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Polychaete worm

Polychaete worm
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Copyright: Ania Jazdzewska (jazdzurka) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 141 W: 23 N: 315] (1055)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-20
Categories: Seascape, Ocean
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8700
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Rare Creatures [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-11-03 12:40
Viewed: 13351
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I want to present you rather rare guest at TN - polychaete worm.
I am not a specialist but thanks to Krzysztof Pabis (cataclysta) I've received the determination of this species. It is Hermodice carunculata (bearded fireworm) belonging to the family Amphinomidae.

I've found this specimen while snorkeling in Greece. Than I put the animal in small pond in the rock with sea water and I took some pictures - the result you can see here.

Picture was cropped, changed levels, sharpen.

I'm waiting for your comments.

boreocypriensis, LordPotty, maurydv, flashpoint, avallaunius, Alex99, matatur, ramthakur, cataclysta, uleko, jconceicao, Dis. Ac., cedryk has marked this note useful
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indeed a new guest at TN, TFS Ori

Hi Ania,
An excellent macro capture of this lovely coloured annelid with wonderful details and sharpness. It is alsa a scientific cntribution I think since it is not easy to find such rare animals.
TFS and cheers,

Who would think a photo of a worm could be spectacular,but this one sure is.
What amazing colours and detail.
I think worms like this are often used as fishing bait in England.
An excellent capture Ania.

Ciao Ania,
complimenti per questa rara e spettacolare cattura, bellissimo taglio compositivo, eccellente definizione dei dettagli, magnifici i colori e ottimo contrasto.

hello Ania,
interesting and i never seen this kind of worm, which we present in perfectly with amazing details

cheers sERGIO

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-11-04 9:20]

Hi Ania.
You have captured this nice creature very well. I like crisp sharp details of the animal, nice horizontal cropping, excellent wide DOF and rich colours. My best regards and TFS.

Hi Ania, fantastic creature with splendid colors, great macro with fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Ania,
Very interesting species, with nice colours. It was a strange meeting for you and thanks to share it with us. Best regards,

  • matatur Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1054 W: 245 N: 1626] (5312)
  • [2008-11-04 13:50]

A rare but beautiful sight Ania, a polychaete worm in its prime displaying its fine pattern and colouration from a dorsal viewpoint. Your specialist friend probably told you where that "fireworm" name comes, but if you had handled this beauty a little in your bare hands, you knew that already!
pts: tomorrow...

This is, indeed, a fascinating picture of this quaint but real worm, Ania.
Its bright and rich colours too leave me astonished at their appeal.
You have taken this picture with great dexterity.
Well done and thanks for enriching us and TN with this new specimen.

Czesc Aniu
Ty sobie jeszcze odpoczywasz po waszej wyprawie na flamenco to sobie napisze komentarz do tej fotki. Tak jak ci mowilem wczesniej super sprawa. Wieloszczetow prawie wcale nie widac na TN a ten jest dodatkowo ladny i dobrze sfotografowany. Nie ma odblaskow na wodzie, naswietlenie bardzo dobre kolory swietne

Zastanawiam sie czy przy pomniejszaniu pliku do TN nie stracil troche na ostrosci a pamietam ze oryginalne zdjecie bylo idealnie ostre

Hello Ania,

A very sharp picture of this beautiful fireworm. Very good reproduction of the textures and splendid colours. Thanks for sharing. Thanks to you I had a look on wikipedia and some of the polychaete worms are very extraordinary.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-11-26 1:24]

Hello Ania,
What a stunning worm you found while snorkling! Excellent capture showing it very sharply and the colours are fantastic. Well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Ania,

Excellent capture.
Focus,light and sharpness are fantastic.
Good definition.

Hi Ania,

nice sharp shot of these worm.
Beautiful colours and details.


Hello Ania,
I actually think you're right as this is quite rare.
You photograped it very well and the presentation is nicely done.

nice creepy crawley, love the detail

  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2010-04-02 14:46]

No niesamowity jest ten robal! Ciekaw jestem jaki byl duzy. Swietna ostrosc no i te kolory. Gratulacje.

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