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Copyright: Mike Muizebelt (Mousehill) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 64 N: 183] (754)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-23
Categories: Single-celled
Camera: Pentax *ist DS
Exposure: f/2.5, 1/50 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-09-22 18:26
Viewed: 4533
Points: 31
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Unfortunately I now nothing more about the life of this single-celled animal then can be found with a few searches on the internet, so I won't try to be an expert in this note.

I'll try to be so specific as possible on the details of how this photo was taken.
It's not taken (with me) under water, but through the glass of an aquarium with the Pentax F50/1.4 lens. In order to make this photo handheld I had to increase ISO to 800 (which I normally avoid like the Plag**). The camera was allowed to choose it's own white balance and in post processing I leveled the histogram a bit and I added to saturation to increase the "punch" of the image. I personally like the motion blur on the tips of it's arms. I hope you'll like this photo also and look forward to your remarks or comments!
Best regards,

marhowie, Luc, TAZ, radz, cedryk, Motrem, shirgold has marked this note useful
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  • Great 
  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-09-22 19:39]

Vraiment superbe et original. Les couleurs sont fantastiques et la netteté bonne. J'aime beaucoup l'effet du tourbillon et le flou.


Wow, you get that picture in a aquarium?. Realy clean.


  • Great 
  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-09-23 1:40]

Woooooooow ! I love this aquatic composition ! It is difficult for me to explain why. Congratulations and Thanks for sharing Mike.

Very nice picture, Mike.
Well taken trought the glass, no disturbing reflections. When holding the front-lens tight to the glass it usually works well, as you did.
The colours are nice. Good details and well composed.
Very well done.

Very nice photo Mike, I like the blur effect also. Have you try to focus on the stem and its mouth?


Interesting photo!
Very nice composition, great colour.

  • Great 
  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-09-23 3:03]

Very good shot of this sea anemone(?). The composition is excellent. I like the way it is framed. Well done and TFS. : )

This is quick Mike, I have to catch a flight out. Well deserved :-)

Great shot Mike,
Very busy few days for me, so I'm afraid a short visit!!
No time to read notes, but enough time to enjoy your post.Well worth a big green smile.
Thanks for posting, have a good weekend

Hi Mike,
This is a very interesting shot. I like the mixture of in focus and out of focus arms. You did a great job of capturing it through the glass... I don't see any signs of glare. Great job!
Thanks for sharing :-)

  • Good 
  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-09-28 17:34]

This is very interesting photo Mike.
Nice catch but little blurry but still very good shot.Thanks for your critique&ws.

  • Great 
  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-09-30 8:24]

This is interesting shot!!!Sharp&lighting are very nice.

  • Great 
  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-09-30 17:23]

A beautiful "pattern" type shop created by the waving tentacles of the sea-anemone. Wonderful colours. TFS! Michal

  • Georges Silver Star Critiquer [C: 31 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-10-02 11:28]

Je doit dire que votre galerei d'images est vraiment tres belles et le photographe a du talent surtout.
Pour celle ci je la trouve simplment exellente et parfaitement equilibrée.
Toute mes felicitations pour vos Photos et en particulier pour celle ci Mike. ;-)

Très belle cette photo, j'aime le mouvement et les couleurs. Votre composition est excellente, c'est très bien fait.

Very nice effect, surreal. The exposure is spot-on. Love this, Mike. Well done.

Hi Mike,
Lovely movement effect of the arms it looks very dymanic - seems the shallow DOF was a good choise (did you have much choises?)
ISO 800 does not seems to produce noise, at least not visible in this resolution - that's good.
TFS this nice composition - Shir.

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