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Queen conch shell

Queen conch shell
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-19
Categories: Molluscs
Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mysterious Order [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-03-04 2:26
Viewed: 11425
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A conch (pronounced as "konk" or "konch", is one of a number of different species of medium-sized to large saltwater snails or their shells. True conchs are marine gastropod molluscs in the family Strombidae, and the genus Strombus.

The name "conch" however, is often quite loosely applied in English-speaking countries to several kinds of very large snail-like shells of salt-water molluscs that are pointed at both ends. That is, a conch's shell has a high spire and a noticeable siphonal canal. Other species often called a "conch" include the crown conch Melongena species; the horse conch Pleuroploca gigantea; and the sacred chank or more correctly Shankha shell, Turbinella pyrum. None of these are in the family Strombidae, but instead in other families of the molluscs.[citation needed]

The true conch species within the genus Strombus vary in size from fairly small to very large. Several of the larger species are economically important as food sources; these include the endangered queen conch or pink conch Strombus gigas, which very rarely may produce a pink, gem quality pearl.

About 74 species of the Strombidae family are living, and a much larger number of species exist only in the fossil record. [2] Of the living species, most are in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Six species live in the greater Caribbean region, including the Queen Conch, and the West Indian Fighting Conch, Strombus pugilis.


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hello siegfried
'GREAT colours
good details
great shot
greeting lou

A beautifully formed conch from an interesting viewpoint Siegfried, your razor sharp image has a great aesthetical merit my friend, TFS indeed!

Hola Siegfried,
Excelente toma con gran nitidez y detalles, buena iluminación que hace resaltar su textura, saludos
José Ramón

Hello Siegfried,
this is another beautiful image of very interesting conch! I like it!

Best regards, Leonid

Hi Siegfried,
Another lovely POV of this conch. Beautiful composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-03-04 9:00]

Hola amigo,
interesante Shell, detalles y fino foco,
buena iluminación y presentación.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-03-04 9:11]

Hello Siegfrien, great close-up shot of this conch shell from a nice point of view.
TFS and G's,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-03-04 10:37]

Hi Siegfried. You once again takena fine picture of this colourfull Shell . Which you have sharp focusing and fine detail. Good use of the flash. against the dark BG. I may have left a little more around the edges . wel ldone TFS.Interesting notes too.

nice portrait, no need for a frame, TFS Ori

Ciao Siggi, how much shell, also this one is fantastic, splendid details and wonderful sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2009-03-04 11:55]

Czesc Siggi!

Kolejne rewelacyjne zdjecie! Muszla o bardzo atrakcyjnym ksztalcie i kolorach, sfotografowana z ladnej perspektywy i cala ostra. Fantastyczna technika!

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-03-04 12:53]

Hallo Siegfried,
Excellent capture.POV,lighting,exposure and DOF are wonderful.
Thanks for posting.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2009-03-04 12:53]

Hi Siggi,

You are forming a very beautiful collection of shell pix, all expertly captured. This one is splendid example.

Thanks and best regards,


Hello Siegfried, nice shot of a beautiful shell again with wonderful composition.
TFS and greetings,

Hello Siegfried, great shot of a sea shel with excellent details and nice composition.
TFS and regards, Deniz

Hi MF Siggi! Good Morning!
An another wonderful macro capture of this nicely shaped conch shell from nice POV with great details.
TFS and cheers,

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-03-05 6:20]
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Siggi, One small question/ Are you collecting them? Fantastic shot. Superb effect Ganesh

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