Photo Gallery Spotlight: Ornate Or Clown Butterflyfish, Chaetodon ornatissimus

by | Feb 15, 2003 | 0 comments

Welcome to the Photo Gallery Spotlight. Each month we’ll showcase a particularly nice aquarium photograph, taking the time to discuss the identification and husbandry of the animal pictured as well as information relating to the technical details of how the photo was taken. Readers are encouraged to send images (and details on the organisms pictured, as well as the details of how they captured the shot) they would like to submit for possible inclusion in this feature to [email protected] . For submissions that are published in Advanced Aquarist, the author will receive a $25.00 gift certificate from one of our participating advertisers.meyeri.jpg

This photo of an ornate or clown butterflyfish (Chaetodon ornatissimus) was taken at Pu`uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park in Hawaii. While a beautiful species, it is an obligate corallivore, and cannot be kept in the average hobbyist’s aquarium.


Technical Information

  • Camera – Fuji Finepix S2pro
  • Lens – Nikkor 60mm Micro
  • Shutter speed – 1/125 sec
  • F-stop – f/16
  • Flash – two external strobes
  • Film – Digital CD
  • Format – JPEG


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