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Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual

All lunging for the hard roll.

Inspired to post this shot after seeing the example of the Weekly Photo Challenge:  Unusual.  The largest lake in the Commonwealth-Pymatuning State Park.

I have never seen anything like this scene and it was much more dramatic in person. My friend Joan took me here when we went up to see the then abandoned Conneaut Amusement Park while staying with a friend of hers.  She had told me I wouldn’t believe it when I saw these fish. She was right! I have always wanted to post it but then it slipped my mind until I saw Sara Rosso’s email from WordPress today.

Perhaps a video would capture the effort of these creatures, desperate to get the Italian hard roll.  They are all on top of one another.  It seems a crowded existence.

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48 responses

  1. I can hear the flapping of their bodies. Look how open their mouths are ever though they are no where near the bread. Unusual indeed. Glad you remembered to post. It’s an amazing photo.


    March 17, 2012 at 12:16 am

    • Thanks for taking time to look and leave me some good words today. I enjoy following your blog Francine and feel happy you are doing so well.

      March 17, 2012 at 12:19 am

  2. Wow and Yuck!! Even the ones far away are ready to catch a morsel. A great photo entry. Glad you remembered it.

    March 17, 2012 at 12:33 am

    • Forgot to mention – Thank you so much for the pingback. I appreciate you taking the time to visit my entry.

      March 17, 2012 at 12:34 am

      • You’re welcome. It is only recently I began to understand the ping back. I know it has increased traffic to my blog and hope it does the same for you. YUCK is right about the photo. It was one slimy mess.

        March 17, 2012 at 12:36 am

  3. Omg. They are really unusual fishes.I hope that they are delicious.

    March 17, 2012 at 1:04 am

  4. This photo is great! Those fish are huge! Although a little unusual, I want to know what happens next (lol). How do they all get piece of the roll?
    Thanks for sharing.

    March 17, 2012 at 2:47 am

  5. Sonel

    Stunning shot Ruth! Great entry! :)

    March 17, 2012 at 3:48 am

    • Thanks for your comment Sophia.

      March 17, 2012 at 11:05 am

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  8. thanks God, that I must not live like a fish in a crowd!
    greetings from your no. 26!


    March 17, 2012 at 6:05 am

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  12. Incredible and certainly not something you’d see everyday.

    March 17, 2012 at 7:46 am

    • Thank goodness cause I think that scene could give you bad dreams if you looked at it too often.

      March 17, 2012 at 11:04 am

  13. Erica Wells

    Happy St. Paddy’s Day!!! :-)

    March 17, 2012 at 8:39 am

  14. Putting a new angle on the loaf and the fishes with this one! Those open mouths . . .!

    March 17, 2012 at 9:10 am

    • Thanks Patti. Creative comment!

      March 17, 2012 at 11:04 am

  15. Sue Reinfeld

    I’ve seen a similar scene. You captured it perfectly.

    March 17, 2012 at 9:16 am

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  17. Wow, that’s a lot of fish in one place. Too crowded for me! Great photo and thank you for the link back!

    March 17, 2012 at 11:17 am

  18. They look so “oily” like a grease slick.. very cool photo.. glad I’m not that bun;)

    March 17, 2012 at 11:23 am

    • Not sure they would make good eating, though.

      March 17, 2012 at 11:28 am

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  20. thirdhandart

    Great entry! Very unusual to see such a frenzy over an Italian hard roll. You captured the effort very well!

    March 17, 2012 at 11:42 am

  21. I wonder if they like the roll buttered or plain?

    March 17, 2012 at 12:21 pm

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  24. creeepy, slimy, ewww.

    March 17, 2012 at 2:16 pm

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  26. Northern Narratives

    Wow, great photo.

    March 17, 2012 at 3:38 pm

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  29. I can feel the frenzy that your photo has captured. I know I’m going to enjoy your blog so much. Just amazing photos.

    March 17, 2012 at 7:10 pm

  30. Well you know what they say the early fish gets the roll!

    March 17, 2012 at 7:29 pm

  31. Cj

    Thats unsual alright and side of freaky. Only through the eyes of Ruth…

    March 17, 2012 at 10:09 pm

  32. they’re really making the water boil with all that flipping and flopping about. Great shot

    March 18, 2012 at 3:13 am

  33. Great shot Ruth Excellent entry :)

    March 18, 2012 at 4:19 am

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  35. Some of those fishes are like 5 fish miles away from the food, but they’re still trying to grab a bite!

    March 19, 2012 at 11:50 am

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  37. the photo carries the feeling of that frenzy for the lone roll. I walked through salmon that thick heading upstream to spawn, and stood in a big holding tank full of live pollock, so the picture is reminiscent. . .

    March 21, 2012 at 1:56 pm

  38. Ooh WoW! That is so funny and sad at the same time. ;-)

    March 23, 2012 at 4:53 am

  39. I can only imagine how chaotic the live experience of this was!

    March 26, 2012 at 9:20 pm

  40. Thanks for letting me camp out in your blog this morning. I had a great time and hope I left my campsite clean enough for your next visitor.

    April 13, 2012 at 7:50 am

    • Thanks for stopping by and staying awhile
      You are welcome back anytime

      I appreciate all the “likes” today

      When I get home from school I plan to pop over to your blog and enjoy perusing!
      Thanks again

      April 13, 2012 at 11:42 am

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