Fish be with you

© Jojie F. Alcantara

Fish be with you

Uploaded: January 05, 2010 09:01:49


Grand Prize Winner - Jamuary 2010

Category - Catch All

Taken early Christmas dawn in General Santos City, when fishermen caught this 74-kilo Moonfish, or Opah, a very expensive delicacy in some countries. In the Philippines, it is called "Diana" tuna.

Exif: F Number: 4.5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/640 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 1600, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 20.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D


Rod Partington January 05, 2010

Cool capture Jojie! #1223419

Susana Ms Heide January 05, 2010

WOWSERS!!! What a catch!!! I mean YOUR catch with the camera!!! A very intriguing image with the water dripping and the guy's hold in the eye socket! Really cool image and effects!!!Love it Jojie!! #8272205

Jack Gaskin January 05, 2010

Great Capture outstanding POV

Happy Shooting
Jack #8272562

Steve M. Harrington January 05, 2010

A remarkable image in every way, Jojie! If ever Catch All was the correct category, this is it! :)
Steve #8273628

Patti Coblentz January 06, 2010

Amazing image, Jojie...larger than life!

Patti #8273915

Christine Lobsinger level-classic January 06, 2010

Hello Jojie, this has to be put on the cover of National Geographic!!!

I believe, this is one of the BEST SHOTS I'VE EVER SEEN!!! WHAT a GREAT STORY TELLING SHOT!!! So dramatic!! A truly stunning spectacular shot!! The colouring/sky/your angle/ the guy and the way he's carrying that enormous fish!!! WHAT A CATCH for him and you!!!

This one is going ALL THE WAY TO GOLD!!


Jojie F. Alcantara January 06, 2010

Oh wow, thank you for all your comments! Thank you so much! Fish be with you all! #8276326

Ruth E. Foster-Lindsay January 07, 2010

WOW! Great capture Jojie! I don't think I've ever seen a fish that big or colorful!
Fantastic! #8278573

Mariann Kovats level-classic January 08, 2010

What an awesome capture, Jojie! This has to be a winner! I love your POV, colors, and details! Fantastic! #8282592

Jojie F. Alcantara January 08, 2010

thank you so much! #8282632

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic January 09, 2010

Beautiful perspective, colors and details are exceptional. So proud of you kabayan! #8285304

Joao Martinho January 17, 2010

Wow, what a great capture!!! In all meanings!!! #8303163

Glenn E. Traver February 19, 2010

Very Cool Catch and a Wonderful Finalist Jojie ~ GT #8397760

Patti Coblentz February 19, 2010

Has to be a winner...just fantastic!! Congratlations!

Patti #8397785

Claudia Kuhn level-classic February 19, 2010

Holy cow, that's a big fish, congrats! #8397867

Donna La Mattino Pagakis February 19, 2010

Wow, this is outstanding. Eye catching and VERY cool! A fav! Congratulations on your finalist Jojie! #8398978

Graeme yew Chow February 19, 2010

Wow ! got to be a winner . Congratulations Jojie. #8399110

Anne M. Young level-addict February 19, 2010

Congratulations a super finalist! #8399164

Christine Lobsinger level-classic February 19, 2010

THis is starting it's journey to the TOP... I knew it!!!
WTG Jojie...
A Big Congrats to You on your awesome FINALIST... Best of Luck in the Next Rounds...


Jojie F. Alcantara February 20, 2010

thank you sooo very much! #8400616

Joaquin R. Felix February 21, 2010

what a catch. Congratulations! #8403556

Rolando Rosito February 21, 2010

Awesome finalist, big congratulations! #8404003

Cathy Barrows February 21, 2010

Congrats on your finalist...that is one big colorful fish #8405719

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic February 25, 2010

Fantastic capture, Jojie. CONGRATZ and good luck in the next round!!

UB. #8414313

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic February 25, 2010

WOW....You got the elusive GP Award, Jojie! CONGRATZ. on a well deserved recognition. WTG!

UB. #8415274

Kelly S. Cavanaugh February 25, 2010

Congratulations on your Grand Prize win, Jojie! #8415311

Donna La Mattino Pagakis February 25, 2010

You know I love this image Jojie! A huge congratulations on your Grand Prize win! #8415346

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict February 25, 2010

Congratulations on your Grand Prize Win for this awesome image, Jojie! #8415355

Amy M. Wilson February 25, 2010

Huge congratulations on your fantastic Grand Prize win, Jojie!!! #8415420

Sarah Springer February 25, 2010

Congratulations, Jojie. The lighting,color and composition are fabulous!!! ~Sarah #8415422

Ruth E. Foster-Lindsay February 25, 2010

Congratulations on your fantastic Grand Prize win Jojie! This image was definitely a winner! #8415465

Mariann Kovats level-classic February 25, 2010

I knew, this has to be a Winner! Congratulations on your Grand Prize win Jojie!!! #8415471

Renata Gusciora February 25, 2010

Yes,I knew it too!!:-)Huge congratualtions on this awesome Grand Prize,Jojie!!!:-) #8415503

Linda D. Lester level-classic February 25, 2010

WTG!! Congratulations on your Grand Prize!!! #8415595

Michelle Alton February 25, 2010

A unique, wonderful, awesome, and stunning Grand Prize Winner, Jojie.
My heartfelt Congratulations! #8415608

Rolando Rosito February 25, 2010

Congratulations on your grand prize winner Jojie! #8415620

Claudia Kuhn level-classic February 25, 2010

Congratulations on your wonderful winner!! #8415700

Peter K. Burian February 25, 2010

This is a fabulous image, Jojie! Great color AND "spirit of the location".


Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic February 25, 2010

on your Grand Prize Winner!!!8o) #8415852

Kara L. Hendricks February 25, 2010

This is indeed a fantastic capture... And it looks like the judges agree... Congrats on the coveted GP win!!! #8415978

Fran J. Jagger February 25, 2010

Congrats on your Grand Prize Winner, Jojie!! :) #8416092

Gina Cormier February 25, 2010

Congratulations on this facinating image!!! #8416101

Janice Mezzacappa February 25, 2010

Absolutely incredible capture Jojie huge congrats on such a prestige honor winning the GP!!!! WTG!!!! #8416122

Cathy Barrows February 25, 2010

Congrats on your Grand Prize win...very cool image and a really different GP winner #8416125

Debra R. Harder February 25, 2010

WTG, Jojie!! Huge congratulations on your SPECTACULAR GRAND PRIZE WINNER!!! Deb #8416186

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar February 25, 2010

big congrats on your grand prize, deserved it. :) #8416283

Phyllis H. Burchett February 25, 2010

Great "catch"!! Congratulations on your awesome grand prize win! #8416335

Christian Rosito February 25, 2010

Congratulations!!! Stunning grand prize!!! #8416373

Anne M. Young level-addict February 25, 2010

Congratulations - this is a stunning Grand Prize! #8416490

Jojie F. Alcantara February 25, 2010

Thank you all very much for your encouragement and support! I feel so proud, inspired, grateful and happy to be part of this very positive and helpful community. I woke up this morning to find so many comments before I realized I bagged the GP. It is indeed an honor. Thank you! #8416675

Nadia Paul February 25, 2010

An awesome catch Jojie - congrats on your GP win! #8416856

Sharon Sawyer February 25, 2010

Jojie, congratulations on your Grand Prize Win!!! #8416869

Christine Lobsinger level-classic February 25, 2010



Steve M. Harrington February 25, 2010

Good on you, Jojie! The most deserving GP Winner I have seen in a long time. :)
Steve #8417339

Katarina Mansson February 26, 2010

Fantastic picture; congratulations on your GP! #8417439

Jean-Pierre Ducondi February 26, 2010

Congratulations on your win Jojie. Well done.
JP #8417971

Peter K. Burian February 26, 2010

And even a quick glance at your Portfolio confirms you are a really creative photographer, Jojie. With many previous wins.

All well-deserved.

Peter #8418026

Monika Sapek February 26, 2010

Amazing image! Many congratulations on your Grand Prize Winner, Jojie!
Monika #8419374

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict February 27, 2010


Congratulations Jojie on this prestigious GP win!!!!!!!

Dominick #8419788

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe February 27, 2010

What a catch!!! Congratulations, Jojie! Love your bio,too!
KK #8419929

Jojie F. Alcantara February 28, 2010

thank you soooo much! #8421428

Ross Throndson February 28, 2010

W o w ... what a Catch...Great color....C o n g r a t u l a t I o n s ! ! :-) #8421552

paul parent level-deluxe February 28, 2010

What an awsome shot ! #8421570

Vicki Hunt February 28, 2010

AMAZING! Congratulations! #8421607

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman level-classic March 01, 2010

Wonderful! Congratulations! #8423686

Kristi A. Howson March 01, 2010

Congratulations Jojie. Looks like you caught the big one here!!! #8425572

Anne McKinnell March 01, 2010

Unbelievable!! What an amazing catch and an equally amazing shot. Congratulations on your grand prize winner. #8425624

Nick Lagos March 02, 2010

Congratulations on the huge honor of Grand Prize Jojie! ...well done #8425939

Darby Struchtemeyer March 02, 2010

Such a COOL picture. Congrats!! #8428026

Jojie F. Alcantara March 04, 2010

Thank you very much! #8431559

Lester A. Garcia March 10, 2010

I know the difficulty of reaching this place in General Santos City and much more having chanced upon a big catch and able to document it with this magnificent photo. Your efforts paid off well deserving of the Grand Prize here at BetterPhoto.

Congratulations Jojie! You have provided further encouragement and stimulus to those who aspire of earning the highest accolade from their photographs.

Best regards! - LESTER #8446212

Glenn E. Traver March 11, 2010

Congratuilations Jojie, A very Grand Photo ~ GT #8448700

Jojie F. Alcantara March 12, 2010

Thank you so much! Appreciate all your nice comments! #8450682

Jose L. Fuentes March 18, 2010

Felicidades!!!!! Congrats..... WOW! What an amazing image! I have to agree with the person that stated that the image belongs in NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Magazine! That's a def well deserve GP winner. #8463595

Jeffrey D. Estacio level-classic March 22, 2010

Congratulations Kabayan. Wow!!! #8472536

Kenneth Mucke March 23, 2010

Truly an amazing image....CONGRATS #8476317

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