Flying Fish

Contest Info

  • Started: 9/9/2010 11:20
  • Ended: 9/12/2010 17:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 36
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
Flying Fish
Contest Directions: Besides the so called "flying fish", many ordinary fish species are known to "fly" in extreme conditions. During a recent canoe and kayak solo race in Kansas, a 30-pound Asian silver carp jumped from the water and hit the race leader, Brad Pennington, in the head, causing him to leave the race because of "the pounding headache caused by the flying carp". Peddington is a practicing lawyer. He is considering suing the fish.
Construct new species of flying fish by merging any fish with any bird.

Contest Info

    • Started: 9/9/2010 11:20
    • Ended: 9/12/2010 17:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 36
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
36 pictures
  • Hunting Time For Garfield

    Hunting Time For Garfield
        • lol ... what a bad design.... you should consider the Apprentice Contests ...
          amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing chop dude... wtg...
        • Wow amazing i was gonaa do something like that but have no time gr8 jop hide
        • Simply Awesome WTG Congrats Lovin it
        • So cute, funny, great idea.

          i fave it.
          this pic stolen my heart.....
          i love it the garfield act,eyes, and the fish
        • Kratos.... ur back... ...
          is it hot in here or just me ...
          Congrats on the win my friend...
          well deserved...
        • Love that and very freaky...awesome chop....excellent work!!!Congrats for the gold Designerkratos
        • I should have known who did this master peice.Congrats on the win!!!!!!!!!!
        • I was Afraid that i lost my skills in ps coz since more than 40 days no contests ! lol , glad all you like my design thanks for great comments and votes
        • i'm verry happy to see you back
          congrats on the win my friend ^^
        • Congrats on the gold Kratos! Great work!!
        • Congrats on the gold, Kratos! Close race with Xaos - he's a tough man to beat!
        • Congratulations Kratos. I'm, still, waiting for the triple-K comicbook (Kratos' Killer Kartoons). You didn't lose anything-just aged a bit like a good wine.
        • yeah newsy , last time we joined together ( me and xaos ) he did kicked my ass lol . have fun playing with him thanks
          lol geriatric maybe soon after 10 years i will make one hahah
        • Congrats bro, very well deserved gold
        • hey Kratos, thought id commented..must of been on deviant..thought this was awesome and deserved the win...good onya mate!!!
        • this one is just awesome. a stroke of genius haha
        • hey thanks Chidow !! had alot off fun in this one
        • Freaking awesome work and congrats on a well deserved golden trophy, Kratos! Your last 4 works have all gotten scores above 9 and if this rate continues you will be scoring solid 10's pretty soon!

  • Boy with the Catch of the Day

    Boy with the Catch of the Day
        • my my my.... this is fascinating.... what a perfect colors and lighting and i can keep going till the morning...
        • Literally, I love the angle you took on this chop! Pelifish looks quite impressive! No wonder the boy is so happy to catch it!
          Top job!
        • Thanks all!!

          [Edited by User on 9/12/2010 5:39:57 PM]
        • still amazed by the coloring and lighting..
          Congrats on the win mate
        • Excellent's amazing...congrats for the silver Xaos54
        • sometimes ya just gotta shrug! Killer chop!
        • this time my cat did hunt your fish mate , Congrats on the silver , was great honor to be with you
          keep going
        • Silver congrats, Xaos! Hope you get a goldfish next time!
        • wicked pic mate!!!congrats on the silver!!!
        • great idea , i like the colors & lighting effects
          i like all your work ^_^
          congrats on silver
  • Patient Cat Waiting for Goldfish

    Patient Cat Waiting for Goldfish
        • Artistic work!
          Very fine fish, but I also love the cat in a bubble wearing the swimming glasses!
        • hey ibou !! that's was really awesome work ! and was my favor one till now congrats on the bronze and keep going
        • Congrats on the bronze iboudesign, nice work!
        • Looks like my little putty cat. Congrats on a really cute win.
  • Flying Catfish

    Flying Catfish
        • i love the artistic element its like a Chinese piece of art
        • Chinese art... is the right description for this piece.... amazing .... i love it ... good job and good luck..
        • exellent work Hobbit90...congrats on the wood
        • It's... it's... it's... a Catspray LOL
          1/2 catfish- 1/2 Ospray
        • you surprised me with this one hobbit !! awesome work !! congrats on the woody
        • Salis said it - it does remind Chinese art in a nice way!

          Congrats on the wood, Hobbit!
  • Huge Duck Fish

    Huge Duck Fish
  • Submarine Parrot Fish

    Submarine Parrot Fish
  • Flying Puffer Fish

    Flying Puffer Fish
  • Emu Shark

    Emu Shark
        • Back in the neolithic time when emus' first came into being they used to fly around chased by massive meat eating bats (bigusbityusleatherything) that ate them for fun. evolution found that if they were on the ground the bats couldnt get to them because of the dence jungle they lived in and they developed into the non flying bird as a result, not using the wings made them become underdeveloped for flying and larger more powerfull legs developing to run away from the trex which now ate them for fun I can talk some utter cr** sometimes lol
        • It was all truth, I know it to be so hahahahahahahaha!!! This should have f--kin won mate! Brilliant idea. I am spilling schip I'm laughing so hard!
          10 to one this goes viral someday
        • lol thanks hits mate. I was giggling like a demented schoolboy all the time I was making this lol
        • It's freaky and hilarious at the same time!
  • Flying Fish or Swiming Bird

    Flying Fish or Swiming Bird
        • great work !! nice touch on the wings
  • Flying Puffer Fish Smoking

    Flying Puffer Fish Smoking
        • rolling on the floor with laughter!
          The face expression of this smoking critter!
  • Manta Ray Birds

    Manta Ray Birds
  • Flying Dolphin

    Flying Dolphin
  • Dolphin with Wings

    Dolphin with Wings
        • It's a bird... it's a plane,... it's a flying dolphin!
  • Flying Puffer Fish

    Flying Puffer Fish
        • good idea may be u should made it in an aquarium or my orka will eat it ^^
        • pretty cool, but I wish the image was bigger
  • Finding Tuco the Tucan Fish

    Finding Tuco the Tucan Fish
  • Flying Gefilte Fish

    Flying Gefilte Fish
        • Looks more like a flying Matzah ball to me.
        • lol geriatric,,it was hard to find a nice piece of Gefilte Fish,hehe
  • Flying Mammals

    Flying Mammals
  • Odd Sea Creatures

    Odd Sea Creatures
  • Humming Bird Cod

    Humming Bird Cod
  • Puffer Fish Bird

    Puffer Fish Bird
  • Man Catches and Eagle Fish

    Man Catches and Eagle Fish
        • Yikes!! What kinda' bait do you need to catch one of those?
        • great blend.

          LOL Anton!
          Maybe you need ... flying mice?
  • Abyss explorer

    Abyss explorer
  • Flying Fish

    Flying Fish
        • Sweet blend!
          I can imagine fishing becomes a real challenge with these critters!
  • Flock of Flying Fish

    Flock of Flying Fish
  • Flying Whale

    Flying Whale
  • Flying Goldfish Parrot

    Flying Goldfish Parrot
  • Bird + Fish Fossil

    Bird + Fish Fossil
  • Kayak, Shark and Flying Fish

    Kayak, Shark and Flying Fish
  • Jellyfish SeaGull

    Jellyfish SeaGull
  • Flying Orka Over Boat

    Flying Orka Over Boat
        • Hidden you can still edit while contest is going.
  • Flying Dolphin

    Flying Dolphin
        • the dolphin looks like he's enjoying the flight!
  • Dolphin in the Sea with Wings

    Dolphin in the Sea with Wings
        • pretty cool, but try submitting larger images
  • Dolphin With Wings

    Dolphin With Wings
  • Mutant Fish

    Mutant Fish
  • Strange Deep Sea Fish

    Strange Deep Sea Fish
  • Parrot-Shark and Friends

    Parrot-Shark and Friends
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This contest is fueled by the following news: The Flying fish (Lat: Exocoetidae) is a marine fish family, consisting of 64 species and grouped into nine genera. The distinctiveness of these fishes is their unusually big pectoral fins, which allow fishes to jump out of the water and take a short soaring flight. Description: The body is oblong with wide high pectoral fins. The length of the body varies from 15 to 40 - 50 cm (Cheilopogon pinnatibarbatus). The fish are blue-grey in color without appreciable lateral dark stripes. The back is much darker. In various species, pectoral fins can be transparent, dark blue, green, brown, with motley spots or stripes. The snout of the fish is blunt and the exception to this is Fodiator acutus. The teeth are found only on the jaws. A second ray of pectoral fins is branched approximately up to the middle. The dorsal fin is intensely drawn back, usually with 12-14 rays. The proctal fin consists of 8-10 rays. The lower blade of the tail fin is elongated. The long abdominal fins have 6 rays. The air bladder is without an air duct towards the foregut. Natural habitat: Flying fishes are predominantly found in tropical and subtropical areas. The distribution area is limited to waters with a temperature of 20 C. More than 40 species of flying fishes are found in the Indo-West Pacific Ocean area. Around 20 species are found in the eastern part of the Pacific Ocean and 16 species in Atlantic Ocean. 7 species of flying fish are found in the Red Sea and 4 in the Mediterranean Sea. In summers, a series of species can migrate to the north swimming in the English Channel and up to the southern shores of Norway and Denmark. In Far Eastern waters, Cheilopogon doederleinii is captured repeatedly in the Peter the Great Bay. Mode of life: The flying fishes are found in small pods, more often under the water surface. Some species exist which are exclusively encountered in coastal zones, others can be found in the open ocean, returning back to the coasts for spawning. Few species constantly live in the open ocean. The flying fish eat plankton, small Crustacea, pteropod shellfishe and the larvae of other fish. During the night, flying fishes are attracted to light. Flight: If they think they are in danger, sometimes without reason, flying fishes can take a gliding soaring flight. With the help of a strong movement of the tail, they quickly come out of the water and soar in the air, using their wide pectoral fins. The ability to soar during flight is different in varied species and depends on the size of the fish and the fin numbers for taking flight. The evolution of flight occurred in two directions. One of them led to the formation of flying fishes, using only pectoral fins during flight (typical representative: Exocoetus volitans). The other direction is presented by flying fishes (4 genera and about 50 species); use both the enlarged pectoral as well as the abdominal fins for flights. Also, the capability to take flight is reflected in the structure of the tail fin, the rays of which are tightly connected and the bottom blade is larger than the upper blade in the development of the large air bladder extending below the spine up to the tail. The range of flight in some species with short pectoral fins is less than other species with long fins. The species which use only pectoral fins for flying fly worse than the species which use both the pectoral as well as abdominal fins for flying. The fishes can change the tilt angle of their fins for changing the direction of flight. Taking off at an angle of 30-45o to the water surface and with an initial acceleration speed from 30-35 up to 80 km\hour, fishes glide in the air gradually returning back to the water. In most cases, the range of soaring flight is about 50m, but these fishes are capable of utilizing the flow of air above the water for increasing their flight range up to 400 m. Reproduction: The diameter of the eggs is 0.5-0.8 mm and reddish orange in color. Caviar gets attached to seaweeds, twigs, the fruits of land plants, coconuts, bird feathers and other floating trash, brought from the mainland, Use in food: The meat from the flying fishes is tasty and is caught by the fishing industry in many countries. On the islands of Polynesia, flying fishes are usually caught at night by fixing lights to the boats. In India, the business is done during the spawning period. Flying fishes have the greatest trade value in Japan, where the trading of flying fishes constitutes 50 % of the entire catch. The caviar of flying fishes is famous under the Japanese name "tobiko" and is widely used in dishes of Japanese cuisine.