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Arm in Arm

Arm in Arm
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Copyright: Evelynn Smith (Evelynn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2025 W: 741 N: 3285] (14454)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-15
Categories: Echinoderms
Camera: Olympus C-750 Ultra Zoom
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-04 14:22
Viewed: 4716
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These two sea stars were left pretty high and dry during an unusually low minus tide at a nearby Oregon beach.

Sea Stars

Sea stars (also known as starfish) are spiny, hard-skinned animals that live on the rocky sea floor. These invertebrates are NOT fish; they are echinoderms. Sea stars move very slowly along the sea bed, using hundreds of tiny tube feet. There are over 2,000 different species of sea stars worldwide. Sea stars are carnivores (meat-eaters). They eat clams, oysters, coral, fish, and other animals. They push their stomach out through their mouth (located on the underside of the sea star) and digest the prey.
Most sea stars have five arms (or a multiple of five) that radiate from a central disk. Sea stars do not have a brain; they have a simple ring of nerve cells that moves information around the body. Eyespots (primitive light sensors) are at the tip of each arm. If a sea star's arm is cut off, it will regenerate .
Classification: Kingdom Animalia (animals), Phylum Echinodermata (echinoderms), Class Asteroidea (sea stars), about 2,000 species.

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  • eleana Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 206 W: 80 N: 75] (2247)
  • [2006-04-04 15:49]

Hi Evelynn,
nice photo, great red colour and details, I love sea photos, it so interesting!
TFS, best wishes,

PS. And congratulations with 1000! :-)

Hi Evelynn,
very "romantic" shot!
Well done.

Tienes muy buenas fotos en tu galeria. Enhorabuena y saludos,

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-04-04 21:14]

A beautiful orange on these sea stars.
It made them really stand out even in the thumbnail.
Cute composition and apt title.
I guess a touchy-feely sea star can be a handful. *grin*
The light makes this a very clear image, and the details are outstanding. (Boy, I am full of puns today. : P)
TFS. : )

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-04-05 4:49]

Hi Evelynn, nice shot with good texture and colour. Well captured and TFS.

Hi Evelynn,
This is a really romantic photo. Two lovers on the beach getting a tan.

Great color and excellent POV. maybe a few OE spots but nothing disturbing.

Hello Evelynn, Great detail and colour in this shot. A really well seen and composed pic. TFS

So cute! Very beautiful motive and a great picture, well composed, great colours! I love it!

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  • etipuf (9)
  • [2006-05-18 19:17]
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those are lovely and the image is sharp, the cadrage is good looking but the colors are a bit too bright and high contrast making it hard to see the details- the texture of the rocks and the starfish are similar so that the star fish don't stand out
the standing star looks like patrick from spongebobsquarepants, that's one fat star fish

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