|Copyright: Tommaso Stegagno (Tommysugar)
|Date Taken: 2007-09-06|
|Camera: Olympus Camedia C-765 UZ|
|Exposure: f/3.2, 1/125 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2007-10-26 6:50|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Paramuricea clavata is a gorgonian coral. It is a colonial animal with a lot of irregular branches. The colony could be 4 cm large on the base. The polyps became more dense on the extremity and they are completely retractable. The colony could be until 1 metres of dimension. It is located on rocky seabed from 30 meters up to 100 metres depth. It grows 4-6 centimeters per year. It is a Mediterranean endemic specie. This photo was taken ot 35 metres of depth, in supermacro mode, without flash but an auxiliary light.|
haraprasan has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
|You must be logged in to start a discussion.|
- [2007-10-27 3:13]
i love the colours and shapes you have caught here, almost like fractals. Shooting underwater must be a very different experience for shooting on dry land, very well done!
Excellente idée de nous faire patager des clichés sous-marins. Malgré la profondeur, les couleurs éclatantes de la gorgone sont bien restituées. Très rare sur ce site, merci.
A very nice and beautiful capture of these corals. Excellent composition and nice red colors. Thanks a lot for sharing.