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cuttlefish eye

cuttlefish eye
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Copyright: Catalin Josan (methos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 213 W: 51 N: 281] (1189)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-03
Categories: Molluscs
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/8 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Nausicaa
Date Submitted: 2007-02-09 7:59
Viewed: 11494
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a close-up of a cuttlefis eye showing the characteristic W-shaped pupil. It is considered to be the most evolved eye in the animal world. To change focus the cuttlefish instead of reshaping the lens (like humans and other animals do) it reshapes the entire eye.
Although the cuttlefish is called fish it is actually a mollusc. It has an internal skeleton (the cuttlefish bone). It can change its color to an amazing degree. By means of changing color it communicates to other cuttlefish and also it camouflages. It can also secret ink (in ancient times from its ink was extracted a dye called sepia).
As a curiosity in East Asia dried cuttlefish is a popular snack food.

Please excuse the somewhat poor quality of the picture but it was handheld. Lucky for that trusty OIS.

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Hi Catalin
That is a rare representation of something really wonderful, the eye of a cuttlefish. Thanks for the good and well illuminated, sharp image, Catalin.


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-02-10 3:06]

Amazing sharpness on this close-up of the cuttlefish.
I don't think I have ever seen on with such details.
Very interesting shape of the eye.
TFS. : )

Hello Catalin! Very impressive closeup of an unusual eye! Interesting to see the rainbow hues on the skin. Marvellous detail, and good POV. Well done! Thank you, Linda

Excellent shot of an interesting eye quality detail and colours very well spotted and taken tfs rgds necip

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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2007-03-18 14:13]

Wow very good deatails in this shot. Expecially shooting through glass. Very rich and saturated colors, very beautiful.

Hello Catalin!
What an interesting close up! :) The eye of this marine creature looks realy great :)
Colours are fantastic and DOF very good.
I like a lot note too - its in interesting and informative :)
Best greetings,

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