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Taken 31-Dec-11
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Keywords:bravery, carp, fish, green, koi, legend, orange, perseverance, pond, symbol, water
Photo Info

Dimensions5017 x 3344
Original file size2.52 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken31-Dec-11 12:45
Date modified17-May-13 07:01
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 60D
Focal length106 mm
Exposure1/20 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 320
Metering modePattern
orange, koi, pond, green, water, legend, fish, carp, symbol, bravery, perseverance,

Orange Koi

Shot in the Lan Su Chinese Gardens of Portland, Oregon.

Chinese legend views the koi as a symbol for ambition and perseverance as told through the tale of Dragon’s Gate on Yellow River. According to the legend, the Chinese koi would swim up the river and attempt to jump up the waterfall. any that were successful would change into a dragon. This resulted in the koi being considered a symbol for worldly ambition and achievement in persevering past the harshest challenges and also speaks of courage in the face of insurmountable obstacles, resulting in a masculine symbol for bravery.