Friday, February 6, 2009

Moorish Idol

I totally forgot to post this photo from the trip to the California Academy of Sciences. Lovely close up of a moorish idol, isn't it? So nice of Sophie to ad lib into the photo like that.
Moorish Idol - Rabbit Ears
I'm not sure I've ever seen a fish with rabbit ears before.  The kid was quick too, just whipped her hand in there at the last second as I was clicking the shutter.  Going to have to keep an eye on that one. 

Anyway, the moorish idol (yes, that's what the fish is called) is not to be confused with this "moreish" idol. "Moreish" being Kiwi for "I just can't get enough of...."  You know - the things you shouldn't like - but can't help liking anyway? Ha ha, get it? Ok, yes, it is a bad pun. I'll stop while I'm behind. 


6 comments:

Cinnamon said...

Ah, kids, bless'em- they sure know how to make their presence felt!

JGH said...

American Idol is my guilty pleasure, too!

Gorgeous fish - even with the bunny ears.

Megan said...

Hey! It's Gill!

Stacey said...

I know, cute, isn't it? Would have been a lovely picture if the kid hadn't intervened....

Kris said...

Ruined the shot. How rude!

Cuppa Jo said...

LOL, yes that kid is quick. V pretty fish from what I can see of it though.