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Red Feather

Red Feather
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Copyright: Peter Kennett (peterkennett) (8)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07
Categories: Echinoderms
Camera: Nikonos V, Nikkor UW 15 mm, Kodak gold 100
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-05 1:45
Viewed: 2912
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This red beauty is a Crinoids. Known as sea lilies or feather-stars, Crinoids are actually marine animals that make up the class Crinoidea of the echinoderms. Crinoidea comes from the Greek word krinon, "a lily", and eidos, "form". They live both in shallow water and in depths as great as 6,000 meters and are are characterized by a mouth on the top surface that is surrounded by feeding arms. They unfurl their arms and feed at night on plankton that floats by on the currents. While most crinoids are free-floating, some, like this one, anchor down to corals or rocks. While they appear motionless, they can actually "uproot" themselves and walk very slowly.

I found this little guy off the very tiny and unspoiled coral island of Lima Kacil - about a 30 minute boat ride from Palau Sibu, Malaysia. The photo was taken with a vintage Nikonos V underwater 35mm film camera on Kodak 100. I used the amazing Nikkor 15mm UW lens, one of the finest pieces of glass ever made for a camera.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-06-05 6:07]

Welcome to TN.
This is fine underwater nature image, lovely species and well captured. tfs.

Hello Peter,
Beautiful specimen of underwater fauna.

Hello Peter
An amazing photo of an interesting class of organisms. Beautiful light and colours, excellent detail, nicely composed.
regards yiannis

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