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Deep Red
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Copyright: Tommaso Stegagno (Tommysugar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 164 W: 0 N: 123] (602)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-06
Categories: Cnidarians
Camera: Olympus Camedia C-765 UZ
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-26 6:50
Viewed: 4655
Points: 6
[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.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-10-27 3:13]

Hi Tommaso,
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!

Bonjour Tomaso,
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.

Hi Tommaso,
A very nice and beautiful capture of these corals. Excellent composition and nice red colors. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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