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murex snail

murex snail
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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: 2009-02-20
Categories: Molluscs
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-22 2:36
Viewed: 7205
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Muricidae, common names murex snails or rock snails, is a large and varied taxonomic family of small to large predatory sea snails. At least 1,000 species of muricids are known, and there are numerous subfamilies.

Gastropod taxonomy has been in flux for more than half a century, and this is especially true currently, because of new research in molecular phylogeny. Because of all the on-going changes, different reliable sources can yield very different classifications.)
Many muricids have unusual shells which are considered attractive by shell collectors and by interior designers.

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Hallo Siegfried
The patterns on the edges of this shell are very interesting and so very precise formed and shaped. It is like an artist that sat with his hammer and chisels and carved it to perfection.
This is once more a very artistic presentation, and you have photographed it very well. The combination of colours is super and fit one another like a hand fits a glove. Thanks for sharing and kind regards.

Excelente enfoque gracias en parte a la adecuada luz, que no causa estridencias en ningún punto.Una buena profundidad y acertado fondo.
Agradables colores en sintonía.
Excelente trabajo Siegfried:

J. Ignasi.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-02-22 3:38]

Hi Siegfried.
It is very interesting to watch shell picture from you. You continue an excellent series shared by Mehmet Atatur. Amazing specimen with terrific reproduction of all features of the shell. Excellent lighting, great texture reproduction, vivid colours. Bravo. Well done.

Excellent... Details and good composition
Good one Siegfried !

Imtiyaz Basha

I'm quite happy to observe that you are getting better and better at shell photography Siegfried, this is an excellent capture of a fine Chicoreus (Murex) ramosus shell from an apertural aspect. An exceptionally whitish specimen in excellent focus and exposure. TFS this fine image my friend.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2009-02-22 4:51]

merhaba Siegfried
wonderful capture of this beautiful murex
i like POV, dark BG, light, colours and sharpness

Hi Siggi,
Muscheln sind so wundervoll, speziell diese Schneckenhäuschen sind ein Wunderwerk der Natur.
Kaum zu glauben dass da drin ein Lebewesen so ideal leben kann. Tolles Bild, vielen Dank
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-02-22 6:43]

Hallo Siegfried,
Excellent capture again.I liked POV,exposure,black BG and composition a lot.
Thanks for posting.

hello siggi
beautiful colours
great light and charpness
greeting lou

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-02-22 8:38]

Hi Siegfried. Shell No 2 from you and again a fine picture..You have taken this with sharp focusing and fine detail. Bright colours and good use of the light. I like the dark BG. well done TFS.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-02-22 9:24]

Hi Siggi,

Oh, this is wonderful! A beautiful shell to begin with but your picture must be enhancing its beauty. Colors and details are superb and most striking against the black background. I love the intricate shape and design. I'm hoping you have more to show us.


Ciao Siggi, superb Murex, perfect focus and wonderful dark BG, fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

superb composition Siggi ,
perfect sharp and fine details , great POV ,
very well done !

Hi MF Siggi, a perfect macro capture of this sea shell from nice pov with excellent details and nice composition.
TFS and cheers,

Ciao Siegfried,
what a wonderful composition and elegant presentation of this Murex taken with outstanding sharpness and lighting, excellent contrast of the vivid colours of the shell against a dark BG.
Best regards.

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2009-02-22 15:44]

Merhaba Dostum,
Bu gerçekten çok güzel bir kare olmuş. Detaylar , bakış açısı ve ışık kullanımı harikulade. Mehmet hocanın kabuklu çalışmalarından sonra bu da çok başarılı bir sunum. Tebrikler.


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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2009-02-23 1:33]

Merhaba Siggi,
çok entersan ve estetik bir görünümü varmış murex snail'in.
Çok başarılı bir fotoğraf, tebrikler.

Hi Siegfried,
A nice capture of this beautiful murex shell. Superb sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Heyyyy Siggi,nefis bir çekim,renkler,keskinlik ve ışık harika.İçini su dolu gibi hissettim,kulağıma tutsam dalga sesi gelecek,ellerine sağlık,süperrr :)

I am surprised to see this one from you...wonderful method in lighting and fine backdrop which reminds me of one others work...the great teacher from turkey. I see some of his friends here but not him....excellent shot!

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2009-02-23 11:52]

Hi Siegfried
Wonderful picture very different from the others. The colors are splendid. The details are sharp. I love the background is very creative.
Well done and Have a nice weekend

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-02-24 5:00]

Gorgeous presentation Siegfried,
Love the black BG. it enhances the total image of this beautiful shell.
Outstanding detail and wonderful colors!! Perfect exposure and good DOF. Well done!!!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-02-25 14:54]

Hi Siggi,waiting the new season of butterflies and flowers you had a nice idea,maybe Mehmet was a little jealous..eheheh....very impressive quality of this shell,colors and details at the top..and maybe it's too easy take pics like that and not walk a lot to found butterflies..ehhehe...thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

Hello Siegfried,
this is a very beautiful shell with very intersting structure! I like it!

Best regards, Leonid

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-02-28 7:34]

Hello Siggi,
Auch dieses Bild ist sehr gekonnt fotografiert. Feine Darstellung und wunderschöne Form der Muschel.
Du scheinst dich in den schönen Bretagne und Normandie aufgehalten zu haben!
Einen schönen Sonntag noch.
herzliche Grüsse

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