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Coral Scallop II

Coral Scallop II
Photo Information
Copyright: Krzysztof Buchowicz (Kris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 0 N: 129] (1818)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-11
Categories: Ocean
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon Macro 100mmUSM
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Underwater Wonder World 3, Selen's Favorites II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-22 8:55
Viewed: 6882
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Close-up: Coral Scallop (Pedum spondyloideum)
Egypt - Hurghada - Red Sea

Size: up to 6 cm.
An unusual scallop embedded in brain corals. Mantle margins blue with rows of red eyes. Hole in coral held open chemically. Plankt feeder.

This photo was taken at the depth of approximately 11 m.
Body: Canon EOS 20D
Lens: Canon Macro 100mmUSM
Ikelite Digital SLR Camera Housing - 6871.20
Flat Port 100mm 1:2.8 EF USM Macro - 5505.45
Ikelite DIGITAL SubStrobe DS125

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-11-22 8:57]

Hello Krzysztof!
Magnificent underwater close up.Vivid colors,details,sharpness,POV,visual impact and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-11-22 9:09]

Absolutelly fantastic capture! Colours which could be seen only underwater. Great shape and details. Superb job!

Hi Krzysztof,
I have seen these gems before but never like this.
It is beautiful and very interesting.
I wonder of what use are all these colors?
Excellent work - TFS!

Very, very strange nonetheless interesting. It has a little of that "aliens of the deep" feeling, a unusual form of life with neon colors and bizarre shapes.Few people acknowledge the hardship of underwater photography, my hat is off to you...

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-11-22 14:31]

Nice one Kris, excellent colours and sharp details. Very interesting, thank you.

Hi Krzysztof, this one is maybe the most "extramundi" shot in TN so far. This needs to be in my favs. GREAT view, thanks.

Amazing Krysztof! Colours are vibrant and available in every colour of the rainbow. Expecially the top half of the image draws my attention. Great one!

Nice sharp detail and color, well done.


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  • tjasa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 100 W: 0 N: 84] (602)
  • [2005-11-23 3:22]

excellent photo with so many colours, i like it!
great work!

So many eyes, very alien.
Excellent close up and well exposed for an underwater shot.

Really cool shot Krzysztof! The colors are just incredible. The flash really enhances the iridescence colors on this alien looking creature. :)

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-11-24 17:49]

Magnetyczny wzrok :-) Swietny detal, wspaniala dydaktyczna fotka.

A very pleasant picture. I love the colours. Well done and thanks for sharing.


wow, the colors are intense,great close up shot.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-11-28 13:52]

Personal assessment of the photo: very good. Great PoV.
Capacity of evocation in me: strong.
Very trong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much Krysztof.

This is fantastic. I have PADI, but I don't have good equipment for underwater photography. It's not so easy to get colors and sharpness there and I think you have succeeded here well. Fantastic creature. Excellent details and colors.

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  • rimas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 3 N: 667] (5094)
  • [2006-02-28 3:31]

Hello Krzysztof!
Wonderful underwater shot of unusual beauty scallop. Excellent composition of amazing eyes, details and warm colors.
Fantastic shapes and sharpness.
Well done.

Hi Kris,
Incredible shot with so vivid colors. great macro. tfs

Hi Krzysztof,
Nice sharp detail and nice color, well done.


amazing colours, TFS Ori

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