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Diver over crinoids

Diver over crinoids
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Copyright: Luko G R (Luko) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 30 W: 6 N: 55] (134)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-02-20
Categories: Echinoderms
Camera: Olympus C4000Z, UN PWC Wide angle
Exposure: f/4, 1/650 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-07-29 14:55
Viewed: 5783
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sipadan Borneo.

The yellow crinoid you see at the bottom of the image belongs to the "feather stars" family, a prehistoric relative to the sea stars.

It is not larger than 30/40 cm, though, due to the Wide Angle distorsion, it might appear 2 m wide.

Touching a crinoid is not very pleasant, it doesn't sting but clings to the wet suit or skin like a velcro. That's one of my favorite jokes for novice divers, make them touch a crinoid, it's really a shock (yes, I know it's baaaaad !).

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-07-29 15:12]

Welcome and I am glad you can share your "under da sea" pictures with us, something that is way outside my scope. This is a very pleasing compo, with the natuaral "velcro" factory, and the dissapearing diver n the back. I like it!!!

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  • cecile Silver Star Critiquer [C: 43 W: 0 N: 7] (1060)
  • [2004-07-29 16:45]

jolie photo de genre carte postale! bravo

A professional work you did here ! excellent image, very creative work

I am happy to see underwater pictures on TN. The shot is excellent with good colors and sharpness. Great composition also with the diver on the top of the picture.

LOL, you're terrible! I will remember this should I ever have the fortune of taking diving lessons in a place where crinoids live.

This shot is really neat, with the foreground so clearly lit. I'm glad you explained about the wide angle distortion, for I thought the creature was large like you said it looks.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-07-30 3:46]

Usaully I dont like humans in these shots, but in this case it supports the picture beautifully. Wonderful detail and colors.

What did the one shark say to the other about the diver? Don't eat the thing on the back, it gives you gas! Points tomorow

Bonjour Luko, glad to see you!
Your submarine photography oughts to be here, even if this one indeed has human elements. But how to enjoy these tresors of the depth without a diver?

This shot is particularly well built thanks to the repartition of the soft "emptyness" in turquoise at the top, and the sharp and bright "what-looks-as-a-flower" but I understand "is-an-animal" at the bottom.

Thank you for taking us underwater, very refreshing, we needed it here in Holland today!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2004-12-01 21:49]

Luko, another great shot of yours and another great note.

I had the feeling the crinoid looks like a crown.



Buena foto!, composición algo clasica, pero bien tomada. He visto de todo bajo el agua..., menos crinoideos!


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