Jul 25, 2010

Koi versus Cantaloupe...

We will start with the disclaimer:-)

I am not a good water photographer
and  it is hard to take a photo with one hand
while your other hand is underwater!

But this is just so fun I wanted to share!

(click photos to enlarge)

Mike and I have been working on teaching the koi
 to eat out of our hands.....

and since they love cantaloupe...
It has been a lot of fun!

Don't you love the look on the white ones face?

Hope everyone got to splish splash
a little this weekend:-)

I am joining
The Tablescaper

Thanks for stopping by,


meemsnyc said...

I never knew Koi liked canteloupe. That is so cute that they eat from your hand.

Olga said...

How awesome to feed fish out of your hand, and not some fish food but cantaloupe. That's a really fun post. Love the pictures!

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Great shot. Never saw this done before.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

A special treat for the fish, how fun!

A Garden of Threads said...

That is so neat, you have some great shots.

Lavender Cottage said...

How did you ever come up with the idea to feed them canteloupe Bella? Had I have known this before maybe our koi wouldn't have pulled my plants out of the pots.
They got too big for our pond (@$200-$300 size) and were driven in an old horse trough to a friend in the county with a huge pond.
The second year there, mink got under the ice in the winter and ate them all.

Mariette said...

Dearest Bella,

This is incredible! Koi eating cantaloupe... and that even from your hand. Love to read such a special blog; especially from someone that shares the love and respect for nature! Thanks a million.

Greetings from Georgia/USA


NanaDiana said...

What awesome images! I have seen koi come to the very top when someone's hand was just above them dropping food down but have never actually seen them eating from someone's hand. Who needs a dog for a pet? And you don't even have to walk the fish! Thanks for the smile tonight! Diana

The Tablescaper said...

Wow! Those are such neat shots! I never thought of trying to teach a koi to eat out of your hands and never would have thought to feed them cantelope!!!

Thanks so much for coming and being a part of "Summer Sundays". Looking forward to seeing you next Sunday too!

- The Tablescaper

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Hi Bella,
I think the pictures turned out really well! I had no idea that koi would eat cantaloupe. I actually had no idea what koi eat at all!
Very cute! I love their big open round mouths! It gives them a perpetual look of surprise!

Melissa said...

What a fun little photo essay!! I love koi - would love to have them if I lived in a better environment for them!!