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Pacific Poetry
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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: Ocean
Camera: Olympus C-750 Ultra Zoom
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-06 14:09
Viewed: 4609
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this during a minus tide at a nearby Pacific Ocean beach. It is easy to see where the water line is: Anemone is closed above and open below.

Sea Anemone

Although Sea Anemones look like flowers, they are predatory animals. These invertebrates have no skeleton at all. They live attached to firm objects in the seas, usually the sea floor, rock, or coral, but they can slide around very slowly. Sea anemones are very long lived. There are over 1000 species of anemones found in coastal waters worldwide, in shallow waters (including coral reefs), and in deep oceans. They catch food using the tentacles, which have poisonous stingers (called nematocysts).

Classification: Kingdom Animalia (animals), Phylum Coelenterata (corals, jellyfish, sea anemones, hydroids), Class Anthozoa meaning "flower-like animals" (corals and sea anemones), Order Actiniaria.

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Hello Evelynn ,
What an interesting shot. POV, nice colors, composition and framing are very well. Well done. Congratulations...
Ali Rıza

amazing composition and definition! Great colours, DOF and details!
Thanks Ana:)

Your pics are always original.
Thanks for posting your compositions.

Hi Evelynn,
A very nice composition. I like the bright colours in your photo. Good sharpness all over. Good work.
Thx and regards, Ruud

  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2006-04-10 14:11]

very nice, original, color is nice and the focus crisp.

This is so nice Evelynn, makes me want to jump in the car and run to the beach. You've achieved such true color here, the light is perfect. Well done. I'll have to visit the rest of your beach creatures later....time to sleep. Until later.

hello Evelynn,
wonderful photo. Absolutely love the colour of the sae anemone. And the seaweed - I could reach out and run my fingers down its slippery ribbon.
best wishes

Thats awesome. Manyee found a couple of those in a tide pool at Pescadero beach and I wanted to touch it. I know I'm like a child. :) but I was always tought that if its beautiful bright colors then it is probably poisonous. Im probably lucky I didn't touch it. Anyway back to your photo. I like the composition very much. I like how the seaweed sways above the anemone. Exposureis quite good as well. TFS.

After reading your note, I got curious and did some research and found somthing enteresting.

Sea Anemone Stingers Deliver Drugs:

Oct. 23, 2006 A future drug-delivery method could come from a surprising source: the stinging cells of sea anemones and jellyfish.

The method, developed by Israel-based NanoCyte, has been demonstrated effective for delivering anesthesia and insulin for diabetes, but has additional applications for treating acne, wrinkles and perhaps even painting pain-free tattoos. Its developers hope to bring it to market by 2007.

"The NanoCyte technology was tested on over 100 volunteers with no sensation at all," said Tamar Lotan, founder and president of the company.

Very enteresting Fact:Sea slugs that feed on jellyfish and sea anemone often remove the stinging cells from their prey, mount them to their own skin, and use them for defense.

source: http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2006/10/23/anemone_hea.html?category=health&guid=20061023113030

I love going to Leo Carrillo at low tide..... I love the ocean. Nice photo of local lie.

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