except perhaps, as Cella mentioned, to show off.

Either way, it's an awesome sight. The fish punch through the surface at alarming speeds and propel themselves upward, their tails thrashing and bodies writhing every which way as water sprays in all directions. They land with a crash and often jump a second or third or tenth time in a row...


...I found the frenzy a fascinating but disturbing sight- the way they writhed over each other, mouths agape.
Are those carp, Ann? They appear to be, but it's hard to tell for sure from that image.

KellyAssauer
08-10-2011, 04:45 AM
I keep reading this thread title as "Suggestive Tampon Box"



Love the new thread title. :)


Almost as if I did it on porpoise... :D

Just wanted to show a willingness to have the thread title changed if one had the mind to do so. =)




The ones I've shown jumping are all hooked and trying to free themselves. It's an effective instinct which often helps to dislodge the hook.

I've also seen tarpon jump while evading predators, such as hammerhead and bull sharks. At other times, though rarely, they'll jump for no apparent reason except perhaps, as Cella mentioned, to show off.

Either way, it's an awesome sight. The fish punch through the surface at alarming speeds and propel themselves upward, their tails thrashing and bodies writhing every which way as water sprays in all directions. They land with a crash and often jump a second or third or tenth time in a row...

Are those carp, Ann? They appear to be, but it's hard to tell for sure from that image.

They are amazing SK.

Seriously amazing, and I adore a good fish story too!

Silver King
08-10-2011, 05:07 AM
Another jumper, this one on a calm and beautiful day. The water was very clear, and I saw the pod of fish move slowly about twelve feet below the surface. I placed a bait ahead of the school. As it sank, a tarpon from the middle of the bunch broke away and took the offering.

Just before that happened, as I stood in the boat's tower, I spoke to the crew below and estimated that I'd hook a tarpon within the next thirty seconds or so. They all laughed and thought I'd had too much sun (and beer). From their position, all they could see was a harsh glare upon the water's surface. But from my vantage point, I could see well enough to predict the future:


http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa62/Silver-King/021.jpg

Button
08-10-2011, 06:35 AM
I keep reading this thread title as "Suggestive Tampon Box"...


...which is funny because if you've ever read the instructions inside one of those boxes, they can be quite suggestive....in fact, they're down right graphic.


This.

Big Silver Tampons.

Anninyn
08-10-2011, 11:51 AM
Are those carp, Ann? They appear to be, but it's hard to tell for sure from that image.

I think the park people mentioned them being carp, yes. I don't know much about fish. In my head there are four groups: small fish, medium fish, big fish, huge fish.

bettielee
08-10-2011, 12:17 PM
I luv the pictures, SK! Those amazing silver scales!

I've decided I need a fish buddy - I love Betas. I want one, but I'm worried about the Cricket monster. The mighty feline. She might wanna eat him. :( That's not gonna fly.

Button
08-10-2011, 05:55 PM
My cat wasn't so interested in the fish as they were from drinking from the fish bowl. ;)

You can cover up the fish bowl with betas with plants and stuff, they won't get in them.

bettielee
08-10-2011, 07:18 PM
I'm also worried about her knocking it over. She's destructress of the dawn!

Silver King
08-11-2011, 03:23 AM
A nice female just before she is released. The boat moves forward to help force water into her mouth and through her gills. Her tail sways back and forth, slowly at first, then with more urgency as she regains her strength. After a few minutes, she is ready and breaks free:


http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa62/Silver-King/092.jpg

bettielee
08-11-2011, 03:28 AM
whoo hooo.... those pronounced criss crossing scales remind me of koi

Silver King
08-11-2011, 03:53 AM
whoo hooo.... those pronounced criss crossing scales remind me of koi

The scales are almost mirror-like and reflect the colors of their surroundings with great intensity. When tarpon are close to the surface or above, and the sun hits them just right, they seem ablaze to such a degree that one can hardly stand the concentration of bright light without wearing polarized sunglasses.

Somewhere I have a shot of a tarpon that appears as if it is bleeding when it's actually reflecting the color, red, of the shirt I was wearing at the time.

I'll have to find that one and post it here. :)

rhymegirl
08-11-2011, 04:01 AM
A nice female just before she is released. The boat moves forward to help force water into her mouth and through her gills. Her tail sways back and forth, slowly at first, then with more urgency as she regains her strength. After a few minutes, she is ready and breaks free:

How do you know she is a NICE female? :)

Silver King
08-11-2011, 04:11 AM
How do you know she is a NICE female? :)
Well, she was beautiful and strong and had a big heart. Plus, she winked at me as we parted ways, as if to say, It's been a pleasure meeting you, but I must be leaving now.

KellyAssauer
08-11-2011, 05:12 AM
Well, she was beautiful and strong and had a big heart. Plus, she winked at me as we parted ways, as if to say, It's been a pleasure meeting you, but I must be leaving now.


You are still speaking about fish...

right? ;)

Button
08-11-2011, 05:30 AM
Mirror fish. :) I like it.

Silver King
08-11-2011, 06:07 AM
You are still speaking about fish...

right? ;)
Mostly. It's a love affair of sorts. :)

I found the picture I mentioned earlier where the color of my shirt reflects off of the fish. Makes it appear, at a quick glance, as if she's crying tears of blood.



http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa62/Silver-King/118.jpg

Silver King
08-12-2011, 05:56 AM
I have one more picture to share, which is the one in my avatar.

I'm going to stop now, because if I don't, it'll never end. :)




http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa62/Silver-King/Tarpon05-14-07038-2.jpg

parumpdragon
08-13-2011, 06:30 AM
This is a cool thread, and that is a cool shot!

KellyAssauer
08-17-2011, 06:53 AM
Personally, I feel as if I really need more fish pictures!!!

Say maybe 11?

or just 12 more?

;)

-but I'm incorrigible like that!

*Yes SK, we notice these things!*

We have our eyes on you...........