Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Header Competition # 17 - Rooster/Cockerel

The header theme this week by Mac from England and is "Rooster/Cockerel". Mac,TomDarla and I have a little contest to show a new theme header each week. We have a new candidates for the contest in Martha at Menagerie from Florida and Gail's man from England.

Today's subject was really hard for me, I have no chicken photos much less a rooster. Wait, I shot some male wild turkeys a while ago. Oh no, the male is called a gobbler.
I take a lot of duck photos and here are a couple of males. Oh no, they are called a drake.
Now what do I do. I know, I used to hunt Ring-neck Pheasant. Maybe I can go to the end of a corn field and remember the call of "Rooster" as the male pheasant took flight. This at least fit the requirements.

I finally decided on something completely different. In The late 80's I went to Costa Rica and fished for Rooster Fish. I caught 8 that one day with this header photo being the El-grande of the bunch. They are a good fighting fish. My header is the Fishing Guy with a big Roosterfish. I hope everyone is surprised. It got its name from the dorsal fins on the fish which has seven fins in a rooster like comb. I worked really hard on this one.

26 comments:

imac said...

Clever man, Tom

Tom said...

Well done Thomas... you are not called 'The Fishing Guy' for nothing are you... :O)

Great picture, great header.

Gail's Man said...

Certainly a different route on the theme. Or are you just fishing for compliments!

George said...

I think you deserve to win just on the basis of ingenuity. But on top of that, the photo is a great one. Very well done!

Darla said...

Clever indeed!

Gaelyn said...

Love your take on the theme. Awesomely big Roosterfish. I'll bet you felt like the cock of the crowd that day. ;-)

Dar said...

The Rooster fish is one funny looking fella. I guess he's called that because of his 'comb'. I love the idea you all came up with....now I have to go find my awesome rooster photo...
have a great post 'hump day' end of the week...
BlessYa

Martha@Menagerie said...

Very creative - you did it, you found your rooster! :-)

Carletta said...

I can't think of a better word from everyone else - so CLEVER!
This fits you and your blog perfectly!!

KaHolly said...

You're something else, Tom! Clever was the first word to come into my mind, too! And yes, a little funny! ~karen

Twisted Fencepost said...

Love this!
I've learned something new today. I didn't know there was a fish named rooster!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow---I'll bet Mac wasn't expecting you to do this one, was he????? Great picture, Tom, and GREAT fish. Hope you win for your creativity!!!
Betsy

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Oh my gosh Tom, that sure is a good size one!! Love the ducks too.

Jo said...

Wow, Tom, I've never seen/heard of a rooster fish. I asked hubby (an old South African deepsea game fisherman)and he said he's heard of them but was thrilled to see yours in the header. Brilliant header. Thanks for the excellent Skywatch meme.

Cezar and Léia said...

ohmigod, you really DID it! That fish is HUGE! Are you sure it was not a collage? LOL
Just kidding you know... ;)
You are so talented dear Tom,congratulations!

Well, I loved all pictures here but my favourite one you know it's about those beautiful ducks, and that one who is flying so gracious!
Well done!
Léia :)

NicoleB said...

I can see that this was a tough one and you worked hard to get it right.
Never heard of that kind of fish and never seen wild turkeys.
You keep amazing me every time I come here :D!

francescbb@hotmail.es said...

Great photo!! Good job!!

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Frank

Craver Vii said...

Yikes, that's a big fish! Be careful trying to catch them, lest such a creature catch YOU instead!

Toni Bra said...

Very nice blog...salutations

Jo said...

Hi Tom, I am struggling to link to skywatch today (Friday 5 February) Any suggestions? Regards Jo

Tipper said...

Love the fish!! You are clever : ) Love the birds too.

Janie said...

I like all of your "rooster" photos, but I especially love your new header. What a huge fish!

Ann said...

Are you allowed to shoot the wild turkeys? They look like domesticated ones to me, unlike the Australia wild turkeys.

Sreddy Yen said...

Hi Tom! Are these the turkeys one eats on Thanksgiving? Poor gobblers! Lovely photos :)

Mary said...

That was a clever entry...sorry it didn't win and what a really big fish you caught! Bet that was a lot of fun!

jeannette stgermain said...

Haha Tom, good for you! How many meals did that rooster provide?