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Queen Conch

Queen Conch
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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: 2008
Categories: Molluscs
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-21 0:41
Viewed: 6993
Points: 30
[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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Great composition and atmosphere Siegfried.
Great pastel colours, DOF and nice blur of the BG.

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  • chudy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 176] (899)
  • [2009-03-21 2:44]

Siemanko Siggi
Swietne zdjecie muszli w czterech odslonach .
Bardzo ciepla rzucajaca sie w oczy fotka .
Zycze milego pierwszego dnia kalendarzowej wiosny.

Ciao Siggi, great serie of splendid shells, good light and colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, have a good week end, buona Primavera da Spoleto, ciao Silvio

Hi Siegfried,
eine tolle Collage dieser edlen Muschel.
Die Farbe ist wunderbar, dieses rosane Perlmutt ist sehr schön. Danke, tolle Perspektiven, Gruß
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-03-21 5:34]

Hi Siggi,your work is very complete and most interesting,i like a lot this way to show all the differents sides of the shell in a same pic! And what a great quality of details and colors! My best compliments,have a nice weekend,LUCIANO

Hello Siegfried,
a beautiful collage of Queen Conch from different POV, great macro shots with superb sharpness and lighting, very good colours.
Best regards
Have a good weekend

Hi My dear Friend Siggi, wonderful collage of this beutiful sea shal, conch from different POVs. Well composed...
TFS and have a nice Saturday MF!

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-03-21 8:13]

Hello Siegfried, excellent collage of a beautifulk sea shell.
TFS and G's,

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-03-21 8:32]

Hi Siegfried,
Beautiful captures and presentation.POV,lighting,sharpness and visual impact are excellent.
Have a great weekend!
Thanks for posting.

Hi Siegfried,
A nice collage capture of this beautiful Conch. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-03-21 10:44]

Hi Siegfried. What an amazing set of pictures. of the Queen Conch shell. You have taken them with fine detail and bright colours. A very artistic lay out. well done TFS.

hello Siegfried
great collage
super details and good sharpness
greeting lou

Hello Siegfried, beautiful images of a conch.
TFS and regards,

Hello Siegfried, excellent collage of this beautiful sea shell shots with nice composition.
TFS and greetings,

Personally...and for my own notes, I really enjoy this type of presentation. It is different...and it is well thought out and it teaches because of both which I have said...beyond that the technical aspects are super...so you end up with an A+..

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