|Copyright: Mn Gl (marjan)
|Date Taken: 2005-10-27|
|Camera: Minolta Dimage Z1|
|Exposure: f/3.2, 1/60 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2006-01-10 14:55|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Coral from coral reefs.|
Coral reefs are found only in shallow, warm water. The water temperature is usually constant year round. The reef is made up of thousands of corals. When a coral dies, it leaves its skeleton of calcium carbonate behind. Young corals attach themselves to the old skeleton and the cycle starts again. Each new generation is built upon the remains of the previous generation
Is the coral an animal?
PolypThe actual animal that makes up the physical coral is called a polyp. It is column shaped and attaches itself to the floor of the reef. The top end extends into the water and is free to move about. Thousands of individual polyps form a colony, which in turn forms a reef.
Picture is from ocanario in Lisboa.
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- [2006-01-11 3:42]
Wonderful and unusual capture.I liked POV,DOF you managed,lighting,contrast and framing a lot.TFS...:-)
- [2006-01-11 6:14]
Good POV and colors
Excellent shot on the Coral, Very beautiful subtle colors. The detail and textures here look amazing. Great clarity of the water has allowed an outstanding shot. Well done.
- [2006-01-17 23:06]
Thank you, Aleksander.